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Stories from Thursday, May 26, 2005

Manila School Board fills positions (05/26/05)
Manila School Board met Thursday night accepting minutes and reviewing the financial report before interviewing two candidates for the high school boys' coaching position. The position has been held by Coach Anthony Brewington who has accepted a position at Pocahontas...
Manila employee retirement plan in place (05/26/05)
Manila City Council members reviewed the budget and heard updates on the new employee retirement plan, water improvement project, and airport improvement project at the regular council meeting May 16. Street paving, cable service, and ambulance service were among other topics discussed...
Lake City Council waives paving bidding (05/26/05)
The Lake City council waived competitive bidding on its street project, approved one building variance and reviewed another during the regular council meeting, Monday evening, May 16. The council passed Ordinance 2013-5 waiving competitive bidding for the street paving project, allowing Judsonia-based White County Paving the contract with the city for the infrastructure and street repairs...
Methamphetamine lab seized in Leachville (05/26/05)
Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 120 McNamee Street in Leachville where members of the Leachville Police Department recovered a large working methamphetamine lab. According to Chief of Police Ken Womack, two suspects were arrested. Steven Scott Strickland, 45, and Tammy Strickland, 39, were taken into custody and transported to Mississippi County Sheriff's Department...
Golf tournament renamed in memory of Wayne Taylor (05/26/05)
Arkansas Northeastern College's Foundation is recognizing the memory of longtime Leachville resident, Wayne Taylor, who passed away last August, by renaming its annual Big Lake Scholarship Golf Tournament in his honor. The Wayne Taylor Golf Tournament will be held Tuesday, June 7, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. Registration will be from 8-8:30 a.m. and tee-off at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $90 per team. For more information or to sign-up, interested persons can call 838-2902...
Baseball standout following Manila family tradition (05/26/05)
The "athletic genes" from Manila seem to be alive and well in one young man named Zachary Hoffpauir, of Glendale, Ariz. He is the son of Shannon (Sickels) and Doug Hoffpauir and the grandson of Wayne and Teresa Sickels. His great grandparents are Minnie Lou and the late Bert Williams and Dora and the late Moaten Sickels...
Buffalo Island Bashers go 2-0 (05/26/05)
The Buffalo Island Bashers, a 15-16 year old boys baseball team made up of players from Monette, Leachville, Lake City, Manila and Valley View, started off their season with two victories last week. On Monday the Bashers had 11 hits while defeating Marmaduke 12-1. ...
Patsy Gaye Hembrey - Monette (05/26/05)
Patsy Gaye Hembrey, 64, of Monette, died May 21, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was employed by Buffalo Island Central West Elementary. She was of the Church of Christ belief and had lived in Monette four years formerly of Leachville...
Patricia Ann Lemonds - Leachville (05/26/05)
Patricia Ann Lemonds, 60, of Leachville, formerly of Blytheville, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 17, 1945, in Lake County, Tenn., she is the daughter of Lexie and Gladys Tolty Lemonds. She was a longtime area resident and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church of Blytheville...
Claude Miller - Leachville (05/26/05)
Claude Miller, 98, of Leachville died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Wynne, he was the son of the late George and Manie Miller and was a longtime Leachville area resident. He was a farmer. He is survived by a son, Jackie Miller, of Leachville; a daughter, Tinnie McConnell, of Hartford, Mich.; three brothers, George Miller and Frank Miller, both of Jonesboro, and Herbert Miller of Cardwell; three sisters, Katheryn Miller of Pecatonica, Ill., Betty Frazier of Arbyrd, and Mary Ann Campbell of Murray, Ky.; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Charlene D. Smiley - Vicksburg, Miss. (05/26/05)
Charlene D. Smiley, 81, of Vicksburg, Miss., died May 20, 2005, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home in Vicksburg. She was born April 1, 1924, in Izard County. She was a certified nursing assistant at the Martha Coker Convalescent Home and of the Baptist belief...
Mary Christine Thomas - Lake City (05/26/05)
Mary Christine Thomas, 85, of Lake City, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Fallon Olivia Mace - Manila (05/26/05)
Fallon Olivia Mace, infant daughter of Jason and Cortney Mace of Manila, died May 19, 2005, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. She was born on May 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Callie Elizabeth, of the home; a twin brother, Garrett Vance Mace of the home; grandparents, Richard and Liz Martin of Paragould and Vance and Judy Mace of Manila; great-grandmothers, Juanita Van Horn of Forest City, and Lottie Mace of Paragould; her aunt and uncle, Ginger and Tony Johnson of Jonesboro, and her aunt, Wilma Martin, of Jonesboro.. ...
Mary Frances Ashley - Osceola (05/26/05)
Mary Frances Ashley, 77, of Osceola, died Friday, Mary 20, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Whitten on November 5, 1927, to Andrew Thompson Bullard and Nora Frances Chandler Bullard, she was a lifetime area resident. She was a housewife and a member of Keiser United Methodist Church and frequently attended Manila Methodist Church with her family...
A.J. Lane - Caraway (05/26/05)
A.J. Lane, 81, of Caraway, died May 15, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired repairman for United Telephone Company, of the Baptist faith, veteran of the U.S. Marines, and had lived most of his life in Caraway...