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Stories from Monday, February 24, 2003

"Fiddler on the Roof' maintains the musical traditions of SLT (02/24/03)
SIKESTON - There are traditions worth upholding. To begin its 45th season, the Sikeston Little Theatre will restage the musical "Fiddler on the Roof." First produced in 1973 by the group, the play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday then again at 7:30 p.m. March 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. March 9. All shows are at the Albritton Mayer Center for the Arts, 506 S. Kingshighway...
Johnson places fifth at state (02/24/03)
COLUMBIA -- Sikeston heavyweight Joe Johnson took fifth place at the state wrestling meet on Saturday, ending a solid season on a high note at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. The sophomore lost his first match on Saturday to Nevada's Leonard Keller by a score of 22-12. Johnson came back later in the day to wrestle Carthage's Josh Baugh in the fifth place match, but Baugh was forced to forfeit due to injury...
TRCC loses fourth game (02/24/03)
WEST PLAINS -- The Three Rivers Raiders fell to SMSU-West Plains Saturday night 115-102 in overtime. James Profit led the Raiders with 28 points while former NMCC star Dereke Tipler collected 15 assists. Milton Phinnessee and Travis Johnson each had eight rebounds...
Kelly downs Puxico (02/24/03)
BENTON -- Kelly jumped to a 31-20 halftime lead and won at home. Leading by only 11 at halftime, the Hawks (9-13) outscored Puxico 25-14 in the third quarter to build a 22-point lead. Chris Romas and Lance Scheffer led the Hawks with 14 points each. Major Burger had 13, and Josh Jones had 11...
"Whitey" White (02/24/03)
BERNIE - James "Whitey" White, 66, died Feb. 22, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1936, at Winfield, Ala., to the late James Alvin White and Carrie Bell Fowler White, he was a member of the Bernie Assembly of God Church and a retired farmer...
Oline Laughlin (02/24/03)
BERTRAND - Oline Stopher Laughlin, 85, died at 10 a.m. Feb. 22, 2003, at The Veranda in Humbree Pointe at Roswell, Ga. Born Feb. 27, 1915, in Mississippi County to the late James and Hazel Lane Cogdill, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was employed with Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement in 1980 and was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Jake Beck (02/24/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jacob Thomas "Jake" Beck, 19, of Sikeston, who died Feb. 21, 2003, were: Austin Marshall, Scott Ralph, John Allen, Ben McMullin, John Launius and Tanner Fritz. Honorary pallbearers were: Nick Beck, Nathan Beck, Daniel Beck, John Fuchs, Brandon DeWitt, Adam Hahs, Taylor Killion, Cooper Lape, Stephen Pobst, Nathan Bell and Matt Bain...
Evelyn M. Black (02/24/03)
BARNHART - Evelyn Marie Black, 83, died at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2003, at the home of her daughter in Charleston. Born Dec. 30, 1919, at Harlan, Iowa, to the late Lars C. and Dorthea Nielsen Gravesen, she had lived in the Barnhart area most of her life...
John Jacob (02/24/03)
SIKESTON - John Peter Jacob, 76, died Feb. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late John and Anna Zimmerman Jacob, he had been a barber in the Chicago area and owned and operated John's Barber Shop in Sikeston...
John Ezell Jr. (02/24/03)
ARNOLD - John Ezell Jr., 76, died Feb. 22, 2003, at his home in Arnold. Born May 27, 1926, in Galesburg, Ill., to the late John Delbert Sr. and Nellie June Kutchin, he moved to Dexter in 1940 and in 1950 moved to St. Louis, where he retired from the American Can Co. as a machinist. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion...
Johnny Simpkins (02/24/03)
CHARLESTON - Johnny Simpkins, 71, died at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence in Charleston. Born Nov. 23, 1931, in Holcomb to the late Ben H. and Mary Jane Owens Simpkins, he had lived in Charleston most of his life. Employed with the Charleston R-1 School District as custodian for the high school and for Hearnes Elementary for many years until his retirement, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Bessie Buttry (02/24/03)
CHARLESTON - Bessie Buttry, 81, died at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2003, at her residence in Charleston. Born Sept. 15, 1921, at Conway, Ark., to the late Charles Edward and Lola Bell Wyatt, she had lived in Charleston most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Lillian Guiling (02/24/03)
ESSEX -- Lillian C. Guiling, 81, died Feb. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 5, 1921, in Wayne County, Tenn., daughter of the late William P. and Lealer Ann Wood Fowler, she had been a resident of Essex until 1971 when she moved to Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the General Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau...
Grace Mae Hill (02/24/03)
SIKESTON - Grace Mae Hill, 86, died at 7:10 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 1, 1917, in Mississippi County to the late John and Mable Hyde Woods, she had lived in Mississippi and Scott counties her entire life. She was employed at the Knights Department Store in Charleston until retiring in 1958 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Otha Murdock (02/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Otha Murdock, 81, died at 1 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births (published 2/24) (02/24/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Scott and Rebecca Sisk are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ashlynn Blake Sisk weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Sisk is the daughter of Larry Hedrick and Loretta Woods...
Looking Back 2/24 (02/24/03)
SIKESTON - Two sets of twins, both the same morning, were among eight babies who put in their initial appearance on this earthly sphere just last weekend at Sikeston General Hospital. The twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dufars of Matthews Route One were the first arrivals. A son and daughter were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clad Allen of Grayridge...
Small businesses need recognition (02/24/03)
How often have you heard that small businesses are the economic backbone of this country? How often have you heard that small businesses employ the most people in the United States? How often have you heard that small businesses are being choked by federal and state regulations and power-thirsty bureaucrats? How often have you heard politicians say they are going to help small businesses and it's just rhetoric with no follow-through?...
Your view: Pray first (02/24/03)
Romans 8:28 says: "And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Subject: Pray before it starts. A torch has been lit today to be passed along to your e-mail friends, asking them to pass it along, and along, and along. We can do something about the threat of war, both in Iraq and with terrorists. In the Old Testament, God's armies were always led by the priests...
Your view: Poetic tribute (02/24/03)
They were forty miles over Texas, up in the sky so blue. It looked a lot like heaven and they were only passing through. But God, in His infinite wisdom, decided He wanted them to stay Forty miles over Texas on that dreadful, fateful day. I do believe He had a plan to call them home that particular date,...
Your view: Patriot's response (02/24/03)
I felt compelled to write this letter in regards to a SpeakOut comment that I read today. The gutless, spineless coward who made the remark hid behind his or her right to privacy when they said that they hoped America suffered casualties in a war with Iraq, there is no way they or their family could have served in the United States military, since they made that comment...
Speakout 2/24 (02/24/03)
This is in response to "War isn't the answer." To the person who said it looks like we're going to be in war pretty soon and that they hope the U.S. has several casualties because they don't like our president, I just want you to know I have a son in the military and I do not wish anybody's children to die, not in the United States and not even in Iraq. ...