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Stories from Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Master honored with retirement luncheon (05/14/08)
Donald Master was honored Friday with a retirement luncheon at Southworth, Inc. in Manila. Master has worked at Southworth for 26 years starting in 1981. He has been part of four expansions and has seen a lot of growth in the company at Manila...
"Granny" Nance turns 102 (05/14/08)
(Editor's note: Mrs. Nance celebrated her 102 birthday on Thursday, May 8 and she was honored as the oldest mother at the Manila Nursing Center's Mother's Day tea on Friday, May 9. She died on Sunday, May 11, 2008. Arrangements will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila.)...
House boat moved to dry ground (05/14/08)
The last house boat floating on Big Lake has been moved to dry ground but will still serve as a gathering place for Lonnie Wright and his fishing friends. The house boat is now on solid ground located on a lot across the road from the dock it has called home for over 20 years...
Caraway Relay for Life fundraising event set (05/14/08)
Mikey Sullivan, 18 year old senior at Riverside High School who has Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade III brain cancer, is Caraway's honorary survivor for the Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life this year...
Manila Class of '58 plans reunion (05/14/08)
The 50th class reunion for the Manila Class of 1958 will be Friday, May 23, at the Depot Center starting around 1 p.m. There will be a special show around 3 p.m. Mrs. Francys Faulkner will be attending from 1-3:30 that afternoon...
Rebels fall to Tuckerman in Regional semi-final (05/14/08)
Tuckerman's four run fourth inning broke open a close game and sparked the Bulldogs to a 12-3 victory over Riverside in the semifinals of the 2A Regional Tournament Monday afternoon at Tuckerman...
Parkers Chapel ousts Riverside (05/14/08)
Riverside found out why Parkers Chapel is the defending state baseball champions Friday afternoon at White Hall High School in Pine Bluff. The number one ranked Trojans jumped all over the Rebels in the first inning and went on to a 14-0 victory, ending Riverside's season...
Lions give Go-Devils all they can handle in 1-0 loss (05/14/08)
"We played a heck of a game against a heck of a team," said coach Steven Milligan after his Manila Lions lost to Gurdon 1-0 in the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament at Searcy Friday afternoon. "They were near the top of the polls all season long and we gave them everything they could handle. They knew they had been in a ball game."...
Lions take third in Regional Tournament (05/14/08)
Ross Malloy fired a one hitter and the Manila Lions banged out 12 hits to take third place in the 3A Regional Baseball Tournament with an 11-0 shutout victory over Cotter Tuesday afternoon at Cave City...
Lady Lions fall to Bismarck, 2-0 (05/14/08)
Manila's Lady Lions proved to be their own worst enemy, losing four runners on the basepaths, including one at home plate, in a 2-0 loss to Bismarck in the first round of the 3A State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon at Pine Bluff...
Stanford "Buddy" Neal (05/14/08)
Stanford "Buddy" Neal, 58, of Lepanto died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his residence. He was a member of Lepanto First Baptist Church and was a loyal choir member. He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Neal...
Deloris Irene Bowman (05/14/08)
Delores Irene Bowman, 69, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1938, at Monette to the late Ira and Mildred Nettles. She retired after 27 years with General Electric. She was a member of Lake City United Methodist Church...
Mark Allan Estes (05/14/08)
Mark Allan Estes, 51, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in White Salmon, Wash. He was born April 12, 1957, at Chillicothe, Ohio. He was an honor graduate of Monette High School and an All-State basketball player for the Monette Buffalos. He attended Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas...
Chance Allen Greer (05/14/08)
Chance Allen Greer, infant son of Nathan Greer and Amanda Hood of Hornersville, Mo., died May 8, 2008, at the Children's Hospital, St Louis. Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Dakota Greer and Ashley Hood, both of Hornersville; grandparents, Michelle and Roland Greer of Hornersville, James Brasfield of Leachville, and Jesse Hill of Manila; great-grandparents, Mary Dickerson and Lyvonne Henry, both of Manila.. ...
Carol Jeannette Porter (05/14/08)
Carol Jeanette Porter, 69, of Holland, Mo., died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at her residence. Born April 29, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio to the late Auther Bodi and Dorotha Syiver Bodi, Mrs. Porter was a long time area resident of Pemiscot County. She graduated in Curtis, Ohio, was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Evelyn Markin (05/14/08)
Evelyn Markin, 81, of Monette died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. She was a lifetime resident of Monette and a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church. She worked many years in churches alongside her husband, the late Rev. Junior Markin...
Ena La-Don Riggs (05/14/08)
Ena La-Don Riggs, 44, of Blytheville, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at her residence after an extensive illness. Born Oct. 17, 1963, in Blytheville to Allen D. Shields and Carol Wicker Harris, Ms. Riggs was a long time area resident of Mississippi County...
Helen Benson Simmons (05/14/08)
Helen Marie Benson Simmons, 84, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Manila, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Pensacola. Born at Black Oak, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Aida Barnes Mangrum and lived most of her life in Manila...
Robert Wayne Blocker (05/14/08)
Robert Wayne Blocker, 51, of Manila, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Franklin Blocker. He was a 1975 honors graduate of Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire, Mich., and had lived in Manila since 1993...
Sarah F. Nance (05/14/08)
Sarah Frances Nance, 102, of Manila, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at New Albany, Miss., she was a longtime Manila area resident, and the widow of Herman Nance. She was a member of the New LIfe Pentecostal Holiness Church in Manila...