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Stories from Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Genealogist completes book (12/17/03)
Joyce Hambleton Whitten of Black Oak has completed another one of her major historical gleanings in a book titled "Monette Arkansas Newspaper Obituaries and Death Notices, 1920-1927." Whitten is a noted genealogist and collector of historic data and information. ...
Manila School Board discusses AP Program (12/17/03)
Manila Superintendent Charolette Wagner asked Connie Adams, Manila gifted and talented instructor, to speak to the board Monday night sharing information on the Advanced Placement Program (AP classes). "I'm sure you have read about the AP program. Some money has been available for workshops and conferences. We did not want to be behind on this," Wagner said. "I feel the board needs to be informed on what is being said about these classes...
Buffalo Island volunteers attend state Rally (12/17/03)
Volunteers from the American Cancer Society Buffalo Island Relay for Life recently attended the state relay rally held in Jonesboro. Those attending from Buffalo Island were Janis Edgin, Phyllis Kennett, Ruth Keith, Karen Wallace, Brenda Matheny and BI Chairman Shelia Spurlock...
Lake City Church celebrates 80 years (12/17/03)
The First Baptist Church of Lake City held a 80th anniversary celebration on November 23, with a special program in the sanctuary during morning services, and a large potluck meal in the fellowship hall afterwards. Members and friends from across the state were in attendance. The sanctuary program consisted of music by Clay Doss, Paula Doss, Pat McCormick, Nancy Gammill and the Worship Choir...
Manila girls even conference record (12/17/03)
Manila improved to 1-1 in conference play with a 59-43 win over Trumann on Thursday. The Lady Lions trailed 12-8 after one and 22-20 at the half. The Lady Lions roared back on the third to take a 43-32 advantage before getting the win. Michelle Eubanks led Manila with 29 followed by Natalie Tippy with 18. Other scoring were Amanda Henson eight; Deborah White two and Ashley Girdley two...
Manila falls short in first round of annual classic (12/17/03)
Manila came up short in first round action of the Gerald Jennings Holiday tournament falling to Riverside 61-58. The Rebels went on a 10-2 run in the first to lead the Lions 21-13. Exchanging baskets in the second Riverside continued to lead 39-290 at the half. Manila roared back in the second half to fall in the final frame...
Riverside falls to Gosnell in tournament semifinals (12/17/03)
Riverside Head Coach Buster Campbell said before Thursday night(s semi-final match-up with Gosnell in the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament at Manila that the Pirates would be the most talented and physical team Riverside had played to this point. Led by 6'9" Ole Miss signee Jeremy Parnell, Campbell(s words proved prophetic as Gosnell held on for a 59-53 victory over the Rebels to advance to Saturday(s championship game against Buffalo Island Central...
Taylor's 24 leads Mustangs to tourney title (12/17/03)
The Mustangs looked to seek redemption after suffering their only loss of the season at the hands of the AAAAA Jonesboro Hurricane last Saturday night in the finals of the KFC/Taco Bell/Pepsi Classic. They did just that Tuesday night at Beebe handily beating the AAAA Badgers by a score of 71-37...
Lions roar past Wildcats (12/17/03)
Manila improved to 2-0 in conference play with a 68-48 win over Trumann Friday night. The Lions, fueled by Jordan Wise's 24 points, jumped out to 20-10 first quarter lead. Manila outscored the Wildcats 17-8 in the second to enjoy a 37-18 cushion at the half. Trumann outscored Manila 22-18 to pull within 11, 55-44. The Lions took advantage of a 13-4 fourth quarter to get the conference win...
Alma Christeen Swink - Jonesboro (12/17/03)
Alma Christeen Swink, 87, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Lake City and lived in Jonesboro most of her life. She was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include two sons, Bill Smith of Jonesboro and Tommy Smith of Portland, Oregon; three brothers, Jerry Stephens of Jonesboro, Jack Stephens of Lake City and Verlin Stephens of Phoenix; a sister, Marlene Harrison of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Juanita Williams - Bassett (12/17/03)
Juanita Williams, 55, of Bassett died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Keiser. Survivors include her husband, Leon Williams Sr. of Bassett; three sons, Greg Roe of Cabot, Leon "Boomer" Williams Jr. ...
William Earnest "Bill" Hook - Lake City (12/17/03)
William Earnest "Bill" Hook, 79, of Lake City, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Little Rock, his family lived at Pleasant Plains before moving to the Eastern District to farm. He retired in the mid-1980's from the position of deputy sheriff for the Eastern District, having held the post from 1959-1986. ...
Chancie L. "Rudy" Pylant - Kennett (12/17/03)
Chancie L. "Rudy" Pylant, 82, of Kennett, a radio personality in Northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri, died at his home Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003. He was born near Leachville and was a 1939 graduate of Cardwell High School. An Army Veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific. ...
Junior Norman Hill - Lake City (12/17/03)
Junior Norman Hill, 64, a lifelong resident of the Black Oak area, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was a farm worker and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by his mother, Gledis Hill of Childress; a brother, Vernon Hill of Lake City; and a sister, Linda Dees of Rockford, Ill...
Deloris Dungan - Manila (12/17/03)
Deloris Dungan, 69, of Manila died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the widow of John W. Dungan and the daughter of the late J.L. and Elna Swink. She was a 1952 graduate of Trumann High School and later became bookkeeper and secretary for the family owned Dungan Furniture Company in Trumann. ...
Dora A. Craig - Lake City (12/17/03)
Dora a. Craig, 96, of Lake City died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in DeKalb, Texas, she had lived in the Lake City area for most of her life, she was a homemaker and a member of Lake City Assembly of God...
Esther Brown - Dyess (12/17/03)
Esther Brown, 80, of Dyess died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include four sons, Albert Brown of Corning, Tony Brown of Mountain View, Paul Brown of Lepanto and Peter Brown of Caraway; three daughters, Sharon Gann of Marked Tree and Phillis Springer and Janie Brown, both of Dyess; a brother, Richard Mortenson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Pearcy J. Landry, Jr. - Jonesboro (12/17/03)
Pearcy J. Landry, Jr., 88, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Baton Rouge, La., he had lived in Jonesboro for three years. He was a retired attorney and a retired special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation who earned a law degree from Louisiana State University. He was a Catholic and a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church...