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Stories from Friday, October 18, 2002

Program helps SPS teachers get healthy (10/18/02)
SIKESTON - Being healthy has any number of benefits, including feeling good, thinking more clearly and performing tasks better. And when your career involves shaping tomorrow's leaders, these advantages are crucial which is why the R-6 School District has started a Wellness Program. The idea is to make the entire SPS staff be the best it can be both mentally and physically so in return the educators can help their students do their best...
Ripe grapes lead to fine wine (10/18/02)
COMMERCE -- After nearly five weeks of harvesting grapes, winemaker Jerry Smith wrapped up the most crucial part of winemaking season this week -- letting his grapes ripen to perfection. "Any good winemaker will tell you that the wine is made in the vineyard, and it's just my job not to mess it up," claimed Smith, owner of River Ridge Winery in Commerce. "The real crux of making the good wine is ripening of the fruit."...
New vehicle use policy is adopted by county commission in meeting (10/18/02)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners adopted a new county vehicle use policy during their regular session Thursday. The county had a vehicle policy in effect, "but it was not nearly as comprehensive as this one," said Junior DeLay, county clerk. "We used a model from MOPERM, who provides our liability insurance coverage."...
Taking shape (10/18/02)
Walls for East Prairie's new firestation across from the city administration building are beginning to give observers an idea of the new facility's size and shape. Sides Construction Company of Cape Girardeau began construction in September. Completion is slated for March...
Man arrested after incident (10/18/02)
SIKESTON -- A man is in custody after a two-hour standoff with police in which he was holding a hostage. The incident occurred at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday after officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety observed a subject wanted in connection with several traffic violations and leaving the scene of an accident in the 200 block of Luther Street...
Body of Campbell man found (10/18/02)
CAMPBELL - Law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's help in determining the final days of a man found dead along a roadway. A person picking up aluminum cans Wednesday afternoon along WW Highway a half mile north of Campbell, discovered the body of Damon R. Allen, 37, of Campbell in a concrete drainage ditch...
Ducks Unlimited event set (10/18/02)
SIKESTON -- The Swamp East Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual fall banquet Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Sikeston. This will be the only DU banquet the chapter hosts all year. "We usually have two events a year -- a sponsor and a membership banquet," said Swamp East chairman Jeremy Crook. "Usually we had one in the fall and one in the spring, but this year, we've decided to combine them. This will be a membership/sponsor banquet."...
SHS soccer team notches 1-0 win over Kennett (10/18/02)
KENNETT - The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team improved to 4-12-1 on the season with a 1-0 overtime road victory against Kennett on Thursday. Tanner Fritz scored the game-winning goal two minutes into overtime to win the game. "He scored on a free kick -- it was a set play," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. ...
Puxico topples Sikeston (10/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team was defeated by Puxico on Thursday 3-15, 12-15. The Lady Bulldogs have now lost three straight, heading into this weekend's Three Rivers Tournament. "We were kind of hopped up," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. ...
Sikeston's Ham, Lincoln have banner day in conference meet (10/18/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston cross country team took fourth in the SEMO Conference meet with 107 points on Thursday at Cape Girardeau Notre Dame High School. Cape Central won the conference meet with 40 points. Finishing in second was Poplar Bluff with 53 points and taking third was Jackson with 80 points...
Richard VanDuson (10/18/02)
SIKESTON - Richard VanDuson, 79, died at 6:05 a.m. Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements have been delayed at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston due to a family illness and will be announced later.
Homer Abernathy (10/18/02)
DEXTER - Homer Abernathy, 94, died Oct. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 4, 1907, in Athens, Ala., son of the late Andrew Jackson and Mary Nolan Abernathy, he owned Abernathy Welding in Dexter before retiring and was of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Huls (10/18/02)
MATTHEWS - Evelyn Mae Huls, 78, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Leland Stanford and Geneva Alma Drury Stucker Sr., she was a member of Tanner Street Church of God. She was associated with Rex Lambert Fabrics in Cape Girardeau and owned and operated Evelyn's Drapes for 40 years...
Marjory Dame (10/18/02)
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...
Jerry Cooper (10/18/02)
DEXTER - Jerry Dale Cooper, 58, died Oct. 17, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 19, 1943, in Tiptonville, Ky., son of the late Dub and Mary Cooper, he lived in Dexter for the past 25 years where he attended the Ark of Hope Church. He was a minister and had worked as a dispatcher, safety man and broker for truck lines before retiring...
Della Speakman (10/18/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Della Speakman, 90, who died Oct. 13, 2002, were: Byron Still, Dewayne Heaton, Kenneth Heaton, David Enderle, Pat McCann and Ray Enderle.
Olive King (10/18/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Olive King, 84, of Morehouse, who died Oct. 15, 2002, were: Charles Allen King II, Dustin Driskel, Sam Driskel, Don Culbertson, Dale Orr Jr. and Robert Davis.
Calvin Cullum (10/18/02)
BERNIE - Calvin Cullum, 77, died Oct. 17, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, where visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 18 (10/18/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Keith Collins has been appointed librarian of the Sikeston Public Library, R.E. Bailey, chairman of the library board, announced Wednesday. --- SIKESTON - Employees of the Woolworth Store had a wiener roast Wednesday night at the Chaney School house northeast of Sikeston...
Problems remain due to lack of action (10/18/02)
City officials say they are going to do whatever it takes to get vacant, dilapidated buildings and lots into the hands of owners who will take care of them. That statement could have come from dozens of communities including Sikeston. It was a statement from city leaders in St. Joseph...
Your View 10/18: Help the animals (10/18/02)
The Sikeston Area Humane Society will be having an Octoberfest-Bike Show as a fund-raiser for the animal shelter from 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Jaycee Rodeo grounds. The bike show will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and motorcycle enthusiasts should enjoy viewing many fine bikes, especially the Harleys...
SpeakOut 10/18 (10/18/02)
I would like to answer the letter that called George Bush a dictator. It looks to me that the person who wrote that letter doesn't know what a dictator is. This is in response to the article about the child getting a whipping, that the parent should have her child back. ...