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Stories from Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Bug bites can be prevented (05/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Bug biting has begun for Missouri residents this spring, and rather than surrender to the insects, experts say preventative measures can be taken to avoid bloodsucking, disease-carrying pests such as the mosquito and tick. "It's really simple: Be wise and don't panic," advised virologist Christina Frazier, who tests mosquitoes for the state at her lab on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. "The precaution is so basic."...
Career Week (05/14/03)
Melissa Bell of Patti Simmons School of Dance shows first graders at Lee Hunter Elementary School how to perform a dance routine Tuesday afternoon. Bell was one of the several professionals teaching the students about their jobs during the school's "Career Week."...
Sikeston school district will join others in lawsuit (05/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Public Schools is joining other Missouri school districts and becoming members of the Committee for Educational Equality. To get equity and adequacy through Senate Bill 380 in the early 1990s, 385 school districts across the state filed a suit and each pledged $5,000 to pay for it. Several Missouri school districts are trying their hands at this litigation again, and the Sikeston Board of Education voted in favor of joining their efforts at the regular meeting Tuesday...
More space is needed for court (05/14/03)
BENTON - With file boxes lining the hall leaving only a narrow walkway between them, associate court staff and officials are looking to the Scott County Commission for some additional storage. Associate Circuit Court Judge David Mann met with Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Summer nears (05/14/03)
Sikeston Public Works employee Norman Steward cleans the gutter of the Sikeston Jaycee Municipal Swimming Pool Tuesday. The Public Works Department is preparing the pool for its summer open which is set for Memorial Day weekend.
Sikeston golfers take fourth in conference (05/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's golf team took fourth place in the SEMO Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Dalhousie Golf Course in Cape Girardeau. Jackson came in first place with 310 points, followed by Cape Central with 318, Poplar Bluff with 326 and Sikeston at 327. Individually, Sikeston's Tanner Fritz and E.C. Atchison both earned medalist honors...
Cape duo dooms Sikeston (05/14/03)
SIKESTON -- High-powered Cape Central swept Sikeston's soccer team on Tuesday, beating the Lady Bulldogs 8-0. Allie McGinty and Megan McDonald did the most damage, scoring three goals each. Kaitlyn Bohn and Chelsie Oliver added Cape's other two goals...
Kelly holds off Scott City; Chaffee blanks East Prairie (05/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - The Kelly Hawks baseball team improved to 7-9 on the season with a 3-1 win against SEMO Conference rival Scott City on Tuesday. The Hawks broke a 1-1 deadlock with two runs in the top of the fifth. Jarod Staggs drove in Michael Heuring with a double to take the lead. Kent Deason followed up with a single to bring home Staggs for the 3-1 lead...
Clayton holds on for win at SEMO (05/14/03)
Here are the weekend racing results from tracks around the area. SEMO RACEWAY SIKESTON -- The biggest race of the night at SEMO Raceway came in the pro short track feature, which saw John Worley holeshooting with Chad Ledbetter in tow. Ron Hill quickly moved into second. ...
EP hands Chaffee first league loss (05/14/03)
CHAFFEE -- East Prairie's softball team handed Chaffee its first conference loss of the season on Tuesday, beating the Lady Red Devils 19-9 in six innings. Chaffee took a 5-2 lead into the third inning, but a series of costly errors allowed East Prairie to score eight runs in the third to pull away. Chaffee finished with nine errors overall...
McDowell, Legion beats Jaycees (05/14/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Youth League Baseball was back in action on Tuesday night. Results from just one game were turned from the south set of fields. Andrew McDowell went 3-for-3, leading the American Legion to a 12-5 win over the Jaycees on Tuesday...
Glen Perry Sr. (05/14/03)
BERTRAND - Glen A. Perry Sr., 72, died at 8:25 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 23, 1930, in Senath, son of the late Charles William Perry and Flora Belle Parlimon Perry Eubanks, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was of the Baptist belief. After retiring as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy, he was a car salesman...
Thomas Alford (05/14/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., to the late Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford, he was a press operator for Potlatch for 22 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Eris May (05/14/03)
CHARLESTON - Eris Naomi May, 80, died at 11 a.m. May 13, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 18, 1923, in Oakland, Ill., daughter of the late John Ozro and Elsie Harvey Lehr, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Births (published 5/14) (05/14/03)
Roberts SIKESTON - Misty Dawn Decker and Gregory A. Turner are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:58 a.m. April 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Theodore Weisley Roberts weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Maternal grandmother is Pamela J. Crone...
Looking Back in Time at May 14 (05/14/03)
60 years ago: May 14, 1943 SIKESTON - Elvis Alberson left May 3 for Alameda, Calif., where he will be employed in the shipyards. Mrs. Alberson and two children expect to join Alberson as soon as he can find a dwelling for them. 40 years ago: May 14, 1963 ...
Lowering standards isn't right answer (05/14/03)
For years now - going back to the controversial "Why Johnny Can't Read" study - society has demanded that public schools turn out graduates who have at least the fundamental skills of reading and writing required to function in the workplace. We've all heard the tales of high school graduates who fail miserably in higher education or in the workplace because they lacked the most primary reading and writing skills. So states began to take action...
SpeakOut (5/14) (05/14/03)
Mr. Jensen, you sure don't make any bones about how you feel about Mr. Holden. But he is a smart man and is doing what is right. That's where he is and you are where you are. He's done a great job and I hope he keeps it up. That's more than I can say about a lot of other Democrats and Republicans...