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Stories from Friday, September 27, 2002

Arrest made in burglary (09/27/02)
SIKESTON - An arrest has been made in what Sikeston Department of Public Safety officials say was a staged burglary. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the Burger King at 921 East Malone reported a burglary Thursday morning. A large amount of cash and checks were reportedly taken...
Accident kills Oran woman (09/27/02)
MORLEY -- An Oran woman sustained fatal injuries after her vehicle struck a tree and overturned Thursday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:45 p.m., Christine A. Miller-Kincaid, 50, was traveling northbound on Scott County Road 413, three miles west of Morley, when she lost control of her vehicle. She then traveled off the west side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned...
And the winner is (09/27/02)
Mykah Bryan, center, is all smiles after being named Junior Miss Sikeston Thursday night at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center. Due to the weather, the contest was moved from the American Legion Cotton Carnival to the Center. Bryan's court: first alternate was Tiffany Robison and Katherine Hawkins was honored with second alternate...
Farmers' faith in cotton crop pays off (09/27/02)
SIKESTON -- Cotton farmers' gamble to have a little faith in their crop -- after what started out as one of the worst cotton seasons ever -- has paid off this year. "This crop's a miracle," said Bobby Phipps, extension cotton specialist for the Missouri Delta Center in Portageville. "It turned out wonderful. Yields have been pretty good. Overall, we're pretty happy with this year's cotton."...
'I Pledge Allegiance' (09/27/02)
SIKESTON - While the new state law requiring students to recite the pledge of allegiance has had some school administrators around Missouri scrambling to find American flags, for Sikeston and other area schools it's just business as usual. The law signed by Gov. Bob Holden earlier this year which states that schools receiving public funds must recite the pledge of allegiance at least once a week became effective Aug. 28, according to Steve Borgsmiller, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools...
New ferry discount program launched (09/27/02)
CHARLESTON - Dorena-Hickman Ferry officials have launched a new discount program that will have daily users essentially riding free on Fridays. Mississippi County commissioners approved the proposed discount program during their regular session Thursday...
Upstart Chaffee wins again (09/27/02)
WOODLAND -- Chaffee's upstart volleyball team posted another win on Thursday, toppling Woodland in straight sets. The Lady Red Devils won both sets by a score of 15-4. "I thought we came out focused," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "Our intensity stayed high throughout the game. We are really coming together as a team."...
Moore, Anderson claim titles in Country Club tournament (09/27/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Country Club Open Tennis Tournament was recently held at the Sikeston Public School tennis complex and the Sikeston Country Club courts. The number of players exceeded 76. In women's singles, Farmington's Kim Bohenkamp took first place with wins over Penny Hunter and Jenny DeWitt...
Sikeston volleyball squad rallies past Bloomfield (09/27/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- Sikeston's volleyball team posted a quality win over Bloomfield on Thursday, beating the Lady Wildcats in three sets. After losing the first set 11-15, Sikeston came back to win 15-12 in the second, then 15-12 in the third. "Bloomfield has a very good team," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. ...
Gene Wheeler (09/27/02)
BELL CITY - Gene Wheeler, 83, died Sept. 26, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
LouEtta Webb (09/27/02)
SIKESTON -- LouEtta McFall Webb, 87, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 7, 1914, in Idalia, daughter of the late George and Edna McFall and an active member for over 60 years at the First United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Sikeston Chapter 137 Eastern Star, she was a worthy matron of the Eastern Star in 1958 and a district deputy in 1968. ...
Christine Miller-Kincaid (09/27/02)
ORAN -- Christine Ann Miller-Kincaid, 50, died at 1:50 p.m. Sept. 26, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Oran. Born June 29, 1952, at Topeka, Kan., she was the daughter of Max Robert and Colleen L. Alsup Miller of Sikeston, she was a former teacher at Scott County Central High School in Sikeston. ...
Glenn Nicholson (09/27/02)
SIKESTON - Glenn Edward Nicholson, 89, died Sept. 26, 2002, at his home. Born June 1, 1913, in Sikeston, he was a lifelong resident of the Sikeston area. A 1932 graduate of Sikeston High School, he owned and operated Nicholson Tire Service for 51 years before retiring in 1985. He was a member and Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and member of Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 137...
Flossie Shoffner (09/27/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Flossie Mae Shoffner, 78, formerly of New Madrid, died Sept. 24, 2002, at Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 26, 1923, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late George and Victoria Palmer Ivory, she lived in Missouri for more than 60 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Charlotte Basham (09/27/02)
LILBOURN - Charlotte Basham, 71, died Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 20, 1930, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Horrell Henderson and Willia D. Richardson Townsend, she was a member of the Lilbourn VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church in New Madrid...
Vida Scott (09/27/02)
PUXICO - Vida Scott, 55, formerly of Dexter, died Sept. 26, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 28, 1947, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of John Hagy Sr. of Dexter and the late Beatrice Scott Hagy, she had lived in Illinois for many years. She was a member of the Link Full Gospel Church near Bloomfield...
Billie Garner (09/27/02)
SIKESTON - Billie Garner, 88, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 25, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1913, in Huffman, Ark., daughter of the late William Blan and Anice Elizabeth Shorte Loflin, she was a farmer. A founding mother of the Sikeston Little League Association, she served as secretary and treasurer of Little League, Babe Ruth League and the Connie Mac Baseball League. ...
Girl Howard (09/27/02)
CHARLESTON - Girl Lee Howard, 90, died Sept. 24, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Feb. 22, 1912, in Greenwood, Miss., she lived in Missouri for over 80 years. She was a member of St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, where she served as an usher and treasurer of the Usher Board. She retired as a cook for Head Start after many years of service...
Birth (published 9/27) (09/27/02)
SCOTT CITY - Mary A. Summers and Jesse Scott Brown are the parents of their fifth child, third son, born at 9:29 p.m. Aug. 30, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kaiden Lee Brown weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 27 (09/27/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. H.B. Throgmorton, young Sikeston physician and surgeon, was sworn in here Monday as a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps, becoming the first physician in the city to enter an armed service since United States involvement in World War II...
Management must take responsibility (09/27/02)
The manager of a Cargill facility in Audrain County was sentenced last month to five months in prison and five months in-house arrest for knowingly allowing the dumping of hog waste into the Loutre River. In my opinion, the sentence was far too lenient...
Your View 9/27: The Cotton Carnival (09/27/02)
The Cotton Carnival's coming. There'll be a parade on Saturday. Prancing majorettes will lead The High School bands to play. Beauty queens will ride along, Waving - all asmile As the drummers mark the cadence, Seldom resting for awhile. Jumping clowns will entertain,...
SpeakOut 9/27 (09/27/02)
This is for Quick Sack in Morehouse. It is really looking nice there with all the changes that are being made. But there is one change that I wish the lady in Morehouse would change, and that is all the old codgers who go in there and gossip and watch everything you buy and everything you do, and then sits and yaks about everything and everybody who goes in and out of there. ...