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Stories from Friday, July 19, 2002

Almost done (07/19/02)
Steve Ferrell of Ferrell Excavation nears completion on the mop-out of the ditch lateral coming south from between Crowe and Pam streets. As of Thursday morning, only about 50 yards remained to reach Highway 60 and finish the project which began at Ables Road...
Program can help seniors feel better, live longer (07/19/02)
CHAFFEE -- Ninety-two-year-old Eloise Moore lost her 38-year-old daughter to cancer several years ago. Moore's father died soon after. She didn't care how she dressed or what she looked like. Moore didn't care about anything. She just "got sloppy," as she calls it...
Picture will tell the story (07/19/02)
Michael McClure of Willow Springs was commissioned by Sikeston Missouri Arts (SMARTS) to paint a mural which will depict a time line of Sikeston at the Sikeston Depot. Linda Melkersman, Terri Matthews, Bill Priday and Ed Cowan, who are applying a base coat on Craftmaster's warehouse in preparation for the mural, are members of SMARTS. The completed work will depict this year's 50th Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and go back in time - back to the days of cowboys and Indians...
County urged to join coalition (07/19/02)
CHARLESTON - A legislative assistant for the Bryan Cave law firm in Jefferson City would like to see Mississippi County join a coalition for area counties and cities and form "a solidified voice for Southeast Missouri." "There's a lack of representation for Southeast Missouri in Jefferson City," said Shanon M. Hawk during Thursday's county commission meeting. As an example, she noted how area roads and bridges "are just crumbling and falling apart."...
SAY Team of the Day: Steward Steel (07/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Steward Steel tied for fifth place in the American League this year, finishing with a record of 4-8. "It was a pretty good season, the kids had fun," said Steward Steel coach Steve Carlyle. "I had a few that really improved." Josh Carlyle was the team's ace and one of the top offensive players, batting .664. Cody Rice was behind the plate and batted .620. Nick DeLa Rosa also did some catching...
Donna Hasty (07/19/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Donna Mae Hasty, 53, who died July 18, 2002, will be: Winford "Butch" Watkins, Doug Tropf, Ben Easter, Jamie Easter, Lonnie Hasty, Eric Hasty and Dennis Hasty...
Dirk Adams (07/19/02)
HELENA, Mont. - Dirk Wellington Adams, 30, died July 2, 2002, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Sept. 24, 1971, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Peggy Hammond Adams of Phoenix, Ariz., and Blakney Adams of Seattle, Wash., he attended New Madrid (Mo.) Elementary School and graduated in 1989 from Cahokia (Ill.) High School. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for seven years and owned and operated a long-haul trucking company...
Stephen White Jr. (07/19/02)
SIKESTON - Stephen Bernard White Jr., 22, died July 16, 2002, at his home. Born May 9, 1980, in Sikeston, son of Ruby Jones of Clarksdale, Miss., and Stephen Bernard White Sr. of Sikeston, he attended Sikeston High School. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two sons, Stephen Bernard White III and Stephon LaPrince White of Sikeston; one brother, Carlos S. ...
Pete Harris (07/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Stanley "Pete" Harris, 66, died July 16, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 25, 1935, in Portageville, son of the late Jessie and Ophelia Reams Harris, he was a member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wilson City. Survivors include: three sisters, Dorothy Foster of Detroit, Mich., and John Ella Johnson and Fannie Fost of Kansas City; his stepmother, Pernella Williams of Wilson City; and several nieces and nephews...
Dorothy Smith (07/19/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy E. Smith, 83, died July 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 16, 1918, in Thompson Bend, daughter of the late Ozark and Essie Martin Dixon, she attended public schools in Cairo, Ill., and was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Leonard Scheffer (07/19/02)
CHAFFEE - Leonard Lawrence Scheffer, 59, died at 10:44 a.m. July 18, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1943, in Charleston, son of the late Lawrence Edward and Adella Marie Heisserer, he had been a bricklayer for Ervin Eichhorn and later worked as a clerk for Rhodes 101 Stop in Chaffee. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, St. Ambrose Men's Club in Chaffee and Knights of Columbus Council 4311 in Oran...
Looking Back in Time at July 19 (07/19/02)
SIKESTON - Major T.C. Dye, who has been in a hospital in San Diego, suffering from yellow jaundice, is reported to be much improved. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees have announced the signing of one of the leading performers in the entertainment world today for the 10th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo to be held in Sikeston Sept. 13-16. Rex Allen, a movie, radio and TV star, has been signed to headline the Rodeo performance...
Kitten saga leads to a disturbing find (07/19/02)
There's a story this week out of the Kansas City area about a group of young thugs who burned a kitten in a barbecue grill. The story makes me sick. But it's not the kitten aspect of the story that bothers me - it's the reactions of people around the country to this pathetic saga...
SpeakOut 7/19 (07/19/02)
It looks like we've lost another battle for the morals in our country. It seems like some woman has a disobedient kid hitting a police car, and when they go to arrest him, he claims racism and gets a bunch of money from the city. This is happening more and more, to the point where the police can't even do their jobs. They will just have to start ignoring everything that people do over there on the west side because they can't do anything to them anyway...