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Stories from Friday, October 10, 2003

Demolition reveals old advertisement (10/10/03)
Little did Ken Lomax realize that the expansion of his business and tearing down of an old building next door would create so much excitement among local historians. The demolition exposed a painted wall advertisement from many years ago. "I have had so many people stop by to ask about the old sign and share some of the local history with me," Lomax said. Lomax is the owner of Monette Discount Drug, 214 W. Drew Street...
Education important to 1934 MHS graduate (10/10/03)
Nettie Layton Wilson said when she came back to Manila four years ago she was coming home to her "roots." She had made her home in Memphis, Tenn., since graduating from Manila High School in 1934 but Manila had always been home. Wilson was born in Tupelo, Miss., in 1915 but moved to Manila at a very early age. She is the daughter of the late Clyde and J.W. Wilson...
Senath 5K event to benefit SIDS Foundation (10/10/03)
The Senath-Hornersville High School Teens for Christ will sponsor a KIDS for SIDS 5-K "Get There" in memory of Carter Lane McCord and Christopher Lee Coranado Jr. on from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Senath Lions Club Appreciation Day. Young Carter Lane McCord of Monette was born Dec. 21, 2000, and was a victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on Feb. 12, 2001...
Painted House opened (10/10/03)
Over 700 visitors toured the movie homestead used in the filming of "A Painted House" last Friday and Saturday during Lepanto's Terrapin Derby celebration. The fact that the house is not completed did not seem to deter spectators from wanting to take a look. More wallpaper will be added, hardwood will replace the sub-flooring, and cosmetic touches are planned to authenticate all the rooms...
Black Oak homemaker keeps Sunday dinner tradition going (10/10/03)
Lucille "Boots" Poe of Black Oak keeps the Sunday family dinner tradition going. She cooks for all of the family that can come on Sunday and still makes it to church by 9:30 a.m. Poe was raised in a large family. She is the next to the youngest "the baby girl" of 11 brothers and sisters. ...
Klayton Seyler wins Big Lake 2003 club championship (10/10/03)
Big Lake Country Club held its Club Championship Tournament Sept. 20-21 finishing on Sunday in spite of the rain. Klayton Seyler is the new club champion for the year 2003. This year's tournament was a two-day thirty-six hole stroke play event. Klayton is the 16 year old and the yougnest member ever to win the club championship title...
Manila lady golfers win district tourney (10/10/03)
Manila Lady Golfers won the 3AAA South District Tournament held at Big Lake Country Club in Manila on Friday. Manila girls, Michelle Eubanks, Audrey Booth, Bethany Daley and K.C. Chipman tallied a 301 team score. Eubanks led the team with 94 followed by Booth with a 98, Daley with a 109 and Chipman 115. Eubanks had 48 on the first nine and 45 on the back. Booth scored 52/43 followed by Daley with a 61/48 and Chipman's 60/55...
Riverside netters sweep Weiner (10/10/03)
Riverside finished the month of September by sweeping tennis matches in consecutive weeks against the Weiner Cardinals. The first match was played Sept. 23 at Weiner. Riverside's boys rolled to a 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, while the Lady Rebels shut out the Lady Cardinals 4-0...
Hester May Clayton - Manila (10/10/03)
Hester May Clayton, 95, of Manila, the widow of Jess Clayton, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Nute and Ida Florence Moore and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Home Extension Club for more than 50 years...
Infant Jones (10/10/03)
Landon Joseph Jones/Spencer, infant son of Lisa Diane Jones of Paragould and Robert Ray Spencer of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at the Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Grandparents are Danny and Macel Spencer of Leachville and Carl and Kathy Jones of Paragould...
Linda Ann Childress Brandon - Leachville (10/10/03)
Linda Ann Childress Brandon, 58, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late W.K. Childress and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. She was a graduate of Leachville High School and was retired from customer service for Florafax and the Redbook companies. She was also a member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Vernie Brooks - Rivervale (10/10/03)
Vernie Brooks, 87, of Rivervale died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Survivors include two sons, Bill Brooks of Rivervale and Dennis Brooks of Smithville; two daughters, Dorothy Wolf of Rivervale and Evelyn Felton of Laport, Ind.; a sister, Joann Hensley of Caraway; a brother, Glen Austin of Rivervale; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren...