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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2005

Just say no (10/24/05)
Above: A Lee Hunter Elementary student displays his handcrafted sign during the school's Red Ribbon Week parade Friday afternoon. Lee Hunter acknowledged the national campaign focused on preventing drug and alcohol use last week while the majority of schools are kicking off their celebrations this week. ...
Lions Club off to roaring start (10/24/05)
NEW MADRID - The youngsters painted, paraded, pedaled and punted. Four-year-old Keiyon Smith's broad grin just below his Batman mask attested to the good time he was having as he waited his turn to take part in the tractor pull. "And I won a trophy!" exclaimed Keiyon, who was honored as "most heroic" in the costume parade...
John McCullough (10/24/05)
DEXTER - John R. McCullough died Oct. 22, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Lavinia Gardner (10/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Lavinia Moll Gardner, 86, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Raymond and Myrtle Sheppard Moll, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and the United Methodist Women. She had worked as a telephone operator and at Hales Jewelry Store before retiring...
Lawrence Kidd (10/24/05)
DELTA -- Lawrence William Kidd, 95, died Oct. 23, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1910, in Arbor, son the late Adam Hensley and Gladys Ann Beck Kidd, he had worked as a mechanic for the Delta R-5 School District and a veteran of World War II having served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of Arbor General Baptist Church, Whitewater Masons No. 417, Whitewater Eastern Star No. 174 and Chaffee VFW 3127...
Ralph Lettelier (10/24/05)
ORAN - Ralph E. Lettelier, 95, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1910, in Everett, Wash., son of the late Walter and Ada White Lettelier, he was retired for 43 years from Pennsylvania Lawn and Garden in Hollywood, Calif., where he was a small engine mechanic. He was a member of Tri-City Assembly of God in Glendora, Calif., a member of the Railroad Model Club of Southern California and of the Aloha RV Club of Southern California...
Nyla June Baillio (10/24/05)
SCOTT, La. - Nyla June "Granny" Baillio, 82, died Oct. 21, 2005, at Lafayette General Medical Center. The daughter of the late George Estes and the former Ophelia Lauderdalea, she was a native of Haleyville, Ala. She was a member of RSVP and the Salvation Army Home League...
Mary Lou Schinker (10/24/05)
DEXTER - Mary Lou Schinker, 75, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gladys Johnson (10/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Gladys L. Johnson, 91, died at 3:35 a.m. Oct. 24, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ray Newell (10/24/05)
ESSEX - Julius Ray Newell, 70, died Oct. 22, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1935, at Balwin, Miss., the son of the late Barney Lee and Lucy Reeves Newell, he was formerly employed with Sikeston John Deere Equipment Company...
Merritt Taylor (10/24/05)
ADVANCE - Merritt E. Taylor, 69, died Oct. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 23, 1935, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of the late Earl and Ida Ellard Taylor, he was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army as a paratrooper and an MP...
Looking Back 10/24 (10/24/05)
SIKESTON - The Legion of Merit, one of the highest decorations of the military, was awarded to Col. Charles Lyle Malone, of Sikeston, who is now a patient at the Army Navy Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. SIKESTON - A bid was accepted yesterday by the city council in a special meeting for paving of Indiana Street to Norval to Reuben. The W.S. McMullin Construction Company bid $2.60 per foot to pave the street with asphalt...
Your view:What happened (10/24/05)
Many years ago there used to be a branch of the International Order of Odd Fellows here in Sikeston, with their lodge on the second floor of the building where Patty Simmons Dance Studio is now...Do you know if the Odd Fellows are still in existence here?...
Speakout 10/24 (10/24/05)
I would like some information. They are tearing a building down close to where I live and I'm wondering if that would expose everyone living around the building to asbestos. If so, who could I call? "Based on EPA concerns, historically in single-family structure demolition, it has been found nationwide that the percentage of any possible asbestos is minute," said Sikeston Community Redevelopment Coordinator Trey Hardy. ...