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Stories from Thursday, December 19, 2002

Supplying platelets for children (12/19/02)
Every family in the United States has been touched by Cancer, in one way or another, but the defining measure of individuals seems to be in the way they handle their trials and tribulations. They can either be defeated, challenged or become champions...
A gift from the heart (12/19/02)
Christmas season is the time for giving and Carol Wisham of Lake City gave a gift from the heart when she had 14 inches of her hair cut and donated to "Wigs for Kids." Wigs for kids takes hair donations and makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments...
Manila City Council names street for Mayor (12/19/02)
Manila City Council members named a newly annexed street Browning Lane in honor of Manila Mayor Melvin Browning at the December 12 meeting. Mayor Browning is completing his four-year term as mayor and said he felt very honored that the council did that...
Manila Lions fall to BIC in tournament semifinals (12/19/02)
LEPANTO Manila fell to Buffalo Island Central 57-51 in semi-final action of the Tri County Tournament . The Lions led 16-11 after one and 30-28 at the half. Manila went cold in the third as BIC outscored the Lions 13-5 to take a 41-35 lead. Both teams scored 16 in the final quarter giving BIC the advance to final action...
Riverside downed by Greyhounds (12/19/02)
WALNUT RIDGE John Clark scored 20 points and Josh Bateman poured in 18 more as the Marmaduke Greyhounds roared from behind to post a 63-43 victory over the Riverside Rebels to claim the Williams Baptist College Invitational Tournament Championship Saturday night at Walnut Ridge...
Red Heads survive as family (12/19/02)
(Editor's Note: The following is the second of a three-part series on the All-American Redheads, an all-female traveling basketball team that, from 1955 to 1986, was owned and coached by Caraway native, Orwell Moore.) CARAWAY The love of the game of basketball is what kept Caraway's Famous Red Heads on the road for 50 years showcasing their basketball skills across the country, however, although the team had some luxuries such as traveling in their 31-foot stretch limosine the life of a Red Head was not always as fun as the proverbial barrel of monkeys.. ...
Paragould ousts Paragould (12/19/02)
LEPANTO The Paragould Rams raced to a 30-16 halftime lead against Riverside then held off a furious fourth quarter charge by Riverside enroute to a hard fought 55-51 win in the opening round of the Tri-County Tournament at Lepanto on Monday. After falling behind 16-11 in the first quarter, Rebel shooting turned even colder in the second d period as the Rams stretched the lead to 14 by intermission...
Elizabeth Miles - Manila (12/19/02)
Elizabeth Hornberger Miles, 87, of Manila, the widow of Hugh Miles, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late John and Claura Gilbert Hornberger and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Mazie Elizabeth Robbins - Manila (12/19/02)
Mazie Elizabeth Robbins, 81, of Manila, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late George and Arah Mullins Shedd and was a lifelong Manila resident. She was a retired beautician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Harry Woodrow Wright - Caraway (12/19/02)
Harry Woodrow Wright, 90, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center. He was a retired bookkeeper for Master Plumbing Supplies, of the Methodist Faith, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean and World War II, lived in Caraway 10 years formerly of Phoenix, Ariz...
Billie Jo Kerr - Monette (12/19/02)
Billie Jo Kerr, 80, of Monette, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette Assembly of God Church and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a brother, Fred Clark of Marmaduke; two sons, Eldon Kerr of Monette and Fred Kerr of Greenville, Calif.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Edith Maureen Keith - Leachville (12/19/02)
Edith Maureen Keith, 79, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late J.A. and Florence Smith Manis and was a longtime Leachville area resident. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...
Betty Contrella - Manila (12/19/02)
Betty Contrella, 78, of Manila, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002. She had battled lymphomas cancer for four years. She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Manila, the daughter of Cecil and Nettie McCullough. She is survived by her sons, Danny Brown and Thomas Brown, her daughter-in-law, Harriet Brown; granddaughters, Courtney Owens and Kristen Brown; twin great-grandsons, Kyle and Grant Owens; a first cousin, Layton Wilson, and other relatives and friends...
Georgia Mae Newcomb - St. Louis, Mo. (12/19/02)
Georgia Mae Newcomb, 78, of St. Louis, Mo., the widow of Louie Newcomb, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Parkside Tower Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Pearl Robinson Taylor. She was a former Manila resident and had lived in St. Louis for the past three years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church...