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Stories from Wednesday, April 9, 2003

National Guard soldiers wave good-bye (04/09/03)
Arkansas National Guard soldiers stood at attention, clad in their Army green camouflage uniforms, during the deployment ceremony held Saturday morning, March 29, at the Arkansas State University Armory in Jonesboro. Ninety eight soldiers make up Alpha Company of the 875th Engineer Battalion Arkansas National Guard unit. ...
Dinner Bell: Tracy Bohannan (04/09/03)
Tracy Bohannan of Manila enjoys her career of caring for children. Bohannan is the owner and director of the Red Barn Daycare in Manila. She is the daughter of Avise Wright of Manila, Stanley Wright of Georgia, and the late Roger Vandiver. The Manila native is a 1991 graduate of Manila High School and attended Mississippi County Community College for two years. After working in offices for several years, she decided to open a daycare in 1997...
Why do you want to be an umpire? (04/09/03)
Why would anyone take on a job that has a description of an umpire? Most umpires ask themselves that question at least once or twice every season. Umpires are out in the cold, heat, and sometimes rain. The job offers little appreciation. Extra innings can mean late hours with no extra compensation. It is almost a certainty to be criticized at every game, yelled at sometimes and even threatened once in awhile...
Riverside Rebels hand WR first loss (04/09/03)
Riverside's Rebels handed Walnut Ridge their first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory in senior boys' tennis action Thursday at Walnut Ridge. The Rebels win capped a 3-0 week which improved their record to 4-1-1 on the year. The deciding match against the Bobcats came in doubles as Lee Blake and Dustin Kelems fought off the team of Jonathon Wichman and Charles Davidson 6-4...
Lady Lions fall to Valley View (04/09/03)
The Lady Lions fell to Valley View 11 - 10 after leading the entire game. Manila led the Lady Blazers 10 - 5 before a game delay of 30 minutes due to a Valley View player collapsing. The Lady Blazers rallied in the last two innings scoring six runs to take the win...
Manila improves to 4-5 (04/09/03)
Senior John Hicks picked up two conference wins on the mound as Manila improved to 4 - 5 in 3AAA South this week. Hicks got the first win over Rivercrest striking out five and giving up three earned runs in the Lions 8 - 7 win. Justin Hill picked up the save striking out one and giving up one walk. Jared Hart took the loss for the Colts striking out three, walking two, and giving up six earned runs...
Manila golfers notch wins (04/09/03)
Manila's lady golfers took two matches this week winning at Manila's Big Lake Country Club and Piggott's Sugar Creek Country Club. They fell to Valley View in Friday's match at Jonesboro's RidgePointe Country Club. Michelle Eubanks was medalist in Monday's match with Walnut Ridge. Eubank's shot a 45 along with Bethany Daly's 50 to defeat Walnut Ridge by 45 strokes. BIC's NanLee Bridges competed individually and shot a 57...
Seyler earns medalist honors (04/09/03)
Manila's Klayton Seyler earned the medalist honors in three matches last week at Manila, Piggott, and Jonesboro. Seyler's 41 along with Stephen Halfacre's 43 gave Manila an eight stroke victory at Jonesboro's RidgePointe Country Club against Valley View and BIC. The win topped off a week of victories for Manila...
Riverside Athletes of the Week (04/09/03)
Cody Rea is the Riverside Junior High Athlete of the Week. He is the son of Jeff Rea of Caraway. Cody is a six foot freshman at Riverside Junior High School. His hobbies are playing basketball, riding around and farming. He is a member of Rebels With a Cause and FFA. His favorite subject is basketball...
Lions fall to Trumann (04/09/03)
Trumann took advantage of the strong winds Tuesday hitting two home runs in the first and one in the second to lead the Wildcats to a 12 - 2 conference win over Manila. Manila's Kevin Curtis reached first on a fielder's choice followed by a base hit Juan Moyeda. ...
Lady Revels victorious over Marmaduke (04/09/03)
Riverside's Lady Rebels used timely hitting and a strong pitching performance from freshman Samantha Dunigan enroute to a 15-5 conference victory over the Marmaduke Greyhounds. Miranda Stephens belted a bases loaded triple to highlight the Lady Rebel offensive outburst in the home opener for Riverside...
Riverside's unbeaten streak snapped (04/09/03)
Riverside had not lost a Conference baseball game in five years until Saturday when the marked tree Indians used four Rebel walks and three Riverside errors to snap the unbeaten streak with a 6-4 victory at Marked Tree in the first game of a doubleheader...
BIC Mustangs improve to 14-4 (04/09/03)
The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs improved their season record to 14-4 on Saturday with a dramatic 13-4 victory over Viola. The game capped off the Bay/BIC/Viola Playday in Monette. BIC exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning which was highlighted by a Josh Nettles grand slam...
Eva Willmuth - Manila (04/09/03)
Eva Rebecca Willmuth, 88, of Manila, formerly of Strawberry, died Sunday, April 6, 2003. Born in Hardy on April 29, 1914. She was united in marriage to A.I. Willmuth on Dec. 19, 1936, in Lynn. She was a homemaker and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
John Homer Wilbanks - Flint, Mich. (04/09/03)
John Homer Wilbanks, 89, of Flint, Mich., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Genesy's Hospice Care Center in Goodrich, Mich. Born in Ben Lomond, he was the son of the late John and Nancy Bolt Wilbanks. He is retired from General Motors and was a member of the Osceola Masonic Lodge...
Kenneth Wayne Terry - Manila (04/09/03)
Kenneth Wayne Terry, 38, of Manila, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Amory, Miss., he lived most of his life in Manila and worked as a carpenter until his retirement in October 2001. He was a 1983 graduate of Manila High School...
Lee Monroe Healey - Leachville (04/09/03)
Lee Monroe Healey, 71, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Claude and Maggie Moore Healey and been a Leachville resident most of his life. He was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was of the Church of God faith...
Clifford Ray Hall - Manila (04/09/03)
Clifford Ray Hall, 53, of Manila, died Monday, March 31, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late John and Vady Lambert Hall and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired commercial fisherman and was a member of the Manila Church of God...
Arthur J. Carter - Jonesboro (04/09/03)
Arthur J. Carter, 72, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at his home. He was retired from Budd Automotive Company in Gary, Ind. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a son, Donald Carter, of Monette; a daughter, Donna Lynn Littell of Lake Station, Ind.; four sisters, Beatrice Wagner of Michigan City, Ind., and Elsie McConnaughay of Paragould, Marguarite Ward of Jonesboro, and Doris Mason of Jonesboro; three brothers, Archie Carter, Cletis Carter, and Curtis Carter, all of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Donald Arthur Carter, Brittney Patricia Marie Carter, Cheyenne Setena Carter, Ashley Marie Littell, Bobby Lynn Littell, and Lucas Wayne Littell.. ...
Laura Mae Bradford - Blytheville (04/09/03)
Laura Mae Bradford, 82, of Blytheville died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born in Mississippi, she was a longtime area resident and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was a nurse for 34 years, where she worked for Dr. Robert Ratton in Manila and Dr. E.H. Ball in Blytheville and worked at Walls Hospital, Chickasawba Hospital, the former Geriatrics Nursing Home and the former Mississippi County Hospital...