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Stories from Friday, January 17, 2003

Commission discusses budget (01/17/03)
CHARLESTON - "There's going to be some whittling on the budget," predicted Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay. Discussing the budget and reviewing budget requests occupied most of county commissioners' time during their regular meeting Thursday...
Digging out of the snow (01/17/03)
Jennifer Brown, Kathy Brown and Jessi Turner build a snowman at their grandmother's home Thursday. Wearing warm clothes and limiting time exposed to the cold are the keys in preventing frost bite.
Frostbite can strike quickly in extreme cold (01/17/03)
SIKESTON -- "Put your hood up, Kathy," Marge St. Mary reminded her granddaughter Thursday morning. St. Mary and her three granddaughters were building a snowman in the front yard after the day's big snow. And as much fun as it is to play in the snow, it's just as important to keep warm in the process...
PILOT sole topic at special council meeting (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - Issuing additional letters and an informational video to promote the proposed payment in lieu of taxes surcharge on Board of Municipal Utilities electricity revenue were the topics of discussion during a special City Council meeting this morning...
Alpha Plunk (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Alpha Plunk, 84, who died Jan. 15, 2003, will be: Steve Plunk, Scott Plunk, Mike Cook, Corey Kelso, Trey Noles and Wade Lawrence. The Rev. Marvin Graham will officiate...
James Boston (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for James Thomas Boston, 76, who died Jan. 15, 2003, will be: Mike Nelson, Donnie Hennemann, Tony Scudder, Jim Hovis, Jim Cantrell, Glenn Greene, Marty Evans and Joel Evans...
Larry Davis (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - Larry Davis, 43, died Jan. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1959, in Charleston, he was the son of Henry Miles Davis of Sikeston and the late Sonya M. Long. Other survivors include: 10 brothers, Bobby Davis of Sikeston, Keith Long, Danny Ray Long, Freddie Long and Jamie Long of Cape Girardeau, Tim Davis, Gregory Davis and Wilbourn McCain of Charleston, Kerry Davis of Florissant and David Davis of Kansas City; and five sisters, Barbara Jackson, Sheila Long and Valerie Craig of Sikeston and Evonne Cassel and Doris Davis of Charleston.. ...
Harold Sprenger (01/17/03)
SCOTT CITY - Harold Edwin Sprenger, 87, died at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2003, at his home. Born July 5, 1915, at Illmo, son of the late August and Amanda Ristig Sprenger, he was a farmer and member of the Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City. On March 24, 1940, at Illmo, he married Eileen Alwine Emile Sprenger who preceded him in death Feb. 3, 2000...
Rex Shankle (01/17/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rex Martin Shankle, 87, of rural East Prairie, died at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1915, in Tipton County, Ky., son of the late Carry and Annie Mae Stiver Shankle, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired from Inland Oil and Transport Company and was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston...
Michael Williams (01/17/03)
FORT WORTH, Texas - Michael Wayne Williams, 46, died Jan. 15, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas. Born Feb. 26, 1956, in Hayti, he was the son of Mary Williams Buck of Portageville, Mo., and the late Joseph Edwards William. Other survivors include: one son, Brandon Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; one daughter, Heather Bungarner of Fort Worth; one brother, James Doyle Williams of Springtown; one sister, Reba Ann Dill of Manila, Ark.; and two grandchildren...
Helen O'Heren (01/17/03)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Helen Maxine O'Heren, 89, died Jan. 16, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born April 6, 1913, in Bernie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Roy Bickford and Elsie Dora Slayton Woods Sr. On Feb. 17, 1932, in Piggott, Ark., she married William Moy O'Heren who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1970...
Beatrice McCoy (01/17/03)
NEW MADRID - Beatrice J. McCoy, 85, died Jan. 11, 2003, at the Foote Hospital in Jackson, Mich. Born July 14, 1917, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jerry Jordan and Harriett Wilkerson, she was a member of the CME Church in New Madrid where she served as an usher...
Marion Bates (01/17/03)
PARMA - Marion Frank Bates, 78, died Jan. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 16, 1924, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late John and Mary Katherine Burnett Bates, he was a retired farmer and member of the Parma General Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 212, the Scottish Rite and was also a Shriner...
Holly Adams (01/17/03)
SCOTT CITY - James "Holly" Adams, 84, died at 4:27 a.m. Jan. 16, 2003, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born Nov. 14, 1918, in Fornfelt, son of the late James and Laura Adams, he was a railroad engineer with the Cotton Belt-Southern Pacific Railroad and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of H.O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 and 32nd degree Mason with the Scottish Rite in St. Louis, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and VFW Post 3838 and Elks Lodge 639 in Cape Girardeau...
Faye Rush (01/17/03)
BERNIE - Winnia Faye Rush, 63, of rural Bernie, died Jan. 16, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 2, 1940, in Winston County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William Travis and Laveda Sewell Garrison. On June 30, 1956, in Kennett, she married John Rush who survives of the home...
Joseph Scherer (01/17/03)
ADVANCE - Joseph E. Scherer, 59, died Jan. 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Joseph and Bertha Glastetter Scherer, he retired from the Little Drainage District. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was of the Jehovah's Witness belief...
Births (published 1/17) (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - Chadley Shaun "Chad" and Nicole DyAnn "Nikki" Melton are the parents of their second son, born at 5:42 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Trae Alyxander Melton weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 17 (01/17/03)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bryant. The child, first born to the couple, has been named Winifred Jan. SIKESTON - Twenty-five years ago the March of Dimes was inaugurated to raise funds for research into the causes of infantile paralysis, to find, if possible, a cure for the disease and to provide care for those afflicted. ...
SpeakOut 1/17 (01/17/03)
I am looking for someone who works on camcorders. Call me at (537) 748-9124. I would appreciate it. SpeakOut has been very dull lately. Where are all the idiots that usually call in? I prefer to respond to the idiots. Yet when I do , they do not respond back. I guess my response is never in that free Wednesday paper that they get. Sell that car you have up on the blocks and subscribe so you can read what how stupid I think you are...