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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories from Friday, March 22, 2002

KRCC telethon will begin Saturday morning (03/22/02)
SIKESTON - "Her name's Blitzen. You know, like the reindeer," 11-year-old Kara Blankenship stated. Kara is referring to her service dog, a 2-year-old golden retriever, that aids her in the daily events of her life. "She can open the door, and she picks up my pencil for me when I drop it. You wanna see her open the door?" Kara asked while at the same time heading to the front door of the Kenny Rogers Children's Center...
Unregistered sexual offender arrested (03/22/02)
BENTON - A Sikeston man was arrested this week for failure to register as a convicted sexual offender. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, an investigation determined that Steven G. Streisel, 39, was convicted of a qualifying sexual offense in another Missouri county. The investigation showed that Streisel had been a resident of Scott County since November 2001...
Mississippi County looks to set up new GIS system (03/22/02)
CHARLESTON - Setting up a Geographic Information System for the Mississippi County was once again the chief topic during Thursday's county commission meeting. "I have copies of the needs assessment report for you," said Don Hagan, Geographic Information System consultant for Midland GIS Solutions of Sunrise Beach...
Fire training (03/22/02)
Sikeston Department of Public Safely held fire training for the Firefighter I and II Program in the University of Missouri's burn trailer. The training was to expose new firefighters to the heat and gases of a fire in a controlled environment....
Famous turkey caller coming to Malden (03/22/02)
MALDEN - Nationally known turkey caller Alex Rutledge will hold a turkey hunting seminar April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at Morlan Ford Dodge in Malden for their Outdoor Weekend Give Away event. Register now to win the grand prize Yamaha Bear Tracker, or the second place prize of a turkey hunting trip with Alex Rutledge Outfitters...
Cold weather can't cool red-hot Sikeston golfers (03/22/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Wind nor cold can cool the red-hot Sikeston golf team this season. The Bulldogs won their third consecutive match on Thursday, toppling their biggest rival, Poplar Bluff, on the road, 163-172. "The Bluff Ozark course is always a challenge," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. ...
Charleston to play without Dean (03/22/02)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's baseball coach Brent Anderson only lost two players to graduation off last year's 11-9 team. But the biggest loss of all may have come in Charleston's quarterfinals game of the basketball season. In the game, senior star pitcher Lezcano Dean broke his left foot, leaving him on the disabled list for much of the baseball season...
Mildred Thrower (03/22/02)
SIKESTON - Mildred Baker Thrower, 85, died March 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Charleston, daughter of the late L.R. and Alpha (Baker) Baker, she co-owned and operated Thrower Shoe Repair for 33 years and was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Ivory Blacksure (03/22/02)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Ivory Shaw Blacksure, 63, died March 20, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born April 29, 1938, in Blytheville, son of the late Charlie and Lee Annie Carter Shaw, he lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron, where he served on the Deacon Board and was a longtime member of "The Wondering Five" singers...
Lila Rubel (03/22/02)
SCOTT CITY - Lila Pauline Rubel, 84, died at 12:04 p.m. March 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 16, 1917, in Rienzi, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Clarence H. and Minta Jane Michael. On Aug. 24, 1971, at Benton, she married Claude Ervin Rubel who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1995...
Births (03/22/02)
SIKESTON - Cheryl Ann Chambers and Timothy Eugene Johnson are the parents of their second daughter, born at 7:52 p.m. Feb. 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kansas Renee Johnson weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 3/22 (03/22/02)
SIKESTON - Sgt. Melvin Dace of the state patrol has one of three new two-way radio transmission sets recently added to the equipment of the state patrol. --- SIKESTON - As a result of outstanding scholastic achievement in her academic work at Stephens College, Mary Emma Allen was cited on the Dean's Honor Roll when it was announced this week...
Higher postal rate may improve service (03/22/02)
Impacts from the Sept. 11 tragedy continue in many forms. Today the Postal Service will announce a major rate increase in mailing costs and at least part of the blame falls on the Sept. 11 events and the anthrax scare that followed. It will undoubtedly be years before the full impact of that tragic day is known...
Speakout 3/22 (03/22/02)
I am a lifelong resident of the city of Charleston and I am totally disgusted with the way our city government has allowed our city to become a haven for punks that install devices on their vehicles, such as boom boxes and loud mufflers with the sole purpose of depriving honest hard-working and once-proud Charlestonians of the peaceful enjoyment of their homes. ...