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Stories from Tuesday, February 26, 2002

New road (02/26/02)
Ron Clark of Clark and Sons Excavating spreads gravel along the walkway of the C.P. Wing Lake in the R.S. Matthews Park Monday. The company is the process of graveling both the parking lot and walking path at the park.
New Madrid man faces drug charges (02/26/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - A New Madrid teen-ager may face felony drug charges after he was allegedly found in possession of 22 rocks of crack cocaine. Marcus Darnell McFarland, 19, was arrested at 12:24 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Alice Street on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell...
Four people taken into custody (02/26/02)
SIKESTON -- Four people are in custody from two related methamphetamine incidents last week. Last Wednesday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers served a search warrant at 113 Bradley. During the search, officers netted a quantity of methamphetamine, along with some meth-making materials and paraphernalia...
Missoula Children's Theatre returns to Sikeston (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - Girls and boys are equal, the disabled become able, the shy experiment with bravery, the slow are rehearsed to perfection and the gifted become part of the whole. The mission of the Missoula Children's Theatre is to help develop life skills in all children through participation in the performing arts and to show them everyone is necessary for the show to go on...
No suspects yet in murder of businessman (02/26/02)
WAPPAPELLO -- Investigators are working around the clock to find the person or persons responsible for the shotgun death of the owner of Bud's Country Store. Gary Lee "Bud" Ayers, 52, of Wappapello was found dead inside his store on Highway T at about 7 p.m. Friday by a Butler County deputy who responded to an alarm sounding there...
Charter will begin testing local pipeline (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - For those who have been anxiously waiting for cable modem Internet access in the area, the wait is over. "We need to have beta testers test it, so if they're interested they need to call Charter," said Diane Hull, public relations representative for Charter Communications in Sikeston. "We are looking for 1,000 beta testers in this area."...
Detention center officially opens (02/26/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Sunday's open house and ribbon cutting ceremony officially unveiled the second regional detention center in Missouri, the Stoddard County Justice Center, and on Monday, the new detention center began housing juveniles. "We (the juvenile office) are by no means lazy," Michael Davis, chief juvenile officer for the 35th Judicial Circuit of Stoddard and Dunklin counties, said. ...
Portageville rolls in opener (02/26/02)
SENATH - The top-seeded Portageville Bulldogs moved on in the Class 2A, District 1 Tournament at Senath on Monday, defeating the host team 57-26 in the first round. The Bulldogs (23-3) trailed 12-10 after one quarter but regrouped to lead 24-12 at halftime, shutting out the Lions in the second quarter...
Kelly to get another shot at Bulldogs (02/26/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Kelly Hawks pulled off a mild upset in the 2A District 2 tournament at Bloomfield on Monday night, toppling fourth-seeded Woodland, 63-54. The Hawks, seeded fifth, will now face Notre Dame in the semifinals on Thursday at 6 p.m. "I hope we're ready (for Notre Dame)," said Kelly head coach Nick Lanpher. "We played them a good ballgame at their place right after the Christmas tournament. We can play with them. If we're right, they'll know we've been here."...
No surprises in 1A District 2 (02/26/02)
DELTA - The Class 1A, District 2 Tournament at Delta High School provided no surprises on Monday. Top-seeded Bell City rolled past Risco 84-64; No. 2 seeded Oran took out No. 7 Delta 84-64; No. 3 Bernie eliminated No. 6 Richland 68-50; and No. 4 Advance defeated No. 5 Scott County Central 91-76...
Earl Hume (02/26/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for the Rev. Earl Hume, 91, who died Feb. 22, 2002, were: Jerry Griffin, Bob Griffin, Danny Griffin, Bud Chapman, Paul Blumhorst and Butch Blumhorst.
William Holleman (02/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - William Holleman, 95, died at 6:35 a.m. Feb. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1906, in McCory, Ark., to the late Jim and Alice Goodwin Holleman, he had lived in East Prairie since 1955. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II...
Cora Masters (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Avenue Church of God for Cora Bell Masters, 95, who died Feb. 25, 2002, will be: Keith Masters, Gene Masters, Steve Worley, Kenny Worley, Jimmy Schroeder and Tony Hunt. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Emma Pounders (02/26/02)
BERNIE - Emma W. Pounders, 96, died Feb. 19, 2002, at the Northshore Living Center at Slidell, La. Born June 23, 1905, at Orange, Calif., to the late Donald S. and Serepta Deborah Place Welty, she was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church. An elementary school teacher, she was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Missouri and of PEO...
Myrtle Stacy (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - Myrtle M. Stacy, 85, died Feb. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Skipper Robbins (02/26/02)
DEXTER - Cecil "Skipper" Robbins, 55, died Feb. 25, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 26, 1946, at Dexter, to the late Clacy W. and Bonnie Robbins, he attended school in Dexter and spent four years in the U.S. Navy where he served in Vietnam. He had spent several years on the East Coast working as a cabinet maker and construction worker. He returned to Dexter a year ago and had attended the ARK of Hope and the Freedom Worship Centers in Dexter...
Donna Fusilier (02/26/02)
SCOTT CITY - Donna Lee Fusilier, 45, passed away at her home in Scott City on Feb. 23, 2002. She was born Nov. 8, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Donald Lee and Barbara Dean Venable of Scott City. Donna worked as a heavy equipment operator for Teamsters Local 574 and was a member of the Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City...
Births (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - Joseph Michael and Julie Lynn Drew are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Jan. 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Courtney Elizabeth Drew weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Drew, daughter of Boyce and Shiela Williams, is a student at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Robertson - Colclazier (02/26/02)
SIKESTON - Lunelle and Ronnie Burch have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Robertson, to Jason Wade Colclazier, son of Dave and Linda Colclazier of Greenfield, Ind. Daughter of the late Lindell Robertson, the future bride is a 1997 graduate of Sikeston High School. She graduated in May 2001 from Anderson (Ind.) University and is employed by Healthy Families of Hancock County, Ind...
Looking Back In Time (02/26/02)
MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Crumpecker are the parents of a new daughter, Ann Marie, born in Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. CHAFFEE - Investigators are looking for a fire bug who may have set four fires in the last two weeks. A hotel fire here pushed the damage total over $1 million. The fires have been set in Scott, Stoddard and Butler counties...
Enforce our laws on age for smokers (02/26/02)
Here's one for the books. The California Medical Association this week voted to urge the state to increase the smoking age there from 18 to 21. Guess who is opposing the proposal? None other than the American Lung Association. And in this case, the Lung Association is right!...
SPEAKOUT (02/26/02)
I've been reading the paper lately and I think all the pictures of kids swinging in the back yard and that are fine and dandy, but have I missed a story on David Barkledge or the chief of staff or Sen. Peter Kinder on a story about a question of ethics or that sort of thing? I've scanned the paper as of late and have been hearing about it in the coffee shops, but that's about it. I would mighty appreciate it if you could put something about that story in the paper...