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Stories from Friday, June 7, 2002

Monette Class of 1962 holds reunion (06/07/02)
The Monette High School Class of 1962 hold their 40 year reunion Saturday, May 25, at the Holiday Inn in Jonesboro. Classmates enjoyed a 2-4 p.m. drop-in reception followed by a 7:30 p.m. dinner. Special guests included former school superintendent Robert Shannon and his wife, Jane, who served as school secretary; Mearl Henry and his wife, Angie, class sponsor; and Melda Strickland, class sponsor, and her husband Russell...
Monette receives new garbage truck (06/07/02)
Monette's new garbage truck was on the job earlier this week and could be seen making the rounds throughout the city. City alderman voted earlier this year to update the way of picking up garbage in the city, buy purchasing a rear loaded truck and providing 90 gallon containers to each household to make pickup easier, more efficient and safer...
BIC says goodbye to longtime teachers (06/07/02)
Faculty and friends of BIC teachers Linda Smith and Coty Cornish celebrated their long careers recently at several retirement parties. On May 23, both Smith and Cornish were presented plaques from Superintendent George Edd Holland in appreciation of their many years of service. The presentation, held at the district luncheon on the West Elementary campus, evoked both tears and laughter from the two retiring teachers...
B.I. Museum is step back in time (06/07/02)
MONETTE -- Entering the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette is like stepping back in time as it is brimming with artifacts and collectibles dating back to the 1800's. In January 1997 museum founder Gerald Pitts was granted permission from the Monette City Council to establish the museum in the old community building at the city park. ...
Officers discuss Manila USGA Junior Golf program funding (06/07/02)
The Manila officers of the USGA Junior Golf Program met on May 20 to discuss fund raising projects for the golf program. Sandra Sparks serves as chairman, Trena Shedd, secretary and C.W. Cummins, instructor. Also present were officers from the Gosnell parent group, Jennifer Childers, Carol Myers and Shawn Kammerlien...
Manila athletes to compete in All-Star hoops game (06/07/02)
Basketball is not over for several area seniors in Mississippi County that make up the North-South All-Star teams gearing up for one more game on Saturday. The girls game will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the boys contest at Blytheville High School. Members of the four teams will also compete in a three-point contest. The boys participants will participate in a slam dunk contest as well...
Vernon Lemmie Brooks - Doniphan, Mo. (06/07/02)
Vernon Lemmie Brooks, 77, of Doniphan, Mo., will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Hornersville Baptist Church in Hornersville. Rev. David Powell and Rev. Doug Clinton will officiate. Burial will be in the Horner Cemetery. Brooks died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis...
Vaughn Theo Hutton - Hoxie (06/07/02)
Vaughn Theo Hutton, 77, of Hoxie, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late William Joseph and Mary Jewell Hutton and had lived in Hoxie for the past 50 years. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Manila Methodist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and had served in the Normandy Invasion where he received a Purple Heat during the D-Day action in France...
Allen Jerome Love - Leachville (06/07/02)
Allen Jerome Love, 30, of Leachville died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Great Falls, Mont., he had been a Leachville area resident since 1977. He was a 1990 graduate of Buffalo Island Central, was an employee of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and attended Happy Corner Assembly of God Church...
Ronald Everett Porter - Leachville (06/07/02)
Ronald Everett Porter, 56, of Leachville died Friday, May 31, 2002, at St. Bernards medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Ruth Johnson Porter and a lifelong resident of Buffalo Island, and a truck driver...
Jane Rutledge "Sis" Stewart - Caraway (06/07/02)
Jane Rutledge "Sis" Stewart, 77, of Caraway, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Monette Manor. She was retired from Basler Electric in Caraway and was a member of the Caraway Church of Christ. She had lived in the Caraway area throughout her lifetime...
Danny Bourland - Blytheville (06/07/02)
Danny Bourland, 62, of Blytheville, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. Born in the Lost Cane community to Merritt and Estelle Stutts Bourland, he was a lifelong area resident and a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Bourland had farming and agricultural interests and was a former manager of Cotton rowers Gin. He was a financial consultant with A.G. Edwards and Sons in Blytheville prior to his retirement...
Pauline Horner - Senath (06/07/02)
Pauline Horner, 79, of Senath, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. She was born Feb. 17, 1923 at Hornersville and was a homemaker. She was a member of Lulu Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Charline Horner Barnum of Paragould; two sisters, Bettie King of Bangor, Mich., and Marian Branum of Hornersville; five grandchildren, Donna Foster, Kim Foster, D.D. Fain, Tim Barnum, Brien Burkett; and seven great-grandchildren...