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Stories from Thursday, March 21, 2002

Specialty clinic addresses more private health issues (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - If you think incontinence and swollen feet are all just a normal part of aging, think again. Missouri Delta Medical Center's ReStart opened a Specialty Clinic at the facility specifically to address these two health issues. "We just finished our remodeling," said Sharon Urhahn, director of business at ReStart...
Prom party is planned (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - Prom night is an evening most students looks forward to and for those in the Sikeston Public Schools System, the celebration doesn't end there. Afterward, from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. May 4 at the Elks Lodge, the students are invited to an After Prom Party, an event that has become a tradition. With alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prohibited, the party offers students a safe, fun-filled alternative on prom night and gives their parents some peace of mind...
Petition is accepted (03/21/02)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education formally accepted Matthews area residents' petition opposing consolidation of the district's three elementary school. The petition, with some 361 names, will be considered as the feasibility study continues on the proposed consolidation of the elementary schools at Matthews, Lilbourn and New Madrid. ...
All-Conference teams released (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - Several local high school boys and girls basketball players were recently honored with the release of All-Conference teams. In the SEMO Conference, nine players were selected for the first team: NMCC's Dereke Tipler, Poplar Bluff's Tony Webb, Charleston's Jordy Mixon, Sikeston's Lontas McClinton, Kennett's Dustin Pritchett, Notre Dame's Travis Siebert, NMCC's Ronland Ranson, Poplar Bluff's Tyler Hansbrough and Jackson's Seth McDowell...
Barnes moves over to safety (03/21/02)
COLUMBIA - Former Sikeston football standout Brandon Barnes, now a junior at the University of Missouri, will be moved from wide receiver to free safety starting this spring. Barnes, who is now listed 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, has lowered his 40-yard dash time from 4.7 to 4.5 in the last year. Head coach Gary Pinkel said Barnes initiated the move...
Fritz leads SHS golfers to victory (03/21/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team won its second match of the season on Wednesday, edging Cape Central 162-167 at the Sikeston Country Club. "It was cold and the ground had mud holes here and there, but the match went the way of the Bulldogs," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "I felt this was a good victory. We had one of our starters out sick and the Cape Tiger program is tough."...
Nora Caldwell (03/21/02)
DEXTER - Nora E. Caldwell, 91, died March 20, 2002, in the Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Ill. Born Dec. 24, 1910, at Clubb, daughter of the late Lafayette and Laura Phelps Dees, she was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in Dexter. On March 26, 1932, at Steele, she married Loan H. Caldwell who preceded her in death on July 21, 1993...
Michael Stephens (03/21/02)
SCOTT CITY - Michael Ray Stephens, 55, died at 9:45 a.m. March 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 7, 1947, in St. Louis, son of the late Charles Zenith and Violet "Lorena" Allen Stephens, he was a locomotive engineer for 32 years with Cotton Belt Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad. ...
Homer Evans (03/21/02)
PUXICO - Homer F. Evans, 85, died March 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 19, 1916, in Fairview, son of the late Fred and Myrtle Swank Evans, he had lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky and St. Louis before moving to Puxico in 1972. A staff sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II, he was a claims adjuster with the Continental Insurance Company before retiring...
Billie Sander (03/21/02)
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wilma Ida "Billie" Sander, 79, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 6:25 a.m. March 18, 2002, at Beverly Health and Rehab in Frankfort. Born March 26, 1922, in Scott County, Mo., daughter of the late Samuel and Elsie Marie Raspberry Menz, she owned and operated a beauty shop. She was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church of Scott City and life member of VFW Post 4075 Ladies Auxiliary in Frankfort...
Clarence Twitty (03/21/02)
MOREHOUSE - Clarence Twitty, 85, died March 20, 2002, at his home near Morehouse. Born March 19, 1917, in Morehouse, son of the late John and Etta Evans Twitty, he was a lifelong resident of the Morehouse area and was a line superintendent for AmerenUE before retiring. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had served in Alaska building the Alaska Highway...
Opal Maack (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Opal Lee Maack, 89, who died March 19, 2002, will be: Chad Kesler, Eric Kesler, Brandon Allen, Keith Nagy, Rick Smith and Louis Watkins. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Shirley Sadegh Withrow (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - Shirley Jean Sadegh Withrow, 62, died at 12:05 a.m. March 21, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 14, 1939, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Richard and Myra Aliene Adcock Hill, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A 1957 graduate of Sikeston High School, she owned and operated the One Day Cleaners from 1986-2000. ...
Births (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - David and Nicole Lowman are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:37 a.m. Feb. 20, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Madyson Danielle Lowman weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Lowman, daughter of Dannie and Joyce Staggs, is employed by Bootheel Counseling Services...
Lewis - Hanner (03/21/02)
LILBOURN - Relatives and friends are invited to attend the wedding of Kim Sullenger Lewis and Donald L. Hanner of Lilbourn. The ceremony will be performed at 5 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God in Lilbourn before the Rev. M.L. Duffie. The future bride is the mother of Katie Byrd and Jacob Lewis of Lilbourn and daughter of Bobby Sullenger of Lilbourn and the late Kathryn Campbell Sullenger...
Gilmore - Bird (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - Gary and Kathy Kinder and George and Geri Gilmore Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jean Gilmore, to Mr. Shea Bird, son of Shabie Bird of Advance and the late Michael Bird. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School and the prospective bridegroom, a graduate of Advance High School, is employed by Kirby Inland Marine...
Maggart - Klund (03/21/02)
AVA, Ill. - Jim and Janet Maggart have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Jo, to Kerry Lee Klund, son of Michael and Sandy Stanley of Sikeston, Mo., and Bill and Connie Klund of Jefferson City, Mo. Maggart, granddaughter of Joe and Doris Schmidt of Carrollton and Arlie and Norma Maggart of Greenfield, graduated in 1997 from East Prairie (Mo.) High School. ...
Looking Back 3/21 (03/21/02)
SIKESTON - A newsreel cameraman and arrival of "fan" messages enlivened the weekend at the home of Mrs. Ada White Aldrich, but it was a letter from her son, Gene, 22-year-old seaman hero of 34 days adrift in the Pacific, that reassured his mother that he was recovering satisfactorily from his harrowing experience...
Newspaper should reflect community, both the good and bad (03/21/02)
Sometimes the news business isn't fun. It pains all of us within this community to read the tragic news of reported child molestations by former priests from this area. We share the grief of all of those impacted by these sad episodes. But the news business includes both the good and the bad within a community and it becomes our responsibility to report those events. We would much rather have a daily newspaper filled with uplifting events. Life however isn't that way...
An open letter from the mayor of Sikeston 3/21 (03/21/02)
As my year as mayor of Sikeston comes to a close, I wanted to take a few minutes for some open reflection on what has been accomplished in the past 12 months, particularly with the expenditure of your capital improvement sales tax dollars and transportation sales tax...
Speakout 3/21 (03/21/02)
I'm calling the concert that was held in Sikeston over the weekend. Bill Lewis is great! If any of you on the radios want to hear his music, you can reach him at: Bill Lewis, P.O. Box 525, Midlothian, Va. 23113; or call (804) 594-3913. His website is billlewissings.homestead.com...