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Stories from Wednesday, July 24, 2002

United Way gears up for campaign (07/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Neither heat nor rain could stop the United Way of Sikeston from gearing up for its annual fund-raising campaign. And while the official kick off isn't until Sept. 20 at Sikeston High School's first home football game of the season, work is already under way...
New Charleston DPS chief sought (07/24/02)
CHARLESTON - Charleston is seeking a new chief for its department of public safety. "We're advertising for resumes," said City Manager David Brewer. He said the city will receive applications for the position until July 31. Brewer declined to comment on the circumstances of former DPS Chief Richard Couch's departure but confirmed that Paul Johnson has served as interim director for the department since June 13...
FEMA approves money to help Scott County (07/24/02)
BENTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved approximately $63,000 to help Scott County with flood damage to public facilities. "That's a rough number," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel during Tuesday's county commission meeting. About $42,000 was approved for repairs already completed to roads, ditches, bridges and culverts and approximately $21,000 for repairs yet to be done...
Sikeston history will be shown in mural (07/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Lambert brothers cooked white beans, macaroni and tomatoes, okra and cornbread and carried it to a restaurant. The operation became known as Lambert's Cafe. The First Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo was conducted in 1952 at the VFW ballpark. The group had such little money they had to pass around the hat to rent chutes...
Thomason rolls to first SP win at Sikeston Drag Strip (07/24/02)
Here are the weekend racing results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Malden's Royce Thomason posted his first Super Pro win of the season at the Sikeston Drag Strip Saturday night. With a 6.18 dial, Thomason ran 6.19 at 109 m.p.h. His reaction time was .571. Dexter's Cecil Whitaker took second with a 6.20 dial. He ran 6.21 at 110 m.p.h. His reaction time was .582...
Sharks compete in final meet (07/24/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Sharks competed in their final team swim meet on Saturday in Cape Girardeau. A total of nine team records were set in the SMSC Championship, ending the season on a high note. The Sharks finished fourth in the field of conference teams with 295 points...
Sikeston Black wins E.P. Invitational (07/24/02)
The Sikeston Black 11-12 year-old All-Stars won the 2002 East Prairie Invitational championship on Friday with a 4-3 win over Chaffee. Team members pictured front row, from left, are: Mark Frazier, Adam Kimball, Derin Dicus, Blair Bohannon and Timmy Hart; second row: Logan Kirkpatrick, Logan Gilmore, Bryce Faulkner, Mark Freed, Ashton Cantrell and Vince Howard. Not pictured: Taylor James, Caleb Davidson, Ethan Lee and Dakota Trevino...
Sikeston Legion holds off Cape (07/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Legion Post 114 baseball team survived another late inning Cape Girardeau Post 63 rally on Tuesday night at VFW Stadium, winning 5-4 to stay in the winner's bracket of the District 14 Legion Tournament. Sikeston, the No. 2 seed, will meet top-seeded Dunklin County (14-4 winners against Jackson) on Thursday at 5 p.m. at VFW Stadium...
SAY Team of the Day: The Lions (07/24/02)
SIKESTON -- The Lions successfully defended the National League championship this season, winning the regular season title and the year-end tournament. With just one loss on the year, it was another season to remember for the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball powerhouse. The team is the first No. 1 seed to ever win the National League tourney since its inception...
Sarah Kitchen (07/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sarah Maxine Ashlock Kitchen, 85, died at 8:10 a.m. July 23, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 18, 1916, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Jack H. and Odie Barker Ashlock, she was a lifelong member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Nettie King (07/24/02)
MATTHEWS - Jeanetta "Nettie" King, 97, died July 21, 2002, at Sells Rest Home. Born June 12, 1905, in Huntsville, Ark., daughter of the late John and Martha Cowan Walker, she had lived in the Morehouse and Grayridge areas and was a member of the Morehouse Oneness Pentecostal Church...
Ellen Kelley (07/24/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ellen Kelley, 43, formerly of Sikeston, died July 22, 2002, at Lucy Lee Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back in Time at July 24 (07/24/02)
SIKESTON - Corn on the ridges has begun to fire quite a bit from continuous hot weather and little rain. If Old Sol continues beaming with no rain, the crop will be cut short in the higher lands. SIKESTON - Twenty-five years ago today when Pleas M. Malcolm first sat down to his desk as postmaster for Sikeston, appointed by President Franklin D. ...
Less educated will cost society more (07/24/02)
We've finally reached a point in this nation's history where we recognize we have to treat dumb people differently than bright people. Politically correct advocates talk in terms of education versus those with limited education. But the bottom line is that some segments of our population lack the intellectual skills to be responsible and to function up-to-speed with the majority of society. Let's just accept that for what it is...
SpeakOut 7/24 (07/24/02)
Years back, people would move into Missouri because of the low taxes and costs of living here. That has totally changed. Missouri doesn't have a lot of good-paying jobs to keep up. I have lived here all my life. If these high prices keep going, I am going to move to another state. Our state has gone out of control on wasting taxpayers' money...