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Stories from Sunday, January 5, 2003

KRCC has new director (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - The new year can bring many life changes such as marriage, returning to college after years of being out of school, new homes and new family members. For one Sikeston woman 2003 means a career change that will affect the lives of countless young people throughout the area...
Sincerity is key says collector of celebrity autographs, photos (01/05/03)
ADVANCE -- "Go with what works for you." That's the motto celebrity autograph collector Kenny Stroup of Advance lives by -- and apparently, it's working for him. Over the past 16 years, the Advance resident has collected between 3,000 and 4,000 autographs from celebrities as well as photographs of himself with celebrities...
Budget cuts won't impact area prison (01/05/03)
CHARLESTON - While the state Department of Corrections will lose 550 of its vacant positions, "this won't affect the hiring of correctional officers at Southeast Correctional Center," said John Fougere, spokesperson for DOC. Jobs to be eliminated will be those determined by the DOC to be "less crucial," Fougere said - administrative, clerical and maintenance vacancies...
House fire claims life (01/05/03)
MATTHEWS - A longtime Sikeston businesswoman died in a house fire Friday evening. Delores Knuckles died in a fire reported at 5:33 p.m. Friday at her home on Route FF, Brownspur Road. Reportedly as fire personnel from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety and the Morehouse and Matthews Volunteer Fire Departments arrived, the one-story house was fully engulfed in flames...
Bulldogs use layoff to improve (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - While most of the area basketball teams were busy competing in the annual Christmas tournaments, the Sikeston Bulldogs haven't just been unwrapping gifts and eating turkey. For the past two weeks, Bulldog head coach Gregg Holifield and the team have been hard at work, trying to improve and more importantly, trying to get healthy...
Ref shortage having an impact on officiating around the area (01/05/03)
SIKESTON -- When describing the impact of a high school basketball official, Jerry Dement sums it up best. "Without officials, it would just be called recess," he said. "There has got to be somebody to enforce the rules and ensure both teams get a fair shake."...
Business briefcase 1/5 (01/05/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Certified Nurse Assistants can upgrade to become Certified Medication Technicians through a course being offered at Three Rivers Community College starting Jan. 20. The 60-hour, 15-week course, approved by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, is offered through TRCC's Office of Allied Health and the college's Division of Extended Learning. ...
Business collects 18 antique dealers under one roof (01/05/03)
MINER - Double AA Antiques isn't one antique store, it is 18. Owner Ken Moore has brought together a dozen and a half diverse dealers in collectibles and antiques to create a single shopping experience at his business, located at 205 State Highway AA in Miner. Customers, he said, are delighted...
Chamber finishes another top year (01/05/03)
Like everyone else the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is ready to begin its new year, but before we do SACC would like to thank its members and the Sikeston area community for all their support. The Chamber has had a good year giving out over 2,100 referrals to our member businesses and handling over 20,000 inbound and outbound phone calls. ...
Bootheel Wireless keeps residents in touch (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - Shelly Coppage wants Southeast Missourians to stay in touch wherever they go. Owner of Bootheel Wireless, located at 508 S. Main St. in Sikeston, Coppage considers the best way to do that is with a cellular phone and the AT&T wireless network...
Hap Smith Sr. (01/05/03)
IDLEWILD - Meredith "Hap" Smith Sr., 77, died Jan. 2, 2003, at his home. Born July 25, 1925, at Dundee, Mich., son of the late Leroy and Effie M. Burrington Smith, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. On March 15, 1952, in Britton, Mich., he married Sallyann Linderman who preceded him in death on June 25, 1995...
Elizabeth Hawkins (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - Arrangements have been completed for Elizabeth Catherine Stidham Hawkins, 39, who died Jan. 2, 2002. Visitation is from 5 p.m. Monday until time for a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Stephen Schneider, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, will officiate...
Ruby McMunn (01/05/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruby McMunn, 83, who died Jan. 1, 2003, were: Richard Horner, G.B. Richey, Eugene Menley, Bobby Ernest, Clyde Jacques and Bill Ferguson.
Jack Bixler (01/05/03)
JACKSON - Jack Bixler, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 3, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 21, 1923, at Atkins, Ark., son of the late Bertie and Katie Muirhead Bixler, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau, he was part owner and an accountant with an accounting firm in Arkansas...
Alferd Magee (01/05/03)
GREENFIELD, Ind. - Alferd L. Magee, 67, died Jan. 2, 2003, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. Born Feb. 17, 1935, in Frog Jump, Tenn., he was the son of the late Elisha and Bunav Williams Magee. His wife, Gloretta Davis Magee, survives of the home...
Brenda Marshall (01/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Brenda Joyce Marshall, 60, died at 1:40 p.m. Jan. 2, 2003, in Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born June 29, 1942, at East Prairie, daughter of the late John Edward and Gladys Amanda Monroe Bonta, she had lived all of her life near East Prairie...
Tom McCloskey (01/05/03)
MURRAY, Ky. - Thomas P. "Tom" McCloskey, 86, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 11:45 p.m. Jan. 3, 2003, in the Murray-Calloway Hospital in Murray. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Delores Knuckles (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - Delores Knuckles, 69, of rural Sikeston, died Jan. 3, 2002, in a house fire. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Births (published 1/5) (01/05/03)
BERTRAND - David Brent and Camille Rachelle Peters are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:50 p.m. Dec. 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Seth David Peters weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 1/5 (01/05/03)
SIKESTON - Jack Stinnett, manager of the Western Union office here returned to duty Saturday after an absence since July 27, 1942. He had been working for the company in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas, in special work around war industry and military centers and on vacation relief...
State has avoided any real budget cuts (01/05/03)
I couldn't help but laugh Thursday when state budget director Linda Luebbering stepped to the microphone to announce the serious news that state government is being forced to cutback substantially because of Missouri's dwindling revenue. With Governor Bob Holden noticeably absent, Luebbering said the state was being forced to eliminate 870 positions and cut $67 million in planned spending. ...
Speakout 1/5 (01/05/03)
I would like to thank The First National Bank for the beautiful Christmas cross they put up each year. It's beautiful and in the spirit of Christmas. Now that the Christmas tournaments are over, who do you like as the best time in southeast Missouri? Some may think it's Poplar Bluff, but I'm not so convinced. ...