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Stories from Thursday, April 25, 2002

Living her dream (04/25/02)
BENTON -- As a child growing up, Sandy Ruff was always told that she was "stupid." After a while, she began to believe what others were telling her. Ruff couldn't memorize or spell, so math, reading and writing were challenges for her. The one place where Ruff felt equal to the others and could excel was in her art classes...
Program designed to give support (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - It's a different world for people with disabilities and their families. People can be cruel, everyday tasks can be difficult and keeping a positive outlook is often easier said than done. But there are others facing the same trials and tribulations and a new statewide program being piloted in the Sikeston and Kansas City regions is designed to find each individual and family the emotional support needed...
Oran girl dies in fire (04/25/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - An Oran teen sustained fatal injuries in an early morning house fire today. According to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, the fire started at 3:57 a.m. inside a house at 513 Washington that had been converted into an apartment. The fire was reported by an occupant on the first floor who was awakened by his dog. The resident saw smoke coming through the ceiling and called authorities...
Sikeston tennis squad disposes of Dexter, 6-0 (04/25/02)
SIKESTON --Sikeston's tennis team defeated Dexter 6-0 on Wednesday in a match shortened by lightning. All of the doubles and three singles events were complete when it was called. After losing the first match of the season, the Bulldogs have now rattled off eight straight wins...
Red Devils jump into driver's seat of Scott-Miss Conference (04/25/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee jumped into the driver's seat of the Scott-Mississippi Conference on Wednesday with a 6-2 win over Oran. The Red Devils were outhit 12-4, but made up for their offensive shortcomings with outstanding defensive play. Chase Eskew had two diving catches and Derrick Uhrhan had one, leading Chaffee to its most impressive victory of the season...
Shirley Brack (04/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Brack, 65, died at 7:11 p.m. April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 21, 1937, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Herschel G. and Lera Parker Majors, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...
Stanley Kennedy (04/25/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Stanley E. Kennedy, 72, formerly of Sikeston and Paducah, Ky., died April 23, 2002, at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 25, 1929, in Arkansas, he was a carpenter and served with the U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist belief...
Elfreda Moore (04/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elfreda Moore, 73, died at 5 a.m. April 25, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Marie Copeland (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn for Marie H. Copeland, 80, who died April 22, 2002, were: Ed Hiedemann, Billy Swiney, Phil Swiney, Bill Dodd, Gale Wilf and Tom Nunnelee. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Henry Moser (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Henry A. Moser, 80, who died April 22, 2002, will be: Ron Smith, Brian Barnes, Cletus Patterson Jr., Roger Cooper, Richard Mitchem and Lee Roslin.
Amanda Robinson (04/25/02)
ORAN - Amanda Robinson, 17, died April 25, 2002, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births (published 4/25) (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Stephanie Hill is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 8:06 p.m. April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Rogeric Benard Cannon Jr. weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Roosevelt Hill and Gladys Dixon...
Matney - Watson (04/25/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Denny and Rhonda Matney have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Rene, to Doug Edward Watson, son of Joe and Carlotta Watson of East Prairie. The future bride graduated in 1996 from Sikeston High School. She will graduate in May with a degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Stewart - Graviett (04/25/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Stewart have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooke, to Jeremy Caleb Graviett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Graviett of Bloomfield. The future bride graduated in 2001 from Bloomfield High School and is a student at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff...
Rider - Malugen (04/25/02)
DONGOLA, Ill. - Earnest and Joyce Rider have announced the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Ann, to Jamie Malugen of Sikeston, Mo., son of James and carol Malugen of Potosi, Mo. A 1996 graduate of Dongola High School, the future bride graduated in 2001 with a bachelors degree in radiologic science from Southern Illinois University. She is assistant director of the radiology department at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Webb and Mary Jordan of Dongola...
Looking Back 4/25 (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Ross Kilgore, after a trial period as regular substitute city carrier, decided not to accept the position permanently and has returned to duties with the state patrol at Waynesville. Ray Carl Marsh Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carl Marsh Sr., has accepted the position, postmaster Pleas Malcolm said...
Young man should pay ultimate price (04/25/02)
It's been almost a decade since the night Shirley Crook died. The Fenton woman was bound by the hands and feet, taken to a train trestle over the Meramec River and pushed to her death. Her body was discovered the next day by fishermen. Christopher Simmons killed her. He had intentions of robbing her when he entered her home. But one thing led to another and before the night was over, Shirley Crook was dead...
Whip 'em - whip 'em good (04/25/02)
I have read where there are over 40 wars going on at this time on planet Earth. How do you stop a war? It's quite simple. Someone has to whip someone. In World War II, Japan attacked our nation and we whipped them and Germany, too, with terms of unconditional surrender. As a result, we have lived with them in peace for 57 years...
Speakout 4/25 (04/25/02)
There is a female horse across from Southeast Elementary School that is all bloated and her owner isn't even taking care of her. Her hooves are cracked clear up to the hairline and she can hardly walk. Why can't the humane society do something about this?...