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Stories from Monday, March 11, 2002

School change opposed (03/11/02)
MATTHEWS - It was a standing-room-only crowd Sunday afternoon as Matthews area residents gathered to discuss the future of their local elementary school. Meeting in response to a proposal by the New Madrid County R-1 School District to consolidate the district's three elementary schools into a central location, the more than 70 persons gathered agreed their school was an essential part of the community and they would oppose the consolidation...
Patrolman remembered (03/11/02)
Paula, Ashton and Justin Guilliam accept a presentation for the late Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Rob Guilliam during the Sikeston Elks Lodge "Law Enforcement Night 2002" Saturday night. The Officer of Year Award went to Charleston Police Department Detective Paul Johnson...
Closing of Sikeston Kmart announced (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - After weeks of rumors and speculations, the Kmart Corp. officially announced Friday that the Sikeston Kmart, along with 283 other Kmart stores in 40 states and Puerto Rico, will be closing. "I really hate to see that [Kmart close]," Kmart shopper Ellen Bryan, of Benton, said. "I've done a lot of shopping here, and it's so easy to find what I'm looking for."...
Bell City in 1A final four (03/11/02)
WEST PLAINS -- Thanks in part to a 10-0 run at the end of the third quarter, Bell City's Cubs have advanced to the Class 1A final four for just the second time. The Cubs (27-5) wiped out a six-point halftime deficit and defeated Crocker (25-6) 83-76 in a quarterfinal game at the West Plains Civic Center on Saturday...
Charleston falls to Lutheran North in 2A Quarterfinal, 57-41 (03/11/02)
PARK HILLS -- The Charleston Bluejays' dream of a state championship ended on Saturday with a 57-41 loss to Lutheran North at Park Hills Central Gymnasium in a Class 2A Quarterfinal game. The Bluejays (20-9) trailed just 20-18 at the half, but with second-leading scorer Lezcano Dean out of the game with an ankle injury, were outscored 37-23 in the second half...
Eagles beat; no 3-peat (03/11/02)
COLUMBIA -- New Madrid County Central's hopes of a third consecutive Class 3A state championship were dashed by Mary Institute/Country Day School on Saturday in the title game at the Hearnes Center, 53-51. "Everybody including ourselves, the community and the state expected us to win it," said NMCC head coach Joby Holland. ...
Floyd Porter III (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - Floyd Porter III, 51, died at 2:45 p.m. March 9, 2002, at his home. Born July 16, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Lila M. Gray Porter of Sikeston and the late Floyd Porter Jr., he was a self-employed mechanic and a member of the steel workers union in St. Louis. He had been an iron worker and had worked on larger bridge construction jobs and the construction of the Calloway County Nuclear Power Plant at Fulton. He also had worked as a truck driver...
Vernice Wilson (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - Vernice Wilson, 83, died at 10:04 a.m. March 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 7, 1919, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of the late James H. and Orla Rowbotham Freed, she was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Judy Robert (03/11/02)
KELSO - Judith Marie "Judy" Robert, 56, died March 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1945, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Arnold and Anna Schuch Brockmire, she was a printer at Lenco in Jackson and worked as a dental hygienist for Gary Riddle Dentistry. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Ladies Sodality of the church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 114 in Sikeston...
Corena Dumey (03/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Corena J. Dumey, 93, died at 6:43 p.m. March 9, 2002, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born Jan. 1, 1909, at New Hamburg, daughter of the late John and Katherine Schmidt Schaeffer, she was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Twila Hansen (03/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Twila Marie Hansen, 75, died at 6 p.m. March 9, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 30, 1926, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harry and Ruby Hopkins Hindman, she was a receptionist for a lawyer's office in St. Louis before retiring. On July 1, 1950, she married Jesse F. Hansen who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1998...
Meredith Lee (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - Luther Meredith Lee, 92, died at 11:30 p.m. March 8, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 19, 1909, in Sikeston, son of the late Luther and Tessie Fisher Lee, he was a Specialist (C) with the U.S. Navy during World War II. ...
Peg Parker (03/11/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Sarah "Peg" Parker, 80, who died March 8, 2002, were: Jeff Brown, Kevin Evans, Andy Kelly, Brad Dewitt, Keith Miller and Gary Gilbert.
Cynthia Collier (03/11/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Cynthia G. Collier, 40, who died March 6, 2002, were: Wayne Williams, Jerry Ward, Michael Jordan, Kevin Collier, Kenny McGuire and Tim Griffin.
Bradley Henson (03/11/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted March 10, 2002, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Bradley Albert Henson, 14, who died March 8, 2002, were: Rick Kelly, Chuck Carmack, Ronnie Carmack, Robert Cullum, Ras Hall and Bobby Woods.
Audy Powell (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Audy Powell, 85, who died March 7, 2002, were: Brian Lambert, Terry Davis, Greg Powell, Eric Powell, Gary Bevill and Britt McConnell.
Opal Chadwell (03/11/02)
DEXTER - Opal Chadwell, 92, died March 10, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare South in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Births (03/11/02)
CHAFFEE - David Christopher and Heather Nikole Meadows are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:32 a.m. Jan. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Phoenix Alexander Meadows weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 3/11 (03/11/02)
SIKESTON - A complete remodeling project is slated for the J.C. Penney store on North New Madrid St. A 50-by-70-foot basement will be added beneath the store. The building is owned by the Matthews estate. CHARLESTON - Ralph Boyer Construction of Sikeston has contracted to build a $500,000 nursing home containing 100 beds. The structure is being built on Marshall Street. It should be completed by December...
Your View 3/11 (03/11/02)
Thank you for the opportunity to address a few concerns that I have regarding recent budget cuts and withholdings. It is evident that nearly every state agency will be experiencing drastic measures in an effort to balance the state's budget. I for one agree that there needs to be some reform in spending. ...
Speakout 3/11 (03/11/02)
All our President knows how to talk about is teaching hiring and training. I agree we need good teachers and they need good training, and I understand we need to hire teachers. But in the same respect, as Americans, if we don't have jobs with all these factories closing, how in the world are we going to be able to send our kids to school? He needs to get his priorities straight. ...