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Stories from Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Caraway Council reinstates millage, nixes paving for 2003 (10/15/03)
The Caraway council passed Resolution 2003-4, reinstating the county milage tax on real and personal tax when the council met Oct. 9. Real property will be assessed 1.8 mills and personal property will assessed 1.8 mills. The council discussed the last month's request by Irvin T. ...
Leachville mayor credits work release program (10/15/03)
Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells praised inmates from the Mississippi County work release facility for the work they did in the city this past week when the Leachville City Council met in regular session Oct. 6. "They do such an excellent job for our city when they come here to work," Wells said. ...
Reception welcomes soldier home from Iraq (10/15/03)
Dr. and Mrs. Marty Harderson celebrated the homecoming of their son, Gabriel Harderson, 20, with a reception held in his honor at Dr. Harderson's office in Leachville Friday, Oct. 10. Gabriel was joined by his fiancee, Crystal Robinson, of Jonesboro, as he greeted well wishers, friends and relatives. A large commemorative red, white and blue cake was shared with visitors throughout the day, along with soft drinks...
Edna Mae Freeman inducted into housing officials Hall of Fame (10/15/03)
Edna Mae Freeman, 89, of Monette, was inducted into the Arkansas Chapter National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Hall of Fame last month for her lifetime of service to her community and service as a director on the Monette Housing Authority Board since 1985...
Riverside boys blank Walnut Ridge in season finale (10/15/03)
The Riverside Rebels tennis team concluded its regular season by splitting a pair of matches against the Walnut Ridge Bobcats Monday afternoon at the Lake City tennis courts. Riverside boys' team shut out the visiting Bobcats 6-0, but then the Lady Bobcats turned the tables with a 3-0 whitewash of their own over the Lady Rebels...
Big Lake Community Day set for Oct. 25 (10/15/03)
In celebration of the Centennial Year of the National Wildlife Refuge system, the Friends of Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge and refuge staff will host a celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week with a wildlife festival/community day held at the headquarters, two miles east of Manila, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25...
Floyd W. Leslie - Southaven, Miss. (10/15/03)
Floyd W. Leslie, 58, of Southaven, Miss., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at his home. He was maintenance technician for J&F Steel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Winona Leslie. He is survived by his wife, Pat Leslie of Southaven, Miss.; two daughters, Kristen Chapin of Hernando, Miss., and Sherry Watson of Horn Lake, Miss.; two sons, David Leslie and Mikel Leslie, both of Bartlett, Tenn.; four sisters, Brenda Strickland of Jonesboro, Linda Bobbitt of Rock Mount, N.C., Sue Childers of Paris, Tenn., and Sherrie Hopper of Blytheville; a brother, James "Heck" Leslie of Pontotoc, Miss.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Winona Belle Barnhart - Manila (10/15/03)
Winona Belle Barnhart, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at her home. Born at Cushman, she was the daughter of the late William and Mattie Brown Scott and was a lifelong Manila area resident. The widow of Carl Barnhart, she was a retired seamstress and was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church near Manila...
Robert Poe - Caraway (10/15/03)
Robert Poe, 86, of Caraway, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, a member of Caraway Church of Christ, and had lived in the Caraway area most of his life. He is survived by his wife, Lena Poe of the home; three sisters, Gladys Anderson of Monette, Elsie Asbury of Memphis, Tenn., and Juanita Whitaker of Benton Harbor, Mich.; a son, Ronnie Poe of Nesbit, Miss.; three daughters, Charolette Hicks of Caraway, Charlene Ashmore of Imperial, Mo., Wilma Hoffman of Ward; a step-daughter, Laverne Ross of Cross Plains, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.. ...
Stone infant (10/15/03)
Madison Paige Stone, 3-week-old daughter of Angie Turner and Bradley Stone, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 at her home near Manila. In addition to her parents, survivors include a sister, Dinisha Stone of the home; maternal grandmother, Diane Turner of Manila; paternal grandparents, Jack Stone and Patricia Stone, both of Caraway; and paternal great-grandparents, Leo and Louise Stallings of Caraway...
Alvin J. Winford - Lake City (10/15/03)
Alvin J. "Blue" Winford, 60, of Lake City died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born at Lake City, he had lived in California and Texas before returning to Lake City in 1998. He was a retired roofer and served in the National Guard. He was a Baptist...
Tony Wayne Wrinkles - Charlotte, N.C. (10/15/03)
Tony Wayne Wrinkles, 38, of Charlotte, N.C., died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in Charlotte. Born in Jonesboro, he had lived in Charlotte for the past year. He was a former resident of Denver and Jonesboro. He was a 1985 graduate of Arkansas State University and a stock broker for Merrill Lynch...
Etta Lee Baker - Lake City (10/15/03)
Etta Lee Baker, 81, lifetime resident of the Lake City area, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Mangrum, she was a homemaker and member of Prairie Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, O.C. ...
Emilie Lillion McDowell (10/15/03)
Emilie Lillion "Tommy" McDowell, 90, formerly of Paragould, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born in Randolph County, she was the daughter of the late Asro and Nellie Park Rasdon and was a lifelong northeast Arkansas area resident. She was the widow of Brad McDowell and was a homemaker...