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Stories from Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Sikeston man sentenced (11/20/01)
BENTON - A Sikeston man has pled guilty and sentenced to serve 13 years in prison for selling "crack" cocaine twice at his home. On Monday, 48-year-old George Williams Jr. pled guilty to two separate counts of selling a controlled substance, cocaine, in Sikeston. He was sentenced by Judge David Dolan to serve 13 years in prison on each offense...
A spot on the honor roll (11/20/01)
SIKESTON - A tragic sneak attack on our nation. A surge of patriotism moving across the country. War bonds issued from the Treasury Department. History has a tendency to repeat itself. During World War II the Honor Roll board listing the names of "Men and Women of Sikeston in Armed Forces" was erected downtown at American Legion Park...
Sikeston JV drops opener (11/20/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team opened the season with a 52-39 loss to the Charleston JV team on Monday in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament. Sikeston shot poorly from the field and the free throw line, missing several point-blank layups and hitting just 3-of-16 from the foul line...
Rick Howton (11/20/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rick Howton, 51, died Nov. 18, 2001, at the Howton Farm near East Prairie. Born Oct. 9, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Charles L. and Nadine Faris Howton, he lived in Mississippi County all his life, where he owned and operated Pork Done Right in East Prairie and was a landowner. He was a member of Nelson United Methodist Church...
Willis Christian (11/20/01)
PUXICO - Willis "Putt" Christian, 88, died Nov. 19, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 31, 1913, in Puxico, son of the late Jess and Ester Ellis Christian, he lived in the Puxico area all his life and was a retired livestock and row crop farmer. He was a member of the Puxico Christian Church...
James Poe (11/20/01)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Rev. James R. Poe, 66, died Nov. 18, 2001, in Bloomington. Born June 1, 1935, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of Roy Poe of Bloomfield and the late Agnes Hankins Poe, he was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a minister for the United Methodist Church and retired as pastor of the Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church in Illinois...
J.R. McLard (11/20/01)
DEXTER - J.R. McLard, 67, died Nov. 20, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 26, 1934, in Bloomfield, son of the late Franklin and Rubie Tankersley McLard, he lived in Dexter most of his life and owned and operated J.R. McLard Truck and Equipment Sales in Dexter, where he was a member of the Assembly of God Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Esther Hampton (11/20/01)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Esther Hampton, 98, who died Nov. 17, 2001, will be: Jerry Hampton, Billy Hampton, Allen Cossey, Jack Daniels, Mike Hampton and Lee Kneibert. Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Charles Harlan (11/20/01)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Charles Harlan, 61, who died Nov. 16, 2001, were: David Ritch, Donald Ritch, Denny Ritch, Darrel Ritch, Doug Ritch and Ralph McGarrity.
Vivian McMurtry (11/20/01)
LANCASTER, Calif. - Vivian Gay McMurtry, 67, died Nov. 17, 2001, in Lancaster, following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Anna Butrum, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Lancaster. Her husband, Charles McMurtry, survives of the home...
Travis Jackson (11/20/01)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Travis Jackson, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 21, 2001, at his home following a lengthy illness. He graduated in 1948 from Sikeston (Mo). High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his law degree from Berkeley, Calif...
Faulkner-Sexton (11/20/01)
KEWANEE - Amanda Lynn Faulkner became the bride of Daniel Allen Sexton in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 9, 2001, at the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church. Tom McCanless performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sam and Marcy Faulkner of New Madrid and her husband is the son of Bill and Carla Sexton of Matthews...
Riley-Burger (11/20/01)
BLODGETT - Don and Geri Riley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Michelle, to Blake Daniel Burger, son of Danny and Pat Burger of New Hamburg. A 1998 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride will graduate on Dec. 15 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education...
Looking Back in Time 11/20 (11/20/01)
SIKESTON - Purchase of additional equipment to facilitate serving of hot lunches in the pubic schools was voted by the executive committee in charge of the program at a meeting at the high school building Monday night. BLOOMFIELD - After playing hide-and-seek with law officers since he escaped from the Stoddard County Jail Sept. ...
Finding new ways to involve parents (11/20/01)
Like a broken record, I try to preach the advantages of parental involvement in a child's education at each and every turn. Statistics may indeed lie on occasion but when it comes to education, the numbers are clear. Without parental involvement, the chances for educational success are severely limited. That much is abundantly clear...
Assessor is correct (11/20/01)
Upon further review of Section 137.082 RSMo, I found the W.R. "Bill" Thompson was correct in his interpretation of this statute regarding pro-rata taxation for new residential construction and losses of residential property due to natural disaster. ...
Regulate less (11/20/01)
Well, nursing home abuse has been on the news again. It is a fact that abuse and neglect happen, but as a certified nurse aide, I can tell you firsthand that a whole lot of the bruises and broken bones are the fault of the state regulators. The very people who are crying foul actually contribute to a lot of accidents...
Speakout 11/20 (11/20/01)
If you want to share your views in Speakout, at least get your facts straight. Before targeting someone you know nothing about, have the courtesy to at least ask someone who is informed. Spencer Edwards shared his drugs with his friends and they shared with him. ...