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Stories from Thursday, August 22, 2002

Candidate withdraws (08/22/02)
CHARLESTON - The race for presiding commissioner in Mississippi County may narrow down to a two-way contest. The Libertarian candidate for presiding commissioner, Steve Ledbetter, withdrew his candidacy Monday, according to Junior DeLay, county clerk for Mississippi County...
New director seeks to spread the word on clinics (08/22/02)
NEW MADRID - Even a health network needs someone to soothe its growing pains. And while he isn't a doctor, the Southeast Missouri Health Network's board believes they have found that person in Daniel F. Brachman. Brachman is the new executive director of the six-county non-profit organization designed to provide preventive, primary medical care to the under-insured and uninsured of Southeast Missouri. He began his duties in July...
County pay scale weighs on minds of curious in area (08/22/02)
CHARLESTON - This time it was phoned in to SpeakOut, but it's a question that comes up regularly: Just how much do county commissioners make? The state Legislature sets the salary scale for all county elected officials in Missouri based on the county's assessed valuation, according to Junior DeLay, county clerk in Mississippi County...
Playground improvements (08/22/02)
Chris Hart, a City of Sikeston Parks Department employee, spreads mulch Wednesday afternoon around playground equipment. The department is in the process of a safety inspection of the playground equipment.
Cuts halt festival (08/22/02)
SIKESTON - Budget cuts are making it rough on a lot of groups and organizations and unfortunately Sikeston Missouri Arts Inc., is one of the latest victims. While board members assure residents that SMARTS intends to continue providing the community with the arts, the group will not host the Cotton Festival of the Arts this year which will be disappointing news for those families who've enjoyed attending for the past five years...
Red and Black scrimmage (08/22/02)
Sikeston football coach Jerry Dement works with Sikeston players during a recent practice. Sikeston will hold the annual Red and Black scrimmage at SPS Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Hawaii topples Sikeston in Cal Ripken World Series, 9-6 (08/22/02)
MATOON, Ill. -- The Sikeston 12-and-under all-star team dropped its third game in the Cal Ripken World Series on Wednesday, falling to Kaimuki, Hawaii, 9-6. Sikeston (0-3) will play its final game today at 1 p.m. against Vaisalia, Calif. (2-1) at Lawson Park in Matoon, Ill...
Robert Parker (08/22/02)
COLUMBIA -- Robert Parker, 30, formerly of Delta, died Aug. 21, 2002. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Andrew Goodin (08/22/02)
ACWORTH, Ga. - Andrew Kerr Goodin, infant son of Emily Ann and Harry F. Goodin of Acworth, died Aug. 20, 2002, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Emmalyn Rose Goodin of the home; one brother, Patrick Finley Goodin of the home; his paternal grandparents, Albert and Gladys Jane Goodin of Charleston, Mo.; his maternal grandparents, John and Jane Kerr of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his great-grandmothers, Geneva Finley and Virginia Goodin Ridings of Charleston; and his aunts and uncles, Al Goodin of Charleston, Janice and Tom Granger of Birmingham, Ala., Allan and Joanie Kerr of Pensacola, Fla., and Everett Kerr of Chattanooga.. ...
Carl Roach (08/22/02)
SIKESTON - Carl Roach, 49, died Aug. 21, 2002, at his home in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1953, at Benton, Ky., son of Shirel Roach and Nell Alexander McDonald of Paducah, Ky., he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church and was an avid hunter and bowler. He had been employed at Noranda Aluminum until ill health forced his retirement...
Pyatt - Bollinger (08/22/02)
WASHINGTON, Mo. - Heather Rene Bollinger and Timothy John Pyatt were married on Dec. 28, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Washington. The Rev. Ky Bishop performed the 4:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of former Oran resident Brenda Silverthorn Ker of Washington and Franklin Bollinger of Shiloh, Ill., also formerly of Oran. Her husband is the son of Norma and Robert Pyatt of Potosi...
Bruch - Burford (08/22/02)
SIKESTON - David A. Bruch and Phyllis H. Bruch have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sabrina Alane, to Terry Joseph Burford, son of Ron J. Burford of McClure, Ill., and Gerri F. Powell of Benton. A 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride is a student at Trend Setters School of Cosmetology...
Pemberton - Vetter (08/22/02)
CHARLESTON - Alen and Janie Pemberton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Toni, to Justin W. Vetter, son of Randy and Lisa Vetter of New Hamburg. Pemberton is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed by the Scott County Circuit Clerk's office and St. Augustine School in Kelso...
Chism - 50th (08/22/02)
SPRINGFIELD - W.A. "Dub" and Melba Chism, formerly of Sikeston, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise. The couple was married Aug. 19, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. Chism graduated from Sikeston High School and his wife is a graduate of Matthews High School. They formerly lived in St. Louis, where he retired in 1992, as a truck driver. She was manager of telephone services for the University of Missouri-St. Louis, retiring in 1990...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 22 (08/22/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Garwood Sharp entertained a group of children at a party Wednesday afternoon at her home in honor of the fourth birth anniversary of her son, Harry. BENTON - Miss Darlene Schwartz of Benton was crowned Farm Bureau Queen here Saturday before a crowd of more than 450 persons - and Farm Bureau members - to succeed Miss Patsy McWilliams of Sikeston. First alternate to Miss Schwartz was Miss Anita Kay Brands of Oran...
Some issues must be discussed first (08/22/02)
Moving quietly under the local radar screen are two major funding proposals under some form of consideration in Sikeston. The city, we're told, is considering a multi-million dollar bond issue proposal to fund a variety of improvements and construction projects. And the school system too is considering a similar financial bond issue to renovate schools here...
SpeakOut 8/22 (08/22/02)
Could the paper possibly let me in on the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Edward Joseph Manley III and also the Democrat candidate for 161st District representative Wayne Pettit? I'd like to know where they stand on abortion and also where they are from, how to contact them and anything else that might be of importance and how one might get hold of one of their signs if they so choose...