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Stories from Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Cash recalls life in the Delta (05/03/06)
Dyess welcomed home another favorite son last week, Tommy Cash, of Hendersonville, Tenn., younger brother of the world-famous Johnny Cash. Tommy Cash is a star in his own right, acclaimed recording artist, song writer, and author. He is well known in the music world for his gold 1969 Epic record about JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King entitled "Six White Horses."...
Monette Council to resubmit grand application (05/03/06)
The Monette city council met in short session Monday evening, April 24, and discussed resubmission of intersection grant, as well as the city-wide yard sale and clean sweep. Monette Mayor David Fletcher reported on a letter received from the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, concerning a recent grant application...
Taylor coaching status clarified (05/03/06)
An article in the Fort Smith "Times Record" has created a lot of interest among area residents, as it related to Greenwood High School's bid to hire BIC coach Bill Taylor and his rejection of the offer. Freelance writer Leland Barclay wrote an article for the "Times Record" on Monday, April 17, stating that Greenwood High School had offered Taylor $70,000 to accept the position of boys basketball coach...
Riverside East receives Reading First grant (05/03/06)
Riverside East elementary has been selected as a recipient of an Arkansas Reading First Grant. The $276,000 federal grant will be distributed over three years to be used to improve literacy achievement in kindergarten through third grade students. Alicia Howell has accepted the position to serve as literacy coach for the project. Howell has 33 years of teaching experience...
Yellowjackets rally past Rebels (05/03/06)
Kellen Gage ripped an RBI double that keyed a five run sixth inning to lead Bay to a 10-8 come from behind victory over Riverside in the semi-finals of the 3AA South District Tournament Monday afternoon at Trumann. The Yellowjackets started the inning down 8-5, but used a pair of costly Riverside errors to set up Gage's run scoring double which sparked the winning rally. Tyler Q. Griffin also drove in a pair of runs with a clean single into left field that capped off the five run rally...
Gosnell outlasts Lions in extra innings (05/03/06)
Manila and Gosnell battled on even terms into extra innings before the Pirates finally came away with a hard fought 4-3 victory Wednesday afternoon at Harrisburg in the semi-finals of the 3AAA South District Tournament. Phillip Keiter's sacrifice fly drove in Ryan Humphrey with the winning run to push the Pirates into the finals against Rivercrest. ...
Lady Rebels Advance to Regional Tournament (05/03/06)
Riverside's Lady Rebels earned the Region 4 Tournament's third seed with a 10-4 victory over Marked Tree Monday afternoon at Bay. Riverside played three games on the day, eliminating East Poinsett County 14-4 Monday morning before dropping a heartbreaking 5-4 nine inning loss to Cross County in the semi-finals. The Lady Rebels built a 4-0 lead over the Lady Thunderbirds, sparked by Kailey Holt's base clearing double. Holt finished the day 6-12 to lead the Rebel offensive attack...
Hubert Elmer Johnson - Leachville (05/03/06)
Hubert Elmer Johnson, 73, of Leachville died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Steele, Mo., he was the son of the late Sam and Many Sachet Johnson and was a retired farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timmy Johnson, and grandson, Orlan Johnson...
Mary Lucy (Lou) Fletcher - Manila (05/03/06)
Mary Lucy (Lou) Fletcher, 93, of Manila, widow of Frank Fletcher, died Friday, April 28, 2006, at Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge. Born at Walcott, she was the daughter of the late Lowen and Nora Belk Hill. Mrs. Fletcher moved with her family to Manila in 1921 and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church...
Lucille Vassar - Manila (05/03/06)
Annamae Lucille Vassar, 82, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at her home. Born at East St. Louis, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Mae Zolman Hardy and had been a Manila resident most of her life. She was the widow of Eugene Vassar, who died earlier this year, and was a retired nurse's aide for the Manila Nursing Center...
Bobby Davis - Paragould (05/03/06)
Bobby Cullion Davis, 63, of Paragould died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 5, 1942, in Liberty, Mo., the son of the late John Cullion and Rosa Mae Jackson Davis. He was a Navy veteran and a self-employed cabinet maker. He was of the Baptist belief...
Willard Whitlow - Lynn (05/03/06)
Willard Whitlow, 78, of Lynn died Monday, April 26, 2006, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Walnut Ridge. Mr. Whitlow was a retired carpenter and a minister. Survivors include three sons, Larry Whitlow of Forrest City, Randy Whitlow of Lynn, and Stanley Whitlow of Leachville; two daughters, Judy Boyd of Amity and Pauline Walker of Hoxie; a brother, Worrence Whitlow of Lynn; three sisters, Mildred Maxwell of Saffell, Faye Couturier of Memphis and Millie Daggett of Colona, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.. ...
Stanley Ray Brock - Leachville (05/03/06)
Stanley Ray Brock, 64, of Leachville, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Stanley Richard "Dick" and Mae Robins Brock. He was a 1960 graduate of Leachville High School and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired farmer and landowner for over 35 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Leachville...
Edwin Chalmer Talley - Manila (05/03/06)
Edwin Chalmer Talley, 93, of Manila, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at his home. Born at Broseley, Mo., he was the son of the late Robert and Arizona Brown Talley and was a former longtime resident of St. Charles, Ill. He was a retired painter and had been a Manila resident for the past 10 years...
Edna B. Holland - Monette (05/03/06)
Edna B. Holland, 85, of Monette, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mrs. Holland was born on March 12, 1921, at Lowell to Arthur and Frankie Smith. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Monette and a member of the Eastern Star...
James Cecil Brickell - Jonesboro (05/03/06)
James Cecil Brickell, 78, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at his residence. Born in Caraway, he lived the past two and a half years in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and cotton ginner. He was also a business partner with Cecil Andrews in Central Oil Company. ...
James T. "Jimmy" Brown - Caraway (05/03/06)
James T. "Jimmy" Brown, 63, of Caraway, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Viola, he lived all his life in Caraway. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Betty; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Joyce Brown of Caraway; a son, Larry Brown, of Osceola; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Ray Birdno of Rivervale; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and William Mullins of Lake City; brother, Robert Brown of Viola; sisters, Marie Dunkerson of Caraway, Lavora East of St. ...