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Stories from Friday, August 24, 2001

Small business options made known at luncheon (08/24/01)
SIKESTON - Armed with brochures and business cards, Jim Thompson, project manager for the Small Business Outreach Project, put the audience to work at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon held Thursday at the Elks Lodge. He spoke during the SACC's monthly membership meeting...
General revenue tax rate set with half-cent increase (08/24/01)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County tax rates for 2001 were set by commissioners during a public hearing Thursday attended only by the county clerk, commissioners and members of the press. The general revenue tax rate was set at 27 cents per $100 assessed value, a half-cent increase over last year's 26.5 cents...
Rape suspect in custody (08/24/01)
MINER - A resident alien from Yemen is being held on a $1 million bond for sex crimes. According to the Miner Police Department, Officer John Bagwell responded to the Ramada Inn in reference to a possible sexual assault of an employee. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim, a housekeeper, who said she was cleaning a second story room at the motel when a male subject staying in the room next door grabbed her and pulled her into his room. ...
No one injured in rail car derailment (08/24/01)
NEW MADRID - Eleven railroad cars loaded with coal overturned early today. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department the coal cars overturned on the tracks paralleling Interstate 55 before the tracks cross Highway 61. No one was reported injured in the incident, which did not block highway traffic...
Pumped by Powerball: Dreams of hitting jackpot fuel ticket sales (08/24/01)
SIKESTON -- Do you feel lucky? Many people around the country believe Saturday will be their lucky day when they have a chance to win a Powerball jackpot that could reach $300 million. No tickets matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's highly anticipated draw, worth $193.5 million. ...
Jamboree set for tonight (08/24/01)
NMCC defensive coordinator John Jones, left, and assistant coach Arlen Pixley, right, instruct Eagle football players during Wednesday's practice. NMCC will take the field tonight at East Prairie with Sikeston, Jennings and the host Eagles for a jamboree scrimmage starting at 6:30 p.m...
Louis Little (08/24/01)
O'FALLON - Louis Wesley Little, 85, formerly of Anniston, died at 8:36 p.m. Aug. 22, 2001, at St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis. Born Nov. 5, 1915, in New Madrid County, son of the late Claude and Lucy Woods Little, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Joan Cambron (08/24/01)
MARSTON - Joan Joyce Cambron, 70, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born March 27, 1931, in St. Charles, daughter of the late John Will and Anna Pearl Iceman Noe Sr., she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn. On Nov. 20, 1952, she married Frederick Cambron who survives of the home...
Marilyn Deaton (08/24/01)
BLODGETT - Marilyn Jane Deaton, 50, died at 2:40 a.m. Aug. 23, 2001, at her home. Born April 21, 1951, in St. Louis, daughter of Jacquline Jo "Jackie" Holder Owens of Cape Girardeau and the late John Jackson Mitchel, she was an assembly line worker for the General Motors Corporation in Fort Wayne, Ind., for 24 years and member of United Auto Workers...
Rene LaQuerre (08/24/01)
SIKESTON - Rene LaQuerre, 73, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Winston Ezell (08/24/01)
CORNING, Ark. - Winston Ezell, 71, died at 1:13 p.m. Aug. 22, 2001 at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Athens, Ala., son of the late Lemuel Horace and Jessie Elizabeth Owen Ezell, he was a retired self-employed construction worker and served with the U.S. ...
Paul Shaver (08/24/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Paul W. Shaver, 79, died Aug. 22, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 27, 1922, in Sikeston, son of the late Thomas and Ollie Holloman Shaver, he was a bricklayer for many years and attended the Link Church near Bloomfield...
Dorothy Hajar (08/24/01)
MORLEY - Dorothy D. Hajar, 93, of Morley died Aug. 23, 2001, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Oran is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.