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Stories from Sunday, April 25, 2004

All dolled up: Collector shares her dolls with the public (04/25/04)
CHARLESTON -- For the next month, Suzanne Boren of Charleston is sharing her personal doll collection -- from Scarlet O'Hara to the American Girl Scout to Chatty Cathy -- with the public. "I like my dolls, and I just wanted to show them to other people," Boren said. "There are quite a few doll collectors around the area, and there are a lot of people who collect dolls, but they do not necessarily collect old dolls."...
Career moves take local man to top at Noranda (04/25/04)
MARSTON - For more than 30 years Keith Gregston filled various positions at Noranda Aluminum Inc. Today, he has another new job at the aluminum plant located in the New Madrid Industrial Park - Gregston is the new president and general manager of the primary operations...
A salute to Dad (04/25/04)
Janie Hazel, a teacher at Semo Christian Academy, paints the hand of Brylie and Kylie Noe Thursday at school. The students at the school made a banner for twins' father, Doyle Noe, who is serving with the 1140th Engineer Battalion in Iraq. From left are: Hazel, Brylie, Kylie, Tucker Chaney and Spenser Pratcher...
New exercise program has arrived locally (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Spinning has arrived. "It's kind of been on the east coast and the west coast, and now we have it here in Sikeston," said Amy Gordin, director of rehabilitation services at Missouri Delta Medical Center's ReStart. For those who know about Spinning, rest assured: this is the real thing. ...
SHS hires new wrestling coach (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - With the unexpected announcement of Sikeston wrestling coach Chris Hodgkiss' resignation last month, Sikeston High School wasted no time in finding a replacement. The search ended when Farmington assistant coach Ivan Robison, 42, recently accepted the position...
A.J. Summerlott (04/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - A.J. Summerlott, 82, died at 9:45 a.m. April 23, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Fisk, daughter of the late Clement Edward and Velva McCain Summerlott, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Baptist belief...
Joyce Riley (04/25/04)
NEW MADRID - Joyce Riley, 66, died April 23, 2004, at her home. Born March 5, 1938, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Virginia Welshans, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church and was employed by Associated Electric Cooperative in Marston until her retirement in 1999...
Harvey M. Smothers (04/25/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harvey M. Smothers, 96, died April 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1907, near Swinton, son of the late Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers, he was employed by International Shoe Company from 1927 to 1942. He moved to Benton in 1939 and then to rural Bloomfield in 1943 where he pursued his life-long love of farming. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Bell City and later attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Melody Dopp Menz (04/25/04)
BELTON, Texas - Melody Darlene Menz, 60, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died April 23, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1943, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Delmar J. Dopp and Francis E. Reeves, she owned and operated the "Helping Hands" residential cleaning service and had also worked at Thorngate. ...
Herbert Stallings (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Herbert V. Stallings, 77, of Bertrand, who died April 22, 2004, were: Kevin Hartwick, Mike Ray, Bob Meeks, Steve Oakley, Ronnie Stallings and Fred Bruenderman.
Mary Jane Pardon (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Mary "Jane" Pardon, 83, died April 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1920, in Hayward, daughter of the late, James William and Emma Mae Wyatt Bishop, she was owner and operator of Pardon's Grocery Store in Sikeston and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church...
Looking Back 4/25 (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Sgt. Carmen L. Botter, WAC control tower operator stationed at Dangley Field, Va., with the Army Airways Communications System, has been given official commendation for performance of duties in connection with the Ordinance Exhibit of War Weapons in the Chrysler Building, New York City...
Time to lose state's gambling loss limits (04/25/04)
At long last, I have finally found a point of agreement with Gov. Bob Holden. Believe me, it wasn't easy. Were I to enumerate the points of disagreement with Holden, the newspaper would be forced to add additional pages. But on the area of dropping the foolish loss limit provision on Missouri casinos, I think Holden has it right...
Speakout 4/25 (04/25/04)
I was born in Sikeston in 1936 and I have lots of memories, mostly good ones! I do not remember being prejudiced and full of hatred, as so many are feeling the need to express. Hatred spreads like a cancer and I have no room for that in my life. Remembering the good old days is a wonderful experience for me. ...