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Stories from Monday, December 30, 2002

City renews health insurance (12/30/02)
SIKESTON - While other government groups are seeing huge jumps in their group health insurance premiums, Sikeston will only see a modest increase. Council members approved the renewal of the city's group health insurance plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield with a 5.8 percent increase in premiums during Monday's special city council meeting...
Payment due: Bootheel residents lining up to pay their 2002 taxes (12/30/02)
BENTON - As the year winds down to its close, county collectors are again seeing their busiest season with the deadline to pay property taxes on time drawing near. Collections in Scott County "seem like they're going pretty good," according to Collector Mark Hensley. "The mail has been extremely heavy and walk-in traffic picked up today."...
Dexter looks for fifth straight at Bloomfield Christmas Tournament (12/30/02)
BLOOMFIELD - According to the seeds, the Dexter Bearcats may not be the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament favorite this year, but that hasn't stopped them. Not even a leaky air-conditioning unit that dripped water on the floor for most of the game could stop the second-seeded Bearcats from posting a 78-70 win against No. 6 Doniphan on Saturday night in Bloomfield...
Charleston advances but Oran, Bell City fall (12/30/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - There were no major surprises in the semifinal round of the seMissourian Christmas Tournament Saturday night as Charleston waxed Oran by 28 and number two seeded Notre Dame squeaked by the Cubs. Charleston and Notre Dame will play for the championship tonight after a rematch of last year's Class 1A District 2 finals between David Heeb's Bell City Cubs and Coach Mitch Wood's Oran Eagles...
Marcille Jones (12/30/02)
BERNIE - Marcille Jones, 84, died Dec. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 23, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late George and Minnie Fonville Jones, she worked for the Malden Grain Company for many years before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie...
Othel Porter (12/30/02)
MATTHEWS - Othel V. Porter, 83, died Dec. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Dean Overbey (12/30/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Meta W. "Dean" Overbey, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 28, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 12, 1921, at Ethel, Miss., daughter of the late John Edward and Lillie Mae Ward Crow, she was was director of the nursery at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston for 25 years, where she was a former member and worked for J.C. ...
Ronnie Vinson (12/30/02)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. - Ronnie Vinson, 49, died Dec. 26, 2002, at his home. Born May 12, 1953, in Charleston, Mo., son of Elmer Vinson of Charleston and Martha Housman Coker of Olive Branch, he was a truck driver. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Ronnie Vinson of Sikeston, Mo.; one daughter, Joni Vinson of Sikeston; two sisters, Bonnie Cole of Kevil, Ky., and Sandra Berry of Charleston; three grandchildren; and his stepfather, James Coker of Olive Branch...
Jodie McAllister (12/30/02)
PIEDMONT - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Morrison-Worley Funeral Home for Jodie McAllister, 67, who died Dec. 26, 2002, were: Danny Robbins, Andy McCoy, Carl McCoy, Larry Mc Coy, Bryan Hampton and Randy White. The daughter of the late Melton and Lillian Roberts McCoy was also preceded in death by three brothers, Richard McCoy, Grady McCoy and Carl McCoy; and two sisters, Hazel McCoy and Joyce McCoy...
Frances Houser (12/30/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Calhoun Houser, 76, died at 5:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Mildred Felter (12/30/02)
BENTON - Mildred C. Felter, 81, died Dec. 30, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Dorothy Cauthorn (12/30/02)
SIKESTON - Dorothy N. Cauthorn, 81, died Dec. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Buffington, daughter of the late George W. and Bertha N. Gurley Cartwright, she was a sales clerk for J.C. Penney before retiring. On July 1, 1939, she married Robert E. Cauthorn who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1991...
Adelaide Page (12/30/02)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Adelaide Page, 80, died Dec. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born June 14, 1922, in Olmsted, daughter of the late Dr. Oscar and Bertha Albright Caraker, she was a lifelong resident of the Olmsted and Cairo communities. ...
Mary Wood (12/30/02)
CHAFFEE - Mary Bernice Wood, 72, died at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 28, 1930, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Albert Gustess Jackson and Pearlie May Thrasher Miller, she retired as a machine operator from the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau...
Amy Winchester (12/30/02)
ADVANCE - Amelia Jean "Amy" Rhodes Winchester, 43, died Dec. 27, 2002, in Fayetteville, Ark., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 18, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Bill E. and Jean F. Rhodes, she was the Middle School counselor at Woodland R-4 School District in Marble Hill for the past year and a half. ...
Lois Mitchell (12/30/02)
SHERIDAN, Ark. - Lois Imogene Mitchell, 77, died Dec. 27, 2002, at the Sheridan Nursing Home. Born April 19, 1925, at Dexter, Mo., daughter of the late Elvis Reynolds and Gladys Irby Mitchell, she was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Sheridan...
Phyllis Rehm (12/30/02)
DEXTER - Phyllis Rehm, 63, died Dec. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 11, 1939, in Dexter, daughter of the late Clinton C. and Eva Vaughn Shell, she was office manager for Bud Shell Ford in Dexter. Survivors include: two sons, Chuck Poeppelmeyer of Bloomfield and Michael Larry Rehm of Dexter; one daughter, Lisa Rehm of Dexter; one brother, Clifford Bud Shell of Dexter; two sisters, Sue Morlan of West Plains and Patricia Taylor of Clemson, S.C.; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Doris Hitchings (12/30/02)
SIKESTON - Doris Arlene Hitchings, 92, formerly of Belleview, died Dec. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1910, in Shelby County, Ill., daughter of the late John and Effie Jenkins Engle, she was a columnist, staff writer and photographer for the St. ...
Alvin F. Adams Sr. (12/30/02)
TROY - Alvin Franklin Adams Sr., 88, died Dec. 28, 2002, at the Lincoln County Memorial Hospital. McCoy -Blossom Funeral Home in Troy is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete.
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 30 (12/30/02)
SIKESTON - The Odd Fellows hall recently has been redecorated with Pete Harwell doing the work. SIKESTON - Pat and Clyde Crawford of Sikeston are the parents of a girl, their first child, born Dec. 22, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Myra Cole...
SpeakOut 12/30 (12/30/02)
No statewide school bond. St. Louis school officials can get their home school money from St. Louis County. Scott County is already too low on school taxes. If voters approve this school tax for St. Louis, Kansas City would get most of the money. No more taxes for schools...