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Stories from Thursday, October 31, 2002

Something to cheer about (10/31/02)
Members of the Sikeston High School varsity cheerleading squad prepare to catch Kendill McCollom Wednesday afternoon at the Sikeston Field House. The cheerleading squad is preparing to compete in the state cheerleading competition on Nov. 16 in Columbia...
Teen's quest for state title was for her family, friends (10/31/02)
ORAN -- Sixteen-year-old Amber Marie Seyer (pronounced Sigh-er), still hasn't caught up on her sleep from her four-day adventure two weeks ago in Poplar Bluff, where the Miss Scott County USA representative, competed for and won the Miss Missouri Teen USA 2003 title at the Black River Coliseum...
Small town earns big honor (10/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Just as you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, nor should a town be judged by its size. East Prairie, a town of 3,327, was honored this week by Gov. Bob Holden for winning first place in the Missouri Community Betterment's population category and second place in the youth division, both for efforts in bettering the community...
SHS to host pass-happy Mules (10/31/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog football team will try to keep its playoff hopes alive on Friday night when they entertain visiting SEMO North rival Poplar Bluff at 7:30. The Bulldogs, who lost its district opener to Cape Central last week 30-13, must defeat the Mules in order to have a chance to make the playoffs...
Annual soccer tourney kicks off this weekend (10/31/02)
SIKESTON -- The 8th Annual Sikeston Bootheel Classic Invitational Soccer Tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday in Sikeston. There will be 125 teams representing 18 towns from Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Northern Arkansas at this year's event...
Wanda Stephens (10/31/02)
DEXTER - Wanda Lee Stephens, 80, died Oct. 29, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 5, 1922, in Puxico, daughter of the late Charles and Lora Lee Venable Dailey, she lived in Puxico and Malden before moving to Dexter five years ago, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Grace Shaw (10/31/02)
MALDEN -- Grace Shaw, 91, died Oct. 30, 2002, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Tincy Cookson (10/31/02)
PUXICO -- Tincy Cookson, 84, died Oct. 31, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Effie Frazier (10/31/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Effie L. Frazier, 81, died Oct. 29, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Marian and Mamie Faye Qualls Williams. Her husband, Dewey Franklin Frazier, preceded her in death on March 21, 1998...
Pauline McIntosh (10/31/02)
Winter Haven, Fla. - Pauline McIntosh, 80, died Oct. 28, 2002, at the Life Care Center of Winter Haven. Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Rev. Daniel Marion Tidwell Smith and Ollie Beatrice McMillen Smith, she attended Wayne State University and Walsh Institute of Accounting in Detroit, Mich. A former member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Englewood and Redemption Lutheran Church in Detroit, she was currently a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven...
John Odom (10/31/02)
SCOTT CITY -- John Albert Odom, 82, died at 8:06 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1920, at Fornfelt, son of the late Jesse Allen and Amanda Meinz Odom, he was employed by the Corps of Engineers, working in the engine room on dredge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Elmo Jones (10/31/02)
ESSEX -- Elmo Jones, 80, died Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 22, 1922, at Graham, Texas, son of the late Stanley G. and Veda Gluber Jones, he was a boiler technician at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff before retiring. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean War...
Charity Ward (10/31/02)
HAYWOOD CITY - Charity M. Ward, 82, died Oct. 29, 2002, at her son's home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Pickens, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Rev. Milton and Elizabeth Young Chappell. On Dec. 6, 1941, she married Robert Ward who survives of the home...
Bill Mannon (10/31/02)
FISK - William "Bill" Mannon, 51, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:35 p.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bob Walker (10/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bob L. Walker, 66, died Oct. 29, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late Willie C. "Jake" and Lela Mae Furlong Walker, he lived near East Prairie most of his life and retired as a processor for the Bunge Corporation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Charles McConkey (10/31/02)
BERTRAND - Charles McConkey Jr., 67, died at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 9, 1934, in Paris, Ill., son of the late Charles R. and Bertha Moss McConkey Sr., he lived in Bertrand most of his life. He was a self-employed ceramic tile layer for 50 years before retiring in 2000 and was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Hazel Royal (10/31/02)
SIKESTON - Hazel Parthenia Royal, 87, died at 6:18 p.m. Oct. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 27, 1915, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Wiley G. and Clara S. Stafford Stewart, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Tallapoosa...
Bob Isnor (10/31/02)
MOREHOUSE -- Robert A. "Bob" Isnor, 62, died at 2:22 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 21, 1940, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, son of the late Robert Gerald and Annie Spriggs Isnor, he attended college in Halifax and later in Boston, Mass., where he obtained a bachelor's degree. He was a licensed pilot in the Canadian Army and had been employed as a lab technician in Missouri and Georgia before ill health forced his retirement in 1994...
Eunice Norville (10/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eunice Marie Norville, 62, died at 3 a.m. Oct. 29, 2002, at her home. Born June 16, 1940, in Charleston, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Ann Terrell Blagg, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie and had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Charleston...
Kirk -- Davis (10/31/02)
SIKESTON -- Billy and Lois Kirk have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Suzanne, to Billy Arnold Davis Jr., son of Billy and Lois Davis of Benton. A registered nurse, the future bride is employed by the Stoddard County Public Health Center in Bloomfield...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 31 (10/31/02)
PERRYVILLE - Perryville Pirates overwhelmed the Sikeston High School Bulldogs Friday night in a game played in Perryville. SIKESTON - Two appointees have been announced by W.L. "Barney" George, Civil Defense director for Sikeston. The Rev. Harold Belsheim has been appointed deputy director of the Shelter Management, Civil Defense and Disaster Agency, City of Sikeston; and John Vaughn has been appointed deputy director of administration...
City's Election Day will be really scary (10/31/02)
St. Louis is such a special place. Take that statement how you want and try to interpret how I intended it. Just call it a Halloween quiz. Here's the latest from the voting capital of Missouri. Because so many election judges overslept two years ago and opened the polling places late, St. Louis city officials have implemented a special "wake-up" calling service to assure that all election judges drag their lazy butts out of bed on election day. Now that is truly special...
Your View: Two views from 10/31 (10/31/02)
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was written in May 1989 by former Sikeston resident Carol Louise Oliver of Naylor. She is the daughter of Willis and Dorothy Oliver who still live in Sikeston and submitted this for publication. "It stood, barely, but it stood. Sure, it was run down and ruining, but it was our home. For 13 years, I lived in that house...
SpeakOut 10/31 (10/31/02)
Mr. Jensen, your Oct. 20 article couldn't be farther from the truth. You make me sick. You don't know what's right or what's wrong. You criticize people for voting for what they think is right, just like you do. How do you know who to vote for? They all tell lies while trying to get your vote. ...