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Stories from Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Big Lake Chili Cook-Off set for Sept. 27 (09/10/03)
It is once again time to get the ingredients together for the 14th annual Big Lake Chili Cook-off which will be held Saturday, Sept. 27. The event is sponsored by the Manila Lions Club. This year's chili cook-off chairman is Tony Crowell. Crowell and other Lion members invites anyone that is interested to get a team together and join in the day...
Dinner Bell: LeAnn Ferrell and Danny Helms (09/10/03)
This week's feature is a young couple from the area that is in the process of making wedding plans around their busy schedules. LeAnn Ferrell of West Ridge and Danny Helms of Lepanto, plan to get married on December 20. LeAnn is a 1999 graduate of Manila High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Judy Ferrell. This is her first year to teach Family Consumer Science (formerly known as home economics) in the Marked Tree School District...
Administrative order allows duck hunters access to blinds at three WMAs (09/10/03)
Jimmy White, president of the Big Lake Sportsman Association, presided at a public meeting at the Manila Airport/Community Center. White called the meeting to update area sportsmen of the Aug. 28 Administrative Order 03-01 of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, allowing access to Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson/Black River Wildlife Management Areas to maintain duck blinds...
Mayor David Fletcher announces candidacy for State Representative (09/10/03)
Monette Mayor David Fletcher announced his plans to run for State Representative, District 76. Fletcher is a Monette native born Dec. 7, 1941 in Monette. He is a fourth generation Eastern Craighead County resident. He has one son, Andy, who is 22 and a nursing student...
Eubanks earns medalist honors (09/10/03)
Manila girls' golf team won Thursday's high school golf match at Thunder Bayou Golf Links in Blytheville. The team finished with a 141 led by Michelle Eubanks, medalist, with 44. K.C. Chipman came in second with 46. Bethany Daley had 51 and Audrey Booth 61 for the day...
Rebel netters begin fall tennis season (09/10/03)
The Riverside Rebel tennis team began their 2003 season this week, as the sport of tennis changed from a spring to a fall sport. Rebel tennis coach Terry Conner believes the change in seasons will be advantageous. "We will have pretty good weather to practice and play in, and we won't have to compete with baseball and softball. I think the kids will like it better," added Conner...
Dewitt named to Legion All-Star team (09/10/03)
Riverside's Michael Dewitt was named to the American Legion All-Star baseball team recently and participated in the annual game which was played on Aug. 2 at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. Dewitt was elected to the honor by opposing coaches in the AA Legion District. ...
R'side opens with win (09/10/03)
The Riverside Rebel tennis team began defense of their district title on Aug. 25 as they opened the 2003 season with a 5-2 victory over Walnut Ridge, while the girl netters battled the Lady Bobcats to a 2-2 draw. The Rebels #1 boys' player, Senior Lee Blake, defeated defending district singles champion Andrew Watson of Walnut Ridge, 6-2, to get the Rebels off to a fast start. ...
James E. Thomas - DeSoto, Mo. (09/10/03)
James E. Thomas, 69, of DeSoto, Mo., died Sept. 4, 2003 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born April. 4, 1934, in Leachville, the son of Asa C. and Hazel Selby Thomas. He was a retired teacher of DeSoto Public Schools. He as a graduate of Arkansas State University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of DeSoto, Mo. He served as past president of DeSoto Library Board...
Vera Lois Phillips - Manila (09/10/03)
Vera Lois Phillips, 90, of Manila, the widow of Toy Luther Phillips, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Rice, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Zula Johnson Shue and had been a Manila resident since 1949. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Trumann Hoyd Akes - Paragould (09/10/03)
Trumann Hoyd Akes, 71, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Russellville, he was the son of the late Willie "J.W." and Jessie Harvey Akes and was a former longtime Leachville/Monette area resident before moving to Paragould 14 years ago. He was a member of the Monette First Assembly of God...
Esther Lee Rhodes - Manila (09/10/03)
Esther Lee Rhodes, 90, of Manila, the widow of Owen Rhodes, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Taylor, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Gatlin and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...