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Stories from Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Residents are invited to exchange ideas (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - If you have an idea involving some art and culture for this area, your time has come. Area residents are invited to participate in an exchange of ideas and opinions about the Missouri Arts Council's role in supporting arts activities in the region during a meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center...
Mosquito spraying will begin today (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - The City of Sikeston will begin its spraying operation today for mosquitoes. The spraying will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and continue until approximately one-third of the town is covered. This will continue Wednesday and Thursday until all of the town is covered...
SMARTS continues to promote the arts (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Now in its 28th year, Sikeston Missouri Arts Inc., got its start when Dottie Moore of Sikeston was appointed by Governor "Kit" Bond to serve on the Missouri Arts Council. The second oldest state-funded arts agency in the country, the Missouri Arts Council coordinates all performances of the St. ...
Courtroom presented (04/23/02)
The Scott County Victim Advocates conducted a ceremony to commemorate National Crime Victim's Rights Week at the Scott County Courthouse Monday. During the ceremony, a model courtroom was presented to the Scott County Victim Advocate by Carol Marshall, restorative justice specialist....
Uh-oh! (04/23/02)
Lucas Williams, a student at the Semo Christian Academy, soars playing on the of the play ground equipment Monday morning. The students at the school were taking in the milder weather.
Sikeston rolls past Red Devils (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted another impressive victory on Monday with an 11-1 win against SEMO Conference foe Chaffee at VFW Stadium. The win avenged two losses to Chaffee from last year in which the Red Devils kept the Bulldogs from winning the SEMO Conference Tournament and the regular season league title...
Red-hot Sikeston tennis team wins again (04/23/02)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Sikeston tennis team continued its dominance with another impressive win on Monday at Carbondale, Ill. The Bulldogs defeated the Terriers 7-2 to improve to 6-1 on the season. Carbondale's two victories broke a five-match shutout streak for the Bulldogs...
SHS soccer team blanked (04/23/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's inaugural girls soccer team continued to struggle on Monday, losing 10-0 to Jackson. "I don't think we came out with the same intensity that we've been coming out with," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We kind of regressed a little. We had two or three key players out, and that doesn't help. We were a little sluggish out there, and hopefully it is just a one-game thing."...
Tracksters strong at relays (04/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team had a strong day at the Cape Relays on Saturday afternoon before rain washed away the last few events. Sikeston's boys had first place medals in the long jump, triple jump and shot put relays. The Bulldogs were also in the running for first place medals in the discus and high jump before those events were rained out...
Jackson stumps Kelly (04/23/02)
JACKSON -- Jackson defeated Kelly 5-1 on Monday in a game of SEMO Conference rivals. The Hawks struggled at the plate, scoring just one run on four hits. "It was a tough loss," said Kelly coach John Gant. "We're just having trouble making everything click. Our defense looked really good, but we couldn't put together any runs. Not getting the hits when we've needed them has hurt us in quite a few games this year."...
Golfers place second in invite (04/23/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Invitational took place at the Sikeston Country Club on Monday, and the home squad was able to place second in the 14 team event. Tanner Fritz tied for the fourth best round of the day with a 77, while Jonathan Spence and E.C. Atchison both checked in with 78s to tie for sixth...
Joe Simmons (04/23/02)
SCOTT CITY - Joseph Wilson "Joe" Simmons, 77, died at 8:30 p.m. April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 20, 1924, at Benton , son of the late Thomas Marion Simmons and Mina Edith Jacobs, he was a building inspector for the City of Cape Girardeau. ...
Girard Sisson (04/23/02)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Girard Buell Sisson, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 18, 2002, in Corpus Christi. Born April 9, 1920, at Lawrence, Kan., son of the late Dr. Eugene and Dorothea Sisson Jr., he lived in Austin before moving to Corpus Christi. ...
Marie Copeland (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Marie H. Copeland, 80, died at 7:26 a.m. April 22, 2002, at her residence. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of the late Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney, she had lived in Sikeston since 1970, moving from Blytheville, Ark., where she was a member of the Church of Christ and owned a beauty shop...
Henry Moser (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Henry A. Moser, 80, died April 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1922, in Wayne County, Tenn., son of the late John and Della Jagger Moser, he was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Himmelberger-Harrison Manufacturing Company for 23 years. He had also been employed as a janitor at Morehouse Elementary School until retiring in 1984...
Mildred Hayden (04/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mildred V. Williams Hayden, 85, died at 7:40 p.m. April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1916, at Morley, daughter of the late Eli F. and Mabel Shell Williams, she was a homemaker. A member of the Cape Girardeau Garden Club, she was a volunteer at the St. ...
Lester King (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Lester King, 77, died April 20, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1924, at Oran, son of the late William Vester and Menta Ella Trentham King, he had worked at International Shoe Factory for 29 years and managed the Magic Car Wash before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
William Thompson (04/23/02)
CHARLESTON - William H. Thompson, 88, died at 2 p.m. April 21, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1914, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hazzard and Birdie Evans Thompson, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer until his retirement...
Adams - Ruff (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Makenze B. Adams and Paul Ruff exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony Feb. 14, 2002, at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church before Elder Cecil Adams. The new Mrs. Ruff is the daughter of Gary and Barbara Adams of Sikeston and her husband is the son of Marvin Ruff of Sikeston and the late Carolyn Ruff...
Looking Back 4/23 (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Dora Ann Dunn, an 18-year-old brunette of medium build, will reign this year as queen over Sikeston High School's annual May Fete. SIKESTON - Once again, Sikeston has been honored by the Automobile Club of Missouri for the city's outstanding record in pedestrian safety insofar as it concerns children of school age. The AAA has again awarded a certificate stating Sikeston is on the Honor Roll of Cities...
Finding appropriate punishment for "dad" (04/23/02)
I am sickened by the news report this week that a 39 year-old Phoenix man - while under the influence of the hallucinogen PCP - had bitten off his 2-year-old son's thumb. The man initially claimed that he bit off the thumb in an attempt to mix his son's DNA with his own. But in yet another sickening twist, the man coughed up the thumb while at the police station six hours after the attack...
Speakout 4/23 (04/23/02)
Does anyone in this area know where I can buy liquid embroidery? Please leave the information in SpeakOut. I know it's being sold somewhere, but I can't find it. I need to complain about a member of a certain club in Sikeston. My husband and I like to go there for a drink after working all day and talk to friends, which you can't do because of one belligerent loud-mouth who thinks everyone wants to hear about her. ...