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Stories from Friday, November 28, 2003

Bell ringers ready to man familiar kettles (11/28/03)
SIKESTON - Thursday Americans gave thanks. Beginning today, the Salvation Army bell ringers hope Americans give generously. For the seventh year, the bell ringers will man the familiar kettles, hanging beneath the red-and-white Salvation Army sign at the two entrances of the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter. Now through Christmas they will ring their bells in hopes of filling the kettles, which in turn fills the coffers for the New Madrid County Salvation Army...
Bid Ok'd for 'turnkey' project (11/28/03)
CHARLESTON - KENCO Enterprises of Cape Girardeau will replace the narrow strip of grass between the Mississippi County Courthouse's front sidewalk and curb while Commissioners again received confirmation that no matter what decision they make, they are very unlikely to please everyone...
Living Christmas Tree (11/28/03)
Michael Nickelson, director of the First Baptist Church Living Christmas Tree, decorates the set for their upcoming performances. The 20th anniversary celebration, "The Long Awaited Promise," will be December 12-14. Admission is $2.
Former Sikeston mayor dies (11/28/03)
SIKESTON -- Prominent Sikeston architect Charles Robert Stearnes died Nov. 25, 2003, at his home in Sikeston. He was 67. Born March 14, 1936, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles and Helen Stearnes, he had practiced architecture in Sikeston since 1960 and founded Robert Stearnes Associates in 1982. ...
Sikeston junior varsity in championship (11/28/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 66-60 win against Cape Central in the Notre Dame JV Tournament on Wednesday. Sikeston plays Charleston today in the championship game of the tournament at 3:30 p.m...
Agnes Stuetz (11/28/03)
DEXTER - Agnes Alice Stuetz, 100, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1902, at Bevier, to the late George Elmer Kelley and Elizabeth LaChantz Kelley, she was of the Catholic belief, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Wanda Tedford (11/28/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Wanda Lee Tedford, 66, of Ellisville and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 24, 2003, were: Robbie Harris, James Earl Dixon, Lonnie Harris and Tom Ernst.
Johnnie R. Hunt (11/28/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Johnnie R. Hunt, 55, died at 5:20 p.m. Nov. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 13, 1948, in East Prairie to the late John Joseph and Tena A. Thomure Hunt, he had lived in East Prairie all his life and was employed with Thomure Manufacturing Co...
Marvin Scott (11/28/03)
DEXTER - Marvin Scott, 76, formerly of Parma, died Nov. 26, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1927, in Mississippi, he moved to Bell City in 1970 where he owned and operated Scotts Grocery. He was also a retired farmer...
Births (published 11/28) (11/28/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Bradley and Tiffany Ledbetter are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus. Elizabeth Grace Ledbetter weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Peters-LeGrand (11/28/03)
BENTON -- Shannon Peters and Landon LeGrand were married Aug. 2, 2003, at St. Denis Catholic Church. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony and lector was Stacy Forck. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Patricia Peters and James and Brenda LeGrand, all of Benton...
Residents mark 68th anniversary (11/28/03)
BERTRAND -- Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Peters Sr. of Bertrand gathered Oct. 19 to honor the couple with a 68th anniversary celebration. The parents of 12 children have 26 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Looking Back (11/28) (11/28/03)
SIKESTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Jesse Layton moved to Commerce Tuesday, where the former is pastor of the Methodist Church. --- SIKESTON - Leo Comstock was tendered a birthday surprise Wednesday evening by boy friends at his home on Matthews Street. NEW MADRID - Sheriff W.L. "Cowboy" Ramsey of New Madrid County announced today that he has appointed Walter Ivy, chief of police of Risco, as a deputy sheriff to fill the position left vacant by the slaying of Billy Myers...
Retailers must join fight against meth (11/28/03)
The battle against drugs - specifically methamphetamine - is a tough fight for law enforcement. The ingredients to make the drugs are readily available, relatively inexpensive and apparently, it's fairly easy to manufacture. Given these factors, law enforcement is often like a dog chasing its tail - it just goes in circles...
Speakout (11/28) (11/28/03)
I heard many people remark on TV that Michael Jackson thinks and has the mind of a young child, moreover, a boy who talks like he never thinks of sex. Don't be small-minded or stupid enough to think he can't get sexually aroused. After all, he has three children and I'm sure wasn't impotent with his wives. ...