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Stories from Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Ordinances clear way for Walgreens (08/03/04)
SIKESTON - Three ordinances clearing the way for the redevelopment of the old MoDOT building near Main and Malone were approved during the Sikeston City Council's regular meeting Monday. The council first passed a bill approving the redevelopment plan for the Main and Malone TIF District...
Election day (08/03/04)
Residents of Miner vote Tuesday morning at the Miner City Hall. As of 8 a.m., over 100 residents had voted in today's primary. Polls will be open until 7 p.m.
City's 'InfoLink' now online (08/03/04)
SIKESTON - The latest city information and emergency alerts are now only a mouse click away for those with personal computers. Sikeston InfoLink, a free PC-based Internet information and emergency alert system being made available through a partnership with the Board of Municipal Utilities and the city, went live Monday...
Michaeletta Seyer (08/03/04)
CHATAWA, Miss. - Sister Michaelette Seyer, SSND, 91, died July 31, 2004, at St. Mary of the Pines in Chatawa. Born March 21, 1913, in Advance, the daughter of the late Philip and Alvina Seyer was given the name Alma Mary Seyer. In 1934, when she entered the convent in St. ...
Dorothy Lizenbee (08/03/04)
ADVANCE - Dorothy Lizenbee, 80, died Aug. 1, 2004, at her home. Born May 11, 1924, at Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John and Louisa Shirley Mask, she was a member of the Advance Assembly of God Church. On Oct. 7, 1940, at New Madrid, she married Earl Lizenbee who preceded her in death on June 28, 1996...
Helen Huggins (08/03/04)
SAN ANTONIO - Helen Evelyn Huggins, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 26, 2004, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Born Nov. 5, 1929, in Manila, Ark., daughter of the late Fred Lamont Jackman and Pearl Christian Jackman, she graduated in 1947 from Sikeston High School. She was a retired nurse and had lived in Sikeston from 1980 until 2003...
Gabe Pointer (08/03/04)
BERNIE - Byron "Gabe" Pointer, 76, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Malden Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Sandra Helms (08/03/04)
SIKESTON - Sandra Lynnette Ramsey Helms, 58, died at 7:45 p.m. Aug. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Thresa Miller (08/03/04)
ESSEX - Thresa Ann Miller, 65, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Moss - Hall (08/03/04)
SIKESTON -- Jill Kathryn Moss and William Jeffrey Hall Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony May 29, 2004, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church before Monsignor Stephen A. Schneider. Reader for the ceremony was Hillary Bird of Sikeston. The bride is the daughter of Melvin and Joan Moss of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Leslie and Paul Gillean of Sikeston and Jeff Hall of New Madrid...
Rodgers - Johnson (08/03/04)
SIKESTON -- Judith Ann Rodgers has announced the engagement of her daughter, Christi Lea, to Jeffrey Curtiss Johnson, son of J.V. Pullum and June Marie Mallard of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1999 from Sikeston Public Schools. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the prospective bridegroom is attending Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Norman - Pointer (08/03/04)
SIKESTON -- Andy and Carmel Norman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Brooke, to Aaron Kyle Pointer, son of Randy and Patricia Pointer of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride currently attends Three Rivers Community College...
LCRA action needed (08/03/04)
The city of Sikeston is about to release a new list of properties that will be acquired by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and ultimately demolished. The second list of 49 properties follows the release earlier this year of 33 properties. That first batch of homes is now in the legal process of condemnation and acquisition. The city had actually hoped to be removing most of those properties by now. But that action hopefully is just weeks away at the most...
Your view: A father's view (08/03/04)
A retired attorney wrote this to his sons: May 19, 2004 Dear Tom, Kevin, Kirby and Ted, As your father, I believe I owe it to you to share some thoughts on the present world situation. We have over the years discussed a lot of important things, like going to college, jobs and so forth. But this really takes precedence over any of those decisions...
Speakout 8/3 (08/03/04)
It seems awfully funny that when you live in the country and notice that the electric company has been out twice in one month to read your electric meter. I am calling about the rodeo queen for this year. I thought you had to be from this area in order to win something like that. ...