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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2005

BIC School Board accepts bids (02/23/05)
The Buffalo Island Central school board met at Ron's Catfish Restaurant, in Paragould, at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 and accepted bids on a new bus, and construction of trophy cases in the senior high gymnasium. Bids on a 2006, 71-passenger bus were received from Ward Bus Sales, for $61,859, and Merles Bus Sales, for $63,505. The board accepted the bid from Ward for a July 1 delivery date...
Where are the ducks? (02/23/05)
Thanks to the joint effort of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish, eight ducks from Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be part of the "Where are the Ducks" project." Ducks, fitted with a transmitting device, can be tracked by satellite...
Manila Principals contracts renewed (02/23/05)
Manila School Board members approved student transfer, renewed principals' contracts, and discussed a proposed settlement on a pending lawsuit at the regular February meeting. Following the approval of the minutes and the review of financial reports, the board went into executive session to discuss the renewal of principals' contracts...
Leachville Mayor reports on city improvements (02/23/05)
The Leachville City Council worked through an agenda consisting of support to senior citizens, back taxes, and city handbook at the regular council meeting Monday, Feb. 7. Mayor Ralph Wells gave a state of the city address at the beginning of the meeting...
BIC claims 5th straight district tournament title (02/23/05)
Brooks Taylor scored 31 points and Brandon Ballard poured in 29 more as Buffalo Island Central won their fifth consecutive 3AA North Conference District Tournament Championship before a packed house Friday night at Walnut Ridge. BIC, now 36-3 on the year, fell behind early, 6-2, and then exploded, going on a 19-0 run to close the first quarter with a 21-6 lead. ...
Lady Lions Come Home with Second Place in 3AAA South Conference and District (02/23/05)
Manila's Lady Lions brought home two trophies Saturday night for second place in the 3AAA South Conference Play and District runners up. The Lady Lions fell to Rivercrest 84-50 in the finals. Freshman Michelle Daniel led the Lady Lions with 14 points followed by 12 from Rachel Cheadle and 11 from Katie Veach. Deborah White added seven points while pulling down 11...
Howard Wayne Cathey - Pocahontas (02/23/05)
Howard Wayne Cathey, 49, of Pocahontas, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in California, he was raised in Manila and had lived much of his life in Texas before moving to Pocahontas two years ago. He was the son of the late Bill Cathey and a self-employed carpenter...
Maggie Title McGee - Manila (02/23/05)
Maggie Tittle McGee, 89, of Manila died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., she was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include four sons, Ted Title of Etowah, Terry Duane Tittle of Fayetteville, Charles Randy McGee of Jonesboro and Matthew McGee of Senatobia, Miss.; two daughters, Betty Ann McGee of Pascagoula, Miss., and Phillis Jane Morris of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Lucille Nelson of Gosnell; 17 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.. ...
Ruth Pendegraft - Monette (02/23/05)
Ruth Pendegraft, 88, of Monette, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Monette Manor. Born in Mill Shoals, Ill., she was a homemaker and a member of Monette Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Hite of Hillsboro, Mo., and Alice McFarlin of Monette; a son, John Pendegraft of Monette; nine grandchildren, Jesse Hite, Robert Hite, Steven Hite, Mark Hite, Michael Hite, John A. ...
Earl Reed - Monette (02/23/05)
Earl A. Reed, 77, of Monette died Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. He is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Monette Church of Christ...
Clifford M. Stephens - Arnold, Mo. (02/23/05)
Clifford M. Stephens, 80, of Arnold, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at his residence in Arnold. He was a retired maintenance worker for White and Rogers Company, a member of Arnold First United Pentecostal Church and had lived in Arnold 36 years, formerly of California. He was born in the Childress Community Sept. 30, 1924, the son of Thomas and Hattie Stephens...
David Barrow - Lake City (02/23/05)
David Barrow, 56, of Lake City, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was born in Millington, Tenn., and lived in Orange Park, Fla., before moving back to Lake City in 1987. He was a self-employed painter and a member of Lake City Methodist Church...
Emma Greenway - Blytheville (02/23/05)
Emma Greenway, 97, of Blytheville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Aug. 17, 1907, in East Prairie, Mo., to Charles Albert Marshall and Eva Belle Warthan Marshall, she was a lifelong area resident, a retired teacher at Dell Elementary School and a member of Dell Methodist Church...