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Stories from Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Role reversal: Children often end up taking care of parents (02/11/03)
BENTON -- It's been about three years -- and an eye-opening accident -- ago since Karla Russell's mother decided to quit driving in Sikeston. "My mother and one of her friends used to take turns driving to Sikeston to go grocery shopping," Russell recalled. "One time when her friend was driving, they had an accident after they hit another car in the parking lot. Ever since then, they quit driving to Sikeston."...
Reward is offered (02/11/03)
TALLAPOOSA -- Postal officials and officers with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department are asking for the public's help in catching those responsible for the burglary of the Tallapoosa Post Office. The burglary occurred sometime between Dec. 23 at 4:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. on Dec. 24 when the front door to the post office was forced open. Numerous items were taken including a quantity of postal mail orders. No mail was believed to have been taken...
Foreign exchange student remains close to her host family in Sikeston (02/11/03)
SIKESTON - The first time Anya Logvinova was in Sikeston, back in 1994-95, it was as a foreign exchange student looking for a cultural experience. "This time I returned to visit my family here," she explained. While most foreign exchange students tend to remember their host families for the rest of their lives, Logvinova and her former Sikeston hosts, Harry and Anita Sharp, have remained considerably closer...
Valentines (02/11/03)
Ashley Miller draws a Valentine's Day card Monday at the Sikeston Fifth Grade Center. The cards will be given by the King's Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to the residents of the veteran's homes in Cape Giradeau and Poplar Bluff. The project is sponsored by the DAR to encouraged the students to remember veterans and their service to the country...
Jackson downs Sikeston (02/11/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team lost to the Jackson Lady Indians on the road on Monday when they fell 63-38. Jackson entered the game ranked No. 1 in the SEMO Regional poll. "I would say that this is one of the best Jackson teams that I've seen in the last few years," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks. "They're so well-rounded and anytime on the floor they've got five kids that can shoot it, handle the ball and run the floor. Jenna Leet is such a great player."...
Six wrestlers qualify for sectional (02/11/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE - The Sikeston wrestling team took fifth place in the Class 2, District 1 wrestling meet in Ste. Genevieve on Saturday. Nine teams competed in all with Farmington taking first with 204 points and Ste. Genevieve taking second with 141 points...
Otto Enax (02/11/03)
DEXTER - Otto Enax, 61, died Feb. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Violet Stone (02/11/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Violet Louise Stone, 80, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., and Bertrand, Mo., died at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2003, in the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born May 25, 1922, in Medina, Tenn., daughter of the late Hugh and Elizabeth Todd Shands, she had lived in Paducah for the past seven years after moving from Mississippi County in Missouri...
Johnny Wicker (02/11/03)
WYATT - John L. "Johnny" Wicker, 58, died at 3:30 a.m. Feb. 10, 2003, at his home in Wyatt. Born Oct. 8, 1944, at Cairo, Ill., to the late Robert B. and Edna Mae McCubbins Wicker Sr., he had lived his entire life in Wyatt where he was a member of the New Covenant Pentecostal Holiness Church and was employed as a tankerman with the Cairo Marine Service at Cairo, Ill., until ill-health forced his retirement...
Virginia Keeney (02/11/03)
SMITHVILLE -- Virginia A. Keeney, 94, formerly of St. Joseph, died Feb. 5, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1908, in Houston, daughter of the late Charles Robert and Effie Mae West Gibson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Smithville where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member and past worthy matron of the Garland Chapter 287 Order of the Eastern Star in Smithville. ...
Jeff Parker (02/11/03)
BEVIER - Jeffery V. "Jeff" Parker, 40, died Jan. 31, 2003, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1962, in Sikeston, to Ralph V. Parker of Bevier and Evelyn Huff McLaughlin of St. Clair, he was a member of the Callao Christian Church and was ordained into the Christian Church ministry in the past year. He was a long-time employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad...
Stellene Carroll (02/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Stellene V. Carroll, 83, died at 6:50 p.m. Feb. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 18, 1919, in Essex, daughter of the late James Edward and Gertie Holt Babb, she had been a waitress and cook at the Ramada Inn in Sikeston and was of the Church of God belief...
Bessie Parris (02/11/03)
DEXTER -- Bessie A. Parris, 80, died Feb. 10, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born June 7, 1922, in Lepanto, Ark., daughter of the late William Christopher and Annie Elizabeth Hibbs Henson, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and was retired from the Brown Shoe Co. in Bernie. She was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Helen Blackburn (02/11/03)
PUXICO -- Helen Blackburn, 78, died Feb. 10, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare-North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Clarkton, daughter of the late Huston and Lena Waltrip Champ, she had lived in the Puxico area most of her life and was a retired cook who had worked at restaurants in the Puxico area. She was a member of the Stanfield Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Kindle -- Wheatley (02/11/03)
FARMINGTON -- Leslie Kindle and William "B.J." Wheatley exchanged wedding vows in a Jan. 31, 2003, ceremony before Todd Crumley of Bertrand, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Karen Breedlove of Morley and the bridegroom's parents are Bill Wheatley of East Prairie and the late Minnie Wheatley...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 11 (02/11/03)
SIKESTON - At least four Sikeston youths called to the colors Tuesday under Selective Service have been assigned to Marine duty at the Jefferson Barracks Induction Station. They are Emmanuel Schorle Jr., John Russell Felker, Richard Murphy and Eunice Marshall. A.W. Swacker and Dick McDougal were assigned for duty in the Army Air Force at Elwood Terrell as mechanics in the Air Force...
Education solution isn't in the cards (02/11/03)
One school district in Pennsylvania has come up with a unique idea that has received mixed reactions. The district wants to give parental report cards as a way of evaluating the parents' participation in their child's school activities. Parents would be graded on their attendance at parent-teacher conferences, whether they return papers they have to sign and whether the child comes to school healthy and properly dressed...
SpeakOut 2/11 (02/11/03)
On television and radio when they're announcing a program, why do they have the music so loud that you can't understand what the people are saying? Why do they do that? They spend their money to have the advertisements on there but then you can't hear what they're saying...