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Stories from Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Housing programs are merged (02/12/03)
BENTON - The Sikeston Public Housing Authority and Scott County Commission agreed to a plan to formally merge their Section 8 voucher programs into one entity with an eye toward reducing the number of vouchers available in Sikeston and Scott County by 25 percent over the next few months...
Ordinance prohibiting consumption of alcohol by a minor is passed (02/12/03)
MINER - The Miner Board of Alderman passed an ordinance prohibiting the consumption of alcohol by minors. Joe P. Fuchs, Miner's city attorney, explained during the board's regular meeting Tuesday that although the ordinance prohibiting possession of alcohol technically covers consumption, too, this new ordinance will "expand and enhance" the possession ordinance and eliminate potential arguments...
Council, BMU look for other options (02/12/03)
SIKESTON - While the proposed PILOT amendment was soundly rejected by voters Feb. 4, the city's problem remains: "We've got a budget shortfall," said Mayor Phil Boyer. City Council members joined the Board of Municipal Utilities at their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the city's projected $450,000-shortfall for the upcoming budget year...
Conflicts are found in Sikeston school schedule (02/12/03)
SIKESTON -- March proved to be a month of madness for the Sikeston Public Schools 2003-2004 Calendar Committee as the Board of Education sent them back to the drawing board at Tuesday's school board meeting. Although commended by the board for their efforts, the Calendar Committee will have to come up with a new proposal after scheduling conflicts arose in the month of March next school year...
Rescue (02/12/03)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers remove a door off of a vehicle Tuesday morning that was involved in a two-vehicle accident. The accident occurred at Tanner and Main streets. No further information was available at press time.
Lady Hawks topple Chaffee, 64-54 (02/12/03)
CHAFFEE - The Kelly girls basketball team improved to 15-4 on the season with a 64-54 win against Chaffee on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks trailed 29-26 at the half but were able to pull out the win with a big second half. But it was Chaffee's Jennifer Vandeven, who scored 17 points, that garnered praise from Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter...
Risco Tigers clinch second in Tri-County Conference (02/12/03)
CAMPBELL-- Risco clinched second place in the Tri-County Conference on Tuesday night, beating Campbell on the road, 67-62. Greg Landers led the way with 24 points as the Tigers improved to 12-7 on the season. "This was a big conference win," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "The guys knew what was at stake. I thought our defense was exceptional. Everybody stepped in and contributed something big tonight. It was a total team effort."...
Dexter clinches SCAA title (02/12/03)
BELL CITY - The Dexter Bearcats basketball team clinched their fifth straight Stoddard County Conference championship with an impressive 87-68 win on the road Tuesday at Bell City. In a game played at a furious pace, the Bearcats simply had too many weapons for the Cubs to guard...
Bidewell, Scherer lead Portageville past E.P. (02/12/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Aaron Bidewell and Danny Scherer scored 14 points each to pace the Portageville Bulldogs over the the East Prairie Eagles Tuesday night 66-33. It was their third consecutive win and their 15th win of the season to go with four losses...
State fooled by Clarkton's Reindeer games (02/12/03)
If you turn to the scoreboard on page 12 of today's sports section, you will notice this week's Missouri high school boys basketball state rankings. In Class 5, Poplar Bluff is ranked second with a record of 21-1. In Class 4, Dexter checks in at No. 8 with a record of 16-3...
Frankie Mitchell (02/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - William Franklin "Frankie" Mitchell, 72, died Feb. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1931, in Wolf Island, son of the late James and Robbie Jackson Mitchell, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church. He served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War...
Otto Enax (02/12/03)
DEXTER - Otto Enax, 61, died Feb. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 13, 1941, in Norfolk, Va., son of the late Richard and Lillie Enax, he was a member of the Puxico Baptist Church. He was a truck driver for Gilster-Mary Lee and veteran of the U.S. Army Missouri National Guard...
James Bollinger (02/12/03)
SCOTT CITY - James H. Bollinger, 72, died Feb. 11, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Dorothy Brewer (02/12/03)
SIKESTON - Dorothy H. Brewer, 89, died Feb. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Births (published 2/12) (02/12/03)
BERTRAND - Tracy Allen and Kevin Watkins are the parents of their fourth child, third son, born at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Tanner Devin Watkins weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19-inches long. Allen, daughter of Karan and Norman Travis, is a pharmacy technician...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 12 (02/12/03)
SIKESTON - A daughter weighing 8 3/4 pounds was born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Poyner of New Madrid Route 1 at the Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - The Registered Nurses Association met at its regular monthly business session at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital cafeteria with around 50 registered nurses present from the area. Art Walhausen, publisher of the Charleston Enterprise Courier, was guest speaker...
American must be ready for Iraqi war (02/12/03)
I spoke with a woman from New York state on Tuesday as she listened to her local radio station advise residents to stock supplies of fresh water and food and to tape their windows to prevent glass from shattering. She was not being advised of bad weather. She was being advised of preparations for war. And that one, brief sobering conversation truly hit home...
Your View 2/12: Voters were right (02/12/03)
Back in the '70s, when the factory where my father worked shut down, I recall vividly my whole family sitting around the kitchen table in our St. Louis-area home, discussing finances. My father and mother were proud and fiercely independent. They knew that my father, who was dependable and hard-working, would find another job, but they weren't sure how long it might take. For them, welfare was not an option...
SpeakOut 2/12 (02/12/03)
I think the city would gain if they would have the houses torn down or make the ones who owned them last tear them down. --- Hey, City Hall, county government, city government, read my vote - no new taxes. Live within your means. We have to. I wish people would quit griping about making $7 an hour. ...