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Stories from Friday, March 15, 2002

Fire department to get new home (03/15/02)
MARSTON - One good deed deserves another - and another. The 10 to 15 members of the Marston Volunteer Fire Department have worked to provide fire protection not only to their community but also the surrounding area for years. They have responded to car fires along the interstate, house fires at neighboring communities and grass fires in nearby rural areas...
County employees without insurance (03/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Last week Mississippi County officers and employees received their new health insurance cards. Saturday, they received word that the company had declared bankruptcy, leaving them without health insurance. "It's bad. Very bad," said Martin Lucas, county commissioner, during Thursday's meeting...
A relay for life (03/15/02)
SIKESTON - You'll share laughs and tears, eat constantly, have a chance to catch friends up on the latest and get in some exercise, all the while helping make a difference in the fight against cancer. It's the best 16 hours you'll ever spend. Every year individuals, groups, businesses and organizations from throughout the community join efforts to support the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life...
Young NMCC, East Prairie ready for 2002 season (03/15/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's baseball team opens the 2002 season on Tuesday at Caruthersville. The Eagles lost six starters off last year's 14-11 squad, leaving many holes to fill and questions to answer. "Expectations are always high, but realistically, we're going to be a young ballclub," said NMCC coach John Jones. "We're going to be struggling, especially in the conference we just joined."...
Unfinished business for SHS golfers (03/15/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston golf team feels it has some unfinished business to take care of this season. After blowing through the local competition a year ago, the Bulldogs had their sights set on making a state playoff run. But that dream took a hit when they finished third in the district tournament by two strokes...
Tressa Warren (03/15/02)
SIKESTON - Tressa Mae Warren, 63, died March 13, 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 Grace Outreach Ministries. She was a cook for the Southside Cafe and was a babysitter for 10 years before retiring...
Herman Pinnon (03/15/02)
DEXTER - Herman Russell Pinnon, 83, died March 13, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Caruthersville, son of the late Wyatt and Johnnie Russell Pinnon, he was a member of the New Covenant Church in Poplar Bluff. A member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner, he was a retired breeder of game fowl...
Kenneth Dickson (03/15/02)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Earl Dickson, 72, died at 10:30 p.m. March 14, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1929, in Sikeston, son of Earline Jones Dickson of Sikeston and the late Robert J. Dickson, he was a paratrooper in Japan with the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. ...
Bryan Swilley (03/15/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bryan Swilley, 105, died March 14, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery...
Floyd Porter III (03/15/02)
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
Ora Black (03/15/02)
DEXTER - Ora Mae Black, 95, died March 14, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 29, 1906, near Essex, daughter of the late Edward Albert and Hettie Snider Triplett, she lived in Detroit, Mich., and St. Louis before moving to Essex in 1949 and was a professional seamstress and upholsterer. She attended the Ott School near Dexter and was a member of the Dexter Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Looking Back 3/15 (03/15/02)
SIKESTON - Being nosed out of the semifinals of the Canalou Independent Tournament last Thursday night, the Sikeston Independents came back strong Friday to win the consolation bracket 53 to 35. Morehouse defeated Canalou for first place. SIKESTON - Mrs. ...
Leading us down path of tax and spend (03/15/02)
It's deja vu all over again in Jefferson City. Not enough money for education? Raise taxes! That seems to be the routine solution in government these days. Rarely are there calls for cutbacks on non-productive programs or plans to reduce duplicate programs. The solution always revolves around tax hikes...
Your View 3/15 (03/15/02)
With the coming of spring, we see signs of new life all around us. The American Red Cross is dedicated to life and the very heartbeat of our mission. We are in the business of saving lives. We would like to thank donors in the area for sharing that same dedication as they rolled up their sleeves March 7 at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston to give their blood - the gift of life!...
Speakout 3/15 (03/15/02)
There used to be a lady who did alterations on clothing. I think her name is Alice and I don't know her last name and lost her phone number. I was wondering if she is still doing alterations. Alice Turk operates Alterations Unlimited by appointment. Call her at 471-6231....