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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Stories from Monday, September 23, 2002

Local community leader Ira Merideth, 66, dies (09/23/02)
SIKESTON -- A long-time Sikeston businessman and civic leader, Ira Merideth died Sept. 20, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was 66. Born Jan. 4, 1936, at Kennett, son of the late Owen and Dorothy Menz Merideth, he operated a long-term real estate and insurance company in Sikeston for the past 38 years. ...
Light improvements ahead (09/23/02)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation will work on traffic lights in Sikeston beginning Tuesday. Weather permitting, work is set to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday to make improvements to signals located at the intersections of Main Street and Malone Avenue. Improvements will also be made to signals at Selma, Pine and Tanner streets. The improvements are being made partially as routine maintenance and to upgrade the system to present standards...
Making friends (09/23/02)
Hayley Harris, the 3-year-old daughter of Brent and Brandy Harris of Canalou, found the animals a favorite attraction at the Matthews Community Day Saturday. The annual gathering included a parade, pageants, food and games for participants.
Time with dad (09/23/02)
The Girl Scouts Cotton Boll Council hosted their third annual Father and Daughter Fishing Derby Saturday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Girls and their fathers or grandfathers participated in the foggy, four-hour event for patches and prizes.
Cancer Society hopes to get word out during 'Tell A Friend Tuesday' (09/23/02)
SIKESTON - It has to do with persistence and a determination to save lives. So if women won't come to the American Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society will go to them. Tell A Friend Tuesday moves beyond awareness to encourage a life-saving behavior change. Through the project, women in communities across the country will set aside time Oct. 1 to contact friends and loved ones and encourage them to schedule their annual mammograms...
Amos Scott (09/23/02)
SIKESTON - Amos Lamar Scott, 75, a resident of Sikeston, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Russellville, Ark., to the late Bleve and Ruth Morphis Scott. He had lived in Sikeston most of his life and was employed with ABF Trucking Co. of Cape Girardeau until his retirement in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, member of the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM and was of the Protestant belief...
Armetta Basinger (09/23/02)
CANALOU -- Armetta Faye Basinger, 61, died Sept. 22, 2002, at her home. Born March 8, 1941, in Meta, Ky., daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Smith Chapman, she was a member of Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews. On April 2, 1958, at McAndrews, Ky., she married J.D. Basinger who survives of the home...
Walter Johnson (09/23/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services held Sunday at the Dexter Cemetery for Walter H. Johnson, 73, who died Sept. 20, 2002, were Kelly Tucker, Tim Chamberlain, Dennis Reel, Steve Fish, Richard Hodder, Shane Bess, Pete Snider, Steve Comfort, Bob Coffey and Glen Tucker...
Births (published 9/23) (09/23/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Heather Marie Siars is the mother of her second child, first son, born at 11:21 p.m. Aug. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Christopher John Siars weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Terry Wayne Counts and Patricia Ann Counts...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 23 (09/23/02)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Sizemore Thursday at Sikeston General Hospital.. --- SIKESTON - The seniors met Wednesday and chose Jean Cummins as candidate for queen to be at Morley for the annual Neighbor Day drawing. CARUTHERSVILLE - Paula Gaye Combs of Portageville is the queen of the 1962 American Legion Fair in Caruthersville. Miss Combs, a 17-year-old senior at Portageville High School, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Combs...
Your View 9/23: MAP the way (09/23/02)
Sikeston Public Schools has had faculty and administrators aligning the curriculum to the state objectives and expectations since the beginning of the Missouri Mastery Achievement Tests (MMAT) in 1987. Prior to that, the curriculum guides were adjusted to incorporate the Basic Essential Skills Test objectives. ...
SpeakOut 9/23 (09/23/02)
I had left a message in SpeakOut looking for a hide-away bed for my disabled son. I missed the call but wish they would call again. My number is 471-0724. The SpeakOut column on Sept. 9 about caregivers hit the nail on the head. There were a few things the person didn't mention, like we caregivers give up our weekends, holidays and family time to take care of the clients. ...