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Stories from Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Man arrested for car theft (03/19/02)
NEW MADRID - A man is in custody on charges of stealing a 2001 Cadillac. Shortly after noon Monday, deputies with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and Portageville Police officers stopped a vehicle reported to have been stolen from Chicago, Ill. The driver was taken into custody and is being held in the New Madrid County jail pending the filing of formal charges by the New Madrid County Prosecutor's office...
Program will provide help (03/19/02)
SIKESTON - Alzheimer's disease slowly steals its victims' ability to care for themselves. But it doesn't affect just the diagnosed person, it also has a tremendous impact on family members who care for the individual. It is these caregivers who will benefit from a free program planned Thursday to provide more understanding of what's taking place in the early to mid-stage of the disease and offer suggestions on caregiving...
Support group will meet on Monday (03/19/02)
SIKESTON - A diabetes support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Missouri Delta Medical Center's classroom. "It's kind of a renewal of the group," said Felecia Blanton, public relations director for MDMC. She said the group was originally formed around the time the Delta Diabetes Center opened in September 1999. "We probably had the diabetes support group for the first year or so," said Blanton...
Month brings focus to disease (03/19/02)
SIKESTON - There are 16 million Americans with diabetes. "And one out of three don't even know it," said Nan Thornton, certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian at Missouri Delta Medical Center. "March is National Diabetes Month," said Thornton. ...
Diocese names second priest (03/19/02)
SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- A Fredericktown parish administrator with ties to Sikeston has been identified as one of three area priests investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of minors in the past 17 years, according to a published report. The Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese spokeswoman Marilyn Vydra confirmed Monday that Amel Shibley of St. ...
Softball teams ready for spring season (03/19/02)
With two new coaches to the area and two returning to take over their old squads, this spring softball season could prove to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. The Lady Eagles, the powerhouse from New Madrid County Central, went 17-1 last season and returns its top two players in southpaw Heather Robey and catcher Morgan Hodges...
Sikeston golfers open season with victory (03/19/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team opened the 2002 season with a win on Monday, beating New Madrid County Central 151-188. The match was originally schedule to be played at New Madrid, but due to repairs, was moved to the Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston...
Billie Sander (03/19/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wilma Billie Sander, 79, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died march 18, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehab in Frankfort. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Gail Pickett (03/19/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Emily Gail Pickett, 54, formerly of Scott City, died March 18, 2002, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Bobby McWhirter (03/19/02)
MALVERN, Ark. - Bobby Gene McWhirter, 69, formerly of Lilbourn and Marston, Mo., died March 12, 2002, in Little Rock. Born July 18, 1932, son of the late Robert Spencer and Ophelia Key McWhirter, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran and member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Malvern...
William Sturgeon (03/19/02)
ST. LOUIS - William A. Sturgeon, 55, died March 16, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of the late Fred L. and Mildred L. Howell Sturgeon. Surviving are one brother, Fred Sturgeon of Chicago, Ill.; and two sisters, Judith Osseck of St. John and Carolyn Boling of St. Peters...
Tillie Raidt (03/19/02)
DOTHAN, Ala. - Matilda May "Tillie" Raidt, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 12, 2002. Born April 9, 1923, in Bragg City, Mo., daughter of the late Ira C. and Amelia C. Long, she was an accounting manager for Flowers Hospital and secretary for Dr. Paul Flowers from 1963 until retiring in 1991...
Ben Hennemann (03/19/02)
BENTON - Ben Hennemann, 88, died at 9:35 a.m. March 18, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 14, 1913, at Schalls, son of the late Theodore and Mary Balsman Henneman, he was a carpenter for Harold Bollinger Construction. He was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church, St. Joseph Men's Sodality and the Senior Citizens...
Births (03/19/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Morris Lee Carwile and Georgia Marie Poley are the parents of their second son, born at 6:59 p.m. Feb. 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Jaison Wesley Wolfe Carwile weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-inches long. Poley, daughter of Deborah and Larry Fornkohl of Cape Girardeau and Lee Golightly of Benton, is a child care provider...
Forman - Ling (03/19/02)
NEW MADRID - Violet Renee Forman and Ricky Allen Ling Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a 9 a.m. ceremony Feb. 15, 2002, at the New Madrid County Courthouse before Judge Charles Spitler. The bride is the daughter of Cheryl Lewis of New Madrid and the late Charles Forman and stepdaughter of Rick Lewis of New Madrid...
Roberts - Reed (03/19/02)
BLUE SPRINGS - Lisa Michelle Roberts became the bride of James Melvin Reed during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Dec. 8, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs before the Rev. Bruce Jacobs. The sanctuary was adorned with poinsettias and ivory roses. Ivory satin ribbon flowed from each bow-topped pew down the center aisle...
Parker - Schneider (03/19/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Richard and Sherry Parker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tammy Leigh, to Joseph David Schneider, son of David and Virginia Schneider of Matthews. A 1991 graduate of East Prairie High School, Parker is employed by the Corning Revere Factory Store...
Belk - Alexander (03/19/02)
BERTRAND - David and Carolyn Belk have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Faye, to Kristopher Stephen Alexander, son of Steve and Donna Alexander of Sikeston. The future bride will graduate in May from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton. She is employed by the Sikeston Factory Outlet Mall...
Looking Back 3/19 (03/19/02)
SIKESTON - Among Missouri soldiers now taking the Air Corps Gunnery School course at Las Vegas, Nev., is a Sikeston soldier, Pvt. Ralph Carroll. He is the son of Mrs. Emma Carroll and a graduate of Sikeston High School. SIKESTON - "The Robe," a play in three acts dramatized by John McGreevey from the novel by Lloyd C. ...
Difficult choices in balancing budget (03/19/02)
If you don't think the Missouri budget crunch is real, try paying the higher tuition at Missouri colleges and universities. Virtually every university campus in Missouri has announced a larger-than-expected tuition hike to help offset the lower state funding in the wake of the budget crunch. It will hit squarely in the pocketbooks of those who pay their way through college...
Speakout 3/19 (03/19/02)
I live in East Prairie and would like to know what is going on with our city. They have a current crusade for citywide cleanup. Citizens are being fined for limbs, junk, tires and messes in general, which is great. This needs to be done, however you cannot pick and choose who you want to go after. ...