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Stories from Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Aldermen agree on use of unmarked cars (01/15/03)
MINER - The use of unmarked cars by the Miner Police Department has received the blessing of the Board of Aldermen. "There's been a lot of controversy about the plain cars," said Mayor Frank Tatum in opening the discussion on the board's first agenda item for their regular meeting Tuesday. "We'll just let the board decide."...
Jail staffing levels are discussed (01/15/03)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners and Sheriff Bill Ferrell will meet today with Circuit Judge David A. Dolan to discuss staffing levels for the new county jail. Ferrell and sheriff's department senior officers met with commissioners during their regular session Tuesday to discuss the jail's staffing as well...
Monday is day to remember principles of Martin Luther King (01/15/03)
SIKESTON - For many, Monday will be more than a holiday off from school and work. It will be a day of celebration, a time to honor a man whose message still rings loud and clear in the hearts of many. "I think that it is very important for us to not forget Martin Luther King Jr.," said Michael Harris. ...
Human resource director is needed (01/15/03)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to bring all human resources activities under an umbrella for the Sikeston R-6 School District, the Sikeston Board of Education believes a human resources director is needed in the school district. But in order to fill the position, the board must first approve the job description, which is exactly what they did Tuesday afternoon...
Eighth graders sweep Kennett (01/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's eighth grade basketball team posted two wins over Kennett on Tuesday night, winning the B-game 55-29 and the A-game 33-28. In the A-game, the Bullpups trailed by two points heading into the fourth quarter. Led by Tarryl Booker, Joe Lincoln and Blake Taylor, Sikeston outscored the Indians 13-6 in the final frame to pull out the win...
Ice cold Tigers no match for Portageville (01/15/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Portageville had no trouble disposing of Bootheel Conference rival Caruthersville on Tuesday night, beating the Tigers by the surprising score of 54-32. "I thought we came out and played well," said Portageville head coach Jim Bidewell. "I was really anticipating a closer game, but Caruthersville was completely cold. There was a lid on their bucket. They didn't shoot the ball well at all and it really made a difference in the ballgame."...
Oran topples Zalma, 73-49 (01/15/03)
ZALMA - The Oran Eagles improved to 9-4 on the season with a 73-49 win against Zalma on Tuesday at Zalma High School. The Eagles led 18-7 after one quarter and 29-21 at the half. Oran pulled away with a big second half, out-scoring the Bulldogs 44-28 to record the blowout win...
Charleston might have the best team in the area (01/15/03)
All year long, most have considered Poplar Bluff to be the best team in Southeast Missouri. The Mules have backed it up with 14 wins and just one loss, which came against Little Rock powerhouse Mills High. Poplar Bluff is good, no doubt about it. Definitely a contender in Class 5 this year...
High-flying Bluejays soar (01/15/03)
CHARLESTON - The opening possession for Charleston in its SEMO Conference matchup with New Madrid County Central gave a sign of what was to come on Tuesday at Charleston High School. After a couple of missed putbacks by 6-foot-8 center Kewain Gant, Charleston's 6-6 sophomore Ashton Farmer followed up one of the misses with an emphatic slam dunk...
Romas, Zeigler lead Kelly past Scott Central, 71-69 (01/15/03)
MORLEY -- Kelly didn't shoot the ball particularly well against Scott Central on Tuesday night, but the Hawks were able control the boards and played good enough defense to pull out a 71-69 win. "We just played hard," said Kelly head coach Nick Lanpher. "We made (Scott Central) rush a lot of their shots, we rebounded well and we played good defense."...
Helen Robins (01/15/03)
BATESVILLE, Ark. - Helen Hillhouse Robins, 93, died Jan. 13, 2003, at a hospital in Batesville. Born Jan. 5, 1910, in Jessup, daughter of the late Ben and Bernice Baker, she lived in Phoenix, Ariz., for 40 years where she was an office manager of a dry cleaning store before retiring. She moved to Batesville in 1975 where she was a member of the Harrison Street Church of Christ...
Opal Ashley (01/15/03)
COULTERVILLE, Ill. - Opal R. Ashley, 81, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 14, 2003, at the Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta. Born Oct. 24, 1921, in Reno, Ark., daughter of the late Jasper McDonald "Mack" and Velma Catherine Mitchell Williams, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of Southside Baptist Church and taught Sunday school classes for many years. ...
Jeanie Stephens (01/15/03)
DEXTER - Genevieve "Jeanie" Stephens, 64, died Jan. 14, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 26, 1938, in Miami, Ariz., daughter of the late Maurice Edgar Carpenter of Chino, Calif., and the late Anselma Gil Carpenter, she lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1980. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a sales clerk for Jimmy's Jewelry and More...
Billy Kidd (01/15/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Billy D. Kidd Sr., 54 who died Jan. 10, 2003, were: Jim Caskey, Bill Miranda, David Montgomery, Bruce Walker, Chuck Fann and Randy Terry. Honorary pallbearers were: Bernard Pixley, Bill Gillespie, Freddie Ridenour, Gary Hessling and Herman Beyerbach...
Births (published 1/15) (01/15/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jenessia Mitchell and Tommy Harrington are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:39 a.m. Dec. 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Elexia Joyce Lera Harrington weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long...