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Stories from Friday, March 7, 2003

Derby time (03/07/03)
Zachary McCormick, a member of Boy Scout Pack 43, competes in the Raingutter Regatta during their annual Pack 43 Pinewood Derby at Southeast Elementary School Thursday night. The members of the Pack also participated in the Pinewood Derby and space race. The pack is preparing for the Scout-o-rama at the end of the month...
Graduated driver's license law reducing teen auto accidents (03/07/03)
SIKESTON -- Research indicates Missouri's graduated driver's license law, which became effective Jan. 1, 2001, will follow in the same path as its predecessors, reducing teen auto accidents and increasing driver's education. "It's really too early to have hard statistics we can compare," said Lt. ...
Inmates will help clean up cemetery (03/07/03)
CHARLESTON - Inmate labor from the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston may be just what the county needs to keep the Oak Grove Cemetery in even nicer condition. Mike Cornell, SECC's assistant superintendent, and Thomas O'Guin, functional unit manager and work release coordinator, presented information on the SECC's inmate labor program and answered questions for Mississippi County officials during the regular county commission meeting Thursday...
Body found in Carter County (03/07/03)
VAN BUREN - Three persons, including the man's wife, are in custody in connection with the disappearance and apparent murder of a former Sikeston resident. On Thursday, the Carter County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol located the body of Russell D. "Rusty" Adams, 46, formerly of Sikeston and now residing in Ellsinore...
Cubs win! Cubs win! (03/07/03)
DELTA - It wasn't as dominating as last year's performance, but the Bell City Cubs basketball team will take it just the same. In a thrilling, action-packed Class 1, District 2 championship game, the top-seeded Cubs clinched their second consecutive district title with a 76-71 overtime win against No. 2 Oran at a jam-packed Delta High School on Thursday...
Scherer free throws lift Lady Hawks over Charleston in championship game (03/07/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- Kelly lived up to its seed in the Class 3, District 2 girls tournament on Thursday night, nipping Charleston in the championship game, 46-44. The Lady Hawks' last district title came in 1994. "We're just as excited as we can be," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "We told the girls yesterday that we wanted to practice on Friday, and now, we're going to practice on Friday. The girls have played like this all year long. They win games on heart."...
Charleston lives up to expectations in Class 3, District 2 championship game (03/07/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- As expected, Charleston added another district championship to its overflowing trophy case on Thursday night, beating Kelly 60-34 in the Class 3, District 2 championship game at Bloomfield. The Bluejays didn't play their best offensive game of the season, but made up for it on the other end, limiting the Hawks to just 13 field goals...
NMCC, Portageville beaten in Class 3, District 1 (03/07/03)
MALDEN - The Twin Rivers Royals proved themselves to be worthy of their top seed in the Class 3, District 1 at Malden on Thursday. The Royals manhandled the inexperienced NMCC Eagles 78-47. The Eagles, who have no seniors on their roster, fell behind early in the contest and could never make a run at the Royals...
Halcyon Sanders (03/07/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Halcyon Sanders, 87, died March 5, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 1, 1915, in Bernie to the late James W. and Alma Virginia Hobgood Hollis, she had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. A member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, she had retired from Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield in April 1978 after more than 30 years of service...
Lawson Redden (03/07/03)
MARSTON - Lawson Redden, 76, died March 5, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 5, 1926, in Sardis, Tenn., son of the late Charles and Sarah Lou Hunt Redden, he retired from the E.B. Gee Co. and was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecost Church in Marston...
Carolyn Hunt (03/07/03)
CARROLTON, Texas - Carolyn Blissett Hunt, 44, died March 4, 2003, in Carrolton. The daughter of Frances Blissett of Columbus, Ohio, and the late Elder E.L. Blissett, she was born in Columbus. She married Solomon Hunt who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two daughters, Kristen Bech of Columbus and Brittany Bobo of Carrolton; 13 sisters, Rosie Lovett of Milwaukee, Wisc., Annie Rushton of Youngstown, Ohio, Ethel Alexander and Dorothy Watson of Peoria, Ill., Hattie Blissett, Deborah Arnold and Sandra Blissett of St. ...
Carol Wilburn (03/07/03)
SCOTT CITY - Carol Jean Wilburn, 50, died March 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Russell Adams (03/07/03)
ELLSINORE - Russell D. "Rusty" Adams, 46, of Ellsinore and formerly of Sikeston, was found dead March 6, 2003, near Van Buren. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Cathern Earnheart (03/07/03)
BRIGHTON, Tenn. - Cathern Ballard Earnheart, 79, died March 4, 2003, at her home. Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Parma, Mo., daughter of the late John William and Lydia Grace Hughes Seets, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden, Mo...
Births (published 3/7) (03/07/03)
KELSO - Stephen E. and Sarah L. Moore are the parents of their second daughter, born at 4:11 a.m. Feb. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alaney Leigh Moore weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21-inches long. The former Sara DeHart, Mrs. Moore is the daughter of Terry and Tricia DeHart of Commerce and is employed by SBC Southwestern Bell Telephone...
Looking Back in Time at March 7 (03/07/03)
SIKESTON - Tech. Sgt. Stanley F. Wallace is a prisoner of the Japs, according to word received by his brother, Carl Banks Wallace, from the War Department at Washington, D.C. SIKESTON - The congregation of the First Baptist Church this morning received the deeds to two tracts of land totaling approximately 7 1/2 acres on which a new First Baptist Church will be erected in the near future...
Bathroom battlelines are drawn by parties (03/07/03)
Sen. Peter Kinder knows how to save a buck. He also knows how to make a headline. He aimed for both this week when he urged Gov. Bob Holden to delay plans for a $1 million renovation to the bathrooms in the Capitol. And of course, given the economic struggle we face in Missouri, Kinder is right. He's right from a financial standpoint but more importantly, he's right from a public relations standpoint. That's a point sorely missed by the current Governor...
SpeakOut 3/7 (03/07/03)
I know I have made some mistakes in life but you are not one of them. Falling in love with you was one of the best things in life that could have ever happened to me. I had no idea what a soul mate meant until I met you. Yes, I was in the wrong by not talking to you about my problems, and that I am sorry for. ...