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Stories from Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Manila artist's work to be featured at the Ritz Theater Gallery (08/27/03)
Manila artist, Dan Donovan, will have his work featured at the Ritz Theater Gallery in Blytheville beginning Sept. 1. Donovan, originally from New Mexico, is best noted for his oil paintings of Southwestern landscapes, cowboys, horses and Indians. Since moving to Arkansas, however, he has transferred his interest to the scenery around the Big Lake area, the cotton fields and people in and around Northeastern Arkansas...
Manila wastewater expansion underway (08/27/03)
The Manila $1.2 million wastewater plant facility expansion is on schedule after having to request a 30-day extension due to excessive wet weather in the early days of the work. Randy Polk, project engineer with the State Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission, made a monthly inspection Wednesday and said he was pleased with the progress...
Eastern District Search and Rescue has come a long way (08/27/03)
The Eastern District Search and Rescue team has come a long way in just a year, from using their own personal equipment on emergency calls to having several new pieces of specialized equipment to assist in rescues. The Caraway based emergency team has worked hard to acquire equipment and supplies needed when called out to assist in searches and rescues in the Eastern District of Craighead County...
Manila golf schedule (08/27/03)
Manila kicked off the 2003-2004 golf season with two matches the first week. The boys and girls' teams played Monday, Aug. 18 at Big Lake Country Club in Manila and Friday, Aug. 22, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas. They again played Monday, Aug. 25 at Big Lake Country club in Manila...
Manila teams post golfing victories (08/27/03)
Monday, Aug. 18, was the first day of school and the first day of golf. In years past, golf has been a high school spring sport but changed to the fall for the 2003 season. Manila hosted the first match at Big Lake Country Club with three girls' teams and six boys' teams...
BIC begins fall golf season (08/27/03)
The BIC Golf boys and girls' golf team kicked off the season with a match on Monday, Aug. 18, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila and Tuesday Aug. 19 at Walnut Ridge. They traveled to Turkey Mount on Thursday. Future dates are: Tuesday, Aug. 26 Pocahontas, 4 p.m., boys and girls...
Robert Earl Lawrence - Manila (08/27/03)
Robert Earl Lawrence, 70, of Manila, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at his home. Born in Nevada, Mo., he was the son of the late John and Ferris Gillam Lawrence and had been a Manila resident since 1957. He was retired from the Randall Company in Blytheville and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church. He was a veteran serving in the Army during the Korean War...
Betty Roberts - Manila (08/27/03)
Betty Rutherford Roberts, 67, of Manila died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at her residence. Born at Tellico Plains, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Geannie Martin Rutherford and was a Manila resident since 1979. She is survived by her compaion of 14 years, Bill Presley, of Manila; a son, Tim Humble of Manila; a daughter, Karen Tarver of Manila; two brothers, Willard Rutherford of Aurora, Ill., and Bunk Rutherford of Athens, Tenn.; two sisters, Winnie Belle Rutherford and Mae Dennis, both of Athens, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Ronald Blythe Selby, Sr. - Leachville (08/27/03)
Ronald Blythe Selby, Sr., 66, of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Martha Blythe Selby and was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a graduate of Leachville High School and was a retired member of the Leachville Volunteer Fire Department. ...
John Harold Thomas - Caraway (08/27/03)
John Harold Thomas, 64, of Caraway and a former longtime resident of Manila, dies Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born April 5, 1939, in Blytheville, he was the son of John Columbus and Susie Jane McClish Thomas. He was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Lavern Hollis - Paragould (08/27/03)
Lavern "Granny" Hollis, 89, of Paragould died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was retired from Kentucky Fried Chicken in Paragould. She was a member of Faith Assembly Church in Paragould and had lived in Paragould since 1972, formerly of Childress...
Iva Pearl Pruett Frolos - Cave City (08/27/03)
Iva Pearl Pruett Frolos, 71, of Cave City, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at a Batesville hospital. Born in Leachville, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two sons, Andy Frolos of Harrisburg and Randy Frolos of McCrory; three daughters, Edna Stout of Cave City, Carol Patterson of Marion and Mary Tolbert of Augusta, Kan.; three sisters, Olean Hembrey of Leachville, Maureen Frolos of Hardy and Mary Robinson of Niles, Mich.; a brother, Gilbert Wolverton of Ash Flat; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Helen Melton - Leachville (08/27/03)
Helen Melton, 87, of Leachville died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late G.F. and Liza Evans Green, Sr. She was the widow of Chester Melton and was a longtime Leachville area resident...