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Stories from Thursday, March 14, 2002

Library book sale is planned for April 4-7 (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - There's just something about finding a good bargain. It's the kind of feeling you get at the Sikeston Public Library's annual book sale. This year's event is set from 5-8 p.m. April 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 and 1-3 p.m. April 7...
60 years (03/14/02)
Lambert's Cafe's Adam Russell tosses a roll to a customer Wednesday afternoon. Lambert's celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday offering customers a chance for free meals and gift bags.
Center celebrates 10 years of service (03/14/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - After 10 years of community service, the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center's mission remains as clear as the day it was conceived: "It's just to build healthy families," said Dr. Martha Ellen Black, director. The whole thing began in 1988 with Joe Sorrels and the late Jim Winchester's idea of establishing a children's home for Mississippi County...
Vernice Wilson (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Vernice Wilson, 83, who died March 10, 2002, were: James Cowger, Charles DeWitt, Joe Karnes, Billy Littleton, Boyd Raper and Vernon Smith.
Daisy Hobbs (03/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church for Daisy Maria Hobbs, 46, who died March 12, 2002, will be: Rick Nave, John McCrate, Bob McCrate, Terry McCrate, Jose Arellano and Billy Thurman...
Dora Causey (03/14/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dora Lee Causey, 75, who died March 10, 2002, were: Danny Talkington, Ike DeWitt, Ernie Thomson, Ricky Stearnes, Eugene Mitchell and Paul Head.
Herman Pinnon (03/14/02)
DEXTER - Herman Pinnon, 83, died March 13, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sarah Jones (03/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Sarah J. Jones, 94, died March 13, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 27, 1908, in Crawford County, daughter of the late William F. and Mary Rohrer Kimes, she attended the Conran Pentecostal Church of God. She is survived by one sister, Mary Richardson of Portageville...
Floyd Porter III (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Memorial and eulogy services for Floyd "Butch" Porter III, who died March 9, 2002, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sun., March 17, 2002, in the south pavilion at Rotary (City) Park. Paid memorial
Tressa Warren (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Tressa Mae Warren, 63, died March 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 1, 1938, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Levi A. and Edith Wells, she was a member of the New Life Christian Center. She was a cook for the Southside Cafe and was a babysitter for 10 years before retiring...
Renzo Blevins (03/14/02)
ELLINGTON - Renzo Edwin Blevins, 84, formerly of Bernie, died March 12, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 12, 1918, at Townley, son of the late Silas Edwin and Rosa Mae Gaines Blevins, he was a member of White Oak Grove General Baptist Church in rural Bernie. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a firefighter for the Malden Airbase before retiring...
Lyle Helm (03/14/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lyle Helm, 95, who died March 10, 2002, were: Quentin Marler, Travis Dillon, Daren Dillon, David Dillon, Greg Evans and Mike Scowden.
Anna Draughon (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for Anna C. Draughon, 102, who died March 12, 2002, will be: Swayne Byrd, Jim Moreton, Harley Barnes, Harry Pratt, Randy York and Mike Keefer. The Rev. Robert A. Towner, rector of Christ Church in Cape Girardeau, will officiate...
Ann Massey (03/14/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ann Tant Massey, 86, died March 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 21, 1916, in Wardell, daughter of the late John H. and Mary Hobson Tant, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, PEO Sisterhood and the First Baptist Church in Portageville. She and her husband owned and operated a Chevrolet-Olds auto dealership in the 1950s and she was a teacher for the Wardell School District before retiring...
Cheney - Orth (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. Patricia Ann Borthwick and Dr. George D. Methven have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth D. Borthwick-Cheney, to Matthew Orth, son of Dr. and Mrs. Rick Orth of Estacada, Ore. The future bride earned a bachelor of science degree at Onland University in Detroit, Mich., and is a second year medical student at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine...
Pigg - Boehlke (03/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Don and Judy Pigg of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Pigg of Cape Girardeau, to Chadwick Boehlke of Cape Girardeau, son of Frank and Yvonne Boehlke of Ozark. The future bride graduated in 1995 from Sikeston High School and received a bachelor of science degree in 2000 from Southeast Missouri State University. She plans to graduate in December with a masters degree in historic preservation...
McMullin - Couch (03/14/02)
ESSEX - Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McMullin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Glenna Marie, to Blake Alan Couch, son of Mark and Kim Couch of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Richland High School, McMullin will graduate in May from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a degree in elementary education...
Looking Back 3/14 (03/14/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Ralph Anderson held a piano and organ recital at her home Thursday. Among those performing were Dolly Huters, 8; Alice Martin, Billy Huters and Betty Anderson. --- SIKESTON - Mary Lee Yates is the name given a daughter born Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. L. Ray Yates...
Smoke issue clouds movie rating plan (03/14/02)
There should be a warning label against health advocates - those do-gooders who want to impose their standards on others. It matters little to me if the health advocates are right. Hell, we all know by now that cigarette smoking is bad for you and that too much alcohol will make for silly mistakes. I'm not at all certain that we need to be bashed over the head with these constant, grinding reminders that Americans are eroding their health through lifestyle choices...
Speakout 3/14 (03/14/02)
There is something wrong with a state's government that declares an economic emergency in Missouri and then wants to turn around and pay millions of dollars for athletic stadiums to pay for athletes that make anywhere from $150,000 to $10 million a year, and pay for it by taxing people who work in Missouri and make minimum wage. When are we going to wake up in Missouri and quit paying this enormous amount of money when they're taxing the poor people who are working for a living?...