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Stories from Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Music workshop (03/11/03)
Malcolm McDuffey, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quintet, plays trumpet for fifth grade students Monday morning at the Albritton Mayer Center. The quintet performed for fifth, sixth and seven grade students and held a workshop at the Field House for band and orchestra students. The event was sponsored by the Sikeston Missouri Arts and the Missouri Arts Council...
Migrant program helps workers adjust to American way of life (03/11/03)
NEW MADRID - The mother attempted to sooth her toddler as the doctor explained exactly how the medication should be given to ease her child's pain. She listened carefully, but understood none of the necessary information he offered. She only speaks Spanish, the doctor speaks English...
Library plans book sale (03/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Sure the Sikeston Public Library's annual book sale means great bargains for area readers, but library director Sue Tangeman guarantees the sale means a lot more to book buyers than they may realize. "Last year there was an elderly gentleman who missed the book sale and he was very upset about it," Tangeman recalled. "But he knows about it this year. He's already told us he's seen the sign out front."...
Class 1 Sectional at Sikeston tonight (03/11/03)
Dominitrix Johnson and the Bell City Cubs (24-5) will take on the Clarkton Reindeer (26-1) in the Class 1 Sectionals tonight at the Sikeston Field House. The game will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls sectional game between Naylor (8-15) and Delta (24-2) at 8:15 p.m...
Boys of spring (03/11/03)
Sikeston's Jacob Priday works on his swing during baseball practice at the girls gymnasium. Priday is one of several returning players for Sikeston, which went 21-4 and took fourth in the state last year. The Bulldogs will open the 2003 season on March 25, hosting Notre Dame...
Wilma Gregory (03/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Wilma L. Gregory, 67, died March 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 19, 1935, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Delmar Burton and Floy Pearson Russell, she was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. She owned and operated Roberts Express Truck Line for 12 years and was a former member of the Morley Baptist Church...
Sarah McCarthy (03/11/03)
RISCO - Sarah Ann McCarthy, 34, died March 9, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 2, 1968, in Galveston, Texas, daughter of James Cordell and Elizabeth Mae Siemons Morgan of Malden, she graduated from Bernie High School and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Malden. She was a student at the Bootheel Education Center in Malden...
Ruby Laird (03/11/03)
CAIRO, Ill. - Ruby G. Laird, 94, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 12:48 a.m. March 11, 2003, at her daughter's home near Cairo. Born May 5, 1908, in Benton, Ky., daughter of the late John L. and Mallie Barnett Gaither, she and her husband owned an operated a confectionery story in St. Louis for 25 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Cairo...
Births (published 3/11) (03/11/03)
DELTA - Nicole "Nicky" Smith is the mother of her third son, born at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Bryson Brock Hennecke weighed 5 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Smith, daughter of Betty Hennecke of Whitewater and the late Bob Hennecke, is office administrator for the Memco Barge Line...
Story -- Yarbrough (03/11/03)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E., "Pete" Story of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret, to William Harold "Will" Yarbrough II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Yarbrough of Sikeston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Daisy B. ...
Butler - 50th (03/11/03)
SIKESTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Billie Butler will be honored with a 50th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. March 15 at the Best Western Coach House Inn in Sikeston. Butler and the former Velma Louise Sanders were married March 15, 1953, in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at March 11 (03/11/03)
SIKESTON - J.W. Baker of Sikeston has been appointed by Federal Judge George H. Moore of the eastern district of Missouri as one of three appraisers of a large acreage of land in the Bird's Point New Madrid floodway. C.L. Whitener of Fredericktown and Harris D. Rodgers of Benton were also appointed as appraisers...
Bus lines subsidy is idea with impact (03/11/03)
I have to tell you a story you may well find uninteresting but it's true nonetheless. We'll just call it a coincidence.Last Thursday while driving around town, I came upon a stranded Greyhound bus. I know nothing of the circumstances but the bus was parked on a small street and many of the passengers were outside milling about. I assume there was a minor mechanical problem or something...
SpeakOut 3/11 (03/11/03)
I read where someone with the title of state auditor said the Sikeston School Board was apparently violating the Sunshine Law. What does she expect? Doesn't she know that for many days now it has been very cloudy? ---- I noticed it took the Sikeston City Council 90 days to comply with a request from Missouri's auditor. Can you believe how slow we are with our mail services?...