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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Stories from Thursday, July 25, 2002

Keno game is off to slow start (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Lottery's Club Keno game is up and running but appears to be off to a slow start. After almost two months of having keno available, area establishments hosting the game see less enthusiasm than predicted. "It's not as heavily played as they expected it to be. ...
Host families needed for exchange students (07/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Maybe it's because they're afraid of change or scared of the unknown. Or maybe they think of it as a financial burden. Whatever the reason, many American families aren't exactly knocking down AYUSA's door to sign up as a host family for exchange students...
Area mill will be purchased (07/25/02)
MARSTON -- Riceland Foods plans to buy a rice storage and milling facility in New Madrid County. The purchase should alleviate strain on the company's marketing facilities in the region, the cooperative said in a news release. Louis Dreyfus Corp. of Connecticut owns the Missouri facility, which is on the Mississippi River. Riceland president Richard E. Bell said he expects Missouri rice production to increase...
19th Annual Charity Golf Classic a success (07/25/02)
SIKESTON -- The 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic for men and women sponsored by the Sikeston LGA-MGA and Bob Ralph Distributing Company concluded on Wednesday at the Sikeston Country Club. Despite scorching heat and humidity, tournament chairman Frances Willis said the tournament was a smashing success...
SAY Team of the Day: Sikeston Motors (07/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Motors was one of the top teams in the Rookie League this year, finishing with a record of 9-5. The squad took fourth place in the regular season, then went on to place second in the year-end tournament. "We had a good bunch of boys," said Sikeston Motors coach Anthony Angle. "They all got along real well, had good camaraderie, and were all good ballplayers."...
Local to play in national pool event (07/25/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston 10-year-old Jessica Jones will be representing Missouri in the BCA Junior Nationals, which take place Aug. 8-10 in DeKalb, Ill. Jones was able to qualify for the national 9-Ball pool tournament by recently winning a qualifier at Poplar Bluff...
Norma Phillips (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - Norma Gene St. Sauver Phillips, 63, formerly of St. Louis, died at 9:15 a.m. July 25, 2002, at her daughters' home, following an extended illness. Born March 11, 1939, in Curry County, N.M., daughter of the late Harvey B. and Geneva P. Lilly Seaton, she graduated in 1991 from Forest Park Community College in St. ...
Irbie Burch (07/25/02)
MATTHEWS - Irbie A. Burch, 87, died at 7:10 a.m. July 25, 2002, at Sells Rest Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ernest Abbott (07/25/02)
LILBOURN - Ernest Lee Abbott, 76, died July 21, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1925, son of the late William "Bill" and Gertie Abbott, he was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a steelworker for Continental Steel in Kokomo, Ind., before retiring...
Janie Carter (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - Nancy Jane "Janie" Carter, 78, died at 4:56 p.m. July 24, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 14, 1923, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Albert and Bertha Brown Hutcheson. On Jan. 13, 1945, in Sikeston, she married William Cecil Carter who preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1998...
Ellen Kelley (07/25/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ellen F. Kelley, 43, formerly of Sikeston, died July 22, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus. Born Feb. 1, 1959, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Helen Shoumake Wells of Poplar Bluff and the late Willie Jones, she was a member of Highland Drive Church of Christ in Poplar Bluff and had been employed as a registered dietitian...
Vesta Sommers (07/25/02)
PUXICO - Vesta Sommers, 93, died July 24, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 6, 1909, in Laurie, Ark., daughter of the late William and Jane Burr Macom, she lived in the Puxico area for 51 years and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter...
Betty Sexton (07/25/02)
BLODGETT - Betty Lou Sexton, 52, died July 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, following a brief illness. Born Jan. 27, 1950, in Mattoon, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Leola Spurling Bosley Sr., she was a member of Living Grace Fellowship Church in Miner where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was secretary/treasurer...
Mays - Patterson (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - Bill and Shela Mays have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christy Lynne, to Gregory Scott Patterson, son of Bill and Shelia Patterson of Dogwood. The future bride graduated in 1998 from Sikeston High School and is manager of the Wal-Mart Vision Center in Sikeston...
Trentham - McMullin (07/25/02)
GLEN ALLEN - Jerry and Jennifer Trentham have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jada Nichole, to Jared Andrew McMullin, son of Andrew and Alma McMullin of Benton. The future bride graduated in 2001 with an associates degree in architectural design and is employed by Trentham Trucking in Grassy...
Wise - 50th (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - Paul and Pat Wise celebrated their golden wedding anniversary July 3 with a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks. The couple was joined by their children, Samuel Wise of Sikeston, Pam Johnson of Leawood, Kan., and Melissa Wise of St. Louis and their children, who hosted the event...
Looking Back in Time at July 25 (07/25/02)
SIKESTON - Malone Theater, "Great Man's Lady" with Barbara Stanwyck and Joe McCrea; Rex Theater, "The Mad Martindales" with Jane Withers and Marjory Weaver. SIKESTON - Lee Austin Bowman, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Congressional Action Committee, announced to date the following candidates have accepted an invitation for the Thursday luncheon meeting: Les Lankford, Harris Rodgers, Dan Norton, Phil Waldman, Hess Porter and Jerry Briggs...
Are your tax dollars being spent wisely? (07/25/02)
Congress is poised to spend a little more of your money. Well actually it's about $11 billion of your money but, in the ways of Washington, that's just petty cash. I think my point however is that $11 billion should not be viewed as petty cash. It should be viewed as money from hard-working taxpayers and it should only be spent when absolutely necessary. That, I believe, is how you should act when you are the custodian of someone else's money...
SpeakOut 7/25 (07/25/02)
This is to Johnny and Sharon Beck. Will one of you please call your former landlady in Sikeston? Why isn't the City of Sikeston cutting the grass over in the Sunset area? We pay taxes, too, and it is a jungle over here. I see them riding with the blades up and the blades should be down, cutting the grass...