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Stories from Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Monette receives $140,000 park grant (02/02/05)
The City of Monette has received notice of the approval of a $140,000 grant from Arkansas Parks and Tourism to make improvements to the city's park system. Alderman Earnestine Harrell informed the council of the receipt of the grant during the Monette City Council's regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 24. The award consists of a $70,000 grant with matching in kind funds to total $140,000...
Bank teller alerts police to money order scam (02/02/05)
MONETTE -- A Rector man was arrested in Monette recently for trying to cash forged money orders at Liberty Bank. According to Monette Police Chief Brian Carmichael, Jon Brandon Merideth of Rector attempted to cash five $1,000 counterfeit money orders at the bank on Friday, Jan. 21...
Riverside destroys Maynard 72-26 (02/02/05)
Riverside Coach Buster Campbell claimed his 600th career victory Friday night as the Riverside Rebels rolled over a short handed Maynard Tiger team 72-26 in 3AA North Conference action at Caraway. Campbell, who is in his 29th season in the district, has a career record of 600-421 on the senior high level. Campbell's victories include the combined records of the former Caraway High School and Riverside, which is a consolidation of Caraway and Lake City...
Manila Holds on to Number Two Seed (02/02/05)
The Manila Lions held on to the number two seed last week by defeating Trumann on Friday by a score of 70-56. The Lions stand at 7-3 and will need to pick up at least one win this week to hold on to the number two spot. Manila will travel to Rivercrest on Tuesday and host Harrisburg on Friday...
Lady Lions Pick Up Win Over Trumann (02/02/05)
Manila picked up a win over Trumann on Thursday 58-56 giving them a probable third place in 3AAA South Conference. Tied 16-16 after one the Lady Lions outscored the Lady Wildcats 23-15 to take a 39-31 halftime advantage. Trumann pulled within five after three 47-42 before the Lady Lions held on for the slim win...
Mustangs clinch third straight Conference title (02/02/05)
Brandon Ballard and Brooks Taylor combined for 56 points as Buffalo Island Central stampeded the Riverside Rebels 70-42 in one of the most lopsided games ever played between the two arch-rivals Tuesday night at Monette. With the win, the Mustangs clinched their third straight conference championship and stretched their unbeaten league streak to 42 straight games as the Ponies gear up for post season play...
Rector drops Riverside 57-39 (02/02/05)
The Rector Lady Cougars gained revenge Monday night over conference rival Riverside with a convincing 57-39 victory on the Cougars' home court. Riverside had defeated Rector earlier in the year at Caraway, but this time it was the Lady Cougars who turned the tables as Rector placed four players in double figures, led by Abbe McCarroll who scored 11 points. ...
BIC rallies past Riverside 60-44 (02/02/05)
Riverside's Lady Rebels almost did Bay a huge favor Thursday night by pulling off an upset against Buffalo Island Central, which would have given the Yellowjackets sole possession of first place in the 3AA North Conference. But BIC would not be denied as they rallied for a 60-44 victory against their arch-rivals from across the river...
Dallas A. Davis - Lake City (02/02/05)
Dallas A. Davis, 34, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. Born at Jonesboro he was a lifelong resident of Lake City. He worked for several years for Haworth Jonesboro Systems Products before he became disabled. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Era Clyatt Swetnam - Monette (02/02/05)
Era Clyatt Swetnam, 90, of Monette died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born at Macey, she lived in the Childress and Monette area all of her life. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Childress Baptist Church until moving to Monette on Aug. ...
Walter G. "Jack" Davis - Manila (02/02/05)
Walter G. "Jack" Davis, 91, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at NEA Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of pioneer residents Epter and Mae Ashabranner Davis and was a lifelong resident. He was a farmer and also retired form American greetings Corp. in Osceola. He was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was a life-time member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Davis served his country with the 9th Air Force in Europe during World War II...
Gerald Edward DuBar - Jonesboro (02/02/05)
Gerald Edward DuBar, 42, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born on April 15, 1962, in Manila. He lived in Northeast Arkansas all of his life. He grew up in the Monette area. He is survived by his father, Jack DuBar of Bono; a daughter, Christy DuBar of Paragould; five brothers, Eddie DuBar of Jonesboro, Earnie DuBar of Sidney, Australia, Elbert DuBar of Bono, Gene DuBar of Jonesboro, and Vernon DuBar of Lake City; a sister, Gloria DuBar Brown of Jonesboro; and a grandson, William Layne of Paragould.. ...
Edward Leon Harrell - Osceola (02/02/05)
Edward Leon Harrell, 64, of Osceola, died Jan. 27, 2005, at his residence. Born at Etowah, he farmed and was a member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Harrell; three sons, Douglas Bitner of Brickeys and Frank Bitner and Curtis Bitner, both of Garden Point; five daughters, Tiffany Bennett and Robin Frost, both of Etowah, Angela Harrell of Georgia, Patsy Sue Janen of Evart, Mich., and Michelle Bitner of Primeville, Ore.; two brothers, James Richard Harrell of Bowman, Ga., and Nathan Lee Harrell of Manila; and three grandchildren.. ...
Steven Dale Sparkman - Jonesboro (02/02/05)
Steven Dale Sparkman, 30, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home. He was born in Paragould and lived in Lake City before moving to Jonesboro a few months ago. He was a 1992 graduate of Riverside High School, worked as a welder for American Railcar Industries...
John Henry Meeker - Bono (02/02/05)
John Henry Meeker, 22, of Bono, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at his residence. Born in Jonesboro, he was a lifetime resident of Bono and employed by Jimmy Woodard Farms. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Survivors include his parents, Gary and Corrall Meeker of Bono; a brother, Gary Marvin Meeker, Jr., of Bono; a sister, Brianne Meeker of Bono; and his grandparents, Bobby and Sandra Platz of Lake City, Larry and Esther Morrison of Tennessee and Jerry and Lillian Fletcher of Tucson, Ariz.. ...
Daniel Lee Guymon -Manila (02/02/05)
Daniel Lee Guymon, 87, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Star City, he was the son of the late Frank and Effie Hughes Guymon and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired form the Arkansas Highway Department...
Lonnie Dale Henry - Manila (02/02/05)
Lonnie Dale Henry, 59, of Manila, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Manila resident, he was a 1963 graduate of manila High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired electrician and diesel mechanic and was of the Baptist faith...
Ray Homer Hoggard - Piggott (02/02/05)
Ray Homer Hoggard, 62, of Piggott died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Piggott. He was born at Milligan Ridge. Survivors include his wife, Judy Scheffler Hoggard, of Piggott; three sons, Ricky Hoggard, Nathan Hoggard and Stevie McChristian; two daughters, Melissa Grooms and Kathy Hoggard; a sister, Lorene Henson of Greenway; four brothers, Bobby Hoggard and Jimmy Hoggard, both of Piggott, Nelson Hoggard of Dexter, Mo., and Charles Lawhorn of Paragould; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...