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Stories from Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Residents warned of phone scam (10/30/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety has received information of a telephone scam based on lotteries in Australia and Canada. Here's how it works. The victim is contacted by telephone and told they are winners, but that they must prepay taxes and fees, either by credit card or check. Also, a victim may receive several telephone calls over a couple of days and some have received registered mail. All telephone calls and letters have no return address or a foreign address...
Precautions emphasized to ensure safe Halloween (10/30/01)
SIKESTON - There are scarier things than ghouls and goblins awaiting trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Accidents that result in a trip to the emergency room can prove much more hair-raising for children and parents alike and Micki Ballard, for one, isn't about to take any chances...
Local champions crowned in annual Elks Hoop Shoot (10/30/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Elks Lodge #2319 held its annual hoop shoot on Saturday at the Sikeston Field House. It was the first round of a national hoop shoot contest sponsored by the Elks, and was for boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. This year's winners were Christian Essner (8-9 boys), Ciara Conley (10-11 girls), and Drew Kelley (10-11 boys)...
Loss to St. Pius ends SHS soccer season (10/30/01)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's soccer season ended on a sour note Saturday in the 1A-3A District Tournament. The Bulldogs took 21 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough as St. Pius held on for a 1-0 victory. St. Pius had just nine shots on goal. "It was kind of disappointing, because I thought we controlled the whole match," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "When you outshoot a team 21 to 9, you expect to win. We just couldn't get them to go in."...
J.V. ends with impressive win (10/30/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team closed the season on a winning note, defeating New Madrid County Central's jayvee team 44-7. Sikeston led 34-0 at halftime and were never threatened. The Bulldog JV team finished the season at 4-3...
Vadie Joiner (10/30/01)
CAMPBELL - Vadie Joiner, 79, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Three Rivers Healthcare North. Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Jessie and Ona Pate Hallum, she was of the Baptist belief. She and Floyd Joiner were married in Blytheville, Ark., and he preceded her in death in March 1966...
Margaret Parks (10/30/01)
DUDLEY - Margaret Ann Parks, 63, died Oct. 28, 2001, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 28, 1938, in Bernie, daughter of Mildred Spicer Mekan of Bernie and the late Lawrence Mekan, she lived in Dudley most of her life, where she attended the Church of God...
Rudy Taylor (10/30/01)
DEXTER - Rudy Vallee Taylor, 67, died Oct. 29, 2001, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 12, 1934, in Jacksonville, Ark., son of the late Bayless and Alma Montgomery Taylor Sr., he was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Bayless and Mary Taylor Jr. of Dudley; special friends, Floyd and Phyllis Edwards and Leroy Green; and by several nieces and nephews...
Raymond Wilson (10/30/01)
BLOOMFIELD - Raymond D. Wilson, 77, died Oct. 28, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 1, 1924, at Chaffee, he was the son of the late Ezra and Rosa Griffin Wilson. One brother, Leslie Wilson, survives of Dexter...
Leigh - Mallett (10/30/01)
CONWAY, Ark. - Albert and Nancy Leigh of Goldsboro, N.C., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Leigh, to Matthew Mallett, son of Joe and Teresa Mallett of Conway. The future bride is the maternal granddaughter of Verlin and Dorothy Uthoff of Charleston, Mo., and paternal granddaughter of the late William Cecil and Susie Mae Leigh. ...
Looking Back In Time (10/30/01)
SIKESTON - Dear Mr. Blanton: We have hardly had time to write to you. I had a very good time seeing them bring those papers and bills. Some of us saw things that others didn't. I like to watch those things that look like typewriters. Oh, thanks for the ice cream cones. Yours truly, Bobby Porter...
Brewing up some good news for us (10/30/01)
At long last there's finally some good news for coffee drinkers. The United States military - of all organizations - has found some merit to drinking coffee. It seems the caffeine helps increase reaction time and improve performance for servicemen. And folks, if it's good enough for the military, it's certainly good enough for me...
SPEAKOUT (10/30/01)
I am calling about an obituary that was published Oct. 15 for Marjorie Jaeger. The obituary said she had retired in 1988. She had started work in a college library in 1988 and worked there until this year. She had to finally quit because of her health...