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Stories from Sunday, November 17, 2002

Home marijuana growing operation discovered (11/17/02)
BLODGETT - A search warrant executed Thursday at the home of a Scott County couple uncovered the largest indoor marijuana growing operation seen in Southeast Missouri in more than a dozen years, according to Kevin Glaser of the SEMO Drug Task Force...
Week set aside to say thanks to educators (11/17/02)
SIKESTON - Janet Boner still smiles when she thinks about her high school French teacher. It was the fact that Kathleen Collongues genuinely cared about her students that Boner appreciated most. "She sort of went the extra mile, actually took an interest in her students as people, not just as her 'job.' More specifically, she didn't give up on me even when I (and everyone around me) did," Boner recalled...
Fueling up for work (11/17/02)
SIKESTON -- "Oh, no!" a woman gasped when she walked up to the cappuccino machine at Fas Gas convenience store Wednesday morning. The worst of worsts happened to the cappuccino drinker. Her favorite flavor, English toffee, was out of service. She quickly got over it and settled for French vanilla...
Bulldogs set to battle top-ranked Crusaders (11/17/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs have gone head to head with the best small schools in Southeast Missouri and Western Tennessee. Now they will face the top-ranked Class 2 school in the state of Missouri when they host Lutheran North tomorrow at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal game...
Wrestlers reach for next level (11/17/02)
SIKESTON -- Considering what transpired last season, Sikeston has a lot to be excited about in the upcoming varsity wrestling season. The Bulldogs went 6-4 in dual matches, and were able to push three wrestlers through a brutal district and sectional to the state tournament...
August Green (11/17/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for August Green, 76, who died Nov. 12, 2002, were: Jimmy Pullum, Gail Fowler, Jerry Clark, Tom Woods, Glenn Green and David Green.
Bud Schatte (11/17/02)
ADVANCE -- Charles W. "Bud" Schatte, 69, died Nov. 14, 2002, at his home. Born March 12, 1933, at Advance, the son of the late John and Lena Miller Schatte, he was a farmer and member of the Zalma General Baptist Church. On July 27, 1957, in Hernando, Miss., he married Betty Kuykendall who survives of the home...
Rod Norman (11/17/02)
DEXTER - James "Rod" Norman, 75, died Nov. 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 11, 1927, at Dexter, son of the late Hallie H. and Elinor Cox Norman, he farmed in the Parma area before retiring and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Division. He attended John Brown and Southeast University and was a member of the Dexter Evangelical Free Church...
Mary Cornwell (11/17/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary Cornwell, 59, who died Nov. 12, 2002, were: Chris McCanless, Shon McCanless, Timmy Gaddis, John Gaddis, Jefferey Gaddis and Doug Basham.
Minnie Baker (11/17/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Minnie Garner Baker, 90, who died Nov. 13, 2002, were: Mac Mallory, Jerry Howard, Rick Stanfield, Tom Dement, Don Ables and Mike Stevens.
Births (published 11/17) (11/17/02)
NEW MADRID - Joshua Brea and Brandy Michelle Nowell are the parents of their second son, born at 7:27 a.m. Oct. 22, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kannon Jayce Nowell weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Nowell is the former Brandy Ramage, daughter of Carolyn Adams of New Madrid and the late Ronnie Ramage. She is employed with the New Madrid County R-1 School District...
Looking back 11/17 (11/17/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. J.W. Hoffert, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, announced a list of persons who contributed a total of more than $1,000 to a church fund permitting the purchase of a parsonage at 720 Taylor St. SIKESTON - McMullin 4-H Club met Nov. 5 and observed a candle lighting ceremony to install new officers for the 1963 club year. Those installed were: John Robert Lee, president; Gary Kindred, vice president; Linda Byrd, song leader; and Joe Schuchart, recreation leader...
Sign of the times is loss of our sign (11/17/02)
Like everyone else reading this column, I have traveled to St. Louis for more years than I care to count to experience life in the big city. Baseball games, trips to the zoo, you name it, St. Louis is Sikeston's "big city" close enough to reach in a day and far enough away to give you a thrill with the visit. In later life, St. Louis has served as the midway point for trips to the University of Missouri. So in other words, I know Interstate 55 like the back of my hand...
Speakout 11/17 (11/17/02)
This is for all the people drawing Social Security, disabled and senior citizens. It wasn't the federal government or agencies that changed the spend-down role. The governor of Missouri changed it on his own. So I hope when it's time to vote for governor again, the disabled and senior citizens will remember what he did to us...