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Stories from Friday, April 19, 2002

INS inmate may have died from diabetes (04/19/02)
CHARLESTON - An official report has not been released yet on the April 10 death of the federal Immigration and Naturalization prisoner at the Mississippi County Detention Center, but local officials believe it may be attributed to diabetes. Don Chance, administrator for the county's jail, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that while the autopsy is not complete and the cause not officially determined, he was informally advised it looks like acute diabetic attack was the cause of Ramon Escamilla-Bautista's death.. ...
Dinner will help students battle cancer (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Cancer happens to other people, at least that's what three Sikeston teens used to think. But now, instead of worrying about who they'll take to prom or what college they'll get into, Carson Peters, Brandon Garner and Dustin Heaton have bigger things on their minds...
With the new Home Rule Charter comes many changes (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Unless the Home Rule Charter is amended sometime in the future, Phil Boyer will be the last mayor selected by his fellow council members. The city council now has the responsibility of moving the city from the way things have been for many years to the way they will be. ...
Kelly finds its stride in win (04/19/02)
BENTON -- Tyler Schlosser had a career day for Kelly on Thursday, leading the Hawks to a 9-3 win over South Pemiscot. He was the winning pitcher, allowing two earned runs on five hits, one walk and four strikeouts through the first five innings. He was also 3-for-3 with a triple, two steals and two RBIs...
Sikeston tennis team posts fifth consecutive shutout (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team posted its fifth straight shutout with a 9-0 victory against Kennett on Thursday. None of the matches were close as the Bulldogs breezed through the competition. In singles, Stephen Pobst beat Carter Carter 8-1; Adam Hahs beat Zach LaRock 8-1; Ryne Vickery beat Kyle Rogers 8-0; Peter Jones beat Brandon Burcham 8-2; Marc Leible beat Stephen Rooney 8-1; and Chris Robey beat Matt Collins 8-1...
Risco, Malden hire coaches (04/19/02)
RISCO --Brandon Blankenship was recently named head coach at Risco High School. The 1997 New Madrid County Central graduate takes over for Andy Pinkley, who spent two years at the school. At Malden, former assistant boys basketball coach Jeremy Siebert has been promoted to head coach...
Sikeston teams excel at Junior High Relays (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior High Relays wrapped things up on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Team points weren't kept, but medals were given to relay teams in the top three. Poplar Bluff's 9th grade team recorded the most medals with 12 total, being the only team to medal in every event...
SHS golfers win tri-match (04/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team hosted a triangular match with Malden and Caruthersville on Thursday. The Bulldogs took first place in the event with 164 points, followed by Malden with 175 and Caruthersville with 210. "Today we started preparing for districts," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "The weather has brought out the fairways and greens so we can play the ball down. That's the way it will be at districts, and that's the way to play from now on."...
Erma Ellinger (04/19/02)
SCOTT CITY - Erma Lee Ellinger, 68, died at 3:46 p.m. April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1934, in Gordonville, daughter of the late Edward and Zelma Summers Eakins, she was a machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
John McMikle (04/19/02)
CHARLESTON - John Allen McMikle, 44, died at 12:50 p.m. April 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1957, in Sikeston, son of Elgin and Sue Allen McMikle of Charleston, he lived in Charleston most of his life and graduated in 1976 from Charleston High School. ...
Bill Bradshaw (04/19/02)
MOREHOUSE - Willie "Bill" Bradshaw, 80, died April 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles and Orea Maddox Bradshaw, he was of the Baptist belief and member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a self-employed pest control worker before retiring...
Marylian Streiff (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Marylian Moseley Streiff, 75, who died April 17, 2002, were: Larry Hunn, Dan Vaultonburg, Bobby Moseley Jr., Joey Moseley, Andy Miederhoff and Charles Miederhoff...
Greg Bradford (04/19/02)
BLOOMFIELD - James "Greg" Bradford, 43, died April 18, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1958, in St. Louis, son of the Rev. Bob Bradford of Arbor and the late Clara Robinson Bradford, he was a member of Mount Zion Walker General Baptist Church near Bloomfield. He was a carpenter with Bridger Construction Company in Sikeston...
Nola Beard (04/19/02)
BURTON, Mich. - Nola B. Beard, 71, formerly of Parma, Mo., died April 16, 2002, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born Feb. 17, 1931, in Parma, daughter of the late Olcy and Vera Hicks Allen, she lived in the Burton area for the past 49 years. She was a member of the Davison Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 299, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America No. 28 and a member and supporter of the Old Newsboys. She was a general supervisor for GM Metal Fab for 29 years before retiring in 1982...
Annis Clark (04/19/02)
JOY, Ill. - Annis Gough Clark, 41, died April 17, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Born Dec. 29, 1960, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Velta Whitehead Gough of Dexter, Mo., and the late Chester A. Gough, she was a secretary in the medical records department at a hospital in Joy...
Erma Combs (04/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Erma Combs, 88, died April 18, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Don Black (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Fred Donald Black, 90, who died April 17, 2002, will be: Zachary Black, Cody Black, Jim Johnson, Sam Johnson, Rob Johnson, Tony Johnson, Steve Johnson and Colie Taylor...
Looking Back 4/19 (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - J.M. Pitman returned to work at his cleaning shop Wednesday after a period of illness at his home. SIKESTON - Miss Katie Leigh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neely Leigh of Sikeston, has won recognition for a superior scholarship at Olivette Nazarene College in Kankakee, Ill., by being placed on the mid-semester honor roll...
Finding the cure for Medicaid abuse (04/19/02)
Reports began circulating this week concerning abuses to the Medicaid drug program in Missouri and that points to a weakness in the system within the Division of Social Services. Our hope is that Attorney General Jay Nixon devotes the full resources of his office to address this abuse...
Speakout 4/19 (04/19/02)
I think people should quit running the elderly down just because Kmart is closing. I think it's because their prices were too high. In an earlier SpeakOut column, we explained that Sikeston Kmart was chosen by the Kmart Corporation because this was a leased store and not owned by the corporation....