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Stories from Thursday, August 5, 2004

Larry Towell retires after 30 years (08/05/04)
Larry Towell, rural mail carrier for Route 1, Leachville, made his last delivery on Friday. Towell is retiring with 30 years of service to the Leachville Postal Service. He served as a clerk for 10 years and delivered to the Route 1 patrons for the last 21 years...
Monette Council hires new policeman (08/05/04)
Police concerns and filling a vacant police position were addressed at the regular Monette City Council meeting July 26. Monette resident, Bill Fleetwood, spoke to the council concerning traffic on Texie Street, near his home, plus procedure for stopping people who do not come to a full stop at stop signs...
Crowd gathers for Clinton book signing (08/05/04)
BLYTHEVILLE -- Over 1,000 people withstood the July heat for a chance to see former President Bill Clinton and the opportunity to obtain a signed copy of his bestselling memoir, My Life. Clinton appeared Thursday afternoon at That Bookstore in Blytheville for his first Arkansas book signing event...
Miss Tacky crowning benefits cancer research (08/05/04)
The second annual Buffalo Island Miss Tacky competition was held Friday, July 30, at the Melody Theatre. The event raised $656 for the Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life. Twenty-seven contestants did their best to "out tacky" each other for the 2004 title. Beauty, poise and personality were not on the scoring cards...
Leachville Council hires tax consultant (08/05/04)
The Leachville city council held a special called meeting July 28 to discuss taxes and liabilities with city attorney Mike Bearden. Bearden distributed packets of information to the councilmen present. Bearden stated that it had been found that for several years there had not been any withholding taxes paid into the Federal Government nor to the State Government. ...
Daisy Helen Randall - Oregon (08/05/04)
Daisy Helen Randall, 96, died July 13, 2004, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore. She was born in Steele, Mo., on March 3, 1908, to Edward Lafayette Parks and Vestal Virginia Norris Parks, and was raised in Tennessee. She moved to Manila as a young adult and married Ellsworth Herder at Blytheville on Nov. 1, 1927. They moved to LaGrande, Ore., where they had one child, Dorothy. After divorcing Mr. Herder, Daisy and Dorothy moved to Ellensburg, Washington...
William R. "Dub" Meurer - Caraway (08/05/04)
William R. "Dub" Meurer, 70, of Caraway died Friday, July 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. A native and lifelong resident of caraway, he was a retired brick mason and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Meurer of the home; five daughters, Gail Ernest of Manila, Dianna Adams of Caraway, Cherrie Kassen of Jonesboro, Tanya Mardis of Marked Tree and Olline Bates of Norman, Okla.; five sons, Jimmy Wiley, William R. ...
Clyde Junior "June Bug" Kirby - Stevensville, Mich. (08/05/04)
Clyde Junior "June Bug" Kirby, 78, of Stevensville, Mich., formerly of Leachville, Monette and Paragould, died July 17, 2004, in Jordan Nursing Home, Bridgman, Mich. He was a son of George and Ethel (Brockwell) Kirby. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. James Coffman at Dey-Florin Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Mich. Burial was in Lincoln Township Cemetery, Stevensville...
G.W. Hill - Black Oak (08/05/04)
G.W. Hill, 82, of Black Oak, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical center in Jonesboro. A retired farmer and of the Baptist faith, he had lived in Black Oak a lifetime. He is survived by eight sons, Jimmy Hill of Black Oak, Ronnie Hill of Jonesboro, Charles Hill of Black Oak, James and Gary Hill of Black Oak, Billy Hill of Bono, Craig Hill of Trumann, and Lawrence Hill of Black Oak; three daughters, Kathlene Morris of Florida, Betty Lovell of Jonesboro, and Donna Smalley of Van Buren; three sisters, Louise Fox and Dorothy Halfner, both of St. ...
Ethel Faye Edwards - Manila (08/05/04)
Ethel Faye Edwards, 57, of Manila died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital in West Memphis. Born at Manila, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ at Carrolls Corner. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Edwwrds of Manila; a daughter, Andrea Stone of Manila; a son, Gary Edwards, of Manila; five sisters, Mary Sue Lee, Linda Hancock and Cindy Childress, all of Manila, and Bertha Copeland and Joann Baugus, both of Osceola; a brother, Douglas Baugus of Gentry; and four grandchildren.. ...
Irene Calvert - Poplar Bluff, Mo. (08/05/04)
Irene Calvert, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Regional Medical Center North Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was a retired beauty operator and member of Caraway Church of Christ. She had lived in Popular Bluff two years, formerly of Caraway...
David Stevens - Caraway (08/05/04)
David Stevens, 62, of Caraway died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Lakeside Nursing Center. He was retired from American Greetings, of the Baptist faith, a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, and had lived in Caraway most of his life. He was a member of Caraway Masonic Lodge 733...