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Stories from Friday, November 23, 2001

Friends will 'roast' local businessman (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Local businessman Phil Boyer has consented to be the guest of honor at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's annual "Gentle Roast" set for Nov. 29 at the Sikeston Elks Lodge, 349 Dona St. "Yeah, they needed a big ol' target so they picked me,...
Business stock up for rush (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Shoppers may be out in full force today, but with extra manpower and plenty of merchandise, businesses are ready for them. Their first Christmas to be open in Sikeston, Lowe's called in all its forces to work on what they are referring to as "Super Friday." "We're open our normal...
Holiday shopping season starts (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - "I've been known to be standing in line at a quarter to six on the day after Thanksgiving," quipped Karen Bain. "I've done this for as long as I can remember." Meanwhile, Sheila Bohannon's motto is start early and stay late. "I find it challenging to shop on the day after...
No primary election required (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - With only three candidates filing by Tuesday's deadline for the two seats open on the Sikeston City Council, there will be no primary election. Candidates for the city council election next April are Sue Rogers and incumbents Phil Boyer and Bill...
Kansas man killed over holiday (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Area law enforcement officials have another reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving. No major problems were reported by area sheriff and police departments during Thursday's holiday. However, there were several holiday accidents, including one that killed a Kansas man and injured...
Career Fair gives glimpse at job future (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Eighth and ninth grade students at the Sikeston Junior High School got a glimpse of the working world Wednesday at the guidance department's annual Career Fair. "I think it went very well," said Kim Thornbrough, ninth grade counselor. "The Career Fair is an...
Bioterrorism lessons offered (11/23/01)
NEW MADRID - It is not a matter of if bioterrorists will strike, it is a matter of when, David Spicer bluntly told New Madrid County law enforcement officers and city and county officials. Spicer, who is with the Missouri Department of Health's Emergency Management, has spent much of his...
Girls JV takes fifth (11/23/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's junior varsity girls basketball team took fifth place in the Cape Central jayvee tournament Wednesday, beating Perryville in the consolation championship, 42-29. Mia Welch led the charge with 18 points, followed by Constance Tollis and Berneatress Hunt with eight each...
Sikeston jayvee wins (11/23/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team advanced to the consolation championship in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament with a 59-46 win over Farmington on Wednesday. Sikeston played Cape Central today at 11 a.m. in the consolation...
John McFall Sr. (11/23/01)
DEXTER - John L. McFall Sr., 65, died Nov. 21, 2001, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1936, at Morley, son of the late George W. and Gertrude McDaniels McFall, he was a retired truck driver. He served with the U.S. Navy on the USS O'Brien and USS Dortch and was a member of American Legion Post 1000 in Dexter...
Naomi Glenn (11/23/01)
CHARLESTON - Naomi Bowman Glenn, 76, died at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at her home. Born March 20, 1925, in Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of the late John Carey and Rosa Lee Cossey Bowman, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a beautician at Freda's Beauty Shop in East Prairie for many years and was of the Baptist belief...
Jacob Myres (11/23/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jacob Lee Myres, 79, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:18 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1922, in East Prairie, son of the late Albert and Maggie Olene Ferguson Myres, he had been employed by the Colonial Service Station and was a member of the LaCroix United Methodist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Local 1104 and had also worked for Crites and Sailer Construction and Melvin Rickard Construction...
Helen Sweet (11/23/01)
BERTRAND - Helen Groves Sweet, 71, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Willis Christian (11/23/01)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willis "Putt" Christian, 88, who died Nov. 19, 2001, were: Lamar Harkness, Vern Shrum, Don Melton, Carl Lee Griffin, Gene Reddick and Harlan Foster.
Edward Martin (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Edward Joseph Martin, 89, died at 8:45 p.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at his daughter's home in Portland, Ind. Born Jan. 31, 1912, in Kelso, son of the late Albin Bishop and Ortha Blattel Martin, he retired as a fireman with the Cotton Belt Railroad and was a self-employed farmer...
Preston Whitley (11/23/01)
MARSTON - Preston E. Whitley, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, in Marston. Born March 6, 1929, in Middle, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jess and Gerthie Whitley. On April 26, 1955, in Arkansas, he married Marcella Hampton who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one son, Darrell Whitley of Lilbourn; three daughters, Sharon Brooks, Janet Johnson and Donna Whitley of Illinois; and six grandchildren...
Jesse Coats (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Jesse Oneal Coats, 84, died at 3:20 a.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1917, in Fornfelt, son of the late Jesse Frank and Alta Oneal Coats, he was a locomotive engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A life member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, he was also a member of H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 of Cape Girardeau and VFW Post 6407 of Scott City...
Dora Lampkins (11/23/01)
SCOTT CITY - Dora Lee Lampkins, 85, died at 2:50 a.m. Nov. 20, 2001, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Malden, daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Piles Gordon, she was a cook for Henson's and Rhodes Huddle House before retiring and a member of the Memorial Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Anna Duley (11/23/01)
IDALIA - Anna Duley, 54, died Nov. 20, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 19, 1946, in Essex, daughter of the late Elmer Lewis and Bessie Irene Purcell Sanders, she lived in Essex before moving to Idalia 10 years ago and was a member of the South Pleasant Valley General Baptist Church...
Katie Morris (11/23/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Katie Frances Morris, 72, died Nov. 22, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Dr. Tom Walls will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Hazel Bembry (11/23/01)
CALIFORNIA - Hazel Bembry, 72, died Nov. 21, 2001, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo.
Ronald Hankins (11/23/01)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ronald David Hankins, 54, died unexpectedly Nov. 19, 2001, at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Born Jan. 14, 1947, in St. Louis, son of the late Daniel Eugene and Lois Marie Waller Hankins, he was a member of the First Christian Church and the Elks Lodge. A past member of the Rod and Custom Car Club and member of various other car clubs, he was also a Boy Scout leader and worked for Briggs and Stratton...
Mildred George (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Mildred Corbin George, 77, died at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 21, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 30, 1923, in Risco, daughter of the late Nathan Alexander and Cora Jane Fox Bennett, she was a private duty nurse aide and member of the First United Pentecostal Church...
William Clark (11/23/01)
NEW MADRID - William H. Clark, 80, died at 5:03 a.m. Nov. 22, 2001, at his home. Born Sept. 2, 1921, in New Madrid County, son of the late Jasper Andrew and Loria Alberta Lindsey Clark, he was a timber farmer. He was a member of New Life Assembly Church in New Madrid and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Looking Back In Time (11/23/01)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Bowman will have as dinner guests on Thanksgiving evening their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Burnice Farmer and son of Charleston; and son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bowman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bowman...
Deranged shooter claims final victim (11/23/01)
Charles Whitman has at long-last claimed his 17th and final victim. For those old enough to remember that hot August day in 1966, the name Charles Whitman will remain lodged in our memories for life. His brutal and senseless act shocked a nation. Little did we know then that other similar acts would follow through the years...
SPEAKOUT (11/23/01)
This is in response to the "Not all doctrines agree" in the Nov. 14 paper. The Bible says that "No man shall come to the Father but by me [Jesus]," and that tells us that once we're saved, whether we're baptized or not, we will enter the kingdom of heaven, once we realize that Jesus is Lord and he is the only way to the Father. ...