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Stories from Thursday, March 28, 2002

Six seek to serve on local school board (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will have the task of deciding which three of the six candidates running for the three-year term on the R-6 Board of Education will make the best decisions for the school district, students, parents and taxpayers...
Principal bunny (03/28/02)
Sikeston Senior High School Principal Tom Williams gives Tyana Rowe, Kayla Parker and Jessica Speed a carrot Wednesday before school. Williams was helping to collect money for the American Cancer Society. With a donation, the students could have their photo taken with the principal....
Afternoon Blaze (03/28/02)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety aid in fighting a fire at Wally's Chew-Chew, part of Reeves Boomland, just off Interstate 57 in Charleston. Sikeston and Charleston DPS, along with several other fire agencies, worked together to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. ...
Voters to decide on city issues (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will finally decide on the proposed Home Rule Charter Tuesday in addition to selecting two council members. Incumbents Phil Boyer and Bill Mitchell are joined on the ballot by Sue Rogers for the two open city council seats...
Ballots set in New Madrid County (03/28/02)
NEW MADRID - On Tuesday, New Madrid County residents will head to the polls to select their city officials along with school board members. The sole race facing Catron residents is for the office of city marshal with Blake Sindle and James Russom the candidates. Unopposed are Charles Joyce, mayor; Joy Russom, collector; Steve Joyce, Ward 1 alderman; and Bubba Southard, Ward 2 alderman. No one filed for the opening as Canalou police judge...
Evans was hero in WWII (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - Winford Alvin "Wink" Evans was born April 10, 1918, in Canalou, youngest son of Gurley and Ettie May Kasinger Evans. Evans, along with his three brothers and one sister, was raised on the family farm outside Sikeston. He had just turned 22 when he entered the service in July 1941, five months before Pearl Harbor was attacked...
Family to receive valor medal for World War II (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - It isn't often the nation's second highest decoration for valor is presented nearly 60 years after the war has ended. But then, missing Distinguished Service Crosses are usually noticed a bit sooner. On July 31, just days before the end of World War II, Winford Alvin "Wink" Evans of Sikeston earned the DSC for his extraordinary heroism during a battle near Hapao, Mountain Province, Luzon, in the Philippine Islands...
Cape Central knocks off Sikeston 5-1 in opener (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team has waited patiently to get to play their first game of the year. After enduring three rain-outs and soggy fields, the Bulldogs looked rusty in their season opener at VFW Stadium, falling 5-1 to SEMO Conference rival Cape Central on Wednesday...
NMCC's Robey throws perfect game (03/28/02)
BERNIE -- Highly-touted NMCC pitcher Heather Robey opened the 2002 season with a bang Wednesday, throwing a perfect game at Bernie. In five innings of work she took down 13 batters via strikeout, leading the Lady Eagles to an 18-0 win in the second half of a doubleheader...
Notre Dame downs Chaffee; Oran wins (03/28/02)
CHAFFEE -- Notre Dame handed Chaffee its first loss of the season Wednesday, hammering the defending 2A District 2 champions on their own field, 12-3, in a battle between two SEMO Conference heavyweights. With the score tied 1-1 in the third inning, Timmy Wencewicz sparked the Bulldogs with a two-run homer. Notre Dame then opened the floodgates in the fourth frame with six more runs to pull away...
Sikeston track and field squad hosts Perryville in practice meet (03/28/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's track and field team hosted Perryville in a practice meet on Wednesday. It was originally scheduled to be a triangular meet along with Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, but the Mules were unable to attend the make-up due to Spring Break...
3A, 4A all-state teams released (03/28/02)
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association released the Class 3A-4A all-state teams today with 10 area players getting honored. In Class 3A boys, Sikeston's Lontas McClinton was picked as a second team member while New Madrid County Central's Dereke Tipler and Ronland Ranson were selected for first team and second team respectively...
George Harvell (03/28/02)
ANNISTON - George M. Harvell died March 28, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Shirley Wheatley (03/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Wheatley, 66, died at 4:30 p.m. March 26, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Born April 27, 1935, in Anniston, son of the late Clyde and Fannie Mae Griffith Wheatley, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served as sergeant in the Korean War...
Gene Dirickson (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - Wilbur Gene Dirickson, 69, died at 7 a.m. March 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 25, 1933, in Scott County, son of the late Claude and Wilma Madden Dirickson, he had been employed by Sikeston Wood Truss as a truck driver and also was a licensed auctioneer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having earned the rank of sergeant, and served during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist belief...
Laura Giddens (03/28/02)
LANCASTER, Calif. - Laura Faye Anderson-Churchill-Giddens, 71, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died March 17, 2002. She was a longtime resident of Lancaster. She was first married to Lowell Thomas Churchill who preceded her in death. She then married Thomas Author Giddens who also preceded her in death...
George Lackey (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - George Wiley Lackey, 74, died at 2:16 p.m. March 26, 2002, at his home. Born July 28, 1927, in Little Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles A. and Lela Johnson Lackey Sr., he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Michigan most of his life before moving to Sikeston and had worked in the shipping department and assembly line for General Motors in Flint, Mich., retiring in 1985. ...
Emma Rowe (03/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Emma Jo Rowe, 78, died at 4 a.m. March 27, 2002, at her home. Born May 8, 1923, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Aaron D. and Magdalene Vaughn Givens, she had lived all her life in East Prairie where she taught school since age 18, teaching in the East Prairie R-2 School System for 30 years. ...
Howard Hutchison (03/28/02)
DORENA - Howard L. Hutchison, 69, died at 10 a.m. March 27, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 11, 1953, at Wolf Island, son of the late John and Betty Stokes Hutchison, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer and an electrician. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Baptist belief...
Kimes - Hill (03/28/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Allen Kimes have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Marie, to Freddie Eric Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Hill of Portageville. A junior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she is majoring in early childhood education, the future bride is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi international education honor society...
White - Johnson (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - Mary L. White Ross of Sikeston and Eugene White Sr. of Chicago, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sonya Syna White of St. Louis to Kevin L. Johnson of St. Louis, son of Viola and Leroy Johnson. The future bride graduated in 1991 from Sikeston High School. ...
Looking Back 3/28 (03/28/02)
SIKESTON - Only the mayorality race will enliven the April 7 city election here. Other candidates had no opposition after the deadline for filing expired last Monday at midnight. For the city's number one office, voters will choose between Chas. H. Butler and Mayor G.W. Presnell...
Hosting fight gives Memphis a black eye (03/28/02)
Well it seems that Memphis has "won" the heavyweight boxing lottery by landing the much-rejected Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis title fight in June. I'm disappointed however that my adopted second-home has chosen this ugly spectacle to boost gambling revenues. Everywhere Mike Tyson fights always seems to receive more black eyes than the fight itself will provide. I fear Memphis will be no exception...
Your View 3/28 (03/28/02)
Just about a year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals came up with a good proposal for financing a new ballpark. That one didn't make it through the General Assembly. Politics, like baseball, is an unpredictable game. Now the Cardinals and their supporters are back with an even better proposal. From the taxpayer point of view, I'd go as far as to say that it is a great proposal...
Speakout 3/28 (03/28/02)
This is in response to the person who is looking for a spirit-filled, caring church. The caller said they are one of the hurting. The person to go to first is Jesus Christ and he will lead to the church that you need. The Bible says to seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you. So look to God first and he will lead and guide you to the right church...