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Stories from Wednesday, January 12, 2005

New Leachville aldermen take office (01/12/05)
The Leachville city council welcomed new aldermen Tommy Stone, Anna Beth Thomas, Teresa Johnson, and Bobby Crites when the council met in regular session Jan. 3. Police Chief Ken Womack presented a certificate of promotion to Lieutenant Keith Evans and presented him with a commemorative plaque...
Birthdays in pairs (01/12/05)
Jan. 17 is a red letter day for the Davis family as four of the five siblings celebrate their birthdays. Hazel Davis of Caraway is the mother of five, giving birth to two sets of twins. Her oldest daughter, Patsy Davis, was born July 24, 1953. Before her third birthday, Mrs. Davis gave birth to Garry and Larry Davis, born Jan. 17, 1956. The family increased again with another double blessing as Dennis and Debbie Davis were born on Jan. 17, 1958...
LaVerne Austin chosen employee of the year (01/12/05)
LaVerne Austin was chosen as Monette Manor's 2004 Employee of the Year. Each month Monette Manor selects an employee of the month. This employee receives a $50 gift card, special parking area, and a write up in the newspaper. The employees of the month are chosen by the department supervisors. ...
Nellie Fleeman is a "people person" (01/12/05)
Nellie Browning Fleeman and her husband, Paul Dean Fleeman, returned to their hometown of Manila in 1995. They grew up in Manila and in their 20 year absence always called Manila home. Mrs. Fleeman is the daughter of the late Grace Browning, and Mr. Fleeman is the son of the late Velma and Willie Fleeman...
Barry Riley named as AG finalist (01/12/05)
Barry Riley of Caraway was named world finalist last year for the 2004 Chairman's Award for Community Service, presented annually by the American Greeting Corporation. Riley was nominated for the special incentive program award by Joe Easley and Debbie Boyette of the Osceola plant. ...
Taylor powers past EPC (01/12/05)
East Poinsett County had revenge on their mind when they traveled to Monette Saturday night to face Buffalo Island Central in a rematch of last week's Northeast Arkansas Invitational A-AA Championship game which the Mustangs won. EPC's Ked Madden scored the first five points of the game and it looked as though the Warriors might well be on their way to the upset, but the Mustangs' Brooks Taylor would have none of that as he pumped in a game high 32 points, including 20 in the first half, as BIC held off a late Warrior rally to claim a 65-59 non-conference victory before the largest crowd to date at the new Mustang Athletic Complex.. ...
Lady Lions Split Conference games (01/12/05)
Manila's Lady Lions split last week conference games losing to Trumann on Monday and defeating Gosnell on Thursday. The Lady Lions pulled out a 59-54 win over the Lady Pirates in Gosnell with sophomore Rachel Cheadle pumping in 25 points. Deborah White and Katie Veach added 14 points each...
Lions Improve Conference Record (01/12/05)
The Manila Lions improved their conference record to 2-2 with a 67-59 win over Trumann last Tuesday. The win also improved their overall record to 16-5. Manila jumped out to a 23-9 first quarter advantage and pushed the lead to 45-24 at the half. What looked to be an easy victory turned out to be a tough match up in the second half. "We quit doing the things that gave us the big lead in the first, defense and good shot selection," Coach Anthony Brewington stated...
Rebels roll over Bear Cats (01/12/05)
Riverside jumped out of the gate early and had little trouble disposing of an out-manned Brookland team as the Rebels overpowered the Bearcats 74-41 Friday night at Caraway. With Riverside leading 7-6, the Rebels went on an 18-6 run to close the first quarter and take a 25-12 lead. ...
Lady Rebels defeat CRA (01/12/05)
Natasha Coffey scored 12 points as the Riverside Senior Lady Rebels outlasted Crowley;s Ridge Academy 43-32 Monday night at Lake City. The Lady Rebels led 11-6 after the first quarter and then outscored CRA 21-4 to take a commanding 32-10 lead into the dressing room at halftime. Riverside led 40-21 entering the final frame before holding on for their 10th win of the season against nine losses...
Lora Wagster - Russellville (01/12/05)
Lora Wagster, 56, of Russellville, formerly of Piggott, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born in Piggott. Survivors include her husband, Robert Wagster of Russellville; a daughter, Lora Timms of Piggott; a son, Robert Wagster of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, John Nell Cullum of Lake City and Maye Ann Hatch of Hot Springs; a brother, Richard Thrasher of San Diego, Calif.; and four grandchildren...
Mary Estelle Watson - Caraway (01/12/05)
Mary Estelle Watson, 78, of Caraway died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Ferda, she lived in Conway most of her lie but lived the last 10 years at Caraway. She was a retired nurse and a member of First Baptist Church of Caraway...
Infant Chloey Ann Marie Yates - Manila (01/12/05)
Chloey Ann Marie Yates, infant daughter of L.B. Yates and Brandy Walker of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Big River Medical Center in Blytheville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Randy Yates, of the home; paternal grandparents, Lee Yates of New Edinburg, Larry and Melissa McCallie of Manila; maternal grandparents, Tim and Bertha Humble, of Manila...
Raymond Miller - Monette (01/12/05)
Raymond Miller, 70, of Monette, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Monette. He was manager of Keich Shaver Gin for 50 years, Baptist, served eight years in the Arkansas National guard, was on the Soil Conservation Committee, and Board Member of Osceola Products. He had lived in the Monette and Leachville area a lifetime...
Eulalia Mayo - Jonesboro (01/12/05)
Eulalia Mayo, 83, of Jonesboro, formerly of Piggott, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in St. Augustine, Fla. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Pollard, the daughter of the late Louie Seth and Lula Mae Hoggard Settlemoir. She was united in marriage to Lester Mayo on April 29, 1939. They had two children...
Frieda Layman - Aurora, Ill. (01/12/05)
Frieda Layman, 80, of Aurora, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Rush-Copley Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Pocahontas. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Inez (Wells) Endicott. She married her high school sweetheart, Ralph E. Layman, in Arkansas. She was a Chicago Cubs fan and watched every game with her husband by her side. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed the visits from her family...
Michael Shane Cook - Summerville, S.C. (01/12/05)
Michael Shane Cook, 32, of Summerville, S.C., formerly of Osceola and Dyess, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, in an automobile accident at Newberry, S.C. Born at Kennett, he was a truck driver and professional wrestler. He was a former National guardsman and of the Baptist belief...
Bobbie Lynn Renfro - Harrisburg (01/12/05)
Bobbie Lynn Renfro, 17, of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. Born in Blytheville, she was a senior at Harrisburg High School and participated in the vo-tech program. She was also active in FCCLA, Spanish Club, band, and FBLA for one year, bowling, cheerleading and pep club for two years, Upward Bound for three years and was a member of Hornets Against Drinking and Drugs and the Science Club for four years. She also worked at the Harrisburg Sonic Drive-in...