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Stories from Thursday, May 9, 2002

Confidential program helps those in need (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Life brings with it a variety of needs and circumstances and a special group of individuals is committed to helping people cope with what comes their way. A confidential program, Stephen Ministry equips participating individuals to help those in need whether it is someone who is hospitalized, in a job crises or households experiencing birth or adoption. ...
Coming to blows (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - The handful of residents who were actually able to sleep through the early morning wind storm that blew through the area woke up to no power, trees that had been snapped in two and other wind damage. The powerful wind, what some are referring to as part of a tornado, brought down trees of all sizes, from the smallest to the very large. ...
Ranson, Smith sign (05/09/02)
NEW MADRID -- Two main cogs on New Madrid County Central's basketball team signed letters of intent to play for Shawnee Community College on Wednesday. Defensive specialist Terrance Smith and 6-foot-4 second team all-state postman Ronland Ranson both chose the Division II junior college...
St. Vincent trio dooms SHS (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls soccer team was shutout by St. Vincent of Perryville on Wednesday 9-0 at Sikeston High School. Sikeston was outshot 26-10 by the Lady Indians, who got all of their goals from three players. Caytlin Hoeh had four goals, Amanda Carron had three goals and Whitney Guth had two goals...
Sikeston tracksters favored to repeat as district champs (05/09/02)
PERRYVILLE - The 2002 MSHSAA Class 3A, District 1 track and field meet will begin on Saturday at Perryville High School with events beginning at 11 a.m. Sikeston, the defending district champions on the boys side, is once again one of the favorites along with host school Perryville...
Kenny Williams (05/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - C. Kenneth "Kenny" Williams, 70, formerly of St. Louis, died at 6:30 a.m. May 6, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Born Sept. 15, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late William Jasper Williams and Clara Luise Mirly Williams Landgraf, he lived in Cape Girardeau most of his life, where he was district manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 45 years. ...
Rose Rice (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Rose N. Rice, 76, died May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Everett Davis (05/09/02)
MALDEN - Everett Davis, 68, formerly of Puxico and Blytheville, Ark., died May 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1934, in Blytheville, son of the late Elmer and Connie Overton Davis, he was a retired mechanic and row crop farmer and was affiliated with Christ Gospel Church in Puxico...
Lafayer Green (05/09/02)
NEW MADRID - Lafayer Green, 26, died May 6, 2002, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 24, 1976, in Hayti, daughter of Cora Lee Guest Green of New Madrid and the late J.C. Jones. Survivors in addition to her mother include: nine sisters, Cythnia Gail Jones Perry of Chicago, Ill., Luethena Green of Marston, Mary Weakly, Vivian Green, Chakina Green, Karen Jones Brown, Lashae Jones and Shanita Jones of New Madrid and Detra Wallace of Portageville; and two brothers, J.C. ...
Celeste Menees (05/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Celeste Sutter Menees, 100, died May 7, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 10, 1902, near Puxico, daughter of the late Alfred and Addie Rucker Sutter, she lived near and in Puxico all her life before moving to Chateau Girardeau in 1987. ...
Mary Klutts (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Tanner Street Church of God for Mary Elna Klutts, 83, who died May, 6, 2002, will be: Mike Bartlett, Arnold Myrick, Chuck Grant, Jack Lopp, Mike McReynolds and J.T. Carle. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Ida Singleton (05/09/02)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Ida P. Singleton, 85, died May 6, 2002, at the Kansas University Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1917, in Sikeston, Mo. Survivors include: one son, Leo Ward of Kansas City; two daughters, Marcella Buchanan of Belton, Mo., and Pauline Duenkel of Fullerton, Kan.; four stepdaughters, Sue Hodge of Bertrand, Penny Oliver and Betty Robeson of Sikeston and Judy Williams of Jackson, Mo.; and 34 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren...
Herman Matthews (05/09/02)
MALDEN - Herman Matthews, 94, died May 8, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born Feb. 1, 1908, at Red Bud, Ill., son of the late Herman and Lettie Shumonie Matthews, he was of the Baptist belief. On Aug. 18, 1930, at Malden, he married Ethel Mae Strong who preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1998...
Marcus Weaver (05/09/02)
PIGGOTT, Ark. - Marcus Weaver, 80, died May 8, 2002, at Piggott Community Hospital. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at 11 a.m. at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo. Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Kim Moore (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Kimberly Rae "Kim" Moore, 45, died at 10 a.m. May 8, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1956, in Augsburg, Germany, daughter of J.D. and Freda Holden Moore of Sikeston, she was a sales clerk for Riggs Wholesale and was of the Baptist belief. She graduated in 1975 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Swift - Vaught (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Debra Swift and Phillip Vaught of Sikeston exchanged wedding vows in a 10 a.m. ceremony on April 2, 2002, at the Scott County Courthouse before Judge W.H. Winchester. Terry Brewer-Cheatham of Sikeston attended the bride as matron of honor and Derek Wilson of Sikeston served the bridegroom as best man...
Smoot - DeField (05/09/02)
CHARLESTON - Sandra Barborek Smoot and Daniel William DeField have announced their engagement. Smoot is the daughter of the late Henry and Nancy Barborek and her fiance is the son of Ed and Wilda DeField of Charleston. The future bride is Mississippi County treasurer and DeField is a science teacher at the Charleston Middle School...
Wimberley - Sherrod (05/09/02)
BLODGETT - Jimmy and Lori Wimberley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Deanna Renae, to Joe David Sherrod, son of Ron and Marcia Sherrod of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 2000 from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton and in 2001 from the Sikeston Licensed Practical Nurse program. She is a LPN at Hunter Acres Caring Center...
Looking Back 5/9 (05/09/02)
SIKESTON - Two families have additions locally. Sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shaver Tuesday. --- ESSEX - Travis Dale Hux is on the list of 31 Missouri residents injured in the fighting in World War II. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Hux and the cousin of John Hux of Sikeston...
Storm's wrath fails to dampen spirits (05/09/02)
When you awoke this morning you probably recognized the forces of nature. Dawn this morning brought a scene of substantial destruction resulting from the freakish spring weather that has plagued Southeast Missouri. To this point, Sikeston had been spared. No more...
Speakout 5/9 (05/09/02)
What is the city of Bertrand doing? It looks like they're putting in a new pump. I'm sure the water bill is going up. Why don't they try to get hooked up on rural water like the rest of Mississippi County? The water bill is already too high. I can't believe it costs that much for a city the size of Bertrand to furnish water to the residents...