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Stories from Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Baltimore named Teacher of the Year (05/21/03)
Giving children the best start possible is the goal of most kindergarten teachers. Ginger Baltimore of Manila teaches kindergarten in the North Elementary School in Osceola and loves her job. She is in her second year of teaching and tries to take her enthusiasm for learning to her students each day...
Veterans project growing rapidly (05/21/03)
The veterans' memorial brick project, located on the grounds of the Craighead County Court House in Jonesboro, continues to grow rapidly, and it keeps volunteers busy laying and indexing new memorial bricks. The Craighead County Veterans' Memorial Foundation undertook the memorial brick project two years ago and have been overwhelmed by the response received. ...
Dinner Bell: Tina Birmingham (05/21/03)
Tina Birmingham of Manila has learned there is not a lot of lace and frills when you live in a house with all males. They have an ample supply of baseballs, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, golf clubs, baseball bats and trucks. Mrs. Birmingham and husband Darrell have two sons, Zach, 11, and Brock, 3...
Riverside junior high athletes receive awards (05/21/03)
Postseason awards were given out to the Riverside Rebel Junior High athletes and cheerleaders Tuesday night at a banquet held in the school cafeteria. The highlight of the evening was when head basketball coach and athletic director Buster Campbell unveiled a new board honoring the junior Rebel boys basketball team for their accomplishments during the 2002-2003 season...
Manila athletes honored (05/21/03)
The Manila Booster Club honored its athletes on Thursday with a fish and barbeque dinner. Booster Club president Dennis Seyler welcomed the athletes, coaches, parents, and members. The club honored athletes who have held a 3.0 grade point average for the year. ...
Matthews homers in Lake City win (05/21/03)
Inclement weather, graduation ceremonies and sports banquets forced the postponement of several games scheduled last week for the Lake City Little Leaguers but two home town teams managed to come up with big wins. Lake City's 13-year-old boys defeated Harrisburg at home 12-1. Stevie Robison, Chad Nunnally, and Chase Cooper combined for a one-hitter while striking out six batters. Shawn Matthews socked a solo homerun while Garrett Weaver, Dillon Dement, and Travis Mays all doubled for the 13's...
Floyd Pollard - Caraway (05/21/03)
Floyd Pollard, 65, of Caraway died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at his home. Born at Caraway, he was a retired truck driver and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Caraway. Survivors include his wife, Faye Pollard of Caraway; six sons, Billy Pollard and Joey Pollard, both of Caraway, Bobby Pollard of Evening Shade, Randy Pollard of Kilgore, Texas, Earnest Pollard of Linn, Mo., and Teddy Pollard of Hot Springs; six daughters, Rosetta Fagan of Trumann, Janet Calvert, Cynthia Pollard and Julia Barrett, all of Caraway, Mechelle Weyer of Paragould and Tammy Walsh of Manila; a brother, Lloyd Pollard of Bay; a sister, Susie Lewis of Muldrow, Okla.; 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Emma Donner - Manila (05/21/03)
Emma Donner, 92, of Blytheville and a previous lifetime resident of Manila, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. She was the daughter of Henry and Laura Allen Barker and Charlie Wright. Born in Harrisburg, she was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. According to her family, she was an avid gardener, had published a cookbook, and was very artistic and talented with both needle and brush...
Clyde Cook - Manila (05/21/03)
Clyde Cook, 91, of Manila, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Shirley, he was the son of the late Oliver and Ollie Sowell Cook and had lived most of his life in Manila. He was a retired farmer and member of Manila Community Methodist Church where he taught a Sunday School class for more than 40 years...
Wanda Lee Epperson - Manila (05/21/03)
Wanda Lee Epperson, 72, of Manila, widow of Frank Epperson, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Oct. 17, 1930, in Walnut Ridge, the daughter of Homer and Effie Lee Robbins Dorris, she was a lifelong area resident and affiliated with the Baptist faith. She devoted her life to caring for her home and family...