[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 53°F  
Freeze Warning
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Stories from Friday, September 6, 2002

City plan adopted by council (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - An administrative code providing a complete plan of organization and structure for the city's government was put in place by the Sikeston City Council, but it won't change a thing. The bill establishing the code was adopted during the council's regular session Thursday, moved from its usual Monday slot because of Labor Day...
Field important part of football season (09/06/02)
SIKESTON -- The last thing Sikeston Bulldog football players will ever have to worry about is their field not being ready for a home game -- as long as Terry Bryant and his maintenance "crew" keep up the good work. Today marks the start of the football season for the Sikeston Bulldogs, and although their first home game is two weeks away, Bryant, director of facilities, and approximately five other maintenance workers are already anticipating the season...
'You can't take it ' (09/06/02)
Mike Marsh, director of the Sikeston Little Theatre fall production of "You Can't Take It With You," talks to actors during tryouts at the Albritton Mayer Center Thursday night. The play has production dates of mid-November and requires nine men and seven women. Tryouts will continue tonight at 7 p.m. and finish up Saturday at 2 p.m...
Events planned for 9-11 anniversary (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - Nearly everyone remembers where they were when they first heard the news of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. The world stood still as it watched the horrific events unfold - asking, "Why?" Who?" In just a few days, the world will mark the one-year anniversary of those attacks with many attending remembrance services across the country...
Soccer team blanked in first round of N.D. tourney (09/06/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston soccer team opened the season with a 5-0 loss to a tough Carbondale (Ill.) team in the Notre Dame Tournament on Thursday. Carbondale dominated the game with 20 shots on goal to Sikeston's four. The Bulldogs will play Poplar Bluff game today at 5 p.m. in the tournament...
Netters best Caruthersville (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory against Caruthersville on Thursday. Sikeston swept the doubles competition and had little trouble with the singles matches. No. 1 player Elizabeth Killion defeated Courtney Taylor 8-0; No. 2 Lindsay Leible beat Tracy Stewart 8-1; No. 3 Charlie Richey beat Leola Jones 8-3; No. 4 Jeri Nichols beat Anna Landsale 8-1; and No. 5 Chelsea Gilliland beat Breanna Lee 8-1...
Oran volleyball squad downs Charleston in home opener (09/06/02)
ORAN - The Oran Lady Eagles volleyball team opened the season with a home victory against the Charleston Lady Bluejays. Oran won 17-15, 15-3 behind some solid serving from the Lady Eagles. Jessica Prino led the charge with four aces. She also had 15 assists and 17 points...
Bobby Ables (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - Bobby Dean Ables, 73, died at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at her daughter's home in Memphis, Tenn. Born April 25, 1929, in St. Louis, daughter of the late George and Mary Bell Woolford, she was a licensed practical nurse for 21 years at Missouri Delta Medical Center and a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Leslie Austin-Flores (09/06/02)
HOUSTON, Texas - Leslie Caroline Austin-Flores, 30, died Sept. 2, 2002, in Houston. Born Jan. 3, 1972, daughter of Carolyn Bowers and Jim Austin of Houston, she was raised in Memphis, Tenn., where she graduated from White Station High School. As a child, she was a champion swimmer and an honor student. ...
Mabel Louise Hunter (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - Mabel Louise Hunter, 87, a member of a pioneer Southeast Missouri family, died at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mrs. Hunter, of Oakwood Farm in Sikeston, was born Dec. 8, 1914, in Benton, daughter of the late William J. ...
Vera Jones (09/06/02)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Vera L. Jones, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 29, 2002, in Salt Lake City. Born April 28, 1928, in Searcy, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James P. and Lillie Mae Ellenburg Saulter. In January 1946, she married Lloyd A. Jones who preceded her in death in July 1958...
Wilma Rayburn (09/06/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Wilma Lee Rayburn, 55, who died Aug. 2, 2002, were: James Eli Payne, Kenny Payne, Timmy Payne, Jimmy Payne, Patrick Hinshaw, Bobby Rayburn, Benji Rayburn, Mike Nelson and Donnie Nelson...
Births (published 9/6) (09/06/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - L. Craig Archie and Shana Dawn Gray are the parents of their fifth child, third daughter, born at 5:55 a.m. Aug. 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alyssa Marie Archie weighed 7 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 6 (09/06/02)
SIKESTON - Three hundred and twenty-nine students enrolled in high school during the regular registration days last week. Late registrants are expected to swell the number this Monday. Principal Tharon E. Stallings said the total registered in each class were: senior, 68; junior, 78; sophomore, 87; and freshman, 96...
Big money can't guarantee support (09/06/02)
A well-funded bad idea is still a bad idea. No one learned that lesson more than supporters of the failed Proposition B effort in Missouri. In a classic David vs. Goliath, David won in a landslide. Goliath meanwhile is still trying to figure out what happened...
SpeakOut 9/6 (09/06/02)
Mike, that was a good editorial you wrote in the Aug. 27 paper about those thugs up in St. Louis. I appreciate you writing about it. Everything that needs to be said, you said it. I am a senior at Sikeston High School. When some of the girls get to school, they are so drunk they can barely sit up. ...