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Stories from Friday, April 18, 2003

Spring is time to check out vehicle (04/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Motorists may want to consider steering their vehicle into the garage of an auto service station before they begin tooling down the highway for a long road trip this spring. "When it's cold people usually want to stay inside, but as the weather gets warmer, they want to get out and do something, especially with travel season right around the corner," noted Wade Owens, service manager at Morlan Dodge Inc. ...
Sikeston woman is killed in car accident (04/18/03)
CANALOU -- A Sikeston woman sustained fatal injuries as the result of a one-vehicle accident Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 11:45 a.m., an accident occurred as motorist Tina L. Parker, 39, was traveling westbound in New Madrid County on Route H, two miles east of Canalou when her vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a bridge, ejecting Parker from the vehicle...
Bill cold make Internet more available (04/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Action in the Missouri House of Representatives could improve rural Missourians' access to the Internet. Rep. Tom Dempsey of St. Charles offered a bill regarding the deregulation of broadband Internet companies. House Bill 142 essentially allows all companies providing broadband Internet to do so without regulation by the Missouri Public Service Commission...
Ditch will receive new plug (04/18/03)
CHARLESTON - Acknowledging their promise to keep it blocked until an extra pipe is added at State Highway OO, Mississippi County commissioners directed County Highway Department Supervisor Richard Wallace to replug the ditch cut to drain into Ditch 14...
New bill aims at helping Noranda (04/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Senator Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau has introduced bill to the Missouri Senate in an effort to help Noranda Aluminum's smelting plant in New Madrid. Noranda employs close to 1,100 people in the Southeast Missouri, making it a major economic player in the region. Also Noranda is the No. 1 user of electricity in Missouri. The second largest energy consumer in the state, Anheuser-Busch, uses nearly one-third the amount of energy Noranda does...
Track team splits dual with Cape Central (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field teams split a dual meet with Cape Central on Thursday at SPS Stadium. The Sikeston boys team defeated the Tigers 77-67 while the Lady Bulldogs lost to Cape Central 100-42. The weather was cold and windy so Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement said the distances and times weren't very impressive. But he said it was a good tuneup for the big 50-team Meet of the South at Murray State University on Saturday...
Netters fall to Charleston (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team fell to 2-1 on the season with a 6-3 loss to Charleston on Thursday. The Bulldogs won three of the singles matches but they were swept in doubles competition. "I think Charleston is better than us right now," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Soccer team hangs with Bluff (04/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls soccer team showed marked improvement on Thursday afternoon, playing Poplar Bluff close in a 4-1 loss. The Lady Bulldogs trailed just 2-1 at the 70 minute mark, before Poplar Bluff scored two late goals to pull away for the win...
Rhodes Ks nine in win over Jackson (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - The Class 3, No. 1 ranked Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 12-1 on the season with an 11-1 win against SEMO Conference rival Jackson on Thursday at VFW Stadium. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to enforce the 10-run mercy rule...
Oran shuts out Bloomfield (04/18/03)
ORAN -- Oran ran its record to 8-1 on Thursday afternoon, blanking Bloomfield 10-0 in five innings. Matt Seyer picked up the win, allowing no runs or walks, five hits and had nine strikeouts in five innings. At the plate he batted 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Nathan Seyer was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Ryne Wood was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Patrick Friga was 2-for-2 with an RBI...
McClinton signs with Moberly (04/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston all-stater Lontas McClinton signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Moberly Community College on Thursday. The Greyhounds are hoping McClinton can step in and help lead the program back to the junior college national tournament after a one-year absence...
Lillie Shelby (04/18/03)
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...
Evelyn Bradley (04/18/03)
CHARLESTON - Evelyn Joann 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...
Jack Crook (04/18/03)
FLORISSANT - Jack E. Crook, 67, died April 17, 2003, at his home. Born July 14, 1935, in Success, Ark., son of the late Oscar and Irene Jacobs Crook, he was a purchaser with McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis before retiring. On June 9, 1961, in East Prairie, he married Alma Wilson who survives of the home...
Doc Allen (04/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Leondas "Doc" Allen, 89, died April 17, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Tina Parker (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - Tina Parker, 39, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 1:20 p.m. April 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie...
Gladys Moore (04/18/03)
FRUITLAND - Gladys Bollinger Moore, 79, died April 16, 2003, at her home. Born July 26, 1923, in Bell City, daughter of the late Lon and Grace Loftin Bollinger, she had been employed by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis. She owned and operated Moore's Grocery at Indian Creek and the Auction Barn Restaurant in Fruitland. ...
Helen Brock (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - Helen Irene Brock, 82, died April 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 26, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Gade and May Copeland. On Feb. 6, 1943, she married James Lloyd Brock who preceded her in death on March 15, 1979...
Helen Williams (04/18/03)
RISCO - Helen Maxine Williams, 74, died April 26, 2003, at the Methodist North Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 31, 1928, in Alton, daughter of the late George and Chloe May Murry McClanahan, she was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Risco...
Looking Back 4/18 (04/18/03)
SIKESTON - Pvt. James Martin, son of Mrs. Mae Martin of this city, has been transferred from San Luis Abispo, Calif., to Camp Rucker, Ala. SIKESTON - More than 300 members of the West End Baptist Church and St. John's Baptist Church of Sunset Addition joined Easter Sunday afternoon for services to commemorate not only the day, but to observe the first services to be held in the West End Baptist Church since it was destroyed by fire Sept. 14, 1962...
Baseball star's fall is his own fault (04/18/03)
Once upon a time, Jose Canseco was destined for fame and fortune. The powerful baseball star teamed with Mark McGwire to form the "Bash Brothers" and terrorize baseball pitchers on a daily basis. But while McGwire was headed to the Hall of Fame, Canseco took a different route. And a sad one indeed...
Your view: Thanks for help (04/18/03)
My son and I could not be more grateful for the kindness displayed in your community on the evening of April 4, during a driving rain storm. During the two hours we were waylaid due to mechanical problems, B.J., the manager at Lambert's Restaurant (where we had a great meal before discovering our plight), Jerry of Satterfield Towing, Ken Cox at AutoZone, and his buddies Sam and another friend (who left their warm homes) could not have been more helpful. ...
Speakout 4/18 (04/18/03)
I live in Mississippi County. I read in the Standard Democrat, "Municipalities ready for April 8 election." In this article, it referred to East Prairie and Charleston School districts in a foreign way. The article renamed these schools to "Mississippi County School District No. ...