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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2001

State historic site's future discussed (12/04/01)
NEW MADRID - State officials informed the public about how their tax dollars are being spent to preserve local history. Monday evening's meeting on the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site also included plans to expand the interpretation of history and continued restoration of the site...
Plenty to do during holiday (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - Whether you're ready for Christmas or not, it is on its way. And for those who haven't quite found themselves in the holiday spirit yet, the Sikeston and area communities have a sure way to get them there. Those who enjoy hearing Christmas songs won't want to miss the First Baptist Church's annual "Living Christmas Tree" at 7:30 p.m. ...
Sign in please (12/04/01)
Students at Southeast Elementary School sign a life-size card that will be mailed to students at the New York City Public School 234. All students in the Sikeston Public Elementary schools signed the card for the students at the New York school. The First National Bank of Sikeston designed the card for the school which had to be evacuated during the Sept. 11 attacks...
Charter draft approved (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - A draft of the Home Rule Charter was approved by commissioners 10-2 with one commissioner abstaining during Monday's charter commission meeting. Although the vote "doesn't lock it in concrete," according to Harry Sharp, commission chairman, it does give commissioners a draft to present at upcoming public hearings...
Sikeston Home Rule Charter at a Glance (12/04/01)
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Dexter nips Senath; Charleston unbeaten (12/04/01)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Charleston's girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a 61-29 win over Caruthersville Monday night. "Our kids played pretty well," said Charleston coach Beverly Wright. "On the downside, we still need to improve on our defense."...
Kelly, Sikeston win in Lady Devils tourney (12/04/01)
CHAFFEE -- Sikeston beat the host team in the first round of the 25th Annual Chaffee Lady Devils Invitational on Monday night, 42-32. Jennifer Medlin led the charge with 12 points, and Summer Ray returned to form, finishing with 10 on a sore ankle. "Summer has been injured, but it didn't show tonight," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. ...
Sikeston, Charleston upset in SIT (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - The 30th Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament got things started on Monday at the Sikeston Field House with three first round games. As has become the norm in the tourney, there were some upsets. Top-seeded New Madrid County Central had no problem with No. 8 Cape Central, winning 66-40, but No. 4 Sikeston fell to No. 5 Blytheville 52-50 and No. 2 Charleston lost to No. 7 Kennett 67-62...
Beulah Wheeler (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - Beulah Mae Wheeler, 84, died Dec. 3, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Cloia Simpson (12/04/01)
ESSEX - Cloia Simpson, 85, died Dec. 3, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare South in Poplar Bluff. Born May 13, 1916, in Avery, Texas, daughter of the late David and Gertrude Goff Harvey, she lived in Wiener, Ark., for many years before moving to Essex in 1980. She was a member of the Cooper and Haynes General Baptist Church in Wiener...
Ella Wilkins (12/04/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ella Mae Branum Wilkins, 97, formerly of Hornersville, died Dec. 2, 2001, in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1904, in Hornersville, daughter of the late William H. and Ruth Underwood Branum, she was a teacher for nearly 50 years in the area before retiring. She had taught in Sikeston, Campbell, Hornersville, Holland and Charleston...
Brenda Pickett (12/04/01)
ADVANCE - Brenda Kay Pickett, 56, died Dec. 2, 2001, at her home. Born March 26, 1945, in Sturdivant, daughter of Mary Moore Hamlin of Sturdivant and the late Paul Hamlin, she was a registered nurse at the Advance Nursing Center. A 1963 graduate of Zalma High School, she served with the U.S. Naval Reserves for 14 years and had been a Girl Scout leader in Advance. She was a member of the Advance United Methodist Church...
Larry Hunt (12/04/01)
VANDUSER - Larry G. Hunt, 33, died Dec. 3, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 19, 1968, in Sikeston, son of Gaila Warren of Sikeston, he was a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center and a member of the Church of Christ...
Harry Barnes (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - Harry W. Barnes, 67, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1934, in Henderson, Ky., son of the late Howard Barnes and Azillee Barnes Sweet, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a wrapper operator for Bunny Bread and was currently serving on the Miner City Council...
Hulshof - Hennemann (12/04/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - Diana Patricia Hulshof and Joe Hennemann were married in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony June 16, 2001, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church. The Rev. Dave Hulshof of Springfield, brother of the bride, served as celebrant with the Rev. Mike Swalina of New Madrid and Monsignor Bill Stanton of Cape Girardeau assisting. ...
Roberts - Reed (12/04/01)
BLUE SPRINGS - Anthony Roberts, Austin Roberts, and Dakota Roberts have announced the engagement of their mother, Lisa Michelle Roberts, to James Melvin Reed. The future bride is the daughter of Jon and Sandy Giddens of Lilbourn and is a nurse at the Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City...
Chessor - Oltman (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - Barry and Rita Chessor have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jenette, to Scott Richard Oltman, son of Richard and Nancy Oltman of Lake Mills, Iowa. A 1989 graduate of Sikeston schools, the future bride graduated with a degree in education from Anderson University in 1993. She is a first grade teacher at Meservey-Thornton Elementary School in Thornton, Iowa...
Looking Back In Time (12/04/01)
SIKESTON - Miss Louise Jackson, blonde and blue-eyed, was crowned Junior Carnival Queen in a ceremony at the annual event of the high school class Friday night. VANDUSER - A Vanduser tenant family, Johnnie and Kathleen Nicholson, were judged the top tenant sweepstakes winners in the Plant of Prosper contest, sponsored and conducted by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...
Legislators begin compiling wish lists (12/04/01)
Beware, the Missouri General Assembly is pre-filing bills for the upcoming session and that sometimes spells trouble for state residents. Last year lawmakers pre-filed 1,600 bills and only 201 were signed into law by the Governor. This year the total is still up for grabs...
SPEAKOUT (12/04/01)
I taped the Michael Jackson concert. Call me at 471-3408. some decent people who live in this area. There was a time in this country when a man's word was law and his check was as good as a million dollars. A very wise man in this town once told me that a man's work was not in a bank, but that it was in his word. ...