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Stories from Thursday, June 13, 2002

Veteran names being sought (06/13/02)
The annual Caraway Fourth of July festivities serves not only as a celebration of the country's birth, but a homecoming for many that have roots in the Caraway area. Last year a special recognition of all veterans and those serving in the military was held at the beginning of the day...
Permanent museum space being allocated (06/13/02)
The new city hall at Lake City will house a permanent museum or display room. The museum committee is in the process of setting up the first displays. These will be open for viewing on the grand opening of city hall on June 17. "We are currently working on an exhibit that will display "Catfish" memorabilia that was the mascot of the former Lake City School District," Brenda Hutcheson said...
New business opens in Lake City (06/13/02)
A new business has recently opened in Lake City. DJ's Pizza and Deli opened their doors at 11 Cobean Blvd. The owners are Debbie Cooley and her mother, June Brinson, both of Caraway. DJ's Pizza and Deli offers lunch and dinner selections of oven-baked pizza with choice of toppings, salads, burgers, hoagie sandwiches, and fresh sliced deli meats by the pound...
Young Manila rider enjoys riding for fun and competition (06/13/02)
Elizabeth Arthur of Manila may be only eight years old but as far back as she can remember she has loved horses and riding. She chose English riding and has been taking lessons for over three years. She can be found most weekends with her three year old thoroughbred horse, Pilgrim, competing in shows in Jonesboro or Germantown, Tenn...
Town meeting set June 27 for discussion of routing of Highway 18 (06/13/02)
Mayor Melvin Browning, on the urging of several Manila and area residents, has scheduled a town meeting to discuss the possible routing of Highway 18 when it is widened. It could follow the existing route, other possibilities include going south along Highway 77, then turning west to the Big Lake bridge, officials have said...
Local educators confident about fate of districts (06/13/02)
A great deal of media attention has recently been given to the activities of the Arkansas Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Education. The Commission, which was established by the Arkansas legislature in 2001 to study the inequities in the state's education system, has announced its plan for regional high schools throughout the state. According to the panel's findings, these high schools would help ensure equal educational opportunities for students throughout the state...
Manila Junior High holds basketball camp (06/13/02)
Manila held a basketball camp for junior high students June 3-7. Athletes learned basketball skills. The camp was coached by Anthony Brewington, Ron Stratmoen and John Deaton. Competition was held with individual awards presented on Friday. Winners in the boys' and girls' divisions were:...
Manila cheerleaders bring camp home (06/13/02)
Instead of packing and going to camp, the Manila junior and senior cheerleading squads brought the camp to them. For the first time Manila cheerleaders were treated to a private camp at their own school. Instructors Amy Wiltshire of Russellville and Morgan Glasgow of Jonesboro with the Universal Cheerleader's Association (UCA) held a three-day camp at MHS...
Mae Dawson - Caraway (06/13/02)
Mae Dawson, 85, of Caraway died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was retired from American Greetings and a member of Caraway First Baptist Church. She had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She is survived by two daughters, Mollie F. ...
William Arvel Dunkerson - Black Oak (06/13/02)
William Arvel Dunkerson, 86, of Black Oak, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Craighead County Road Department, a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church, had lived in the Black Oak and Caraway area most of his life...
John Lawrence Woodard - Athelstan (06/13/02)
John Lawrence Woodard, 89, of Athelstan died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Osceola. Born Oct. 29, 1912 in Fayetteville, Tenn., he was a member of the Keiser Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ola Mae Woodard of Athelstan; a daughter, Betty Lawrence Woodard Alexander of Wilson; a sister, Evelyn Hughes of Manila; eight grandchildren, William Jackson Alexander, MD of Denver, Col., Mapra Kathleen Gentry of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Jeanne Stratton of Bentonville, Dr. ...
Madelyn Zoe West - Midway (06/13/02)
Madelyn Zoe West, 90, of Midway, died Monday, June 3, 2002, at Baxter County Hospital at Mountain Home. She was born at Alicia and had lived at Midway for 12 years, formerly of Jonesboro. She was a member of the Stone Street Assembly of God Church in Jonesboro and a homemaker...
Vernon Brooks - Doniphan, Mo. (06/13/02)
Vernon Lemmie Brooks, 77, of Doniphan, Mo., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was the son of the late Lemmie F. Brooks and Minnie Millhouse Brooks. Born Sept. 27, 1924, in Geneva, Mo., he was a member of the American Legion and served with the U.S. Navy in World War II...
Maxine Elois Cox - Manila (06/13/02)
Maxine Elois Cox, 72, of Manila died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Gosnell. Born at Ripley, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Dolphus and Dovie Maurvey Smith. She had been a longtime Blytheville resident before making her home in Manila in 1988. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...