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Stories from Thursday, December 12, 2002

Moxley is new Dell police chief (12/12/02)
Dell's new Chief of Police, Bud Moxley, is no stranger to law enforcement. Chief Moxley has almost 15 years of experience serving as deputy sheriff with Craighead County and regional officer for the Alcohol Beverage Control Agency as well as working part-time at the city of Leachville...
Boatman honored on retirement (12/12/02)
Caraway firemen paid tribute to retiring fire chief John Boatman by hosting a luncheon in his honor Sunday, Dec. 8. Caraway fire station Barry Riley presented Boatman with a framed fireman shadowbox, which displayed miniature replicas of firefighting equipment and personal photos...
Reception planned for Eileen O'Neal (12/12/02)
A drop-in reception in honor of Eileen O'Neal's 52 years of service to Mississippi County will be held from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, at the main lobby of the Mississippi County Courthouse, 200 West Walnut Street, Blytheville. Everyone is invited to attend...
Rebels rally at Williams Baptist tournament (12/12/02)
WALNUT RIDGE The Williams Baptist College Tournament may change its name to the Icicle Tournament after this year. Icy weather and no electricity forced postponement for three days, but when action cranked back up the Riverside Rebels started making the most of it...
Lady Rebels fall in tourney semifinals (12/12/02)
PARAGOULD The Riverside Lady Rebels used a smothering press and hot shooting exploding out of the gate enroute to a convincing 61-31 rout of the turnover plagued EPC Warriors in the opening round of the Tri-County Tournament at Paragould. The Lady Rebels sprinted to an 11 point lead 19-8 after the first quarter. Riverside stretched the lad to 32-16 at the half as EPC had a terrible time just getting a short off...
Riverside girls win two at Tri-County (12/12/02)
Three players were in double figures for Riverside as the Lady Rebels cruised past East Poisnett County 61-32 Thursday night in the Tri-County Tournament at Paragould. Miranda Stephens led the Rebels with 11 points as Keryn Douglas and Amanda Milligan each added 10. ...
Lady Lions defeat Paragould (12/12/02)
PARAGOULD -- What do 1999 and 2002 have in common? Manila Lady Lions defeat the Paragould Lady Rams by one point to win the Tri County Tournament. It was like watching a video of the 1999 game. The same tournament, same two teams, same point difference and same champion...
R'side girls fall to CRA (12/12/02)
Riverside Lady Rebels were defeated by Crowley's Ridge Academy 52-36 last Monday night in senior girls' basketball. The Lady Rebels were led by Amanda Milligan with 18 points. Chelsea Couch came off the bench and posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Other players scoring for Riverside were Keryn Douglas with 5 and Amanda Jo Churchill with 3...
BIC junior girls place second at Tri-County tournament (12/12/02)
PARAGOULD Buffalo Island Central Junior Lady Mustangs lost a heartbreaker to the Paragould Junior Lady Rams 43-39 in the Tri-County finals Saturday. BIC trailed 7-9 after one and tied the game at 15 by the half. Paragould pulled ahead 24-19 in the third. ...
Women's professional basketball traces origins to Caraway (12/12/02)
(Editor's Note: The following is the first of a three-part series on the All American Red Heads, an all-female traveling basketball team that, from 1955 to 1986, was owned and coached by Caraway native, Orwell Moore.) CARAWAY In today's sports world, female athletic sports leagues are rapidly growing in popularity and stature as well they should. ...
Clara Stone Branch - Granite City, Ill. (12/12/02)
Clara Stone Branch, 77, of Granite City, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at her home. Born at St. Louis, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Bertha Stone and was a former long-time Manila resident. She is survived by her daughters, June McCallie of granite City, Ill., Nancy Hultz of Alton, Ill., and Neva Laster of Hickman, Ky.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Mildred McDaniel - Lake City (12/12/02)
Mildred McDaniel, 83, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2002, at her residence. She had moved to Lake City 17 years ago from St. Louis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include her husband, Charles Homer McDaniel of the home; two daughters, Jean Martin of Lake City and Shirley Wester of St. ...
E. R. "Tommy" Gibbons - Leachville (12/12/02)
E.R. "Tommy" Gibbons, 93, of Leachville, died Nov. 30, 2002, at Belle Glade, Fla. He was formerly of Holcomb, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1909 at Octa, Mo., the son of Rufus Andrew and Carrie Taylor Gibbons. He is survived by his wife Georgia Gibbons of Leachville; a stepson, Claude J. ...
Earnest Alton Cloninger - Oklahoma (12/12/02)
Earnest Alton Cloninger, 64, of Oklahoma, formerly of Monette, died Dec. 3, 2002. He was born Nov. 20, 1938 in Clarksville to Virgil and Burlie Pelts Cloninger. He attended school at Monette High School until he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patsy Lou (Robinson) Cloninger; sons, Earnest Wayne and wife Carmelita Cloninger, and Randy Cloninger; daughters, Brenda and husband, Martin Wolf, and Delora and husband, Ron Minard; brothers, Floyd Cloninger and Charles Cloninger; sisters, Loretta Cunningham and Mary Jane Elias; grandchildren, Dennis Wolf, Vernonica Towe and husband, J.R., Joshua Minard, Ryan Minard, Tyler Minard, Devin Cloninger, and Brandi Cloninger.. ...
William E. "Bill" Barrett - Caraway (12/12/02)
William E. "Bill" Barrett, 78, of Caraway, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Delaware, Ohio, he was a longtime Blytheville resident and a retired salesman for the Krey Packing Co. He was a member of the Blytheville First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Caraway Lions Club. He served in the Navy during World War II and Korean War and was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and the American Legion...