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Stories from Friday, April 26, 2002

Kindergarten roundup (04/26/02)
Chris Moore, the P.E. teacher at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center, talks to parents of future students during the school's Kindergarten Roundup Thursday night. Enrollment screenings, which will last an hour and a half, will be held during the week of May 6. For more information and to schedule an appointment call the school at 471-0653....
Magazine will promote the community's image (04/26/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce has set out to promote the community's image with "Images." A new magazine, to be published annually, was unveiled Thursday at the SACC noon luncheon. The four-color 34-page publication is designed to provide newcomers with a first look at the community to peak their interest, said Sara Sartin, customer services manager with Journal Communication of Franklin, Tenn...
County will get 'Jaws' (04/26/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners approved $2,000 to help the Mississippi County Rescue Squad purchase a new "jaws of life." At Thursday's county commission meeting, Mike Palmer of the Mississippi County Rescue Squad asked commissioners on behalf of the squad for "one-time extra help so we can go ahead and purchase the jaws."...
Bell City sweeps Advance (04/26/02)
BELL CITY -- Bell City's baseball team swept Advance in a doubleheader on Thursday, 1-0, 12-1. In the first game, Jason Rampley threw a complete game one-hitter, issuing no walks with nine strikeouts. "When Jason is on, he's on," said Bell City coach Matt Asher. "Today, thankfully, he was. He doesn't hurt himself by walking anybody, he just throws strikes. A one-hit shutout is pretty impressive."...
Surging Bulldogs blank Poplar Bluff (04/26/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team won its seventh straight game on Thursday with a 3-0 shutout of Poplar Bluff at VFW Stadium. The Bulldogs have allowed just one run in their last three games. This time it was pitcher Adam Garrett, who threw all seven innings, allowing just four hits with no walks and five strikeouts...
Killion scores first goal for Sikeston girls soccer (04/26/02)
MARION -- Sophomore Elizabeth Killion scored the first goal for Sikeston's girls soccer program in a 4-1 loss to Marion on Thursday. At the 79 minute mark, she found the back of the net on an assist from Marissa White. "She's had so many chances to score this year, we were glad to see her finally get one," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Netters avenge season's only loss (04/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team avenged its only dual loss this season with an 8-1 victory against Cape Central on the road on Thursday. Sikeston (9-1) has now won nine straight dual matches, plus last week's first place Poplar Bluff Invitational finish...
Lelar Woods (04/26/02)
SIKESTON - Lelar F. Woods, 92, died April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1910, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Dave and Matilda Clark Watson, she was a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston. Her husband, Woody Woods, preceded her in death...
Michael Trammell (04/26/02)
CAMPBELL - Michael Thomas Trammell, 29, died April 25, 2002, at the Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Amanda Robinson (04/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Amanda Robinson, 17, died April 25, 2002, at her home. Born July 23, 1984, in Chaffee, daughter of Jimmy and Connie Robinson of Oran and Lisa Walls of Benton, she had attended Kelly High School and was employed by Blimpie's Subs and Salads Shop in Cape Girardeau...
Elfreda Moore (04/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elfreda B. Moore, 73, died at 5 a.m. April 25, 2002, at her home. Born March 25, 1929, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Otis and Sarah Penrod Black, she lived in Mississippi County all her life. She was a retired receptionist and member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Lula Mae Neal (04/26/02)
HOWARDVILLE - Lula Mae Dean Neal, 65, died April 22, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1936, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Grant and Bertha Dean, she lived in Howardville for the past 15 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one daughter, Yolanda Neal of Howardville; one son, Terry Dean of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Dorothy Massengale of Blytheville and Barbara Dean of Lansing; four brothers, Charles Staten of Chicago, Ill., Larry Staten of San Diego, Calif., Danny Staten of St. ...
Eva Bleakley (04/26/02)
CRYSTAL CITY - Eva Lefler Bleakley, 94, formerly of Dexter, died April 25, 2002, at the Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City. Born Dec. 31, 1907, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late George and Lucy Lee Boatwright Barnes, she lived in Hayti before moving to Dexter in 1946 and was of the Baptist belief. She owned and operated a restaurant in Dexter and had been employed by Elder Manufacturing...
Looking Back 4/26 (04/26/02)
SIKESTON - W.B. Simpson of Sikeston was given a certificate last week by the Scott County Rationing Board at Benton to purchase a new automobile. ESSEX - New high school facilities are soon to be erected in the Richland School District on U.S. Highway 60 between Grayridge and Essex...
Youth loses debate on age for service (04/26/02)
I'm not sure if I agree with the Missouri Legislature when on Thursday they rejected a proposal to reduce the age to serve in the Legislature to 21. By a narrow vote lawmakers retained the age of service to 24 in the House and 30 in the Senate. Actually I disagree with the arguments against the proposal...
Speakout 4/26 (04/26/02)
My family and I shop at Wal-Mart several times a week. Summer is nearing and it is very warm in that store. I wish management would check and see how they could cool the whole store - front, back, sides, in the middle - the whole store needs to be cool...