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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2003

'Greenies' strive to lift school spirit at Sikeston (10/21/03)
SIKESTON -- After years of absence from the Sikeston R-6 School District, the Green Peppers made a comeback during the 1996-1997 school year. And since then, the ninth grade "Greenies" have strived to lift school spirits as well as create a positive attitude around the community...
Fall concert (10/21/03)
The Sikeston Junior High and Senior High School String Orchestras' will have their fall concert tonight at the Fieldhouse. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
Man killed in morning fire (10/21/03)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man died in an early morning fire today. At just before 6 a.m., the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received reports of a fire at 306 E. Gladys. Neighbors reported seeing heavy flames coming from the back of the residence and the sounds of glass breaking...
Book signing (10/21/03)
Children's author Roland Smith hands an autographed copy of his book "Zach's Lie" to a Sikeston Middle School student Monday afternoon. Smith was at the school to promote his new book and to talk about his books to students from Sikeston, Kelly and Richland. Smith's appearance was sponsored by Sikeston Public Schools, the Altrusa Club of Sikeston, Sikeston Optimist Club, Cargill AgHorizons and YELL...
Junior varsity football team wins finale (10/21/03)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's junior varsity football team ended its season on a positive note Monday, beating Jackson 14-0 for its first win. "We played pretty good all year and have improved each game," said Sikeston coach Charlie Vickery. "It was just really good for them to get a win, because Jackson had a good jayvee team. Our kids really played well on both sides -- offense and defense."...
Junior varsity soccer squad falls in tourney (10/21/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's junior varsity soccer team faced Poplar Bluff in the first round of the Cape Central Junior Varsity Tournament on Monday. The Bulldogs gave a valiant effort on the defensive end, but eventually lost the match 1-0. Sikeston was seeded fifth in the eight-team tournament while Bluff was the No. 4 seed...
SHS upsets Bell City (10/21/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's volleyball team posted its most impressive win of the season on Monday night, beating Stoddard County power Bell City in three sets: 26-24, 16-25, 25-14. "Tonight was a fun match to watch," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "It was nice to finally see the team I knew we could be."...
Junior Hawks still unbeaten (10/21/03)
BONNE TERRE -- Kelly's cross country team ran in the North County Invitational on Saturday. The highlight of the day was another win for the junior high boys team. The group of eighth graders has won every race it has competed in this year. On Saturday, Levi Felter took sixth place with a time of 10:32. Zach Hicks came in 10th at 10:42 and Joseph Harp took 11th at 10:44...
Charles Churchill (10/21/03)
DEXTER - Charles W. Churchill, 76, died Oct. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elsie Wyatt (10/21/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Elsie N. Wyatt, 86, who died Oct. 18, 2003, were: Tray Crider, Chris Carter, Allen Wyatt, Andrew Robinett, Chad Johnson, Josh Johnson and Bryan Daurelle.
Everett Gentry (10/21/03)
SIKESTON - Everett "Candy Man" Anthony Gentry, 77, died at 6:25 a.m. Oct. 20, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Born June 21, 1926, at Mound City, Ill., to the late Geneva Lewis and Everett A. Gentry Sr., he was employed by Proctor-Gamble in Kansas City as a warehouse worker for 30 years. ...
Rhonda Dunn (10/21/03)
MARSTON -- Rhonda Marie O'Shea Dunn, 45, died Oct. 16, 2003, at her home. Born April 16, 1958, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Mary Green O'Shea. She was married to Mike Dunn, who survives of Marston. Other survivors include: one daughter, Amanda Marie Dunn of Marston; two sons, Michael Tommy Dunn and Jeremiah Michael O'Shea of Marston; two sisters, Toni O'Shea and Rebecca O'Shea of St. ...
Joe Hockett (10/21/03)
SIKESTON - Joe Daniel Hockett, 65, died Oct. 17, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1938, in Tupelo, Miss., son of the late Lenard Mack and Ruby Robinson Hockett, he lived in Missouri for many years. He is survived by two sons, Michael Wyse of Chicago, Ill, and Charles Gaston of San Francisco, Calif.; and five daughters, Lawanda Clark of Sikeston, Sarah Hockett of Toledo, Ohio, and Carol Gaston, Quincy Gaston and Gloria Gaston of Murphysboro, Ill.; five sisters, Fannie Ward of Michigan, Lola Phifer of Bloomington, Ill., Racheal Hockett and Sara Dubois of St. ...
Burford McArthur (10/21/03)
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Burford McArthur, 82, formerly of Vanduser, Mo., died Oct. 9, 2003, at Cheyenne Trace Retirement Center. Born Feb. 16, 1921, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late William Verley and Mabel Gertrude Hudson McArthur, he was a 1939 graduate of Vanduser High School and a graduate of Draughon's Junior College in Memphis. ...
T.J. LaPlant (10/21/03)
SIKESTON -- T.J. LaPlant, 73, died Oct. 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1930, in the Barnes Ridge community, son of the late John William and Anna Combs LaPlant, he was employed by Little Construction and was of the Baptist belief. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Births (published 10/21) (10/21/03)
Thornton SIKESTON - April Thornton is the mother of her third son, born at 2:07 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Savon Malique Thornton weighed 7 pounds and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Ophelia Thornton and L.V. Thornton...
Garza - Richardson (10/21/03)
CANALOU -- The First Baptist Church of Canalou provided the setting for the 1 p.m. wedding ceremony Sept. 27, 2003, of Nikki Garza and Joe Richardson. The Rev. Dewayne Coleman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pam Garza and the bridegroom's mother is Georgia Ruth Hartlein, both of Canalou...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 21 (10/21/03)
SIKESTON - Billy Wagner was given a surprise party at his home by a group of teen-age friends in observance of his birthday. SIKESTON - Up until now Sikeston has had no monument or other marker to commemorate the founding of the city by John Sikes. A commemorative tablet will be formally unveiled Thursday at 10 a.m. in front of the office of Montgomery Investments at the corner of Scott and North streets...
The weighty issue of Americans' weight (10/21/03)
It's just another sign of the times. Because of the sharp rise in the number of obese Americans, ambulance crews are now ordering supersize 650-pound capacity stretchers. And these new large-size stretchers are not just an oddity - they have become the largest selling stretcher now available...
SpeakOut 10/21 (10/21/03)
Holy cow! How about those Cubs! Who are they going to blame their loss last night on? The fans are probably going to go into hibernation because they're afraid they'll get hurt by some ignorant sucker. It's only a game, folks. It's only a game. Forty-five years. WGN doesn't want to give up any money just to forget a team. This is the best year they've had in a long time. So how about those Cubs! Go Cardinals!...