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Stories from Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Teacher saves co-worker's life (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - June 3 started out as a typical first day of summer school at the Kindergarten Center for Nancy Kent. She greeted her young pupils with all the vigor and enthusiasm they have come to expect. Little did she know before the day was over, she would add saving someone's life to her agenda...
Deadline for ward comments approaching (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - If you have a preference on the designation of Sikeston's wards, you have a little over a week to have your voice heard. The deadline to submit written comments on the designation of wards is 5 p.m. June 26. The input from the public's comments will then be presented during public hearings scheduled for 7 a.m. June 27 and 5 p.m. July 1...
Farmers beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel (06/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Many area farmers are singing a brighter tune these days. Maybe it's something like, "I can see clearly now the rain is gone. All of my bad feelings have disappeared." Well, maybe it's not exactly like the song, but they are beginning to see light at the end of their muddy tunnel...
Baker leads Legion to 11-7 victory over Lions (06/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Monday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: NATIONAL LEAGUE Kiwanis 10, House of Color 6 Taylor James was 3-for-3 with two RBIs, leading Kiwanis to a 10-6 victory. Adam Kimball and Charles Faulkner both pitched in the win, allowing six hits and six walks with five strikeouts...
Legion goes 1-2 at Mountain Home (06/18/02)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team went 1-2 at the Mountain Home, Ark., Tournament over the weekend. Post 114 lost to Bentonville (Ark.) 15-6 and Bryant (Ark.) 6-2 before winning against Olathe (KS) 10-4 in their last game...
Three Sharks set pool records at Perryville (06/18/02)
PERRYVILLE -- Sikeston's swim team traveled to Perryville on Saturday, taking third place with 390 team points. Scott City won the meet with 547 points, followed by Perryville with 431. Poplar Bluff took fourth at 340. For Sikeston, no team records were broken, but the Sharks did have three swimmers set new pool records at Perryville's pool...
Nelson Webb (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Nelson Webb, 80, died June 18, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
John Blackwell (06/18/02)
CHARLESTON - Alfred E. "John" Blackwell, 91, died June 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Linda Fulkerson (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Linda Lou Carney Fulkerson, 55, died June 17, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born April 8, 1941, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Alice Carney of Dexter and the late James H. Carney, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Eddie Lynn (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Paul Edward "Eddie" Lynn, 69, died June 18, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 26, 1932, in Sikeston, son of the late Denton and Nora Hensley Lynn, he was a member of Canalou Baptist Church. He is survived by one brother, Jerry Lynn of Sikeston; and one sister, Mildred Simpson of Wilmington, N.C...
Cecil Merritt (06/18/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Cecil Vernon Merritt, 70, died June 15, 2002, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 25, 1931, at Brosley, he was the son of the late Effie and Clinton Merritt. On Sept. 2, 1967, at St. Louis, he married Elva Mae Dunn, who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 1994...
Jim Fox (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Jim Fox, 74, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 17, 1927, at McCamey, Texas, son of the late Claude and Emma Ivy Fox, he retired as a chief boatswain's mate in the U.S. Navy and was a retired agent with the Butler County Soil Conservation Service. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and Dudley Community Church...
Byron Smith (06/18/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Byron H. Smith, 98, who died June 14, 2002, were: David Hawthorne, Richard Hawthorne, Chad Hawthorne, Bob Andrews, Ralph Muth and Michael Strayhorn.
Allan Meers (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Allan D. Meers, 74, died June 16, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 24, 1928, at Danville, Ill., son of the late William Alfred and Emily Babbs Meers, he was a track repairman for Conrail Railroad before retiring and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Maxine Rampley (06/18/02)
DEXTER - Maxine Rampley, 69, died June 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 27, 1932, in Zadock, daughter of the late Archie Lee and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer, she had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company in Bernie. She was a member of the Stoddard County Democratic Women's Club and Stoddard County Historical Society...
Imogene Hanna (06/18/02)
CHAFFEE - Imogene L. Hanna, 84, died at 5:50 p.m. June 16, 2002, at her home. Born May 21, 1918, in Rockview, daughter of the late William P. and Mamie Stuckey Miles, she was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union and was of the Assemblies of God belief...
Oliver - Grisham (06/18/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Michael and Angie Lindsey have announced the engagement of their daughter, Claire Elizabeth, to Jason Craig Grisham, son of Stan and Linda Grisham of Jackson, Tenn. A 1999 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride graduated May 10, 2002, from Arkansas State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. ...
Cooper - Perry (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Danny and Tonaleah Cooper have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lynsey Kay, to Jason R. Perry, son of Bill and Wanda Cashmer of Sikeston and Rick and Nelsa Perry of Matthews. The future bride graduated in 2001 from Sikeston High School and is employed by Sikeston Motor Company...
Looking Back in Time at June 18 (06/18/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. T.C. McClure is expected to return Thursday from the Windy City. The doctor took a course in technical surgery at Cook County Hospital. He will be in his office Friday. NEW MADRID - At a special meeting Monday, the New Madrid Masonic Lodge presented a veteran's button to E.S. Davis. The honor commemorates 50 years of service to the Masonic fraternity by Davis...
Home Depot says no to bureaucracy (06/18/02)
Home Depot Inc. is the nation's second largest retailer and a true American success story. Based in Atlanta, Home Depot made an amazing announcement this week. No longer will the huge home improvement chain do business with the federal government. Home Depot said they were unwilling to comply with a mountain of federal paperwork, rules and regulations in order to sell goods to the federal government...
SpeakOut 6/18 (06/18/02)
Whoever took the tent off my front porch in Morehouse, I sure wish they'd bring it back. It has come to my attention that a certain group of women are using the New Madrid County Soil and Water Conservation office as a place to conduct activities promoting a certain political agenda. ...