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Stories from Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lots of slaw! (07/16/08)
Andrew Vassar shows off his 20 pound cabbage. He grew the cabbage for the third grade Bonnie Plants cabbage program. Every year Bonnie Plants donates one of their oversized cabbage seedlings to third graders around the country. Winners are given a $1,000 Savings Bond. Andrew is the son of Alan and Rose Vassar of Manila, and grandson of Jerry and Connie Vassar and Frank and Sandra Brown. His Pawpaw Jerry helped him plant and care for the cabbage. Andrew comes from a long line of "green thumb" gardeners including his Pawpa Jerry and his great-granddad, the late A.I. Willmuth. (photo provided)
Saving on gas (07/16/08)
Monette Mayor Chub Qualls has found a new way to save gasoline and get his exercise at the same time…a four-wheeled bicycle. Qualls rides to city hall each day to take care of business and has caused quite a stir as passersby stop to make an inquiry of his new mode of transportation...
Lake City cancer survivor reaches out to others (07/16/08)
Marie George of Lake City, retired art and language teacher, was enjoying her retirement attending EHC meetings, taking part in the Arkansas Art Educators, making beaded jewelry, knitting, and spending time with her family when she began to feel ill...
Lake City clerk recognized (07/16/08)
Linda Simpson, clerk/treasurer of Lake City, received a certificate of appreciation award at the 74th annual convention of the Arkansas Municipal League recently held in Hot Springs. This award is given to those who serve on board or committees for the first time...
BIC District receives technology donation (07/16/08)
Buffalo Island Central East Elementary School will be receiving new computers to be placed in the classrooms thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Adams/Vines Foundation. Jake Engles, technology coordinator for the District, expressed his appreciation for the generous gift...
Riverside's Katey Campbell advances to National High School Rodeo Finals (07/16/08)
Riverside junior Katey Campbell qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals to be held in Farmington, N.M., with a top four finish in the barrel racing competition at last month's Arkansas State Rodeo Finals held in Benton...
NEA East Titans take State (07/16/08)
The NEA East Titans became 8 and under Little League Machine Pitch State Champions Tuesday night, July 8, with two victories over Bismarck. The Titans played a total of nine games after winning their first contest on July 4 against Little Rock West 10-0 and then dropping a 10-9 decision to White Hall. ...
World Series bound (07/16/08)
NEA Storm, a 9 year old USSSA baseball team from Lake City, Caraway and Monette, placed first in the East Arkansas Spring Premiere NIT Tornament in Marion, which also earned them a World Series berth. They are ranked the number 2 team in the state for their age group and the 19th team in the nation. NEA Storm also placed first in the Black River Shootout in Pocahontas and first in the NEA Schools Out Blast in Paragould. NEA Storm will be leaving on July 19 to play in the World Series in St. Louis, Mo., scheduled for July 20-27. Players pictured are, from left: Dax Hurst, Blake Hall, Matthew Fraser, Gavin Stone, Cannon Smith, Larry Tilley, Jon Milligan, Braden Overman and Tyler Swaim. They are coached by Jon Milligan, Bruce Smith, Kerry Stone and Lynn Doty. (photo provided)
Cora Sue Rogers (07/16/08)
Cora Sue Rogers, 74, of Lake City died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 13, 1934, to Sylvester and Elizabeth Spillman. She was a cosmetologist. She is survived by her husband, Carl Rogers of the home; two sons and spouses, Gene and Vanessa Rogers of Lake City and Ted and Cathy Rogers of Jonesboro; a daughter, Terry Ramer and her husband Bill of Little Rock; seven grandchildren, Shauna Boatman, Shane Branscum, Hunter Rogers, Landon Rogers, all of Lake City, Ross Rogers of Jonesboro, Jordan Ziegler and Wendy Bass, both of Little Rock; five great-grandchildren, Jessica Boatman, Shaun Boatman, both of Lake City, Tristan Branscum of Trumann, Ricky and Jordan Branscum, both of Wilton; a brother, J.C. ...
Justin Cory Veach (07/16/08)
Justin Cory Veach, 32, of the Lost Cane community near Manila, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Blytheville, he had been a lifelong resident of Lost Cane. ...
Carroll Galloway (07/16/08)
Carroll Ray Galloway, 65, of Leachville, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Edward Monroe and Vela Mae Green Galloway and had lived most of his life in the Leachville-Manila area. He was a retired farmer, co-owner of the Frontier Restaurant in Leachville, and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Retha Faye Box (07/16/08)
Retha Faye Box, 42, of Manila died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 10, 1965, at Harrisburg. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Horace and Julia Box, of Manila; her mother, Wanda Mason, of Lepanto; grandmother, Dora Ruple, of Ponotoc, Miss.; sisters, Tanya Fleeman of Manila and Rebecca Grubbs of St. ...
Misty Dawn Rosten Bateson (07/16/08)
Misty Dawn Rosten Bateson, 32, died in Monette on July 6, 2008. She was born July 9, 1975, to Leta and Craig Rosten at Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, Calif. She served in the National Guard. She is survived by her parents, Leta and Craig Rosten; two sons, Nicholas and Elijah Rosten; a daughter and son-in-law, Brittany (Smith) and Bobby Sims; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Renee Rosten; three sisters, Crystal Rosten, Rebecca Traywick and her husband Frank, Lisa Hodgekiss and her husband Tim; paternal grandparents Roy Rosten of Durango, Colo., and Pauline Rosten of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her companion, Jason Tompkins.. ...
Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Baker (07/16/08)
Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Baker, 79, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born at Plymouth, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine Fillebrown and had lived at Westminster Village in Blytheville since 1997. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Catholic Church...