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Stories from Monday, May 20, 2002

Students' art work showcased (05/20/02)
NEW MADRID - Southeast Missouri isn't known for its art galleries, but for the next few days the lobby of New Madrid County Central High School is transformed into a show place for sculpture, paintings and drawings. Among the works may not be creations by future Rembrandts or Van Goghs, but there are some impressive works according to Linda Melkersman, art teacher and the show's organizer. ...
Walking against cancer (05/20/02)
Despite cooler and windy weather the American Cancer's "Relay for Life" went on at the Sikeston Public School Football Stadium. This year 32 team and 1,500 participates walked in the 16 hour relay.
High water (05/20/02)
Mark Broughton with the Army Corps of Engineers walks along the cofferdam which is holding the water back from a hole in the levee at New Madrid. An additional two-feet of dirt was added to the dam as a precaution against rising waters. The cofferdam is holding back water while a gravity flow pipe for drainage is being installed along the levee. Work is expected to be completed in about three months on the levee....
Netters fall short in sectional (05/20/02)
ST. LOUIS - The Sikeston tennis team came within an eyelash of reaching the state quarterfinals on Saturday, but the team fell to Priory 5-4 in sectional play in St. Louis. The Bulldogs led 4-2 after singles play but were swept in doubles to end the season for the team...
Helen Boone (05/20/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Helen Sharp Boone, 91, formerly of New Madrid, died May 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1910, in Marston, daughter of the late Floyd Edward and Mabel Barnes Sharp, she was a nurse for the New Madrid County R-1 School District. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Lucy Jefferson Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in New Madrid...
Millie Fama (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Mildred Louise "Millie" Fama, 78, died at 11:40 a.m. May 18, 2002, at her home. Born July 31, 1923, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Raymond and Mabel Rennick Williams Jr., she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and member of the Altar Sodality. ...
James Ottinger (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - James D. Ottinger, 72, died at 12:10 a.m. May 19, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 14, 1930, in Friendship, Tenn., son of the late Ivan A. and Bessie M. Higer Ottinger, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church. He had been employed by the Ford Motor Company in St. Louis and Parker Brothers Farms in Matthews before retiring...
Inez Layne (05/20/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Inez Lane, 77, died May 18, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1925, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Oscar Olin and Willie Smith Gilliland, she lived at Charleston Route 2 most of her life and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt...
Lindy Williams (05/20/02)
KANSAS CITY - Lindy Joe Williams, 74, formerly of Lilbourn, died May 17, 2002, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Born Sept. 2, 1927, in Sylamore, Ark., he was a Provost member of the Ararat Shrine Temple. On Dec. 24, 1953, he married Liz Beavers who preceded him in death...
Sophie Martinez (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Sophie Martinez, 73, died May 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Orlin Feagan (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Orlin "Roy" Feagan, 59, who died May 17, 2002, were: Kenny Smith, David McAnally, Tommy Smith, Bill Powell, John D. Powell and Jim Williams.
Virginia Parris (05/20/02)
DEXTER - Virginia Parris, 80, died May 19, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (published 5/20) (05/20/02)
JACKSON - Scott Alan and Ashley Hobbs Lipke are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:10 a.m. April 27, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Parker Scott Lipke weighed 7 pounds, 1/2 ounce and was 20-inches long. The former Ashley Hobbs, Mrs. Lipke is the daughter of Clara Traxter of Jackson and the late Art Hobbs. She is a registered nurse at Cross Trails Medical Center...
Looking Back in Time at May 20 (05/20/02)
SIKESTON - Complimentary ticket by the Sikeston Standard. This ticket will admit Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Leslie to the Malone Theater May 22 to see "The Shores of Tripoli." SIKESTON - The Sikeston Community Choir, under the direction of Gordon Beaver and accompanied by Pam Parks, will give its final public concert Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. These adults have worked hard since January to perfect choral music of the highest caliber...
Speakout 5/20 (05/20/02)
This is to the people who have received gifts for their family for a wedding, new baby or graduation of a child. Remember those people who have given to you when their children graduate, get married or have children. You need to reciprocate. It is only right. What goes around comes around...