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Stories from Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Off the air (12/04/02)
It was a waiting game for Sikeston Rotary Club members Tuesday night. The items were in place and the workers ready for the annual auction but the show was not able to feed into the cable television access. The show will go on however, with additional time planned for tonight and Thursday. The show will begin at 6 p.m. both days...
New Dental clinic will serve Medicaid patients in Sikeston (12/04/02)
SIKESTON -- A national move mandating dental care services for Medicaid patients has made a stop in Sikeston. Members from the Semo Health Network, Delta Health Network, Community Health Development, Missouri Primary Care Association and others from the medical field gathered Tuesday at the Delta Health Network to discuss plans for a dental clinic in Sikeston...
Trust fund established to pay 'insurmountable' bills for Sikeston man (12/04/02)
SIKESTON - His friends called him Eddie, he was "Papa" to his grandson and as far as his daughter's concerned, he'll always be Daddy. James E. Brewer Sr. was diagnosed with liver failure earlier this year. Symptoms that started out as painful but tolerable had in recent weeks turned into his being sent home from the hospital and told there was nothing else that could be done...
Winter roars into Bootheel (12/04/02)
BENTON - Winter weather roared back into Southeast Missouri today but county road and bridge crews were ready . According to Scott County Commissioner Jamie Burger crews worked Tuesday preparing the sand-salt mix and servicing road graders for the county's roads in anticipation of bad weather's arrival...
Families seek food, warm clothing through annual Community Christmas Campaign (12/04/02)
SIKESTON -- Christmas decorations now appear all throughout Sikeston as people get into the Christmas spirit. While the Christmas spirit has infected many, there are still some families who will not be able to have a merry Christmas without the help of others. However, help can be given through the Community Christmas Campaign...
East Prairie wins again (12/04/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie defeated Chaffee on Tuesday night 44-36, remaining undefeated on the young season. Multi-sport standout Matt Boyer was in the zone, pouring in a game-high 24 points, hitting two 3-pointers. Behind Boyer, the Eagles saw six points from Roger Swann, five each from Jordan Sanders and Jason Adkisson, then four points from Jared Carden...
Hawks open with blowout win (12/04/02)
ORAN -- The Kelly Hawks opened the 2002-2003 season with a bang on Tuesday night, shellacking Gideon in the Oran Tournament, 83-50. Trey Simmons led the charge with 16 points, followed by Major Burger with 15, Brooks Edmonds with 14 and Lance Scheffer with 13...
SHS defeated in double OT (12/04/02)
MARION, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell to 0-2 on the season with a 72-71 double overtime loss to the Marion Wildcats in Illinois on Tuesday night. It's the second out of state team the Bulldogs have played after losing on the road to Blytheville (Ark.) last week...
Southeast Missouri's 'Dandy Dozen' (12/04/02)
Now that the 2002-2003 basketball season is here, who are the top players to watch out for? Everybody has his or her own opinion on the subject. The following is a list of what I consider the top 12 players heading into the season. Here is Southeast Missouri's "Dandy Dozen."...
Knights handle Sikeston grapplers (12/04/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team went toe-to-toe with one of the top programs in the state on Tuesday, losing 57-12 to the Farmington Knights. The Bulldogs won just three matches, falling to 1-1 in dual meets this season. The Knights are three-time defending state champs...
Turnovers doom bearcats (12/04/02)
DEXTER -- Dexter played with the heart of a champion at home Tuesday night, but the Bearcats couldn't overcome foul troubles and a tall, talented Charleston Bluejays team, falling 67-63 in the season opener. "I'm proud of our kids," said Dexter coach Eric Sitze after the hard fought game. "Of course we would have liked to get the win. But I didn't know what to expect out of us tonight...
Eula Bell (12/04/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Eula Bell, 64, formerly of St. Louis, died Nov. 28, 2002, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 2, 1935, in Falcon, Miss., daughter of the late London and Alberta Cox Richardson Sykes, she moved to Portageville in 1972 and was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church. She was a teacher for Head Start for three years and was a cook in various area restaurants for more than 20 years before retiring...
Frank Daun (12/04/02)
DEXTER - Frank Daun, 68, died Dec. 2, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 6, 1934, at Reil, Germany, son of the late Martin and Barbara Briesch Daun, he was a riverboat deckhand for Inland Tugs and was of the Catholic belief. His wife, Mary Lou Daun, survives of the home...
Wilma Oliver (12/04/02)
SIKESTON - Wilma Oliver, 79, died Dec. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Leler Clark (12/04/02)
LITHONIA, Ga. - Leler Clark, 86, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and Cairo, Ill., died Nov. 29, 2002, at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Born April 9, 1916, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Rev. George and Mandy Orange Mains, she moved in the early 1940s to Charleston where he became a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church. He moved in Cairo in 1959...
Homer McKinley (12/04/02)
SCOTT CITY - Homer King McKinley, 84, died Dec. 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Cookville, Tenn., son of the late Homer Lee and Daisy Jared McKinley, he retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Illmo Baptist Church and VFW Post 6407 in Scott City. ...
Mildred Hill (12/04/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred Hill, 59, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Eddie Brewer (12/04/02)
SIKESTON - James E. "Eddie" Brewer Sr., 64, died Dec. 3, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Births (published 12/4) (12/04/02)
SIKESTON - Christa Farrell and Barry Williams are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:38 a.m. Oct. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nicholas Zander Williams weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long. DEXTER - Keith and Lisa Coleman are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:47 a.m. Nov. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Gage Clinton-Levi Coleman weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 12/4 (12/04/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Ruth Bender has joined the staff of the Employment Service office here as a stenographer. She was born and reared in Cape Girardeau. MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Velmer Canady are the proud parents of a baby born at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston...
Quota system fails educational needs (12/04/02)
About 15 percent of the first year Michigan law students are minorities. If race were no longer considered for admission, that number is projected to fall to .04 percent. And that issue is at the center of a Supreme Court case that may well shape the complexion and makeup of higher education in the years ahead...
Speakout 12/4 (12/04/02)
I would like to thank all the military personnel throughout this world who are trying to protect our country and provide us a safer place to raise our families. There are many members of the military, not only from our country, but also from other allied countries who spent Thanksgiving in other countries and won't be spending Christmas with their families. ...