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Stories from Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Chamber awards are set for Friday (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - On Friday several individuals will be honored for the contributions they've made here over the past year. Of the 24 businesses and individuals nominated, five were chosen for special recognition - Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Civic Group of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Citizen of the Year...
WWII medal display will preserve family history (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - It started with simply asking a co-worker planning a visit to military base to pick up a U.S. Navy coffee mug and winding up in the creation of a family heirloom. Cynthia Davis of St. Louis and her sister, Claudia Phipps of Indiana, knew their father, W.C. ...
Sikeston rips Knights in five (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted its fourth straight win with a 13-3, five-inning victory against the Farmington Knights on Monday at VFW Stadium. The Bulldogs took advantage of several Knight miscues in the field to post the blowout victory...
SHS soccer falls (04/16/02)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston girls soccer team lost 8-0 to Farmington on Monday. Sikeston (0-3) trailed 4-0 at the half, but they managed to play the entire game for the first time this season. They were defeated 10-0 in the first half in their first two games...
Chaffee rebounds with blowout win (04/16/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Chaffee's softball team jumped right back on the winning track Monday, hammering Portageville 15-0 in four innings. "Overall, I was real pleased with the game today," said Chaffee coach Mark Devenport. "The kids responded really well. We lost to Scott City on Wednesday, then came back with an outstanding practice on Thursday. It carried over into today."...
SHS netters post shutout (04/16/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston tennis team posted its fourth straight shutout with a 9-0 victory against Poplar Bluff on Monday. It's the second time in a week that the Bulldogs have defeated the Mules. None of the matches were close as the Bulldogs posted four shutouts...
Bell City, Dexter rally to victories; NMCC beaten (04/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bell City won its third consecutive game on Monday, rallying to a 9-3 victory over East Prairie. "Winning state in basketball, we missed out on three weeks of practice that everybody else had," said Bell City coach Matt Asher. "We're kind of going on the fly here, and we're starting to get some practices and games in here. Hopefully, we can keep winning."...
Geneva Childers (04/16/02)
MARION, Ill. - Geneva Lee Childers, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. April 15, 2002, at Fountain's Nursing Center. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Ethel Lindsey Ivie, she had lived in Marion for the past 18 years. She was a member of Wolf Island Baptist Church near East Prairie and attended the Third Baptist Church in Marion...
Finis Hogue (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie for Finis B. Hogue, 78, who died April 14, 2002, were: Greg Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Barry Horton, Brent Horton, James Hogue and Jim Smith...
Billy Schoch (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. Billy G. Schoch, 85, died April 12, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1916, in rural St. Catherine, son of the late Claude W. and Minnie Moore Schoch, he graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kirksville and was a retired osteopathic physician...
Wilma Smith (04/16/02)
PUXICO - Wilma Smith, 79, formerly of St. Louis, died April 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1922, in Dudley, daughter of the late William and Carrie Klaffer, she retired as a manager with Atlantic Mills in St. Louis and was a member of Life Chapel Assembly of God Church in Puxico...
Larry Burden (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Larry F. Burden, 60, died at 6:20 a.m. April 15, 2002, at his home. Born March 8, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of Eleanor C. Williams Burden Bridwell of Sikeston and the late Harold G. Burden, he attended St. Henry School and graduated in 1960 from Charleston High School. ...
Lorine Alexander (04/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorine Alexander, 88, who died April 12, 2002, were: Larry McMullin, James Ross, Doug Schneider, Chris Rapp, Don Alexander Jr. and Rick Alexander.
Velma Oldham (04/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Velma Oldham, 88, died April 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Dietrich - Askew (04/16/02)
MARYVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dietrich have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Christine, to Dr. John Wells Askew, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Askew of Sikeston. A 1995 graduate of Maryville High School, Dietrich graduated in 1998 from the University of Missouri with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She is continuing her education at the University of Missouri Medical School...
Ward - Jones (04/16/02)
SCOTT CITY - Cheryl Ann Wiggins Ward and Walter Ray "Wally" Jones have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Duane Wiggins of Advance and the late Gonnie Wiggins and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Charles Jones of Calhoun, Ky., and the late Nancy Jones...
Parker - 25th (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Parker were guests of honor for a drop-in reception April 7 at Susie's Bake Shop and Restaurant in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary. The event was hosted by their son, Ryan Parker. Parker and the former Cheryl Kirkland were married April 9, 1977, at Murray Lane Baptist Church by Dr. Wade Paris...
Looking Back 4/16 (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Arden Ellise of Sikeston was awarded a certificate to buy a new car during the second week of April by the rationing board at Benton. SIKESTON - New Jaycee officers selected for the 1962-63 Junior Chamber of Commerce include Pete Malone, secretary; Don Bohannon, treasurer; Glenn Matthews, second vice president; Keith Ziegenhorn, president; Don Baker, first vice president; Bill Lewis, state representative; and Claude Benny, state representative...
Death penalty does serve as deterrent (04/16/02)
Let there be no doubt - I believe that capital punishment is effective and appropriate for some crimes in this nation. Granted, I too recognize that the system is not without flaws. I even believe there is ample evidence that some have been wrongfully executed. That is by any definition a tragedy. Yet these exceptions should not eliminate the death penalty as the ultimate punishment available to man...
Speakout 4/16 (04/16/02)
I was at a laundromat in Sikeston the other day. I thought there was a law that you had to be over age 18 in order to smoke. While I was there, there were at least 20 kids in there smoking. I know some of them were under age 18 because I knew two of them and they were smoking - I bet they smoked four cigarettes just while they were standing there. The owners of the laundromat should check this out and put a stop to it...