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Stories from Friday, March 1, 2002

County considering purchasing radar gun (03/01/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners and Sheriff Larry Turley are considering the purchase of a traffic radar unit. "I'm talking about Interstate patrol," said Jim Blumenberg, presiding commissioner, during Thursday's county commission meeting...
Newcomers file for office (03/01/02)
NEW MADRID - Two newcomers have added their names to the list of incumbents who will seek election to countywide office since filing opened Tuesday. Lewis H. Recker, assistant New Madrid County prosecuting attorney, is seeking election to a four-year term as prosecutor. Current prosecutor H. Riley Bock has announced he will not seek re-election...
Chamber joins in rodeo celebration (03/01/02)
SIKESTON - It's the 50th anniversary of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce members were among the first to join the celebration. A large crowd turned out Thursday for the membership's noon luncheon on the rodeo grounds to learn who would headline the entertainment for the 2002 rodeo. ...
Alleged rapist is on loose (03/01/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is looking for a man charged in the rape of a 12-year-old girl. The rape of the Sikeston girl was reported Wednesday morning to DPS. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the victim had allowed the suspect into her home after her mother left for work around 5:30 a.m. The victim knew the suspect, identified as Tommy Watson Jr., 34, of Sikeston...
Portageville avoids Hayti upset (03/01/02)
SENATH -- Hayti gave top-seeded Portageville all it wanted Thursday night in the 2A District 1 semifinals at Senath-Hornersville. The Indians outscored the heavily-favored Bulldogs 12-7 in the first quarter and led 20-17 at halftime. Portageville rallied in the second half with an 11-4 run, eventually outscoring Hayti 25-15 over the final two quarters...
Notre Dame, Charleston to play for 2A District 2 (03/01/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- The top seeds in 2A District 2 both advanced to Friday's championship game with semifinal wins on Thursday night. Top-seeded Notre Dame avoided a massive upset, nipping Kelly 62-59. In the second game of the evening, Charleston hammered Puxico 71-42...
Cubs stun Oran in district title game (03/01/02)
DELTA - Heading into Thursday night's Class 1A, District 2 championship game between the top-seeded Bell City Cubs and the No. 2 seeded Oran Eagles, most observers were split on which team was favored. With Oran winning two of the three meetings this year, a down-to-the-wire game was almost a guarantee...
Emma Cobb (03/01/02)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Emma Lou Cobb, 77, formerly of Chaffee, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 21, 1924, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo S. and Garnett Still Perdue. On May 6, 1940, at Oran, Mo., she married Gilbert Cobb who preceded her in death...
Ida Wimberley (03/01/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Ida Lou Wimberley, 64, who died Feb. 27, 2002, will be: Don Bellah, Roger Baker, Calvin Arnold, Jim Barnes, Bob Barnes, James Bixler and Darrell Roe. Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery at Morley...
Ann Forbes (03/01/02)
LAKESIDE, Calif. - Ann Gosche Forbes, 88, formerly of New Hamburg, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2002, at her home. Born in 1914, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Schwartz Gosche, she was first married to Muriel Wright. She later married Darry Forbes who preceded her in death on July 26, 1999...
Jannie Anderson (03/01/02)
NORTH LILBOURN - Jannie B. Anderson, 81, died Feb. 28, 2002, at her home. Born May 30, 1920, in Macon, Ga., daughter of the late Dudley and Leavy Reed Brown Sr., she lived in Missouri for more than 65 years and was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Russell Jackson (03/01/02)
DEXTER - Russell Keith Jackson, 67, died Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 17, 1934, in Kennett, son of the late John F. and Grace Davis Jackson, he had been employed by Purolator Filter Company in Dexter. He was a U.S. Army veteran and of the Pentecostal belief...
Juanita Cathey (03/01/02)
THAYER - Juanita A. Cathey, 78, died Feb. 27, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Tiptonville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John Ellis and Carrie Brindley Aaron. Her husband, Ray Cathey, survives of the home. Other survivors include: five daughters, Nancy Riley of Bloomfield, Carolyn Ann Witt of Sikeston, Linda White of Thayer, Dorothy Sue Miller of Pella, Iowa, and Kari Beeson of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; one son, John Cathey of West Plains; one brother, James Aaron of Anderson, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Phyllis Colley (03/01/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Colley, 80, died Feb. 27, 2002, at her home. Born March 2, 1921, in Sanford, Maine, daughter of the late Harold Woodman and Iris Mace Treadwell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. A registered nurse, she was the last administrator of the Sikeston General Hospital. She worked for Dr. A.P. Sargent and Dr. John Sargent for 27 years before retiring...
Buddy Denson (03/01/02)
DEXTER - Oscar "Buddy" Denson, 83, died Feb. 28, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lela Layton (03/01/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lela Lawson Layton, 77, who died Feb. 24, 2002, were: Steve McCabe, Russell Scott Lawson, Russell Lee Gilliland, Chris Lawson, Junior Lawson and Todd Soble.
Patrick Conrad (03/01/02)
BENTON - Patrick Conrad, 62, died Feb. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Robert Johnson (03/01/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Robert Paul Johnson, 53, who died Feb. 28, 2002, will be: Danny Gramlisch, Billy Woods, Jeff Groves, Nicholas Figliolo, Darren Johnson, Jody Johnson and Shawn Burk...
Vera Brown (03/01/02)
WYATT - Vera Jeff Brown, 90, died at 7:53 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 3, 1911, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of the late William and Leona Jones Houston, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church and retired from the Brown Shoe Company in 1975...
Dessie White (03/01/02)
CHAFFEE - Dessie White, 78, died March 1, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Fred Brown (03/01/02)
BERNIE - Fred R. Brown, 90, died March 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Looking Back in Time: March 1 (03/01/02)
SIKESTON - J.T. Chapman has been elected president of the Southeast Missouri District Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers. BLOOMFIELD - The Bloomfield Vindicator has been bought by Fred Koenig, formerly of Branson. Koenig takes over March 1. The Vindicator publishes 2,000 copies weekly...
Holden's proposal won't solve problem (03/01/02)
If Gov. Bob Holden raised the fear level among area senior citizens during his visit to the Joplin Senior Citizens Center the other day, it was by design. Holden ... took the opportunity to ask seniors to lobby area legislators to dip into the ''Rainy Day Fund'' to balance the state budget or risk seeing cuts in such programs as home-delivered meals and transportation services. .....
Your View (03/01/02)
I have some comments on Scott Coatney's lengthy letter in the Feb. 25 issue. I will limit myself. To John Ashcroft, President Bush and, as Mr. Coatney describes them, the godly Republicans and the ungodly liberal Democrats, Mr. Coatney thinks all senators who voted against Ashcroft's nomination for attorney general should be removed. I think otherwise...