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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - March 01, 1988, Blytheville, ArkansasObituaries Willie Robinson Willie Robinson 50, a longtime resident of Blytheville died yesterday in Jefferson county Hospital in Pine Bluff. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete and will be announced by Crumpler funeral Wood Thomas Wood 74, of Blytheville de Early today at Mississippi co Biily Hospital of Blythe Lille. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete and will be announced by Cobb funeral Smith Warren Smith 60, a retired Farmer and resident of the flood Way Community died monday in Caraway. He was a lifelong resident of this area and was affiliated with the pentecostal Church. He is survived by his brother James k. Smith of Chula Vista Calif. One sister mrs. Ruth Cook of Carmen Calif. Services Are wednesday at 10 . At Cobb funeral Home Chapel the Rev. James Baker officiating with burial in Manila Nelson Johnnie Nelson 71, of Blytheville died yesterday at Mississippi county Hospital of Blytheville. Arrangements Are incomplete and will be announced by Mcdonald Horne funeral he Padden Noel l. Mcspadden 60, of Blytheville a retired restaurant chef died sunday at his Home. Born at o Neal he had lived in Blytheville about a year. A methodist he was a Navy Veteran of world warn. He is survived by one son Noel Mcspadden or. Of Salt Lake City two daughters mrs. Barbara Longmore of Salt Lake City and mrs. Debora Hall of Denver one brother Thurl Mcspadden of Blytheville one sister mrs. Virginia Bell of Jackson Wyoming and eight grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 . Thursday at the Campground cemetery at Bethesda Ark., Crouch funeral Home of Batesville in charge local arrangements by Cobb funeral Orr Roda Delmer Orr 77, of Luxora died yesterday at Mississippi county Hospital of Osceola. She is survived by her husband Robert Orr of Luxora five sons James and Hoyt Orr both of Strathmore Calif., Joseph and Wayne Orr both of Luxora and Ottis Orr of marked tree two daughters May Gray of Tyronza and Maxine Jenkins of Jonesboro two Brothers j. T. Steele of Marion and Grady Steele of Missouri five Sisters Vinnie Davis of Blytheville Norma Jackson of Memphis Dean Wright of Fulton miss., emmy Kelly of Tampa and Exie Hodge of Missouri Twenty four grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Services will be at 1 30 . Tomorrow at roller Swift colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Dogwood cemetery in Blytheville. Visitation will be today after 1 . At the funeral Driskill roman Franklin Driskill 76, of Kennett formerly of Steele died Friday at twin Rivers medical Center in Kennett. Born in Independence county Arkansas he was a retired grocer and custodian at South Scot school. He was a member of the first Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Mamie Richardson Driskill of the Home one daughter Clorita Hardy of Blytheville one brother James Driskill of dui loii mo., three Sisters Olean Seymore and Lorene Clenny both of Troy 111., and Nellie Moyer of Dewitt and three grandchildren. One son Ernest Driskill preceded him in death. Services were sunday at 3 . At German Aumon funeral Home Chapel the Rev. James Mccrory officiating with burial in memorial gardens in Kennett. Leslie Turner Orlando Fla. A Leslie h. Turner the artist who wrote and illustrated the Quot Captain easy Quot adventure comic strip for 27 years died sunday at age 88. st. Louis a Alan p. Godlewski the director of horticulture for the Missouri botanical gardens for the last 10 years died saturday of acute pulmonary embolism. He was 36. Courier news Blytheville Ark a tuesday March 1,1988 a Page 3 Carter says bitterness would Only give the prosecution another Victory firefighters of the year for 1987 were announced this week by Blytheville fire chief Stan Jackson. Those named shown with Jackson left to right were Drivers Larry Moore Thurmond Jones and Bill Crowder. Jackson said Quot these three outstand Downing ing firefighters had distinguished themselves through the year and All had such excellent records that it was impossible to choose among them for the Best firefighter therefore they were All chosen to share the this View at Westbrook s Honda shop shows just a portion of the old newspapers donated to raise Money for a youth Community Center Here. Westbrook said Quot the drive is starting to generate a lot of interest and i would just like to remind residents to remember to save their aluminium cans in Kerns addition to their newspapers. Wood pallet containers Are needed to facilitate the transport of the newspapers to Memphis. If any local businesses would like to offer us the assistance by lending these containers i would greatly appreciate for More information Westbrook s number is 763-4161. Material said not linked to 2 fatalities Benton Ark. A Saline county sheriff Jim Steed says a Section of material found near a Railroad crossing where two teen agers died aug. 23 is not connected to the deaths. Quot there was something found and i m not sure what it is except a piece of cloth Quot Steed said. Quot we Haven t found anything that resembles a Tarp or found anything that could be a Tarp the investigation into the deaths of the boys who were run Over by a freight train after they had been smoking marijuana was recently reopened by a Deputy prosecutor at the request of the boys parents. During the prosecutor s inquest members of the Crew of the train which struck the two boys As they Lay on the tracks said that the boys appeared to be partially covered with a Tarp. However investigators never found it. The Benton courier reported monday that a Large piece of whitish Gray material which is stained has been found near the crossing. A source who requested anonymity told the paper the stain appeared to dried blood and said the cloth would be Analysed. The source also said the cloth was Large enough to cover the boys who were killed Kevin Ives 17, and Don Henry 16. State medical examiner or. Fahmy Malak said the deaths were an Accident. He said the boys were in a marijuana induced sleep on the tracks when they were struck by the train. He said his autopsy revealed that the youths had smoked a Large amount of marijuana the night they were killed. Witnesses who testified at the inquest said they smoked marijuana with the boys the night of the deaths. The Deputy prosecutor Richard Garrett who is running for prosecutor in the March 8 democratic primary has said he suspects foul play in the deaths. Student assessment program discussed continued from Page 1 percent a decrease from other during the business session bids were taken on three of four houses on Gosnell s Campus and Highway 181. W. E. Pates Odell Campbell and Danny Roberts or. All purchased Homes that the school Board had advertised for Sale. The House that was not sold last night will be re advertised in the Hope a buyer can be found. Kathy Baker was hired As a Secretary and Marti reams and Roy Lynn Poff were promoted. The Board agreed to repair the roofs on some of the a District s older buildings. The Board unanimously reap Point rented Lynn Cox Stan Williams Sandra Huey Max Briley and Charles Yarbro to their respective positions As superintendent assistant superintendent elementary Junior High and High school principals. Baldridge Era Stevenson real estate employees Carrie Henson left and Jean Dixon right Are the recent recipients of awards. Henson was presented with two awards one for chalking up $1 million in real estate sales and another award As outstanding agent in 1987 in recognition of Superior performance. Dixon broker manager of Era Stevenson in Blytheville was presented with an award for achieving real estate sales in excess of $2>/2 million. Underground sprinkling system residential amp commercial free estimates Bill Raspberry amp sons 763-3470 Bly. A Mobile telephones Mcmanus communications now has Mobile Telephone in addition to paging service. Mobile phone works on most repeater system. Low monthly rates. Mcmanus communications or. Audio 763-6250 201 w. Moultrie Blytheville a Blytheville a it s time to tan ten sessions in 2 Large private room 1 safari tans 401 no. By Kidwov-763-9067 n new York a former Boxer Rubin Quot Hurricane Quot Carter breaking a 12-year silence after finally winning his Long Battle for Freedom says he was sentenced to Quot a life of living death Quot but is not bitter. Quot for 20 years i was considered a danger to society a Scourge upon humanity. I was locked away in an Iron Cage for not one but three lifetimes Quot the former mid dec pc it Litis contend or s2id monday in a news conference. Carter was convicted in the 1966 murder of three White men in a Paterson bar and served 19 years in prison before the indictment was finally dismissed last week. But Carter 50, dressed in a tan suede jacket dark tie and Navy Blue pants said during the 90-minute news conference that he harbours no bitterness Over the system that jailed him. Quot if i have Learned anything in my life it s that bitterness consumes the vessel that contains it Quot he said. The 1966 verdict against Carter and John Artis was overturned but the two Black men were again convicted in 1976. Carter who was serving a life term was freed in 1985 by . District judge h. Lee Sarokin in Newark n.j., who found the conviction was tainted by racism and the withholding of information by prosecutors. The . Supreme court upheld the judge s 1985 decision and a Passaic county judge last Friday signed the papers dismissing the indictment As requested by county is takes sweepstakes award Jonesboro River Crest High school won the sweepstakes award at the 50th annual journalism and broadcasting Day contests at Arkansas state University saturday. Conway is placed second Little Rock Mills finished in third place and Jonesboro won fourth place. More than 210 students from 22 High schools throughout the state competed in 12 contests for individuals and three separate newspaper divisions. The sweepstakes plaques were presented by Betty Magie president of the Arkansas press association and publisher of the Cabot Star Herald Lonoke Democrat and Carlisle Independent. The Little Rock Mills Galaxy was named the top paper in division i which includes schools with 701 or More students enrolled. In division ii for schools with enrolments of 301-700, the net Teton chieftain journal took first place. In division iii for schools of 300 or less enrolment the Kensett Krier took top honors. In individual contests Philip Shell of Conway won radio to announcing Lori Pennington of Little Rock Mills editorial writing Eddie Adamson of Forrest City photography Ben Byford of River Crest headline writing Shelle Mcmillan of Nettleton copy Reading Jennifer Tilmon of Tex Arkana news writing Reneford of River Crest feature writing Mike Mimms of Conway editorial cartooning Kelly Campbell of Clinton advertising copy and layout Kevin Myatt of Jonesboro sports writing Katy Giles of Conway radio to commercial writing and Teresa Roberts of River Crest broadcast news writing. Joel Gambill chairman of Asu s department of journalism and printing served As journalism and broadcasting Day chairman. Awards were presented by Greg Hart a of Little Rock Rill Snow of Doniphan mo., Colleen Dublin of Leslie Teri Goodman of Cape Girardeau mo., Marcus Trotter of Pine Bluff and Bill Oswalt of Forrest City. Carter had remained in seclusion declining to discuss the Case publicly. Market quotes the following 10 30 . Quotations from the new York and american Stoici exchanges and Nash a Are supplied by Dave Mclane of Edward d. Jones amp co. In . Further information Laraut these and other Stoulis May be obtained by calling Mclane at 7�3-�262. 17% 29 a a a i x 43 pm 42 11 24 a a 4.s- a 5271 -21-14 26 a 117- a 5� 35-- 4 29=� a Ivy 63 a 9 u in 4 .-9 4 26 26 54=, 38 a 66 3720 -42 a 24 2 a 29 a 7 -27 -. 28 Amer. Greetings at4t civic up Deere i co. Dupont Eastman Kodaly Exxon family Dollar store Freeport Mac be general dynamics pm Heel can Holiday inn ism inspirational resources Kmart Kroger co. Mcdonalds Mcdonnell Douglas Middle so. Util. Mucor Occidental petrol. Park comm. Bid Scher plough Sears Squibb swell Sherwin Williams Texaco text Ron Union Carbide Wal Mart Wendy s Williams cos. York Dow Jones Indus. A 207.97 Down 3.65 volume-7i,�81,400gvic Calendar the film Quot Wesley Hall a special life Quot will be shown at thursday s meeting of the Blytheville alzheimer s support group. The program will begin at 7 . At Blytheville Public Library 200 n. 5th. The film focuses on a Model nursing Home which has a special unit designed for the special needs of alzheimer s patients. Rose Jackson administrator of Blytheville nursing Center will discuss How nursing Homes generally provide care for alzheimer s patients in the Blytheville area. For More information on the free Public program persons May either Call Nels Anderson at 532-2696, or the area Agency on aging s toll free number 1-800-382-3265. Services Tycobb funeral Home integrity Warren Smith a services at 10 . Wednesday in Cobb Chapel Delmont auction company i Dionolo Mississippi Bill knig lit auctioneer my Arkam Soi-564-240$ link wind Dampol Jowers installed roof Asphalt to. Fibreglass shingles Power vents a free estimates expert installation use our convenient credit plan a Lythi Vii All 763-6277 three big reasons to invest with Edward d. Jones amp co. 1. Ikas and retirement plans. 9.00% based on a rated corporate Bonds. 2. Federal income tax free a pc municipal Bonds. 7.75% interest May be subject to state and local taxes. 3. Call or drop by for More information on How to take advantage of today s High yield investments. Dave Mclane Ragis Termi 202 n. Fifth st. Blyt Haville a 763-9262 rate expressed As yield to maturity As of 2/26/88 Edward d. Jones amp co member new Yolk Stock Exchange. Inc. Atm lar Sac Altim inv Lof Prota Clion corporate xxi

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