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Stories from Thursday, September 12, 2002

School board election is Sept. 17 (09/12/02)
School Board elections will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17. Area school candidates are: Riverside Position 8 - Incumbent Kenny Weathers of Caraway and Tammy Roberson of Caraway. Position 7 - Incumbent Traci Smith of Lake City. Buffalo Island Central Position 8 - Incumbent Allen Dewitt of Monette...
Riverside superintendent returns from active duty (09/12/02)
Riverside Superintendent Larry Nowlin not only serves the Riverside School District, he serves his country. For over three decades Nowlan has been a member of the Arkansas National Guards. Nowlin has been with the National Guard for 32 years. He joined the National Guard in June of 1970 before graduating from college in August. Nowlin was promoted to the rank of Command Sgt. Major on August 28 of this year...
Bikers gather for cancer benefit (09/12/02)
One hundred nineteen motorbike riders took part in the Poker Run held Saturday to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The riders came from all across Northeast Arkansas to support the worthy cause. Riders came from Trumann, Paragould, Jonesboro, Blytheville, Leachville, Manila, Monette, Piggott, Harrisburg and Lake City...
Blood drive for Sarena Halfacre (09/12/02)
Kacie Oates and Holly Hill, Manila High School seniors, would like to encourage their classmates, families, and friends to join them in giving the Gift of Life. Lifeblood's mobile unit will be in Manila from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Velko...
American Red Cross blood drive set (09/12/02)
The Caraway Lions Club will sponsor a blood drive from 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. The American Red Cross mobile unit will be at the Lions Club building at City Hall. Tee-shirts will be given to all donors. Bernard Berry is serving as coordinator for the event. For more information call (870) 482-3830...
Blood drive scheduled in Monette (09/12/02)
MONETTE -In an effort to remember those affected by September 11, 2001, CenturyTel will host a blood drive conducted by the American Red Cross September 10, 2002. The event will take place between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Skip Layne, CenturyTel's area operations manager said, "We want to do something locally to give the people of the Buffalo Island Area a chance to honor the victims of the September 11th tragedy and ensure a healthy blood supply for our region of the country."...
Buffalo Island Survivors sought (09/12/02)
Buffalo Island Relay for Life is trying to compile a list of residents on Buffalo Island who are survivors of cancer. Sheila Spurlock, chairman, recently said. "Survivors are the focus of this campaign. We struggle against cancer in recognition of their victories and in the desire to increase the number of victors."...
Manila Air Show draws large crowd (09/12/02)
The 2002 Manila Air show drew a large crowd in spite of the high temperatures. The sixth annual air show is sponsored by the Manila Pilots' Association (MPA) and the city of Manila with area businesses contributing to make the event something special for the entire family. ...
Bobby F. Powell - Flint, Mich. (09/12/02)
Bobby F. Powell, 76, of Flint, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He was born in Monette on Jan. 19, 1926, and was a resident of the Flint area for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was employed by Chevrolet Manufacturing for 44 years retiring in 1991...
Bobby Gean Pierce - Manila (09/12/02)
Bobby Gean Pierce, 68, of Manila, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Dorsie and Cordie Johnson Pierce and had been a lifelong Manila resident. A retired truck driver, he served his country in the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith...
Benjamin Cole "B.C." Minton - Milligan Ridge (09/12/02)
Benjamin Cole "B.C." Minton, 83, of the Milligan Ridge Community near Manila died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at his home. Born and raised at Hazen, he and his family moved to Victoria in 1934. He had been a Milligan Ridge resident since 1942. He was a longtime member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a lifelong farmer...
James Douglas King - Heber Springs (09/12/02)
James Douglas King, 56, of Heber Springs, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Born in Kennett on Oct. 3, 1945, he was the son of the late Walter Andrew and Jessie Mae Boyer King. He was a service station attendant for Johnson Tire...
Vida D. Kennedy - Cardwell (09/12/02)
Vida D. Kennedy, daughter of the late William and Francis Chollans Daily, was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Strawberry and passed away Sept. 1, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould at the age of 93. She married Carl F. Kennedy on May 5, 1949, in Pascagoula, Miss. She was a member of the Cardwell Baptist Church...
Vivian Chapman Keith - Leachville (09/12/02)
Vivian Chapman Keith, 84, of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Yarbro, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Eva Musgraves Porter and had been a Leachville resident for 61 years. She was the widow of L.D. "Dee" Keith and was a retired bookkeeper and executive director of the Leachville Housing Authority. She was a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School Class...
Joyce Ann Cox - Leachville (09/12/02)
Joyce Ann Cox, 68, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ida Aaron French and was a lifelong Leachville resident. She was a homemaker and member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Leachville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kay Askue...
Gylinda Loren Carmichael - Caraway (09/12/02)
Gylinda Loren Carmichael, 62, of Caraway, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002. She was retired from Basler Electric, a member of Caraway First Baptist Church for 22 years, and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She is survived by her mother, Hallie Toombs, of Black Oak; a son, Jonathan Carmichael of Black Oak; a daughter, Amy Carmichael Price of Caraway; two sisters, Jo Ann Riley of Caraway and Phyllis Clay of Trumann; two brothers, Wayne Toombs of Blytheville and Randy Toombs of Jonesboro; four grandchildren, Daniel Carmichael, Julian Price, J. ...
Opal Marie Bradford- Manila (09/12/02)
Opal Marie Bradford, 87, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She married Frank Bradford on Oct. 7, 1932 and the remained together until his death on Jan. 28, 2001. Born at Kennett she was the daughter of the late William and Dora Bell Warren. ...
H.W. "Buddy" Warren - Manila (09/12/02)
H. W. "Buddy" Warren, 61, of Manila, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Marked Tree, he was the son of the late Ralph and Nina Jane Warren and had been a life long Manila resident. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church and for the past 19 years served as maintenance supervisor for the Manila Housing Authority...