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Stories from Wednesday, August 6, 2003

First Kelton class excels (08/06/03)
Words such as successful, proud and outstanding were heard as adult students were praised at the end of 70 hours of classroom study in a medical terminology course. Students of the first class completed their finals and received certificates at the end of the 13-week course held at Manila High School. The words of praise came from Ron and Cheryl Kelton, owners of Kelton Schools, Inc., who were on hand for the event. Mr. and Mrs. Kelton are former Manila High School graduates...
Manila bus drivers starting 41st year (08/06/03)
Bob White, known by most of his friends and students as "Coach White" is ready to start his 41st year as a school bus driver. His 40 year bus driving career has been at only five schools, Osceola, Berryville, Wynne, Leachville and Manila. He has been at Manila since 1985...
Becky Misner shares recipes (08/06/03)
Becky Flanigan Misner is one of the few people of her generation that enjoys gardening and canning. Her pickles are in great demand. She also enjoys canning tomatoes and jalapeno peppers. She said she inherited her love of gardening and putting up vegetables from both her grandmothers...
Leachville taxidermist wins second in national competition (08/06/03)
Shawn Poe, taxidermist in Leachville, has won several awards in competition at the state and regional level over the last five years. This year he took his work one step farther and won a second place in National competition. This was his first time to enter in the National competition and he was very pleased to win second place in the open Waterfowl Division with his Gadwall Duck...
Benefit tournament raises $1,200 (08/06/03)
Area men and women's softball teams played in a benefit tournament in Manila this past week. 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...
Mary Ellen Barber - Bay (08/06/03)
Mary Ellen Barber, 83, of Bay, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro. Born in Mulberry, she lived at Bay for several years and is formerly of Muldrow. She was a homemaker and a member of the Needham Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Jerry Barber and Johnny Barber of Amarillo, Texas, James Barber, Billy Barber and Danny Barber, all of Muldrow; two daughters, Betty Sue Passmore of Bay and Blanche Fay Holden of Lake City; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Ima Jewell Brown - Lepanto (08/06/03)
Ima Jewell Brown, 67, of Lepanto died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Travis Brown of Tyronza and Ricky Brown of Black Oak; six daughters, Patricia Holt of Dyess, Carolyn Hindman of West Memphis, Patsy Talley and Darlene Brown, both of Concord, Sandy Wood of Olive Branch, Miss., and Mashell Bly of Payneway; two sisters, Shirley Ohler of Keiser and Wanda Haygood of Waverly, Tenn.; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Missouri and Earl Curtis of Monette; 23 grandchildren;a nd 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Brenda F. Edwards - Monette (08/06/03)
Brenda F. Edwards, 44, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at her residents. She was a secretary for the Black Oak Department of the Craighead County Road Department, a member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in the Buffalo Island area all of her life...
Taylor Montana Trantham - Brookland (08/06/03)
Taylor Montana Trantham, 10, of Brookland died Monday, July 28, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Jonesboro, he attended Brookland Elementary School and Woods Chapel Church in Brookland. Survivors include his parents, David and Tammy Cope Trantham of the home; a sister, MaHaley Trantham of the home; grandparents Jerry and Olene Cope and Charles and Lanell Dunaway, all of Jonesboro; and a great-grandmother, Ila Poe of Monette...