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Stories from Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Fixing holes (02/25/03)
Jim Williams, a City of Sikeston Public Works employee, fills a pothole on Matthews Street Monday. The street division is working daily, weather permitting, to temporarily fix the holes.
Rough winter is leaving many with cabin fever (02/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Old Man Winter reared his ugly head again Sunday, leaving behind chilly temperatures, ice and snow in some areas. Jim and Grace McGarty didn't mind though, but they did admit -- like most local residents -- they're ready to spring forward into a new season...
Five appear in court (02/25/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug charges Monday. The sentence was one of several handed down in U.S. District Court Monday involving area individuals. James Robert Warfield, 26, was sentenced to 10 years on two felony counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base...
Lady Bulldogs vindicated (02/25/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Last year Fredericktown put an end to Sikeston's girls basketball season, beating the Lady Bulldogs in the district finals. Sikeston got its revenge on Monday night, edging Fredericktown in the first round of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Notre Dame...
Kelly downs Portageville; Delta wins (02/25/03)
BENTON - The Kelly girls basketball team improved to 18-4 on the season with a 48-40 win against Portageville on Monday at Kelly High School. Kelly trailed 29-25 entering the fourth quarter, but the Lady Hawks out-scored Portageville 23-11 in the final period to pull out the win...
All-star teams released (02/25/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- On Saturday, March 29, B.A. Sports will host the B.A. Sports All Star Extravaganza. This event is designed to celebrate the rich tradition of high school basketball in the Southeast Missouri area. It will honor some of the finest high school senior boys and girls basketball players and coaches...
Zella Story (02/25/03)
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - Zella Lois Story, 84, formerly of Chaffee and St. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 24, 2003, at her home. Born in Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late Oda and Zora Wagoner Felty, she lived her early years in Chaffee and Oran, Mo., before moving to St. Louis, where she worked as a shoemaker most of her life. She returned to Chaffee in 1996 and later moved to Warner Robins, where she was a member of the International City Church of God...
Kayo Dooley (02/25/03)
CHAFFEE - Earl "Kayo" Dooley, 79, died at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 12, 1923, in Micola, son of the late Roy C. and Lucy Madge Holdman Dooley, he was a retired self-employed farmer and member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127. He served with the U.S. Army in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. He also served in the Korean War...
John Ezell (02/25/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Ezell Jr., 76, who died Feb. 22, 2003, were: Kevin Cole, Keith Cole, Travis Cole, Raymond Cole, John Sifford and Ray Ezell.
Iva Liggett (02/25/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Iva I. Liggett, 92, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 17, 1910, in Ardeola, daughter of the late Charlie and Lillian Clary Workman, she was a member of the Bell City Assembly of God Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and song leader for many years. She was employed as a cook for Bell City School before retiring...
Moon Ferguson (02/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Solomon "Moon" Ferguson, 65, died Feb. 21, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Soloman Ferguson Sr. and Arliler Yarber Ferguson, he was a self-employed painter...
Lillian Guiling (02/25/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lillian C. Guiling, 81, who died Feb. 22, 2003, were: James Taylor, Bill Taylor, Harlan Duncan, Jerry Hayes, Kenny Fowler and Doyne Guiling.
Births (published 2/25) (02/25/03)
SIKESTON - Debora Mays and Brian Blissett are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jaden Elise Blissett weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandmother is Margaret Mays...
Darwish -- Kirk (02/25/03)
CAMILLUS, N.Y. -- Germaine L. Darwish and Pfc. Logan N. Kirk exchanged wedding vows in a Feb. 15, 2003, ceremony in Camillus before the Rev. Sherman G. Dunmore Sr., pastor of People's AME Zion Church in Syracuse. The bride is the daughter of Diane Darwish Hare and Dr. Bruce Hare of Syracuse and her husband is the son of John and Julia Kirk of Benton, Mo...
Moore - Tatum (02/25/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lester and Mary Moore have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Susan, to John Wayne Tatum Jr., son of Bud and Susan Thurman of East Prairie and Melissa and John Tatum of Anniston. A 1994 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed by Sugar Tree Stables in Charleston...
Stidham -- Dugan (02/25/03)
BERTRAND -- Molly and L.D. Stidham have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Denise, to Christopher Scott Dugan, son of Chris and Susy Dugan of Wyatt. A 2001 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is expected to graduate from the Sikeston Public Schools Practical Nurse Program in July and currently works at Cato...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 25 (02/25/03)
SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Throop Tuesday at the Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - A meting was held Tuesday at the Rustic Rock at which time a group of men from Cairo met with Sikeston officials to determine the best route for the new Interstate Highway 24 that is now on the drawing board. ...
Missouri's primary isn't really needed (02/25/03)
The Missouri Legislature may be on the verge of eliminating Missouri's Presidential Primary scheduled for next February. I think that's a grand idea for a number of reasons including the fact that less than one in five Missourians take the time to vote in a primary and it will cost the state about $4 million. Those are two potent reasons in my book...
SpeakOut 2/25 (02/25/03)
In response to the Feb. 17 article, the person who said they hope Iraq gets Bush and hopes there are a lot of casualties, you and the other war protesters need to be put on the front line. I'm not for war either, but President Bush isn't the only one who knows this is what must be done. ...