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Stories from Thursday, July 3, 2003

Manila proud of volunteer firemen (07/03/03)
In larger cities firemen are salaried employees, but in the rural towns, such as Manila, firemen are volunteers. They all have one thing in common, their dedication to the communities they serve. The Manila fire department has 25 volunteers. "We have got some good young men on the fire department. ...
McLaughlin is lucky winner (07/03/03)
Scott McLaughlin of Black Oak said he did not feel especially lucky on June 14, but he decided he would join the hundreds of others waiting to try a key to unlock the 2003 Honda Pilot that was going to be given away. It turned into his lucky day as he chose the key that unlocked the door...
Boll weevil eradication offices open (07/03/03)
Two sites have been selected and offices are being opened to coordinate the boll weevil eradication program in the Northeast Delta Region (Mississippi County and Eastern Craighead County). One office is located on Arkansas Highway 18 at the intersection of Arkansas 119 at Leachville, formerly the Cotton Caf, and the second office will be opened in Osceola in the Village Mall. ...
Golfers enjoy first tournament (07/03/03)
Three young Manila golfers were pleased with their 37 score for nine holes on their first three-person scramble. Drew Warren, 12, Jared Hembrey, 11, and Blake Wheeler, 11, have been taking golf lessons from Tony Hawkins for three weeks. The boys enjoyed their first scramble last Tuesday. The young men shot a 37. They shot one over par on one hole, par for six holes, had two bogeys, and one birdie...
BIC juniors reap awards (07/03/03)
The Buffalo Island Central Junior High Cheerleaders attended cheer camp on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University June 17-20. The squad won several blue ribbons and a "stunt smart" award and were finalists for the Top Team Award and The Champion Award...
Kelems looks forward to collegiate play (07/03/03)
There's an old saying that hard work pays off. In Dustin Kelem's case it has paid off with a dream come true, a college basketball scholarship at Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould. Kelems is a 2003 graduate of Riverside High School. "I've always dreamed of playing college basketball," said the 6'3" Riverside Rebel. "I am very, very happy to be playing for Coach McMillan at CRC. I can't wait until the season begins," Kelems added...
Former Hog coach speaks at Jonesboro church (07/03/03)
1964 was a magical year for the Arkansas Razorback football team and its fans. The Hogs claimed the schools' first and so far only National Championship, going 11-0 and beating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl 10-7. But it was a cool Saturday night some three months earlier in Austin, Texas, that made it all possible...
Benefit golf tournament scheduled (07/03/03)
There will be a mixed three-person scramble Tuesday, July 8, 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...
Jim Pace - Midway (07/03/03)
Jim Pace, 58, of Midway, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Branson. He was a lumber salesman for Merchant Building, of the Church of Christ belief, and had lived in the Mountain Home area for 10 years. He was formerly of Black Oak. He was a Mason. He is survived by three sisters, Juanita Spivey of Lewisville, Texas, Faye Emery of Caraway, and Patty Jones of Little Rock; two brothers, Murel Mangrum of Trumann and Gary Pace of Black Oak; two sons, Kevin Pace and Michael Pace of West Plains, Mo...
Evelyon Lizzie Lou Kelley - Manila (07/03/03)
Evelyon Lizzie Lou Kelley, 71, of Manila died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. She was born in carbon Hill, Ala., but was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief...
Larry Wayne Horner, Sr. - Manila (07/03/03)
Larry Wayne Horner, Sr., 67, of Manila, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late William and Ida Garrett Horner and had been a longtime Manila resident. He was a 1954 graduate of Manila High School and played basketball and baseball for Manila including four straight undefeated baseball seasons. ...
Brad Gamble - Caraway (07/03/03)
Brad Gamble, 39, of Caraway died Friday, June 27, 2003, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a Baptist and a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his mother Alma Lee Fires Smith of Caraway and his father, Roger Gamble of East Prairie, Mo.; a step-sister, Necie Hall of East Prairie, Mo.; a brother, Brian Lee Gamble of Benton, two step-brothers, Jeremy Smith of Lake City and Keith Carden of East Prairie, Mo...
Gerald Wayne Murphy - Caraway (07/03/03)
Gerald Wayne Murphy, 60, of Caraway, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at his residence. He was retired from American Greetings Corp. and self-employed. He was a member of Caraway Community of Christ church. He had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Freddie Lee Murphy of the home; his father, Bruce Murphy of Jonesboro and step-mother, Lorene Murphy; three sisters, Norma Emison of Jonesboro, Linda Pyland of Caraway and Wanda Wonigar of Horn Lake, Miss.; a brother, Keith Murphy of Germantown; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Merrett Emery of Caraway; two grandchildren, Mandy and Michael Emery of Caraway and a grand-daughter-in-law, Starla Emery of Caraway.. ...