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Stories from Friday, May 3, 2002

Kids will have shaved ice (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - Leslie and Robert King, owner-operators for The Yum-Yum Shack, have agreed to use designated areas for their shaved ice vending trailer at the sports complex and make donations to the non-profit organizations which support the leagues. The Kings and city officials came to the agreement during Thursday's special council meeting...
Choir practice (05/03/02)
Members of the Sikeston Community Choir practiced Thursday night at the First United Methodist Church. The choir is preparing for their annual spring concert which is Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1307 N. Main St.
Council awards street bids (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council awarded bids for the city's 2002 Street Improvement Program as recommended by city staff during Thursday morning's special Sikeston City Council meeting. The contract for the complete reconstruction of Lynual in concrete west of Harlene to the existing dead end was awarded to the low bidder, Lappe Cement Finishing of Perryville. The bid of $66,211.20 was lower than the city's estimated cost, according to Tom Bridger, public works director...
Tax rates are adjusted (05/03/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners made adjustments to drainage district tax rates during Thursday's county commission meeting. The rate for Ditch 14 was raised from 12 cents to 14 cents per $100 assessed value while the rates on Ditches 29 and 30 were lowered from 10 to 5 cents and from 8 cents to zero respectively...
Students prepare for prom (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - It may not be the Golden Globe Awards, but it's pretty close. When local teens open the doors to the Field House Saturday night and enter the Wizard of Oz's Emerald City, you can be assured they'll be dressed to the hilt in the most up-to-date fashions on the market...
Take care of your deer population (05/03/02)
With Missouri's turkey season about to come to an end or it is already over for you, it is that time of year again to take care of your local deer population. In the month of May the does start feeding frequently to provide for the needs of their fetus, since fetus growth is accelerated. Also velvet growth starts this month and winter hair shedding is taking place and deer need more salt...
Notre Dame seeded first in 2A District 2 tourney (05/03/02)
CHAFFEE -- Brackets for the 2A District 2 baseball tournament were released on Thursday. As expected, Notre Dame picked up the top seed and will face eighth-seeded Crystal City on May 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Scott City. Chaffee earned the No. 2 seed and will play seventh-seeded Grandview on May 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Chaffee...
Agnes Blankenship (05/03/02)
CAHOKIA, Ill. - Agnes M. Hillis Blankenship, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 2, 2002, at Cahokia Nursing and Rehab. She was born May 29, 1913, in Williamsville, Mo. She was married to Joseph E. Thompson Jr. who preceded her in death. She then married Conliff Blankenship who also preceded her in death...
Harold E. Lee (05/03/02)
CHARLESTON - Harold Eugene Lee, 72, died at 10:30 p.m. May 1, 2002, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1930, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late John Marion Lee and Delia May Sitzes, he was a self-employed construction contractor. Formerly of Benton, he was a member of the Unity Baptist Church in Benton and served in the U.S. Air Force...
Rayburn Clark (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - Rayburn E. Clark, 75, died at 10:30 a.m. May 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 3, 1926, at Waldenbug, Ark., son of the late Earnest and Lucy Terry Clark, he had been a railroad clerk for the Cotton Belt Railroad and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. An airman first class, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict...
Carol Carney (05/03/02)
LITTLE ELM, Texas - Carol Sue Carney, 59, formerly of Dexter, died April 27, 2002, at her home in Little Elm. Born Sept. 26, 1942, at Dexter to the late Elvis and Nina Grubbs Coleman, she worked as an optometry technician and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Iva M. Laub (05/03/02)
BENTON - Iva Mae Laub, 70, died at 6:56 p.m. May 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 30, 1931, at Sikeston, daughter of the late William Lee Bohannon Sr. and Iva Mae Gray, she was a licensed practical nurse. A volunteer Pink Lady for St. Francis Medical Center, she especially took pleasure in cooking for her family and playing her piano...
Ruby Coleson-Rogers (05/03/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruby Bell Harp Coleson-Rogers, 90, formerly of Olive Branch, Ill., and Columbus, Ga., died at 12:25 p.m. May 2, 2002, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 14, 1911, at Cache, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Potts Harp. For many years, she was a housekeeper for the Goose Pit and had been a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch...
Laddie Scott (05/03/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Laddie Scott, 66, died April 11, 2002, at his home. Born May 15, 1936, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Scott, he retired from the printing business in Memphis and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include: one son, Cliff Scott of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Lynn Graves of Millington, Tenn.; one sister and a special friend Mary...
Looking Back 5/3 (05/03/02)
SIKESTON - Fluorescent lights were being installed Monday in the lobby of the Bank of Sikeston. --- BENTON - A total of 2,858 men registered in Scott County Sunday and Monday in the fourth national registration for the non-combatant service. NEW MADRID - A manhunt for escaped prisoner Donald W. ...
Cuts in port funds unfair to Bootheel (05/03/02)
It appears that Missouri's ports along the Mississippi River are a low priority for state lawmakers while the mid-state Amtrak service receives full funding next year. If you think that's unfair, you're not alone. On Thursday, lawmakers in Jefferson City agreed to return the full $6.2 million in funding for the cash-strapped Amtrak service but cut the $470,000 port funding in half. ...
Speakout 5/3 (05/03/02)
Why is it a law for children and adults to wear seat belts, but the Scott County Sheriff's Department can ride their children around in their squad cars with their small child standing next to them? The law is the law, regardless. Is there anyone in this area who has information about the WICCA? Please put an address or phone number in the paper...