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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Flag raised in honor of freedom (11/09/05)
Mildred Ramsey of Manila raised a flag at the Manila Cemetery in memory of her husband, Wilburn, and in honor of all the military men and women who have and are serving in the military. Wilburn Ramsey was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. The flag was presented to Mrs. Ramsey at his funeral service...
Manila superintendent discusses annual improvement/accreditation status (11/09/05)
Pam Castor, Manila superintendent, discussed the annual improvement/accreditation status of the district. "Everyone is working hard to move in the direction we need to go," Castor said. "We will continue to do our best to meet the challenges in education. We have seen a lot of changes and more legislation in education over the last few years."...
Caraway receives tanker (11/09/05)
Two Caraway firemen travelled to Atlanta, GA, last week to pick up the city's new 2000-gallon tanker truck purchased with a FEMA grant and funding from the city. In March the Caraway Volunteer Fire Department spearheaded a drive to secure funding to purchase a new tanker truck to replace the old outdated tanker that the department had used for years. ...
Manila notches first win of season (11/09/05)
The Manila Lady Lions dropped two out of three games last week in senior girls high school basketball action. Manila began the week hosting the Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds. Manila placed three players in double figures, but couldn't overcome a 20 point Greyhound third period in falling to Marmaduke 68-60...
Lady Mustangs rally past Marmaduke 58-53 (11/09/05)
Jessica Shepard scored 25 points and Nan Lee Bridges added 17 as Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs remained undefeated with a hard fought 58-53 3AA North Conference victory Thursday night at the Monette Athletic Complex. BIC led 11-9 after the first quarter and 28-24 at the half before watching the Lady Greyhounds take a 45-43 lead into the final quarter. BIC outscored Marmaduke 15-8 in the final period to pull out the win...
Taylor powers BIC to two victories (11/09/05)
Brooks Taylor exploded for 108 points in two games as Buffalo Island Central remained undefeated by rolling over both Maynard and Manila last week in senior boys basketball. Taylor started the week scoring a career high 55 points in BIC's 93-58 thrashing of Maynard in the conference opener for both teams. The Mustangs jumped to a 33-17 first quarter lead and stretched the margin to 58-39 at the half. Garrett Qualls also hit double figures for the Mustangs scoring 10 points...
Tigers bite Rebels 69-51 (11/09/05)
Riverside hoped to find the cure for their struggling ways Friday night at "The Pit" in Lake City where the Rebels had not lost a conference game in over two years. But Maynard had different ideas as they outscored Riverside 40-24 in the second half to break open a close game en route to a 68-51 thumping of the Rebels...
Norma Lou Griffith - Paragould (11/09/05)
Norma Lou Griffith, 76, of Paragould, formerly of Manila, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Paragould, she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Dollar Steele and had been a Manila resident for 21 years before making her home in Paragould in 2000. She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith...
Sharon Dewitt Fulling - Blytheville (11/09/05)
Sharon Dewitt Fulling, 67, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born to Bryan and Mary Witsman DeWitt in Decker, Ind., she had lived in Blytheville for the past 25 years. She was the Dean for Nursing, Allied Health, HPER, at Arkansas Norhteastern College, held a Masters Degree in Nursing Education and was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Blytheville...
Charles "Pete" McDole - Jonesboro (11/09/05)
Charles "Pete" McDole, 66, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his residence. McDole was born May 29, 1939, in Leachville. He retired from Riceland Foods. He is survived by two sons, Randy McDole of Paragould and Neil McDole of Memphis; a brother, Jimmy McDole of Jonesboro; a grandchild, Kristen McDole; and a great-grandchild, Aiden McDole...
Ruth Helen Brown - Black Oak (11/09/05)
Ruth Helen Brown, 87, of Black Oak died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church. She was born in Caraway to Pearly and Katie Clark Kelems. She is survived by her husband, C.R. Brown of the home; a son, Paul Brown of Jonesboro; two daughters, Paulette Fleming of Troy, Mich., and Wynette Hall of Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Mildred Brown of Caraway; and three grandchildren...
Sarah Singleton - Paragould (11/09/05)
Sarah Frances Lloyd Singleton, a resident of Greene Acres Nursing Home, formerly of Cardwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. She was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Newton County, Ga., and would have been 89 this month. She attended the Church of Christ in Cardwell...
Eddie Esters - Jonesboro (11/09/05)
Eddie Esters, 58, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005. Born in Jonesboro, he worked 28 years for General Electric before retiring. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Esters of the home; a son, Robert Esters, Navy, of Mayport, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Currie of Lake City; four sisters, Ida Hobbs of Jonesboro, Jessie Winners of Memphis, Ruby Wilbert of Little Rock and Bobbie Anderson of West Memphis; two brothers, Elijah Anderson and Raymond Anderson, both of Blytheville; and 10 grandchildren.. ...
Opal B. Bugg - Columbia, Mo. (11/09/05)
Opal Bugg, 91, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Manila, widow of Rev. George Bugg, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at University Hospital in Columbia. Born in Manila she was the daughter of the late L.S. and Anna Milligan and had been a long-time Manila resident before making her home in Columbia in 1999. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Lillian Carroll Brown - Osceola (11/09/05)
Lillian Carroll Brown, 85, of Osceola, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at South Mississippi County Regional Hospital. Born Thursday, Aug. 5, 1920, in Rockbridge County, Vir., to Yost Connor and Mary (Irving) Connor, she was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church in Osceola...
Charline Johnson - Blytheville (11/09/05)
Charline Johnson, 74, of Blytheville died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at her home. She was born July 13, 1931 in Hickory Flat, Miss. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She is survived by 10 daughters, Betty Boone of Gosnell, Phyllis Moore and Teresa Houston of Harrisburg, Judy Johnson of Osceola, Mary Lee England of Wilson, Lisa Butterworth of Lost Cane, Connie Sutton and Tina Evans of Luxora, Vicki Burse of Manila, and Rhonda West of Burdette; five sons, Mack Johnson of Burdette, Billy Johnson of Poway, Calif., Kenneth Johnson of Dell, Randy Johnson of Gosnell, and Scotty Johnson of Orange Park, Fla.; 42 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.. ...