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Stories from Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Manila City Council supports BI Relay for Life (08/24/05)
The Manila City Council meeting opened Monday night, Aug. 15, with the approval of minutes and a budget comparison. Mayor Clifford Veach said the budget was running well. "This report reflects the certificate of deposit purchased," Veach said. "It is itemized as an expense."...
177 pounds of marijuana seized (08/24/05)
Officers from the Manila Police Department, Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Second District Drug Task Force, and Leachville Police Department seized approximately 177 pounds of marijuana and $36,820 in U.S. currency on Monday, Aug. 15, according to Mississippi County Sheriff Leroy Meadows...
Ericsson Family honored with fish fry (08/24/05)
The Nelson Benson family of Manila hosted a Southern Style fish fry at the Manila Depot Center Sunday, Aug. 14, for the Ericsson family of Almhult, Sweden. The Ericsson family -- Bengt-Eric, Ingrid, Anna, Eric, Sofia, and Karin -- were a long way from home but were still among relatives...
Caraway Council OKs new tower/software (08/24/05)
The Caraway City Council met on Thursday evening, Aug. 11, and discussed the legality of disbanding the City Park Commission and bringing back the rodeo to the July 4th celebration. In a letter to Mayor South, the city attorney said the Council could not legally take back a portion of the park operation from the Park Commission...
Riverside netters prep for new season at Fairfield Bay (08/24/05)
Four members of the Riverside Rebel tennis team traveled to Fairfield Bay to participate in the Junior Championships Aug. 4-7. Riverside Tennis Coach Terry Connor took Tyler Timms, Blake Barnes, Shawn Mathews and Jordan Adcock as the four took on players from throughout the state of Arkansas as well as neighboring states...
Campbell girls barrell race (08/24/05)
Most teenage girls spend their summers shopping at the mall or going to the movies, but Katey and Kyley Campbell of Black Oak spend their summers riding their quarter-horses "Pee-Wee" and "Magic" across the country. The Campbell sisters, daughters of Riverside Head Coach Buster Campbell and wife Linda, have been racing since they were five years old. ...
Jimmy Carl Goforth - Osceola (08/24/05)
Jimmy Carl Goforth, 59, of Osceola, died August 18, 2005, at SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, at Osceola. He was a farm worker, welder, and affiliated with the Church of God. He was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County...
William David Hutcherson - Lake City (08/24/05)
William David "Dub" Hutcherson, 58, of Lake City died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at his residence. Born at Trumann, he was a retired tech sergeant for the Air Force and a member of First Assembly of God in Trumann. Survivors include two daughters, Marrietta Olsen of Trumann and Marlene Britton of Lake City; two sisters, Carolyn Pociask of Clarksville, Tenn., and Rose Annetta Speakman of Scott City, Mo.; five brothers, James D. ...
Loretta Jane Nelson Smith - Gosnell (08/24/05)
Loretta Jane Nelson Smith, 41, of Gosnell, died Aug. 13, 2005, in a car accident. She was born July 5, 1964, in Paragould, to Earl and Dena Nelson. She was raised around the Fontaine area until her marriage to Billy Overton of Half Moon. During this union one child, Casey Joann Overton, was born on Sept. ...
Glenda L. Whitehead - Jonesboro (08/24/05)
Glenda L. Whitehead, 55, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, she lived most of her life in Joensoro. She was a retired cook at Presley's Drive Inn and was of the Pentecostal belief...
William A. Stevens - Osceola (08/24/05)
William A. Stevens, 67, of Osceola, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2004, at his residence. He was retired from American Greetings, was of the Baptist belief, a U.S. Marine veteran, and had lived in Osceola 26 years, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Stevens, of the home; his mother, Vaudine Gramling of Caraway; a sister, Dorothy Puckett of Caraway; two sons, Rev. Rick Stevens of Caraway and Bruce Stevens of Osceola; three grandchildren, Kayla Stevens, Rebecca Stull, and Kara Stevens...
Annie Katherine Vanoven Lucas - Hickory Flat (08/24/05)
Annie Katherine Vanoven Lucas, 66, of Hickory Flat died Aug. 16, 2005. She was born April 9, 1930, at Ava, Mo., to Thurman A. and Marie VanWinkle Boatman. She was a homemaker and member of Olive Branch Country Church of Hickory Flat. Survivors include her husband, Clifton S. ...
John Rundberg Cowan - Leeton, Mo. (08/24/05)
John Rundberg Cowan, 86, of Leeton, Mo., died at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 11, 2005. He was born March 18, 1919 in Manila, the son of Edna (Rundberg) and Harry Welrose Cowan. The oldest of five children, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Anita Mooring and Carolyn Stakely, and a brother, Benjamin W. Cowan...
Mary Lucille Kimble - Manila (08/24/05)
Mary Lucille Kimble, 73, of Manila died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 3, 1932 in Etowah. She was a housewife and a member of the Assembly of God in Lepanto. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Brown of Lepanto and Janice Carruth of Manila; a brother, Thurmon Jones of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Juanita Eldridge - Caraway (08/24/05)
Juanita Eldridge, 86, of Caraway, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker, member of Caraway Church of Christ, and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by three sons, Roy DuWayne Eldridge of Lake City, Tony Raymond Eldridge of Bay, and Jacky Lynn Eldridge of Caraway; a daughter, Rosemary Blakely of Lake City; two brothers, B.W. ...
Linda Joyce Mason - Manila (08/24/05)
Linda Joyce Mason, 51, resident of Manila Nursing Center in Manila, died Aug. 13, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She was born on Feb. 11, 1954 in Lepanto. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was the daughter of the late Leater Mason of Arkansas and Sarah Jackson of Tennessee...