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Stories from Thursday, November 14, 2002

Local election results (11/14/02)
These are the unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election: Manila city clerk, Susie Parker, and city attorney Wayne Wagner, had no opposition. Manila Mayor Clifford Veach - 502 Melvin Browning - 317 Manila Alderman: Ward 1 Position 1 Gaylon Gammill - 572...
"Painted House" filming closes (11/14/02)
Filming of John Grisham's "A Painted House" has drawn to a close at the Clarkdale set, where the fictitious Chandler family lived, and the end is near for completion of the made-for-television drama. Cameras, props and equipment have been removed from the Chandler homestead, and the set is now open to the public. The McGee Street Productions crew moved on to other locations in and around Lepanto last week in order to complete the Hallmark Hall Of Fame movie, which is set in the 1950's...
Dinner Bell: Robin Adams, Manila (11/14/02)
Robin Towles Adams of Manila admits that she is one of those people that cannot be idle. She stays busy taking care of her home and her career as a speech therapist. She and Gene Adams have been married for five years. They are both natives of Manila. Robin is the daughter of Tommy and Donna Towles and Gene is the son of Jimmy and Connie Adams, all of Manila...
Lady Rebels post win over Manila (11/14/02)
Riverside's Lady Rebels overcame a 29-27 halftime deficit to defeat Manila's Lady Lions 54-47 in senior girls' basketball Thursday night. Manila jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a trey from Marilou Perez. Riverside's Keryn Douglas answered with two fast break lay-ups to take a 4-3 Lady Rebel lead. ...
BIC girls get past Manila (11/14/02)
The Lady Mustangs defeated the cold shooting Lady Lions 43-37 in senior girls' action Monday night. BIC led 9-7 after one and 18-15 at the half. Outscoring Manila 13-8 in the third, BIC pushed their lead to 31-23. Manila roared back outscoring the Lady Mustangs 14-12 in the fourth but could not overcome the earlier cold shooting...
Free throw shooting helps BIC nip Manila (11/14/02)
The Lion didn't sleep in the jungle Friday night as Manila fought a hard fought battle. Buffalo Island Central may have come out ahead on the scoreboard but the game had a different tone. BIC was looking to take another easy win from Manila but the Lions used a tough defensive game to give the Mustangs all they could handle. BIC used hot free shot shooting in the final seconds to take the win 58-55...
Riverside boys thrash Maynard, 90-72 (11/14/02)
Dustin Kelems scored 29 points and Matt Owens 26 as the Riverside Rebels exploded for 55-second half points enroute to a 90-72 thrashing of the Maynard Tigers in 3AA North Conference action Friday night at Maynard. Before the lights went out on Maynard, the lights went out in the Tiger gymnasium delaying the start of what turned out to be an action packed contest...
Sgt. Larry Folkner - Blytheville (11/14/02)
Sgt. Larry Leneer Folkner, 56, of Blytheville died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, in Brinkley. Born in Monroe, he was a longtime resident of the area and was an Arkansas State Police trooper. Beginning his career in Dumas, he was commissioned as a trooper in 1972. He transferred to Mississippi county in 1973, was promoted to sergeant in 1989, and his last three years of service were with Troop D in Forrest City...
Billy J. Aycock - Manila (11/14/02)
Billy J. Aycock, 56, of Manila died Nov. 6, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a construction equipment operator and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Simmie Millard Aycock and Annie Sprayberry; three brothers, James Aycock, Benny Aycock and Simmie Aycock, Jr. and two sisters, Marie Ward and Velma Bullman...
Mona Lee Armstrong - Lake City (11/14/02)
Mona Lee Armstrong, 66, of Lake City, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at the Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Cordova, Tenn. Born in Lake City, she was a retired school teacher for the Norwalk-Lamirada Unified School District in Los Angeles, Calif., and was of the Baptist belief...
Lorean Mamie Ballard - Manila (11/14/02)
Lorean Mamie Ballard, 87, of Manila, the widow of Dial Ballard, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Asalee Bollinger Counts Farmer and was a lifelong resident of Manila. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's group of Manila. Mrs. Ballard was a retired beautician and a charter member of the Manila Business and Professional Women's Club...
John Eugene Watson - Jonesboro (11/14/02)
John Eugene Watson, 58, of Jonesboro died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Born at Monette, he was a retired farmer and member of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro. A graduate of Arkansas State University, he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. ...
Michael Anthony Sharp - Lake City (11/14/02)
Michael Anthony Sharp, 15, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, in Memphis. He was born in Jonesboro and lived his lifetime in Lake City. He was a sophomore student at the Riverside High School, a member of the FCCLA, was active in baseball, and was of the Methodist belief...
David Wayne Russell - Paragould (11/14/02)
David Wayne Russell, 47, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at his residence. Survivors include a son, Shane Aaron Russell of Southaven, Miss.; his parents, Delbert and Betty Russell of Paragould; three brothers, Bobby Russell and Dewayne Russell, both of Paragould, and Steve Russell of Cardwell; a sister, Judy Cook of Paragould; and a grandson, Dalton Russell of Southaven...
Lee Allen Pyland - Caraway (11/14/02)
Lee Allen Pyland, 41, of Caraway, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, at his residence. He was a carpenter and member of Community of Christ Church. He had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by his mother, Linda Pyland, of the home; his maternal grandparents, Bruce and Lorene Murphy of Jonesboro; two brothers, Terry Pyland and Lynn Pyland, both of Caraway, a niece, Tara Flores, of Paris, Texas...
Billy D. Fletcher - Caraway (11/14/02)
Billy D. Fletcher, 70, of Caraway, formerly of West Memphis, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Caraway, he was a self-employed truck driver, a member of the Masonic Lodge in West Memphis and a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway...
Ruth Marie Gibson - Lake City (11/14/02)
Ruth Marie Gibson of Lake City died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Mississippi County, she had lived in the Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Paragould Order of the Eastern Star and the Dixie Extension Homemakers Club...
Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters - Senath (11/14/02)
Bernice Lane "Mama Lane" Peters, 92, of Senath died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at the Senath Nursing Center. She was born in Lexington, Tenn. Survivors include three sons, Jimmy "Pete" Lane of Clarksdale, Miss., and Joe Lane and Jirden Lane, both of Senath; four daughters, Lula Wommack of Senath, Willie Barham of Hornersville, Margie Crites of Kennett, and Rita Ray Wildy of Leachville; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren...