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Stories from Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Hospice volunteers say reward is in giving (10/23/02)
SIKESTON - The decision to become a Hospice volunteer stems from a desire to make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill and their families. Yet what often happens is the volunteers receive far more than they are able to give. Not only do they achieve personal growth through the experience, volunteers say, but they discover the gifts the dying have to give in their final days of life...
Artist will share message of her medium - batik (10/23/02)
SIKESTON -- A little fabric, some dye and wax have come a long way for batik artist Mary Patricia "Pat" Stumpf. The Puxico native, who resides in Raleigh, N.C., will visit the area and teach residents about the batik technique in a workshop Nov. 1-2 in Charleston. Also, in November, Stumpf's batik work will be featured at the Sikeston Depot...
Time to clean up (10/23/02)
Mike Staggs, a Public Works employee for the City of Sikeston, inspects a trailer of trash for hazardous materials Tuesday at the Sikeston Compost Site. The City of Sikeston's annual Communitywide Cleanup is this week. The compost site is open daily through Sunday to allow Sikeston residents to dispose of items during the cleanup. Residents may drop off their items from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday...
Jail staffing studied (10/23/02)
Scott Welton Standard Democrat BENTON - Scott County officials are ready to begin the application process for staffing the new county jail. During the regular county commission meeting Tuesday Sheriff Bill Ferrell presented commissioners with a document showing the staff required for the new jail...
Banquet honors BRI (10/23/02)
SIKESTON - The director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development and a Missouri state senator with ties to Sikeston will be the featured guests at Saturday's Business Research Institute Annual Banquet. The banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, seeks to recognize the success of BRI in community revitalization...
Game of the Week: Malden vs. Portageville (10/23/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - If there is one phrase that area coaches associate with Portageville football, it's "mistake-free." For head coach Jim McKay and his Bulldogs, that's not a bad phrase to have pinned to your squad. But last week against Bruceton (Tenn.), the Bulldogs proved mortal, turning the ball over three times while committing a couple of costly penalties...
Strong schedules could pay off for local teams (10/23/02)
Just one season ago, Jackson, New Madrid County Central and Charleston were the best local teams in their class. But wins have been hard to come by for all three of the former powers. Why you ask? The answer is the same for all three 2-5 teams. All lost a solid senior class to graduation. And another big factor has been strength of schedule...
Oran vollyball downs Charleston (10/23/02)
CHARLESTON -- Oran's volleyball team defeated Charleston in three sets on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles lost the first set 13-15, won the second 15-1, then won the third 15-6. Jessica Prino had 17 points, five aces and seven assists. Lexi Todt finished with seven points and three assists. Teresa Hodges contributed five points, six kills and five blocks...
J.V. soccer team blanks Farmington (10/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston defeated Farmington 3-0 in the Cape Central junior varsity soccer tournament on Tuesday. Trey Stone scored just 11 minutes into the match off an assist from Jeff Hay. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead into halftime. In the second half, Kyle Howard scored an unassisted goal at 42 minutes to make it 2-0. Ryan Dukes added another goal at 67 minutes to make it 3-0. Trevor Allfield provided the assist...
Harold Pullum (10/23/02)
DEXTER - Herrell "Harold" Pullum, 78, died Oct. 22, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 10, 1924, in Dexter, son of the late John Benjamin and Phebia Herrell Pullum, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and owned and operated the Pullum Transfer and Moving Company for 34 years...
David Ward (10/23/02)
TROY -- David Robert Ward, son of Kindel and Jennifer Candice "Candy" Ward, died at birth Oct. 20, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include: one brother, Andrew Ward of the home; one sister, Grace Ward of the home; maternal grandparents, Don and Marilyn Barnes and Don and Connie Reimann of Sikeston; paternal grandparents, Lindel and Janice Ward of Zalma; maternal great-grandparents, Billy and Jerry Lewis of Sikeston, Bernice Barnes of Canalou and Walter and Mary Reimann of McClure, Ill.; and his paternal great-grandmother, Jewell French of Poplar Bluff.. ...
Jean Whitson (10/23/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church for Joyce Imogene "Jean" Whitson, 68, who died Oct. 22, 2002, will be: Alan Whitson, Cliff Lankheit, Randall Shrull, Wayne Angle, Anthony Angle and Harold Allred...
Eloise Richardson (10/23/02)
SIKESTON - Eloise Richardson, 49, died Oct. 20, 2002, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Jan. 16, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Cenia and Glen Richardson, she was a graduate of Matthews High School. She owned and operated Richardson's Daycare Center in Sikeston. A member of Greer Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, she was also a member of Princess Oziel Chapter 101 Order of the Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau...
Willard Middleton (10/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Willard Middleton, 92, died Oct. 21, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born July 2, 1910, in Gideon, son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Launius Middleton, he lived in East St. Louis, Ill., for many years before moving to Southeast Missouri 21 years ago and retired from Cerro Brass and Copper. He served with the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars, one Silver Star, a Purple Heart and a Good Conduct Medal...
Births (published 10-23) (10/23/02)
CHARLESTON - Tasha Thompson and Eric Thomas are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born Sept. 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tashiana KaShay Thomas weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/4-inches long. Thompson, daughter of Susie Thompson, is employed by Tri-County...
Looking Back 10-23 (10/23/02)
SIKESTON - James Dean Martin was honored with a party at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Martin Friday on his sixth birthday. Guests included: Gene Raymond Aufdenberg, Jerry Don Aufdenberg, Richard Carmody, Raymond Carmody, Milton Sadler, Paul Carlton Sadler, Sondra Lee Kirby, Ann Fant, Henry Fant, Arden Ellise Jr., Dickie Zampini, Donald Atchison, Jimmy McCollough, Jimmy Chronister...
Minimum wage hike is just part of the puzzle (10/23/02)
Discussion has centered again on an increase in the minimum wage. But then again, an election is right around the corner and that almost always brings discussion on minimum wage hikes. Those in favor of the increase hope that those opposed will be hurt at the ballot box by those laboring for minimum wage salaries. What they forget of course is that less than 3 percent of the American workforce makes the minimum wage and they are not the strongest voting bloc come election day...
Your view: M-M-M good (10/23/02)
We are cooks for the Matthews Elementary School in Matthews. We are sending you a copy of the letter we received from two fourth-grade students. Sometimes all you hear is complaining from some of the students, but most of the time, the students are very nice. This letter just made our day...
Speakout 10-23 (10/23/02)
My son is in a local daycare here in Sikeston. My problem is not with the daycare. This comment is not about that. My concern is with some parents who show their immaturity. When I went to pick up my son today, there was a lady there who was arguing with the workers - she wasn't just arguing. ...