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Stories from Monday, June 2, 2003

Early morning fire (06/02/03)
A fire Sunday morning destroyed the Sikeston home of Leother and Sheila Branch at 703 Aspen Trace. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the fire began around 3:40 a.m. and took fire fighters over three hours to extinguish. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation, however it does not appear to be suspicious in nature. ...
Risco's historic reputation begins with one teacher (06/02/03)
RISCO - At the Risco schools, the question each fall isn't if you are going to participate in History Day, it's what is your project? The school has gained a reputation on the district, state and even the national level for its students' participation. This year is no different...
Video will compete for national honors, White House showing (06/02/03)
RISCO - It began with a comment on the news. Kelsey Murphy heard the newscaster talk about NATO and wondered what it meant. When an answer wasn't readily available, the inquisitive then 11-year-old started to do a bit of research. She turned her interest into an award-winning video presentation, "Red Tide Rising: NATO," which will compete for honors at National History Day June 15-19 at the University of Maryland. ...
Resident charged with molestation (06/02/03)
SIKESTON - A 45-year-old Sikeston man remains behind bars after being charged with molesting a child. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, Jack Pruitt of 809 Greer St. was charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with one count of class B felony child molestation and possession of child pornography...
Tracksters finish fifth in Class 3 (06/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Sikeston track and field team placed fifth in the Class 3 State Meet over the weekend. After finishing seventh last year, the Bulldogs' fifth place finish is the highest they've placed in several years. "The last four years we've gone from 15th, 10th, 7th, to 5th," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. ...
Junior Legion team takes three-of-four over the weekend (06/02/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team split a doubleheader with Perryville on Saturday and swept a doubleheader with Cape on Sunday at VFW Stadium. Sunday, Sikeston won a thrilling opening game 8-7 before turning around and hammering their district rivals 14-1 in five innings...
Charleston netters place fourth (06/02/03)
SPRINGFIELD - Charleston's tennis team wrapped up its season on Saturday. Singles standout Alec Peterson and the doubles team of Lee Hess and Blake Branum both placed fourth. "It's a great way to cap off a good year," said Charleston head coach Mitch Baker. ...
James C. Hyslop (06/02/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for James Calvin Hyslop, 77, who died May 28, 2003, were: Tommy Hyslop, Taylor Hyslop, Ryan Hyslop, Dennis Hyslop, David Hyslop and Steve Hyslop...
Benjamin Caple (06/02/03)
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. -- Benjamin T. Caple Jr., 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 30, 2003, at a Summerville hospital. Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Waco, Texas, son of the late Benjamin T. Caple and Etta Lawson Caple, he retired from Alcoa and was currently self-employed in building management and home inspections. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Presbyterian belief...
Hoang Nguyen (06/02/03)
MINER - Hoang Xvan Nguyen, 81, formerly of Vietnam, died at 9:30 p.m. May 30, 2003, at his residence in Miner. Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Nghe An, Vietnam, to the late Danh Van and Trieu Thi Nguyen, he was a farmer and served with the National Guard of South Vietnam. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Blane Stafford (06/02/03)
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Blane Stafford, 92, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 31, 2003, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born Sept. 19, 1910, in Stoddard County, Mo., son of the late Thomas and Minnie Allen Stafford, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and a former manager for Missouri Utilities...
Peggy Barlow (06/02/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Peggy Sue McClain Barlow, 63, died June 1, 2003, at her daughter's home. Born Feb. 20, 1940, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Henry and Mandy Cook McClain, she owned and operated Barlow's Self-Service and Food Stop in Delta with her husband after his retirement from the United States Air Force...
Norma Jean Jarrell (06/02/03)
DEXTER - Norma Jean Jarrell, 56, died May 28, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1947, in Marble Hill to the late Joseph A. and Nancy Kirkpatrick Rhodes, she had lived in Dexter since 1970. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Mildred Eifert (06/02/03)
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Mildred Leoria Eifert, 85, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died at 11:15 a.m. June 1, 2003, at the Gordon Health Care Center at Calhoun. Born Aug. 12, 1917, at Rockview, Mo., daughter of the late John and Rose Holmes Wooley, she was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bertrand. Prior to moving to Calhoun three years ago, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand where she owned and operated Mildred's Cut and Curl for 23 years until retiring in 1993...
Orville Miller (06/02/03)
BENTON, Ark. -- Orville Marion Miller Sr., 85, died May 28, 2003, at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton. Born Oct. 24, 1917, in Vienna, Ill., son of the late Louis Jackson and Parthenia Delana Miller, he had lived in the Essex, Mo., and Gray Ridge, Mo., area before moving near Hartville, Mo. In 1981, he moved to Arkansas. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in World War II and the Korean War...
Looking Back in Time at June 2 (06/02/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's 1943 softball schedule got under way Tuesday night with the M.I.A. cadets defeating the International Shoe Company 4 to 0 and the Salcedo team defeated the M.I.A. mechanics 13 to 4. SIKESTON - The five-digit Zip Code number for Sikeston will be 63,801, Postmaster Pleas Malcolm announced today...
Your View: three from 6/2 (06/02/03)
Congratulations are certainly in order for the Sikeston High School Class of 2003. Their accomplishments and achievements are not to go unnoticed. However, attending the recent graduation ceremonies, I could not help but feel a bit of disappointment for the graduating class...
SpeakOut 6/2 (06/02/03)
How come there are so many traveling baseball teams? Aren't you afraid this will burn the kids out? Years ago, everyone began on an even level or playing field and everyone learned together. Now you have several kids who have been playing and practicing for months before the Little League season begins and I think it's hurting the game. ...