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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Neighbor Day fun (09/02/03)
Kaden Riley, who was named Little Mr. Neighbor Day, spends some time Saturday playing in some mud at the Benton Neighbor Days (top). A youngster attempts to climb a greased pole in one of the many competitions held over the weekend (bottom).
Eleven killed in holiday weekend traffic accidents (09/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Eleven people were reported killed in traffic accidents on Missouri highways over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, one more than died during the same period a year ago. William A. Douglas, 23, of Perryville, was the final fatality reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Monday...
Eva Fuqua (09/02/03)
DEXTER - Eva Lee Fuqua, 76, died Sept. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born May 5, 1927, at Dudley, daughter of the late James H. and Emma Waggoner Kilmer, she was a member of the Bridge Church of Christ. A former member of the Stoddard County Historical Society, West Antioch Extension Club and Democratic Women's Club, she had been a clerk for Ladies Toggery in Dexter...
Lila Porter (09/02/03)
SIKESTON - Lila Mae Porter, 73, died Aug. 31, 2003, at her home. Her body was cremated and no services are scheduled. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Farris (09/02/03)
WARDELL - Doris Evlyen Farris, 76, died Aug. 30, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Wardell, she was the daughter of the late John Dewey and Grace Carter Warth. On Jan. 19, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., she married W.E.Farris who survives of the home...
Willie Lloyd (09/02/03)
WILSON CITY - Willie Lou Lloyd, 93, died at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 30, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 10, 1909, in Birdsong, Ark., daughter of the late Jerry and Laura Ann Logan Cooper, she lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Ollie Grove Baptist Church...
Lorene Thornton (09/02/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lorene Thornton, 82, died at 4 a.m. Aug. 31, 2003, at her home following a brief illness. Born Dec. 16, 1920, at Bertrand to the late George and Hattie Vanpool Graham, she had lived in East Prairie most of her life. She was a retired sales clerk with the Dollar General store in East Prairie...
Robert Weber (09/02/03)
ST. LOUIS - Robert M. Weber, 72, died Aug. 29, 2003, in St. Louis, following an extended illness. Born July 4, 1931, in St. Louis, son of the late Louis and Sylvia Ettinger Weber, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was a baker in St. Louis before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Brandon Mosby (09/02/03)
NEW MADRID - Brandon LaQyawn Mosby, 21, died Aug. 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 4, 1982, in Hayti, son of Luvenia Mosby Jones of New Madrid and Steve "Bean" Wheeler of Farmington, he attended Portageville High School and New Madrid Country Central High School. He had been active in basketball, baseball and football...
Adah Rowell (09/02/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Adah Rowell, 70, who died Aug. 27, 2003, were: Alex Rowell, Matthew O'Meara, Brian O'Meara, Paul Scott, James Boyer and Greg Early
Kenneth Melton (09/02/03)
CHEYNEYVILLE, La. - Kenneth Dale Melton, 65, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Aug. 29, 2003, at the Rapids Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Born April 7, 1938, in Senath, Mo., son of the late Cecil Burian and Mary R. Romines Melton, he was a sugar cane farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, Mo...
Bud Mashek (09/02/03)
ADVANCE - Raymond "Bud" Mashek, 80, died Aug. 31, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born April 2, 1923, in Advance, son of the late Frank and Flora Pixley Mashek, he was a 1941 graduate of Advance. He was a driver for Elfrank Truck Lines and had also been a shop foreman for Mirly Truck Sales in Advance before retiring. ...
Calvin Stroup (09/02/03)
PUXICO - Calvin Stroup, 78, died Aug. 31, 2003, at his home near Puxico. Born March 16, 1925, near Puxico, son of the late William A. and Cynthia Bell Daniels Stroup, he lived in the Kinder and Puxico areas all his life. He was a retired farmer and member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Sturdivant...
Births (published 9/2) (09/02/03)
McClinton SIKESTON - Latoya Jackson and Lontas McClinton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:15 p.m. July 30, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Lontas J'Sean McClinton weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Julie Jackson and Eli Jackson Jr...
Vinyard - Conley (09/02/03)
BENTON -- Veronica Michelle Vinyard and Charles Alan Conley Jr. were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony July 5, 2003, in Benton at the home of the bride's mother and stepfather, Donna and Michael Thompson. The Rev. Donald Estes performed the ceremony. The bride is also the daughter of Frank Vinyard of Benton, and her husband is the son of Carmen Jenkins of Blodgett and Charles Conley Sr. of Wickliffe, Ky...
Williams - Gaeta (09/02/03)
SIKESTON -- Jude and Nancee Williams have announced the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Judee Lynn Williams, to Dr. Matthew Gaeta, son of Russ and Megan Franke of Hermann and Pam and Donald Gaeta of Lakewood, N.Y. A 1994 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride earned a bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she graduated in 2002 with a doctor of medicine degree. She is serving on staff at the university to complete her residency training...
Bishop - 50th (09/02/03)
SIKESTON - Jim and Alberta Bishop of Dogwood will be guests of honor for a golden anniversary celebration Sept. 6. Hosted by their children, Jama Hubbard of East Prairie and Debra Cobb of Ellenwood, Ga., relatives and friends are invited to share in their special day at 4:30 p.m. in the Concordia Lutheran Church Family Life Center...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 2 (09/02/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. O.T. Elder entertained at a picnic supper Friday evening in her yard as a farewell party for Mary Ann and Billy Jack Tomerlin, who are moving to Little Rock, Ark. SIKESTON - The new Marks & Stearns Food Mart will have its grand opening soon, according to the owners, Albert Marks and Charles Stearns...
Your View 9/2: War is wrong (09/02/03)
Before and during World War II, Adolph Hitler successfully silenced all opposition by burning books and controlling the media. This eliminated the intelligent community and with total control, look what he did. I have noticed the Bush administration has successfully used patriotism to silence opposition to his war. ...
SpeakOut 9/2 (09/02/03)
To all you citizens in Cape Girardeau, I want to hear of you turning out in big numbers for the city council meeting in September about the strip joints. Folks, the moral majority (church people) need to pull together and knock Larry Flynt and the rest of this stuff out of this country. We can do it. It should have been done years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Larry and his brother print those old filthy magazines all the time. Tell them don't want it and to get that filthy place out of town...