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Stories from Thursday, September 18, 2003

Weddings keeping recorders very busy (09/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Obtaining a marriage license is typically an easy procedure, but as local recorders of deeds have experienced firsthand, sometimes things don't always go as planned -- and sometimes the recorders are required to step above their call of duty...
Gun law won't have major affect (09/18/03)
BENTON - A veto override enabling Missouri residents to carry concealed firearms won't change things as much as people may think. In Missouri, permits were already required for pistols and it is a misdemeanor to obtain such a concealable firearm without the permit. The $5 permit also requires the signature of the seller or the lender of weapon...
Lilbourn man killed in accident (09/18/03)
LaFORGE - A Lilbourn man lost his life Wednesday when he was involved in a one-vehicle traffic accident near LaForge. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident at 1 p.m. on Route P in New Madrid County, three miles east of LaForge. Donald L. Caldwell, 48, was driving west when his vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Bulldogs look for payback (09/18/03)
DEXTER - If there was one game that propelled the Dexter Bearcats into their best football season since 1988, it was the team's 29-3 upset victory against state-ranked Sikeston last year. After starting the season 0-2, not many gave the Bearcats a chance in the game...
Softball team powers past East Prairie with 12 hits (09/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team found its swing on Wednesday afternoon, belting out 12 hits in a 15-0 win over East Prairie. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 5-6 with the victory heading into Monday's game against Jackson. "We did a really good job," said Sikeston coach Jennie Hobeck. "We went up there hitting. They put three different pitchers in there, so we had some different speed pitches to look at. The girls did a good job of waiting on the ball. It was a good team effort."...
Clyde Blair (09/18/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Clyde Blair, 76, died Sept. 6, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. He was born June 14, 1927, in Arkansas, and is survived by a sister, Australia Mason of New Madrid; and a brother, Roger Carpenter. His parents preceded him in death...
Donald Caldwell (09/18/03)
LILBOURN - Donald L. Caldwell, 48, died Sept. 17, 2003, near LaForge of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston.
Arnold Jones (09/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arnold Ray Jones, 66, died at 11:42 p.m. Sept. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1937, in Hornersville, son of the late George and Sadie Holt Jones, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a member of the Victory Chapel Church in Charleston...
Debney Cooper (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Debney Cooper, 93, formerly of Bloomfield and Bernie, died Sept. 16, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 4, 1909, at Aid, son of the late Marcus L. and Cora Culbertson Cooper, he was a retired farmer. On Nov. 14, 1933, at Kennett, he married Floy L. Harris who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 2001...
Barbara Hampton (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Barbara Ann Hampton, 69, died Sept. 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late W. Leslie and Minnie Thurma Burkeen, she lived in Poplar Bluff and Gatewood for many years before moving to Dexter in November 2002. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Clarence Parks (09/18/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Clarence Parks, 93, who died Sept. 14, 2003, were: Bill Abbott, Tom Noble, Connie Noble, Johnny Noble, Larry Noble and Eric Noble.
HeiRonimus - Lemmons (09/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Dr. Jessica Danielle HeiRonimus and Logan Parker Lemmons were united in marriage in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony June 14, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Sandra Schaller and Thom Lemmons performed the ceremony. Nathan Laney of Kansas City served as reader for the occasion...
Hoskins -- Backfisch (09/18/03)
SIKESTON -- David and Debbie Smith have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lyn, to David Leroy Backfisch, son of Gilbert and Debbie Backfisch of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride is employed with the Ferguson Medical Group...
Kirkpatrick - 50th (09/18/03)
MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kirkpatrick of Gilbertsville, Ky., formerly of Morley, will be guests of honor for an open house in commemoration of their golden wedding anniversary. The event is set for 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Morley Church of God...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 18 (09/18/03)
SIKESTON - A Scott County Milling Co. truck and trailer went into the river at Tiptonville, Tenn., Friday morning. The truck was driven by Wayne Davis of Sikeston and was carrying feed and flour. --- SIKESTON - The General Contract Purpose Corp., through the vice president Dillon Ross, is prepared to purchase $50,000 in war bonds in the Third War Loan Drive to be staged in Sikeston...
Immigration issues must be addressed (09/18/03)
The tidal wave of illegal immigration into this nation will eventually be the single issue that breaks the national bank. It will so change the face of this great country that many of those issues held sacred for generations will no longer hold importance. And yet, the growing trend is to simply accept this influx of illegal immigrants and to somehow adapt the remainder of the nation to some radical changes in the future...
SpeakOut 9/18 (09/18/03)
I e-mailed you about 2 weeks ago regarding a situation in New Madrid County. I was wondering if this article will be published. I believe that the taxpayers of New Madrid County need to know how our money is being spent. Please let me know something so that I can look for it. We are looking in to the question you posed...