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Stories from Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Counties are eligible for aid (06/12/02)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Nine Missouri counties are eligible for disaster assistance as a result of May flooding, Gov. Bob Holden's office said Tuesday. The counties are Boone, Camden, Cape Girardeau, Douglas, Livingston, Mississippi, Perry, Scott and Stoddard...
NMCC teacher earns choral director award (06/12/02)
NEW MADRID - When she reached for her ballot at the Missouri Music Educators Association meeting to vote for the "Outstanding District Choral Director," Judy Henry got a surprise. There on the list was her name. Back at New Madrid County Central High School, she told her students about the surprise of the nomination. It was like "well duh." Henry recalled: "For them is was 'so, we already knew that.'"...
Students using summer wisely (06/12/02)
SIKESTON - Many Sikeston students are spending part of their vacation taking advantage of what summer school has to offer this year, whether it's because of academic shortcomings or to participate in the enrichment program. Assistant Superintendent Dr. ...
East Prairie man sentenced (06/12/02)
CHARLESTON - An inmate at the Mississippi County Detention Center could spend the next 20 years in prison for assaulting another inmate. Norval Bateman, 22, of East Prairie, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Hense Winchester for assaulting a fellow prisoner on Oct. 6, 2000, in the Mississippi County Detention Center...
Miner to soon have new signs (06/12/02)
MINER - Miner will soon have new signs welcoming visitors to town. New signs for the Interstate 55 interchange and for the Miner-Sikeston city line were approved by the board during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting. City Clerk Janet Tuttle said by including signs which direct motorists to the Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the new signs can be purchased out of the city's tourism fund...
Library tour (06/12/02)
Ann Thompson, children's librarian for the Sikeston Public Library, reads a story to Sikeston summer school kindergarten students. The students were touring the library to learn how to check out a book and about Family Night.
A jury convicts one for drugs (06/12/02)
BENTON -A jury convicted a Sikeston man Monday of possession of illegal drugs. Isaac D. Patterson, 24, was convicted of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute. Patterson, who has a prior felony conviction for unlawful use of a weapon, will be sentenced on July 25 and faces up to 15 years in prison on the charge...
Sikeston Legion fends off Cape (06/12/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team recorded a solid district win by defeating Cape Ford & Sons Post 63 on Tuesday 8-4 at VFW Stadium. Under the new rules this year, district games will only have one nine inning game instead of two seven inning games like last year...
Carnell, First National blister Market Place (06/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Tuesday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: JUNIOR BABE RUTH First National 20, Market Place 1 Chris Carnell was 3-for-5, leading First National to a 20-1 blowout win over Market Place. Bryce Wibbenmeyer pitched the first two innings for First National, recording 11 strikeouts. Carnell came in and threw the final three innings, preserving the victory...
Montgomery holds off Standridge for victory (06/12/02)
BENTON -- The KFVS 12 Winged Sprints action saw Timmy Montgomery hold off Robbie Standridge's final charge in an extremely close finish, which saw Montgomery win by only a few feet. Scott Simion and Daron Clayton shared the front-row starting positions in the feature event. Clayton quickly jumped out to the lead on the start and looked to be on the move for another win. The caution quickly fell for the #9 of Shawn King on the third circuit...
Instant replay will take the guesswork out of last-second shots (06/12/02)
Those of you out there that still keep up with the NBA might have noticed a disturbing trend in this year's playoffs -- blown calls. Not just a makeup call here or a phantom foul there, we're talking about incorrect decisions on make-or-break plays...
Corporate tennis (06/12/02)
Missouri Delta Medical Center's Stephen Pobst prepares to return a shot to Sikeston Public Schools' Brian James in the Corporate Games tennis event on Tuesday. Pobst won the match 6-3. The tennis competition will continue today at the Sikeston High School tennis courts...
Toby Sherfield (06/12/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Norman E. "Toby" Sherfield, 83, who died June 9, 2002, were: Joshua Sherfield, Joseph Sherfield, David Corlew, Eddie Hill, Jake Corlew and Nathan Sherfield.
Erica Reed (06/12/02)
AIKEN, S.C. - Erica Dawn Reed, 19, died June 9, 2002, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., she was the daughter of Mark and Mary Reed of Aiken. She moved to Aiken in 1987 and graduated in 2000 from Aiken High School, where she was a member of the high school band and girls softball team and was a member of Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene...
Ruby Sullivan (06/12/02)
HAYTI - Ruby Rowena Sullivan, 93, died June 10, 2002, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital Nursing Home. Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Gipson County, Tenn., daughter of the late Joe and Mable Nethery Burress, she attended Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti. On June 5, 1932, in Hayti, she married Murray Glen Sullivan who preceded her in death on June 7, 1999...
Gladys Callow (06/12/02)
BELL CITY - Gladys Callow, 96, died June 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 27, 1906, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Ada Decker Blanks, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Hooe Baptist Church near Oran, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Births (published 6/12) (06/12/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - James and Cheryl Benthal are the parents of their third daughter, born at 7:55 a.m. May 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brooklyn Rose Benthal weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Benthal is the daughter of D.C. and Brenda Cook...
Looking Back in Time at June 12 (06/12/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. William Northington was hostess at a luncheon Saturday honoring Lilly Heyde of Jackson, who will be married this month. SIKESTON - Margaret Ann Scott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Clarence Scott of Sikeston, was graduated from the University of Missouri June 5. She received a bachelor of science in business administration...
Sept. 11 tragedy's impact is still felt (06/12/02)
If you don't believe there are local repercussions from the Sept. 11 tragedy just pay attention to the "financial emergency" declared today by Southeast Missouri State University. If you have a college student at SEMO - or anywhere else for that matter - get ready to pay some hard-earned extra dollars because the bill is going up. Chalk this up at least partially to the business slowdown and the economy since Sept. 11...
SpeakOut 6/12 (06/12/02)
It's more important, for all children, to get a high school diploma than it is for a chosen few to go to college. This is the simple truth. I'm speaking out about the person who called in about "Money isn't everything." Yes, money isn't everything. ...