[Nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 50°F  
High: 71°F ~ Low: 50°F
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Stories from Friday, October 25, 2002

Letters approved in meeting (10/25/02)
CHARLESTON - Three letters of recommendation to the Missouri Housing Development Commission on behalf of the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center were approved by Mississippi County commissioners during their regular session Thursday. The first is in support of the center's application for funds to expand services to homeless victims of domestic violence, assisting in preparing them to find and maintain permanent housing...
Mock accident makes a mark on Richland students (10/25/02)
ESSEX -- All fidgeting and murmuring in the bleachers came to a halt as six of Richland High School senior Jacob Lee's friends carried a casket to the center of the school's gym floor, just moments after a mock accident occurred in front of the school Thursday...
Fun day (10/25/02)
Debbie Larson plays with her son Grayson during the Parents as Teachers "Fun Day" at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center Thursday. The fun day is a new part of the parent-teacher conferences.
Death under investigation (10/25/02)
CHARLESTON - A death in Mississippi County Thursday afternoon is under investigation by County Coroner Terry Parker. According to preliminary reports, the death of a county youth appears to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, however official reports have not yet been released...
Sikeston All-Star team honored by Chamber (10/25/02)
SIKESTON - It was opportunity to honors some of Sikeston's top players - on the baseball field and in business. The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly meeting Thursday included a presentation to the youngsters who participated in the Cal Ripkin World Series and five local business were honored for their role in the community...
Friday Night at a glance (10/25/02)
Cape Central at Sikeston Place, time: Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Coaches: Cape Central's Lawrence Brookins (6-1), Sikeston's Charlie Vickery (5-1) Last year: Cape Central won 32-9 Last week: Cape Central beat Sumner 48-16. Sikeston was idle...
Chaffee duo in state tennis meet (10/25/02)
SPRINGFIELD -- Chaffee's tennis doubles team of Kate Pfefferkorn and Brittney Bennett will compete in today's state tournament in Springfield. The two qualified for state by placing second in the recent 1A-3A district tournament. After receiving a first round bye, the duo defeated Fredericktown 6-0, 6-0. In the third round, they defeated Potosi 6-0, 6-1. In the semifinals, they defeated Kennett 7-5, 3-6, 6-2...
Willard Middleton (10/25/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willard Middleton, 92, who died Oct. 21, 2002, were: Connie Mac Sells, Stephen Bishop, Robert Plummer, Harold Lindsay, Brian Stacy and Steve Felker.
Icie Price (10/25/02)
DEXTER - Icie Mae Price, 90, formerly of Sikeston and Neelyville, died Oct. 24, 2002, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Audrey McCullough (10/25/02)
SIKESTON - Audrey Mae Baker McCullough, 89, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 25, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 1, 1913, in Charleston, daughter of the late Eliza and Maggie Golightly Baker, she lived in Charleston most of her life before moving to Sikeston nine years ago. She had been employed by Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a member of the Church of the Nazarene...
Nelda Shaw (10/25/02)
DEXTER - Nelda Shaw, 76, died Oct. 24, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Justin Larkins (10/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Justin Larkins, 15, died Oct. 24, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
William Carman (10/25/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - William H. Carman, 83, died Oct. 23, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, following a brief illness. Born May 29, 1919, in Briar, he was the son of the late William and Ella Vandover Carman. He served in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, 18th Infantry and fought in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland campaigns of World War II. ...
Birth (Published 10/25) (10/25/02)
DIEHLSTADT - David and Rhonda Turley are the parents of their fourth child, second daughter, born at 8:53 p.m. Sept. 24, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Hannah Mackenzie Turley weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 10-25 (10/25/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Bernice Husher has been called to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday to begin a six-week training course in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. SIKESTON - Robert E. Meyer, district representative for the American Oil Co., was elected president of the Sikeston Kiwanis Club by acclamation Tuesday night at the Club's regular meeting...
Voter fraud remains concern for state (10/25/02)
I'll be real honest - I fear that voter fraud in St. Louis will cloud the election returns in the Missouri Senate race. I'm afraid that the chaos created in St. Louis during the 2000 presidential election will be repeated this year because of the high stakes involved in the Talent-Carnahan Senate race. And given the close standings in the polls, the race may well hinge on the St. Louis returns...
Speakout 10-25 (10/25/02)
You should be calling yourself "pro-fetus" instead of "pro-life," because that's more accurate. Jean Carnahan actually voted to say that John Ashcroft was not qualified to be attorney general. It wasn't that she did not like him, he was not qualified. Well, after the last year, it's obvious he is the most qualified attorney general we have had in a generation. Let's go, John Ashcroft. Good job...