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Stories from Wednesday, June 19, 2002

FEMA inspection tour begins for Scott County (06/19/02)
BENTON - The official Federal Emergency Management Agency inspection tour for Scott County has begun. Commissioner Jamie Burger predicted during Tuesday's county commission meeting that it would take at least a week to view damage around the whole county...
Resurfacing (06/19/02)
Jackie Walker of ASA Asphalt Inc. smooths the asphalt along Branum Street in Sikeston Tuesday afternoon. ASA will work on Branum today then move to Donna Street to resurface the road. Motorist are urged to drive with caution in the road construction areas...
Cooling program is under way (06/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- In an effort to prevent heat-related deaths this summer, the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation began scheduling appointments for their Energy Crisis Intervention Summer Cooling Program last week. "This program is about preventing someone from dying," Program Director Shirley Moore said. ...
Three arrested for mailbox vandalism (06/19/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Due to the quick thinking of two Stoddard County residents and a deputy being in the right place at the right time, three men are behind bars for mailbox vandalism. According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Josh Battles, 22, of Dexter, Heath Hayes, 22, of Dudley and John Hayes, 21, of Poplar Bluff were arrested Tuesday and charged with a class D felony of first degree property damage...
Area blood supply low (06/19/02)
SIKESTON - In response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people everywhere were all but knocking down the doors to give blood, eager and desperate to do something - anything - to help. Freida Cardwell, blood services chairperson for the Southeast District of the American Red Cross, reported a 70 percent increase in the amount of blood donated in the area following that date...
1A, 2A All-State teams released (06/19/02)
COLUMBIA -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State Baseball Team for Class 1A and 2A today. Oran was very well represented in 1A with three players on the first team -- pitcher Trey Graviett, catcher Nathan Seyer and utility man Tyler Cookson...
Soccor will become popular when it's understood (06/19/02)
Early Monday, the United States soccer team pulled off an upset for the ages over Mexico in the World Cup. The last time our squad reached the quarterfinals was the first ever World Cup -- back in 1930. After the match coach Bruce Arena proclaimed, "It's a great day for U.S. soccer!"...
Legion blisters Charleston (06/19/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team improved to 7-3 on the season with a 16-3 win against Charleston Legion on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston opened up a 7-0 lead after two innings to put the game away early. "The kids came out and swung the bats really well today," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Dye. "All in all it was a workmanlike performance. The kids did what they had to do."...
Lambert signs with Southeast (06/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston multi-sport standout Andrew Lambert signed a letter of intent to compete on Southeast Missouri State's track and field team. This year Lambert took fourth place at the state meet in both the long and triple jumps, but the high jump is his strongest event...
Red light gives Egner first Super Pro victory (06/19/02)
Here are the local racing results from tracks around the area: SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Ronnie Egner took his first Super Pro win of the season. The Mayfield, Ky., native ran 10.06 on a 6.14 dial at 40 m.p.h. His reaction time was .504. Mike Buckley, of La Center Ky., took second with a .498 red light, giving Egner the automatic win. Buckley ran 5.81 on a 5.81 dial at 123 m.p.h...
Sharks place third at Paducah meet (06/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's swim team took third place at Paducah on Monday with 374 team points. Paducah took first with 737, followed by Cape's Gator Swim team with 428. Behind Sikeston, Scott City had 257 points followed by Charleston with 199 and Farmington with 22...
KSIM downs US Bank, 7-2 (06/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Here are Tuesday's results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball: KSIM 7, US Bank 2 Joe Lincoln was 3-for-3, Travis Hudson was 2-for-3 and Blake Lee was 2-for-4 in KSIM's 7-2 win. Jerod Scott pitched the first three innings, allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Cody Black threw the final two frames, giving up six hits and two walks with three Ks...
Otha Clemons (06/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Otha Lee Clemons, 78, died June 16, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born June 5, 1924, in Tunica, Miss., son of the late Stennis and Mary Kirkland Clemons, he lived at the Charleston Manor for the past 15 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a construction worker and truck driver in Flint, Mich., before retiring...
Norma Skaggs (06/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Norma Skaggs, 64, died June 18, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
John Blackwell (06/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Alfred Ellis "John" Blackwell, 91, formerly of Anniston, died at 8:20 a.m. June 17, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1911, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of the late Albert Boyd and Ollie Shoemaker Blackwell, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He worked with the Farm Bureau for eight years and was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Charleston for 38 years before retiring...
Looking Back in Time at June 19 (06/19/02)
COLUMBIA - Joe Arbaugh will enroll Sunday to attend classes at Missouri University for the fall term. --- BENTON - Byron Wade, who announced his candidacy for the office of Recorder of Deeds, will run on the Democratic ticket. NEW MADRID - Hal E. Hunter Jr. has filed as a candidate for prosecuting attorney of New Madrid County. He will run on the Democratic ticket in the Aug. 2 primary...
Balloon quest is just a lot of hot air (06/19/02)
Steve Fossett is at it again. The boosted-ego millionaire investment tycoon from Chicago is trying for the sixth time to fly solo around the world in a balloon. Needless to say, his first five tries ended in failure. Who really cares if he makes it this time?...
SpeakOut 6/19 (06/19/02)
I'm from Morehouse. I read your article in SpeakOut about where the city board got this person who was in the nursing home for not mowing his yard. On 309 Jackson Street, there's a lot that's never been mowed. Just south of 308 Carroll Street, there's a lot where the weeds are head-high. ...