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Stories from Friday, August 22, 2003

Calling all blood donors (08/22/03)
SIKESTON -- Currently only five hours worth of blood exists in the American Red Cross inventory, signaling one of the most severe blood shortages to date for Southeast Missouri. "Basically, five hours of blood may not be enough to cover one severe car accident victim," noted David Palmer, American Red Cross donor recruitment account manager for Southeast Missouri. "The shortage is as bad as we've ever seen it."...
Tour group visits (08/22/03)
Pansy Glenn, director of the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau, serves a tour group leader ice cream during the Missouri Tourism Show at the Clinton Building Thursday afternoon. Several tourist groups from a 12-county River Heritage area participated in the event. During the stop the group learned about tourism-related businesses and attractions in the Sikeston-Miner area...
County adopts a new formula for assessing riverfront property (08/22/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County officials have agreed on a new formula for assessing riverfront property leased to barge companies for mooring. After lengthy discussion, Mississippi County commissioners and Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson agreed to adopt a simple and direct formula in which the amount brought in by the contract for the year is added to the value of the leased land, and the amount multiplied by 32 percent - the commercial rate - to determine assessed value for that portion of the land.. ...
Alvida Nation (08/22/03)
SCOTT CITY - Alvida Nation, 68, died Aug. 22, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Flora Conaway (08/22/03)
DEXTER - Flora Mae Conaway, 96, died Aug. 20, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born July 29, 1907, at Clifton, Tenn., daughter of the late Joe J. and Sarah Elizabeth Grimes Wells, she was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter. On Sept. 29, 1923, at Tiptonville, Tenn., she married John Wess Conaway who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1965...
Mildred Todd (08/22/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mildred M. Todd, 88, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Morehouse, who died Aug. 20, 2003, will be: Robert Davis, Doyle Denbow, John Burch, Richard Landers, Mike Dillard and William Largent...
Helen Ponder (08/22/03)
CHARLESTON - Helen Louise Ponder, 70, died at 11:47 a.m. Aug. 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1932, in Canalou, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Delphia Pierce Elderbrook. A graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, she was a school teacher in Arizona, Oklahoma and Mississippi before returning to Missouri. ...
Dale Anderson (08/22/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Dale E. Anderson, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 19, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 6, 1926, near Dexter, son of the late Floyd and Alta Wilfong Anderson, he lived in Wappapello since 1990. He was a retired labor union representative and had worked in California for many years. He was a member of the Wappapello Eagles Lodge and Dexter Elks Lodge...
Nadine Robison (08/22/03)
ADVANCE - Nadine Robison, 79, died Aug. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 1, 1924, in Hurricane Fork, daughter of the late Bland and Minnie Welker Long, she was a member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance...
Toby Byrum (08/22/03)
SIKESTON - Virginia "Toby" Byrum, 81, died at 1:25 p.m. Aug. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1921, daughter of the late Ambrose and Dola Scoggins Turner, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and had worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 41 years...
Births (published 8/22) (08/22/03)
Latham SIKESTON - Darrel Wayne and Tracy Pauline Latham are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 10:06 p.m. July 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gabriel Alexander Latham weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 22 (08/22/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shain have returned to Sikeston from St. Louis and expect to make their home here. Mr. Shain is employed at Walker's Grocery Store on Moore. --- SIKESTON - The fire department made a run to Murray Lane Friday afternoon, responding to a fire at the home of Homer Beck. The roof fire caused about $10 worth of damage...
Latest Holden move in a league by itself (08/22/03)
You'll probably recall that in June of 2001, Gov. Bob Holden quietly signed an executive order that granted collective bargaining rights to nearly 30,000 state employees. The order basically said that to work for some agencies in state government you either were forced to join their union or to pay a special fee to that union as a requirement for being hired...
Your View 8/22: Awe-stricken (08/22/03)
After reading "Thrill-seeking teens must be punished" on Aug. 13, I was just awe-stricken. Senseless and horrified crimes always sadden my heart, so much so that I always want to do something about it. But what? I can pray for the victims. I can also pray for the criminals, but that does not stop the crime from happening again...
SpeakOut 8/22 (08/22/03)
I am calling about the gay issue. I have news for you. We're not judging you. Just read your Bible and you will find that it's wrong for you to be a homosexual or a lesbian. Eighty-eight percent of homosexuals are closer to their mothers than to their fathers; and lesbians are closer to their fathers. ...