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Stories from Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Leachville City Council OKs reconciliation inquiry (01/21/04)
Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells presented checks to the 2003 Leachville Christmas residential lighting winners when the Leachville City Council met in regular session Jan. 12. Winners included Marlon and Shirley Davis, $100 first place; Kenneth and Doris Carmichael, $50 second place; and Bill and Betty Branum, $25 third place...
Linda Young assumes duties as Caraway Postmaster (01/21/04)
Linda Young of Leachville is the new postmaster at Caraway. Young has 15 years of experience in different post offices in the area. She assumed the Caraway position in October after long-time Postmaster Betty Pendegraft retired. Young started as a clerk at the Leachville Post Office in 1989, moving to the Monette Post Office as a clerk in 1995. ...
Cottage Collections opens in Manila (01/21/04)
Cottage Collections is the name of a new business that opened in Manila in December. It is located at 436 Dixie Street (on the corner of Highway 18 and Dixie Street). Owner Sue Walton has years of experience in decorating and floral arrangements. The house has been transformed into a unique shop full of antiques, gift items, accessories, hand-painted furniture and pre-owned furniture...
Lady Lions struggle in 3AAA South conference action (01/21/04)
The Lady Lions struggled this week, falling in three conference matchups. Manila traveled to Harrisburg on Saturday, falling to the Lady Hornets 49-43. After a 12-12 tie in the first, Harrisburg took a 23-21 lead at the half. Harrisburg continued to hold a 35-31 advantage in the third before getting the win...
Riverside Rebels improve to 7-1 in league play (01/21/04)
The Riverside Rebels came into Friday night's game against Rector with sole possession of second place in the 3AA-North Conference. With only one loss in conference action and facing a struggling Cougar team looking for its first league win, Riverside didn't expect to be taken down to the wire on its home court in Caraway, but that's exactly what happened...
Manila battles in tough week of basketball (01/21/04)
Manila had a full week of basketball with three tough conference games. The Lions fell to Harrisburg by one on Friday after battling for a win on Thursday against Rivercrest. The Lions faced Gosnell on Tuesday, falling by 13. Harrisburg took advantage of the free throw line, traveling to the charity stripe 19 times and hitting 13. Manila outshot the Hornets from the field 54-44 but would only see the free shot line three times, hitting two...
Lady Rebels drop BIC 75-47 (01/21/04)
Sophomore forward Sam Dunigan poured in 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while her sister senior Amanda Dunigan chipped in 20 more points as the Riverside Lady Rebels lassoed Buffalo Island's Lady Mustangs 75-47 Thursday night at Leachville. BIC, which has only seven players, battled the Rebels for a half, trailing 19-12 after the first quarter, and 39-28 at intermission. ...
BIC notches two conference wins (01/21/04)
Junior guard Brandon Ballard poured in 55 points in two 3AA-North conference wins over the past week against Crowley's Ridge Academy and Walnut Ridge. The victories boosted BIC to 26-1 overall, 9-0 in league play. The Mustangs now are ranked second in the state in Class AA by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. They also are rated third overall in the Northeast Arkansas region by the Jonesboro Sun...
Vivian K. Wallace - Monette (01/21/04)
Vivian K. Wallace, 80, of Monette died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Katie L. Warren - Blytheville (01/21/04)
Katie L. Warren, 83, of Blytheville, widow of Dewey Edward Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Sept. 17, 1920, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the daughter of Frank and Dessie Clowers Sutton, she was a resident of Blytheville for most of her life, a homemaker, and a member of Ruddle Road Church of God...
Beatrice Alma Smiley - Florissant, Mo. (01/21/04)
Beatrice Alma Smiley, 87, of Florissant, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Born at Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William and Lela Neighbors and the widow of Elmer Smiley...
Erma Cleo Smithwick - Leachville (01/21/04)
Erma Cleo Smithwick, 91, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Monette Manor nursing home. Born at Senath, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lomay Gregory Wilson and had been a Leachville resident for the past 20 years. Survivors include four brothers, Herbert Wilson of Leachville, Harvey Wilson of West Plains, Mo., Hershel Wilson of St. ...
Arvil Ray "Rowdy" Royer - Leachville (01/21/04)
Arvil Ray "Rowdy" Royer, 76, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Medical Regional Center in Memphis. Born at Nowata, Okla., he was the son of the late Everett and Mildred Rosebury Royer and had been a Leachville resident since 1988. He was a retired auto mechanic and oil field worker and was a United States Army veteran of World War II...
Vera Lee Langston - Cardwell (01/21/04)
Vera Lee Langston, 75, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at her home. Born at Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Maggie Looney Wilson and had been a Cardwell resident for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Women's Lions Club and was currently serving on the Cardwell City Council. ...
Wylie Virgil "Pappy" Johnson - Leachville (01/21/04)
Wylie Virgil "Pappy" Johnson, 95, of Leachville died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Monette Manor nursing home. Born at Black Oak, he was the son of the late George and Ollie Ragsdale Johnson and had been a Leachville resident since 1920. He was a member and longtime deacon of the Leachville Second Baptist Church and was the retired owner of Johnson Coal and Ice Company of Leachville...