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Stories from Friday, March 28, 2003

Black Oak fish fry planned (03/28/03)
The Black Oak city council met in short session Monday, March 17, and finalized plans for their annual city wide fish fry. The council set the date for the fish fry for April 12, beginning at 11 a.m., at Black Oak city hall. All residents and their families are invited to attend the free dinner held in their honor...
Dinner Bell: Laverne Boling (03/28/03)
Laverne Boling of the Manila said she has never lived anywhere but Manila and never had a desire to leave. As a matter of fact she has lived in the same farm for the last 43 years. "I raised my kids here and hopefully my grandchildren will be raised right here," she said...
Manila Council accepts bids for sewer project (03/28/03)
Manila City Council members worked through a busy agenda Monday night accepting bids on the sewer expansion project, agreeing to support the Buffalo Island Relay for Life, extending subsidies for the ambulance service and selecting a park committee...
Lake City increases water fees (03/28/03)
The Lake City city council met in regular session, on Monday, March 17, and adopted a city ordinance increasing water fees, set clean-sweep dates, and approved a resolution to apply for grants to construct a fire protection substation at Bowman. Aldermen adopted an ordinance raising the minimum water bill by $1, for use of 2,000 gallons of water or less. ...
Riverside athletes of the week (03/28/03)
Von McDaniel is the Riverside Senior High Athlete of the Week. He is the son of Kent and Barbara McDaniel of Lake City. Von is a 5'10" Junior at Riverside High School. His hobbies include playing tennis, basketball and working out. Von is on the honor roll. He is a member of Reels With a Cause, FCCLA and BETA. His favorite subject is lunch...
Lions rally in 10th to notch win over Harrisburg (03/28/03)
John Hicks came up with a big relief win pitching 2 2/3 hitless innings as the Manila Lions defeated Harrisburg 6 - 5 in 3AAA conference play. Hicks relieved Josh McDaniel, who had done a great job, in the eighth inning. Hicks walked two and struck out two for the Lions. Manila gave up three runs in the second on two costly errors but the Lions didn't let those errors get them down...
Riverside junior high athletes of the week (03/28/03)
Tyler Timms is the Riverside Junior High Athlete of the Week. Tyler is the son of Trent and Diane Fletcher and Steve and Becky Timms all of Lake City. Tyler is a 5'9" freshman at Riverside Junior High School. His hobbies are playing basketball, hanging out with friends, flirting with girls and talking to girls. ...
Laurette Marie Hickman - Manila (03/28/03)
Laurette Marie Hickman, 79, of Manila died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mangrum, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Shirolette Mangrum Wilkerson and had been a longtime Manila area resident. The widow of Melvin Hickman, she was a homemaker and a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church in Caraway...
Nina Marie Berry - Blytheville (03/28/03)
Nina Marie Berry, 75, of Blytheville, the widow of John Wesley "Jay" Berry, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in Day, the daughter of Delbert and Roxie Hill Ferguson, she was a longtime Blytheville resident, a retired employee of Borg Warner, and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church at Half Moon...
Drucill Dill - Manila (03/28/03)
Drucill Dill, 78, of Manila, died Saturday, March 23, 2003, at her home. Born at Wardell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Ora and Ethel Davis Johnson and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Tillman Dill, of Manila; a son, Oran Ray Dill, Sr., of Manila; a brother, Buddy Johnson of Rector; a sister, Caraneda Chamberlain of Schertz, Texas; three grandchildren, Deadra Minirth, Sonny Ray Dill, and Richie Wilson; and four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Arthur, Margaret Kathlean Arthur, Lee Robin Wilson and Britton Heath Wilson.. ...
Luis Reyna Jr. - Paragould (03/28/03)
Luis Reyna Jr., 31, of Paragould died Monday, March 17, 2003, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical center in Paragould. Born in Harlingen, Texas, he was a Baptist and was a former resident of Leachville and Harlingen before moving to Paragould. Survivors include his wife, Christie Lynn Reyna of Paragould; a son, Louie Reyna of Paragould; his mother Petra Sanceda Reyna of Paragould; his father, Luis Cruz Reyna Sr. ...
Monroe Dillard Reid - Monette (03/28/03)
Monroe Dillard Reid, 72, of Monette died Friday, March 21, 2003, at his home. Born at Lepanto, he was the son of the late Dillard and Mattie Drake Reid and had lived in the Manila and Monette areas since 1970. He was a retired master plumber and was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...
Larry William Reed - Thornton, Col. (03/28/03)
Larry William Red, 61, of Thornton, Col., died March 12, 2003, in Denver, Col. He was born Oct. 18, 1941 in Otisville, Mich., to Harold Paul Reed and Leona June Foss. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Diana Reed; his children, Darrel Reed, Tracey Cheney, Tina Reed, Eric Reed; stepsons Bill Schaible, Scott Schaible, and Clay Schaible; his siblings, Danny Sargent, Terri Hornfeld, Cindy Farmer and Scott Reed; and 14 grandchildren...
Zelma Mae Mitchell - Newark (03/28/03)
Zelma Mae Mitchell, 88, of Newark died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in Jonesboro. Born in Cord, she was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Billy Mitchell of California, Kenneth Mitchell of Van Buren, Jimmy Mitchell of Leachville and Marion Mitchell of Lynn; two daughters, Eulaia Brock of Tuckerman and Lois Mitchell; a brother, Troy Jones of Cord; a sister, Virginia Tharp of Tuckerman; and several grandchildren...
Freddie James "Bud Littlefield, Jr. - Leachville (03/28/03)
Freddie James "Bud" Littlefield, Jr., 77, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Forrest City, he was the osn of the late Freddie and Myrtle Thrasher Littlefield and had been a Leachville resident since 1932. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served his country in World War II. He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Bobby G. Helton - Manila (03/28/03)
Bobby G. Helton, 73, died March 13, 2003. He was born April 31, 1930 and had been a Manila resident since 1990. He is survived by nephews Leslie Sammons, Fred Sammons, George Sammons and nieces, Lorine Waton, Inene Canaberry, Collin Coners, a brother-in-law, Hershel Douglas and five children...
Carl Fletcher Kennedy - Paragould (03/28/03)
Carol Fletcher Kennedy, son of the late Pleasant H. and Maude Bush Kennedy, was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Russell County, Va., and passed away March 21, 2003, at the Arkansas Mehtodist Medical Center in Paragould at the age of 83. He married Vida Daily May 5, 1949, in Pascagoula, Miss., She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 2002...
Wendell "Max" Lee - Lepanto (03/28/03)
Wendell "Max" Lee, 57, of Lepanto died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Huntington W.Va. He was a carpenter, a Vietnam Army Veteran and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Candy Fleming of Lepanto; two sisters, Marion Wright Traylor and Daphney Stone, both of Lepanto; two brothers, Harold "Pat" Lee of Caraway, and Gary Lee of South Bend, Ind.; and a grandson, Sam Fleming...