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Stories from Friday, April 4, 2003

Tax notification change ahead for local county (04/04/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County property owners will not receive a second property listing this year. Mississippi County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson updated county commissioners on changes to the assessment process during their regular meeting Thursday...
Art Show (04/04/03)
Sara Bennett views some of the art work at the Sikeston Depot Thursday afternoon during the annual Area High School Art Show. The display is open to the public who will decide the People's Choice Award. The art can be viewed from 10-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday...
Light turnout is expected Tuesday (04/04/03)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg is projecting a light turnout in Tuesday's municipal elections. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and voters are reminded to bring their voter registration card or other form of identification with them when they cast their ballots...
Practicing (04/04/03)
Natalie Groves, 4, plays soccer with her father Eric Wade at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday afternoon. The father and daughter were practicing for their first YMCA Soccer game which is Saturday.
Chaffee freshman throws no-hitter on Meadow Hts. (04/04/03)
CHAFFEE - In her first career start, freshman Whitney Horrell pitched a no-hitter to lead Chaffee to a 14-0 win against Meadow Heights in softball action on Thursday. Horrell threw six innings and struck out ni ne. "This is the first game she's pitched and to go out and throw a no-hitter is just amazing," said Chaffee head coach Debbie Lewis. "I'm very pleased. The girls played well offensively and defensively."...
Katherine Bass (04/04/03)
NORWICH, Conn. - Katherine Mary Bass, 58, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 12:58 a.m. April 3, 2003, at the Haven Health Center in Norwich. Born Oct. 8, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Barbara Gabozy Gray of Maine and the late Russell Givens...
Laura Thomason (04/04/03)
MARSTON - Laura Beatrice Thomason, 92, died April 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1910, in Newport, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Alice Hinton Scudder. On Nov. 26, 1927, she married Don DeWitt Thomason Sr. who preceded her in death on May 14, 1986...
William Wiley (04/04/03)
PUXICO - William Joseph Wiley, 75, died April 1, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 21, 1927, in Victoria, son of the late William and Myrtle Watters Wiley, he was a resident of Stoddard County most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Bill Rainey (04/04/03)
ADVANCE - Willard "Bill" Rainey, 79, died April 1, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 21, 1923, in Advance, son of the late Charles and Lula Raver Rainey, he was a heavy equipment operator for Little River Drainage for 40 years before retiring. He was a member of the Advance Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Mary Homer (04/04/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Colleen Homer, 74, who died March 31, 2003, were: William Homer, Martin Homer, Robert Fanning, Earl C. Williams, David Williams and Keith Cates.
Dorothy Abbott (04/04/03)
MALDEN - Dorothy Mae Mims Abbott, 71, died April 2, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Truman, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William and Eugenia King George. Survivors include: three sons, Leslie Wayne Mims of Kennett, Johnny Ralph Mims of Southaven, Miss., and Tommy Joe Mims of Jonesboro, Ark.; three daughters, Linda Karen Lewis of Midlothian, Va., Rita Sharon Nolen of Caruthersville and Lana Sue Robinson of Campbell, Calif.; three brothers, John Gary Woods of Malden, Richard G. ...
Betty Nettler (04/04/03)
ADVANCE - Betty J. Nettler, 73, entered into rest on April 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 18, 1930, at Brownwood, daughter of the late Laurence and Eula Smith Williams, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance...
Flora Loomas (04/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Flora Almeta Blue Loomas, 77, died at 4:40 p.m. April 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1925, in Farrenburg, daughter of the late William Henry and Jenny Harr Blue, she was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie. She was a seamstress and was also a bookkeeper for the Loomas Auto Body Shop in East Prairie before retiring...
Wilma Below (04/04/03)
DELTA - Wilma Below, 85, died April 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1917, at Whittenburg, daughter of the late William and Jennie Wray Whitener, she was a member of the Delta First Baptist Church. On Jan. 16, 1945, in Jackson, she married John Below who preceded her in death on May 7, 1975...
Looking Back in Time at April 4 (04/04/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Murray Klein entertained at a dinner Saturday evening in honor of her so, Jean Klein, cadet first lieutenant in ROTC at Missouri University who spent the weekend at home. SIKESTON - According to a representative for the Post Office Department, who is in Sikeston to make plans for option sites, it is possible that a new building can be completed here by the end of 1964, if all necessary arrangements proceed without delay...
SpeakOut 4/4 (04/04/03)
I don't think it's right for another country to go in and try to rule somebody else. We have enough to do here. As far as terror, some of the people have lived in terror in this country all their lives. Why not give some of those able-bodies prisoners who are young enough to go over there and fight instead of sending all these respectable people with kids and wives at home. ...