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Stories from Sunday, February 23, 2003

Telethon time nears (02/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Posters for the 23rd Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon are going up all over the area, but the children chosen to be on the posters are only a fraction of the lives touched by the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. The Center provides services to children throughout Southeast Missouri who need physical, occupational or speech therapy. All of these services are provided at no direct cost to the families...
Fishing for new sources of farm income (02/23/03)
SIKESTON -- A once thought of useless wetland could prove to be something of a little more value for Sikeston farmer Ben Hunter and other Missouri farmers. Last month Hunter was awarded a grant by the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Award Program to raise crawfish in re-established wetlands...
Sikeston's National Guard plans humanitarian mission (02/23/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's National Guard unit will pack up and ship out for foreign shores soon, but it won't be the Middle East they are heading to. The local battalion, the 1140th Combat Engineers, are serving their annual two-week training requirement by going to Panama this year, area National Guard officials confirmed...
Sikeston resident killed in accident (02/23/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A Sikeston teenager died Friday afternoon in a work-related accident. Jacob "Jake" Beck, 19, an employee of Backyard Buildings located in Sikeston, was unloading a portable storage building near the intersection of Pine and Gum Streets in Poplar Bluff about 3 p.m. Friday...
Champions (02/23/03)
Fans and players stormed the floor after the Charleston Bluejays defeated the Poplar Bluff Mules 86-82 in overtime Friday night, clinching the SEMO Conference Title. Going into the game, Charleston was second in the SEMO area basketball poll and Poplar Bluff was ranked No. 1. Complete results can be found in today's sports section...
Boys district wide open (02/23/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Class 4, District 1 boys basketball tournament will open on Tuesday at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau. The third-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs will play No. 6 Perryville on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. Prior to Sikeston's game, fourth-seeded Ste. Genevieve and No. 5 Fredericktown will square off to open the district at 6 p.m...
Bluejays edge Poplar Bluff in OT thriller (02/23/03)
CHARLESTON -- The two best boys basketball teams in Southeast Missouri took the floor at Charleston on Friday night, with bragging rights and the SEMO Conference title hanging in the balance. The game of the year more than lived up to its hype, with Charleston beating Poplar Bluff in overtime, 86-82...
Notre Dame favored to win district, despite class jump (02/23/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Class 4, District 1 girls basketball tournament takes place this week at Notre Dame High School. Notre Dame won state in Class 2A last year, and is the heavy favorite to win the district this year, despite jumping up two classifications this season...
Bulldogs get back to .500 (02/23/03)
KENNETT - It took nearly two months, but the Sikeston Bulldogs finally made it back to .500. With a 48-40 road win on Friday night on the Kennett Indians' homecoming, the Bulldogs improved to 12-12 in their regular season finale. Sikeston also finished 5-3 in the SEMO Conference. It's the best mark under head coach Gregg Holifield in his five years at the helm, tying Notre Dame for third place...
Portageville rallies past county-rival NMCC, 54-49 (02/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE- The Portageville Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak Friday night with a 54-49 win over NMCC. The win makes the Bulldogs 17-6 on the season. NMCC falls to 8-15. The much-anticipated matchup was wild even from the opening tip. The huge crowd was in the contest from the beginning and as a result, both squads were stoked...
Johnson reaches third place match (02/23/03)
COLUMBIA - After sending six qualifiers to state, the Sikeston wrestling team has one left. Sophomore heavyweight Joe Johnson pinned Carthage's Josh Baugh in the quarterfinals before losing to Missouri's top-ranked B.J. Coslet of Marshall by pin on Friday night at the Hearnes Center in Columbia...
Hudson leads Advance past Scott Central (02/23/03)
Advance 66, Scott Central 50
Evelyn Black (02/23/03)
CHARLESTON - Evelyn Marie Black, 83, of Barnhart died Feb. 21, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and Wayne Black of Charleston. The body is being returned to Kutis South County Chapel in St. Louis where arrangements are incomplete...
Jake Beck (02/23/03)
SIKESTON - Jacob Thomas "Jake" Beck, 19, died at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2003, as the result of an injury while working in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 4, 1983, in Cape Girardeau to the late Joe E. Beck Jr. and Lee Ann Napier Beck of Sikeston, he was a 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School and had attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was employed at Backyard Buildings and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church...
Birth (published 2/23) (02/23/03)
CHARLESTON - TyShanta C. Williams and Henry Hall Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:32 a.m. Feb. 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. La'Myia Cortayzia Williams weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 2/23 (02/23/03)
SIKESTON - D.H. Smith has announced for re-election as alderman from the South Ward in Sikeston. He is no stranger to the voters in this ward as he has represented them for several terms. It is likely he will have no opposition in his race. SIKESTON - Ralph Hart, superintendent of schools for the Grayridge-Essex district, said today he expected grading will be started next week on the site for the new Richland High School, for which bids were opened a week ago by the Richland Board of Education...
Finding the funds for LCRA's needs (02/23/03)
Sikeston's newly-formed Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority (LCRA) was approved two years ago by voters to address the growing problem of substandard housing in Sikeston. By a nearly 80 percent approval, Sikeston residents indicated they wanted some mechanism to streamline the problem with dilapidated houses here and to remove those eyesores and health hazards that unfortunately plague some neighborhoods. And thus, LCRA was formed...
Speakout 2/23 (02/23/03)
President Bush does have proof that the country has bombs, poison gas and chemicals and everything. But there's only one problem. It's not in Iraq. It's in North Korea. We need to be going to war with North Korea and tell them to disarm but we're not doing anything about that. He's letting them keep building. He's more concerned about Iraq because of what he said about his daddy...