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Stories from Wednesday, March 6, 2002

New group combines fun, education (03/06/02)
SIKESTON - From obstacle courses to discipline to learning the military style of marching, the new organization, The Green Boys, aims to combine fun and education for area boys ages 7 to 17. Terry Lewis and his brother-in-law, Martie Goodwin, created The Green Boys last September. Since then, approximately 13 members have joined the organization. The Green Boys' goal is to teach youths to be polite, while at the same time allowing them to have fun...
County bridge will be replaced (03/06/02)
BENTON - The replacement 60-foot bridge on Scott County Road 427 crossing the St. John's Ditch should be open in time for school buses in August, according to county officials. Scott County commissioners reviewed the county's 20-percent in-kind match for the project with Darrell Hirtz of Waters and Associates in Sikeston during Tuesday's meeting before sending off the final plans for approval by the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Daughters of Sunset set to honor four (03/06/02)
SIKESTON - The Daughters of Sunset will use their annual recognition banquet Saturday to say thank you to the businesses which make up the westend community. "We want to let the businessowners know we appreciate what they do and encourage others to support their efforts," said Sue Marble, president emeritus of the Daughters of Sunset. "We are proud of them for what they contribute to our community."...
Top 2A teams set for sectional (03/06/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Even with their strong traditions, when Charleston and Twin Rivers meet tonight at Cape Central High School at 8:15, both teams will be inexperienced in the state playoffs. Charleston captured its first district championship since 1997 while Twin Rivers won its first since 1995...
Pressure on Eagles to win (03/06/02)
COLUMBIA -- New Madrid County Central will be chasing its third consecutive 3A state title this weekend at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. The Eagles enter as the overwhelming favorite, having been ranked No. 1 in the state most of the year. Standing between NMCC and this year's state trophy are three dangerous teams, all capable of pulling an upset. ...
Not as much needed this year (03/06/02)
Soon New Madrid County Central fans will hit the open road, making that familiar trip to Columbia for the 3A Final Four. Is your lucky rabbit's foot already packed? Former coach Lennies McFerren once stated that no matter how good a team was, it couldn't win state without catching a few breaks along the way...
Gilbert LeClere (03/06/02)
SCOTT CITY - Gilbert J. LeClere, 55, died March 5, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Hazel Bell (03/06/02)
NEW MADRID - Hazel Bell, 84, died March 3, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 26, 1917, near Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Albert and Rosie Griggs Thomas, she attended Harrison High School in Blytheville and was a 4-H Club leader and member of the Extension Club. She was also a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Churches in LaForge and New Madrid, where she was pianist, Sunday school teacher and youth leader...
Walter Kearbey (03/06/02)
SIKESTON - Walter Kearbey, 91, died March 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 29, 1910, in Caraway County, Ark., son of the late Sam and Rosemary Ray Kearbey, he attended the First Church of the Nazarene. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a self-employed automotive mechanic...
William Summers (03/06/02)
SIKESTON - William Summers, 85, died at 12:01 a.m. March 6, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Unice Crenshaw (03/06/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Unice Crenshaw died March 5, 2002. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Brian Rickman (03/06/02)
BENTON - Brian W. Rickman, 25, died March 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 11, 1976, in Dexter, son of Peggy Darlene Williams of Benton and Charles Edward Rickman of Forrest City, Ark., he had been employed as a welder for Wheeler Trailers in Morley. He was of the Church of God belief...
Helen Rolwing (03/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Sister Helen Rolwing, Orders of Sisters of Ursuline (OSU), 81, died at 6 a.m. March 4, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 10, 1921, in Charleston, daughter of the late Otto J. and Ethel Newcum Rolwing, she entered the novitiate of the Ursuline Sisters in 1939 and pronounced her first vows in 1942. ...
Margaret Cope (03/06/02)
SCOTT CITY - Margaret Francis Cope, 60, died at 7 a.m. March 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of M. Madeline Bader of Zalma and the late Alvin Ray Stoffregen, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Scott City...
Looking Back 3/6 (03/06/02)
SIKESTON - Kellett Motor Co. on North Kingshighway closed its doors Monday. --- NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Henry became the parents of a new baby daughter Sunday afternoon. ERITREA, Ethiopia - Martha Schuchart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Schuchart, Route 4, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. She is serving in the Women's Army Corps here...
Uncovering election fraud in St. Louis (03/06/02)
It should come as no surprise that a circuit attorney in St. Louis this week charged three people with 17 counts of vote fraud in connection with the March 2001 mayoral primary there. The investigation was prompted by the last-minute shenanigans during the November 2000 general election when polls were allowed open beyond the posted time and when countless questionable voters were allowed to vote...
Speakout 3/6 (03/06/02)
I have been a Lilbourn resident my entire life and I want to speak out and say that I and quite a few others are so proud to have a law enforcement officer that makes us feel so safe and that we can count on. It is a comfortable feeling to call for help or assistance and have law enforcement there so fast and immediately on top of the problem. We just want to say thank you Donald Hanner for making a difference in this town. Keep up the good work...