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Stories from Thursday, May 23, 2002

Play day (05/23/02)
Students at Morehouse Elementary try their hand at three-legged races during their annual play day. Today was the last day of school for students attending Sikeston Public Schools.
Mail carriers face dog bite risk daily (05/23/02)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Danny Denton had a close encounter with a pit bull. Although the experience is one he would rather forget, he, like the rest of the mail carriers in the nation, must face the possibility of confronting a dangerous dog on a daily basis...
Two names added to Honors Board (05/23/02)
SIKESTON - It is more than love of a game, surmised the Rev. David Craig, as he spoke about the two men whose names were added Wednesday to the Sikeston Honors Board. "There is not a win-loss record on either of the nomination forms," said Craig, vice chairman of the Honors Board, about honorees Steve Lomax and Paul Vaught. "It takes a greater love to keep you coming back year after year."...
Malden bank robbed (05/23/02)
MALDEN - Police are searching for three armed black males in connection with a bank robbery at First State Community Bank on Douglas Street in Malden Wednesday morning. Initial information at presstime was sketchy, but indicated that no one was injured in the robbery, which occurred at about 9:15 a.m., said Troy Karlish, a Malden police officer...
Susanna Wesley Center planning fund-raising Bar-B-Que (05/23/02)
CHARLESTON - If you are looking for a good time and a way to help your community, make plans now for the Bandana Bar-B-Que June 1. Scheduled from 6:30 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. at the home of Tom and Tomee Ann Story in Charleston, the fundraiser is being hosted by the Friends of the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center...
Oran slams door on Bernie 15-2 (05/23/02)
ORAN - Many kids dream of hitting a walk-off grand slam growing up. Matt Bucher lived that dream on Wednesday. Granted it wasn't of the game-winning variety, but it ended the game nonetheless by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule as the Oran Eagles cruised past Bernie 15-2 in five innings in a Class 1A Sectional game at Oran High School...
Tracksters hope to place high at state (05/23/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Sikeston Bulldog track and field team will be sending two relay teams and five individual performers to Jefferson City to compete in the Class 3A state track meet. The meet will be conducted on Friday and Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium...
Cecil Strachan (05/23/02)
SIKESTON - Cecil E. Strachan, 46, died May 18, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. Born April 30, 1956, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., son of Minnie L. Fluellen Strachan of Sikeston and the late Cecil E. Strachan Sr., he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Ted Rainey (05/23/02)
ADVANCE - William "Ted" Rainey, 81, died May 22, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 8, 1921, in Advance, son of the late Charles and Lula Raver Rainey, he was a retired farmer. On July 1, 1944, in Greene County, Ark., he married Bernice Murphy who survives of the home...
Norma Bennett (05/23/02)
DEXTER -- Norma Bennett, 85, died May 22, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Arlene Duty (05/23/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arlene Scarboro Duty, 63, died at 5 p.m. May 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1938, at Macon, Ga., daughter of the late Turner and Carrie Young Scarboro, she lived in East Prairie for many years, where she attended Victory Baptist Church...
Births (published 5/23) (05/23/02)
SIKESTON - Grant and Elizabeth Welton are the parents of their second son, born at 12:41 a.m. April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Noah Grant Welton weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Welton is the daughter of Patti Renser and the late Fred Renser...
Sloan - Bailey (05/23/02)
SIKESTON -- Joyce F. Worley-Stephenson of Sikeston and Brian Keith Sloan of East Prairie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Sloan, to Kenneth Robert Bailey, son of Kenneth E. Bailey of Oran and the late Sandra Crane. The future bride attended Sikeston Senior High School and is employed by the Clearview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center...
Gorman - Broyles (05/23/02)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gorman of Independence have announced the engagement of their daughter, Janice, of Overland Park to Darrell Broyles of Kansas City, Mo., son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Broyles of New Madrid, Mo. The future bride is a graduate of Wichita State University and Mid America Nazarene College. She is employed at the University of Kansas Medical Center...
Looking Back in Time at May 23 (05/23/02)
SIKESTON - Hubert Boyer has received from the War Department, a letter stating that his brother, Pvt. Fred Boyer, was serving in the Philippines at the time of its final surrender but that other information is not available. SIKESTON - Angered at his stepfather, C.F. ...
Highway tax plan will be a tough sell (05/23/02)
State officials will have a hard time, in my opinion, convincing Missouri taxpayers to fund $511 million in new transportation dollars with higher taxes on gasoline and a sales tax increase. That is not to say that Missouri voters will not approve the proposal on the August ballot. But from my standpoint, it will not be an easy sell...
Speakout 5/23 (05/23/02)
It is truly amazing to me that some people will send their money to someone who they think can predict their future, when not one of these so called physics predicted 9-11. This is a note of thanks to the young men who sandbagged in front of my home on 539. I don't know who you are, but I'm sure God knows. God bless you all!...