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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Stories from Thursday, January 23, 2003

Actor, director bringing arts and culture into the community (01/23/03)
BENTON - Area schoolchildren and residents will get a chance to look at Hamlet and Vincent Van Gogh in a different way this week as Sikeston, Missouri Arts presents F. Reed Brown. "He's like an educational performer," said Terri Matthews, administrator for SMARTS. "We are always looking for different, more diverse ways of bringing arts and culture to the community."...
City races are set (01/23/03)
SIKESTON - While filing to serve on the Sikeston and Charleston city councils ended in November, filing in other area municipalities concluded Tuesday. Sikeston will have a primary election on Feb. 4 with Ward 2 voters to narrow the list of Jim Terrell, Shad Old and Kevin Melrose to two candidates...
School boards will see some new faces after April election (01/23/03)
SIKESTON - When filing for area school boards closed Tuesday evening, it became apparent that there will be some new faces around the table following the April 1 election. All the terms are for three years with the districts each having two openings to fill...
Pizza project (01/23/03)
Several New Madrid County Central High School seniors got a sneak peek at their upcoming fund-raiser, Little Caesar's Pizza kits, Wednesday afternoon. Jim Russell, left, who is co-chairing the 2003 Project Graduation efforts at the high school, explains the project to Michael Williams, Eric Babb and Cody Ivie. ...
Vaudie Roberts (01/23/03)
DIEHLSTADT - Vaudie H. Roberts, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died at 5:54 p.m. Jan. 22, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
John Hagy (01/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Hagy Sr., 85, who died Jan. 19, 2003, were: Earl Hagy, Ervin Williamson, Earl Hagy Jr., Oliver Hagy, Joe Hagy, William Darby, Alfred Hagy and Jerry Von Ruedgisch...
Eugene Hathaway (01/23/03)
BERNIE - Eugene Hathaway, 80, died Jan. 22, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Malden. Born March 18, 1922, in Bernie, son of the late William and Dora Melvina Riddle Hathaway, he was a retired farmer and member of the Word of Faith Christian Center in Bernie...
Dorothy Foister (01/23/03)
MORLEY - Dorothy Nell Foister, 83, died at 1 p.m. Jan. 22, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born July 29, 1919, in Morley, daughter of the late Albert and Martha Ella Ragland Parker, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church. On Oct. 17, 1939, she married George Willis Foister who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1978...
Barbara Pind (01/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Barbara Pind, 49, died unexpectedly Jan. 20, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 1, 1953, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Jack Young of Portageville and the late Helen House Young. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sarah Kathleen Pind in 1992...
John Ransburgh (01/23/03)
STURGIS, Miss. - John L. Ransburgh, 90, died Jan. 21, 2003, at the Optimum Personal Care Center in Houston, Texas. A native of New Madrid, Mo., he retired as a commercial construction superintendent and was a member of the Sturgis United Methodist Church...
Jerry Winberry Sr. (01/23/03)
SIKESTON - Jerry Franklin Winberry, 54, died at 7:18 p.m. Jan. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1948, in Stanton, Tenn., son of the late Joseph and Mary Barrett Winberry, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He owned and operated the Cut Hut Hair Salon for 28 years...
Lucille Sheley (01/23/03)
DEXTER - Lucille Elizabeth Sheley, 87, formerly of Jefferson City, died Jan. 21, 2003, at the Cypress Point Health Center. Born Nov. 30, 1915, in Jefferson City, daughter of the late A.F. "Spot" and Mary Margaret Rafe Renn, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and former member of Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. ...
Austyn Willey (01/23/03)
SCOTT CITY- Austyn James Willey, son of Alexis James Willey and Amanda Jo Gray of Scott City, died at birth Jan. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Other survivors include: paternal grandparents Dennis and Lisa Willey of Eldon and Cliff and Stacie Hester of Scott City; maternal grandparents, Jimmy Gray and Paula Gray of Scott City; paternal great-grandparents, Merle Miles of Bethel and Hazel Scott of Irving, Texas; and his maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Gray of Scott City.. ...
Wibbenmeyer - Holtzhouser (01/23/03)
BIEHLE -- Jenny Wibbenmeyer and David Holtzhouser were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony Oct. 19, 2002, at St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle before the Rev. John "J" Friedel. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Patricia Wibbenmeyer of Perryville and the bridegroom's parents are George and Wanda Holtzhouser of Sikeston...
Norbut -- Hanlin (01/23/03)
STEELEVILLE, Ill. -- John Norbut of Steeleville and Mary Norbut of Bluford have announced the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Ann, to Lance Edward Hanlin, son of Marty and Jeanne Blakey of Chaffee, Mo. A 1997 graduate of Webber Township High School, the future bride graduated in 2001 from Fontbonne University and is a student at the Southern Illinois University School of Law...
Murrell -- Priggel (01/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE-- Heather Danielle Murrell and Joseph Ferrin Priggel have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady O. Murrell Jr. of Dexter and the late Patricia Murrell. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Arnett Murrell of Portageville, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fielder of Rector, Ark., and the late Grady O. Murrell Sr. and Lexi Mitchell...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 23 (01/23/03)
SIKESTON - Under its A-I-A priority rating the new Missouri Delta Community Hospital could not obtain a sufficient amount of steel to meet standards of the Commonwealth Fund. Officials of the philanthropic organization have noted local citizens interested in the project. ...
Super Bowl study uncovers a danger (01/23/03)
In one of the stranger studies on record, researchers have determined that Super Bowl fans - not just those at the game but those at neighborhood parties as well - are much more prone to automobile accidents following the game. And when accidents rise 40 percent, you pay attention...
SpeakOut 1/23 (01/23/03)
I read in the Jan. 13 SpeakOut about "Will history repeat itself." Granted, it is the man's fault. He chose to leave his wife and kids on Christmas Day. He is the one who has to face his kids and remember that. But come on. Put some of the blame on the other woman. ...