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Stories from Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Parents must save for college early (01/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Recent stock market plummets have caused loss in value of college fund investments, prompting parents to develop an education savings plan earlier than ever before. People today are more concerned about college funds and their children than in past years, said Edward Jones Investment Representative Judy Hobbs...
Human remains found (01/29/03)
PUXICO - Human remains have been found near Puxico. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, a Puxico resident was looking for deer antlers approximately two miles west of Puxico when human skeletal remains were found. The remains will be sent to a pathology lab in Farmington where the sex and age of the victim will be determined. Officials are hopeful that the identity of the victim will also be learned...
Foster care problems outlined (01/29/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Lack of open communication, inconsistency, overlapping responsibilities and a shortage of social service workers are a few of the problems a Missouri Senate interim committee has identified during their investigation of the state's foster care services over the past few months...
Budget set for adoption (01/29/03)
BENTON - Finishing up Scott County's 2003 budget for a public hearing and adoption Thursday was the focus for county commissioners and County Clerk Rita Milam during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday. Commissioner Jamie Burger reported that support beams are in place for the new bridge on County Road 268 just east of Perkins...
Remodeling (01/29/03)
Sides Construction Company employees Steve Herron and Paul Herron work on the Sikeston Armory Tuesday. The Armory is in the process of being renovated. The company is also building a 6,000 square-foot maintenance building.
Council considers how to use PILOT funds (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will decide Tuesday if the Home Rule Charter will be amended to establish a payment in lieu of taxes on Board of Municipal Utilities electricity sales. With the PILOT expected to bring in approximately $1.6 million if approved by voters, the City Council is considering how best to use the funds...
Bulldogs earn conference win (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs' basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 62-57 win against SEMO Conference foe Jackson on Tuesday night at the Field House. Jackson has lost nine straight games to the Bulldogs at the Sikeston Field House dating back to 1989, when Jackson head coach Mike Kiehne was a player for the Indians...
NMCC nips Kennett, 54-53 (01/29/03)
KENNETT -- New Madrid County Central posted a much-needed win over SEMO Conference rival Kennett on Tuesday night, squeaking past the Indians on the road, 54-53. It was a see-saw matchup the entire way. With a minute left in regulation, Kennett held a one-point lead and had the ball. NMCC's defense forced a turnover with 35 seconds remaining, the Eagles bled the clock to 11 seconds, then called a timeout...
Braves record eighth win (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - The Scott Central Braves recorded their eighth win of the season on Tuesday night when they outlasted the East Prairie Eagles, 95-77. According to Braves' head coach Melvin Porter, it was anything but pretty. ''The effort tonight was terrible," he said. "They may have played to about a fourth of their potential. Our kids are young and wishy-washy. They play well one outing and lose their focus the next. We are having a hard time gelling right now."...
Kelly no match for Charleston (01/29/03)
CHARLESTON -- Four Charleston players finished in double figures as the Bluejays cruised past Kelly on Tuesday night, 76-41. "I was a little concerned because we hadn't played in 11 days, but we played well," said Charleston head coach Danny Farmer...
Chaffee beats Leopold in overtime (01/29/03)
LEOPOLD -- Chaffee won its first game of the season Tuesday night, beating Leopold 48-47 in overtime. "It was pretty exciting to win," said Chaffee head coach David Mirly. "All year long the kids kept working hard, even though we were 0-10. This will be a big boost for us. There were a lot of chances for us to get down and get frustrated, but we kept working hard and we pulled it out."...
State-ranked Dragons take down Sikeston wrestlers (01/29/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE - The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team fell to 2-5 in dual matches on the season with a 58-21 loss at state-ranked Ste. Genevieve on Tuesday. The Bulldogs had just four winners, including Andy Croxford, who won by forfeit. The others were Adam Miller (119 pounds), Cody Weeks (140) and Joe Johnson (heavyweight)...
Bloomfield, Advance win in Stoddard County Tournament (01/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Stoddard County Conference Tournament was back in action on Tuesday night, with Bloomfield beating Woodland 83-68, and Advance defeating Bernie 58-48. The tournament will be back in action on Thursday, with Bloomfield taking on Dexter at 7 p.m., followed by Bell City versus Advance at 8:30 p.m...
A win over Dexter would put Bell City on the highest tier (01/29/03)
With each game that passes, it looks more and more like Bell City is destined to claim another state championship. The Cubs are blowing most of their opponents out of the water, winning by an average score of 89 to 57. They're 15-2, currently ranked second in Class 1 behind Verona...
Rachel Nolley (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - Rachel Loduska Nolley, 90, died at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Daphna Richardson (01/29/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Daphna Richardson, 90, died Jan. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 21, 1912, in Hornbeck, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Avery and Mamie Moore Gardner. On Aug. 22, 1946, in Portageville, she married Paul Delbert Richardson who preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1980...
Jessie Bloom (01/29/03)
FARMINGTON - Jessie Mitchell Bloom, 96, died Jan. 21, 2003, at the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. Born March 29, 1906, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Manley and Pearl Stagner, she was a member of the Delassus Baptist Church. Her husband, Louis Bloom, preceded her in death...
Bobby Pearson (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - Bobby Pearson, 55, died Jan. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 21, 1947, in Commerce, son of Woodrow Pearson of Commerce and the late Lillie Mae Allen Pearson, he attended Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton. He returned to Sikeston after serving in the U.S. Army from 1967-73. Pearson was employed by Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid County for 25 years...
Births (published 1/29) (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - Jason Shane and Angie Lynn Keller are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:37 a.m. Dec. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Owen Riley Keller weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/2-inches long. The former Angie Coram, Mrs. Keller is the daughter of Karen and Elvis Coram of Lowndes and is employed by Auto Zone in Sikeston...
Looking Back 1/29 (01/29/03)
SIKESTON - High school highlights: Robert Walker has announced his highest grades up to date for his social science classes. These do not include the final semester grades. Leading in his American History class is Louise Skelton with 905 points and Jeanne Jackson with 866. In his Citizens Class, Donna Lee Tanner leads with 509 points and Charles Boyd with 497. In World History, Frank Schulte with 619 and Ann Hatfield with 618...
Finding a solution for our budget woes (01/29/03)
I'm not sure what to make of Gov. Bob Holden's threat to reduce education funding in the state by $259 million. I recognize, as Holden explained, that Missouri's budget picture is dismal. And I also recognize that substantial cuts in spending must be made. Without detailed numbers, perhaps education is the most logical place to make these cuts...
Your view: Support the PILOT (01/29/03)
I'm writing to look at this PILOT situation that everyone is so confused over. I look at it as a citizen of Sikeston, being on the City Council for five years and also being a businessman myself. Looking at it from all three positions, I think I can comment on this subject...
Your view: Board gives support (01/29/03)
Following a discussion at our Jan. 13 meeting of the upcoming "Payment In Lieu Of Taxes" ballot issue, the Sikeston Park Board voted to support passage of the PILOT proposal on Feb. 4. The Park Board is in agreement with the City Council that the PILOT is a legitimate revenue source for the City that will help us continue to maintain a high level of service for our citizens in the areas of Public Safety and Public Works as well as continue a quality capital improvement program...
Speakout 1/29 (01/29/03)
Where's the proof?