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Stories from Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Local state representatives discuss budget (02/18/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- While several area state and federal employees were enjoying their holiday from work Monday, local state representatives were busy discussing the fiscal year 2003 and 2004 budgets at the state capitol. "If there's one word to describe what we've been doing, it's budget, budget, budget," repeated State Rep. Peter Myers of Sikeston. "We're trying to decide where to make cuts. We really want to stay away from tax increases, though."...
Two arrested after an early morning shooting in New Madrid on Sunday (02/18/03)
NEW MADRID - Two persons are expected to be arraigned today in connection with a shooting early Sunday. At 3 a.m. Sunday, New Madrid Police officers were called to Jasmine's Sports Bar on Russell Street to investigate a report of a shooting. Inside the business, officers found one person suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower back area. ...
Students will hold Civil War re-enactment (02/18/03)
SIKESTON - Area schoolchildren and history buffs will get a glimpse of the past as a Boy Scout Venture Post hosts Sikeston's first Civil War re-enactment. The re-enactment will be March 7-9 on Scott Matthews' land south of Sikeston across the Highway 60 from the new R.S. Matthews Park...
Lady Bulldogs sluggish against Cape Central in loss (02/18/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team fell to 8-14 on the season with a 56-32 loss to the Cape Central Lady Tigers on Monday in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston fell behind early, 20-5 after one quarter, and they were never able to recover...
Demaree leads Bearcats past Portageville in OT (02/18/03)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats claimed their 19th win of the season Monday with an overtime victory over Portageville on Senior Night, 84-79. The Bearcats have lost four times. It was the Bulldogs' second loss in a row and their sixth on the season. Portageville has won 16 games...
Local racer making his mark (02/18/03)
BENTON -- Local Dirt Late Model racer Joey Mack entered the 2002 racing season with one goal in mind: winning Rookie of the Year honors in the Mid-America Racing Series. Mission accomplished. Last year the Benton racer took the series by storm, finishing eighth in overall points with two Top 5 and seven Top 10 finishes. It was the best performance by a rookie in the history of the four-year series...
Leona Greenlee (02/18/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Leona May Greenlee, 90, of Jackson and formerly of Sikeston, who died Feb. 16, 2003, will be: Kenny Greenlee, Henry Spears, Michael Hodkiss, Gary Hodkiss Jr., Ryan Duran, Brett Compton and Chadd Compton...
Duane Edwards (02/18/03)
DEXTER -- Duane Edwards, 23, died Feb. 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1980, at Dexter, son of Kathy Rowe Cato of Dexter and Thomas Edwards of Ripley, Tenn., he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Carma True (02/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carma Celeste Wicker True, 41, died Feb. 18, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Charles Johnson (02/18/03)
DOGWOOD -- Charles E. Johnson, 65, died at 7:35 a.m. Feb. 16, 2003, at his residence. Born March 10, 1937, in Wyatt, son of the late Ben Edward and Bonnie Pearl Barber Johnson, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he retired from the MFA Oil Co...
Frosty Santos (02/18/03)
DEXTER - Frosty Santos, 20, died Feb. 16, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near New Madrid. Born Jan. 21, 1983, in Dexter, daughter of Raymon Loya of Sunnybrook, Calif., and the late Cindy Blackwell, she lived in Dexter most of her life...
Kathryne Conrad (02/18/03)
SIKESTON - Kathryne Lucille Knox Conrad, 78, died Feb. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 8, 1924, in Longtown, daughter of the late Bert and Clara Tacke Knox, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. She worked for DeWitt's Nursery before retiring in June 2002...
Birth (published 2/18) (02/18/03)
HAZELWOOD - David Ralph and Brandi Leigh Yant Jr. are the parents of a son, born at 11:02 p.m. Jan. 29, 2003, at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. Conner David Raymond Yant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21-inches long. Mrs. Yant is the daughter of Cheryl Halbert of Hazelwood...
Hollingsworth -- Glueck (02/18/03)
ST. JOSEPH -- Dr. and Mrs. Michael Hollingsworth have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Renee to Justin Steven Glueck, son of Malinda and Martin Priggel of Oran and Steve and Yavonda Glueck of Hornersville. A 1998 graduate of Central High School in St. Joseph, the future bride will receive a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May...
Kindred -- Wicker (02/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Stephen and Sherry Plunk and Chuck Kindred have announced the engagement of their daughter, LaJacqueline Michelle Kindred, to Jason Adam Wicker, son of Larry and MeLinda Wicker of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is currently attending the Sikeston Public Schools Practical Nurse Program...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 18 (02/18/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones Jr. are parents of a 7 1/2 pound daughter born Monday at Missouri Baptist Hospital. SIKESTON - Eagle rank was bestowed in Scott Steve Hayward, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hayward. --- NEW MADRID - Mrs. Paul Crouthers, Heart Fund Campaign chairman of New Madrid County, has announced the organization for conducting this year's drive throughout the county is nearly complete...
Bring on the robins and spring, please (02/18/03)
My loathing of this season is well documented. The wintry weather provides no snowy wonderland for me. It brings but misery and pain and inconvenience and finally, more pain. I have as of late wondered outloud why anyone would live in this inclement weather but for circumstances beyond our control. I repeat that same message today...
SpeakOut 2/18 (02/18/03)
I think the city of Sikeston does a pretty good job of patrolling the projects. In Charleston, you see 10-15 people standing outside of residences who don't even live there. You don't see this mess in Sikeston. This is in response to the person who is talking about marijuana being a "gateway" drug. ...