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Stories from Sunday, November 9, 2003

Survey says: Citizens offer input on town (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - A total of 154 surveys were filled out and returned to city officials with a central theme of "cleaning up the town...putting a new coat of paint on things," according to City Manager Doug Friend. The survey results should give officials an idea of the "varying degrees of support" for the categories listed: housing, transportation, police/fire services, parks and recreation, and community service, Friend said. ...
Veterans' Day event scheduled (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston native who has seen service as a Marine in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq is the featured speaker at the community's Veterans' Day program. The ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Sikeston Field House. Marine Corps Capt. Greg Blanton, the son of Judge Lewis and Barbara Blanton of Sikeston, will address the students and public attending the ceremony...
Every day is Veterans' Day when veterans serve in classroom (11/09/03)
NEW MADRID -- Americans will likely hear the testimonies of the country's veterans during a special ceremony or assembly Tuesday in honor Veterans' Day. But it's the cadets with New Madrid County Central's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps and Charleston R-1's Junior ROTC who have the privilege of listening to veterans speak every day during their ROTC classes at school...
East Prairie ends season on high note with win over Portageville (11/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The East Prairie Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night by outlasting the Portageville Bulldogs 25-14. The win put the Eagle season record at 4-5, while the Bulldogs finish 5-4. Senior running back Josh Boyer had the best outing of his career, rushing 22 times for 301 yards and scoring all four of the Eagles' touchdowns...
Watts leads Charleston to victory (11/09/03)
SCOTT CITY -- For the second time this season, Scott City's football team was victimized by a freshman running back. First it was Paris Tipler of East Prairie in the third week of the season. Friday night at Scott City it was Charleston's Joseph Watts who got the best of the Rams...
Fredericktown runs over Dexter (11/09/03)
DEXTER - All year long the Dexter Bearcats had trouble getting a ground game going. And so, they would turn to the arm of junior quarterback Kyle Espey. More often than not, Espey did his part, throwing pinpoint passes right in the receivers' hands...
Spirit Award is presented (11/09/03)
The Community Betterment Committee of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce presented El Bracero with the SACC Spirit Award for a business Thursday. The award is for superior attitude, customer service and community spirit. Congratulating Manager Luis Aguirre is SACC Executive Director Missy Marshall...
First National Bank planning expansion of its Miner facility (11/09/03)
MINER - The First National Bank will expand their Miner banking facility located at 2201 East Malone Ave. The additional 7,000 square feet will accommodate expanded banking space, a new insurance center and additional rental space that will be made available...
David Morgan (11/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - David A. Morgan, 18, died Nov. 8, 2003, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Camille Hawkins (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - Lois Camille Hawkins, 88, died at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 25, 1915, in Sikeston to the late William Franklin Henley and Etta Barnett Henley, she was a retired line worker at the Sikeston Toy Factory and a member of the Eastside Nazarene Church...
'Sam' Morgan (11/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Wanema "Sam" Parks Morgan, 91, died at 10:31 a.m. Nov. 7, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1912, at Blaine, Ark., daughter of the late George Washington and Myrtle Lowery Robinson, she had lived in Mississippi County since 1935 and was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ...
Ruth Buckhannon (11/09/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruth Allene Buckhannon passed away Nov. 6, 2003, at Southeast Hospital with daughters Darla and Wilmajo at her side. Born Nov. 24, 1908, at St. Louis, daughter of the late Walter P. and Elizabeth Stausing Masters, she graduated from Chaffee High School and attended Will Mayfield College in Marble Hill. ...
Alton Crowley (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - Alton R. Crowley, 57, died Aug. 29, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Claude and Mildred Crowley, he retired as a mechanic for the Missouri Department of Transportation. Survivors include: his best friend, Ellen Chrostoski of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric Crowley of Sikeston and Bob and Deanna Crowley of Sikeston; one sister, Claudia Bolen of Springfield; one brother, Robert Crowley of Pekin, Ill.; and he was "Peepaw" to his five grandchildren, Dakotah, Hunter Shane and Haylee Quertermous and Hunter Crowley and Savannah Crowley.. ...
'Shorty' Brady (11/09/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Oscar J. "Shorty" Brady, 76, died Nov. 7, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born Nov. 17, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to the late Marion and Gladys Birmingham Brady, he had lived in Bloomfield since 1946. A retired concrete construction employee for Jarrell's Concrete Co. in Bloomfield, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II...
Thomas Crawford (11/09/03)
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Thomas Larry "Tom" Crawford, 59, died Nov. 4, 2003, at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Point Pleasant, Mo., son of the late Landreth Lee and Ida Mae Renfro Crawford, he was a tech server for Baker Industries. A member of the American Society of Baking Engineers and American Institute of Baking, he was of the Baptist belief...
Births (published 11/9) (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - Karey Latrice Hughes and Lamances Pierre Groce Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born Oct. 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Lamances Pierre Groce Jr. weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandmother is Earline Gilmore...
Looking Back 11/9 (11/09/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Joe Leslie entertained a group of children at a party Saturday afternoon at her home in honor of the fourth birthday anniversary of her son, Rikki, which occurred the following Monday. SIKESTON - The new Holiday Inn is in the final stages of building. Construction was held up by subcontractors, who were delayed in receiving material, according to the field superintendent John Haguewood. The first of the 130 units will be completed by Nov. 16...
High school player is role model for all (11/09/03)
Nate Haasis is by any measure an outstanding athlete. Nate's the quarterback for Springfield (Ill.) Southeast High School. The 17-year-old senior is among the best athletes in his region if not the entire state. In his high school career, Haasis completed pass after pass, time and time again. ...
Speakout 11/9 (11/09/03)
Mike, I see where the paper commented in SpeakOut that Crosslines will not receive government funding. Can you tell me where the money will come from? The information published in the Nov. 6 Standard Democrat was not clear. The correct answer is that the money comes from the Missouri Foundation for Health. ...