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Stories from Thursday, June 20, 2002

New postage prices, new stamps (06/20/02)
Andy Brooks, a United States Post Office employee, holds three new 37-cent postage stamps Wednesday afternoon. The three-cent increase will go into effect June 30.
Levee work begins soon (06/20/02)
NEW MADRID - Long known for its breath-taking view of the Mississippi River at one of its widest points, New Madrid will some day offer a scenic view from the river of the town. Proposed improvements to the riverfront are scheduled to begin later this summer following a meeting of officials from the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of New Madrid and the office of Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson...
Benton couple faces drug charges (06/20/02)
BENTON - Two Benton residents are in the Scott County Jail on methamphetamine-related charges. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, David M. Huff, 38, and Lisa D. Walls, 35, are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of ephedrine, possession of chemicals and possession of drug paraphernalia...
P&Z says no to plat proposal (06/20/02)
SIKESTON - A subdivision plot for a hotly-debated development on North Main will go before the council without a favorable recommendation from the Sikeston Planning and Zoning Commission. While several other plat requests were approved by the commission during Tuesday's planning and zoning commission meeting, the plat submitted by Josh Bill for the tract of land on the west side of North Main between the Greenbriar Estates Second Addition subdivision and the First Church of the Nazarene failed to receive a favorable recommendation from the commission for lack of a majority.. ...
'The Wall That Heals' (06/20/02)
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 Petty Officer 2nd Class John Hedrick cleans "The Wall That Heals" Wednesday afternoon at the Stars and Stripes Museum/Library in Bloomfield. The wall is half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It lists the names of 58,220 U.S. personnel killed or missing in action during the Vietnam War...
Big debts awaiting more college grads (06/20/02)
SIKESTON -- College students have a lot on their plates these days, especially with tuition on the rise. Many students have no choice but to take out student loans, and when they graduate, they are left with large student loan and credit card debts...
3A, 4A All-State teams released (06/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State Baseball Team for Class 3A and 4A today. The Sikeston Bulldogs had two players named to the Class 3A team. Sophomore third baseman Blake DeWitt was named to the first team infield while senior second baseman Jamie Puckett was named as a second team infield player...
Lofton signs with Missouri Valley (06/20/02)
Kelly High School's Adam Lofton signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to run cross country and indoor track for Missouri Valley College. Lofton placed 18th in the state cross country meet this past year and was also part of the two-mile relay team that finished seventh in 2002 and fourth in 2001...
Lavine Carter (06/20/02)
MURRAY, Ky. - Lavine Inman Carter, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 18, 2002, at the West View Nursing Home in Murray. Born June 16, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lige N. and Eliza Ann Mandrell Inman, she lived in Sikeston most of her life, where she worked in the office of International Shoe Company for many years before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Murray...
Glyn Stewart (06/20/02)
LUBBOCK, Texas - Glyn Allen Stewart, 73, died May 15, 2002, in Texas. Born Oct. 15, 1928, in East Prairie, son of the late Joel and Thelma Wallace Stewart, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946-49 and was a paratrooper during World War II. He was a self-employed electrician for 30 years...
Eddie Lynn (06/20/02)
SIKESTON - Paul Edward "Eddie" Lynn, 69, died June 18, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 26, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Denton and Nora Hensley Lynn, he was a member of Canalou Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Frank Erjavec of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry Lynn of Sikeston; one sister, Mildred Simpson of Wilmington, N.C.; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Jack Parsons (06/20/02)
DEXTER - Jack Parsons, 92, died June 19, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Thompson (06/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Harold Lewis Thompson, 70, died at 5:10 a.m. June 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 4, 1931, in Allenville, son of the late Fred and Lulu Myrtle Harmon Thompson, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Jackson before retiring...
Herschel Miller (06/20/02)
ESSEX -- Herschel P. Miller, 64, formerly of St. Louis, died at 12:30 a.m. June 19, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Winfred and Elizabeth Hodge Miller, he was a plumbing contractor...
Woody Brashears (06/20/02)
FESTUS - Woodrow W. "Woody" Brashears, 88, died June 3, 2002, in Festus. Born June 5, 1913, in Kentucky, son of the late Henry and Rosa Lane Brashears, he retired as an electrician for the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Electrical Company in Sikeston...
Dennis McCauley (06/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Dennis Wayne McCauley, 40, died June 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 28, 1961, in Charleston, son of Arcola Rateliff McCauley of Charleston and the late Charles Lee McCauley, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He graduated in 1980 from Charleston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Wanda Flynn (06/20/02)
SCOTT CITY - Wanda Lee Flynn, 88, died June 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Cardwell, daughter of Levi and Mabel Kirby Hartsoe. She married William Vernon Flynn on Nov. 22, 1930, in Bardwell, Ky. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1989...
Norma Skaggs (06/20/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norma Lee Skaggs, 64, died June 18, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1937, at Kaskaskia Island, Ill., daughter of the late Floyd H. and Bernice Nelson Roderique, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie. ...
Kuehle - Sisk (06/20/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Shae and Phyllis Kuehle have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carmen Marie, to Stephen Dewayne Sisk, son of Chris and Pat Elkins of Lake Sherwood and Marvin Sisk of Wappapello. The future bride graduated in 1999 from Puxico High School and is a 2001 graduate of Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff, where she served on the TRCC Student Senate from 1999-2001...
Jordan - Fields (06/20/02)
NEW MADRID - Kristi Jordan of New Madrid and Phillip Jordan of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Brooke, to Huston Joe Fields, son of William and Donna Fields of New Madrid. Jordan is a 2002 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and plans to attend college in the fall...
Looking Back in Time at June 20 (06/20/02)
SIKESTON - Marion Parks, 10, was released from the hospital after treatment for bruises and a concussion sustained in a bicycle accident. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Parks and was treated by Dr. A.D. Martin. BENTON - The Scott County Tuberculosis Association met Friday in its annual session. Officers were elected: James Bonner, president; Mrs. Frank Steck and Ralph Mattocks, vice presidents; Eleanor Hahn, secretary, C.W. Estes, treasurer; and Mrs. Leroy Parmenter, executive secretary...
Time to get MADD about drunk drivers (06/20/02)
I have a passion against drunk driving. Chalk it up to experience in the newspaper business and taking photos at hundreds of car accidents. Regardless of the reasoning, the number of drunk drivers on the roads is an American tragedy. But it gets worse...
SpeakOut 6/20 (06/20/02)
Why should the kids on Bon Secour Drive (subdivision across the interstate from Tractor Supply) have to ride a bus to Matthews or New Madrid school every day? Matthews is closer and they don't want their kids to ride a bus that far, so why are our kids made to do this? Morehouse is three miles farther than our subdivision and their kids can go to Sikeston schools but ours can't. ...