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Stories from Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Abilities emphasized at Camp Barnabas (08/20/02)
PURDY - After being told something for so long, you start to believe it. And the grins on the faces of the youngsters attending Camp Barnabas are proof that can be a good thing. The camp, located about 45 miles from Springfield, emphasizes their abilities, not their disabilities and for a week, they can forget their illnesses and handicaps and focus on having fun and learning to do activities that build their confidence, courage and independence...
I-66 struggle continues (08/20/02)
SIKESTON - The crowd at the Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast District Office for the second in a series of four public forums for the I-66 Corridor Study was considerably smaller than that which attended the first forum, but the struggle between Missouri factions for where the route should run was still evident...
Nickell new United Way chairman (08/20/02)
SIKESTON -- Larry Nickell spent 31 years working in the Sikeston Public School system as the middle school principal. Now that he's retired, Nickell has found something else to occupy his time -- the United Way of Sikeston. A husband and father of two, Nickell said a phone call from campaign director Glenna Shy started his now four-year involvement with United Way. "Glenna just called me up (on behalf of United Way) and asked if I wanted to be on the board," he recalled...
Angler of the Week (08/20/02)
Sikeston's 11-year-old Brandon Newell shows off a 50-pound flathead he recently caught on a fishing trip with his grandfather and uncle. Newell caught the massive fish on his line at Jack's Bay on Arkansas' White River.
Little Rock hands Sikeston second World Series loss (08/20/02)
MATTOON, Ill. -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star team dropped its second game in the Cal Ripken World Series on Monday, falling to Little Rock, Ark., 2-1 in eight innings. Sikeston still has two games left in the tournament. They will next play tomorrow at 11 a.m. against Hawaii...
Mary Amos (08/20/02)
VANDUSER -- Mary Amos, 72, died Aug. 19, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Vincent Oxley (08/20/02)
BERNIE - Vincent Edward Oxley, 80, died Aug. 16, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1921, at Marshfield, son of the late Floyd and Mae Vincent Oxley, he attended the United Methodist Church in Bernie. He was a college professor at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg...
Bob Harris (08/20/02)
DEXTER - Leonard R. "Bob" Harris, 71, died Aug. 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Illmo, son of the late Clifton Pearl and Louise Alma Wilson Harris, he was a trainmaster for the Cotton Belt Railroad and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 in Cape Girardeau and the Ainad Shrine Temple in Belleville, Ill...
Frances Hill (08/20/02)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Frances Leigh Hill, 93, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 18, 2002, at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. Born May 13, 1909, at Capleville, Tenn., daughter of the late Eugene G. and Kittie Bernard Howard, she was a graduate of Charleston High School. ...
George Brown (08/20/02)
CHARLESTON - George G. Brown, 75, died at 10:45 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at his son's home in St. Louis. Born Sept. 7, 1926, in Wyatt, son of the late James Arthur and Birdie Fox Brown, he lived in St. Louis for many years, where he was employed by A.O. Smith Company until retiring in 1991. He returned to Charleston seven years ago, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Gladys Wamble (08/20/02)
DETROIT, Mich. - Gladys O. Wamble, 90, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 16, 2002, at the Westland Convalescent Center in Westland. Born Aug. 17, 1911, in Dexter, daughter of the late Jesse and Alice Reed Ross, she moved to Detroit in 1937. On Dec. 1, 1929, in Dexter, she married Cecil J. Wamble who preceded her in death on June 1, 1999...
James McDaniel (08/20/02)
FREDERICKTOWN - James Leon McDaniel, 79, formerly of St. Louis and Charleston, died at 10:20 p.m. Aug. 18, 2002, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. Born Dec. 19, 1922, in Paragould, Ark., son of the late James and Sarah Clark McDaniel, he operated McDaniel Plumbing until relocating to St. ...
Evelyeene DeRousse (08/20/02)
SCOTT CITY - Evelyeene DeRousse, 88, died Aug. 19, 2002, at Rivers Run Health Care in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1914, in Anniston, daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Alice Edgman Hockersmith, she was a lunchroom cook for Prairie DuRocher (Ill.) Elementary School before retiring. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City...
Earl - Anderson (08/20/02)
KELSO -- Julie Elizabeth Earl and Brent David Anderson exchanged vows June 8, 2002, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Monsignor Michael Swalina performed the single-ring ceremony. Music was by Brett Yount of Cape Girardeau. Matrons of honor were Therese Beardsley of St. ...
Gable - Lewis (08/20/02)
FENTON - Barbara Gable of Fenton and Thomas Gable of Kirkwood have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Elaine, to Dennis D. Lewis IV, son of Judy Harris of Chaffee, formerly of Portageville, and the late Dennis D. Lewis III. A 1998 graduate of Rockwood Summit High School in Fenton, the future bride is a student at Central Methodist College in Fayette. She expects to graduate in December with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 20 (08/20/02)
SIKESTON - Edwin Webster completed satisfactorily the senior Red Cross life saving course at the swimming pool Monday night, J.E. Butler, his instructor, announced Wednesday. SIKESTON - And another win - The "Lampliters," John Noel, Reyn Young and Tom Nunnelee have added another victory to their laurels, as the folk-singing trio of teen-age boys took first place honors last Saturday night in the annual Jackson Homecomers Talent Show...
Missou-rah is the only way to say it (08/20/02)
I demand a recount! A mock election held this past week at the Missouri State Fair has upset my day. It strikes at the heart of a critical state issue that has circulated for more than a century. And the results are outrageous and demand the protest of any truth-seeking Missourian. The ballot question? Do you pronounce the state's name "Missou-ree" or "Missou-rah"? Can you believe that "Missou-ree" won by a landslide?...
SpeakOut 8/20 (08/20/02)
Mike, I read your article in the paper about the rodeo and people coming to town. Then I got to the part where it says "perhaps they'll take a little time to drive around town before heading to the rodeo grounds." I wonder what they're saying about our streets. Our streets are so bad. They've done a few of them and I hope they stay with it until they get them all done...