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Stories from Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Sikeston man found murdered (07/16/02)
SIKESTON -- An apparent homicide found early this morning has officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety looking for answers. According to officials, DPS received a call at 12:27 a.m. stating that Terikaa Patterson came home to 315 E. Murray Lane and discovered the body of her boyfriend, Steven White, lying in the living room...
Rodeo exhibit pays homage to cowboys (07/16/02)
SIKESTON - People have ridden horses nearly as long as we have recorded history, but the image of a cowboy on a bucking bronco's back is pure American. "The Artist and The Bucking Horse," on display through Aug. 25 at the Sikeston Depot, pays homage to that image with 40 interpretations rendered in colored pencil, oil, watercolor, and pen and ink...
Transferring colleges is not easy process (07/16/02)
SIKESTON -- Ben Wrather of Sikeston would like to graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in horticulture, but before he can do that, he has to be admitted to the university. Wrather began taking college courses at Three Rivers Community College and the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center (SAHEC) in 1999. Since then, he has also taken courses from Southeast Missouri State University...
SAY Team of the Day: US Bank (07/16/02)
SIKESTON -- US Bank took fourth place in the Junior Babe Ruth League this year, finishing with a record of 9-4. The squad went on to win its first two games in the year-end tournament before losing a heartbreaker to First National Bank in the championship...
James Lovins (07/16/02)
BERNIE - James A. Lovins, 85, died July 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Frances Emerson (07/16/02)
MORLEY - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at the Morley Baptist Church for Frances Mae Emerson, 80, who died July 11, 2002, were: Jeff Emerson, Bruce MacDonald, Robert McKim Jr., Randy McKim, Dustin Snider and Mark Freed. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston was in charge of arrangements...
L.D. Goodman (07/16/02)
PARMA - L.D. Goodman, 60, died July 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1942, in Joiner, Ark., son of Jackie Marie Parsons Goodman of Norman, Ark., and the late Amos Lee Goodman, he lived in Arkansas before moving to Parma 34 years ago. He was a retired farmer...
Davy Pruitt (07/16/02)
SIKESTON - Charles "Davy" Pruitt, 36, died July 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1965, in St. Louis, son of Nancy Ann Gilliland Pruitt of Morley and the late David Levi Pruitt, he was a drafting designer. He worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Sikeston for 10 years and was employed by Bowen Engineering Survey in Cape Girardeau...
Tanaia Daniels (07/16/02)
NEW MADRID - Tanaia Lashawn Daniels, 10-month-old daughter of Chanica Word and Rodney Daniels of New Madrid, died July 11, 2002, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 9, 2001, in St. Louis and other survivors include: her grandparents, Celestine Robinson, Channie Green, Rodney Daniels Sr. and Ronnie Ross of New Madrid; her great-grandmother, Dorothy Ross of New Madrid; and her great-great-grandmother, Renet Williams of New Madrid...
Births (published 7/16) (07/16/02)
CHARLESTON - Chandra Charlene Townsend and Warren Bowers Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born June 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Aaliyah NaShay Bowers weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at July 16 (07/16/02)
SIKESTON - You get a new bicycle now by needing it and applying for it. Adult bikes for which residents clamored when the motor car and tire pinch first was experienced during World War II have joined the growing ranks of things rationed. SIKESTON - Mrs. ...
Expense of new courthouse is high (07/16/02)
I know very little about construction costs but I do know that $285 per square foot for construction of the new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau is a hefty price tag by any estimate. The per square foot charge is well above the $195 per square foot charge for the massive new federal courthouse in St. Louis. So why the expense?...
SpeakOut 7/16 (07/16/02)
I would like to know if there is any pharmacy in Sikeston that is going to participate in the Senior Rx Program. I have been unable to find out if any are or not. We called a few pharmacies in Sikeston and learned that the following are participating in the program and all are still accepting cards: Medical Arts Pharmacy, The Medicine Shoppe, Randy's Rx and Medicap Pharmacy....