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Stories from Thursday, October 10, 2002

First Lady visits BIC East Elementary (10/10/02)
Several area students got a personal "thank you" from First Lady of Arkansas Janet Huckabee as she made a visit to the Buffalo Island Central East Elementary school on Friday. The students took part in a trash pick-up campaign during Leachville's clean-up day on Sept. 28...
Big Lake Community Day, festival Oct. 12 (10/10/02)
A Wildlife Festival/Community Day will be held at Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will be held at the headquarters located two miles east of Manila on Highway 18. According to Brian Braudis, refuge manager, the day was planned to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week and in conjunction with the upcoming National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial March 14, 2003...
Local props to be used for film (10/10/02)
Long before most residents of Buffalo Island had heard the rumor that movie scouts were in the area looking for sites to film John Grisham's "A Painted House," Melton and Monte Emery of Caraway had already had a home visit inquiring about use of props and equipment...
BIC girls participate in regional tournament (10/10/02)
The BIC 14 and under slow pitch softball team recently competed in the regional softball tournament held in North Little Rock, where teams from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, were represented. The girls first game was against the Arkansas state champion team, The Dirt Dobbers, which they lost with a score of 8 to 6. The Dirt Dobbers went on to win the tournament to become the regional champs, and also the two runs would be the closest game that any of the teams had played against...
Rivercrest Colts hammer EPC in key 3AAA battle (10/10/02)
The Rivercrest Colts proved why they are one of the top teams in Northeast Arkansas last Friday night, with a 50-18 victory over EPC in high school football action. Rivercrest (5-0, 2-0) were led by the running back tandem of Zach Logan and Cedric Vaughn, who each scored two touchdowns on their way to victory. Logan rushed for 106 yards on 16 carries, while Vaughn rushed for 73 yards on six carries...
Manila youth enjoy "kickin' it" (10/10/02)
Manila Youth Association (MYA) has offered the game of soccer to young athletes, ages 4-12, for the last five years. The five-week season will end this week. MYA President Tracey Reinhart said it has been successful with 158 young people participating on the 14 teams. Teams were divided into four age groups, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Boys and girls play on the same team...
Area hunters petitioning their cause to Little Rock (10/10/02)
A group of area sportsmen from the Big Lake and St. Francis hunting area met at the Manila Airport Center on Thursday evening to reorganize and activate a hunting club. According to Dale Poag, one of the organizers of the meeting, Big Lake Hunting Club was formed years ago, but has been inactive for the last several years...
Lester Ray Sexton - Hartford, Mich. (10/10/02)
Lester Ray Sexton, 56, of Hartford, Mich., died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Mountain View. He was a mechanic for Sun Strand Heat Transfer Factory in Dowagiac, Mich. He was a member of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Judy Miller Sexton; a son, Leslie Sexton; and a daughter Deborah Gayle Sexton, all of Hartford, Mich.; his mother, Cleo Freeman of Calico Rock; two brothers, Ervin Sexton of Leachville and Troy Sexton of Calico Rock; two sisters, Ester Thomas of Brockwell and Heather Pitts of Calico Rock; grandchildren Kali, Brooklyn and Kira, all of Hartford, Mich.. ...
Mollie Lou McElroy - Monette (10/10/02)
Mollie Lou McElroy, 61, of Monette, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Wynne, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Lessie Hudson Evans and had been a Monette resident since 1960. She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell...
Wada L. Martin - Prophetstown, Ill. (10/10/02)
Wada L. Martin, 86, of Prophetstown, Ill., died Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Community General Hospital in Sterling, Ill. She was a homemaker, member of Berean Baptist Church, lived in Prophetstown, Ill., nine years formerly of Monette. Mrs. Martin was a member of Foster Grandparents Association where she served as a foster grandmother for the children in the Jefferson School for 12 years...
Odean Morrow Leonard Barger - Paragould (10/10/02)
Odean Morrow Leonard Barger, 85, died Sept. 28, 2002, at Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Carolyn Ridge Morrow and was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Greene County. She was married to Herman Leonard who preceded her in death and then married Robert Barger who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Arbyrd Church of Christ...
James Wade Pace - Black Oak (10/10/02)
James Wade Pace 78, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Black Oak, he was a retired employee of the Singer co. of Trumann. A member of the Black Oak church of Christ, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II...