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Stories from Sunday, May 5, 2002

Prosecutor aims at gun violence (05/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Gregory Spencer, Mississippi County's community gun violence prosecutor, is in place and ready to go. "I am personally looking forward to serving the fine people of Mississippi County and look forward to developing lasting relationships with the community," Spencer said. "Ultimately I want people to feel safe in their homes and walking down the streets of their neighborhoods."...
The straight and narrow (05/05/02)
Charles Campbell uses a hand plow to make the rows in his garden. Campbell said he likes to make the rows by hand instead of using a tiller.
Retiring administrator honored by educators (05/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Next month marks the end of a 22-year-run for W. Ray Shoaf as the Scott County Central School District superintendent, and while he's perfectly happy at his job, he admits he's ready for a change. "I'm not burned out," Shoaf said. "But I want to get out while it's still a pleasure. A lot of people don't know when to get out -- like ball players who hang on too long. It's time to make my move."...
Sikeston golfers seek Top 5 finish (05/05/02)
SIKESTON -- All season long, Sikeston's golf team has played as a team. Senior Brandon DeWitt, junior Tanner Fritz, sophomores Jonathan Spence and Matt Bain, and freshman E.C. Atchison have all stepped up in different matches and tournaments to lead the Bulldogs to victory...
Just what the doctor ordered (05/05/02)
In an area where basketball is king and football comes in a close second, baseball has always taken a backseat among the "big three" in high school sports in Southeast Missouri. Go to any high school basketball game on a Friday night, and you're lucky sometimes to get a seat. Go to any big football game in the area, and thousands turn out to see the game...
Wencewicz homer dooms Chaffee (05/05/02)
Jeff Breer SEMO News Service CAPE GIRARDEAU -- It wasn't exactly what the doctor ordered, but it's definitely what Notre Dame needed. Tim Wencewicz, filling the designated hitter role because of a ailing knee, blasted a two-run home run to spark a six-run Notre Dame first inning and the top-seeded Bulldogs rolled 10-5 over defending champion Chaffee in the quarterfinal round of the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament...
Six-run fifth propels Sikeston to victory (05/05/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For the second year in a row, the Sikeston Bulldogs had a big first round scare in the SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament on Friday night. In last year's inaugural tournament, the Bulldogs had to overcome a six-run deficit to defeat the Kelly Hawks in the first round...
Tracksters place second in conference meet (05/05/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The SEMO Conference track and field meet took place on Friday at Cape Central High School. In a field of four, Sikeston's boys placed second and the girls took fourth. On the boys side, Poplar Bluff finished with 104 team points followed by the Bulldogs with 79, Cape Central with 51 and Jackson with 46...
Oran upsets Lady Devis, 5-4 (05/05/02)
CHAFFEE -- Oran's softball team was able to overcome a 3-0 deficit to beat Chaffee on Friday, 5-4. Jamie Pobst led the charge for the Lady Eagles on the mound, allowing the potent Lady Devil lineup just four hits and four walks. She finished with five strikeouts and gave up no earned runs...
Phyllis Watkins (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Tedlie Watkins, 75, died at 8 p.m. May 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 31, 1927 in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Wendell Phillips and Claire Augusta Boyer Tedlie Sr., she was a member of the St. ...
Christopher Lee Sanders (05/05/02)
MOREHOUSE - Christopher "Chris" Lee Sanders, 23, died at 8:12 p.m. May 3, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1979, in Charleston, son of Donald Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Vicky Ogden Stroud of Morehouse, he was a cashier for the Aldi Grocery Store in Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Bloomfield High School, he attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Janice Dial (05/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Janice C. Montogomery Dial, 77, died May 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday with Mark Inman officiating...
Rachel Gilliam (05/05/02)
WOOD RIVER, Ill. - Rachel Gilliam, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:23 a.m. May 4, 2002, at the Elder Care Nursing Center in Alton. Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. Monday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday...
Nola Hays (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Nola M. Hays, 74, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Joe James (05/05/02)
SIKESTON - Joe James, 78, died May 3, 2002, at his home. Born July 2, 1923, in Bethel Springs, Tenn., son of the late C.J. and Lillie Russom James, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, founded the Miner Police Department, was a school bus driver for 13 years and was a self-employed farmer...
Pauline R. Maddox (05/05/02)
DUDLEY - Pauline Ridenour Maddox, 79, died May 3, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ruby Mauk (05/05/02)
TEXARKANA, Ark. - Ruby Lee Mauk, 68, died April 21, 2002, at a Texarkana area hospital. Born March 6, 1934, in Senath, Mo., she was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Church of Christ. She married Charles Mauk who preceded her in death. Survivors include: three sons, Dennis Mauk of Wake Village, Texas, David Mauk of Nashville, Ark., and Richard Mauk of Texarkana; two daughters, Cheryle "Shea" Hawkins of Texarkana and Lisa Presley of Redwater, Texas; three brothers, A.B. ...
Vivian D. Gilooly (05/05/02)
DEXTER - Vivian D. Gilooly died May 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Child is the loser when system fails (05/05/02)
Have you been following the case of the missing 5-year-old girl in Florida? Well first, it's enough to turn your stomach. And secondly, it illustrates a gross lack of parenting and a major flaw in the social service delivery system in this nation. Here's how the story goes. ...