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Stories from Thursday, April 11, 2002

Luminaria ceremony can help with healing (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - For those who've lost someone to cancer the luminaria ceremony at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life can be part of the healing process. It provides extra hope and emotional support for individuals battling the disease and gives those who know someone with cancer an opportunity to help fight for a cure...
Accident on I-55 causes major delays (04/11/02)
SIKESTON -- An accident Wednesday morning on Interstate 55, two miles south of Sikeston, led to nearly two and a half hours of delay for many travelers. The accident occurred when a driver pulling a mobile home stopped on the shoulder of the northbound lane. While the driver was underneath the vehicle making repairs, a semi-truck driven by Robert Evans of Hornlake, Miss., struck the rear of the mobile home...
Week warns of work zone awareness (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Motorists and highway workers across the state are sporting orange ribbons this week in honor of Missouri Work Zone Awareness Week. The Missouri Department of Transportation has joined national and state organizations to promote the National Work Zone Awareness Week...
Alleged cop shooter in court (04/11/02)
BENTON -- Following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Troy Fenton was ordered to stand trial for shooting a Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer and robbing a local pharmacy. Fenton, along with his brother Earnest Fenton, were arrested after robbing Super D on Oct. ...
Kelly, NMCC softball teams still unbeaten (04/11/02)
DEXTER -- Kelly's season of perfection continued on Wednesday with a 13-0 victory over Dexter. The Lady Hawks haven't allowed a run in any of their five games this spring and they've given up just two hits. "We've got good defense and good pitching," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "The girls have done an excellent job. It's easy coaching."...
SHS golfers defeated by area's best (04/11/02)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's golf team traveled to Jackson on Wednesday for another triangular meet. Thirty six holes of golf in three days put some golfers in the rough, while others found their groove. In the end, the Bulldogs lost a close one to the top team in Southeast Missouri -- Jackson...
Local basketball combine takes place on Saturday (04/11/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- On Saturday, BA Sports will be presenting the 2002 BA Sports Show-Me Showcase at Portageville High School. This basketball scouting combine will feature 104 of Southeast Missouri's finest junior and senior players, along with junior college freshmen and sophomores from the tri-state region...
Kelly posts third straight win (04/11/02)
PERRYVILLE - The Kelly Hawks won their third straight game with a 7-3 victory against Class 1A No. 2 ranked St. Vincent on Wednesday. "It's always good to pick up a win like that," said Kelly head coach John Gant. "Our bats were kind of quiet and have been the last couple of games, but we played well defensively and got the runs we needed to get the win."...
Wadlington strikes out 11 in upset win over Chaffee (04/11/02)
CHAFFEE -- Scott City's softball team posted an impressive win on Wednesday, handing Chaffee its first loss of the season in convincing fashion, 14-5. "It was a very good win for us," said Scott City coach Sally O'Brien. "Hopefully this will be a confidence builder for us. We really came out hitting the ball well. I think that was the big key in winning the game."...
Bulldogs earn huge road win (04/11/02)
KENNETT - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team picked up a huge road win on Wednesday by defeating district rival Kennett 4-3. Kennett entered the game undefeated and is considered one of the favorites in 3A District 1. It's the Bulldogs' fifth straight win after losing their season opener to Cape Central...
Albert Masters (04/11/02)
MOSCOW MILLS - Albert H. Masters, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:46 p.m. April 8, 2002, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy. Born July 6, 1917, in Advance, son of the late William and Martha Park Masters, he had lived in Moscow Mills for the past 32 years and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Ruth Reinhart (04/11/02)
ADVANCE - Ruth Maxine Reinhart, 73, died at 5:49 a.m. April 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1929, in Welling, Okla., daughter of the late William Joseph and Martha Wright Butler, she retired as a sewing machine operator for Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee. She was a member of the Fairview General Baptist Church near Arbor...
Russell Simpson (04/11/02)
ESSEX - Russell Simpson, 90, died April 9, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Essex, son of the late Daniel and Alice Trotter Simpson, he lived in Weiner, Ark., for many years before moving to Essex in 1980. He was a member of the Cooper and Haynes General Baptist Church in Weiner...
Ida Holmes (04/11/02)
ASHLAND - Ida Mae Holmes, 83, died April 6, 2002, at the Ashland Health Care Center. Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Waggoner, Okla., daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie May Lewis Bagby, she was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a member of American Legion Post 0059 Auxiliary in Dexter and Ashland Chapter 309 Order of the Eastern Star...
Marguerite Hayden (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Marguerite Heath Hayden, 88, of Park Ridge, Ill., who died April 8, 2002, will be: Larry Diehl, Paul Diehl, Tony Dixon, Rob Mitchell, Deke Lape and Clay Lape...
Lucille Hanna (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Lucille J. Hanna, 94, died at 2:10 a.m. April 11, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 12, 1908, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of the late Matt and Anna Switzer Jungers, she was a cook for the Sikeston Nutrition Center for 14 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Alma Rose (04/11/02)
MARION, Ohio - Alma Barker Rose, 93, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 9, 2002, at the Sunbridge Care Center in Marion. Born March 13, 1909, at Hahn, Mo., daughter of the late Charles Henry and Mary Jane Pittman Barker, she was a charter member of the Missionary Holiness Church of Marion and had been a machine operator for the Fulfillment Corporation of Marion...
Charles Cunningham (04/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Charles Paul Cunningham, 81, died April 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Chaffee, son of the late Charles Henry and Edith Lou Harrell Cunningham, he retired as the Chaffee city collector, after 34 years of service. A member of the first United Methodist Church in Chaffee, he was also a member of Masonic Lodge 615 and Chapter 418 Order of the Eastern Star, both in Chaffee, and the Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite...
Sam Story Sr. (04/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Former Charleston Mayor Sam E. Story Sr., 73, died at 10:15 p.m. April 9, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Charleston, son of the late Ernest Albert and Mary Leobe Story, he was a landowner and retired farmer. Story, who served as mayor from 1971-72, was a lifelong resident of Charleston where he was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on the administrative board. ...
Thomas Dixon (04/11/02)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Thomas Henry Dixon, 52, died April 7, 2002, at the Lockefield Village Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1949, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late John D. and Ella Mae Wilson Strayhorn, he graduated from East Prairie (Mo.) High School and was of the Baptist belief...
Jess Hooper (04/11/02)
BERTRAND - Jess Lee Hooper, 79, died at 8:30 a.m. April 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 11, 1923, at Grayridge, son of the late Berry "Buck" and Rebecca Tate Hooper, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life where he was a self-employed antique dealer for many years. Employed with the Bertrand Cotton Company for 25 years, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific on the USS Cotten during World War II...
Paul Adams (04/11/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Paul Clayton Adams, 57, died at 6:50 a.m. April 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1944, at Diehlstadt, son of the late James Neely and Vina Caroline Bugg Adams, he lived in East Prairie most of his life...
Bea Williamson (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Advance for Emma Beatrice Williamson, 83, of St. Louis and formerly of Sikeston, who died April 8, 2002, were: Eric Hilpert, Marc Hilpert, Eddie McDowell, Tom Clark, Rich Williamson and Ken Shields...
Genung - Koch (04/11/02)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Genung of Scottsdale have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Elizabeth, to Paul Andrew Koch, son of the Rev. and Mrs. William F. "Bill" Koch of Sikeston, Mo. The future bride graduated in 2000 from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in geography and is employed by the City of Tempe Cultural Services Department...
Looking Back 4/11 (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Joe Boardman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boardman, has been selected by faculty members at Sikeston High School as the sophomore to make the annual citizenship pilgrimage to Jefferson City. SIKESTON - The Coalesce Club elected officers for the coming year at a Monday meeting. ...
New ballpark would bring economic benefits and fun (04/11/02)
The proposal for a new Cardinals ballpark is a refreshing example of a major league team making a commitment to the public, instead of vice versa. The Cardinal owners have committed to meeting two-thirds of the construction costs themselves and taken clear responsibility for covering any cost overruns. Revenues for the remaining costs would be raised right there in the new ballpark and the Ballpark Village commercial center that's part of the plan. It would not cost one penny in new taxes...
Speakout 4/11 (04/11/02)
Someone complained in the March 31 paper about senior citizens exercising in the stores. I guess they think they'll never get old. We old people have to go somewhere to exercise and right now, the stores are the only places we can go. I hope they never have to get old...