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Stories from Thursday, March 6, 2003

Mingo crew joins hunt for debris (03/06/03)
PUXICO -- A crew of 18 students and two staff members from the Mingo Job Corps in Puxico traveled to St. Louis Tuesday to board an airplane to Texas where they will aid in the search for debris from the space shuttle Columbia. "We work in coordination with the Mark Twain Forest Service," said Wendell Clinton, assistant work program officer for the corps. "They had received a call from FEMA I guess asking if they knew anyone who could help with the search."...
Library showcasing community collections (03/06/03)
SIKESTON -- From bells to Bahrain to Hot Wheels toy cars, Sikeston Public Library librarian Ann Thompson said there's no collection the library will turn away to showcase in their newly formed community collection display. "Well, we won't accept anything inappropriate," Thompson laughed. "We'll accept almost anything."...
George Propst (03/06/03)
SIKESTON - George Thurman Propst, 85, formerly of Marble Hill, died March 5, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Sabula, son of the late Charles E. and Grace Pannebecker Propst, he graduated from high school in Vanduser and attended Southeast Missouri Teachers College in Cape Girardeau and was a school teacher and principal in Bollinger County before retiring. ...
Halcyon Sanders (03/06/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Halcyon Sanders died March 5, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Zykei McBride (03/06/03)
SPRINGFIELD - Zykei McBride, daughter of Leroy McBride of Springfield and LaKeisha L. Shannon, who died March 1, 2003, died at birth Feb. 25, 2003, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Survivors in addition to her father include: her grandmothers, Cora Dority of Cape Girardeau and Patricia McBride of Malden; her grandfathers, Sylvester Williams of Long Oak, Ark., and Leroy James of Alton, Ill.; and great-grandmother, Mae Cooley of Malden...
Lawson Redden (03/06/03)
MARSTON - Lawson Redden, 77, died March 5, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 5, 1926, in Sardis, Tenn., son of the late Charles and Sarah Lou Hunt Redden, he retired from the E.B. Gee Co. and was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecost Church in Marston...
Anna Maples (03/06/03)
CHAFFEE - Anna Francis Maples, 94, formerly of Puxico, died March 4, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 17, 1908, in Wayne County, daughter of the late William N. and Zora Kay Wilfong Westbrook, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
LaKeisha Shannon (03/06/03)
SPRINGFIELD - LaKeisha L. Shannon, 25, died March 1, 2003, at Doctor's Park Hospital in Springfield. Born Jan. 3, 1978, in Hayti, daughter of Cora Dority of Cape Girardeau and Sylvester Williams of Long Oak, Ark., she attended Lilbourn Elementary School and Sikeston Public Schools. A member of New Life, New Beginning Outreach Center, she was also a member of Kid's Beat...
Martha Coker (03/06/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. - Martha M. Coker, 70, died March 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born Aug. 14, 1932, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Walter and Mamie Housman, she was a member and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch...
Births (published 3/6) (03/06/03)
SIKESTON - Brett and Renee Nelson are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 12:08 p.m. Feb. 13, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ana Mariclare Nelson weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Nelson, daughter of Dennis and Patty James, is employed by The First National Bank...
Rowe -- Lankheit (03/06/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Melissa Mary Rowe and Justin Harper Lankheit were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony Sept. 28, 2002, at St. John's Catholic Church in St. Louis. Monsignor Dennis Delaney performed the ceremony. Serving as readers for the occasion were Jennifer Bickell and Elizabeth Barkett...
Adams -- McGill (03/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Sarah Susanne Adams and Sean Andrew McGill exchanged wedding vows in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony June 1, 2002, before the Rev. William F. Koch at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. Blake Walker of Sikeston served as reader for the ceremony...
Carlisle -- Holifield (03/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Mike and Brenda Eaton of Sikeston and Ben H. Carlisle of Indiana have announced the engagement of their daughter, Delicia M. Carlisle, to Rick Holifield Jr., son of Lance and Cathy Shepard of Jackson and the late Rick Holifield Sr. A 1996 graduate of Heartland Christian Academy, the future bride is employed by the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Groesbeck -- Bryan (03/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Julie Miller has announced the engagement of her daughter, Lori Lea Groesbeck, to Jeff Allen Bryan, son of Alice Ward of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride works at Goody's Family Clothing. The prospective bridegroom is a 1992 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and is employed by Wauapca...
Looking Back in Time at March 6 (03/06/03)
SIKESTON - Many Sikeston men are included in the group of 50 men who have been ordered to report to Jefferson Barracks for induction into the armed forces on Tuesday, March 30. --- SIKESTON - It's good health for me. Woods Dairy Milk. Phone 3350. PORTAGEVILLE - C. Company, First Battle Group, 140th Infantry of Portageville has won the state small-town rifle match for an unprecedented fourth consecutive time. Leading the scoring for the four-man team was Tech. Sgt. Wayne Prince with 277 of 300...
Man takes his best shot for all mankind (03/06/03)
It was near the end of a long and frustrating workday on Tuesday for George Doughty. It clearly had not been his best day. But horrified onlookers never realized just how bad it was until Doughty pulled the gun. With cold silence and pinpoint precision, George Doughty stunned the patrons of his Sportsman's Bar and Restaurant when he started shooting...
SpeakOut 3/6 (03/06/03)
I read in the Standard Democrat where East Prairie received money to beautify the town. Why don't they use some of that money to clean up the cemetery? It is in the city limits and when you go by there, you see big tree limbs that have blown down laying in the cemetery. They have been there since Halloween, if not before. It looks like they would use that money to clean the cemetery up or find out who is supposed to get that done...