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Stories from Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Big Lake Chili Cookoff set for Saturday (09/24/03)
The 14th annual Big Lake Chili Cook-Off will be held Saturday at the Manila Depot. The event is sponsored by the Manila Lions Club. Tony Crowell, cook-off chairman, reminded everyone that there is still time to enter a team or a booth. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 26...
Manila City council reviews street paving needs (09/24/03)
Manila City Council members met Monday night, Sept. 15, working through several items on the agenda including street paving, swimming pool grant application, setting millage rate, and budget review. All council members, Dean Cherry, Tony Hawkins, Dwight Booth, Gaylon Gammill, Linda Donovan and Larry "Whiz" Davis were present along with city attorney Wayne Wagner and city clerk Susie Parker...
Former Leachville Housing Authority director honored (09/24/03)
Glenda Cagle, executive director of the Leachville Housing Authority for 20 years, was honored at the NAHRO meeting in Eureka Springs on Sept. 11. Cagle retired from the Housing Authority on March 31, 2003 and died from cancer in May 2003. Cagle was inducted into the NAHRO Housing Hall of Fame for the year 2003...
Former Lost Cane Days remembered (09/24/03)
Over 300 neighbors and former neighbors attended the second annual Lost Cane Reunion Saturday at the Manila Airport Center. Old pictures and stories were shared throughout the day that brought back memories of Lost Cane when there were houses on every 20 acres, a school, and stores. Friendships were made that have lasted a lifetime...
Buffalo Island Relay for Life raises over $45,000 (09/24/03)
The second annual American Cancer Relay for Life raised a little over $45,000 exceeding last year's total by $10,000. The Friday night event was the grand finale of several months of fund-raising activities from individuals, groups, businesses and organizations. The 2003 event was held at the Leachville City Park for an all night walk and fun activities and entertainment for all ages...
Eubanks earns medalist honors for Manila (09/24/03)
On Monday, Sept. 15 Manila boys' and girls' golf teams took first place in the match held at Big Lake Country Club. The Lady Lions scored a combined 149 and the boys' team 133. Manila's senior Michelle Eubanks was medalist with a 39, followed by teammates Audrey Booth 51, and Bethany Daley 59...
Changes made at Big Lake (09/24/03)
Changes have been made for this hunting season at the Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge east of Manila. According to Brian Braudis, wildlife refuge manager, hunters at the refuge are no longer required to sign in at the refuge office to receive a hunt permit. ...
Riverside Lady Rebels sweep doubles play (09/24/03)
The Riverside Rebel Netters hosted two matches this week, winning the first over Ridgefield Christian, before dropping the second to undefeated East Poinsett County. Against Ridefield Christian, the Rebels dropped two of three singles matches before rallying in doubles play, sweeping all three doubles matches in boys play to claim the victory. ...
Keith King - Caraway (09/24/03)
Keith King, 28, of Caraway, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was a farmer, member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in Caraway a lifetime. He is survived by two sisters, Sue Tipton and Deedra Rodgers, both of Caraway; a son, Gavin King, of Manila: several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces...
Ricky Alan Rook - Lake City (09/24/03)
Ricky Alan Rook, 40, of Lake City died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Great Falls, Mont., he lived most of his life in Lake City. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Charlene rook of Lake City; three brothers, Charles rook of St. Louis, Russell Rook of Oak Grove, Ky., and Donnie Rook of Lake City; and three sisters, Debra Webb and Laceitta Rook, both of Lake City, and Vonda Meene of Rogers...
James Edgar Wright - Wynne (09/24/03)
James Edgar Wright, 74, of Wynne, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Cross Ridge Community Hospital in Wynne. He was born Nov. 30, 1928, at New Orleans, La. He had lived in Wynne for the past seven years, formerly of Batesville. He served with the 1370th Military Police Company during the occupation of Japan and he also served in the Korean War. ...
Beatrice Brown - Paragould (09/24/03)
Beatrice Brown, 93, of Paragould, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. She was born Feb. 25, 1910, at Senath. She was a former employee of Arkansas State College and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. ...
Alma Ruth Ashabranner - Senath (09/24/03)
Alma Ruth Ashabranner, 72, of Senath, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Blytheville, she was a retired nurse and homemaker. She was a member of Center Hill Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Charles Ashabranner of the home; a son, Gaylon Ashabranner of Paragould; five brothers, Otis Wooldridge of Jonesboro, Bob and Gary Don Wooldridge of Oklahoma City, Okla., Hershell Wooldridge of Jefferson, Texas, and Sterling Wooldridge of Paragould; and five sisters, Joy Riggs of Starkville, Miss., Melba Akers of Blytheville, Jane Farith of Ogden, Utah, Carolyn Gilliam and Becky Simmons, both of Blytheville.. ...
Rev. William Isaac Foster - Hoxie (09/24/03)
Reverend William Isaac Foster, 74, of Hoxie, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at his home. He was born June 23, 1929, in Tennessee, the son of Josh Altan and Gertie Lee (Lowe) Foster. He was united in marriage to Bettie June Stacks on June 17, 1950, in Dell. ...