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Stories from Monday, June 3, 2002

Ferry has reopened (06/03/02)
DORENA - After almost a whole month of high Mississippi River floodwaters, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry is back in service. The ferry landings are finally exposed enough to load and unload vehicles, according to ferry officials. The crew has painted and cleaned up the facilities and is ready to resume service for ferry customers...
Free lunch program begins (06/03/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program from June 3 to 28. Free meals will be made available to children attending summer school as well as all other children who would like to participate in the meal service...
Gas seepage investigated (06/03/02)
NEW MADRID - Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Agency crews continued their clean-up today of gasoline seeping from the Mississippi River levee. Furg Hunter, New Madrid city administrator, said he received calls late Saturday and early Sunday from residents along Line and Water streets reporting an odor of gasoline...
New Madrid man killed in crash (06/03/02)
NEW MADRID -- A New Madrid man died Sunday in a three-vehicle accident, reported at 12:38 a.m. near New Madrid. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Roger Scheffler, 45, of New Madrid, was traveling eastbound on New Madrid County Road U, one mile west of New Madrid, when he was ejected from his vehicle after it was struck by Marcus Burrow, 23, of Lilbourn. A third vehicle driven by David Cobb, 49, of New Madrid then struck Scheffler's vehicle and Scheffler...
Search continues for jail escapees (06/03/02)
MARBLE HILL - Two Bollinger County Jail prisoners remain on the loose after an early morning escape Sunday. Casey Legate, 20, of Bollinger County and Paul Lutes, 23, of Wayne County, overpowered a dispatcher and escaped just before 6 a.m. No one was hurt during the escape...
Malden robbery suspect captured (06/03/02)
MALDEN - Authorities say they may have one of the men whorobbed the First State Community Bank of Malden last week in custody. The man, whose name is not being released pending criminal charges, was arrested in Sikeston on outstanding Dunklin County warrants and is being held in the Dunklin County Jail in Kennett...
Pitching in (06/03/02)
Lydia Fowler and Mary Shy collect donations for the New Madrid County Relay for Life Saturday morning. Fowler and Shy along with other members of the New Madrid Elementary School's Amick Angels braved the heat and humidity to raise money for the relay, which is scheduled for later this summer...
Nunnelee Tourney finishes up with several surprises (06/03/02)
SIKESTON -- The 12th Annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament wrapped up on Sunday on the Sikeston High School and Sikeston Country Club courts. "I would like to thank all the sponsors," said organizer Tom Nunnelee. "There was no major sickness or injuries and there was a lot of great tennis. All-in-all, I think it was the best tournament we've had."...
SHS bats go silent, finish fourth (06/03/02)
COLUMBIA - Still smarting from a loss in the Class 3A semifinals, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team came out flat against Ozark in the third place game, falling 11-1 in six innings on Saturday at Taylor Stadium. The Bulldogs fell behind early and never could piece together any kind of offense off Ozark hurler Jon Horn...
Clarence Parr (06/03/02)
MOREHOUSE -- Clarence Russell "Pop" Parr, 72, died June 1, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1929, in East Prairie, son of the late Andy and Monica Lee Lowery Hutton Parr, he had lived in Morehouse most of his life and was an alderman at the time of his death...
Kathy Alsup (06/03/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kathy Sue Alsup, 49, died at 4:20 a.m. June 1, 2002, at her sister's residence. Born June 26, 1952, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William T. and Maudie Johnson Alsup, she lived all her life in East Prairie, graduating from East Prairie High School in 1970. ...
Vada Stout (06/03/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Vada Lee Stout, 93, who died May 30, 2002, were: Jim Mitchell, Wayne Morris, Toby McDowell, Josh McDowell, Eddie Carroll and Scott Greenlee. Burial followed at Garden of Memories...
Johnnie Durden (06/03/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Johnnie Lee Durden, 49, died May 30, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 30, 1952, in Marston, son of Pearlie Mae Durden of Portageville and the late Lacy Martin, he was a life-long resident of Missouri and was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. A graduate of Portageville High School, he was worked on farms...
Myrtle McIntosh (06/03/02)
PARMA -- Myrtle McIntosh, 83, died June 2, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 26, 1918, in West Plains, daughter of the late Frank and Stella Whitaker Hearren, she had lived in the Parma area for 65 years and was a retired seamstress and member of Parma Baptist Church...
Arvona Walker (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Arvona Walker, 65, who died May 30, 2002, were: Larry Manual, Larry Warren, Timmy Warren, Mark Sadler, Zach Geary, Bruce Stickles and Cory Sadler.
Floyd Harris (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Floyd William Harris, 84, died June 1, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 29, 1917, near Advance, son of the late John and Bertie Sims Harris, he worked as an auto dealer before his retirement and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and of the Masonic Lodge 488 in Detroit, Mich...
Frankie Williams (06/03/02)
DEXTER -- Frankie Williams, 67, died June 1, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 22, 1934, in Truman, Ark., daughter of the late Frank and Loreada Ray Prichard, she had lived most of her life in Dexter but spent five years in St. Louis before returning in 1969. A home maker, she was a member of the General Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Dexter...
Marjorie Conger (06/03/02)
BERKELEY -- Marjorie Anne Conger, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died May 31, 2002, at the DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born July 13, 1924, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Ilene O. Gage Voelker, she was a home maker and member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ferguson...
Births (published 6/3) (06/03/02)
SIKESTON - Charles and Amanda Carter are the parents of their third son, born at 4:41 a.m. May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jacob Lee Carter weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Carter, daughter of Glenda and Jim Cook of Dexter, is employed by New Frontier Financial Services...
Looking Back in Time at June 3 (06/03/02)
SIKESTON - The branch rationing office ran out of applications and certificates for the purchase of sugar for canning Saturday. Director Bartley Schweiger said 139 residents had applied. The branch office is located at City Hall. SIKESTON - Mrs. Janette Latham, owner of the Accent Shop, was among the buyers and merchants attending the American Fashion Association Fall Market her May 27-June 1. More than 5,000 buyers attended the event at the Adolphus and Baker Hotels...
SpeakOut 6/3 (06/03/02)
No vote here I agree with Mike on Gephardt. He used to work for the unions in St. Louis and would sit in on some of the meetings. I guess everybody knows he owns three homes in different parts of the country. They are all $300,000 are better. After being around him and everything, I'd just say he's just another union thug - I mean a thug...