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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Lake City Council appoints fire chief, hires police officer (01/28/04)
The Lake City city council met in regular session Tuesday, Jan. 20, and worked through a lengthy agenda. Council members approved the recommendation of Police Chief Winred Saffell to hire Jamie Carter, to fill the police department vacancy. Carter's salary was set at $23,000 per year, with a 90 day probation period...
Caraway City Council considers street work, hears arena report (01/28/04)
The Caraway City Council met in regular session on Thursday, Jan. 15, and worked through a busy agenda. Rick Stevens was appointed last month, to serve out the one year unexpired term of Lessie Stubblefield, city clerk/treasurer, following her resignation in December...
Young homemaker enjoys being mother and leader (01/28/04)
Leah Dunigan Gathright of Monette said she is right where she wants to be. The new mother is enjoying her baby daughter, Madalyn Claire, born Aug. 30, 2003, and her job. She teaches applied math in the ninth grade at junior high and senior high at Buffalo Island Central. She travels between the two campuses in Monette and Leachville...
Fletcher withdraws representative bid (01/28/04)
David Fletcher of Monette has chosen to discontinue his campaign for District 76 state representative and stay put in his hometown where he feels a great sense of fulfilment and pride. Billy Gipson, also of Monette, will be leaving office this term, due to time-limit constraints, and Fletcher announced last year that he would seek to fill the legislative position. ...
McGuire announces bid for re-election as county judge (01/28/04)
Mississippi County Judge Steve McGuire is completing his 10th year as county judge and is running for election to a sixth term of office. "It's a great day to be in Mississippi County, and I would like to continue to be the judge of Mississippi County."...
Manila City Council approves bond issue (01/28/04)
BY REVIS BLAYLOCK Town Crier News Staff Manila City Council approved the issuance of municipal bonds for water improvement project, reviewed the 2003 budget, approved the 2004 budget, agreed to do away with privilege license fees, passed an ordinance repealing the establishment of an Airport Commission, and discussed jail fees and street paving...
Riverside Rebels down conference foe, Bay Yellowjackets (01/28/04)
After watching his team practice Thursday, Riverside head coach Buster Campbell said he had a premonition that his Rebels would play a good ball game Friday night at Bay. His team made him look like a prophet, as they put together one of their most complete performances on the year in downing a very good Yellowjacket team, 70-63...
Manila picks up two big conference wins (01/28/04)
Manila picked up two big wins last week in 3-AAA conference play, defeating Valley View 79-74 on Friday and Trumann 47-41 on Tuesday. The Lions hosted the Blazers on Friday, improving to 6-4 in conference play with the win. Manila jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead and pushed the advantage to 38-28 at the half. ...
Rosa Lou Berry - Shirley (01/28/04)
Rosa Lou Berry, 70, of Shirley, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Conway Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1933, at Shirley, the daughter of the late Lewis Bolder Eoff and Effie Murel Bradford Eoff.She was a homemaker, a retired hairdresser, a member of Pine grove Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Gertrude Horner - Senath (01/28/04)
Gertrude Horner, 96, of Senath, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born in Joplin, she was a charger member of Silverdale Extension Homemakers Club and a member of Senath First Baptist Church. She had been a longtime member of Shields Baptist Church...
Oran "Buddy" Johnson - Rector (01/28/04)
Oran "Buddy" Johnson, 76, of Rector, formerly of Manila died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Oran and Ethel Davis Johnson and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired carpenter and had been a longtime resident of the Rector Community...
Clarence Junior Smith - Manila (01/28/04)
Clarence Junior Smith, 79, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 22,2004, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Ted C. and Violet Tanner Smith and had been a Manila resident for the past 56 years. He was a carpenter and constructed many fine homes in the Manila and Jonesboro areas. He was of the Baptist faith and was a Navy veteran of World War II...
Vivian K. Baker Wallace - Monette (01/28/04)
Vivian K. Baker Wallace, 80, of Monette, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist belief, and had lived in Craighead County a lifetime. She is survived by a brother, Bill Baker of Weatherford, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Glen Wilkey - Sikeston, Mo. (01/28/04)
Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill, Mo., in a farming accident. Born June 12, 1944, in Hornersville, son of Blanche Vernor Wilkey of Manila, and the late Charles H. Wilkey. He was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where he has lived since 1972...
Gladys M. Adams - Lake City (01/28/04)
Gladys M. Adams, 88, of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Home. She was born at Lake City and had lived there her entire life, and was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Kenneth R. Adams of Sherwood; a sister, Louise Ridge of Lake City; and one granddaughter, Terri Adams of Huntersville, N.C...
Eura Mable Honnoll - Leachville (01/28/04)
Eura Mable Honnoll, 85, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Lela Creason Williams and a member of the Leachville Church of Christ...