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Stories from Friday, August 15, 2003

County will use formula to tax mooring leases (08/15/03)
CHARLESTON - When it comes to assessing riverbank property leased out for mooring rights to riverboat companies, Mississippi County is one of a kind. "This situation is unique to Mississippi County only," said County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson in Thursday's county commission meeting...
Summer fun (08/15/03)
Shane Garrett flips for his friends Thursday afternoon at the Sikeston Sports Complex. With partly cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures continuing, youngsters have enjoyed their last few days of freedom before school begins Wednesday.
School board moves ahead with lawsuit (08/15/03)
SIKESTON -- In May, the Sikeston R-6 School District joined other schools as members of the Committee for Educational Equality, which is now proposing to sue the state of Missouri over funding. At the time of entrance into the effort, Sikeston Schools paid an initial assessment of $200. ...
Bulldogs go full contact (08/15/03)
A Sikeston running back stiff-arms a defender in Thursday's football practice at the high school. The Bulldogs went full contact for the first time, gearing up for the 2003 season. Sikeston will participate in the annual Red and Black scrimmage next Friday, then will travel to New Madrid County Central for a jamboree scrimmage on Aug. 29. The Bulldogs will open the 2003 season on Sept. 5, hosting Jackson...
Green Team takes gold (08/15/03)
The Green Team, sponsored by Johnson's Food Mart, took first place in the Matthews T-Ball League tournament this summer. Pictured front row, from left are: Logan Comstock, Chase Lee, Caleb Finnie, Kirk Comstock and Austin Cummins; second row: Austin Garza, Tori Joyce, Jeff Gates, Hunter Hewitt and Kerra Finnie; third row: coaches Rodney Comstock, Steve Joyce, Derrick Cummins and Roger Garza. Not pictured is Taylor Sanders...
Dean Young (08/15/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Mary Nadine "Dean" Young, 73, died Aug. 13, 2003, at her home. Born April 6, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late William and Mary Lowery Davis, she lived in Wappapello for the past 24 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Mary Tatum (08/15/03)
ANNISTON - Mary L. Tatum, 75, died at 12:18 a.m. Aug. 15, 2003, at her home. Born June 1, 1928, in Anniston, daughter of the late Ernest and Minerva Shoemaker Blackwell, she was a lifelong resident of Anniston, where she was a member of the Nazarene Church...
Lowell Throgmorton (08/15/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lowell Throgmorton, 78, died Aug. 13, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1924, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Albert and Edna Nettles Throgmorton, he lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter areas for 57 years. He was a retired veterinarian assistant and member of the Hill General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
John Bryant (08/15/03)
CHARLESTON - John Edward Bryant, 56, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., son of Rose K. Conroy Bryant of Miner and the late William Clyde Bryant, he lived in Charleston most of his life. A member of St. Henry Catholic Church, he was a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and served in Vietnam...
Wayne Wade (08/15/03)
SIKESTON - Cecil Wayne Wade, 71, died at 5:45 a.m. Aug. 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Rector, Ark., son of the late Frank and Gladys Russell Wade, he was a taxi driver for 24 years and a mover with Atlas Van Lines for 20 years before retiring...
William Patterson (08/15/03)
DEXTER - William Lee Patterson, 58, died Aug. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1944, in Dexter, son of Vivian Hunt Patterson of Dexter and the late William H. Patterson, he had been employed by Fram Manufacturing in Dexter...
Births (published 8/15) (08/15/03)
Aycock EAST PRAIRIE - Jason O'Neal and Heather Amanda Aycock are the parents of their second son, born at 10:08 a.m. July 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jase Jackson Aycock weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 15 (08/15/03)
SIKESTON - Four little fellows went to the hospital Wednesday to have their tonsils removed. They were: Frederick Stroud, Mary Lou Stroud, Betty Stroud and Lee Oscar Matthews. MINER - An Illinois couple has been arrested in connection with the burglary at Bacher's Supermarket in Miner Tuesday night...
Desegregation case ends; let's move on (08/15/03)
In what seems like a lifetime - and almost is - the 26 year-old desegregation case in Kansas City schools has apparently finally come to an end. Well hopefully. Lawyers for the plaintiffs have promised to appeal the court ruling that said Kansas City schools have done all they can to remedy segregation and the gap between black and white achievement...
SpeakOut 8/15 (08/15/03)
You can't be for one and not be for the other. I agree that homosexuality is wrong. I agree that being gay is wrong, because the Bible strictly teaches that it is wrong and is an abomination to God. I truly believe that gay people are lost and need to find Jesus and trust Him as their personal savior, and they won't want to be gay. ...