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Stories from Thursday, January 16, 2003

Heavy snowfall pounds Midwest (01/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Area residents woke to falling snow that quickly accumulated, closing schools and creating traffic problems. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and watches for the areas, with some predicting 3 to 7 inches before the snow stopped. East Prairie residents were reporting 4-5 inches by 8 a.m...
Students get jump on college courses (01/16/03)
BENTON -- When Andrea Rolwing arrives at the University of Mississippi next fall, she'll already have completed a few courses toward her pharmaceutical degree. The 17-year-old senior at Kelly High School is one of many high school students taking advantage of dual enrollment, or pre-college credit, courses offered through Southeast Missouri State University...
Charleston man is sentenced to 10 years for drug charges (01/16/03)
CHARLESTON - A Charleston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges. John Lance Hart, 34, received his sentence Tuesday for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Hart pled guilty to the charges Dec. 10 in front of Judge David A. Dolan in the Mississippi County Circuit Court...
Area man sent to pen (01/16/03)
CHARLESTON - Providing someone else's name to law enforcement officer during a vehicle stop has landed a four-time felon back in the pen. Charles E. "Chocolate" Harris, 39, of Haywood City, pled guilty to forgery and was sentenced to two four-year sentences in prison for signing false names on two fingerprint cards at the Mississippi County Detention Center...
Ninth graders blister Dexter (01/16/03)
Staff reports Standard Democrat POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston 9th grade basketball team improved to 2-0 in the Poplar Bluff Round Robin Tournament on Wednesday with a 46-29 win against Dexter. Sikeston (5-3) plays Poplar Bluff today at 6 p.m. to close out the tournament...
Home Sweet Home (01/16/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs and the Doniphan Dons are a pair of teams that have deceiving records. Checking in with 4-7 and 5-6 marks respectively, both teams will try to creep back to .500 with a win Friday night in a SEMO Conference matchup at the Field House...
Essner, Lady Hawks stroll past Chaffee in Scott-Miss (01/16/03)
ORAN - The Kelly girls basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Wednesday with a 64-31 win against Chaffee at Oran High School. The Lady Hawks got a big game from Kelly Essner, who led all scorers with 25 points, including three 3-pointers...
Varnell Shrum (01/16/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Varnell Everett Shrum, 75, who died Jan. 11, 2003, were: Richard Shrum, Vern Shrum, Richard Hawthorne, Billy Stroud, Harold Christian and Carl Griffin.
Estella Hahn (01/16/03)
ADVANCE - Estella M. Hahn, 97, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Jan. 13, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Home. Born Oct. 30, 1905, at Kelso, daughter of the late Louis and Kathryn Heisserer Burger, she retired in 1967 from the St. Francis Medical Center Laundry Department in Cape Girardeau. A former member of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Mary's Quilting Club in Cape Girardeau, she was currently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Council of Catholic Women and St. Ann's Sodality in Advance...
Barbara Baldwin (01/16/03)
SIKESTON - Barbara Baldwin, 62, died Jan. 13, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 13, 1940, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Mervin George and Pauline May Dodds Dietz. On March 12, 1963, she married Jimmie Baldwin who preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2001...
Michael Williams (01/16/03)
DALLAS -- Michael Williams, 46, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Jan. 15, 2003. Delisle Funeral Home in Portageville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete at this time.
Wanda Martin (01/16/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wanda Scapino Martin, 75, who died Jan. 11, 2003, were: Tom Jennings, Mike Moyers, Mark Crocker, Don Rogers, Barry Wallace and Terry Smith.
Patrick Rice (01/16/03)
DEXTER - Patrick David Rice, 36, died Jan. 14, 2003, at his home. Born March 9, 1966, in Grapevine, Texas, son of George Duran of Dexter and the late Carol Jean Burns Rice, he was employed by Tyson Foods in Dexter and was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston...
Jane Woehlecke (01/16/03)
LAKEVIEW, Ark. -- Jane Bowman Woehlecke, 67, died Jan. 14, 2003, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1935, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late R. Byron and Ruby Evans Bowman, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Women. ...
Opal Ashley (01/16/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10 a.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home for Opal R. Williams Ashley, 81, who died Jan. 14, 2003, were: J.E. Sisk, Bill Brashers, Terry Brashers, Dennis Edwards, Rodney Edwards and Rob Robinette.
Alpha Plunk (01/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Alpha Plunk, 84, died Jan. 15, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 29, 1918, in Old Union, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Della Moore Burney, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston, the Garment Factory in New Madrid and later was a presser at the Grove Company in Sikeston before retiring. She was of the Baptist belief...
Jim Boston (01/16/03)
SIKESTON -- James Thomas Boston, 76, died at 11:49 a.m. Jan. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late John C. and Nettie Ann Cauthran Boston, he was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and had been a line superintendent for R.E.A. in Sikeston. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Maxine Oheren (01/16/03)
BERNIE -- Maxine Oheren, 89, died Jan. 16, 2003, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Burger -- Morgan (01/16/03)
BENTON -- Vanessa Marie Burger and Gregory Heath Morgan exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 30, 2002, at St. Denis Catholic Church before the Rev. J. Friedel. The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Sherry Burger of Benton and the bridegroom's parents are Richard and Beverly Morgan of Risco and Debbie Nelson of Hayti...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 16 (01/16/03)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hipes at the Sikeston General Hospital. --- SIKESTON - Virginia Military Institute has notified Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bowman that their son, Lee Austin, who is a member of the Army's Enlisted Reserve, probably will go on active duty with other students there about Jan. 27...
Holden's proposals lack real leadership (01/16/03)
I don't mean to sound like a broken record in my criticism of Gov. Bob Holden but by golly he gives you so many opportunities. With Missouri facing a budget crisis of substantial proportions, Holden's solution is to raise taxes while making only minimal cuts in spending. When will government learn to live within its means?...
Your View 1/16: Give blood (01/16/03)
Have you ever felt like you were created for a specific purpose? Perhaps you have a desire to make a difference with your life and in the lives of others. Maybe you have been blessed with good health and yearned to do "something" for those less fortunate...
SpeakOut 1/16 (01/16/03)
I would like to comment on your article about a high school referee. I appreciated the article, however I think the article missed one important reason why officials do not stay with officiating. It's because they cannot get games (even at a junior high level) for a couple of years or more because the veteran officials, like the ones you interviewed in your story, continue to do those games. ...