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Stories from Monday, August 5, 2002

The Single Life (08/05/02)
SIKESTON - Although Aunt Mary might disagree, living alone really isn't so bad. In fact, more and more individuals prefer it. "I don't have any closet space to share with a husband," quipped "Sara," who asked not to be identified. "And I'm not making any room for one either."...
Revenue bond goes to voters (08/05/02)
MOREHOUSE - They have patched and repaired, mended and welded, now Morehouse city officials say it is time to really bring their water and sewage system up to grade with a proposed $1,250,000 renovation. The Morehouse Board of Aldermen has proposed issuing revenue bonds to construct, rebuild, extend and generally improve the community's water and sewage system which serves approximately 485 residences. The issue will be on Tuesday's ballot and requires simple majority for passage...
It's rodeo time in Sikeston (08/05/02)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Color Guard member Keith Hente, rides during the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo parade Saturday morning. The parade also included the Shriner clowns, the Missourians, Civil War re-enactors the Sheriff's Posse and area politicians. The Jaycee's held several activities for the public Saturday to celebrate their 50th Annual Rodeo...
Sikeston falls in regional (08/05/02)
SIKESTON - The 14-year-old Midwest Plains Regional Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament got underway on Saturday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston, serving as a host team, got an automatic bid but lost in its opener to Tonka, Minn., 6-3. Sikeston falls to the loser's bracket where they played the loser of the Kansas-Iowa game on Sunday...
SAY Team of the Day: Ponder Funeral Home (08/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Ponder Funeral Home took second place in the Rookie League this year, finishing with a record of 10-4. "I think we had a pretty good year," said Ponder assistant coach Jay Sheehy. "I think we did better than we probably should have. We started off 5-0, then we lost two, then we lost our last two games. We were better at the first of the year."...
Irene Waugh (08/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Irene Elizabeth Jenkins Waugh, 75, died at 10 a.m. Aug. 4, 2002, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 12, 1926, in Barlow, Ky., daughter of the late Aubrey and Vera Rogers Boyd, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Elaine Scowden (08/05/02)
SIKESTON - Elaine Elizabeth Scowden, 58, died at 1:45 a.m. Aug. 3, 2002, at her home. Born March 1, 1944, in Caruthersville, daughter of Elenora Hester Sawyer of Dexter and the late Sellar Sawyer, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston. Survivors in addition to her mother include: four sons, Billy Ray Clark and David A. ...
Gene Williams (08/05/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lawrence "Gene" Williams, 69, who died Aug. 1, 2002, were: John Smith, John Williams, Jerry Moore, Gary VanMatre, Jacob Williams and Sam Finder.
William Trousdale (08/05/02)
SIKESTON -- William Earl Trousdale, 80, died at 9:05 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Nov. 3, 1921, in Charleston, son of the late William Earl and Mina Beatrice Holley Trousdale, he was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Charleston. Having served in the U.S. Army transportation division, he had been a truck driver for the General Cable Truck Lines in St. Louis...
Thomas Stalcup (08/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Thomas H. Stalcup, 79, died Aug. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Jonesboro, Ark., son of the late Henry J. and Eliza Ellen Griffin Stalcup, he was a truck driver before retiring. On Nov. 15, 1955, he married Laverne Ballentine who preceded him in death on July 30, 1986...
Alfred White (08/05/02)
LANSING, Mich. - Alfred Lee White, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 29, 2002, at the Bixby Hospital in Adrian. Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Sikeston son of Pearlie Mae White of Sikeston and the late Johnny White Sr., he graduated in 1978 from Sikeston High School and served with the U.S. Navy. He was a former member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Bob Hartline (08/05/02)
PUXICO -- Robert L. "Bob" Hartline, 75, formerly of Dexter and Pontiac, Mich., died Aug. 2, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 12, 1927, at Bernie, son of the late Fred A. and Irene Francis Hartline, he was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and had retired as a truck driver for Railway Express in Pontiac. He was also affiliated with the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Mary Jane Childress (08/05/02)
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Mary Jane Childress, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 2002, at the Manor Care Nursing and Rehab Center in Milford. Born Feb. 22, 1918, in Mendota, Ill., daughter of the late John Wilard and Yetta Kooken Stokeley, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Fla., and had been a member and organist at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston during the 1960s and 1970s. ...
Jewell Taylor (08/05/02)
CHARLESTON -- Jewell W. Taylor, 91, died at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 29, 1910, in Charleston, son of the late Narrell Roach and Dora J. Williams Taylor, he worked as the electrical maintenance supervisor at Brown Shoe Company for many years until his retirement. ...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 5 (08/05/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools will open Sept. 7, Superintendent R.A. Harper announced today. --- SIKESTON - Pvt. John W. "Red" Davis has written his parents that he is in Station Hospital, Ward 2, Brookfield, Texas, for examination and observation and a possible operation. He injured his side while stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark. Since his transfer to Stinson Field, San Antonio, Texas, the injury has caused him much pain. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Davis of this city...
Your View 8/5: Pro-merger and Reaganomics (08/05/02)
As a representative of Missouri's business community, one of my jobs is to look out for our state's economic well being. I'm pretty careful to examine big promises by companies of the benefits their moves will bring - perhaps people like you. I usually say, "Show me."...
SpeakOut 8/5 (08/05/02)
To the person who called SpeakOut about the blue truck being parked in the alley. Why don't you ask the owner of the truck to move instead of putting it in the paper, saying you're going to call the police? Have enough nerve to just to and ask him to move his truck so you can get out...