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Stories from Wednesday, August 14, 2002

New melons introduced to Southeast Missouri (08/14/02)
SIKESTON - Avenowat. Sakar palak. Zarrcockin. The words are more than a mouthful. But once you have a slice of an avenowat, sakar palak or zarrocockin melon, you will want a mouth full again and again. That's fine with Steve Welker, coordinator for the Natural Resources Conservation Service's Bootheel Resource Conservation and Development Inc. Welker wants consumers to develop a taste for these and other exotic melons because that will mean a new industry for Bootheel farmers...
DPS ready to monitor school zones (08/14/02)
SIKESTON -- As area students return to classrooms, law enforcement officers will hit the streets to ensure motorists slow down in school zones. Sikeston students return to school Thursday and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is planning on doing their part to slow down drivers in school zones...
Sikeston boy trying to make his way to Hollywood (08/14/02)
SIKESTON - Some boys want to be cowboys or wrestlers or even race car drivers when they grow up. Cole Burnett wants to be on T.V. Rick and Ramona Burnett say the whole thing started when their grandson was watching cartoons one January day, looked up at them and made the announcement...
State gives Sikeston waiver for on-site visit (08/14/02)
SIKESTON - It's when you can see your efforts have paid off that makes it all worthwhile and Sikeston Public Schools teachers received some news Tuesday that confirmed what they've been doing is working. Cheers could be heard from throughout the Field House amid a stream of confetti after Superintendent of Schools Steve Borgsmiller relayed the good news. The R-6 School District got a waiver on the Missouri State Improvement Plan on-site review preparation...
Estes wins Bassbusters tournament (08/14/02)
POPLAR CREEK -- The Bootheel Bassbusters held their seventh tournament of the year on Aug. 11 at Poplar Creek on Lake Barkley. Mike Estes won the tournament with two fish weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz., including the tournament big bass, a 4 lbs., 10 oz., smallmouth...
Simmons posts Super win (08/14/02)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area: SIKESTON -- Ron Simmons and current points leader won the Super Pro Class with a 6.28 dial. He ran 6.30 at 107 mph. His reaction time was .518. Runner up and third place points contender Mike Buckley ran 5.87 on a 5.85 dial at 122 mph with a reaction time of .527...
Tri-State sweeps Sikeston Women's Softball League (08/14/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Women's Softball League recently wrapped up the 2002 season. Here is a look at each team in the league, listed in order of finish: Tri-State is a reconstructed team consisting of seasoned players and newcomers. Several team members have played together for years, including winning the championship at the 2000 World Series of softball...
This year, it's true: The SEMO North is wide open (08/14/02)
"The conference is wide open. Any team can win it this year. I think it's going to be much tighter than it has been in the past." That's the politically correct quote you get from almost every high school football coach around this time. I think most say it for two reasons. One is to make their own team look better. If the conference is supposed to be wide open, any blowout win over a conference adversary looks more impressive to the common fan...
Heartland team downs Washington (08/14/02)
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The Benton 16-and-under softball team finished 2-2 in pool play to qualify for the Babe Ruth World Series. Benton defeated Washington Township of New Jersey 7-1 on Tuesday in Greenville, N.C., to qualify. Dana Essner picked up the win for Benton, throwing all seven innings and allowing one run off four hits with two strikeouts...
Sikeston team fourth in state (08/14/02)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston 13-year-old All-Stars got fourth place in the state tournament at Dexter. Districts were also held in Dexter, making traveling much easier than in previous district and state tournaments. District teams that competed were Dexter, Sikeston, Kennett, Caruthersville, East Prairie and New Madrid...
Sullivan Clark (08/14/02)
ESSEX - Sullivan Clark Jr., 70, of rural Essex, died Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Nov. 14, 1931, in Hayti, son of the late Sullivan and Delia Loggins Clark, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He was a self-employed farmer and retired as a bus driver for Richland High School. ...
Martha Robert (08/14/02)
KELSO - Martha C. Robert, 98, died Aug. 13, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Dorothy Jackson (08/14/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy M. Jackson, 86, died at 3:36 a.m. Aug. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Mildred Pierce (08/14/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mildred H. Pierce, 73, who died Aug. 10, 2002, were: Bernard Banken, John Banken, John Pruitt, Carl Rice, Boyce Wooley and Rusty Brown.
Births (published 8-14) (08/14/02)
SIKESTON - Kevin Lee and Rachael Teresa Riggins are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 2:37 p.m. June 11, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Keaton Scout Riggins weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 8-14 (08/14/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Bonnie Hazel, who has been working since May 25 as stenographer in the office of Judge Brown Jewell, began work last weekend in a similar capacity in the law office of Bailey and Bailey. Miss Hazel succeeds Miss Erma Dumey, who has gone to San Diego, Calif., where she will be married...
School bells are ringing for area's children (08/14/02)
The following column is for adults only. Do not let children read this column! OK folks, you can keep it a secret no more. School starts tomorrow in much of our area and relief for parents is on the way. Remember the bright promise of summer in May when those long, lazy days ahead looked like they'd never end? Well they're ending tomorrow and it's the teachers' turn...
Speakout 8-14 (08/14/02)
This is in regard to the front page picture of the guy with his horse, hat, rodeo buckle and the Jaycee shirt and his jeans. I noticed one thing that's missing. Mr. Cowboy, where the hell are your boots? It's getting pretty bad when the disabled and physically challenged are constantly being harassed by a local agency that does business for them in town. ...