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Stories from Tuesday, November 5, 2002

St. Louis man found guilty on drug charge (11/05/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jason M. Warfield, 23, of St. Louis, pled guilty Monday to one felony count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Warfield appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel. According to the report, on March 15, 2002, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant on Branum Street in Sikeston. Warfield was a passenger in a vehicle which was parked on the premises at the time of the search...
Council approves special election (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council approved a bill 4-1 setting a special election Feb. 4 when voters will be asked to amend the Home Rule Charter to establish a monthly payment in lieu of taxes. The PILOT, if approved by voters, would be equal to 3 percent of the gross operating revenues on any electric light, power plant or distribution system owned or operated by the city. PILOT is expected to generate $1.6 million annually...
Bill clears way for redevelopment (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - A bill formally establishing the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority was adopted by the Sikeston City Council clearing the way for action on a redevelopment plan. Sikeston voters authorized the creation of the LCRA in April 2001, according to Bill Green, director of the department of economic development...
New daytime curfew is set (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - Children will no longer be allowed to roam Sikeston streets during school hours. The Sikeston City Council modified the city's juvenile ordinance during Monday's regular city council meeting which establishes a school-hour curfew. The curfew makes it unlawful for those under age 17 to be on city streets during regularly scheduled school hours. ...
Election time (11/05/02)
Barney Miederhoff, an election judge at the Airport precinct, checks the identification card of a voter this morning. Over 120 voters cast their ballots before 8:30 this morning. Complete election results will be in Wednesday's paper.
Many sing high praises for RSVP program (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - Some see senior citizens as a group of individuals with old-fashioned ideas and little to offer in today's society. They evidently haven't talked to Lisa Barnes. She describes them as an asset to the House of Refuge for Battered and Abused Women and Children. And she's not alone, there are countless employers who sing high praises for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and its 587 volunteers...
Bulldogs take the court (11/05/02)
Sikeston basketball players Apollo Patterson, left, and Kenny Webb, right, run through post drills during the first varsity practice on Monday. All high school basketball teams around the area hit the courts for the first time on Monday, preparing for the upcoming 2002-2003 season. Sikeston will open the year on Nov. 26 at Blytheville...
Sikeston runners qualify for state (11/05/02)
POTOSI -- Sikeston's cross country team took seventh place out of nine teams in the district race on Saturday. Individually, Sikeston had three bright spots in Saturday's race. Dale Ham and Clay Lincoln qualified for the state finals, while Jhonathan Wiley finished his first and last season with the team on a high point, finishing 32nd and improving on his best time on this course by almost a minute...
Workshop covers commodities, risk management (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - An upcoming workshop will provide area residents with information about risk management, crop insurance, the new farm bill and overall trading in the commodities market. Howard L. Sorkin, owner/principal of the Commodity Learning Institute in Chicago, Ill., will present the ag meeting and workshop from 4-6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Malone Street Grill in Sikeston. There is no charge to attend the workshop...
Lois Scott (11/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Lois Anna Belle Scott, 75, died Nov. 3, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 4, 1927, in Corning, Ark., daughter of the late George Walter and Florence Shaver Mays, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Risco. On Jan. 18, 1942, at Risco, she married Lewis Alfred Scott who preceded her in death on April 4, 1990...
Velma Rainey (11/05/02)
CHAFFEE -- Velma Irene Rainey, 81, died at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born July 24, 1921, at Haleyville, Ala., daughter of William and Alice Elizabeth Flanagan Head, she was a member of the Mount Auburn Christian Church in Cape Girardeau and Gold Star Mothers with the Veterans of Foreign War...
Bernice Keen (11/05/02)
CHARLESTON -- Bernice Mary Keen, 72, died at 8:14 a.m. Nov. 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1930, in the Texas Bend community, daughter of the late Bernard Joseph and Louise Renaud Bruenderman, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a cook for St. Henry Catholic School until her retirement in 1995...
Mary Stewart (11/05/02)
MEMPHIS -- Mary Ruth Stewart, 76, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Nov. 4, 2002, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Nov. 17, 1925, at Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Fred Floyd and Mary Jane Brown Phillips. On June 18, 1946, in Portageville, she married Lloyd Stewart who preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2000...
Pete Adams (11/05/02)
DEXTER -- John Delmar "Pete" Adams, 82, died Nov. 3, 2002, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Born April 8, 1920, at Powe, son of the late Charlie B. and Sadie Ray Whitehead Adams, he was a retired heavy equipment operator for Harris Ready Mix in Dexter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Kenny Sisler Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 and Dexter Elks Lodge 2439...
Billie Waldron (11/05/02)
HARDIN, Ky. - Billie Jean Waldron, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 5 a.m. Nov. 4, 2002, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Born Oct. 23, 1934, in Sikeston, daughter of the late W.O. and Willie Ethel Morgan Larker, she was a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Almo. She was a nurse for Dr. Max Heeb at the Ferguson Medical Clinic in Sikeston before retiring after 35 years of service...
Nelson - Hurlburt (11/05/02)
ONSLOW BEACH, N.C. - Brooke Michelle Nelson became the bride of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. James B. Hurlburt Jr. in an Oct. 5, 2002, ceremony at Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Tony Maitilasso performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Nelson of Sikeston and her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hurlburt Sr. of Otego, N.Y...
Herndon - Lewis (11/05/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Dr. Mitze Rene' Herndon and Dr. Bradley Campbell Lewis were united in marriage in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony June 29, 2002, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield. The Rev. William Moore performed the ceremony. Jennifer Hall of Springfield served as reader...
Whitworth - 55th (11/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Lennie and Marietta Twitty Whitworth Jr. celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 2. The couple was married Nov. 2, 1947, in St. Joseph. They are the parents of one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Libby T. Whitworth of Chicago; one daughter and son-in-law, Libby and Mike Bilderbeck of Memphis; and five grandchildren, Spencer and Morgan Whitworth of Chicago, Ronnie Brown of St. Louis and Alex and Anna Claire Bilderbeck of Memphis...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 5 (11/05/02)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Hubert entertained a group of children at a party at her home Thursday afternoon in honor of her son, Billy's fourth birthday anniversary. The guests were: Kay Boisaubin, Marilyn Lewis, Billy Armstrong, John Allard Watts, Merlin Anderson, Jo Ann Goetz, Tony Heckemeyer, Robert McAfee, Bobby Now and Robert Harwell...
Your View 11/5: Heart remains in Sikeston (11/05/02)
Hello, Sikeston. My name is Spc. David A. Summers and I am currently serving in the U.S. Army. I graduated in 1986 from Sikeston High School and left for the Army. I have been away from Sikeston for a while now. I moved back to California in 2001, after coming back home in 1996. I have been home a couple of times and still miss it. I left a lot of friends and family back there and just want to say, "Hey, I miss you all" and "Hey, I am still alive."...
SpeakOut 11/5 (11/05/02)
I'm calling about "Inside information" about the farmers and welfare checks. At one time, my sister lost everything and the only choice she had was to get on welfare until she got a job. That's why I know how much a welfare check. And about the farmer's $10,000, he just received another check from the government. If that is not welfare, what do you call it?...