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Stories from Wednesday, February 26, 2003

New software will save money for Scott County (02/26/03)
BENTON - New software in the recorder's office will actually end up saving Scott County money, according to Recorder of Deeds Tom Dirnberger. Following Dirnberger's recommendation, county commissioners awarded the bid for new indexing software for the recorder's office to the low bidder, Document Imaging of St. Louis, during Tuesday's regular meeting...
Annual banquet planned (02/26/03)
SIKESTON -- The 19th Daughters of Sunset Annual Day banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the Sikeston Country Club. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available from any Daughters of Sunset member, or they can be purchased at the door. Ticket prices are $30 per couple or $25 per person. Proceeds will go toward the Daughters of Sunset scholarship fund and all donations are tax deductible...
Hispanic growth being seen in Sikeston, nation (02/26/03)
SIKESTON -- As the area's Hispanic population is increasing, so is the demand for accommodating their needs. Although the Hispanic population isn't as large as states like Texas, California or Florida, there is a growing number of Hispanic residents moving into Missouri -- even in Sikeston...
More snow? (02/26/03)
John Kendig removes snow from his driveway Tuesday morning despite the cold and windy conditions. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s today with a chance of snow tonight.
Chaffee player gets triple-double in loss (02/26/03)
CHAFFEE -- James Reischman recorded a triple-double, but it wasn't enough to beat Meadow Heights on Tuesday night. Reischman scored 26 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and had 10 steals in an 81-73 loss. "He definitely had a solid night for us," said Chaffee head coach David Mirly. "Our kids gave it everything they had and played their hearts out. Meadow Heights was just a little bit better than we were tonight."...
Sikeston peaking at the right time (02/26/03)
Like all team sports, peaking at the right time is essential in high school basketball. Getting off to a solid start is always a positive, but finishing strong is the most important thing. From the look of things, Sikeston is playing its best basketball at the right time...
Sikeston keeps season alive (02/26/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs kept their season alive with a 60-45 win against Perryville on Tuesday in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Notre Dame High School. The Bulldogs will play second-seeded Notre Dame at 7:45 p.m. tomorrow night...
SCC coach on leave (02/26/03)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central first-year basketball coach and athletic director Melvin Porter has been placed on paid administrative leave by the school, for allegedly making ill-suited comments. "There have been some allegations that he said some inappropriate things," explained Scott Central superintendent Jo Anne Northern. "He has been accused of making inappropriate comments and we're investigating those at this time. We are trying to work things out."...
Cubs end regular season with victory over Braves (02/26/03)
SIKESTON--The Bell City Cubs notched their 21st win of the season Tuesday night defeating the Scott Central Braves 98-74. The Cubs have lost five times on the season. The Braves' record falls to 10-14. It was the regular season finale for both clubs and now they will compete at Delta in district play. Bell City is the number one seed and Scott Central is seeded third...
Otha Murdock (02/26/03)
SIKESTON - Otha Lee Murdock, 81, formerly of Crowder, died at 1 a.m. Feb. 24, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 27, 1921, in Maynard, Ark., son of the late Gussie and Lillie Graham Murdock, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. He was a self-employed window installer and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Vonnie Woodard (02/26/03)
PARMA - Vonnie Woodard, 92, died Feb. 25, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Irene Bruner (02/26/03)
SIKESTON - Irene Bruner, 89, died at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Births (published 2/26) (02/26/03)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Kyle and Kathy Grubbs are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 4 a.m. Jan. 29, 2003, at the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. Evan Kyle Grubbs weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Grubbs is the former Kathy Barnes, daughter of Jim Barnes of Sikeston, Mo., and Bob and Karen Neely of Thompson's Station...
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 26 (02/26/03)
SIKESTON - Meredith Lee of the U.S. Navy, who has been receiving special training at Baindbridge, Md., is here on a week's leave before reporting to the Bronx in New York, where he will be an interviewer. NEW MADRID - Since 1950 city officials of New Madrid have been asking the Southwestern Power Administration to sell the city some 1,500 to 2,000 kilowatts to supplement the power generated by the city's own power plant. ...
Democrats can do better than Sharpton (02/26/03)
At first, I could not believe my eyes. But there it was. The first highly unofficial and equally highly suspect presidential poll made its debut last week by none other than our friendly folks at CNN. By way of background, CNN is in the tank these days from a ratings standpoint having been clobbered by the Fox News Network. That's why they are releasing these phony polls far in advance of the presidential fireworks. But back to the polls...
SpeakOut 2/26 (02/26/03)
Your article, "Conflicts are found in Sikeston school schedule" struck a nerve. I get so tired of hearing about what the teachers want. What about the parents? If your schedule hadn't been a joke, these half days for Wednesdays, Easter would be cut down to nothing and even less now since that Monday will be used as a snow make-up day. ...