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Stories from Thursday, September 5, 2002

Pick a card - a library card (09/05/02)
SIKESTON - It's the key to accessing nearly every kind of information imaginable, making it one of the most important school supplies available. And every September the role libraries play in the education and development of children is celebrated...
Cape man found guilty of robbery (09/05/02)
CHARLESTON - A Cape Girardeau man was found guilty for his role in the armed robbery of a Miner business Tuesday by a Mississippi County jury. Darrin Meuir, 24, was found guilty of the class A felony of first degree robbery and an unclassified felony of armed criminal action in connection with the Sept. 13, 2001, robbery of the Keller Truck Stop in Miner...
Men of honor (09/05/02)
Judge Advocate and Past Commander of American Legion Post 114 Arthur Bruce pins the Purple Heart medal on recipient Leon Robinson Culp Wednesday. Culp, United States Naval motor machinist mate, third class, was aboard Destroyer USS Brooks Jan. 6, 1945, when the ship was strafed by enemy Kamikaze aircraft in invasion of Lingayen Gulf, Philippines. ...
Tables turn on Sikeston, Jackson (09/05/02)
JACKSON - For the last three years, Jackson football has been playing on a higher level than most teams in the area. Part of the reason for that success was due to the transfer of Mario Whitney to Jackson in 1999. With Whitney, who was arguably one of the fastest high school athletes in Missouri state history, the Indians went 30-4 the last three years...
Southeast Missouri's Top 10 skill players (09/05/02)
So who are the top skill players to watch out for this high school football season? Everybody has their own opinion on the subject. Here is my personal list of the top 10 quarterbacks, running backs, kickers and receivers in the SEMO Conference. Last year Hicks was known more for his defense, but the guy is also a dominant running back. ...
Dexter spoils home opener for Sikeston tennis team (09/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston lost its first home tennis match on Wednesday, falling to Dexter 9-0. "We played hard, even though some of the scores don't show it," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We played a very experienced team full of seniors. They outplayed us on experience. We had many matches that were very good."...
McDonald rolls to Super Pro win (09/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Cape Girardeau's Dave McDonald posted his first Super Pro win of the season on Saturday night. He ran 6.28 on a 6.24 dial at 103 m.p.h. His reaction time was .507. Points leader Ron Simmons took second place with a 6.27 dial. He ran 6.27 at 108 m.p.h. His reaction time was .569...
Bobby Hughes (09/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Bobby Lynn Hughes, 59, died at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 29, 1943, in Gideon, son of Mary Louise Powers Taylor of Gideon and the late William Herschel Hughes, he lived in Charleston most of his life and was a member of the Lynn Oak Baptist Church in Clarkton. He owned and operated the Bertrand Service Station and Convenience Store since 1990 and had also worked in construction...
Mable Louise Hunter (09/05/02)
SIKESTON - Mabel Louise Hunter, 87, died at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Velma Butler (09/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Velma R. Butler, 82, died 1:22 a.m. Sept. 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 17, 1920, in Hope, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry and Mittie Jackson Spray, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a cook for Sands Cafe and then Bessie's Restaurant for more than 60 years before retiring in 1994. She attended the Church of Christ in Charleston...
Billy Cook (09/05/02)
DONIPHAN - William Adam "Billy" Cook, 18, died Sept. 1, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 6, 1984, in Barnhart, son of George Cook of St. Louis and Scott and Maria Griffard of Doniphan, he was an apprentice with Tank Tech...
Mary Stevens (09/05/02)
BERTRAND - Mary Sue Medlin Stevens, 66, formerly of Dexter and Benton, Ky., died at 7:42 a.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1936, in Bernie, daughter of the late James Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Boyt Stephens, she was employed by Elder Manufacturing in Dexter for many years and retired as a restaurant cook for the Gaslight Square. She was a member of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Benton, Ky...
Bobby Ables (09/05/02)
SIKESTON - Bobby Ables, 73, died at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002, in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Gene Holder Sr. (09/05/02)
SCOTT CITY - Eugene Ivan "Gene" Holder Sr., 73, died at 12:05 a.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 30, 1929, in St. Louis, son of the late James Tipton and Elsie May Taylor Holder II, he was a riverboat engineer and member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Scott City...
Births (Published 9/5) (09/05/02)
MATTHEWS - James and Brenda Mijares are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dominick Richard Mijares weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Mijares is the daughter of Belvee and Robert Davis of Matthews and the late Richard Smith Sr...
Hunter-Gilmer (09/05/02)
DEXTER - Courtney Hunter and Brantley Gilmer were married in a 6 p.m. candlelight ceremony May 25, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. The Rev. Fred Leist performed the double-ring ceremony. Scriptures were read by Gina Robinson and Jeff Polk...
Daniel-Campbell (09/05/02)
BENTON - Carol "Tutti" Gosche of Benton and Richard Daniel of Oran have announced the engagement of their daughter, Crissy Michelle Daniel to Craig Allen Campbell, son of Robert and Joyce Campbell of Hazelwood. Daniel graduated in May with a bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is employed by Morley Building Supply. She plans to attend graduate school in 2003...
Looking Back 9-5 (09/05/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Charles H. French invited a group of children to her home on North Kingshighway Sunday afternoon to assist her daughter, Linda Ann, in celebrating her fourth birthday anniversary. Those invited were: Linda Boyce, Nancy Bowman, Harry Sharp, Jimmy Matthews, Tommy Kendig, Paul Northington, Alfred Sikes, Allen Blanton, JoAnn Goetz, Leo Fisher, Kathryn Kirby, Suzanne Martin and Cissie Baker...
Parenting is key to school success (09/05/02)
Hidden deep within a story concerning the opening of public schools in St. Louis, I found the problem. Like countless other school districts across the land, St. Louis public schools opened their doors this week. By way of background, several public school districts in St. Louis have been plagued with low test scores, high dropout rates and countless other social ills that often strike urban schools...
Your view: Legion's role (09/05/02)
Dear Editor: Over the last half-century the American Legion has played out a very important role in the Sikeston community. Each fall for the past 50 years this organization, along with its auxiliary has sponsored the Cotton Carnival, a week-long event, now a very important part of our city culture. ...
Your view: Welcome Riceland (09/05/02)
It seems changes are a constant happening in all our lives. It appears a major change is about to take place in New Madrid County at the Louis Dreyfus Rice Mill. The Louis Dreyfus Company has made great strides in changing the landscape of Southeast Missouri. ...
Speakout 9-5 (09/05/02)
I am calling to advise any respective new dog owners to be very wary about purchasing their animals at some locations here in town. Be sure to examine the registration papers carefully and check with accredited organizations such as the AKC to see if that breed is recognized. ...