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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2003

Dr. Tasker Newton Rodman dies July 19 (07/24/03)
Dr. Tasker Newton Rodman, 84, of Leachville, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Newark, he was the son of the late Dr. Thomas Newton and Ethel McGee Rodman and had been married to his wife, Geneva Arnold Rodman, for 62 years...
Manila School Board discusses payroll issues (07/24/03)
Manila School Board worked through a lengthy agenda during the regular July meeting. Topics included a new bus, installation of a time clock, pay for extra duty, and personnel. Board members reviewed the financial report. "I would like to mention that I am pleased with the outcome of our year. There were a lot of extra expenses and we were cut $95,000," Superintendent Charolette Wagner said. "We received $275,000 more than we spent so that's good with that cut. Our balance is $3,000,087.59...
Monette man receives World War II Medal (07/24/03)
World World II veteran Robert Flannigan of Monette has been out of the Army for 58 years. He, like so many other young men and women in the 1940's, left his home to serve his country. He was surprised to learn recently that he was awarded a Bronze Star medal. The paperwork must have crossed at the ending of World War II and he never received the medal, he said. The medal was sent to him from the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command in Philadelphia, Pa...
Pam Chipman assumes principal duties (07/24/03)
The new Manila High School principal, Pam Chipman, is a familiar face on campus as she has served as MHS music director for the past 24 years. She began her teaching career in Manila in 1978 with 24 choir members. Since that time, she has built the program to 140 choir members. Under Chipman's direction, the MHS junior and senior high choirs have received district, regional and state recognition...
West All-Stars fall to Jonesboro (07/24/03)
The Northeast Arkansas West 11-year old All Stars participated in the District I Cal Ripken Tournament last week in Osceola. NEA West lost their first game on July 14 to eventual tournament title winner Jonesboro by a score of 5-1. NEA West Coach Michael Boatman said, "Jonesboro's pitcher was very strong, striking out 14 batters in six innings work."...
Benefit softball tournament scheduled for July 25-26 (07/24/03)
A benefit men/women's softball tournament will be held at the Manila ball park July 25-26. There will be a men's division and a women's division. Each team must pay $100, supply one umpire and two new game balls. There will be first, second and third place trophies in each division. The double elimination tournament will have one hour time limits on all games...
Riverside, Manila teams participate in team camps (07/24/03)
Riverside and Manila participated July 23-25 at the Southeast Missouri State University's team basketball camp in Cape Girardeau. Both teams fared well and seemed to play better as the week went on. Riverside's A-team finished with a 5-4 record and won their division at the camp, while the B-team also finished 5-4 and advanced to the semi-finals of their division. ...
West All-Stars take second in tourney (07/24/03)
The northeast Arkansas West Nine Year old All-Stars placed second in the Cal Ripken District I Tournament held in Blytheville July 5-7. They went on to take third in the State Tournament held July 10-16 in Paragould falling just short of a trip to the Regional Tournament July 18-24 in Gulfport, Miss...
The making of a collegiate cheerleader (07/24/03)
July is usually the time for playing baseball and attending basketball camps, while football two-a-days are just around the corner. But there is another group of athletes currently spending countless hours preparing for their upcoming season. This group sometimes goes unappreciated, though usually not unnoticed. They are cheerleaders...
NEA East All-Star squad competes in district tourney (07/24/03)
The NEA East 11-year-old All Stars participated in the District I Cal Ripken Tournament last week at Osceola. The East All-Stars began tournament play with a loss to Osceola, 7-6. Jared Hembrey and Hunter Brown each went 2 for 3 to lead the East at the plate...
Billy Mack Johnson - Paragould (07/24/03)
Billy Mack Johnson, 71, of Paragould died Tuesday, July 15, 2003. Born in Leachville, he was a veteran of the Korean War, a former assistant cashier at First National Bank of Commerce and was owner, operator and salesman at Lamb Auto Sales. He was a member of Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ...
Jack Moore - Jonesboro (07/24/03)
Jack Moore, 64, of Jonesboro died Monday, July 14, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the coach of the All-American Redheads Women's Basketball Team for 10 years and was named to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. He was active in the development of the Valley View boys baseball team and the summer baseball program and the Valley View baseball field was named in his honor. ...
Evelyn Nance Harmon - Colton, Calif. (07/24/03)
Evelyn Nance Harmon, 65, of Colton, formerly of Lake City, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at her residence. She was a homemaker, a Pentecost and a resident of California for more than 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Harold Harmon of Colton, Calif.; four daughters, Rose Casey of Lake City, Barbara Crownin of Tucson, Ariz., Evelyn Crakaal of Colton, and Dawn Herman of Moreno, Calif.; a son, Harold W. Harmon of Montana, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...
Rev. Cecil E. Chapin - Florida (07/24/03)
Rev. Cecil E. Chapin 76, of Wimauma, Fla., formerly of Benton Harbor, Mich., died July 14, 2003. Funeral services were conducted July 18, 2003 by the pastor at the Wimauma Church of God. Burial was in Wimauma. Rev. Chapin was born in Carlisle, to John and Lela Chapin, Sept. ...
Arthur Jerome Benn - Lake City (07/24/03)
Arthur Jerome Benn, 81, of Lake City died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at his home. Born in San Francisco, he lived in Oakland Calif., before moving to Lake City in 1980. He was a retired mail carrier and a World War II veteran of the Coast Guard. Survivors include his wife, Alice Benn, of the home...
Albert Joseph Bandy - Leachville (07/24/03)
Albert Joseph Bandy, 90, of Leachville, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Bay, he was the son of the late Ira Edward and Mary Sanders Bandy and had been a Leachville resident since 1948. He was a retired farmer having worked for Wildy Farms for 33 years and was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church...
Amelia Robins Anthony - Memphis, Tenn. (07/24/03)
Amelia Robins Anthony, 90, of Memphis, widow of Hawley Anthony, died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Quince Nursing Center in Memphis. Born at Shrum, Mo., she was the daughter of Thomas M. and Elizabeth Long Robins and had been a Memphis resident for the past 15 years. ...
Rickey Joe Iglehart - Jonesboro (07/24/03)
Ricky Joe Iglehart, 44, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived all of his life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. He worked several years in the sales department of Hytrol Conveyor Company of Jonesboro and was a member of the Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Jonesboro...