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Stories from Tuesday, February 5, 2002

French named Orchestra Teacher of Year (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - She's an inspiration to many and a friend to all. Gay French's laid back personality and love for music has gained favor with her students for generations. Most recently, it earned her the title 2002 Orchestra Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Music Educator's Association and the American String Teacher's Association...
Business destroyed by fire (02/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - A Portageville business was destroyed by fire early today. At 3:58 a.m. today, a 9-1-1 call alerted the Portageville Fire Department of a fire at Woods Lumber Co., Highway 61 North. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the building, which was destroyed...
City gives Falcon 60-day extension (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - With a long-term cable television franchise agreement yet to be reached, Sikeston city council members approved a 60-day extension of the current franchise agreement with Falcon Telecable, doing business as Charter Communications. The agreement was extended through April 2 during Monday's regular city council meeting...
Council approves 2002 street program (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Fiscal Year 2002 Street Program was approved by Sikeston City Council members during their regular meeting Monday. Tom Bridger, public works director, said in aiming for a target of $750,000 he was able to trim the program's request to a total of $704,000...
Trying to help (02/05/02)
Paul Johnson, a sixth grader at Scott County Central Elementary School, washes dishes at Pizza Inn Monday night. Johnson along with the parents, principals and others worked at the business to make money for the Gates family who were involved in an auto accident on New Year's Day. Pizza Inn donated all the tips the workers received and the dishwasher's salary...
Area soccer player honored (02/05/02)
DEXTER -- Dexter's Michael Dax McCarty was recently selected by national and regional coaches from the U.S. Soccer Federation to the Adidas All-American Team. His selection was based on his outstanding play in Cocoa, Florida over the week surrounding Thanksgiving 2001...
Fas Gas Buzz place second in tourney (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - The location was wonderful, the hosts were fabulous, and the opponents tried to ruin it all. The names will be left out to protect the innocent. The Fas Gas Buzz under 13 girls soccer team played up in an under 14 division, no problem. They knew it was going to be a tough weekend, but the girls wanted to play. ...
Freshman team defeated (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team concluded its season on Monday night with a 70-61 loss to the Dexter Bearcats at the Sikeston Middle School. Sikeston's freshman team finishes the season at 7-8. "It was an up and down season," said Sikeston ninth grade coach Chris Sarakas. ...
Cape Central downs NMCC; Charleston grabs win No. 16 (02/05/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Central placed four players in double figures in a 87-27 SEMO Conference girls' basketball win Monday over New Madrid County Central. Sarah Hyslop (22 points), Alex Wieser (19), Rachel Spinks (12) and Natalie Followell (11) led the Tigers, now 14-7...
Potashnick takes second in Winter Heat 150 race (02/05/02)
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- NASCAR Winston West Series Driver Sammy Potashnick, of Sikeston, drove his No. 65 Lucas Oil car to a second place podium finish on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway in the Winter Heat 150 Presented by Bosch. Starting the race from the 10th qualifying position, Potashnick navigated his way through the field steadily picking off each car in front of him. Within a matter of laps, Potashnick eased his way up to run with the top five cars...
Six Sikeston wrestlers qualify for sectionals (02/05/02)
STE. GENEVIEVE - The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team took fifth place in the Class 3A District Tournament at Ste. Genevieve on Saturday. The Bulldogs qualified six wrestlers that will compete in the sectional competition on Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center scheduled to start at 11 a.m...
Sikeston gives Jackson a game (02/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team had one of its best showings ever against traditionally strong Jackson on Monday night, losing 66-45 in a game much closer than the final score indicates. Sikeston played a near-perfect first half, and trailed just 48-42 heading into the final quarter. But Jackson (13-8) ended the game on an 18-2 run to turn the close game into a blowout...
Jack Bledsoe (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - Leaston "Jack" Bledsoe, 79, died at 3 a.m. Feb. 4, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1922, in Westport, Tenn., son of the late James Thomas and Era Baccum Bledsoe, he had been employed by the Associated Natural Gas Company and was of the Church of Christ belief...
Laddie Price (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Laddie Price, 80, who died Feb. 3, 2002, were: Tyler Sims, Pete Leija, Mark Smith, Mark McMillion, Scott Riley and Tom Nunnelee.
Brenda Wolford (02/05/02)
CORDOVA, Tenn. - Brenda Wolford, 59, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Kathleen Scales (02/05/02)
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. - Kathleen O'Kelley Scales, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Jan. 26, 2002, in Waynesville, following a long illness. She recently celebrated her 86th birthday. Kathleen, or "Katie" to her friends, was born Jan. 7, 1916, in Patton, Mo., daughter of the late Dr. Henry T. and Ora Conrad O'Kelley, she moved to Portageville at an early age...
Herbert Haney (02/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Herbert Haney, 72, died at 12:23 p.m. Feb. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Births (02/05/02)
MOREHOUSE - Ashley Gordon and Robert Smith are the parents of their second daughter, born at 5:55 p.m. Jan. 2, 2002 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Sierra Rain Lashasta Woollums weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Lillian A. and Steven R. Woollums...
Friedman - Cranman (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - David and Shirley Friedman of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sheila, to Kevin Cranman, son of Dr. Jerard and Merel Cranman of Atlanta, Ga. The future bride is the granddaughter of Edith Friedman of Memphis, Tenn., and the late Marion Friedman and Israel and Jeannette Falkoff. ...
Looking Back In Time (02/05/02)
SIKESTON - A total of 19 students have enrolled in the Red Cross nursing program. Mrs. Howard Dunaway is the teacher. The response was so great more classes might be added. SIKESTON - City Clerk John Vaughn reports a big response to a Daily Standard call for input on Sunday closing. About 30 responses arrived in the mail at city hall. "Usually there is little public reaction to any matter such as this," said Vaughn...
America must face weighty issues (02/05/02)
You may not have noticed but lost between the headlines recently have been a number of stories on the subject of overweight Americans. Granted, there have always been overweight Americans so why the flurry of news reports on the subject? Here's a hint...
SPEAKOUT (02/05/02)
My Dad told me 50 years ago, he said, "Son, you'll learn that anything the government has to do, they'll mess it up." Now it's 50 years later and he was exactly right. Nothing's changed. The IRS has screwed up. The post office. Can you believe the little town we live in, we can't even get in there to get our mail before 6:30 a.m. and they close at 4 p.m. Why don't they turn it over to UPS and FedEx and let somebody have the money that can handle it?...