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Stories from Wednesday, August 7, 2002

Mauk wins hard fought race for auditor post (08/07/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County voters returned Brian Mauk to the auditor's post, electing him to his first four-year term. Mauk narrowly defeated Howard C. Tillman in a hard-fought race. Tillman, who lost to Mauk two years ago, polled 1,097 votes, or 48.71 percent of the votes, compared to 1,155 votes, or 51.28 percent, for Mauk...
Commission race now set for November (08/07/02)
CHARLESTON - While Jim Blumenberg, with 1,196 votes, is Mississippi County's Democratic voters' pick for presiding county commissioner, David C. Williams, with 399 votes, is the best man for the job according to the county's Republican voters. On the Democratic ticket in Tuesday's primary election, Blumenberg was running against Buddy Reeves, 497; Marty Pullen, 256; and Brett Matthews, 199. Williams' opposition on the Republican ticket was Danny Smithson who received 255 votes...
Boyd elected as prosecuting attorney (08/07/02)
BENTON - Scott County voters chose Paul R. Boyd over Frank Marshall for their first full-time prosecuting attorney in the county's only contested local race and shot down all proposals appearing on Tuesday's ballots. The unofficial tallies showed Boyd with 2,186 votes, or 50.67 percent of the vote, to Marshall's 2,128 or 49.32 percent. ...
Rodeo helps area economy (08/07/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo may only last four days, but its economical and spiritual impact is felt year-round. "Everything picks up during rodeo week," said Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce. "It even trickles into other surrounding towns like Charleston, Dexter and Cape Girardeau."...
Payne wins Super Pro; Nichols claims E.T. title (08/07/02)
Here are the weekend racing results from tracks around the area. Sikeston Drag Strip SIKESTON -- Mark Payne of Steelville won the Super Pro event at the Sikeston Drag Strip Saturday night. With a 6.22 dial Payne ran 6.24 at 109 m.p.h. His reaction time was .519. Chris Dowell of Troy was runner-up, running 6.19 on a 6.16 dial at 109 m.p.h. His reaction time was .551...
Sikeston headed to World Series (08/07/02)
BOONVILLE - The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star team made it a clean sweep in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional in Boonville on Tuesday, defeating Southeast Denver (Co.) 7-2 to advance to the World Series in Mattoon, Ill., on Aug. 17. Sikeston dominated the Colorado team behind the pitching efforts of Nick Lambert, who struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits in all six innings...
SACC encourages community to roll out red carpet for rodeo visitors (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - It is a hectic time at the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce with rodeo right around the corner. Our phones are ringing and people are dropping by for rodeo information as well as information on what to do during rodeo week. We know our community will roll out the red carpet and welcome visitors with open arms...
Bible Factory Outlet opens at outlet mall (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Bill Simmons, president of Bible Factory Outlet, announced the opening of a new location at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, Located at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Malone Avenue. Sikeston is the 37th store in the Bible Factory Outlet chain...
Business briefcase (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Louise's Supercut Styling Salon, which has been located at 615 E. Kathleen St., for the past 15 years, has relocated to 1811 State Highway Z off Salcedo Road. Call 471-5255 for information. SIKESTON - Jenny Jenkins of Sikeston has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession...
Shooting system finds the mark with bowhunters (08/07/02)
MOREHOUSE - Allen Payne took aim at a problem and hit the bull's-eye. Today, the owner of Buck Shot Archery is also the inventor of two devices designed to enhance a bowhunters' accuracy. Payne describes himself as a long-time archery enthusiast, who turned his hobby into a business. In 1992 he opened Buck Shot Archery...
Sikeston Urgent Care is meeting medical needs (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - The mother comforted the youngster, drying his tears and offering reassurance as they waited for the doctor. A fall from the backyard swingset had left him bruised and her worried of the possibility of a broken bone. With her pediatrician out of the office, she had stopped at Sikeston's newest clinic, Sikeston Urgent Care, located at 422 N. Main St., Suite B...
Corporate games conclude (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - The scores were close among the participants but when the dust settled, the Sikeston Public Schools took top honors in the 2002 Corporate Games. In the 15 events by the 15 participating companies, Sikeston Public Schools scored points in each event except bowling to earn the first-place plaque and have its name added to the traveling trophy. Taking second place was the Missouri Department of Transportation while Galaxy Cablevision earned third...
Road trip provides opportunity to meet new director of tourism (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - There's a lot going on in the area and we are telling people all about it. The Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau has been getting the ads created and submitted for the August and September issues of Group Travel Leader, Missouri Meetings and Events, Bus Tours Magazine, Midwest Traveler, Home and Away, Southern Traveler, Missouri Life and the fall/winter inserts for the Post-Dispatch, the Springfield News Leader and the Kansas City Star. ...
J.C. Tidwell (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Ralph "J.C." Tidwell, 88, died Aug. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 12, 1914, in Sikeston, son of the late Frank and Maggie Whalen Tidwell, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. He was a mechanic for Mitchell-Sharp Chevrolet for 35 years before retiring...
Olive Keel (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Olive Mae Keel, 83, died Aug. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
William Wright (08/07/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Wright, 90, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Aug. 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Eddy Miller (08/07/02)
ESSEX - George Edward "Eddy" Miller, 63, died Aug. 6, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1939, in Essex, son of Freda Mason Miller of Dexter and the late Charles Edward Miller, he retired as a farmer and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Births (published 8/7) (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - Lakeisha R. Flye is the mother of her third child, second son, born at 8 a.m. July 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Rashod Darelle McKinney weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Debra L. Wells of Cape Girardeau and Arnold Chisem of Omaha, Neb...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 7 (08/07/02)
SIKESTON - After a month in which no building permits were issued, construction came back somewhat during July. Six permits were issued for construction with the city involving building totaling $31,450. SIKESTON - Edward C. Matthews Jr., past president of the Sikeston Lions Club, has been honored with appointment as zone chairman for Zone 2, District 26, Lions International, it is announced by Keith R. Tolliver of Cape Girardeau, district governor...
Rodeo's impact felt over past 50 years (08/07/02)
In a lot of ways the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has been such a part of this community for so long that some of us just take it for granted. Come August, come cowboys. But this is the 50th year that the Sikeston Jaycees have hosted this special event and it's probably past time we give them the credit they deserve...
SpeakOut 8/7 (08/07/02)
Have you heard the one about the man who was killing flies in the kitchen, and his wife came in? She said, "I see you're killing flies. Have you killed any?" He said, "Yes, I've killed three males and two females." She was kind of intrigued and said, "How do you know that they're males and females?" He said, "Well, I killed three on the beer can and two on the telephone."...