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Stories from Thursday, November 29, 2001

Delivery person robbed (11/29/01)
SIKESTON -- A Domino's Pizza delivery person was robbed Tuesday night while trying to deliver a pizza. According to reports, the delivery person attempted to deliver a pizza at 116 Cardinal at 8:45 p.m. After several attempts to contact the persons inside, the delivery person retreated to her vehicle when she was approached by three black males in masks...
Sikeston artist earns Missouri's highest art honor (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston woman recently received an honor that says a lot about her commitment to art education, her love for fine arts and her willingness to share it with others. Linda Melkersman is the recipient of a 2002 Missouri Arts Award, Missouri's highest honor earned by individuals and institutions who have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic landscape...
Sikeston Council extends development agreement (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council approved an extension of a Tax Increment Funding agreement to June 30 for Novus Development, current owners of the former Missouri Department of Transportation building at Main and Malone, to facilitate an alternate redevelopment plan...
Cable rate going up (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - Charter Cable customers in Sikeston who subscribe to expanded basic cable service will pay $3.95 more in 2002, according to Dave Huntsman, general manager for Charter Communications in Sikeston. Rates for basic cable, which offers 23 channels, will stay the same, but Huntsman said during the public hearing at Wednesday's special city council meeting that 95 percent of their customers currently have the 35-channel expanded basic cable. ...
Armed robber sought by DPS (11/29/01)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are looking for a man who is believed to have stolen a car and then attempted a robbery Tuesday night. According to reports, a car was stolen from the Eagles parking lot at 219 W. Trotter St. sometime before 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. The car, described as grey in color had a dent in the passenger door and a flag in the back...
Drug suspect arrested near school (11/29/01)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety have arrested one person on drug charges. The arrest came Wednesday at 4:43 p.m.when officers served a search warrant at 208 Moore. An individual, whose name being withheld pending the filing of formal charges by the Scott County prosecutor's office, was arrested after a quantity of marijuana was found...
On the auction block (11/29/01)
Rotary Club members work at their Annual Sikeston Rotary Charity Auction Wednesday night at Ralph's Manhattan Room. The three-day auction, which is in its last night tonight, is the club's major fund raiser. The live broadcast can be seen on local access cable Channel 12. ...
Mario wins Carr Trophy (11/29/01)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Jackson running back Mario Whitney was awarded the Carr Trophy on Wednesday night, a trophy given each year to the top high school football player in Southeast Missouri. Whitney led the Indians to the Class 5A semifinals this season, rushing for 2,782 yards. This season he broke the state record for rushing yards in a game with 463 and fell just five touchdowns short of the state record for TDs in a season...
Sikeston beaten by state's best (11/29/01)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team got an opportunity to see exactly where it stands Tuesday night, wrestling the top-ranked Farmington. The undefeated Knights have won Missouri Class 3A for the last two years and were ranked No. 1 in this year's preseason poll. Sikeston lost the match 53-21, but coach Chris Moore, who was filling in for Chris Hodgkiss, was pleased with the effort...
Dorothy Caldwell (11/29/01)
DEXTER - Dorothy LaVerne Caldwell, 70, died Nov. 26, 2001, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1931, at Dexter, to the late Lee Rowe and Maudie Joseph Rowe, she attended the Pleasant Grove Church near Dexter. On May 22, 1949, at Dexter, she married Richard Caldwell, who survives of the home in Dexter...
Ada Armstrong (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - Ada Jean Laird Armstrong, 69, died Nov. 29, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Ted Gaines (11/29/01)
DELTA - Theodore "Ted" Gaines, 86, died at 11:28 a.m. Nov. 28, 2001, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Nov. 10, 1915, near Zalma, son of the late King and Ella Deck Gaines, he was a retired plumber with Chicago Journeyman Plumbers L.U. 130 U.A. A member of the Union Hill General Baptist Church, he was attending the First Baptist Church in Delta and was a member of the Delta Senior Citizens Club...
William Thacker (11/29/01)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Hershel Thacker, 88, died Nov. 27, 2001, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Jan. 15, 1913, in Selmer, Tenn., he was the son of the late Henry and Edna Thacker. In 1957, at Selmer, Tenn., he married Janie Spencer who preceded him in death...
Kean - Yearsin (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - Keith and Tammy Kean of Sikeston and Frank and Sheryl Cripps of Tolono, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca JoAnn Kean, to William James "Billy" Yearsin, son of Nancy Keath of Nashville, Tenn., and Walter Yearsin of Vidor, Texas...
Looking Back In Time (11/29/01)
SIKESTON - C.H. Butler was re-elected chairman of the Sikeston district of the Boy Scouts at the annual meeting of the organization. Butler enters his second term in office. The meeting was held at the Palace Cafe. SIKESTON - This is the final week of the membership campaign by the Little Theatre and as only members are eligible for admission, tickets to any of the Little Theatre presentations for those interested in viewing some of the finest Broadway productions staged by excellent local talent should make certain they get their membership cards without delay.. ...
Missouri's terrorism budget is unrealistic (11/29/01)
In the wake of the Sept. 11 disaster in this nation, all states have been put on alert for terrorist activities. Without a doubt we must all be appropriately concerned about the dangers to society and we must make plans accordingly. But at the same time, common sense should prevail...
Your View (11/29/01)
When I saw President Bush and Mrs. Chaney helping to serve the needy, I was thrilled. This will be an example for others to follow. One question that has many answers is, "How can we break the cycle of poverty?" We have been supplying food and related items to our agencies in a 16-county area for 16 years, thanks to those who have helped and those who are going to help. Through the Bootheel Food Bank, 7,000 families a month receive a food basket...
Your View (11/29/01)
My parents are both in their 70s. They have raised 10 children, one of whom they lost through a tragic accident. They have suffered many more sorrows and trials in their lives. Between the two of them, they have battled cancer, heart attacks and many more illnesses too numerous to mention...
SPEAKOUT (11/29/01)
This is my second time to call. I live in Dexter and have a subscription to the paper and I do not get all the ads. Today is the day before Thanksgiving and I didn't get the ads for the day after and it won't do any good to call because the office is closed. ...