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Stories from Thursday, February 14, 2002

War bride reflects on her marriage (02/14/02)
SIKESTON- Eighty-two-year-old Nadine Koch is sitting in a chair in her living room, gazing out the window to her backyard on a sunny February afternoon. She recalls the time period that she and her late husband, Marvin, were very much a part of- World War II...
Ash Wednesday (02/14/02)
The Rev. Steve Snieder, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, puts ashes on the forehead of a parishioner during Ash Wednesday Mass. The ashes ritual opens the Catholic Church's solemn period of penitence, sacrifice and reflection leading up to Easter, which this year falls on March 31...
Preparing valentines (02/14/02)
Lisa Meeker, a third grade student at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews, makes a Valentine's Day bag. The students will use the bags to collect their valentines from classmates today.
Job Expo set for March 1 (02/14/02)
SIKESTON - For the past seven years the Business/Technology Job Expo has brought together high school students and individuals interested in learning more about the jobs in the area and businesses wanting to let the community know they're out there. It's a win-win situation, said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Sikeston leery of streaky Kennett (02/14/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys basketball team will close out the regular season on Friday night with a home game against the Kennett Indians. Since the 3A District 1 seed meeting has already taken place, the game doesn't carry as much weight as it would if it were played earlier in the season...
Area driver hopes to become top rookie on M.A.R.S. Series (02/14/02)
BENTON -- The 2002 racing season is just around the corner. While drivers like Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are gearing up for Sunday's Daytona 500 on the NASCAR circuit, Benton's Joey Mack is preparing for a different racing series. This year the 24-year-old Dirt Late Model racer will be on the Mid-America Racing Series, traveling to 33 events in eight different states with hopes of winning the M.A.R.S. Rookie of the Year trophy...
Bill Evans (02/14/02)
MORROW, Ohio - Elvis "Bill" Evans, 83, died Feb. 12, 2002, at the Bethesda North Hospital. Born Feb. 2, 1919, in Bloomfield, son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Addie Ann Chasteen Evans, he was a welder for General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 1976 and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Morrow VFW, Lebanon American Legion and Lebanon Senior Citizens Group...
Lonnie Cole (02/14/02)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Alonzo "Lonnie" Cole, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2002, at the Carriage Manor Nursing Home in Goshen. Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Scott County, Mo., son of the late Ollie and Rowena Heacox Cole Sr., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a long distance truck driver for many years before retiring...
Glenn Eldridge (02/14/02)
CHAFFEE - Glenn Eldridge, 75, died at 12:10 a.m. Feb. 13, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 20, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late John and Ethel Mae Carnell Eldridge, he was a mill superintendent for Cape Grain and CGB in Cape Girardeau before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and past master of Masonic Lodge 615 in Chaffee...
Alexia Lewis (02/14/02)
SIKESTON - Alexia Janis Lewis, 11-month-old daughter of Rick and Samantha Gibbs Lewis, died unexpectedly Feb. 10, 2002, at her home. Born March 8, 2001, in Sikeston, she is also survived by two brothers, Rick Lewis Jr. and O'Shea Lewis of Sikeston; four sisters, Hilary Lewis, Malondra Lewis, Nastassia Lewis and her twin, Alexis Lewis, all of Sikeston; paternal grandmother, Emma Lewis of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Nellie Gibbs and Bobby Williams of Sikeston; and her maternal great-grandmothers, Hattie Gibbs and Florida Williams of Sikeston.. ...
Gary Howell (02/14/02)
MARBLE HILL - Gary Lynn Howell, 38, formerly of Scott City, died at 8:55 p.m. Feb. 12, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1963, in Farmington, son of LaNelle Ruth Holmes Howell of Scott City and the late Carl Dean Howell Sr., he was a heavy equipment operator and member of Eisleben Lutheran Church...
Hale - Gilmore (02/14/02)
SIKESTON - Rodney and Phyllis Hale have announced the engagement of their daughter, Holly Kay, to George Weber Gilmore III, son of Gary and Kathy Kinder of Sikeston. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1999 from the Sikeston Public Schools Practical Nurse Program. She will graduate in May from Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff with an associate degree in nursing. She is a licensed practical nurse with Continu Care Homemaker Services...
Looking Back In Time (02/14/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thomas are the parents of a son, born in their home Thursday. The couple lives at 35 W. Malone. CHARLESTON - New sewage and industrial waste plants will be in operation here and in Bernie, Poplar Bluff and Steele by the end of the year...
Drug raids' impact is good in long-run (02/14/02)
Officials in Carthage, Mo., are worried this morning that their town's reputation will be hurt by Wednesday's major drug raid by federal officials that resulted in the arrest of at least 47 people. I think just the opposite is true. I commend the Carthage police as well as the other law enforcement officials involved. It looks like a sign of progress that would be welcome in many communities including Sikeston...
SPEAKOUT (02/14/02)
I am looking for a 1970-1974 yearbook from Scott County Central. I graduated in 1974 and mine was accidentally destroyed. If anybody has one they would like to sell, please contact me at 262-3681. I am an active member of a church here in Sikeston and I need to share my concern with the youth group being taken to eat at places where beer is being sold, even on Sundays. ...