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Stories from Thursday, October 23, 2003

Lillian Acord (10/23/03)
SIKESTON - Lillian Louise "Lil" Acord, 92, died Oct. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 31, 1910, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Elizabeth Hawes Weaks, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. She had been a desk clerk at the Sikeston Bowling Alley for 20 years before retiring and served on the Missouri Delta Medical Center Auxiliary for 50 years...
Ruby Withrow (10/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ruby Withrow, 89, died Oct. 21, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born May 8, 1914, in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late John Amos and Senath D. Gourley Byrd. Her husband, Joe Withrow, preceded her in death in 1976. Survivors include: one son, Ronnie Withrow of Portageville; one brother, Elvis Earl Byrd of Scott City; two sisters, Edith Marie Woodham of Malden and Gloria Jean Hampton of DeKalb, Ill.; and four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren...
Hattie Shearrill (10/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Hattie Ludie Shearrill, 87, died Oct. 18, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 4, 1916, in Carthage, Miss., daughter of the late Ed and Martha Walker Morris, she was a member of the Old Landmark Church of Christ Divine in Caruthersville where she served on the Mothers Board...
Vera Ballard (10/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Vera Ballard, 88, who died Oct. 18, 2003, were: Barry Ballard, Brad Ballard, Rob Tate, Larry King, Vernon Arnold and Robert "Bob" Pumphrey.
Ronald Harris (10/23/03)
MATTHEWS - Ronald "Ronnie" Harris, 60, died Oct. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 11, 1943, in Morley, son of Dolly Erladean Harris of Matthews and the late Levi Clifton Harris, he was a member of the Matthews Church of Christ. He was a farmer until retiring in 2002...
June Crenshaw (10/23/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - June Crenshaw, 62, died Oct. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born June 1, 1941, in Mesler, daughter of the late John L. and Irene Jones Davis, she was a machine operator for 20 years for Arvin-Meritor in Dexter. A member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, she was also a member of Local UAW in Dexter...
Scott Jerls (10/23/03)
EUREKA, Mont. - Scott Jerls, 27, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Oct. 19, 2003, in Eureka. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo.
Births (published 10-23) (10/23/03)
Ervin BENTON - Marisela Mariea Cruz and Terry Lee Ervin are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:55 p.m. Sept. 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Terry Lee Ervin Jr. weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-inches long...
Durham - Hann (10/23/03)
CAMPBELL -- Christina Durham and Justin Hann exchanged wedding vows in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony June 14, 2003, at the home of the bride's parents near Campbell. The Rev. Kenny Burchard of Greenville, friend of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Tina Durham of Campbell, and her husband is the son of Brenda and Paul Hann of Dexter...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 23 (10/23/03)
SIKESTON - In honor of the seventh birthday anniversary of her son, Jimmy, Mrs. J.B. Martin invited a group of his friends to a party at her home Thursday. MATTHEWS - Miss Patricia Griffen and Harold Yancy were elected king and queen of the Matthews FHA barn-warming Friday. They were crowned by the retiring barn-warming king and queen, Louanna Sutton and Bruce Bilmer...
Fund-raising should not use gimmicks (10/23/03)
General Wesley Clark, the latest entry into the Democratic presidential field, is obviously in need of money. After all, he entered the race late and thus has a financial disadvantage over the early entries. But Clark is popular for the moment and has learned a lesson from former Vermont Governor Howard Dean - he's using the Internet to raise the money needed to fund a campaign. I find this trend disturbing but that's beside the point...
SpeakOut 10/23 (10/23/03)
To wrote about the Portageville team in SpeakOut, they have a great team. I used to live in Portageville. They have someone else who helps that team out. He's very good and a very good influence. His name is Mr. Ashley Swims. The team's coach is good too, but Mr. Swims is never mentioned in the paper and he's a big asset to that team. We need to give him some thanks too...