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Stories from Thursday, September 19, 2002

'Spend-down' ups worries (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - A Medicaid change scheduled to take effect Oct. 1 has area recipients distressed over how they will make ends meet. The big change is the "spend-down." Instead of the recipients just having to show they incurred medical bills equaling an amount to become eligible, the recipients will actually have to spend that much money to become eligible for aid from Medicaid...
Sikeston Shriners shine when it comes to clowning around (09/19/02)
SIKESTON -- People know Shriner clowns by their presence at parades, nursing homes and other places. They see the clowns riding in their Jitney bus and on their small bikes in parades. But not many people outside of the Semo Shrine Club realize how much the clowns love their clowning...
SACC 'Gentle Roast' on tap (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - If you've ever wondered what people really think about you, the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Gentle Roast is a good place to find out. The guest of honor is subjected to ridicule and bantering throughout the evening by individuals who delight in seeing the honored guest squirm...
Grant adds DPS officers to schools (09/19/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is one of five law enforcement agencies to receive part of more than $800,000 in law enforcement grants. The grant, which was presented by the US Department of Justice Office of Community Orienting Policing Services in Schools program, awarded the Sikeston Department of Public Safety $346,008...
Cape Central hands Kelly ace first career loss, 4-2 (09/19/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Central handed Kelly ace Dana Essner her first career loss on Wednesday as the Lady Tigers pulled out a 4-2 win. Cape Central came out on fire, as Alex Wieser opened the game with a double to the fence. Cape Central scored two runs in the first inning and two in the second, then held on for the win...
Sikeston downs E.P. (09/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Sikeston's softball team picked up its fourth win of the regular season on Wednesday, defeating East Prairie 5-3. "We didn't play East Prairie near as well as last time, when we beat them 10-0 in five innings," explained Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "Today, we weren't hitting the ball as well. The hits we did have, we hit right to their fielders."...
Sikeston leery of winless Dexter (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - Heading into the 2002 season, the Dexter Bearcat football team was considered a favorite to win its district and the SEMO Central Conference. So far the Bearcats have struggled, falling to perennially strong Poplar Bluff on a last-second field goal and losing last week to Arkansas power Gosnell...
James Roach (09/19/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - James Lee Roach, 77, formerly of Indianapolis and Charleston, Mo., died at 2:21 p.m. Sept. 17, 2002, at the Richland Beanblossom Nursing Center in Ellettsville. Born June 25, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late James O. and Fannie Holder Roach, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. ...
Bill Looney (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - Bill D. Looney, 65, died Sept. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 13, 1936, in Kennett, son of the late Howard and Bessie Gabriel Looney, he had owned and operated B&C Enterprises and was employed by Noranda Aluminum before retiring. On May 26, 1957, at Peoria, Ill., he married Carolyn Barnes who survives of the home...
Vern Rigsby (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - Maurice Laverne "Vern" Rigsby, 74, died at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Edna Boone (09/19/02)
PARMA - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at the Parma Cemetery for Edna Boone, 84, who died Sept. 16, 2002, were: Sam Walker, Lisa Johnson, Sharon Adams, Jane Boone, Harold Boone and Carmen Meszaros.
Bradley Palmer and Brandon Palmer (09/19/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter for Bradley Lee Palmer and Brandon Dale Palmer, who died Sept. 15, 2002, were Jimmy Chafin Jr. and Ronald Palmer.
Curtis Carbaugh (09/19/02)
SCOTT CITY - Harry Curtis Carbaugh Jr., 58, died Sept. 19, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Ronald Jones (09/19/02)
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. - Ronald Lynn Jones, 40, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 18, 2002, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Born Feb. 4, 1962, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Jim and Nellie Jones of Bertrand and Betty Sloan and Bill Holland of Arbyrd, Mo., he was a 1980 graduate of Charleston (Mo.) High School. He moved to Tennessee in 1987 and was a block plant manager for the Lojac Material Company in Lebanon...
Drew Killion (09/19/02)
FARMINGTON - Jacob Andrew Kristian Killion, 13, died Sept. 16, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 7, 1989, at Sikeston, son of Dr. Karl and Jacqueline Kelley Killion who survive of the home, he was an avid soccer player and he collected John Deere tractors as a hobby. A member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, he attended Farmington Middle School where he was in the seventh grade...
Carroll - Ouderkirk (09/19/02)
DEXTER - Mary "Elizabeth" Carroll became the bride of Joseph Donald "Joe" Ouderkirk in a ceremony June 8, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. The Rev. Fred Leist performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dean and Carolyn Carroll of Dexter and granddaughter of Billie Carroll, J.C. Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hill of Sikeston...
Turner - Longstreet (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - Ella Mae Turner has announced the engagement of her daughter, Lisa Diane, to George Vincent Longstreet, son of Goletha Longstreet and the late Johnny Ray Longstreet Sr. A 1983 graduate of Scott County Central High School, the future bride is a cook at Sikeston High School...
Royster - Brannan (09/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. Curt Royster have announced the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Lynn, to Christopher Todd Brannan, son of Leslie Holt of Kennett and the late Larry Brannan. A graduate of Portageville High School, Royster earned a bachelor of science degree in health education from Murray State (Ky.) University. She is employed by the American Cancer Society in Sikeston...
McDowell - Pobst (09/19/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. James Edward "Eddie" McDowell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Merideth Anne, to Justin Michael Pobst, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Pobst of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, McDowell will graduate in 2003 with a degree in mass communications, public relations from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. ...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 19 (09/19/02)
NEW MADRID - The J.A. Hummel Drug Company of New Madrid announces that Dr. Bertram J. Allenstein has located there for the practice of medicine and surgery. The doctor will open his office there Wednesday. RICHLAND - Richland High School has announced as its candidate for Cotton Carnival Queen Judy Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lane of Route 1, Parma...
No easy solutions to losing weight (09/19/02)
At long last the federal government has decided to crack down on the deceptive weight-loss gimmicks that plague this country. With an estimated 65 percent of the population overweight, these snake oil salesmen obviously have a willing market to attack. Unfortunately, their messages are filled with lies...
Your View 9/19: A response (09/19/02)
I just finished reading an article written by Waiel Faleh, an Associated Press writer in Baghdad who stated, "The state-owned weekly Al-Iktisadi covered its front page Wednesday with a photograph of a burning World Trade Center tower and a two-word headline in red: 'God's Punishment.' The daily Al-Jumhuriya, in a front-page editorial, said the lesson the United States should have drawn from Sept. ...
SpeakOut 9/19 (09/19/02)
Please correct the record. Sikeston did have a win over Bernie in volleyball. In 1992 the 1993 season, 10 years ago, Bernie went on to win the state championship in their division. Thanks for the info. I got a letter from the Sikeston Public School system stating that it is a disgrace for any kid to come to the school discussing their heritage of coming from a Confederate and it's a disgrace to wear apparel of anything pertaining to the Confederate flag and it's not to be discussed at all and students can be suspended up to 10 days if caught discussing or wearing any kind of Confederate apparel.. ...