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Stories from Sunday, August 18, 2002

Decorative stickers becoming popular (08/18/02)
SIKESTON - It's interesting what one can create by attaching a smiley face here, a bright-colored flower there. The amazing thing is it's become a $600 million business. The decorative sticker industry is popular with all age groups and there are unlimited choices on the market. There are scratch-and-sniff stickers, those that glitter, some that feature food or are holiday oriented and others with messages...
New Sikeston Head Start center not ready (08/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Students attending the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Sikeston Head Start center will have to wait a little longer before taking advantage of a renovated facility. The reason? It's not ready yet. "The building is undeveloped right now," said Tasha Treece, DAEOC housing director. "We're still in the process of renovating."...
Sunset celebration planned for Aug. 31 (08/18/02)
SIKESTON - A little pride and self-respect can go a long way and no one believes that more than the organizers of Return to Sunset Reunion Day. Created last year in an attempt to do away with what some describe as apathy and lack of community involvement, the idea is to unite both current and former residents of the community and help them realize how much they have to be proud of...
Eye to eye (08/18/02)
Martin Strel, a 47-year-old Slovenian, stands on the banks of the Mississippi River Friday afternoon in New Madrid during his "Eye to Eye-Swimming for Peace, Friendship and Clean Waters" campaign. Strel is swimming the 2,360 miles of the Mississippi River which he started July 4 in Itasca Lake, Minn...
Sikeston geared up for football (08/18/02)
SIKESTON - It's been a week and so far, so good for the Sikeston football team. With all the publicity surrounding player deaths from heat stroke, Sikeston and the surrounding area caught a break from the dog days of August with cloudy weather and unseasonably cooler temperatures...
Sikeston team to play first World Series game today (08/18/02)
MATTOON, Ill. -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star baseball team will take the field today at 4 p.m., playing in their first game of the Cal Ripken World Series. "We're very excited about finally getting to play," said head coach Terry Lambert. "All the festivities have been great, but we're ready to get on the field and start playing baseball again."...
Benton wins (08/18/02)
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The Benton 16-and-under softball team defeated Washington, N.C., on Thursday 5-4 in the Babe Ruth Softball World Series in Greenville. Benton led 5-0 after two innings of play. Washington rallied to trim the lead to 5-4 in the fourth inning but Benton was able to sustain the one-run lead to pull out the win...
Joseph Carter (08/18/02)
BERNIE -- Joseph L. Carter, 95, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Pat Sherwood (08/18/02)
GIDEON -- William Weston "Pat" Sherwood, 94, formerly of Clarkton, died Aug. 15, 2002, at the Gideon Care Center. Born May 27, 1908, at New Madrid, son of the late Thomas Weston and Kathryn Ellis Sherwood, he worked as a cotton ginner and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Vincent Oxley (08/18/02)
BERNIE -- Vincent Oxley, 80, died Aug. 16, 2002, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Willie Lemons (08/18/02)
GIPSY - William H. "Willie" Lemons, 90, died Aug. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1911, at Gipsy, son of the late Harvey and Carrie Skinner Lemons, he was a custodian and bus driver for Zalma Schools for more than 20 years and attended the Berrong General Baptist Church in Gipsy...
Clemens Hester (08/18/02)
CHAFFEE - Clemens Fritz Hester, 84, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1918, in Delta, son of the late Rossell and Sarah Ellen Barker Hester, he retired as a night watchman for the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was a member of VFW Post 3127 and American Legion Post 389 in Chaffee...
Ida Kinney (08/18/02)
DEXTER - Ida Novella Kinney, 86, died Aug. 16, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 29, 1916, in Dexter, daughter of the late William Green and Martha Kruse Kinney, she was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Claude Collier (08/18/02)
JACKSON - Claude Carroll Collier, 69, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 11:33 a.m. Aug. 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late Esco and Corona Glaus Collier, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Jackson in 1980. ...
James Williams (08/18/02)
DEXTER -- James Leo Williams, 71, died Aug. 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1931, at Dexter, son of the late William Harrison and Lucy Livingston Williams, he retired as a boil maker for Monarch Steele in the bay area of California and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Looking Back 8-18 (08/18/02)
SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says: We salute the Lair Furniture Company on the attainment of its 44th anniversary. Mr. F.D. Lair Sr. has built by sticking strictly to business and giving service at the finest furniture establishment between Memphis and St. Louis. The store grows in popularity and usefulness with each year...
Fans don't control destiny of baseball (08/18/02)
It may never actually come to it, but the great American past time may soon come to a screeching halt. Baseball union officials have now set a strike deadline for Aug. 30 and though both sides say a strike isn't inevitable, don't tell that to the fans...
Speakout 8-18 (08/18/02)
I read the SpeakOut on Aug. 8 about "Gotta blame someone," about Sept. 11. You're the idiot. You shouldn't even live in this country. You should go to Afghanistan and live over there because you're such an idiot. I have a client who needs a chair. If anyone has one to give away, please call me because this person has to sleep in a recliner and the one she has now is worn out and very uncomfortable. The patient's number is 471-1777...