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Stories from Sunday, March 3, 2002

Teens get inside look at city (03/03/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School students got an inside look at what it takes to run a city as they participated in the Youth in Government Day Friday. Each student was paired with an elected official or a staff member of one of the city's five departments and Board of Municipal Utilities to learn about the job...
Poet puts pen to paper to share his thoughts and to help others (03/03/02)
SIKESTON - What started as an escape from the horrors of the war has turned out to be a hobby that has earned a Sikeston man much recognition. Ted Armes' early writings were a mixture of feelings, from fear to loneliness but he found putting it in words was therapeutic...
Body is found (03/03/02)
CHARLESTON - More than two months after he disappeared and was presumed dead, Walter Gibbs will finally be laid to rest. The body of the 74-year-old Alto Pass man was found Friday in Mississippi County. "I hope the family can have some peace of mind now," said chief deputy Keith Moore of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department...
Charleston wins title in OT (03/03/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- Charleston ended a five-year district championship drought on Friday night, edging Notre Dame 45-43 in overtime to win the 2A District 2 tournament. "Finally beating (Notre Dame) is a big weight off our shoulders," said Charleston head coach Danny Farmer. "We're very excited to be in the playoffs. Now we want to see how far we can go."...
Bulldogs collapse; lose to Twin Rivers (03/03/02)
SENATH - All year long, the Portageville Bulldogs appeared to be Southeast Missouri's best chance at making a Final Four run in Class 2A. But the state-ranked Bulldogs, which may have peaked too early, stumbled into Friday night's Class 2A, District 1 championship game with Twin Rivers with four straight unimpressive games...
Fred Brown (03/03/02)
BERNIE - Fred R. Brown, 90, died March 1, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 26, 1911, in Dexter, son of the late Charles B. and Carrie Blankenship Brown, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. A 50-year member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge, he was also a Shriner and member of the St. Louis Valley Scottish Rite...
Buddy Denson (03/03/02)
DEXTER - O.D. "Buddy" Denson, 83, died Feb. 28, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 27, 1918, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of Nebraska Dunaway Denson of Kennett and the late Robert Andrew Denson, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and former owner of a lumber company in Parma...
Clyde Goff (03/03/02)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Clyde Goff, 89, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died March 1, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1913, in Booneville, he was the son of the late Olie and Luda Roger Goff. He is survived by one sister, Lottie Meeks of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews...
Leora Oliver (03/03/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Leora E. Oliver, 85, who died Feb. 26, 2002, were: Don Lafferty, Donald Bell, Terry Meeker, Rodger Chamberlain, Eric Walker and James Reaves.
Pat Conrad (03/03/02)
BENTON - Patrick Kendall "Pat" Conrad, 62, died at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1939, in Sedgewickville, son of the late Lauren "Vernon" and Naomi Alpha Conrad, he was an assembly lineman for Lee Rowan. He was a member of Unity Baptist church and sang and played drums in country western bands...
Hess Porter (03/03/02)
BENTON - Hess Porter, 88, died at 8:55 p.m. Feb. 28, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 25, 1913, at Morley, son of the late W.C. and Floy Elizabeth Randol Porter Sr., he served as treasurer for Scott County from 1942 until he retired in 1982 and as mayor of Benton for many years. He attended the Benton United Methodist Church...
Larry McGowen (03/03/02)
DURANGO, Colo. - Larry McGowen, 67, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died March 2, 2002, at the Mercy Medical Center in Durango. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Herbert Brown (03/03/02)
NEW MADRID - Herbert Brown, 2-month-old son of Harvey Brown and Karen Jones of New Madrid, died Feb. 28, 2002, at St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Dec. 14, 2001, in Sikeston, and is also survived by: three brothers, Harvey DeWayne Brown Jr., Harvey DeShawn Brown and Johnathan Brown of New Madrid; one sister, Kiara Brown of New Madrid; his maternal grandmother, Cora Green of New Madrid; and his paternal grandparents Herbert and Maxine Brown of Portageville...
Virginia Tanner (03/03/02)
BERTRAND - Virginia Tanner, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:25 a.m. March 1, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born April 19, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harrison William and Lila N. Holder Darter, she worked in the food service department for Sikeston Public Schools for 30 years before retiring. She was also a volunteer "grandmother" for first and second grade students at Southeast Elementary School and member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
James Black (03/03/02)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. _ James Randy Black, 76, died Friday at 11 a.m. March 1, 2002, at the residence of his daughter, Paula Cross, in Charleston, Mo. Born Aug. 8, 1925, in Bear Springs, Tenn., to the late Homer and Edna Watts Black, he had lived in Granite City most of his life. He was employed with Laclede Steel Co. in Alton, Ill., until he retired, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist belief...
Dessie White (03/03/02)
CHAFFEE - Dessie White, 78, died at 3 a.m. March 1, 2002, at her home. Born Jan. 26, 1924, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Marion and Isandria Gilliam Jones, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee. On June 21, 1941, she married William "Ed" White who survives of the home...
Looking Back 3/3 (03/03/02)
SIKESTON - Fluorescent lighting has been added to Sheinberg's store. --- SIKESTON - Sam Potashnick has been elected president of the Sikeston Local Truck System Credit Union. The Sunday meeting was held at the Public Library. BENTON - Dan P. Norton has filed to run for the Scott County prosecuting attorney's position. Norton will take on incumbent Fred Steck...
More studies won't help our highways (03/03/02)
My sincere congratulations to Southeast Missouri's newest member of the Missouri Highway Commission. Newly-named Commissioner Duane Michie of Hayti hit the nail on the head Friday when he questioned the state's spending of $16 million for more study on an unfunded proposal to improve Interstate 70. He was outvoted but he won our appreciation...
Speakout 3/3 (03/03/02)
If you live in Southeast Missouri and want to know who the biggest recipient of the welfare, is go on the Internet and go to www.ewg.org and then click on farm subsidies and after you click on farm subsidies go to the map there and click on Missouri. ...