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Stories from Tuesday, December 31, 2002

On the books (12/31/02)
CHARLESTON - Residential property in Mississippi County will go on and off the tax books sooner in 2003. During their regular weekly meeting Monday, county commissioners enacted the state statute known as the Occupancy Law as requested by County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson...
Welcome 2003 (12/31/02)
Although 9-month-old Gage Bennett may not be able to dance the night away just yet, he's found his own source of New Year's Eve entertainment in a bunch of brightly-colored balloons. He is the son of Codi Rolwing and Emilee Bennett
Miner police add video cameras to cars (12/31/02)
MINER -- Equipment not needed by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety proved to be a blessing in disguise for the City of Miner Police Department Monday. Four new Decatur electronic in-car video cameras and a scholarship for a training session in Texas were donated to the Miner Police Department by a privately-funded Illinois foundation. Each camera unit costs between $4,000-$5,000...
Residents welcome new year (12/31/02)
SIKESTON - Whether it's dancing the night away, hosting a celebration at home or going to dinner and a movie, doing something special to ring in the new year is a tradition for many. And although some opted to spend a quiet evening at home last New Year's Eve, this time there's a little more festive attitude in the air...
Top-seeded Bluejays rip through seMissourian (12/31/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Throughout the entire tournament there never was a doubt: the Charleston Bluejays were going to be in the championship. The only question was, who would their opponent be? Monday night the Bluejays blew off Notre Dame, the number two seed, in the championship game as Charleston went back-to-back in the seMissourian Christmas Tournament by a score of 66-52...
Bloomfield may want to consider a name change (12/31/02)
There are a few sure things in the world. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the leaves will fall in October, and Dexter wins Bloomfield Christmas Tournaments in December. At least the latter seems that way. After Monday's dominating 80-37 win over Twin Rivers in the 46th Bloomfield tourney, make it five in a row for the Dexter Bearcats...
Sikeston downs ECC in first round of holiday tournament (12/31/02)
BROSLEY -- Sikeston's girls basketball team won its first round game in the Lady Royals Holiday Classic on Saturday, beating East Carter County 49-37. The Lady Bulldogs trailed by five points at halftime, but clamped down defensively in the second half, holding East Carter to just 10 points in the final two quarters...
Give them five (12/31/02)
BLOOMFIELD - "The drive for five." "Give them five." Whenever teams put together a dynasty, there's usually a cute tag-line that goes with it. The Dexter brass is probably working on theirs right now. After posting an impressive 80-37 win against Twin Rivers in the championship game of the 46th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament on Monday, Dexter is now the proud owners of a record five consecutive tournament titles...
Mickey Hoots (12/31/02)
MOREHOUSE - Donald "Mickey" Hoots, 57, died Dec. 29, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1945, in Bell City, son of the late William and Effie Burkhart Hoots, he had lived in the Bell City and Morehouse areas most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was an over-the-road truck driver and member of the First General Baptist Church in Morehouse, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Eagles...
Alvin Adams (12/31/02)
TROY, Mo. - Alvin Franklin Adams Sr., 88, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 28, 2002, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 30, 1914, in Eureka, he was the son of the late Willie F. and Sophie Ida Leder Adams. Alvin grew up on a farm where he learned the importance of hard work and experienced the pleasures of country life. His family had moved several times, which hampered formal education, and he dropped out of school after his junior year at Normandy High school in St. Louis...
Christine Farmer (12/31/02)
CHARLESTON - Christine Englis Farmer, 78, formerly of the Charleston area, died at 8:54 p.m. Dec. 30, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston until time of services at 11 a.m...
Barbara Doolittle (12/31/02)
ST. LOUIS - Barbara Ann Doolittle, 63, formerly of Charleston, died Dec. 30, 2002, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 25, 1939, in Charleston, daughter of the late Cletus and Anna Doolittle Sr., she was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Church and Secular Franciscan of St. Anthony of Padua fraternity...
Othel Porter (12/31/02)
SIKESTON - Othel V. Porter, 83, died Dec. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 5, 1919, in Doublesprings, Ala., daughter of the late Chester and Lecie Baldy Seymour, she was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews...
Dorothy Cauthorn (12/31/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home for Dorothy Cauthorn, 81, who died Dec. 29, were: Larry Lambert, Rikki Lambert, Terry Lambert, Robbie Lambert, Kevin Kirkpatrick and Freddie Cauthorn.
Frances Houser (12/31/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Calhoun Houser, 76, formerly of Anniston, died at 5:23 a.m. Dec. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1926, in Anniston, daughter of the late Charles Andy and Hattie Mae Thurman Calhoun, she was a nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center and area nursing homes before retiring. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Mildred Felter (12/31/02)
BENTON - Mildred Colletta Felter, 81, died at 2:25 a.m. Dec. 30, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 12, 1921, at Randles, daughter of the late Leo and Clara Essner Schlitt, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 31 (12/31/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Wade Malcolm will be installed next Thursday as worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star in a joint installation at the Odd Fellows Hall. CHARLESTON - A.J. Drinkwater Jr., president of the Southeast Missouri Council, Boy Scouts of America, has made his appointments for committee chairmen to serve the 14-county area. ...
SpeakOut 12/31 (12/31/02)
On the Dec. 26 issue, "Times have changed." Sure, you say times have changed because you didn't have somebody sit there and greet you. No, times haven't changed. I got off the ship when I was in the Marine Corps for my six years when I came off tour. So what makes you different. Times have changed in some ways. But being greeted lonely, by yourself, hasn't changed. Should they give you a ribbon for being lonely? No. Get a hobby...