[Nameplate] Fair ~ 55°F  
High: 79°F ~ Low: 56°F
Sunday, Apr. 20, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, March 19, 2003

'Irish Travelers' hit the Sikeston area (03/19/03)
SIKESTON -- The scam artists known as the "Irish Travelers" were apparently in Sikeston, swindling an elderly woman out of $3,000. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, two men representing themselves as workers asked to power wash an elderly woman's home last Friday and agreed on a price...
Bean shares story in book after nearly dying (03/19/03)
SIKESTON -- A near death experience has inspired former Sikeston resident Bobby Bean to share his story with others in hopes of renewing their faith. "At 43, I was clinically declared brain dead," recalled Bean, now 52. "I had an aneurysm, but I thought I was just having a headache."...
Drug arrest is made (03/19/03)
SIKESTON -- Two persons were arrested over the weekend after delivering 10 pounds of marijuana to an undercover officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. DPS Director Drew Juden said both subjects, who are from the Houston, Texas area, delivered the drugs Saturday afternoon in exchange for $6,250 from the undercover officer...
Teams forming for Relay For Life event (03/19/03)
SIKESTON -- It's time to break out those walking shoes and prepare for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. Area organizations, businesses, residents, etc., begin forming their teams and collecting donations this month. This year's Scott County's Relay For Life is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. May 16 and end at 9 a.m. May 17 at the Sikeston High School track...
Bike show (03/19/03)
Randy Briggs polishes his Harley-Davidson motorcycle Tuesday afternoon. Briggs along with other members of the SEMO Hog Club are preparing for Saturday's first bike show at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon. All types of bikes will be judged in four classes. The public will vote to decide the winners. For more information call Briggs at 471-4673. All proceeds from the show will benefit the KRCC...
Girls soccer team hopes for competitive second season (03/19/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's first year of girls soccer certainly didn't provide many clips for the highlight reel. As expected, the Lady Bulldogs struggled against established local teams, finishing with a record of 0-11, scoring just one goal all season...
Charleston back in Final Four (03/19/03)
COLUMBIA - It's only been seven years since their last Final Four appearance, but for the Charleston Bluejays that's an eternity. At a school where success is measured by state championships, the Bluejays reached the Final Four for the first time since their state championship season in 1996 with a 59-51 win against Hancock in the Class 3 state quarterfinals last Saturday...
Phillips races to Super Pro victory (03/19/03)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on March 15: David Phillips won with a 6.00 dial. He ran 5.97 at 113 mph with a reaction time of .928. Runner up was Steve Jones of Sikeston, who red-lit to give Phillips the automatic win. Jones took $400 for his second place finish...
Alpha Dowdy (03/19/03)
BERNIE - Alpha C. Dowdy, 102, died March 17, 2003, at her home. Born June 24, 1900, at Keo, Ark., daughter of the late George Franklin and Pruda Ann Gidcom Moring, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church. In December 1945, at Piggott, Ark., she married Melvin Dixie Dowdy who preceded her in death on July 20, 1992...
Mabel Tatum (03/19/03)
ANNISTON - Mabel L. Tatum, 82, died March 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ruby Goforth (03/19/03)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Parma for Ruby Goforth, 90, who died March 16, 2003, were: Dale Hardin, David Bell, Mike McMurry, Todd Rendleman, Danny Pippenger and Charles Goforth.
Evelyn P. Price (03/19/03)
MOREHOUSE - Evelyn Louise Parmley Price, 95, died at 9:45 a.m. March 18, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born March 18, 1908, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Joseph Ephrim and Bessie Middleton Parmley Jr., she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sikeston. She was a secretary and clerk for the New Madrid County Assessor's office for 31 years before retiring...
Births (published 3/19) (03/19/03)
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - AMT1 Ronald Edward and Melissa LeAnn Blair are the parents of their second son, born at 9:40 a.m. Feb. 25, 2003, at Albermarle Hospital in Elizabeth City. Casey Edward Blair weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at March 19 (03/19/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston General Hospital: Mr. and Mrs. Russell T. Baker of Dexter have a baby boy born last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Warren G. Barrett of Morehouse have a baby girl born March 16. Mr. and Mrs. David M. Russell of Matthews have twin sons, born Saturday...
The focus of world turns to war, Iraq (03/19/03)
The world may record today's date among the most important in our history. Or perhaps tomorrow's date. Regardless, before the ink has dried on this column our nation will be engaged in a conflict that could set the stage for the path of world peace into the future. By most accounts, our actions in Iraq should be swift and decisive. But those actions will most surely come with a price...
SpeakOut 3/19 (03/19/03)
It's about 5 p.m. Saturday and I'm driving through Garden of Memories Cemetery and noticed all the low spots and ruts. Now I see why. They have a contractor out there who has a 4-wheel drive pickup and dump trailer that's way too much size for these kind of grounds. They don't have any consideration about running over our loved ones' graves or knocking the markers down. Someone needs to address management about this, but I doubt they would do anything...