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Stories from Thursday, July 1, 2004

Manila to supply mosquito spray to citizens below cost (07/01/04)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach and the city council members agreed at the regular June meeting to provide Mosquito Barrier, a garlic based mixture, to Manila residents at one half of the cost. "That is what we did last year," Mayor Veach said. "Some people say it did a good job and others don't agree."...
Lake City okays fire truck bid (07/01/04)
Lake City Mayor Jerry Bowman reported on the completion of the safe room at the Riverside East Elementary when the city council met in regular session June 21. "It is built, completed, and paid for," Bowman said. "That is good news. The school is very appreciative, and the safe house should be in a very good spot to accommodate our city residents in that area also. The school has purchased 50 seats for the safe room, which will accommodate around 300 people."...
Local students qualifies to compete at world's largest rodeo (07/01/04)
Mandy Emery, a recent graduate of Riverside High School, has earned a position on the Arkansas state high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gillette, Wyom., July 19-25 to compete at the 56th annual National High School finals rodeo (NHSFR) in the pole bending competition...
Golfing for a good cause (07/01/04)
The Southern Bank of Commerce American Cancer Buffalo Island Relay for Life team sponsored a golf tournament at Big Lake Country Club June 21 with all proceeds going to the September Buffalo Island Relay for Life. Bryan Kirby assisted in coordinating the tournament. Several steering committee members, Janice Edgin, Karen Wallace, Brenda Matheny, Shelia Spurlock and Debbie Kirby, were on hand to assist...
Dreamcatchers finishes undefeated (07/01/04)
The Caraway eight and under machine pitch softball team, the Dreamcatchers, finished the 2004 season undefeated. The team, coached by Mike Brickell and Rolen Gamble, brought home trophies for first place in the league and first place in the league tournament on June 10...
Leachville A's named overall 2004 champions (07/01/04)
The Leachville A's seven and eight-year-old machine pitch team recently won the end of the season NEA Eastern division league tournament. The A's captured the first place trophy Saturday, June 12, going undefeated in the tournament. They also won the Overall NEA tournament Thursday, June 17th, defeating Brookland and Manila Farmers Market in the finals. The Leachville A's finished the season with an impressive 18-5 record...
Jerry Lee Lamb - Manila (07/01/04)
Jerry Lee Lamb, 61, of Manila died June 21, 2004, in Memphis, Tenn. Born in Leachville on Dec. 17, 1942, he was a service tech for MFA Oil Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by a son, Brian Lamb of Farmington, Mo.; a daughter, Tina Angelly of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a step-daughter, Barbara Challis of Keiser; three sisters, Geraldean Martin of Manila, Anna Huggins of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Betty Barry of St. ...
Troy V. Jones - Lake City (07/01/04)
Troy V. Jones, 86, of Lake City died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Gregg Funeral Home of Monette.
Linda Jean Dow Orr - Newport (07/01/04)
Linda Jean Dow Orr, 41, of Newport died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had lived in the Jackson County Learning Center since 1983...
Mary Frances Smith - Manila (07/01/04)
Mary Frances Smith, 72, of Manila died Wednesday, June 22, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Plantersville, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Chester and Irene Johnson Towery and had been a longtime Manila area resident. She was the widow of Lonnie Smith. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mack Thornhill Jr - Niles, Mich. (07/01/04)
Mack Thornhill Jr., 69, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Lakeland Memorial Hospital in Niles. Born in Porum, Okla., he lived in Leachville several years before moving to Michigan. He was a retired woodworker and was of the Baptist belief...
Edwina P. Hollis - Orrville, Ala. (07/01/04)
Edwina P. Hollis, 85, of Orrville, Ala., died Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Selma, Ala. She is survived by two sons, John M. Hollis of Three Oaks, Mich., and Ron M. Hollis of Selma; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Jo and Willis Marshall of Orville, Ala., and Doris M. and Wayne Marshall of St. Peters, Mo.; a sister, Geraldine Lewis of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
Rev. Carrol D. Fowler - Poplar Bluff, Mo. (07/01/04)
Rev. Carrol D. Fowler, 66, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born at Manila, he served as a pastor for 50 years and was the pastor at Stringtown, Mo., Baptist Church. He also served as a mission strategist for the Cane Creek Stoddard Baptist Association...
Bobbie Lou Taylor Nicholas - Powder Springs, Ga. (07/01/04)
Bobbie Lou Taylor Nicholas, 75, of Powder Springs, Ga., died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga. Born at Tyronza, she was a retired certified nurses' assistant and had been a member of First Baptist Church in Tyronza. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Gail Fritton of Powder Springs and Patricia Ann Glass of Frostburg, Md.; a son, Harry Edwin Nicholas of Indiana; two sisters, Mary Ann Carpenter of Tyronza and Betty Jean May of Portland, Mich.; four brothers, George Taylor of Tyronza, Culus Taylor of Lake City, Clarence Taylor of Harrisburg and Charles Taylor of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...