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Stories from Friday, April 12, 2002

Park tax passes in recount (04/12/02)
CHARLESTON - A recount has determined the East Prairie parks tax passed by two votes. According to the election recount certification, there were 434 votes for the sales tax proposition and 432 against. Junior DeLay, county clerk, explained there were originally 44 undervotes - ballots in which no vote was cast on the issue - tallied by the electronic ballot tabulator...
Robbery report leads to meth lab, arrests (04/12/02)
DUDLEY - What started out as a report about a robbery turned into the arrest of two area residents on drug-related charges. According to reports, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and SEMO Drug Task Force responded to 10258 South St. at the request of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office to assist in the seizure of a possible methamphetamine lab at that location...
At 76, county employee won't call it quits (04/12/02)
NEW MADRID - She's 76 and she could have retired a long time ago but quitting isn't one of those words Nadine Collier uses. Instead she adds new duties, takes on new challenges and continues to share her knowledge after nearly three decades of service to county residents...
Mississippi County officials will attend insurance conference (04/12/02)
CHARLESTON - County officials have changed their minds about attending this year's annual MoPERM meeting. County Clerk Junior DeLay said during Thursday's county commission meeting that he had recently received a package from MoPERM, the company which provides the county with liability insurance...
Sikeston track wins triangular (04/12/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston boys track and field team won a triangular at Cape Central on Thursday, defeating the host Tigers and Egyptian, Ill. Sikeston's girls took second behind Cape Central. The boys team took first place in 16 of the 18 events to finish with 120 points...
Dooley leads Dexter to win (04/12/02)
CHAFFEE -- Dexter put up another impressive SEMO Conference win on Thursday, rallying from a five-run deficit to beat Chaffee 16-9. "Getting good starting pitching is a big key for us," said Dexter coach Brian Becker. "If our starters come in and do a good job, we feel we can play with anybody. We've got a pretty good hitting lineup, but we've got to have the pitching to go with it."...
Kelly records sixth shutout (04/12/02)
BENTON -- Another game, another shutout for Kelly. The Lady Hawks improved to 6-0 on Thursday with a 13-0 victory over Meadow Heights, remaining unscored upon in the spring season. "The girls hit the ball a lot better today than they did yesterday," said Kelly coach Rhonda Evans. "We had a lot of line drive shots."...
Sikeston netters put up second straight shutout (04/12/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 9-0 victory against Charleston on Thursday. It's the second straight match that Sikeston has shutout its opponent. "I thought we played well again," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. "We've had three good matches this week. I think we're getting better and better. We just need to keep improving each time we go out."...
Indians rally past Bulldogs (04/12/02)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Bulldogs have been losing base runners quite a bit this year. This time it might have cost them a game. On Thursday, the Bulldogs lost three base runners in a 10-9 loss to SEMO Conference rival Jackson at the Indians' Legion Park...
Lorine Alexander (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Lorine R. Alexander, 88, died April 12, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 26, 1913, at Doniphan, daughter of the late James W. and Callie Hughes Rosson, she had lived most of her life in Essex where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Elmer Clark (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elmer E. Clark, 88, who died April 7, 2002, were: George Hodges, Chad Hodges, Jeffrey Gallimore, Glen Jordan, Larry Mouser and Michael Black.
Charles Cunningham (04/12/02)
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. ...
Glen Fields (04/12/02)
CHARLESTON - Glen Keith Fields, 64, died at 1:30 a.m. April 11, 2002, at the VA Regional Medical Center at Marion, Ill. Born Sept. 5, 1937, at Wyatt, to Lorene Cherry Fields of Charleston and the late Raymond Fields, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A self-employed plumber retiring in 1998, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Protestant belief...
Stella Connor (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Stella Mae Connor, formerly of Essex and Parma, died April 10, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Health Care Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie Brown Downen and had lived in Dexter for the past four years. In 1927, in Leachvile, Ark., she married William Raymond Connor who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1978...
Births (04/12/02)
SIKESTON - Lashonda S. Stokes is the mother of her second daughter, born March 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Sadie Mae Stokes weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18-inches long. Grandparents are Ethel Mae Lambert and Eddie Lambert. BLOOMFIELD - Edward and Susan Goodwin are the parents of their second son, born at 6:02 p.m. March 16, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Trae Lee James Goodwin weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 4/12 (04/12/02)
SIKESTON - President Roosevelt certified Sikeston as a critical war area where mortgage insurance would be available to builders of homes for war workers under the Federal Housing Administration's Title VI plan. Sen. Bennett Clark made the announcement Friday...
Speakout 4/12 (04/12/02)
I'm calling about the Kelly School bond issue. I know of 20 or 30 who would have voted against it but forgot to vote. It seems like that's telling you we need a complete new school board. If a church can build a building with over 12 classrooms for around $2 million, why does it take Kelly so much to build 11? In my opinion, when the gym was redone, we got took. ...