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Stories from Monday, January 27, 2003

No one is bored serving on a school board (01/27/03)
SIKESTON -- After 10 years of serving on Charleston R-1 School District's School Board, Clay Shelby will end his run at the end of the school year. But for Pat Helms of East Prairie, the work has just begun. The former East Prairie elementary teacher and guidance counselor, is in the middle of her first year of a three-year term on the East Prairie R-2 School Board...
A careful study (01/27/03)
Kenneth Dempsey judges a science fair project Saturday. Over 170 Sikeston Senior High and Junior High School students participated in the 26th Annual Sikeston Public School Science Fair.
Doors open to new jail (01/27/03)
BENTON - The new Scott County Jail was filled with nearly 200 people for the facility's dedication and open house Saturday. Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel said opening the new jail is a highpoint for the county, marking the culmination of years of effort from present and past county officials such as Dewaine Shaffer, former county commissioner, during the three-year process...
Sikeston falls to Caruthersville (01/27/03)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team wrapped up a winless Superman Classic on Saturday night with a 77-68 loss to Caruthersville. Sikeston (5-10) will try to get back on the winning track when they host Jackson on Tuesday at 6 p.m. It will be just the second home game for Sikeston since mid-December...
Kelly defeats Delta for title (01/27/03)
DELTA -- Kelly limited Delta to one point in the fourth quarter and held on to upset the top-seeded Bobcats 39-30 for the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament Saturday. Second-seeded Kelly (11-4) led at each break, including 25-23 at halftime. Kelly outscored Delta 14-7 in the second half, including 7-1 in the fourth quarter...
Jennie Tims (01/27/03)
LILBOURN - Jennie Tims, 81, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Clint Hensley (01/27/03)
SIKESTON - Clint Hensley, 77, died Jan. 27, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lora Bess (01/27/03)
DEXTER - Lora F. Bess, 95, died Jan. 26, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Etchell Matthews (01/27/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Etchell Matthews, 76, died at 12:18 p.m. Jan. 26, 2003, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Mary Thomson (01/27/03)
CHAFFEE - Mary Helen Thomson, 89, died at 3:06 a.m. Jan. 26, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 22, 1913, in Chaffee, daughter of the late William Brown and Ara Finley Thomson, she retired as a news reporter for the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Chapter CX of PEO Sisterhood, all in Chaffee...
Jack Sneed (01/27/03)
BENTON - James J. "Jack" Sneed, 89, died at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 25, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 18, 1913, in Tulu, Ky., son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Sarah Elizabeth Rogers Sneed, he was a retired farmer and member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Chamber of Commerce in Benton...
Delores Newton (01/27/03)
SIKESTON - Claudette Delores Blackburn Newton, 59, died Jan. 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charles Hall (01/27/03)
CAIRO, Ill. - Charles Allen Hall, 64, died Jan. 24, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 11, 1938, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Thurman and Christine Coffee Hall, he was a machinist for Milco Manufacturing for more than 20 years before retiring. He was of the Baptist belief and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Sydney Stroup (01/27/03)
SCOTT CITY - Sydney Alan Stroup, son of Glendon Ray and Erica Susan Partin Stroup, died at birth at 12:53 p.m. Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Other survivors include: one sister, Rylee Stroup of Scott City; maternal grandparents, Ben and Liana Partin of Scott City; paternal grandparents, Randy and Deb Stroup of Chaffee and Janice and Edward Thomas of Jacksonville, N.C.; maternal great-grandparents, Joe and Billie Minor of Chaffee; paternal great-grandmother, Jeanie Stroup of Chaffee; and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Mabel Alston of Chaffee.. ...
James Ross (01/27/03)
ESSEX - James C. Ross, 77, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 23, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late James P. and Eunice Corlew Ross, he was a member of the A.R.K. of Hope Church near Dexter. A retired farmer and businessman, he was a member of the Essex Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. ...
Peck Wisdom (01/27/03)
SIKESTON - Clyde L. "Peck" Wisdom, 73, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Crowder, son of the late Hoy and Luttie Whitesell Wisdom, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. He was a newspaper distributor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, The Commercial Appeal, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal...
Barney Kimball (01/27/03)
NEW MADRID - Clyde E. "Barney" Kimball, 91, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Jan. 26, 1911, in New Madrid, son of the late James "Barney" and Myrtle Fisher Kimball, he served with the Portageville Fire Department and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Portageville. ...
James McGhee (01/27/03)
BERNIE - James Glen McGhee, 82, formerly of Poplar Bluff and Piggott, Ark., died Jan. 24, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Care in St. Charles. Born March 7, 1920, at Piggott, son of the late Guy and Ida Boyd McGhee, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Piggott and was a carpenter before retiring...
Mike King (01/27/03)
ST. LOUIS - Thomas Michael King, 60, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Jan. 25, 2003, in St. Louis. Born Jan. 20, 1943, in New Madrid, he was the son of Thelma King of New Madrid and the late Robert King. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Matt David King of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Alan Douglas of Sikeston; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Bob and Mary King of Manchester, Harry and Angela King and Richard King of New Madrid, Jimmy and Vicki King of Lilbourn and Joe King of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth and Mike Mapes of Cape Girardeau, Susan and Mike Totty of Arlington, Texas, and Mary Linda and Ken King of San Jose, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Brandi Douglas of Sikeston and Jessi Ann King of Birmingham; and a special friend, Tony Kalbac of St. ...
Alpha Freeman (01/27/03)
BENTON - Alpha Faye Freeman, 93, died at 1:55 p.m. Jan. 26, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 5, 1909, in Center Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Nutie Halbrook Bryant, she was a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Dolly Farmer (01/27/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Dolly Farmer, 89, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 4, 1913, in Senath, daughter of the late Isaac Cecil and Noah Ward Wilson, she was a member of the Senath Church of Christ. On Oct. 5, 1932, in Paragould, Ark., she married Hershel Truman "Jack" Farmer who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1985...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 27 (01/27/03)
SIKESTON - John Vaughn, who has been employed as butcher in the Butler Corner Grocery, has resigned to purchase a half interest in the Suver Furniture Store, 206 E. Malone Ave. SIKESTON - Five young men from Southeast Missouri have been nominated by Rep. ...
Your View: three from 1/27 (01/27/03)
Sikeston is a great place to live and raise our families. The City Council is working hard to give us the things we need, without raising taxes. We demand good roads, police and fire protection, places to rec-create and much, much more. Council has balanced the budget, but more money is needed to do the things we demand. ...
SpeakOut 1/27 (01/27/03)
I guess politicians are all alike to a certain extent. George Bush bitches in Spanish; Dick Gephardt's stand on the Confederate flag. George is trying to get the votes from the Latinos and Gephardt is trying to get the votes from the blacks. Gephardt has lost my respect and also my vote. If he doesn't get the black votes, he is in trouble because I'm sure he just lost a lot of white votes...