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Stories from Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Governor candidate Mike Beebe makes local stops (08/02/06)
Arkansas Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor Mike Beebe made stops in the area visiting with residents at the Caraway St. Bernard's Senior Citizen Center, Monette City Hall, Black Oak Gin and Chatter Box Restaurant in Lake City on Wednesday...
Riley announces candidacy for Mayor (08/02/06)
Caraway Fire Chief Barry Riley announced he will run as a candidate for mayor of the city of Caraway. Riley has been an actively involved resident for the past 14 years. Joining the fire department in 1992, he was instrumental in lowering the insurance ratings in 1997 and worked his way up the ranks to position as chief in July 2004. ...
Qualls seeks Monette mayoral seat (08/02/06)
Jerry "Chub" Qualls has filed for the office of Mayor of Monette. Qualls said he was encouraged by many residents of Monette to seek the office. He was hesistant to do so, but after much consideration stated, "I believe we are all put here to serve in some capacity, and I want to do this part."...
Former Manila resident Scotty Watkins to appear on Outdoor Life Network (OLN) (08/02/06)
Scotty Watkins, a 2000 graduate of Manila High School, will appear on Outdoor Life Network (OLN). Watkins graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a bachelors degree in agriculture and he also finished his baseball career with the best overall team record in the school's history...
Fletcher won't seek re-election (08/02/06)
The Monette city council met in regular session on Monday evening, July 24. Mayor David Fletcher announced his plans not to run for office again, after serving eight years as the chief administrator. The council worked through a short agenda consisting of report on National Night Out, park grant and changes in dog leash ordinance...
Monette Masonic Lodge holds awards night (08/02/06)
The Monette Masonic Lodge #558 held it's annual award's night on May 16, and presented two prestigious community awards. Worshipful Master Raymond Baldridge died in office, in November 2005. His brother and fellow lodge member, Devane Baldridge, presented Raymond's wife Betty Baldridge and her family with a keepsake Masonic Apron, and the Monette Mason of the Year Award, posthumously...
Action action on Leachville IRS settlement (08/02/06)
Leachville city council met in special session on Thursday and took action of settling their IRS tax indebtedness. The council voted to purchase certificate of deposits for the $108,844.43 in funds needed to cover a proposed settlement of the tax debt to IRS. The CDs will be purchased from Leachville banking establishments...
**Tammy Sue Wright - Marmaduke (08/02/06)
Tammy Sue Wright, 37, died July 22, 2006, at her residence at Marmaduke. She was born Oct. 4, 1968, at Fort Worth, Texas, to Hershel and Linda Sue Haynes Wright of Marmaduke. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Mae Wright. She is survived by her parents, Hershel and Linda Wright of Marmaduke; two sons, Johnathon Hershel Tomlinson and James Tomlinson of Marmaduke; a daughter, SueAnn Wright of Marmaduke; a brother, Hershel Wright Jr. ...
Troy L. Whitaker - Osceola (08/02/06)
Troy L. Whitaker, 85, of Osceola, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical center in Osceola. Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Corinth, Miss., to Annie Bowen Whitaker and Maltie Whitaker, he married Ruby Lee Whaley on Nov. 3, 1940, in Helena and moved to Osceola in 1955. After working in a local body shop for several years, he opened Whitaker's Body Shop which they operated for over 40 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 50 years...
**James Weaver Sr. - Paragould (08/02/06)
James Ross Weaver, Sr., 57, of Paragould, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his residence. Born Oct. 17, 1948, in Paragould, Mr. Weaver was a disabled Vietnam veteran, and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two sons, James Ross Weaver Jr. of Lonoke and Jeff Cline of Arbyrd; two daughters, Christy Materna of Lonoke, and Catherine Denise Oglevie of Sheridan. ...
Iva Waddell - Imboden (08/02/06)
Iva A. Waddell, 70, of Imboden, died Thursday, July 27, 2006. Survivors include her husband, Vance Waddell, of the home; two sons, Lawrence Vance Waddell III (L.Van) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Anthony Waddell of Imboden; two daughters, Adella Bookout of Smithville and Angela Perrin of Imboden; three brothers, Gene Wilburn, Don Wilburn and Jim Watts, all of Phoenix; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
**Betty Jane Lewis - Paragould (08/02/06)
Betty Jane McGaughey Lewis, 65, of Paragould died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Medical center. Born in Craighead County, she lived in Illinois from 1967-1989. She was a homemaker and a member of Brookland Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Harold Dean Lewis of the home; a son, Brett Hoyer of Paragould; four daughters, Laurie Hoyer of Paragould, Teresa Brenner of Michigan, and Lisa Hogan and Regina Lewis, both of Tennessee; a brother, Charles McGaughey of Lake City; and five grandchildren, Jeremy Duke, Christina Duke, Louran Brenner, Morgan Brenner and Mitch Brenner.. ...
J.C. Wright - Osceola (08/02/06)
J.C. Wright, 62, of Osceola, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 16, 1943, in Halltown. He was a carpenter and member of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otiss Whitecotton and Odell Wright...
Ruby Lee Bishop - Dell (08/02/06)
Ruby Lee Bishop, 74, of Dell, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born April 20, 1932, in Lepanto. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the widow of William Rufus Bishop. She is survived by two daughters, Judy Baldock of Memphis, Tenn., and Barbara Dehart of Manila; a son, Bobby Wayne Bishop, of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Juanita Stillwell of Osceola, and Martha Stracener of Marion; a brother, Jerry Hauptman of Lake City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Amelia Castillo Zabala - Manila (08/02/06)
Amelia Castillo Zabala, 89, of Manila died July 30, 2006, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila. She was a homemaker and a Christian. She was born in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 4, 1916, and raised in McAlester, Okla., moving to California in 1929. She had lived most of her life in Pico Rivera, Calif., before moving to Nipomo, Calif. She moved to Manila in 2004. Her husband of 66 years, Locadio R. Zabala, died Oct. 26, 2003...