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Stories from Thursday, August 23, 2001

Kids find no barriers at Camp Barnabas (08/23/01)
PURDY - Over and over they're told by well meaning people "no, you can't." But at Camp Barnabas they're told "yes you can" - and they do. Nestled in its own 33-acre hide-away about 45 miles from Springfield, the camp helps return childhood experiences to youths who've been robbed of them by disease. ...
Lowe's will open Friday (08/23/01)
SIKESTON - Lowe's Home Improvement of Sikeston will open its doors to the public at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The 150,000 square-foot building stocks 40,000 different items for building, improving and/or beautifying homes. The business is located at 1240 S. Main St...
Citywide clean-up under way (08/23/01)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's problems didn't happen overnight - resolving them won't happen right away. City officials are confident, however, they are making progress. In open letters to the community and at city council meetings leading up to the April election, council members and other city officials made clear their commitment to cleaning Sikeston up, primarily through a four-pronged approach which included the stricter enforcement of municipal property codes, the passage and implementation of a rental ordinance, proactively dealing with derelict structures and redevelopment efforts for blighted areas.. ...
Softball team drops opener (08/23/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston softball team opened the season with a 21-13 loss to Twin Rivers on Wednesday at the Sikeston Complex. But in the mind of Sikeston head coach Jenny Hobeck, the loss was a step in the right direction. Although the final score appears lopsided, the game was actually tied at 13-13 heading into the seventh inning. Last season, Twin Rivers spanked Sikeston 11-1 in five innings, so Hobeck saw some improvement...
Area schools ready for jamboree (08/23/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - When the Missouri State High School Activities Association started allowing teams to participate in "jamborees" in 1997, it sounded like a great idea. Five years later, the jamborees are still going strong. While they don't even compare to an actual game, jamborees are certainly better than intrasquad scrimmages or not playing at all...
Winston Ezell (08/23/01)
CORNING, Ark. - Winston Ezell, 71, died at Aug. 21, 2001, at the Corning Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Emert Funeral Home in Corning.
Cecelia Bisher (08/23/01)
CHAFFEE - Cecelia Elizabeth Bisher, 82, died at 4 a.m. Aug. 23, 2001. Born Aug. 18, 1919, in Oran to the late George John and Amanda Helen Schwartz Gosche, she was a retired machine sewing operator for Thorngate LTD in Chaffee. A member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church, she was also a member of the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
William Rines (08/23/01)
MALDEN - William E. Rines Jr., 64, died Aug. 15, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 25, 1937, at Bernie, son of the late William Edward and Pearl Parker Rines, he worked at the Anidito Aviation Parts Factory in South Gate, Calif., before retiring and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Goldie Moore (08/23/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Goldie Moore, 83, who died Aug. 19, 2001, were: Eddie Moore, Darron Moore, Anthony Moore, Lance Moore, Robert Moore and Michael Moore.
Georgia Lester (08/23/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Georgia Marie Lester, 100, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Hermitage Garden in Oxford, Miss. Born April 16, 1901, in Fairfield, Ill., daughter of the late George B. Cox and Mae Alice Self Cox, she was a former resident of Essex and was a graduate of Dexter High School. ...
Gerri Norman (08/23/01)
ESSEX - Geraldine "Gerri" Ott Norman, 69, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1931, at Bernie, daughter of the late Clarence Franklin and Martha Pearl Kifer Ott, she was a member of New Hope (Trotter) General Baptist Church and lifelong resident of Essex...
Marjorie Duncan (08/23/01)
NEW MADRID - Marjorie Jean Duncan, 68, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 27, 1932, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Cully Smith and Inez Jones Smith, she was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Bud Kitchen (08/23/01)
ORAN - William "Bud" Kitchen, 87, died at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at his home. Born July 11, 1914, at Lenox, son of the late William David and Augusta Emma Crow Kitchen, he retired as a truck driver for the Asa Asphalt Batch Plant in Advance. He was a member of Teamsters 574 Local Union Truckers in Cape Girardeau and the Country CB'ers Club in Chaffee...
Paul Shaver (08/23/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Paul Shaver, 80, died Aug. 22, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
Louis Little (08/23/01)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Louis W. Little, 85, formerly of Anniston, died Aug. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Orville Coffey (08/23/01)
DEXTER - Orville Coffey, 95, died Aug. 21, 2001, at Mulberry Manor. Born July 15, 1906, at Essex, son of the late Lawrence and Nora Warren Coffey, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where he served as a deacon. He had owned Coffey's Jack Spratt General Store in Parma...
Aug. 23, 2001 (08/23/01)
60 years ago Aug. 23, 1941 SIKESTON - W.O. Carroll, who has been a member of the American Legion for 32 years, was elected commander of the Henry Meldrum Post 114 at a special session of the organization held at the armory Monday night. 40 years ago...
Welfare reform does not need reforming (08/23/01)
By just about any definition, the 5-year-old Welfare Reform Act has been a success. After the federal reform was implemented, welfare caseloads in Missouri declined by an amazing 53 percent as former welfare recipients found jobs and entered the workforce...
Letter To The Editor (08/23/01)
I am writing to thank all of the people who responded to our SpeakOut to help with the air conditioning problems in our home. I truly appreciate the many calls from people so willing to help. Unfortunately, Liesa passed away July 15 and she was my primary concern to keep comfortable in this heat...
Letter To The Editor (08/23/01)
Who is your Hero? For the last 15 years mine has been my friend, Liesa Wasson. She passed away on July 15, leaving a huge void in the lives of many who knew her. She accomplished much in her 43 years that many of us may never accomplish if we live to be 100. ...
Aug. 23, 2001 (08/23/01)
I see that our local pharmacists are upset over the Medicare discount plan that President Bush and his Republicans are backing. These local pharmacists tell you what's wrong with the Bush plan. While running for the presidency, Mr. Bush promised a real Medicare drug plan, but now he says that would talk too much. ...