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Stories from Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Eubanks takes high school golf to the top (06/11/03)
Manila High School Girls' Golf, in its second year, made headlines as the two-girl team of Michelle Eubanks and Bethany Daley won the District Championship, the Regional Championship, and third in State competition. Eubanks received the medalist title in the regional tournament with an 84 and medalist in the state competition with an 86...
National Guard recruiter arrives for duty (06/11/03)
Sgt. Michael Sparks, recruiter for the Arkansas Army National Guard, has located to the Manila, Armorel, Gosnell and Blytheville area. The new recruiter arrived in Blytheville in May and is getting acquainted with the people. The Arkansas Army National Guard is a full time career for Sgt. Sparks. He has served in the Guard for five years and this is his first recruiter assignment. Previously, he served two years active duty...
Area Baseball Action (06/11/03)
In last week's baseball action the Majors defeated Manila 7-5 and lost to Monette 7-3. In the win over Manila, Andrew Henry went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Timmy Trinidad pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight batters. The Majors have thee big league games this week -- one with Valley View and a home and away game with Brookland. Coach Benji Barnes said Valley View and Brookland are at the top of the Major's Division standings...
Owens leads Riverside with shutout over Osceola (06/11/03)
If only Roger Clemens and Funny Cide had enjoyed as a successful a day Saturday as Matt Owens did there would be another 300-game winner in baseball and the first triple crown winner in horse racing in more than 25 years. Owens hit and pitched Riverside's Senior Babe Ruth team to an 8-0 shutout over Osceola while both Clemens and Funnycide lost in their bids for immortality...
Awards given at Manila basketball camp (06/11/03)
Area elementary and junior high students attended the Manila basketball camp throughout the week with competition and awards day held on Friday. Elementary athletes met in the mornings and junior high had classes in the afternoon. The camp was directed by Coaches Anthony Brewington, John Deaton and Toby Doak. Assistants included Derek Wright, Jordan Wise, and Randy Murray...
Riverside girls win two (06/11/03)
The Riverside 16-under fast pitch girls' softball team defeated Manila twice last week, 13-0, and 18-10. In the 13-0 win, Samantha Dunigan led the Wooley Boogers with two doubles, two RBI's and three runs scored. Whitney Shasteen doubled and singled, had an RBI and scored twice while Megan Poskey singled twice, added an RBI and scored a run. Emilee Hook also singled and added a run while Magan Adams doubled and scored a run...
Ira Ray "Red" Gill (06/11/03)
Blytheville Ira Ray "Red"Gill, 75, of Blytheville died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Dell, he attended Dell and Blytheville schools and Arkansas State University. He was a veteran of World War II and of the Korean War having served in both the Army and Air Force. ...
Melvin Dawson Sr. (06/11/03)
White Hall Melvin Dawson Sr., 74, of White Hall, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Wagner Electric in St. Louis, and lived in White Hall five years, formerly of Monette. He is survived by his wife, Esther Naomi (Norman) Dawson of the home; a son, Melvin Dawson, Jr., of White Hall; two sisters, Myrtle Callahan of Osceola, Mo., and Della Midyett of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Raymond Dawson of St. ...
Patricia "Pat" Murphy (06/11/03)
Manila Patricia "Pat" Murphy, 56 of Manila, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the latee Wilburn Ramsey and has been a life-long Manila resident. She is a graduate of Manila High School and was retired from Federal Mogal Company, formerly E.I.S. in Manila. She ws a longtime member of the Community Methodist Church near Manila where she was active with the youth department...
Infant Paul Vincent Riley (06/11/03)
Manila Paul Vincent Riley, infant son of Jamie Lee Riley, Sr., and Susan Renah Jackson Riley of Manila, died Sunday at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jamie Lee Riley, Jr., and Shawn Wesley Allen Riley, both of the home; paternal grandparents, Billy Criswell of Blytheville and Linda Parks Cogburn of Leachville; maternal grandparents, Henry W. Jackson and Joyce B.J. Merriman Jackson, both of Manila...
Eb Smith (06/11/03)
Marks, Miss. Eb Smith, 78, died May 28, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Miss. He was born in Caraway and was a cotton farmer before and after moving to Marks, Miss., in January 1964. The past few years he has worked and enjoyed his Buck Bayou Fish Farm at his home. He was a Mason and a Baptist...
Wendell M. Berryhill (06/11/03)
Monette Wendell M. Berryhill, 86, of Monette, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer, member of Monette First Baptist Church, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and had served in the Aleution Islands in Alaska. He had lived in Monette most of his life...
Jean Ashabranner (06/11/03)
Campbell, Mo. Jean Ashabranner, 95, of Campbell, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at General Baptist Nursing Center in Campbell. Born at Portageville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sexton Downing. She was a graduate of Caruthersville High School and after receiving a MSE she began teaching in her own private kindergarten. ...
Alma Turner Smith (06/11/03)
Fenton, Mo. Alma C. Smith, 80, of Fenton, Mo., died May 31, 2003, in St. Louis, Mo. She was born March 9, 1923, in Caraway. She was the daughter of Jaruus and Alica (Gosa) Turner. She was a nurse's aide and working in a nursing home. She is survived by her daughter, Arvilla M. ...
Marion Jr. Key (06/11/03)
Caraway Marion Jr. Key, 68, of Caraway died June 3, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was a retired farmer, of the Church of Christ belief, and had lived in the Caraway area most of his life. He is survived by three sisters, Ruth Steen of Tyronza, Ruby Brown of Tuckerman and Rachel Walker of Walcott; two brothers, Billy Gene Key and Jimmy Key, both of Caraway; a son, Johnny Marion Key of Huntsville, Ala.; three daughters, Irene Wolfe of Huntsville, Ala., Rachel Darlene Madison of Kansas City, Mo., and Vickie Jane Cato of Springdale; and 12 grandchildren.. ...