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Stories from Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Man killed in accident (03/18/03)
GIDEON -- A Parma resident sustained fatal injuries in a two-vehicle accident Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 3:15 p.m. in New Madrid County on Route J, approximately four miles north of Gideon, an accident occurred as motorist Bobby R. ...
New program designed to streamline checks on trucks, make roads safer (03/18/03)
SIKESTON - An electronic pre-screening program for highway weigh stations designed to streamline checks on trucks is also making highways safer for motorists and should save taxpayers money as well. PrePass, the electronic program that allows participating truck operators to be pre-screened as they approach weigh stations, has been up and running at the Charleston and Caruthersville weigh stations since October. ...
Fenton sentenced to life in prison (03/18/03)
ST. CHARLES - Troy Fenton, charged with the robbery of Super D in Sikeston, learned his fate Monday when he appeared before St. Charles County Circuit Judge Nancy L. Schneider. On Jan. 9, Fenton was found guilty of robbery, two counts of armed criminal action and first degree assault of a law enforcement officer by St. ...
Mildred Bennett (03/18/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Mildred Bennett, 83, died March 16, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 1, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Edward and Martha Christian Whitledge, she was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. She retired as a cook from Bloomfield Public Schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Marjorie Jobe (03/18/03)
CHAFFEE - Marjorie Ann Jobe, 75, died at 12:30 p.m. March 17, 2003, at her home. Born May 13, 1927, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William Henry and Virgin Minnie Slinkard White, she was a retired nurse aide and member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Mable Caldwell (03/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mable Marie Caldwell, 87, died at 9:48 p.m. March 17, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 10, 1915, in Green County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John W. and Maggie Marrow Hedges. On Feb. 14, 1928, she married Amos Ray Douglas, who preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1954. On Feb. 12, 1960, she married Theodore R. Caldwell who preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2000...
Bulah Fitzgerald (03/18/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Myers of Sikeston for Bulah Barnett Fitzgerald, 82, who died March 13, 2003, were: Tom Fitzgerald, Bob Fitzgerald, Mike Fitzgerald, Don Hankins, Ron Hankins and Jeff Hankins...
Alpha Dowdy (03/18/03)
BERNIE - Alpha Dowdy, 102, died March 17, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Brown -- Bradley (03/18/03)
CHARLESTON -- Lloyd and Bonnie Lou Brown of Yukon have announced the engagement of their daughter, Annette LaDawn, to Brian Louis Bradley, son of Louis and Mary Lou Bradley of Charleston. A 1993 graduate of Houston High School, the future bride is employed with the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at March 18 (03/18/03)
SIKESTON - Temperatures remained low over the weekend with a low reading of 22 degrees reported Sunday. The rainfall was 1.5 inches last Friday and .32 inch on Saturday. SIKESTON - Felix Snider, librarian at the State College in Cape Girardeau, informed the Kiwanis Club audience last night that the course of the Mississippi River has changed at least three times, and will continue to do so at least every 75,000 years. ...
We are losing war against meth use (03/18/03)
By now everyone knows of the dangers of methamphetamine and the tremendous price to society stemming from this dangerous and highly-addictive drug. Meth and crack cocaine combine to clog our prison system and heap an unbelievable price for society...
SpeakOut 3/18 (03/18/03)
The most we can expect from an Iraq war is 20 more years of oil. We only get oil now from Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska (60 barrels a day from the pipeline in Alaska). All the rest, we buy. We have used oil for 100 years and most of it has been used up. Ten years ago we should have perfected a new fuel for our cars instead of going to war for it. The rest of the world is not going to forgive us for this...