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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Stories from Sunday, October 6, 2002

Volunteers walk to help kids (10/06/02)
SIKESTON - Weekends are precious to most people. It's a time to catch up on household chores, run errands and accomplish everything else put off during the week. But on Oct. 12, local and area residents have a chance to spend a few hours making a difference in the lives of special needs children by participating in the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Charity Walk...
Growing family fun: Visitors find more than great pumpkins at Beggs (10/06/02)
BLODGETT -- With his arms spread wide open, 4-year-old Clay Jensen demonstrated just how big the pumpkin he picked out of Beggs Pumpkin Patch was. It wasn't even lunch yet and Clay, along with the rest of his school mates from the Clearwater School District, had all ready taken a hayride to the pumpkin patch, gawked at a few farm animals, conquered the enchanted maze, and now he was just settling in for a puppet show on farm safety. ...
Rams' big plays doom Chaffee (10/06/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City beat Chaffee at their own game Friday night. The passing game, that is. On the strength of two big passing plays -- a 50-yard strike and a 20-yard touchdown pass, both to 6-foot-6 senior Chad Weatherspoon -- host Scott City squeaked out a 14-6 win over its Scott County rival...
Dexter wins third straight (10/06/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Dexter Bearcats had no trouble disposing of East Prairie on Friday night, defeating the Eagles 47-0 on the road. It's Dexter's third straight win of the season to improve to 3-2. The Bearcats had another big night out of senior tailback Matt Burnett, who rushed for 185 yards on 16 carries with touchdown runs of 9, 51 and 46...
Charleston rally falls short at Malden (10/06/02)
MALDEN ---- From sprinting off the field with his fists clenched following the opening coin toss to banging his player's shoulder pads and urging them to fight harder in the second half, it was very apparent that Malden coach Kevin Collier wanted a win in the worst way Friday night...
NMCC returns to form against Caruthersville (10/06/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central looked like the Eagles of old on Friday night, blistering conference-rival Caruthersville 41-10 on homecoming night. NMCC's defense checked in its best performance of the season, giving up just 138 yards. The offense also had a breakout game, scoring six touchdowns, averaging seven yards a carry. ...
Portageville 'D' stifles Kennett (10/06/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Portageville posted its most impressive win of the season Friday night, defeating Class 3 Kennett 27-17. "This is a big win for us," said Portageville coach Jim McKay. "All of our coaches, the fans and the kids are really excited. Kennett's got a good ballclub and we don't beat them too many times."...
Priday tackle seals win (10/06/02)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog football team picked up its first home win of the season on Friday night with a 14-7 victory against the Farmington Knights. For the second time this year Sikeston's defense held firm on a goal line stand with the game on the line in the final minutes...
Two out of three ain't bad (10/06/02)
One of the unwritten themes of football is, if you are good at two of the three main aspects, offense, defense or special teams, then you have an excellent chance of winning. That's what the Sikeston Bulldogs have done this year. With a 4-1 record, Sikeston has gotten it done with defense and special teams. The defense has been great, making it probably one of the area's best. The special teams have been solid, while the offense is still lagging behind...
Respect for nature earns firm top honor (10/06/02)
SIKESTON - The Environmental Respect Award for Missouri 2002 was awarded to UAP Midsouth. Sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and CropLife magazine, the awards are the agricultural industry's highest recognition for environmental stewardship among U.S. agricultural retailers, those who serve farmers and ranchers with the nutrients, pest control and agronomic information critical to effective crop production...
Sharing the word of God (10/06/02)
SIKESTON - Margaret Williams believes in following your dreams. Her dreams have put her into a successful business, that has continued to grow and prosper. The owner of Williams Christian Bookstore, 132 W. Center St. in Sikeston, Williams recalled the idea for the business was inspired by a friend from East St. Louis. "Then I had a dream about it," she said. "I felt it was God's will that the store open."...
Business briefcase (10/06/02)
CANALOU - Peggy Southard was recently awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children. The credential was presented by the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession...
Quality is key to company's success (10/06/02)
SIKESTON - When today's trucks can cost $20,000, $30,000 or more, owners are looking for ways to protect their investment. Jeff Teater, owner of JMB Spray Coatings, says they need look no further than his business and Ameraguard. Ameraguard is the latest in providing truck bed protection, Teater explained. The slip-resistant, sprayed polyurethane coating provides an alternative from the drop-in liners...
Business is among the best (10/06/02)
ST. LOUIS - Wild Pony Baskets, a Scott County business, is participating in the 11th Annual Best of Missouri Market, which is currently under way at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Ruth Andre took up the craft of basketmaking after moving to Missouri and her family grew six acres of gourds. The gourds offered Andre the inspiration to combine them with the ancient art of coiled pine needle basketry to create "gourd-weaving."...
A new look (10/06/02)
Fisher Auto Parts, 2007 E. Malone Ave., has a new look. The business, which provides automotive supplies to fill industrial, farm, fleet or personal needs, expanded its selection of tools and supplies and added staff to better serve commercial and retail customers...
Vernita Bles (10/06/02)
KELSO -- Vernita Marie Bles, 81, died at 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 20, 1921, at Kelso, daughter of the late John William and Clara Mary Seyer Compass, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, St. Ann's Sodality and the Quilting Circle at St. Augustine...
Bill Asbridge (10/06/02)
SCOTT CITY -- Bill F. Asbridge, 77, died Oct. 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1925, at Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late William and Beatrice Blackwell Asbridge, he was a maintenance engineer for General Equipment Co. in St. Louis and moved from Collinsville, Ill., to Scott City in 1989. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of Scott City First Baptist Church...
Majorie Pruitt (10/06/02)
DEXTER -- Majorie Pruitt, 84, died Oct. 5, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 9, 1917, in Hunterville, daughter of the late Thomas and Lillie Davenport Bascom, she was a graduate of Dexter High School and lived in Dexter until 1940 when she moved to Poplar Bluff. She and her husband owned and operated Pruitt Glass and Paint Co. in Poplar Bluff for many years. For the past seven years she had lived in Dexter and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff...
P.J. Schlosser (10/06/02)
SIKESTON -- P.J. Schlosser, 87, died at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 4, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 27, 1915, at Kelso, son of the late John and Mary Burger Schlosser, he owned and operated P.J.'s Auto and Home Supply Co. in Sikeston from 1937 until his retirement in 1982. ...
Roma Cato (10/06/02)
ADVANCE -- Roma Lee Cato, 79, died Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 23, 1923, at Swinton, daughter of the late Presley and Anna Warren Delay, she was a 1940 graduate of Advance High School and attended Southeast Missouri State Teachers College. A member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance, she was a school teacher with the Zalma School District for over 20 years...
Nelda Hanks (10/06/02)
ORAN - Nelda Maxine Hanks, 74, died Oct. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1928, in Gideon, daughter of the late James Harrison and Hattie Irene Ray Shaffer, she had been a nurse for the Chaffee General Hospital and retired last year from the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Charles Hayes (10/06/02)
NEW MADRID - Charles Rudolph Hayes, 72, died Oct. 1, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in Kewanee, son of the late Mitchell R. and Lela Gentry Hayes, he was a river boat captain for many years. In July 1955, in Tunica, Miss., he married Iris Chanbliss and she preceded him in death...
Wallace Howard (10/06/02)
CROWDER -- Wallace Reed Howard, 81, died at 2 a.m. Oct. 4, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Sept. 19, 1921, in Crowder, son of the late John Thomas and Mollie May Howard, he had been a butcher at Bob Taylor Grocery and served in the U.S. Air Force...
Billie Burch (10/06/02)
SIKESTON -- Billie M. "Nana" Burch, 88, died Oct. 4, 2002, at her residence. Born Oct. 8, 1913, in Lanty, Ark., daughter of the late William Usher and Lillie Etta Hall Montgomery, she was active in the family business, Burch Brothers Garage in Matthews and later for Burch Food Service until her retirement. ...
Marguerite Thurman (10/06/02)
ANNISTON -- Marguerite Barnhill Thurman, 93, died at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 4, 2002, at Jackson Manor Nursing Center following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Philip Montgomery (10/06/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel for Philip Montgomery, 60, who died Sept. 29, 2002, were: Mark Nea, Tim Warren, Carol Montgomery, Bill Mason, Brent Montgomery and Daric Montgomery.
H. Spencer Matthews (10/06/02)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Retired) H. Spencer Matthews Jr., 81, died Sept. 24, 2002. He was the first Naval Aviation Pilot to be promoted to flag rank in the Navy. Born May 5, 1921, in Clarksville, Ark., following two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps, he enlisted in the Navy on April 16, 1940. After boot camp training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois, he was transferred to the Navy's fighter training Squadron Five at Saufley Field in Pensacola, Fla...
Looking Back 10/6 (10/06/02)
JACKSON - Mustering a scoring punch after taking advantage of a Jackson Indian fumble, the Sikeston Bulldogs pushed over a line touchdown Friday night in a game played at Jackson, sufficient for a 6-0 gridiron triumph. BENTON - Hess Porter, county treasurer, reports he has received from Haskell Holman, state auditor, $57,496.14. ...
Jurors' verdict is simply unrealistic (10/06/02)
Smokers and their silly lawsuits against tobacco companies are in the news again this week. It seems a California jury (where else?) has awarded the obscene amount of $28 billion in punitive damages against Philip Morris in favor of a longtime former smoker. That jury has to rank among the most asinine group of people ever assembled on this planet...
Speakout 10/6 (10/06/02)
Let's end all this lunacy about there being any such dog called a french pug. This dog is simply a mixed breed dog. It is not recognized as a pure breed by any of the major organizations. So if you want to have a mixed-breed puppy, that's fine, but may I suggest you go to the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society and pay under $75 instead of paying $400, $450 or $500 for essentially the same thing...