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Stories from Thursday, April 17, 2003

Once upon a time ... (04/17/03)
The New Madrid County Central High School's Eighth Note Company is rehearsing for the opening of their production of "Sleeping Beauty." Dora Bost, who plays the role of the queen, rehearses a scene with the king performed by Billy Gilliland. The musical comedy tells the traditional fairy tale adding a modern twist. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. April 24-26 at the NMCC auditorium. Tickets are $3 each and available from cast members, at the school store or by calling 688-2165...
Local man watches war with unique insight (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - While many are watching news of prisoners of war in Iraq with concern, for Joe Werts, general manager at the Malone Avenue Grill in Sikeston, it is a little closer to home. From June-December 2002, Werts was flying over the same region on patrol and reconnaissance missions for the U.S. Navy...
Damaging winds (04/17/03)
Brian Dial, Sikeston Public Works employee, cleaned up fallen trees along Malone Avenue Wednesday afternoon after strong winds tore through Sikeston. Street crews pickup over a dozen fallen trees.
Netters topple Dexter (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 7-2 win against Dexter on Tuesday. Although the final score appeared lopsided, most of the matches went down to the wire. "The score was not indicative of how close this match was," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Golfers split double-dual (04/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team split a double-dual on Wednesday at the Bootheel Golf Club, beating Notre Dame 162-178, while losing to Jackson 155-162. "We shot better scores despite the win, but we still haven't got all four top players shooting the scores at the same time," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "I know we can do it."...
Cookson grand slam pushes Oran past Bluff (04/17/03)
ORAN -- Nathan Seyer, Tyler Cookson and Tyler Nelson all hit home runs as Oran defeated Poplar Bluff 11-4 on Wednesday. Seyer's homer came in the first inning on Oran's first at-bat, and Nelson's came in the second frame. Then with the score tied 4-4 in the fourth, Cookson blasted a grand slam to give the Eagles a comfortable lead...
SHS makes quick work of Kennett (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted a 12-0, five-inning win against Kennett on Wednesday at VFW Stadium. It's the Bulldogs' fifth win this year that was stopped due to the mercy rule. It's also Sikeston's fifth shutout of the year...
Harold McClelland (04/17/03)
BANDON, Ore. - Harold Leslie McClelland, 73, formerly of Oran, Mo., died March 27, 2003, in Bandon. Born Feb. 12, 1930, in Hopewell, Mo., son of the late Homer and Dezilla Brugere McClelland, he graduated in 1947 from Oran High School. He retired as a deputy sheriff with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department in Stockton, Calif...
Evelyn Bradley (04/17/03)
CHARLESTON - Evelyn Joan Bradley, 63, died at 1:15 a.m. April 16, 2003, at her home. Born July 19, 1939, in eastern Tennessee, daughter of the late Bert Conder and Jennie Thomas Smith, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and worked for Ed Marshall Farms for many years...
Betty Cato (04/17/03)
ALTENBURG -- Betty J. Cato, 76, formerly of Dexter and Marble Hill, died April 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 12, 1926, in Paragould, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie Mae Underwood Simpson...
Lola Bennett (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - Lola Mae Bennett, 86, died April 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 22, 1916, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Cleve McCann and Clara Mae Kernell McCann Eaker, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. She worked in the food division of Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Lucile Lewis (04/17/03)
CANALOU - Lucile Lewis, 82, died April 15, 2003, at her home. Born July 3, 1920, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Stella Barcham McQueen. On Dec. 14, 1940, in Portageville, she married Otibe Paul Lewis who preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1997...
Gladys Moore (04/17/03)
FRUITLAND - Gladys Bollinger Moore, 79, died April 16, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Lillie Shelby (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - Lillie Bell Shelby, 88, died April 16, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born April 10, 1915, near Matthews, daughter of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. On July 11, 1936, in New Madrid, she married Harley Shelby who preceded her in death on July 1, 1984...
Virginia Marchildon (04/17/03)
CAIRO, Ill. - Virginia Marchildon, 89, died at 7:05 a.m. April 16, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Ga. Born March 31, 1914, in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter and Cora Crocker Wood, she was a sales clerk for Neil's Drugstore in Cairo before retiring. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cairo...
Marjorie Jackson (04/17/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marjorie Catherine Jackson, 80, died at 8:05 p.m. April 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 21, 1923, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Robert and Hattie Jeffries Nunn, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, where she was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses Hall...
Griffin -- Britt (04/17/03)
MORLEY -- Katie Leeann Griffin became the bride of Robbie Britt in a 4 p.m. ceremony Jan. 4, 2003, at the Morley Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob Houchin performed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride is the daughter of John and Kay Griffin and her husband is the son of Bill and Brenda Lix of Scott City...
Gibson -- Perkins (04/17/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buck have announced the engagement of their daughter, Laura Michelle Gibson, to Charles Gregory Perkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrew Perkins of Portageville, Mo. A 1998 graduate of Craigmont High School in Memphis, the future bride was a member of the nationally ranked co-ed cheerleading team. ...
Russell -- McDermott (04/17/03)
WYATT -- Kerrah Jo Russell and T.W. McDermott have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Joyce Russell and Graham Fisher of Wyatt and the late Joe J. Russell. She attended Charleston High School and is studying secondary/middle English education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Save-A-Lot in Sikeston...
Shanks -- Fitzgerald (04/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Brent and Jeanne Shanks have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to Richard Joseph Fitzgerald, son of Richard and Mary Fitzgerald of Maryland Heights. A 1997 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride received a bachelor of science degree in marketing management in 2001 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a purchasing assistant for Sun Chemical in Northlake, Ill...
Looking Back in Time at April 17 (04/17/03)
SIKESTON - Art Swacker Jr. has been promoted to private first class in the Army Air Corps and transferred from Miami Beach, Fla., to a radio school in Sioux Falls, S.C., where he will have 16 weeks of training. SIKESTON - A person driving into Sikeston Thursday night might think he had suddenly landed in Jefferson City if he could have seen the many state officials that descended on Sikeston for the Missouri Cotton Producers Association annual meeting held at the American Legion Building and Country Club.. ...
Parents are at fault for district's failure (04/17/03)
What follows may well be the best example of public education's failure. The problem is not universal. Yet even in isolation, it speaks volumes of an issue in our society that demands action. Unfortunately for now, we lack that solution. The Wellston School District in St. ...
SpeakOut 4/17 (04/17/03)
I am one irritated voter in Ward 2 in Morehouse. The women at the election board need to slow down a little bit and make sure the voter gets the right literature they are supposed to have. I didn't lose my vote, but neither did I have Judy Greene on my ballot. ...