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Stories from Friday, August 2, 2002

Plane crash (08/02/02)
Scott County emergency personnel work to help and injured person after a plane crash Thursday. Pilot Derek W. Mays, 22, of Dexter, was taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center for moderate injuries along with passenger Ryan D. Mouser, 21, of Essex, who received minor injuries, in the ultra-light aircraft crash...
New pirate theme awaits maze questers (08/02/02)
SIKESTON -- After last year's "Wild West Adventure" in the Beggs Pumpkin Patch maze, owners Donnie and Shelia Beggs are hoping more maze questers will jump aboard the upcoming 12-acre pirate-themed maze. "It's already set up," owner Donnie Beggs said. "The design's out there, but the corn hasn't been taken out yet. The paths are what makes the design."...
Getting ready (08/02/02)
David Brashear, chairman of novelties for the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, folds 50th anniversary T-shirts Friday morning. Sikeston Jaycees are working around the clock to prepare for the rodeo which begins Wednesday.
Cost of SEMO coalition reduced (08/02/02)
CHARLESTON - The cost to participate in a coalition of counties and cities in southeast Missouri which would lobby this area's interests at the state capitol has been reduced to a price Mississippi County can afford, according to county officials. County Clerk Junior DeLay reported during Thursday's county commission meeting that Shanon M. ...
Dolls win softball league (08/02/02)
BENTON -- The Benton Dolls 10-and-under softball team received first place medals in league play with a record of 13-1, and won second place medals in the Babe Ruth League tournament held at Chaffee June 24-29. The Babe Ruth Heartland Girls Softball League included teams from Benton, Chaffee, Scott City, New Hamburg, Oran, Delta and Kelso...
SAY Team of the Day: Old Security (08/02/02)
SIKESTON -- After a disappointing regular season in the American League, Old Security ended on a high note, taking second in the year-end tournament. "We had to battle to get people there," said Old Security coach Roy Hodgkiss. "The ones that came played hard and really tried. We got off to a rough start, but we finished with a bang."...
Charleston AAU team returns from national championship (08/02/02)
COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- The Charleston fifth grade basketball team returned from the 2002 AAU National Basketball Championships with a record of 1-3. "We didn't do as well as we should have, but everybody enjoyed the trip," said assistant coach Roger Robinson. "It was something the kids will never forget."...
Heartland team in national tourney (08/02/02)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Heartland Nationals softball team began its run at another title on Thursday, playing the first game in the Babe Ruth 14-and-under national tournament in South Bend, Ind. The team won a state tournament in Washington, Mo., and then a regional tournament in Chaffee, Mo., last week to qualify for the national event...
Jimmy Miller (08/02/02)
WATERPROOF, La. - Jimmy Miller, 93, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at the Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday. Born Aug. 21, 1908, in Warren, Ark., son of the late Jim and Laura Johnson Miller, he was engaged in farming in Mississippi County. He was a landowner and farmer in Ferriday, where he was a member of the First Church of God...
Myrtle McClain (08/02/02)
ORAN - Myrtle May McClain, 72, died at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Carl and Annie Brown Hubbard, she retired as a lacer for Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Lively Hope Church in Oran...
Genevieve Haney (08/02/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Genevieve Haney, 69, died at 7:15 a.m. July 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 18, 1933, in Clay County, Ark., daughter of the late George and Ethel Mae Thurman Woods, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Elena Peer (08/02/02)
CHAFFEE - Elena M. Peer, 98, died Aug. 1, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Teresa Brucker (08/02/02)
GRANDVIEW - Teresa Mary Brucker, 76, died July 30, 2002. Born Jan. 20, 1926, in Oran, she had lived in the Kansas City area since 1949, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include: three sons, Mike Brucker of Grandview, Bill Brucker of Overland Park, Kan., and John Brucker of Belton; two sisters, Bertha Rommel of Cape Girardeau and Geneva Phillips of Grandview; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Cotton Griffin (08/02/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James W. "Cotton" Griffin, 72, who died July 29, 2002, were: Jim Laminack, Adam Sladek, David Griffin, Josh Duncan, Eddie Stinnett and Bob Barber.
Betty Brewer (08/02/02)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Betty Brewer, 37, who died July 31, 2002, were: Johnny Martin, Ronnie Wallace, Chad Wallace, Roger Wilcox, John Chadd, Darren Lynn, Terry Wheatly, Todd Ledbetter, Travis McLean...
Gene Williams (08/02/02)
DEXTER - Lawrence E. "Gene" Williams, 69, died Aug. 1, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Jan. 13, 1933, in Advance, son of the late Lawrence Dave and Eula Smith Williams, he lived in Advance and St. Louis for many years before moving to Dexter in 1982. A U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Masonic Lodge in Dexter, he was a supervisor for Combustion Engineering in St. Louis before retiring...
Red Wells (08/02/02)
MORLEY - Owen Dudley "Red" Wells Jr., 76, died at 2:56 a.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Benton, son of the late Owen Dudley and Lavinia Jane Eaves Wells, he was a self-employed farmer and worked for Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau. He was a seaman first class V6 with the U.S. Navy in World War II...
Births (published 8/2) (08/02/02)
SIKESTON - Jayenice Amerson is the mother of her second child, first son, born at 7:28 p.m. July 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Dequan Andrew Amerson weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. Amerson, daughter of Johnnie Amerson, Ralph Amerson and Emma Davis, is a cosmetology student...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 2 (08/02/02)
SIKESTON - Lt. Col. R.C. Rockwood, since June 14, 1941, commanding officer of the Air Force Training Detachment here Monday began new duties as second in command of an Army basic training unit at Greenville, Texas. Succeeding him here is Capt. H.J. Sheldon...
Battle for roadway is just beginning (08/02/02)
Two weeks ago feathers were flying when Missouri Department of Transportation District Engineer Scott Meyer appeared to favor a Cape Girardeau proposal to route Interstate 66 across the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau instead of a plan to construct a new bridge near Wycliff, Ky. and link the planned interstate with Highway 60 near Charleston. The comments drew an angry response from Sikeston officials who have been part of the discussions for years...
Four views from 8/2 (08/02/02)
I am going to be a freshman at Canton R-5 High School. I am a member of the SMART group. SMART stands for Students of Missouri Assisting Rural and Urban Transportation. SMART was started when a student of Canton High School, Kristin Hendrickson, was killed in an accident on Highway 61, a two-lane road. ...
SpeakOut 8/2 (08/02/02)
If other mail carriers can deliver on a schedule, why can't the ones for Heckemeyer Acres? We receive our mail any time between noon and 7 p.m. It also seems he delivers things when he decides. If you have medicine or papers sent through the mail, you can almost guarantee it will arrive five to seven days later than it should. Complaints to the Sikeston Post Office only make matters worse. Something needs to be done to restore order to our postal service...