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Stories from Wednesday, December 18, 2002

New jail nears completion (12/18/02)
BENTON - Those waiting for a chance to look over the new Scott County jail may soon be able to mark their calendars and make their plans. With the new county jail nearing completion, Scott County commissioners and Sheriff Bill Ferrell discussed plans during Tuesday's county commission meeting to schedule an open house. A date will be announced at a later time...
Search for weapon (12/18/02)
About a dozen law enforcement personnel with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department searched along Interstate 55 Tuesday for a gun used in a shooting Tuesday morning. Officers believe a small caliber revolver was used to shoot a Marston man in the head then the gun was disposed of by the assailant. ...
Stomach flu striking many, flu shot not helpful (12/18/02)
SIKESTON -- When Kim Ziegler woke up one morning last week, she felt as though she had been hit by a truck. "It couldn't be the flu," she thought. "I've had my shot." Ziegler was right. It wasn't the flu. It was the stomach flu -- no relation to the real thing. Forty-eight hours later she was feeling better, but not 100 percent normal...
New shoes (12/18/02)
Optimist Club member Patti Parker fits a child with new shoes Tuesday morning. The Optimist Club's shoe project gives new shoes to needy Sikeston School students.
Highway patrol taking part in national impaired driving program (12/18/02)
SIKESTON - In 2000, in Missouri, 423 people were killed and another 14,300 were injured in an estimated 44,600 traffic crashes involving a legally intoxicated driver. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is tired of seeing innocent lives lost at the hands of impaired drivers and in a continuous effort to make the roadways safer, the law enforcement agency is taking part in a nationwide project...
Bluejays throttle Meridian, 84-54 (12/18/02)
CHARLESTON -- After opening the season with six tough games on the road, Charleston finally got a break at home in the form of Meridian. The Bluejays' size and depth overwhelmed the Illinois squad from the outset as Charleston rolled to an 84-54 victory on Tuesday night...
Bulldogs lose third straight (12/18/02)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team dropped their third straight game with a 64-60 road loss to Farmington on Tuesday. The Bulldogs battled foul problems the entire game and never could overcome the obstacle. Returning all-stater Lontas McClinton fouled out and played a total of six minutes in the game, scoring just six points with four rebounds...
Grapplers post second win (12/18/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team posted its second dual win of the season Tuesday night, beating Murphysboro, Ill., 54-30. The Bulldogs won seven matches via pin, lost four by pin, won two by forfeit and gave away one forfeit in the victory. "I thought we wrestled a lot better tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. ...
Leopold no match for Cubs (12/18/02)
LEOPOLD -- Bell City clobbered Leopold on Tuesday night, 79-37, improving to 4-1 on the young season. Eric Henry and Dominitrix Johnson led the scoring charge, finishing with 24 and 22 points respectively. "I thought that was probably the hardest we've played all year," said Bell City coach David Heeb after the win. "We got a lot of contributions from a lot of different people, probably the best we've had by guys other than (Johnson and Henry). That's what we need to keep getting better."...
Seyer, Oran Eagles soar past East Prairie, 80-55 (12/18/02)
ORAN - Senior Nathan Seyer lit up the visiting Eagles Tuesday night for 24 points as Oran (3-2) flew past East Prairie 80-55. "We came out and had a good run early and played defense pretty well," said Oran head coach Mitch Wood. "We aren't a real healthy ball club right now, but we did play well tonight although we had a couple guys out."...
Sikeston teams sweep Bluff (12/18/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams swept Poplar Bluff on Monday. The 9th grade team won 43-33 while the 8th grade team held on to win 53-46. Sikeston led throughout the freshman game, holding leads of 10-8 after one quarter and 26-19 at the half...
Burger leads Kelly to win (12/18/02)
BENTON -- Major Burger poured in 30 points for the Kelly Hawks Tuesday night, leading them to an 81-70 win over the Bloomfield Wildcats. It was Kelly's second win on the season. "We played with a lot of intensity, our defense is what won the ball game," said Kelly head coach Nick Lanpher. "We didn't rebound very well, but we played good defense, and our press worked well."...
Wendell Shirrell (12/18/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Wendell I. Shirrell, 41, who died Dec. 14, 2002, were: Glen Rogers, Rodney Stotts, Carl James, Brad Younger, Jeff Rogers and Bruce Shirrell.
Leo Gray (12/18/02)
DEXTER - Leo Gray, 86, died Dec. 18, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dale Griffy (12/18/02)
DEXTER - Dale Griffy, 69, died Dec. 18, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Frala (12/18/02)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn for Larry R. Frala, 59, of New Madrid, who died Dec. 16, 2002, will be: Robert Taylor, Kenny Reeves, Matthew Cook, Greg Holler, E.B. Gee III and Jon Stahl...
Ann Groseclose (12/18/02)
CHAFFEE - Ann Groseclose, 78, died at 8:55 p.m. Dec. 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 9, 1924, in Mansfield, daughter of the late Ira and Lola Pope Brazeal, she was a member of the First Baptist Church and VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Wayne Heath (12/18/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Wayne D. Health, 57, died Dec. 16, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Cheyenne, Wyo., to the late Edgar and Nadine Barnett Health, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Charles and Myrtle McLean Fields. A certified public accountant for more than 30 years in the area, he was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge in Dexter, the Shriners in St. Louis and the Dexter Eagles Lodge...
Lincoln Avery (12/18/02)
SIKESTON - Lincoln Avery, 71, died Dec. 16, 2002, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Aug. 15, 1931, in Trenton, Tenn., son of Nannie Caldwell of Flint, Mich., and the late R.B. Avery, he was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was employed by the City of Sikeston for many years...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 18 (12/18/02)
SIKESTON - One hundred and ten men signed contracts at the Employment Service here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to go to work in the Portland, Ore., shipyards for the Williamette Iron and Steel Co. BENTON - After successfully serving as Scott County Savings Bond chairman for several years, W.B. Denton has been appointed Missouri State Savings Bonds Chairman by the Treasury Department...
Scientists continue to unlock mysteries (12/18/02)
I fully admit a personal amazement with the work of the scientific community. Maybe I'm just a frustrated scientist at heart. All I lack is the intelligence, education and skills involved. Other than those minor issues, I find real interest in the work of those bright young men and women...
SpeakOut 12/18 (12/18/02)
To the person who has my dog "Buffy," she is a large dog, part Austrian Shepherd and German Shepherd is greyish-brown with black mix. My name and phone number are on her collar, so you know who she belongs to. She should have her medicine and isn't used to staying out all the time. ...