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Stories from Friday, August 30, 2002

Safety is stressed for holiday (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last chance for some summer fun. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking that a little responsibility be mixed in with the fun this year. "Labor Day is one of the mass major summer holidays of the year," said Lt. Jim McNiell of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E in Sikeston. "The weather is still nice and people are traveling to the lake or park, but the big problem is the drinking driver."...
New-home sales are increasing (08/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Low mortgage rates are still winning over the public -- and most recently, they're encouraging home buyers to lock in the opportunity. New-home sales increased nearly 7 percent last month to the adjusted annual rate of 1.02 million, the highest monthly level on record, the Commerce Department reported Monday...
Charleston netters sweep Chaffee in season debut (08/30/02)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's tennis team opened the 2002 season on a positive note on Thursday, sweeping an improved Chaffee squad 9-0. Impressively, the Lady Bluejays got the job done without No. 1 player Mindi Luehmann, who was home sick. "We told them before the match to show (Chaffee) what they've been working so hard for, and they did," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "The girls really came through big. They stepped up and accepted the challenge."...
Sikeston soccer team looking to replace Garrett, 12 other seniors (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - After graduating 13 seniors from last year's 9-10-1 team, the Sikeston soccer team could be in a rebuilding phase this year. Gone from last year is all-stater Adam Garrett, who only holds nearly every school scoring record in the book and 12 other seniors that led the Bulldogs to its best soccer season in the program's brief existence...
Lozelle Cothran (08/30/02)
CHARLESTON - Lozelle Cothran, 87, died Aug. 27, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 4, 1915, in Cherry, Tenn., son of the late Will and Jennie Sexton Cothram, he lived in Missouri since 1962 and was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church where he served on the deacon board...
Ida Johnson (08/30/02)
BERNIE - Ida Ozella Johnson, 76, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 25, 1925, at Black Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Lonnie T. and Janie Vanhosser Hampton, she was a member of Northside General Baptist Church in Bernie. She worked for Brown Shoe Company at Bernie for 31 years before retiring...
Kristen Harris (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Kristen LaShay Harris, 6, died Aug. 27, 2002, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born Nov. 22, 1995, in St. Louis, daughter of Christopher A. Howard of St. Louis and Leslie "Peaches" Harris of Sikeston, she was a student at Lee Hunter Elementary School...
Albert Jackson (08/30/02)
CAMDEN, Ala. - Albert Jackson, 63, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Aug. 17, 2002, in Camden. Born Jan. 11, 1939, in East Prairie, son of the late Robert Haywood Jackson and Virginia Jackson Martin, he grew up in Dorena, Mo. In 1968, he married Abbie Jackson who survives of the home...
Faye Richardson (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Thelma Faye Richardson, 81, who died Aug. 28, 2002, will be: Gary Mize Jr., Keith Almond, Chris Elliott, Blake Collins, Mike Collins and Gaylon Krueger.
William Pruitt Sr. (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - William Charles Pruitt Sr., 78, died at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 1, 1924, in St. Louis, son of the late Francis Edmond and Dora Diestelkamp Pruitt, he was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ. ...
Madelene Crossen (08/30/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Madelene Crossen, 80, who died Aug. 26, 2002, were: Allen Fry, Jimmie Fry Jr., David Robinson Jr., Kevin Robinson, Jeremy Fowler and Chris Williamson.
Bettie Baker (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - Bettie Mae Redd Baker, 76, died Aug. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Canalou, daughter of the late Frank and Lady Gale Johnson Moody, she was founder and operator of Redd's Family Daycare. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church since 1954, where she served as church secretary from 1978-1984, was vice president of the choir and also served as a missionary and on the board of trustees...
James Haynes (08/30/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - James Robert Haynes, 63, died Aug. 27, 2002, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Born Jan. 29, 1939, in Charleston, son of Virginia Killingham of St. Louis, Mo., and the late Charles Wilkes Haynes, he was raised in St. Louis where he attended Hanley Technical School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was employed by Bridgestone Firestone and was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington...
Lee Robinson (08/30/02)
CHARLESTON - Lee Andrew Robinson, 57, died Aug. 28, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 13, 1944, in Charleston, son of the late Cassie and Elzora Bynum Robinson, he attended Lincoln High School in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Willie G. and Ida Robinson of Highland, Calif.; and his sister-in-law and guardian, Erma Jean Robinson of Charleston...
Amy Surlet (08/30/02)
CHAFFEE - Amy Nell Surlet, 80, died at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Whitewater, daughter of the late Louis and Mary Jane Hedge Rhodes, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitewater...
Rick White (08/30/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Richard "Rick" White, 40, died Aug. 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 3, 1962, in Mishawaka, Ind., he was the son of Dorothy E. Wyatt of Cape Girardeau and Charles Houston White, who died June 18, 1990...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 30 (08/30/02)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Tidwell recently. CHARLESTON - Robert Summers, juvenile officer for this district, spent several hours in Charleston again last night when another group of teen-agers staged a minor demonstration at the McCutcheon Theater. He said he is disturbed not so much by the fact the teen-agers are defying police officers and breaking the law as he is the fact that the youngsters, far from being riff-raff or "run-of-the-mill," are of a higher level...
State credit cards need close scrutiny (08/30/02)
Ok, so I'll ask the obvious question. Why do 2,600 state government workers in Missouri need state credit cards? An audit released Thursday shows substantial abuse and questionable purchases by some of the state employees who have the state-issued credit cards...
Your View 8/30: Check it out (08/30/02)
I would like to ask your readers to check out the following facts: Lyndon Johnson and the Democratic-controlled Congress took Social Security from an independent fund and put it in the general fund. The Democratic party put a tax on Social Security...
SpeakOut 8/30 (08/30/02)
I am hoping some honest individual out there can help me. I was sitting in Section X at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Wednesday night, the night Alabama performed. Somehow my thin wallet must have fallen out of my pocket and subsequently I lost it and its contents which was some cash and my driver's license. The wallet was small and thin, only big enough to hold what I had in it. If you found it and/or its contents I would be so appreciative and relieved if you would call me at 471-2076...