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Stories from Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Wanting the part (03/25/03)
Children in grades 3-12 audition for parts in the Sikeston Little Theatre's second production of the 2003 season, "Wagons Wheels West" Monday night at the Albritton Mayer Center for the Arts. Over 30 children from the area will be picked for parts in the play, which will be performed June 19-22...
Ditch clean out will be shortened (03/25/03)
SIKESTON - The clean out of the St. John's Ditch funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service will be a bit shorter than hoped. The original plan was to remove about 2.5 feet of sediment along with woody and foreign debris from the St. John's channel starting at Scott County Highway 450 on the ditch's north end and extending 7.8 miles south through Sikeston with the last 1.6 miles of the project being in New Madrid County...
Suicide is investigated (03/25/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - The suicide of an jail inmate is under investigation. Jason Jarred, 29, of Steele was found hanging in his cell just prior to midnight Monday, according to Sheriff Tommy Greenwell. Jarred had used a bed sheet to hang himself from the air vent...
Helping out (03/25/03)
Members of the Semo Military Support Group fill goody bags for area troops' Monday night at the First Realty GMAC in Sikeston. The organization will need to make 200-300 goody bags to send to each one of the area troops' platoons. Each cloth bag will consist of moist towelletes, toilet paper, sunscreen, lip balm and other items...
YMCA Healthy Kids Day is set for April 5 (03/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Before summer arrives and before hectic schedules of sporting events kick in, the YMCA of Southeast Missouri is providing a chance for area children and their parents to spend a little bonding time during YMCA Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at the YMCA in Sikeston...
Ronnie Gregory (03/25/03)
DEXTER - Ronnie Gene Gregory, 60, died March 24, 2003, near Dexter. Born July 19, 1942, near Bernie, son of the late Howard and Venita Tucker Gregory, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He had been a lift truck driver for Purolator Filter Company in Dexter...
Nettie Schreick (03/25/03)
OSCEOLA, Ark. - Nettie Schreick, 80, died March 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Sept. 1, 1922, in Wilson, daughter of the late Coleman and Mamie Lunnum, she had been an insurance agent and was a member of the Osceola First Baptist Church...
Eugene Swinford (03/25/03)
SCOTT CITY - Eugene Swinford, 72, died March 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Richard Crider (03/25/03)
SIKESTON - Richard Loren Crider, 53, died at 5:55 p.m. March 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 1, 1949, in Crawfordsville, Ind, son of Clifford Crider of Covington, Ind., and the late Anna Lou Newman Crider, he graduated from Fountain Central High School and Purdue University. He was employed by the John Deere Company for 28 years...
Sharron Pharris (03/25/03)
SIKESTON - Emory Sharron Pharris, 92, died at 3:58 p.m. March 24, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 25, 1911, in Sikeston, son of the late Oscar S. and Lyda Johnson Pharris, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. On Feb. 3, 1930, in Sikeston, he married Frances M. Cotner who survives of the home...
Judy Ward-Blackler (03/25/03)
DEXTER - Judy Ward-Blackler, 50, died March 24, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 18, 1952, in Dexter, daughter of Reba Brazel Ward of Dexter and the late James "Jack" Ward, she graduated from Dexter High School. She lived in St. Charles for many years before returning to Dexter in 1996, where she was a travel agent for VIP Travels and was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Births (published 3/25) (03/25/03)
SIKESTON - Erick and Kathy Mays are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 12:23 p.m. Feb. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Brian Christopher Mays weighed 7 pounds and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Mays, daughter of James and Mary Buckley, is a certified nurse aide...
Farrenburg -- Nance (03/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Elizabeth Ann Farrenburg and Christopher Ryan Nance were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony Nov. 9, 2002, at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston. The Rev. Carl Addison, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. ...
McAfee -- Roberts (03/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Georgia and David McAfee have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Jason Michael Roberts, son of Joanne and Richard Roberts of Sikeston. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Looking Back in Time at March 25 (03/25/03)
SIKESTON - Loomis Mayfield Jr. left Thursday morning for Jefferson Barracks to report for duty in the armed forces. CHARLESTON - The Charleston Host House opening Saturday and Sunday night brought in excess of 2,000 visitors from Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and Northern Arkansas...
A strong national resolve is needed (03/25/03)
Wars are won as much by resolve as they are by weapons. History illustrates that it takes a national resolve - a strong will to finish the job - to win a war. The level and sophistication of weaponry is obviously important. But it could easily be argued that during Vietnam, the United States clearly had the military advantage but lacked the national resolve to complete the task. ...
SpeakOut 3/25 (03/25/03)
I am a World War II veteran and it drives me crazy trying to figure out why we are so desperate to go into Iraq and create havoc. The war does not warrant having our soldiers or any of our military killed over something that is not affecting the United States directly. ...