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Stories from Wednesday, November 6, 2002

Blumenberg defeats challenger (11/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Jim Blumenberg will serve another four years as Mississippi County's presiding commissioner and East Prairie will not appoint a collector. In the only contested county race, Blumenberg, a Democrat, was elected to his third four-year term as presiding commissioner during Tuesday's election, defeating Republican challenger C. David Williams 2,384 votes to 1,649...
Myers re-elected in close race (11/06/02)
BENTON -- Cell phones rang and messages relayed as supporters of both the 160th State Representative incumbent Republican Peter Myers and challenger Democrat Donnie Kiefer crowded into the lobby of the Scott County Courthouse Tuesday night, waiting to hear the Scott County election results...
School proposal is rejected (11/06/02)
NEW MADRID - In the only countywide race, New Madrid County voters decided to stay with the incumbent. However, a proposal to consolidate elementary schools in the New Madrid County R-1 School district was defeated almost 2-1 by those living in the district...
Coffee break (11/06/02)
James Hahs and Mike Bartlett look over old photos of law enforcement officers Tuesday morning at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores. Hahs and Bartlett were attending a "coffee break" for the Retired Sikeston Department of Public Safety police officers and auxiliary members from 1956 to 1973...
Bulldogs eye strong finish (11/06/02)
PERRYVILLE - The Perryville Pirates are one of the Bulldogs' most mysterious foes of the 2002 season. Although the Pirates' 2-7 record won't scare anybody, it's the way they've done it that has caught Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery's attention...
Dexter will win Class 3 District 1, with or without RB Burnett (11/06/02)
Statistically, Matt Burnett represents 54 percent of Dexter's offense in the 2002 season. The senior has rushed for 1,373 yards and scored 148 points, making the Bearcats one of the top teams in the SEMO Conference this year. But with one of the biggest games in school history looming, his status is uncertain...
Girls basketball tryouts (11/06/02)
Sikeston senior Jennifer Medlin works on a dribbling drill Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston High School girls basketball tryout. Over 30 girls are attempting to make the team in tryouts that run the rest of the week. Sikeston will open the 2002-2003 season Dec. 2 at Portageville...
Dement inducted into first SEMO Hall of Fame (11/06/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A who's who of standout Southeast Missouri State University athletes and coaches were on display at the Show Me Center Saturday afternoon when the school honored the first class of inductees for its new Athletic Hall of Fame. Fourteen former athletes and coaches and three national championship teams make up the inaugural class that also was honored during halftime of Saturday night's football game against Tennessee Tech at Houck Stadium...
Leible Autos Sales adds motorcycles (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Sometimes you can turn your passion into your business. Mike Stephens has been riding and racing motorcycles since he was 4 years old. Although he admits he would rather be riding than anything else, he has found the next best thing is the time he can spend in Leible Cycles, introducing ATVs and motorcycles to others...
Applebee's opens in Sikeston (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - There's a new grill in the neighborhood. Applebee's, located between Lowe's and Office Max on South Main Street, officially opened its doors Oct. 21 to those who enjoy a casual dining experience. Putting the emphasis on being a neighborhood bar and grill, the interior definitely has a Southeast Missouri decor. There are photos of Sikeston's past and present along with mementos from area high schools...
Ryan's Food Mart reopens (11/06/02)
PARMA - "It was a terrible day," recalled Tom Ryan about the June 6, 2001, fire that destroyed his business. But from those ashes rose a new store. On Sept. 16, Ryan reopened Ryan's Food Mart at 200 Main St. in Parma. The new 3500-square foot facility replaced a much older building. ...
Local Express branch opens (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Express Personnel Services is now open for business in Sikeston. The Sikeston office, owned by Karen Lance, will serve as a branch of the Poplar Bluff office. It will provide part- and full-time staffing services with a supporting network of over 400 franchises internationally...
New location provides opportunity for growth (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - When Paul's Christian Bookstore moved to its new location at 124 E. Front St. it provided almost four times the space. Yet, it didn't take long for owners George and Beverly White to fill that space from top to bottom. From their old location, they brought along their customers' favorite items and since that April 1 move, they and manager Sue Sisco continue to expand their lines of Christian books, music, gift items and more...
Paula Casey (11/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Paula Casey, 40, died Nov. 5, 2002. Arrangements are complete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Viola Timmons (11/06/02)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Viola Timmons, 59, died Nov. 1, 2002, at her daughter's home in Haywood City. Born Dec. 18, 1942, in Swan Lake, Miss., daughter of the late Joe Lewis and Elmon Phiffer Coleman, she was a member of the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Karen Turner (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Karen Sue Turner, 54, died at 8:27 p.m. Nov. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 14, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Roy and Jewell E. Ramsey Price, she had been a waitress at the Gaslight Square Restaurant in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Elizabeth Rains (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Francis Rains, 103, formerly of Osceola, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 16, 1899, in Morley, daughter of the late William Lee and Nancy Misplay Lee, she was a member of the First Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star in Osceola...
Linus Dannenmueller (11/06/02)
CHAFFEE - Linus Otto Dannenmueller, 81, died at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1921, in Oran, son of the late Zeno Nicholas and Dena Katherine Schlitt Dannenmueller, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a machine operator from Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, St. Ambrose Men's Club, Elks Lodge, American Legion Post 389 and Knights of Columbus Council 4311...
Lorna Ray (11/06/02)
ST. PETERS - Lorna Ray, formerly of Bernie, died Nov. 5, 2002, at the St. Peters Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Katherine Green (11/06/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Katherine N. Green, 95, formerly of St. Louis, died Nov. 5, 2002, at her home. Born March 18, 1907, in Paris, Tenn., daughter of the late Monroe Calvert and Flora Bessie Nickles Morris, she lived in East Prairie since 1966. She had worked in the dry cleaning industry in St. Louis and was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Looking Back 11/6 (11/06/02)
SIKESTON - Scott County went Democratic from top to bottom of the ticket in the general election Tuesday but the vote was extremely light. Unofficial returns include Cecil C. Reed (R) 2,644 and David E. Blanton (D) 3,686 for Recorder of Deeds; Joe A. Hawkins (R) 2,500 and C.E. Felker (D) 3,111 for Collector of Revenue; W.A. Georger (R) 1,860 and Hess Porter (D) 3,742 for Treasurer; and for Constable of Richland Township, Gord Dill (R) 756 to George Soufert (D) 1,332...
Can we go postal over bookkeeping? (11/06/02)
Let's say, just for conversation, that you run a large company with an equally large debt. So one day you look at the books and decide to conduct an outside audit just to confirm your financial information. So in comes the accountants. And let's say, again just for conversation, that the accountants examine a retirement fund account that your company funds regularly. ...
Speakout 11/6 (11/06/02)
No wonder we can't get anything done in this country. They mentioned this sniper thing 47 times and I quit counting. They just repeat the same thing over and over. It's time to talk about the weather. In the Oct. 24 Standard Democrat, someone was talking about the tragedy of Sept. ...