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Stories from Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Man arrested after sexual assault on elderly woman (04/01/03)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in custody after a sexual assault on an elderly Sikeston woman over the weekend. Donald Wayne Triblett, 18, is currently being held at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety awaiting transfer to the Scott County Jail on the Class A felony warrants of forcible rape, sodomy, first degree robbery, first degree elderly abuse, first degree assault and the Class B felony of first degree burglary. Bond was set at $1,000,000 by Judge David Mann...
Poppies used to honor our troops (04/01/03)
SIKESTON -- Just as yellow ribbons show the support of American troops today, a red poppy pays tribute to the dead and living American service men and women. Throughout April, members of The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 will engage in several community service projects and their most popular, Poppy Day, will take place April 12...
SHS tennis team wins Farmington tournament (04/01/03)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston tennis team got off to a good start to the season with a first place finish in the Fourth Annual Farmington Invitational on Saturday. Sikeston took first with 38 points followed by Farmington with 32 points. Poplar Bluff took third with 17 points and Potosi finished fourth with three points...
NMCC rallies past Scott City (04/01/03)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat SEMO Conference foe Scott City 7-5 on Monday in New Madrid. Tied 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth, Zach Kribs plated the go-ahead run with a two-out double. Josh King added a run-scoring single to make it 7-5...
Charleston netters best Dexter, 7-2 (04/01/03)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston took down Dexter in a battle of undefeated tennis teams on Monday, beating the Bearcats 7-2. "I thought we played well," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "I guess we're starting to get used to these windy matches." In varsity singles, Alec Peterson defeated Dexter's Jake Smith 8-2. Kyle Kemp was defeated by Dexter's Drew Wethington 8-2, then Blake Branum was beat by Dexter's James Ford 9-7...
Bulldogs place fifth in Notre Dame tourney (04/01/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's golf team took fifth place in the Notre Dame Invitational Tournament on Monday, scoring a 345 in the field of 15 teams. "A brutal wind and fast greens kept the scores higher than we normally see at this tournament," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "There were only four scores in the 70s. Most scores were high 80s and up. Even last year's state champion (Dexter) shot an 89. I counted 34 of 80 scores below 90."...
Mary Homer (04/01/03)
DEXTER - Mary Colleen Homer, 74, died March 31, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born June 22, 1928, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late W.C. and Edith Williams Cates, she had lived in Bloomfield and Dexter for many years. A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, she retired as a teacher for Bloomfield Public Schools and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Vernon Zimmerman (04/01/03)
SCOTT CITY - Vernon Edward Zimmerman, 67, died March 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 8, 1935, in Fornfelt, son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Anna Lee Cambron Zimmerman, he was a retired riverboat pilot and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Scott City, Harold O. Grauel Masonic Lodge 672 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Shriner's Club and the Moolah Temple in St. Louis...
Capitola Melton (04/01/03)
ARNOLD -- Capitola W. Melton, 92, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:40 p.m. March 31, 2003, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born March 26, 1911, in Charleston, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth Austin White, she was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston. She lived most of her life in St. Louis and resided at the South County Manor in Arnold since 1995...
Robert Reinbott (04/01/03)
PARMA - Robert Edward Reinbott, 77, of rural Parma, died March 30, 2003. Born Nov. 17, 1925, son of the late Charles and Clara Chaney Reinbott, he was a retired farmer and member of the Vinson General Baptist Church in rural Bernie. On April 2, 1947, at Piggott, Ark., he married Kathleen Moore who survives of the home...
Clay Taylor (04/01/03)
SIKESTON - Rueben Clay Taylor, 85, died March 30, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1917, in McMullin, son of the late Charles Paschall and Ada Adeliene Prichett Taylor, he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was an operator for the Glass Container Corporation for more than 30 years before retiring...
Ester Hartwick (04/01/03)
SIKESTON - Ester M. Hartwick, 62, died at 8:20 a.m. April 1, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Albert Joyce (04/01/03)
RISCO - Albert Lee Joyce, 86, died March 31, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 13, 1916, in Malden, son of the late Andrew Emanuel and Nora Elizabeth Masters Joyce, he was a farmer and member of Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco...
Phil Campagna (04/01/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Albert Philip "Phil" Campagna, 78, died March 29, 2003, at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown. Born March, 7, 1925, in Memphis, son of the late Albert P. and Earleen Lathan Campagna Sr., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was retired from Fleming Foods. He was a communicate member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lady Lake, Fla., and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Germantown...
Sitzes -- Lively (04/01/03)
SAN ANTONIO -- Christine Marie Sitzes and John Michael Lively were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony March 15, 2003, at the University United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Dr. Mike Lowry performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Edward "Ned" and Pat Sitzes of Brackettville and granddaughter of Mrs. Robert Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo. She graduated in 1990 from Sikeston High School...
Soto -- Linley (04/01/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Belinda Soto and Thomas Philip Linley have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Joe E. and Belinda Lopez and Albert and Lisa Carbajal Soto of Corpus Christie, Texas. The granddaughter of David and Yolanda Benavides of Corpus Christi...
Beck -- Burns (04/01/03)
SIKESTON -- Melissa Denise Beck of Sikeston and Bobby Jack Burns Jr. of Diehlstadt have announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Jeanie Robinson of St. Louis and granddaughter of Betty Beck of Sikeston. She is employed by Collins Music in Sikeston...
Rowe -- Carr (04/01/03)
COLUMBIA -- Tim and Karen Savage of Belton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Rowe, to James Carr, son of Charles and Mary Carr of Sikeston. The future bride is also the daughter of James and Theresa Rowe of Arnold. Rowe will graduate in May from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in secondary English education...
Looking Back in Time at April 1 (04/01/03)
ADVANCE - Roaring in from the murky west with devastating force, a tornado, Monday afternoon, struck Advance. Loss of life or injuries were avoided and Advance is credited to quick-thinking engineer on the Frisco railroad, Robert M. Moore, who literally raced his train ahead of the swirling funnel and kept his whistle screaming for miles...
Even a dictator lies about golf scores (04/01/03)
I am a golfer. Well actually those who have played a round of golf with me would strongly dispute that statement. So let me say simply that I own a set of golf clubs and, from time to time, I attempt to use them for their intended purpose. But as a golfer, I have come across two items in the news this week that give me pause. And so I'll repeat them now...
SpeakOut 4/1 (04/01/03)
I would like to SpeakOut about the restaurant clientele in our community. First, I would like to say that not anyone can be a wait person. It takes special skills to be able to put up with some of the people we do. I would also like you to know that we are not stupid. ...