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Stories from Sunday, August 25, 2002

City, BMU study fund transfers (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston City Council members will decide Monday whether or not they will ask voters to amend the Home Rule Charter to establish a "Payment in Lieu of Taxes" surcharge to funnel money from the Board of Municipal Utilities to city coffers...
KRCC Walk is Oct. 12 (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - We walk all the time yet seldom do the steps provide an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs. The Kenny Rogers Children's Center Charity Walk goes beyond making it possible for the Center to provide services to the children who enter the building...
Family ties keep Scott County 4H strong (08/25/02)
BENTON -- Local clubs have been celebrating the centennial of the national 4-H organization all year long. The big gala may be in October, but the Scott County 4-H clubs will celebrate Saturday, during Achievement Day at the Benton Neighbor Day. Scott County 4-H is comprised of the New Hamburg Eager Beavers, Tri-City Willing Workers, Scott County 4-H Rodeo, Benton Handy Helpers and the River Ridge 4-H...
Sikeston pharmacy robbed (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - One Sikeston pharmacy was the location of an attempted robbery and a second robbery attempt was successful at a pharmacy farther down the road Friday evening. According to Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, the attempted robbery occurred around 5:47 p.m. at Medicap on North Main Street. Then around 5:53 there was a robbery at Medicine Shoppe on South Main...
Local teen dies in crash (08/25/02)
BENTON - A Sikeston teen sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. on I-55 at Benton when the southbound vehicle driven by 16-year-old Savannah Seabaugh of Scott City ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a concrete pillar. She was seriously injured and airlifted to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Bulldogs take the field for scrimmage (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog annual Red and Black football scrimmage took place Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. But the only difference was, due to wet conditions, the scrimmage was on the practice field instead of the actual game field inside the stadium...
Jeffrey Kallbreier (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - Jeffrey Allen Kallbreier, 16, died Aug. 23, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Born Feb. 8, 1986, at Cape Girardeau, son of Robert Kallbreier of Sikeston and Judi Frazier Blackwell of West Plains, he was a student at Sikeston High School and had been employed at Sonic...
Dayton Whitehead (08/25/02)
BERNIE - Dayton Whitehead, 82, died Aug. 22, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 17, 1920, at Bernie, son of the late William and Suda Crump Whitehead, he was a carpenter and of the Baptist belief...
Ruth McClard (08/25/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth V. McClard, 67, died Aug. 24, 2002. Born Sept. 3, 1934, at Elsberry, she had lived in Troy for several years before moving to Bloomfield in 1994. She was a member of the Bloomfield Lions Club of which she was active as long as her heath allowed...
Arthur Rowden (08/25/02)
CHARLESTON - Arthur L.C. Rowden, 82, of rural Charleston, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, 20002, at the Bertrand Retirement Center. Born July 17, 1920, at Pinhook, son of the late Willie and Ella Adkins Rowden, he was a retired employee of First Security State Bank in Charleston and a member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and usher...
Elmer Medcalf Jr. (08/25/02)
DEXTER - Elmer Medcalf Jr., 84, died Aug. 23, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Ralph Stockton (08/25/02)
DEXTER - Ralph Stockton, 90, died Aug. 23, 2002, at the home of his daughter. Born June 23, 1912, at Sesser, Ill., son of the late Hayes and Rachel Bates Stockton, he had lived in Sesser and Benton, Ill., most of his life before moving to Dexter four years ago. A retired coal miner and an employee of Mars Candy Company in the 1940s, he was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter and the United Mine Workers of America...
Births (published 8-25) (08/25/02)
CHAFFEE - Joseph Eric and Jamie Lynn Wiseman are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 8:37 a.m. July 22, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emily Danielle Wiseman weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18-inches long...
Looking back 8/25 (08/25/02)
SIKESTON - Complimentary ticket from the Sikeston Standard: This ticket will admit Miss Effie Campbell and friend to the Malone Theater Tuesday to see "Nazi Agent." SIKESTON - For the second time since the city went under the city manager form of government, the City Council has reduced the tax rate. At an adjourned session of the council Monday night, the councilmen adopted an ordinance reducing the tax rate by five cents to $1.75 on the $100 valuation...
It's getting harder to fund the needy (08/25/02)
We are approaching the point in this country where those who provide the tax-funding base for government services will no longer be able to support the number of people dependent on those services. This is not merely my opinion but the clear consensus accepted by most experts who watch these trends...
Speakout 8/25 (08/25/02)
I'm calling about the little boy who wants to be in movies. I'm sure he's a very talented little boy and polite and all that, but the family needs to watch who they're dealing with. Those talent agencies sometimes take people for rides and cost them a lot of money. The talent industries are out to make money, not to help anyone but themselves...