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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2002

Awards banquet will now honor more people (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - Each year members of the community are recognized for going above and beyond. They don't do it for praise, but an occasional pat on the back is always appreciated. They'll get that and more at this year's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. For the first time, all the nominees will be recognized at the event which takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 19 at the Sikeston Field House. This year's theme is "A Community Celebration."...
Rodeo entertainment announced (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees are tuning up and singing the praises of this year's rodeo entertainers. It is a lineup they say will appeal to all rodeo and country music fans. Opening the four-days of rodeo in Sikeston will be Alabama on Aug. 7. Next will be Lonestar on Aug. 8 followed by Gary Allen on Aug. 9 with newcomer Trace Adkins taking the stage for the final performance on Aug. 10...
Sisters will be featured at Depot (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Depot will celebrate its two-year anniversary Sunday with the opening reception for "Artful Excursions: Sisters Paint Europe" featuring the work of local artist Ann Murphy Schuchart of Sikeston and her sister, Margaret Murphy Schneider of St. Louis...
Eagles soar in 3A Sectional (02/28/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - The New Madrid County Central Eagles moved one step closer to a return trip to the Class 3A Final Four on Wednesday at Poplar Bluff High School with a convincing 75-60 victory against Park Hills Central in a 3A Sectional game. With the win, NMCC advances to the Class 3A Quarterfinal game at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday night at 8:15 where they will face St. Francis Borgia for the third straight year...
Charleston, Kelly set for finals (02/28/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- Top-seeded Notre Dame will face second-seeded Kelly in the 2A District 2 girls championship game on Friday night at Bloomfield High School. In Wednesday's semifinal games, Notre Dame advanced with an 81-32 blowout win over Scott City, while Kelly nipped Charleston, 53-50. Friday's championship will start at 6 p.m...
Oriole Jackson (02/28/02)
PASO ROBLES, Calif. - Oriole E. Jackson, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 22, 2002, at the A Templeton Conventional Hospital. Born May 8, 1904, in Jonesboro, Ark., she lived in Sikeston for 65 years before moving to Paso Robles one year ago. She had taught English for the Craighead County School District and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and the Joy Club in Sikeston...
Mamie Starkey (02/28/02)
WHITEWATER - Mamie M. Starkey, 68, died at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 26, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born May 18, 1933, in Egypt Mills, daughter of the late L.A. and Minnie Fornkohl Myer she was an inspector for the Florsheim Shoe Company, first in Chaffee and later in Cape Girardeau, before retiring and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church near Gordonville...
Leora Oliver (02/28/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Leora E. Oliver, 85, died Feb. 26, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 26, 1917, in Canalou, daughter of the late Ruben Randolph and Sara Smith Brewington, she lived in the Canalou and Essex communities most of her life. She attended the Mount Zion-Walker General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
Jerry Powell (02/28/02)
WARRENTON - Jerry R. Powell, 63, formerly of Puxico, died Feb. 25, 2002, at his home. Born March 9, 1938, in Puxico, son of the late John and Mildred Kitchen Powell, he lived in the St. Louis area for 45 years. On Sept. 4, 1957, in St. Louis, he married Susan Clubb who survives of St. Louis...
Ida Wimberley (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - Ida Lou Wimberley, 64, died at 7:55 a.m. Feb. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 27, 1937, in Prairie, Miss., daughter of the late William and Isa Bell Coplin Dodds, she was a sewing machine operator for International Hat Company at Oran. She also worked on the finishing line for Hammond Organ (Sikeston Woodworking) and was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church...
Russell Jackson (02/28/02)
DEXTER - Russell Keith Jackson, 67, died Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Paul Davis (02/28/02)
DEXTER - William Paul Davis, 89, died Feb. 27, 2002, at his home. Born March 19, 1912, at Malden, son of the late Joseph and Lena Jann Davis, he was a farmer and was a bus driver for Dexter Public Schools for 20 years. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Robert Campbell (02/28/02)
HAYWOOD CITY - Robert Campbell, 67, died Feb. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 2, 1934, in Scooba, Miss., son of the late Willie Donner and Sadie Patterson Campbell, he had worked at a cement plant and was a self-employed newsstand operator in Chicago, Ill., before retiring...
Robert Johnson (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - Robert Paul Johnson, 53, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Sept. 3, 1948, in Mississippi County, son of the late Tom and Clara Loretta Hale Johnson, he lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life and was a welder for Dry Docks in St. Louis until 1968, when he became disabled. He was of the General Baptist belief...
Phyllis Colley (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Colley, 80, died Feb. 27, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. ---- Memorial contributions may be sent to:...
Larry Butts (02/28/02)
BILOXI, Miss. - Larry Dale Butts, 60, died Feb. 22, 2002, in Biloxi. Born Aug. 10, 1941, in Kirksville, son of Dorthea Butts and the late Lee Alfred Butts, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and former resident of St. Joseph, Mo. His wife, Shirley Chaney Butts, survives of the home...
Marie Prewett (02/28/02)
BENTON - Marie Maxine Prewett, 80, died at 5 p.m. Feb. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 10, 1921, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of the late Walter Morris and Cornelia Anna Mullensted Wainwright, she was manager of the J.J. Newberry and Company Cafeteria and of the Pentecostal belief...
Forrest Johnson (02/28/02)
DEXTER - Forrest F. "Radio" and "Magic" Johnson, 85, died Feb. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 25, 1916, at Elvins, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He served four years with the 6th Division, 20th Infantry, Company K of the U.S. ...
Cecil Robbins (02/28/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Cecil "Skipper" Robbins, 55, who died Feb. 25, 2002, were: Buddy James, Chuck Poeppelmeyer, Raymond Morse, Tom Christian, Al Wilson and Don Henson.
Walton - Kenedy (02/28/02)
MORLEY - Mary Ferrenburg of Morley and Cloyce and Dorothy Leigh Poore of New Madrid have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Poore Walton, to David Bradley Kenedy of East Prairie, son of Jannie and Ron Davis of Sikeston and David and Gwen Kenedy of East Prairie...
Shelby - Snider (02/28/02)
BELL CITY - Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shelby have announced the engagement of their daughter, TeLisha Kay, to Jeremy Ray Snider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Snider of Bloomfield. A 1997 graduate of Bell City High School, the future bride is a licensed practical nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She will graduate in May from the Three Rivers Community College Registered Nurse Program in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time: Feb. 28 (02/28/02)
SIKESTON - New wooden steps have been installed at the Stallcup Building from the street to the second floor. Additionally, a new floor has been built for the second floor hallway. --- SIKESTON - A two-week riddance campaign starts here Monday. Residents and businesses will work together to get rid of rats and mice...
Mix alcohol stats with common sense (02/28/02)
Do you agree with the following statement? "The average Missouri youth first consumes alcohol, beyond just a sip, at age 12." Well that's the startling news that came from the Partnership for Drug Free Communities this week concerning Missouri's youth. And though I'm far from naive, I simply don't believe the statement to be true...
Speakout (02/28/02)
I would like to SpeakOut about a convenience store on Malone Avenue. If the personnel don't know how to treat people, they should work in the back of the store where nobody can see you. The customers are who make your business and you should treat people the way you would like to be treated. If you own or a work at a business, when customers enter the store, you should treat them right because they are putting money into your business...