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Stories from Thursday, November 21, 2002

Reception may lead to trouble for SECC (11/21/02)
CHARLESTON - A reception for Sen. Jean Carnahan's daughter may have landed Southeast Correctional Center officials in hot water. An undisclosed source has alleged SECC officials violated state statutes and Missouri Department of Corrections policy in attending the event...
Stomp out the smoke (11/21/02)
SIKESTON - He'll never escort his only child down the aisle on her wedding day or cradle his first grandchild in his arms. He'll miss priceless moments, family celebrations and joys of all sizes. All because he wouldn't put down the cigarette. Today marks the American Cancer Society's 26th annual Great American Smoke Out, a nationally recognized platform to educate the public on the dangers associated with tobacco use...
Ag conference set in Sikeston (11/21/02)
SIKESTON -- Local farmers will have a chance to weigh their business options at the Sixth Annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Conference scheduled for Dec. 5 at the Ramada Inn in Sikeston. "The bottom line is if farmers are even thinking about other alternatives, they should attend," said Dr. Van H. Ayers, natural resource engineer at the Stoddard County University Outreach and Extension Office...
Trial date is set (11/21/02)
ST. CHARLES - The jury trial for Troy Fenton, charged with the Oct. 10, 2001, robbery of the Super D Drug Store in Sikeston, is set for Jan. 7 in a secure courtroom at the St. Charles County Detention Center. As Fenton has escaped from custody once already since being arrested for the incident, he was determined to be a security risk...
Judy Trousdale (11/21/02)
FLORISSANT - Julia E. "Judy" Trousdale, 79, died at 10:10 a.m. Nov. 19, 2002, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Dec. 15, 1922, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Lawrence L. and Ilene O. Gaty Voelker, she had been an elementary teacher in the Florissant School District. A member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Kappa Kappa Iota national professional teachers' sorority...
Minnie Warren (11/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Minnie A. Slaten Warren, 87, died at 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 25, 1915, in Hot Springs, Ark., daughter of the late Edgar Roy and Myrtle Kemp Slaten, she lived in Charleston most of her life. ...
Sarah Williams (11/21/02)
DEXTER - Sarah Denise Williams, 24, died Nov. 21, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Carl Evans (11/21/02)
DUDLEY - Carl Evans, 80, of rural Dudley, died Nov. 20, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 16, 1922, at Carrier Mills, Ill., son of the late Elmer and Mary Wiley Evans, he had been an assembly line worker for General Motors in St. Louis and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Norman Campbell (11/21/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Norman Lee Campbell, 46, died unexpectedly Nov. 15, 2002, in Poplar Bluff. Born June 7, 1956, in Dexter, son of Robert Lee Campbell of Wappapello and Eunice Marie Campbell of Sikeston, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Poplar Bluff Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Bob Urban (11/21/02)
PARKER, Colo. - Robert Dale "Bob" Urban, 53, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 17, 2002, at the Aurora Care Center in Aurora, Colo., following an extended illness. Born Nov. 1, 1949, in Sikeston, son of the late Dr. E.D. and Jane Grugett Urban, he was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. ...
Mary Beacham (11/21/02)
BERNIE - Mary Magdalene Beacham, 83, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in Darden, Tenn., daughter of the late Patrick Henry and Nomie Haggard Wise, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. On Aug. 19, 1936, at Senath, she married Lawson Snider Beacham who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1993...
Harold Stockdale (11/21/02)
NEW MADRID - Harold Stockdale, 85, died Nov. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Ewing, Ky., son of the late Harlan and Addie Stockdale, he retired as an electrical engineer and was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Madrid...
Simon Thomas (11/21/02)
LILBOURN - Simon Sweeney Thomas, 73, died Nov. 18, 2002. Born June 9, 1929, son of the late Percy Henry and Autrobell Geans Thomas, he was a 1947 graduate of O'Bannon High School. He graduated in 1956, with a bachelor of arts degree, from the Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College. ...
Robert Harris (11/21/02)
SIKESTON - Robert G. Harris, 59, died Nov. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements ware incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Dorothy Turner (11/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy May Turner, 78, died at 2:45 p.m. Nov. 20, 2002, at her home. Born March 16, 1924, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Ethel and Hazel Woods Potter, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she worked for the Brown Shoe Company until retiring in 1988...
Ben Plucknett (11/21/02)
ESSEX -- Walter Harrison "Ben" Plucknett, 48, died Nov. 17, 2002, at his home. Born April 13, 1954, in Beatrice, Neb., son of Mary Jane Fry Plucknett of Boise, Idaho, and the late Glenn Walter Plucknett, he attended Beatrice High School, where coach Willis Jones encouraged his interest in throwing the discus. Plucknett was the state discus record-holder in Nebraska...
Ray -- Taylor (11/21/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ray have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Michelle, to Billy Gene Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Taylor of Benton. The future bride is employed with the Mississippi County Farm Service Agency. She is the granddaughter of Patsy Ray of East Prairie and the late Linden "Bud" Ray and Charles and Berniece Keen and great-granddaughter of Mildred Redferring of East Prairie...
Garner -- Myers (11/21/02)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Garner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Dawn, to Herbert Thomas Myers, son of Thomas Myers and Jeanie Cook of Kingman, Ariz. A 2000 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride has completed the medical transcription program at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. She is employed by the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 21 (11/21/02)
SIKESTON - Woodrow Beck, one of a family of 13 children and son of Mr. and Mrs. Spurling Beck, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship given by Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson of the Ford-Ferguson Tractor Co. --- SIKESTON - In keeping with the war effort, the Red Peppers are having an informal Christmas dance. The money that would be used for an orchestra will be used to purchase two war bonds...
Your View: two from 11/21 (11/21/02)
On Oct. 26, through the cooperation of the City of Sikeston, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, churches and many participating individuals, our community conducted the Third Annual Community-Wide Clean-up in conjunction with Make a Difference Day. Volunteers - young boys and girls, teens and adults of all ages - worked together on a chilly, drizzly day to complete clean-up requests from many parts of the city...
SpeakOut 11/21 (11/21/02)
Does anybody have turnips for sale that are good? I looked in the stores and theirs weren't any good. Please leave a number in SpeakOut and I'll call you. To the caller who is looking for a souvenir spoon holder, call me at 471-3398 and leave a message and I will call you back. I have one...