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Stories from Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Retirement reception set (05/28/03)
There will be a retirement reception from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, to honor Buffalo Island Central teachers, JoAnn Boyd and Kathy Montgomery. The reception will be held at the BIC Junior High Library. All friends and family members are welcome to attend...
MidSouth Footwear to cease production (05/28/03)
Jimmy White, owner of MidSouth Footwear, has announced that the company will cease production at the Manila facility on May 30. Distribution operations will continue at the building on West Lake Street. Mr. White said, "I regret that it has become necessary to cease production but materials and labor cost have reached the point that price resistance has pushed operations to, and in some cases above, the break even point. ...
North Delta Cotton to locate in Manila (05/28/03)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach introduced John Robertson with North Delta Cotton at the Monday night Manila City Council meeting. The Kennett, Mo., company is in the process of purchasing the Federal Mogul property to be used as a bail cotton warehouse. Robertson is the managing officer of North Delta Cotton...
Benefit wrestling match slated (05/28/03)
MidSouthern Wresting Alliance (MSWA) will be at the gymnasium at Riverside Junior High School in Caraway Saturday, June 7. The event will benefit the Buffalo Island Cancer Relay for Life. Superstars from all over will appear. Ron Horn, Titanic, Jeremy James, Austin Lane, Pure Destruction, Ms. Fyre, Lady Luck, Sexy Sam Dollar and many more will be at Caraway for the benefit...
Dream Team finishes as state runner-up (05/28/03)
Nine local 15-year-old recently participated in the Arkansas BCI Boys' basketball Eastern State Tournament held in Searcy on May 10-11, and came away as state runner-ups. The Northeast Arkansas Dream Team, coached by Matt Rolland of Monette and Brian Hartwig of Corning, consists of players from Buffalo Island Central, Riverside, Corning, Harrisburg, and Westside. ...
Pike completes rare triple play (05/28/03)
In a scheduled 6:30 p.m. machine pitch baseball game played between Etowah and Leachville at Keiser, Number 20, Austin Pike, aged 7, who plays in the pitcher position for the Leachville A's, completed one of the rarest plays in all of baseball, a triple play...
Riverside High School presents awards (05/28/03)
Riverside Rebel Senior Dustin Kelems walked away as the most decorated athlete at the annual sports' banquet Tuesday, y 13, at Lake City. The 6'4" Kelems garnered three individual basketball and two tennis awards, as well as being named All-State in tennis and All-Conference in basketball...
EPC hosts basketball camp (05/28/03)
The East Poinsett County boys basketball program will hold a basketball camp June 2 to June 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The camp will be available for grades 3 through 9 and will be held at the EPC High School Gym in Lepanto. The cost of the camp is $60 and prospective campers will register at 7:45 a.m. ...
Timothy John (T.J.) Ham - Manila (05/28/03)
Timothy John (T.J.) Ham, 42, of Manila, died Tuesday at Manila. Born at Steele, Mo., he was a graduate of Steele High School and had been a Manila resident since 1989. Ham served his country in the U.S. Army from 1979 until 1983 and was a truck driver for Promotions Unlimited...
Glenda Almeda Cagle - Leachville (05/28/03)
Glenda Almeda Cagle, 67, of Leachville, widow of LiHue Cagle, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lester Hill Giles and had been a Leachville resident for over 50 years. She was employed by the Leachville Housing Authority since 1981 and had served as executive director for over 20 years. She was a member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Freda Jackson - Monette (05/28/03)
Freda Jackson, 75, of Monette died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette First Baptist Church, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by her husband, Clifton Jackson, of the home; a son, Roger Jackson, of Jonesboro; a daughter, Mary Redding, of Monette; a sister, Avajean Crittendon, of Piggott; three grandchildren, Shawnia, Amber and Catherine, and a great-granddaughter, Allison...