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Stories from Friday, December 6, 2002

Local man relives his story of 'Day that will live in infamy' (12/06/02)
SIKESTON - While born and raised mostly in Morehouse, Charles R. "Dick" Sherrard saw things as a child most people today have only read about in history books. Sherrard estimated he was only about 6 months old when his family boarded a train for Chicago where his father was to be stationed next...
'A Night in Bethlehem' (12/06/02)
Sikeston residents view "A Night in Bethlehem" Thursday night at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The second annual indoor community nativity exhibit will be on display tonight from 6-8 p.m. Saturday will conclude the event which starts at 10 a.m. and will end at 8 p.m with special guest the Rising Generation St. Louis Youth Choir performing at 6 p.m...
Winter storm causes havoc on many roads (12/06/02)
SIKESTON -- Area wrecker services and Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol spent Thursday removing wrecked vehicles from Interstates 55 and 57. "All available wreckers were called out and it was very busy," Lt. Jim McNiell, Troop E Service Center commander, said Thursday afternoon. "We've seen a large increase of accidents, especially between Sikeston and Matthews."...
Perfect game honored (12/06/02)
Sikeston Bowling Center owner Bill Cashmer, second from left, congratulates Donnie Nelson for bowling a perfect 300 game back on Nov. 25. Standing left is 300 club sponsor Danny Hays, of Danny's Small Engine. Standing right is sponsor Tom Barnett, of Barnett Plumbing & Heating. Other 300 club sponsors include House of Color and O'Guin Mechanical Services...
Jerry Galeener (12/06/02)
ROUND ROCK, Texas - Jerry Hallett Galeener, 85, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Round Rock Medical Center. Born Aug. 4, 1917, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late John Halbert and Lena Aspisa Marshall Galeener, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He moved to Houston in 1931 where he graduated from Sam Houston High School and, in 1936, he relocated to Austin...
Billy Jean Carver (12/06/02)
ZALMA - Billy Jean Carver, 42, died Dec. 3, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 28, 1960, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of Elra Rauls Hammonds of Zalma and the late Frankie Carver, she attended Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Dongola. She was a student at Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff...
Edith Couch (12/06/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Edith Lorene Couch, 80, who died Dec. 4, 2002, were: Mike Couch, Mark Couch, Christopher Couch, Brad Couch, Blake Couch and David Couch.
Ossie Snider (12/06/02)
SCOTT CITY - Ossie Marie Snider, 84, died Dec. 5, 2002, at Parkland Hospital in Farmington. Born April 23, 1918, at Stuttgart, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry and Minnie Lee Norman Montgomery, she was a member of the Illmo Baptist Church for 58 years...
Births (published 12/6) (12/06/02)
SIKESTON - Christa Farrell and Barry Williams are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:38 a.m. Oct. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nicholas Zander Williams weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long. DEXTER - Keith and Lisa Coleman are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Gage Clinton-Levi Coleman weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 6 (12/06/02)
SIKESTON - C.D. Butler, a sophomore at the University of Missouri in Columbia, was one of two members of the debate team there who engaged Northwestern University debaters at Columbia Tuesday at the University's Library. --- SIKESTON - Clem Beal, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beal, and J.D. Schwab, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Schwab, left Sikeston Friday to take final examinations for entrance in the Marine Corps and departed for San Diego, Calif., to begin training Saturday...
SpeakOut 12/6 (12/06/02)
I am disabled and live on a fixed income. I will receive a 1.4 raise on my Social Security this year, while the rate of inflation is 2.1 percent. All federal workers will receive a 3.1 percent raise while all representatives and senators voted themselves a hefty 5 percent or larger raise after the last election. My increase in Medicare will take up most of my raise. This is our Republican leadership telling you the wealthy will come first...