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Stories from Monday, February 3, 2003

Schools honor counselors for their efforts (02/03/03)
SIKESTON -- It's been a challenging school year for the counselors of the Sikeston Public Schools. In August the death of Lee Hunter Elementary student Kristen Harris stunned the students, staff and faculty of Sikeston Public Schools, as well as the community...
Southeast Missouri's cotton farmers advised to begin planning for planting early this year (02/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Cotton farmers planning to purchase their seed varieties the day they plant -- or even a week or two before-- might want to rethink their strategy. Last season's wet harvest mixed with a short supply of genetically engineered varieties can leave farmers empty-handed if they put off booking their cotton seed for too long...
Sikeston holds off Portageville (02/03/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs tied a season-high by winning their third straight game on Saturday with a 57-51 win against Portageville on homecoming night at the Field House. Sikeston (8-10) controlled the game from the opening tip and they never trailed in the contest...
Edna Hill (02/03/03)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Edna Betty Hill, 68, who died Jan. 29, 2003, were: Rick Williams, Roy Lynn Williams, Harold G. Hill, Rick Watkins, Steve Watkins and Mike Watkins.
John Cotner (02/03/03)
SCOTT CITY - John Thomas Cotner, 44, died Feb. 2, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Lucille Enderle (02/03/03)
SCOTT CITY - Lucille Clementine Enderle, 87, died at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 29, 1916, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Celestine and Emilia Bollinger Hahn, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Kelso...
Butch Kestner (02/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eurie "Butch" Kestner, 76, died at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 2, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Cathleen Gipson (02/03/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Cathleen D. Gipson, 99, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 1, 2003, at the Capital Healthcare Center. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Friend Cemetery in Oran with Dr. Rick Ramsey, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston, officiating...
George Swift (02/03/03)
HAYWARD - George Swift Sr., 88, died Feb. 2, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Visitation begins after 5 p.m. Tuesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate...
Jim Baker (02/03/03)
SIKESTON - Jim D. Baker, 71, died Feb. 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Bennie and Della Duncan Baker, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, for which he was a past district commander and was currently serving as quartermaster. ...
Addie Higgins (02/03/03)
CHARLESTON - Addie Geneva Higgins, 91, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10:55 p.m. Feb. 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 10, 1911, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Alexander and Queen Victoria Chance Lynch, she was a resident of the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. She and her husband farmed in the Sugartree Ridge Community for many years before his death. She was then employed by the Budget Laundry Cleaners in East Prairie until her retirement...
Steve Whitsel (02/03/03)
DEXTER - Steve Whitsel, 50, died Jan. 30, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 9, 1952, in Sikeston, son of Wanda Jean Gunter Trout of Puxico and the late Marion Maurice Whitsel, he graduated from Puxico High School and served with the U.S. Air Force for 24 years...
Melvin Gainer (02/03/03)
DEXTER - The Rev. Dr. Melvin Gainer Jr., 82, died Feb. 1, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 2, 1920, in Richwood, W.Va., son of the late Melvin and Ethel Mae Jones Gainer Sr., he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Mary Merideth (02/03/03)
FISK - Mary Lou Merideth 71, died Feb. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Fisk, daughter of the late Robert and Audra Parks Bostic, she lived in Illinois for 42 years before returning to Fisk in 1994, where she was a member of the first Church of God...
Births (published 2/3) (02/03/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - C. Michael and Carmen Michelle Cox are the parents of their second son, born at 9:43 p.m. Jan. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Gunnar Logan Cox weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Carmen Rushing, Mrs. Cox is the daughter of Michael and Donna Rushing of Jackson and works in the obstetrics department at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 3 (02/03/03)
SIKESTON - A Bomb Reconnaissance Agent School will be held in Sikeston under the sponsorship of the Scott County Council of Defense, it was learned definitely today. The date will be announced later. --- MOREHOUSE - Among those from Morehouse who left last week for California to work in the Kaiser Shipyards were Carl Launius, Royal Reeves, Estell Rodgers and Lawrence Smith...
Your View 2/3: Keep the arts alive (02/03/03)
The following article, "Creating 21st Century Workforce" seems quite applicable to our community. Would you please print it in your newspaper? Arts education is a cost-effective way to help build the workforce of tomorrow, according to an issue brief produced by the National Governors Association (NGA). ...
SpeakOut 2/3 (02/03/03)
I am a resident of Morehouse and a Richland Rebel basketball fan. The other Sunday, I was at home watching a NFL playoff game on TV. My neighbor came over to the house and, just as he walked in the door, the fans started booing the officials that had just called a play. My neighbor looked at me and said, "Must be someone there from Dexter."...