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Stories from Thursday, March 27, 2003

TV show will feature Melon Man (03/27/03)
SIKESTON -- The Melon Man is coming to a TV near you. The Melon Man, also known as Bob Dwyer, a watermelon grower of Sikeston, will be featured in Home and Garden Television's "Garden Giants" at 8 p.m. Sunday. The hour-long special is an inside look at the characters in the world of competitive gardening and their monstrous fruits and vegetables suitable for Paul Bunyan's dinner table. Dwyer is one of seven people across the nation who will be featured in the HGTV special...
Author will give patriotic message (03/27/03)
SIKESTON - You might think a presentation sponsored by Edward Jones would be financial in nature. It's not. The motivational presentation is about the boundless power of human potential; the power of a positive, focused state of mind; overcoming adversity and reaching beyond your goals...
Stars announced for 51st Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo (03/27/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycees are ready to rope in country music fans to the 51st annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. The Jaycees announced their lineup today at the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce March luncheon, promoting this year's stars as an "excellent mix of solid country music talent and rising stars," said Tim Jaynes, entertainment co-chairman for this year's rodeo. "We believe this year's line-up will really appeal to everyone."...
Oran softball team drops first game (03/27/03)
ORAN -- Oran's softball team lost its first game of the season on Wednesday afternoon to Delta, 7-2. "Delta is a good team to play right off the bat," said Oran head coach Travis Spane. "This game shows we need a lot of improvement, but it also shows we're going to be able to play with a lot of teams in the area."...
SHS golfers lose to Cape (03/27/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team was defeated by Cape Central on Wednesday, 162-165. "I was disappointed in the way we shot today," said Sikeston head coach Rick Oetting. "We had a couple of strong rounds, but fell a stroke or two off on others. I'm waiting for all cylinders on the golfing machine to fire together and it just hasn't happened yet."...
Sikeston bats catch fire (03/27/03)
SIKESTON - As quiet as the Sikeston Bulldogs' bats were in Tuesday's season-opener with Notre Dame, they were that much louder on Wednesday afternoon. Sikeston pounded out 19 hits en route to a 20-0 five-inning win against SEMO Conference foe Kelly on Wednesday at VFW Stadium to improve to 2-0 on the season...
Homer Spradling (03/27/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Homer H. Spradling, 83, died March 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Heber Springs, Ark., son of the late Jan and Letha Haney Gay Spradling, he was an independent insurance claims adjuster and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Lura Mills (03/27/03)
BERNIE - Lura Mills, 81, died March 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Coy McDowell (03/27/03)
SIKESTON - Coy McDowell, 76, died March 27, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Terry Ledure (03/27/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Terry Stephen Ledure, 49, died at 6 p.m. March 25, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Shirley E. Blattel Ledure of Scott City and the late Elmer Theon Ledure, he was a self-employed carpenter and custom cabinet maker. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso and Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City...
Gale Orr (03/27/03)
GRAYRIDGE - Gale "Big" Orr, 75, died March 25, 2003, at his home. Born March 31, 1927, in Clarkton, son of the late Thomas B. and Etta King Orr, he was a retired farmer and member of the Essex Lions Club. He was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Essner -- Dannenmueller (03/27/03)
BENTON -- Stanley and Shirley Essner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Suzanne, to Ryan Robert Dannenmueller of Scott City, son of Cletus Dannenmueller of Scott City and Donna Diebold-Joplin of Cape Girardeau. A 1998 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, Essner received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education in December 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau...
Lambert -- Diamond (03/27/03)
SIKESTON -- Margaret R. Dement and Thomas E. Lambert of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alison L. Lambert, to Lloyd W. Diamond, son of Larry and Karen Diamond of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1990 from Sikeston Senior High School and is a senior pharmacy technician at Walgreen's in Cape Girardeau. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Lambert of Sikeston, Dorothy K. Randol of Cape Girardeau and the late Narvol A. Randol...
Bolen - 64th (03/27/03)
WAPPAPELLO -- Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bolen Sr. were guests of honor for a dinner party Feb. 24 at Maya's Restaurant in Poplar Bluff. The event was in celebration of the couple's 64th wedding anniversary. Bolen and the former Olline Becker were married Feb. 24, 1939, in Risco by a justice of the peace...
Looking Back in Time at March 27 (03/27/03)
SIKESTON - The cast for the Sikeston High School junior play, The Very Light Brigade" include: Grace Marie Sitzes, Charlotte Strain, Bert Moore, Jeanne Jackson, LaVerne Yoffie, Louise Jackson, Archie Alliston, Bill Sikes, Chris Porter, John Boardman, Bob Mitchell, Mary Ellen Bailey, Mary Lou Swanagon, Elbert Powell and Shirley Dillon...
Community growth is everyone's job (03/27/03)
Wednesday's announcement that Essex Wire may soon be closing their Sikeston operation is anything but good news. Essex, and its predecessor Triangle Wire, have been excellent corporate neighbors and active within the community. Their workforce is important to our community in countless ways...
SpeakOut 3/27 (03/27/03)
I have been reading with interest about the Irish Travelers scam artists. For them to be able to do what they did, they had to alter that check dramatically. Why did the bank accept that check as it was without her initials being on the check where it was altered?...