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Stories from Thursday, April 15, 2004

Grants and streets among Caraway City Council topics (04/15/04)
Cleffie Gipson, Caraway Senior Citizen's Director, gave the council an update on the center and programs during the regular council meeting April 8. "We want to thank the city for taking such good care of us," Gipson said. "I appreciate the police watching our van and keeping it safe...
Manila teacher receives the Rockin Apple Award (04/15/04)
Christie Veach, fourth grade teacher at Manila Elementary, was awarded the Rockin Apple Award from the Clear Channel Radio group KFIN, KISS, The BUZZ, and KBTM. A group from Clear Channel Radio Pam Statler, Brandon Baxter, Eric Erwin and Tara Watts, arrived at Manila School on Thursday with plenty of pizza, soft drinks and gifts for Mrs. Veach and her class...
Leachville holds groundbreaking ceremony for Dollar General store (04/15/04)
Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells never gave up and was extremely pleased to welcome William Sanford, real estate representative for company growth and development of Dollar General Corporation, and other guests to the ground breaking ceremony Monday morning...
Manila Lions fall twice in week (04/15/04)
Manila fell twice this week in 3AAA-South Conference action. The Lions fell to Rivercrest on Thursday 10-5. The Colts jumped out 5-0 on Manila in the first two innings before the Lions pulled within three in the third. Rivercrest picked up three more runs in the fourth for a 8-2 lead before MHS picked up two three runs in the sixth...
BIC falls to Bay in county tournament (04/15/04)
Both the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs and the Bay Yellowjackets came into the 2004 Craighead County Baseball Tournament as two of the hotter teams in the area. But when the dust had settled, Bay came away with a 3-0 victory to claim the championship in a low scoring affair...
Rebels end week 11-11 for season (04/15/04)
Kevin Hall's Riverside Rebels came into this season riding an eight-year conference championship reign and the Rebels knew this was the week that would tell whether they could make it nine in a row. The Rebels entered Monday's game with Bay with only one conference loss and in a tie for first place in league play, but costly errors led to a crushing 4-2 defeat and set off a week of heartbreak that may have ended Riverside's championship run...
Jessie Lee Manis - Pocahontas (04/15/04)
Jessie Lee Manis, 76, of Pocahontas died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his residence. Born in Pocahontas, he owned and operated a service station there. Survivors include his wife, Connie Manis of the home; a son, John Manis of Bentonville; two daughters, Jackie Gilless and Debbie Dollahite, both of Pocahontas; two sisters, Nancy Friend of Lebanon, Ill., and Grace Jones of Monette; and three grandchildren...
Barbara Pender Long - Romeoville, Ill. (04/15/04)
Barbara Pender Long, 68, of Romeoville, formerly of Blytheville, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at her residence. Born in Armorel, she was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald Long of the home; five daughters, Valerie Squalente of Eustis, Fla., Rena Pender of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Janell Medling of Jackson, Mo., Shannon Pender of Osceola and Tanda Hatfield of Mayflower; a son, Marlin Pender of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Tom Jones ob Blytheville and Lonnie Jones of Leachville; three sisters, Lucy Copeland and Linda Plunkett, both of Blytheville, and Jerelean Moody of Grand Prairie, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Shirley Paige Russell - Southaven, Miss. (04/15/04)
Shirley Paige Russell, 67, of Southaven, Miss., died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Dosoto, Miss. A model, entertainer and homecare nurse, she had appeared on "The Early Bird Show with Bill Killebrew." She was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church...
Dennis Darrell Smith - Lake City (04/15/04)
Dennis Darrell Smith, 43, of Lake City, died Thursday, April 8, at Jonesboro. Born at Rector, he was self employed in construction and was of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include his wife, Gail Smith of the home; a son, Jackie Norman Smith of Lake City; a daughter, Sylvia Smith of Lake City; his mother, Eunice Smith of Jonesboro; two brothers, Jerry N. Smith of Sturkie and Kevin Smith of Black Oak; and two sisters, Lavonda Faye Thomas of Lake City and Dona Ilene Reeves of Harrisburg...
Faye Wallace - Leachville (04/15/04)
Faye Wallace, 80, of Leachville, widow of R.D. Wallace, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Etowah, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Dollie Buck Chappell and had been a Leachville resident since 1942. She was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church and was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville, having served as union president for 24 years. She was voted most likely to succeed in her Lake City High School Class...
Lawrence Jackson Despain - Lake City (04/15/04)
Lawrence Jackson Despain, 74, of Lake City, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Memphis. He was born in Trumann and lived most of his life in Lake City. He was a member of the Lake City First Assembly of God Church, a self-employed mechanic and concrete construction company owner...
Keith J. Bilbrey - Blytheville (04/15/04)
Keith J. Bilbrey, 90, of Blytheville died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Smithville, he grew up in Imboden and graduated form Sloan-Hendrix Academy. He attended Jonesboro Baptist College, Arkansas A&M College and graduated form the University of Arkansas in 1937. While at the UofA he served as president of Alpha Zeta, an agricultural honorary society, the year it was chosen as the outstanding chapter in the U.S...
L.B. Marshall - Pittsburg, Texas (04/15/04)
L.B. Marshall, 73, of Pittsburg, Texas, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler, Texas. He was born March 28, 1931, in Camp County, Texas, the son of Lawrence Adler Marshall and Myrtle Marshall. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pittsburg where he served as head of the Usher Committee. He retired from Arkla Gas and then worked as a real estate agent. He also served in the U.S. Marines...