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Stories from Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Manila Lions Club officers announced (07/03/02)
The Manila Lions Club recently installed new officers. Outgoing president Terry Carr passed the gavel to Lion Gary Perkins who will serve as president. Other officers include Tracey Reinhart, first vice president; Monte Middleton, second vice president; Jerry Hitchcock, secretary/treasurer; Tomas Jaco, tail twister; and Larry Perkins, Lion tamer. Serving on the board of directors will be Jim Cheadle, Tom Jaco, Danny Robbins, Leroy Douglas, Gaylon Gammill, Gary Perkins and Terry Carr...
Macey Cemetery road paved (07/03/02)
The Macey Cemetery Board expressed their appreciation last week to the Craighead County Quorum Court and the County Road Department for paving the county roads leading to the Macey Cemetery, north of Monette, and the road encircling the cemetery. "We are so thankful to Judge Dale Haas, and all the Quorum Court members for providing a nice paved road to the cemetery, and for helping us provide pavement in the driveway," said Macey Cemetery Board member, Gene Gathright...
CJ's Pizza opens in Manila (07/03/02)
Wayne and Candy Lomax opened CJ's Pizza at 221 West Concord Street in Manila in April. "We have had a good response for our first weeks and we appreciate all of our customers," Mrs. Lomax said. This is their first venture into the restaurant business and Mrs. Lomax said she has learned a lot. The couple did the remodeling of the building themselves putting in new tile and painting...
Arkansas Extreme ends season with perfect 14-0 record (07/03/02)
MANILA The Manila 10 & Under fast-pitch softball team, the Arkansas Extreme, recently finished their regular season play. The team went undefeated in area play in the Buffalo Island Softball League's inaugural season of fast-pitch play. The Extreme opened their season with sweeping victories in the Harrisburg tournament, winning by scores of 12-2, 13-1 and 10-0. ...
Manila girls capture first place (07/03/02)
The Manila 16 and under fast pitch, softball team took first place in the Blytheville Babe Ruth League tournament held June 18-25. The team received trophies for first place in the tournament and for first place in the league as well as individual trophies...
House of David teams played significant historical role (07/03/02)
Editor's Note: The following is the second of a two-part series on Roy Birklund and the House of David barnstorming baseball teams. MANILA -- In the early 1900's, "barnstorming" baseball teams traveled across the country on a virtual non-stop pace, playing games on an almost daily basis. ...
Donner signs with Williams (07/03/02)
WALNUT RIDGE -- Adam Donner of Manila has signed hiscommitment to play baseball at Williams Baptist College. Donner is a recent graduate of Manila High School. Donner was an All Conference selection this season at MHS, where he served as both a catcher and outfielder. He finished his senior season with a batting average near .350...
Gertie Mae Shannon - Monette (07/03/02)
Gertie Mae Shannon, 85, of Monette died Friday, June 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, of the Church of Christ belief and had lived in Arkansas most of her life. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Johnny Montgomery Hale and Espor Shannon, two daughters, Bertha Rosetta Turnbull Allen and Sallie Marie Leonard, a sister and three brothers...
James Eugene "Gene" Fletcher - Manila (07/03/02)
James Eugene "Gene" Fletcher, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late George and Edna Mae Fletcher and was a lifelong resident of Manila. He was a retired carpenter...
William Herbert Adams - Caraway (07/03/02)
William Herbert Adams, 84, of Caraway died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his home. A retired farmer, he was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday School superintendent for 25 years. He was born in Caraway and lived in Craighead County a lifetime...
Mary Sue Fisher Moore - Monette (07/03/02)
Mary Sue fisher Moore, 88, of Monette, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired as Jonesboro High School Librarian, a member of Monette First United Methodist Church, and a member of Craighead Retired Teachers Association. She received her B.S.E. Degree in English from Arkansas State University and her Masters Degree in Library Science from George Peabody College (now a part of Vanderbilt University) in Nashville, Tenn...