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Stories from Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Black Oak Arkansas kick up their heels at Osceola Musicfest (05/17/06)
Osceola was all a flurry this weekend as the eighth annual Heritage Musicfest featured music and merriment from the 1970s era, complete with people in bell bottom trousers driving Volkswagen love bugs. Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas headlined the festivities on Friday night and took the stage with amps turned on high, flashing lights and voices belting out those familiar Jim Dandy songs...
Manila firemen honored with retirement party (05/17/06)
Manila firefighters honored three members of the Manila Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday, May 4, with a retirement party. A steak dinner was held at Big Lake Country Club. Retirees included Alvin Routon, 20 years; William Barnhart, 31 years; and Larry Towell, 13 years. Towell retired early due to medical reasons. Routon was unable to attend...
Four Buffalo Island cities receive Arkansas Community of Excellence awards (05/17/06)
Larry Walther, director of the Arkansas Department of Economic Development, presented Arkansas Community of Excellence (ACE) awards to mayors from Black Oak, Caraway, Leachville and Monette during a special ceremony, held at the First Baptist Church in Monette last Wednesday...
New Busch Stadium falls short of expectations (05/17/06)
Once or twice a year, my oldest son and I travel to St. Louis when our beloved Cincinnati Reds are in town, which is usually in the heat of the summer. Fortunately for us, the Reds and Cardinals scheduled an early season weekend series in April this year and the weather couldn(t have been more perfect...
Kristen Nicole Ward - Luxora (05/17/06)
Kristen Nicole Ward, 19, of Luxora, died May 3, 2006, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1986, in Osceola. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her parents Ronald and Renee Ward of Gosnell, and Donna Ward of Luxora; grandparents, Marie Ward of Walnut Ridge, David Ward of Lake City, and James and Janice Lee of Gosnell; a daughter, Zaria Watts of Luxora; a son, Malachai watts of Luxora; two sisters, Jessica Ward of Horseshoe Bend and Morgan Adams of Manila; three brothers, Chris Ward of Gosnell, Lee Ward and Dewayne Ward of Luxora.. ...
Patsy J. Scott - Canon City, CO (05/17/06)
Patsy J. Scott, 70, of Canon City, Colo., died Tuesday, May 9, 2006. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Bartholomew. She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Blytheville. She was a homemaker and a member of the "Gad Abouts" in Canon City for several years. She had lived in Canon City since 1999...
Virginia Ridge - Lake City (05/17/06)
Virginia Ridge, 85, of Lake City died Sunday, Mary 7, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She had lived her entire life in the Lake City area and taught school at Lake City for over 17 years. She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church...
William Frankford Powers - Manila (05/17/06)
William Frankford Powers, 89, of Manila died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Carlisle, Tenn., he was the son of the late Herbert and Cora Starnes Powers. He had lived in Manila since 2002 and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Powers was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and received two bronze stars for his service in Sicily, North Africa and Italy...
Viola Faye Niswonger - Schugtown (05/17/06)
Viola Faye Niswonger, 70, of Schugtown died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, in Arkansas Methodist Medical Center at Paragould. Born Sept. 5, 1935, at Leachville, she was a retired custodian from Arkansas State University and a member of Mt. Olive Pentecostal Church...
Mary Frances McElroy - Jonesboro (05/17/06)
Mary Frances McElroy, 87, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Craighead Nursing Center. Born at Napa, Idaho, she lived in Jonesboro one year, and was formerly of Lake City. She was a homemaker and she had worked at Frolic Footwear Company. She was a member of Refuge General Baptist Church...
Carolyn Sue Cobbs - Cardwell (05/17/06)
Carolyn Sue Cobbs, 67, of Cardwell, Mo., died May 10, 2006, at Monette Manor. She was born June 17, 1938, in Cardwell, Mo., the daughter of the late M.K. and Julie Jones Bishop. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and of General Baptist belief. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Cobbs of the home; a daughter, Julie Jackson, and son, Mark Cobbs, of Paragould; brothers, Julius Barlow of Barnhart, Mo., David Barlow of Imperial, Mo., Pat Barlow of Moore, Okla.; sisters, Shirley Trumble of Robertsville, Mo., Joyce Bays of O'Fallon, Mo., Linda Jones of Kirkwood, Mo., and Judy Barlow of Virbumun, Mo.; grandchildren, Mandy Jackson and Josh and Jarrod Thomas.. ...
Logan Dale Benafield - Leachville (05/17/06)
Logan Dale Benafield, infant son of Stephen and Dianna Benafield of Leachville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Freddy and Donna Birdsong. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kelsey Plunkett, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Melba Dill of West Memphis, Irma Shipley of Manila, Martha Benafield of Memphis, and adopted maternal grandmother, Shelly Woods of Bay...
Grace Halpain - Manila (05/17/06)
Grace Halpain, 92, of Manila died Thursday, May 4, 2006, in Osceola. She is survived by two sons, Frank Halpain of Osceola and Albert Halpain of Manila; two daughters, Rosie Tomlin of Clifton, Ariz., and Gladys Basquez of Thatcher, Ariz.; a brother, Jessie Mullins of Tennessee; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren...
Wayne Marshall - Manila (05/17/06)
Audrey Wayne Marshal, 76, of Manila, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Audrey Lee and Mary Lou Hoskins Marshall and had been a resident of Northeast Arkansas for most of his life. ...