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Stories from Wednesday, March 20, 2002

An Easter celebration (03/20/02)
The 17th annual performance of the Miner Baptist Church's Passion Play opens today. The choir will present "Amazing Love" at 7 p.m. March 20-23 and 2 and 6 p.m. March 24. Directed by Kevin Schildknecht, associate pastor of music and education, the program will portray the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Admission is free, however seating is limited so tickets are preferred. Call the church at 471-1331 for information or tickets....
Another priest is identified (03/20/02)
SPRINGFIELD -- After identifying priests who have been investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of minors since 1984, Bishop John Leibrecht promised to change how the diocese handles future allegations. Three priests have been forced to retire during Leibrecht's 17 years as leader of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese. ...
Voter registration cards to be printed (03/20/02)
BENTON - The contract to print 40,000 new voter registration cards for Scott County was awarded to the low bidder, PDQ of Cape Girardeau, for $468.02 during Tuesday's county commission meeting. Commissioners said while the business itself is not in the county, the business owner lives and owns property in Scott County...
Scott County E-911 service in need of repair (03/20/02)
BENTON - The E-911 emergency call recorder at Scott County's off-site Public Safety Answering Point in Miner is down again, according to Joe Burton, administrator for Scott County Emergency 911 services. Burton said during Tuesday's county commission meeting that the standard hard drive used to repair the E-911 emergency call recorder in Miner worked fine - for about 15 minutes...
Hard work, good luck led to Cub's state title (03/20/02)
Bell City head coach David Heeb made history last weekend, becoming the youngest coach in Missouri ever to win a state title. Some coaches wait a lifetime and never have the talent or luck it takes to get to the Final Four. The 23-year-old Heeb was able to pull it off in just his second year out of college...
Area baseball teams looking forward to upcoming season (03/20/02)
As is with most baseball clubs, pitching and defense wins titles, but this season each squad seems to have somewhat of their own flavor of throwing. With Dexter going from the knuckleball-southpaw to the hard throwing righty, and Oran and Chaffee both getting their aces back, Southeast Missouri baseball is alive and well as far as hard throwers go...
Sikeston back on track (03/20/02)
SIKESTON - It didn't take long for Jerry Dement to get Sikeston's track and field program back to the top. Last season, in just his second year as the track head coach, the Bulldogs won their first district championship since 1992. With nearly 100 competitors out for the team on the boys and girls side this year, expectations are high again for Dement's tracksters, especially the boys...
Chalmer Elsworth (03/20/02)
MALDEN - Chalmer Ray Elsworth, 66, died March 19, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1935, at Bernie, son of the late Homer Cleveland and Madgie Bell Partin Elsworth, he was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Bernie. He retired as an inside truck driver for Elmhurst Chicago Stone in Elmhurst, Ill...
Gail Pickett (03/20/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Emily Gail Pickett, 54, died at 2:30 a.m. March 18, 2002, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Born March 3, 1948, in Bell City, daughter of Lynn May Jones Deimund of Scott City and the late Leonard Lester Workman, she was a clinical assistant for Dr. Joseph Kayser in Jefferson City...
Opal Maack (03/20/02)
SIKESTON - Opal Lee Hamlin Maack, 89, died at 8:55 a.m. March 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1912, in Parma, daughter of the late William L. and Nannie Jane Barker Smith, she worked for the Foster Grandparents Program and was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church...
Births (03/20/02)
SIKESTON - Patrick and Kari Murphy are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Collin Michael Murphy weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/4-inches long. Mrs. Murphy, daughter of Charles and Sue Pratt, is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Looking Back 3/20 (03/20/02)
SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says: Peace will soon be coming. Gilbert Clinton has put the sugar bowl back on the counter. --- SIKESTON - In honor of Mrs. Kate Harris' 82nd birthday anniversary, which occurred Monday, a dinner was given at the home on North Ranney Sunday...
No excuses, just take responsibility (03/20/02)
On a bitter cold January morning last year, a Salvation Army van crashed on Interstate 55 just south of Chicago killing the driver and 10 passengers. The van was transporting Chicago-area residents to visit their family members in downstate prisons. The van went out of control, crossed the median, rolled on its side and eventually, struck a truck...
Speakout 3/20 (03/20/02)
I just want to say good luck to the Matthews residents. I am a Portageville resident and we love having our own schools. Mike, I fully agree with your assessment of Chante Mallard, the hit and run driver in Texas. However, lumping her together with Andrea Yates is way off the mark. ...