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Stories from Friday, June 7, 2002

Students serve in Honor Choir (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Several Sikeston Junior High and Sikeston Senior High choir members will represent their school in the Missouri Honor Choirs. Molly Brinkmeyer, Edwina Daniel and Chelsie Helmes, representing seventh and eighth grades for the Sikeston Junior High Choir, and Sarah Addison, Maggie Pfefferkorn, Erin Bell and Jordan Myrick, representing the Sikeston Senior High, were chosen by taped auditions in April to sing in the Missouri Youth Honor Choir at Jefferson City July 17 at the First Baptist Church.. ...
New Madrid County Library summer reading program (06/07/02)
NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County Library also participates in the state summer reading program. The County library system has one program for children ages 6-12, but in different locations and times. New Madrid County's program begins June 27 and ends July 26. ...
Jail relationship remains good between counties (06/07/02)
CHARLESTON - It's nothing personal - the feds just pay more. Mississippi County Commissioners and Don Chance, administrator for the county's detention center, confirmed during Thursday's meeting that the relationship between Mississippi and Scott counties remains in good standing, but Mississippi County just does not have room for Scott County prisoners any more...
Sikeston Library set to begin summer reading program (06/07/02)
SIKESTON -- In a little over a month, area children will have the opportunity to morph into mystery-solving sleuths when the Sikeston Public Library begins its summer reading program. "It's been a great experience in past years," said Ann Thompson, Sikeston's children's librarian. "The number of participants has increased drastically. In fact, we planned for a larger number this year."...
Springfest fun (06/07/02)
Tanner Henson rides an amusement ride at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Springfest. The Springfest carnival, which ends Saturday, is located behind the Chamber of Commerce office. The midway is open from 5-11 p.m. today and will open from 1-4:30 p.m. and again from 5-11 p.m. on Saturday...
Morley woman to serve 30 years (06/07/02)
WAYNESVILLE -- A Morley woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the second degree murder of her husband Wednesday. According to Pulaski County Circuit Clerk Rachelle K. Beasley, Charity S. Carey pled guilty to the second degree murder of her husband, Michael E. Carey, last month...
Neal pulls through for 731 with walk-off hit (06/07/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Thursday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: NATIONAL LEAGUE Burger King 6, Legion 2 Drury was 2-for-3 with an RBI, leading Burger King to victory. Trevino was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Bohannon, Pierce and Drury all pitched in the win. For the Legion, Ramey was 2-for-3. Lamey was charged with the loss...
Sikeston splits with Perryville (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team split a double header with Perryville on Thursday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston (2-1) won the first game 6-2 but lost in the nightcap 10-5. In the first game Sikeston led throughout behind solid pitching from Blake DeWitt...
Williams to play for Williams (06/07/02)
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. -- Portageville basketball standout J.T. Williams signed a letter of intent to play for Williams Baptist, a four-year liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. "It's a good opportunity for me," said Williams. "It's a good school in a good location. It's a small community and it's a great campus."...
Louise Jackson (06/07/02)
DEXTER - Louise Jackson, 87, died June 7, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
Doris Wise (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Doris L. Wise, 70, died June 6, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1931, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Mounce and May Wilson Stewart, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. On April 16, 1983, in Bloomfield, she married Q.B. Wise who survives of the home...
Betty Compas (06/07/02)
ST. LOUIS - Betty Jean Compas, 73, formerly of Blodgett, died at 9:15 a.m. June 5, 2002, at the Woodland Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 22, 1928, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Earnie and Edna Moore Rister, she was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Alton, Ill., and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary...
Henry Sager (06/07/02)
CHARLESTON - Henry G. Sager, 69, died June 6, 2002, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Feb. 15, 1933, in Dixon, Tenn., son of the late Sam and Rosie Sager, he lived in Missouri for more than 60 years. He was a retired farmer and member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where he served as an usher...
Betty Goldschmidt (06/07/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Betty Goldschmidt, 70, died June 6, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late Bert and Kate Ann Zaricor Malone, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and worked at Stapleton. On May 19, 1955, she married Kuz Moreland who preceded her in death on June 11, 1974. She and Norbert Goldschmidt were married July 23, 1988, and he died on Aug. 10, 1991...
Lashaun Mitchell (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Lashaun E. Mitchell, son of Lamont Mitchell and Maria Wilder of Sikeston, died unexpectedly June 4, 2002, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 2002, in Minneapolis, Minn. Other survivors include: his maternal grandfather, Leon Wilder, formerly of Sikeston; and his maternal great-grandparents, Cindy and Walter Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Nicholas Smith (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Nicholas Lee Smith, son of Kenneth Smith and Sabrina Thompson, died at birth June 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Other survivors include: two brothers, Gene Alexander Smith and Jordan Montel Jones of the home; and two sisters, Savannah Ivrybell Smith and Justice Kaley Jones of the home...
Births (published 6/7) (06/07/02)
SIKESTON - Deani Hurst and Steven Thompson are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 2:14 p.m. May 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kobi DeAnn Thompson weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Ruby Ann Hurst of Blodgett and the late Donald C. Hurst...
Looking Back in Time at June 7 (06/07/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Betty Ruth Limbaugh has entered Teachers College in Cape Girardeau for the summer term. --- FAYETTE - Betty Jane Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Taylor, has been awarded a $40 Harris Patton Scholarship her sophomore year at Central Fayette. She was given a $125 piano scholarship her freshman year. Taylor is majoring in music...
Tough times ahead for higher education (06/07/02)
When Gov. Bob Holden pushed legislators to increase funding for public education this year, he clearly ignored higher education. While increasing the foundation formula that funds public education, Holden and his cohorts took the axe to higher education. The results will be profound...
Your View 6/7: Looking for help (06/07/02)
I am researching my family history and was wondering if you could help. I called and got an article from a newspaper before. I need to find a marriage date for my grandfather and grandmother. Their names are John Vernon Britt and Helen Virginia Marie Davis Britt. They were born in McClure, Ill., but moved to Sikeston and that's where they died...
SpeakOut 6/7 (06/07/02)
I am calling about the sand washing onto Salcedo and Ingram roads. I guess the priority was getting the street done on time, not whether you could drive down the street when it was finished. Surely the engineers and Public Works Director Tommy Bridger have heard about erosion control. ...