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Stories from Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Manila supt.'s contract not renewed (01/22/03)
The Manila School Board was at the five hour mark Monday night when board members came out of executive session at 11:30 p.m. and the motion to renew Superintendent Charolete Wagner's contract failed with a 5-2 vote. Wagner is in her second year as superintendent for the Manila School District...
Leachville council discusses lawsuits, industry (01/22/03)
The Leachville City Council met in regular business session on Jan. 6, and again on Jan. 13 to discuss the standing of the Leachville Industrial Development Commission. City Attorney Mike Bearden and 2003 city aldermen were present at the first meeting. New city councilmen include Shelia Spurlock, Karen Wallace and Rick Hamilton, with incumbent councilmen Monte Grimes, Bill Hetler and Estus Williams...
Riverside Jr. High damaged by 18-wheeler (01/22/03)
The main building at the Riverside Junior High School in Caraway received damage on Thursday, Dec. 19, when an 18-wheeler drove onto the gym parking lot to turn around. The driver had missed his turn. The truck caught the power line and pulled it down along with a utility pole. ...
Lady Rebels post 66-58 win over BIC (01/22/03)
CARAWAY -- Riverside used a 22-point third quarter to blow open a close game as the Lady Rebels went on to take a 66-58 3AA North Conference win over arch rival Buffalo Island Central Saturday night at Caraway. The game was closely contested throughout the first half as the Lady Rebels led 16-14 after one period and 30-21 at the half...
Riverside girls fall to Bay (01/22/03)
In seventh-grade girls' action Monday night, the Lady Rebels beat Rector 25-20. The game started slow with the score at the end of the first being 4-2. At the close of the half, the score was tied at eight, but Riverside went on to win 25-20. Kelsey Turner led all players with six points. Kasey Davis added five points for the Lady Rebels. Kassie Douglas and Shelby Miller each contributed four points followed by Christina Ferrara, Jamie Lawrence and Megan Short with two points each...
Lady Lions notch win over EPC (01/22/03)
The Lady Lions picked up an easy win over EPC on Monday 49-24. Manila jumped out to a 15-10 first quarter lead before taking a 23-12 halftime advantage. The Lady Lions used a 16-8 third quarter to push the lad to 39-20 before taking the win. Marilou Perez led all scorers with 13. Others scoring for MHS were Natalie Tippy nine; Christina Lester eight; Amanda Henson seven; Deborah White four; Michelle Eubanks three; Julie Dawson three; and Audrey Booth two...
Riverside rolls over Rector (01/22/03)
RECTOR -- Riverside bolted out to a 9-0 lead and never looked back on its way to a 54-38 victory over the Rector Cougars Friday night in 3AA North Conference action at Rector. Dustin Kelems and Joe Ellis paced the Reel attack with 16 and 10 points respectively as Riverside improved to 10-12 overall and 4-4 in conference play...
Manila wins over Harrisburg (01/22/03)
MANILA -- It was a tough week for Manila as they faced competitive opponents and missing players. The Lions fell to Rivercrest 74-64 Saturday. Sophomore Jordan Wise hit for a career high 29 points including seven treys. The Colts outscored Manila 21-14 in the first and pushed the lead to 42-31 at the half. The Lions were one better in the third outscoring Rivercrest 21-20 for a 62-52 Colt advantage. Both teams scored 13 in the final frame as Manila couldn't get any closer than seven...
Lillie Lavella Kee - Caraway (01/22/03)
Lillie Lavella Kee, 72, of Caraway, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was born in Caraway and lived most of her life in Caraway. She was a homemaker and a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Oscar Kee, of the home; a daughter, Janis Barker, of Caraway; a son, Danny Kee, of Jonesboro; two granddaughters, Amanda Barker and Ann Marie Burch; two great-grandsons, Beau-Grayson Alexander and Hayden Cole Burch; four brothers, Paul Blake and Bobby Blake, both of Caraway, Alvin Blake and Freeman Martin, both of Dardanelle; two sisters, Thelma Mangrum of Hardy and Ruby Hunter of Killeen, Texas.. ...
Infant Sarah Nicole Johnson - Manila (01/22/03)
Sarah Nicole Johnson, infant daughter of Samantha Deason and Raymond Johnson, died at birth Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. She is survived by her parents, Samantha Rountree Deason and Raymond Johnson, both of Manila; her sister, Jessica Paige Deason of Manila; maternal grandparents, James and Mary Rountree of Manila; paternal grandparents, James and Debbie Johnson of Austin, Texas; maternal great-grandmothers, Jean Rountree, Willie Huskey, both of Manila; paternal great-grandmother, Polly Johnson of Drasco.. ...
John Thomas Edward "Cowboy" Milligan - Jonesboro (01/22/03)
John Thomas Edward "Cowboy" Milligan, 73, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from Singer cooperation and of the Baptist Faith. He had lived in Jonesboro for six years, formerly of Caraway...
Kenneth Ray Thompson - Manila (01/22/03)
Kenneth Ray Thompson, 51, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn., he had been a farmer and was a member of Soul's Harbor Trinity Church in Manila. He is survived by his wife, Lou Miles Thompson, of Manila; a son, Kenny Thompson, of Decatur, Ala.; a daughter, Kay McDale, of Manila; two sisters, Mayria Cardoza, of Leesburg, Fla., and Barbara Sharp, of Albertville, Ala.; four brothers, R.W. ...
Martha Jane Hendrix - Keiser (01/22/03)
Martha Jane Hendrix, 83, of Keiser died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at Osceola Health Care. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Keiser Chapel. Survivors include a son, Roy Hendrix of Keiser; three daughters, Shirley Britton of Manila, Frances Mitchell of Mountain Home and Norma Anderson of Keiser; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren...
Pamela Ann Hatcher - Caraway (01/22/03)
Pamela Ann Hatcher, 48, of Caraway, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lepanto, she had been a lifelong resident of Caraway and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald Hatcher, of Caraway; her daughter, Molli Hatcher, of the home; her mother, Doris O'Dell Boyd of Jonesboro; three brothers, Jim Body, Garry Boyd, and Steve Boyd, all of Caraway...
Willie Alonzo Chestnut - Manila (01/22/03)
Willie Alonzo Chestnut, 87, of Manila died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Newport, he was the son of the late Jake and Mattie Phillips Chestnut and had been a Manila resident most of his life. He was a retired grocer, having owned and operated his own store in Manila for many years. He was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II...
Bill Matheny Sr. - Lake City (01/22/03)
Bill Matheny Sr., of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He had lived in Lake City for eight years moving here from Gainesville, Ga. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Matheny of Lake City; a son, B.J. ...