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Stories from Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Sikeston voters shoot down PILOT (02/05/03)
SIKESTON - After impassioned, hard-fought campaigns on both sides of the issue, Sikeston voters soundly defeated the PILOT by nearly an 8-1 margin. The proposed amendment to the city's Home Rule Charter would have imposed a 3 percent "payment in lieu of taxes" on all electrical revenue from the Board of Municipal Utilities, generating approximately $1.6 million annually for the city's general revenue fund...
Street work (02/05/03)
Sikeston Public Works employees Dan Marshall and Jamie Williams install a post for a new stop sign at the corner of Applegate and Tanner streets Tuesday afternoon. Public Works is adding the two stop signs this afternoon to make the intersection a five-way stop...
Nominations needed for Honors Board (02/05/03)
SIKESTON - Nominees for the 2003 Honors Board program are being accepted by the Park Division. Deadline for submitted nominations is 5 p.m. Feb. 28. The Park Board has recognized 27 local residents for their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth sports and Scouting programs since 1986. The bronze plaques are installed each year on the Honors Board which is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
County bridge work nears completion (02/05/03)
BENTON - Scott County Road and Bridge Department crews are nearly finished with the replacement bridge on County Road 268 near Perkins and should have it open by Thursday or Friday, according to Harlan Duncan, road and bridge department supervisor. Commissioners discussed the project's status and upcoming bridge projects with Harlan during their regular meeting Tuesday...
Rural Restoration marks 15 years (02/05/03)
SIKESTON - It's back to their foundations, as Rural Restoration marks its 15 years of ministry and 13 years of spreading its message through an annual conference. The message for this year's Rural Restoration Conference, explained Carol Cohen, will be the need for Americans to turn back to the foundations which were essential in establishing the United States of America. "We will emphasize our foundations of God and country and how they should be combined," she said...
Hansbrough handles NMCC (02/05/03)
NEW MADRID - One year ago Tyler Hansbrough, then a 6-foot-6 freshman, had his coming out party for the Poplar Bluff Mules in a win against top-ranked New Madrid County Central. Hansbrough scored 16 in helping the Mules to a big 74-73 upset of the Eagles...
SHS wrestlers post third dual win over Poplar Bluff (02/05/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's wrestling team earned a big dual win over Poplar Bluff on Tuesday night, 43-33. "I thought we wrestled with a lot more aggression tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "This is the type of attitude we need going into districts."...
Sikeston shoots for an even bigger upset this year (02/05/03)
One year ago, Sikeston pulled off the biggest upset of the regular season, beating Poplar Bluff at the Field House on homecoming night. The Mules were on a roll at the time, entering the game with a record of 18-2, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A. They had just beat New Madrid County Central and were heavily favored over Sikeston, who was inconsistent at 10-9...
Bell City star scores 44 against Scott City (02/05/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Eric Henry scored a career-high 44 points, leading Bell City to an impressive 95-77 win over Scott City on Tuesday night. "That's the gutsiest performance I've ever seen Eric Henry give," said Bell City head coach David Heeb. "He had a career high tonight, and he did it on one leg. He just continues to amaze me."...
Chaffee beats Oak Ridge for second victory (02/05/03)
PATTON -- Chaffee earned its second win of the season in the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday night, beating Oak Ridge 54-51. The Red Devils held a 10-point lead late in the game, but saw Oak Ridge rally back and take control. Chaffee kept its composure, regained the lead and held on for the three-point victory...
Oran wins 10th straight (02/05/03)
SIKESTON--The Oran Eagles ran their season record to 16-4 with a 70-59 win over Scott Central Tuesday night. It was the 10th win in a row for the Eagles. The Braves fall to 9-11. The Eagle attack featured four players who scored in double figures led by Ryne Wood's 17, five of which were free throws in the pressure-packed fourth period...
Charleston gets big win at Jackson; skips town (02/05/03)
JACKSON - The Charleston Bluejays improved to 17-3 on the season and 5-0 in the SEMO Conference with a 52-41 win on the road against Jackson on Tuesday. The Bluejays jumped out to a 14-3 first quarter lead and never looked back. They led 28-13 at the half and 42-26 entering the fourth quarter...
Lady Bearcats win game, lose point guard against Portageville (02/05/03)
DEXTER -- Dexter's girls basketball team had a bittersweet victory over Portageville on Tuesday night. The Lady Bearcats won the game 59-36, but lost point guard Hannah Burleson midway through the first quarter with an ankle injury. Burleson came into the game averaging 12 points, four assists and five rebounds per game. Her status is day to day...
Agnes Wilburn (02/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Agnes Sumner Wilburn died at 8:50 a.m. Feb. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born in Cadiz, Ky., daughter of the late Durwood Floyd and Lillie Jane Thomas Sumner, she was a teacher in East Prairie for 32 years before retiring. ...
Mary Merideth (02/05/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Lou Merideth, 71, who died Feb. 1, 2003, were: Philip E. Chronister, John Chronister, Steve Bieber, Terry Moore, Jim Hazel and Skeets Satterfield.
Cathleen Gipson (02/05/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the Friend Cemetery in Oran for Cathleen D. Gipson, 99, of Jefferson City and formerly of Sikeston, who died Feb. 1, 2003, will be: Jim Barber, Charles Chaney, Tom Brack and Jim Leigh...
Births 2/5 (02/05/03)
CHARLESTON - Diane Bryant and Thomas Moore are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:31 a.m. Jan. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Thomazjia Mo'Nique Nicole Bryant weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 5 (02/05/03)
SIKESTON - Pvt. William Lufcy, who was working for the Scott County Milling Co. here when he enlisted in the Marines, has been wounded in action while fighting the enemy. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Stewart of Sikeston are the parents of a baby boy born at Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Changes are ahead for social services (02/05/03)
Missouri is in the middle of a massive review of child abuse that will likely take the form of new legislation to address the growing problem. But legislation alone may not be the only result of this expanding investigation. A massive overhaul of the social service delivery system as well as review and reform to the foster parent program may also spring from this year's legislative session...
SpeakOut 2/5 (02/05/03)
I would like to SpeakOut about nursing - registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse aides, anyone in the nursing field. It is very wise for you to consider how you treat your patients, no matter what type of people you're working with. It's just good to treat people nicely because one day it could be you who needs care. You should treat others like you want to be treated...