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Stories from Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Two killed in accidents (01/08/03)
DUDLEY - A Stoddard County man and a former Dexter resident were killed in two seperate automobile accidents on Monday. Steven R. Brown, of Dudley, was killed Monday night when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned in a pond. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports, the accident occurred as Brown, 32, was driving south on Stoddard County Route WW, five miles north Dudley. His vehicle ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned in a farm pond...
Born with a gift (01/08/03)
SIKESTON - Some people go through years of training to try to learn a skill. For others, like Altha Robinson and Harry Howard, it just comes naturally. Robinson and Howard were given the gift of music, both learning to play the piano and organ by ear. They went on to college to further their education in music so they could read it, perform it and teach it...
Area food prices are stable (01/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Although retail food prices for the last quarter of 2002 were higher nationwide, area retailers said they didn't experience many price changes during the quarter -- or even the year. "We've had very few price changes over the last couple months," said Sikeston Save-A-Lot Manager Eddie Moore. "It's actually amazed me."...
Crews are working to finish FEMA projects by deadline (01/08/03)
BENTON - Crews are working to complete Federal Emergency Management Agency projects around Scott County before the June 1 deadline, according to Commissioner Jamie Burger. Burger said during Thursday's regular county commission meeting that crews will address bank erosion at the landfill following repair to County Road 363...
Bulldogs back on track (01/08/03)
FREDERICKTOWN - The Sikeston Bulldogs snapped a four-game losing streak on Tuesday night with a 59-53 win on the road against district foe Fredericktown. It was the Bulldogs' first game since Dec. 20 and it marked the team's first win since Dec. 9...
Charleston's best a little more than Sikeston's (01/08/03)
Every year, the Sikeston-Charleston rivalry brings out the best in both teams. The last eight games between the two schools have been decided by seven points or less. Unfortunately for Bulldog fans, Charleston's best has been just a little bit better that Sikeston's best recently...
'Jays win rematch with N.D. (01/08/03)
CHARLESTON -- A sequel to the seMissourian championship game took place at Charleston on Friday, with the Bluejays hosting Notre Dame. Like the original, Charleston prevailed. But unlike the first meeting, Notre Dame put up a fight this time around...
Lucille Donley (01/08/03)
ADVANCE - Lucille Donley, 78, died Jan. 6, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Sept. 16, 1924, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Ernest and Ella Elmore Donley, she lived in the Advance community most of her life, where she had been employed by the Inland Shoe Factory...
Steve Brown (01/08/03)
DUDLEY - Steve Ray Brown, 32, died Jan. 6, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Dudley. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Frankie Hunsperger (01/08/03)
DEXTER - Frankie Ray Hunsperger, 45, died Jan. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 21, 1957, in Wyatt, son of Frank and Rita Turner Hunsperger of Dexter, he lived in East Prairie before moving to Dexter in 1973 and was employed by Ames Manufacturing in Bernie...
Rebekah Hughes (01/08/03)
FLORISSANT - Rebekah Hughes, 25, died Jan. 6, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in North St. Louis County. Born July 23, 1977, in Dexter, daughter of Jim and Susan Gunn Hughes of Jackson, she was a former resident of Pauls Valley, Okla., where she graduated from Pauls Valley High School. ...
Mary Seymour (01/08/03)
FAIRBORN, Ohio - Mary Joan Seymour, 53, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 3, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 18, 1949, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Edward E. and Ruth Moore Seymour, she received a bachelor of arts degree from Texas Tech University and retired as a music teacher for Fairborn Public Schools. ...
Shelby Davis (01/08/03)
MARSTON - Shelby Davis, 82, died Jan. 6, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 7, 1920, in Decatur, Tenn., he was the son of the late George and Bessie Davis. On Oct. 7, 1938, in Portageville, he married Robbie Stricklin who survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Savat of Marston; one brother, Ed Davis of Waynesboro, Tenn.; one sister, Hazel Morris of Clifton, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Tonya Ganus and Tammy Dobbs; and three great-grandchildren, Ross Ganus, Brandon Ganus and Jordan Ganus.. ...
J.B. Rowe (01/08/03)
HOWARDVILLE - Jettie Benjamin "B.J." "Black" Rowe, 78, died Jan. 6, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 10, 1924, in Caruthersville, son of the late Losson and Minnie Gillispie Rowe, he was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He retired from Noranda Aluminum Inc. in Marston and was past mayor and alderman of Howardville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Howardville...
Births (published 1/8) (01/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Andria Latrish Straughter and Demont Lee Scott are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:06 p.m. Dec. 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sandreya Brijeana Mae Straughter weighed 7 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 8 (01/08/03)
SIKESTON - Ed Matthews, son of E.C. Matthews, has been sent from the Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Training Station to the Navy Pier, Chicago for further training. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. Marsh, son William and Miss Lois Buchanan returned Monday from Kansas City, where they spent Christmas with Pvt. Ray Carl Marsh Jr., who is attending an Army school of aeronautics...
Nation's priorities don't reflect reality (01/08/03)
The truth of the matter is we have many of our priorities upside down in this great nation. But then again, that should come as no big surprise. Here's the latest example of how hype and the media - with a healthy dash of Hollywood - can create a false priority. Let's call it AIDS vs. flu...
Your View 1/8: Support PILOT (01/08/03)
On Nov. 4, the Sikeston City Council by a 4-1 vote adopted an ordinance calling a special election for Feb. 4 and placing on the ballot at that election an amendment to the Sikeston City Charter. The ballot issue will be whether to impose a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to be paid annually into the general revenues of the City of Sikeston an amount equal to 3 percent of the annual gross revenues derived from the sale of electricity from our power plant...
SpeakOut 1/8 (01/08/03)
If Charleston is into charging people a fine for not maintaining their property in a neat manner, why don't they do something about the abandoned house and barn out on Highway 105 in front of the prison? What an eyesore! Isn't that inside the city limits of Charleston?...