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Stories from Thursday, January 30, 2003

Drug unit makes arrests (01/30/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety drug unit has started the new year off by letting drug dealers know they are not welcome in Sikeston. The unit has already served four search warrants this year and has seized unusually large quantities of drugs...
Weather prevents Maxwell meeting (01/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Icy weather conditions in Jefferson City kept Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell from visiting the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston Wednesday morning. Maxwell was scheduled to visit with the staff and residents of the Center to discuss new measures of the Senior Care and Protection Act, which was recently filed in the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate...
Proactive approach reduces crime (01/30/03)
SIKESTON -- If you do the crime, you will have to do the time. This is a reality many criminals have realized over the past two years as crime has dropped considerably in Sikeston since 2000 and the crackdown is continuing. In 2000, the City of Sikeston saw 1,214 Part One crimes which include homicide, forcible rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. That number dropped 25 percent in 2001 to 886 and went down 11 percent more in 2002 to 786...
NMCC student nominated for Tech Prep Student of the Year (01/30/03)
NEW MADRID - Stereotypes don't bother Jason McDonald. The tall, broad-shoulder New Madrid County Central High School senior knows stereotypes just don't work in the real world. Each time he tells someone his career choice is nursing, he smiles because he knows there goes another stereotype...
Sikeston eyes seventh win (01/30/03)
BENTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a home win against Jackson on Tuesday. On Friday night they will try to keep the winning going with a road game against the Kelly Hawks. Junior varsity action is set for 6 p.m. Sikeston (6-10) has won just one road game all season with that coming against Fredericktown on Jan. 7...
Notre Dame shuts down Sikeston (01/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team lost a very physical game to red-hot Notre Dame on Wednesday night, 63-25. The Lady Bulldogs competed for two quarters, but were outscored 38-10 in the second half of the lopsided defeat. Notre Dame forced 25 turnovers in the win and has now gone 9-1 since the Christmas break...
Ninth graders blister Notre Dame (01/30/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 8-3 on the season with a 60-37 win against Notre Dame on Wednesday at the Field House. The Bulldogs dominated the game in every aspect, opening up an 11-0 lead after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs extended the lead to 30-15 by halftime and they led 45-26 heading into the fourth quarter...
Clint Hensley Sr. (01/30/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Clint Hensley Sr., 77, who died Jan. 27, 2003, were: Kevin Hensley, Chris Hensley, Steve Hadder, Gary Lee Howard, Dink Boes, Mike Cole, Allen Matney, Scott Matney and Clint Hensley III...
Mary Hart (01/30/03)
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - Mary Collins Hart, 73, passed away Jan. 25, 2003, at her home. She was the widow of Winfred C. Hart, who passed away in 1984. Born in Sikeston, Mo., she was the daughter of William H. Cowan and Julia Cowan Bilderback. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Reburt Burns, Paul Burns, James "Mutt" Burns and William H. Cowan...
Red Wiley (01/30/03)
HAYWOOD CITY - Louise "Red" Wiley, 74, died Jan. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Shuqualak, Miss., daughter of the late Harry and Lorean Hardin Jones, she lived in Missouri since 1954 and was a member of the New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City...
Rachel Nolley (01/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Rachel Loduska Nolley, 90, formerly of Kewanee, died at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 16, 1912, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late James Nathaniel and Nancy Jane Bradley, she was a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Ines Nickell (01/30/03)
SIKESTON - Ines Nickell, 77, died Jan. 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Bernie, daughter of the late Robert and Mary King, she had worked for the International Shoe Company in Sikeston, was a cook for the Country Kitchen at Barkett's and had also been employed by the Florsheim Shoe Company in Cape Girardeau before retiring...
Gary Waldron (01/30/03)
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Gary R. Waldron, 44, died Jan. 22, 2003, near his home. Born Sept. 15, 1958, son of Grace Waldron, who survives of Oakland Park, Fla., and the late Wayne Waldron, he was a 20-year veteran of the Palm Beach County Fire Department. He was recently assigned to head Station 45 at Delray Beach, where he trained rookie firefighters...
Hall -- Johnson (01/30/03)
FARMINGTON -- John and Sandy Hall of Bertrand and Jay and Gwen Phenicie of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Wade Hall, to Justin Lynn Johnson, son of Terry and Saundra Johnson of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 2001 from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center with a degree in respiratory therapy. She is a certified respiratory therapist for the Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 30 (01/30/03)
SIKESTON - John Lathom, son of Mrs. O.E. Lathom, has received notice to report at St. Louis Feb. 3, preparatory to beginning training as a Naval Aviation Cadet. --- SIKESTON - Theodore Kelley has sold Kelley's Grocery and market to Ernest Springs, who took possession Monday...
Budget cuts should impact everyone (01/30/03)
Jefferson City was in the spotlight Wednesday with two group of protesters rallying to get the attention of the Missouri legislature. But the irony in the rally clearly illustrates the concerns over Missouri's tight budget picture. On the one end of the spectrum, doctors from across the state staged a rally to draw attention to spiraling medical malpractice costs. ...
Your View 1/30: SAHEC and flag flying (01/30/03)
The people of the Sikeston area have something they can be very proud of. The Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, known to those who and love and appreciate it as SAHEC. When SAHEC first began in the old First National Bank building in 1997, everyone at that time projected a student population of almost 1,000 within five years. The student population now stand at 1,455 and it is continuing to grow...
SpeakOut 1/30 (01/30/03)
I am very concerned about the PILOT amendment the registers will vote on in February. I don't think you should pass that amendment. The Jan. 19 Your View comment made it real plain. You should pull together. You have around 7,000 registered voters and if there ever was a time when the majority of you should get out there to vote, knowing about this thing, you should be sure and vote. ...