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Stories from Friday, January 31, 2003

Budget outlook bleak (01/31/03)
BENTON - Spending will outpace revenue in the coming year for Scott County if actual figures come in like budget estimates. Scott County commissioners adopted the county's 2003 budget during their regular meeting Thursday. The county's 2003 budget estimates $3,566,385 in revenue and $4,703,940 in expenditures for the general revenue fund; $1,244,267 in revenue and $1,569,359 in expenditures for the road and bridge fund; $353,000 in revenue and $352,950 in expenditures for the assessment fund; and $3,491,000 in revenue and $3,491,090 in expenditures for the law enforcement fund.. ...
Budget set for approval (01/31/03)
CHARLESTON - The required public hearing for Mississippi County's 2003 operating budget was held as scheduled during the regular county commission meeting Thursday. The annual budget message from Junior DeLay, budget officer and county clerk, was not heard, however, as DeLay was unable to attend due to a family emergency...
Kelly Elementary students relive days of the pioneers (01/31/03)
BENTON -- Kindergartner McKenzie Roth pulled what looked like a wadded ball of paper towel out of her pocket. "I've got gold," she whispered, as she opened the little ball. McKenzie had been panning for gold (pyrite) in a tub of water and rock. During the panning, she found three tiny pieces of gold -- and it was all hers to keep...
Eighth graders trounce Cape (01/31/03)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's eighth grade boys team rolled past Cape Central in the Jackson Tournament on Thursday night, 48-29. "We played extremely well as a club," said Sikeston coach Kevin Self. "Everybody played well, the bench, everybody. We went through a lull a week ago, but we've come out of it. We've got two games left, and hopefully we can win both of those."...
Rose scores 30 in Dexter win (01/31/03)
DEXTER --Senior Amy Rose scored 30 points, leading Dexter to a 60-36 win over Charleston on Thursday night. Rose drilled four 3-pointers and hit 6-of-7 from the free throw line in the 24-point victory. Her performance fell just two points shy of a career best, when she put up 32 as a freshman...
Forfeits hurt 'Dogs in match against Dexter (01/31/03)
DEXTER - The Sikeston wrestling team fell to 2-6 on the season in dual matches with a 42-33 loss on the road to Dexter on Thursday. The Bulldogs forfeited three matches which contributed to the Dexter win. Outside of forfeits, Sikeston tied the Bearcats 5-5 in matches. The Bulldogs also had more pins (4-3) than the Bearcats...
Lady Bulldogs grab much-needed win (01/31/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team improved to 7-11 on Thursday night with an easy 74-47 win over struggling New Madrid County Central. The Lady Bulldogs hit six 3-pointers and saw 10 players contribute to the final score in the much-needed victory. "A game like this takes some of the tension off and gives your kids the opportunity to back up and see that winning is good," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks. "We wanted to get everybody in the game."...
Bell City, Dexter to play for title (01/31/03)
BLOOMFIELD - One of the most anticipated games of the year will become reality tonight at the 78th Annual Stoddard County Conference Tournament. Top-seeded Dexter and No. 2 Bell City both advanced to the championship game of the tournament with lopsided victories, setting up the high-profile title game between the two...
Evelyn Irwin (01/31/03)
PERKINS - Evelyn L. Irwin, 84, died Jan. 30, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Oct. 20, 1918, at Farrenburg, daughter of the late Walter and Sylvia Lane Lenon, she was a postmaster at Perkins for 33 years. On Sept. 3, 1933, at Jackson, she married Charles Irwin who preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1982...
Clyda Sanders (01/31/03)
DIEHLSTADT - Clyda H. Sanders, 97, formerly of Charleston, died at 3 p.m. Jan. 30, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 26, 1905, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Henry Crawford and Lee Demarius Stone, she lived in Charleston and Diehlstadt most of her life and was a member of the Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt. ...
Adam Wright (01/31/03)
CHARLESTON - Adam Eugene Wright, 46, died at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Thomas Minnis (01/31/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thomas M. Minnis, 86, died at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 30, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Marcella Layton (01/31/03)
SIKESTON - Marcella B. Layton, 83, died Jan. 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Cotton Sadler (01/31/03)
CHAFFEE -- Edward "Cotton" Sadler, 75, died at 6 p.m. Jan. 30, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday.
Edna Hill (01/31/03)
DEXTER - Edna Betty Hill, 68, died Jan. 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1934, in Bugbrooke, England, daughter of the late William Henry and Alice Emily Osborne Sharp, she lived in Dexter for the past 30 years. She was a clerk at Wal-Mart and cook at the Fiddlers Restaurant in Dexter and was a member of the Church of England...
Births (published 1/31) (01/31/03)
CATRON - Tracy Bissell is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 8:06 a.m. Jan. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ashton Lucas Bissell weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Brenda Marlene Howard, Clarence Howard and Polly Martin...
Looking Back 1/31 (01/31/03)
SIKESTON - Murray Phillips, Sikeston chairman of the United Service Organization Inc., announced today plans which he expressed hope would culminate in the location here of a USO center for service men. CHARLESTON - The development of a 33-acre subdivision is now in the final states on North Main Road in Charleston, according to L.D. Davis, manager of the East Prairie Lumber Company...
Speakout 1/31 (01/31/03)
I would like to SpeakOut about Missouri courts. I guess you could call it a kangaroo court, nothing but mockery and shame. If our state raises more taxes on cigarettes and casinos, they can jump in the lake. I will quit paying for either one. I have had it with our state picking on certain groups to raise taxes. ...