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Stories from Thursday, October 31, 2002

Lost Cane Reunion brings old friends together (10/31/02)
A Lost Cane Reunion became a reality on Oct. 20 with 252 people attending. The event was held at the Manila Depot Center. Boyd Estes, a former Lost Cane resident, said for 30 years every time he ran into a former Lost Cane friend and neighbor, they would agree they needed to have a Lost Cane Reunion...
Civic leaders, employers participate in "Bosslift" (10/31/02)
More than 30 Arkansas civic leaders and employers boarded a C-130 military aircraft at Little Rock Air Force Base Wednesday, Oct. 23, inroute to Norfolk, Vir., to take part in ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) Bosslift 2003. With the end of the draft, defense planners foresaw a potential problem with the nation's reserve service members and their civilian employers. ...
Floy Jones looking forward to 100 (10/31/02)
Floyd Jones of Lake City said she is looking forward to being 100 years old next year and said, "We're going to split the town." Mrs. Jones lived in Trumann for many years before moving to Lake City two years ago. She is living with her daughter, Dorothy Timms...
Ballard's 30 leads BIC past Manila (10/31/02)
BIC's Brandon Ballard scored 30 points including six 3-pointers in the Mustangs' 66-41 victory over the Manila Lions on Tuesday at the Leachville gymnasium. Ballard, 2002 MVP in regional action, seemed unstoppable as the Lions struggled in the rival match-up...
Mustangs earn impressive win over Izard County (10/31/02)
The highly regarded Mustangs of Buffalo Island Central (BIC) notched an impressive 64-45 win over Izard County Consolidated Saturday evening in a game on their own court at the Joe V. Jones Tip Off Classic. A late quarter offensive board putback by Mark Teguns gave BIC a 15-13 lead after one frame...
Manila graduate named as Coach of the Year (10/31/02)
Former Manila High School athlete, Chris Ferrell, was recently named as Mississippi Private School Association's Coach of the Year. Ferrell received the award this past summer for his efforts at Class AA Marshall Academy in Holly Springs, Miss. Ferrell also won the prestigious award in 1999-2000, his first year at Marshall...
BIC girls fall short against Newark (10/31/02)
The Lady Mustangs of Buffalo Island Central (BIC) played well but came up short, 41-37, against the Lady Kangaroos of Newark in a game played at the Joe V. Jones Tip Off Classic Saturday afternoon. The Lady Mustangs were up 11-10 after one quarter and led at the break 19-17. After Newark rallied to lead 30-25 after three quarters, the final quarter would be contested to the end...
Bessie Overman Jackson - Black Oak (10/31/02)
Bessie Overman Jackson, 87, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Oct. 26. 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker, member of Black Oak Church of Christ, and had lived in the Black Oak and Caraway area most of her life. She was employed by the Caraway School Lunchroom system for 30 years and was awarded an honorary diploma by Caraway Alumni Association. She enjoyed crafts of all types and was active with several different clubs involved in community service...
Edith Pearl Alberson - Leachville (10/31/02)
Edith Pearl Alberson, 82, of Leachville, the widow of Arvel Alberson, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at her home. Born at Lebanon, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William and Amanda Barker Grissom and had been a Leachville area resident for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker...
Edra Bryant Shoemaker Girdley - Keiser (10/31/02)
Edra Bryant Shoemaker Girdley, 94, of Keiser, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Osceola. Born Nov. 13, 1907, in Crossno, Mo., she was a long time member of the United Methodist Church in Keiser, a resident of Mississippi County for 72 years and Mississippi County Farmer of the Year in the late 1960's...
Guy Ellis Goble - Leachville (10/31/02)
Guy Ellis Goble, 73, of Leachville, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 16, 1929, at Carson Lake, he was the son of the late George T. and Ollie (Free) Goble. He had retired from Greenlee Brothers and Co. of Rockford, Ill...
Mildred Charlene Wood - Lake City (10/31/02)
Mildred Charlene Wood, 85, of Lake City, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. The daughter of the late Roxie Cavins McCartney and Charles McCartney, she was born Sept. 8, 1917 in Lake City. She was a homemaker and member of Lake City First United Methodist Church...
Nannie Mae Wagner - Jonesboro (10/31/02)
Nannie Mae Wagner, 82, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Rose Skilcare Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Leachville. Survivors include three daughters, Bridie Mae Johnson, Etta Sue Parnell and Freda Joyce Toney, all of Jonesboro; for sons, John Henry Wagner of Brookland, Billy Ray Wagner of Trumann, Robert Harold Wagner of Paragould and Truman Larry Wagner of Gulfport, Miss.; two sisters, Anna Mae Drum and Carrie Matthews, both of Harrisburg; 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.. ...
Pauline Marie Morgan Stevens - Caraway (10/31/02)
Pauline Marie Morgan Stevens, 89, of Caraway, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at Beverly Health Care in Jonesboro. She was a farmer and member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church. She had lived in Caraway most of her life. She is survived by a sister, Irene Spurlock of Barzil, Ind.; a brother, Billy Moyer of Milligan Ridge; a son, Gary Morgan of Caraway; a daughter Bernice Story of Jonesboro; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews...
Joseph Martin Smith - West Memphis (10/31/02)
Joseph Martin Smith, 77, of West Memphis, formerly of the West Ridge Community near Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Born at Etowah, he was the son of the late Elbert and Ruby Saxon Smith and had lived in the West Ridge Community near Manila and was a former Pine Bluff resident before moving to West Memphis 20 years ago. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Ishmael Worth Parks - Jonesboro (10/31/02)
Ishmael Worth Parks, 88, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. He was born in Pleasant Plains and had lived in Jonesboro for over 50 years. He worked in shipping and receiving for the Cottonbelt Railroad before his retirement. After retiring, he went to work for the Craighead County Road Department, and later in the Maintenance Department at Indian Mall. He attended the Wood Street Assembly of God Church...
Dorothy Gamble Greer - Manila (10/31/02)
Dorothy Gamble Greer, 76, of Manila, the widow of Lee Greer, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Covington, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Maggie Ewing and had been a Manila resident since 1933. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Wilma Helen Mason - Manila (10/31/02)
Wilma Helen Mason, 70, of Manila, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Weldon, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mary Johnson Keen and had been a Manila resident since 1990. She was a nurse and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Poplar Bluff...
Lillah F. McClelland - Ft. Smith (10/31/02)
Lillah F. McClelland, 90, of Ft. Smith, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Fianna Hills Nursing Home in Ft. Smith. She was a homemaker, of the Assembly of God belief and had lived in Fort Smith for six years. She was formerly of West Memphis. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Billy G. Smith of Ft. Smith; two grandchildren, Billy Mack Smith of Van Buren, and Phillip A. Smith of Ft. Smith, and six grandchildren...