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Stories from Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Officials gather to discuss I-66 (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - Two words kept coming up during the I-66 Corridor Study public information workshop held Monday evening: economic development. Officials from area cities and counties, business and community leaders and concerned area residents gathered at the Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast District Office for the meeting, the first in series of four planned by MoDOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet together with the Federal Highway Administration and Parsons Brinckerhoff, a consulting firm hired by the two states.. ...
Scholarship program aids young cancer survivors (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - The words "you have cancer" are difficult to hear, especially at a young age. And when the family is struggling to balance the expenses of tuition and medical bills, the cost of cancer medical treatments can easily erase the possibility of higher education...
Sikeston Motors tags up on Dairy Queen, 9-4 (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Little League baseball from Monday: Ferguson was led by C. Alley and I. Scott's three hits. L. Hawkins, K. Smith and T. Tigert each had two hits. D. Deen and B. Glaus each had one hit. L. Keefer and T. Anderson each had two hits for 731. M. Burdin, Z. Neal, C. McGilvry, N. Nickels and S. Vaughn each had one hit...
Potashnick back behind the wheel (05/14/02)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- NASCAR Winston West Series and Weekly Racing Series Driver Sammy Potashnick, a Sikeston native, returned to the track for Saturday night's NASCAR Super Late Model race at Mesa Marin Raceway. NASCAR has reinstated Potashnick's license which was temporarily suspended in February due to reports of drug possession...
Dr. Ronald Hill (05/14/02)
DEXTER - Dr. Ronald T. Hill, 63, died May 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marie Burns (05/14/02)
SCOTT CITY- Marie Burns, 85, died at 8:54 p.m. died May 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 19, 1916, at Elizabethtown, Ill., daughter of the late John and Leona Harris Curry, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Bill Edwards (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - William Howard "Bill" Edwards, 80, died May 12, 2002, at his home. Born April 17, 1922, in Bloomfield, son of the late William Cleveland and Martha Louise Bennett Edwards, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from the Missouri National Guard and was a volunteer for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 15 years. ...
Ruth Russell (05/14/02)
PLEASANT HILL - Ruth Ann Russell, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Arthur Cagle (05/14/02)
SIKESTON -- Arthur G. Cagle, 92, died at 10:15 a.m. May 13, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born March 3, 1910, in Lobelville, Tenn., son of the late William Thomas and Mattie Jane Gunter Cagle, he lived in Scott County most of his life and retired as a salesman with Harris Auto Sales in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ, where he served as treasurer and song leader for many years...
Paul Stepp Sr. (05/14/02)
GREENBRIER -- Paul "Dude" Stepp Sr., 90, died May 12, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1911, in Port Angeles, Wash., son of the late Wesley and Vevay Lloyd Stepp, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a retired timber worker. On Jan. 22, 1955, at Greenbrier, he married Laveda McCullough who survives of the home...
Jack Bradshaw (05/14/02)
MOREHOUSE - Jack Emerson Bradshaw, 74, died May 13, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 22, 1928, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles and Orea Maddox Bradshaw, he served with the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II. He was a self-employed pest control worker before retiring...
Plafcan - Todt (05/14/02)
SLOVAK, Ark. - Mr. and Mrs. George J. Plafcan Sr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angela Sue, to Carl Edward Todt Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edward Todt Sr. of Sikeston, Mo. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Cruthis and Mr. and Mrs. John Plafcan...
Deane - Tarwater (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - Dottie Long and Bill and Vicki Deane of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Leigh Deane, to Kurtis Daniel "Kurt" Tarwater, son of John and Kristy Tarwater of Harrisonville. The future bride graduated in 1995 from Sikeston High School. She graduated in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor of science degree in biology and will graduate in May 2003 from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia...
Zeigler - Baker (05/14/02)
BENTON - Allen and Donna Zeigler have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie, to Bryan Eric Baker, son of Charles and Sheila Baker of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride is a teller for U.S. Bank in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time 5/14 (05/14/02)
SIKESTON - Alice Van Horne was announced as the new cayenne for the Sikeston Red Peppers Friday night at the annual banquet at the Palace Cafe. Other officers selected were: Phyllis Harrison, vice-cayenne; Jean Cummings, secretary; and Sue Tanner, treasurer...
Formula for success is found in the home (05/14/02)
It's the same story with a different location. The East St. Louis school system is facing a federal takeover because of dismal student achievement. The same threat took place earlier in Kansas City and the City of Chicago in 1995 took control of the schools there. In all instances, the similarities are striking. And embarrassing too...
Speakout 5/14 (05/14/02)
This morning around 9 a.m. I was on North West when the coal train started into the plant. I was there for about 30 minutes and wondered, in an emergency, what would I do? How would I get out of it? Would it be better to wait until the train got through, turn around and then go down Salcedo Road and finally up to Tanner Street? If I had a child who was in an emergency situation, it would seem to me the city would ask the railroad to put a number at the cars, how many cars were yet to come across those crossings coming into Sikeston? One at increments of each 25 cars would be a suggestion and could help save a life getting a child to a hospital.. ...