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Stories from Thursday, August 22, 2002

Relay for Life events (08/22/02)
Several upcoming events scheduled to benefit the first annual Buffalo Island Cancer Relay for Life. Wrestling set in Leachville for Aug. 24 Athletes from the world of wrestling continue to demonstrate their skills in the sport and at the same time revealing themselves to be leaders in the fight against cancer...
Dixon farm cotton wheat and soybeans (08/22/02)
Mississippi County Farm Family 2002, the Perry Dixon's, farm cotton, wheat and soybeans. Cotton is 100 percent Round-up variety. "We are in the process of changing from conventional tillage to minimum tillage. We use cotton scouts to monitor insects," Mr. Dixon said. "We foliar feed with yield enhancers such as boron, sulfur, nitrogen, and other as needed."...
Finch brothers named Craighead Farm Family (08/22/02)
The Finch name has long been associated with farming and this year's selection for Craighead County Farm Family went to Danny and Allen Finch. Danny and Allen both started their farming careers as day laborers working alongside their two sisters, Carolyn and Freddie Lee, and two brothers, Bill and Dennis, for their father, Fred Finch...
Riders organizing a new chapter of CMA (08/22/02)
Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) ride not only for the love of riding, they ride with a mission. The Association serves as an outreach for bikers that want to ride and witness for the Lord. CMA is an international organization that began in Arkansas in Hatfield, near Mena, in the mid-1970's. ...
BIC girls earn district first place title (08/22/02)
The BIC Ladys 14 and under slow pitch softball team took home the first place trophy at the District Softball tournament, held June 21 and 22, at Pocahontas. The ladys went undefeated in a field of 10 teams. They defeated Brothers and Son of Pocahontas 14-0, The Diamonds of Trumann 9-7, The Scramblers of Corning 15-10, and went on to defeat the Diamonds again in the championship game 14-9...
Golfing opportunities come to Miss. Co. youth (08/22/02)
Thanks to extremely enthusiatic efforts by Mississippi County Equal Opportunity Commission community services director, C.W. Cummings, youths in the northeast Arkansas area have a chance, the funding and resources necessary to learn and participate in a sport they may otherwise not be able to do...
First annual Manila youth golf tournament held (08/22/02)
The Manila Jr. Golf Association hosted its first annual adult/junior tournament at Big Lake Country Club Monday, Aug. 12. Thirteen teams participated in the three-person scramble. The tournament was a fund-raiser for the Mississippi County Jr. Golf League directed by C.W. Cummings. The event raised approximately $2,000 through the generosity of area businesses and individuals...
Jimmy Nipper - Cardwell (08/22/02)
Jimmy Nipper, 41, of Cardwell died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. He was employed by Roto-Rooter of Paragould and was a Navy veteran and a member of the National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Darlene Nipper of Cardwell; three sons, Christopher Nipper, Jamie "Bryan" Nipper and Matthew Nipper, all of the home; a daughter, Katelyn Nipper of the home; and his mother and stepfather, Helen and Sam Trowbridge of Jonesboro...
W.E. "Gene" Shelton - Manila (08/22/02)
W.E. "Gene" Shelton, 74, of Manila, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dell, he was the son of the late Will Ed and Abbie Morris Shelton. He moved to Manila in 1944 and farmed in the Milligan Ridge community until his retirement. ...
Clifton Ray Ramsey - McKinney, Texas (08/22/02)
Clifton Ray Ramsey, 60, of McKinney died Aug. 14, 2002, in McKinney, Texas. He was born on June 25, 1942, in Monette to William Clyde and Flora Armenty (Luff) Ramsey. He married Susan Mack on Nov. 4, 1995, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was an equipment operator in the construction business...