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Stories from Thursday, June 26, 2003

Manila 2003 alumni reunion draws large crowd (06/26/03)
Approximately 150 Manila Alumni members gathered at the Manila Airport Center on Saturday evening for the 2003 Alumni Reunion. Reunions don't just happen. It takes a lot of planning and hard work. Committee members worked for months getting ready to welcome friends and classmates...
Big Lake receives Outstanding Maintenance Award (06/26/03)
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge received the Outstanding Maintenance Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the second consecutive years. Colonel Jack V. Scherer, District Engineer, of the Memphis District made the presentation to Brian Braudis, refuge manager, on Wednesday afternoon...
Longtime Caraway postmaster retires (06/26/03)
Caraway Postmaster, Betty Pendergraft will be retiring from her job, after thirty years of service, this week, and was honored with a retirement celebration held in her honor, on June 17. Caraway Mayor, Joe South, was on hand to present Pendergraft with a key to the city. Craighead County Judge, Dale Haas, presented her with a special retirement proclamation...
Leachville council hears bank construction plans (06/26/03)
The Leachville City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 16, and worked through a lengthy agenda. Special guests Gregg Miller, President and CEO of the Southern Bank of Commerce, in Paragould, and Vice President, John Steele, addressed the council about plans to build a full-service branch bank in the city. The bank was organized in 1999 and currently has banks in Paragould, Brookland, and Jonesboro...
Manila Council gets first look at new Christmas decorations (06/26/03)
Councilwoman Linda Donovan and Lisa Hitchcock, both members of the Manila Depot Committee, gave the Manila city officials an update on the group's city Christmas decoration project. "The Depot Committee decided to buy Christmas decorations. The city has been without decorations for the last two years and the people in town are concerned," Hitchcock said...
Manila Class of 1953 holds reunion (06/26/03)
Fifty years seemed like only yesterday as members of the Manila Class of 1953 reminisced about the "good ole' days at MHS at a gathering on Friday night at the Manila Depot. This was the first reunion for the class since the 1970's. The 1953 reunion was planned in conjunction with the annual Manila Alumni Reunion on Saturday...
Riverside pounds Corning (06/26/03)
Tyler Timms and Matt Snyder drilled two out two-run singles as the Riverside Rebels built a 5-0 lead after two innings enroute to a convincing 16-1 win over Corning Monday night at Caraway. The Rebels continued their assault in the third when Dustin Kellem drilled a two-run double, followed by another two out two run single by Alex Smith to make the score 9-0 after the third...
Lake City Jammers claim tournament title (06/26/03)
It was all Lake City Saturday in the 9-10 year old league tournament as the finals pitted the Sonic Blasters and the Vester Spencer Trucking Jammers for the tournament title and bragging rights. The Lake City Jammers claimed the tournament championship by going undefeated in tournament play but found their biggest challenge in winning the tournament from their "cross-town" rivals, the Lake City Sonic Blasters...
Golf tournament will benefit Relay for Life (06/26/03)
There will be a mixed 3-person scramble July 2 at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila to benefit the Buffalo Island Relay for Life American Cancer Society. Tee time will be 8 a.m. The entry fee is $30 per person ($90 per team) with all proceeds going to the "Relay for Life."...
Peggy S. Lea - Bono (06/26/03)
Peggy S. Lea, 62, of Bono, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, at her home. Born in Monette, she lived in Bono for 40 years and was formerly of Black Oak. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ belief. Survivors include her husband, James Lea of the home; a daughter, Sonja Bruce of Augusta, Ga.; a brother, Larry DeJarnette of Little Rock; five sisters, Julie DeJarnette of Jonesboro, Louise Altom of St. ...
Birl Noel "Bill" Adams - Leachville (06/26/03)
Birl Noel "Bill" Adams, 83, of Leachville, died Sunday, June 22, 2003, at his home. Born at El Paso, he was the won of the late Orn and Emma Neal Adams and had been a Leachville resident since 1935. Mr. Adams retired from the Buffalo island School District in 1991 after 44 years service which included the former Leachville School District. ...
Ruth Nettie Grooms - Paragould (06/26/03)
Ruth Nettie Grooms, 75, of Paragould died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Craighead County. She was a retired custodian of Greene County Tech School where she had worked for 16 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and served as a Sunday School teacher for 35 years...
Alice Evelyn Springer - Manila (06/26/03)
Alice Evelyn Springer, 82, of Manila died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Halls, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Alice Robertson Ferguson. She was married to Roy Springer in 1934 and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a retired nurses' aid having worked several years for Dr. E.A. Shaneyfelt and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Manila...
Velma Fleeman Riggs - Selma, Ala. (06/26/03)
Velma Fleeman Riggs, 85, of Selma, Ala., formerly of Arkansas, died June 13, 2003, at Vaughan Regional Hospital. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Nellie Fleeman, of Manila; four daughters, and sons-in laws, Lois Fleeman of Selma, Ala., Lavern and William Smith of Tenn., Ruth Jackson of Manila, and Betty and Randall Miller of Selma, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, Tonya, Tina, Debbie, Jimmy, Lori, Araicka, Dwight, Cody, Heather and Jai; and seven great-grandchildren, T.J., Alexandria, Caison, Eme, angel, Matthew and Samantha.. ...
Vester Hershel Patton - Buckeye (06/26/03)
Vester Hershel Patton, 85, of the Buckeye community, near Leachville, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. Born at Senath, he was the son of the late John and May Wafford Patton and was a lifelong resident of the Leachville area. Mr. Patton was a longtime farmer and also retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville with 24 years of service. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell...
Alvia Moore - Hot Springs (06/26/03)
Alvia "Al" Moore, 82, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his residence in Hot Springs. He was a former Leachville resident. He was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Black Rock, to Oscar James and Ada Myrtle (Smith) Moore. Al was a retired U.S. Air Force, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veteran, owner of the former Pike Cafeteria, present owner of Spa Universal Sales and a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church...
J.D. Miles - Lake City (06/26/03)
J.D. Miles, 62, of Lake City died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. Born in Alabama, he was a resident of Poinsett County for more than 30 years. He was a farm worker and a member of Red Oak Baptist Church in Lepanto. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Miles, of Lake City; five sons, Shawn Miles of Osceola, Jay Dee Miles of Eupora, Miss., and Joshua Miles, Willard Miles and Larry Miles, all of Lepanto; three daughters, Betty Sue Wright of Lake City, Brenda Manning of Eupora and Sarah Thacker of Lepanto; three sisters, Helen King of West Memphis, Olar Faye Mattingly of Jacksonville and Mary Anne Miles of Bear Creek, Ala.; six brothers, Millard Miles of Lepanto, Joseph Miles and James Miles, both of Marked Tree, and Hollis Miles, Oscar Miles and Howard Miles, all of Haleyville, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Arline May - Leola (06/26/03)
Arline May, 56, of Leola died at her home on Wednesday, June 18, 2003. She was born in Manila and was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Christine May of Leola; two sisters, Mary Johnson and Nadine Davis of Osceola; and two brothers, Dewayne May of Manila and Franklin May of Poyen...
Malba J. Mangrum - Lake City (06/26/03)
Melba J. Mangrum, 66, of Lake City, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker, member of Mangrum Church of Christ, and had lived in the Buffalo Island area a lifetime. She is survived by a sister, Retha Harpe, of Lake City...