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Stories from Thursday, December 9, 2004

JoReta Hollis shares recipes (12/09/04)
JoReta Hollis is a people person. Hollis is owner and operator of JR's Hair Shack in Leachville. She opened her shop 20 years ago and still enjoys coming to work. "I love my customers," Hollis said. "They are all very special to me. We enjoy each other's company."...
Mary Lavers turns 100 (12/09/04)
Mary Lavers celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, Dec. 6. Born Dec. 6, 1904, in San Jose, Calif., she is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parker. Her father was a journalist and a lawyer. Mrs. Lavers grew up in San Francisco the youngest of three daughters. She said she can remember as a girl walking across the fields to the beaches. Those fields are now covered with city buildings. Mrs. Lavers watched as San Francisco grew...
Facility reports blow to schools (12/09/04)
Results of the facility study for Arkansas Schools recently became available with an estimated $2.8 billion price tag to bring public school buildings up to adequate standards. In the assessment results two area schools, Manila and Buffalo Island Central, saw projected enrollment decreased in 2008 and Riverside had a projected increase in enrollment...
Viola bounces Riverside from Williams Baptist Tournament (12/09/04)
Riverside built up what seemed to be a commanding 15 point lead in the early going of Friday night's semi-final game against Viola in the Williams Baptist Invitational Tournament at Walnut Ridge. But the Longhorns made a defensive adjustment, confusing the Rebels offensively, as they battled back to take a 71-68 come from behind overtime victory, leaving Riverside frustrated and disappointed...
EPC Lady Warriors hold off Riverside (12/09/04)
The East Poinsett County Lady Warriors watched a 14 point lead slip away in the third quarter, but pulled things together and went on to a convincing 66-49 victory over the Riverside Lady Rebels in first round action of the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament Wednesday night at Manila...
JHS slips past BIC (12/09/04)
The Buffalo Island Central Mustangs had a close game with the Jonesboro High School Hurricanes on Friday, Dec. 4, at the 20th annual KFC--Taco Bell--Pepsi Hurricane Basketball Classic at Jonesboro High School. BIC fell 50-44. The game began with JHS pulling down the tipoff and a 10--0 lead. ...
Lady Mustangs pick up first loss in holiday tourney (12/09/04)
The Lady Mustangs of BIC saw their undefeated season come to an end as the Lady Warriors of EPC upset the number one seed in the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament 53-47. Turnovers late in the fourth quarter turned out to be costly for BIC. BIC led 17-12 after one behind Jessica Shepard's nine point performance. ...
Lady Lions Fall in Semi-Finals of Gerald Jennings Holiday Tourney (12/09/04)
Manila couldn't overcome Paragould's numbers Thursday night falling to the Lady Rams 67-53 in semifinal action of the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tourney at Manila. The Lady Lions tied the game 11-11 in the first before Paragould took a 35-31 advantage at the half. ...
Lions fall in Conference openers (12/09/04)
Manila fell in a heated contest with the Gosnell Pirates Friday night falling 85-81. The Lions were unable to overcome the Pirates athleticism and hot hand shooting of Dominque Battles. Manila jumped out to a 22-14 lead in the first and held on to a 39-31 advantage at the half...
Lovie Estell Ward - Leachville (12/09/04)
Lovie Estell Ward, 72, of Leachville, the widow of Ephriam Ward, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Gooch and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. She was retired from Randoll Textron in Blytheville and had been a longtime member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church in Leachville...
Debbie Martin 45, of Alma, AR. formerly of Caraway, died Tuesday Nov. 30 in Caraway. (12/09/04)
While she lived in Caraway, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She had lived in Alma the last few months. Survivors include her husband Rick Martin of the home; three daughters, Paula Riorden of Rudy, AR., Carrie Eschew of Egypt, AR.; Sarah Sindle of Mountainberg, AR.; her mother, Jeannie Cheney of Colorado Springs, Col.; her father, Tim Miller Sr. ...
Rosamond B. Braden Cope - Monette (12/09/04)
Rosamond B. Braden Cope, 96, of Monette, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a retired elementary school teacher from Monette School District. She was a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church. Born in Monette, she had lived in the area a lifetime. She was a member of the PI Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority and Retired Teachers Association...
Larry Rourke Barrett - Caraway (12/09/04)
"Larry" Rourke Barrett, 81, of Caraway died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at her residence. Born in Owosso, Mich., she had lived in Blytheville for most of her life, was a retired secretary for Columbia Ribbon and Carbon Co. and a member of First United Methodist Church of Caraway...
Opal Faye Adkins - North Little Rock (12/09/04)
Opal Faye Adkins, 78, of North Little Rock, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Little Rock. She was the widow of Herbert Adkins and had lived in North Little Rock for the past eight years. She was born at Hobart, Okla., and was the daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth Travis and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Charlene Lucille Adams - Jonesboro (12/09/04)
Charlene Lucille Adams, 78, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2004, at NEA Medical Center. Born at Lake City, she lived her life in the Jonesboro and Lake City areas. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Derrel Griffin Adams of Jonesboro and Wayne Adams of Las Vegas; two brothers, Boyce Fields of Jonesboro and Max Fields of Eureka, Mo.; a sister, Janice Despain of Fishers, Ind.; two grandchildren, Stephen Adams and Elizabeth Adams, both of Las Vegas; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Adams of Las Vegas.. ...
Luther "Rip" Smith - Stantonville, Tenn. (12/09/04)
Luther "Rip" Smith, 75, of Stantonville, Tenn., died Nov. 30, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a group leader for General Motors for 28 years. He was a member of United Auto Workers and had lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 13 years and Auburn Hills, Mich., for 30 years...