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Stories from Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Residents salute those who paid 'price for freedom' (05/28/02)
SIKESTON - Marking the 10th anniversary of Veterans Park at Monday's Memorial Day service, each speaker called on the public to honor those who have sacrificed their lives - whether as a soldier, a fireman, a policeman or those who died at the hands of terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001...
4-H is a Southeast Missouri family tradition (05/28/02)
NEW MADRID -- Years ago, growing up in New Madrid, Pat Weeks remembers attending the annual 4-H Fat Barrow Show. It was an all-day event, where 4-H members would display their pigs and everyone would watch as some lucky member and pig would become the grand prize champion...
COLUMBIA BOUND...AGAIN (05/28/02)
SIKESTON - Last season, the Sikeston Bulldogs' baseball team reached the Final Four for the first time in 25 years. Just 12 months later the Bulldogs are back. With an impressive 6-0 quarterfinal victory against Pacific on Saturday at VFW Stadium, the Bulldogs will be making a return trip to the Class 3A Final Four in Columbia, where they took second place last year...
SHS track team takes eighth at state meet (05/28/02)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Sikeston took eighth place in the Class 3A Track and Field State Championships, which took place Friday and Saturday at Jefferson City. The Bulldogs had four all-staters, with Michael Colon, Andrew Lambert, Justin Lowes and Kevin Keller all finishing in the top eight of their respective events...
Roy Gross (05/28/02)
BENTON - Roy "Killer" Gross, 43, died May 25, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1958, in Advance, son of the late Tom and Eithel Neldon Gross, he had been employed by Discount Rentals in Sikeston. On Feb. 28, 1980, he married Teresa Burton who survives of the home...
Ruth Parks (05/28/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth Cooper Parks, 100, formerly of Vanduser, died May 27, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 24, 1901, in Comanche, Texas, daughter of the late Wesley and Joanna England Cooper, she was a member of the First Church of God in Vanduser...
Bill Allen (05/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bill Allen, 70, died at 8:20 p.m. May 24, 2002, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Wolf Island, son of the late G.M. "Pete" and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a farmer until retiring in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Merle Burton (05/28/02)
BENTON - Merle Burton, 59, died May 26, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 7, 1943, in Scott County, son of the late Allen and Ethel Coffman, he was a self-employed truck driver. On Aug. 22, 1961, he married Ann Foster who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Burton and Michael "Slugger" Burton of Sikeston; one daughter, Teresa Gross of Benton; one brother, Bill Burton of Vanduser; three sisters, Jewel Barrick and Pearl Rhodes of Vanduser and Irene Holt of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.. ...
Lynn Parker (05/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lynn Edith Farquhar Parker, 84, died at 6:10 a.m. May 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1918, in Okemah, Okla., daughter of the late Lindsay Terry and Lillie G. Collier Cox, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Buster York (05/28/02)
DEXTER - Buster Bill York, 91, died May 28, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Dec. 12, 1910, near Dudley, son of the late George M. and Clora N. Jiles York, he was a repairman for General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., before retiring and member of the Dudley Church of God...
Glenn Chandler (05/28/02)
WHITEWATER - Glenn C. Chandler, 74, died May 24, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Ironton, son of the late Fred and Minnie Achers Chandler, he was owner and operator of an over-the-road trucking business and of the Baptist belief. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
O.J. James (05/28/02)
SIKESTON -- O.J. James, 73, died at 2:20 p.m. May 27, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 4, 1929, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., to the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer and owned and operated O.J. James Implement Co. for 20 years before retiring in 1991. James was a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319 and the Elks Lodge at Okeechobee, Fla. He was also an avid fisherman...
Dot Halstead (05/28/02)
NEW MADRID - Dorothy Lee"Dot" Halstead died May 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born in Pine Bluff, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George Franklin and Imogene Simpson Hestand and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. ...
Dr. Mark Scully (05/28/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dr. Mark Finney Scully of Cape Girardeau, 92, president emeritus of Southeast Missouri State University, died at 6 p.m. May 25, 2002, at Chateau Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1910, in Charleston, he was the son of the late Mark Cornelius and Bessie Finney Scully. ...
Wallace - Humphrey (05/28/02)
CHARLESTON - Beverly Starr Rose Wallace and Thomas Eugene Humphrey exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony April 6, 2002, at Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Jon Archie, pastor, performed the ceremony. During the ceremony, poems written by the bride and bridegroom were read by Mandy Hall of East Prairie...
Hiney - Ginther (05/28/02)
EL PASO, Texas - Stewart and Hildegard Hiney of El Paso, Texas, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Joanne Elizabeth April, to John Christopher Ginther, son of Deanna Ginther of Sikeston, Mo., and Butch Ginther of Elizabeth City, N.C. Granddaughter of the late Bernard and Ivy Hiney, the future bride graduated in 1988 from Andress High School in El Paso and attended Tarkio (Mo.) College and The University of Texas. She is a financial services representative in Tupelo, Miss...
Brown - Grindstaff (05/28/02)
CATRON - Shelia Ann Brown and Donald Ray Grindstaff have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Randy Brown and June Brown of Catron and graduated in 1989 from Sikeston High School. She is employed by Sikeston Head Start. Her fiance, a 1981 graduate of Central R-3 High School in Farmington, is the son of Lefty and May Leonard. He is owner and operator of Grindstaff Trucking...
Bryant - 50th (05/28/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Relatives and friends are invited to attend the 50th anniversary celebration and renewal of vows of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Bryant. Bryant and the former Marlene Brown were married June 12, 1952, at Piggott, Ark. They are the parents of Marla Bryant Lambert of Sikeston and Eric Bryant of Columbia, Tenn., and have four grandchildren. Bryant retired from Delta Auto Parts in Portageville and Mrs. Bryant is employed by the Portageville School District...
Looking Back in Time at May 28 (05/28/02)
SIKESTON - Two funnel-shaped clouds, which spiraled high in the heavens, south of Sikeston Thursday, disappeared into a cloud bank after remaining in view from 4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers joined merchants and pedestrians in a pause to watch the clouds...
Thanks for help (05/28/02)
On May 15 I had the privilege of spending the night in your wonderful city. The following day, I left to come home. Thirty miles out of town on Interstate 55 South toward Memphis, I experienced car trouble. I needed to be towed. After quite some time along the highway, Larry Prince came to my assistance. ...
Letter to MoDOT (05/28/02)
Editor's note: The following comment letter from State Rep. Lanie Black, signed by five Missouri state representatives and one state senator, was submitted for the record May 13 at the Department of Transportation public workshop in Sikeston....
SpeakOut 5/28 (05/28/02)
This is in response to the "Dangerous phone calls" in SpeakOut. I'm tired of these single mothers, they get food stamps and are getting in my way. I drive a SUV and I'll drive whatever way I like. I'm tired of the poor people in this town because they just get in my way. They need to get out and mow their lawns or get a job. I drive a SUV and I'll tell you they are safe. I'll drive mine wherever I please...