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Stories from Wednesday, August 28, 2002

County worried about drop in personal property value (08/28/02)
BENTON - Scott County's total assessed valuation is slightly up, but personal property's drop has county officials concerned. "I've been here for nine years and we've never been down in personal property," said Scott County Assessor Teresa Houchin...
Girl killed in school bus accident (08/28/02)
SIKESTON -- An attempt to catch a school bus turned into tragedy for a Sikeston family Tuesday morning. Kristen Harris, 6, was killed when she was struck just before 8 a.m. Tuesday by a school bus turning from Kiwanis Avenue onto Jackson Street. "The preliminary investigation indicates that the young lady was told by some students that she was missing the bus and she ran after it as it pulled away," said Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden. ...
Walk preparation (08/28/02)
Tiffany Sisson, a Kenny Rogers Children's Center board member and honorary chairperson, and Jeff Beeson Jr., this year's youth representative for the KRCC Charity Walk, walk to prepare for the upcoming event. The 29th Annual Charity Walk will be held Oct. 12, with registration starting at 9 a.m. The walk is the second largest fundraiser for the center and will begin at Lowes Home Improvement store. To obtain a registration form contact KRCC at 472-0397...
Robbery suspect caught (08/28/02)
SIKESTON -- One person is in custody after the robbery of a Sikeston pharmacy and attempted robbery of another on Friday. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden announced the arrest Tuesday afternoon, however, the name was not released pending the filing of formal charges...
Tri-State takes second in tourney (08/28/02)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Tri-State women's softball team came in second place at the Lamm Invitational slow pitch tournament in Jonesboro. Tri-State swept the round robin portion of the tournament, then suffered their only loss in the single elimination process, losing by one run...
SEMO South title will stay in Hayti (08/28/02)
Last year Hayti seemed to have the makings of a state champion in Class 1A. The Indians rolled over opponent after opponent before finally falling to Tipton in the quarterfinals. Their 11-1 season was a once-in-a-lifetime thing, right? Not so fast. Hayti does have some holes to fill (Patrick Johnson, Charles Gaines, Matt Morgan), but once again, they return a team capable of going all the way...
Bulldogs to host Jamboree (08/28/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools Stadium will be the site of the 2002 Jamboree for the Sikeston Bulldogs, East Prairie Eagles, New Madrid County Central Eagles and Jennings Warriors. The Jamboree will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. It's the second time Sikeston will host the Jamboree, since the inception of the event in 1997...
SHS hoping for solid softball season (08/28/02)
SIKESTON -- The move from spring to fall has been hard on the Sikeston High School softball team. The squad won three games in '99, went 1-16 in 2000, then finished with a record of 2-14 last season. This year a new crop of young players joins the team, and head coach Jenny Hobeck is hoping it brings a new end result...
Thelma Richardson (08/28/02)
SIKSTON - Thelma Richardson, 81, died Aug. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Willie Langston (08/28/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willie Langston, 39, who died Aug. 24, 2002, were: Donald Adams, Phil Crow, Thomas Sadler, Bob Pitt, Charles Cooper and Alfredo Leija.
Ruth Adkisson (08/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruth Ellen Estes Adkisson, 75, died at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 13, 1927, daughter of the late Alvin and Mable Owens Estes, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and retired as a secretary for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston. ...
William Franklin (08/28/02)
MORLEY - William L. Franklin, 96, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charelston Manor. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (published 8/28) (08/28/02)
Cantrell SIKESTON - Latisha Kidd and Micheal Cantrell are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:20 p.m. July 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. John David Cantrell weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Colin and Theresa Kidd...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 28 (08/28/02)
SIKESTON - According to Dess Blomfield, manager of the Sikeston Gin Company, three bales of cotton were ginned this week for Grover Baker and one for the Buckeye Plantation. BLOOMFIELD (AP) - The Justice Department directed the FBI Wednesday to investigate alleged vote frauds in Stoddard County in connection with the Aug. 7 primary...
Our judicial system is far from perfect (08/28/02)
In 1992, Kenneth Baumruk went on a shooting rampage at the St. Louis County courthouse. He killed his wife and wounded several bystanders. On these facts there is no disagreement. Baumruk was tried and found guilty of murder. The jury however deadlocked on the penalty phase so the judge sentenced Baumruk to death...
Your View 8/28: Dreams do come true (08/28/02)
Twenty of our kids at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center attended Camp Barnabas in Purdy this year. KRCC therapists will select 25 children receiving services at the Center to attend camp next year. A final decision will be made in the next few weeks...
SpeakOut 8/28 (08/28/02)
I went to the Ferguson Medical Group to get some blood drawn. As I was getting ready to leave, I felt very faint. Three or four of the nurses were right there, ready to help. I hadn't eaten anything and took my medicine that morning. They took my blood pressure and it was high so they gave me a blood pressure pill. ...