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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2005

BIC renews personnel contracts (04/20/05)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board renewed personnel contracts for the 2005-06 school year, made three teacher reassignments, accepted two resignations, and staffed special summer programs during the Monday, April 11 meeting. The board renewed contracts for all classified and certified personnel wishing to return for the 2005-06 school year. ...
Caraway employee named State Waste Water Operator (04/20/05)
The Caraway City Council met on Thursday evening, April 14, and worked through a short agenda. Lisa Taylor, newly appointed recorder/treasurer, was in attendance at the meeting, along with all six aldermen. The council voted to donate $500 to the upcoming Relay for Life, doubling what they had donated yearly in the past...
Wallace wins first place in Scrabble tournament (04/20/05)
Naomi Wallace of Monette was declared Division Three first place winner in a National Scrabble Association sanctioned tournament, held in St. Louis March 19-20, with an accumulative score of 601. Wallace won seven games and lost three during the scrabble round robin, before reaching the final round to defeat opponent David Greamaund and win the day's division title. ...
End of an era as full service station closes due to construction (04/20/05)
Bill Anderson, owner of Bill's Southland Station, has been serving the area for two decades and will be missed by his many customers. Bill's, the last full service station in Lake City, will be closing due to the construction of the new 4-lane highway coming through Lake City...
Mann shuts out Bay, Rebels claim first win (04/20/05)
Shawn Mathews' sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth inning produced the game's only run as Riverside came away with a nail-biting 1-0 shutout over Bay, completing a two game season series sweep of the Yellowjackets and catapulting the Rebels into first place in the 3AA South Conference last Thursday at Bay...
Lady Rebels endure tough week (04/20/05)
Riverside's Lady Rebel Softball team suffered through a tough week, dropping all there of their games to fall to 5-7 on the year and 2-2 in conference play. Maynard knocked off Riverside on Thursday afternoon 13-4 at Caraway. Kelsey Turner went 2-3 with three RBIs to lead the Lady Rebels while Magan Adams also had two hits in four trips to the plate. Kassie Douglas was 1-1 and scored twice. Sam Dunigan went 1-4 while Miranda Boyd and Amber Murphy both scored runs to lead the Lady Rebels...
Rebels drop heartbreaker to Warriors (04/20/05)
After taking over sole possession of first place in the 3AA South Conference the day before, Riverside blew 6-0 and 12-7 leads to lose a 13-12 heartbreaker to East Poinsett County Friday afternoon at Lepanto. The Warriors scored four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to drop the Rebels into a first place tie with Bay for the league lead. ...
Alfred L. Russell - Lake City (04/20/05)
Alfred L. Russell, 69, of Lake City died Monday, April 11, 2005, at his residence. Born in Trumann, he was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from Colson Caster Co. He had lived in Lake City for the past 25 years and was a Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Lois M. ...
Arvil Lee Smith - Caraway (04/20/05)
Arvil Lee Smith, 86, of Caraway died April 12, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer, of the Assembly of God faith, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he was wounded in France and received a Purple Heart. He had lived in the Caraway area for 65 years, formerly of Big Flat...
Melvin White - Lake City (04/20/05)
Melvin E. White, 81, of Lake City, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Booneville, Miss., and lived in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Lake City in 1990. He operated a service station in Bowman from 1951 until 1956 and then worked for Huffman refrigeration in St. Louis before his retirement in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church...
Lena Rose Layton - Leachville (04/20/05)
Lena Rose Layton, 87, of Leachville, the widow of Jimmy Layton, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at her residence. Born in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Viola Ragland Killion, and had been a Leachville resident since 1953. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Joseph Eldon Smith - Leachville (04/20/05)
Joseph Eldon Smith, 22, of Leachville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Osceola, he had lived most of his life in Dyess. He was a self-employed carpenter and had been a Leachville resident for the past five years...
Erma Jane Richardson - Lake City (04/20/05)
Erma Jane Richardson, 77, formerly of Lake City died Thursday, April 14, 2004, at Hilltop Nursing Center at Harrison. She was born at Lake City and lived in the area most of her life. A retired food service worker at Arkansas State University, she was a member of First Assembly of God of Lake City...