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Stories from Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Scott County Commission focuses on much needed bids (04/10/02)
BENTON - With winter behind and spring settling in, bids for various materials needed by the highway department were the focus of Tuesday's session for Scott County commissioners. MFA Agri Services in Benton offered the lowest price for Johnson grass herbicide at $19.50 per gallon and was awarded the contract. ...
Couple nabbed for drugs (04/10/02)
BENTON - A Sikeston couple remains in custody in the Scott County Jail following their arrests on drug-related charges. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, Darrell W. Barksdale, 48, and his wife, Cynthia A. Barksdale, 44, are charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance, possession of chemicals, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of ephedrine and endangering the welfare of a child. ...
Many praised by school board (04/10/02)
SIKESTON - Just about every seat was taken Tuesday afternoon, as the board room was brimming over with parents, teachers and students proud of Sikeston Public Schools' recent accomplishments. To begin Dr. Larry Bohannon praised the achievements of the band, under the direction of Ed Cowan; orchestra, under the direction of Gay French; and the choir under Nora Fuchs's leadership. Each group earned a "1" rating at the District Contest this year...
Aldermen wrap up 'old business' (04/10/02)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen wrapped up loose ends remaining under the heading "old business" on Tuesday's agenda before accepting election results and swearing in newly elected officials. The board started their regular monthly meeting by approving a 20-year franchise tax agreement with Ameren UE...
Harless claims first place Super Pro with perfect run at Sikeston Drag Strip (04/10/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are the April 6 results from the Sikeston Drag Strip: A perfect run netted Rick Harless $2,000 and the Super Pro win at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. The Calvert City, Ky., native ran 5.60 on a 5.60 dial at 114 m.p.h. His reaction time was a .500 lite. Rick said in 30 years of racing, this was his first perfect run...
Oran hammers Oak Ridge (04/10/02)
ORAN - The Eagles led 7-0 after one inning and 18-0 after two to win easily 20-0 in five innings over Oak Ridge on Tuesday. Matt Seyer picked up the win for the Eagles. He combined with Trevor Irwin and Craig Friga to throw five innings, allowing three hits with six walks and three strikeouts...
Sikeston golfers shoot even par, take second (04/10/02)
SIKESTON -- Even par wasn't good enough for Sikeston's golf team on Tuesday, falling just two strokes short of Jackson in a triangular match. Jackson finished with a score of 142, followed by Sikeston at 144 and Dexter at 157. "Anyone that was at the Bootheel Golf Course today would have seen some of the best high school golf in the area," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. ...
Sikeston netters dominate Bluff (04/10/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team posted a dominating 9-0 win on the Poplar Bluff Mules on Tuesday at Sikeston High School. No match was closer than 8-4 as the Bulldogs cruised to the victory. "We had a nice day to play," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Lady Eagles sweep; Dexter downs Bernie (04/10/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central played its first home game of the season on Tuesday, sweeping Campbell in a doubleheader, 13-2, 15-0. The Lady Eagles improve to 6-0 with the two victories. "This is a good group of girls to work with," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "We've had some good teams in the past, but I think this ranks right up there with the best team I've had the pleasure of coaching."...
NMCC upsets Cape Central (04/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The New Madrid County Central Eagles baseball team sent a statement to the SEMO Conference on Tuesday with a shocking 6-5 win on the road against Cape Central. The Eagles, competing in the conference in their first year, upset the Tigers, which were one of the favorites to win the league title after defeating preseason favorite Sikeston last month...
Pam Gordon (04/10/02)
AMORY, Miss. - Pamela "Pam" Alsup Gordon, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 8, 2002, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 17, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of Robert M. and Janice Parsons Alsup of Aberdeen, she graduated in 1976 from Amory High School and attended Jackson (Tenn.) Community College where she majored in phlebotomy. She was employed as a phlebotomist and was a member of the North Boulevard Christian Church...
Sam Story Sr. (04/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Sam Ernest Story Sr., 73, died April 9, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Ruthie Lacey (04/10/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruthie Lacey, 57, who died April 8, 2002, were: Curt Hunt, Larry Gilbert Jr., Glendale Mouser, Jim Wade, Jim Harlan and Terry Blair.
Marguerite Hayden (04/10/02)
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Marguerite Heath Hayden, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 8, 2002, at the Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Born Oct. 16, 1913, at Repton, Ky., daughter of the late William and Linnie M. Ritch Heath, she was a sales associate and buyer for Marshall Field Department Stores in Chicago for many years. She was a member of the Park Ridge First United Methodist Church...
Jimmie Harden (04/10/02)
OROVILLE, Calif. - Jimmie L. Harden, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died April 3, 2002, in Oroville. Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Sikeston, he was the son of Lila J. Pointer Harden of Sikeston and the late James L. Harden. His wife, Shirley Harden, survives of the home...
Helen Jones (04/10/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen Jones, 89, who died April 5, 2002, were: Bruce Vancil, Wade Vancil, Dennis Scherer, David Scherer, Danny Scherer, Greg Scherer and Chris Scherer.
Births (04/10/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Brandy Nakeesha Smith is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 9:27 p.m. March 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Desiree Hope Smith weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 3/4-inches long. Smith, daughter of Buddy Jay Smith and Vicki Sue Smith, is a cashier...
Looking Back 4/10 (04/10/02)
SIKESTON - The City Council has agreed to cooperate with the mayor, prosecuting attorney and city attorney in efforts to stop prostitution. The action came after Maj. R.C. Rickwood appeared to protest the street walker activity directed toward cadets...
Speakout 4/10 (04/10/02)
I have a suggestion for the Kmart store that is closing in Sikeston. It would be nice if they relocated to Charleston. They only have a Dollar General store there. It's just a thought. Michael Jensen, you sure wrote a good editorial in the March 28 paper about Memphis hosting Mike Tyson in a boxing match down there in June. ...