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Stories from Friday, September 2, 2005

Relief center opens in area (09/02/05)
BENTON -- Refugees of Hurricane Katrina are migrating north and setting up camp at a local disaster relief center, which opened Thursday in Benton. The American Red Cross is in charge of the relief center at the Charleston Baptist Association campgrounds in Benton. The site, which is complete with dorms, is located three miles from Interstate 55 on Highway 77...
Paying tribute (09/02/05)
Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, speaks during the Memorial for Corporal John Anthony "Jay" Sampeitro Jr. Thursday night at the Field House. Over 350 friends, family and law enforcement officials attended the memorial for Sampeitro, formerly of Sikeston...
Football begins (09/02/05)
Local high school teams are ready to begin their seasons tonight when the 2005 season gets under way with games in Sikeston, Dexter and East Prairie. Earl Standridge, an employee of the Sikeston Public School, paints the north endzone at the Sikeston Public Football Stadium Thursday afternoon. The maintance division of the school is preparing for the Bulldogs' first game tonight at 7 o'clock...
Emergency communication addressed (09/02/05)
CHARLESTON - A mobile unit may ensure Mississippi County officials have communications in the event of a natural disaster. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg presented the idea for a mobile communication unit during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (09/02/05)
LEAGUE RESULTS: 2005 Club Championship Championship Flight: Women 1st - Sherrie Simmons, 151 2nd - Shelley Newman, 165 3rd - Mary Malone, 167 4th - Linda Ditto, 181 Men 1st - Nolan Newman, 1462nd - John Owen, 146 3rd - Mike Newman, 150 1st Flight 1st - Kirk Parker, 155...
E.P. hopes to continue momentum from jamboree (09/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Eagles open the 2005 season in front of the home crowd in a SEMO South Conference matchup with Hayti on Friday. The South Conference rivalry features a matchup of two new head coaches with Corey Adkisson taking the helm at East Prairie and Shawn Jackson at the controls at Hayti...
Bearcats to take on powerful Dragons (09/02/05)
DEXTER - It will be a Week 1 battle of Class 3 stalwarts as the Ste. Genevieve Dragons travel to Charles Bland Stadium to take on the Dexter Bearcats. The Dragons will come in as the No. 6 ranked football team in Class 3 in Missouri after the first poll of the season was taken...
Lady Bulldog netters pick up first win of season against Caruthersville (09/02/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls tennis team won their first match of the young season in dominating fashion. The Lady Bulldogs (1-2) blanked Caruthersville 9-0 in varsity competition and the junior varsity also shut out the Lady Tigers, 7-0, on Thursday...
Golf Glance: Sikeston Country Club (09/02/05)
RESULTS: Ladies Golf Association First place Team: Ch Flight - Patti Fletcher, 82 A Flight - Saralyn Boyer/Kathy Mitchell, 90 B Flight - Lolita Scott, 100 C Flight - Judy Garrett, 112 SCC Senior Association 1st Low Gross - Charles Atchison, 68 2nd Low Net - Travis Garrett, 66...
Roy L. Coy (09/02/05)
MADISON, Ill. - Roy L. Coy, 87, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2005, at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Born Nov. 27, 1917, in Elfie, Ky., son of the late Clarence Arthur and Pearl Beasley Coy, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a locomotive crane operator for LaClede Steel Co. in Alton and previously worked for the St. Louis and South Western Railroad at Illmo, Mo., from 1942 to 1944...
Mary Sisson (09/02/05)
ORAN -- Mary Maxine Sisson, 60, died Aug. 31, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 15, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Willie W. and Virginia P. Segers, she was a member of Christ Sanctuary Church of God in Christ in Bell City, where she was a member of the Usher Board...
Roger Brigman (09/02/05)
BERNIE - Roger Wayne Brigman, 38, died Aug. 30, 2005, near Bernie. Born Nov. 12, 1966, at Dexter, he was the son of Quitman Jack Brigman of McRae, Ar., and the late Jean Elizabeth Tillet Brigman. He was a farm laborer and resident of rural Bernie. On Apr. 27, 2001, at Piggott, Ark., he married Jana Fitzgerald who survives of the home...
Jack Powell (09/02/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Calvin A. "Jack" Powell, 95, who died Aug. 31, 2005, will be: Bob Laseter, Marshall Linebaugh, Dennis Quertermous, Richard Gage, James DeHart, Larry Miller, Sonny Bickford, Jimmy Jones and Riley Brown...
Helen Hamman (09/02/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Helen Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Health Care and Rehab in O'Fallon. Born July 21, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Washington and Essie Waldman Baker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and was an elementary school teacher in Sikeston and Lilbourn, Mo., before retiring...
Geneva Redfering (09/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Geneva Mildred Organ Redfering, 89, died at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 10, 1915, at Morley to the late Linson and Jessie Fern Jenkins Dabbs, she lived all her life in Mississippi and New Madrid counties. A member of the First Church of God in East Prairie, she was a retired cook for the Charleston R-1 School District...
Katherine Sheppard (09/02/05)
DEXTER -- Katherine Talkington Sheppard, 78, died Sept. 1, 2005, in Hernando, Miss. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 9/2) (09/02/05)
ORAN - Brandon and Tonya Gage are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 3:38 p.m. Aug. 1, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Connor Emmett Gage arrived weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Mrs. Gage, employed by UPI, is the daughter of Susie Farrar of Oran and Tony Melton of Sikeston...
Looking Back 9/2 (09/02/05)
SIKESTON - John Hux sustained an appendectomy at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Aug. 29. His condition is reported as satisfactory. --- SIKESTON - Miss Mary Sidwell will go to Alton, Ill., the latter part of this week to assume her duties as home economics instructor in the public schools...
Speakout 9/2 (09/02/05)
I'm sorry this is so long, and I hope you will print this soon. I just wanted to let the parents know to start expecting the recruiting offices to be contacting you or your children. (It may even be at the schools where they are contacted). My 5th grader brought home something for me to sign, which has to do with the schools funding of grants. ...