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Stories from Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Keeping cool (07/02/02)
Makayla Kimbro, 4, dances in the water sprinkler to cool off Monday afternoon. Temperatures today will reach into the mid 90s with high humidity.
Council establishes Sikeston wards (07/02/02)
SIKESTON - Following the second of two public hearings, city council members selected Council Option 4 in a 4-1 vote to establish Sikeston's wards. Two members of the public offered their opinions on the designation of wards during what City Manager Doug Friend described as "the last opportunity based on our schedule for public comment" at Monday's regular city council meeting...
2003 budget is approved (07/02/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's budget for Fiscal Year 2003, which began Monday, was approved by the city council during their regular session Monday along with an ordinance setting staffing and compensation levels for FY-2003. City Manager Doug Friend said the budget lists total anticipated expenditures for the year at $9.3 million...
Getting ready (07/02/02)
Garrett Mays of Mays Brothers Fireworks helps Caleb Church and his mother, Linda, buy fireworks Monday afternoon. With only two more days until July 4th area stands will be open until midnight.
Supermarket Festival planned for July 15 (07/02/02)
NEW MADRID - When something works you stick with it, reasons the New Madrid County Health Department. When it started its Supermarket Festival, staff members were looking for a way to make learning about eating right a fun experience for residents. After hundreds of people showed up at the event's debut, the health department knew it was on the right track...
SAY Team of the Day: Dairy Queen (07/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Dairy Queen took sixth place in the Rookie League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball this year, finishing with a record of 5-9. The squad opened the year with three straight losses, but then turned it around and rattled off two wins in a row...
Junior Legion topples Jackson (07/02/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team picked up a big district victory on Monday with a 5-2 win against Jackson Post 158 at VFW Stadium. Sikeston (20-10, 6-2) led from the outset, taking a 3-0 lead after two innings and never looking back...
Sharks place second in home meet (07/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's swim team hosted its last meet of the season on Saturday, with a total of 166 swimmers competing from four teams. Kennett took top honors with 940 points, followed by the Sharks with 881, Farmington at 316.5 and Paducah with 218.5...
Bill Tarrants (07/02/02)
MATTHEWS - William E. "Bill" Tarrants, 88, died July 2, 2002, at Sells Nursing Home. Born April 12, 1914, at Canalou, son of the late John L. and Linnie Bruce Tarrants, he had lived in Raymondville for the past 10 years and had spent most of his life in the communities of Canalou, Matthews of Morehouse. ...
Nellie Williams (07/02/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nellie Crain Williams, 89, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died June 27, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery...
Daisy Holder (07/02/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Daisy Ethyl Holder, 86, died at 12:20 p.m. July 1, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1916, at Bell City, daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Jones Dodson, she was a homemaker. On Dec. 10, 1932, she married David Everett Holder who preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 1985...
Charlotte Wessel (07/02/02)
CHAFFEE -- Charlotte S. Wessel, 82, died July 1, 2002, at her home after a four-year battle with cancer. Born Jan. 18, 1920, at Gordonville, daughter of the late William and Emma Hager Gross, she was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville. She attended Cape Girardeau Schools and graduated from the Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture. She was employed at Altha Beauty School in Bonne Terre until her marriage...
June Moore (07/02/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - June Aleta Moore, 87, died June 30, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Born Dec. 24, 1914, at Kime, daughter of the late Matthew Forrest and Dora Bell Berry Rhodes, she was a waitress at Wimpy's Drive-In and at the Cape Airport and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and Whitewater Eastern Star Chapter 174...
Ernest Lewis (07/02/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Ernest Gaines Lewis, 52, died July 1, 2002. Born Nov. 6, 1949, at Morrilton, Ark., son of William L. Lewis of Gideon and the late Vivian Faye Bizzell Lewis, he was employed by Noranda Aluminum and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War...
Gary Adamson (07/02/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Gary Adamson, 51, died June 30, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare Facility. Born Dec. 18, 1950, in Chicago, son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Lee Lambert Adamson, he lived in Chicago for many years and in Dexter for the past 10 years, working as a mechanic...
Clements - Torbet (07/02/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Angelica Berina Clements and David Brian Torbet have announced their engagement. The future bride, daughter of the late Sandra L. Fanning, graduated in 1993 from Pleasant Valley High School and is employed by Circuit City. Her fiance, son of Steve and Brenda Torbet of Sikeston, graduated in 1990 from Sikeston High School and is employed by Procter and Gamble Paper Products...
Ellsworth - Hess (07/02/02)
DEXTER - Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rowland of Dexter and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hill of Poplar Bluff have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tara Elizabeth Ellsworth, to Andrew Cleveland Hess III, son of Andy and Connie Hess of Sikeston. A 1993 graduate of Risco High School, Ellsworth is a hair stylist at Shear Perfection in Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Edith Midgett of Dexter...
Kindle - Wheatley (07/02/02)
MORLEY - Mark and Karen Breedlove have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Kindle, to B.J. Wheatley, son of Bill Wheatley of East Prairie. The future bride is a 1992 Sikeston High School graduate and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Southwestern Bell in Cape Girardeau...
Mhoon - 63rd (07/02/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ivery Mhoon celebrated their 63rd anniversary recently with a family reunion. Mhoon and the former Dursilla Anderson were married in Arkansas and are the parents of 12 children, Lorene Coleman, Roscoe Mhoon, Edward Mhoon, Eddie Mhoon, Charles Earl Mhoon, Melvin Lee Mhoon, Annie Mhoon and Linda Mhoon, all of Sikeston, Ivery Mhoon Jr. of Iowa, Anderson Mhoon of Oklahoma, Willie Gene Mhoon of St. Louis, Nathan Mhoon of Ohio and the late Wil-ella Mhoon...
Looking Back in Time at July 2 (07/02/02)
SIKESTON - A June wedding with a trellised gateway as a background for the ceremony took place when Miss Marie Lucille Ohmes, a graduate of Southeast Missouri Teachers College, became the bride of Edward Eugene Nunnelee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nunnelee of Blodgett. The ceremony took place at the home of the bride's parents...
Sikeston has place in Wal-Mart history (07/02/02)
It was 40 years ago today in the sleepy Arkansas town of Rogers that an empire was born. We know it today as Wal-mart and it remains as perhaps the premiere example of hard work and enthusiasm. And to think - this giant has grown to become the largest retailer in the United States, Mexico and Canada...
SpeakOut 7/2 (07/02/02)
I'm calling about the girl whose dog killed the little boy in Kentucky. Why doesn't everybody keep their comments to themselves about what happened? Things happen for a reason, and when it's time for somebody to go "home," God takes them. So until all the facts are in, why can't everybody just drop it?...