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Stories from Wednesday, December 3, 2003

Childbirth: all in a day's work (12/03/03)
Kristian Nuckles, EMT with Buffalo Island Emergency Ambulance Service, in Monette, had a lot to be thankful for last month, as he helped deliver a healthy baby girl in the back of an ambulance, enroute to St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Loretta Maness, 22, and her husband Kenny, of Manila, were visiting relatives, when she she felt the familiar pains of childbirth begin. ...
Manila and Leachville Revenue Offices remain open (12/03/03)
According to Preston Means, assistant commissioner of Revenue, the Manila and Leachville revenue offices will not be closed as of now. The Manila and Leachville revenue offices were scheduled to close as of Dec. 1 in an effort to cut costs. The Manila office is open Monday through Wednesday at Manila City Hall and the Leachville office is open Thursday and Friday at Leachville City Hall...
Leachville Council voices bookkeeping inquiries (12/03/03)
The Leachville City Council met on Monday evening, Nov. 24, and worked though a long agenda that consisted of the proposed 2004 budget, bookkeeping inquiries, and withholding bonuses, raises and expenditures. Treasa Austin, city clerk, reviewed the recent city audit, completed on Nov. 6, by Don Ray CPA, and Kevin Baldridge, with the Arkansas Legislative Audit Committee...
In Monette: Audit shows good increase (12/03/03)
The Monette City Council met in regular session on Nov. 24 and reviewed the 2002 Water/Sewer audit, discussed the 2004 budget, and set new meeting date for December. Tim Short, with Despain and Short CPAs of Jonesboro, discussed the 2002 Water/Sewer audit report with the council...
Riverside students celebrate homecoming (12/03/03)
Riverside High School recently celebrated its annual Homecoming, but with a bit of a different twist this year. Riverside had one day designated as spirit day, where students were encouraged to wear Riverside clothing, mis-match day, where students dressed as un-matched as possible, and pajama day, on which day students actually wore their pajamas to school. But this year, Riverside added a theme day to the regular festivities...
Area tournament renamed after former superintendent (12/03/03)
Officials of an area basketball tournament have decided to honor the efforts of a former school superintendent and his career, by naming their tournament after him. It was announced this week that the Tri-County Tournament will be now known as the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament, to honor Jennings and his career...
Manila defeats Brookland (12/03/03)
The Manila used team work to defeat a much bigger Brookland 66-56 on Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break. The Lions led 19-16 after one and used a 20-13 second quarter to take a 39-29 advantage at the half. Brookland pulled within five after three, 53-48 but couldn't overcome the Lions...
Lady Rebels split two for week (12/03/03)
Riverside's Lady Rebels had a break-even week, picking up a key conference win over Crowley's Ridge Academy last Monday night at Lake City, then dropping a non-conference game to the AAAAA Jonesboro Lady Golden Hurricane on Tuesday. Riverside thrashed CRA's Lady Falcons 60-11. Amanda Dunigan scored 16 points, while Amanda Milligan added 13 and Miranda Boyd contributed 10...
Leonard Junior Elder - Caraway (12/03/03)
Leonard Junior Elder, 76, of Caraway died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a Baptist and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Florence Elder of Caraway; three sons, Johnny D. Elder of Bartlett, Tenn., Ronnie D. Elder of Marked Tree and Roy Pretty of Trumann; a daughter, Sara Pretty of Wynne; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren...
Helen Marie Schroeder - Manila (12/03/03)
Helen Marie Schroeder, 39, of Manila died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at the St. Bernard's Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Kankakee, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James D. Carmain and was a longtime resident of Illinois before moving to Manila in 1995. She enjoyed reading as well as arts and crafts...
Randall Wayne Smith - Leachville (12/03/03)
Randall Wayne Smith, 43, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola form injuries received in an automobile accident near Osceola. He was an agricultural consultant and served as presdient of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau and was active in local youth sports programs. ...
Bonnie Agnes Stewart - Palm Coast, Fla. (12/03/03)
Bonnie Agnes Stewart, 97, of Palm Coast, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003, at her residence. She was a retired social worker for the State of Missouri, a member of the Grosbeck First United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and had lived in Palm Coast six years, formerly of Cincinnati...
Lester Ray Weathers - Arlington, Texas (12/03/03)
Lester Ray Weathers, 70, of Arlington, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at Arlington Memorial Hospital. He was an appliance repairman, of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the Korean War, and had lived in Arlington 30 years, formerly of La Porte, Ind...
Elizabeth Evelyn Dean - Monette (12/03/03)
Elizabeth Evelyn Honeycutt Rutledge Dean, 74, of Monette, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at Monette Manor. She was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Wirth. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by nine children, Teletha Wieland of Williford, James Lesley Rutledge of Newark, Calif., Gilbert Rutledge of Imboden, Jerry Rutledge of Highland, Mary Owens of Tulsa, Okla., Chris Helt of Flippin, Deborah Smithee of Monette, Margaret Grable of Hoxie, and Alma Schofield of Wichita, Kansas; three brothers, Hiram Honeycutt of Wirth, Les Honeycutt of Ash Flat, and Noel Honeycutt of Thayer, Mo.; 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren and Lawrence Rutledge of Napa, Calif., father of her children.. ...
Leo Anderson Brinkley - Luxora (12/03/03)
Leo Anderson Brinkley, 90, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. Born at Morrilton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Hattie Bruce Brinkley, was formerly of the Lost Cane Community and a longtime Luxora resident. He was owner and operator of Brinkley's Garage and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Betty Sue Bowen - Caraway (12/03/03)
Betty Sue Bowen, 60, of Caraway, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Mangrum Church of Christ and had lived in Caraway since 1974, formerly of Marianna. She is survived by her husband, Donald Bowen of the home; a son, Jason New of Caraway; four daughters, Donna Miller, Kim Couch, Kim Hurst, Julie Bell, all of Caraway; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Joannie Pearl May - Manila (12/03/03)
Joannie Pearl May, 55, of Manila died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at her home. She was a certified nursing assistant for Manila Nursing Center in Manila. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Dewayne May of Manila; three sons, Jerry May of Milligan Ridge, James May and Gerald May, of Manila; three daughters, Dorothy May, Melinda Chamness, and Kristal Hurt, all of Manila; two sisters, Loretta Bogard and Lula Mae Jackson, of Trumann; three brothers, Tommy Johnson, Sidney "Jim" Johnson, and Johnny Johnson , of Osceola; 10 grandchildren.. ...