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Stories from Thursday, July 31, 2003

Swimming pool grant topic at Manila Council (07/31/03)
Prior to the regular July Manila City Council meeting, a public meeting was held at city hall. Mayor Clifford Veach said that the public meeting was part of the process in the effort to get grant money for a swimming pool. "The purpose of this meeting is to solicit and get information from the public about the expansion of our recreational facilities," Mayor Veach said. ...
Leachville council accepts bids on city vehicles (07/31/03)
The Leachville City Council met in regular session on July 14 working through a short agenda consisting of opening bids on city vehicles, and discussion of potential business properties. Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells opened sealed bids on a Chevrolet Capri police car, a blue 1982 Chevrolet city truck and a white 1990 Dodge truck...
Rebecca Mitchell is a Pepsi fan (07/31/03)
Rebecca Mitchell may be the oldest Pepsi fan around at 103. Mitchell, a Monette Nursing Home resident, still enjoys her Pepsi-Cola on a daily basis and has for as far back as she can remember. She wheels her chair through the halls of the Monette Nursing Center singing the Pepsi-Cola jingle "Pepsi-Cola hits the spot, 12 full ounces, that's a lot."...
Former First Lady signs books in Blytheville (07/31/03)
One of the most influential women in America, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited That Book Store in Blytheville Saturday to sign copies of her latest book, "Living History." Hundreds of fans lined Blytheville's Main Street, anticipating their few seconds with the outspoken U.S. senator. She greeted each person and made eye contact, as she hurriedly autographed their copy of her book...
Wrestling event set for Aug. 2 (07/31/03)
The Manila Airport Center will be the site of a benefit wrestling event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. All proceeds from the event will go to the Buffalo Island Cancer Relay for Life. Ron Horn has coordinated the event with many Super Stars. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children six and under will be admitted free...
Tourney is success (07/31/03)
Area men and women's softball teams played in a benefit tournament in Manila Friday night and Saturday. Ten teams participated including three men's teams and seven women's teams. The slow pitch, double elimination tournament, raised nearly $1,200. All proceeds will go to Rose Sammons to help with medical expenses. Sammons suffered burns and has been undergoing treatment...
Buffalo Island basketball camp slated for Aug. 4-7 (07/31/03)
Buffalo Island Central will host a basketball camp for boys and girls entering grades 1-9 Monday, Aug. 4-7. The schedule will be 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for girls in grades 4-9; 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for girls in grades 1-3; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. boys grades 4-9 and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. boys grades 1-3...
NEA callers frequent radio sports talk show (07/31/03)
From 7-10 a.m. week days on KNEA Radio in Jonesboro, Arkansas, sports radio personality Bud Schroeppell gets to live out his life long dream, talking sports. The former Memphis radio personality hosts the popular three hour sports call-in show, "The Front Row with Budro," now in its third year on the airwaves...
Riverside girls attend cheerleader camp (07/31/03)
The Riverside High School cheerleading squad recently attended the National Cheerleaders Association Camp held on the Lake City campus. Cheerleaders learned side-line cheers, chants, stunts, and dances that can be used during basketball season and at pep rallies. The Riverside squad earned six superior ribbons during the camp as well as the team stunt-smart award...
William Clayborn Crist - Lake City (07/31/03)
William Clayborn Crist, 80, of Lake City, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center. Born in Jonesboro, he had lived in Lake City for nine and a half years and was formerly of the Batesville and Little Rock areas. He was a disabled veteran of the Air Force who served during World War II and was of the Baptist belief...
Ruth Mae Baswell - Monette (07/31/03)
Ruth Mae Baswell, 73, of Monette, widow of James Baswell, died Sunday, July 20, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Mary Lou Pasley and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Baswell was a homemaker and member of the Childress Baptist Church...
John Richard Ball - Leachville (07/31/03)
John Richard Ball, 19, of Leachville, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Pierce Landing near Hornersville. He was employed by Maverick Tube of Blytheville and he enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. He is survived by his parents, Harold and Lisa Ball of the home; sister, Christie Ball of the home; grandparents, Norene Whiteaker of Leachville and Francis Ball of Arbyrd, Mo.; great-grandparents, Maie Willming of Lawrence, Mich., Aldie and Ernest Whiteaker of Calico Rock, and Jerlean Hogland of Hollywood, Mo.. ...
Keli Jean Murphy - Cloverdale, Ind. (07/31/03)
Keli Jean Murphy, born Sept. 27, 1993, died July 16, 2003, in a go-cart/four-wheeler accident in Cloverdale, Ind., near her home. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Keri (Buck) Murphy; two brothers, Thomas Loveless and James Murphy, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Sam and Shirley Buck, Lake Sherwood, Mo., formerly of Leachville; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Murphy of Texas; aunt, Barbara Suber, of Monette, and a host of other family and friends...
Robert E. Maynard - Linn Creek, Mo. (07/31/03)
Robert E. Maynard, 66, of Linn Creek, Mo., died July 5, 2003, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach, Mo. He was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Leachville, to the late Paschal and Katie Bishoff Maynard. Robert was married Jan. 14, 1956, in Ferguson, Mo., to Janice Zolman. He owned and operated Maynard Mobile Homes, Maynard Country Corner, and the A Road Mini Mart in Linn Creek, Mo. He attended the Walk On The Water Faith Church in Osage Beach...
Annie Mae Robinson - Horseshoe Bay, Texas (07/31/03)
Annie Mae Robinson, 61, of 1705 Cherokee, Horse Shoe Bay, Texas, died Thursday, July 17, 2003. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She is the daughter of the late Mamie Lewis and Aurthur Osborn. She is survived by her husband, Sidney F. Robinson; two sons, Mark Robinson of Granite Shoals, Texas, and Danny Robinson of Marble Falls, Texas; a daughter, Shirley McEntire of Hillsboro, Texas; two brothers, Gene Osborn of Caraway and William Osborn of Luxora; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Mary Gladys Staggs - Jonesboro (07/31/03)
Mary Gladys Staggs, 99, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at her home. Born at Mount Pleasant, she moved to Jonesboro in 1945. She was a homemaker, a member of an extension homemakers club and a member of Magnolia road Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Billy M. ...
Orlan E. Lee Johnson - Rector (07/31/03)
Orlan E. Lee Johnson, 19, of Rector, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Pierce Landing near Hornersville. He was a 2002 graduate of Rector High School and was employed by Black River Contracting of Paragould. He was a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard...