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Stories from Thursday, October 14, 2004

Manila council looks at employee retirement program (10/14/04)
Nancy Lewis, account executive of the retirement services division of CitiStreet Associates, addressed the Manila City Council in a special called meeting Monday, Oct. 4. Mayor Clifford Veach has been researching possible retirement programs for city employees. During the July meeting Councilman Dwight Booth discussed the possibility of the city contributing to a retirement plan for city employees...
Leachville Council votes to place tax on ballot (10/14/04)
Leachville City Council passed three ordinances in preparation for levying a 1 percent city sales and use tax, to hopefully avoid raising water and sewer rates at the regular council meeting Oct. 4. "If you decide to have the sales and use tax on the ballot for the Dec. 14special election, then you need to take action tonight," city attorney Mike Bearden said. "You need to post notices in five public places and publish it in the Town Crier, to let the people know."...
Cameron Lee Sharp celebrates first birthday (10/14/04)
It was a red letter day celebration for Cameron Lee Sharp and his family as he celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Every new born baby is a miracle of life, but when that baby has to begin life fighting for survival, the miracle becomes even more special...
Rebel netters take three for the week (10/14/04)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Riverside boys tennis team swept two matches this past week, while the Lady Rebels won one match and split another. The Rebels traveled to Walnut Ridge Tuesday afternoon with the boys coming away with a 5-2 victory. Riverside and Walnut Ridge split the singles matches with Jack Kent winning both points for the Bobcats. Kent, the number one singles play in the conference, defeated Tyler Timms, 6-1, before downing Blake Barnes, 6-2...
Charles "Chuck" Nelson Burres-Manila (10/14/04)
Charles "Chuck" Nelson Burres, 70, of Manila died Oct. 5, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born March 1, 1934, at Jonesboro. He was a driver for the Northeast Area Agency of Aging. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Emma Steinbach Burres of Manila; two daughters, Patricia Burres and Tammy Burres of Fairbanks, Alaska: a step daughter, Flora Cassidy of Manila; a son, Mike Burres of Jonesboro; four stepsons, Howard Harwood of Detroit, Mich., James Harwood of Southlyon, Mich., Robert Harwood and Kenneth Harwood of Manila; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.. ...
Larry Dean Hawkins-Lake City (10/14/04)
Larry Dean Hawkins, 50 of Lake City died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived in St. Louis before moving to Lake City several years ago. He worked for Raider Tire Co., and Firestone Tire Service. He was an Army veteran and attended Lake City United Methodist Church...
Dorothy Beard-Stafford, Mo. (10/14/04)
Dorothy Beard, 82, of Strafford, Mo., formerly of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, in Strafford. Born at Russellville, she was a retired nurse's aide. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Carter of Strafford; three sisters, Faye Lacy of Lepanto, Nola Young of Cahokia, Ill., and Geraldine Delancey of Osceola; a brother, John Oliver Staggs Jr. of West Point, Miss.; two grandchildren, Nathan Carter of Leachville and Carmon Hill of Osceola; and four great-grandchildren...
Luther Flinton Kimble-Lepanto (10/14/04)
Luther Flinton Kimble, 71, of Lepanto died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at his residence. Born in Nettleton, Miss., he was a farm worker and of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kimble of Lepanto; two daughters, Brenda Brown of Lepanto and Janice Carruth of Manila; three brothers, London Kimble, Johnny Kimble and Melvin Kimble, all of Nettleton, Miss.; a sister, Stella Raines of Lepanto; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Candelario G. Mireles-Wilson (10/14/04)
Candelario G. Mireles, 66, of Wilson, died Oct. 7, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a cotton gin employee and of the Catholic faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Mireles and Susie Gonzales Mireles. Survivors include his wife, Herminia Mireles of Wilson; four daughters, Rosa Enmon of Rotan, and Linda Mireles, Samantha Mireles and Nia Mireles of Wilson; four sons, Candelario Mireles, Jr. ...
Stanford Eugene Parrish-Smithville (10/14/04)
Stanford Eugene Parrish, 65, of Smithville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired mechanic, lived in Smithville for six years, formerly of West Memphis. He is survived by a special friend and companion, Barbara McDonald, of Smithville; his parents, Firest and Bertha Parrish of Bay; two sisters, Brenda Kennedy of Bay, and Marcella Despard of Branson, Mo.; three brothers, Bobby Parrish of Trumann, Jerry Parrish of Mountain Home, and Alvie Parrish of Bay; a son, Lee Parrish of Smithville; two daughters, Catherine Martin of Walls, Miss., and Cynthia McDonald of Charlestown, W. ...
Wilma Doris Walton South-Lake City (10/14/04)
Wilma Doris Walton South, 77, of Lake City died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home. Born at Black Oak, she lived in Piggott until she retired to Lake City. She was a 1944 graduate of Black Oak High School and graduate of Arkansas State University. She worked for the Black Oak Post Office until 1952 and taught elementary school in Piggott for 13 years until 1986. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City and a member of the Eastern Star...
Nettie Layton Wilson-Manila (10/14/04)
Nettie Layton Wilson, 89, of Manila died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Born at Tupelo, Miss., she was the daughter of the late J.W. and Clydie Barlow Wilson. She was a graduate of Manila High School and Draughns Business College in Memphis. She lived in Memphis during her working career and returned to Manila following retirement. She served as a legal secretary for an insurance company and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Robert Joe Johnson-Alabama (10/14/04)
Robert Joe Johnson, 57, of Hamilton, Ala., died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Hatley, Miss. Born at Sulligent, Ala., he lived in Marion County, Miss., most of his life. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He operated R&N Backhoe and Dozer Service and was a member of the Assembly of God...