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Stories from Sunday, July 21, 2002

New program will supplement the diets of many (07/21/02)
SIKESTON - When money is scarce, nutrition often goes by the wayside. But a project known as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program is designed to lend a helping hand, providing sources of nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target population...
Commerce man pleads guilty (07/21/02)
NEW MADRID -- A Commerce man pled guilty in the Circuit Court of New Madrid County Friday to manufacturing methamphetamine. According to Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Christy Baker-Neel, James E. Howell, 43, pled guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine on Dec. ...
Proposition A would help E911 service (07/21/02)
MORLEY - Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator, hopes voters don't get confused about Proposition A on the Aug. 6 ballot. "This is not their regular phone bill - just cell phones," said Burton. He estimated 35 to 40 percent of the calls handled by the county E-911 center are placed with cell phones. "There's no funding for wireless 911 in Missouri at the present time," said Burton. "Regular phones are subsidizing wireless 911."...
New teachers preparing for first day of school (07/21/02)
SIKESTON -- There's no denying teachers want to make a good first impression on their new students, but nothing can possibly compare to that very first impression. Several local first-year teachers are spending their summer days planning, cutting and coloring just to make their new classrooms a hit as they begin one of the most important professions -- teaching...
Charleston AAU hoops team in national tourney (07/21/02)
COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- A group of Charleston fifth graders hit the road on Friday, headed for Cocoa Beach, Fla., site of the 2002 AAU National Basketball Championships. The team will play its first game on Monday against the Arkansas Hawks. "We are all really excited," said assistant coach Roger Robertson. ...
Sikeston to host Legion district (07/21/02)
SIKESTON - Area Senior American Legion baseball teams are gearing up for tomorrow's District 14 Tournament at Sikeston's VFW Stadium. As of press time, official brackets weren't released yet. But times and seeds have been set in the double elimination event...
Tremors take third in ASA state tourney (07/21/02)
SIKESTON - The Southeast Tremors, a girls fastpitch softball team based in Sikeston, finished third in the Missouri Amateur Softball Association (ASA) 14-and-under "B" State Tournament held July 5-7 in Chillicothe. The team, coached by Ronald Brinkmeyer, Kiki Curtis and Kevin Wibbenmeyer, was made up of nine girls from Sikeston, and one each from New Madrid, Poplar Bluff and Anna, Ill...
Elmer Lee (07/21/02)
SIKESTON -- Elmer E. Lee, 87, died at 3:55 a.m. July 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 6, 1915, at Kewanee, son of the late Ernest and Ella Boyette Lee, he had worked for Cotton Oil Mill for 16 years before serving as a custodian for the Diagnostic Regional Center for 12 years until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church. On Nov. 20, 1937, at New Madrid, he married Lena I. Beaman who survives of the home...
Holland Niederstadt (07/21/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Holland Niederstadt, 86, who died July 16, 2002, were: Richard Cullum, Robert Cullum, Brad Dodd, Shawn Larimore, John Larimore and Curtis Henderson.
Lawrence Mathenia (07/21/02)
PACIFIC -- Lawrence Mathenia, 61, formerly of Portageville, died July 19, 2002, at his mother's home in Hayward. Born July 22, 1940, in Pemiscot county, son of the late Earl Thomas Mathenia Sr. and Ida Honeysuckle Mathenia who survives of the home...
L.D. Goodman (07/21/02)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for L.D. Goodman, 60, who died July 15, 2002, were: Clyde Foster, Larry Foster, Jerry Foster, Scott Foster, Justin Kinsey, Michael Shannon and Travis Abernathy.
Opal Stanford (07/21/02)
NEW MADRID -- Opal "Brown" Stanford, formerly of Jaywye, died July 19, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Daughter of the late Francis Marion and Mattie Ezell Brown, she was a member of the Point Pleasant Baptist Church and past member of the Eastern Star...
Bill Tinnell (07/21/02)
CHARLESTON -- William H. "Bill" Tinnell, 97, died at 7:55 a.m. July 20, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Visitation is at noon Monday until service time at 2 p.m. at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.
Wesley Proffer (07/21/02)
PUXICO - Wesley O. Proffer, 86, died July 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 22, 1915, in Crump, son of the late Jason E. and Anna Mae Slinkard Proffer, he taught at several Southeast Missouri schools for many years as a vocational ag teacher before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he lived in Puxico for the past 20 years and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Whitewater Mason Lodge, where he was a 50-year member...
Looking Back 7-21 (07/21/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Uriel Haw, a member of the faculty of Sikeston High School, is one of 157 students from Missouri who have enrolled in Northwestern University's summer session at Evanston, Ill. SIKESTON - Mr. Stork worked unusually hard this past weekend at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital after five baby girls and two baby boys were born to area residents. ...
Welcome our guests (07/21/02)
July 1 marked the beginning of the city's fiscal year and activity abounds. The 2002 Street Improvement Program is under way. Residents will see the reconstruction of South Ingram Road from Helen to Ables Road and of Lynual from Harlene to its dead end. ...
Methamphetamine taking hold of region (07/21/02)
As I scanned the court news this week from Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi counties, I couldn't help but be amazed at the number of drug cases before our court system in this region. I don't yet fully know what percentage of our total caseload involves drug cases, but believe me, I soon will. And at the top of the list is methamphetamine...
Speakout 7-21 (07/21/02)
The finance companies that lend money to people, some elderly, charge an outrageous amount. Some don't know what the charges are. They send out one statement for one amount, not where all the extras are added so they can keep you coming back. I feel something should be done. The banks charge less. To me, it is one of the worst things that has happened to some who cannot read the fine print. The companies are on every corner. Please leave it in the paper where I can write about these rip-offs...