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Stories from Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Strawberries (06/05/02)
Austin Smith, 10, picks strawberries while his dog, Hunter, tries to eat them Tuesday afternoon at Turnbo Produce Farm. With the strawberry season almost over area residents are braving the heat to pick the sweet berries.
Boyd makes name for himself in song (06/05/02)
SIKESTON -- It's hard to believe that Sikeston native Neal E. Boyd almost gave up singing for a career in politics. But the 26-year-old lyric tenor who has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City twice and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., has gotten his singing career back on track and has definitely made a name for himself...
Drainage district off to good start (06/05/02)
BENTON - The formation of a consolidated circuit court drainage district for Scott County east of Highway 61 appears to be off to a good start. The meeting held Monday evening at the courthouse to discuss forming the drainage district was reviewed by county commissioners during Tuesday's county commission meeting along with other flood-related topics...
Few seek federal aid from flooding (06/05/02)
BENTON - Recent flooding was again the central topic for Scott County commissioners during Tuesday's meeting. Joe Burton, administrator for Scott County E-911 services, offered "a quick update on what's going on." The Federal Emergency Management Agency still hasn't provided an answer on whether the county will receive assistance for public facilities damaged by the flooding, according to Burton...
Johnson says 'Show me the checkers' at ATP (06/05/02)
BENTON -- Wayne Johnson dominated all thirty-five laps at the Auto Tire and Parts Race Park. Jason Sides battled late in the race, but Johnson successfully held on till the end. Point leader, Tyler Walker was able to finish in a close third. Craig Keel finished fourth followed by local driver, Jerrod Hull...
Black, KSIM tag up on Elks (06/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Tuesday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: JUNIOR BABE RUTH KSIM 19, Elks 8 Cody Black was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Jerod Scott and Travis Hudson were both 2-for-4, leading KSIM to a 19-8 win. Other hits came from Julian Johnson, Chris Moore, and Greg Davis. Jerod Scott and Cody Black both pitched in the win...
THE AREA'S TOP 10 COACHING JOBS (06/05/02)
The 2001-2002 high school sports year is over in Southeast Missouri. We all knew who the best players were in each sport, but who were the top coaches? Everybody has his or her own opinion, based on either team success or what coach got the most out of the least. All things considered, here are what I consider the top 10 coaching jobs in the area this year:...
Popp wins Tywappity 5k (06/05/02)
CHAFFEE - Blake Popp of Cape Girardeau won the Tywappity Trails 5K Run held Saturday at Lake Tywappity near Chaffee. Popp's winning time of 19:11 was indicative of the hot and humid conditions. The top female finisher of the event was Amy Arteme of Benton, with a 21:53 finish...
Legion pulls away in opener (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team opened its season with an 11-1 victory against the Dexter Legion at VFW Stadium on Tuesday. Sikeston turned a 2-1 game in the fifth inning into a blowout, scoring five runs in the fifth, three more in the sixth and added the another run in the seventh to enforce the 10-run rule...
Gerald Robinson (06/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gerald Robinson, formerly of Portageville, died June 4, 2002, at his home. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville with the Rev. Mark Inman, officiating.
Wilburn Grant (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - Wilburn Grant, 74, died June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, Ill., with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of local arrangements.
Elizabeth Gray (06/05/02)
COLUMBIA - Elizabeth Gray, 92, died at 10:25 p.m. May 31, 2002, at the Lenoir Health Care Center in Columbia. Born April 19, 1910, in Scott County, daughter of the late Charles and Lula Beardslee, she was of the Methodist belief. She was married to Van L. Gray...
Joe Carman (06/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Henry Catholic Church for Robert Joseph "Joe" Carman, 61, who died June 3, 2002, will be: Roy Miller, John Hirsch, Cleve Edging, Richard Rolwing, Fred Rolwing and Keith Andrews...
Henry Hensley (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Henry Hensley, 76, died at 1:04 a.m. June 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Marston, son of the late Homer and Dokie Adams Hensley, he was a charter member of the Eagles Club and of the Church of Christ belief. He was a bricklayer and owned and operated H&H Construction Company...
Cliff Morris (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - Clifford Beanum "Cliff" Morris, 75, died at 5:30 a.m. June 4, 2002, at his home. Born July 12, 1926, in Mississippi County, son of the late Clifford Keasler and Eva May Justice Morris, he was an agent with State Farm Insurance. He served as a technical sergeant with the U.S. ...
Clayton Gaines (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Clayton L. Gaines, 75, died June 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1927, at Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Fount and Josie White Gaines, he attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After retiring from the International Hat Company in Dexter, he operated a nursery business...
Bob St. Cin (06/05/02)
ORAN - Bob St. Cin, 41, died June 3, 2002, of injuries sustained in an accident at Lone Star Industries in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1960, in Advance, son of the late Phillip C. and Georgia Annett Burns St. Cin, he was a maintenance mechanic for Lone Star Industries. ...
Pauline Schmitt (06/05/02)
CHAFFEE - Pauline Catherine Schmitt, 92, died at 4:45 p.m. June 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 14, 1909, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Theodore and Helen Shoemaucher Leissing, she had worked in the housekeeping department of St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau and was a news dealer for the Southeast Missourian. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, St. Joseph CCW and VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary...
Frankie Williams (06/05/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Frankie Williams, 67, who died June 1, 2002, were: Gary Summers, David Summers, Mark Fulkerson, Mark Becker, Tim Holden and Jacob Williams.
Willie Davis (06/05/02)
PARMA - Willie E. Davis, 72, died May 31, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 31, 1930, in Lake Coromant, Miss., son of the late Buster and Ella Lee Bowen Davis, he lived in Milwaukee, Wis., until returning to Parma in May...
Looking Back in Time at June 5 (06/05/02)
SIKESTON - Ross Hunter arrived from Lexington, Ky., Saturday. He is a student at the University of Kentucky. Hunter expects to reenter the university for the summer semester. --- SIKESTON - An anniversary of 25 years as a priest will be observed by the Rev. John J. O'Neill Sunday as St. Francis Xavier Church...
Civic improvement is everyone's duty (06/05/02)
The Sikeston City Council is making rapid progress on dividing Sikeston into the four wards approved by voters in April. We assumed their task would be relatively easy because there was momentum to disrupt the current voting precincts as little as possible. And from early indications that's exactly what they're doing...
SpeakOut 6/5 (06/05/02)
I think they should change a few things on Social Security. When you have to retire when you reach 62 years old for one reason or another, because of health or most likely when you get 62 years of age, you lose your job (all jobs are going overseas) and it's not likely that a 62-year-old person could get a job. ...