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Stories from Sunday, October 27, 2002

Regents are reappointed (10/27/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents today approved the reappointment of Thomas Swayne Byrd and Jerrianne Wyman as University representatives on the River Campus Board of Managers. Byrd is the owner of an architectural firm in Sikeston, that specializes in commercial and residential work. ...
Making a difference (10/27/02)
Molly Brinkmeyer, Emily Webb and Kelsie Brown label books that the English Department at the Sikeston Junior High School are donating for Make a Difference Day. Over 200 children's books were collected and will be donated to the Missouri Delta Medical Center and the House of Refuge...
Program created to reduce truancy (10/27/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Public Schools students are required to go to school, no ifs, ands or buts about it. And starting this year if they don't, they'll find themselves in Truancy Court. A Juvenile Court pilot program, Truancy Court was created to reduce truancy and what is described as educational neglect among public school students...
Trick-or-treat event planned for Halloween (10/27/02)
SIKESTON - With everything that's going on in the world today, parents can't help but want to bundle up their children and hold on tight. And with Halloween comes an increased desire to shield youngsters from potential harm. Some adults aren't even sure trick-or-treating is such a good idea these days...
Caruthersville handles E.P. (10/27/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jimmy Jackson rushed 28 times for 206 yards to lead the Caruthersville Tigers to a 36-9 win over East Prairie Friday night in the first round of district play. "We set out to put some points on the scoreboard. We have been having some success moving the football but we have not put the ball in the endzone the last four games. ...
Dexter whitewashes Kennett (10/27/02)
DEXTER -- Dexter opened its 3A District 1 slate with a bang on Friday night, obliterating Kennett 42-0. The Bearcats posted all of its points in the first half, scoring 36 in a huge second quarter. Matt Burnett scored four touchdowns, finishing the game with 187 yards on 25 carries. ...
Portageville manhandles Malden (10/27/02)
PORTAGEVILLE ---- The big boys up front shoved Malden out of the postseason picture and paved the way for what the Portageville football team hopes will be another deep run in the state playoffs. With the offensive line clearing gaping holes for their wishbone attack, the Bulldogs began defense of their Class 2, District 1 title with a convincing 42-14 victory Friday night over rival Malden...
Charleston runs wild on Crystal City (10/27/02)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays got off on the right foot in the Class 2, District 2 opener on Friday night against Crystal City. The Bluejays rattled off 42 unanswered points to defeat the Hornets 42-20, improving to 3-5 on the season. Charleston, the two-time defending district champions, are now 1-0 in district play. Crystal City falls to 2-6 on the season an 0-1 in district play...
Hicks, Cape roll over SHS (10/27/02)
SIKESTON - If the Sikeston Bulldogs are to win a district championship, they're going to have to get some help from somebody else. The Bulldogs lost to Cape Central 30-13 on Friday night at SPS Stadium in the opener of Class 4, District 1. Cape improves to 1-0 in district play and will get 13 points for the win. Sikeston is now 0-1 in district play and will be -13 in the standings...
Blackcats hand NMCC rare district loss (10/27/02)
NEW MADRID -- Three fumbles, two interceptions and a solid performance from Fredericktown handed New Madrid County Central its first district loss in three years on Friday night. The visiting Blackcats ran their traditional double tight offense close to perfection, racking up 315 yards in a 21-14 win...
Nelda Shaw (10/27/02)
DEXTER - Nelda Lee Shaw, 76, died Oct. 24, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1926, at Bernie, daughter of the late Ralph Winslow and Ruby Kitchens Crain, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. On Dec. 28, 1943, at Piggott, Ark., she married Bob Shaw who survives of the home...
Irene Eddings (10/27/02)
CHICAGO - Irene Victoria Hawes "Miss Vicky" Eddings, 63, died Oct. 23, 2002. Born Jan. 29, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Pershing and Willie Mae Hawes, she graduated in 1954 from Central High School in Hayti, Mo. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with the Cook County Circuit Court for more than 24 years...
Justen Larkins (10/27/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Justen Kemp Larkins, 15, died Oct. 24, 2002, at his home. Born July 16, 1987, in Cape Girardeau, son of Melinda Carol Kemp Larkins of East Prairie and the late Kenneth Bruce Larkins, he was a sophomore at East Prairie High School and a member of New Life Ministries Church in New Madrid...
Icie Price (10/27/02)
DEXTER - Icie Mae Price, 90, formerly of Sikeston and Neelyville, died at 5:42 p.m. Oct. 24, 2002, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center. Born June 18, 1912, in Winston County, Ala., daughter of the late Lee and Amanda Dodd Estes, she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Births (published 10/27) (10/27/02)
SIKESTON - Ronald and Martha Burch are the parents of their second son, born at 2:02 p.m. Sept. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Aaron Eugene Burch weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Burch is the daughter of Leona Woods...
Looking back 10-27 (10/27/02)
SIKESTON - Missouri Delta Community Hospital Inc. was set up as a permanent organization at a meeting of directors Monday night at the Scott County Milling Company office. Twenty-one directors were named; 10 of them from Sikeston and 11 from other communities to be served by the institution...
Negative campaigns often work (10/27/02)
A woman stopped me this week and suggested I write a column about the negative political advertising that comes our way on a daily basis. I said I'd be glad to but asked her if she was for or against the negative thrust. Well she was against it, of course, she said somewhat indignantly...
Speakout 10-27 (10/27/02)
I have just returned home from watching the Sikeston Senior High football game. I must say that I am very disappointed. Although Sikeston pulled the win out in overtime, I feel that it was a big loss. I would like to say that winning isn't everything. ...