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Stories from Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Sikeston store set to close (02/03/04)
SIKESTON - Orscheln Farm and Home is closing their location in Sikeston. "It was a hard decision to close this location as we have always enjoyed our relationship with the customers who shop in our Sikeston store." said Stephen Chick, president of the farm store retail for Orscheln...
LCRA gets two commercial properties (02/03/04)
SIKESTON - Out with the old and in with the new were the chief items of business during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday. The Council approved an ordinance transferring the city-owned properties at 401 and 405 West Malone and 202 S. Kingshighway to the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority...
Polling judges prove hard to find (02/03/04)
SIKESTON -- Many are repeats who volunteer their time working as a polling judge election after election, but as some county clerks are finding out, the number of the recognizable faces at the polls is starting to dwindle. "This is not unique to Mississippi County, it's a nationwide problem," noted Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay...
Sikeston freshmen down Twin Rivers (02/03/04)
BROSELEY - The Sikeston freshman basketball team closed out their season with a 52-40 win against Twin Rivers on Monday night in Broseley. Sikeston finishes its season 8-6 despite having two players playing up on the junior varsity and varsity this year...
Essner's 21 leads Lady Hawks past Charleston, 49-35 (02/03/04)
BENTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team picked up a huge win on Monday night by defeating Charleston 49-35 at Kelly High School. Kelly led from the start, taking an 11-4 advantage after one and a 20-14 lead at the half. The Lady Hawks extended the lead to 34-22 entering the fourth quarter...
James Pepper (02/03/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- James L. Pepper, 86, died Feb. 1, 2004, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Homer Outlaw (02/03/04)
FLORISSANT - Home D. Outlaw, 95, formerly of Lilbourn, died Feb. 2, 2004, at St. Sophia's Healthcare in Florissant. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Elsie Scott (02/03/04)
CHAFFEE - Elsie Emelia Scott, best known as "Grandma Elsie," has made her final journey to everlasting life with God as of Feb. 1, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Grandma Elsie's life began in Canada with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Onorio D'Augustine on Dec. 10, 1919. After the passing of her mother, she moved to Italy with her grandparents and at the age of 17, she boarded a ship to rejoin her father in the United States...
Ruby Wrather (02/03/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ruby Irene Pinnon Wrather, 94, died Feb. 1, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 16, 1909, in Tipton County, Tenn., daughter of the late Mollie Louella Smith and Elsie Athen Pinnon, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Church of God PEO, United Methodist Women...
Births 2/3 (02/03/04)
CHARLESTON - Afraica Renee Sager and Bradford Jerome Woods are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:02 am. Dec. 28, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Brakia Renee Woods weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Williams - Gaeta (02/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Dr. Judee Lynn Williams and Dr. Matthew Donald Gaeta exchanged wedding vows in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 6, 2003, at the Graham Chapel of Washington University in St. Louis. Don Kline, uncle of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony and readers were Heather Young of Columbia and Melanie Gaeta of Baltimore, Md...
Jenkins - Lowe (02/03/04)
SIKESTON -- Bethany Ellen Jenkins and Thomas Lynn Lowe exchanged wedding vows in an outdoor evening ceremony Sept. 20, 2003, at the Sikeston Complex Park. The Rev. Todd Crumley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Ellen Jenkins of Sikeston. Her grandparents are Merle and Otis Greer, Bud Miller and Lillian Jenkins, all of Sikeston...
Schutte - Masters (02/03/04)
ST. LOUIS -- David and Janet Schutte of Payson, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie Marie, to Ryan Edwin Masters of Quincy, Ill., son of Dr. Edwin and Jacqueline Masters of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Payson Seymour High School, the future bride is a student at the Saint Louis College of Pharmacy. ...
Drury - Brashear (02/03/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bettie Ivie and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ivie of East Prairie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Leigh Drury, to Lawrence David Brashear Jr., son of Lawrence and Pat Brashear of Sikeston. A graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by Health Systems Inc. in Sikeston...
Blackburns will mark anniversary (02/03/04)
PARMA -- Relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Blackburn are invited to attend a golden wedding anniversary celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Parma Community Center. Blackburn and the former Mildred Hardin were married Feb. 16, 1954...
Looking Back 2/3 (02/03/04)
SIKESTON - Several hundred pilots-to-be were happy enough to serenade the gate keeper Sunday night, but 75 boys were so pleased that they are still singing praise to Mrs. Paul Brewer and the dates she arranged for the underclass tea dance at the Armory Sunday. Blondes from Cairo, brunettes from Charleston, redheads from Sikeston and angels from heaven all descended to attend the affair...
To: The White House, Washington, D.C. (02/03/04)
Dear President Bush: Well you may not have noticed but Missouri held their Presidential primary election today. I voted for you as my choice to represent the Republican party this November. But I'm writing today to inform you that you're going to have to work a bit harder to get my vote this November. And those are tough words to say...
Speakout 2/3 (02/03/04)
I read your recent editorial on Medicaid waste, as disclosed by a recent audit. Here is something else you might want to check into. The Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Division of the Department of Mental Health is attempting to move some clients out of habilitation centers and into community placements. ...