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Stories from Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Linnie Hill honored on her 103 birthday (08/09/06)
Linnie Hill, a resident at Monette Manor, celebrated her 103 birthday on July 13. She has lived most of her live in the Leachville area. She has seen a lot of changes and lived through a century of history - from the horse and buggy days through watching a man walk on the moon...
Haag finds 1937 newspaper stories interesting and informative (08/09/06)
Lynn Haag of Caraway, local historian and collector, received a Feb. 7, 1937 copy of the Arkansas Gazette, magazine section. Haag, along with other area men interested in preserving the area's history, have been collecting not only information, but antiques of the area. ...
Radios passed on to Manila Fire Department (08/09/06)
Manila Fire Chief Jerry Hitchcock accepted five portable radios from the Manila Police Department last week to be used in the department. The police department's radios were recently replaced with new ones purchased through the city's part of drug seizure money. ...
Ronnie Presley writes songs close to his heart (08/09/06)
Ronnie Presley of Caraway is well-known in the area as he has been singing and playing guitar for 35 years in the Northeast Arkansas area as well as Texas and Oklahoma. He started his music career in the Rivervale Tavern singing and playing with a band at the age of 16...
Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 22 (08/09/06)
"We are gearing up for the eighth annual Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 22 at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila," Rachel Gifford, ANC dean for development, said. "This will be a three-person scramble, which includes lunch and a souvenir tee shirt."...
Rebel netters find success in Hot Springs (08/09/06)
Riverside's Tyler Timms and Jordan Adcock fulfilled a dream every high school athlete covets by winning a state championship last year when the duo combined to capture the Class AA State Tennis Championship at Fairfield Bay. Timms will continue his tennis career this year at the University of the Ozarks while Adcock will look for a new partner in hopes of defending the title he and Timms won last October...
Franklin Roosevelt Piercy - Leachville (08/09/06)
Franklin Roosevelt Pierce, 73, of Leachville died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Cardwell, he was the son of the late A.G. and Icel Mae Daily Pierce, Sr. and had been a longtime Leachville area resident. He was the owner/operator of Pierce Trucking in Leachville for 50 years and a Mason...
C.B. "Red" Webb - Lake City (08/09/06)
C.B. "Red" Webb, 80, of Lake City died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. He was of the Baptist belief and was preceded in death by three children. Survivors include his wife, Cora Webb of the home; three daughters, Linda Adams of Sumpter, S.C., Darlene Duarte of Izusa, Calif., and Elizabeth Lamb of Paragould; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Randal Franklin Floyd - Monette (08/09/06)
Randal Franklin Floyd of Monette was born Aug. 22, 1942. He died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the age of 63. He was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Floyd, and his father, Eldon Floyd. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Floyd of the home; a son, Barry Floyd, and his wife, Misty, of Paragould; a daughter, Rhonda Davis, and her husband, Jeff Davis, of Stillwater, Okla.; a brother, Larry Don Floyd, of Poteau, Okla.; a sister, Vickie Payne, of Gulf Shores, Ala.; three grandsons, Randy Floyd, Bobby Davis and Taylor Davis; two granddaughters, Desiree Floyd and Sierrah Floyd; and many friends.. ...
Tommy Hyde - Paragould (08/09/06)
Tommy Hyde, 78, born Jan. 22, 1928, in Greene County, died Aug. 2, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Hyde and Ester Cox Hyde Roberson; a brother, Jack Hyde of Paragould; sister, Albertine Hyde Safley of McRae; twin half-brother and sister, Johnnie and Bonnie Roberson; nephew, W.M. Safley of Hot Springs; and sister-in-law, Taby Day Hyde of Paragould...