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Stories from Friday, September 19, 2003

Manila principals give building reports (09/19/03)
Manila principals, Diane Baugher, lower elementary; Pam Caster, elementary; Diane Wagner, junior high; and Pam Chipman, high school, updated board members on enrollment, test scores and gave an overall view of the beginning school year at the regular Manila School Board meeting Sept. 8...
Buffalo Island Central Board updated on test results (09/19/03)
Buffalo Island Central School Board members met Monday hearing reports from building principals on enrollments, curriculum changes and the districts overall SAT 9 and ACT test results. Doris Willyerd, district test coordinator, presented current testing results for the SAT 9, Benchmark and ACT examinations. A review of the ACT Scores for the years 1997-2003, shows the BIC District scored above the state and national average every year...
Miss Mess Pageant held for good cause (09/19/03)
It was for a good cause so a group of men and young boys volunteered to put on a show at the Buffalo Island Relay for Life Miss Mess contest Friday night. The Melody Theatre was packed and the event raised nearly $1,400. Melvin Browning and Barry Wells served as Emcee's for the event. Judges were Bonnie McFarlin, Nancy Reynolds and Chris McFarlin...
Riverside boys improve to 3-1 (09/19/03)
Riverside's tennis team played two matches last week, first traveling to Nettleton, and then closing the week with a match at Trumann. The Riverside boys suffered their first team loss of the year, 7-5, at the hands of the Raiders. In singles action, Rebel Lee Blake defeated Blake Dixon, 7-5, while teammate Von McDaniel downed Andrew Nadzam, 6-1. ...
Townsend takes medalist honors at Manila Invitational (09/19/03)
Manila's Scott Townsend took medalist honors with a one over 73 score at the Manila Invitational Tournament Monday, Sept. 15, at the Big Lake Country Club. Eight high schools participated in the tournament. Piggott won the team competition with a 242. Leading the Mohawks were Chase Akins with an 80 and Jeremy Lemmons and Jonathan Johnson with 81. Piggott's Daniel Steen had 102...
Fall baseball, soccer seasons kick off in Manila (09/19/03)
The Manila Youth Association is hosting a fall season for machine pitch baseball and soccer. Over 200 children are signed up with 13 soccer teams and six baseball teams. The baseball teams are made up of two age divisions, 7-9 and 10-12. The baseball games and soccer games were kicked off last week...
Eva W. Posey - Leachville (09/19/03)
Eva W. Posey, 62, of Leachville died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Leachville. Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Posey Sr. of Leachville; two sons, Harold E. Posey Jr. ...
Hollis L. "Bud" Fox - Holly Grove (09/19/03)
Hollis L. "Bud" Fox, 75, of Holly Grove, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Clarendon. A son of the late Bertie Lee Leslie Fox and the late Pair Zella LeFevers Fox, he was born in New Hope on Sept. 19, 1927. He and Sarah Mae Wallace were married Aug. 9, 1947, at the home of Virgil and Zelma Romine in the Shilo Community. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Park Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Holly Grove Masonic Lodge...
Mary Elizabeth Booth - Williford (09/19/03)
Mary Elizabeth Booth, 74, of Williford died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003. She was born in Williford. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Jenkins of Little Rock; a son, Michael Carahan of Walnut Ridge; two sisters, Lucille Tucker and Jamie Holiway, both of Jonesboro; a brother, A.D. Booth of Williford; two granddaughters, Rachel Primm of Little Rock and Jennifer Carnahan of Ward; and three great-grandchildren...
Billy Charles Nettles - Alicia (09/19/03)
Billy Charles Nettles, 68, of Alicia, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. He was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Boydsville. He was the son of Price and Grace Herring Nettles. He married Shirley Clements Oct. 13, 1956, in Piggott. He was employed by Lawrence County Tractor and was of the Baptist faith...