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Stories from Wednesday, November 27, 2002

County to plan for worst (11/27/02)
BENTON - Beginning one year from Jan. 1, communities and counties that fail to plan for disasters can expect to get no help from the federal government, according to Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator. Burton said the federal government has changed the criteria for awarding disaster relief funds. ...
Patrol is traveling roads to ensure a safe holiday (11/27/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Holiday travelers can expect to have lots of company on the road and Missouri State Highway Patrol officials are again urging motorists to drive safely. "Obey the speed limits and pay attention, don't drink and drive, and be patient," advised Sgt. Larry Plunkett, spokesman for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "Leave early and have a safe trip."...
Keeking thanks in Thanksgiving (11/27/02)
SIKESTON - As families make final preparations for Thursday's big gathering, many residents are taking time to reflect on their blessings. Judy Morrow didn't hesitate when asked what she's most thankful for this Thanksgiving. "I'm thankful for God giving me life," she said...
Turkey time (11/27/02)
Zachary Strickland, a first grade student in Debbie Williams' classroom at Kelly Elementary School, works on his turkey door hanger Tuesday afternoon.
Give thanks (11/27/02)
It seems almost like a cliche, but it is true. We have so much for which to be thankful. To start with there are those obvious things that make our lives so much simpler than in other generations. One modern mother listed some of those things: - automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family comes in for after-dinner snacks...
Riverbend Classic set (11/27/02)
NEW MADRID -- The 8th Annual Riverbend Classic takes place on Friday and Saturday at New Madrid County Central High School. The event will feature three local teams: NMCC, Caruthersville and Charleston. There are also five out of state teams in this year's Classic. From Arkansas comes Sylvan Hills, Mills High and Pine Bluff. Covington, Tenn., and Byhalia, Miss., will also be at the event...
Sikeston sluggish in opener (11/27/02)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team opened its season in Arkansas on Tuesday night with a 62-40 loss to the Blytheville Chickasaws. The Bulldogs looked like a team playing its first game of the season as they shot just 16-of-43 (37 percent) from the field, while connecting on just 3-of-15 from 3-point range...
Zalma nips Risco, 74-71 (11/27/02)
RISCO -- It wasn't a question of talent or heart said freshman coach Brandon Blankenship, but "we need to work on our free throws and a half court trap." The Risco Tigers dropped their opening bout with the Zalma Bulldogs Tuesday night by three points, 74-71...
The Top 10 skill players in the SEMO Conference (11/27/02)
At the beginning of the season, I released a list of the top 10 skill players in the SEMO Conference. Now that the season is over for all but one team, here is an updated version. Of course this is just my opinion, based on what I've seen, read and heard this year. Here were the top 10 skill players in the SEMO Conference...
Wrestlers slam Poplar Bluff (11/27/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team opened the 2002-2003 season on Tuesday with a convincing win over Poplar Bluff. The Bulldogs won eight matches against the rival Mules by pin. "It's nice to open with a win," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "I thought we came out with good intensity. I'm happy with the win, but we've still got a lot to work on."...
Malden sophomore dooms Portageville (11/27/02)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Malden sophomore Hillary Hill was on fire Tuesday night, knocking down eight 3-pointers in a 58-38 win over Portageville. Hill led all scorers with 28 points, handing the Lady Bulldogs their second loss of the season. Behind Hill, Sheleena Stone contributed 10 points for the Lady Wave. For Portageville, Alyson Crafton hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points. Ashley Brown finished with 10 points and Janil Booker ended with nine...
Wilburn Green (11/27/02)
BELL CITY - Wilburn S. Green, 76, died Nov. 25, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late Robert and Jenette Wimberly Smothers, she lived in the Bell City area most of her life and was of the Pentecostal belief. She retired from the Elder Manufacturing Company...
Kary Robbins (11/27/02)
HERCULANEUM - Kary O. Haymes Robbins, 82, died Nov. 26, 2002, at Scenic View Skilled Care in Herculaneum. Born March 12, 1920, in Joplin, daughter of the late Pryor Earl and Ouida Davis Haymes Sr., he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau and Chapter 293 Order of the Eastern Star in New Madrid...
Sharianne Spies (11/27/02)
SCOTT CITY - Sharianne L. Spies, 36, died Nov. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (published 11/27) (11/27/02)
CHARLESTON - Shelithia Coleman and David Orr are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born Oct. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Keidreana Dayka Orr weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lynda Coleman and Paladin Ware...
Looking Back 11/27 (11/27/02)
SIKESTON - A group of friends were invited to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Anderson Sunday afternoon to hear a piano recital of adult music given by 11-year-old Alice Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Martin and a piano pupil of Mrs. Anderson. She was assisted in the program by Betty Anderson on the organ...
Budget crisis looms and cuts will follow (11/27/02)
All experts agree that Missouri's upcoming budget crisis is for real. Current and former state officials have voiced growing concern that the state will fall $500 million short of budget needs in the coming year and that's on top of the massive cuts made this year. Given that dismal scenario, the administration is now conducting public hearings to gauge sentiments for cuts or tax increases. They are finding no support whatsoever for tax hikes...
Speakout 11/27 (11/27/02)
I lost a set of yellow gold rings with a black setting in the engagement ring and a yellow gold necklace. I am offering a reward and it is very important that I find these items. I want to comment about the SpeakOut comment about having our kids go to school on Veterans Day and then closing the schools on Dr. ...