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Stories from Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Grisham conducts book signing (02/26/03)
Author John Grisham was in Blytheville last Monday at That Book Store to autograph copies of his latest legal thriller, King of Torts. Grisham found it hard, if "not downright impossible," to stay on the topic of his new book, as members of the press quizzed him about his soon to be realeased Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, A Painted House. The made-for-television movie, based on Grisham's best selling 2001 novel, is slated to air on CBS April 27...
EMS auction nets over $18,000 (02/26/03)
In spite of the rain and cold, supporters of the Buffalo Island EMS Ambulance Service attended the annual fund-raising auction held Saturday at the BIC cafeteria in Monette. The event netted over $18,000. Auctioneers Captain Lovell, Bill Harrell, Jim Grisham and Todd Emerson, along with Jodie Brown, Marvin Brown and Tink Wimberly, kept the bidding going at a fast pace while other volunteers manned the concession stand, ticket sales, and recorded the sales...
Riverside School Board eliminates two members (02/26/03)
Riverside School Board members reduced the number of directors by two at last week's February school board meeting. Members drew straws to determine who would be eliminated from the school board. Two positions, one from Lake City and one from Caraway, were eliminated in order for the board to be in compliance with a 2000 state law mandated that school boards have no more than seven members. The Riverside board had eight...
LC Council meets in special session (02/26/03)
The Lake City City Council met in special session Feb. 19 to discuss the Lake City Baseball and Softball Association board election and city support of the program. Ballots for LCBSA board members were sent out with the city's February water bills. Six individuals have been chosen to serve on the 2003 board, and include Michael Boatman, Alan Blagg, Lisa Weaver, Winred Saffell, Boyd Cobb and Curt Timms. The seventh board member, Terry Chisnall, was appointed by the City...
Noble's shot lifts Manila over Trumann (02/26/03)
Matt Noble came up big for Manila in Tuesday's first round defeat of Trumann in the 3AAA South District Tournament. Noble hit a big three pointer with five seconds remaining to put the Lions up 55 - 54. The Wildcats looked for a victory as they led Manila 54 - 52 with 22 seconds remaining and the ball under their own goal. ...
Perez leads Lady Lions into district finals (02/26/03)
Manila picked up two big wins before falling to Rivercrest in the 3AAA South District Tournament. The Lady Lions defeated Gosnell on Thursday 40 - 26 and Valley View on Friday 52 - 39 to advance to Saturday's matchup with the Lady Colts. In Thursday's game it looked like the Lady Lions might struggle falling behind 11 - 6 in the first quarter to the Lady Pirates of Gosnell. ...
Lions end season with loss to Gosnell (02/26/03)
Manila ended their season with a 52 - 44 loss to Gosnell in quarter-final action of the 3AAA South District Tournament Thursday night. Gosnell jumped out to a 17 - 10 lead after one before Manila pulled within one in the second to trail 22 - 21 at the half. Gosnell used a 13 - 8 third quarter to hold on to a 36 - 30 advantage before advancing to semifinal action in the fourth...
Rebels hand Rector first round loss (02/26/03)
Riverside's Rebels battled to a 24-4 first quarter lead and never looked back in handing Rector a 66-46 loss in the opening round of the 3AA North District Tournament Monday night at Bay. The Rebels, who advanced to a second round match-up with Maynard, led 34-18 at the half and stretched the advantage to 58-30 by the end of the third quarter...
Lady Rebels finish season with 17-14 record (02/26/03)
Riverside's Lady Rebels opened up play in the 3AA North Senior District Tournament at Bay with a 64-47 win over Rector's Lady Cougars. They advanced to quarter-final play to meet the Lady Falcons of Crowley's Ridge Academy. The Lady Rebels jumped out to a 18-8 first quarter lead over Rector and led 32-18 at half. Riverside extended their lead to 50-32 by the end of the third quarter and then cruised to victory and the next round of play...
Area teams participate in regional tourneys (02/26/03)
With the district tournaments now complete throughout Northeast Arkansas, local teams now turn their attention to their respective regional tournaments being played this week. In the Class AAA Region 2 Tournament, played at Newport High School, teams from the 2AAA, 3AAA-North and 3AAA-South begin their chase for a spot in the state tournament next week at Prescott. Early round games started Monday, with four games on the schedule...
BIC captures third straight district title (02/26/03)
BAY -- Coming into Friday night's 3AA North Championship boys' game, host Bay seemed to have all the ingredients for a major upset. Not only did the Yellowjackets have the home court advantage, but they were playing their best basketball of the year having lost only two games since the Christmas break...
Paul Stotts - Lake City (02/26/03)
Paul Stotts, 80, of Lake City died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2003, at his home. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Survivors include his wife, Lanie Stotts of Lake City; two son, Teddy Stotts and Terry Stotts, both of Lake City; a sister, Maggie Owens of Rockford, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren...
Kelly Jeanett Watt - Marked Tree (02/26/03)
Kelly Jeanett Watt, 72, of Marked Tree, formerly of Osceola, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Larry Johnson of Phoenix and Thomas Johnson of Marked Tree; two daughters, Paulette LaBryer of Caraway and Brenda White of Mechanicsville, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Pannell of Booneville, Miss., and Alice Hanley of Osceola; a brother, Quincy Hollis of Waukegan, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Nannie Louise Newell - St. Charles, Mo. (02/26/03)
Nannie Louise Newell, 79, of St. Charles, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Claudie and Maggie Martin Harwell and had been a resident of Tallahassee, Fla., for the past 25 years. She was a retired painter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Peters, Mo., and a member of the Silver Threads Group...
John H. Morris - Monette (02/26/03)
John H. Morris, 78, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired mechanic, attended church at Kennett Church of Christ and Monette First Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army Veteran and had lived in Monette since 1962. He was formerly of Senath...
Nellie Lorene Merriman McFall - Jonesboro (02/26/03)
Nellie Lorene Merriman McFall, 89, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the widow of Ernest McFall and was a former long-time Manila resident. Born at Corinth, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Lyvin Brown Morgan. She was a retired nurse's aide for Manila Nursing Home and was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Laura May Eaton - Rector (02/26/03)
Laura May Eaton, 83, of Rector died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Rector, she was a homemaker, a member of Mary's Chapel General Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and a member of the Glaub-Lone Holly Extension Homemakers Club...
Mary Marie Cullins- Manila (02/26/03)
Mary Marie Cullins, 87, of Manila died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Kate Stampley Price and was a Manila resident for most of her life. The widow of Johnnie Cullins, she was a retired store manager for McKinnon Furniture Company in Manila and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila where she served as longtime leader of the Manila Methodist Women. ...
Mona Corrine Palmer - Powhatan (02/26/03)
Mona Corrine Palmer, 63, of Powhatan, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Salado, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Mattie Young Campbell and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making her home in Powhatan in 1995. She was employed by SB Power Tool Company in Walnut Ridge and was of the Baptist faith...