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Stories from Friday, March 14, 2003

Making preparations (03/14/03)
Shannon Jimerson, Gloria Houston and Cheryl Burch work on games for the SEMO Health Network's annual Health Fair. The fair will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. Over 40 vendors are participating in the event which will have health care information, games, prizes and other activities...
Sewers flood courthouse (03/14/03)
CHARLESTON - A blocked city sewer line resulted in soaked floors for most of the Mississippi County Courthouse's first floor. County Clerk Junior DeLay reported during Thursday's county commission meeting that water backing up from the sewers wet carpets and floors in the prosecutor's office, collector's office, the juvenile office, the treasurer's office, the Veterans Administration office and first floor hallways...
Hunter overcomes colon cancer (03/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Joe Hunter admits there were days when he didn't think he would be alive -- or at the very least take a morning jog like he was preparing to do Thursday. "There's only one way out. We're all going to die. Everyone knows it, but when you're faced with imminent death, it certainly wakes you up," said Hunter of Sikeston...
Tour given (03/14/03)
The Sikeston American Legion Auxiliary 114 tour the Missouri Delta Medical Center Dialysis Unit. The auxiliary purchased a $18,000 new Dialysis machine for the Jaycee Renal Dialysis Unit. Looking on as MDMC's Michelle Manning demonstrates the machine are Auxiliary members Phyliss Spitler, membership chairperson; President Geniece Kinder; Anni Cummings, secretary and Sandy Carter, chaplin...
Charleston eyes Final Four (03/14/03)
FARMINGTON -- After losing to Lutheran North in last year's state quarterfinals, the goal was obvious for Charleston heading into the 2002-2003 season. "We were knocking at the door last year," Charleston head coach Danny Farmer said back in November. "We want to crash it down this year. Our goal is the Final Four."...
Overtime victories put Lady Hawks in quarterfinal game (03/14/03)
FARMINGTON -- With back-to-back heart stopping wins, Kelly's girls basketball team has qualified for the Class 3 quarterfinals at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday night. The Lady Hawks will play John Burroughs at 8:15 p.m., with the winner moving on to the Final Four in Columbia...
Harold Pritchett (03/14/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold M. Pritchett, 65, died March 12, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 5, 1938, in Grayridge, he was the son of the late Guy and Elsie Capps Pritchett. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. Survivors include: one sister, Marjorie Julius of Caseyville, Ill.; two brothers-in-law, Edgar Kinser of Dexter and David Julius of Caseyville; and five nieces and six nephews...
Edna Murphy (03/14/03)
CHAFFEE - Edna Alice Murphy, 86, died at 5:15 p.m. March 13, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1916, in DeSoto, daughter of the late James Settle and Nancy Charlotte Welker Barron, she retired as bookkeeper for the Chaffee Lumber Company. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee where she was organist for many years...
Everett Masters (03/14/03)
CROWDER - Charles Everett Masters Sr., 86, died March 14, 2003, at his home. Born March 19, 1916, in Vanduser, son of the late Lee A. and Tora Sheer Masters, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He was service department manager for Aufdenberg John Deere and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Bernice Hoppe (03/14/03)
SIKESTON - Bernice Hoppe, 83, died March 13, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1920, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Franklin and Beulah Burton Armstrong, she was a member of the United Church of God in Cape Girardeau. A licensed practical nurse, she was employed by the Sikeston Regional Center before retiring and served as a volunteer at Missouri Delta Medical Center for 12 years...
Saline Heisserer (03/14/03)
CHAFFEE - Frances Saline Heisserer, 81, died at 3 a.m. March 13, 2003, at her home. Born May 25, 1921, in Finley, Tenn., daughter of the late Ben and Zodie Griffin 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, a Girl Scout leader in Chaffee and helped St. Ambrose School for many years...
Dottie Williams (03/14/03)
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 Whithers, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at March 14 (03/14/03)
SIKESTON - Robert Mow Jr., who has worked at the Bank of Sikeston the past five and a half years, has resigned to accept work with the Farm Security Administration in accounting and auditing. SIKESTON - The outstanding soldiers for 1962 of Sikeston's National Guard unit are SP4 Raymond G. Glaus Jr. and SFC Glenn Robert Jones...
Tax holiday will be a welcomed break (03/14/03)
Get ready shoppers! If all goes according to plan, the Missouri Legislature is about to approve a three-day tax-free shopping holiday for Missouri back-to-school shoppers. The move may not be as important as balancing the state budget but it will be a welcome addition for parents when school time rolls around in August...
SpeakOut 3/14 (03/14/03)
I don't have very good credit and I would like to know if anyone could recommend where I could get a cellular phone on a monthly bill. All the millions of people who are opposed to the war with Iraq, we have young people over there who are ready to give their lives for our freedom here in this country. ...