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Stories from Sunday, February 16, 2003

Boy Scouts still going strong (02/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Eight-year-old David Lee Brashears has been working for weeks on his truck for the Pinewood Derby. At the moment, David Lee's having a little trouble because the wood is splitting where the wheels are supposed to go, but, the three-year Cub Scout member assured, "It's OK. It can be fixed."...
City, LCRA meet (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority commissioners and city officials gathered Thursday for a "get acquainted" meeting. "We met with LCRA and I think that everybody is ready to get to work on it," said Mayor Phil Boyer. "It will be good thing moving forward."...
New concession stand (02/16/03)
Dennis Frazier of SEMO Masonry levels a brick for the new concession stand at the Sikeston Sports Complex softball fields Thursday. The concession stand should be completed by the end of March.
Bulldogs hold off late rally (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team picked up a big SEMO Conference win on Friday night with a 75-70 victory against Cape Central at the Field House. The win improved the Bulldogs to 9-11 overall and 3-3 in league play. Sikeston was scheduled to play Parkway Central on Saturday at the Field House. Results from that game will be in Monday's edition...
NMCC out-muscles Jackson in slugfest (02/16/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central picked up its eighth win of the season on Friday night, beating Jackson 54-50 in a slugfest. The Eagles held a nine-point lead with 1:19 remaining, but poor free throw shooting down the stretch allowed Jackson to get back into the game...
Portageville competes with talented Bluejays (02/16/03)
CHARLESTON - The talent-laden Charleston Bluejays escaped with a 54-46 win over the Portageville Bulldogs Friday night. The win was the 'Jays 20th win of the campaign and their 10th in a row. For Portageville, it was its fifth setback to go with 16 wins...
Henry sets records in BC win (02/16/03)
BELL CITY - The Bell City Cubs improved to 19-4 on the season by drilling visiting Risco 124-38 on homecoming night. Senior Eric Henry scored a career-high 50 points in the game, hitting a school-record nine 3-pointers. He also went over the 2,000-point mark in...
Dexter handles Kennett (02/16/03)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats gave a strong first-half performance as they drubbed the Kennett Indians 95-77 for a Homecoming win Friday night. It was the 16th consecutive victory for the Bearcats, who now stand at 18-3 on the season and are ranked No. 8 in Class 4. Despite that, coach Eric Sitze was not completely happy with his Bearcats after the game...
Business briefcase 2-16 (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - Mid-South Tractor Parts is now under new management with a new name. Worthington Ag Parts will offer millions of parts for all makes and models including used, new and rebuilt parts for tractors, combines and cotton pickers. Manager of the Sikeston store is Terry Holmes and Tony Russell is assistant manager. The Sikeston store is one of 12 in North America and four in Australia operated by Worthington...
Local tax preparers get ready (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - Although April may seem far away, Karen Lance and the tax preparers of the Jackson Hewitt Tax Service of Sikeston and Poplar Bluff, say now is the time to start to prepare. Over 120 million individual taxpayers experienced the initial roll-out of President Bush's new tax laws this past tax season and for many the experience was a good one, said Lance. ...
Century mark for Morton Building (02/16/03)
CHARLESTON - The red-and-white hexagonal logo has long stood for quality, style and comfort. Now it also symbolizes a century of construction and technological innovations. Morton Buildings, the largest woodframe construction company in the industry, is observing its 100th anniversary. Joining the celebration is Morton Building, 3000 Outer Road in Charleston...
Home Service Oil Co. seeks to keep cars and trucks running smoothly (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - The race car driver has the fuel on hand to continue racing. The mechanic has the hoses, sparkplugs and motor oils to keep the cars going. The store has the tire gauges, fuses, ice scrapers and fuel additives drivers need in a pinch. But who supplies them?...
Hair Etc. salon (02/16/03)
Hair Etc. Salon has opened at at 218 E. Center St. in Sikeston. The staff includes (from left) Helena Tucker, LaToya Hill, and Jannell Robinson who provide multi-cultural beauty services such as color, perms, relaxers, precision hair cuts and up-dos. In the near future they will add nail services. Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 471-3499...
Larry Forhan (02/16/03)
SCOTT CITY - Larry J. Forhan, 57, died Feb. 14, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Elameda Napier (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - Elameda Napier, 65, died at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 13, 2003, at her home. Born March 24, 1937, in Netherlands, Mo., daughter of Sarah G. Hobbs Wade of Chaffee and the late James G. Wade, she was of the Protestant belief. She had lived in Sikeston for 27 years before moving to Illinois in 1986 and returned to Sikeston in May 1998...
Bill Cook (02/16/03)
MANSFIELD, Texas - Ernest William "Bill" Cook, 76, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2003, at the Arlington Hospital in Arlington. Born April 22, 1926, in Puxico, son of the late Ernest A. and Mattie Burge Cook, he was a graduate of Puxico High School, an electrical trade school in St. ...
Emma Hayes (02/16/03)
COLUMBIA - Emma June Hayes, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 14, 2003, at her home. Born June 28, 1929, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Elisha and Fern Bennett Moore, she was a caregiver for Kelly Assisted Living in Columbia before retiring. Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Robert and Brenda Blevins of Columbia; one brother, Marshall Moore of Sikeston; two grandchildren, Jason Robert of Cape Girardeau and Shaun Blevins of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren...
Births (published 2/16) (02/16/03)
CHAFFEE - Sidney Don and Lana Jean Atkins are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:01 a.m. Jan. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Peyton Cook Atkins weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21-inches long. The former Lana Cook, Mrs. Atkins is the daughter of Larry and Janet Cook of Whitewater. She is a speech and language pathologist for Scott County Central Schools in Sikeston...
Looking Back 2/16 (02/16/03)
SIKESTON - William B. "Bill" Seabaugh, Sikeston store manager who has been active in the affairs of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday night was elected president of the organization at a meeting at Hudson's Cafe. He succeeds George L. Hale Jr...
Key to the city's future lies in housing (02/16/03)
I have long argued that the key to Sikeston's future lies squarely on the issue of housing. A case could be made that jobs are more critical to our future than housing concerns but increasingly the issue of housing has impacted our efforts to attract jobs. Let me explain why housing can impact the prospects for jobs...
Speakout 2/16 (02/16/03)
How do I see the poll results for the Iraq poll? You can go to www.cnn.com on the Internet. CNN has the following question for visitors to the site: "Should a U.S.-led coalition wait for U.N. support before taking military action against Iraq?" As of 11 a.m. (EST) Feb. 14, 8,484 people said yes (56 percent); 6,008 said no (39 percent); and 722 were undecided (5 percent)....