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Stories from Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Almost ready (02/19/03)
Jeff Landgarf and Chris Jordan of L.T. Masonary work on the block enclosure for the elevator shaft at the Scott County Courthouse. The elevator car is scheduled to be delivered March 10.
Farm meeting schedule (02/19/03)
NEW MADRID - The first meeting to promote and explain the Great River Soy/Sun Processing Plant will be Feb. 20 at Kinsey's Restaurant in New Madrid. This and all the meetings will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude about 10 a.m. with breakfast furnished...
'Big, big potholes' are found in Scott County (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - Scott County Commissioners have spotted "big, big potholes" in country roads already but agreed they will have to wait until spring to see how bad the damage really is. "This snow and ice is really taking a toll on our highway department budget," added Commissioner Jamie Burger, noting the added expense of keeping country roads cleared...
Kennett unit is mobilized (02/19/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - The 1137th Military Police Company has been mobilized to support peacekeeping operations in Kosovo. Soldiers from Kennett, Jefferson Barracks and Fulton will report to armories on March 1. "We admire the courage and commitment of these soldiers and wish them a safe return," said Gov. Bob Holden...
Weather continues to wreak havoc on school schedules (02/19/03)
BENTON -- As students from the Kelly School District lay all warm and nestled in their beds, their school superintendent and other faculty were busy salting the school's parking lots at daylight Tuesday. "It looked like an iced over skating rink," described Kelly Superintendent Don Moore. "The parking lot has to be in good shape for the students and visitors."...
Residents asked to invest in farming (02/19/03)
NEW MADRID - Southeast Missouri residents are being asked to invest in the future of farming. A series of meetings to encourage local investment in a soybean processing plant begin Thursday and organizers hope to sell more than a million dollars in stock over the next several weeks...
Sikeston holds off NMCC for SEMO Conference win (02/19/03)
NEW MADRID - With two games left on the schedule, the Sikeston Bulldogs certainly appear to be peaking at the right time. With the Bulldogs' 62-54 win at New Madrid County Central on Tuesday, Sikeston has now won five of its last seven games. It's the second time the Bulldogs have defeated the Eagles this year after losing seven in a row to NMCC dating back to January of 1998...
Boyd lifts Jackson over Kelly (02/19/03)
BENTON -- The Jackson Indians recorded their 11th win of the season Tuesday night over the Kelly Hawks 60-48. The win makes the Indian record 11-15 heading into district play on Monday. Kelly's record falls to 8-12 with 3 more games before districts...
Six wrestlers headed to state (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - Six Sikeston Bulldog wrestlers have been gearing up for the Class 2 State Wrestling meet in Columbia this week. The state meet is being held at the Hearnes Center on the campus of the University of Missouri Feb. 20-22. The Bulldogs' six qualifiers, Adam Miller, Kyle Weeks, Lance Berry, Scotty Keenan, Andy Croxford and Joe Johnson, is the most Sikeston has had since 1991...
Bulldogs play final home game tonight against Oran (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team will play its final home game of the season tonight at the Field House when they host Oran on Senior Night. The contest is a makeup game from last Tuesday when it was postponed. Junior varsity action is set for 6 p.m...
'Jays earn league win over Cape (02/19/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Cape Central played half of Tuesday's boys basketball game at home without top players Scott Chestnutt and Ryan Delph due to foul trouble. Already undermanned with power forward Mitch Craft out with an ankle injury, Central's (16-8) foul trouble was too much to overcome as state-ranked Charleston (21-3) avoided the foul bug and cruised to a 64-55 SEMO Conference win...
Game of the year takes place Friday night (02/19/03)
Ever dream of the ultimate matchup? In comic books, it's Superman versus Batman. In the movies, Rambo would take on Commando, and Michael Myers would square off against Jason Vorhees. In local high school basketball this season, it's Poplar Bluff versus Charleston...
Burnett leads Chaffee to fourth win in five games (02/19/03)
Lance Hanlin Standard Democrat CHAFFEE -- Sam Burnett sank 20-of-21 free throws and scored a game-high 27 points, leading Chaffee to a 74-58 win over Delta on Tuesday night. The win marks Chaffee's fourth in five games, putting new light on a season that was down in the dumps just a couple of weeks ago...
Kathryne Conrad (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home for Kathryne Lucille Knox Conrad, 78, who died Feb. 17, 2003, will be: Keith Chapman, Glenn Barks, Larry DeWitt, Allan Davidson, Don Davidson and Lee Matthews. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Emma Hayes (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Emma June Hayes, 73, of Columbia, who died Feb. 14, 2003, were: Jason Robert, Mike Kohlfield, Shaun Blevins, David Moore, David Yant and Jim Terrell.
Carma True (02/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carma Celeste Wicker True, 41, died at 4 a.m. Feb. 18, 2003, at her home. Born July 16, 1961, in Granite City, Ill., daughter of Delois Pemberton Wicker of Charleston and the late Robert B. Wicker Jr., she lived in Charleston and East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Harold Hasty (02/19/03)
ST. LOUIS - Harold J. Hasty, 61, died Feb. 9, 2003, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 15, 1942, son of the late Herman Elzie and Fannie Hasty, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired Teamster. His wife, Janet Shreve Hasty, survives of the home...
Births (published 2-19) (02/19/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy and Kara Adams are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 8:25 a.m. Jan. 31, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Peyton Grace Adams weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Adams, daughter of Bill and Barbara Pope of East Prairie, is a junior at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education...
Looking Back 2-19 (02/19/03)
SIKESTON - Wintry weather, in its bitterness accentuated by biting winds, came into Sikeston over the weekend, keeping temperatures within an 11-25 degrees above zero range. 40 years ago Feb. 19, 1963
Place blame where it really belongs (02/19/03)
A former area resident now living in Milwaukee sent me a copy of this week's Milwaukee Magazine which included a cover story on the murder of Charlie Young. The name may not be familiar but the murder was. Young was killed by a mob of teenagers who beat him with sticks, a shovel, a tree limb and various other random weapons. The killers ranged in age from 13 to 16. Some say younger participants were also involved but that matters little right now...
Speakout 2-19 (02/19/03)
I thought we had an atomic bomb program here in the United States. What are we afraid of? In Iraq, Saddam Hussein doesn't care how many inspectors gets into his country or how many U-2 planes we send over there. He has all his stored underground. We better wake up...