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Stories from Friday, September 23, 2005

Survival of town celebrated (09/23/05)
COMMERCE - While the discussion continues on rebuilding New Orleans, the people of Commerce are celebrating the survival of their town a decade after the flood of 1995. Scheduled for today through Sunday this year, the Floodfest was organized by the late Jack Carson High Sr. ...
Dobbins speaks of success and future of SEMO (09/23/05)
SIKESTON - Those attending the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's noon luncheon got an education on education. Southeast Missouri State University President Ken Dobbins spoke about the changes the University is undergoing, its successes and the future...
SHS netters fall to Kennett (09/23/05)
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldog varsity tennis team dropped its match with Kennett, 1-8, on Thursday. No. 1 singles player Jenni DeWitt, Sikeston's lone winner, kept her unbeaten streak alive with her 10th straight. The sophomore DeWitt defeated Suzanne Carter, 8-2...
Dexter readies for Green Wave (09/23/05)
DEXTER - The Dexter Bearcats will host the Malden Green Wave on their homecoming Friday night in a rivalry that dates back to 1920. Dexter leads the overall series 42-21-4 and has a four-game winning streak against the Green Wave dating back to the 2001 season. Last season, the Bearcats defeated Malden 56-0...
Donald Heiligtag (09/23/05)
PUXICO -- Donald G. Heiligtag, 68, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born Nov. 28, 1936, in St. Louis, son of the late Raymond and Esther Pogue Heiligtag, he live din St. Louis until moving to Puxico seven years ago. He was a heavy equipment operator with Perkins Contracting in St. Louis and was a member of Local Union 513...
Ruth Williams (09/23/05)
DESOTO -- Ruth Marie Williams, 87, died Sept. 21, 2005, at her home in DeSoto. Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Dexter, daughter of the late John Lewis and Stella Nelson Barber, she had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to her daughter's home several weeks ago. She had retired from McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis and was a member of Stephens Memorial United Methodist Church in Overland...
Donna Thomas (09/23/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Donna Marie Thomas, 65, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sept. 22, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Born July 3, 1940, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harvey and Mabel Darr Green, she was retired from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where she worked as a change maker. She returned to Bloomfield in 1994 and then moved to Dexter. She attended the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church...
Hallie Hight (09/23/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hallie Hight, 92, died at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jerry Gregory (09/23/05)
DEXTER - Gerald "Jerry" Gregory, 57, died Sept. 22, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Edith Barker Robinson (09/23/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Edith Inez Barker Robinson, 83, died at 9:40 p.m. Sept. 22, 2005, at the Chateau Health Center. Born July 5, 1922, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Mary Elizabeth McCullough Jones, she was emplyoed by the Missouri Division of Aging for many years until her retirement. She had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Bertha Parker (09/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bertha Irene Parker, 79, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born May 16, 1916, in Parma, daughter of the late John and Amanda Harris Huntington. Her husband, Frank Parker, preceded her in death...
Births (Published 9/23) (09/23/05)
LILBOURN - Cassandra Anderson and Jonathon Brown are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:17 a.m. Aug. 12, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Jontayvias Trabrari Brown weighed 3 pounds 6 ounces and was 16 3/ 8 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lisa Anderson and Barry Martin of Lilbourn...
Looking Back 9/23 (09/23/05)
SIKESTON - Malone Theatre today featured "Music for Millions" starring Donna Reed and Margaret O'Brien. At the Rex is "Thank Your Lucky Stars" with an all-star cast. --- SIKESTON - Arden Andrew Ellise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arden Ellise, sustained a broken right arm while playing at the home or Mrs. W. H. Martin, a nearby neighbor...
Speakout 9/23 (09/23/05)
I was wondering if anyone has noticed the absence, or the demise of many, many mosquitoes in the last three weeks. I would like to think it was the city's spray truck but in reality it was hormonal spray that the crop sprayers put on the cotton to stunt its growth. Even though it made half the people in town sick, it sure did get rid of the mosquitoes. I guess we have a choice, mosquitoes or perhaps everyone dying of cancer because everybody was sure bothered by it...