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Stories from Thursday, October 30, 2003

Christmas packages to soldiers must be mailed soon (10/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Residents wanting to make Christmas for area soldiers a little more merry need to send their packages as soon as possible, officials say. "Mid-November is cutting it close for priority packages to troops," said James Day of the U.S. Postal Service in Sikeston. "Bringing in the packages as early as possible is your best bet." Packages cannot weigh more than 70 pounds or be longer than 108 inches, Day said...
Getting ready (10/30/03)
Kristy Hays, a Morehouse Fire Department Volunteer, places strobe lights in the haunted corn maze Wednesday afternoon. The Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department will present the Haunted Park starting today at 6 p.m. through Saturday at the Morehouse City Park. Treats will be given out on Halloween night. Admission is $1 per person...
Beggs to help advance agritourism industry (10/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Although he's been in the business for three years, Donnie Beggs still doesn't consider himself an expert on agritourism; however, the state Department of Agriculture is looking to Begg's experience as a means of helping people get into the agritourism industry...
Bulldogs hope to slow down Mules' balanced attack (10/30/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Last season, the Poplar Bluff Mules football team rushed for 430 yards. Not in a game, but the entire season. It was probably the No. 1 contributing factor to the Mules finishing 4-6 on the season and last in the SEMO North Conference...
Local wins Warner jersey (10/30/03)
Sikeston's Betty Goodman holds up an autographed Kurt Warner jersey she recently won at the Rams-Packers football game in St. Louis. Through the Missouri Lottery, Goodman and her husband Gary won a package that included tickets to the game, free food and drink, free binoculars, and a football signed by all the St. Louis Rams players...
Top performers of the week (10/30/03)
12 carries, 17.3 avg., 3 TDs. --------------------------------------- 11 carries, 15.0 avg., 2 TDs. --------------------------------------- 19 carries, 6.3 avg., 2 TDs. --------------------------------------- 21 carries, 5.7 avg. ---------------------------------------...
Addie Bixler (10/30/03)
SIKESTON - Addie Elizabeth Bixler, 89, of Sikeston and formerly of Canalou, died Oct. 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1914, in Braggadocio, daughter of the late Joseph and Effie Mae Ingram Hampton, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Cecil Beeson (10/30/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Cecil Beeson died Oct. 30, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Billy Melrose (10/30/03)
SIKESTON - William C. "Billy" Melrose, 45, died at 10:48 p.m. Oct. 22, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 4, 1957, in St. Louis, son of the late Herbert and Bernice Johnson Melrose, he attended aircraft mechanic school in San Antonio, Texas, and was a heavy equipment operator. Before moving to Sikeston, he lived in the Houston, Texas, area for 22 years, where he was a member of the Woodforest Baptist Church...
Peggy Seiber (10/30/03)
OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. - Peggy Jean Seiber, 65, died Oct. 28, 2003, at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born Jan. 26, 1938, in Portageville, Mo., daughter of the late Adolph and Emma Jane Northington Wilson, she lived in Oliver Springs since 1966. She was a member of the Bokerton (Mo.) Baptist Church...
Infant Holden (10/30/03)
DEXTER - Infant Holden, daughter of Ryan and Sarah Watkins Holden of Dexter, died shortly after birth Oct. 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Survivors in addition to her parents include: paternal grandparents, Stephen Holden of Dexter and Sandy Cato of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Stephen and Susan Watkins of Dexter; paternal great-grandparents, Demp and Celeste Holden of Dexter and Ale and Betty Cato of Cape Girardeau; and maternal great-grandparents, Ike and Pat Watkins and Floyd and Irene Hoffman of Dexter.. ...
Helen Berry (10/30/03)
ST. PETERS - Helen Lucille Kassing Berry, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 28, 2003, at Mount Carmel in St. Charles. Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Jackson Kassing, she graduated from Lafayette Grade School and had been employed by Bemis Bag...
Robbie Taylor (10/30/03)
ESSEX - Robbie Taylor, 92, died Oct. 30, 2003, at the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 26, 1911, in Giltedge, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Vera Turnage Odom, she lived in Essex since 1928, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had been a cook at Essex and Richland schools before retiring...
Vinson-Landewee (10/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Mary-Katherine Vinson and Darren Ray Landewee were married July 26, 2003, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joel and Patricia Vinson of Sikeston, and her husband is the son of Jerome and Carolyn Landewee of Oran...
Looking Back 10/30 (10/30/03)
BENTON - Drafting of fathers will be necessary to fill future Scott County draft quotas, Clerk Norman Bugg of Scott County Selective Service Board, has announced. As the supply of single and childless married men has been steadily dwindling until now it is almost exhausted, fathers will be inducted from now on in order to make up the needed county totals...
Parents, the system failed in their roles (10/30/03)
Surely by now you've heard the horrible tale of the four starving boys found in the New Jersey home. The oldest, a 19-year-old, weighed just 45 pounds when neighbors alerted police that he was rummaging through garbage in an apparent search for food...
Your view: My hero, my son (10/30/03)
My 8-year-old son, Blade Bannister, is truly my hero. I passed out yesterday and he got me a wet rag, held my hand and was talking to me until I came to. He helped me into our living room and took his 5-year-old sister across the street and asked a neighbor to call 911 and gave them my information. He told them to call my parents and gave them the phone number and also the number to call my husband at work...
Your view: Get walking (10/30/03)
When I was in the Marine Corps, the first sergeant would tell the sick, lame and lazy to fall out for sick-call. With the proliferation of handicap parking permits, I think the lazies are taking over. I know you can go to your doctor and if you are a good customer, he will give you a permit...
Speakout 10/30 (10/30/03)
Are they going to wait until someone is killed before they do something about the intersection of Highway 61 and H Road by the Industrial Park? There is a wreck there almost every month. If the highway department would open up McCaulah Road over to Rose Parkway, that would take a lot of traffic from that intersection while we are waiting on a stop light, which may take some time...