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Stories from Friday, August 16, 2002

Festival helps to build character (08/16/02)
SIKESTON - Building character at a young age is important, believes Jeff Williams. It emphasizes traits like respect, self-esteem, cooperation and responsibility which will help them throughout life. So when the Morehouse Elementary principal was mulling over ways to kick-off the 2002-2003 school year and get his young students motivated, he knew exactly what action to take...
Residents can comment on flood problems (08/16/02)
NEW MADRID -Residents welcomed recent rains in Southeast Missouri but supporters of proposed flood control work, hope residents also remember the spring rains. Those showers had Southeast Missourians wading through flooded streets, destroyed crops and forced some people from their homes...
Elvis still 'The King' 25 years after his death (08/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Today marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, and while he may be gone, his admirers are not. Approximately 75,000 visitors flocked to Presley's home, Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., this week to pay their respects to the late entertainer who died from a heart attack at the age of 42...
Street improvements (08/16/02)
Sikeston Public Works employee Josh McClendon paints a pedestrian walkway Thursday afternoon at the corner of New Madrid and Center streets. The Public Works had two crews working on the project around town.
Herman Harbison (08/16/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herman Lee Harbison, 62, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 14, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Born March 21, 1940, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late James and Iva Mae Mouser Harbison. Survivors include: two sons, Jeff Harbison of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Michael Harbison of Indiana; two daughters, Dana Harbison and Lisa Harbison, addresses unavailable; five brothers, James Harbison Jr. ...
Bobby Beeson (08/16/02)
GUN BARRELL CITY, Texas -- Bobby Carl Beeson, 65, died Aug. 2, 2002, at his home. Born July 9, 1937, in Kewanee, Mo., son of Clera Beeson of Sikeston, Mo., and the late W.T. Beeson, he was salesman and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors in addition to his mother include: four sons, David Beeson of Shreveport, La., Greg Beeson of Kemp, Scott Beeson of Grand Prairie and Jerry Beeson of Gladewater; one daughter, Carla Beeson of the state of California; two brothers, Tommy Beeson and Thurman Beeson of Sikeston; two sisters, Jacqueline Hubbert of Benton, Mo., and Karen Sue McBride of Elkin, N.C.; and 18 grandchildren.. ...
Martha Cox (08/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Martha Cox, 52, who died Aug. 11, 2002, were: Bob Cordray, Mark Cordray, Don Kage, Michael Cox, Darrell Goins and Terry Armes.
James Williams (08/16/02)
DEXTER - James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
August Blumenberg (08/16/02)
FAIRDEALING -- August A. "Gus" Blumenberg, 73, of Fairdealing died Aug. 14, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born May 17, 1929, in Anniston, son of the late Louis Blumenberg and Ella Eggiman, he was a resident of Butler County for most of his life and was a member of the Oglesville General Baptist Church. ...
Claude Collier (08/16/02)
JACKSON - Claude Carroll Collier, 69, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Jackson in 1980. ...
Ida Kinney (08/16/02)
DEXTER - Ida Kinney, 86, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Williams (08/16/02)
DEXTER - James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (published 8-16) (08/16/02)
CHAFFEE - Barry Ray and Glenda Jean Sadler are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 12:54 p.m. July 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Casey Ray Sadler weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-inches long. The former Glenda Bigham, Mrs. Sadler is the daughter of Helen Bigham and Pat Coad of Cape Girardeau...
Looking back 8-16 (08/16/02)
SIKESTON - A son was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Largent; and a son was born on Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bowman. SIKESTON - Six of the 10 Kiwanis Clubs of Division 13, Mo-Ark District, Kiwanis International, were represented Tuesday night at the annual family party and district caucus held on the lawn of the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Kirk...
MoDOT's reaction to loss is revealing (08/16/02)
MoDOT's response to the resounding defeat of Proposition B tells the public much about the department. For the first time MoDOT's administration has admitted that the public does not trust the department. No kidding. If it took Proposition B's dismal performance on Tuesday to drive that lesson home, they haven't been paying attention...
Speakout 8-16 (08/16/02)
It seems like all around you, people are talking about family fun, saying how families should do things together. How about a rodeo? Sound like a good way to have fun? It does, and it should be, however, if you have a family and you're not rich, you can't afford to go. ...