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Stories from Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Fire engulfs Black Oak Gin seed house (12/10/03)
More than 40 area firemen were at the scene at the Black Oak Gin Tuesday night, Dec. 2, trying to control the inferno of burning cottonseed inside the full capacity, 7,500 ton, seed house. "We got a call Tuesday morning about 8 a.m. to come to the gin and...
Work to begin on Monette water project (12/10/03)
A special preconstruction conference was held at Monette City Hall to begin the city's water project, involving construction of a new water tank and updating their present water line system. A bid to construct a new water tank was accepted from Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors in October for $418,894, and a bid to lay water lines and do other improvements was approved from Crittco Construction for $98,728. ...
Clint Armani receives Air Force Commendation Medal (12/10/03)
Clint Armani was selected for Test Pilot School (TPS) at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as an engineer and began in June 2003. He will graduate in June 2004. He is a 1992 graduate of Manila High School and graduate of the University of Arkansas and Purdue University...
Lady Rebels bring home Jennings trophy (12/10/03)
The children of Gerald Jennings were on hand at the finals of the newly named Gerald Jennings Holiday tournament (formerly Tri-County Tournament) to present the trophies to the final teams. Superintendent of Riverside Schools explained how the tournament had changed since its beginning in the 1980's and now had teams from more than the three original counties. ...
Mustangs place second in tourney (12/10/03)
The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs took their game and their thus far 12-0 record to the KFC/Taco Bell/Pepsi Classic at Jonesboro High School Thursday night to Play Overton High School out of Memphis,Tennessee. Although the Mustangs didn't know what to expect, they were able to come away with a 73-58 victory against Overton, who were the defending champs of the tournament. ...
BIC juniors win Jennings Tournament (12/10/03)
BIC's junior Lady Mustangs came from behind to defeat the Paragould junior Lady Rams 47-34 to win the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament. BIC fell behind 11-9 after one and 25-16 at the half. BIC took advantage of turnovers and took care of the ball to take a 29-29 lead after three and outscored Paragould 18-7 in the fourth to gain the win. ...
Riverside claims WBC tourney title (12/10/03)
Since entering the Williams Baptist College Invitational Tournament several years ago, the championship has belonged to the Riverside Rebels more times than not. After finishing runner-up to Marmaduke last season, the Rebels were determined to reclaim the championship, and that is exactly what they did as they rolled through the tournament with three straight victories...
Ruth Mae Hutchison - Leachville (12/10/03)
Ruth Mae Hutchison, 79, of Leachville, wife of James Robert "Bob" Hutchison, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Childress Community, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Lona Foust Phillips and was a life-long Leachville area resident. She was a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a former study hall supervisor at Leachville High School...
Bernice Melville - Monette (12/10/03)
Willa Bernice Melville, 85, of Monette died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Poplar Bluff, Mo., she lived in Moentte for 53 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Monette Garden Club...
Walter A. Skinner - Brookland (12/10/03)
Walter A. Skinner, 77, of Brookland died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he had lived in the Buckeye community before moving to Brookland in 1963. A farmer, he operated a vegetable stand in Brookland, operated Skinner's Auction in Brookland and was a Baptist...
Bonnie A. Stewart (12/10/03)
BONNIE A. STEWART February 18, 1906 - November 25, 2003 Bonnie A. Stewart died November 25, 2003 at her home in Palm Coast, FL at the age of 97. Mrs. Stewart was borned in Monette, AR. As a young adult, she taught school at Macey, AR. After retirement as a social worker for the State of Missouri, she lived in Cincinnati, OH for sixteen years prior to moving to Palm Coast, FL in 1997...
Imogene Inez Hale - Lake City (12/10/03)
Imogene Inez Hale, 80, of Lake City died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Ricky Hale of Caraway; three daughters, Lucille Harvey of Paragould, Janette Ginger of Hot Springs and Helen Stewart of Elgin, Ill.; two brothers, Alfred Lewis of Brookland and Harold Lewis of Paragould; two sisters, Vonda Johnson of Brookland and Marion Wilson of Highland, Mich.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Jennifer Marie Bourland Gray - Salem (12/10/03)
Jennifer Marie Bourland Gray, 35, of Salem died Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Springfield, Mo., from injuries following an automobile accident. A kindergarten teacher at Salem Elementary School, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Arkansas State University and was a member of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Salem. She was formerly from Manila where she graduated from Manila High School in 1986...
Joseph H. Brock - Lake City (12/10/03)
Joseph H. "Joey" Brock, 49, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he was a 1972 graduate of Bay High School, worked as a truck driver for Hedger Brothers in Jonesboro for 25 years. He was of the Baptist belief...
Andrew Jackson McKinney, Jr. - Caraway (12/10/03)
Andrew Jackson McKinney Jr., 77, of Caraway died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired cotton ginner, member of Buffalo Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion...