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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2002

Property list duty falls to assessors (01/21/02)
BENTON - While county assessors routinely check on real estate within their county, when it comes to personal property lists it often comes down taking the property owner's word for it. "Every parcel in Scott County is checked every year," said Teresa Houchin, Scott County assessor...
Holden's State of State talk focuses on challenges (01/21/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - A year ago at his inauguration, Gov. Bob Holden set the theme of his administration as "One Bright Future, One Missouri." Weeks later, he delivered a State of the State address titled "Missouri: A New Century of Opportunities." In his second State of the State speech on Wednesday, Holden, a Democrat, will no doubt endeavor to stress the positive. ...
Parker will take over coroner position (01/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Terry A. Parker of Charleston was appointed to serve as Mississippi County's new coroner Friday by Gov. Bob Holden. Parker, 30, replaces John Allen McMikle of Charleston who resigned in December citing health reasons. Parker became a licensed funeral director for the State of Missouri in 1992 and has worked at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston for nearly 13 years. Parker attended Southeast Missouri State University...
Sledding season (01/21/02)
Winter weather has struck the area leading many outside to play in the snow. Here, Lee Bowman gives his son Austin a sled ride.
Dexter project approved for housing loan (01/21/02)
DEXTER - A rehabilitation project for 50 family units at Dexter Apartments was approved Friday for a $90,000 zero-interest loan and for $282,623 in federal and state tax credits by the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Of the 129 affordable housing development project proposals returned by developers last October, 41 were recommended for funding this year by the MHDC. ...
Sikeston students improving (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - What students learn today has a bearing on their success in the future. School districts must continuously assess improvements that are made and need to be made by using various methods, one of which is the Annual Performance Report. And the information it revealed for 2001 shows Sikeston students have improved, rating above average in some subjects...
Hard work pays off for cheerleaders (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - Once again, hard work, long practices and dedication have paid off for the 2001-2002 Sikeston varsity cheerleaders because they received second place out of 17 schools in the state cheerleading competition. "I am very proud," Sikeston High School Cheerleading Coach Wanda Throop said, "and feel that these girls have made a name for themselves."...
Grand jury indicts two Dexter police officers (01/21/02)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Chief of Police and another officer have been arrested after a Stoddard County grand jury handed down several indictments on Friday. Police Chief Kenneth Rinehart and officer Sammy Stone were each taken into custody Friday after warrants were issued for their arrests. ...
Teens injured in accident (01/21/02)
WYATT - A weekend accident resulted in injuries for five Wyatt teens. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the incident occurred at 9:50 p.m. Saturday three miles south of Wyatt when a southbound vehicle driven by 17 year-old Christopher Carden was traveling at excessive speed, failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway into a ditch. He sustained minor injuries...
Authorities respond to accident report (01/21/02)
SCOTT CITY - A Scott City man suffered moderate injuries early Saturday in a pedestrian/vehicle accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jeremy Howell, 17, was walking in the middle of the road on Route M at 5:45 a.m., three miles west of Scott City. Howell crossed in the path of an oncoming eastbound vehicle driven by Roseann Bell, 43, of Chaffee. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and Bell sustained minor injuries...
'Streaky' pulls through for Braves (01/21/02)
DELTA -- The knock on Scott Central's Terrance Williams has been his inconsistency from game to game. But the senior came through in crunch time Friday night, leading the Braves to a 69-68 overtime win against Oran. Williams can be unguardable at times, carrying the Braves' offense. But cold streaks and poor decisions have haunted him this year...
Red-hot Portageville shoots down Malden (01/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs improved to 14-2 on the season with a 58-43 win over the Malden Green Wave in a Bootheel Conference matchup on Friday night at Portageville gymnasium. Portageville has now won six straight games since Christmas...
Rebels snap 5-game skid (01/21/02)
ZALMA - The Richland Rebels snapped a five-game losing streak with a 84-64 road win over the Zalma Bulldogs on Friday night. The Rebels led 55-28 at the half and never looked back. "I was very pleased with the way the kids came out and played," said Richland head coach Jim Lincoln. ...
Sikeston salvages game in Superman (01/21/02)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs ended the Superman Classic on Saturday on a positive note, defeating Dickson County, Tenn., 57-38 in the seventh place game. The Bulldogs snapped a five-game Superman Classic losing streak with the victory, which improved the team to 8-7 this season...
NMCC finishes second in Bass Pro tournament (01/21/02)
SPRINGFIELD - The New Madrid County Central Eagles had a fine showing at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions over the weekend finishing in second place. The Eagles fell to the Vashon Wolverines on Sunday night 67-54 in the championship game. Vashon is ranked No. 1 in Missouri Class 4A while the Eagles are ranked first in Class 3A...
NMCC rolls in first round of Bass Pro (01/21/02)
SPRINGFIELD - The New Madrid County Central Eagles advanced to the semifinal bracket of the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions on Friday night by defeating Oviedo, Fla., 77-48 at the Hammons Center in Springfield. In other games in the tournament, Christ the King, N.Y., defeated Ozark 86-84 in overtime, and Vashon beat Heritage Christian, Texas 70-50...
Bob Beal (01/21/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Bob L. Beal, 82, died Jan. 20, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 2, 1919, at Kinder, son of the late Fred and Alice Gillespie Beal, he graduated in 1939 from Bloomfield High School. He was a superintendent for Porter-Dewitt Construction Company in Poplar Bluff and for R. ...
Frances Daniel (01/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Frances Elizabeth Daniel, 89, died at 5 a.m. Jan. 20, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 12, 1912, in Scott County, daughter of the late Ollie F. and Clara Berns Daniel, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a landowner and member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Thomas Gargus (01/21/02)
CHARLESTON - The Rev. Thomas Clifford Gargus, 76, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 1, 1925, in Crouth, son of the late Jesse C. and Cynthia Poe Gargus, he lived in Sikeston for the past five years. ...
Raymond Orr (01/21/02)
DUDLEY - Raymond Orr, 81, died Jan. 18, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Dudley, son of the late Nicholas Cleveland and Ida M. Majors Orr, he lived in Dudley all his life. He was a timber cutter and member of the Dudley Community Church...
James Leggett (01/21/02)
BLOOMFIELD - James Fletcher Leggett III, 77, died Jan. 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1924, in Bloomfield, son of the late James Fletcher and Thelma Mosley Leggett Jr., he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield area. He attended Bloomfield Public Schools and played big band music throughout the country...
Rick Little (01/21/02)
ST. PETERS - Rick Little, 51, died Jan. 17, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born July 30, 1950, in Evening Shade, Ark., he was the son of Faye Stafford Little of St. Peters and the late Nathaniel Little. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one son, Robert Tucci of Cedar Hill; two daughters, Sonya Hardebeck of Fenton and Stacey Little of Valles Mines; three brothers, Jimmy Little of Barnhart, Buddy Little of Florissant and Dale Little of Overland; two sisters, Wanda Blankenship of Park Hills and Janie Sullivan of St. ...
John Marks (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - John Leroy Marks, 63, died unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born march 17, 1938, in Essex, son of the late Isaiah and Joyce Maxey Marks, he was a graduate of O'Bannon High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He was of the Baptist belief...
Michael Garner (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - Michael Daniel Garner, 16, died at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 20, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1985, in Sikeston, son of Chris Austin Garner and Julie Kay Harp Hays of Sikeston, he was a sophomore at Sikeston Senior High School and attended Church on the Rock...
Beatrice Hagy (01/21/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Beatrice Hagy, 76, who died Jan. 17, 2002, were: Daniel Hagy, Joe Hagy, Earl Hagy Sr., Alex Hagy, James Williamson and Ervin Williamson.
Leon Halter (01/21/02)
BENTON - Leon G. Halter, 81, died Jan. 21, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Linda Pettit (01/21/02)
SCOTT CITY - Linda Younette Pettit, 59, died at 1:55 a.m. Jan. 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 7, 1942, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Young and Esther Marie Hilliker Holmes, she was a cook for Scott City Schools...
Alma Travers (01/21/02)
PUXICO - Alma M. Travers, 92, died Jan. 19, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 26, 1909, in Puxico, daughter of the late Charley C. and Rose O. Spiva Siler, she was a 1928 graduate of Puxico High School and taught in rural Puxico schools from 1929-45...
Rick Little (01/21/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Rick Little, 51, who died Jan. 17, 2002, were: Richard Hardebeck, Jacob Little, Wayne Blankenship, Robert Tucci, Bobby Patterson and Randy Stafford. Honorary pallbearers were: Tom Stafford and Jim Little Jr...
Claude Lovel (01/21/02)
MORLEY - Claude L. Lovel, 80, died at 8:27 p.m. Jan. 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1921, in Blodgett, son of the late Arthur and Emma Wood Lovel, he was a ginner for the Vanduser Gin Company and U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Henrie Greenway (01/21/02)
FAIRBANKS, Ind. - Henrie "Smoky" Greenway, 69, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:26 p.m. Jan. 19, 2002, in the Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1932, in Jerome, Ark., son of the late Jack and Agnes Murphree Greenway, he was a retired self-employed truck driver. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the VFW Post in Morley, Mo...
Robert Bryne (01/21/02)
CHARLESTON - Robert Hartner Byrne, 79, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 14, 1922, in Mississippi County, son of the late Robert and Susie Hartner Byrne, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He had served as a pilot with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Ralph McClellan (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - Ralph Edward McClellan, 80, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 20, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 13, 1921, in Sikeston, son of the late James Henry and Emma Bell Daniels McClellan, he was a salesman for the McKnight-Keaton Company in Sikeston and the M. Livingston Company in Paducah, Ky. A veteran of the U.S. Army Third Army in World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Battle of the Bulge award. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Donald Hearnes (01/21/02)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Donald Hearnes, 91, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 20, 2002, at Southwest Hospital in Little Rock. Born July 19, 1910, in Moline, Ill., son of the late Earl Boyd and Edna Mae Eastman Hearnes, he had been employed with the Missouri Highway Department, U.S. Corps of Engineers and Ozarks Regional Commission before retiring in 1980. He was a Southeast Missouri tennis champion and had been invited to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals...
Births (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - Heather Kelso and Kevin Alexander are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:43 p.m. Dec. 13, 2001, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Preston Ray Alexander weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long. Kelso, daughter of Vicki Bidens and Ronnie Staggs, is employed at T&T Video in Sikeston...
Looking Back In Time (01/21/02)
MOREHOUSE - Mrs. Clara Payne of near Morehouse has received official word from the Federal Government that a son, Chester Howard Payne, 21, had been taken prisoner by the Japanese. --- BENTON - The Benton High team defeated Morley in Benton Friday night, 30 to 14, while the girls' teams played a 21 to 21 tie...
Looking Back 1/20 (01/21/02)
SIKESTON - R.A. McCord, Sikeston auctioneer, was reported somewhat improved Thursday at his home from a four-day attack of hiccoughs, the aftermath of a streptococcus throat infection. He had been troubled with hiccoughs since last weekend but they left him Thursday morning...
Education of voters should begin now (01/21/02)
Maybe I'm missing the boat here but the supporters of the recently completed Sikeston Charter need to start their educational and promotional efforts ASAP. I'm certain that those promotional plans are in the works but the election on Sikeston's new Charter will arrive all too soon and without ample explanation, the Charter may well fail a vote of the people...
Your View (01/21/02)
This is in response to the article regarding Ms. Holiman's comments on the renovations at the New Madrid County Courthouse. Maybe she has heard the old saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day." I think that probably would apply to the courthouse. It didn't get in the shape it did overnight, and all the problems won't be solved overnight...
SPEAKOUT (01/21/02)
This is in regards to the Jan. 11 SpeakOut talking about the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. The weight of its personnel doesn't matter. They're protecting us and keeping us safe. Whoever wrote this probably weighs 600 pounds. This caller needs to worry about themselves. If it weren't for those overweight cops, this person could be dead...
Speakout 1/20 (01/21/02)
I hope all of the Cardinal fans read the Jan. 10 SpeakOut, where they had to go all the way to Japan to get a player to play for the Cardinals. Come on, America. I know there was someone in the United States who needed that job. But you had to go out of the country to get a player. I say don't support the Cardinals. Then they'd wish they had gotten a player here who needed the money. Also, just like all the jobs going to Mexico, what's worse than that is all of us just sit around and take it...