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Stories from Monday, August 27, 2001

School district receives honors (08/27/01)
BENTON - The Scott County R-4 School District received the highest rating given by the state's Missouri School Improvement Program review. Don Moore, superintendent, and Dorothy Deason, MSIP coordinator, attended the State School Board meeting in June in Jefferson City to receive the banner recognizing the district's "Accredited with Distinction" honor. Less than 10 percent of the 524 school districts in Missouri received the award for their school improvement review...
Program gives students a chance to make up credits (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Some high school students would rather drop out than face the humiliation of not graduating with the rest of their class. But a new program in the R-6 District is designed to give the students a way to solve their dilemma by preventing them from having to make the decision in the first place...
Let's Get Ready To Jamboree (08/27/01)
Spectators at the East Prairie Football Jamboree enjoyed watching area football teams scrimmage as the sun set Friday night. The football season officially begins next Friday as Sikeston hosts the Jackson Indians at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium at 7:30 p.m...
Going through her paces: Skater earns bronze (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri isn't exactly "figure skating country," but that hasn't stopped 11-year old Emily Pace from not only competing in the graceful sport, but doing well. Emily recently captured a bronze medal at the State Games of America 2001, a program where participants showcase their abilities on a national level in Olympic-style competition...
Cotton Carnival salutes Merchant Marines, firemen (08/27/01)
SIKESTON -- The 57th edition of the American Legion Cotton Carnival is just over a month away and preparations are currently being made for the event. This year's theme is "A Salute to Merchant Marines and Fire Departments." This year, the Carnival is set to begin on Sept. 25 and run through Sept. 29. For the second year in a row it will be at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds...
Delta Center readies for annual Field Day (08/27/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - For 39 years the University of Missouri's Delta Research Center has sought to introduce area farmers to new ideas at its annual Field Day. Aug. 31, the 40th year for the program, will be more of the same. Jake Fisher remembers that first Field Day. A new researcher, he spent Field Day 40 years ago talking with local farmers about his soybean research under way on the 75 acres which then made up the Delta Center...
Danny Stacy (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Danny Ray Stacy, 40, died at 5:22 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born June 7, 1961, at Sikeston, son of Jean and Gorman Hartlein of Sikeston and Reggie and Elaine Corlew of Dallas, Texas, he graduated from Sikeston High School in 1980...
Rene LaQuerre (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Rene LaQuerre, 73, died Aug. 23, 2001, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 21, 1928, at Meriden, Conn., son of the late Anthony and Marcella Benoit LaQuerre, he was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Covington, Conn., and had worked at the Meriden Rolling Mill in Meriden for 40 years before retiring...
Richard Lomax Sr. (08/27/01)
BERNIE - Richard Q. Lomax Sr., 58, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1 p.m. Aug. 25, 2001, at his home due to complications from a terminal illness. Born Nov. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late J.B. and Helen Lumert Lomax, he was a 1961 graduate of Gray Ridge High School and was of the Baptist belief. ...
Calvin C. Rodgers (08/27/01)
DEXTER - Calvin C. Rodgers, 76, died Aug. 25, 2001, at his home near Dexter. Born Jan. 18, 1925, at rural Essex to the late Robert and Pearl Zile Rodgers, he was a retired driver for Hart Truck Lines in Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II...
Carter Davis (08/27/01)
PARMA - Carter Davis died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Carolyn Hopper (08/27/01)
MORLEY - Carolyn Jo Hopper, 54, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 26, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow in the New Morley Cemetery...
Russell Alberts (08/27/01)
SIKESTON - Russell Alberts, 76, died Aug. 27, 2001, at his home in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Edwin Ling (08/27/01)
NEW MADRID - Edwin Ling, 62, died Aug. 25, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1938, son of the late John Henry and Versie Ann Rogers Ling, he was a lifelong self-employed farmer and a member of the New Madrid Eagles and the Sikeston Elks...
Jerry Taylor (08/27/01)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry W. Taylor, 35, died Aug. 25, 2001, at Doniphan. Born March 27, 1966, in Sikeston, son of Mary Ellen Taylor of East Prairie and the late Raymond Myers, he was a mechanic and attended the St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
John D. Tanner (08/27/01)
JACKSON - John Douglas Tanner, 37, died Aug. 25, 2001. Born Aug. 7, 1964, at Cape Girardeau, son of Barbara Sue Beggs of Jackson and the late Norman Earl Tanner, he was employed as a painter with Robert Boitnott Painting. Surviving in addition to his mother are: two sons, Jonathon Tanner and Stephen Tanner of Jackson; and four brothers, Mike Tanner of Marshall, Texas, and Norman, Jimmy and Keith Tanner of Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back In Time (08/27/01)
60 years ago Aug. 27, 1941 SIKESTON - A leaf or two was falling Monday and there was the hint of fall in the air, so Coach Vernon Green of Sikeston High School consented to tell something about the Bulldogs' prospects during the coming grid wars. Coach Green wasn't too optimistic. He said that 18 lettermen were lost with the 1940 squad. To form the nucleus of the team, which must be made up of new and untried players are Clem Beal, D.B. Waggener, Reece Matthews and Leonard Crase...
Dear Editor (08/27/01)
The American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life Planning Committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who helped to make our first annual New Madrid County Relay for Life a huge success. First and foremost, our cancer survivors who participated in the "Victory Lap" - your presence gave our relay meaning and purpose. ...
471-6636 (08/27/01)
I'm calling in about Highway 60. I hope that while they're out there working on it, they manage to resurface those two little bridges that they supposedly patched last year. It didn't do any good and they wasted taxpayer money. Hopefully they'll get it right this year...