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Stories from Tuesday, February 4, 2003

St. Louis man is sentenced (02/04/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A St. Louis man was sentenced to prison for possessing cocaine base with intent to distribute in Sikeston. Jason M. Warfield, 23, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 120 months in federal prison on felony count of possession with intent to distribute five grams of cocaine base...
Election day (02/04/03)
Election official Ruth Barber watches as Sheila Parmenter of Sikeston signs in to vote at the Ward 4 precinct Tuesday morning at Sikeston Market Place. Sikeston voters are deciding the fate of the much-discussed PILOT issue. Also pictured is Betty Yeargain...
Meals on Wheels program will continue delivering (02/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Despite the rumor that the Sikeston Senior Center's Meals on Wheels program is shutting down, officials insist Meals on Wheels will continue moving from home to home, delivering hot, nutritious meals. "We're in the process of changing funding," said Yuvone Craig, Sikeston Senior Center administrator. "That's it. We are not shutting down."...
Council proposes law for dangerous dogs (02/04/03)
SIKESTON - City officials are looking at stricter rules for some of the rougher varieties of "man's best friend." Tom Bridger, public works director, presented information during Monday's regular City Council meeting on a proposed aggressive animal ordinance requested by Ken Fowler, animal control officer...
Sikeston's breakout game (02/04/03)
SIKESTON -- With four minutes left in regulation, Sikeston's girls basketball team had highly-touted Twin Rivers on the ropes Monday night, holding the ball with a three-point lead. The Lady Bulldogs were unable to pull off the upset though, turning the ball over five times down the stretch in an eye-opening 52-48 loss...
Kelly rolls past CHS (02/04/03)
CHARLESTON -- Kelly's girls basketball team had little problem with Charleston on Monday night, rolling to a 52-23 victory. The Lady Hawks outscored Charleston 11-7 in the first quarter, 16-2 in the second, 9-8 in the third, then 16-6 in the fourth...
Clifford Mathis (02/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Clifford L.B. Mathis, 87, died at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 3, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Corinth, Miss., son of the late John N. and Louella Russell Mathis, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a land owner and farmer. A member of the First Church of God of East Prairie, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Ethel Fyffe (02/04/03)
DEXTER - Ethel Melvina Fyffe, 76, died Feb. 3, 2003, at her home in rural Dexter. Born March 7, 1926, in Bernie, daughter of the late Charles and Melvina Nelson Clark, she was a private duty nurse before retiring and a member of the Bernie Christian Church...
Lester Shell (02/04/03)
DEXTER - Lester C. Shell, 82, died Feb. 3, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born Aug. 25, 1920, at McGee, son of the late Noah Winchester and Martha Whitener Shell, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and retired as a cable repairman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Shell was a member of the Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post 59 and had been involved with the Boy Scouts of America...
Jake Swift (02/04/03)
HAYWARD - George Eugene "Jake" Swift, 88, died Feb. 2, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Portageville, he was the son of the late George Eugene "Jake" and Nora Magers Swift. On Jan. 25, 1935, in Hayti, he married Mary Mildred "Babb" Swift who survives of the home...
Thomas Minnis (02/04/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Thomas M. Minnis, 86, died Jan. 30, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 9, 1916, in Nettleton, Miss., son of the late Lewis and Carrie Minnis, he worked for Federal Compress for 44 years before retiring. On Sept. 16, 1950, in Portageville, he married Georgia Mae Steele who preceded him in death on Feb. 16, 1977...
T.C. Cotner (02/04/03)
SCOTT CITY - John Thomas "T.C." Cotner, 44, died Feb. 2, 2003, at his home in Scott City, where he has lived for the past eight years. Born Feb. 2, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chester Cotner of Troy, Mo., and Hannah Rumfelt Cotner of Cape Girardeau, he was a member of St. ...
Cathleen Gipson (02/04/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Cathleen D. Gipson, 99, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 1, 2003, at the Capital Healthcare Center. Born June 8, 1903, in Lake County, Tenn., daughter of the late Clay and Rose Brown Driskill, she attended school in Helena, Ark., and graduated from the Ensley (Ala.) High School. ...
Agnes Wilburn (02/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Agnes Wilburn died Feb. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Butch Kestner (02/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eurie "Butch" Kestner, 76, died at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 2, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Aug. 12, 1926, in Marston, son of the late Ean A. and Lillian Bonta Kestner, he lived in East Prairie most of his life and was of the Pentecostal belief. He retired from Brown Shoe Company in Charleston...
Mattingly -- Beason (02/04/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kathy Mattingly of Sikeston and Terry Mattingly of Portageville have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Lynn, to Robert Gregory Beason of Dyersburg, Tenn., son of Robert and Jo Beason of Steele, Ala. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. ...
Parker -- McCoy (02/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Michael and Dawn Parker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leeann, to Jamie Kyle McCoy, son of Harold and Sandra McCoy of Sikeston. Parker is the granddaughter of Virginia Parker of Dexter and the late Mary Margaret and William H. ...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 4 (02/04/03)
SIKESTON - Lieutenant James A. Elder, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., is a new officer at the Army Air Force's Training Detachment located at Harvey Parks Airport here. --- PARMA - Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Underwood Sr. are parents of their fourth son, Elmer Underwood Jr., born Jan. 21...
Budget solution isn't federal funding (02/04/03)
Sen. Kit Bond gave an economic lesson to Gov. Bob Holden this week though it's doubtful Holden is listening. Missouri's senior Senator was responding to reports that the nation's governors are looking to the federal government to bail out states hard-pressed by a sluggish economy. Missouri is among those states facing a significant revenue shortfall...
SpeakOut 2/4 (02/04/03)
A disabled person complained in SpeakOut a few weeks ago because they didn't get as big a raise as working people do. Have you ever thought that may be because we working people have more expenses than you do, such as the cost of gas, vehicles and repairs to get back and forth to work? We deserve the raise more than you do. ...