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Stories from Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Manila School receives gift (09/18/02)
State Representative Marvin Childers presented the Manila School District with a $5,000 check at the regular September school board meeting. Rep. Childers worked with Manila Superintendent Charolette Wagner to obtain funds from TECO Entergy for an easement on school property for the Dell Power Plant...
Buffalo Island Relay for Life Friday (09/18/02)
The Buffalo Island Relay for Life cancer campaign will hold its crowning event with an all-night program on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Leachville City Park, according to chairperson Sheila Spurlock. "It has been a very successful campaign. I attribute all the successes to the volunteers from Lake City, Caraway, Black Oak, Monette, Leachville and Manila. ...
Big Lake Chili Cook-off set for Sept. 21 (09/18/02)
The 13th annual Big Lake Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Manila Depot area. The event is sponsored by the Manila Lions Club. Monte Middleton is serving as the chairman for the chili cook-off. There will be an estimated 25 cooking teams "spicing" up their own recipes for judging. In addition to cooking winners, showmanship awards will also be presented...
Donners to celebrates 46 years (09/18/02)
Johnny and Reba Donner of Leachville celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15. They may be the only couple that actually still has a piece of their wedding cake after 46 years. Donner and the former Reba Johnson were married on Sept. 15, 1956, at Black Oak Assembly of God Church...
Manila Scouts hold Sept. 11 memorial service (09/18/02)
The Herman Davis Monument in Manila was a fitting setting for a memorial service held by the Boy Scouts on Sept. 11. The flags were flying at half-mast in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. To honor and remember, "Scouts Do Not Forget," was the theme as the Boy Scouts led the ceremony...
New coach has high hopes for Manila girls (09/18/02)
MANILA Codie Malloy is in her first year of coaching at Manila schools. She steps in as the new junior and senior high girls' coach as well as the new softball coach and physical education and health teacher. Malloy's prior experience includes coaching softball at Westside in Jonesboro during the 2000-01 season and coaching senior high girls' varsity basketball in Greeneville, Mo. during the 2001-02 season...
Leon Golden - Black Oak (09/18/02)
Leon Golden, 75, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from the Craighead County Sheriffs Department as an Eastern District Deputy. He was a member of the Black Oak First Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had lived in Black Oak a lifetime...
Laviller Agness Graves - Bakersfield, Calif. (09/18/02)
Laviller Agnes Graves, 91, widow of William Graves, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield. Born at Knobel, she was the daughter of John and Janie Pope Downum and had been a California resident since 1947. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church in Shafter, Calif...
Barbara Dell Lamb - Manila (09/18/02)
Barbara Dell Lamb, 63, of Manila, died Sept. 11, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a Pentecost. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Lamb of Manila; a son, Brian Lamb of Poplar Bluff, Mo., five daughters, Tina Lamb of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Barbara Challis of Keiser, Tracy Lamb of Virginia, Judy Chambless of Troy, Ill., Terri O'Kon of Atlanta, Ga.; four brothers, Clifford Kendle, Jr., Charles Kendle, and Melvin Kendle, all of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Bill Kendle of Deluce, Mo.; a sister, Sally Malone of Bowling Green, Mo.; and 18 grandchildren.. ...
Ruby Sipes - Mt. View (09/18/02)
Ruby Sipes, 82, of Mountain View, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was a homemaker and a member of Childress Assembly of God Church. She had lived at Mountain View for five years, formerly of Monette. She is survived by a son, Donald Rose of Mountain View; three step-sons, Jerry Sipes of Conway, Ronnie Sipes of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Jake Sipes of Paragould; a step-daughter, Sharon George of Paragould; four sisters, Roma Lea Rackley of Pontiac, Mo., Sylvia Dean Hicks of Hutchison, Kansas, Mary Jane Robertson of West Ford, and Anna Mae Cullison of Topeka, Kan., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Paul Jack Wagner - Manila (09/18/02)
Paul Jack Wagner, 33-year-old Manila businessman, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was the son of the late Michael Jack Wagner and had lived most of his life in Manila. He was a graduate of Marked Tree High School and received a B.S. Degree in Marketing from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Elsie Mae Denton - Manila (09/18/02)
Elsie Mae Denton, 64, of Manila, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Linne Whitecotton Deeds and had been a Manila resident since 1947. She is survived by her husband, James Denton of the home; a son, Jimmy Denton of Manila; a daughter, Sandra Ball of Dyess; two brothers, Leroy Deeds of Ft. ...
Clarence Dawson Jr. - Springfield, Mo. (09/18/02)
Clarence Dawson Jr., 69, of Springfield, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at his residence. He was retired from McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Corporation in St. Louis after 30 years. He made contributions to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Space Programs and to the F15 Eagle, F18 Hornet, AV-88 Harrier and Apache Helicopter Programs. His hobbies included golf and bowling. He was a member of National Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo...