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Stories from Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Loading cookies (02/19/02)
Girl Scout leaders Traci Skinner, Troop 33, and Nickie Kennedy, Troop 206, load their Girl Scout cookies Monday afternoon at the Sikeston American Legion. The two troops sold more than 1,000 boxes of the cookies.
Support group will focus on a brighter tomorrow (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - When someone you love dies, everything changes. Linda Bounds, Phyllis Bright and Don Rodgers have been there. All having lost their spouses within the last four years, they've felt the loneliness, the anger and the fear. But the three friends refuse to let these feelings take over their lives and have combined energies to form a tri-county support group to let those who've lost loved ones know there really is a brighter tomorrow...
Cropdusters ready for a return to skies (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - Area residents can expect to once again see the familiar yellow planes swooping low over crop fields as another season of cropdusting kicks off. If they make you feel a bit nervous this year, you are not alone - but you can relax. "I realize the general public is afraid of us," said Dennis McGarity of McGarity Flying Service. McGarity estimated he is one of about 30 cropdusters in Missouri. "Most of them are right here in the Bootheel."...
About that time (02/19/02)
Alan Scheeter, Sikeston Senior High assistant baseball coach, works on the baseline of VFW Stadium Monday. Practice is scheduled to begin Feb. 25 and the Bulldogs will open the season March 19 when they host Notre Dame.
SHS state qualifiers return from Columbia (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - Every year a wrestler's goal is to make the state tournament. Three Sikeston athletes accomplished that goal this year. For Sikeston head coach Chris Hodgkiss, there is still room for more next year. The three that the Bulldogs took this year, Cleveland Anthony, Kyle Weeks and Joe Johnson, were more than Sikeston has taken in several years...
Lady Hawks win 20th game (02/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Kelly Lady Hawks improved to 20-4 on the season with a 73-50 win on the road on Monday at Portageville. Kelly led 18-12 after one quarter and 46-27 at the half. They continued to pour it on in the second half, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 27-23...
Sikeston goes on 'Joy' ride (02/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Joy Daniel picked the perfect time to play her best game of the year Monday night, leading Sikeston to a 61-56 win over Perryville in the first round of the 3A District 1 Tournament. The 5-foot-10 junior forward scored a game-high 23 points, hitting nine crucial free throws down the stretch to preserve the first-round win for the Lady Bulldogs...
Carl Bailey (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Henry Bailey, 74, died Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1927, in Aid, son of the late Jess and Lena Marie Clark Bailey, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He owned and operated Bailey's Electronics until retiring and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Robert Hency (02/19/02)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Rev. Robert Dean Hency, 75, died at 9:10 a.m. Feb. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Oran, son of the late Elmer and Elba Simmons Hency Sr., he retired as a bookkeeper for Construction Local Union 282 in Cape Girardeau. ...
James Stokes (02/19/02)
MORLEY - James Archie Stokes, 77, died Feb. 17, 2002, following a brief illness. Born March 9, 1924, in Ratliff, Miss., son of the late Earl and Rachel Jackson Stokes, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II on the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. ...
Meridell Vanlandingham (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - Meridell Vanlandingham, 84, died at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 28, 1917, in Mart, Texas, daughter of the late Cleve and Ila Scott Hamilton Dean, she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone for many years and was of the Baptist belief. She was a member of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Pioneers Club and had been a member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Jack Kinder (02/19/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jack A. Kinder, 88, died Feb. 17, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Scott City, son of Allen Thurman and Myrtle Emily Gross Kinder. He and Moxene Williamson were married Sept. 18, 1940, at Fredericktown. She died on Oct. 17, 1986...
Ernestene Marion (02/19/02)
LILBOURN - Margaret Ernestene Marion, 63, died at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 27, 1938, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Zelmer C. and Callie Williams Butler, she was a member of the Christian Family Church in Sikeston. She was bookkeeper for the Adams Farm Center in Portageville for 32 years before retiring...
Calvin Bohannon (02/19/02)
CHARLESTON- Calvin Bohannon, 78, died at 6:50 a.m. Feb. 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Lottie Harkness (02/19/02)
ACORN RIDGE - Lottie Harkness, 94, died Feb. 18, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 1, 1907, near Puxico, daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Alice Hodge Baker, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and moved to Acorn Ridge in 1962...
Lawrence Thornton (02/19/02)
MALDEN - Lawrence V. Thornton, 64, died Feb. 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Brooks - McDonald (02/19/02)
ST. CHARLES - Keith Brooks of O'Fallon and Linda Meroney of St. Charles have announced the engagement of their daughter, Holli Anne Brooks, to Shane William McDonald, son of Terry and Amaryllis Ann Bohannon McDonald of Malden. A 2000 graduate of St. Charles West High School, Brooks is pursuing a bachelors degree in nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Wayne and Melba Brooks of Wright City and Peggy Crowe and Pete Koelling of St. Charles...
Phillips - Creasy (02/19/02)
MARSTON - Brandy Phillips and Thomas Creasy have announced their engagement and pending marriage. Phillips is the daughter of Laurie and Odie Keith and Randy and Mona Phillips of Marston. She is the granddaughter of Bob and Doris Clay and Junior and Shirley Phillips of Marston...
Richardson - Tanner (02/19/02)
KILLEN, Ala. - Jerry and Jeanne Richardson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie Erin, to Timothy Shane Tanner, son of Tim and Susan Tanner of Killen and formerly of Sikeston, Mo. The future bride graduated from Brooks High School and is a student at Ray's University of Beauty. She is the granddaughter of Ruby Loveless of Killen and the late Roy Loveless and Bradley and Evelyn Richardson...
Looking Back In Time (02/19/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. J.D. Sturgeon continued to improve in the aftermath of stab wounds she suffered Jan. 24. Officer Hess Perigon is also getting better, but will miss another seven to 10 days of work. They were both allegedly stabbed by mob victim Cleo Wright...
Political landscape is always changing (02/19/02)
I most certainly don't pretend to have any knowledge on international politics. For that matter, I have less than a clue on domestic politics. But regardless of these deficiencies, I fancy myself a casual observer of the political arena and, as such, I found some irony in statements from Washington this week...
SPEAKOUT (02/19/02)
In response to taking part of a stand against movies of obscene content, I suppose on a worldly level, a rental video with sexual content might make more of an impression than a rental with other types of questionable content. Just as sniffing cocaine would be more deadly than eating chocolate, most likely. ...