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Stories from Monday, March 17, 2003

Cheerleaders visit (03/17/03)
St. Louis Rams cheerleaders Natalie Kapper, Andrea Martin and Christy Parsons speak to students at Lee Hunter Elementary School Friday afternoon. The cheerleaders were helping the teachers and staff motivate students for the upcoming MAP Test.
Sikeston resident becomes martial art master (03/17/03)
SIKESTON - Tim Wall of Sikeston knew the path to becoming Sikeston's first martial art master would be long and difficult. He didn't know it would include a stop by the emergency room the night before his final physical exam. Wall started training in taekwondo, a Korean karate style, at the Moo Sul Kwan karate school in Sikeston in 1980 at the age of 15 under the school's head instructor at the time, David LeGrand. "It's almost 23 years to the day," he said...
Health fair fun (03/17/03)
It was a mixture of fun and information during the Semo Health Network third annual health fair Saturday at the Sikeston Elks Lodge. While her mother, Yavonda Pulley, picked up healthcare information and took advantage of free screenings, Vonneicia Herrion, 4, of Sikeston tried out some body art. Providing the artist's touch is Deena Hardin with Semo Health Network...
Auditions set for new production (03/17/03)
SIKESTON - Auditions begin Friday for area young people interested in performing in Sikeston Little Theatre's second production of the 2003 season, "Wagons Wheels West." A musical wild west parody, the play has parts for 30 or more youths with singing and non-singing roles. Those interested in auditioning must be at least in third grade and no older than 12th grade. Those auditioning may bring their own music or music will be provided...
BACK IN BUSINESS: Charleston headed to Columbia (03/17/03)
FARMINGTON -- After a seven-year layoff, Charleston is back in the Final Four. The Bluejays held off a late rally to beat Hancock in the Class 3 quarterfinals on Saturday night, 59-51. "I'm really proud of these guys," said Charleston head coach Danny Farmer. "Every time we've been faced with a challenge this year, we have responded. We've been making preparations all year, fine-tuning our game. Now we feel we're ready to win it."...
Kelly run ends in quarterfinals (03/17/03)
FARMINGTON -- Kelly's memorable season came to an end on Saturday night as the Lady Hawks lost to John Burroughs 60-36 in the Class 3 quarterfinals. Kelly fell behind 12-0 and never could recover against the bigger Lady Bombers. "They jumped out on us real quick," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter. "They had a good game plan."...
Mildred Bennett (03/17/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Mildred Bennett died March 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Jerry Lane (03/17/03)
HAZELWOOD - Walter William "Jerry" Lane, 61, formerly of Essex, died March 14, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1942, in Essex, son of the late J.B. and Ruble Snider Lane, he was of the Baptist belief. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Hazelwood and served with the National Guard...
Lola Henson (03/17/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lola Edna Henson, 67, died March 12, 2003, at her home. Born April 8, 1935, in Advance, daughter of the late Homer and Irene Rector Lewis, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and attended the Pentecostal Church. On Dec. 20, 1950, in Bloomfield, she married Pete Henson who preceded her on July 20, 1983...
Kirk Riggins (03/17/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Kirk Douglas Riggins, 23, died March 15, 2003. Born Sept. 9, 1979, in Chaffee, son of Tony Gene and Alice Faye Henry Riggins Sr. of East Prairie, he was a lifelong resident of East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one brother, Tony Gene Riggins Jr. ...
Lenora Bailey (03/17/03)
CHARLESTON -- Lenora Irene Bailey, 70, died at 1:30 a.m. March 16, 2003, at her residence. Born Dec. 30, 1932, in Charleston, daughter of the late Paul A. and Evelyn Barnhill Millner, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she had worked with Brown Shoe Company and Flag Stop Gas Station and co-owned Bailey's Package in Wyatt until her retirement. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Melvin Cureton (03/17/03)
BELL CITY - Charles "Melvin" Cureton, 69, died March 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1933, in Bessville, son of the late Charlie and Dessie Skaggs Cureton, he was a farmer. On June 22, 1968, at Holcomb, he married Wanda Hamm who survives of the home...
Ruby Goforth (03/17/03)
CATRON - Ruby Goforth, 90, died March 16, 2003, at the Sikeston Health Care Center. Born Feb. 25, 1913, in Lepanto, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Irene Staples Woodruff, she was a teacher for the Kewanee and Parma public schools. A member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, she was also a member of the Extension Club, Parma Senior Citizens and an Ombudsman...
Looking Back in Time at March 17 (03/17/03)
SIKESTON - Malone Theater today and tomorrow, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" with Allen Jones and Jane Frazee. Rex Theater, "High Sierra" with Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. SIKESTON - A recruiting drive for future teachers culminated today in the award of first year Woodrow Wilson Fellowships to 1,475 college students. ...
Your View: three from 3/17 (03/17/03)
We would like to take this time to say thank you to all of our New Madrid and Pemiscot County businesses for their generous donations to the Christmas party for our children in foster and kinship placements. It was a great success. The donations of money, food, gifts and other supplies which were provided allowed us to give the children a great Christmas party. ...
SpeakOut 3/17 (03/17/03)
Someone wanted to have White History Month in July along with celebrating Independence Day. The reason we have a Black History Month is that black history was not taught in the past. This allows people to get up to date about black history. We were always taught about white history, so we don't really need a month set aside for that because that's all we've been taught...