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Stories from Monday, April 8, 2002

High water woes (04/08/02)
BENTON - When it's all said and done, as far as environmentalists are concerned fish and bird's homes are more important than people's homes in Southeast Missouri. Something has changed, according to the Scott County residents, most from the Mini-Farms subdivision, who met with Larry A. Sharpe, project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Thursday at the Scott County Courthouse along with Scott County commissioners and representatives from U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's office...
Kelly R-4 officials looking at options (04/08/02)
BENTON - The Scott County R-4 School District and Superintendent Don Moore may have lost another battle concerning the reoccurring bond issue, but the war is far from over. Ironically, the latest defeat has supplied the school with encouragement. "It's very disappointing that the bond issue failed," Moore said. "But it's also encouraging because it didn't fail miserably."...
Lorraine Brown (04/08/02)
BERNIE - Lorraine Marie Brown, 83, died April 5, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 5, 1918, at Ludington, Mich., daughter of the late Nicholas and Salome Tomicki Grabowski, she was of the Catholic belief. On Aug. 10, 1972, at Bernie, she married James W. Brown who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1994...
Frances Harty (04/08/02)
DEXTER - Frances Elizabeth Harty, 48, died April 7, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Jan. 27, 1954, in Dexter, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Dixie Jennings Harty of Dexter and the late Robert B. Harty, she was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, where she served as pianist for many years. She was employed by the Gospel Rescue Mission in Dexter...
Edna Burton (04/08/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Edna Mae Burton, 57, died April 6, 2002, at her home. Born April 22, 1944, at Anniston, daughter of Helen Gibson Coram of Poplar Bluff; and the late Albert Coram, she retired as a factory worker for the International Hat Factory at Oran...
Bea Williamson (04/08/02)
ST. LOUIS - Emma Beatrice Williamson, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 a.m. April 8, 2002, at Integrated Health Services in Valley Park. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Charles Roberts (04/08/02)
ORAN - Charles Rodney Roberts, 53, died April 5, 2002, at his home. Born July 19, 1948, in Vanduser, son of the late James Henry and Mary Ellen Riston Roberts, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. A graduate of Oran High School and Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, he had owned and operated Mister Roberts Cleaners in Cape Girardeau. ...
Curtis Cantrell (04/08/02)
PUXICO - Curtis C. Cantrell, 82, died April 6, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Sept. 14, 1919, in Leora, son of the late Robert and Lettie Malone Cantrell, he lived in California for 19 years before returning to Puxico in 1964. He was a retired carpenter and member of the Puxico General Baptist Church...
Jerry Wyatt (04/08/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jerry Lynn Wyatt, 61, of Elkton, Ky., who died April 5, 2002, were: Bryan Daurelle, Jason Stevens, Joe Therkelsen, Tray Crider, Dennis Johnson and Floyd Underhill Jr...
Mary White (04/08/02)
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. - Mary L. Hubbard White, 96, formerly of Doniphan, died April 6, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1906, in Doniphan, she was the daughter of the late George and Barbara Hubbard. Her husband, Ervin White, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sisters, Ada Lawson of South Carolina and Lois Dye of Arkansas; and two brothers, Roy Thorpe and William Thorpe of Arkansas...
G.C. Harrell (04/08/02)
CHAFFEE - G.C. Harrell Jr., 58, died April 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late G.C. and Stella Christine George Harrell Sr., he retired as an auto parts serviceman for Jackson Tire in Jackson...
Earl Nation (04/08/02)
WHITEWATER - Earl Stanley Nation, 71, died at 7:15 p.m. April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1931, at Illmo, son of the late John Louis and Lilly Florence Blankenship Nation, he was a cutter for Thorngate before retiring and had served with the National Guard from 1950-51...
Tillie Popst (04/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Tillie Popst, 91, died April 8, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Looking Back 4/8 (04/08/02)
SIKESTON - Lyman Gross, Sikeston Hotel man, announced today that he would open Friday the Gross Cutrate Liquor and Drug Sundries on Highway 61- between the Texaco Station and the Gross Hotel. SIKESTON - At its official organization meeting last night after the annual school election, School. ...
VA hospitals must win back confidence (04/08/02)
Reports of past filth, rodents, and insects at Veterans Hospital in Kansas City present an appalling picture. Officials at the hospital ... must do everything possible to ensure that their patients receive the respect and care they deserve. In addition, the U.S. ...
Three cheers (04/08/02)
To those people who travel Route U from U.S. Highway 61 toward Blodgett, please notice how clean the right-of-ways are from 61 to Haywood City. Last Saturday morning (March 23), a group of young people from Haywood City under the direction of Rev. Alex Sims, pastor of the New Morning Star Baptist Church, worked diligently picking up the enormous amount of trash along that road...
Speakout 4/8 (04/08/02)
This is addressed to senior citizen drivers. I have no disrespect for senior citizens today, but the law on having a driver's license should be reviewed. If you need a handicapped spot but are not in a wheelchair, then why do you need it? If you drive and have a walker or cane and apparently have something wrong with your legs or back, causing slow reaction to use your legs, that is very dangerous to have on the road because you can't slam on your brakes in case of an emergency. ...