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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2004

Manila School Board hires Pam Castor to fill superintendent's position (03/18/04)
Manila School Board President Johnny McCain announced Thursday night that as of noon Wednesday, the district no longer had a superintendent. The board voted in January 2003 not to renew Superintendent Charlotte Wagner's contract. Due to an injunction that was granted by Judge Victor Hill, the board was unable to hire a superintendent while Wagner's wrongful dismissal suit was pending. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last week that the injunction should be lifted...
Caraway Council approves site for safe room (03/18/04)
The Caraway City Council approved grant application, voted to relocate the safe room, and issued new fishing time and limits for city fish pond when the council met in regular session Thursday. The council approved plans for the Caraway Fire Department to apply for a 90/10 matching FEMA grant, totalling $17,000. The grant will be used to purchase new pagers and equipment for the fire department...
Ninth grader expelled at BIC (03/18/04)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board voted to expel a ninth grade student for the remainder of the school year due to violation of the school district's disciplinary policies when the board met March 9. Directors discussed plans to select colors to be used in the new gymnasium. The board voted to use navy blue for all gymnasium seating, and agreed to select a committee to choose the color for tile, interior and exterior walls...
Make A Wish granted for young Christian Bruce (03/18/04)
The Northeast Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation made 8 year old, Christian Bruce, of Caraway, very happy Saturday, as they fulfilled one of his dreams, to have a home computer system, so he could go on the internet. All the festivities came as quite a surprise to Christian, as he celebrated his eighth birthday with friends and family at the Jonesboro Bowling Center, Saturday morning, March 13. ...
Mustangs down Warriors in opener (03/18/04)
The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs opened the 2004 baseball season with an impressive 6-1 victory over the Westside Warriors Monday night at Monette. Sophomore Derek Rolland started the game on the mound and picked up the victory, pitching five innings of three-hit baseball, giving up one earned one while striking out six. Brandon Ballard came on in the sixth and worked the final two innings to pick up the save. Ballard fanned five while giving up no hits...
Manila opens 2004 baseball season splitting wins/losses (03/18/04)
Thee Manila Lions have completed the first full week of the 2004 baseball season. The Lions picked up wins against Rector and Cross County while falling to Valley View and Greene County Tech. Manila had defeated Valley View in the first week of action...
Manila gets win over Armorel (03/18/04)
The Lady Lions defeated Armorel on Tuesday, 16-3, in the Lady Tigers' first season of softball. Manila was led behind senior Natalie Tippy's pitching -- she struck out five and allowed no hits. After a 1-1 tie following the first inning, the Lady Lions found their stride and scored five each in the last three innings to get the win. ...
Rebs open season by defeating BIC (03/18/04)
The Riverside Rebels opened their 2004 baseball season with a bang by knocking off their arch-rival Buffalo Island Central with a come from behind 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Caraway. After BIC jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Brett Sexton in the top of the third inning scoring Brooks Taylor, who had drawn a one-out walk and stole second, the Rebels battled back, scoring single runs in the third and fourth innings to take the lead for good...
Trumann defeats Riverside in 7-3 Raider Classic (03/18/04)
Riverside knew going into the first round of the Raider Classic at Nettleton Thursday night they would have to play solid defense and get a good pitching performance to knock off the always-tough Trumann Wildcats. Unfortunately for the Rebels, a costly two-out error kept the first inning alive and the very next batter, David Cooksey, belted Trumann's first home run of the year and the Wilcats had a 3-0 lead the Rebels could never overcome as Trumann defeated Riverside 7-3...
Riverside Lady Rebs take three straight (03/18/04)
After opening up the season with a loss to the AAA Rivercrest Lady Colts, the Lady Rebel softballers bounced back to take three straight games to get off to a quick 3-1 start under first year coach T.J. Eakins. On Thursday night, Riverside hosted Manila in a twinbill and came away with the sweep, winning the first game 9-8 and then taking the nightcap 24-8...
Agnes Brooks Downs - Lake City (03/18/04)
Agnes Brooks Downs, 77, of Lake City died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. She was born at Huntsville, Ala., and was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, George Downs of Lake City; two daughters, Marie Wojciechowski of Lake City and Sue Bond of Lunsford; three sons, Donnie Peaster and Charles Peaster, both of Lake City, and Andy Peaster of Brookland; six brothers, Johnny Russell, Ronald Russell, Richard Russell and Larry Russell, all of Indianapolis, Edward Russell of Dover, Tenn., John Barry Russell of Decatur, Texas; a sister, Betty Hansern of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Janette McDowell Whitehead - Manila (03/18/04)
Janette McDowell Whitehead, 77, of Manila died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Clear Lake, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Brad and Eula Adams McDowell and had lived in California for 38 years before returning to Manila in 1989. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Manila...
A.I. Willmuth - Manila (03/18/04)
A.I. Willmuth, 88, of Manila, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. He was born July 11, 1915, in Strawberry, the son of William David and Zadie Ethel (Long) Willmuth. He was united in marriage Dec. 19, 1936, in Lynn to Eva Rebecca Willmuth who preceded him in death on April 6, 2003. He was a tractor mechanic and a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Pauline Frisbee Holmes - Monette (03/18/04)
Pauline Frisbee Holmes, 87, of Monette died Friday, March 5, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lawrence County, she had lived at Monette for seven years, formerly of Garland, Texas, and Antioch, Calif. She was a retired sales clerk for Montgomery Ward Co. in Dallas, Texas. She was a Baptist...
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sain Johnson - Tucson, Ariz. (03/18/04)
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sain Johnson, 47, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Flint, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Tucson Medical Center. She was born July 14, 1956 in Flint, the daughter of Danny and Doris (Kennett) Sain. She married Kris Johnson in Grand Blanc in 1995. ...
Corene Roberts - Leachville (03/18/04)
Corene Roberts, 82, of Leachville, died Sunday, March 7. 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Baggs, Okla., she was the daughter of the late Corbet and Ethel Mayberry Adams and had been a Leachville resident since 1935. She was the widow of Ray Roberts and was a member of the Leachville Church of God...
Matthew Daniel Qualls - Jonesboro (03/18/04)
Matthew Daniel Qualls, 13, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Jonesboro. He was born at Jonesboro and had lived there for three years, formerly of Lake City. He was a Baptist and a seventh grade student at Valley View Junior High School. He was a member of the Jonesboro baseball 13 year old Prep League...
Maud Adams Ellis - Monette (03/18/04)
Maud Adams Ellis, 77, of Monette died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Bertha Mooneyham - Lake City (03/18/04)
Bertha Mooneyham, 95, of Lake City died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in the Mangrum community, she had lived in Lake City and Jonesboro most of her life. She was a retired cosmetologist who owned and operated many beauty shops in Jonesboro and Eastern Craighead County. She was a member of the Lake City Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school classes for several years, and attended the Southwest Church of Christ while living in Jonesboro...
Betty Dowd Thomas Moss - Monette (03/18/04)
Betty Dowd Thomas Moss, 73, of Monette, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in St. Louis but lived in the Blue Cane Community as a child. She was retired from Anchor Packaging. Survivors include three sons, Ricky Thomas, Tracy Thomas and Dennis Thomas...