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Stories from Thursday, August 29, 2002

Monette receives USDA/Rural Development funding (08/29/02)
U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson and John Allen, state director of USDA/Rural Development, delivered a check for $600,100 to the City of Monette Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Monette Service Center. The check was presented to Monette Mayor David Fletcher, as part of the funding from the 2002 Farm Bill, appropriated in June this year. ...
Manila Airshow set for Aug. 31 (08/29/02)
The sixth annual Manila Air Show will be held beginning with rides at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. The event is hosted by the Manila Pilots Association. Performances will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Performances scheduled include Skip Stewart flying a Pitts Special aerobic plane; The Swift Magic Team doing formation aerobics; Johnny Smith flying his High G. ...
Two men lose lives in wreck (08/29/02)
A fatal accident three miles west of Manila took the lives of John D. Yancey Jr., 44, of Leachville and Roy G. White Jr., 37 of Manila. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sarena Halfacre, 17, of Manila was driving a 1997 Pontiac northbound on Mississippi County Road 103 when she apparently failed to yield to a 1997 Dodge traveling west on County Road 314, a police report indicated. ...
Softball tournament raises over $1,500 for Relay for Life (08/29/02)
Area men and women did not let the rain or the heat stop them from participating in a benefit softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 24. The tournament, scheduled to begin on Friday evening, was delayed because of rain. The opening ceremony was moved to Saturday morning...
Wallace to continue career at Williams Baptist College (08/29/02)
LEACHVILLE Things just keep getting better for Leachville's Ryan Wallace. Wallace, a 2001 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School, last year was named as one of several state finalists for the national Wendy's High School Heisman Award. His senior year at BIC also saw him selected to the state All-Star high school baseball team...
Jackson excels in martial arts (08/29/02)
Adam Jackson, 14-year-old black belt, has been busy on the martial arts circuit this summer. He won first place at the U.S. Open in Orlando, Fla., and took second place at both the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Ky., and at the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. Adam continues to rank number one in traditional weapons on the world circuit...
Roy Gene White, Jr. - Manila (08/29/02)
Roy Gene White, Jr., 37, of Manila, died Sunday due to injuries received in an automobile accident near Manila. Born at West Memphis, he was a resident of Manila for the past 12 years. He attended Rivercrest High School and was a self-employed fabrication contractor and was of the Baptist belief...
John David Yancey, Jr. - Manila (08/29/02)
John David Yancey, Jr., 44, of Manila, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002 due to injuries received in an auto accident near Manila. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong area resident and attended Manila High School. He was a welder and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Alline Berneice Shatley - Cardwell (08/29/02)
Alline Berneice Shatley, 90, of Cardwell died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Arkasnas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Cardwell, she was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell. Survivors include her husband, Russell A. ...
Omer Virgle Thomas - Jacksonville (08/29/02)
Omer V. Thomas, 87, of Jacksonville, died Monday, July 29, 2002. He was born in the Mangrum Community to Dock Raymond and Sallie Baugh Thomas and lived in the area until his mid-thirties. He moved to Norfork to work on the Bull Shoals Dam. After its completion he moved to Jacksonville where he worked for a chemical company and then for Remington Arms until his retirement...