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Stories from Monday, September 9, 2002

A tour of duty (09/09/02)
SIKESTON - Jason Sherman is in demand these days. His fan club of youngsters at Richland School wants to know about the Army, the helicopters he flew and the "bad guys" he fought. His wife is happy to have him back home to share some of the domestic chores...
Fast times (09/09/02)
A High School Rodeo was conducted Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Over 100 constants from five states participated in the two-day event.
Political maneuvering saves the Mingo Job Corps Center (09/09/02)
PUXICO -- With the help of some political power and the United States Department of Agriculture, area residents no longer have to worry about the future of the Mingo Job Corps Center. Local officials were recently informed that the Department of Labor planned to contract out operations of the Mingo Job Corps Center, currently administered by the Fish and Wildlife, leaving many residents thinking lost jobs and lost opportunities for area youth were a possible result...
Sikeston runners compete at Jackson (09/09/02)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston cross country team was one of 23 teams that participated in the Jackson Invitational on Saturday along with some of the top teams from St. Louis like Parkway West, Kirkwood, Fox, Herculaneum and Lindberg. The meet was divided into four classes (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) and two Sikeston runners finished strong...
Mary Smith (09/09/02)
LILBOURN -- Mary Smith died Sept. 5, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Mary McIlroy (09/09/02)
MINER -- Mary Jolene McIlroy, 88, formerly of Bertrand, died at 1:23 p.m. Sept. 8, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 4, 1913, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Grady and Lena Winslow McAdoo, she was residing at the Miner Nursing Center but had lived in Bertrand most of her life and 18 years in Gary, Ind. She was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church and was a foster grandparent with the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston...
Hazel DuFaux (09/09/02)
SIKESTON - Hazel DuFaux, 79, died Sept. 6, 2002, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Augusta, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Luther and Hazel Zapf Latner. On Sept. 7, 1977, she married Alphonse DuFaux who preceded her in death...
Viola Luber (09/09/02)
GLENDORA, Calif - Viola Irene Luber, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 8, 2002, at the Bella Vista Nursing Home in Glendora. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Peggy Sue Wells (09/09/02)
SIKESTON -- Peggy Sue Wells, 66, died Sept. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Harold Huggins (09/09/02)
SIKESTON -- William "Harold" Huggins, 69, died Sept, 7, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births (published 9/9) (09/09/02)
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. 9 (09/09/02)
SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor Says: With the Monday edition The Sikeston Standard entered its 31st year of publication in Sikeston, 29 years of which has been under the present management. During these years the paper has tried to treat the public fair without favoring anyone, have paid our bills and tried to live right...
Your View: three views from 9/9 (09/09/02)
The Sikeston Missouri Arts (SMARTS) has made the decision to cancel this year's Cotton Festival of the Arts. Due to our grant cuts, the SMARTS Board has taken a realistic look at our current funding. The future of the arts is somewhat in jeopardy due to a 53 percent funding cut by the Missouri Arts Council...
SpeakOut 9/9 (09/09/02)
I was just sitting here looking at a $5 bill. I will be using it to pay for a taxi cab in a few minutes, but I am so thankful to our Lord and Savior that our money still says "In God We Trust" and that we can still mention our God's name without being punished or put in prison or anything...