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Stories from Thursday, September 26, 2002

Decorated veteran, Matthews, dies at 81 (09/26/02)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Retired U.S. Navy Admiral Spencer Matthews, a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Vietnam War and a native of Sikeston, died Sept. 24, 2002. He was 81. Matthews enlisted in the Navy before World War II and earned an officer's commission. During the war, he participated in combat missions, flying anti-submarine patrol over the English Channel. He received the Air Medal for this service...
Road vandalized (09/26/02)
Trey Hardy, Sikeston street superior, and Tom Bridger, public works director, look over the damage vandals did to Ingram Road. The newly poured concrete was damaged by a vehicle, bicycles and individuals who left foot prints and grafitti on 280 feet of concrete...
Residents to be inducted into Hall of Fame (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Sometimes people do things simply because it's the right thing to do. That kind of attitude is why several current and former Sikeston residents will be inducted Oct. 4 into the Sikeston Public Schools' Hall of Fame. Those added to the Hall of Fame are individuals and/or teams who made outstanding and lasting contributions to Sikeston Public Schools in athletics and school activities...
'Carnie' job is not all fun and games (09/26/02)
SIKESTON -- When Craig Moore began work as an amusement ride operator in 1972, the job was profitable and fun. Today, he says, it's neither. "You travel a lot. But this," Moore explained, looking around at the Ferris wheel he was operating at the American Legion Cotton Carnival Wednesday, "is all you see. It's a lot like the military."...
Egyptian edges Sikeston softball team, 3-1 (09/26/02)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Sikeston's softball team dropped back below the .500 mark on Wednesday, falling to Egyptian, Ill., 3-1. The Lady Bulldogs produced just two hits in the seven inning affair. "I was a little disappointed," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "(Egyptian's) pitching was a lot slower than what we faced Tuesday against Cape, and we popped the ball up. We just didn't have the hitting today."...
Netters slam Chaffee (09/26/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team defeated a much-improved Chaffee team 8-1 on Wednesday, improving to 5-4 on the season. "We played very good today," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We show signs of improvement every game." In varsity singles, Elizabeth Killion defeated Chaffee's Kate Pfefferkorn 8-2 in the top slot...
Bulldogs look to bite back (09/26/02)
KENNETT - Media and fans can sure be fickle sometimes. Just last week at this time, Sikeston was considered one of the top teams in the entire state in Class 4. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 10 in the MSHSAA poll and were No. 3 in the Southeast Missouri regional poll...
Lady Red Devil volleyball team sweeps Oran for second win (09/26/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee's volleyball team took another huge step forward on Wednesday, defeating Oran in straight sets, 15-8, 15-2. The Lady Red Devils improve to 2-7 with the victory. Heading into the season, Chaffee's program hadn't posted a win in two years...
Elmer Barnes (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Elmer L. Barnes Jr., 78, died Sept. 24, 2002, at his home. Born April 17, 1924, in St. Louis, son of the late E.L. and Etta Mae Elliott Barnes Sr., he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from Kennett High School and attended the University of Missouri. ...
Billie Garner (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Billie Garner, 88, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 25, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
James Hall (09/26/02)
AUSTELL, Ga. - James Hall, 49, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Sept. 18, 2002, in Austell. Born Feb. 10, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., he was the son of the late Arnold Elmo and Mary Alice McGill Hall. Survivors include: four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Robert Smith of Hattiesburg, Miss., Jerri and Terry Theofrastou of St. ...
Virgie Bledsoe (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Virgie Dale Bledsoe, 73, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 10, 1928, in Center Ridge, Ark., daughter of the late Ira and Ella Clowers Jordan, she was a homemaker and member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. In 1942, at Matthews, she married Leaston Bledsoe who preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2002...
Charlotte Basham (09/26/02)
NEW MADRID - Charlotte Basham, 71, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Irene Issacks (09/26/02)
NEW MADRID - Cora Irene White Issacks, 86, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1916, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Clara Gardner Sweet. She was first married to Claude Heath who preceded her in death. Following the death of her second husband, Allen White, she married Monroe Issacks who also preceded her in death...
Farrenburg - Nance (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Larry Farrenburg of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann to Christopher Ryan Nance, son of Dr. and Mrs. Randy Nance of Collinsville, Miss. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. ...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 26 (09/26/02)
SIKESTON - Misses Bernice Husher and Helen Lee, friends who graduated together in the class of 1939, became the first young women to enter the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. --- SIKESTON - Staff Sgt. Ralph Carroll cabled his mother, Mrs. Emma Carroll, last weekend from an undisclosed overseas point that he was "safe and well." Sgt. Carroll is a bombadeer...
Too many regulations are endangering us (09/26/02)
Colton, Calif. - about the size of Cape Girardeau - is like countless other mid-sized communities across the nation. Colton city officials are working on a number of civic improvement projects including a street lighting effort in the sand dunes nearby that have become an illegal dumping ground. ...
Your View: two views from 9/26 (09/26/02)
I am writing this letter in regards to the headlines in the Sept. 8 paper concerning the Ferguson Medical Group and Missouri Delta Medical Center. Ferguson Medical Group (the clinic) has had a monopoly in this town for far too many years. This town is big enough, and when you count the surrounding area, more than big enough to support more than one set of doctors' offices...
SpeakOut 9/26 (09/26/02)
I went to The First National Bank in Sikeston and took my paycheck and a friend's check to get them cashed. My friend didn't count his. When he did, he said he was $100 short. So we went back to the bank and they were very courteous. They said they would have to balance the cash drawer. They did and found the drawer was $100 over and returned my friend's money to him. I thank God for their courtesy and honesty...