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Stories from Friday, June 21, 2002

Jail prisoner fee refused (06/21/02)
The Manila City Council voted to refuse to pay a $35 per day per person county jail fee at its regular meeting Thursday. The council voted unanimously, with very little discussion, to refuse to pay the fee. City Attorney Wayne Wagner said there is a legal difference of opinion on whether the measure passed by the Mississippi County Quorum Court could be enforced. ...
Manila School Board fills positions (06/21/02)
Several non-certified positions were filled at the June 10 Manila School Board meeting. Based on Superintendent Charolette Wagner's recommendation, Board members voted unanimoulsy to hire Penny Matthews as part-time food service employee and Lisa Benham for a Custodian I position. Benham will begin work July 1...
BIC School hires personnel (06/21/02)
The Buffalo Island Central School board members filled several positions during the June 10 meeting. Melinda McFarlin was hired east elementary classroom instructor. Gary Thomas was hired as east elementary custodian. Lisa Hale was hired as custodian half time during school term and full time during the summer months. She will attend the west gymnasium, music building and other duties as assigned...
Caraway mayoral hopefuls gather for forum (06/21/02)
Five Caraway residents have announced their bid for the city's mayor. The candidates are Barry Riley, Joe South, Bill Davenport, Clyde Wood and incumbent Danny Dunigan. The Caraway Lions Club sponsored a mayor's forum at Riverside Junior High School's auditorium Monday, June 10...
BIC girls win Pocahontas Invitational (06/21/02)
The BIC ladies 14 and under slow pitch softball team took home the first place trophy in the Pocahontas Invitational Tournament held May 10-11. The ladies went undefeated in the field of 10 teams, allowing only 10 runs to be scored for the day. They defeated Girls with Attitude, 22-0; the Diamonds, 6-5; and the Wiseguys, 9-4 and 11-1...
Shannon Wayne Hurley - Manila (06/21/02)
Shannon Wayne Hurley, 31, of Manila, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born Sept. 9, 1970, in Mesa, Ariz., he had been a carpenter. He is survived by his ex-wife, Melissa Hurley-Kemper of Blytheville; his parents, Herman Buddy Hurley and Violet Hurley, both of Manila; a son, Blake Smith-Hurley of Blytheville; two daughters, Tiffany Dawn Daniels and Shanna Marie Hurley, both of Manila; a sister, Sherri Marie Starnes, and her husband Billy, of Luxora; and two brothers, Buddy Wayne Hurley, and his wife Rhonda, and Terry Lee Hurley, and his wife Kristi, all of Manila.. ...
Arlis Doyle Lee - Manila (06/21/02)
Arlis Doyle Lee, 44, of Manila died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Youel and Ethel Turner Lee and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a former cotton ginner and had been disabled for the past 19 years. He was of the Pentecostal belief and served his country in the U.S. Army...
James Clyde Fry - Black Oak (06/21/02)
James Clyde Fry, 57, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. A retired farmer associated with Grisham Farms for 30 years, he lived in the Black Oak area throughout his life. Survivors include his wife, Paulette Fry of the home; his mother, Lillie Fry of Black Oak; a sister, Grace Jones of Black Oak; two brothers, Charles Fry of Corn, Okla., and Ray Fry of Burke, Vir.; a daughter, Shirley Fry of Black Oak; and two grandchildren, Andrew Stone and Courtney Stone.. ...
Clifford Wiley - West Plains, Mo. (06/21/02)
Clifford Wiley, 69, of West Plains, Mo., died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at his home. He was the son of Quitman King and Mildred Dodds Wiley. On May 30, 1959, he was married at Manila to Linda Jackson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. Before his retirement, he had been a truck driver and operated Wiley Residential Care and Wiley's Recreation for many years. He was a member of United Freewill Baptist Church of West Plains...
Jesse William Perkins - Manila (06/21/02)
Jesse William Perkins, 74, of Manila died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at O'Kean, he was the son of the late David and Elizabeth McCain Perkins and had been a Manila resident for the past 30 years. He was a retired furniture dealer and was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church...
Pauline V. Taylor Baker - Caraway (06/21/02)
Pauline V. Taylor Baker, 83, of Caraway, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from Arkansas Glass Company and was a member of the Caraway Church of God. She had lived in Caraway most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Baker; her parents, Josh and Beddie Taylor; a niece that she raised, Mary Lou Stone; two sisters, Lou Ann Stone and Evelyn Russell; three brothers, Harrison Taylor, Smuel Tee Taylor and Luther Taylor; and a half-brother, Clarence Taylor.. ...
Rayburn Earl Williams - Caraway (06/21/02)
Rayburn Earl Williams, 64, of Caraway died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at Baptist Memorial East in Memphis. Born at Caraway, he was the son of the late Elmer and Opal Guinn Williams and had been a former long-time Manila resident. He was a retired trucker and he attended Rowes Chapel Baptist Church...
Doris D. Felker - Monette (06/21/02)
Doris D. Felker, 71, of Monette, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 24, 1930, in the Lost Cane community to William and Minnie Jackson Felker, she was a longtime area resident, a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith...
Euel M. Timms - Lake City (06/21/02)
Euel M. Timms, 65, a lifetime resident of Lake City, died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired roofer and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Martha Timms of the home; four sons, Curtis Timms of Lake City, Rickey Timms of Jonesboro, David Timms of Piggott and Dennis Timms of Brookland; a daughter, Lisa Staggs of Lake City; four brothers, Billy Timms of Santa Paula, Calif., Delbert Timms of Lake City, Lonnie Timms of Bonne Terre, Mo., and Jackie Timms of Peru, Ind.; five sisters, Margie Carter of Marmaduke, Shirley Knatcal of Festus, Mo., Patricia Winford, Brenda Stotts and Wanda Beaty, all of Lake City; and 13 grandchildren.. ...