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Stories from Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Small earthquake rattles region (03/13/02)
LEOPOLD - It wasn't exactly The Big One, but a 3.6-magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning was The Big Topic in parts of Bollinger and Stoddard counties. Many residents said they were awakened by a loud, thunderous noise and rattling windows at 2:30 a.m. when the quake hit...
Real life experience (03/13/02)
SEMO Emeritus Professor Charles R. Wiles and his Integrated Marketing Communications Practicum class visited the Scott County commission Tuesday as part of their semester project - working with Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger to develop a plan to promote Scott County and boost its image with a marketing campaign...
Consolidation of program proposed by school board (03/13/02)
SIKESTON - A decision by the Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education will mean more focus on Sikeston students as the consolidation of the Practical Nurse Program is proposed. As Superintendent of Schools Steve Borgsmiller explained, the program started in Sikeston in the early 1960s and later began offering satellite campuses in Hayti and Kennett. The idea was to provide a head start...
Bond issue on ballot again (03/13/02)
BENTON - On April 2, the Scott County R-4 School District's voters will step up to the polls for the sixth time to decide the fate of the reoccurring bond issue. This time, the school district promises the proposal is a winning plan that will cost voters as little as possible...
Busted (03/13/02)
Donna Rendleman was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Blair Moran during the American Heart Associations Cardiac Arrest at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Over $2,000 was raised during the fund raiser.
Retirement plan upgrade is approved (03/13/02)
MINER - An upgrade in the city employees' LAGERS retirement plan from L3 to L6 was approved by the Board of Aldermen during its regular monthly session Tuesday night. "And I will not veto it," said Mayor Frank Tatum, who had voiced his opposition to the change before the vote...
Sikeston tennis team optimistic about season; looks to defend district title (03/13/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys tennis team will open the 2002 season with very few question marks. With virtually every player returning from last year's district championship team, head coach Brian James has to feel pretty good about his team's chances this season...
Tall task awaits Bell City in 1A Final Four (03/13/02)
COLUMBIA -- Bell City will be looking to end its outstanding season on a high note this weekend at the Class 1A Final Four in Columbia. The Cubs (27-5) will face Stewartsville (27-3) at 12:25 p.m. in the first round on Friday at the Hearnes Center. It's just the second time in history Bell City has qualified for the state tournament...
Mary Tilley (03/13/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary J. Tilley, 28, who died March 28, 2002, were: Charles Tilley, Billy McClure, Bob McClure, Tim Bruce, Scott Tilley and Chris Latham.
Daisy Hobbs (03/13/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Daisy Maria Hobbs, 46, died March 12, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 16, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Luella Cravens Hobbs of Portageville and the late Stowell Hobbs, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church. Other survivors include: five brothers, George Hobbs and Bill Hobbs of Oran, Stowell Hobbs of Charleston, Mike Allgier of Portageville and David Allgier of Union City, Tenn.; and three sisters, Ann Jane Crockett and Linda Thurman of New Madrid and Anna Catherine Long of Portageville.. ...
Aldon Kincy (03/13/02)
DEXTER - Aldon Kincy, 77, died March 13, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gearldine Caldwell (03/13/02)
BERNIE - Gearldine Neeley Caldwell, 76, died March 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 3, 1925, at Senath, daughter of the late William Frank and Hettie Rosetta Pruett Kelly, she attended the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Renzo Blevins (03/13/02)
ELLINGTON - Renzo Blevins, 84, died March 12, 2002, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Anna Draughon (03/13/02)
SIKESTON - Anna Colquhoun Draughon, 102, died March 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1899, in Gulfport, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Evva Lightfoot Colquhoun, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Sikeston...
Births (03/13/02)
NEW MADRID - Vernon Daniel and Andrea Nicole Hoskins are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 3 p.m. Feb. 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lillian Saylor Rose Hoskins weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 3/13 (03/13/02)
SIKESTON - Joseph Fletcher Cook, 22, was reported missing in action Feb. 27. He was attached to United Nations ships that tried to blockade Japanese troops from Java. SIKESTON - Miss Electa O'Hara was honored for 37 years of teaching at the annual dinner meeting of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association. More than 250 educators attended...
Don't blame others for criminal actions (03/13/02)
We have become a society of whiners, always blaming our actions on someone or something other than our own dumb mistakes. Personal responsibility and being held accountable for our own actions is no longer a social norm. Instead, we look far and wide to find something in our surroundings or our past that we can point to as the source of our actions. This lack of accountability surely must be a sign of decay in our social structure...
Speakout 3/13 (03/13/02)
I see where Charles Barkley is accusing the Augusta National of being racist because they lengthened the course so Tiger can't win it. How ignorant can anybody be? John Daly is the longest driver on the PG Tour and Tiger is second. So I guess what Daly is saying is that if Bailey or Tiger don't win it, the masters won't have a winner this year...