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Stories from Thursday, March 13, 2003

Support group for troops is formed (03/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Regardless of its members' personal feelings about war, the main priority of the newly formed Semo Military Support Group is simply to support U.S. troops. "You can sit on your hands and cry -- or you can try to do something," said Sikeston resident Suzann Romines, whose son is stationed in Kuwait. "I don't want to be passive so I'm supporting our troops."...
Ferguson Medical Group hires first female partner (03/13/03)
SIKESTON - While she is Ferguson Medical Group's first female partner, Dr. Joyce Reed doesn't feel like she's breaking down any barriers - just coming home. "I just feel like a 'doc,' not a 'woman doctor,'" Reed said. "It just happens to be that way." Considering gender a non-issue when it comes to professional achievement, Reed has simply aspired to be the best physician she could be...
Getting ready (03/13/03)
Bill Nance, a city of Sikeston Parks Department employee, puts a coat of paint on the dugouts at the Sports Complex softball fields Tuesday. The Parks Department employees are repairing the dugouts to prepare for the upcoming softball and baseball season...
Local arrests are made (03/13/03)
BENTON -- An Arkansas man charged with stealing anhydrous ammonia from a local business and two Sikeston men with drug-related charges are being held in the Scott County Jail. John K. Ellington, 28, of Paragould, Ark., is charged with theft of anhydrous ammonia, possession of ammonia in an unapproved container and possession of chemicals with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Bond is set at $250,000...
'Jays back in quarterfinals (03/13/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Beating a team three times in one season is always one of the more difficult things to do in sports. The Charleston Bluejays were faced with that problem in Wednesday night's Class 3 Sectional game against Doniphan at the Bess Activity Center in Poplar Bluff...
Kelly takes it to next level in OT win over Twin Rivers (03/13/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Kelly Lady Hawks won their first district championship since 1994 last week. Now they're ready to take it to another level. With a thrilling 53-51 overtime win against Twin Rivers on Wednesday in the Class 3 Sectional at the Bess Activity Center in Poplar Bluff, Kelly is thinking Final Four...
Dottie Williams (03/13/03)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Winona "Dottie" Williams, 65, died at 2:45 a.m. March 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 30, 1937, in Bragg City, daughter of the late Riley and Ethel Arnold Withers, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston...
Saline Heisserer (03/13/03)
CHAFFEE - Frances Saline Heisserer, 81, died at 3 a.m. March 13, 2003, at her home. Born May 25, 1921, in Trimble, Tenn., daughter of the late Ben and Zoe Medlin, she retired as president of Heisserer Oil Company in Chaffee. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose, she was also a member of American Legion Post 389 Ladies Auxiliary and helped St. Ambrose School for many years...
Bernice Hoppe (03/13/03)
SIKESTON - Bernice Hoppe, 83, died March 13, 2003, at her home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Richard Bath (03/13/03)
DEXTER - Richard George Bath, 65, died March 8, 2003, of injuries sustained in a plane crash in Milledgeville, Ga. Born April 2, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Herman George and Margaret Marie Ritz Bath, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and U.S. ...
Miles Thompson (03/13/03)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Miles Howlett Thompson, 91, died March 11, 2003. Born Aug. 22, 1911, in Charleston, son of the late Frank M. and Rubye H. Thompson, he graduated in 1935 from the University of Missouri. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. ...
Willis Middleton (03/13/03)
DEXTER - Willis Edward Middleton, 86, died March 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 18, 1916, in Dexter, son of the late James Henry and Eva Sanders Middleton, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He was retired from the State Highway Department and a former member of the Liberty Township Board...
Lola Henson (03/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lola Henson, 67, died March 12, 2003, at her home. Born April 8, 1935, in Advance, daughter of the late Homer and Irene Shepard Lewis, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and attended the Pentecostal Church. On Dec. 20, 1950, in Bloomfield, she married Pete Henson, who preceded her on July 20, 1983...
Rusty Adams (03/13/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Russell D. "Rusty" Adams, 46, of Ellsinore, who died March 6, 2003, were: Paul Pierce, Joey Pierce, Ricky French, Ronald Sanders, Donald Sanders and Joe Lowe. Burial followed in the Hagy Cemetery at Dexter...
Harold Pritchett (03/13/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold M. Pritchett, 65, died March 12, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Dotta Jones (03/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Dorothy M. "Dotta" Jones, 70, died March 12, 2003, at her home. Born May 19, 1932, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late O.H. Cobb and Thelma Klimer Cobb. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Madrid, where she was a Sunday school teacher, elder and member of the Women of the Church...
Nadine Carver (03/13/03)
McGEE - Nadine A. Carver, 68, died March 12, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1934, in McGee, daughter of the late Fred A. and Fay Hogue Hefner, she lived in the McGee and Puxico areas all her life. A former member of the Powell Missionary Baptist Church, she attended Corinth General Baptist Church and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Wappapello...
Bill Bechel (03/13/03)
MONTROSE, Mich. - William J. "Bill" Bechel, 66, died March 7, 2003, at the McLaren Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 29, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late William and Martha Hall Bechel, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired in 1986 from AC Spark Plug after 30 years of service and was a member of UAW Local 651...
Conley -- Sauceda (03/13/03)
ORAN -- Terry Conley and Clayton Sauceda have announced their engagement. A 1988 graduate of Van Buren High School, the future bride graduated in 1990 from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. She graduated in 2000 from Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield with a degree in advertising and is a resource coordinator and wildland firefighter with the National Park Service...
Sappington -- Kiser (03/13/03)
JACKSON -- Gary Sappington and Sue Mouser have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lisa A. Sappington, to Anthony L. Kiser, son of Mike and Cindy Moore of Morehouse and the late Jim Kiser. The future bride graduated in 1999 from Jackson High School and her fiance is a 1996 graduate of Richland High School. Both are employed by Sappington Pro Sports in Jackson...
Looking Back in Time at March 13 (03/13/03)
SIKESTON - John Powell spent the weekend at his cottage at Wappapello and on Sunday, and while out in the woods, saw the tracks of bobcats. He ran into a den of pole cats. He said there must have been at least 100 members of these pretty cats and kittens...
Tax incentives will benefit rural areas (03/13/03)
Federal and state governments have massive incentives to attract people and businesses to urban centers. Tax credits for locating a business in an historic downtown area, for example, create countless opportunities for our urban brothers. But now comes an idea that would do the same thing for rural areas that have lost population in recent years. ...
SpeakOut 3/13 (03/13/03)
I read where one of our illustrious politicians has introduced a bill that would hold the Missouri Department of Conservation responsible for $250 of an insurance deductible on a person's vehicle if you hit a deer. Is this man totally nuts? I realize the state of Missouri just has other minor problems, but this representative has too much time on his hands. ...