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Stories from Sunday, August 11, 2002

Volunteers sought to serve on city boards (08/11/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston city officials are looking for a few good men - and women - to fill appointments on city boards and commissions. "Volunteers are the heart and soul of any community," said Mayor Phil Boyer. "Sikeston has over 121 individuals currently volunteering their time, talents and expertise to address municipal issues. ...
Continuance granted in murder case (08/11/02)
SIKESTON - Two men charged in the shooting death of a Sikeston man will returned to court Wednesday. Andrew B. Laura, 21, originally from Indianapolis, Ind. and who was living with relatives in Sikeston, and Marcus Johnson, 25, of 14 W. Murray Lane in Sikeston, were granted a continuance to 9 a.m. Wednesday before Judge Charles Spitler in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court following their last court appearance. The two are charge in the July 16 shooting death of Steven White...
Family history includes rodeo (08/11/02)
SIKESTON -- Bob Mitchell Sr., 75, and his grandson Deke Lape, 27, didn't plan anything. It just worked out this way, they said. When the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo began in 1952, Bob Mitchell Sr. was serving as Jaycee president; now, 50 years later, Lape is sitting in the same seat...
Rodeo comes to a close (08/11/02)
SIKESTON -- The 2002 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo finished up last night, with bare back, saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing events. On Friday, Sikeston's Carrie Potashnick thrilled the hometown crowd by winning the barrel racing competition with a time of 16.51 seconds. She edged out Gleason, Wis., native Kari Kois, who checked in at 16.57. Bobbi Joe Bohlman took third with a time of 16.75...
Sikeston team in World Series (08/11/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star baseball team will leave for Mattoon, Ill., on Wednesday for the Cal Ripken World Series. Sikeston is 21-1 after winning the Sikeston and Portageville tournaments and winning district, state and regional titles en route to the World Series...
John McClain (08/11/02)
CHAFFEE - John Louis McClain, 75, died Aug. 9, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Hartzell, son of the late William Monroe and Floy Mae Devore McClain, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the United Pentecostal Church in Advance. Before retiring, he was a machine operator for 20 years with the Sports Specialty Shoe Company in Chaffee and was a construction worker for Wilhelmi Brothers Construction in Joliet, Ill...
Chester Branum (08/11/02)
DEXTER - Chester Branum, 78, died Aug. 9, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born May 26, 1924, at Hornersville, son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Alice Hastings Branum, he was a member of Sugar Tree General Baptist Church near Dexter. He had been employed as a custodian at Dexter Senior High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Births (published 8-11) (08/11/02)
ST. CHARLES - Mike and Julie Matthews, formerly of Sikeston, are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born April 12, 2002, at St. Joseph Health Center. Victoria Paige Matthews weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Joann Matthews of Sikeston, Penny Long of Jefferson City and Alan and Eva Long of Chicago, Ill...
Looking Back 8-11 (08/11/02)
SIKESTON - Seeking re-election on a record of honors and faithful service, Leo J. Pfefferkorn for circuit clerk. NEW MADRID - After many years New Madrid will have a new prosecuting attorney following the general elections in November. Hal E. Hunter Jr. of New Madrid, who has served for some time as assistant to the veteran J.V. Conran, who did not run this year for re-election, defeated his opponent Line E. Young of Portageville, 3,543 to 912...
Luckily for Holden, errors were caught (08/11/02)
Gov. Bob Holden forgot the first rule of business this week - never sign anything until you read it - and his mistake almost caused the state a major headache. It appears now that the Holden error has been resolved but only because of the cooperation of other state officials...
Speakout 8-11 (08/11/02)
All up and down the interstate, where they have built overpasses, there are a lot of pockets that have water and mosquitoes swarming. Is the highway department going to take care of that? They created the problem. With these pockets holding water, what are they going to do about it. The West Nile Virus and these mosquitoes is going to kill us all, I guess...