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Stories from Sunday, April 28, 2002

Resident writes textbook on going from LPN to RN (04/28/02)
SIKESTON - When it comes to the differences between LPNs and RNs, Kathy Ham of Sikeston wrote the book. Now the director of Southeast Missouri State University's four-year nursing program, Ham got the idea for "From LPN to RN: Role Transitions" almost six years ago while teaching in Sikeston at Park College's registered nurse bridge program for licensed practical nurses...
Bank robber is indicted (04/28/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Authorities believe they have captured the Charleston bank robber. Richard Kozlow, 58, of Saginaw, Mich., was indicted Friday on charges of bank robbery. According to a news release from United States Attorney Raymond W. Gruender, the indictment alleges Kozlow robbed the Mississippi County Savings and Loan of $4,545 on June 1, 2001...
Engineer credits success to hometown (04/28/02)
SIKESTON - When John Longstreet was in high school, his life revolved around football. He even received a full athletic scholarship to Southwest Missouri State University where he was named 1984 Coors Player of the Year in football. A year later he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology...
Summer preparations (04/28/02)
Mitchell Shaw, a City of Sikeston Public Works-Parks Department employee, cleans the stainless steel around the Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool. The Parks Department will clean and paint the pool within the next few weeks to prepare it for summer.
Lady Devils rally past Scott City (04/28/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee won the 2002 Lady Devil Classic softball tournament with two come-from-behind wins on Friday, beating Delta in the first round 9-5 and Scott City 3-2 in the championship. The Lady Devils were able to rally in the sixth inning of both games to pull out the victories...
Riley signs with Shawnee (04/28/02)
BENTON -- Kelly multi-sport standout Bridgett Riley signed a letter of intent to play softball for Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill., on Friday. Riley will join former high school teammate Marissa Essner at the school and is expected to make an immediate impact...
Dexter thwarts Oran comeback (04/28/02)
CHAFFEE - The Chaffee Red Devil Classic kicked things off on Friday despite cool, drizzly conditions. In first round action Perryville defeated the host school Red Devils 5-1, Notre Dame beat Scott City 9-2 and Dexter beat Oran 6-5. In the best game of the day, Dexter held off a four-run rally by Oran in the seventh inning to win the game...
Richard Riddle (04/28/02)
GLEN ALLEN -- Richard U. Riddle, 81, died April 25, 2002, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. Born July 17, 1920, at Poplar Bluff, son of the late William Dallas and Bonnie Wright Riddle, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force for four years. He was a retired butcher and meat department manager at Fords Meat Shop in Cape Girardeau, and also co-owner of the first Town & Country grocery store in Advance for many years...
Juanita Jackson (04/28/02)
SIKESTON - Juanita Jackson, 87, died April 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 17, 1914, at Elizabethtown, Ill., daughter of the late John Blanchard and Nancy Katherine Umphery McFall Sr., she had worked at International Shoe in Sikeston and previously resided in Arkansas. She was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Lena Morgan (04/28/02)
MORLEY - Lena J. Morgan, 88, of Morley, died at 11:20 p.m. April 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Dowd and Mollie Hill Johnson, she was a housewife and had owned and operated a cafe at Oran. She had also been a cook for Scott Count Central Schools, was an active 31-year member and past president of the Morley VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5368, and attended the Morley Church of Christ...
Michael Patrick (04/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Michael Patrick, 46, died at 9 p.m. April 27, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Doug Avery (04/28/02)
SCOTT CITY - Doug Avery, 54, died at 3 p.m. April 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola, Ark. Born Jan. 8, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Harry E. and Ellodee Winemiller Avery, he was a truck driver for Murphy Brothers. On Nov. 19, 1974, at Scott City, he married Bobbie Wolfe Stubenrauch who preceded him in death July 7, 2000...
Michael Trammell (04/28/02)
CAMPBELL - Michael Thomas Trammell, 29, died April 25, 2002, at the Piggott Community Hospital at Piggott, Ark. Born July 21, 1972, at Poplar Bluff, son of Lauretta Wyatt Edwards of Dexter, he was a stores attendant for Federal-Mogul in Malden. On July 15, 2000, at Broseley, he married Lynn Ann Peridore who survives of the home...
Katherine Watkins (04/28/02)
CREVE COEUR -- Katherine Isabel Watkins, 6, died April 26, 2002, of respiratory failure at her home. Born June 12, 1995, daughter of Jack R. and Genny Gray Watkins Jr., she was a lifelong resident of St. Louis County and a baptized member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis. She was a first-grade student at Highcroft Elementary School in Chesterfield...
Gerry Presson (04/28/02)
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Gerald Dale "Gerry" Presson, 56, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died April 25, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 27, 1945, in St. Louis, son of Marjorie R. Horton Presson of East Prairie and the late Lowell Wayne Presson, he lived in St. Louis before moving 17 years ago to Georgetown, where he was a regional account manager for Celestica Electronics. He was veteran of the United States Navy...
Looking Back 4/28 (04/28/02)
SIKESTON - A mayor, county collector, editor and constable are among 68 men who reported Friday night at the Armory for the first session of the voluntary auxiliary highway patrol. SIKESTON - Good Spellers: Sikeston winners in the district spelling matches held Saturday at Cape Girardeau Saturday were: Martha Bess, daughter of Mr. ...
Violent video games should be limited (04/28/02)
Here's a curious yet interesting tale of a conservative federal judge and a liberal federal appeals court. The judge is Southeast Missouri native Stephen Limbaugh and the federal appeals court is out of Chicago. At stake is just how much exposure to violence can we permit for children. Have no doubt, I side squarely with Limbaugh on this issue. And you should too...
Speakout 4/28 (04/28/02)
I'm from Kelly and I wonder why the coach is not putting results of our track meets in the newspaper like Coach Davis always did. Coach Davis always did a good job of putting scores in there, no matter if we got first place or if we got last place...