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Stories from Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Tyler Henderson battles cancer (07/28/04)
Gordon Tyler Henderson, 9, of Southhaven, Miss., was diagnosed with acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in May of this year and is undergoing outpatient treatment at St. Jude's Hospital, in Memphis. Henderson is completing remission and induction treatment. His parents, Tony and Tammy Henderson, formerly of Black Oak, have been told that he has tested 95 percent positive for having a bone marrow transplant...
Dreams come true for former Buffalo Island resident (07/28/04)
Wanna Burks Branch of Zachary, La., grew up near the cotton fields in the Vail community near Bryant Gin. The oldest of six children of the late Charles and Fannie Burks, she is enjoying what some people call the "senior years" serving as a missionary. She recently returned from a missionary trip to Iraq that proved to be an eye opening, but rewarding, experience...
Manila City Council OKs employee bonuses (07/28/04)
Manila City Council members voted 5-1 at the regular July meeting to give full time employees a lump sum bonus of $1,200 and part-time employees a five percent one time bonus. The no vote was cast by Councilman Tony Hawkins. Hawkins said he personally liked the way salary increases were done last year. Last year full time employees received $100 a month across the board and part-time employees received five percent...
Lake City Council votes to buy tasers (07/28/04)
The Lake City city council met in regular session on Monday evening, July 19, and worked through a short agenda. No bids were received on the police car the city had advertised for sale. The decision to sell was tabled. Dwight Mangrum bid $500 for the used mosquito fogger. The council voted to keep the fogger and use it as a back-up...
Local girls participate in UFSA World Series in Panama City (07/28/04)
Abby Wise, Leigha Woody, and Shelby Wise of FOCUS Fast Pitch recently participated in the UFSA World Series in Panama City Beach, Fla. After concluding a successful season with FOCUS, Abby, Shelby, and Leigha spent a week in Panama City Beach, Fla., participating in the 50 team 12 & Under USFA World Series...
Jetty Pearl Humble - Monette (07/28/04)
Jetty Pearl Humble, 68, of a resident of Monette Manor, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 9, 1935, in Osceola. She was a housewife and lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was of the Pentecostal Faith...
Carl Lee Allen - Paragould (07/28/04)
Carl Lee Allen, 57 of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillie Beard Allen and had been a Paragould resident for the past four years. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Norma Jean Parker - Monette (07/28/04)
Norma Jean Parker, 65, of Monette, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born March 6, 1939, at Deerfield, Mich. She was a homemaker and had lived in Moentte since 1969. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church...
Chandra Haylie Rose - Leachville (07/28/04)
Chandra Haylie Rose, infant daughter of Jeffery and Maranda Gross Rose of Leachville, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the U.A.M.S. Medical center in Little Rock. Chandra was preceded in death earlier this month by her twin sister, Chaylyn. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Tonya Gross of Paragould; paternal grandparents, Hugh Wayne and Tamara Rose of Leachville; maternal great-grandparents, Joan and Gus Norwood, Myrna Jones, Don Gross, Carty and Liddie Riethbaum, all of Paragould; and paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Wava Hollis of Leachville.. ...
Bobby Wayne Sneed - Brookland (07/28/04)
Bobby Wayne Sneed, 62, of Brookland, died Friday, July 23, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Caraway and lived in Jonesboro before moving to Brookland seven years ago. He had previously worked as a supervisor for Crowley's Ridge Development Council, was of the Methodist belief...
Willie Mae (Safley) Whitten (07/28/04)
Willie Mae (Safley) Whitten, 97, of Black Oak died July 23, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born Feb. 20, 1907, near Ripley, Tenn., to William Edwin and Etta Lenora (Glimp) Safley. Her parents and grandparents, William M. and Phoebe M. (Drake) Safley, came to Buffalo Island in late 1910. Her mother died in Monette in 1911, leaving Willie and her twin brother T.J., who were raised by their grandparents...
Frances Ritchie Miller - West Memphis (07/28/04)
Frances Ritchie Miller, 68, of West Memphis, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at her home. She was formerly of Trumann. She was the previous owner and operator of Bush Distributing Co. of Blytheville, a member of The Women's Auxiliary of West Memphis, and was of the Baptist belief...