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Stories from Thursday, February 13, 2003

Work continues on gasoline cleanup along river (02/13/03)
NEW MADRID -- On an evening in early June 2002, the strong odor of gasoline wafted across New Madrid. Residents along the river levee were evacuated and a search for the source led to an abandoned fuel terminal along the Mississippi River front. Officials cordoned off the area and work began on a massive clean up...
Black History Month (02/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Roryleen Howard-Knox recalled the advice from her father, Ed Howard, who was the first black police officer in Sikeston. "He said, 'It's not about trying to get even. Always remember there aren't enough bullets to kill all the fools in the world," Howard-Knox said. "He told us we shouldn't handle the movement with violence, but with education."...
Training the Sikeston community (02/13/03)
SIKESTON - While Missouri Delta Medical Center is well-known as a health care provider, it has also been the area's leading Community Training Center for the American Heart Association for more than five years now. "We started the training center here in 1997 when the American Red Cross decided to go with training center facilities instead of regional centers," recalled Mary Q. Malone, coordinator for the training center...
Bulldogs eye conference win (02/13/03)
SIKESTON - With the district tournament right around the corner, the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team will try to get some momentum going when they host the Cape Central Tigers on Friday night at the Field House. The Tigers enter the game with a 16-6 record and a 3-3 mark in the SEMO Conference...
Whitney walks out on Missouri (02/13/03)
COLUMBIA -- Freshman wide receiver Mario Whitney has quit the Missouri football team, Coach Gary Pinkel confirmed Wednesday through MU sports information director Chad Moller. Carl Gross, Whitney's former coach at Jackson High School, said MU defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus called him yesterday and broke the news of Whitney's departure...
Charleston clobbers Hayti; Hornets shut down Devils (02/13/03)
CHAFFEE -- The Advance Hornets rolled past Chaffee in a make-up game on Wednesday night, 56-28. The Hornets' pesky defense didn't allow Chaffee to reach double figures in any quarter, and just three Red Devils contributed to the final score. "Advance had a suffocating defense," explained Chaffee head coach David Mirly. "It was a struggle to get any kind of shot off."...
Arnold Matthews (02/13/03)
MALDEN - Arnold Franklin Matthews, 79, died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home. Born July 14, 1923, in Enola, Ark., son of the late William Franklin and Lela Cardin Matthews, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Church of Christ in Malden. He was a farmer and land grader in Southeast Missouri...
James Bollinger (02/13/03)
SCOTT CITY - James Harley Bollinger, 72, died Feb. 11, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 6, 1931, at Perkins, son of the late Lemuel Staley and Eloise Harley Bollinger, he was a retired mechanic of A.B.F. Trucking. A member of St. ...
Dorothy Brewer (02/13/03)
SIKESTON - Dorothy H. Brewer, 89, died Feb. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 9, 1913, in St. Louis, daughter of the late William and Bright Jones Calhoun, she was a member of the East Side Church of the Nazarene. She had been employed by the International Shoe Company, Prairie Manufacturing and Catfish Haven before retiring...
Charlotte Watters (02/13/03)
BRIDGETON -- Charlotte Violet Watters, 77, died Feb. 11, 2003, at All Saints Special Care Hospital in Bridgeton. Born Sept. 7, 1925, at Chicago, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Kum Radosevich, she was a bookkeeper for the Chicago Stock Exchange for many years...
Johnny Wicker (02/13/03)
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., son of 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. He was employed as a tankerman with the Cairo Marine Service at Cairo, Ill., until ill health forced his retirement...
James Norton (02/13/03)
LILBOURN - James Norton, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 12, 2003. Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Caruthersville, he was the first of seven children born to the late Irvin and Sally Neal Norton. James started farming about the time he started walking. ...
Elva Carrington (02/13/03)
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. - Elva F. Carrington, 83, died Feb. 11, 2003, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Born Oct. 9, 1919, in Paragould, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Claude and Maud Agee. Her husband, Therman Lloyd Carrington, preceded her in death...
Jimmie Emerson (02/13/03)
SIKESTON - James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson, 63, died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease). He was born Dec. 16, 1939, in Morley, son of Ava Evans Emerson of Morley and the late Jim Mac Emerson, he was known and respected by many of his fellow C.B. ...
Jacob Hill (02/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Jacob Hill, 48, died Feb. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 2, 1954, in LaForge, son of Rosie Lee Wilderness Hill of New Madrid and the late Eugene Hill, he was employed by Plastene Supply Company in Portageville...
Williams -- Crum (02/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Joe and Alice Williams have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lea, to Clayton Doyle Crum, son of Doyle and Pat Crum of Proctor, Ark. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2000 with a bachelor of business administration in marketing. She currently works as a farm marketer for Cargill AgHorizons...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 13 (02/13/03)
SIKESTON - Pvt. Thomas B. and Mrs. Dye of Vanduser are parents of an 9 1/4-pound baby boy, born at the Sikeston General Hospital. Private Dye, who is stationed in Texas, visited his wife and baby last weekend. SIKESTON - St. Paul's Episcopal Church has a new official family, according to the Rev. ...
Juggling revenue, requests isn't easy (02/13/03)
It's no coincidence that government at all levels is facing increasing pressure on their budgets. Just look at the massive debate over the federal government and the plan for increased deficits. But obviously it goes far beyond that single issue. ...
SpeakOut 2/13 (02/13/03)
The average bill in Sikeston is supposed to be $60 a month. For some stupid reason, I always thought I was average. I live in a middle class neighborhood, have a middle class home and a middle class income. According to our City Council, I am not average, my friends are not average, my neighborhood is not average. ...