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Stories from Thursday, February 17, 2005

Caraway Council (02/17/05)
The Caraway City Council accepted an elected official's resignation, discussed appointments, and made new council assignments at the regular council meeting Thursday. Mayor Joe South read a letter of resignation from newly elected city recorder/treasurer Marcia Stevens, which is effective Feb. 10...
Earthquake centered near Milligan Ridge (02/17/05)
An earthquake last Thursday morning got the attention of residents across the Buffalo Island area. It was reported the quake was felt in five states, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. According to David Lendennie, Mississippi County Office of Emergency Services coordinator, the quake was registered at least a 4.0 magnitude. ...
Promotions announced by Heritage Bank (02/17/05)
Steve May, president and chief executive officer, announced the promotion of two Heritage Bank employees. Mary Jon Ashley has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager/Lender for the Manila location. An honor graduate of Manila High School, Ashley attended the University of Arkansas and has completed various banking courses and seminars, including the Arkansas Bankers Association Basic Lending School in Little Rock. ...
Monette fighting bird problem with new sonic solution (02/17/05)
Monette Mayor David Fletcher welcomed the Tree Doctor, M.E. "Ed" Dickey, to town on Thursday as he delivered four Roost Buster P.A. systems, along with the Roost Buster cassettes. "I've known that birds roosting in trees have been a problem for a long time," Dickey said. ...
Junior Lady Rebs finish District Tournament as runner-ups (02/17/05)
After going through the conference undefeated and winning the first two games of the 3AA North Junior District Tournament, the Riverside Lady Rebels were within one victory of running the table and capturing the tournament championship to go along with their conference title...
Junior Rebels win back-to-back titles (02/17/05)
Buster Campbell's Riverside junior high basketball squad showed what the term "team" really means as they put together a complete performance from start to finish despite playing without star center Glen Graham as the Rebels rolled to their second consecutive 3AA North District Tournament Championship with a 48-34 victory over second seeded Marmaduke Saturday night at Caraway...
Riverside corrals Junior Lady Mustangs (02/17/05)
Eighth seeded Buffalo Island Central had the unenviable task of facing top seeded Riverside in the opening round of the 3AA North Junior District Tournament on the Rebels' home floor at Caraway Tuesday night. After holding their own in the first quarter, trailing the Lady Rebels only 10-6, BIC saw the Rebels stretch their lead to 25-14 by the half...
Rebels take advantage of charity stripe (02/17/05)
Riverside took advantage of the charity stripe in Tuesday's night match up with Manila hitting 22 of 25 to get a 61-53 win. Manila hit three of four from the line in their loss. Manila opened the game with a trey from Jordan Wise the team's first of 10 hits in the game. ...
Mustangs outrun Cougars 49-49 (02/17/05)
Jordan Griggs scorched the nets for 25 points and Trevor Matheny added 14 more as Buffalo Island Central held off Rector 49-40 in the first round of the 3AA North Junior High District Tournament Monday night at Caraway. The Junior Ponies jumped to a 20-7 first quarter lead only to see the Cougars battle back to pull within five points, 25-20, at the half. ...
Lady Mustangs end regular season with two wins (02/17/05)
After a slow start, Buffalo Island Central's Senior Lady Mustangs got things in gear, outscoring Harrisburg 37-22 in the second and third quarters on their way to a 62-44 non-conference victory Monday night at Monette. Freshman Jessica Shepard and junior Nan Lee Bridges scored 19 points apiece as the Lady Mustangs posted their 22nd victory of the year against only five defeats...
Rebels corral ponies (02/17/05)
Riverside didn't find out until a couple of hours before their semi-final match-up with arch rival Buffalo Island Central that 6'7" 270 pound freshman Glen Graham would not be able to play in the rest of the 3AA North Junior District Tournament due to a back injury. But once the news broke, it spread like wildfire and gave hope to the other three semi-finalists that maybe, just maybe, they could knock off the conference champion Rebels...
Brumley infants - Centralia, Mo. (02/17/05)
Hope and Faith Burmley, infant twins of Willis and Carol Carlock Brumley of Centralia, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital at Tampa, Fla. Survivors, in addition to their parents, include two brothers, Hunter Brumley and Darrick Brumley, both of the home; a sister, Jessica Brumley of the home; maternal grandparents, Eddie and Faye Carlock of Marion; paternal grandparents, Willis and Dalline Brumley of Floral; and great-grandmothers, Sue Allen of Dyess and Thelma Brumley of West Ridge.. ...
Mable Jewell Berry - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Mable Jewell Berry, 100, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at St. Elizabeth's Place. She was born in Okolona, Miss. and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Stanley of Paola, Kan., and Maxine Pope of Jonesboro; a son, James Berry of Jonesboro; 14 grandchildren, Harold Edward Hamilton, Harla Jean Johnson, Pam Taylor, Pat Hamilton, Mike Hamilton, Kenny Hamilton, Tony Weaver, Kathy Clark, Le'Nelle Ritz, Kari Weaver, Ed Weaver, Hollis "Jay" Bass, Dan Dart and Lori Kay Taylor; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Henry Oran "Jack" Whitten - Monette (02/17/05)
Henry Oran "Jack" Whitten, 89, of Monette died Feb. 10, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired cotton ginner, member of Monette Church of Christ, and had lived in the Monette area most of his life. He was a member of Woodman of the World...
Harold Keith Adams - Manila (02/17/05)
Harold Keith Adams, 44, of Manila, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at his home. Born at Kennett, Mo., he was a former Atlanta, Ga., resident and had lived in Manila since 1989. He was a graduate of Tucker High School in Tucker, Ga., and attended Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville. ...
Minnie Croom - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Minnie Croom, 76, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born at Black Oak, she lived in J9oensboro for the past 52 years, moving to Jonesboro from Leachville. She was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Baker of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Keith Eugene Baker, Cindy Craig and Michael Edward Baker, all of Jonesboro; and four great-grandchildren...
Randy Eugene Berry - Luxora (02/17/05)
Randy Eugene Berry, 22, of Luxora died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at South Mississippi Regional Center at Osceola. Born at Osceola, he was of the Assembly of God belief. Survivors include his parents, Billy Wright and Peggy Wright, both of Luxora; a sister, Michelle Shepperson of Luxora; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Thacker and J.C. Wright, all of Osceola, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Berry of Caraway...
Mabel M. Pennington Francway - Lake City (02/17/05)
Mabel M. Pennington Francway, 83, of Lake City, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at her home. Born in the Light Community in Greene County, she grew up in Leachville and lived most of her life in the Lake City area. She was a retired sales person for Sears in Jonesboro and was a member of the Baptist Church...
James "Jay" Thomas - Paragould (02/17/05)
James "Jay" Thomas, 76, of Paragould died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born at Paragould, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired factory worker. Survivors include three sons, Mike Thomas of Palmdale, Calif., Bob Thomas of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Steve Thomas of Cuba, Mo.; a daughter, Cheryl Bryan of Paragould; a sister, Jean Walker of Cardwell; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Bonnie Marie Holcomb Miller - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Bonnie Marie Holcomb Miller, 89, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at the Craighead County Nursing Center. She was born on Sept. 25, 1915, to Luther E. Holcomb and Ida Belle Toombs Holcomb. She was reared in the Buck Donic area where she attended the Buck Donic School. ...
Donald "Don" O'Neal Lindley - Blytheville (02/17/05)
Donald "Don" O'Neal Lindley, 57, of Blytheville, died Feb. 10, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was born April 3, 1947, at Cord, the son of the late Jim Bob Lindley and Rosie Dildine Lindley. He worked on a farm and was of the Baptist faith...
Verlon Horner - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Verlon Horner, 70, of Jonesboro died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center. Born in Manila, he was a graduate of Jonesboro High School and Arkansas State University. A longtime businessman in the Jonesboro area, he owned and operated a Texaco station for several years, was affiliated with Frolic Outlet Shoe Stores Inc. and had served in the Arkansas National Guard. He was a member of the Jonesboro Kiwanis Club and a longtime member and deacon of First Baptist Church...
Earl Franklin Hoggard - Paragould (02/17/05)
Earl Franklin Hoggard, 82, of Paragould, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Sharp County. He was a city worker for LaPorte, Ind., and had farmed in the Milligan Ridge area. He was a member of the Church of God of LaPorte, Ind...
Pauline Reynolds McKay - Jonesboro (02/17/05)
Pauline Reynolds McKay, 87, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Woodbriar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. She was born Oct. 26, 1917, at Colt. Mrs. McKay had lived in Northeast Arkansas her entire life. She was employed by Couch's Barbecue for 20 years...
James Darrell "JD" Flowers - Evening Shade (02/17/05)
James Darrell "J.D." Flowers, 68, of Evening Shade, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Batesville. Born at Grubbs, he lived in Jonesboro, Monette and Springfield, Mo., before moving to Evening Shade eight years ago. He was a retired truck driver, Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist belief...
Betty Sue Gathright Garrison - Monette (02/17/05)
Betty Sue Gathright Garrison, 82, of Monette, died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette First Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Born in Monette on Nov. 17, 1922, she had lived in Monette a lifetime...