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Stories from Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Pastor honored on 50th year of ministry (02/12/03)
The Monette First Baptist Church hosted a golden anniversary celebration to honor their pastor, Rev. Captain Lovell, for his 50th year in the ministry. Frank Smithee, chairman of the church deacon body, presented Rev. Lovell with a plaque recognizing his 50 years of service and the church members' appreciation for being their pastor...
Anderson retires from E.C. Barton and Co. (02/12/03)
David Anderson retired last Friday, after 39 years of service with E.C. Barton and Company. On March 5, 1964, Anderson began his career with Caraway Lumber Company, which later became Barton's of Caraway. In 1996, Anderson was transferred to Barton's of Lepanto, after the closing of the Caraway Store...
Dinner Bell: Daniel and Gwen Herrera (02/12/03)
Daniel Herrera, formerly of Manila, and his wife, Gwen, live in Jonesboro. Both have ties to Manila as he attended school at Manila High School and her father, Larkin Enlow, also once lived in Manila. Her paternal grandmother's family was also from Manila...
Manila downs Valley View in OT (02/12/03)
Manila got a huge win over Valley View Monday night with a 62 - 59 overtime victory. The Lions led Valley View 15 - 14 after one but the Lady Blazers tied the game at 23 - 23 at the half. Manila outscored VV 14 - 7 and looked to take the win but a late rally by the Lady Blazers in the fourth sent the game into overtime. Manila outscored VV 13 - 10 in overtime action to take the conference win...
Noble's free throw lifts Manila over Gosnell (02/12/03)
Manila used tough defense to avenge an earlier loss to Gosnell defeating the Pirates 68 - 67. Sophomore Matt Noble sank one free throw with seven tenths of a second remaining to give the Lions the win. Noble planned to miss the second free throw to prevent Gosnell from calling a time out to set up their inbound play but missed the rim allowing Gosnell to get the ball under Manila's goal. ...
Henson heroic in Lady Lion 2OT win (02/12/03)
Amanda Henson's two free throws with no time remaining in regulation gave the Lady Lions another chance as the game tied at 46. Manila used two overtimes to overcome EPC in 3AAA North Conference action Saturday 60 - 56. The Lady Lions outscored EPC 15 - 5 in the first but the Lady Warriors came back to pull within eight at the half. ...
Lady Rebels fall to Maynard (02/12/03)
The Riverside Senior girls' team lost to Maynard 76-58 Monday, Feb. 3. The Lady Rebels were within one point of the Tigers after the first quarter 20-19 but trailed 38-30 at the half. Riverside continued to stay close with the score 52-43 after the third but could not hand on...
Marmaduke wins over Riverside (02/12/03)
LAKE CITY It was Senior Night for the Riverside Rebels Friday night at Lake City but it was a senior from Marmaduke who stole the limelight. Josh Bateman poured in 33 points, including four treys and 13-13 free throw shooting, as the Greyhounds held off Riverside 65-53...
BIC defeats Rector (02/12/03)
A late fourth quarter surge, in a game by surges, enabled Buffalo Island Central (BIC) to beat the Rector Lady Cougars 55-44 in a make-up game played at Rector Friday night. Bic then woke up and salted the game away at the freethrow line. Two freethrows by Sara Walker at 3:23 made the score 45-42. ...
Riverside roundup (02/12/03)
The Riverside senior girls won a close one at Rector last Monday night, 54-52. The Lady Rebels trailed 9-6 after the first quarter, but led 28-24 at halftime. Keryn Douglas scored 11 points for Riverside. Amanda Jo Churchill lad 10 points and 17 rebounds. Amanda Dunigan added 8 points and Amanda Milligan added 7 points and 4 assists. Hailey Faulkner contributed 6 and Chelsea Couch had 6 points and 8 rebounds...
Tournament time is here (02/12/03)
The following is a list of postseason tournaments that will be played by teams in the Delta Life circulation area: (junior tournaments take place this week, senior high tournaments begin next week) EPC: Sr. Boys at Valley View (Number one seed, facing Harrisburg in first round); Sr. Girls at Valley View (seeding TBD) (Feb. 17-21); Jr. Boys at Trumann (Number three seed, facing Manila in first round); Jr. Girls at Trumann (Number four seed, facing Trumann in first round)...
Lady Warriors toppled by Manila (02/12/03)
LEPANTO -- In a game that saw 18 different lead changes, just in the second half, it was the fundamentals that decided the game between EPC and Manila Saturday afternoon. In the game, originally scheduled for Thursday but postponed due to the snowstorm that hit Northeast Arkansas, Manila hit free throws down the stretch to pick up a 60-56 win in double overtime. ...
MissCo golf program set to tee off (02/12/03)
MANILA A 20-year dream for C.W. Cummings came true last Monday as Mylas Jeffers, chairman of the Mississippi County Economic Opportunity Commission Board of Directors, signed a 15-year contract officially establishing Blytheville as the 105th The First Tee youth golf program in the nation...
Johnson pours in 26 in Marmaduke win (02/12/03)
CARAWAY Heather Johnson blistered the nets for 26 points and the Grigsby twins left Riverside seeing double as Marmaduke rolled to an easy 72-50 win in 3AA North action Thursday night at Caraway. The powerful Lady Greyhounds scored inside and out as the Lady Rebels could find no answer in stopping Coach Matt Dean's juggernant...
Nina Lorene Carr - Keiser (02/12/03)
Nina Lorene Carr, 78, of Keiser, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born in Evening Shade, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Osceola. Survivors include three sons, Jerry Carr of Osceola and Howard Carr and James Carr, both of Keiser; three daughters, Imo Gean Caldwell, Sue Heugel and Shirley Moss, all of Osceola; a sister, Ivy Wilson, of Manila, several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren...
Elvis Roy Davidson - Paragould (02/12/03)
Elvis Roy Davidson, 83, of Paragould died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born in Monette, he was a retired carpenter and was of the Methodist belief. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Alene Akes Davidson of Paragould; a son, Darrell Davidson of Paragould; three daughters, Shelvie Morris of Hoxie, Barbara Prince of Jonesboro and Martha Ewing of Paragould; a brother, Boyd Davidson of Lake City; a sister, Pauline Parrish of Monette; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
Infant BryAnna Renea Smith - Leachville (02/12/03)
BryAnna Renea Smith, 5-month-old daughter of David Smith and Anna Collins of Leachville died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born at Paragould. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a sister, Regina Smith of Lepanto; three brothers, Marc Smith of Lepanto, Wes Smith of Garden Point, and Matthew Collins of Leachville; and grandparents, Jerry and Mildred Collins of Caraway...
Dorris Sue Morrow - Beech Grove (02/12/03)
Dorris Sue Morrow, 61, of Beech Grove, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at her residence. Born April 23, 1941, at Stanford, she was a retired social worker and former owner of Morrow's Grocery. She was a member of Commissary Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Morrow of Beech Grove; two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Wanda Morrow of Beech Grove and Mark and LeAnn Morrow of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Jessica, Baylee, Ashlee, Mikah, Lydia and Mason Morrow; a brother, Jones Shaffer of Hardy; a sister, Connie Gill of Beech Grove.. ...
William "Cajun Bill" Roberson - Manila (02/12/03)
William "Cajun Bill" Roberson, 74, of Manila, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at his home. Born in Mobile, Ala., he was the son of the late Marshall and Bessie Henry Roberson. He had been a Manila resident since 1990. He was a Mason and a member of the Shriners. In the early 1960's, he founded Harbor Call Mission in Columbus, Ga. He was a retired mechanical engineer and Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict...
Noble Wilson Shelton - Jonesboro (02/12/03)
Noble Wilson Shelton, 68, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Will Ed and Abbie Morris Shelton and had been a Jonesboro resident since 1991. He was a 1952 graduate of Manila High School and was retired from general Motors Truck and Bus division in Pontiac, Mich. Mr. Shelton served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War...
Alvin Doyle Snider - Cherokee Village (02/12/03)
Alvin Doyle Snider, 57, of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at his residence. A retired carpenter, he was a member of Brighten Community Church in Paragould. Survivors include his wife, Violet Louise Snider of the home; four daughters, Paula Jackson of Hardy, Lynn Powell and Valerie Hall, both of Williford, and Lisa Collier of Paragould; two sons, Matthew Herren of Searcy and Alan Herren of Manila; four sisters, Syvilla Clayton of Powhatan, Dianna Pitcher of Paragould, Barbara Eubanks of Delaplaine and Bonnie Clayton of Cherokee Village; three brothers, Gallen Snider of Evening Shade, Glendon Snider of Louisville, Ky., and Fred Snider of Jonesboro and five grandchildren.. ...
Willie Alvin Thompson - Lake City (02/12/03)
Willie Alvin Thompson, 63, of Lake City died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Lake City on Aug. 28, 1939. He was a member and deacon of Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City. He had lived in Lake City all of his life and was a supervisor at Singer in Trumann. He served as treasurer of the church building fund and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lake City...
George David Whittenburg - Caraway (02/12/03)
George David Whittenburg, 69, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lonoke, he was the son of the late Louie and Francis Flowers Whittenburg and had been a resident of Caraway since 1940. He was an assembly technician with Peerless Manufacturing at Paragould and was of the Baptist faith...
Eleanor Faye Wright - Lepanto (02/12/03)
Eleanor Faye Wright, 71, of Lepanto died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Gosnell Health Care. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lepanto. Survivors include her husband, Jessie Wright; a daughter, Terry Downs of Memphis; five sisters, Jean Hayes of Osceola, Doris Wright of Lepanto, Wanda Towns of Beebe, Elissa Underwood of Pekin, Ill., and Martha Gibson of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Jennifer Waters and Crystal Wilder, both of Manila; and four great-grandchildren.. ...