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Stories from Thursday, January 9, 2003

Planning under way for business expo (01/09/03)
SIKESTON - Sometimes getting the ideal job means being in the right place at the right time. On Feb. 7, one of those places could very well be the Sikeston High School Field House. Anything can happen - and it has - at the annual Business Education Expo, sponsored by the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce and Sikeston Public Schools...
Income tax time (01/09/03)
SIKESTON - Those filing income tax returns this year can look for "reduced tax rates, more deductions and fewer forms to file," according to Phil Cluck of Fax-Tax. Income tax preparers generally begin to see "stand-in-line crowds" forming the third week of January, Cluck said, with the filing-for-refund rush lasting to around the second week in February...
Giving shelter (01/09/03)
Workers with the City of Sikeston Parks Division submerge Christmas trees in the lake at R.S. Matthews Park Wednesday morning. The trees are put in the lakes at R.S. Mathews Park and the Sikeston Complex for fish shelters, which will ultimately improve the fishing...
Dexter to play for title (01/09/03)
DELTA -- The championship game of the Delta Girls Tournament was set on Wednesday night, with top-seeded Dexter and second-seeded Twin Rivers advancing with semifinal victories. Dexter beat St. Vincent 59-44 and Delta defeated Twin Rivers 65-50. Saturday's championship game will tipoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday...
Sikeston 8th, 9th graders split with Jackson teams (01/09/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams split with Jackson on Wednesday night at Jackson Junior High School. The Bulldogs 8th grade team won 49-44 while the freshmen lost 62-48. The 8th grade team never trailed in the game as they led 10-4 after one quarter and 24-10 at the half...
Sikeston, Charleston ready for war (01/09/03)
CHARLESTON - You can almost set your watch by it -- whenever Sikeston and Charleston meet, it's going to be a war. Although most of the matchups have gone Charleston's way, almost every one of them go down to the wire. The last eight meetings between the two have been decided by seven points or less, with Charleston winning seven of them...
Ernest Easley (01/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ernest Easley, 81, died Jan. 8, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Mayfield, Ky., son of the late Josie Ray and Oscar T. Easley, he was a timber cutter before retiring and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Steven Brown (01/09/03)
DUDLEY - Steven R. Brown, 32, formerly of Broseley, died Jan. 6, 2003, near Dudley, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 31, 1970, in Dexter, son of John W. Brown of Dudley and the late Patricia Gale Martin Brown, he was a truck driver with WW Transport...
Inez Shoffner (01/09/03)
BARDWELL, Ky. - Inez Pearson Shoffner, 85, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 10:10 a.m. Jan. 8, 2003, at the Countryside Health Care Center in Bardwell. Born July 12, 1917, in New Albany, Miss., daughter of the late Mark Hugh and Willa Vaughn Pearson, she lived in the East Prairie area most of her life, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She lived in Bardwell for the past five years...
James Carter (01/09/03)
SIKESTON - James Ray Carter, 55, died Jan. 2, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 31, 1947, in East Prairie, son of the late Elzie and Ethel Mae Kilgo Carter, he was a member of the Miner Baptist Church. Survivors include: five brothers, Junior Carter of Missouri, Wesley Carter, Charlie Carter and Steven Carter of Sikeston and Donald Carter of Kentucky; and two sisters, Ethel Louise Urby and Geraldine Willis of East Prairie...
Rubel Hayes (01/09/03)
NEW MADRID - Rubel Hayes, 75, died Jan. 6, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 7, 1927, in Marston, she was the daughter of the late Rev. David and Della Cane Richards. Survivors include: one daughter, Norma Jean Richards of New Madrid; and several nieces and nephews...
Deen Esarey (01/09/03)
PUXICO - Deen Esarey, 81, died Jan. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 13, 1921, at Bernie, son of the late Richard Deen and Anna May Barks Esarey, he had lived in Puxico most of his life and retired as a livestock and row crop farmer...
Births (published 1/9) (01/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Sandra Denise Staples is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 6:26 a.m. Dec. 19, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Liah Simone Staples weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-inches long. Grandmother is Jackeline Watkins of Charleston...
Townsend -- Henry (01/09/03)
NEW MADRID -- Louise Simmons has announced the engagement of her daughter, Tracy Lynn Townsend, to William Henry Jr., son of William and Katherine Henry of Bell City. The future bride is the daughter of the late Bufford Simmons. A 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School, Townsend is assistant manager of the Sikeston McDonald's Restaurant...
Crabb - 50th (01/09/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Mr. and Mrs. Billy "Bill" Crabb, formerly of Parma, Mo., were guests of honor for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration hosted recently by their children at the Kountry Kubbard in Cunningham. Crabb and the former Jewell "Judy" Egger were married Dec. 20, 1952, in Piggott, Ark. Their attendants were Smoky Johnson of Parma and the late Laura Johnson...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 9 (01/09/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dover received a letter from their son, Bobby Dover, a seaman in the Navy, who wrote from a tropical island in the Pacific that he was well. SIKESTON - After 11 years as head of the school system of District R-4, which includes Scott County Central High School, Supt. Roy C. Hayes has resigned effective June 30, 1963, when his current contract expires...
Legislature returns to face tough times (01/09/03)
The boys (and girls) are back in town. So what will that mean to the average Missourian now that the annual session of the Missouri Legislature has convened? Well look for each and every discussion in the months ahead to center on money. And don't be too surprised if a package emerges that calls for higher taxes to fund the revenue shortfall in our state...
SpeakOut 1/9 (01/09/03)
In response to "Prosecutors are urged to fight against legalizing drugs like marijuana," Prosecutor Paul Boyd is half right. Marijuana is a "great seducer." But it is not the drug that seduces. It is the wealth its illegality offers unscrupulous entrepreneurs who push illegal drugs. ...