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Stories from Friday, May 16, 2003

Sara Nance celebrates 97th birthday (05/16/03)
Sara Nance of Manila celebrated her 97th birthday Thursday, May 8. One of her favorite things to do is to eat out and she was treated to lunch at a restaurant in Leachville by her two daughters, Dorothy "Gwen" Harrison and Jean DeFur. She received many nice cards and congratulations from her family and friends...
Policewoman back on the job (05/16/03)
An unusual announcement came over the scanner last week when Manila city employee Susie Baker announced to the local police officers -- "Manila to 20 -- Joni is cancer free and coming back to work tomorrow." She was sharing the good news she received from Joni Isebell on Wednesday, May 7...
Songwriter added to list of accomplishments (05/16/03)
Larry Hagen of Lake City is a very talented vocalist and musician and can now add song writing to his list of accomplishments. Hagen just returned from Nashville, Tenn., having cut his first demonstration copy of "It Could Be Me." The patriotic medley has simple lyrics, with a sing-along medley, and captures the mood of America today, with service men and women overseas...
Manila sports loses three seniors (05/16/03)
Manila will lose three seniors in spring sports this year. The Lady Lions were led by senior Christina Lester. She is the daughter of Glen and Diane Lester. Christina has played softball four years at Manila High School. Lester played centerfield, third base, and some short stop for the Lady Lions. She will be remembered for her daring steals and slides...
Lake City summer leagues kick off season (05/16/03)
Lake City's softball and baseball teams enjoyed a very successful week in Little League play as almost all of the teams improved their records with big wins last week. The 8-and under softball team, coached by Christy Snyder and Michelle Davis, defeated the Valley View Angels 6-2. ...
Riverside netters make good showing at state (05/16/03)
Playing their best tennis of the year, Riverside netters, boys and girls, made a very good run in the AA State Tennis Tournament before running into the number one seeds in both doubles and singles' action. The doubles, team of senior Dustin Kelems and junior Lee Blake, fought their way to the semi-finals before losing to the eventual state champs from Little Rock Lutheran...
State tournament coming to Manila (05/16/03)
Ten year old baseball players across the state of Arkansas are playing with the goal to get to Manila. The 10- year-old Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament is scheduled to be in held in Manila July 11-15. "I don't think a state tournament has ever been held at the Manila baseball field and we are looking forward to this event," Darrell Birmingham said...
Manila golf players qualify for state (05/16/03)
Two members of the Manila Golf team, Klayton Seyler and Scott Townsend, qualified to compete at the state level in Farmington, near Fayetteville. Seyler finished 10th out of 72 in state competition. He is a sophomore at Manila High School and the son of Dennis and Candy Seyler...
Carol Irene Coppedge Jackman - Little Rock (05/16/03)
Carol Irene Coppedge Jackman, 55, of Little Rock and Heber Springs, died Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Blytheville, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Watson and Marguerite Pride Coppedge. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was a 1965 graduate of Blytheville High School. ...
Wanda D. Bowers - Lake City (05/16/03)
Wanda D. Bowers, 76, of Lake City, died Wednesday, May 7, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Walnut Ridge, she moved to Lake City in 1946. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Women's Missionary Union and a member of the choir...
Gladys Alma Carmack - Hardy (05/16/03)
Gladys Alma Carmack, 90, of Hardy died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at her residence. Born in Hardy, she had lived in Caraway, where she was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include three sons, John Carmack of Hardy, Doyle Carmack of Fair Grove, Mo., and Don Carmack of Strafford, Mo.; five daughters, Doris Breeze of Garden Grove, Calif., Polly Sagrillo of Escondido, Calif., Jerry McRaven of Springfield, Mo., Sharon Phipps of Rogersville, Mo., and Diane Biggs of Woodland, Calif.; a sister, Joyce Sparks of Caraway; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Clyde Cook - Manila (05/16/03)
Clyde Cook, 91, of Manila died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila.
Charles Dunlap - Louisville, Ky. (05/16/03)
Charles F. "Charlie" Dunlap, 60, of Louisville, Ky., died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. A graduate of Lake City High School, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War and had worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad and the National Piggyback Co. in Louisville. He was a former member of the Transportation Club and the Rail Club and was of the Catholic belief...
Mary Bohannon Wheeler - Leachville (05/16/03)
Mary Bohannon Wheeler, 84, of Leachville, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home. Born in Senath, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Lilly Bohannon and was a Leachville resident since 1940. She and her husband owned and operated Wheeler Furniture and Hardware in Leachville for over 40 years. Mrs. Wheeler was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville for 62 years...
Ned Gilbert Rice - Manila (05/16/03)
Ned Gilbert Rice, 92, of Manila, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Jake and Victoria Robbins Rice. He was a lifelong Manila resident and was a retired businessman having owned and operated the Shell Service Station in Manila. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed raising quail and working in his tomato garden. He was dedicated to his family and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Pearl Edith Miller - Manila (05/16/03)
Pearl Edith Miller, 82, of Manila died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Josephine Baggett Gatlin and had been a Manila resident for the past 12 years. ...
Ernest R. Frame - Lake City (05/16/03)
Ernest R. Frame, 77, of Lake City, formerly of St. Louis, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Black Oak, he was a retired owner and operator of a trucking enterprise in St. Louis and was a member of First Baptist Church in Lake City, where he served as a deacon for more than 40 years...
Allie Mae McClelland - Monette (05/16/03)
Allie Mae McClelland, 84, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was a homemaker, of the Assembly of God belief, and had lived in Monette for six years, formerly of McGhee. She is survived by three nephews and eight nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, John G. and Idella McClelland, and three brothers, Robert, Illie, and Everett McClelland, and two sisters, Laura Stone and Ella Barker...