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Stories from Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Graduating from adversity (05/20/03)
CHARLESTON -- In 2000, Tieteanna Steele, then 15, visited her mother in prison, and it was at that very moment she decided her life would be different. "I remember when my brother and I went to Vandalia to visit my mother because that's where she was," Tieteanna said. "And when I saw my mother and her surroundings, I realized I wanted to be different. I didn't want to be in the same predicament that she was in."...
Car winner (05/20/03)
Sikeston Senior High Sophomore Derris Butler turns the key to his new 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Monday afternoon. Butler won the car as part of the school's Attendance Incentive Program. Over 80 students in the school were eligible for prizes ranging from a car, television sets to games...
Support needed (05/20/03)
SIKESTON - While the war in Iraq is winding down, the need for Americans to gather together to show their support and patriotism continues. "We feel it is extremely important to continue the tradition of the Fourth of July Celebration as part of that support," said Wayne Smith, exalted ruler-president of the Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319...
Egg drop (05/20/03)
Students at the Sikeston Fifth Grade Center react during the school's fourth annual Egg Drop Monday afternoon. With the help of the Sikeston BMU the students saw containers holding their eggs fall from various heights.
Chaffee, Bell City advance in Class 1 (05/20/03)
ORAN -- The Class 1, District 2 baseball tournament started with three first-round games on Monday. No. 5 Bernie pulled off a mild upset over No. 4 Advance 6-0, No. 2 Chaffee rolled past No. 7 Delta 23-1, and No. 3 Bell City blanked No. 6 Scott Central 11-0...
Notre Dame topples Sikeston in district (05/20/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Lady Bulldog soccer team was eliminated in the Class 3, District 1 Tournament with a 5-0 defeat at the hands of top-seeded Notre Dame on Monday. Sikeston finishes its season at 4-13. Notre Dame rolled out to a 4-0 lead at the half and were never threatened...
Golfers in 11th place after one round at state (05/20/03)
BOLIVAR -- Sikeston's golf team stands in 11th place after the first day of the Class 3 state golf championships on Monday. With a score of 330, the Bulldogs currently stand 15 strokes behind Carthage, who leads the field with a score of 315. Individually, sophomore E.C. Atchison is currently tied for 24th place with a 79 on the par 72 course. Senior Tanner Fritz is tied for 48th with an 82. Junior Matt Bain is currently in 72nd place with an 84...
Top-seeded Kelly downs Woodland (05/20/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE - The top-seeded Kelly Hawks baseball team defeated No. 8 Woodland 10-6 on Monday to advance in the Class 2, District 2 Tournament at Valle High School. Kelly (9-10) will play No. 3 St. Vincent today at 4 p.m. Kelly trailed 3-0 to Woodland before ripping off five runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good...
Sikeston slides past Perryville (05/20/03)
SIKESTON - The top-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team advanced to the semifinal round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament on Monday with a 12-3 win against eighth-seeded Perryville at Sikeston's VFW Stadium. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played at Dexter but due to poor field conditions it was moved to Sikeston...
Willie Reese (05/20/03)
DEXTER -- Willie R. Reese, 77, died May 19, 2003, at his home. Born June 4, 1925, in Dexter, son of the late William Hamilton and Emma Asilee McFarlan Reese, he had lived in Dexter most of his life, where he was a retired farm worker and affiliated with the Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Blinded Veterans of America...
Lindy Castleberry (05/20/03)
BERTRAND -- Charles Lindy Castleberry, 75, died at 3:12 p.m. May 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 30, 1927, in McMullin, son of the late Carroll and Claudia Smith Castleberry, he had worked for the Missouri State Highway Department as the Mississippi County area supervisor until his retirement. A member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston, he had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Edgar Benson (05/20/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Edgar Wayne Benson, 67, died at 5:50 p.m. May 19, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 27, 1935, in Commerce, son of Oshel Benson of Michigan and Lillian Coble Green of Jackson, he was a port captain on barge lines...
Jackie Sparks (05/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Active pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jacquelyn C. "Jackie" Sparks, 75, who died May 18, 2003, will be: Tim Geske, Andy Geske, Fred Geske, Dustin Benfield, David Hough and Steve Lambert. Honorary pallbearers will be: C.L. Davis, William B. Sparks, Tom Davis and Dennis Sparks...
Joe Dodgen (05/20/03)
CARROLLTON - Joe A. Dodgen, 66, died May 18, 2003, at his home in Carrollton. Born April 13, 1937 in Lonoke, Ark., the son of the late Wesley and Beatrice Dodgen. He graduated from Charleston High School and the University of Missouri and served six years in the National Guard Reserves. ...
Twylia Walls (05/20/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Twylia Dawn Walls, 21, who died May 15, 2003, were: Jimmy Smith, Keith Lalk, Randy Eakens, John Allen, Jeremy Sills and Ed Burge.
Joseph DeLisle (05/20/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Alphonse DeLisle, 88, died May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1915, in Portageville, son of the late Alphonse and Mary O'Conner DeLisle, he entered Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kan., in 1936 and obtained a business degree from St. ...
Catherine McCormick (05/20/03)
CHARLESTON -- Catherine C. McCormick, 97, died at 11:15 a.m. May 19, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Albert Clark (05/20/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Albert Larry Clark, 49, who died May 15, 2003, were: David Miller, Mel Atteberry, Brent Gibson, Josh Hester, Wade Pippin and Steve Mayfield.
Adella Schmitt (05/20/03)
CHAFFEE -- Adella Schmitt died May 19, 2003. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Franklin - Kolwyck (05/20/03)
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. -- Ragen Franklin and Christopher Kolwyck were married in a 4 p.m. beach side ceremony March 15, 2003, at Folly Beach. The Rev. Lindsay Lee performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brenda and Mark Smith of Columbia, S.C., and her husband is the son of Patricia Kolwyck of Mulkeytown, Ill., and Calvin Kolwyck of New Madrid, Mo...
Abner - Tibbs (05/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Darrell and Cheryl Abner have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kersten Sara, to Ronnie Chad Tibbs, son of Ronnie and Jo Tibbs of Dukedom, Tenn. A 1998 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is currently working on a degree in office systems management at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Glaus - Pingel (05/20/03)
NEW MADRID -- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Glaus have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Rae, to Scott Wayne Pingel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Pingel of Perryville. A graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and William Woods University in Fulton, the future bride is the granddaughter of Ginny Glaus of Benton and Doris Smith of Kelso. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 20 (05/20/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. H.E. Dudley, who came from Crossville, Tenn., last week and Mrs. Fred Hetlage of Kewanee left Sunday for Los Angeles, Calif., to attend the commencement of the University of Southern California May 23, when Mrs. Dudley's daughter, Helen Vera, will receive a bachelor of science degree...
The world awaits the Class of 2003 (05/20/03)
Like thousands before them, the 200 or so members of the Sikeston High School Class of '03 will sit somewhat patiently tonight, listening to the words spoken to them and about them. I hate to burst anyone's bubble but, in fact, those words will quickly be lost. The meaning behind those words may well linger through the years. But the words will fade with time...
SpeakOut 5/20 (05/20/03)
I would like for the Sikeston Public Schools to reply to this comment and question if they would. There seems to be two different scales of the grade point average. There is a 4.0 scale and a 4.5 scale. Why are there two different scales and what do they mean? Overall? Also, do grade point averages have influence on scholarship awards compared to ACT or SAT scores? I understand that there are a lot of criteria for many of these scholarships such as citizenship and all school activities. ...