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Stories from Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Sikeston woman wins gardening contest (07/09/02)
SIKESTON - Barbara Myres believes when God gives you a talent you should put it to good use. "I think different people have different gifts given to them by God and growing roses is a desire I always had, it was already built in. It's just what makes me, me. ...
Program helps many seniors (07/09/02)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Tisdell of Sikeston isn't really able to cook her own meals anymore. It's not because she's lazy, but rather, it's because she doesn't trust herself with the stove anymore. Tisdell isn't alone. Hundreds of senior citizens in the area are homebound and unable to cook their own meals, and many of them have come to depend on the local Meals on Wheels program...
Students get taste of ruling society (07/09/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charleston and East Prairie students got their first taste of ruling their world Monday as they participated in the first day of the Mini-Society program for youth in Mississippi County. "They really liked it," said Jeanice Griffin, youth coordinator for the East Prairie program. "They wanted to come back tomorrow to go on with their society."...
Junior Legion sweeps Poplar Bluff (07/09/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team closed out its regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Poplar Bluff Junior Legion on Monday at VFW Stadium. Unit 114 won 14-4 in the first game in six innings after it was stopped due to the mercy rule. Sikeston won the second game due to a forfeit by Poplar Bluff for having ineligible players...
SAY Team of the Day: Ferguson (07/09/02)
SIKESTON -- Ferguson Medical Group took seventh place in the Rookie League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball this year, finishing with two wins. In the year-end tournament, the squad was defeated in the first round. "We struggled at times because we had a very young team," explained Ferguson coach Doug Scott. ...
Minor league baseball team coming to Sikeston (07/09/02)
SIKESTON -- A century-old professional baseball league has been revived to begin play in 2003, and on Monday, it was announced that Sikeston will have a team on the circuit. The storied old Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League (KITTY League) was one of the foremost loops of the low minors for many years before shutting down in the 1950s...
Doc Schuchart (07/09/02)
SIKESTON - R.P. "Doc" Schuchart Jr., 83, of Sikeston Route 4, died at 3:15 p.m. July 8, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Alma Helton (07/09/02)
PUXICO - Alma Deloma Helton, 87, died July 8, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
C.F. Henry (07/09/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - C.F. "PeeWee" Henry, 87, died at 8:40 a.m. July 8, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 23, 1915, in Parma, son of the late Marcus and Myrtle Hicks Henry, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a member of the First Church of God. He was a retired truck driver and World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army...
Bural Samons (07/09/02)
FAIRDEALING - Charles "Bural" Samons, 82, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 4:10 a.m. July 8, 2002, at Three Rivers Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Supply, Ark., son of the late James and Lola Hayes Samons, he was a member of Bridges United Methodist Church. He was employed with Drake Farms in Mississippi County for 38 years before retiring...
Bill Abate (07/09/02)
VIENNA, Ill. - William A. "Bill" Abate Jr., 32, died at 4:25 p.m. July 6, 2002, at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. Born May 13, 1970, in Chicago, son of Donna Stone Abate of Irving, Texas, and the late William A. Abate Sr., he was a student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. ...
Mable Curtis (07/09/02)
WICKLIFFE, Ky. - Mable Delores Redfering Curtis, 48, died at 5:30 a.m. July 3, 2002, at her home, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 5, 1953, daughter of the late Cyrus and Louise Manning Redfering, she was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship...
Winnie Greer (07/09/02)
MEMPHIS - Winnie Virginia McCoy Greer, 88, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died July 8, 2002, at St. Francis Nursing Home in Memphis. Born June 13, 1914, in Elbridge, Tenn., daughter of the late Willy West and Mary Clara Storey McCoy, she graduated in 1934 from Ridgely High School...
Essner - Silman (07/09/02)
BENTON - Carla and Andrew Essner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle LeAnn, to Andrew David Silman, son of Mark and Cindy Silman of Benton. The future bride graduated in 1998 from Thomas W. Kelly High School and in 2001 from the Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing. She is employed by Orthopaedic Associates in Cape Girardeau...
Adame - Burns (07/09/02)
PEARLAND, Texas - Mr. and Mrs. Jose Adame have announced the engagement of their daughter, Irma Patricia, to James Edward Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Burns of Bakersfield, Calif. The future bride is a graduate of the University of Houston where she received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. She is employed as a engineer with Shell Oil Products...
Wilkerson - 45th (07/09/02)
BERTRAND -- The children of Billy Joe and Gracie Wilkerson invite family and friends to help celebrate the 45th wedding anniversary of their parents at an open house from 2-5 p.m. July 13 at the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The couple was married July 13, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Charleston by the Rev. E.W. Bartley. Annette Thompson Gilliland and Rodney Wilkerson served as witnesses...
Looking Back in Time at July 9 (07/09/02)
SIKESTON - Current market prices of wheat are running 14 to 21 cents below the government loan rate and production is only 40 percent of that of the 1941 bumper crop. SIKESTON - Sikeston's newest industry, the Canvas Products, which moved its manufacturing operations to this city, after being in St. Louis for 90 years, is in operation but with a limited pilot force on duty for the present...
Make time today to renew a friendship (07/09/02)
Buddy Finch died last week. Don't be alarmed if you don't recognize Buddy's name. You shouldn't. Buddy was a fraternity brother of mine during my college days at Memphis State University in the '60s. After college, Buddy went into banking and lived in his beloved Tennessee. He was 57 when he died...
SpeakOut 7/9 (07/09/02)
The people whose names don't appear in the paper after drug busts are usually the people who turned on their so called friends. Retirement accounts in California lost $500 million, $300 million lost in retirement funds in New York state. All from the corruption at WorldCom, better known as MCI. ...