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Stories from Wednesday, October 30, 2002

Costume help (10/30/02)
Connie Thompson, right, helps Jennifer Chessor with her costume for the upcoming Sikeston Little Theatre play "You Can't Take It With You." The play is set for Nov. 14-17. For tickets call 471-6888.
Elevator will cost more than expected (10/30/02)
BENTON - The installation of an elevator in the Scott County courthouse will cost more than anticipated. Bids for the project were opened during Thursday's county commission meeting. In addition to representatives of the bidding general contracting companies, the project's architect, Ron Galemore, and Connie Busby from the Bootheel Regional Planning Commission were in attendance...
Doctor helps search for cure (10/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Over four million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and new data projects the currently irreversible disease could reach up to 16 million Americans by 2050 if no cure is found. For this reason and many others, Dr. Abhilash Desai, geriatric psychiatrist and medical director of Senior Lifestyles at Missouri Delta Medical Center, is helping others in the medical field search for answers about treatment for the disease. ...
Open House weekend will kick off shopping season (10/30/02)
SIKESTON - The Downtown Business Association's Christmas Open House Weekend is practically guaranteed to put people in the holiday spirit. Not only that, but it provides an opportunity to mark off a few names on the gift list before the Christmas shopping rush hits...
Pursuit hits 120 mph, arrests made (10/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Authorities are investigating whether robberies and attempted robberies in the Miner area early this morning are connected to a high-speed pursuit that ended near Dudley. "We believe there were two attempted robberies in the Miner area," according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Larry Plunkett Jr., Troop E's public information officer. "There were two successful robberies at the Best Western Coach Inn and the Holiday Inn Express in the 2:30 to 3 a.m. time frame...
Game of the Week: NMCC at Dexter (10/30/02)
DEXTER - It's been so long since the Dexter Bearcats have defeated New Madrid County Central that probably not a single player on either team can recall the last time. The year was 1991, a 21-20 Bearcat victory that few at the time thought would be the last for 10 years...
Charleston 3-peat on the horizon (10/30/02)
Last week Charleston took a huge step towards its third straight district championship, defeating Crystal City 42-20. After opening the season 1-5, the Bluejays have now won two straight by an average score of 45 to 18. And the blowouts don't stop here...
Sikeston falls in district semis (10/30/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday night, losing to Jackson in the Class 4 District 1 semifinals. The Lady Bulldogs lost in straight sets, 8-15, 2-15. "We went in with high hopes, after pulling off an upset (Monday) night against Poplar Bluff. ...
Eighth graders win (10/30/02)
DEXTER -- Sikeston's eighth grade girls basketball team won the third place trophy in the Dexter Tournament on Tuesday night, beating Charleston 34-8. Jessica McCray led the charge for the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points, followed by Shaketa Ranson with 12...
J.D. Baker (10/30/02)
SIKESTON - James D. Baker, 74, died Oct. 28, 2002, at his home. Born May 10, 1928, in Clines Island, son of the late George R. and Inez Hicks Baker, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist belief. He was a self-employed mechanic and was a teacher at the Sikeston Vocational Center before retiring...
Hazel Royal (10/30/02)
SIKESTON - Hazel Parthenia Royal, 87, died Oct. 29, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Charles McConkey (10/30/02)
BERTRAND - Charles McConkey, 67, died at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Eunice Norville (10/30/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eunice Marie Blagg Norville, 62, died Oct. 29, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bobbie Walker (10/30/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bobbie L. Walker, 66, died Oct. 29, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Charles McKinney (10/30/02)
SIKESTON - Charles McKinney, 64, died Oct. 24, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 26, 1937, in Vardaman, Miss., son of the late Felix and Ida Thornton McKinney, he lived in Missouri for more than 37 years. He retired from Lewis Bakery and was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Isnor (10/30/02)
MOREHOUSE - Robert A. Isnor, 62, died Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Effie Frazier (10/30/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Effie L. Frazier, 81, died Oct. 29, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Jake Hamby (10/30/02)
DEXTER - Jake Freeman Hamby, 76, died Oct. 29, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 27, 1926, in Bloomfield, son of the late Jesse Cobert and Geneva Fitzpatrick Hamby, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Dickie Keene (10/30/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Dickie Joe Keene, 54, died Oct. 26, 2002, at his home. Born July 20, 1948, in Benton, son of Mary D. Gunter Keene McFarland of Marble Hill and the late Lloyd Keene, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. A 1966 graduate of Puxico High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University and was manager of Cape Tractor Trailer Supply for 22 years. He was a 25-year member of Elks Lodge 639 in Cape Girardeau and Masonic Lodge 590 in Advance...
Birth (published 10-30) (10/30/02)
ST. LOUIS - Stephen and Michelle Ann Ledbetter Jr. are the parents of their first two children, twin daughters born June 5, 2002, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. When Madison Ann Ledbetter arrived at 10:38 a.m., she weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grace Marie Ledbetter was born at 5:10 p.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 10-30 (10/30/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Taylor have purchased the South Side Cleaners, 607 Greer St., from Mrs. Harry Lewis. MATTHEWS - Barnwarming King and Queen of the Matthews FFA Chapter were crowned Friday night at the annual Barnwarming held at the Matthews Community Center. Miss Lou Anna Sutton was crowned Queen of FFA and Bruce Gilmer was crowned FFA King. They were crowned by Miss Susan Buchanan and Larry Greene...
Grant funds should require oversight (10/30/02)
Here's one of the reasons your federal government wants more of your tax dollars. More taxes will help to fund more grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that will be used to bring gay porn stars to St. Louis to speak to the group Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS, or BABAA. And just to put it into perspective, the gay porn star was dressed in a towel and a smile as he delivered his "safe sex" message to the assembled organization in a private residence in St. Louis...
Speakout 10-30 (10/30/02)
Proposition A in the upcoming election is just now beginning to receive media attention. Is this by chance or by plan? Proposition A imposes an excessive tax on individuals who utilize a perfectly legal substance, under the pretense that the revenue it generates will go to research on or resolution of medical problems created from use of this substance. ...