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Stories from Thursday, October 3, 2002

Contest will help teach teamwork (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - Educators stress the importance of encouraging youngsters to express themselves creatively, believing it gives them a sense of confidence and offers an outlet for expressing emotions and thoughts. The Sikeston Elks, Elks Auxiliary and Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce will give young people an artistic opportunity that will also teach them teamwork while giving them a chance to create something for others to enjoy...
Overcoming drugs (10/03/02)
SIKESTON -- Suzette Shipman is learning the hard way. A year and a half ago, an abusive relationship mixed with drugs led to trouble for Shipman. She had never been in any trouble until she was 34 years old. After two years of using methamphetamine, an arrest for attempt to manufacture a controlled substance and jail time, she finally had enough...
Homecoming 2002 (10/03/02)
New Madrid County Central High School students have spent the week preparing for homecoming activities which are in full swing today. The homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. today in Lilbourn featuring floats, bands and sports teams. Friday prior to the football game, the homecoming queen will be selected and on Saturday will be the homecoming dance...
Fee for landlords set to begin (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - Effective Dec. 1, the application for tenancy that must be submitted by landlords will require a $15 fee. As it was waived for its first two years, many landlords may need to be reminded that the $15 fee was actually established with the city's latest rental housing ordinance in November 2000, according to Tom Bridger, public works director...
Cotton picking time (10/03/02)
With storms in the forecast, many area farmers were in the fields Wednesday picking their cotton. On 54 acres owned by David Lape, just south of Sikeston, two cotton pickers combed the fields collecting cotton bolls. Lape described this year's crop as good on irrigated land, but noted dry-land cotton probably would not produce as much as last year...
Chaffee pulls off colossal upset (10/03/02)
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee's volleyball team pulled off a colossal upset on Thursday, toppling Poplar Bluff in straight sets, 15-10, 15-7. The Lady Mules entered the game with a record of 10-2-2, ranked No. 6 in the regional volleyball poll. Chaffee entered with a record of 3-9, and heading into the season, hadn't won a match in two years...
Kelly gets payback on Notre Dame (10/03/02)
BENTON -- Kelly's softball team experienced a bit of deja vu in Thursday's game against Notre Dame. Both teams put their aces on the mound: Kelly's Dana Essner versus Notre Dame's Lindsey Reinagel, just like on Monday. The only difference was, this time, the game was played at Kelly. That gave the Lady Hawks last at-bats, where they pulled out the 2-1 victory in the seventh inning...
Bulldogs seek redemption (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - The Farmington Knights aren't in the Sikeston Bulldogs' district anymore, but that doesn't make the game any less important in head coach Charlie Vickery's eyes. Farmington, which enters Friday night's game at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium with a 1-3 record, has defeated the Bulldogs in all four years they've played since the series was renewed...
Elbert Sadler (10/03/02)
BERNIE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elbert Leander Sadler, 81, who died Sept. 29, 2002, were: Floyd Masterson, Fred Masterson, Terry Dollins, Bobbie Joe Duncan, Eric Hendrix and Gabriel Sweeney.
Melvin Johnson (10/03/02)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn for Melvin K. "Grasshopper" Johnson, 42, who died Oct. 1, 2002, will be: Kenny Johnson, Gary Ash, Eric Roberts, James Weaver, Steve Buchanan and Tracey Hill. The Rev. Gloria Capshaw, pastor of the Kingdom Living Church of Charleston, will officiate...
Roy Stickles (10/03/02)
DEXTER - Roy Lee Stickles, 66, died Oct. 2, 2002, in Dexter. Born Sept. 8, 1936, in Dexter, son of Sylvia Pullum Stickles of Dexter and the late Virgil Stickles, he was a lifelong resident of Dexter. He was employed by Morgan Furniture in Dexter for many years before becoming a route man for the Daily Statesman...
Rose Hendrix (10/03/02)
BRIDGETON - Rose Hendrix, 92, formerly of Malden, died Oct. 1, 2002, at the Mark Twain Manor in Bridgeton. Born Sept. 14, 1910, near Kennett, daughter of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Crites Barks, she was a homemaker and member of the Spoonerville Baptist Church...
Bessie Sneed (10/03/02)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS - Bessie Genevieve Sneed, 89, formerly of Chaffee and Scott City, died Oct. 1, 2002, at the Broadview Nursing Home in Maryland Heights. Born Jan. 27, 1913, in Charleston, daughter of the late Samuel Benjamin and Mary Magdalene Brown Thompson, she owned and operated Paladora and Sneed's Drive-In before retiring. ...
Jesse Whittley (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - Jesse Whittley Jr., 52, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in a traffic/train accident. Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Sikeston, son of Glenda Kirby Whittley of Sikeston and the late Jesse Whittley Sr., he owned and operated the J.R. Whittley Trucking Company. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was of the Baptist belief...
Maegerie Ballinger (10/03/02)
FESTUS - Maegerie Kathryn Ballinger, 90, formerly of Charleston, died at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 2, 2002, in the Arbor Place Nursing Center in Festus. Born March 3, 1912, near Charleston, daughter of the late Able and Ora E. Baker, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She had been a teacher with Charleston Public Schools and also taught in the small country schools in Mississippi County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Bud Stobaugh (10/03/02)
BUENA VISTA, Colo. - Tommy Gaylan "Bud" Stobaugh, 63, died July 19, 2002, at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver. Born Feb. 22, 1939, in Matthews, Mo., son of the late Olen and Addie Throop Stobaugh, he was a U.S. Navy radio mechanic on the USS Lexington from 1957-62. He was an aerospace electrician for nearly 30 years for TRW Systems in Redondo Beach, Calif...
Births (published 10/3) (10/03/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Nichele Mayabb is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 1:29 p.m. Sept. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Lynn Mayabb weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long. Mayabb, daughter of Bill and Brenda Rickman and Tom and Tina Mayabb, is a certified nurse aide...
Ratledge - Murphy (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - Jimmy and Sondra Wills of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Renee Ratledge, to Richard Dale Murphy, son of Eddie and Glenda Murphy Sr. of Diehlstadt. Relatives and friends are invited to the ceremony at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Temple of Faith Church in Sikeston...
Clapp - 50th (10/03/02)
MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Clapp will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 12. Clapp and the former Dorothy Corbin were married Oct. 14, 1952 in Hernando, Miss. by Justice of the Peace J.H. Davis. Their children are Phyllis and Mike Warren and terry Clapp of St. ...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 3 (10/03/02)
SIKESTON - Charles J. McMullin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard McMullin, has been promoted from apprentice seaman to midshipman after completing a course in the Naval Reserve Officers Training School at South Bend, Ind. He has been transferred to Chicago...
Testing older drivers could be a lifesaver (10/03/02)
Perhaps I'm jumping to conclusions because I don't have all the facts. A tragic school crosswalk accident in St. Louis Wednesday killed a fifth grader despite an adult crossing guard helping at the crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle who killed the youngster was 86-years-old. ...
SpeakOut 10/3 (10/03/02)
Can a reporter call the East Prairie schools and ask why the football players on Thursdays get to eat these big meals, like pork chops, green beans, mashed potatoes and everything, but the girls softball team has not had one single meal served to them. ...