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Stories from Sunday, March 17, 2002

Officials open Sikeston's new public safety facility (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - The weather outside was gloomy but inside spirits were high as city officials, area law enforcement officials and members of the community gathered Friday for the long-awaited opening of the T.E. Bryant Public Safety Fire Facility at 301 N. West St...
Local hero to be honored (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - A special ceremony to present the Distinguished Service Cross to the family of the late Staff Sergeant Winford Alvin "Wink" Evans is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 30 at the Imogene Ruth Albritton Mayer Center for the Arts, 506 South Kingshighway...
SHS grad pens CBA best seller (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston native and author of biblical era fiction revisited his roots last week when he returned home for a booksigning to promote his best-selling novel. Thom Lemmons, a Sikeston High School graduate, spent Friday evening at the Barnes and Noble Cafe in Cape Girardeau signing his new Christian Booksellers Association best seller, "Jabez: A Novel." Lemmons' novel jumped to No. 3 on the April CBA list, compared to the No. 9 ranking on the March list...
Successful teleton requires a patchwork of area support (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - For the past 22 years the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon has made it possible for thousands of children with special needs to receive services at no cost to their families. What's made the annual event so successful, said Chuck Martin, is the overwhelming generosity shown by not only the residents of Sikeston but also from communities throughout Southeast Missouri...
Bell City wins semifinal game (03/17/02)
COLUMBIA -- When you have a proven winning formula, you stick with it. The Bell City Cubs have a formula they've been using all season, and it definitely works in big games. Drawing on its potent three-person scoring attack, game-long defensive pressure and penchant for strong second halves, Bell City continued to dispose of Class 1A schools on Friday...
All-Standard Democrat Girls Dream Team (03/17/02)
REBECCA BELOW Delta, 6-0, Jr. ON BELOW: "She moves with the ball very well and is tough to guard," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "You put a forward on her, she posts them up. You put a post player on her, she moves out and shoots the jumpshot. She poses a lot of problems for you when you try to man her. When you play zone, she's still tough to guard. (Delta is) going to be tough to beat next year with her."...
2001-2002 All-Standard Democrat Basketball Dream Team (03/17/02)
Tabbed as a "can't-miss" player entering the season, Tipler was unanimously voted our player of the year. The senior guard once again led the team to the Class 3A Final Four, where his Eagles took second place. And as usual, Tipler was at his best on the big stage, scoring 37 points in the semifinals and leading his team in scoring in the championship game...
Donnie Hyslip (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - Donnie Hyslip, 52, died March 16, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Agnes Hopke (03/17/02)
SCOTT CITY - Agnes Wilhelmina Kjer Hopke, 98, died at 8:20 p.m. March 14, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1903, in Graysboro, daughter of the late Axel Tycho Kjer and Hannah Grant Davis, she had been a riverboat cook. ...
Bryan Swilley (03/17/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bryan Swilley, 105, died March 14, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Dec. 27, 1896, at Portageville, son of the late Kibble Terry and Louise Davis Swilley, he was a member of the Conran Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran, having served during World War I...
Kenneth Dickson (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - Active pallbearers at services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Kenneth Earl Dickson, 72, who died March 14, 2002, will be: Aaron Dickson, Sean Tilley, Anthony Grimes, Mark Pavone, Phillip O'Kelly and Jason Scheurenberg...
Violet Zelnar (03/17/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Violet Zelnar, 58, died March 16, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Looking Back 3/17 (03/17/02)
SIKESTON - Arden Ellise returned Feb. 2 from Lima, Ohio, with a new Pontiac Landau combination hearse-ambulance, the last off the assembly lines for the duration of the war. The vehicle was ordered Nov. 1. SIKESTON - Five hundred troops of the Second Battle Group of the 140th Infantry of the Missouri National Guard will recreate the military movements of their predecessors. The unit will be under the command of Col. Charles L. Lutz...
Small signs reveal much about town (03/17/02)
How many students in Sikeston Public Schools are from low-income families who are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program? Well, I was surprised to learn that over 2,000 students, more than half the student body, qualify for the free lunches. That represents just over 52 percent of the total school population and that figure may actually be low because many students at the high school don't apply because of the open campus policy where they can leave the campus for lunch...
Speakout 3/17 (03/17/02)
I'd like to know what these cops do here in East Prairie during the daytime. There are trucks flying up and down East Washington all day long during school hours, my business hours and everything else. I haven't seen one cop. They take off from the gas station and it's a dangerous spot. One of these days somebody is going to get killed again. What are we paying for?...