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Stories from Friday, May 17, 2002

Ordinance considered once again (05/17/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson once again asked commissioners to pass an ordinance that puts into effect a Missouri statute reducing property tax on structures vacated due to natural disasters - but there's no rush this time...
Flooding continues (05/17/02)
Sikeston Public Works employees sand bag a sewer drain along Andrea Street in Sikeston Thursday. With all the rainfall, the creek along Andrea is backing up into the street through the sewer line and flooding the street. Public Works is sand bagging all of the sewer line along the street to help keep water off of the street...
Cancer survivors take part in Relay for Life (05/17/02)
SIKESTON -- Terry McKinnie is one of hundreds of cancer survivors taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life this weekend. For McKinnie, the event represents more than raising money for those struck with cancer--it's also about raising hope of survival for those battling the illness...
DISTRICT CHAMPS (05/17/02)
DEXTER - Heading into Thursday's Class 3A, District 1 championship game, most high school baseball fans in Southeast Missouri thought Sikeston and Kennett were the two best teams in the area. It seems only fitting that the title game at Dexter's East City Park would need extra innings to decide the champ...
Sikeston set for sectional track meet (05/17/02)
FESTUS - The Sikeston track and field team will compete in the Class 3A Sectional meet at Festus tomorrow starting at noon. The Bulldogs qualified in 12 events and will be competing with the qualifiers from District 1 and District 2. Sikeston won the District 1 championship last Saturday, scoring 126 points to beat out Perryville by just four points...
Barbara Rigsby (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Barbara Lee Tackitt Rigsby, 72, formerly of Warner Robins, Ga., and Dexter, died May 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 5, 1930, in Newton, Ill., daughter of the late Burriss Everett and Myrna Lee Tackitt, she was a beautician and former owner of a dimestore in Dexter and a store in Bloomfield. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Bootheel Regional Art Guild...
Susan Friend (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Susan Gayle Friend, 52, died at 10:30 a.m. May 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Patricia Glass Parmenter of Sikeston and the late Leroy Parmenter, she was a surgical technician at the Ferguson Medical Group and member of Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Lela Hart (05/17/02)
NEW MADRID - Lela Powell Hunter Hart, 86, died May 16, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1916, in Hough, daughter of the late Robert W. and Susie M. Woodward Hunter, she was librarian for the New Madrid County Library for 20 years. A member of the United Methodist Church and UMW in New Madrid, she was also a member of the Friends of the New Madrid Museum...
Woodie Robinson (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Woodie Robinson, 77, died May 15, 2002, at the Jackson-Madison County Skilled Nursing Center in Jackson, Tenn. Born Jan. 10, 1925, at Lonoke, Ark., to the late Freddie Love and Callie Robinson, he was a retired farmer. On Jan. 13, 1943, he married Annie Mae Terry, who preceded him in death...
Edward Chipp (05/17/02)
DEXTER - Edward Chipp, 76, died May 17, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Stockman (05/17/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. - Larry W. Stockman, 57, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 3:30 p.m. May 16, 2002, at Lourde's Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born Dec. 16, 1944, in Wolf Island, son of the late William "Bill" and Francis Martin Stockman, he worked for Midland Eastern Enterprises on a river boat until retiring in 2001. He was of the Baptist belief...
Geniveue LeSieur (05/17/02)
ST. CHARLES - Geniveue LeSieur, 85, died May 16, 2002, at the Blanchette Place Nursing Home in St. Charles. Born Nov. 19, 1916, in Conran, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alma Corkorn Taylor. In 1940, she married Adam Ralph LeSieur who preceded her in death in 1991...
Looking Back in Time at May 17 (05/17/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Lucille Finley was complemented with a kitchen shower Friday afternoon in the library of the South Grade School by members of the three sixth grades. Gifts were presented by Albert Keith Bess, Bobby Dye and Watson Everett, who were dressed as chefs in white aprons and caps...
Better way needed to balance budget (05/17/02)
By the time you read today's column, the Missouri legislative session will be nearing completion. It remains to be seen whether lawmakers are able to approve enough taxes to offset a projected $167 million shortfall in state revenues. I have long thought there was a better idea...
Speakout 5/17 (05/17/02)
I can't figure out why George and Laura Bush are so willing to give our money to Africa and other countries to help them with uniforms and schooling, when right here in the U.S. a lot of kids can't go to college because they don't have the money. ...