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Stories from Monday, February 17, 2003

Former local resident heads budget office for state of Kentucky (02/17/03)
FRANKFORT, KY. - For the past three months, Mary Steck Lassiter, daughter of George and Jeannette Steck of Sikeston, Mo., is leading the Kentucky State Budget Office through difficult budgetary deliberations. Appointed by Gov. Paul Patton as acting budget director on Nov. 25, Lassiter is only the second woman to hold the budget post. She replaced Dr. Jim Ramsey who was appointed president of the University of Louisville in November...
Ice scooter (02/17/03)
Shawn Furgerson, 5, rides his scooter on the ice Sunday afternoon. Southeast Missouri was hit with another winter storm Saturday night and early Sunday causing roads to be hazardous.
Bulldogs fall to Parkway Central (02/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team suffered a 64-52 loss on Saturday to Parkway Central at the Field House. The Colts, one of the top ranked teams among St. Louis' large schools, withstood a late Bulldog rally in the fourth quarter to pull out the win...
Six qualify for state tournament (02/17/03)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the Class 2 Sectional meet in Farmington and they qualified all six for the state tournament in Columbia. The six qualifiers is the most Sikeston has sent to state since 1991 when they sent eight. It also ties for the second most qualifiers ever when the Bulldogs did it in 1984 and 1987...
Elva Habum (02/17/03)
SCOTT CITY - Elva Frances Habum, 93, died at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Graysboro, to the late George William Keesee and Ambie Salena Bennett, she was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Leona Greenlee (02/17/03)
JACKSON - Leona May Greenlee, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died at 5:40 a.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at Jackson Manor. Born May 6, 1912, in Canalou, daughter of the late George and Jessie Newton Dismuke, she was a homemaker and a resident of Jackson for the past 28 years...
Dink Wilkerson (02/17/03)
BENTON -- Dennis "Dink" Wilkerson, 58, died Feb. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston after complications from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident Aug. 20, 2001. Born May 5, 1944, in Fisk, son of the late Orville and Margie Wilkerson, he was formerly employed with Fru-Con Construction and Engineering. A member of the Morley Lodge 184 AM&FM, he was of the Pentecostal belief...
Larry J. Forhan (02/17/03)
SCOTT CITY - Larry James Forhan, 57, died Feb. 14, 2003, at his residence in Scott City. Born Dec. 16, 1945, in Blytheville, Ark., to Bonnie Beatrice Hudson Kamler of Scott City and the late Carl Emmitt Forhan, he was self-employed as a computer consultant. From 1992 through 1996 he served as the mayor of Scott City...
Duane Edwards (02/17/03)
DEXTER - Duane E. Edwards, 23, died Feb. 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mildred White (02/17/03)
CHAFFEE -- Mildred J. White, 83, died at 7:40 a.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at her home. Born March 16, 1919, in Advance, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Lina Carolina Cato Brown, she retired as a laser for Sports Specialty Shoe Factory in Chaffee and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Bill Cook (02/17/03)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Ernest William "Bill" Cook, 76, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2003, at the Arlington Hospital in Arlington. Born April 22, 1926, at Puxico to the late Ernest A. and Mattie Burge Cook, he had lived in Texas for many years and was a member of the Walnut Ridge Baptist Church of Mansfield. ...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 17 (02/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston School System, together with civic organizations of the town, has agreed to launch a campaign by selling enough war stamps and bonds to purchase, within a month, a bomber, which may be named by students. SIKESTON - Scouts John Carpenter and Sam Parmenter were given recognition by the National Court of Honor Wednesday for performing an act of mercy. Because of their first aid training, an 11-year-old boy who had been injured along the highway is alive today...
Your View: two from 2/17 (02/17/03)
Editor's note: Mike, my daughter is in a drug rehab facility and she has to read the enclosed letter every morning. I thought maybe if it was published, it might make a difference in someone's life and save them from having to go to such a place. Thank you....
SpeakOut 2/17 (02/17/03)
Bush is looking for bin Laden and is killing a lot of people because he's looking for bin Laden. If we go to war with Iraq, I hope Iraq stands up to Bush and I hope a lot of our United States soldiers come back. What Bush is doing is wrong. I hope they get Bush. I'm a United States citizen, but I think what he's doing is wrong...