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Stories from Wednesday, March 23, 2005

"The Wall that Heals" stirs memories (03/23/05)
The traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall came to Jonesboro for a four day tour giving Northeast Arkansas residents a time to remember and honor the 58,245 heroes sacrificing their lives for their country. The Traveling Wall is a half scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Monument Wall in Washington, D.C., that was erected in the early 1980s. The traveling wall has been called "The Wall That Heals." It was inaugurated in 1996 on Veterans Day...
Leachville tax liability totals $368,197.55 (03/23/05)
The Leachville City Council met in regular session March 7 forming a special task force to comprise an offer for partial payment of the $368,197.55 owed by the city in back taxes. "Ruth Ann Keith (city clerk), Mike Bearden (city attorney) and I met today and talked about the tax problem," Mayor Ralph Wells said. ...
Leachville task force discusses taxes; council addresses financial problems (03/23/05)
A special task force formed by the Leachville City Council met at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to assess the city's ability to pay back taxes for the years 2001-2003, and to propose a compromise and terms for payment. All six council members were present, along with Mayor Ralph Wells and City Attorney Mike Bearden...
Caraway council appoints recorder/treasurer (03/23/05)
The Caraway City Council met in regular session on Thursday, March 10, and appointed a new city recorder/treasurer, approved a FEMA grant, and recognized a city policeman, who has taken a job with the Craighead County Sheriff's department. After a brief executive session, the council voted 4-1, to appoint Lisa Taylor to fill the vacancy of recorder/treasurer. Councilman John Boatman cast the opposing vote, and Brent Powell abstained from voting...
Romona Thieme receives awards (03/23/05)
Romona Thieme, Mississippi County Family and Consumer Science Agent, carried home a truck load of awards from Extension's recent Galaxy Conference. Thieme teamed up with agents from Clay County and Greene County to plan and conduct a summer nutrition camp last year. The camp included workshops on food safety, breakfast essentials, five a day (fruits and vegetables), snack choices, and milk matters...
Rebels hand Mustangs season opening loss (03/23/05)
For the second straight year, the Riverside Rebels dealt Buffalo Island Central a loss in their season opener. Last year, Riverside held onto to a one run victory at Caraway. This year, the Rebels traveled to Monette and came away with a 6-0 victory, Wednesday afternoon...
Doubts erased as Mustangs demolish Bigelow, 62-35 (03/23/05)
After going a combined 67-5 the previous two basketball seasons, Buffalo Island Central coach Bill Taylor was beginning to wonder if it was all worth it. The Mustangs, despite being ranked in the top five in the state both years, failed to make it out of regionals, denying them a shot at a state championship. ...
Lady Rebels start softball season with perfect week (03/23/05)
The Riverside Lady Rebels got their season off to a great start with three victories this past week. Riverside started the week off by defeating Trumann 10-7 at Lake City as Samantha Dunigan picked up the victory, while also driving in three runs. Kelsey Turner went 2-4 at the plate with three RBIs to aid the Rebel cause...
Billy Ray Reed - Paragould (03/23/05)
Billy Ray Reed, 55, of Paragould died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Rush University Presbyterian Hospital at Chicago. Born at Jonesboro, he lived most of his life in the Jonesboro area before moving to Paragould five years ago. He was an employee of Wolverine Worldwide at Jonesboro and was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Following his service in the Marines, he enlisted in the Army and retired as a captain in the Army Reserve at Jonesboro. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Lucy Geneva Brooks - Caraway (03/23/05)
Lucy Geneva Brooks, 82, of Caraway, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and retired from Arkansas State University. She was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church and had live in Caraway all of her life...
Clyde Burtis "Jack" Morries - Manila (03/23/05)
Clyde Burtis "Jack" Morries, 84, of Manila, died Sunday, March 12, 2005, at his home. Born at Callou, Mo., he was the son of the late Louis and Martha Wilburn Morries and had been a Manila resident for over 75 years. He was a self-employed trader, having dealt in livestock and antiques. He was of the Baptist Faith...
Thelma Viola McMasters - Manila (03/23/05)
Thelma Viola McMasters, 92, of Manila, widow of Ed McMasters, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in cape Girardeau, Mo. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of early Manila settlers, Frank and Rosa Bell Ashabranner Dudley, and was a lifelong Manila resident. She and her late husband owned and operated McMasters Grocery in Manila for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Manila Business Women's Club...
Norman Lee Master - Manila (03/23/05)
Norman Lee Master, 74, of Manila died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. He was a retired janitor from EIS at Manila and a member of First Baptist Church at Manila. Survivors include his wife, Joan Master of the home; a daughter, Janice King of Leachville; his mother, Bessie Master of Manila; two sisters, Barbara Newsom of Walcott and Caroline Reynolds of Hermitage Hill, Tenn.; and two brothers, R.C. Master of Tupelo, Miss., and Donald Master of Manila...
Norma Ann Lawrence - Manila (03/23/05)
Norma Ann Lawrence, 60, of Manila died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Paragould, she was the daughter of Georgia Mae Hatcher and the late T.E. Hatcher. A lifelong Manila resident, she was a caregiver for Superior Senior Care of Jonesboro and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church...
Nadine Langley - Leachville (03/23/05)
Gladys Nadine Langley, 92, of Leachville, widow of Jess Langley, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Kennett, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lizzie McCormack Garrett and had been a Leachville resident wince 1926. She was retired from the Leachville school lunchroom staff and was a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Dollie Crystal Jackson - Black Oak (03/23/05)
Dollie Crystal Jackson, 88, widow of Thomas Jackson of Black Oak, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born at Black Rock, she was the daughter of the late Charley and Oma Jones Jackson and had been a Black Oak area resident for the past 70 years. She was a homemaker, involved in the family farming operation before retiring in the early 1980s, and was of the Baptist faith...
Opal Juanita Haddock - Paragould (03/23/05)
Opal Juanita Haddock, 80, of Paragould, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of the late O.P. and Ettie Fort Haddock and was a former Arbyrd resident. She was a retired school teacher and had been a Paragould resident since 1979. She was a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ...
Paula Louise Fisher - Jonesboro (03/23/05)
Paula Louise Fisher, 52, of Jonesboro died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at her residence. Born in Trumann, she was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro, a retired nurse and a member of North Main Street Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Larry Fisher of the home; a son, Kevin Fisher of Jonesboro; a daughter, Sonja Haney of Jonesboro; a brother, Larry McAnally of Lake City; six sisters, Nell Crain, Sue Cox, Mary Hatley, Wanda Campbell, Cindy Dugan and Jean Stewart, all of Jonesboro; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth Kemper, Rachael Haney, Natalie Haney, Jeffery Fisher and Hannah Fisher, all of Jonesboro.. ...
Densell Edwards - Caraway (03/23/05)
Densell Edwards, 73, of Caraway, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City. Born at Caraway, he was retired from American greetings and was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Caraway...
David Wayne Parham - Georgia (03/23/05)
David Wayne Parham, 50, died Feb. 26, 2005, at his home in Gibson, Ga. He was a carpenter and former Leachville and Monette resident. Survivors include his wife, Kerry Parham of Gibson; seven daughters, Amy Parham, Kerry Stout, Kelly Stout and Jessie Stout, all of Gibson; Nickki Nance of Little Rock, Stacy Thompson of Alabama, Brittney Spencer of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a brother, Terry Adams of Flowery Branch, Ga.; six sisters, Brenda Stone, Janie Rogers and Patty Barrett, all of Leachville, Cindy Carle of Monette, Diane Tucker of Cherokee Village and Sherry Larcey of Monroe, Ga.; his father, Clifton Parham of Marked Tree, and his mother, Martha Adams of Leachville.. ...
Edna Blalock Williams - Lake City (03/23/05)
Edna Blalock Williams, 96, of Lake City died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center where she had lived the past two years. Born at Black Oak, she lived most of her life at Lake City. She was a homemaker and the last surviving charter member of Lake City Assembly of God, where she served as song leader and Sunday School teacher...
Vernon Eugene Shaffner II - Okeechobee, Fla. (03/23/05)
Vernon Eugene Shaffner II, 32, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Manila, died Monday, March 7, 2004, at The Med in Memphis. Born in Blytheville, he had lived most of his life in Manila and was a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include three sons, Aaron Ray Shaffner, Jacob Anthony Shaffner and William Andrew Shaffner, all of Manila; mother, Wanda Metzger, and step-father, Steven Ray Metzger, of Manila; two sisters, Lavonda Ann Cornick of Okeechobee, Fla., and Hope Marie Chrisawn of Lebanon, Tenn.. ...
Ralph Winford - Lake City (03/23/05)
Ralph Winford, 77, of Lake City died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. A Lake City native, he lived there most of his life and worked as a building contractor. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a Mason and a member of Lake City First Baptist Church...