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Stories from Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Thelma Veach honored with retirement party (05/29/02)
Thelma Ashabranner Veach was honored with a retirement reception on Thursday, May 16, at Manila High School. Veach will be retiring in June as secretary/bookkeeper in the superintendent's office. Over 120 people came by to wish her well. She was presented an apple ruby slide bracelet engraved "from your friends 2002." She also was present a crystal service award. ...
Riverside West Elementary honors retiring principal and teacher (05/29/02)
Town Crier News Staff Students, friends and faculty attended a reception on Tuesday, May 21, at the Riverside west elementary honoring retiring principal Pat Pack Cobb and retiring fourth grade teacher Eileen Adams. Acting superintendent Gale Yates presented each with a clock from the school district. The teachers presented Ms. Cobb with a quilt made by Mrs. John Drake. The quilt featured the names of all of the teachers...
Eubanks reaps golf honors (05/29/02)
Manila High School sophomore Michelle Eubanks has led the way for future lady golfers completing the first season for girls' golf at MHS. She not only participated, she excelled winning District 3AAA South Tournament Runners-up, Regional Individual Girls' Champ, and finished ninth place at the State Match...
MCCC Golf tournament held at Big Lake (05/29/02)
Twelve three-person teams participated in the fourth annual Mississippi County Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Tournament 2002. The tournament was held at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila on Monday, May 20. The sponsors and participants join together for a good cause - education. The funds raised form the annual event are used for scholarships for students in the Buffalo Island area and the Bootheel of Missouri...
Dream Team takes state (05/29/02)
The Northeast Arkansas "Dream Team" (age 11 and under) recently captured the Basketball Congress International (BCI) overall state championship held in Jonesboro. The NEA Dream Team defeated the Little Rock Cardinals 45 to 23. Two members of the team are from Leachville, Matt Smith and Kelly Ammons...
Elois Louisa Jolliff - Manila (05/29/02)
Elois Louisa Jolliff, 83, of Manila, the widow of Richrd Jolliff, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Pearl Pankey and had lived most of her life in Manila...
Donald "Don" Sparkman - Jonesboro (05/29/02)
Donald "Don" Sparkman, 57, of Jonesboro died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at his residence. He was a retired truck driver for McFarlin Trucking Company, associated with the Monette Assembly of God, and had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He is survived by four sisters, Bobbie Henderson of Shawnee, Okla., Betty Smithee of Lake City, Terrie Cook of Tulsa, Okla., and Helen Williams of Monette; three brothers, Dean Sparkman of Monette, Richard Sparkman of Monette and Jimmy Sparkman of Lake City.. ...
Infant Rachael Marie Ford - Manila (05/29/02)
Rachael Marie Ford, infant daughter of Betty Jean Brooks and Donnie Ray Ford of Manila, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Robert Woodard of the home; paternal grandparents, Linda Ford of Mammoth Spring and Don Ford of Manila; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Haskins of Gosnell...
Mable Ann Fairchild - Paragould (05/29/02)
Mable Ann Fairchild, 79, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Jonesboro, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Maggie Moore and had been a resident of Paragould for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Paragould Church of God...
Peggy Marie Malone - Manila (05/29/02)
Peggy Marie Malone, 61, of Manila, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at her home. Born at Pixley, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Troy Armstrong and has been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a graduate of Manila High School and was a member of the Manila Church of Christ...