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Stories from Friday, November 29, 2002

Young Manila student is thankful (11/29/02)
April Bressler celebrated Thanksgiving 2001 like all other 14-year-olds with turkey, friends, family and making plans for Christmas. Little did she know that on Dec. 1 her world would be turned upside down and she would be facing life and death. April, a ninth grade student at Manila Junior High school, suffered major head trauma, severe burns on her leg, and other injuries in a car accident on Dec. 1...
Former Red Head owner makes special dedication (11/29/02)
The love of the game of basketball is what made the late Lorene "Butch" Adams Moore one of the most remembered All American Red Heads to ever take the court. Her husband, Orwell Moore, former owner and coach of the famous women's basketball team, made a special presentation to Riverside School of two large pictorial/plaques and a flag in honor of his wife and in dedication to all girls' basketball teams and players, past, present and future of Riverside Schools...
Lepanto returns to business as usual (11/29/02)
Extras working in the filming of "A Painted House" grew accustomed to hearing director Alfonso Arau shout "Action," "Rolling," "Background," and "Cut," but this week they settled into the knowledge that their days in the movie businesses is a "Wrap."...
BIC girls fend off Brookland (11/29/02)
BROOKLAND Accurate shooting from the free throw line wasn't exactly perfect here last Thursday night for the Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs, however, the shots made from the charity stripe by the BIC girls down the stretch proved to be the game's difference as the Lady Mustangs held off a second half charge by the Brookland Lady Bearcats to post their fourth win of the year, 50-43...
Seven treys lift Lions over Piggott (11/29/02)
Manila knocked down seven treys and used tough defensive pressure to ease past Piggott Tuesday night 74-56. The win improved the Lions record to 5-4 overall. Manila was first on the scoreboard with a free throw from Nate Morries. Mitchell Gammill's basket put the Lions up 3-0 in the start-up action. ...
Riverside boys notch conference win. (11/29/02)
BAY -- The Riverside Rebels exploded out of the gate in the first half on their way to a 23 point lead and then had to hold off a furious second half Bay Rally to post a crucial 84-69 3AA North Conference victory Friday night at the Yellowjacket gymnasium...
Lady Rebels defeat Gosnell (11/29/02)
Riverside's Lady Rebels combined timely 3-point shooting with a strong rebounding effort from Amanda Jo Churchill to deny the treasure-seeking Lady Pirates of Gosnell the victory in a 60-54 see-saw battle Thursday night in Caraway. A 3-pointer by Riverside's Keryn Douglas and another by Chelsea Couch aided the Rebels in taking a 13-11 lead at the end of the first quarter...
Manila girls post wins (11/29/02)
Manila's senior girls picked up two wins this week over Marked Tree and Brookland. The Lady Lions defeated Marked Tree Thursday 66-37. Senior Marilou Perez led all scorers with 24 points. Christina Lester and Natalie Tippy added 10 each. Others scoring for Manila were Audrey Booth 6, Amanda Henson 4 and Deborah White 4...
Riverside 7th graders win 2 of 3 (11/29/02)
Riverside 21, Armorel 7 Riverside seventh grade girls were led by Kelsey Turner scoring 8 points to lead Riverside to a 21-7 win over Armorel in seventh grade girls' basketball Monday night. Others scoring for Riverside were Kasey Davis, 5, Magan Short 4, Kassie Douglas 2, and Jamie Lawrence 2...
Manila grad competes in Greece (11/29/02)
Clifford Wilburn White, Manila High School graduate, Class of 1959, ran a marathon (26.2 miles) in Athens, Greece, on Nov. 3, 2002. He completed the marathon in four hours and 23 minutes. There were over 2,000 runners from all over the world who participated in the marathon. First, second and third place winners were from Kenya, Africa, completing the race in two hours and 18 minutes...
Hallie Moore - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Hallie Moore, 86, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Wynne, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include two sons, Oscar Moore of Blytheville and Jimmie Moore of Bonaire, Ga.; three daughters, Barbara Pierce and Maudie Robinson, both of Blytheville, and Betty West of Buffalo, Ill.; a sister, Hazel Lawrence of Wynne; 16 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren...
Helen Louise Allison - Walnut Ridge (11/29/02)
Helen Louise Allison, 81, of Walnut Ridge died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Born in Marmaduke, she was a member of New Covenant Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a sister, Hazel Carter, of Lake City; a son, Kenneth Cannon, of Fayetteville, N.C.; a daughter, Donna Murphy of Walnut Ridge; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Ellie Evalena Bidwell - Manila (11/29/02)
Ellie Evalena Bidwell, 87, of Manila, the widow of George Lee Bidwell, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Civille and Lola Patterson Bollinger and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was a retired certified nurses assistant at the Manila Nursing Center and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Susan Carol Branscum - Lake City (11/29/02)
Susan Carol Branscum, 51, of Lake City, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Lake City First Baptist Church, and had lived in Lake City a lifetime. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Branscum of the home; her step-father and mother, Carl and Sue Rogers of Lake City; a son, Max Shane Branscum of the home; a daughter, Shauna Boatman of Lake City; four grandchildren, Jessica Boatman, Shaun Boatman, Ricky Branscum, and Tristin Pearson.. ...
Henry William Wesley Hicks - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Henry William Wesley Hicks, 82, of Blytheville, died Nov. 21, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Hornersville, he was the son of the late William and Virgie Rhodes Hicks and a former Manila area resident. He was a retired farmer and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre. He was of the Baptist faith...
Jewell D. Mask - Black Oak (11/29/02)
Jewell D. Mask, 74, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She was a homemaker, member of Black Oak Assembly of God Church, and had lived in the Black Oak and Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a sister, Sharon Kay Kelly of Oklahoma: five brothers, Gerald L. ...
Melinda Renee Stevens - Blytheville (11/29/02)
Melinda Renee Stevens, 27, of Blytheville died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at her residence. Born in Bossier City, La., she was a longtime resident of Blytheville and attended First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sandra and Daniel Hamm of Blytheville; her father, James Stevens, of Benton, La.; a brother Jonathon Stevens of Blytheville and a sister, Michelle Kettler of Lake City...
Joy Doralene Sowards - Milton, Fla. (11/29/02)
Joy Doralene Sowards, 51, of Milton, Fla., died Nov. 15, 2002, at her residence. She was an AT&T operator, of the Baptist faith, had lived in Milton, Fla., for five years and was formerly of Monette. She was a member of C.W.A. Union. She is survived by her husband, Gary Sowards of the home; her parents, Clifton Jackson and Freda Jackson of Monette; a sister, Mary Kaye Redding of Monette; a brother, Roger Jackson of Jonesboro; four nieces, Shawnia Vaughn, Amber Chitwood, Allison Vaughn, and Catherine Jackson.. ...
Jerry Smith - Leachville (11/29/02)
Jerry Carlos Smith, 55, of Leachville, died Nov. 21, 2002, at his home. Born at Pontiac, Mich., he was the son of the late Herman and Maxine Morrow Smith and had been a Leachville resident since 1991. He was retired from Gipson well Company and was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell...
Cletis Allen Abbott - Paragould (11/29/02)
Cletis Allen Abbott, 62, of Paragould, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born at Paragould, was a timber cutter, served in the Army National Guard and attended Faith Church. He is survived by his wife, Ima Shipman Abbott of the home; four sons, Tommy Abbott of Jonesboro, Randy Abbott of Leachville and Cary Abbott and Cletis Abbott, both of Illinois; two brothers, Johnny Abbott and Bill Abbott, both of Paragould; four sisters, Geraldine Rose of Brookland and Imogene Wiggington, Debra Jones and Christine Halsell, all of Paragould; and five grandchildren.. ...