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Stories from Friday, May 10, 2002

Charges are filed (05/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Charges have been filed against Adrian Jones, 17, of Charleston for the class D felony of unlawful use of a weapon and third degree assault. According to Mississippi County Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Spencer, the charges stem from an incident in which Jones drew a handgun and pointed it threateningly at another person...
Clean-up begins (05/10/02)
Sikeston Department of Public Works employees remove a tree from Olive Street Thursday after an early morning storm that damaged trees and homes blew through Sikeston. The Public Works started their day at 4 a.m. and worked 12 hours removing debris in town. The crews will work again today and Saturday to clean up the damage...
Removing particles from city water won't be cheap (05/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Removing particles from the city water for the courthouse won't be cheap. Jim Blumenberg, presiding commissioner, said during Thursday's county commission meeting that a filter for the courthouse will cost $4,144.42. The installation is expected to cost another $600-$1,000...
I-66 information session set (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - An I-66 public information session is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast District office, 2675 N. Main St. in the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, along with MoDOT, is beginning a planning study for a portion of the proposed Transamerica Transportation Corridor (Interstate 66). ...
Graduation ahead for seniors (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - It's a disease that sweeps up its victims each spring and leaves them day dreaming about the future rather than concentrating on the books in front of them. Senioritis has struck and its only known cure is graduation. A cure rapidly approaching for hundreds of area high school seniors...
NMCC LB Strickland to play for Culver-Stockton (05/10/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central football standout George Strickland signed a letter of intent to play for Culver-Stockton College in Canton. "We're extremely excited to get him," said Culver-Stockton head coach Shawn Mennenga. "He runs well, he's got a nose for the football and he likes to hit people. He's got all it takes to be a good football player."...
Sikeston netters claim district title (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team clinched its second straight Class 1A-3A District 1 championship on Thursday at Sikeston High School. The Bulldogs dominated the competition, winning with a score of 23 points. Dexter narrowly beat out Charleston for second place with 11 points to the Bluejays' 10.5 points...
Celeste Menees (05/10/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Celeste S. Menees, 100, who died May 7, 2002, were: John Roach, Charles Pratt, Bill Pogue, Peter Coutavas, James Wilthong and Floyd Ward Jr.
Georgia Pickett (05/10/02)
DEXTER - Georgia Nadine Pickett, 75, died May 9, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 16, 1927, in Advance, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and Elizabeth Casper Wiggins. She was first married to Calvin Townsend who preceded her in death. In 1966, she married Kelly Pickett and he died in 1971...
Ada Jackson (05/10/02)
CHAFFEE - Ada Mae Jackson, 91, died at 3:05 a.m. May 10, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1911, in Greenville, daughter of the late William and Sarah Asher, she retired as a store clerk for Woolworth's in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Ladies Aid in Chaffee...
Marcus Weaver (05/10/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Marcus Lafate Weaver, 80, died May 8, 2002, at the Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Tyler, he was the son of the late James Henry and Nannie Crouse Weaver. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Brodie Weaver and James Weaver; and four sisters, Virgie Goodman, Ethel Willis, Martha Weaver and Margie Sanders...
Eugene Bowman (05/10/02)
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Eugene Fowler Bowman, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 9, 2002, in a Wichita Falls hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Samuel Schuyler and Ila Fowler Bowman. During World War II, he served with the Eighth Air Force, 13th Combat Wing, 95th Bombardment Group (H), 336th Bombardment Squadron which flew out of Horham Airfield in Suffolk, England. Bowman retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1965 at Sheppard Air Force Base...
Rose Rice (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - Rose N. Rice, 76, died at 3 a.m. May 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse Monroe and Daisy Mooney Pratt, she attended Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church in Salcedo. She was a ship welder for American Shipbuilding in Lorain, Ohio, during World War II and had worked in food serves at Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, Ind...
Everett Davis (05/10/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Everett Davis, 68, who died May 8, 2002, were: James Robinson, Joe Robinson, Danny Taylor, Robbie Taylor, Eric Angel and Dustin Stepp.
Ana Hartline (05/10/02)
WENTZVILLE - Ana Marie Hartline, daughter of Mark Hartline and Jody McGuire Southerland, died at birth May 2, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. Other survivors include: two brothers, Paul James Hartline and Joshua Caleb Hartline of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Savanna Nicole Southerland of Moscow Mills and Samantha Rose Hartline of the home; her maternal grandparents, Raymond and Karen McGuire of Dexter; and her paternal grandmother, Verna Hartline of St. Louis...
Births (published 5/10) (05/10/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Randy H. and Tracy D. Ott are the parents if their first child, a son, born at 9:45 a.m. April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Jacob Randall Ott weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Ott is the former Tracy Waddle, daughter of Jerry and Laverne Waddle of Cape Girardeau. She is a fourth grade teacher at Kelly Elementary School in Benton...
Looking Back 5/10 (05/10/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. E.A. Belden was chosen president of the Missouri Public Health Association. He will take office in May 1943. Dr. Belden leaves his Sikeston post as medical officer in charge of the Southeast Missouri Venereal Disease Unit next week. ---...
Missouri's funding battle is under way (05/10/02)
The Missouri Legislature is playing an interesting game of political cat and mouse as the end of this session draws closer. The House on Thursday rejected Gov. Bob Holden's plan to use the state Rainy Day Fund to finance a shortfall in state revenue. If something is not resolved within the next week, Holden is promising cutbacks for state workers and state agencies...
Speakout 5/10 (05/10/02)
Someone was talking about what to do with people caught drinking and driving. I was watching "Cops" on TV one night. The story was in Los Angeles, Calif., and they were in a courthouse where there were drivers on trial who were charged with drinking and driving. They took their license away from them, but then they walked right out of the courthouse and drove away with nobody watching them. That's a good way to do it, isn't it?...