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Stories from Sunday, November 24, 2002

DOC, DNR team to clean up old tires (11/24/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Tired of old tires? The Department of Natural Resources recently announced a program to help Missouri landowners clean up illegal tire dumps on their property at a fraction of the cost. As havens and breeding places for mosquitoes, rats and other disease carriers, illegal tire dumps have long been known to pose serious environmental and health issues...
SHS senior balances high school, National Guard (11/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Tiffany Warren is milking life for all it's worth. The 17-year-old Sikeston Senior High student joined the National Guard in May, and in June 2003 she will leave for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to train as a 31-Charlie Radio Operator/Maintenance at Fort Gordon, Ga...
Residents prepare for Christmas tour (11/24/02)
SIKESTON - There's nothing like seeing the results of someone else's painstaking efforts to get you in the mood to start decorating for the holidays. And the perfect opportunity is right around the corner. Hosted by the Sikeston Depot from 1-5 p.m. ...
Prep Football Corner (11/24/02)
SEMO Conference Northern Division Southern Division Central Division _ _ Regional Football Poll (As determined by a poll of local media) Also receiving votes: Jackson 37, Poplar Bluff 20, Valle Catholic 6, Charleston 6. _ Nominations for Lineman of the Year by the Poplar Bluff Letter Club...
Booker signs with Montana (11/24/02)
MISSOULA, Mont. -- Portageville native Roy Booker has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the University of Montana. Booker, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard is currently playing for Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas. He will join the Grizzlies next season...
2002-03 Girls Basketball Preview (11/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team put together the best season in program history last year, posting 16 wins, reaching the district championship game. Returning four starters from that team, expectations are high for the 2002-2003 season...
Brett Campbell (11/24/02)
CHAFFEE - Brett Michael Campbell, 3-month-old son of Tony Michael Swain of Cape Girardeau and Patricia Campbell of Chaffee, died at 7:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 16, 2002, in Cape Girardeau and was preceded in death by one brother...
Lucille Cox (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Lucille Presson Cox, 88, died at 7:20 p.m. Nov. 22, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Facility. Born June 4, 1914, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Earl and Irene Jackson Presson, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life and was an active member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Children's Sunday School for years. She taught business classes at Charleston High School until her retirement and was a Girl Scout leader for many years...
John Norman (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - John Norman, 63, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 23, 2002, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Preston Lafon (11/24/02)
NEW MADRID - Preston Lafon, 86, died Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1916, in Ripplemead, Va., son of the late Clarence P. and Elizabeth Garten Lafon, he was a supervisor for a textile plant before retiring...
Paul Hulshof (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Paul Everett Hulshof, 68, of rural Charleston, died at 8:35 a.m. Nov. 22, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 31, 1933, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Henry B. and Emma Priggel Hulshof, he had lived in New Madrid and Mississippi counties most of his life and was a well-known farmer and landowner. ...
Irene Allen (11/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Olivia "Irene" Allen, 87, died at 6:09 p.m. Nov. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 8, 1915, in Crosno, daughter of the late Manuel and Octavia Grider Bell, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was employed by the Sikeston Convalescent Center for 15 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Libby Lewis (11/24/02)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Lewis, 44, died Nov. 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 3, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of Polly McMillen Lewis of Sikeston and the late Jack Lewis, she was a 1976 graduate of Sikeston High School and member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Libby lived most of her life in Sikeston and was loved by everyone who knew her...
Sarah Williams (11/24/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for funeral services held at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Sarah Denise Williams, 24, who died Nov. 21, 2002, were: Teddy Williams, Rayburn Williams, Jerry Grubbs, Greg Darnell, Henry Kestner and Dennis Reel.
Births (published 11/24) (11/24/02)
CHARLESTON - James and Kimberly Murray are the parents of their sixth child, fourth daughter, born at 10:32 a.m. Nov. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Justice Lakeya Murray weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 11/24 (11/24/02)
SIKESTON - More than two inches of rain fell over the weekend. Precipitation started at 5 p.m. Friday and has been falling intermittently since. SIKESTON - Dr. Thomas C. McClure has retired after 43 years of serving the people of Sikeston and surrounding area as a general practitioner. His office was officially closed Wednesday evening...
Money management needs to be taught (11/24/02)
Let me make a suggestion for public education that applies not just in our community but universally. Teach the kids about money. Now that may seem like a simplistic and stupid statement. But let me explain. Perhaps by explaining, you'll understand my thinking...
Speakout 11/24 (11/24/02)
I lost a bracelet in Lowe's. If anybody has found it, please return it and there will be a big reward for its return. I usually agree with your newspaper, but I came home after 12 hours of hard work, opened your paper. It's 10:05 at night. I watched the news on KFVS-12 and everything they're showing, I read in your paper tonight. ...