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Stories from Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Sikeston native making name as an author (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - You can take the writer out of Sikeston, but it appears you can't get the Sikeston out of writer Robert Vaughan. Vaughan's latest historical novel, Touch the Face of God, includes references to a small town in the Midwest many readers may mistake for a fictional place - Sikeston, Missouri...
Residents reflect on Carnival (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - It's not just that the American Legion Cotton Carnival is celebrating its 58th anniversary this year that makes it so meaningful. It's the fact that the event is responsible for more than five decades of memories for generations of area residents...
Road work (09/24/02)
Employees of Lappe Cement Finishing pour concrete on Ingram Road Monday afternoon. Ingram Road, between Ables and Plantation Boulevard, will be closed until the middle of October.
No double trouble for Charleston (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls tennis team fell to 4-3 on the season with a 2-7 loss to the Charleston Lady Bluejays. Sikeston had singles winners out of No. 1 Elizabeth Killion and No. 5 Chelsea Gilliland on the day. But the Lady Bluejays were able to win the rest of the singles matches and sweep the doubles competition to pull out the victory...
Lincoln beats 70 runners in borrowed shoes; claims title (09/24/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston and Kelly's cross country teams were among the 18 squads involved in the Cape Central Invitational on Saturday. Sikeston's Clay Lincoln, wearing borrowed shoes from teammate Dale Ham, defeated 70 other runners to win the freshman division...
Kaiser serves up 15 points; Sikeston volleyball squad rolls past Charleston (09/24/02)
CHARLESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team defeated Charleston in two sets on Monday, 15-5, 15-7. Junior Paige Kaiser had a big night, serving up 15 service points with five aces and one block. "Tonight's match was good for our team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "We were able to let some girls play that haven't gotten a lot of playing time."...
Junior varsity football team downs Cape (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team improved to 2-0 on the season with its second victory against Cape Central's JV in as many weeks. Sikeston, which defeated the Tigers 20-6 last week, won at SPS Stadium on Monday 16-8. "It was a pretty well-played game except for at the end there when we lost a couple of fumbles," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Vickery. ...
Sue Tyson Scronce (09/24/02)
GROVE, Okla. -- Sue Tyson Scronce, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 17, 2002, following a brief illness. Born Jan. 6, 1933, daughter of the late Margaret Walker Atchley and Clyde E. Tyson, she owned and operated a tri-state cleaning service in Grove with her husband, Donald Scronce who survives of the home...
Millie Head (09/24/02)
PRUDENVILLE, Mich. -- Millie E. Head, 83, died Sept. 16, 2002, at Genesy Health Park. Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Painton, Mo., daughter of the late William and Winnie Barker Lagrand, she had lived in Flint for 40 years and 12 years in Prudenville. In 1942, she married John W. Head who preceded her in death in 1977...
Kenneth Scheeter (09/24/02)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth Scheeter, 61, died Sept. 23, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Kamie Lynn Glass (09/24/02)
BERNIE -- Kamie Lynn Glass, 13, died Sept. 22, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center at Kennett. Born March 6, 1989, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Tim and Kimberly Allen Glass of Bernie, she was a student at Bernie High School and was a former student of Dexter Middle School. She attended Word of Faith Christian Center and the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Grace Ourth (09/24/02)
CHAFFEE - Grace Mae Ourth, 80, died at 11:15 p.m. Sept. 23, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 31, 1922, in Parma, daughter of the late Robert William and Blanche Elizabeth Knupp Biby, she retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Daughters of St. Ambrose in Chaffee...
Josephine Sommers (09/24/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Josephine Ruth Sommers, 60, died Sept. 22, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 17, 1941, at Jerusalem, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Cordia Macom Sommers, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter. She had worked as a dietary aide for the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield...
Armetta Basinger (09/24/02)
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...
Births (publishned 9/24) (09/24/02)
LILBOURN - Krystal Ash and Chris Fields are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:49 p.m. Aug. 28, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jordan Christopher Fields weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-inches long. Ash, daughter of Debra Ash of New Madrid and Jimmy Ash of Lilbourn, is employed by Reese's Restaurant...
Schwendemann - Renaud (09/24/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mrs. Robert Schwendemann has announced the engagement of her daughter, Carrie Anne, to Kevin Wayne Renaud, son of David and Marilyn Renaud of Charleston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Stella Hulshof of Portageville, Clara Schwendemann of Silex and the late Herman Hulshof and Anthony Schwendemann. ...
Underwood - Ashley (09/24/02)
ST. LOUIS - Mr. and Mrs. Ron Underwood of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Jean, to Gregory Stuart Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ashley of St. Peters. The future bride is the granddaughter of Elmer Underwood of Bloomfield and Hutson Goza and Margaret Goza of Sikeston. A 1995 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is employed by Ernest and Young in St. Louis...
Britt - 50th (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - Jack and Frances Britt were honored with a celebration Aug. 24 at the First Christian Church in Sikeston in commemoration of their golden wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 3, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ark. They are the parents of Mike and Barbara Britt of Excelsior Springs, Cynthia and Tony Cantrell of Wickliffe, Ky., and Tim and Elaine Britt of Montgomery, Ala...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 24 (09/24/02)
SIKESTON - Immediately following the Wednesday afternoon classes on Sept. 9, a senior class meeting was held in the freshman study hall for the purpose of electing this year's officers. They newly elected officers are as follows: Bill Foley, president; Sherry Winford, vice president; Carolyn Weltecke, secretary; and Mary Bishop, treasurer...
Scientific advances open up past, future (09/24/02)
As some of my former teachers will verify, I have never been a whiz at science. Oh sure, I did the projects and took the tests, but science was never a career path for me. I found the subject interesting and, in some cases, even fascinating. But other than a brief fling with the notion of being a geologist - which ended a quickly as it began - science was a mere subject in school and little else...
SpeakOut 9/24 (09/24/02)
These big super stores keep putting out the little stores. You spend your money there, but when you want to return an item, they want to give you a gift card instead of money, so you have no choice but to spend your money with them. Is this legal, when you give them cash for your original purchase, then return the item and they refuse to give you cash in return? They put smaller business out of business so you have to do business with them anyway. ...