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Stories from Thursday, October 24, 2002

Manufactured tornado used on Painted House set (10/24/02)
Residents of Buffalo Island are accustomed to having tornados sweep across the landscape, from time to time, but never have they witnessed a planned and orchestrated tornado arrive on an prearranged schedule -- that is until the filming of "A Painted House" came to Northeast Arkansas...
Church conducts "Socks for Tots" (10/24/02)
Mary Versberg's six- to eight-year-old Sunday school class, at the Lake City United Methodist Church, has completed a project to provide socks to children in Russia, to accompany the ongoing Shoes for Souls campaign. Jordan Miller, Kaitlin Hale and Taylor Bowman collected a large box full of different colored socks to send to Russia, for less fortunate children to stay warm this winter...
Monette Masonic Lodge presents awards of excellence (10/24/02)
The Monette Masonic Lodge 558 held its annual supper and awards program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the lodge hall. The lodge was organized in 1902 and holds an annual meeting to recognize special individuals in the lodge, as well as the community, for outstanding service...
Caraway to hold second annual Harvest Day (10/24/02)
Caraway's second annual Harvest Day has been set for Saturday, Oct. 26. A kick-off parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. with line up at the Lions Club building. There is no entry fee for the parade and everyone is welcome to participate. All merchants, food vendors, ambulance, fire, and rescue personnel and candidates for city offices are invited to participate...
Groomingdale's welcomed to Manila (10/24/02)
An open house and ribbon cutting was held Friday morning welcoming Groomingdale's to Manila. Owner Dana Towell moved her pet grooming and boarding business to Manila from Leachville. She opened the business at her home four years ago under the name of Critter Care. The business outgrew her home and she and her husband, Jimmy Towell, started looking for a new location...
Cecil Buster Lunsford - Etowah (10/24/02)
Cecil "Buster" Lunsford, 93, of Etowah died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. A livelong resident of Etowah, he was a retired farmer and a member of the Brotherhood of Teamsters of Chicago 705. Survivors include his wife, Anna Lunsford of Etowah; a son, David Lunsford of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Bernice McMillin of Florence, Ala.; a sister, Martha Serat of Payneway; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren...
Emma Jean Langston - Caraway (10/24/02)
Emma Jean Langston, 58, of Caraway, died Oct. 16, 2002, at Manila Nursing Center. She was born April 12, 1944, at Caraway. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She had lived in Caraway all of her life. She is survived by four sons, Clyde Langston of Manila, Meral R. ...
Patsy Jean Fletcher - Caraway (10/24/02)
Patsy Jean Fletcher, 67, of Caraway died Friday, Oct. 18, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a retired nurse and member of the First Baptist Church in Caraway. She was formerly of West Memphis. Survivors include her husband, Billy D. Fletcher of Caraway; two sisters, Shelby Gorby of Morgantown, W.VA. and Linda Knapp of Lepanto; three brothers, Sonnie Kirk of Lepanto, Harold Kirk of Tyronza and Jesse Kirk of Little Rock...
Estie Josephine Dawson - Lake City (10/24/02)
Estie Josephine Dawson, 92, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center. Born in Hohenwald, Tenn., she was a retired shoe factory worker and was a member of West View Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James Dawson of Monette; three daughters, Pauline Austin, Jerry Dawson and Christine Martin, all of Paragould; 13 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
James Edward Davis - Henderson, Tenn. (10/24/02)
James Edward Davis, 71, of Henderson, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Born July 8, 1931, in Center Hill Community of Lexington, Tenn., he was retired from the Army with 20 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion and a retired sales person with Davis Auto Mart in Henderson, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith and a collector of antique cars...
Lola Sue Bratten - Walnut Ridge (10/24/02)
Lola Sue Bratten, 88, of Walnut Ridge died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at the Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge where she had resided for the past few months. Born in Monette, she lived several years in caraway where she and her husband owned and operated the Caraway Cleaners from 1946-1969. ...
Bertha Lorene Blankenship - Monette (10/24/02)
Bertha Lorene Blankenship, 90, of Monette died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at the Osceola Health Care Center in Osceola. Born in Mammoth Spring, she lived in Monette most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. There are no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Blankenship...
David Odell Toombs - Caraway (10/24/02)
David Odell Toombs, 77, of Caraway died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at his residence. He was born at Leachville and had lived most of his life at Caraway. He was a Baptist. He was retired from the Craighead County Road Department. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Toombs, of the home; three sons, James Toombs of Mountain View, Gary Toombs and Larry Toombs, both of Caraway; two daughters, Sharon Fletcher and Pearlene Moyer, both of Caraway; 10 grandchildren, David Toombs, Micheal Toombs, Aaron Moyer, Cindy Jeffers, Shannon Kelems, Jason Kelems, Christopher Kelems, Kevin Moyer, Shawn Moyer, Scott Toombs, and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...