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Stories from Friday, December 13, 2002

Sikeston man is arrested in Indiana (12/13/02)
KOKOMO, Ind. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man who had been on the lam for several months was arrested in Kokomo, Ind., Tuesday afternoon. Rufus Montshobee Sumlin III, 26, was arrested Tuesday by Kokomo police officers after obtaining photos and warrant information from Sikeston Department of Public Safety detectives...
County rejects proposal (12/13/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners rejected a proposal which would have allowed county employees to voluntarily donate sick leave days to fellow employees. Commissioners considered the amendment to the county's personnel policy during Thursday's meeting...
Christmas scenes (12/13/02)
Members of the First United Methodist Church were stared at and talked about a lot Thursday evening but they were delighted with all the attention. They were participants in the church's annual Living Christmas Scenes and cars drove by slowly to take a good look at the 10 scenes in which still actors depict different stages in Jesus' life...
Shopping reduced to click of mouse (12/13/02)
SIKESTON -- Several consumers are letting a little mouse do their holiday shopping this year. That's right, a couple clicks from the mouse of their computer, and voila! Christmas shopping is done. Suzanne Urhahn is one of those consumers. "So far everything I've gotten for Christmas this year has been from the Internet," Urhahn said...
Bluejays gift wrap win for Chicks (12/13/02)
SIKESTON - The 31st Annual Sikeston Invitational Tournament resumed on Thursday at the Field House. In a back and forth game, third-seeded Blytheville defeated No. 2 Charleston in overtime 62-60 to advance to the finals tonight against top-seeded Poplar Bluff at 8:30 p.m...
Eighth graders topple NMCC (12/13/02)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 61-21 victory against New Madrid County Central. Sikeston's B team lost its first game of the year, falling 31-26 to NMCC's B team. Sikeston led 16-3 after one quarter and led 27-13 at the half. The Bulldogs dominated the second half, out-scoring the Eagles 34-8...
LaDonna Fletcher (12/13/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Eva LaDonna Fletcher, 78, of Bertrand, who died Dec. 11, 2002, will be: Phil Raffety, Larry McClain, Tony Parker, Mack McClain, Herbert McClain and Joseph Crenshaw...
Glenn Bollinger (12/13/02)
BENTON - Glenn Bollinger, 85, died at 5 p.m. Dec. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 23, 1917, at Scopus, son of the late Bernie E. and Elsie Crader Bollinger, he was a farmer. On Jan. 10, 1938, he married Alma Hooker who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 1979...
Earl Christian Sr. (12/13/02)
DEXTER - Earl Eugene Christian Sr., 80, died Dec. 12, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 2, 1922, in Dexter, daughter of the late Winford Dudley and Maude Ann Menley Christian, he was a farmer and of the Baptist belief. On May 15, 1952, he married Margaret Strickland who preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 1993...
James Boze (12/13/02)
DOVER, Ark. - James Marshall Boze, 73, died Dec. 11, 2002, in Little Rock. Born April 20, 1929, in Dover, son of the late Alvie Lee and Bessie Inez Cowel Boze, he was of the Pentecostal belief. His wife, Peggy Lee Boze, preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were one son, Donald Ray Boze; and one sister, Lula Bell Boze...
Freda Miller (12/13/02)
ESSEX - Freda Miller, 84, died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 8, 1918, at Ashdown, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Clark Mason, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 23, 1938, at Dexter, she married Charles Edward Miller who preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1983...
Millie Dye (12/13/02)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Millie Avanell Dye, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3 a.m. Dec. 12, 2002, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Born Oct. 16, 1915, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Charles C. and Kallie Eden Edmundson, she owned and operated restaurants in Sikeston for 25 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Billie Wallace (12/13/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Billie Ira Wallace, 82, formerly of Oran, died Dec. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 3, 1920, in Vanduser, son of the late W.G. and Jennie Yokley Wallace, he owned and operated Wallace IGA in Oran for 28 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and former member and past president of the Oran School Board...
Richard Fulkerson (12/13/02)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Richard Spencer Fulkerson, 97, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg. Born Jan. 29, 1905, at Anniston, son of the late William and Mattie Gee Fulkerson, he was a painter for the St. Louis (Mo.) Car Company for 44 years before retiring and was of the Methodist belief...
Horace Stinson (12/13/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Horace Abner Stinson, 83, died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 16, 1918, at Bullicktown, Ind., son of the late Lee and Mary Arterberry Stinson, he had been a farmer and served with the U.S. Army in World War II...
Mildred Gibson (12/13/02)
DEXTER - Mildred Mae Gibson, 91, died Dec. 12, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born April 17, 1911, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late James and Mary Nola McDaniel Davenport, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. On July 5, 1930, at Dexter, she married Grover Wilson Gibson who preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1994...
Martin Reiter (12/13/02)
PUXICO - Martin John Reiter, 90, died Dec. 12, 2002, at Three Rivers Heathcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born May 6, 1912, in Puxico, son of the late John Adam and Emma Ida Meyer Reiter, he was a lifelong resident of the Puxico area and member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. A retired farmer and electrician, he had served as assessor and collector for the New Libson Township...
Madge Irelander (12/13/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Magdaline V. "Madge" Irelander, 79, who died Dec. 11, 2002, were: David Couch, Gerald Griffin, Glen Peal, Gary McWaters and Roy Davis.
Lily Summerfield (12/13/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lily Christine Summerfield, 84, died at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1918, in Sheffield, Ala., daughter of the late Thomas Lenon and Lily Pearl King Hale, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie where she was a member of the First Church of God...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 13 (12/13/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Nicholas are parents of a son born at their home Saturday. SIKESTON - During November residents of Scott County purchased $25,556 worth of Savings Bonds to bring the total for the year to $238,578 or 40 percent of the county's quota for 1962, it is reported by W.B. Denton, Savings Bond Chairman for Scott County...
A Rose by Pete's name deserves place in the Hall of Fame (12/13/02)
It's time to allow Pete Rose back into baseball. Given the level of discussion currently under way, it appears that possibility may be right around the corner. The controversial Rose has only to sign an acknowledgement that he indeed bet on baseball while managing the Cincinnati Reds. With that stroke of a pen Rose would be reinstated and soon, he would be on the Hall of Fame ballot. At long last this awkward chapter in baseball history would come to an end...
SpeakOut 12/13 (12/13/02)
I am looking for singing or music demos. Please leave your number in SpeakOut. This information was printed in the Dec. 9 Standard Democrat. Call 472-0102 or e-mail: m_word_2002@yahoo.com I have found a black lab. If anybody has lost their pet, please leave your phone number in the paper and I will call you...