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Stories from Thursday, March 7, 2002

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - The second leading cause of death in the U.S., colon cancer will claim nearly 57,000 American lives this year. It's also the second leading cause of cancer death in Scott County. Yet, it can easily be prevented. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, local groups are joining efforts with the Scott County Coalition Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society to give residents one less excuse for not going for a screening...
Residents to be arrested for heart disease (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - Several Sikeston residents feel so strongly about the fight against cardiac disease and stroke, they're willing to go to jail to stand up for their belief. The individuals will prove their point by participating in the American Heart Association's annual Cardiac Arrest from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 at Missouri Delta Medical Center, where those jailed will be booked (complete with an official mug shot and T-shirt), thrown into jail and wind up in a mock courtroom...
Two men are shot in Charleston (03/07/02)
CHARLESTON - Three persons are in custody in connection with the shooting of two Charleston men Wednesday night at two different locations. According to reports, the Charleston Department of Public Safety received a call at approximately 10:19 p.m. concerning shots being fired in the 400 block of Cypress...
Bell City's balanced attack too much for Thayer in 1A Sectional (03/07/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Bell City beat Thayer with a balanced attack in Wednesday's 1A Sectional at Poplar Bluff, 77-69. C.J. Hadly scored 24 points, followed by Eric Henry with 22 and Dominitrix Johnson with 20. Kenyon Wright hit two huge 3-pointers and contributed nine points...
'Jays hold off Twin Rivers (03/07/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For a while in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's Class 2A Sectional game with Charleston, it appeared the resilient Twin Rivers Royals would do it again. Five days after pulling off a thrilling comeback against state ranked Portageville in the district tournament, the Royals nearly doubled their pleasure with another come-from-behind win...
Buster Yarber (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - Robert "Buster" Yarber, 82, died March 4, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 10, 1920, in Oxford, Miss., son of the late Robert and Lottie Green Yarber, he lived in Iowa before returning to Missouri and was an Apostolic minister. He was first married to Arebelle Yarber...
Lowell Summers (03/07/02)
JACKSON - William Lowell Summers, 85, formerly of Bell City, died at 12:01 a.m. March 6, 2002, at the Monticello House. Born July 10, 1916, in Bell City, son of the late William Oliver and Emma Winkleman Summers, he served with the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. He had been a barber and was an assembly line worker for General Tire Company in Detroit, Mich. A 50-year member of Lakeville Lodge 489 at Bell City, he was a 32nd degree Mason...
Walter Kearbey (03/07/02)
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...
Dorothy Whitener (03/07/02)
JACKSON - Dorothy D. Whitener, 86, died at 5:30 p.m. March 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 30, 1915, in Advance, daughter of the late David W. and Dora A. Elfrank Dysinger, she was a member of the New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson...
George Campbell (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - George T. Campbell Jr., 63, died March 6, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Gene Ripperdan (03/07/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gene Ripperdan, 65, died March 6, 2002, at the Sikeston Health Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Peg Parker (03/07/02)
ESSEX - Sarah "Peg" Parker, 80, died March 6, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 19, 1921, in Parma, daughter of the late Robert and Cossie Ellis Sanders, she moved to Essex in 1954 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bernie. On April 29, 1937, she married Fonnie Roscoe Parker who preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1991...
Gilbert LeClere (03/07/02)
SCOTT CITY - Gilbert Joseph LeClere, 55, died at 7:45 a.m. March 5, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1946, in St. Louis, son of the late Russell E. and Iona Gertrude Doza LeClere, he was a truck driver for Danny Gilder and the SEMO Box Company and was a Scott City police officer. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Vietnam War...
Anita Jacobs (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - Anita Diane Jacobs, 29, died March 5, 2002, at her home. Born June 13, 1972, in Dexter, daughter of Leon Cox of Parma and the late Delores Nelson Moore, she attended Parma and New Madrid schools. A former resident of Gary, Ind., and Parma, she was a member of Pilgrim's Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Canalou...
Ring - 60th (03/07/02)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Ed and Eloise Ring, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day. Their two daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly Ring and Pamela and Stephen Shell and two grandchildren, Dustin and Brittni Shell, hosted a dinner at a restaurant in Tucson, Ariz., in honor of the occasion...
Looking Back 3/7 (03/07/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. H.G. Cathey of Canalou was admitted to the Sikeston General Hospital Friday. CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston basketball team came from behind to defeat Cape Central, 62-60, for the regional tournament title. The Bulldogs won three games in the tournament, coming from behind each time...
Funding health care still a taxing issue (03/07/02)
Voters in Missouri may soon be asked to substantially increase the taxes on cigarettes to help pay for health care costs in the state. Two bills are slowly making their way through the legislature but on Wednesday a coalition of health groups announced their own plans. All three options would hike cigarette taxes. The only question is "how much?"...
Speakout 3/7 (03/07/02)
East Prairie had a school dance recently where five girls were intoxicated, three with alcohol and two with drugs. The girls who were on alcohol were made to take a breath test and they were put out of school. My question is, if the alcohol use and drugs are against the law, why weren't the two girls who were caught smoking marijuana, why weren't they given a test? Drugs is drugs and it's against the law. ...