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Stories from Thursday, February 6, 2003

Program benefits students with special needs (02/06/03)
Melinda Laffoon Smith, former teacher at Buffalo Island Central, is in her first year at Nettleton Fox Meadow Elementary School, where she teaches special education. Her self-contained classroom has 10 students. Smith's positive energy carries over to her classroom and she has always looked for ways to enhance her student's curriculum. ...
FFA Alumni Association gathering auction items (02/06/03)
The Manila Future Farmers of America Alumni Association are gathering items for their auction that has been scheduled for March 8 at the Manila Community Center. The FFA Alumni Association have been instrumental in raising scholarship funds that are distributed to Manila seniors each year. ...
Rebels rally over Maynard (02/06/03)
LAKE CITY -- It was one wild and crazy night Friday at Lake City as the Riverside Rebels came out smoking and then held off a fanatical rally by Maynard to come away with a 92-83 3AA North Conference victory over the Tigers. The Rebels blistered the nets by hitting 17 of their first 22 shots and left the Tigers stunned by putting up 30 first quarter points...
BIC notches homecoming victories (02/06/03)
LEACHVILLE -- The standing room only crowd of BIC alumnus and fans were rewarded Friday evening with a double homecoming victory over guest Walnut Ridge. After a sluggish start, which saw the junior Stangs (28-0) not score until midway of the first quarter, BIC took control and put 19 on the board to lead 19 to 5 at the end of the period. ...
Riverside hands loss to Lady Mustangs (02/06/03)
Basketball is supposed to be a five on five game, but when the short-handed Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs lost Jamie Lamar to fouls with 24 seconds left in the third quarter, Coach Mike Kinard's team was forced to play the rest of the game with only four players on the court...
Area cheerleaders compete in rigorous competition (02/06/03)
Who says the only tough competition on a basketball court is the game itself? I had the pleasure of attending the Regional Cheerleading Competition Saturday and was amazed at the level of competition in that sport. Yes, sport. These young ladies have to be in extremely good shape and have to concentrate diligently on their part in the competition. I arrived in time to see the 12 senior high teams warm up for their competition...
Doke takes over Manila ball program (02/06/03)
MANILA -- Toby Doke was hired as the Manila baseball coach and alternative GED teacher on Jan. 13. He graduated from Williams Baptist College in December with a degree in physical education and health. This is his first job as a coach. But he is no stranger to the game of baseball...
BIC wraps up 3AA-North conference (02/06/03)
LEACHVILLE -- Brandon Ballard canned two long three pointers to open the game and his BIC Mustangs held off arch rival Riverside 59-43 to wrap up the 3AA North Conference Championship Tuesday night at Leachville. Ballard led the way for BIC, scoring a game high 26 points to push their record to 25-2 and a perfect 12-0 in league play...
Lady Lions improve to 7-5 (02/06/03)
MANILA -- The Lady Lions improved their 3AAA South conference record to 7 - 5 and their overall record to 17 - 10 with a 42 - 36 win over Gosnell Thursday. Manila jumped ahead 16 - 4 after one and held a 22 - 13 advantage at the half before falling victim to cold shooting in the second half. The Lady Pirates outscored Manila 13 - 8 to pull within four, 30 - 26. The Lady Lions continued to struggle in the fourth but held Gosnell to two points after a 34 - 34 tie with under two minutes to play...
Glen Sargent - Lake City (02/06/03)
Glen Sargent, 84, of Lake City, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, at his residence. He was retired from general Motors, a member of The congregation of Monette Jehovah's Witnesses, and minister for the Jehovah's Witnesses, and had lived in Lake City for 29 years. He was formerly of Indianapolis, Ind...
Mary Louise McMurry - Lake City (02/06/03)
Mary Louise McMurry, 78, of Lake City, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include her husband, H.J. McMurry of Lake City; two sons, Anthony J. McMurry of Lake City and David Scott McMurry of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, Anthony J. ...
Paul Loyde Guiltner - Monette (02/06/03)
Paul Loyde Guiltner, 76, of Monette, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired painter, member of Monette Assembly of God Church, and lived in Monette eight years, formerly of Douglas, Mich. He is survived by five children, Joe, Frank, Carol, Sharron and Nellie Guiltner, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Irene E. ...
Glenda Alice Duffel - Leachville (02/06/03)
Glenda Alice Duffel, 62, of Leachville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Blytheville. Born in Dunklin County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Leamon Pemberton. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Leachville since 1964, and was a member of the Greater Life United Pentecostal Church in Arbyrd...
Bessie Eggers Baker - Monette (02/06/03)
Bessie Eggers Baker, 89, of Monette, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, member of Monette Church of Christ and had lived in the Monette area a lifetime. She was co-owner of Bess and Lavern's Flower Shop for many years...