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Stories from Thursday, April 14, 2005

Leachville man wins $100,000 (04/14/05)
Leachville resident Jose Perez has been playing the same six numbers in the Missouri lottery for about a year. He picked the numbers due to their significance to special people in his life, using their birthdays, ages, etc. On Wednesday, March 30, his diligence finally paid off in the form of $100,000...
Manila artist captures history on canvas (04/14/05)
Artist Dan Donovan of Manila enjoys painting a variety of subjects but especially likes to preserve historical sites on canvas. Several pieces of his work, including the old Manila ice house and mule barn, are displayed at the Depot Center. One of his latest works of art is a painting of the Manila Mid-Town Barber Shop...
Leachville City Council rescinds mayor's veto (04/14/05)
The Leachville courtroom was packed with interested townspeople and guests when the city council met in regular session on Tuesday evening, April 5. The council worked through a full agenda before discussing Mayor Ralph Wells' veto of the council's March 10 meeting, when five employees were laid off and one employe's hours were cut in half in an effort to cut expenses to meet past federal and state tax liabilities...
Retired Spanish teacher returns from a mission trip to Peru (04/14/05)
Vada Adkins of Manila joined 20 other volunteers on a medical missionary trip to Peru that was organized by her cousin, Doyne Robertson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Melbourne. Robertson served as a missionary in Peru for eight years and heads a missionary trip every other year returning with volunteers to continue the work of meeting the needs of the people spiritually as well as physically...
Joyce Read to fill Monette alderman vacancy (04/14/05)
The Monette City Council filled the unexpired term of alderman Earl Read, hired a new policeman and made plans for cleanup week at the regular council meeting March 28. The council went into a short executive session to select someone to fill the vacancy left by the late Read. ...
Lady Mustangs even season (04/14/05)
Buffalo Island Central walked their way past Walnut Ridge 21-11 in high school softball action Monday afternoon at Walnut Ridge. Buffalo Island Central broke open a 9-9 game with an eight run sixth inning to put the game away in improving their record to 2-3 on the season...
Rebels down Thunderbirds (04/14/05)
Glen Graham laced an RBI single to cap off a three run second inning, giving Riverside a 3-2 lead they would never relinquish as the Rebels went on to a 10-5 victory over Cross County Monday at Lake City in 3AA South Conference action. Tyler Timms began the second with a base hit, followed by another hit by third baseman Anthony Reece, putting runners at first and second with no outs. ...
Mustangs enjoy successful week (04/14/05)
Matthew Ibanez threw a no hitter Tuesday afternoon against Piggott as the Mustangs routed the Mohawks 13-0 at Monette to highlight a 3-1 week in prep baseball action. Ibanez went the distance, fanning seven, while walking only one, while his teammates pounded out 12 hits to give him all the run support he needed as the senior righthander improved to 2-0 on the season. ...
Lady Rebels split games (04/14/05)
The Riverside Lady Rebels split a pair of high school softball games last week, losing to Brookland 10-0 on Monday afternoon at Caraway before coming back with an 11-8 victory over Walnut Ridge on the road Tuesday afternoon. Brookland pitcher Ashley Griffith proved too much for the Lady Rebels as she went the distance, surrendering only one hit while striking out 13 of the 15 batters she faced. ...
Helen Margaret Wright - Smithton, Mo. (04/14/05)
Helen Margaret Wright, 83, of Smithton, Mo., formerly of Manila, the widow of Floyd Wright, died Thursday, April 8, 2005, at Four Season's Living Center in Sedalia, Mo. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Lizzie Rice Newcomb and had been a lifelong Manila resident before making her home in Smithton six years ago. She was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family...
Virgil Dee Franklin - Monette (04/14/05)
Virgil Dee Franklin, 76, of Monette, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his residence. He was a retired furniture manufacturer, of the protestant faith, and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was born April 11, 1928, in Tyronza. He had lived in Monette for 10 years, formerly of Memphis, Tenn...
Oliver M. Beckman - Kennett (04/14/05)
Oliver M. Beckman, 92, of Kennett, formerly of Cardwell, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Heritage Nursing Center. He was ordained into the ministry in July 1955 and was a member of the Tennessee Valley Conference Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Lindsborg, Kan. He was the son of Edwin and Olivia Weistrand Beckman. He and Cora Beatrice Schuerenberg were married on Oct. 17, 1936, at Lilbourn, Mo...
George Brown - Dixie (04/14/05)
George Brown, 83, of Dixie died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at his residence. Born in the Coffman community in Greene County, he had lived in Dixie for most of his life. He was retired from the Dixie Gin Co. after 39 years and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Betty DeBrock of the home; a daughter, Joan Brewer of Fort Smith; two stepsons, David Bellomy of Lake City and Gary Bellomy of Paragould; four sisters, Jean Guertin of Phoenix, Rose Bailey and Alberta Biehl, both of Rockford, Ill., and Dorothy Burgess of Cabot; two brothers, Alvin Brown of Lake City and Odie Brown of Yuma, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.. ...