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Stories from Thursday, October 17, 2002

Technology not just for white-collar workers (10/17/02)
CHARLESTON -- When a piece of machinery breaks down for Donny DeLine, all he has to do is hit the speed dial button on his cellular phone, and in seconds he's in touch with a dealership, tracking down a part. And when it's too windy to spray in the daytime, a global positioning system helps guide DeLine through his field at night...
YMCA offers Parents Night Out (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - "Bewitched's" Samantha Stevens had a pretty good thing going. She could pop in and out of places with a mere snap of her fingers. Unfortunately, most parents today lack such supernatural skills. And although it doesn't involve nose twitches or magical pony tales, the YMCA does have an alternative for parents who need to get away for awhile...
Two arrested for drug operation (10/17/02)
BLOOMFIELD - As part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, SEMO Drug Task Force and Dexter Police Department have arrested two individuals in connection with an indoor marijuana growing operation located inside the couple's mobile home at 112 Condor Drive...
Construction zone (10/17/02)
Road and bridge construction continues on the bridge replacement project one mile east of the Highway 60-61 (South Main) interchange.
City works on PILOT ordinance (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - An ordinance which would present to Sikeston voters the chance to amend the Home Rule Charter to establish a means of transferring funds from the Board of Municipal Utilities to the city's general revenue fund is on the city's agenda. During a special meeting Wednesday morning, council members Jerry Pullen, Philip Boyer and Sue Rogers directed city staff to prepare the ordinance and have it reviewed by attorneys in time for a first reading on Oct. ...
Ward filing begins Tuesday (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's next step toward a larger city council and the ward system happens at 8 a.m. Tuesday when filing for the April 8 municipal election begins. In April, voters will elect their first at-large mayor for a three-year term. Residents of Wards 2 and 3 - the northeast and southeast areas of the city - will also each elect a representative for a three-year term...
Two men arrested for Mr. B's robbery (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston men face felony charges for the armed robbery of Mr. B's Liquors at 805 S. Main. The robbery occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. According DPS Director Drew Juden, the masked subjects took cash and fled from the scene. ...
Chaffee volleyball team posts seventh win (10/17/02)
HAYTI -- Chaffee's volleyball team posted its seventh win of the season on Wednesday, defeating Hayti in three sets. The Lady Red Devils lost the first set 7-15, but came back to win the second 15-11 and the third 15-12. "We were winning all three games by a score of 14-6," explained Chaffee head coach David Mirly. "After that disappointing first loss, we were able to bounce back and remain focused. I give our girls credit for pulling it out in the end."...
Portageville's biggest test yet (10/17/02)
BRUCETON, Tenn. -- You thought Hayti was tough? Well get a load of Tennessee power Bruceton. The Tigers have size. They have speed. And they've got a tradition strong enough to grab any team's attention, regardless of size. No question about it, Portageville's stiffest test of the season comes on Friday...
Evelyn Huls (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Evelyn M. Huls, 78, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Richard VanDuson (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Richard VanDuson, 79, died at 6:05 a.m. Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Gary Tennyson (10/17/02)
PUXICO - Gary Tennyson, 38, died Oct. 15, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 14, 1964, in Santa Rosa, Calif., son of Jayan Van Bergen of St. Louis and William Tennyson of Petaluma, Calif., he lived in California for many years before moving to Puxico nine years ago. He was employed by the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop in Dexter...
Mitchell McLard (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Mitchell McLard, 56, died Oct. 15, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, son of the late Franklin Earl and Rubie Lucille Tankersley McLard, he lived in Bennington, Neb., for 16 years before moving to Sikeston last April. He retired as a railroad mileage date engineer...
Marjory Dame (10/17/02)
CHAFFEE - Marjory Lucille Dame, 82, died Oct. 16, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 26, 1919, daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Clark Boardman, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and Chapter CX of PEO Sisterhood in Chaffee and Chapter 342 Order of the Eastern Star in Morley...
Ron Payne (10/17/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ron Payne, 61, died Oct. 15, 2002, at his home. Born July 1, 1941, in Wyatt, son of the late Percy W. and Isadora Gregory Payne, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired as a maintenance technician for the Gates Rubber Company in Charleston and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Johnnie Reddiex (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Lee Reddiex, 81, died Oct. 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Tommy and Rose Anderson Reddiex and lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. Survivors include: one daughter, Lucyann Reddiex of Carpentersville, Ill.; two sons, Johnnie Lee Reddiex Jr. of the state of Washington and Steve Brandy of Ohio; one brother, Jim Reddiex of Sikeston; one sister, Lucy Lawrence of Sikeston; and five grandchildren...
Olive King (10/17/02)
MOREHOUSE - Olive A. King, 84, died at 12:25 p.m. Oct. 15, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 8, 1918, in Miner, daughter of the late Charles and Nettie Fisher Turner, she was a housewife and member of Rauch-Spence Memorial United Methodist Church in Morehouse...
Harley Vails (10/17/02)
DEXTER - Harley E. Vails Sr., 87, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born May 7, 1915, in Holcomb, son of the late William E. and Virgie A. Mounce Vails, he lived in Essex for many years, where he was engaged in farming, and moved to Dexter 16 years ago. He attended the Vinson General Baptist Church near Essex...
Homer Abernathy (10/17/02)
DEXTER - Robert Homer Abernathy, 94, died Oct. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 17 (10/17/02)
SIKESTON - Two young physicians were in here Tuesday afternoon as first lieutenants after volunteering their services to the Army. Dr. M.G. Anderson and Dr. A.D. Martin received the Army oath in a brief ceremony at the public library conducted by medical recruiting officers. Both will be called to duty Nov. 30...
Comment will not help the campaign (10/17/02)
Sen. Jean Carnahan has apologized for her unusual comment last week about Osama bin Laden. Carnahan told a Democratic luncheon last week: "I'm the No. 1 target of the White House. They can't get Osama bin Laden, so they're going to get me." Her apology will soften the blow but her comment will remain part of the political landscape of 2002...
Your View: two from 10/17 (10/17/02)
The 2000 Census reported that New Madrid county, the most sparsely populated county in the Bootheel, is still suffering long term population loss. The New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education did its job and examined the effects of long term trends. ...
SpeakOut 10/17 (10/17/02)
I want to talk to the former Republican who is now a Democrat. In the Oct. 3 paper the person talked about how far ahead Missouri is than our neighboring states. I wish they would give a few examples. The caller also said Kentucky has a Republican governor. I believe he's the opposite. The fellow with the sex scandal over there is a Democrat. If you watch Channel 6 news a little longer, you will find out a few facts about Kentucky...