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Stories from Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Manila sewer project completed (03/03/04)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach informed council members at the Feb. 23 meeting that the sewer expansion project is complete except for some minor clean-up. He said once everything has been paid, contingency money will be available for items needed in the sewer department. There will be approximately $49,000 available and these funds must be used in the sewer department...
Monette Housing Authority donates truck to school (03/03/04)
As a gesture of good will between the Monette Housing Authority and the Buffalo Island Central School District, MHA donated a 1994 pickup truck to the school district. MHA Executive Director Barbara Suber made the truck presentation to George Edd Holland, BIC superintendent, on Feb. 17 in exchange for $1...
FFA Alumni Auction grossed $14,000 (03/03/04)
The annual 2004 Manila FFA Alumni dinner and auction were held Saturday with an estimated 300 in attendance. Thanks to the Alumni members, donations from area businesses and individuals, and the support from those attending, the event grossed $14,000. Ernie Malloy, FFA Alumni President, said the total was up approximately $2,000 from last year...
Monette Council approves grant application for fire department (03/03/04)
The Monette City Council met in regular session on Monday, Feb. 23, approving grant application to purchase a new fire truck, discussing plans for Clean Sweep, discussed a ribbon cutting, ball park grant and a city-wide fund day. Bob Blankenship, Monette Fire chief, addressed the council concerning the need to apply for FEMA grant funds to fund the purchase of a new fire truck...
Lake City changes water cut-off notices (03/03/04)
The Lake City Council met on Feb. 23 and agreed to change water cut-off notices, drew up guidelines limiting yard sales, and made appointments to the Little League Board. The council voted to do away with the posting of shut-off notices on customers' doors and depend on the bill notification of final day to pay...
Turrell rallies to send Riverside Rebels home in regional semi-finals (03/03/04)
So close, yet so far. Riverside's senior boys saw their season come to a heartbreaking end when the Turrell Rockets rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to stun the Rebels 48-43 in the regional tournament semifinals Friday night at Marked Tree, sending the Rockets to next week's Class AA State Tournament at Centerpoint...
Manila Lions Cinderella season comes to an end (03/03/04)
Some would call Manila's season's end a Cinderella season as the Lions made it to regional after upsetting number four seed Rivercrest last week. Manila made past Westside in first round action by a score of 85 - 84 after leading by 10 with a few minutes left in the fourth. ...
Elsie Vermillion - Manila (03/03/04)
Elsie Morell Vermillion, 72, of Manila died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center in Monette. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Nimmo Stanfill. She was a lifelong Manila area resident and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manila...
Charles "Bud" Sairls - Jonesboro (03/03/04)
Charles "Bud" Sairls, 79, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway, he had lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired truck driver having worked several years for Coleman Texaco Distributors and Baldwin Petroleum. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the Jonesboro Church of God, where he served on the pastor finance board...
Lavada Riddell - Amagon (03/03/04)
Lavada Riddell, 77, of Amagon died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, in Newport. Born in Etowah she had worked at several shoe factories, had served as mayor of Amagon and helped to organize the People Helping People Community Center in Amagon. She was a member of Midway Church of Christ...
Vernion Ray - Cash (03/03/04)
Vernion Ray, 77, of Cash died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at his residence. Born in Monette, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was a retired farmer and had worked at Riceland Foods for 22 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 23...
Michael Dewayne Kelley - Manila (03/03/04)
Michael Dewayne Kelley, 31, of Manila died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at his residence. Born in Osceola, he was a commercial construction worker and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include two daughters, Sadie Kelley and McKenzie Burris, both of Manila; his parents, Linel Ozell Kelley of Luxora and Peggy Brooks of Manila; a sister, Krystal Timbs of Trumann; and his grandparents, Omie Lee Green of Jonesboro and Linel Ozell Kelley Sr. of Mandalay...
Eva Mae Robbins - Manila (03/03/04)
Eva Mae Robbins, 79, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at her home. Born at Popular Ridge near Monette, she was the daughter of the late Joel and Omah Simpson Meeker and had been a Manila resident for the past 50 years. The widow of Curtis Robbins, she was a retired custodian of Manila Public School and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
Faye "Toon" Ellen Parish - Linwood, Kansas (03/03/04)
Faye "Toon" Ellen Parish, 70, of Linwood, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. A former resident of Lake City, she had worked for Moore Rubber Co. in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and Mason's Greenhouse in Linwood...
Rev. L.L. Bounds - Monette (03/03/04)
Rev. L.L. Bounds, 87, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Monette Manor Nursing Home in Monette. He was born Dec. 15, 1916 at Corning. He was a retired Methodist minister of over 34 years. He was a graduate of Arkansas State University and completed his seminary training from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He preached in many churches from Northwest Arkansas to Northeast Arkansas from 1948 through 1982. He retired from First United Methodist Church in Maramduke...
Zelma Chlorine Hook Carter - Little Rock (03/03/04)
Zelma Chlorine Hook Carter, 87, of Little Rock died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004. A former resident of the Jonesboro and Lake City areas, she was a 1937 graduate of the Arkansas School for the Deaf in Little Rock. She worked as a house parent in the girls' dormitory for 10 years and was a homemaker...
Ricky Anthony Veach - Williford (03/03/04)
Ricky Anthony Veach, 49, of Williford, formerly of Caraway, died Feb. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center. He was a Baptist and had lived in Williford for five years. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Thelma and Wilford Mangrum of Williford; a sister, Sharon Kay Wheaton of Williford; two brothers, Tommy Veach of Caraway and James Veach of Rose Haven, Md.; five nephews, seven nieces and four great-nieces...
Dorothy Austin - Paragould (03/03/04)
Dorothy Juanita Austin, 80, of Paragould died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Leachville, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include a son, Alfred J. "Jody" Austin Jr. of Paragould; a sister, Ruby Jewell Powell of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Joey Austin and Justin Nolen, both of Paragould, and Salena Couch of Monette; and three great-grandchildren...
Donald Greer - Paragould (03/03/04)
Donald M. Greer, 58, of Paragould died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004< at his residence. Born in Paragould, he was a self-employed truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Rita Ogles Greer of the home; a daughter, Kayla Dawn Cole of Paragould; a stepson, Bryan Wilcox of Jackson, Tenn.; a step-daughter, Monica Thompson of Paragould; four brothers, Larry Greer of Paragould, Bud Greer and Claude Greer, both of Leachville, and Jerry Greer of Beebe; four sisters, Evelyn Gray of Lake City, Joyce Cope of Newport, Margaret Greer of Beebe and Bonnie Chandler of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Kaydra Cole, Sean Thompson and Ashley Vanhorn, all of Paragould, and Collin Wilcox and Brenden Wilcox, both of Jackson; and one great-granddaughter.. ...