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Stories from Thursday, April 1, 2004

Manila senior accepts appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy (04/01/04)
Daniel Hilligrass, Manila High School senior, was offered and accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. He received all three congressional nominations, one from Representative Marion Berry, Senator Blanche Lincoln, and Senator Mark Pryor. Congressman Berry's office called and congratulated Daniel while he was in New York on spring break...
Caraway auction raises over $10,000 (04/01/04)
The Caraway Ambulance auction raised over $10,000 Saturday to benefit the volunteer ambulance, which serves the eastern Craighead County district. "We were very pleased with the turnout for the auction," Roger Adcock, director, said. "We have come to depend on the generosity and support of our area people, and they never let us down. This was our main fund-raiser for the year."...
Leachville church has new look and name (04/01/04)
The Leachville United Pentecostal Church has a new name, People of Praise United Pentecostal Church, and now has a senior pastor, pastor and assistant pastor. Brother Jerry Johnson has served the Leachville church as pastor since December 1980. He has been named senior pastor and is happy to welcome his son, Don Johnson, as pastor, and Mark Wheeler as assistant pastor...
Rebs notch doubleheader (04/01/04)
The Riverside Rebels opened up a busy week of baseball by sweeping a doubleheader Monday night at Caraway. The Rebels first disposed of Hughes in a 17-2 five-inning blowout to gain their first conference win of the season and then avenged an early season loss to Rector with a come from behind 5-4 non-conference win...
Lions Lose Two in BIC Round Robin (04/01/04)
The bats weren't kind to Manila Saturday as BIC avenged Wednesday's loss to the Lions by defeating Manila 11-0 in five innings. Jared Camp took the loss for MHS, pitching two innings and giving up five hits and seven runs. Jackey Parker came in at relief for the Lions pitching two innings giving up four hits and four runs. Preston Despain got the win for BIC, pitching five innings giving up two hits...
BIC avenges losses to Manila, Riverside in Round Robin play (04/01/04)
Saturday's round-robin baseball action at Monette was rumored to be labeled "Redemption Saturday" by the Mustangs. The rallying cry seemed to pay off as Buffalo Island Central avenged two early season losses to both Manila and Riverside Instead of "Redemption Saturday," both games resembled Christmas in March as both the Lions and the Rebels handed the Ponies runs in bunches with poor defense and numerous walks as BIC rolled to 10-0 five-inning victories in both games...
James M. Cobb - Ferguson, Mo. (04/01/04)
James M. Cobb died Wednesday, March 10, 2004. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ferguson, Mo., Masters Lodge 542 AF & AM; 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Moolah Shrine, Rob Morris Chapter 328, OES, White Shrine and North County Shrine, Lions Club of Ferguson and NTMA for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II and was awarded two Bronze Stars...
Maud Adams Ellis - Monette (04/01/04)
Maud Adams Ellis, 77, of Monette died Sunday at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and member of Monette First Baptist Church. She had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Sorority. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Lyn and Sherrie Ellis of Monette; a daughter and son-in-law, Jan Marie and Terry Brewer of Monette; four grandchildren, Chad Brewer, Amber Brewer White, Mark Aron Ellis and Chase Dylay Ellis...
Alice Margaret Caldwell Downing - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Alice Margaret Caldwell Downing, 95, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Lake City, she lived in the Lake City-Jonesboro area most of her life. She was a retired retail sales clerk and a member of the Baptist Church...
Velva Cleveland - Manila (04/01/04)
Velva Cleveland, 79, of Manila died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Kennett, she had worked as a cook and waitress and was of the Protestant belief. Survivors include a brother, Stirl Thomas, of Caraway. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Minnie Nelson Jones...
James Therion Vinson - Trumann (04/01/04)
James Therion "Jimp" Vinson, 73, of Trumann died Monday, March 22, 2004, at his residence. Born at Belmont, Miss., he had lived in Trumann all of his life. He was retired from the Singer co. and Columbia Forest Products and was a member of First General Baptist Church...
Jimmy E. Strickland - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Jimmy E. Strickland, 70, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Black Oak, he had lived in Anaheim, Calif., before moving to Jonesboro in 1991. He was the owner and operator of Strickland Machining and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Jake Rice Jr. - Manila (04/01/04)
Jake Rice Jr., 78, of Manila, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Jake and Melinda Robbins Rice and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired commercial fisherman and owner/operator of Rice's Auto and Body Shop in Manila...
Betty Sue Hudson - Pottsville (04/01/04)
Betty Sue Hudson, 71, of Pottsville, formerly of Leachville, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock. She was born Aug. 19, 1932 in Caraway, the daughter of Walter and Grace (Bowman) Scott. She was of the Baptist faith...
Arlen W. Broege - Jonesboro (04/01/04)
Arlen W. Broege, 66, of Jonesboro died Thursday, March 25, 2004, in Jonesboro. Born in Warren, Ill., he worked as a supervisor for the Jonesboro Human Development Center. He was a member of Nettleton Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Norma Dacus Broege of Jonesboro; five sons, Arlen Broege of Rockford, Ill., Nelson J. ...
Georgia Shaneyfelt - Kennett (04/01/04)
Georgia Shaneyfelt, 84, of Kennett, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Street Shaneyfelt. She graduated form Leachville High School and moved to St. Louis where she became a bookkeeper for the Mercantile Bank of St. Louis. She retired to Kennett in 1989 and became a member of Evangelical Methodist Church in Rector...
Connie Mae Holt - Blytheville (04/01/04)
Connie Mae Holt, 72, of Blytheville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at the residence of her son in Blytheville. Born Jan. 14, 1932, in West Ridge, she was the daughter of Henry R. and Zola McCrackin Moran. She was a lifelong area resident and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a retired factory worker...
Mary Maglene Banks - Rector (04/01/04)
Mary Maglene Banks, 76, of Rector, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Rector Health Care. Born in Friendship, Mo., she was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include six sons, James "Cowboy" Banks and Dennis "Sonny" Banks, both of Rector, Michael "Doc" Banks of Nimmons, Jimmy "Bones" Banks of Leachville, and Manuel "Hoss" Banks and Carroll "Guiea" Banks, both of Paraoguld; six daughters, Diane Burdin, Pat "Trix" Clayton and Georgia Rios, all of Rector, Reba Beck of Nimmons and Martha Stevens and Euelyn Clark, both of Paragould; two brothers, Charles Lemmons and Tommy Lemmons, both of Illinois; three sisters, Christine Weaver and Dora Presley, both of Illinois, and Bonnie Lemmons of Louisiana; 29 grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 50 step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Gennetta Geraldine Jackson - Blytheville (04/01/04)
Gennetta "Geraldine" Jackson, 85, of Blytheville, formerly of the Etowah Community, died March 20, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Osceola. Born in the Reyno-Corning area, she was a lifelong resident of the Etowah Community, where she was a housewife and member of the West Ridge Baptist Church...