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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2003

School districts lose first battle, vow to do better (09/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Many area school districts have lost the first battle with making "annual yearly progress" set by the federal No Child Left Behind Law, but as administrators rehash their MAP test results, several vow to do better -- and some wonder if the standards set will ever be a realistic goal...
'Best of Broadway' (09/04/03)
Cast members of "The Best of Broadway - Past and Present" rehearse for their upcoming shows set for Sept. 12-14 at the Albritton-Mayer Center for the Arts. Songs from "Hairspray," "Chicago," "A Chorus Line" and "Phantom Of the Opera" are just a few of the productions that will come to life as the cast of 10 perform. Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the door for each performance at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 and 13; and at 2 p.m. Sept. 14...
Listening tour makes stop in Sikeston (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - Democratic members of the Missouri House and Senate and state Democratic Party leaders gathered at the Malone Street Grill Wednesday for the first stop on what is described as a "listening tour" of Southeast Missouri. Sen. Maida Coleman, a Sikeston native who represents the 5th District in St. Louis and is presently assistant minority floor leader, said the tour was conceived by the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus...
Ex-banker pleads guilty to embezzling $800,000 (09/04/03)
CAPE GIRARDAU - A former Dunklin County banker who made himself bank loans may be headed to prison for the theft of nearly $800,000. Martin "Marty" Herrington, 44, of Kennett, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to embezzling money from the First National Bank of Malden...
Bulldogs ready to rumble (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - From 1994-2001, the Jackson Indians were considered Southeast Missouri's premier football program. One year after the school's greatest season ever, the Indians fell on hard times last season with a 2-8 record, Jackson's worst mark since 1969...
Sikeston tennis team wins first match (09/04/03)
DEXTER -- Sikeston's tennis team opened the 2003 season with a 6-3 win over Dexter on Wednesday. "The varsity had a great first match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "The girls played hard. We got the first match behind us, and now we know some things we need to work on."...
Alice Pepper (09/04/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Alice Evans Pepper, 64, died Sept. 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1939, at Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Leo Galvan and Cathrine Rvis Galvan, she graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit, Mich. She was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church...
Mary Ann Morse (09/04/03)
FULTON - Mary Ann Morse, 85, died Sept. 3, 2003, at the Riverview Nursing Center in Mokane. Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Moark, daughter of the late Calvin and Rose Ozee Farris, she had been employed by several nursing homes in Southeast Missouri and was a nurse aide at the Fulton State Hospital for many years. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Leslie Gammons (09/04/03)
DETROIT - Leslie Wayne Gammons, 34, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Bon Secours Hospital in Grosse Pointe. Born Oct. 11, 1968, in East Prairie, son of Frank Edward and Patricia Ann Heppe Gammons of East Prairie, he lived in Michigan for the past three years...
Viola Jones (09/04/03)
MORLEY - Viola Jones, 80, died at 10 p.m. Sept. 2, 2003, at the Jackson Manor. Born Sept. 30, 1922, in Leuchville, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie Allen and May F. Hause Woods, she was a member of the Hooe Baptist Church. On May 19, 948, she married Charles J. Jones who preceded her in death on March 25, 1970...
Lena Stroud (09/04/03)
DEXTER - Lena Mildred Baker Stroud, 84, died Sept. 3, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 1, 1919, in Jasper, Ark., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Breedlove Baker, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield. She had worked in the housekeeping department at the Dexter Nursing Center...
Vernon Francis (09/04/03)
DEXTER - Vernon K. Francis, 70, died Sept. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1932, at Frisco, son of the late Joe and Mable Joseph Francis, he was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco. A retired farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Dexter Masonic Lodge 532, Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis and member of the Shriners...
Lila Porter (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - Lila Mae Porter, 73, died at 8:11 p.m. Aug. 31, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1929, in the Tanner community near Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Bielor Atnip Gray. Her husband, Floyd Porter II, preceded her in death...
Calvin Stroup (09/04/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Calvin Stroup, 78, who died Aug. 31, 2003, were: Gary Stroup, Jason Stroup, Kenny Stroup, Kevin Stroup, Andy Stroup and Tony Stroup.
Jesse McKenzie (09/04/03)
PASCOLA - Jesse Charles Andrew McKenzie, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 3, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Willodean Shaffar (09/04/03)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Willodean Beasley Shaffar, 71, died Aug. 30, 2003, at the Center Avenue Health and Rehab Center. Born May 1, 1932, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Harrison and Gaynell Bell Beasley, she graduated in 1949 from Diehlstadt (Mo.) High School. ...
Tootie Holtzhouser (09/04/03)
LILBOURN - Maudy Evelyn "Tootie" Holtzhouser, 79, died Sept. 3, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Earnest Buell and Lura Dell Crayton Newton, she was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 7183 Ladies Auxiliary in Lilbourn and was employed with the People's Bank of Lilbourn before retiring...
Schneider - Nunnelee (09/04/03)
CREVE COEUR -- Jaime Joy Schneider and Thomas Frederick "Tom" Nunnelee Jr. were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony July 5, 2003, at Our Lady of the Pillar in Creve Coeur. The Rev. James Tobin performed the ceremony and Megan Brown of Springfield served as lector...
Schaefer - Ballard (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - Leslie Nicole Schaefer and Michael Vincent Ballard were united in marriage in a 7 p.m. ceremony May 3, 2003, at the First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Allen Basham performed the double-ring ceremony. Five candelabra and a unity candle were decorated with royal blue ribbon and white tulle and greenery in the front of the sanctuary. ...
Linley - Harper (09/04/03)
BLODGETT -- Mr. and Mrs. James Randall of Blodgett and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Linley of Corpus Christie, Texas, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julia Nicole Linley, to Micah Drue Harper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Harper of Central City, Ky., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Dillingham of Scott City...
Nave - Debrock (09/04/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nave have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Lanson Ivan Debrock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Debrock of Chaffee. A 2000 graduate of Portageville High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Broadway Prescription Shop in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 4 (09/04/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Caroline and Miss Isabel Hess, of the Portageville area, were visitors to Sikeston on Thursday. --- Mr. and Mrs. I.G. Lewis spent the weekend at Indian Mound, Texas. SIKESTON - Here and there across the broad cotton fields of the Bootheel, one can see field hands busy picking the first of the 1963 cotton. But in two weeks, mechanical cotton pickers will be chugging through the fields as cotton harvest season will be in full force...
Nothing so special in special session (09/04/03)
It's difficult to imagine just how many times Gov. Bob Holden will try to raise taxes before he gets the message that the Missouri Legislature is not going to support his proposals. Holden again this week called the Legislature into Special Session starting Monday to consider ways to raise revenues in Missouri. He has two chances for success - slim and none...
SpeakOut 9/4 (09/04/03)
I attended an agricultural meeting recently and am trying to figure out if our congresswoman and senator are for or against labeling on meat. Sometimes I hear them, and it seems as if they are with us on this issue. Then at other times you have to wonder if they're not cozying up to the big meat boys for fear that somebody might not buy their meat if it comes from India, China or wherever else. ...