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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2003

Chamber singers (12/19/03)
The members of the Sikeston High School choir performed for the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during the monthly meeting Thursday. The choir, under the direction of Nora Fuchs, entertained the group with holiday songs. Also during the meeting, outgoing president Debbie Glenn was honored along with Board members Jeff Sutton and Vivian Johnson. ...
County wraps up business for year (12/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners wrapped up what they expect will be the last of their business for the county's calendar and fiscal year during their regular meeting Thursday. "There's no meeting next week," Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said. The courthouse will close at noon Wednesday and reopen 8 a.m. Dec. 29...
Senior Center receives new name (12/19/03)
SIKESTON -- In honor of its 30th birthday, the Sikeston Senior Center received a new look -- and a new name on Thursday. Renamed the OAKS (Older Adults Keep Serving) Senior Center of Sikeston, the facility located on Cresap Street, donned a new coat of paint and new draperies as State Rep. Peter Myers and members of the Sikeston City Council including Mayor Michael Marshall were on hand for the occasion...
North Pemiscot beats Richland on last second shot (12/19/03)
ESSEX - The Richland Rebels basketball team lost a heartbreaker on Thursday to North Pemiscot 58-57 on a last second shot. Richland led 57-55 but the Mustangs hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left to pull out the win. "Were getting better all the time," said Richland head coach Doyle Denbow. "If we had made just 70 percent of our free throws then we would've won the game. I'm having a hard time getting them to concentrate on their free throws."...
Hank Cullins (12/19/03)
HORNERSVILLE - Henry Aaron "Hank" Cullins, 88, died Dec. 17, 2003, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born June 14, 1915, in Hornersville, son of the late Truman and Elizabeth Cantrell Cullins, he was a retired truck driver and member of the Moose and Elks lodges...
Dorothy Weed (12/19/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at DeLisle Funeral Home for Dorothy Mae Weed, 76, who died Dec. 14, 2003, were: Tom Nance, Kevin Lawver and Joe Mott.
Evelyn Howard (12/19/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Lois Howard, 74, who died Dec. 16, 2003, will be: Chad Payne, Lance Brooks, Michael Payne, Brian Payne, Ryan Payne, Jacob Holland and Jedidiah Payne. The Rev. Scott Sutton, pastor of New Life Ministries in New Madrid, will officiate, assisted by Harriet Craig of the Powerhouse of God Church of Sikeston...
Jackie Townsend (12/19/03)
CONRAN - William "Jackie" Townsend, 65, died Dec. 16, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1938, in Conran, he was the son of the late John D. and Ruthie R. "Becca" Haney Townsend. Survivors include: four brothers, Pete Townsend of Conran, Hawk Townsend and Ed Townsend of Kirkwood and Don Townsend of Mobile, Ala...
Bonnie Harris (12/19/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home for Bonnie Jane Harris, 70, of Arkadelphia, Ark., who died Dec. 15, 2003, were: Kenneth Foreman, Bill Meador Jr., Brent Pikey, Kenny Harmon, Randal Holder and Herbert Joiner...
Elzie Pemberton (12/19/03)
BERTRAND - Elzie Pemberton, 86, died at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 10, 1917, at Biggers, Ark., son of the late Theodore and Mirtie Yancey Pemberton, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Lucy Evans (12/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucy Ann Evans, 69, died at 2:23 a.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Baptist Memorial East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 25, 1934, at East Prairie, daughter of the late M.H. and Edith Hankins Bennett, she lived in Truman, Ark., from 1937-1954 and graduated in 1954 from Truman High School. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Sikeston...
Dewayne Acton (12/19/03)
DEXTER - Dewayne Berl Acton, 74, died Dec. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 19, 1929, in Davis County, Iowa, son of Faye Tracy Acton of Kirksville and the late Elder Walter P. Acton, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. A former truck driver and mechanic with Malone and Hyde in Sikeston, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War...
Lorene Looney (12/19/03)
SIKESTON - Anna Lorene Johnson Looney, 73, formerly of Lilbourn, died Dec. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 8, 1930, at Martin, Ky., daughter of the late Ed W. and Susan Barnes Johnson, she was a 1958 graduate of Lilbourn High School where she received the Journalism Award for her work on the school newspaper, "The Torch." In addition to being a homemaker, Lorene was a very active Christian worker teaching Sunday school, Bible school and serving on church boards and committees. ...
Helen McLaurin (12/19/03)
CENTRALIA, Ill. - Helen Lorine McLaurin, 77, formerly of Canalou, Mo., died Dec. 18, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Canalou, daughter of the late John and Emma Saunders Chaney, she was a member of the Baptist Church in Canalou...
Freddie Terrell (12/19/03)
MINER - Freddie Joe Terrell, 63, died at 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at his home. Born July 12, 1940, in Charleston, son of the late Marshall Eugene and Irma Inola Baker Terrell, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an electrician for Rowling Electric Co. and member of the First Baptist Church of Bertrand...
Looking Back 12/19 (12/19/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Jack Yount are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter. --- SIKESTON - Malone Theatre: "My Kingdom for a Cook" with Charles Coburn and Margaret Chapman. DEXTER - The annual meeting of the Southeast Missouri Council, Boy Scouts of America, was held Monday in the Southwest Elementary school. Officers elected were: president, Jack Oliver; and vice presidents, Judge Marshall Craig of Sikeston, Thurston Hill of Dexter and Dr. Walker Long of Poplar Bluff...
Christmas campaign 2003 was a success (12/19/03)
A funny thing happened on the way to the 2003 Community Christmas Campaign. It seems that a change of policy that selected new recipients and not those who apply year after year worked. And, according to those volunteers who delivered the Christmas baskets this week, it worked exceptionally well...
Your view: Thanks for help (12/19/03)
The Youth Services Program at the New Madrid County Family Resource Center sponsored a jeans and coat drive. The drive started in November and ended Dec. 12. Thanks to the help of the many community members and the New Madrid County area schools, the drive was a great success. There were more than 40 community members who brought in donations and the New Madrid County Central Science Club, the counselors and the school nurses participated in the drive...
Speakout 12/19 (12/19/03)
Did Jesus ever utter a word about homosexuality? I don't think He did. It was more of a common thing in the Greek world. If someone cares passionately about someone else, whether that involves sexual activity or not, it is nobody's business but theirs. ...