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Stories from Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Weevil eradication referendum fails (12/31/02)
Mississippi County and Eastern Craighead County farmers have once again failed a referendum to implement the Boll Weevil Eradication program in the Northeast Delta Zone. The vote by mail between Dec. 1 and 14 was the third time in less than a year that cotton growers in the Northeast Delta Zone, consisting of Mississippi County and eastern Craighead County, have defeated a boll weevil eradication referendum. The ballots were counted Monday...
Cotton Belles EHC collecting pull tabs to aid cancer patient (12/31/02)
Members of the Cotton Belles Extension Homemakers Club are collecting pull tabs from soft drink cans to assist an Armorel School student obtain treatments at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Holly Haynes, 12, was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma some months ago and is receiving treatment at St. ...
Maynard stuns BIC boys (12/31/02)
JONESBORO The Buffalo Island Cental Mustangs, seeded first in the A-AA bracket of the NEA tournament, were stunned by eighth-seeded Maynard last Thursday, 65-63. BIC, down by eight points in the fourth quarter, staged a rally that brought them back to tie the game at 63-all with under a minute to play...
Manila teams bow out in first round (12/31/02)
JONESBORO The Manila boys and girls basketball teams were both eliminated in their first round games this past week at the NEA tournament in Jonesboro. Last Saturday the senior Lions fell to Rivercrest, 73-52, after holding a 15-13 first quarter lead. The Colt offense exploded for 25 points in the second quarter while the defense held the Lions to seven points...
Lady Rebels fall to Bay in quarterfinals (12/31/02)
JONESBORO The Riverside Lady Rebels held off a pesky Swifton team 68-63 to win their opening game of the girls' Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. After falling behind 2-0 to start the game, the Lady Rebels went on a 12-0 run to take a 12-2 lead and looked as though they would blow the Lady Pirates off the court...
Maynard upends Riverside, 75-69 (12/31/02)
JONESBORO The third time was the charm for the Maynard Tigers as they finally found the formula to upend the Riverside Rebels and advance to the second round of the 56th annual Northeast Arkansas Invitational basketball tournament held at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Lady Mustangs cruise past Walnut Ridge (12/31/02)
JONESBORO The Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs easily cruised past Walnut Ridge in first round action of the NEA tournament last Friday with a 44-29 win, but succumbed to fifth-seeded Turrell in the second round. Turrell went on win the girls A-AA bracket of the tournament Saturday evening with a victory over Rivercrest...
J.D. Gibson - Lake City (12/31/02)
J.D. Gibson, 82, of Lake City died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of Providence Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Gibson of Lake City; three daughters, Shirley Gibson, Delores Gibson and Mary Kay Gibson, all of Lake City; four sons, L.D. ...
Bernard Rex Springston - Imboden (12/31/02)
Bernard Rex Springston, 82, of Imboden died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at his home. Born in Spencer, West Virginia, he worked as a brick mason. Survivors include his wife, Mary Bailey Springston of Imboden; two sons, Richard Springston of Dardanelle and Bill Springston of Cardwell; a daughter, Cathy Stuhldreher of Mesa, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren...
Myrtle Wallace - Monette (12/31/02)
Myrtle Wallace, 80, of Monette died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette all of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Sue Pyland and Phillis Moxley, both of Monette, and Barbara Wright of Winder, Ga.; a sister, Emma May Finley of Sacramento, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Bryan Pyland, Eric Moxley, Kim Hendrix, Kristin Miller, Misty Wright; and two great-grandchildren, Dalton Hendrix and Jaden Hendrix.. ...
Jesse Eugene "Gene" Gibbons - Monette (12/31/02)
Jesse Eugene "Gene" Gibbons, 82, of Monette, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer, member of Monette First Baptist Church, member of the American Legion, and V.F.W., U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and had lived in the Monette and Childress area most of his life...
Oscar Fendler - Blytheville (12/31/02)
Oscar Fendler, 93, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at his Blytheville home. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Shane Fendler of Blytheville; his daughter, Frances Shane Fendler, of Little Rock; and his son, T.P. "Chip" Wright III of Fayetteville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his secretary of 37 years, Brenda Haynes...
Virgie L. Poe - Traverse City, Mich. (12/31/02)
Virgie L. Poe, 86, of Traverse City, Mich., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Munson Medical center in Traverse City. Born at Holcomb, Mo., she was a former resident of the Leachville area. Survivors include two sons, Billy Poe of Hot Springs and Michael Poe of Honor, Mich.; three daughters, Sue Sheffield of Beulah, Mich., Mary Roach of Judsonia and Paulette Poe of Stanwood, Mich.; five sisters, Beatrice Ward of Caraway, Gledis Hester of Manila, Mary Thomason of Leachville and Allene Holland and Deloris Etheridge, both of Grandhaven, Mich.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Edith Hartwig Atkerson - Jonesboro (12/31/02)
Edith Hartwig Atkerson, 80, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she was a member of Highland Drive Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She earned degrees from Arkansas State University and George Peabody College and taught school at Lake City and Jonesboro...
Hubert Walter Akins - Paragould (12/31/02)
Hubert Walter Akins, 78, of Paragould, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born in Lake City and a retired factory worker with General Motors. He was a member of Oak grove Baptist Church and the Local No. 599 of the United Auto Workers...