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Stories from Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Bloomfield man arrested for rape (03/27/02)
BLOOMFIELD -- A Bloomfield resident is out on bond after having been arrested Friday on a warrant for sexual assault and rape. Connie Mac Sells, 65, of Bloomfield, was arrested by the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department on a county warrant. According to the Deputy Rick Cook, the officer in charge of the investigation, the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department received a complaint from the Department of Aging concerning Sells around the end of January...
Sikeston teacher earns award (03/27/02)
SIKESTON - If there's one thing Melissa Eakins has learned about kindergartners, it's that you never have to wonder what's going through their minds. "I love this age group," proclaimed the Sikeston Kindergarten Center teacher. "They say what they want and think."...
IDA funding is approved (03/27/02)
BENTON - While the Scott County Industrial Development Authority hasn't been very active, it's worth keeping around. Scott County commissioners approved $600 for the IDA during Tuesday's county commission meeting as requested by Don Heisserer, IDA president and board member, and Mike Richey, attorney for the IDA...
County races are set for primary election in August (03/27/02)
BENTON - With the deadline to file for county offices past, all but a few county office holders up for re-election in Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties may rest easier knowing they are running unopposed on both the August and November ballots...
1A, 2A all-state teams released (03/27/02)
COLUMBIA - The Class 1A and 2A all-state basketball teams were released today, with 15 area players honored. Class 3A and 4A teams will be released on Thursday. In Class 1A, Bell City landed three players on the list after winning state with a 29-5 record. Eric Henry is on the first team, while C.J. Hadley and Dominitrix Johnson are second-teamers...
Wrestlers sign with Missouri Baptist (03/27/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston wrestlers Cleveland Anthony and Justin Keller recently signed letters of intent to wrestle for Missouri Baptist College. "It's always nice to get a couple of kids to move on to college and wrestle," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "It just lets the younger kids know that with hard work and dedication, that opportunity is there for them also."...
Spring season still on hold (03/27/02)
Almost every year high school spring sports are put on hold due to inclement weather. But this year, things have been unusually bad. Buckets and buckets of rain have kept baseball and softball teams out of action, while the bitter cold has turned off track and field, golf and tennis squads...
Sikeston's Puckett to play for Shawnee (03/27/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Senior High School baseball player Jamie Puckett signed a letter of intent to attend Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill., on Tuesday. Puckett will be following in the footsteps of many former Bulldogs that attended Shawnee, including older brother Billy Puckett, who is currently a sophomore for the Saints...
George Lackey (03/27/02)
SIKESTON - George Wiley Lackey, 74, died March 26, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Emma Rowe (03/27/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Emma Jo Rowe, 78, died at 4 a.m. March 27, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Charlene Crain (03/27/02)
SIKESTON - Charlene Brookshire Crain, 88, formerly of Paducah, Ky., died at 12:45 a.m. March 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. The daughter of the late Samuel Luther Crooks and Louanne Fisher Crooks, she had worked as a waitress and was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ...
Shirley Wheatley (03/27/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Wheatley, 67, died at 4:30 p.m. March 26, 2002, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Births (03/27/02)
JACKSON - Chad Eric and Kristen Rae Uhrhan are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:50 a.m. Feb. 26, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Noah Tyler Uhrhan weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Kristen Martin, Mrs. Uhrhan is the daughter of Janice and Larry Martin of Chaffee. She is an intern architect for Robert Stearnes and Associates Architects...
Looking Back 3/27 (03/27/02)
SIKESTON - The P.C. Editor says, "A friend informs us that a couple were observed dancing under the street lights at 1:30 a.m. the other morning. We weren't able to vouch for this personally because of the hour, but hope they didn't get out of step."...
Governor continues to abuse the system (03/27/02)
Gov. Bob Holden continues to amaze me with his arrogance, lack of leadership and his blatant and abusive brand of politics. The latest Holden blunder was reported Monday by the Associated Press in a well-written and thoroughly researched news analysis by David Lieb...
Speakout 3/27 (03/27/02)
I'm calling about the March 18 "Reason for demise" of Kmart where someone is blaming the senior citizens for riding roughshod through the aisles. I'm a senior citizen and am disabled. I can't run and don't go roughshod through the store. I try to get out of the way of other people. ...