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Stories from Friday, March 16, 2007

Community gearing up for pageant (03/16/07)
ORAN -- Amber Seyer isn't the only person enjoying her reign as Miss Missouri USA. Residents throughout her hometown of Oran -- and even Southeast Missouri -- are gearing up to watch Seyer compete in the Miss USA Pageant next week. But it's Tatum May who might be more excited than anybody about the upcoming pageant, which will fall on her birthday. Seyer has been Tatum's role model for the past three or four years, Tatum said...
Most of the blacktopping will consist of patching (03/16/07)
CHARLESTON -- There will be a lot of disappointed people in Mississippi County this year, according to Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg. Most of the county's blacktopping efforts this season will consist of patching, Blumenberg said during the regular County Commissioner meeting Thursday...
Charleston outlasts Bowling Green, 49-44 (03/16/07)
COLUMBIA -- One down. One to go. The Charleston Bluejays advanced to the Class 3 championship game with a hard-fought 49-44 semifinal victory against Bowling Green Thursday morning at Mizzou Arena. Charleston, which is in the championship game for the third straight year, will try to win its first state title since 1996. The Bluejays played Pembroke Hill today in the championship. Results from that game will be in Sunday's edition...
Oran seeking return to Columbia (03/16/07)
ORAN - The Oran Eagles baseball team will look for a return trip to the Class 1 final four with six starters returning from a third place finish last year. Oran has been a fixture in the state playoffs for close to a decade. The Eagles have been to the Class 1 final four in six of the last nine years including four of the last five...
SHS ready to kick off season (03/16/07)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team returns a lot of experience for the 2007 season. Sikeston returns eight starters from a team that went 10-11 last year. The 10 wins by the Lady Bulldogs was a school record. While they have experienced players, Sikeston has only one senior on the roster, Emily Taylor...
Marilyn Diebold (03/16/07)
ORAN -- Marilyn C. Diebold, 71, died at 1:27 p.m. March 15, 2007, at her home. Born May 20, 1935, in Oran, to Zeno and Welden A. Stike LeGrand, she was a homemaker. A member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran, she served on the Board of Directors for Oran Housing...
Wanda Parks (03/16/07)
DEXTER - Wanda Lee Parks, 83, died March 14, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in Dexter, to the late Roy and Ethel Wright Hyslop, she had lived in the Dexter area all her life and was of the Baptist belief. On July 4, 1942, she married Eugene Ernest Parks who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2005...
Joanie Thurman (03/16/07)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Joanie Thurman, 60, died at 2:35 p.m. March 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1946, in Anniston, daughter of the late Leonard P. and Marguerite Barnhill Thurman, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Anniston Christian Church...
Breck Chaney (03/16/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Elza "Breck" Chaney, 84, died March 14, 2007, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon. Born July 23, 1922, in Puxico, son of the late Samuel Lee and Flora Hawks Chaney, he was a 1940 graduate of Puxico High School. He lived most of his life in St. ...
Margaret Rhodes (03/16/07)
CHAFFEE -- Margaret Hope Rhodes, 96, died at 4:15 p.m. March 15, 2007, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 13, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late W.H. "Bud" and Laura White Hickman, she was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee, the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Auxiliary United Transportation Union...
Joe Hampton (03/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Joe M. Hampton, 85, who died March 12, 2007, were: Charlie Naile, Jerry Don Naile, Larry Naile, Danny Naile, Davie Naile and Tom Hampton.
Raymond Bloemer (03/16/07)
SIKESTON -- Raymond A. Bloemer, 89, died March 15, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 21, 1917, in Effingham, Ill., son of the late Clem and Elizabeth Busher Bloemer, he attended Miner Baptist Church and was owner and operator of Bloemer's Grocery from 1951 until his retirement in 1994...
Lloyd Hunt (03/16/07)
ASH FLAT, Ark. - Lloyd "Bud" Hunt, 80, died March 9, 2007, at Farmington, Mo. Born Oct. 5, 1926, in Morehouse, Mo., to the late Claud and Mary Hager Hunt, he served two years in the Korean War and was retired from Missouri Boiler Tank Co. of St. Louis. He worked at Wal-Mart in Ash Flat and was a member of Pioneer Free Will Baptist Church in Ash Flat and VFW in Arcadia, Mo...
Looking Back 3/16 (03/16/07)
SIKESTON - Gov. Phil M. Donnelly will be in Sikeston this week to attend the Jefferson Day banquet at the National Guard Armory, where he will introduce former Governor Robert Kerr, speaker of the event. SIKESTON - The high school student council will sponsor a Mile of Pennies drive tomorrow for the Easter Seal Campaign. Council members will have stations set up from 1-5 p.m. downtown...
Looking view: Project Graduation (03/16/07)
High school is a time of long-awaited celebration for young people, but all too often it involves the use of alcohol and other drugs which lead to fatal car crashes. Developed in Maine in 1983, Project Graduation is a proven approach to preventing deaths and disabilities associated with drinking and driving at graduation parties. ...
Speakout 3/16 (03/16/07)
I'd like to speak out about the Redneck Barbecue coming up. I see it's been changed to April 13. I would just like to say I hope it's much better than it has been the last couple of years. I thought the people who did the barbecuing were very unfriendly. ...