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Stories from Friday, August 29, 2003

'S.O.A.R.'ing (08/29/03)
Brad Hovis, of the S.O.A.R Dunk Team "Soul'd Out and Ready" performs during the Fellowship of Christian Atheltes sign-up Thursday night at the Sikeston Junior High School. Over 500 students and parents attended the event.
Action is repealed (08/29/03)
CHARLESTON - After approving yet another change in the formula for assessing riverfront property with mooring leases, Mississippi County Commissioner Homer Oliver recalled his father telling him that while a wise man will change his mind, a fool won't...
SAHEC dream becomes reality (08/29/03)
SIKESTON - From a dream of a few local residents in the 1960s, the Sikeston Area Higher Education has become reality providing educational opportunities this fall for more than 1,500 students from throughout Southeast Missouri. The establishment, growth and future for SAHEC were detailed Thursday by Judy Buck, the facility's director, during the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly luncheon...
Auditions (08/29/03)
Mike Marsh, director, of the Sikeston Little Theater production of "Steel Magnolias" auditions cast members Thursday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center. The play has roles for six women with ages needed ranging from 17 to 75. Other auditions for the play will be held Saturday and Sunday...
Motorists urged to be safe over holiday (08/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer, but it also marks one of the busiest holidays of the year, which is why state officials are urging motorists to drive safely and responsibly over the weekend. "Our main concern is that Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer and a high number of people will be traveling on the roadways," said Sgt. ...
Charleston tennis squad wins first match (08/29/03)
CHAFFEE -- Charleston's volleyball team opened the season on Thursday with a 9-0 win over Chaffee. "(Chaffee) is very, very young and inexperienced," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "They have two players with one-year of experience. Everybody else is new. They're going to get better."...
Volleyball team hopes for balanced attack (08/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team will open the 2003 season on Sept. 2, hosting Bernie. How good will the Lady Bulldogs be? The jury is still out on that. Having lost both Joy Daniel and Emily Slaten to graduation, Sikeston has some major holes to fill...
Tom Dalton (08/29/03)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thomas Eugene "Tom" Dalton, 84, died Aug. 28, 2003, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of the late Walter and Margaret Simpson Dalton, he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Texas and USS Missouri in World War II. Before retiring, he had been employed by Kimberly Clark and was also a security guard at St. Francis Hospital...
Theodore Gregory (08/29/03)
SAN DIEGO - Theodore Joseph "Ted" Gregory, 50, died Aug. 24, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1952, in Flora, Ill., he was the son of Clifford Albin and Carolyn Laverne Davis Gregory of Sikeston, Mo. He graduated with a degree in engineering from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., and was employed by Raytheon, SSI Division in San Diego...
Floella Bagwell (08/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - Floella Jane Bagwell, 87, died at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Puxico, daughter of the late William Arthur and Elizabeth Harmon Hamil, she was a seamstress for Thorngate Ltd. before retiring. She was a member of Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Adah Rowell (08/29/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Adah L. Merick Rowell, 70, formerly of Morehouse, died Aug. 27, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Wappapello. Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Morehouse, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mercedes Merick. A member of VFW Post 3416 Ladies Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 4066 Ladies Auxiliary in Wappapello, she was also a member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston...
Charles Reaves (08/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Shady Acres Church of Christ for Charles M. Reaves, who died Aug. 26, 2003, were: Joe Karnes, Gerald Oliver, Ron Greenlee, Jeff Williams, Jerry Reaves and James Reaves. Honorary pallbearers were: Joe Sebourn, Mike Wheeler, James McGee and Melvin Reaves...
Lisa Ayers (08/29/03)
DEXTER - Lisa Lynn Ayers, 45, died Aug. 27, 2003, near Dexter. Arrangements are pending at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Pete Koppman (08/29/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jerry "Pete" Koppman, 73, who died Aug. 26, 2003, were: Ken Minton, Bub Yates, Dean Hodge, Gary Wilfong, Bob Braswell and Billy Clark.
Elmer Junior Heuring (08/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - Elmer "Junior" Heuring, 53, died Aug. 28, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
V.W. Jones (08/29/03)
DEXTER - V.W. Vivian Jones, 101, formerly of Lufkin, Texas, died Aug. 28, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. He was a member of the Texas State Embalmers and Funeral Directors Association from 1928 until retiring in 1992 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin where he served as a deacon for 72 years...
Rick Williams (08/29/03)
BERTRAND - Richard Eugene "Rick" Williams, 57, died at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 28, 1946, in Acorn Ridge, son of the late James E. and Mary Jane Stephens Williams, he was of the Baptist belief. He was a self-employed master wood crafter and served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era...
Kathryn Savage (08/29/03)
COMMERCE, Texas - Kathryn Ann Savage, 76, died at 7 a.m. Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Born Jan. 26, 1927, in Diehlstadt, Mo., daughter of the late Atlas Bell and Coena Stone Summers, she lived in Commerce since 1972. A retired officer manager for the physical plant at East Texas State University, she was a member of the Psychology Club and Dames Club...
Mildred Donica (08/29/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Eva Donica, 83, died Aug. 25, 2003, at her home. Born March 28, 1920, at Risco, daughter of the late Thomas Renshaw and Clara Thompson Hunt, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and had been employed by Davis Electric in Cape Girardeau...
Roberta Brammer (08/29/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at committal services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston for Roberta Hill Brammer, 71, who died Aug. 27, 2003, will be: Billy Vaughn, John Vaughn, Sam Babb, John Roberts, David Cohen and John Donaldson...
Irmgard Chronister (08/29/03)
CHAFFEE - Irmgard "Irm" Chronister, 72, beloved wife of James H. Chronister, died at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Irmgard was born Oct. 29, 1930, in Munich, Germany, to the late Simon and Maria Pertl. She came to America around 1960. James and Irmgard met in Chicago, Ill., and were married on Feb. 14, 1970 and he survives...
Birth (published 8/29) (08/29/03)
Shands EAST PRAIRIE - Benjamin James and Sharon Ann Shands are the parents of their third son, born at 9:51 a.m. Aug. 1, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Colton James Shands weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Shands is the daughter of Angelica Angel Valdez and the late George Vincent Gephart...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 29 (08/29/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Fern Bowman is acting as an assistant in the Leo Fisher office this week during the absence of Mrs. Hunter Albritton, who is on vacation. SIKESTON - The 1963 version of the Sikeston Bulldogs grid team took the practice field yesterday for their first workout under Coach Sapp...
Sometimes prison is the only answer (08/29/03)
Call me old-fashioned but to me, a 15-year-old boy should be worrying about his geometry test, whether the girl in school likes him and how many days remain before he gets his driver's license. That's not small town thinking and truly it's not old-fashioned either. But in far too many cases, that thinking is so far out of touch with reality it makes you cringe...
Your View: two from 8/29 (08/29/03)
I often wonder how our society and individuals within it come to perceive their environment, social position and responsibilities with a view that is often incorrect and sometimes damaging to themselves and those around them. There are many areas of misperception or failure to recognize the obvious that often amazes me. The one that I would like to discuss today is regarding the American laborer, the true producer...
SpeakOut 8/29 (08/29/03)
I cannot believe the mother who went on television about her son who robbed the bank. She felt the police treated him too roughly. Is she crazy? They could have shot him. Doesn't she realize the fear he had placed in the people in the bank, all the commotion and pain he caused people that day, not counting the expense that was made that day? And then she wants to say he had a head injury that he inflicted on himself. ...