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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2004

Malathion spraying addressed at Leachville Council (07/23/04)
The Leachville City Council worked through a lengthy session when they met July 12 in regular session at city hall. Mayor Ralph Wells acknowledged and thanked Jo Ann Cardin for her persistence in getting rid of old tires in the community. "Joann has led a campaign to getting rid of over 500 old tires, and around 300 last year," said Wells. "Our city shop guys helped on this project also. This is no small endeavor, and we appreciate it."...
101-year-old "ain't done partying yet" (07/23/04)
Floy Jones of Lake City celebrated her 101 birthday on Saturday, July 10, at the home of her daughter Dorothy Timms, and was surrounded by a host of family and friends. Mrs. Timms baked a large red and white cake for her mother and served it with large amounts of ice cream, one of Mrs. Jones' favorites...
Retiree enjoys saddle repair (07/23/04)
Voy Bailey of Leachville went from repairing vehicles to repairing and restoring saddles. Bailey has had a business at the same location on Main Street in Leachville since 1966. He owned and operated Bailey's Service Station and Garage for many years. He said he knew that he was going to have to get out of the auto mechanic business but was not ready to completely retire. He turned his garage into a tack shop and saddle repair about 10 years ago...
Cole Hawkins family named 2004 Mississippi County Farm Family (07/23/04)
The Cole Hawkins family of Leachville has been named 2004 Mississippi County Farm Family. Family members include Cole, his wife Kerin, and their three sons, Justin, Mark and Heath. Justin is a 2002 graduate of Buffalo Island Central School. He earned an Associate Degree at Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville and will be attending Arkansas State University in the fall to major in Agriculture Business. ...
Positions filled by Manila School Board (07/23/04)
Manila School Board members worked through a lengthy agenda during the June meeting accepting several resignations, filling positions, and extending the Superintendent's contact. The board accepted resignations from Linda Stevens, special education teacher, Susan Wise, physical education teacher, and Lisa Hicks, paraprofessional and bus driver...
Margie Mae Keller - Manila (07/23/04)
Margie Mae Keller, 76, of Manila, the widow of Gene Keller, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Lizzie Stroud. She was a lifelong Manila resident and a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ...
Glenda Floris McWilliams Spikes - Cumming, Ga. (07/23/04)
Glenda Floris McWilliams Spikes, 64, died Friday, June 25, 2004 at her home in Cumming, Ga. Born in Manila, she was a graduate of Manila High School and had attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She was a retired medical secretary office manager in Memphis. ...
Virginia Stokes - Leachville (07/23/04)
Virginia Stokes, 77 of Leachville, formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late William and Rosie Elizabeth Christie and had lived most of her life in Manila before moving to Leachville in 1998. She was of the Baptist faith...