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Stories from Friday, May 24, 2002

Dental kits will help poverty-stricken families (05/24/02)
BENTON -- Youth from the Benton United Methodist Church, along with the Trinity United Methodist Church in Oran, are striving to collect a goal of 1,000 dental kits to help families living in poverty. "Children didn't ask to be born into poverty," the Rev. Lin Stern, dental health missionary, said. "They didn't ask to hurt with tooth problems, and they didn't ask to have situations in their families where too little money is coming in for food and clothing."...
Lake Louise (05/24/02)
Derek Hahn, Alexander Hahn, Deadrian Armstrong, Seth Smith and Kevin Jobe row down flooded Louise Street in Sikeston Thursday afternoon. The children were using a neighbor's boat to float down the flooded street.
Commission wants to be included on disaster list (05/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners will submit a formal request for the state to include the county in the list of Missouri disaster areas. Water was once again the main topic of the county commission meeting in Mississippi County Thursday as officials discussed the combination of rain runoff flooding and water coming into the county through the levee's gap...
Sikeston wins 12-inning contest, 2-1 (05/24/02)
BONNE TERRE - If close ballgames build character then the Sikeston Bulldogs' baseball team ought to be grown men by now. Exactly one week after needing 10 innings to dispose of Kennett in the district, the Bulldogs took it another step further by going 12 innings on Thursday, defeating top-ranked North County 2-1 on the road in a Class 3A Sectional game...
Ethel Schlosser (05/24/02)
ORAN - Ethel Rosalia Schlosser died May 23, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, where visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Velma Sams (05/24/02)
DEXTER - Velma C. Sams, 95, died May 23, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norma Bennett (05/24/02)
DEXTER - Norma Maywah Bennett, 85, died May 22, 2002, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 16, 1916, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harve D. and Nellie Keating Stroup, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was co-owner of Bennett Appliance in Dexter for 34 years and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter...
J.C. Fussell (05/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Fussell, 82, died at 9:50 p.m. May 23, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Mississippi County, son of the late James C. and Ollie Fussell, he was a retired mechanic and attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie. His first wife, Janet Presson Fussell, preceded him in death...
Jo Meisenheimer (05/24/02)
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Anna Jo Ladd Meisenheimer, 71, died at 9:20 p.m. May 22, 2002, at Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach. Born July 4, 1930, in Williford, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Austin and Ella Leah Cooper Ladd, she worked in public relations for the Bank of America in St. ...
Marian Stubbs (05/24/02)
SCOTT CITY - Marian Midgett Stubbs, 83, formerly of Morehouse and Hazelwood, died May 23, 2002, at her home. Born June 18, 1918, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Thomas Wilson and Mettie Pack Midgett, she had worked as an office manager and bookkeeper before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Arlene Duty (05/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Arlene Scarboro Duty, 63, of East Prairie, who died May 21, 2002, will be: Floyd Johnson, Danny Housman, Terry McCurter, Harley McCurter, Charlie Mitchell and Harrison Beasley...
Gary Poyner (05/24/02)
SCOTT CITY - Gary L. Poyner, 57, formerly of Charleston, died at 8 p.m. May 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital North in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Looking Back in Time at May 24 (05/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Clyde Meredith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Meredith, has accepted the pastorate of the Baptist Church at Bloomfield and began his new duties Sunday. NEW MADRID - A long political reign is ending in New Madrid County. This summer, for almost the first time since 1926, the name of J.V. ...
Honor your freedom on Memorial Day (05/24/02)
Memorial Day is a solemn and sad occasion honoring the American soldiers who gave their lives in war. But it is also a hallowed day - because the values those men fought to defend form the essence of our country: freedom and the rights of the individual...
Speakout 5/24 (05/24/02)
If anyone who has a skateboard for sale, call me at 472-3934. Now I see why Kmart in Sikeston went out of business. I just cannot believe the mark-up on their products. They had one item I bought at Wal-Mart for $4.97, another store had it for $6.97. I went to Kmart and they had the same item for $14.99. Is the reason they went out of business because they wouldn't come down on their prices? I think so. Things that were even 50 percent off cost $2 more than the other stores here in town...