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Stories from Sunday, April 14, 2002

Local sales tax funds millions in road work (04/14/02)
SIKESTON - One of Sikeston's two permanent sales taxes, the transportation tax has worked well over the years to maintain Sikeston's streets since being approved by voters in 1990. In recent years, the tax has brought in roughly $1.1 to $1.3 million each year. "Most of what we do with the transportation tax is either overlays or new construction," said Tom Bridger, public works director. "It does not go to pay any salaries currently."...
Paving the way in Sikeston (04/14/02)
Projects funded by the transportation sales tax include the following street and drainage projects:...
Public can help House of Refuge (04/14/02)
SIKESTON - The women in the Sikeston community are invited to an event that celebrates the arrival of spring and reaches out to those who've sought a way out through the House for Abused and Battered Women. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at the House of Refuge's poolside spring benefit from 5 to 8 p.m. April 25 at the home of Jan Barkett, 3 Oak Meadows...
Keller, Lowes have hopes in track this year (04/14/02)
SIKESTON - Not many high schools around have an athlete that can consistently throw a shot put 50 feet. But the Sikeston Bulldogs have two. Whenever seniors Kevin Keller and Justin Lowes step into the shot put circle, it's usually guaranteed points for the Bulldog track and field team...
Local distance runner looks to end outstanding career on high note (04/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- What separates a good distance runner from the norm? Hard work, determination and desire. You find your comfort zone, then hold it for an extremely long period of time. "The main thing is getting yourself prepared," explained Southeast Missouri State track coach Joey Haines. "And the only way to get yourself prepared is with hard work."...
Sikeston freshmen win Poplar Bluff Invitational (04/14/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade track and field teams competed in the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Thursday. Sikeston's 9th grade team took first place out of five teams with 117 points, edging out Poplar Bluff (107), Cape Central (89), New Madrid County Central (30) and Malden (7)...
Sikeston hammers Wynne in first round of tourney (04/14/02)
PARAGOULD, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team got back on the winning track with a 15-0, six-inning win against Wynne (Ark.) on Friday in the Greene County Tech Tournament in Paragould. Sikeston (6-2) pounded out a season-high 16 hits go to with a season high 15 runs...
Shaky defense spoils Horrell's varsity debut (04/14/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Andrew Horrell made his first varsity start for Chaffee on Friday, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning against conference rival Cape Central. But Horrell's debut was spoiled by eight errors on the part of Chaffee's defense. The Tigers went on to win the game 6-3. ...
Darrell Ward (04/14/02)
DEXTER - Darrell R. Ward, 61, died April 12, 2002, at his home. Born July 10, 1940, at Bloomfield, son of the late Dale and Mamie E. Farris Ward, he had lived in California for several years before returning to Dudley in 1982. He was vice president of sales at W.W. Wood Products in Dudley and in 1990 moved to Dexter where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Mabel Anthony (04/14/02)
ORAN - Mabel Anthony, 79, died at 5:55 p.m. April 12, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 19, 1923, at Cloud Switch, Tenn., daughter of the late Jim and Eva Gordan Poore, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran and the Morley Order of Eastern Starr 342...
Claudell Farr (04/14/02)
HOWARDVILLE - Claudell Anderson Farr, 51, died April 11, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1951, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Jessie and Gustee Anderson, she was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lilbourn. In 1974, she married James Farr Jr. who survives of the home...
Looking Back 4/14 (04/14/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. E.A. Belden and family went to Columbia Friday to make arrangements to move their household furniture to Sikeston. The family is moving to the coroner of Dorothy and New Madrid. ESSEX - Three members of the Richland FFA Chapter will receive the State Farmer Degree at Columbia April 26-27. Carroll Duckworth, Jimmy Ledbetter and Emery Oliver will be accompanied on the trip by their advisor, Lee Bloomfield...
MAP to success involves everyone (04/14/02)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming with the Sikeston Public School system to raise awareness of the Missouri Assessment Program test (MAP) to be taken by students here this month. MAP scores rank Sikeston students against others in the state and measures their skills in a number of areas. Sikeston's scores have been declining in recent years and that has some school and business officials concerned...
Speakout 4/14 (04/14/02)
I hope you saw the high school play. Not only is it entertaining, but it also teaches us something about life. Way to go! Can someone tell me why not all the channels are printed in the Standard Democrat Preview Guide? Some of the channels are not printed in the grid because of the lack of space, however, the information you are looking for should be below the grid in the program listings...