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Stories from Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Manila Council approves Airport Commission members (03/05/03)
All Manila City Council members were present Monday night as they worked through a full agenda including reviewing the budget, reinstating an airport commission, approving airport commissioners, hiring an animal control officer, and listening to concerns from residents on drainage, ball park, and swimming pool funds...
Michael Smith named administrator of the year (03/05/03)
Michael Smith, administrator at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City, was surprised Friday when dietary manager Linda Brewer and staff honored him with a party in recognition of being named Northeast District Administrator of the Year. Brewer, Lakeside's certified dietary manager (CDM) and certified food protection professional (CFPP), said about 65 dietary managers and administrators attended a meeting in Walnut Ridge recently and voted for administrator of the year, member of the year and president elect.. ...
Spotlight On: Manila senior boys (03/05/03)
MANILA -- It seems like yesterday these four young men from Manila were starting their basketball careers in the fourth grade. These guys have a special bond that most teammates don't see due to the years they have spent together in the gym. John Hicks is a special young man to me since he is my youngest child. ...
Hawkins' buzzer-beating three lifts BIC in regional opener (03/05/03)
MARMADUKE A dramatic buzzer beating 3-pointer by junior Mark Hawkins breathed new life into Buffalo Island Central's season just as it seemed to be slipping away Thursday night. Hawkins' timely trey, with three seconds showing on the clock enabled BIC to eke out a 44-43 win over the upset minded Parkin Tigers in the first round of the class AA Region 3 tournament at Marmaduke...
Manila girls fall in regionals (03/05/03)
NEWPORT The Manila Lady Lions' quest for a state tournament berth ended abruptly here Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the AAA Region 2 high school basketball tournament. The Manila girls (23-12) were held to a mere three points in the first quarter of play as they fell to the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets 38-30...
Riverside falls to EPC Warriors (03/05/03)
LEPANTO -- Marcus Monk proved once again why he is one of the most sought after college prospects in the nation as he put on a clinic in EPC's 77-65 victory over the Riverside Rebels last Friday night at Lepanto. Monk burned the nets for 36 points while added 14 rebounds, seven blocks, five assists, and two steals. Monk also put on a dunk fest with six slams as the Warriors improved to 25-2 on the year with the win...
Mustangs suffer regional upset (03/05/03)
MARMADUKE Playing before the largest crowd to ever watch a Greyhound team in action at Marmaduke, the Greyhounds shocked highly regarded Buffalo Island Central (BIC) 68-60 in a semifinal regional tournament game Saturday evening. The capacity of Marmaduke's gymnasium is officially 1,850. ...
Hannah Alice Hargrove - Leachville (03/05/03)
Hannah Alice Hargrove, 98, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1904, at Hollywood, Mo., she was a longtime Leachville resident. The widow of Jim Hargrove, she had worked at the Robins' Hospital and later at Taylor's Grocery and was always involved with the family farm. She had been active in the Leachville Senior citizens activities and was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Uneeda Faye Barker- Manila (03/05/03)
Uneeda Faye Barker, 51, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at her home. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie Ray Barker, Sr., and had been a Manila resident since July of 1955. She was retired from American Greeting Card Co. where she had worked for 30 years and was of the Church of God faith...
Dovie Davison Evans - Manila (03/05/03)
Dovie Davison Evans, 86, of Manila, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Perry County, she was the daughter of the late Jethro and Effie Davison and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and beautician, and was a longtime member of the Westside Baptist Church in Manila and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of Virgil Evans...
Ray Fortson - Monette (03/05/03)
Ray Fortson, 88, of Monette died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer and member of Monette First Baptist Church. He had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He is survived by three daughters, Mary McElroy of Monette, Lillian Hanna of Waldron, and Brenda Lyons of Waxahachie, Texas; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Terry Lee Ziegenhorn - Jonesboro (03/05/03)
Terry Lee Ziegenhorn, 42, of Jonesboro died Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Jonesboro, he pastured churches in Herndon, Fisher, Black Oak and Oak Grove. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. Survivors include his parents, Louise and Mary Ziegenhorn of Jonesboro; three brothers, Larry Ziegenhorn and Dennis Ziegenhorn, both of Jonesboro, and Ronald Ziegenhorn of Little Rock...
Jewell Jean Wisby - Lake City (03/05/03)
Jewell Jean Wisby, 69, of Lake City died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Monterey, she had lived in Lake City for the past five years, having previously lived in California. She was a retired nurse's assistant and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Billy C. Thompson - Cardwell (03/05/03)
Billy C. Thompson, 62, of Cardwell died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Marshall, Thompson moved to the Jonesboro area where he was a 1960 graduate of Valley View High School. Following graduation, he moved to Florida where he lived until moving to Cardwell 10 years ago. He was a retired supervisor in a fruit processing plant and served in the Florida National Guard...
Lucille Gorham - Black Oak (03/05/03)
Lucille Gorham, 97, of Black Oak died Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born in Holcomb, Mo., she had lived in Black Oak since 1941. She co-owned and managed the Strand Theater in Black Oak for several years. She was the first female railway agent in Arkansas employed by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company when she was appointed as agent in Black Oak after the retirement of her husband. She made and gave away more than 5,000 Bible bookmarks...
Bessie Smitherman - Leachville (03/05/03)
Bessie Smitherman, 95, of Leachville, widow of Edwin Guy Smitherman, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Life Center Nursing Home in Bruceton, Tenn. Born at Sharon, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Otto and Mary Warren Duda and had been a Leachville resident since 1972. She was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
David Arthur Macon - Leachville (03/05/03)
David Arthur Macon, 47, of Leachville died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his home. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late James Woodrow Macon and had been a Leachville resident since 1990. He was a former Manila resident and was a farm laborer until failing health forced his retirement...
Thomas Burdette Taylor - Wynne (03/05/03)
Thomas Burdette Taylor, 82, of Wynne died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, he was a retired farmer, a graduate of Childress High School and a member of Wynne Baptist Church. A World War II Army veteran, he moved to Cross County in 1964, where he farmed...