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Stories from Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Changing grades can be hard (08/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Getting to class on time or writing every assignment in cursive may not seem like a big deal to adults, but for many students, making the transition to a new grade can be a terrifying experience. "A lot of times even changing teachers or grade levels can be dramatic for students," noted Scott County Central Elementary Counselor Mary Barron. "It's tougher work and behavior expectations are higher."...
Nice catch (08/17/04)
A Sikeston Bulldog football player catches a pass at a recent practice. The Bulldogs will hold their annual scrimmage game on Friday night.
Group forms to help with cemetery (08/17/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Those who wish to have a hand in making the new state veterans cemetery even more beautiful are now able to thanks to an organization recently formed to assist with donations. "People want to donate money to the cemetery and the Missouri Veterans Affairs that runs the cemetery doesn't have any way of handling donations," explained R.W. Richmond of Dexter, president of The Bloomfield Assistance League of the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery...
Dexter Junior Babe team headed to World Series (08/17/04)
LAMAR, Col. -- Roll out the red carpet and plan a ticker tape parade because the boys of summer are coming home World Series bound. The Dexter/Stoddard County All-Stars defeated Iowa City, Iowa, in the winner take all championship game at the Midwest Plains Regional in the Junior Babe Ruth 13-15 year old road to the World Series in a 6-3 final...
Former Portageville star will join SEMO (08/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Roy Booker has decided to continue his college basketball career much closer to home. Booker, a former Portageville High School star who was the University of Montana's third-leading scorer last season as a junior, said Friday he has enrolled at Southeast Missouri State University and plans to play his final collegiate season for the Indians...
Cory Kelso (08/17/04)
SIKESTON - Cory Kelso, 30, died Aug. 17, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Everett Bishop (08/17/04)
DEXTER - Everett Bishop, 72, died Aug. 15, 2004, at his home. Born June 5, 1932, in Naylor, son of the late Raney L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, he attended Walnut Lane Elementary School and graduated in 1950 from Dexter High School. He had worked for Barnes Grocery, Hart's Truckline and Inman Freight Systems, Century 21 Flowers Realty and retired in 2003 from L.W. Trammell and Son Real Estate. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had been a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Essex...
Lirlene Petyon (08/17/04)
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Lirlene White Peyton, 87, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Aug. 12, 2004, at Baptist Memorial-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss. Born Feb. 14, 1917, in Holly Springs, Miss., daughter of the late Oliver Thalen and Gertrude Murdock White, she was a teacher in Portageville and Hayti, Mo., before retiring. A graduate of Mississippi Industrial College and St. Louis University, she was a former member of the St. Paul CME Church and member of St. Joseph Catholic Church...
Jesse Strickland (08/17/04)
KELSO - Jesse Eugene Strickland, 76, died at 2:39 a.m. Aug. 15, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1928, in Chicago, son of the late Luther Eugene and Hilda Mae McCellvin Strickland, he was a truck driver for Arkansas Best Freight from 1956-93. A yeoman third class with the U.S. Navy in World War II, he was a member of the Commerce Baptist Church. He was also a member of Spring Creek (La.) Masonic Lodge 184 and Jackson (Miss.) Scottish Rite...
Lavelle Young (08/17/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Lavelle Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late James and Jenny Hibbard O'Neal, she had been a waitress. On Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, she married Lyndell "Jim" Young who survives of the home...
Births (Published 8/17) (08/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Chadwick Sean and Sherilyn Kaye Borders are the parents of their second son, born at 11:42 a.m. June 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Quinton Alexander Borders weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Borders is the former Sherilyn Buck, daughter of Charles and Pam Buck of Springfield. She is employed by the Centenary United Methodist Church...
Householder - James (08/17/04)
BLODGETT -- Sue Householder and Terry "TK" James were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony May 15, 2004, at the Blodgett Baptist Church. The Rev. Donnie Ford performed the ceremony. The bride is the mother of two children from a previous marriage, Mark Householder and Tammy Barnett. She also has five grandchildren...
Looking back 8/17 (08/17/04)
SIKESTON - Eleven Scott Countians left recently for induction in the armed forces. Sikestonians were: Edgar L. Morris, Richard A. Bloomfield, Jerry S. Willett, Norman L. Lambert, Gene R. Aufdenberg, Jackie L. Baugh, Louis H. Moore, Jackie L. Taylor and Willie J. Vaughn...
Mankind's greatest threat isn't nature (08/17/04)
As if the unfolding events of the world were not enough to push your stress a bit higher, a group of scientists report that "mankind's gravest threat" is none other than Mother Nature. Volcanoes, earthquakes, giant tsunamis and the like pose the most potential danger for mankind because of our lack of preparation. Given the circumstances in Florida today, you might tend to agree...
Speakout 8/17 (08/17/04)
I was in line at a local convenience store here in Sikeston on Tuesday after lunch. In front of me was a car from a local Christian daycare with the name of the daycare and decorations painted on the car. It truly saddened me to see a case of beer handed out of the window of the store to the driver of the daycare's car. ...