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Stories from Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Monette intersection improvements underway (02/09/05)
A preliminary field inspection was held Friday, Jan. 28, to review planned improvements to the Hwy 18/Hwy. 139 intersection in Monette. Monette Mayor David Fletcher welcomed representatives from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Garver Engineering, and Centurytel telephone service. Present were Walter McMillian, Eric Phillips and Brent Williams with AHTD, Billy Watson and Craig Young with Centurytel, and Nikki Tiner and Anita Budhsaja with Garver Engineering...
Rebecca Mitchell celebrates 105th birthday (02/09/05)
It was a red letter day on Saturday at Monette Manor as family, friends, staff, and residents celebrated Rebecca Mitchell's 105th birthday. The decorations were in her favorite color, red. Mrs. Mitchell was born on Feb. 8, 1900, and had lived most of her life in the Blytheville/Promised Land area. She lived at home until she was 101. She came to Monette Manor on July 30, 2001, after she had suffered a fall and a broken hip...
CenturyTel gives back to communities (02/09/05)
Representatives of CenturyTel welcomed area mayors and presented each town with a check on Tuesday. Skip Layne, area operations manager, and Billy Watson, area plant supervisor, made the presentation to Mayor Joe South, Caraway; Mayor Norman Williams, Black Oak; Mayor Ralph Wells, Leachville; Mayor Jerry Bowman, Lake City; Mayor Clifford Veach, Manila; and Mayor David Fletcher, Monette...
Manila Clinches Number Two Spot in 3AAA South Conference (02/09/05)
Manila claimed sole possession of the number two spot in conference play with a 93-84 win over Harrisburg Friday. Senior Matt Noble led his team with 30 points sinking four treys; three consecutively in the third quarter. Noble's teammate Cody Wells sank six treys on his way to a 26...
Lady Mustangs clinch Conference crown (02/09/05)
Buffalo Island Central started Monday night tied for first place in the 3AA North Conference with the defending two time champion Bay Lady Yellowjackets. The Lady Mustangs came away with a hard fought 50-44 victory over a pesky Marmaduke team and then waited for the news of the outcome of the Bay-Piggott contest. When the news came, it was good for the Lady Mustangs, as Piggott knocked off Bay 68-52, handing BIC the 3AA North Senior Girls Conference Championship...
BIC claims 3AA Conference title (02/09/05)
Buffalo Island Central completed their third straight undefeated 3AA North Conference season with a 60-29 thumping of the Rector Cougars Tuesday night at Monette. The Mustangs (32-3, 14-0 3AA North) were led by Cord Rose who scored a team high 13 points. Brooks Taylor contributed nine while Brandon Ballard and Garrett Qualls pitched in eight apiece...
Lady Rebels defeat Marmaduke (02/09/05)
Riverside closed out the conference season with a victory as the Lady Rebels knocked off Marmaduke in heart stopping style 44-43 Thursday night at Marmaduke. Marmaduke held a slim 14-13 edge after the first quarter, only to see the Lady Rebels battle back to take a 26-22 halftime advantage. Riverside held a slim 32-29 lead entering the final quarter before pulling out the win in the last minute on a late free throw...
Junior Lady Rebels clinch conference championship (02/09/05)
The Riverside Junior High Lady Rebels clinched the 3AA North Conference Championship with a 35-31 victory over Maynard Monday night at Lake City. But the Lady Tigers didn't make it easy on the Lady Rebels as it was a close contest throughout. Riverside led 17-8 after the first quarter and 19-13 at the half. ...
Rebels repeal Greyhounds (02/09/05)
Sweet revenge came Friday night at Lake City in Riverside's last home game of the regular season as the Rebels avenged two earlier season losses to Marmaduke by whipping the Greyhounds 70-43 in 3AA North Conference action. Marmaduke had beaten Riverside at Marmaduke in the Rebels second conference game of the season on November 9th, and then lost a double overtime heartbreaker in the quarter-finals of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro...
Junior Lady Lions Clinch 3AAA South Conference Title (02/09/05)
Manila Lady Lions clinched the 3AAA South Conference title with an 11-1 record after defeating Osceola and Gosnell last week. "Winning conference was a great accomplishment for these girls," Coach Codie Malloy stated, "we have had a good season and look forward to district tournament play."...
Roger Henry Visscher - Holland (02/09/05)
Roger Henry Visscher, age 78, of Holland, died Friday, February 04, 2005, at Holland Community Hospital. Roger was born in Holland, July 17, 1926, and has been a lifelong resident of Holland. He was a baptized member of Fourth Reformed Church and has attended there his entire life. ...
Jerry Sparks - Jonesboro (02/09/05)
A celebration service for Jerry Sparks of Jonesboro, formerly of Caraway, who died Sunday, Jan. 23, at his residence was held at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 at First Assembly of God, 1404 Stone Street. The Rev. Mike Glover, the Rev. Carl Anders and the Rev. John Lee officiated and burial was in Memorial Gardens at Paragould. ...
Susie Mae Hembry - Lake City (02/09/05)
Susie Mae Hembry, 67, of Lake City died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Craighead County, she was a clerk for Wal-Mart and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a brother, Kenneth Ritsmon of Dixie, and two sisters, Ann Bates and Janet Manley, both of Paragould...
James Kenneth Hedge - Blytheville (02/09/05)
James Kenneth Hedge, 71, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his home. Born Dec. 29, 1933, in Luxora, the son of Leslie and Thelma Davis Hedge, he was a lifelong area resident, a retired farmer, and a member of Pathway Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Marie Hedge of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen and Dave Crocker of Bradenton, Fla., and Kathy and Windell Allen of Blytheville; three sisters, Novella Carroll of Leachville, Edna Mae Morton and her husband Leonard of Blytheville, and Gladys Morgan and her husband John of Plantersville, Miss.; a grandson, James Edward Crocker of Sarasota, Fla.; a granddaughter, Nessa Bradfield of Blytheville; a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Bradfield of Blytheville; and a host of nieces and nephews.. ...
Dr. John Logan Emlet - Manila (02/09/05)
Dr. John Logan Emlet, 64, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his residence. Born in Wilmington, Del., he was a Navy veteran and received undergraduate and master's degree from Duke University. He retired in 1997 from general surgery, having practiced in Pensacola, Fla...
Matthew David "Matt" Ellis - Jonesboro (02/09/05)
Matthew David "Matt" Ellis, 25, of Jonesboro, died Saturday in Jonesboro. Born in Blytheville, he had lived in Manila before moving to Jonesboro in 1980. He was a 1996 graduate of Jonesboro High School where he was an All-Conference baseball player. ...
Donald Ray Daniel - Lake City (02/09/05)
Donald Ray Daniel, 61, of Lake City died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Franklin, he lived at Lake City for 18 years and was formerly of Trumann. He was the owner of Don's Dairy Freeze for 30 years and was a former employee of Singer Furniture Co. in Trumann. He was a Mason and Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite and Refuge General Baptist Church...
Charles William Turner - Osceola (02/09/05)
Charles William Turner, 59, of Osceola died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was youth leader and a member of New Beginnings gospel group and Eastside Baptist Church in Osceola...