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Stories from Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Manila receives Delta funds (08/07/02)
The Manila School District was recommended by Gov. Mike Huckabee to receive $249,000 for a job training program from the $4.5 million allocated through the Delta Regional Authority funds. Manila Superintendent Charolette Wagner said she heard about the available grant money two weeks before the July 15 deadline...
Big Lake Refuge receives award (08/07/02)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Big Lake Refuge received an Outstanding Maintenance Award (OMA) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday for the maintenance on the water control structures in 2001 for exceeding the Corps' maintenance program requirements for levees, channels, and other flood control structures...
Manila Airport continually improving (08/07/02)
The Manila Airport has come a long way from two sod runways to the 4,200 feet of paved runway, modern buildings, and state of the art hangars, increasing the number of services and improved facilities. Many pilots, then and now, have received their training at this site...
Benefit golf tourney slated for Big Lake (08/07/02)
Manila Parent Council of the MCA-EOC (USGA) and Big Lake Country Club will be sponsoring a 3-Person scramble on Monday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. This tournament is open to all interested. The only stipulation is that a minimum of one junior golfer is to be on each team. A junior golfer is defined as a player between the ages of 8-17 years of age...
Wrestling event to benefit Relay for Life (08/07/02)
Wrestling will be returning to Manila on Saturday, Aug 10, at the Community Center. The event is a benefit for the Buffalo Island Cancer Relay for Life Sheila Spurlock, chairman for the Buffalo Island Relay for Life, has asked Ronnie Horner, Jr. of Manila to help with the event...
Rev. Lloyd Barrett - Jonesboro (08/07/02)
Rev. Lloyd Barrett, 87, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Roseburg, Ore., he was reared in Black Oak. A Baptist minister and a former employee of General Motors Corp. in Cleveland, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. ...
James C. "Sonny" Dunigan, Jr. - Monette (08/07/02)
James C. "Sonny" Dunigan, Jr., 45, of Monette died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 at his residence. He was born in Monette and lived most of his life there. He was a former assistant manager of the Quick Shop in Steele, Mo., was a Navy veteran and member of the Apple Hill Church of Christ in...
Donald Lee McElroy - Monette (08/07/02)
Donald Lee McElroy, 66, of Monette, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Assembly of God belief. He had lived in the Monette area his entire lifetime. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Earl and Lucille McElroy, and one sister, Donna Jean McElroy...
Billy Walker - Joiner (08/07/02)
Billy Walker, 68, of Joiner, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn. He was a roofer. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Walker of Joiner; a son, Kenneth Walker of Madison, Miss.; a stepson, Buddy Deeds of Wynne; two daughters, Carolyn Foster of Keiser and Jackie Ward of Tyronza; four sisters, Lois Wright of Anthem, Ariz., Francis Watson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marium Moore of Heber Springs, and Virginia Robertson of Madison, Miss.; two brothers, Buddy Parham of Marion, J.C. ...