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Stories from Friday, February 28, 2003

Scott County will no longer offer D.A.R.E. program (02/28/03)
BENTON - Area schools will no longer be provided with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program from the Scott County Sheriff's Department. According to Sheriff Bill Ferrell, the change is the result of personnel shortage as the main factor...
Bad roads must wait for repairs (02/28/03)
CHARLESTON -- With the ice, snow and cold weather preventing any road repairs, Mississippi County commissioners did not have much business to attend to during their regular meeting Thursday. "Nothing going on but bad roads," said Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg...
Council approves 2003 street program (02/28/03)
SIKESTON -- City Council members approved the 2003 Street Program during a special meeting this morning. Instead of adopting Plan 1 as recommended by staff, council members selected specific projects from recommended programs to come up with their own list...
FFA organization turns 75 (02/28/03)
SIKESTON -- The National FFA organization turned 75 this month. Through the years, it has aided in teaching leadership, personal growth and career success to students not only nationwide, but locally, too. "The biggest thing students are learning is leadership and responsibility," said Jim Russell, New Madrid County Central High School FFA adviser. "I tell the kids when people do hiring those are the things they look for."...
Chamber balances budget (02/28/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce used its monthly luncheon meeting to provide some good news for its members. During Thursday's monthly meeting, the SACC membership was informed, "it was a very successful year" for the Chamber by Jeff Partridge, the organization's secretary-treasurer. "We have a balanced budget with a bit of a surplus."...
Girls district wide open (02/28/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Class 3, District 2 girls basketball tournament will start on Saturday at Bloomfield High School. With the new multiplier rule, powerhouse Notre Dame has been moved out of the district, opening the door for the other seven teams. Here is a look at each team, as seeded...
Another tough OT loss (02/28/03)
BENTON -- Chalk up another tough overtime loss for the Kelly Hawks. Six days after taking Bell City into overtime, the Hawks had another small-school powerhouse on the ropes Thursday night, losing to Oran in OT, 63-58. "We're playing pretty good ball right now," said Kelly head coach Nick Lanpher. "We dug a hole early and I think that's what cost us the game."...
Essner honored after Kelly beats Oran on Senior Night (02/28/03)
BENTON -- Kelly's girls basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a convincing 57-35 victory over Oran on Thursday, clinching their fourth consecutive 20-win season. "We were just very excited about the girls coming out and playing as well as they did," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "Especially with all the emotions of Senior Night running around in their heads. They gave a great effort and worked together, just like they've done every other night of the season."...
Bluejays taking district seriously (02/28/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- The Class 3, District 2 Tournament starts on Saturday at Bloomfield High School. On the boys side, Charleston has been seeded first and is heavily-favored to win the district title. Here is a look at each team in the district, as seeded...
Victory snatched from SHS (02/28/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - From losses in the last seconds to bad breaks on the road, the Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team has been through some tough times this season. But Thursday night's 59-56 loss to second-seeded Notre Dame in the semifinals of the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Notre Dame High School will be the hardest to swallow...
Dora Hill (02/28/03)
MATTHEWS - Dora Hill died Feb. 27, 2003, in Hot Springs Village, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Irene Bruner (02/28/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Irene Bruner, 89, who died Feb. 25, 2003, were: Rick Whiffen, Brad Whiffen, Denver Wolford, Phillip Jordan, Justin Harris and Clay Harris. Burial followed in Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn...
Mary Swinger (02/28/03)
DEXTER - Mary Helen Swinger, 77, died Feb. 28, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Jan. 6, 1926, at Charter Oak, daughter of the late Arzie and Bertie Baldwin, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and 53-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Donna Lynn Robinson-Campbell (02/28/03)
FREMONT, Calif. - Donna Lynn Robinson-Campbell, died Feb. 5, 2003. Born June 7, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Gerald and Ruth Robinson, she was a draft person for Pacific Gas and Electric Company for 27 years. She was a member of IFPTE Local 20...
Anna Sills (02/28/03)
CHARLESTON, Miss. - Anna Bonee Sills, 58, died Feb. 26, 2003, in Charleston, Miss. Born June 20, 1944, in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Gilbert Bonee of Portageville, Mo., and Ethel Carroll Bonee, who preceded her in death on May 21, 2002. Other survivors include: one son, Earl Sills of Grenada; three brothers, J.C. ...
Joanne Hunter (02/28/03)
NEW MADRID - Mary Joanne Hunter, 80, died Feb. 26, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Feb. 6, 1923, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Tom Furg and Mary Catherine "May" Gallivan Hunter, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution and Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She owned and operated a store in New Madrid before retiring...
Nola Tidwell (02/28/03)
SIKESTON - Nola E. Tidwell, 82, died at 9:52 p.m. Feb. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Monday until service time at 11 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Nina Pennington (02/28/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Nina M. Pennington, 78, died Feb. 27, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Warren Beacham (02/28/03)
BERNIE - Warren Beacham, 82, died Feb. 27, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Looking Back in Time at Feb. 28 (02/28/03)
SIKESTON - The official date of the opening of the USO center will be next Saturday afternoon. The Sikeston USO center is located is the Matthews Building on South Kingshighway, formerly occupied by Ward's Store. BERNIE - Bernie has not had a state contender in high school basketball for years but they have one now and are going all out. ...
SpeakOut 2/28 (02/28/03)
When is the spring cleanup scheduled for Sikeston? Spring cleanup for Sikeston residents whose trash pickup is on Monday and Thursday will be April 7 and 10; and for residents whose pickup days are Tuesday and Friday, cleanup dates are set for April 15 and 18....