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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Monday, April 1, 2002

Long overdue (04/01/02)
Lt. General James C. Riley, commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, presents the Distinguished Service Cross to Penny Evans and her mother, Jeanetta Evans, family of the late Winford Alvin "Wink" Evans, during a ceremony at the Imogene Ruth Albritton Mayer Center for the Arts Saturday...
Sikeston singer hits international charts (04/01/02)
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - Country music singer Tamara Tidwell, originally from Sikeston, Mo., will open for some of country music's biggest names like Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn and Lee Greenwood on April 25 at the Country Thunder Music Festival in Queen Creek...
Noah Gaines (04/01/02)
BERNIE - Noah O. Gaines, 89, died March 29, 2002, at his home. Born June 2, 1912, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late James Francis and Lucinda Book Gaines, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie. He was a school bus driver for the Bernie Public Schools for 30 years and caretaker of the Bernie Cemetery for 18 years...
J.C. Jackson (04/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Jackson, 80, died at 9:45 a.m. March 30, 2002, at his home. Born March 1, 1922, near East Prairie, son of the late John C. and Zenoba Bryan Jackson, he had lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he owned and operated the Farm Products trucking company. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in East Prairie and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Bettye Wagner (04/01/02)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Bettye Lou Wagner, 84, who died March 29, 2002, will be: Bill Ferrell, Jim Baker, Terry Shaver, Gary Harper, Roger Tesney and David Hurley.
Garfield Montgomery (04/01/02)
DEXTER - Garfield Montgomery, 81, died March 30, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 2, 1920, at Bernie, son of the late John Silas and Parilee King Montgomery, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. A resident of Dexter, he was a World War II veteran and was employed in farming...
John Nunn (04/01/02)
PARMA - John L. Nunn, 70, died March 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1931, in Lilbourn, son of the late Proctor and Ada Ann Calhorn Nunn, he was a resident of Parma after moving from St. Louis in 1989. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the Malden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, as well as the American Legion in Malden. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge of Dexter...
Lynn Deimund (04/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lynn May Deimund, 94, died at 5:05 p.m. March 30, 2002, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1907, in New Hamburg, to the late Jiles "William" Jones and Lillie Jane Hockersmith, she was a homemaker. On June 7, 1929, she married Leonard Workman, who preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1979. She later married Dennis Deimund, who also preceded her in death...
Looking Back 4/1 (04/01/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School's concert band invaded Northeast Arkansas Friday and came home from Blytheville carrying a 1+ rating, highest possible, and the only competing musical organization to win the coveted honor. SIKESTON - Sunday, April 1, 1962, will go down in the history of Tanner Street Church of God as a memorable day. Building Fund Director Rev. J. Lloyd Brown announced to the church that a total of $57,280 had been pledged to the local church's building fund...
No downside to a new Card's ballpark 4/1 (04/01/02)
Major league baseball is a business and people in any business should be willing to take risks. The management of the St. Louis Cardinals is willing to take the risk of building a new ballpark near the present Busch Stadium. The Cardinals need a new ballpark. Their fans would love the one now under consideration. But the Cards don't expect taxpayers to share their risk in building a new park...
Speakout 4/1 (04/01/02)
I would like to offer a word of encouragement for the people in the Matthews School District. I grew up and live in Parma and the same thing happened there. The value of our real estate dropped and it's really sad to not have your old high school to go back to. ...