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Stories from Tuesday, March 26, 2002

DPS shuts down drug ring (03/26/02)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston drug ring involving the sale of marijuana and prescription pills to Sikeston students was shut down by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. According to reports, a search warrant was served on a residence last Thursday and three people were arrested. ...
Rally will show dangers of tobacco (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - According to the Centers for Disease Control, teens who smoke are three times more likely than nonsmokers to use alcohol, eight times more likely to use marijuana and 22 times more likely to use cocaine. It's a problem the Southeast Missouri Cancer Control Coalition would like to see come to an end, which is why the group is inviting junior high and high school students in Sikeston and the surrounding areas to a motivational anti-tobacco rally set for 10 a.m. ...
East Prairie parks tax is left to voters (03/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - With the city's finances tighter than ever, the future of East Prairie parks will be in the hands of its voters Tuesday as they decide whether or not to approve a half-cent city park sales tax. "Our main objectives with this tax if it passes are to fix the pool, put lights on the fields and also make sure we have money for the upkeep of the parks," said Ricky Penrod, East Prairie parks board member...
New Madrid County man sentenced on drug charge (03/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid County man was sentenced to prison on a felony methamphetamine manufacturing charge. George Washington Slayton Jr., 34, was sentenced to 84 months in prison on one felony count of attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. Slayton appeared before U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Monday...
Armed robber strikes (03/26/02)
SIKESTON -- An armed robbery Monday night at B.J.'s Kwik Shop is under investigation by officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. The robbery occurred around 9:20 p.m. when a black female entered the store and stated she had a gun. The woman pushed something, believed to be the gun, into the back of an employee and locked the employee along with a second employee in the back room. An undetermined amount of money was taken from the business...
Bomb threat investigated (03/26/02)
CHARLESTON - Charleston Public Safety Department officers are seeking the public's help in determining who called in a bomb threat. At approximately 6:10 a.m. Saturday, Charleston Department of Public Safety received a call from Country Mart Grocery...
Tractor is stolen (03/26/02)
SIKESTON -- Officers with Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating the theft of a tractor from Nelson Tractor and Equipment. The theft was reported Monday morning after store manager Steve Baehr noticed the orange tractor missing. The tractor is valued at $17,702. Also taken was a front-end loader, valued at $4,502 and a rear-end loader valued at $7,749...
Sheriff back on duty (03/26/02)
BLOOMFIELD - He's home from the dessert and ready to assume the helm of the county's law enforcement agency once again. Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish returned last week from service with the Missouri Air National Guard in the Middle East. Fish left for for Kuwait as a part of military action following terrorist attacks on America...
Sikeston wins Farmington tennis tournament (03/26/02)
FARMINGTON -- Sikeston's tennis team opened the 2002 season on a positive note Saturday, winning the Farmington tournament. The Bulldogs posted a team score of 42, beating second place, Farmington, by 16 points. Poplar Bluff and Potosi also competed in the event, tying for third place with 11 points each...
Effie Stephens (03/26/02)
McGee - Effie C. Stephens, 82, died March 25, 2002, at her daughter's home in McGee. Born May 14, 1919, at Fair Oaks, Ark., daughter of the late William "Bill" and Effie Wells Wymer, she was postmaster at McGee for 27 years and a member of Shady Dell General Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated the Stephens Store in McGee for 40 years...
Alva Corzine (03/26/02)
DEXTER - Alva Ivan Corzine, 85, died March 24, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Jan. 28, 1917, in Bollinger County, son of the late John Wesley Corzine and Elizabeth Jackson, he had been a farmer until 1945, when he moved to Benton Harbor, Mich., and became a construction worker. He returned to Dexter after retiring in 1981...
Leroy E. Beal (03/26/02)
ANNANDALE, Va. - Leroy (Lee) "Perch" Beal, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., and a retired foreign service officer, died Feb. 2, 2002, from pneumonia at Suburban Hospital in Maryland. Born May 26, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Mary Henrietta Bryant and James Frederick Beal, he was an avid football player in high school and won a football scholarship to attend Iowa State University, becoming the first person in his family to attend college...
Maggie Steger (03/26/02)
SCOTT CITY - Margaret "Maggie" Cornelia Steger, 51, died at 1:50 p.m. March 23, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 11, 1950, in St. Louis, daughter of Goldie McBride Asher of Chaffee and the late Malvin Leslie Steger, she was affiliated with the Catholic Church...
Tincy McDowell (pallbearers) (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Vivian "Tincy" McDowell, 71, of Wappapello and formerly of Morehouse, who died March 23, 2002, will be: Cory Watkins, Pete Leija, Brian Pemberton, Tony Scudder, Nathan Day and Barry McDowell...
Georgia Allen (03/26/02)
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Georgia C. Allen, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 15, 2002, at the Apache Junction Health Center in Apache Junction. Born Aug. 5, 1909, in Beardstown, Ill., daughter of the late George and Clara Kohlman Marshall, in 1954 she moved to Sikeston where she was employed as a nurse at Missouri Delta Community Hospital until her retirement in 1974. She then moved to Grand Junction in 1977 to live with her daughter...
Tincy McDowell (03/26/02)
WAPPAPELLO - Vivian "Tincy" McDowell, 71, formerly of Morehouse, died March 23, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 5, 1930, at Murphysboro, Ill., daughter of the late William and Roma Ellis Taylor, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston for 19 years and for National Lock another 19 years. She was a member of the Morehouse Baptist Church...
Morris E. French (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - Morris Ellison French, 90, died at 1:16 p.m. March 23, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 30, 1911, at Crossville, Ill., son of the late Fred and Vera Lena Endicott French, he was raised in Chaffee and moved to Sikeston in 1940. ...
Michael Westrich (03/26/02)
NEW HAMBURG - Michael Emanuel Westrich, 86, died at 9:42 p.m. March 25, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 16, 1915, in New Hamburg, son of the late Joseph and Sophia Gosche Westrich, he was a plant engineer for Sunkist Growers and a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Amos Frye (03/26/02)
SEBRING, Fla. - Amos Floyd Frye, 76, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died March 25, 2002, at The Palms of Sebring. Born in Mount Vernon, Ark., he lived in New Madrid before moving to Sebring in 1988. He retired from Noranda Aluminum in Marston, Mo., after 18 years of service in maintenance...
Clarence Twitty (03/26/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Clarence Twitty, 85, who died March 20, 2002, were: Greg Deuster, Joe Sutton, Lynn Bradshaw, Ralph Meier, Joe Sutton Jr. and Buddy McCain.
Marsden - Pounds (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - Jason David Pounds and Reagan Marsden exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. ceremony Oct. 6, 2001, at Tanner Street Church of God before the Rev. Vaughn Marsden and the Rev. Joe Drew. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Vaughn and Lynda Marsden of Ozark, Ark., and granddaughter of John and Lenora MacBride of Sikeston...
Clinard - Outler (03/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mr. and Mrs. Russell Clinard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Chad Outler, son of Audrey Outler of Hot Springs, Ark., and the late Don Outler. A graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride graduated from Southwest Missouri State University at Springfield and the University of Arkansas...
Looking Back 3/25 (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - Plans of City Drug to move from its present quarters and tentative arrangements to convert the vacated quarters in the J.P. Kirby building on 136 E. front St. into a bowling alley were announced Thursday. ST. LOUIS - James H. Meredith, formerly of Portageville, will be sworn in as a federal judge in St. ...
Looking Back 3/26 (03/26/02)
SIKESTON - Approximately 700 persons heard the annual formal spring concert of the high school band, directed by Keith Collins, Thursday night in the gymnasium. SIKESTON - Francis X. Schumacher III and Richard Rowe of Sikeston have been named St. Louis area winners of the North American Rubber Bridge Tournament. They defeated Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Walser of Olivette in the area finals at the Mid-Country YMCA Thursday night...
Election year mud is already flying (03/26/02)
Holy cow! It must be an election year. Sen. Jean Carnahan's camp and the Jim Talent camp started the fireworks Monday with charges and counter-charges over campaign financing. Both sides were slinging mud and both sides took a few hits. And folks, this is just March. Can you imagine what it will be like come October?...
Your View 3/25 (03/26/02)
On April 2, we have a chance to hold our city's destiny in our own hands, more than ever before! We will be voting on whether or not to approve a Home Rule Charter for Sikeston, as drafted over the past year by a Charter Commission comprised of 13 citizens of Sikeston. The "home rule" part is important, as it means that "we the people" will no longer be restricted by many state laws that now prevent us from making changes that would be beneficial to us and our city...
Speakout 3/25 (03/26/02)
To those who have relatives in prison, I understand. But those who do not have someone in prison do not understand. You don't know what it's like. Try walking in an inmate's shoes before you speak out. I was not referring to murderers. As it is, drugs can murder your mind. They get less than anyone in prison. Those who have done crimes other than murder should not have to serve more than 50 percent of their sentence. You do not learn good behavior in prison - only bad behavior...
Speakout 3/26 (03/26/02)
Attention! Attention! All illegal immigrants. Just come on in and stay right here, get $1,000 from the government. You can stay here forever. Thank you, Republican Administration. I'm calling about taxes. When I bought my home with three acres, Scott County charged me a lot more taxes than the previous owner. ...