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Stories from Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Now showing: screams, gore (10/15/02)
SIKESTON -- Halloween is near and now is the perfect time to dim the lights and lock the doors as you curl up on the couch to catch a good horror flick. "The gorier, the better," said Sean Wibbenmeyer, owner of Video One. Horror movie fan Herb Moore saw "The Exorcist" for the first time when he was only 6 years old with his parents at the movie theater. Things haven't been the same since...
Self-storage grows into big money industry (10/15/02)
SIKESTON - Some call it hoarding. Others insist it has to do with sentimentality. Call it what you will, the truth of the matter is more and more people are running out of room to put their stuff. And in answering Americans' plea for help, the self-storage has grown into a $10 billion-a-year industry...
Cross country team takes fifth out of 17 at Potosi Invitational (10/15/02)
POTOSI -- In cross-country a varsity team is made of seven runners. The places of the first five runners for a team are added together to get a team score. The lowest score wins. Most varsity teams are made up of experienced junior and senior runners. Sikeston only has six varsity runners, three of which are first year freshmen, and another senior who is running cross-country for the first time...
Caruthersville junior varsity downs Sikeston freshman (10/15/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston ninth grade football team lost to Caruthersville's junior varsity on Monday 20-12 at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Caruthersville jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead and never looked back. Sikeston rallied in the second half but it was not enough...
Bluff ends Sikeston's season (10/15/02)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's softball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday in the first round of the Class 4 District 1 Tournament. Five errors doomed the Lady Bulldogs in an 8-0 loss to Poplar Bluff. "It was kind of disappointing," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "We came in hoping we could play (Poplar Bluff) better than we did earlier in the season. Defensively, we had five errors made on bunts. We either couldn't get to it, or made overthrows. That hurt us."...
William Aslin (10/15/02)
DEXTER - William Aslin, 80, died Oct. 14, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Hallie Dye (10/15/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Hallie Claire Dye, 95, of Crowder, who died Oct. 12, 2002, will be: Windle Dye, Nick Lanpher, Leroy Holman, Rick Holman, Dan Holman and Fred H. Thornton III. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Alva Boyts (10/15/02)
CHAFFEE - Alva Rea Boyts, 76, died Oct. 13, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1926, at Ponder, daughter of the late Mark Lafatte and Ola Velma Corlee Holland, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. On Oct. 13, 1948, she married Stirling Harbin Boyts who survives of the home...
Martha Driskill (10/15/02)
SIKESTON - Martha E. Driskill, 90, died Oct. 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Gilbert Tribble (10/15/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gilbert Tribble, 88, died Oct. 13, 2002, at his home. Born July 24, 1914, in Harviell, son of the late Dewitt Tribble and Louise Pearce Tribble Berry, he grew up in Lone Hill. He was a mechanic and member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Portageville...
Grace Townsend (10/15/02)
CHARLESTON - Grace P. Townsend, 98, died at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born Sept. 16, 1904, in Orange County, Ind., daughter of the late Louie Edwin and Emma Jane Pruitt Prosser, she lived in Mississippi County since 1911. She was a member of the Charleston United Methodist Church, member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. ...
Billie Sander (10/15/02)
JACKSON - Rosamond "Billie" Spurrier Sander, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 13, 2002, at her home. Born Jan. 5, 1916, in Jackson, daughter of the late Emanuel and Lillian Armstrong Milde, she was a 1933 graduate of Jackson High School. A 1935 graduate of Lindenwood College in St. ...
Hunt - Shackles (10/15/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Justine Michelle Hunt and Daniel Eugene Shackles II exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony May 25, 2002, at Bethel Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Daniel Ross and the Rev. Stan Hargis performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bill J. Hunt of Perryville and the late Lydia K. Hunt and the bridegroom is the son of Danny Shackles and Elizabeth Shackles of Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 15 (10/15/02)
SIKESTON - An A-I-A priority rating has been given by the War Production Board in construction of Missouri Delta Community Hospital, north of Sikeston on Highway 61. --- SIKESTON - Malone Theatre today and tomorrow, "True to the Army" with Jerry Colona, Allen Jones and Judy Conova. Rex Theatre, "Flowing Gold" with John Garfield, Pat O'Brien and Francis Farmer...
Prop A needs more guidelines on use (10/15/02)
As election day nears, I am having increasing concerns with Proposition A which would increase taxes on cigarettes by 55 cents a pack and, at the same time, increase other tobacco taxes by 20 percent. For starters, I don't fully trust the financial windfall numbers estimated by the state. And secondly, I'm not sure it's fair to fund increasing health care costs for the poor on the backs of smokers...
Your View: two views from 10/15 (10/15/02)
President Bush made a speech to the world on Oct. 7 from Cincinnati which CBS, ABC and NBC did not cover. Only 17 percent of Americans heard the President's talk! This talk was about how the United States might go to war against Iraq or avoid war if sufficient power against Iraq could be mustered to cause a peaceful change of their government administration. ...
SpeakOut 10/15 (10/15/02)
I understand your point on elderly drivers, but every time this point is made, I would like to ask a question to the author. Now I can. When is the last time you offered to take an elderly person to the store, the doctor's office, the pharmacy, Wal-Mart, or just for a drive to see what has changed? There is no public transportation here. ...