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Stories from Friday, January 4, 2002

Ritual to renew contracts begins (01/04/02)
CHARLESTON - The January ritual of renewing the county's annual contracts and agreements began for Mississippi County commissioners Thursday during their first county commission meeting of the year. Commissioners approved the annual service agreement with the SEMO Drug Task Force for reimbursement of pass-through funds received from various grants...
Police car makes short trip (01/04/02)
HOWARDVILLE - The Howardville police car made a short trip, but one with impact. Between 5:30 and 6 a.m. today a passer-by reported seeing the lights of the police car come on while it was parked in the lot next to Howardville City Hall. The witness told the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department the car then rammed the building, colliding with the wall up to the windshield...
Area man in custody (01/04/02)
HOWARDVILLE - The Howardville police car made a short trip, but one with impact. Between 5:30 and 6 a.m. today a passer-by reported seeing the lights of the police car come on while it was parked in the lot next to Howardville City Hall. The witness told the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department the car then rammed the building, colliding with the wall up to the windshield...
First rehearsal (01/04/02)
The Sikeston Little Theatre held its first rehearsal Thursday night at the new Albritton-Mayer Center. The cast members will perform "Godspell" with opening night for the play set for Feb. 21. Directing the play is Steve Beydler and the music director is Terry Sapp. Cast members are: Micah Reese, Bryan Parker, Scott Nicklay, Dale Frame, Ashley Ray, Dennis Bohannon, Maggie Pfefferkorn, Kate Hux, Teri Jett, Sapp, Rick Lasley and Beydler...
School board filing ends Jan. 15 (01/04/02)
SIKESTON - Residents who wish to serve on their local school board have until 5 p.m. Jan. 15 to file for the April election. To run for a school board you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer in the school district, a Missouri resident for one year and be at least 24 years old, according to Steve Borgsmiller, superintendent for Sikeston Public Schools...
NMCC nips Bravettes in OT (01/04/02)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's girls basketball team earned its second win of the season Thursday night, nipping Scott Central in overtime 49-48. Guard Stacy Smith led the scoring charge with 20 points, followed by Shanika McFarland in the post with 17...
SHS grapplers open new year with win (01/04/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team kicked off 2002 with a 47-22 win over Cape Central on Thursday night. With the victory, the Bulldogs improve their dual record to 3-2 heading into Saturday's Poplar Bluff Tournament. "It's good to start the second half of the season off with a win, but I really wasn't pleased with our intensity tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. ...
Betty Truelove (01/04/02)
LILBOURN - Betty Jewell Truelove, 69, died at 9:17 p.m. Jan. 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1932, at LaForge, daughter of the late Ernest and Louella Boyett Lee, she was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one son, Larry Truelove of Lilbourn; one daughter, Debbie Baldwin of Lilbourn; one brother, Elmer Lee of Sikeston; two sisters, Mary Brown and Maxine Hicks of Sikeston; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Jimmy Smith (01/04/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James "Jimmy" Smith, 47, who died Dec. 31, 2001, were: Timothy Smith, Chad Smith, Ray Smith, Brian Smith, Jaime Smith and Arthur Boles.
Willie McMillen (01/04/02)
CHARLESTON - Willie Gray McMillen, 85, died at 6:50 a.m. Jan. 4, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Lizzie Young (01/04/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lizzie Young, 81, died Jan. 4, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Blanche Cooper (01/04/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Blanche Gertie Cooper, 86, died Jan. 3, 2002, at her home. Born June 26, 1915, at Ardeola, daughter of the late Sam and Gertie Summers Mason, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield. On Feb. 26, 1936, she married Raymond Cooper who preceded her in death...
Ola Hastings (01/04/02)
JACKSON - Ola Bernice Hastings, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 2, 2002, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born April 27, 1915, in Jerusalem, Ark., daughter of the late Lee Andrew and Emma Mae Taylor Roper, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston. She lived in Sikeston for many years before moving to Jackson in September 2001...
Wayman Pratt (01/04/02)
SIKESTON - Otto Wayman Pratt, 81, died at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 3, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 20, 1920, in Sikeston, son of the late Harry O. and Addie Barnes Pratt Sr., he graduated from Sikeston High School and attended the Cape Teachers College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Ivan Morris (01/04/02)
SIKESTON - Ivan "Semo" Morris, 41, died Jan. 1, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 23, 1960, in Malden, son of Essie B. Steward of Sikeston and the late Josh Morris, he graduated in 1978 from Sikeston Public Schools and attended Sanford-Brown College in St. Louis...
Curtis Howard (01/04/02)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Curtis Howard, 47, died Jan. 2, 2002, of injuries sustained in a hit and run accident in Bloomington. Born July 27, 1954, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late John Henry and Mozella White Howard, he attended Charleston High School...
Looking Back 1-4 (01/04/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Chris Francis is visiting her sister in Chicago, Ill., this week. SIKESTON - A rash of grass fires kept city firemen busy over the weekend. Five calls were made Sunday. Overheated furnaces also contributed to the eight-alarm call. BENTON - The Scott County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Scott County Courthouse. Election of officers will be held and all members are urged to attend...
Lobbyist role may grow in importance (01/04/02)
The role of lobbyists in state and federal government is well documented. The high-priced lobbyists use their experience and influence to guide legislation beneficial to their employers. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But the ever-present lobbyists are always around. In many instances if not most, they know more about legislation than those actually casting the votes. But then again, that's their job...
Speakout 1-4 (01/04/02)
A C-4 is a plastic explosive that can be loaded in any shape, form or fashion. You can burn it, put a block on it and shoot it with a rifle and it won't explode. It takes a plastic wrap to explode a C-4. So concerning all this crap that's been going on about it, the airplane bomber didn't do his homework and the news media didn't do theirs either...