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Stories from Sunday, September 29, 2002

Many appointed to city boards (09/29/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council took action on nearly 40 city board and commission appointments during their special city council meeting Thursday morning. On the Board of Adjustments, George Steck will fill the position vacated by Ron Galemore and Kenya Marshall will serve a five-year term as an alternate member. Remaining members of this board are Philip Black, Harvey Cooper, Murray Sullivan, William Nance, Jessie Redd and Ellen Brandom...
New book group getting rave reviews (09/29/02)
SIKESTON - For many people, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book. Unless, of course, it's sharing it with someone else. That's what prompted Mary Carr to start a group with that in mind. "I had quite a few requests for a book discussion group," said Carr, assistant director of the Sikeston Public Library. "So I did some checking around to see if I would have enough interest and then decided to just do it."...
Miss Sikeston (09/29/02)
Candace Miller, 2002 Miss Sikeston, is congratulated by Missouri American Legion Commander Clark Pointer after winning the contest Friday night at the Cotton Carnival. Also pictured is Mary Matthews, fourth alternate.
RB Stanback torches NMCC (09/29/02)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston running back Orrice Stanback ran wild on New Madrid County Central, leading the Bluejays to a 35-32 come-from-behind win on Friday night. Stanback scored four touchdowns in the game, rushing for 269 yards on 41 carries. "The kid wants the football," said Charleston coach Brent Anderson. ...
Portageville blisters Chaffee (09/29/02)
CHAFFEE -- The Portageville Bulldogs posted another blowout win on Friday night, defeating SEMO South foe Chaffee 46-6 on the road. Portageville allowed its first points of the year, but the Bulldogs still were in complete control of the game, leading 27-6 at the half...
Fulton County topples young East Prairie (09/29/02)
FULTON COUNTY, Ky. -- With quarterback Matt Boyer out nursing a knee injury, East Prairie handed the car keys to freshman Dez Johnson Friday night against Fulton County, Ky. Running the option, Johnson racked up 115 yards on 14 carries. "Dez Johnson stepped up and played quarterback with only one day's preparation," explained East Prairie coach Ken Latham. "He did a great job. I think he's going to get better with every game."...
Defense dominates Kennett (09/29/02)
KENNETT -- Heading into Friday night's pivotal game with the Kennett Indians, Sikeston's gameplan was simple -- stop Tyree Goolsby. It was a job that was easier said than done against Southeast Missouri's top rusher, but the Bulldogs accomplished just that...
Bill Lilly (09/29/02)
NEW MADRID - Bill Lilly, 97, died Sept. 27, 2002, at a family home in Steele. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Virgie Bledsoe (09/29/02)
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...
Jack Ripley (09/29/02)
MELBOURNE, Fla. - John Richard "Jack" Ripley, 78, died Sept. 25, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 5, 1924, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late John and Helen Slater Ripley, he grew up in Chicago where he attended St. Mel's High School. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. ...
Flossie Shoffner (09/29/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Flossie Mae Shoffner, 78, formerly of New Madrid, died Sept. 24, 2002, 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...
LouEtta Webb (09/29/02)
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. In 1934, she and her husband moved to Sikeston and founded Webb Electric which they owned until retiring in 1970...
Brendalyn Smith (09/29/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Brendalyn Smith, 41, died Sept. 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Births 9-29 (09/29/02)
SIKESTON - William and Ardessa Armer are the parents of their sixth child, fourth daughter, born at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Barbara Marie Armer weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Armer is the daughter of Edna Hurt and Edward Hurt I...
Looking back 9-29 (09/29/02)
SIKESTON - New low temperature marks for the fall season were recorded last weekend when the mercury plunged to 34 degrees on two successive overnight periods. SIKESTON - Manuel Drumm announced today that he is an independent candidate for prosecuting attorney in the election of Nov. 6, 1962. He will oppose Fred Steck, the incumbent. Drumm is a Sikeston resident who has practiced law since 1953...
Kids' innocence is lesson for all adults (09/29/02)
I had an opportunity this week to stroll through the midway at the American Legion-sponsored Cotton Carnival. The weather was excellent and the crowd was a tribute to this long-running hometown event. By chance, I watched as the winners of the Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival were announced. Can't say I knew many of the kids in the contest. But they were young and cute and orderly...
Speakout 9-29 (09/29/02)
If this group of people for a super Missouri gets voters to vote for higher taxes on tobacco, then I want, as a taxpayer, for the same group to go after the other killer of Missouri who drinks, drives, kills and destroys a lot of lives so we have to pay higher insurance and medical bills. Wake up, voters. What will be next?...