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Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2015
Patton, Mo., native spread his wings (10/25/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. A person who is clearly deserving of special recognition is Ira Oris Biffle from Patton, Mo. On Dec. 1, 1927, the first commercial airplane landed at Chicago Air Park, which was dedicated as Chicago Municipal Airport the following week, and Midway Airport in 1949. ...
Teaching a special subject (09/27/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. One of the special people of this region is Michael Murphy, a teacher in Risco, Mo. On a late summer morning in 1988, "Mr. Murphy" as he is known by countless students and teachers, interviewed for a teaching position with the Risco public school system. ...
Serving school, community (08/30/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places and Henry Stephen Moore and his house at 828 North St. in Cape Girardeau qualify. On Feb. 19, 1955, professor Arthur Clay Magill stated that colleges did not consist of buildings, classrooms, laboratories, classrooms nor even libraries. ...
Fame growing in our own backyard (08/02/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. Many people know David Niswonger is a special person. He is recognized in the medical field as one of Missouri's first public health sanitarians and for his success as the administrator of Southeast Missouri Hospital. ...
Mentoring young people (06/07/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. For approximately three decades I have known Marjorie Swan of Pocahontas, and I think she is special in many ways. So do a lot of other people. A woman of achievement, Marjorie Beatrice Sample Loberg Swan has dedicated her life to family, community and education, which are the areas of focus of the University of Missouri Extension Service, to which she is firmly devoted. ...
Special People, Special Places: A lifetime in the skies (05/10/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. Clearly one of the special people in our region is Apostle Paul Vance, a man almost as familiar with the sky as he is of the landscape of his ranch near Fredericktown, Mo. Born on July 22, 1919, on a small farm near Zalma, Paul Vance was the middle child in a family of 11 children. ...
Special People, Special Places: 80-year-old woman goes the distance (02/01/09)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. One of the special people of our region is Mary Ann Smith of Charleston, Mo. Mary Ann is a model of how to age with dignity, intellect, strength and achievement. In June, Smith commemorated her 80th birthday by joining members of her family on a bicycle ride -- 80 miles in a single day. ...
Explore Apple Creek Presbyterian Church's serene setting (11/30/08)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. One of the special places in our region is Apple Creek Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of County Roads 532 and 543, half a mile east of Pocahontas. This sacred place brings together a wonderful simplicity and a quiet beauty. And, it is one of the most historical sites in Southeast Missouri...
Special people, special places: The soldiers among us (09/21/08)
Southeast Missouri is defined by its special people and special places. One of the special people in our region is John "Jack" Waggener, a man of distinguished past and reassuring presence. A conversation with either him or his wife, Mary Ella, over lunch in the Saxony Village lunch room will shed little light upon either the career or achievements of this quiet and unassuming gentleman. ...
Frank Nickell
Special People, Special Places