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Stories from Wednesday, August 14, 2002

A reminder of the past (08/14/02)
Johnny McCain (Johnny Mac) of Manila is known for his love of baseball. He has played, coached, and umpired games as far back as he can remember. Jordan Goff was playing on the NEA East All Star machine pitch tournament at Monette on Sunday, July 14, when he found a baseball in the park area. He took it to his mother wondering why it was at Monette when it had Manila's McCain's name signed...
Nicole Poe wins taxidermy competition (08/14/02)
Nicole Poe of Leachville won first place in the youth division at the 21st annual Arkansas Taxidermists Association (ATA) competition held in Jonesboro Aug. 1-3. This was Nicole's first time to enter and she is very pleased with the outcome. It took her about a week to mount the black duck that took first place honors in the waterfowl youth division...
Vaughn appointed as Caraway alderman (08/14/02)
Mike Vaughn has been appointed by the City of Caraway to serve as alderman to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Whittenburg, who has moved out of the area. Vaughn was administered his official oath of office by Craighead County Judge Dale Haas on Aug. 2...
Road closed at Big Lake (08/14/02)
MANILA - Repairs to the levee and pipe replacement on the west levee of the Big Lake Wildlife Management Area will force the closure of one of the access roads leading into the area. The road will be closed from the seven mile access to the Missouri state line beginning today and will remain closed until Sept. 14...
Mustangs take first place in NEA (08/14/02)
The Leachville Mustangs took first place in the 2002 NEA League overall pitch machine tournament held at Valley View July 15-21. The boys celebrated their victory by shaving coach John Stone's head and by dumping water on assistant coaches Jacky Drury and Randall Smith along with their sponsor, Rodney Robertson, before enjoying pizza at CiCi's...
Manila peewees enter fourth year (08/14/02)
The Manila peewee football team is going into its fourth year and has been a successful program, according to Jim Jones. Jones was instrumental in getting the program started in Manila. "We are the only town in the league that does not have football in the school district," Jones said. ...
Benefit softball tourney slated for Buffalo Island (08/14/02)
Buffalo Island Relay for Life will "rock and roll" with softball playing men and women leading the charge on the ball diamonds at Manila's City Park on Aug. 16 and 17. Darrell Birmingham has coordinated the softball tournament. Game times for the ladies' tournament and the men's tournament will be announced later...
Donner family overcomes adversities triumphantly (08/14/02)
LEACHVILLE As the old saying goes, "the family that prays together, stays together." You can also say, "the family that plays together stays together." Such is the case for the Donner family of Leachville. Despite health problems that include heart bypass surgery and a diagnosis of cancer with ongoing chemotherapy treatments, the family has stayed together, emotionally and physically, and most recently had unexpected success at the annual Father/Son golf tournament at Big Lake Country Club in Manila.. ...
Golf tourney set at country club (08/14/02)
The annual 3-Person Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at Big Lake Country Club in Manila the weekend of Sept. 7-8. Entry fee is $150 per team. Persons interested in more information may contact Donnie Moore at Big Lake Country Club at 870-561-9988...
Dorothy Lloyd Williams - Manila (08/14/02)
Dorothy Lloyd Williams, 65, of Manila, the widow of Marion L. "Pete" Williams, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro. Born at Heber Springs, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hattie Rice and had been a Manila resident for the past 20 years. A former St. Louis resident, she was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Thelma Lee Pritchett - Manila (08/14/02)
Thelma Lee Pritchett, 70, of Manila died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a homemaker and member of Manila Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, James McLemore of Blytheville and Jessie McLemore of Luxora; a daughter, Gail Burnett of Manila; a brother, Junior Parks of Chelan, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren...
Nathanael Webster "Nate" Varner - Greers Ferry (08/14/02)
Nathanael Webster "Nate" Varner, 73, of Greers Ferry died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at Greers Ferry. He was born in Lake City and moved to Greers Ferry six years ago. He was an electrician with General Motors, a Skilled Trades representative at the Chevrolet truck plant of Local 598, a Shriner, a member of the Monette Masonic Lodge 558, a U.S. Army Medical Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of the Okeechobee Christian Church...
Dixie Faye Killian Coulter Johnson - Nashville (08/14/02)
Dixie Faye Killian Coulter Johnson, 68, of Nashville died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002. Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Kennett, she was the daughter of Hazel Fleeman Killian and Robert William Killian. She grew up in Manila and graduated from high school in Blytheville in 1951. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., and received a bachelor of science in engineering degree form the University of Arkansas in 1955. She married Don Coulter of Nashville in November 1955 and they were married for 28 years...
William Eugene Harbin - California (08/14/02)
William Eugene "Buck" Harbin, formerly of Monette (Turkey Run Community), died Aug. 1, 2002, at his home in Fresno, Calif. Services were held in Fresno. He was the son of the late Marvin and Agnes Harbin of Monette. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Stanley Harbin, and a daughter, Linda Block...
Izora Freeda Bezzard - Manila (08/14/02)
Izora Freeda Bezzard, 74, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lepanto. Survivors include a son, Marty McClure of Tyronza; two daughters, Joann Pearson of Mountain Home and Robin Griggs of Dell; two brothers, Terry Neel of Newport and Grover Neel of Horseshoe Bend; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Dalton Gene Barber - Jonesboro (08/14/02)
Dalton Gene Barber, 55, of Jonesboro died Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was a retired mechanic and of the Pentecostal belief. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life. Survivors include a son, Dalton Gene Barber Jr. ...
Euna Faye Ward - Monette (08/14/02)
Euna Faye Ward, 81, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from Lepanto Garment Factory, a member of Caraway First Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Irene Ward of Hernando, Miss.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Dan Deatherage of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Jason Ward and Sara Ward...