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Stories from Thursday, April 24, 2003

BIC School Board staffs summer school (04/24/03)
Buffalo Island Central School board met Monday, April 14, accepting resignations, renewing contracts, staffing summer school, and transferring mills. School board members voted unanimously to hire personnel to staff summer school. Summer school staff on the west campus will be Kima Stewart, supervisor; Karen McClelland and Regina Welch, summer school; Terri Cobb and Phillis Moxley, migrant summer school; and Lynda Taylor, migrant summer pre-school...
Manila School Board hires personnel (04/24/03)
Manila School Board met twice last week working through a long agenda on Monday during the regular meeting, filling teacher positions and interviewing high school principal candidates on Thursday evening. During the special meeting, the board voted unanimously on the recommendation of Superintendent Charolette Wager to hire David White as a probationary English teacher and Angie Gipson as high school counselor...
Congressman Berry recognizes Manila (04/24/03)
U.S. Representative Marion Berry was in Manila on Wednesday to make a tribute to the city. Manila Mayor Clifford Veach welcomed Rep. Berry and guests at a reception held at city hall. Councilman Larry "Whiz" Davis, long-time friend of Rep. Berry, introduced Berry...
Manila wins tourney (04/24/03)
The Manila Lions bested a six-team field Monday to take first place in the Manila Invitational Golf Tournament at Big Lake Country Club. This is the first time Manila has won the annual tournament since 1998. The Lions shot a 166, followed by Piggott with 173, Valley View 178, Trumann 180, Gosnell 182, and Eat Poinsett County 206...
Successes mount for Riverside netters (04/24/03)
Riverside's Rebels, boys and girls, continued to have success on the tennis courts during a busy week of action in preparation for the upcoming district tournament. On Monday, the Rebel netters traveled to Nettleton participating in a four team match with the host Raiders as well as Walnut Ridge and Weiner...
Riverside posts blowout victories (04/24/03)
Blowouts were the norm for the Riverside Rebel baseball team this past week. Fortunately for the Rebels, two of the three went Riverside's way. The week got off to a great start as the Rebels pounded the Brookland Bearcats scoring 12 first inning runs on their way to a 20-5 victory...
Lady Rebels steal win from Rector (04/24/03)
Strong pitching and lively bats helped propel the Riverside Lady Rebels to a couple of big conference wins this past week. Riverside stole its way past Rector on Wednesday with a dominating 13-1 win. The Lady Rebels stole an incredible 23 bases in a game that was called after five innings...
Riverside Athletes of the Week (04/24/03)
Jo Jo Churchill is Riverside's Senior High Athlete of the Week. Jo Jo is the daughter of Elise Churchill. She enjoys horseback riding, water sports, and hanging out with friends. She is a member of Rebels With a Cause, FFA, and FTA. Her favorite subjects are English and French. Her most memorable game was basketball watersking...
Dessie McClung - Lake City (04/24/03)
Dessie McClung, 80, of Lake City died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at her residence. Born in Searcy, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God in Lake City. Survivors include a son, Jimmy McClung of Jonesboro; two daughters, Maxine Bullock and Roberta Hotchkiss, both of Lake City; three sisters, Lois Despain of Trumann, Joyce Fletcher of Lake City and Mae Despain of Bay; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Coats infant - Caraway (04/24/03)
Barry Lee Coats, infant son of Dennis and Beverly Williams Coats of Caraway, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Survivors in addition to the parents include a brother, Kevin Coats of Rivervale; three sisters, Michelle Coats, Melinda Coats and Melissa Coats, all of Caraway; and his grandfather, Junior Coats of Watson...
Delbert Hale - Lake City (04/24/03)
Delbert Hale, 82, of Lake died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Lake City, he was a retired employee of Cerro Copper and Brass Company, a World War II Navy veteran, a member of M.M. Ebert Post No. 1 of the American Legion in Little Rock and of the Baptist belief...
Herbert Ford Honeycutt - Brookland (04/24/03)
Herbert Ford Honeycutt, 80, of Brookland died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born in Guin, Ala., he was a retired employee of Crane Co. and was of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include three sons, gene Honeycutt of Brookland, Jerry D. ...
James Roy Maiden Sr. - Lake City (04/24/03)
James Roy "JR" Maiden Sr., 63, of Lake City, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at his residence. Born in Kansas City, Mo., he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Survivors include two childen; two sisters, Bobbie Lewis of Kansas City and Wanda Buazard of Independence, Mo...
Charles E. Williams - Buncombe, Ill. (04/24/03)
Charles E. Williams, 54, of Buncombe, Ill., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. He was a retired truck driver for Jerue Enterprise, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in Buncombe for a year, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by three sisters, Betty Davis of Salem, Levetta Archey of Buncombe, Ill., and Patricia Armstrong of Salem; three brothers, James Williams and Donnie Williams of Caraway, and Jerry Williams of West Helena; a son, Charles James Williams of West Frankford, Ill.; two daughters, Virginia Williams of West Frankford, Ill., and Paula Bell of Stevensville, Mich.; four grandchildren, Ashley and Josh Mitchell, and Amber and Tonya Bell.. ...
V.C. Yates - Monette (04/24/03)
V.C. Yates, 86, of Monette, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette First Baptist Church and had lived In the Buffalo Island area most of her life. She is survived by three daughters, Callie Hampton and Diane Hicks, both of Manila, and Janet Raper of Cordova, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Lewis Nettles, Shonda Nettles Quenda, Derick Hampton, Kari Short, Holly Hicks Adams, and Jairus Hicks; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Lewis Edwin Townsend - Manila (04/24/03)
Lewis Edwin Townsend, born July 5, 1910, at Mammoth Springs, died April 16, 2003, at the age of 92 in the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nellie Fleeman Townsend of the home in Manila; a son, Woody M. Townsend of Manila; a brother, Robert Townsend of Orange Beach, Ala.; a sister, Martha Sue Potts of Silver Spring, Md.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Glen Madison May, Sr. - Rivervale (04/24/03)
Glen Madison May, Sr., 89, of Rivervale, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. May was a veteran of World Ward II and a Baptist. He is survived by a daughter, Rose Peridore of Caraway; four sons, Danny May of Horn Lake, Miss., Bobby May of Park Hills, Mo., Gordon May of Osceola and Steven May of Manila; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren...
James Floyd Spencer - Manila (04/24/03)
James Floyd "Pops" Spencer, 63, of Manila died Monday, April 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Floyd Talmadge Spencer and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was retired from EIS Brake Parts and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Leachville...