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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2003

Lifetime achievement (10/17/03)
Harold Jones, right, accepts an award from Bob Mitchell after being named the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Thursday night at the Clinton Building. The award was presented to Jones during the SACC "Gentle Roast."
Training costs for dispatchers is discussed (10/17/03)
CHARLESTON - Training costs for Emergency 911 dispatchers at Charleston and East Prairie will be covered by the county. Mississippi County commissioners approved a change in the agreement between the county and the cites during their regular meeting Thursday at the request of Jennifer Raffety, city attorney for East Prairie, and David Brewer, city manager for Charleston...
I won! (10/17/03)
Hannah LeeAnn Yagle celebrated her win in the 3-4 year-old category and drew applause as she waved to the crowd during the Pi Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's Fall Festival pageants in New Madrid Thursday. Pictured from left are: Jordan Elizabeth Powell, daughter of Jimmy and Andrea Powell of New Madrid, third alternate; Hannah, the daughter of Jason and Stephanie Yagle of New Madrid, second alternate; queen Kaylee Marie Jones, daughter of Tony and Jennifer Jones of Caruthersville; and Brenna Michelle Corbett, daughter of Greg and Tina Corbett of Portageville, first alternate.. ...
Two hurt in morning car wreck (10/17/03)
SIKESTON - A MoDOT worker is in critical condition at Missouri Delta Medical Center after a two-vehicle accident this morning. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at approximately 7:08 a.m. when a Missouri Department of Transportation westbound van driven by Jon Koenig, 54, apparently pulled out from Highway HH onto Highway 61, resulting in a collision with the northbound vehicle driven by Laura Schwendeman, 22...
Cape sweeps SJHS (10/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade football teams were swept by Cape Central on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The 8th graders finished up their season 1-4 with a 28-6 loss to the Tigers. The 9th grade team fell to 1-4 with a 19-6 loss...
Sikeston softball players make all-district team (10/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Three Sikeston players were named to the All-District Softball Team: Paige Silverthorn, Molly Brinkmeyer and Allison Blurton. All three are sophomores. Silverthorn was named a utility player on the first team. This year, she played catcher, shortstop, first base, third base and outfield...
Sikeston's Lincoln runs a close second in SEMO Conference meet (10/17/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's Clay Lincoln came in second place in the SEMO Conference cross country meet in Poplar Bluff on Thursday. Lincoln finished just 12 seconds behind Poplar Bluff's John-Mark Lewis, who won the event. Lewis led the Mules to a first place finish with 45 points. Notre Dame came in second with 58, followed by Cape Central at 60, Kelly at 104, Jackson at 134 and Sikeston at 185...
Bizzell sets record in Sikeston win (10/17/03)
SIKESTON -- J.R. Bizzell set a new school record on Thursday afternoon against Kennett, scoring six goals in a 10-0 Sikeston victory. Bizzell also provided two assists in the win, upping his season totals to 20 goals and 16 assists. "I think the other guys were feeding him the ball, letting him try to beat (the record)," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "He just had a monster game. With his speed, (Kennett) had a tough time containing him."...
Earl Fox (10/17/03)
TAMMS, Ill. - Earl Eugene Fox, 75, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 3:52 p.m. Oct. 16, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Born Dec. 26, 1927, in Thebes, he was the son of the late George and Minnie Mae Blythe Fox. Surviving are one brother, Ralph Fox of Scopus, Mo.; and one sister, Freida Lee Fox of Jonesboro...
Elenora Holmes (10/17/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Elenora Holmes, 87, died Oct. 10, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born March 29, 1916, in Wilson, Ark., daughter of the late Gent and Beulah Clark, she was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Her husband, Sylvester Holmes, preceded her in death...
Ronald Williams (10/17/03)
SIKESTON - Ronald Ervin Williams, 57, formerly of East Prairie, died at 8:50 p.m. Oct. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 8, 1946, in Mississippi County, son of Alma Doris Edwards Williams of East Prairie and the late Cecil Ray Williams, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a truck driver for Hall Transport in Charleston and was of the Pentecostal belief...
Sylvia French (10/17/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Sylvia Eula French, 90, died Oct. 15, 2003, at the Cypress Point Health Center in Dexter. Born June 15, 1913, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late John Wesley and Sadie Beal Sailors, she lived for many years in Bloomfield where she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 385 for more than 50 years...
Dennis Roberts (10/17/03)
LILBOURN - Dennis "D-Ray" Roberts, 29, died Oct. 15, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born March 3, 1974, in Hayti, son of Richard and Mary Moore Roberts of Lilbourn, he was a construction worker and member of the Hayward Pentecostal Church...
Patsy Schaffer (10/17/03)
LILBOURN - Patsy Ruth Schaffer, 72, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. Born March 27, 1931, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. Scott and Marveline Hawkins Scott Campbell. She was a city clerk for Lilbourn for many years before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilbourn...
Truman Campbell (10/17/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Truman Boyd Campbell, 79, who died Oct. 13, 2003, were: Bruce Campbell, Micky Williams, Randy Olmstead, Billy Bennett, Kirk Folge and Adam Fann.
Lisa Gribble (10/17/03)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Lisa Hope Ross Gribble, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., left this earth the join her Lord and Savior on Oct. 14, 2003, in Bethesda, Md. Lisa was given to Vester and Patricia Ross of Sikeston on May 19, 1965, to care for and love. Along with her parents, siblings LuAnn Elrod, Margie and Eddie Moore of Sikeston, Terri and Jack Hackney of Fort Worth, Texas, and Billy and Angie Ross of Holland, Mich., all survive. ...
Dorothy Lowrey (10/17/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the First Baptist Church for Dorothy Lowrey, 72, who died Oct. 13, 2003, were: Bob Lowrey, David Lowrey, Matthew Lewis, Tommy Daniels, Danny Biggs and Jim Goforth. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma was in charge of arrangements...
Irvin Martin (10/17/03)
ILLIOPOLIS, Ill. - Irvin Martin, 69, formerly of Scott City, died Oct. 17, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Norman Brainer (10/17/03)
BENTON - Norman W. Brainer, 73, died Oct. 17, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Births (published 10/17) (10/17/03)
Nation CAPE GIRARDEAU - John R. and Krystal LeAnn Nation are the parents of their third child, first daughter, born at 8:22 a.m. Aug. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Kaylin Elizabeth Nation weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 17 (10/17/03)
SIKESTON - T.E. Stallings, special agent of the Department of Commerce, announced that almost 12,000 fewer bales of cotton have been ginned in Scott County this year than were ginned at a similar date last year. WYATT - The voters of Wyatt failed to carry the necessary majorities on two proposals Tuesday, one for $150,000 in revenue bonds and another for $32,000 in general obligation bonds to finance a new water system...
Hard financial times require cuts by all (10/17/03)
Rarely would I say these words, but the administration of Gov. Bob Holden is absolutely correct in their interpretation governing the ability of the governor to withhold education funding in the wake of a budget crisis. That's exactly what Holden did when he withheld $190 million from the education budget in Missouri this year to help balance the books of state government...
SpeakOut 10/17 (10/17/03)
I, too, wanted to call and congratulate you on the thing you started out being really good, the Christmas Campaign. It was a really good thing when it started. But it's just like everything else. The same people are getting everything over and over and it is going from generation to generation. ...