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Stories from Thursday, May 6, 2004

Riverside school collecting items for troops (05/06/04)
The Riverside School District is collecting items to be sent to troops serving in Iraq. "We have three people that we know connected to our faculty," Brenda Hutcheson, gifted/talented coordinator, said. "Larry Nowlin, our superintendent, Seth Simmons, son of our high school principal, and Bryan Dugger, son of our speech therapist, are serving in Iraq. We are collecting items to send each of these, and perhaps others."...
Monette Council accepts Liberty Bank property (05/06/04)
The Monette City Council met in regular session on April 26, and worked through a busy agenda consisting of property donations, partnership with BIC, and street repair. Phyllis Smith and Dickie Pace, acting on behalf of Liberty Bank, presented the City of Monette, the keys to the former branch bank building and property. Mayor David Fletcher accepted the keys on behalf of the city, and expressed appreciation for the gift...
Mustangs nipped by Bobcats in championship game (05/06/04)
It seemed as though BIC had everything working in its favor for Wednesday's 3AA Region 4 championship game. First, the Mustangs had the home field advantage with the game being played at Monette. Second, BIC was seeking revenge after losing the district tournament championship to the Bobcats a week earlier. And third, the Ponies won the coin toss gaining the last at bat for the game...
Lady Rebels headed for state (05/06/04)
Surprise! Surprise! And that doesn't mean Gomer Pyle. The Riverside Lady Rebels are headed to the state tournament! Riverside knocked off the top-seeded Rector Lady Cougars 10-8 on Wednesday at Rector to claim the Region 4 3AA Championship after clinching a spot in the state tourney a day before by beating Cross County 7-6...
DruElla Fisher - Jonesboro (05/06/04)
DruElla Fisher, 89, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in the Herman Community and lived in the Childress Community before moving to Jonesboro 61 years ago. She had worked as a salesperson for Dillard's Department Store for 20 years and was a member of Central Baptist Church...
Emma Loue Jones - Manila (05/06/04)
Emma Loue Jones, 74, of Manila died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Covington, Tenn., she had lived most of her life in Manila, was a homemaker and attended First United Methodist Church in Manila. Survivors include a son, Thomas Olmstead of Tennessee; a daughter, Peggy Sloan of Tennessee; a brother, Frank Cannon of Covington; three sisters, Evelyn Wells of Blytheville, Marie Billings of Athens, Tenn., and Helen Whitehead of Conway; and several grandchildren.. ...
Verna Catherine Blansett - Caraway (05/06/04)
Verna Catherine Blansett, 77, of Caraway, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the family residence. Formerly of Trumann, she was a housewife and member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway. Survivors include her husband, Jesse "Short" Blansett of the home; a daughter, Jean Jeffers of caraway; a brother, J.C. Lansdell of Trumann; two grandchildren, Gary Jeffers of Caraway and Randy Jeffers of Lake City; and a great-grandson...
Ola Mae Timberlake - Manila (05/06/04)
Ola Mae Timberlake, 89, of Manila, the widow of Lawrence Timberlake, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Dell, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Riggs Rollins and was a lifelong Manila resident...
Earl H. Wildy - Leachville (05/06/04)
Earl H. Wildy, 87, of Leachville, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his home. Born at Etowah, he was the son of the late Edward Samuel and Alvina Marie Wildy and was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a graduate of Keiser High School and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was a member of Kapa Alpha fraternity, the Arkansas Chapter of Alpa Zeta and a member of Eta Signa fraternity. ...
Everett "Bill" Wilson - Monette (05/06/04)
Everett "Bill" Wilson, 77, of Monette died Friday, April 30, 2004, at his residence. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday at Gregg Funeral Home with Jerry Reed officiating. Burial was in Monette Cemetery. Pallbearers were Herbert Cullum, Paul Baker, Noble Cullum, Loyd Bibb, Claude Earl Barnette and Gene Gathright...
J.P. Adkins - Manila (05/06/04)
J.P. Adkins, 76, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mt. Home. Born at Harrisburg, he was the son of he late John and Hazel Hall Adkins and had been a Manila resident since 1949. He was a member and deacon of Manila First Baptist Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a retired farmer...
Roy Miller Springer - Manila (05/06/04)
Roy Miller Springer, 91, of Manila died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Deering, Mo., he was the son of the late Ernest Boyd and Ollie Belle Skinner Springer. He was a longtime Manila resident, a retired mercantile salesman and a longtime member of the Church of God of Prophesy in Manila...