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Stories from Friday, February 27, 2004

EMS Auction nets $15,732 (02/27/04)
Supporters of the Buffalo Island EMS Ambulance Service attended the annual EMS auction Saturday showing their support by raising $15,732.04. The event was held at the BIC elementary school cafeteria in Monette. Area businesses and individuals donated a large variety of items to be auctioned. There was something for everyone...
Two vehicle accident claims life of Leachville woman (02/27/04)
A two vehicle accident claimed the life of a Leachville woman and injured two. According to an Arkansas State Police report, the accident happened Thursday at approximately 11:50 a.m. at the intersection of State Highway 18 and 119 near Leachville. Julie Johnson of Manila was traveling east on State Highway 18 and a Dodge Caravan, driven by Larry Robins, was southbound on Highway 119 and drove into the path of Johnson's pickup. ...
BIC Mustangs named 3AA-North champs for fourth consecutive year (02/27/04)
In an atmosphere usually reserved for major college basketball, the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs used the clutch play of league Most Valuable Player Brandon Ballard to hold off a determined Riverside Rebel club and claim their fourth consecutive 3AA-North Championship, 48-41, Friday night at Albert Payne Gymnasium in Caraway before an overflow crowd estimated at 2,000...
Lions upset number five seed to make Regional Tournament (02/27/04)
Manila made it to regional action with a 77-63 upset over Rivercrest in 3AAA South District play last Tuesday. The Lions led the Colts 22-20 after one and held a 38-35 advantage at the half. Rivercrest outscored Manila 17-10 in the third to take the lead, 52-48. It was all Manila in the fourth as the Lions used teamwork and good free throw shooting in the stretch, outscoring the Colts 2- 11 for the win. Manila hit 17 of 23 from the charity stripe and sank 10 treys...
Valmon Holloway - West Plains, Mo. (02/27/04)
Valmon Holloway, 91, of West Plains, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2004, in a West Plains nursing home. Born Dec. 1, 1912, in Cushman, he was the son of Lee and Laura Steward Holloway. He was a retired manganese miner and a member of the Church of God in Leachville...
Paul Walker Hollis - Trumann (02/27/04)
Paul Walker Hollis, 84, of Trumann died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born in Lake City, he had lived in Trumann for 50 years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired salesman, a Methodist and a member of Trumann Masonic Lodge No. 693 and the American Legion...
Amos Norman Cobbs - Paragould (02/27/04)
Amos Norman Cobbs, 86, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville, he was retired from the Navy, having served during World War II, and was a retired federal employee, having worked more than 32 years as an assistant traffic manager in Navy Civil Service at Millington Naval Station. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church...
Jim "Earl" Jackson - Blytheville (02/27/04)
Jim "Earl" Jackson, 87, of Blytheville died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a member of the West Ridge Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, lifelong resident of the Etowah Community where he farmed. He drove a school bus for Missco School system for 24 years...
Mary Ethel Brown - Caraway (02/27/04)
Mary Ethel Brown, 68, of Caraway died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a member of the Buffalo Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Brown of Caraway; a daughter, Malinda Brown of Newark; and a brother, Ernest McKay of Shirley...
Gerry Lynn Melvin - Leachville (02/27/04)
Gerry Lynn Melvin, 58, of Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, of injuries received in an auto accident in Leachville. Born at Columbia, Miss., she had lived in Leachville for the past 12 years and owned and operated Gerry Lynn's Cotton Candy Distribution...
Ephriam Braxton Ward - Leachville (02/27/04)
Ephriam Braxton Ward, 73, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late John and Hattie Rucker Ward and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a retired employee of Randall Textron of Blytheville and had been a lifelong member and a longtime deacon of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church...
Adelene Collins - Fulton, Miss. (02/27/04)
Adelene Collins, 86, of Fulton, Miss., died Feb. 20, 2004, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker, member of Monette Church of Christ and had lived in Tupelo, Miss., for five years, formerly of Monette. She was a member of the Eastern Star...