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Stories from Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Group works to preserve "Painted" homestead (03/19/03)
Citizens for Progress Committee members met at Lepanto City Hall on March 4 to complete plans in their valiant effort to bring the movie version homestead, used in the filming of "A Painted House", to its final resting place in Lepanto. "Our committee worked hard to get the 29 framed posters attached to the businesses downtown," committee president Mary Ann Deeds said. "We had 100 percent participation from the merchants, and some even told us they would like more put up...
Theme chosen for 2003 Relay for Life (03/19/03)
The Buffalo Island cancer Relay for Life steering committee members met Thursday night selecting a theme for the 2003 event, sharing ideas and making plans for the Sept. 19 event. Martha Smith, community representative for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, was in Monette for the meeting and presented the new design for the "survivors" tee-shirts with the slogan "Walking on Sunshine, Surviving One Day at A Time."...
Manila choirs receive Division I ratings (03/19/03)
The Manila school choirs traveled to Nettleton High School March 7 and 8 to participate in the Northeast Arkansas Region Festival. Five choirs from Manila competed. Each group was adjudicated by a panel of three judges on their accuracy of music, vocal technique, ensemble, style and general effect. The choirs performed music they have been preparing since January...
Manila Quiz Bowl team wins second place (03/19/03)
Manila High School Quiz Bowl team finished in second place at the regional tournament on March 11. The meet was held at the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. Eight schools participated in the competition. The Manila team will advance to the state tournament to be held in April...
Young Mustangs aim for state contention (03/19/03)
After posting a 2002 record of 21-7, and losing in the regional semifinals to Bay, the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs are returning a solid core from last year's team and are looking to return to further post season play this season. "I believe we have a state tournament-caliber club," said BIC head coach Bill Taylor. "We are young, but we are very talented. I see this team as very capable of going far in the post season."...
Lions fall to 1-7 on year in tough week (03/19/03)
Manila suffered through some tough losses last week to Rector, Marked Tree, EPC and Osceola. The Lions fell to 1-7 with the close losses. Rector used a big third inning to defeat Manila 13-12 in high school baseball. The Cougars scored two in the first on errors before Manila picked up two. Juan Moyeda got on base with a double followed by a walk by John Hicks. Casey Hill's single scored Moyeda and Hicks to tie the game 2-2...
Manila baseball schedule (03/19/03)
2/27 Pocahontas Home 5:00 3/3 Osceola Home 4:00 3/4 Valley View Away 4:00 3/10 EPC Away 4:00 3/14 Rector Home 4:00 3/18 Harrisburg Away 4:00 3/20 Gosnell Home 5:00 3/27 Pocahontas Away 5:30 4/1 Trumann Home 4:00 4/7 Gosnell Away 6:00 4/8 EPC Home 4:00...
Manila softball schedule (03/19/03)
3/13 Trumann Away 4:15 3/14 Harrisburg Away 4:00 3/17 EPC Away 4:00 3/18 Westside Home 4:00 3/20 EPC Home 4:00 4/1 Brookland Away 4:00 4/3 Valley View Home 4:00 4/4 Trumann Home 4:15 4/7 Gosnell Away 4:00 4/8 Osceola Home 4:00 4/9 Harrisburg Home 4:00...
Weekly Manila stats (03/19/03)
Manila 6 Marked Tree 7 Juan Moyeda -- base hit Josh McDaniel -- base hit, RBI John Hicks -- base hit Matt Noble -- base hit, 3 RBI's Manila 4 EPC 8 Manila Juan Moyeda -- base hit P.J. Brumley -- base hit Josh McDaniel -- two base hits, RBI John Hicks -- three base hits, 2 RBI's...
Lady Lions notch 12-2 win (03/19/03)
The Lady Lions picked up a 12-2 win in high school softball this week. Natalie Tippy got the pitching win. Stats: Amanda Henson -- base hit Natalie Tippy -- base hit, RBI Corey Grayson -- base hit, double, 4 RBI's Morgan Moore -- double, RBI Codie King -- base hit, RBI...
Riverside athletes of the week (03/19/03)
Blake Stotts is the Riverside Senior High Athlete of the Week. He is the son of Teddy and Tina Stotts of Lake City. Blake is a 6' sophomore at Riverside High School. His hobbies include playing basketball, hanging out with friends and girls, hunting and fishing. Blake received the Student of the Month award. He is a member of Rebels With a Cause, FCCLA, fire marshal and 10th grade vice president. His favorite subject is biology...
Captola Lambert - Cardwell (03/19/03)
Captola Lambert, 77, of Cardwell died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at her residence. She is survived by a son, Billy Wayne Lambert Jr. of Jonesboro. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 7, at Forrest Grove Baptist Church in Cardwell with Rev. Kenneth Hargrave officiating. Burial was in Cardwell Cemetery under the direction of McDaniel Fuenral Service of Arbyrd...
Ralph Edward Cloud - Lake City (03/19/03)
Ralph Edward Cloud, 87, of Lake City, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. He was born in Elwood, Ind., and lived in Monette and Flint, Mich., before moving to Lake City 40 years ago. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and a member of Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City...
Ruthel V. Goodwin - Marion (03/19/03)
Ruthel V. Goodwin, 83, of Marion, died March 13, 2003, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She was a retired service worker for the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, a member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in Marion two years, formerly of Monette...
Ruby Mae Hall - Leachville (03/19/03)
Ruby Mae Hall, 94, of Leachville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at McNairy County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William V. and Eula O'Neal Riggs, and had been a Leachville resident since 1951. She was the widow of Gattis Hall and was a retired bookkeeper for Brewer Brother's Oil Company. She was a 50-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Billy Thomas "Red" Hamilton - Manila (03/19/03)
Billy Thomas "Red" Hamilton, 65, of Manila died Thursday, March 13, 2002, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Frank and Vivian Campbell Hamilton and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a retired carpenter and presently owned and operated Hamilton's Grocery in Manila...
Jesse Deavours Jackson - Memphis, Tenn. (03/19/03)
Jesse Deavours Jackson, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 28, 2003, at his home. He was a retired car salesman of 30 years at Chip Barwick Chevrolet and Tom Bell Chevrolet. In 1957 he was presented an award for extraordinary performance and excellence for selling the most Chevrolets in the United States in a single year...
Vernon Leroy Koch - Osceola (03/19/03)
Vernon Leroy Koch, 77, of Osceola, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Osceola Health Care in Osceola. Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Puxico, Mo., he was a World War II Navy veteran, a parts manager and a member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church in Etowah. He is survived by three sons, Don Koch of Hot Springs, Roy Koch of Las Vega and David Koch of Osceola; a stepson, Clay Battles of Etowah; a daughter, Jean Bishop of Van Buren; three stepdaughters, Lisa, Donna and Patty; two sisters, Mary Davis of Flint, Mich., and Wanda Fowler of Idaho; a brother, Emery Koch of St. ...
Willie Thurman Thompson - Blytheville (03/19/03)
Willie Thurman Thompson, 79, of Blytheville died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Memphis, he had worked as a welder and was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Joe Thompson of Hope, Thurman Thompson, Jr., of Benton, Jimmy Lee Thompson of Middleton, Tenn., David Thompson of Marie and Jerry Dale Thompson of Dyess; foru daughters, Willie Louise Asburn and Sarah Cooper, both of Joiner, and Betty Huskey and Charlotte Carmichael, both of Manila; three sisters, Ruby Hodge, Eula Hodge and Geneva Vevell, all of Middleton; a brother, Nace Flake of Middleton; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Robert Joseph "Bob" Roe - Leachville (03/19/03)
Robert Joseph "Bob" Roe, 66, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Brooklyn, N.Y., he had been a resident of Northeast Arkansas for most of his life. He was a 1954 graduate of Paragould High School and he served in the United States Army. ...
Joan Towell Reis - Marshall, Mo. (03/19/03)
Joan Towell Reis, 66, of Marshall, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, March 14, 2003, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Kathleen Holmes towel and was a retired registered nurse. She had lived in Corpus Christie, Texas, before moving to Marshall, Mo., 15 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Marshall...
Melissa Ann Thomas McAfee - Caraway (03/19/03)
Melissa Ann Thomas McAfee, 40, of Caraway, formerly of Paragould, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She is survived by her husband, Tim McAfee of Caraway; three sons, Garrick McAfee of Caraway, Steven Paul Griffin and Matthew Ray Griffin, both of Step Rock; her mother and stepfather, Ida and A.C. ...