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Stories from Sunday, January 19, 2003

Blood is in short supply (01/19/03)
SIKESTON - Traditionally a crucial month for blood supply, January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month since 1970. But this January is turning out to be worse than usual. "As you remember last January found us on the heels of 9-11," said Freida Cardwell, local blood services chairperson. ...
HUD budget cuts wil not cost local jobs (01/19/03)
SIKESTON - Department of Housing and Urban Development budget cuts will not result in any loss of jobs or service in Sikeston according to Bobby K. Henry, executive director of the Sikeston Housing Authority. "We will do like any other small business in town and live within our means," Henry said. The Sikeston Housing Authority will be looking for places to cut costs, but he predicted "no tenant services will be curtailed and no staff laid off."...
New unit (01/19/03)
Craig Glenzy, an Interior Plus employee, screws in drywall at the new Sikeston Jaycee Renal Dialysis Unit at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. The unit is expected to open in May. The 6,000 square foot center will provide life-saving dialysis treatment to over 60 patients from all over Southeast Missouri. ...
Honoring our veterans (01/19/03)
Local veterans salute as the National Anthem is sung prior to the Sikeston High School basketball game Friday night. All local veterans were honored with a short ceremony between the junior varsity and varsity basketball games against Doniphan.
Bulldogs run past Doniphan (01/19/03)
SIKESTON - The Doniphan Dons entered Friday's SEMO Conference matchup with Sikeston wanting to run and gun. The Sikeston Bulldogs were happy to oblige. Going with a different offensive philosophy, the Bulldogs beat the Dons at their own game, posting a 79-61 win at the Field House...
Braves no match for 'Jays (01/19/03)
MORLEY -- The Charleston Bluejays posted another uncontested win on Friday night, blistering Scott Central 84-60. Ashton Farmer scored a game-high 16 points for the Bluejays, followed by Joshua Strayhorn with 15, Deshaundray Hamilton with 14, Kewain Gant with 12 and Marcus Biles with 11...
East Prairie earns sixth win (01/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie's Jordan Sanders hit three treys while leading the Eagles (6-8) to a 61-44 win over the Delta Bobcats (2-10) on Friday night. "I thought the key for us tonight was using our 2-3 zone on defense to guard their big man," said East Prairie's head coach Jason Irby. "We knew that coming in tonight we were going to have to contain Joey Keys and I felt like we did for the most part, as he only scored 10 points. I feel really good about that...
Third-quarter lull costs NMCC in loss to Cape (01/19/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- New Madrid County Central suffered its 10th loss of the season Friday night, falling to Cape Central, 74-69. The Eagles held a 24-10 lead at one point, but experienced a third-quarter lapse, falling behind 53-41 heading into the final period...
Business briefcase 1/19 (01/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Cathy Walters is the new community development manager at the Charleston USDA Rural Development office. Walters has 31 years of experience with the agency beginning as a county office clerk in Scott County then as a county office technician in Mississippi County. A community development specialist at the local office for the last seven years, she has been acting community development manager since the retirement of Morris Ridge in August...
Cott employees receive awards (01/19/03)
SIKESTON-Two individuals were honored by their peers for their hard work and dedication at Cott Beverages located in Sikeston. Mike Sisney and Mike Lindsey received awards at the December Employee Appreciation Dinner. Sisney, an employee with Cott since 2000, was selected as Sikeston's Employee of the Year...
On the roll with ATV Cycle World (01/19/03)
SIKESTON - If Billy Clayton isn't out on his motorcycle or four-wheeler, you will find him inside ATV Cycle World introducing someone else to the world of cycling. Clayton, who manages ATV Cycle World for owner Larry James, is enthusiastic about ATVs and motorcycles. ...
Guy Woodard (01/19/03)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Guy William Woodard, 81, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4:18 p.m. Jan. 17, 2003, at the Arlington Memorial Hospital. Born July 24, 1921, in Wolf Island, Mo., son of the late Guy and Nellie Britt Woodard, he was a member of the Nelson Memorial Methodist Church, where he served on the board, and had also served several terms as councilman for the City of East Prairie. ...
Jeanie Stephens (01/19/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Genevieve "Jeanie" Stephens, 64, who died Jan. 14, 2003, were: Thomas Stephens, Charles Stephens, Christopher Stephens, Dewayne Stoner, David Ashby and Derreck Ashby...
Rex Shankle (01/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Rex Martin Shankle, 87, of rural East Prairie, died at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 24, 1915, in Tipton County, Tenn., son of the late Carry and Annie Mae Stiver Shankle, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired from Inland Oil and Transport Company and was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston...
Victor Eaves (01/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Victor Eaves, 53, died Jan. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Alvie Crabtree (01/19/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Alvie O. Crabtree, 93, who died Jan. 13, 2003, were: Brian Crabtree, David Crabtree, Steve Newman, Kevin Elsworth, Jason Hamilton and Joshua Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were: Rodney Newman, Cody Newman, Jerry Smith, Reggie Elsworth and Joshua Elsworth...
James Pflasterer (01/19/03)
BLOOMFIELD - James R. Pflasterer, 51, died Jan. 17, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 18, 1951, in Red Bud, Ill., son of the late Genevieve Pflasterer, he was a retired construction worker and of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 3, 1978, at Tilden, Ill., he married Linda Hargis who survives of the home...
Births (published 1/19) (01/19/03)
MOREHOUSE - Andrew and Brandi Forister are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:43 p.m. Dec. 30, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kyla Mae Forister weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Forister is the daughter of Tom and Rhonda Flippin...
Looking Back 1/19 (01/19/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Coon are parents of a daughter born Sunday. The child has been named Harold Frederick. SIKESTON - Acting under bids received on Dec. 13, the Missouri State Highway Commission has awarded R.B. Potashnick of Cape Girardeau contracts for work on 24.5 miles of Interstate Route 55 in Scott and New Madrid counties and 8.4 miles on U.S. Route 60 in Scott County...
Flag controversy is now close to home (01/19/03)
Here we go again. The Confederate flag is in the news again but this time the battle ground is right here in Missouri. And the ugly stains of political fingerprints are all over the issue. Just chalk this up to yet another stupid trick by the ever-brilliant Gov. Bob Holden...
PILOT is bad idea (01/19/03)
The premise on which the Power Station was developed is to keep the price of power low. This has been done very successfully for the past 20 years, keeping the rate less than 6 cents per kilowatt, which is reflected in our utility bills. Here are some logistical reasons why it is not acceptable for the PILOT amendment to be passed by the citizens of Sikeston:...
Speakout 1/19 (01/19/03)
I'm calling about the Jan. 10 basketball game, Sikeston versus Charleston in Charleston. Yes, Charleston won. That's good, but that's not why I'm calling. The reason I'm calling is because when a varsity game is in town that everybody is anxious to see, there's usually a lot of room. ...