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Stories from Friday, January 24, 2003

Affordable health insurance is chief topic in meeting (01/24/03)
CHARLESTON - Finding affordable health insurance for county employees and officers was once again the chief topic for Mississippi County commissioners during their Thursday meeting with presentations from two insurance companies. The first presentation was from Mark Surgener of Maher, Rosenheim, Comfort and Tabash of St. Louis, brought before commissioners by Richard McDougal, a local insurance agent and broker...
Hayti man killed in ambulance accident (01/24/03)
MATTHEWS -- A Hayti man sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident when the ambulance he was riding in slipped on icy roads Wednesday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 8:29 p.m., in New Madrid County on Interstate 55, two miles north of Matthews, an accident occurred as Shawn M. ...
Rescue at the Complex (01/24/03)
(Top)Sikeston Parks Department employee Chad Towe reaches down to catch a duck at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday afternoon. The duck was stuck in the frozen lake at the complex. With joint effort from the Sikeston Animal Control and the Sikeston Parks Department the duck was rescued and taken to an area veterinarian...
New video will help attract visitors to area (01/24/03)
SIKESTON - Lights. Camera. Action. Sikeston and Miner are the stars in a new production by the Sikeston-Miner Convention Bureau. The 10-minute video made its local debut Thursday earning the applause of those attending the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting...
Braves upset Scott City in Scott-Miss (01/24/03)
SCOTT CITY - For the second year in a row, the Scott County Central Braves and the Oran Eagles will square off for the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament championship tonight at 8 p.m. at Scott City High School. The fourth-seeded Braves upset top-seeded Scott City 71-68 in the first game of the night...
Bluff downs Sikeston; Malden topples Dexter (01/24/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's girls basketball team fell to 6-8 on the season Thursday night, losing 71-38 to Poplar Bluff. The Lady Bulldogs hung tough in the early stages as the first quarter ended in a 12-12 tie. The Lady Mules pulled away from there though, outscoring Sikeston 16-6 in the second quarter, 20-10 in the third, then 23-10 in the fourth...
Jackson grapplers take down SHS (01/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team experienced a bit of a letdown on Thursday night, losing 68-12 to area power Jackson. The Bulldogs were pinned in eight of the 10 matches, winning just one match outright. "It was a real tough night," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "Jackson has a great team, probably the best in our conference. But we didn't wrestle with the intensity tonight that we normally do."...
Jerry Winberry (01/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jerry Franklin Winberry, 54, who died Jan. 21, 2003, will be: Jerry Winberry Jr. Mike Day, Steve Williams, Danny Winberry, Ben Wrather and Chris Mattingly.
Vaudie Roberts (01/24/03)
JACKSON -- Vaudie Hazel Roberts, 86, formerly of Sikeston and Diehlstadt, died Jan. 22, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born March 1, 1916, in Jasper, Ala., daughter of the late Henry Irvin and Martha Jane Simmons Aldridge, she was a former member of Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston. She was also a former member of the Circle City Church of God, where her husband had served as pastor...
Myra Ransburgh (01/24/03)
MEMPHIS -- Myra F. Ransburgh, 97, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2003, at the Methodist Lebohner Hospital in Germantown. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 24 (01/24/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School band and glee club will present a concert Sunday in the gymnasium. The band has 76 members and is under the direction of Keith Collins. The 43-member glee club is supervised by Sarah Ann Mitchell and accompanied by Evelyn Klein...
Your View 1/24: Keep arts alive (01/24/03)
In the process of cutting $1 billion from the state budget for FY2004, Governor Bob Holden recommended zero dollars from General Revenue for the Missouri Arts Council. His recommendation is to raid the Cultural Trust and use those funds for operating MAC in 2004...
SpeakOut 1/24 (01/24/03)
Whoever wrote the Your View article, "Stop housing program," you are absolutely correct. Something needs to be done. I'm not against helping those who cannot help themselves, but others need to be rooted out of their comfort zone. Section 8 makes it hard for the renters who are paying out of pocket because landlords know they can get more money from Section 8 renters. ...