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Stories from Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Bill Crowell to turn in his badge (08/25/04)
Captain Bill Crowell with the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department will be hanging up his badge on Aug. 31 after serving over four decades as a law enforcement officer. Crowell started his 44-year career with the Blytheville Police Department in 1960 before going to the State Police on Jan. ...
Manila School Board fills positions (08/25/04)
Pam Castor, Manila School superintendent, informed board members at the August meeting that school had opened with 1,002 enrolled. Sometimes the numbers do go up during the first weeks. The school ended last year with an enrollment of 1,005. Following an executive session, board members voted unanimously (7-0) to accept Superintendent's recommendation to fill several positions. ...
BIC accepts transfers (08/25/04)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board voted to hire Steve Brummett, from the Greene County Tech School District area, as secondary math instructor at the regular board meeting Aug. 16 Superintendent George Edd Holland's office. The board approved the 2004-2005 school budget and financial report for 2003-2004...
Manila City donates to Buffalo Island Relay for Life (08/25/04)
Brenda Matheny, committee member of the American Cancer Buffalo Island Relay for Life, accepted a $1,000 donation from the Manila City Council at the regular August meeting. Matheny expressed her appreciation to the city for its support. She announced that a Relay for Life softball tournament will be held at the Manila ballpark on Friday and Saturday. ...
Leslie N. "Dukie" Speck - Osceola (08/25/04)
Leslie N. "Dukie" Speck, of Osceola, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. He was born Nov. 12, 1913, son of C.C. and Elizabeth W. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou. He lived his life proudly as an Arkansas coach, teacher, and school administrator. ...
Wallace B. Lewallen - Corning (08/25/04)
Wallace B. Lewallen, 76, of Corning, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at the Med Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Alicia. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Hoxie and was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Freida Sauls Lewallen of the home; a daughter, Suzanne Daniels of caraway; a son, Wallace Gylon Lewallen of Corning; his mother, Carrie Lewallen, of Pocahontas; two brothers, Dennis Lewallen of Nelson, Ill., and Dale Lewallen of Pocahontas; four grandchildren, Marcus Price, T. ...
Garry M. Johnson - Senath (08/25/04)
Garry M. Johnson, 69, of Senath died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Senath Nursing Home. Born at Cardwell, he was a self-employed plumber, a master gardener and a member of east Side Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Mike Johnson of Paragould; a daughter, Leslie Barnhill of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Redgie Johnson of Paragould; two sisters, Linda Coffman of Tulsa, Okla., and Gail grimes of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Jenny Bennett, Timothy Johnson and Garrett Johnson, all of Paragould, and Matt Barnhill and Josh Barnhill, both of Gulf Breeze; and one great-grandson.. ...
Linda Gay Carmichael - Monette (08/25/04)
Linda Gay Carmichael, 58, of Monette died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Lake City Church of Christ, and had lived in the Buffalo Island area a lifetime. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Carmichael of the home; a twin sister, Lana Kay DeWitt of Monette; a son, Roy P. ...
Melvin Britt - Huffman (08/25/04)
Melvin Britt, 66, of the Huffman community died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Aug. 6, 1938, in Thayer, Mo., he was the son of the late Jack and Nola Maxwell Britt. He was a self-employed carpet layer and was a lifelong resident of the Huffman community. He was a member and deacon of Mary's Chapel Baptist Church at Huffman...
J. W. Wilson - Osceola (08/25/04)
J. W. Wilson, 59, of Osceola, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in Osceola. Born July 18, 1945, in Wilson, he was of the Church of God faith. He is survived by his mother, Opal Wilson, of Osceola; six sisters, Jo Ann Castell of Burdette, Peggy Harrison of Marie, Linda Davis of Brandon, Miss., Geraldine Mills of Osceola, Nancy Jackson of Dyess, and Patricia Rash of Monette...