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Stories from Sunday, September 15, 2002

Sikeston native is living her dream (09/15/02)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Sikeston, Mo., native Darlene W. Hatcher has always wanted to leave something of value behind for her family heritage. Now she's living her dream. Hatcher recently celebrated the publication of her first book, Little Eaglet Loses Her Feathers, of her children's book series The Adventures of Little Eaglet...
Program aimed to help students be civic minded (09/15/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools is encouraging its young people to be civic minded, self-directed and capable of leadership. The best way to accomplish that, believes the R-6 District, is to place the students in a setting that provides that kind of opportunity which is what's happening through a new project called the Service Learning Program...
Red Pepper parade (09/15/02)
The Sikeston Red Peppers held their 75th annual "Greenie Parade" Friday afternoon. The parade signifies the end of the initiation week.
New pants pay tribute to SHS' golden days (09/15/02)
Yes folks, that's right. Your eyes weren't playing tricks. That was the Sikeston Bulldogs wearing the gold, almost yellow, pants on Friday night against Charleston. Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery said it was a tribute to the old Bulldog teams from the 1950s and 1960s. Most fans younger than 50 probably don't remember such a color scheme. I certainly don't...
'Throw' back Bulldogs (09/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Two weeks ago, Sikeston defeated the Jackson Indians with a strong running game. On Friday night in the 117th game against the Charleston Bluejays, the Bulldogs went to the air to defeat their arch rival 24-6 at Marshall Stadium. The Bulldogs, sporting throwback uniforms from Sikeston's hey-day in the 1950s and 1960s, have won 12 of the last 13 games with Charleston and 21 of 25 under head coach Charlie Vickery...
Cape Central defense shuts down NMCC, 31-0 (09/15/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central is still waiting for its first touchdown in 2002. The Eagles were shut out by Cape Central on Friday night, 31-0, falling to 0-2 on the season. Against a tough Tiger defense, NMCC struggled moving the chains, finishing with just 118 yards of offense...
Cairo rallies past East Prairie; Dexter falls (09/15/02)
Here is a local roundup of Week 2 in high school football: EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie saw a win slip through its fingers on Friday night, eventually losing to Cairo, Ill., 28-22. The Eagles took a 22-8 lead into the fourth quarter only to see the Pilots rally with two big plays...
Richard Bright (09/15/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Richard Bright, 86, died at 10:16 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 1, 1916, near East Prairie, son of the late Henry P. and Annie Jackson Bright, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Protestant belief. He worked in the Missouri Concentration Camp in Sikeston during World War II and was a sawmill edger and carpenter before retiring...
Alma Lynn (09/15/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Alma I. Lynn, 84, died at 9:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2002, at her home. Born June 19, 1918, at Illmo, daughter of the late John Crawford and Addie Leora McLane Dillow, she was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Alma Lynn (09/15/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Alma I. Lynn, 84, died at 9:05 a.m. Sept. 13, 2002, at her home. Born June 19, 1918, at Illmo, daughter of the late John Crawford and Addie Leora McLane Dillow, she was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Amel Shibley (09/15/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rev. Amel Shibley, 73, died Sept. 14, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Cleddis Huffman (09/15/02)
MOREHOUSE - Cleddis Huffman, 80, died Sept. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1921, at Senath, son of the late Martin H. and Maudie M. Goldsmith Huffman, he was a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Richard Bright (09/15/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Richard Bright, 86, died at 10:16 p.m. Sept. 12, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 1, 1916, near East Prairie, son of the late Henry P. and Annie Jackson Bright, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Protestant belief. He worked in the Missouri Concentration Camp in Sikeston during World War II and was a sawmill edger and carpenter before retiring...
Stub DeProw (09/15/02)
SIKESTON - Herbert Jackson "Stub" DeProw, 92, died Sept. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 12, 1910, in Malden, son of the late Mitchell and Molly Craig DeProw, he was a member of the Bricklayer Union No. 1 in St. Louis and the Pentecostal Church in Tallapoosa. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Dorothy Link (09/15/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Dorothy Link, 76, who died Sept. 11, 2002, were: Jonny Schulte, Kevin Mangrum, Jake Byas, Tim Winegardner, Doug Limbaugh and Billy Bradley.
Cleddis Huffman (09/15/02)
MOREHOUSE - Cleddis Huffman, 80, died Sept. 13, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 23, 1921, at Senath, son of the late Martin H. and Maudie M. Goldsmith Huffman, he was a contract driver for the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Amel Shibley (09/15/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rev. Amel Shibley, 73, died Sept. 14, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Troy Boshears (09/15/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for the Rev. Troy Wayne Boshears, 46, who died Sept. 11, 2002, were: Bobby Sloan, Allen Rhymes, Jason Powell, Danny Battin, David Malloy and Kevin Randolph.
Jerry Crites (09/15/02)
MORLEY - Jerry T. Crites, 61, died Sept. 12, 2002, at his home. Born Oct. 10, 1940, near Sturdivant, son of Emerson B. Crites of Puxico and the late Hazel Cooper Crites, he was a 1958 graduate of Puxico High School. He earned a bachelor of science and master of arts degree in counseling education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Births 9-15 (09/15/02)
SIKESTON - David Blake Ottinger and Jessica Lynn Cochran are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:14 p.m. Aug. 13, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Austin Blake Ottinger weighed 8 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 9-15 (09/15/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. Tom L. Chidester, Sikeston dentist, Wednesday night received a first lieutenant's commission in the Air Force's dental Corps. --- SIKESTON - Upon his third anniversary, pastor of the Christian Church here, the Rev. Joseph P. Read will preach Sunday morning his farewell sermon before going to Caruthersville to accept the Christian Church pastorate there...
$2 refund checks aren't worth trouble (09/15/02)
Be looking in your mailbox soon. You may be receiving a state tax refund check. In all about 1.4 Missourians will split an estimated $5.95 million in state tax refunds. If you think that's good news, think again. The average check will be $2. Here's my problem with this massive refund movement. ...
Speakout 9-15 (09/15/02)
I am calling in regards to the Mississippi County Commissioners wanting to wait until now to do something about the johnson grass. They've waited this long to do something about it and have collected money for it. I do not know why they've waited this long. They waited until election time now...