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Stories from Saturday, March 22, 2008

This Easter is earliest anyone living today will ever know (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- Not since 1913 has Easter been celebrated this early -- and it won't be this early again for 220 more years. The next time Easter will be March 23 again will in 2228, according to the Christian History Institute. Only those 95 and older saw an Easter this early, and it was on March 23, 1913. ...
Sikeston doctor testifies during hearing of bill (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- A bill in the Missouri Senate which would protect intellectual property rights could make this state irresistible for new businesses. Dr. Ed Masters, a Sikeston physician and inventor who holds several patents, was among those who testified during a hearing March 12 in Jefferson City on Senate Bill 1244...
Sikeston library receives state grant (03/22/08)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Sikeston Public Library received a Missouri State Library Summer Reading Grant in the amount of $5,728. The grant will be used by the library to implement the "Catch the Reading Bug" program for preschool through grade 5 and the "Metamorphosis @ Your Library Teen Reading Program" for the teens...
Play will be theater's first pure drama and primarily black cast (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- When the cast of "Raisin in the Sun" takes the stage at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center later this week, they will be breaking many barriers. The play, written by Lorraine Hansberry and set in the 1950s, is the first purely dramatic play at Albritton-Mayer since its opening in 2002, noted Mike Marsh, a cast member as well as president of the Sikeston Little Theater's Board of Directors. Not only that, it's the Little Theater's first primarily black ensemble...
New executive director appointed, will begin work April 1 (03/22/08)
SIKESTON --The Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a new executive director next month. The CVB Advisory Board has approved the appointment Lynne Williams of Sikeston to the position. Williams will officially begin work as director on April 1...
NMCC looking to build on 2007 season (03/22/08)
NMCC -- New field surface, new backstop, new dugouts, same expectations-- win softball games. The New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles are looking to build off of a 10-7 record from the 2007 season, and head coach Steve Rogers said that his club is heading in the right direction already...
Boys Player of the Year (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- When watching a Sikeston basketball game it is hard to miss Michael Porter. Whether it is his grace around the basket, his skill at blocking shots, or his signature Afro haircut, Porter makes his presence known. This season the 6-5 junior averaged 19.6 points per game while pulling down 10 rebounds per game, all while leading the Bulldogs to a 22-4 record, the most regular season wins by a Sikeston team in school history. ...
Girls Player of the Year (03/22/08)
DEXTER -- Off the basketball court it is hard to dislike Dexter's Katelyn Heil, with her polite manner and engaging smile. On the basketball court, her opponents can give you a number of reasons to dislike the 5-10 junior. Heil scorched opponents all season, averaging 18.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game this year while helping lead the Lady Bearcats to a 22-5 record and their second district title in school history. ...
Southern style barbecue (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- In opening their fourth location, the owners of the Sikeston Smokehouse have the experience to know what makes a restaurant successful. And that's evident in the services provided at the restaurant. Austin and Cherie Seitz, former co-owners of Bandana's BBQ in St. ...
Tom Robinson (03/22/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Melvin Thomas "Tom" Robinson, 57, died March 21, 2008, in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1950, in Poplar Bluff, to the late E.T. "Bill" and Beulah Robinson, he worked in home construction and was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church...
Clara Garrison (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Clara Garrison, 91, died March 21, 2008, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
John Addis (03/22/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. - John Addis, 82, at 4:01 a.m. March 22, 2008, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Margaret Noe (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Margaret Louise Noe, 79, died March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Cooter, daughter of the late Paul Burwell and Illa Irene Bixler Crouthers, she was of the Baptist belief. She was a counselor, art teacher and psychological examiner with the New Madrid County School District for 34 years before retiring...
Johnnie Mae Porter (03/22/08)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Johnnie Mae Porter, 75, died March 20, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 30, 1932, in West Helena, Ark., to the late Freddie and Beatrice Warren, she had worked at Sikeston Health Care and was a retired certified nurses aide and certified medical technician...
Verna Pattillo (03/22/08)
ASH FLAT, Ark. - Verna Lee Pattillo, 84, died March 19, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 29, 1923, at Gideon, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Oscar Bert and Honor Isabelle Russell Shaw. In 1937, she married Johnny D. Little, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2002 . She later married Cleo Pattillo on April 10, 1965, at Gideon, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2001...
Glenna Vogel (03/22/08)
PORTAGEVILLE - Glenna Fay Vogel, 99, died March 21, 2008, at St. Elizabeths Place in Jonesboro, Ark. Born March 6, 1909, in Chaffee, she was the daughter of the late Agnes Baumer Kay and John Kay. On Sept. 2, 1930, she married George Joseph Vogel, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1987...
Bill Grogan (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Bill Grogan, 69, formerly of Dorena, died at 12:12 a.m. March 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in Dorena, to the late John and Bernice Todd Grogan, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer. He moved to Utah for a few years and lived in Sikeston for the past seven years. He was of the Church of Christ belief and a veteran of the National Guard...
Peggy Lee (03/22/08)
CHAFFEE -- Peggy Joyce Lee, 67, died March 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1940, at Chaffee, daughter of Raymond "Jack" and Mildred Burns Lee. Peggy was a machine operator for 42 years at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee and Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Chaffee Alumni Association...
Sue Evans (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Annie Sue Evans, 84, died March 21, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 21, 1923, in Friendship, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret Buchanan Greene. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1979 after 27 years of service. A homemaker, she was a member of Telephone Pioneers and a lifetime member of the Communication Workers of America...
Williams-Ramsey (03/22/08)
ORAN -- Carla Christine Williams and Michael James Ramsey were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony Nov. 3, 2007, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Wayne Schwiesow, pastor, officiated. Parents of the bride are Don and Carol Trowbridge of McClure, Ill., and the bridegroom is the son of Gerald Ramsey and Sharon Garcia of Lansing, Mich. ...
Jones-Heacox (03/22/08)
SIKESTON -- John and Cathy Heacox have announced the engagement of their son, Brad Heacox, to Christina Jones, daughter of Preston and Cindi Jones of Lewisburg, Tenn. A 2001 graduate of Marshall County High School in Lewisburg, the future bride graduated with a degree in finance and minor in communication from the University of Memphis, Tenn., in 2006. ...
Barnett-Glueck (03/22/08)
BENTON -- Robert and Connie Barnett have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Dyan Barnett, to Glenn Paul Glueck, son of Larry and Paula Glueck of Chaffee. A 2001 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride is employed with Wachovia Securities in Cape Girardeau. The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Chaffee High School and is employed with Fronabarger Concreters of Oak Ridge. Plans are under way for a May 10 wedding at Navarre Beach, Fla...
Carlisle-Berry (03/22/08)
BERTRAND -- Charles and Sally Carlisle have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Anne Carlisle, to Justin Taff Berry, son of Charles and Charlotte Berry of East Prairie. The future bride is the granddaughter of Edward and Janie Payne of Big Sandy, Tenn., and the late Lawrence and Virginia Feezor and Andrew Carlisle. ...
Tates mark 50th anniversary (03/22/08)
DEXTER -- A 50th wedding anniversary celebration in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tate will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Locust, in Dexter. Tate and the former Shirley McNew were married March 30, 1958, in Hernando, Miss...
Looking Back 3/23 (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Newton Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carroll of Sikeston, will leave Saturday for Pine Bluff, Ark., to enter training with the St. Louis Browns minor league baseball team. SIKESTON - Shirley Jo Louis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Louis, is celebrating her 12th birthday this evening with a theater party to be followed with refreshments in the Palace Cafe dining room...
Looking Back 3/23 (03/22/08)
SIKESTON - Newton Carroll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Carroll of Sikeston, will leave Saturday for Pine Bluff, Ark., to enter training with the St. Louis Browns minor league baseball team. SIKESTON - Shirley Jo Louis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Louis, is celebrating her 12th birthday this evening with a theater party to be followed with refreshments in the Palace Cafe dining room...
A delicate balance of faith, democracy (03/22/08)
Today is a day of great significance in the Christian world - the day the Bible tells us of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a day of foundational belief in the Christian world where we are directed by faith to accept the words of the Bible and to believe in the forgiveness of sins. ...
SpeakOut 3/23 (03/22/08)
I was just reading the Benton Court report in Tuesday's paper. The very first one was a charge of nonsupport was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections. Sentence was for failure to provide six month support within a 12-month period. ...