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Stories from Friday, February 14, 2003

Customer appreciation (02/14/03)
Steve Hamilton of Chris Cakes flips pancakes to Austin Byrd Friday morning at Raben Tire. Raben was providing a free pancake and sausage breakfast for their customer appreciation days.
Wilson elected MBA chairman (02/14/03)
SIKESTON -- As chairman-elect of the Missouri Bankers Association, Troy L. Wilson, president and CEO of Montgomery First National Bank in Sikeston, will have the opportunity to be involved with some lobbying opportunities at both the state level in Jefferson City as well as national with the American Bankers Association over the next three years...
Testing location changes (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - Area residents may be confused about where to go for driver's license testing. The testing location has changed, temporarily. Instead of going to the Armory for the written and road tests, those seeking driver's licenses will take tests at the Missouri Department of Transportation location at 2675 N. Main St. in Building B, behind the main office. Use the west door entrance...
Group plan is passed (02/14/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners approved a group health insurance plan through Alliance Blue Cross Blue Shield which will save the county a projected $75,000 over the next year while offering better coverage. The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan, approved during the commission's regular meeting Thursday, features a deductible of only $1,500 as compared with the $3,000 deductible for their former coverage with Trustmark...
New game (02/14/03)
Ross Bohannon "heads" a ball during a game of "Head Slamming" Thursday afternoon during afternoon recess at Morehouse Elementary School. Bohannon, along with friends, invented the game which is similar to soccer.
Lady 'Dogs win OT thriller (02/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team played its final home game of the regular season Thursday night, edging Charleston in overtime, 52-48. The Lady Bulldogs were able to force OT with a huge 3-pointer from Jennifer Medlin, then Paige Silverthorn hit four crucial free throws in the final seconds of the extra period to pull out the win...
Johnson leads Braves past Risco (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - The Scott County Central Braves improved to 10-12 on the season with an 82-70 home win against Risco on Thursday night. The Braves trailed 34-31 at the half but exploded in the third quarter led by sophomore guard Jeremy Johnson. After Risco opened up a 38-31 lead in the third quarter, Johnson took over, scoring 11 of his game-high 30 points in the period to help the Braves to a 54-50 lead heading into the final frame...
Elameda Napier (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - Elameda Napier, 65, died Feb. 13, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where visitation is from 10 a.m. Monday until service time at 1 p.m.
Helen Blackburn (02/14/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen Blackburn who died Feb. 10, 2003, were: Leonard Wilson, John Harmon, Clyde Doublin, Randy Martin, Bryan Franklin and Pete Jackson.
Bessie Parris (02/14/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Bessie Parris, who died Feb. 10, 2003, were: Aaron Parris, Tim Evans, Chris Swallows, Stephen Swallows, Joe Parris and Ben Swallows.
Mona Andrews (02/14/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mona Nadine Andrews, 75, died at 3 p.m. Feb. 13, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1927, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Claude Thornbrough and Mona Carter Thornbrough Traylor, she lived in East Prairie since 1974, where she was a retired florist and member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was a former resident of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Paris, Tenn...
James Norton (02/14/03)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn for James Norton, 82, who died Feb. 12, 2003, will be: Jim Lovett, Dickie Weeks, Bill Jones, Joe Edward Albright, Frank Hadder and Scott Riley...
Nellie Caldwell (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - Nellie Mae Caldwell, 83, died at 6:37 p.m. Feb. 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1919, in Crowder, daughter of the late Henry Jackson and Annie Mae Tippy Kindred, she was a vamper for the International Shoe Factory and member of the Church of God...
John Rolwing (02/14/03)
WYATT - John Francis Rolwing, 76, died at 8:10 p.m. Feb. 13, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of the late Otto J. and Ethel Newcum Rolwing, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County, where he was a farmer and landowner. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, he served as director of the Texas Bend Cemetery Association for many years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Emma Hayes (02/14/03)
COLUMBIA - Emma Hayes, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 14, 2003, at her home. Born June 28, 1929, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Elisha and Fern Bennett Moore, she was a caregiver for Kelly Assisted Living in Columbia before retiring. Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Robert and Brenda Blevins of Columbia; one brother, Marshall Moore of Sikeston; two grandchildren, Jason Robert of Cape Girardeau and Shaun Blevins of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren...
Ilene Weymouth (02/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Ilene Weymouth, 73, formerly of Granite City, Ill., died Feb. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 12, 1929, in Granite City, daughter of the late Rhesa and Ruth Burns Dick, she lived in Granite City most of her life before moving to Scott City four years ago, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Jimmie Emerson (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson, 63, died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Morley, son of Ava Evans Emerson of Morley and the late Jim Mac Emerson, he was known and respected by many of his fellow C.B. ...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 14 (02/14/03)
SIKESTON - Auxiliary Carmen L. Botter writes to friends that she tremendously enjoys her work in the women's Army Auxiliary Corps. She is stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., and is in the Aircraft Warning Service. SIKESTON - Scout awards given at the First Methodist Church Sunday by the pastor, Dr. ...
Your View: two from 2/14 (02/14/03)
Mike I would like to Respond to Mr. Woods commentary in Feb 6th speakout. First Mr. Woods does not tell us of his military background. I find his remarks about The National Guard quite disheartening. The National Guard is sent into combat just as often as the regularly as the regular military. ...
SpeakOut 2/14 (02/14/03)
In the Feb. 4 paper someone complained that disabled people should be able to go to work if they don't have a heart transplant, cancer or a limb removed. I have none of these but I am blind because of diabetes. I did work for 33 years and I do draw disability, but it's mine. Tell that person to quit complaining. They probably have it pretty good...