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Monday, July 28, 2014

Stories from Friday, April 8, 2005

Mustang Day declared March 31 (04/08/05)
Southern Bank of Commerce of Leachville rolled out the red carpet for the 2005 AA State Basketball Champions of Buffalo Island Central with a reception on Thursday, March 31. The lobby of the bank was decorated with a picture log of the state tournament games as the BIC Mustangs captured the state title. Decorations, refreshments, hats, and other souvenirs were provided by Southern Bank of Commerce and a pizza luncheon was provided by Corner Mart of Leachville...
Leachville police make drug arrests (04/08/05)
Leachvile police arrested three suspects and seized a total of 22 rocks of crack cocaine Wednesday, March 30. According to Chief Ken Womack, he made a traffic stop on Leachville south main street. Chief Womack and Lt. Keith Evans asked the driver and two passengers to exit the car...
Manila School Board meets in special session (04/08/05)
Manila School Board members met in special session on Monday, March 26, for an expulsion hearing. The closed session lasted one hour and 40 minutes. The board voted to accept Superintendent Pam Castor's recommendation to reconvene the hearing after receiving additional testing and information...
Former Manila resident receives prestigious award (04/08/05)
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS- Dr. Harry Downing, who graduated from high school in Manila in 1964 and married the former Carolyn Brady, also of Manila, was recently honored with a teaching excellence award. Almost three decades ago, Downing, now chair of the Stephen F. ...
Local sportsmen return from Mexico hunting trip (04/08/05)
Harold Vines, Billy Yarbro and Jimmy White, all of Manila, recently returned from a hunting trip to Culican, Mexico. The three local sportsmen were hosted by Senior Jose Villamayor and his sons. Also on the trip was Senior Augusto Acevedo. The hosts were from Mexico City where Senior Villamayor and his sons own and manage several retail shoe stores and three factories. ...
Lady Rebels end week with conference victory over EPC (04/08/05)
The Riverside Lady Rebel Softball team wishes Spring Break had never come. Prior to the break, the Lady Rebels were off to a 3-0 start and were riding high. But after a week of inactivity, Riverside found themselves in a three game tailspin before breaking out of the doldrums with a 13-1 3AA South conference win over East Poinsett County Thursday at Caraway...
Lady Mustangs pick up first win of season (04/08/05)
Jessica Willyerd supplied the hitting while Ashley Tate provided the pitching as the Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs improved to 1-3 on the year with an 8-2 victory over Maynard in 3AA North Conference softball action Thursday afternoon at Monette...
Ballard cracks two-run homer as BIC rallies past GCT 8-7 (04/08/05)
Brandon Ballard cracked a two-run walk off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as Buffalo Island Central rallied from a 7-4 deficit to pull out an 8-7 victory over the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles Thursday afternoon at Monette. Ballard's heroics capped off a 2-3 day at the plate for the senior short-stop who also stole four bases and scored three runs, helping the Mustangs to improve to 7-3 on the season...
Riverside rides arm and bat of Tyler Timms to 11-8 victory (04/08/05)
Riverside rode the arm and bat of Tyler Timms to an 11-8 victory over Marked Tree in a split of a 3AA North Conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Caraway. Timms went five innings, striking out six, walking three, while giving up five runs on six hits before Shawn Mathews came in to pitch the final two innings to notch the save and preserve the win for the Rebels...
Robert Lee DeWitt II - Lake City (04/08/05)
A memorial service for Robert Lee DeWitt II, 75, of Lake City, who died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Refuge General Baptist Church near Lake City. The Rev. Larry Ward will officiate, and burial will be private under the direction of Emerson Funeral Home of Lake City...
Mae Rounsaville - Blytheville (04/08/05)
Mae Rounsaville, 76, of Blytheville died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at the Atlanta Medical Center. Born in Mississippi, she was a longtime resident of Blytheville, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three sons, Larry Rounsaville of Winter Haven, Fla., Jeff Rounsaville of Blytheville and Jimmy Hubbard of New Albany, Miss.; two daughters, Carolyn Akin of Roopville, Ga., and Glenda Stone of Monette; a sister, Judy Anglin of Memphis; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Velma Lorene Platz - Monette (04/08/05)
Velma Lorene Platz, 66, of Monette, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at her residence. She was born in Batesville and lived most of her life in Monette. She was employed at Frolic Footwear and was a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Bill Platz, of the home; three sons, Clarence Platz of Monette, Mitchell Platz of Stanton, Tenn., and Jerry Platz of Trumann; three daughters, Diane Holt of Manila, Sheila Anderson of Caraway and Linda Luff of Caraway; her father, Ray Rodgers of Monette; a brother, Junior Rodgers of Monette; two sisters, Virgie Shirley of Ravenden Springs and Anna Lee Patterson of Jonesboro; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Amy Michelle Morse - Paragould (04/08/05)
Amy Michelle Morse, 19, of Paragould died Saturday, March 26. Born at Blytheville, she was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Harmony Morse of Paragould; her father, Tony Morse of Monette; her mother and stepfather, Tina and Douglas Perry of Paragould; paternal grandparents, Francis Scott of Osceola and Florence Perry of Light; maternal grandparents, Inez Tilley of Lake City and Larry and Phyllis Tilley of Jonesboro; three brothers, Johnny Morse, Andrew Perry and Bradley Perry, all of Paragould; and a sister, Kristal Morse of Monette.. ...
Carrie Jean Holcomb - Monette (04/08/05)
Carrie Jean Holcomb, 91, of Monette, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She is survived by three sons, William McArthur Holcomb of Leachville, Jimmy Holcomb of Senath, and Donnie Holcomb of Paragould; three daughters, Ruby McFadden of Bourbon, Mo.; Willie Huskey of Manila, and Mairine Scaggs of Dittmer, Mo.; a sister, Ann Jeffers of Rockford, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Virginia Almeda Giles - Leachville (04/08/05)
Virginia Almeda Giles, 90, of Leachville, widow of Luster Giles, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Carlsbad, N.M., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Skelton Taylor and had been a longtime Leachville resident and member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Elizabeth Flannigan Eckman - Nashville, Tenn. (04/08/05)
Elizabeth Flannigan Eckman, 51, of Nashville, Tenn., died at the St. Louis University Hospital March 30, 2005. She was a music teacher, member of Brentwood Baptist Church, a children's choir coordinator and church organist. She taught vocal and piano lessons, graduated from Arkansas State University magna cum laude, graduated with a master's degree form Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, served in church ministries in Columbia, S.C., Springfield, Mo., Covington, Ky., and Brentwood, Tenn. ...
Willie C. Jackson Davis - Athelstan (04/08/05)
Willie C. Jackson Davis, 87, of the Athelstan Community near Osceola, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Osceola Healthcare in Osceola. Born Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1918, in Batesville, to George W. Jackson and Florence Hawkins Jackson, she was a homemaker and a member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church...
Tony G. Tucker - Ash Flat (04/08/05)
Tony G. Tucker, 80, of Ash Flat died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at his residence. Born in Dell, he was a Navy veteran of World War II and a business owner in Blytheville and Jonesboro. He moved from Jonesboro to Sharp County in 1970, owned stores in downtown Hardy and worked as a plumber for several years. He attended Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Hubert Brison Timbs - Lepanto (04/08/05)
Hubert Brison Timbs, 80, of Lepanto died Friday, March 25, 2005, at South Mississippi County Medical Center in Osceola. Survivors include four sons, Houston Timbs of Batesville, Cleveland Timbs of Bald Knob, Perry Timbs of Lepanto and Kenneth Timbs of Judsonia; five daughters, Barbara Franks of Cushman, Linda Rosemond of Caraway, Lize Carter of Manila, Debbie Greenhaw of Trumann and Connie Williams of Marked Tree; three sisters, Peggy Patterson of Niles, Mich., and Vador Hancock and Lillian Tombs, both of Manila; a brother, Cloyes Timbs of Marked Tree; 36 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Madge M. Andrews (04/08/05)
Madge M. Andrews, 76, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 26, 2005. Born in Calico Rock, she had lived in Caraway and Lake City before moving to Jonesboro in 1945. A homemaker, she operated Madge's Tot-to-Teen Shop in Jonesboro for several years. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church...