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Stories from Friday, February 1, 2002

Watercolor workshop (02/01/02)
Susan Blackwood demonstrates watercolor techniques during a three day watercolor workshop at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores Thursday. Blackwood is sponsored by the Bootheel Regional Art Guild which is partially funded by the Missouri Arts Council. The class includes basic compositional elements, value studies, color, line and shapes. Blackwood's work will be on exhibit at the Depot during the month of February...
Sikeston man to get $4 million (02/01/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Five years after suffering massive third-degree burns in an explosion at an aluminum processing plant, a Sikeston man will soon collect more than $4 million in compensatory damages. A 2-1 decision handed down Wednesday by a panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District ends appeals challenging a Scott County jury's award to Ernest Bland...
Agency awarded a suicide grant (02/01/02)
SIKESTON - For some, suicide seems like the only way out. In 1998, the latest available date from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 30,575 Americans took their lives by suicide. In Missouri alone, 6,400 people died as a result of suicide from 1990-1998. ...
Miss Rodeo USA (02/01/02)
Miss Rodeo USA Georgianne Abdo and Tim Lepard, a rodeo clown, sign autographs at the Sikeston Market Place Thursday. Abdo and Lepard were at the store to promote the World Championship Rodeo which is this weekend.
Commission approves budget (02/01/02)
CHARLESTON - The 2002 Mississippi County budget adopted by county commissioners has no highlights, no major purchases, "just an operating budget," according to Junior DeLay, county clerk, as the county enters a fiscal "maintenance mode." DeLay presented the budget and delivered the budget message for an open hearing during Thursday's county commission meeting...
Officers arrest two teens (02/01/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Two teen-agers were taken into custody Thursday in connection with vandalism at a local business. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams reported officers arrested two 17-year olds for the vandalism early in the evening at the Main Street Laundromat. Several machines were damaged and the wires to the video-surveillance camera were cut. However, Adams noted, the individuals were taped prior to the damage to the camera and identified, leading to their arrests...
NMCC pulls away from Dexter (02/01/02)
NEW MADRID - The top-ranked New Madrid County Central Eagles added another impressive win to their resume with a 65-53 victory over the Class 3A No. 5 ranked Dexter Bearcats on Thursday at NMCC High School. The Bearcats kept it close for a half, but the Eagles pulled away in the second half, outscoring Dexter 36-24...
Portageville topples Chaffee, 67-50 (02/01/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Sarah Cayton scored 21 points and Ashley Brown added 20 as Portageville toppled Chaffee Thursday night, 67-50. The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Red Devils 17-13 in the first quarter, 15-13 in the second, 19-13 in the third and 16-11 in the fourth...
Medlin, Lady Bulldogs down Scott City, 49-48 (02/01/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Sikeston's girls basketball team won a 49-48 thriller over Scott City on Thursday night, improving to 12-6 on the season. Jennifer Medlin hit the game-winning shot and led Sikeston's offense with 19 points overall. "Jennifer is learning she can do more than just shoot the three," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. "She can go inside, and she's our top free throw shooter. She listens well, tries hard and gives it everything she's got. She's a gutsy player."...
Bulldogs in Bootheel finals (02/01/02)
HAYTI - The Portageville Bulldogs advanced to the finals of the Bootheel Conference Tournament on Thursday with a 72-54 win over Caruthersville at Hayti High School. Portageville will play Kennett (59-44 winners over Hayti) tonight at 7:30. The junior varsity championship, also between Portageville and Kennett will start at 6 p.m...
"Jerry" Bohannon (02/01/02)
ST. LOUIS - Gerald D. "Jerry" Bohannon, 78, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 9, 2002, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 22, 1927, in Diehlstadt, son of the late Willie and Iva Gray Bohannon, he retired from McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis and was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Reba Medlin (02/01/02)
PARMA - Reba Lorane Medlin, 87, died Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 15, 1914, in Townley, daughter of the late Charles Oscar and Lena (Walker) Pippins, she worked for local Parma businesses during the 1960s and 1970s and was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church...
Robert Reynolds (02/01/02)
SIKESTON - Arrangements have been changed for Robert Lynn Reynolds, 47, who died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home. Born July 1, 1954, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., son of Howard and Helen Birk Reynolds of Sikeston, he was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and had worked at the Sikeston Power Station...
Dorothy Norris (02/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dorothy Marie Wiggins Norris, 44, died Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of Dorothy Lee Thornton of Sikeston and Percy Burgett of Clarksdale, Miss., she was a 1974 graduate of Sikeston High School and member of Green Memorial Church of God in Christ. She was a former employee of Hunter Acres Caring Center...
Berneice Lane (02/01/02)
ESSEX - Berneice Lane, 79, died Jan. 31, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Edith York (02/01/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Edith York, 83, who died Jan. 30, 2002, will be: Larry Frazier, Stephen Jones, Wendell Sanders, Ronnie Sells, Claude Old and Randy York. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Barbara McCormick (02/01/02)
GORDONVILLE - Barbara Allen McCormick, 65, died at 11 p.m. Jan. 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 17, 1936, in Jackson, daughter of the late Albert and Oma Herzog Goehman, she was a presser for Courtesy Cleaners in Cape Girardeau...
Lois Burton (02/01/02)
HENDERSON, Tenn. - Lois Ella Burton, 77, formerly of Sikeston and Morehouse, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2002, at her daughter's home in Henderson. Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Sweetlips, daughter of the late William Patrick and Hallie Leeanna Hamm, she lived in Sikeston and Morehouse for many years before moving to Henderson four years ago. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary...
Looking Back In Time (02/01/02)
SIKESTON - Young men aged 20-44 must register for the selective service. Registrants should do so Sunday and Monday. SIKESTON - Bob Mitchell has been elected president of the Sikeston Industrial Development Co. He succeeds J.R. Harwell. Fred Steward succeeds Earl Jarvis as vice president. Treasurer Kendall Sikes and secretary Bruce Lewis were re-elected to their seats...
Are medals the best we can do for vets? (02/01/02)
What sounded like a good idea on paper has turned into a minor fiasco for the state of Missouri. And as is usually the case, money is at the core of the problem. The Missouri Legislature got caught-up in the wave of emotions over the declining number of World War II veterans...
Your View (02/01/02)
Mike, I can't believe that you would take the side of someone who would get lighter on crime. You know how bad the drug problem is here in Sikeston, and to think that being easier on them is totally off base. We only spank their hands now. That is why it has gotten worse, not better...
SPEAKOUT (02/01/02)
First, let's get something straight. This is in the Jan. 21 SpeakOut column, "Time to move on." First of all, the siren wasn't on and second of all, there were four cars behind my aunt who was making a left-hand turn. Let me tell you something, whoever called in "Time to move on." If there are four behind you with lights flashing, I guarantee you, you would not see them either and you wouldn't be calling SpeakOut and saying anything either. ...