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Stories from Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Supplies for young artists (04/02/03)
Terri Matthews, administrator of the Sikeston Missouri Arts Inc., and Linda Melkersman unbox art supplies the organization received from First Artists, a non-profit organization. First Artists was created to provide creative art supplies to children from low-income families. SMARTS will offer art classes for children by featuring a local artist to help teach...
Horse sense (04/02/03)
SIKESTON -- Last-minute vaccinations and unexpected worries can all be avoided this year, state and local veterinarians say -- as long as owners have their horses vaccinated against the West Nile virus before summer hits. "Now is the best time to get your horse vaccinated against the West Nile virus," noted Dr. Jeff Lawrence of North Ridge Veterinary Hospital. "It's better to be safe than sorry."...
County jail's opening nears (04/02/03)
BENTON - The long-awaited new Scott County jail will begin holding prisoners in about a week, according to officials. "We're progressing as planned and probably will be over there within seven or eight days," said Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell...
Municipalities ready for April 8 elections (04/02/03)
CHARLESTON - There will be some choices to be made by voters in area towns when they go to the polls next Tuesday. Charleston voters will select two of four candidates running for three-year terms on the city council. Competing for the positions in the April 8 election along with incumbents James D. Conn and Marshall Currin are Tony Trousdale and John Tucker...
Hills races back to victory lane (04/02/03)
SIKESTON -- Here are the March 29 results from the Sikeston Drag Strip: SUPER PRO Linden Hills won his second straight Super Pro event on Saturday night. The Fremont native ran 5.30 on a 5.27 dial at 130 m.p.h. His reaction time was .525. Royce Thomason took second place in his first outing of the season. He ran 6.09 on a 6.10 dial at 112 m.p.h. His reaction time was .541...
Chaffee softball blisters Charleston, 14-0 (04/02/03)
CHARLESTON -- Chaffee's softball team made quick work of Charleston on Tuesday afternoon, blowing past the Lady Bluejays 14-0 in five innings. Shannon Hampton picked up the win, allowing one hit with eight strikeouts. At the plate, Kegan Orr led the way, batting 3-for-4 with a double. Abby Walter was 2-for-4 with a home run in the fourth inning...
Thomason leads Chaffee to win (04/02/03)
CHAFFEE - The Chaffee Red Devils baseball team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 11-1 victory against Charleston on Tuesday at Hillhouse Park in Charleston. The Red Devils led 4-0 after one inning and 7-0 after two to open things up. "That helped set the tone with it being windy," said Chaffee head coach Brian Horrell. "It gave us a little cushion to work with."...
Sikeston eighth graders win Bluff volleyball tournament (04/02/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston 8th grade volleyball team won the championship of the 10-team Poplar Bluff 8th Grade Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. After taking second place in pool play, the Lady Bulldogs played back to the final match where they defeated Gideon in straight games, 15-8, 15-11...
Charleston sweeps Cape (04/02/03)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston tennis team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 9-0 shutout over Cape Central here on Tuesday. The Bluejays had no match closer than 8-4 as they rolled to the easy victory. "That's a big win," said Charleston head coach Mitch Baker. "These guys have really looked forward to this. They've been wanting to play Cape. Up and down the lineup I can't pick out one person. Everybody played well today."...
Tracksters tune up against Bluff (04/02/03)
SIKESTON - Although a dual meet between two of the area's most powerful track and field teams was scheduled, what ended up taking place was more of a practice meet on Tuesday. Sikeston and Poplar Bluff were slated to lock horns, but the Mules had other obligations, which led them to send its junior varsity team to SPS Stadium...
Rams blown away by SHS (04/02/03)
SIKESTON - The wind was blowing out to left field on Tuesday and the No. 4 ranked Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team took full advantage. The Bulldogs blasted three home runs en route to an 11-0, five-inning win against SEMO Conference foe Scott City at VFW Stadium...
All-State teams released (04/02/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released the All-State basketball teams for Classes 1-3 today. In all, a total of 13 area players and one coach were selected. All-state teams for Classes 4 and 5 will be released on Thursday...
Thrisey McClain (04/02/03)
SIKESTON - Thrisey T. McClain, 58, died April 2, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted Friday at Trinity Gospel Church.
Mabel Alston (04/02/03)
CHAFFEE - Mabel M. Alston, 88, formerly of Chalmette, La., died at 3:37 p.m. March 31, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 28, 1914, in Neosho County, Kan., daughter of the late Elzie Sigle and Florence Elizabeth Sours Edwards, she retired from a Chevrolet dealership in Leavenworth, Kan., and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chaffee...
Raynett Moll (04/02/03)
SIKESTON - Raynett Moll, 82, died March 30, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 3, 1921, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Raymond A. and Myrtle Sheppard Moll, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include: two brothers, Ray Allen Moll and Miller Moll of Sikeston; one sister, Lavina Gardner of Sikeston; four nephews, George W. ...
Charles Grimes (04/02/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Henry Grimes, 94, died at 3:20 a.m. April 2, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Ester Hartwick (04/02/03)
SIKESTON - Ester May Hartwick, 62, formerly of Bertrand, died at 8:20 a.m. April 1, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 11, 1940, in Dell, Ark., daughter of the late Russell R. and Estell O. Manes McMinn, she had been a waitress and was of the Protestant belief...
Ida Mae Wilkins (04/02/03)
HAYWOOD CITY - Ida Mae Stevens Wilkins, 54, died March 28, 2003, at her sister's home in St. Louis. Born April 21, 1948, in Greenville, Miss., daughter of the late Mary Stevens and Wilber Moore, she was a 1966 graduate of Scott County Central High School. She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Haywood City where she was a member of the choir...
Ray Froman (04/02/03)
LILBOURN - Ray Lee Froman, 75, died March 31, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1928, in Conran, son of the late Gus Bascomb and Beatrice Cannon Froman, he was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Marston and the National Guard. He was a retired farmer...
Looking Back in Time at April 2 (04/02/03)
MATTHEWS - Wiliford Shell, who had been in the armed forces for the past six months in Texas, has been honorably discharged. For several years, Shell very capably served the farmers of this community as a blacksmith. He was released in order to again serve in that capacity...
Tobacco settlement funds are misspent (04/02/03)
Back five years ago, a landmark agreement between the tobacco companies and 46 state governments settled a long-standing lawsuit over the harm to our health from tobacco products. That agreement would send $206 billion to the states over 25 years to settle dozens of lawsuits...
SpeakOut 4/2 (04/02/03)
This is in response to the March 24 Your View. This is addressed to Harold Sloas of New Madrid who supposes legalizing meth, crack, whatever else, probably angel dust and LSD or whatever, to take the profit out of it. If you promote all of us law-abiding citizens to be able to carry a loaded handgun to protect ourselves from the meth-heads maybe we could consider it. ...