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Stories from Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Council conducts public hearings (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Public hearings were conducted during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday on the designation of wards and the Fiscal Year 2003 budget, but comments from the public soon turned toward the recent flooding problems. The first public hearing gathered public input on the designation of wards before the council selected a few for presentation to the public "as opposed to a room full of maps," according to City Manager Doug Friend...
Three vehicles are purchased for DPS (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - In addition to the two public hearings held during Monday's regular city council meeting, the following items were addressed: "It would enhance the recreational opportunities out there," said Doug Friend, city manager. The transfer was approved by MBIA, the board's bond insurer, according to officials...
Corporate games (06/04/02)
Don Tinnin, a member of the City of Sikeston team for the Sikeston Corporate Games, makes a shot during the eight ball tournament at Bankshots Billiards Monday night. The eight-ball tournament, which is one of several competitions involved in the Annual Corporate Games, will end Wednesday night. The Corporate Games will continue throughout June...
Shell, Childress win silver medal at Senior Olympics (06/04/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Sikeston's Lee Shell and Joe Childress recently teamed up to win a silver medal at the 2002 St. Louis Senior Olympics. The event was held at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center over Memorial Day weekend, and featured 1,500 athletes competing in 60 different events...
Dicus blasts grand slam; Market Place whitewashes DeWitt Auction (06/04/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Monday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: JUNIOR BABE RUTH Market Place 7, Elks 6 Ross Merideth, Derris Butler and Ryan Dicus combined for eight strikeouts for Market Place. Dicus went 3-3 with two RBIs and Butler was 2-2 with an RBI. Merideth was 1-2...
Shell, Childress win silver medal at Senior Olympics (06/04/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Sikeston's Lee Shell and Joe Childress recently teamed up to win a silver medal at the 2002 St. Louis Senior Olympics. The event was held at the St. Louis Jewish Community Center over Memorial Day weekend, and featured 1,500 athletes competing in 60 different events...
Swim season opens on Saturday (06/04/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's swim team opens the 2002 season on June 8 with a meet in Kennett. This year the Sharks will be coached by former swimmer Heather Dockins, who was a member of the team for seven years. "It is something I've always wanted to do," explained Dockins. "There were three assistant coaches who wanted to swim and didn't want to coach full time, so they asked me."...
Bob St. Cin (06/04/02)
ORAN - Bob St. Cin, 41, died June 3, 2002, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Pauline Schmitt (06/04/02)
SCOTT CITY - Pauline C. Schmitt, 92, died June 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Cliff Morris (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Cliff Morris, 75, died June 4, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Henry Hensley (06/04/02)
DEXTER - Henry Hensley, 76, died June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Joe Carman (06/04/02)
CHARLESTON - Robert Joseph "Joe" Carman, 61, died at 12:10 p.m. June 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1940, in Charleston, he was the son of the late George William and Mary Helen Lankheit Carman. He was a lifelong resident of Charleston, where he was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. Carman was employed by Flexible Foam Incorporated (formerly Burkhart's) in Cairo, Ill...
Bill Kellick (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Marion "Bill" Kellick, 66, formerly of Bertrand, died June 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 8, 1935, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Lofton and Mary Virginia Peters Kellick, he had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Sikeston three years ago. He was an administrative ombudsman for several nursing home in many states...
Dennis Jackson (06/04/02)
BERNIE - William Dennis Jackson, 76, died June 3, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 20, 1926, in Dexter, son of the late Ernest and Clara McFarlen Jackson, he was a farmer and served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II...
Lillian Standley (06/04/02)
SERVERNA PARK, Md. - Lillian Zola Standley, 90, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 12:45 p.m. May 30, 2002, at the Genesis of Serverna Park Nursing Center. Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Matthews, daughter of the late John Jacob and Etta Mary Sellards Reiss, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. ...
Patricia Bruenderman (06/04/02)
FESTUS - Patricia Ann Bruenderman, 63, died May 14, 2002, in Crystal City. Born April 13, 1939, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Amarilla Hargen and Robert Glenn Sr., she graduated in 1957 from Anniston High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City. She had been employed by the L.B. Price Company and most recently worked as a home healthcare aid...
James Jones (06/04/02)
NEW MADRID - James Jones, 79, died May 28, 2002, at the Beverly Health Care Center in New Madrid. Born Feb. 26, 1923, in Tennessee, he was the son of the late Dock Jones and Mattie Greer. On Aug. 25, 1986, he married Lovie Lee Jones who survives of the home...
Scaggs - Cray (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Cathy Renee Scaggs and John L. Cray were married May 29, 2002, at the Scott County Courthouse in Benton before Judge David Mann. The new Mrs. Cray is the daughter of the late James and Lois Scaggs and the bridegroom is the son of John and Bonnie Cray of Sikeston...
Dowling - Taylor (06/04/02)
MATTHEWS - Bill and June Roberts have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Lea "Cassie" Dowling, to James Lynn Taylor, son of Pete and Judy Taylor of New Madrid. The future bride graduated in May from the Three Rivers Community College Nursing Program and is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Jackson - Roberts (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Darla Kay Jackson and Darryl Wayne Roberts have announced their engagement. The future bride, daughter of Kay and Jack Jackson of Sikeston, graduated in 1975 from Sikeston High School and in 1980 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. She is an art teacher at Sikeston Senior High School...
Stidham - 50th (06/04/02)
SIKESTON - Friends and relatives gathered May 24 to honor Ernest and Shirley M. Stidham on their 50th wedding anniversary. Ernest Stidham married Shirley M. Emerson on May 24, 1952, in El Paso, Texas. The Stidhams operated the Ranch House Restaurant in Jackson, the Cornucopia Restaurant in Cape Girardeau and Shirley and Ruth's in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at June 4 (06/04/02)
VICTORIA, Mexico - George Albert "Bullet" Russell of Charleston was bruised and shaken up, but alive, after an army bomber crashed near here. The pilot and co-pilot were killed. --- SIKESTON - Janice Simmons has resigned her position as secretary to attorney Robert Dempster to accept a position at Harvey Parks Airport. She will be succeeded by Kay Sutton...
Rehabilitation fails for most prisoners (06/04/02)
Rehabilitation of prisoners is obviously a goal for the law enforcement community. And society has spent countless millions if not billions in a feel-good attempt to rehabilitate those imprisoned for crimes. But is rehabilitation a reality or simply society's lofty goal?...
Your View: three from June 4th (06/04/02)
It was inevitable that partisan right-wing Republicans would somehow end up blaming Bill Clinton for the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and that is exactly what your newspaper recently claimed ("Gephardt's behavior is embarrassing"). When will you start blaming Hillary and maybe Tom Daschle as well? How ignorant and stupid are you?...
SpeakOut 6/4 (06/04/02)
I live in Morehouse and would like to know why Morehouse doesn't have a dog catcher. There's an old red dog running around here that is eating up cats and trying to attack children and the police or nobody here acts like they could care less. What in the world is wrong with people to let this go on? Are they just going to wait until the dog bites one of the kids before they do anything? Morehouse, you need to do something...