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Stories from Sunday, April 6, 2003

High speed chase ends in arrest (04/06/03)
SIKESTON -- A man is facing a long list of charges after leading local area law enforcement officers on a high speed chase. Johnny Ray Clark, 22, of Sikeston was arrested on charges of first degree assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, property damage, second degree assault and four counts of forgery. He was also charged with numerous misdemeanor charges and traffic violations...
Mayor's race: Sharp would offer 'community' view (04/06/03)
"I am the candidate for Mayor of Sikeston who led the development and adoption of our Charter, who has been involved in diverse parts of our community, and who sees the need for this improved direction," said Harry Sharp regarding his candidacy. "The various factions of Sikeston are more divided today than at any time in our history. ...
Mayor's race: Marshall emphasizes experience (04/06/03)
"I am running for mayor because Sikeston is at a crossroad. The first elected mayor under our new charter form of government will set the tone and direction of our city for many years to come," said Mike Marshall regarding his candidacy. "I am a life-long resident of this area and want all of our citizens to prosper and to enjoy a high quality of life."...
School board candidates voice opinions on problems faced by Sikeston district (04/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Voters will see the names of four fresh candidates in the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education category of their ballots Tuesday since board members Steve Millington and Dan Jennings decided not to seek re-election. Voters will choose two of the four candidates for three-year terms. Candidates are Harvey Cooper, Julie Crader Dolan, Ann Jones and Mary White-Ross...
Welcomed home for doctors (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - While the outside is a familiar sight on north main, the inside is all new - and for Missouri Delta Physician Services, it's home sweet home. "The Jolly Physician Services Building is open," said Sharon Urhahn, director of marketing for Missouri Delta Medical Center. "It's finished - it's beautiful and functional."...
Budget battle: Education could see major cuts (04/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The state of Missouri's budget crisis is about to come to a head in Missouri General Assembly. With House already on board for the new "lump sum" proposal, it is now the Senate's turn to work out the 2004 budget for the state. A complex matter, the budget often sparks debates on both sides of the floor. ...
James still running strong (04/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Staying on top of the hill is said to be much harder than the climb up it. But for 10 years now, Sikeston's Billy James has made it look easy on the local racing circuit. In a part of the country where the nation's best dirt track racers reside, James is one of the best...
Dexter, Scott City win EP Invitational (04/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Track Invitational got most of its events in on Friday afternoon before the threat of inclement weather canceled the final race of the day. School officials called the event just before the 4 x 400 meter relay when thunderstorms were reported to the west of East Prairie...
Sikeston baseball team to compete in wooden bat tournament (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - After four years of dominating the Greene County Tech Tournament in Paragould, Ark., the Sikeston Bulldog baseball team thought it was time for a change. Not only will the Bulldogs change venue, but they will substitute the Louisville Slugger for Easton...
Celebrate with SACC (04/06/03)
There is a lot for the residents of the Sikeston and Miner areas to think about. Things like city elections, budget crisis, employment concerns and, of course, the war in Iraq. With all this going on it is easy to develop negative feelings or feelings of uncertainty. ...
SFOS mark 10th anniversary with new look, new stores (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - The stores that give shoppers a new look are getting their own makeover. And it will be a makeover that should please customers, whether they travel down the block to shop at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores or down Interstate 55 from out-of-state...
Rural Missouri readers put Sikeston restaurant at top of their lists (04/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - For the second year in a row, readers of Rural Missouri magazine picked Lambert's as the state's best place to eat. The editors of Rural Missouri faced the daunting task of counting thousands of entries in the second annual Best of Rural Missouri Reader's choice contest. Readers were asked to pick the state's best in 34 categories. The results were announced in the April issue...
Sikeston 'innovator' honored by state (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - Cherlyn Hain is always up to something new. From developing a "sensory tent" for students to initiating a "ticket" system for bus-riders, Hain is credited with several innovations at New Dawn State School in Sikeston. A bus driver and teacher's aide, Ms. ...
Business briefcase 4/6 (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - Three recent graduates of Trend Setters School of Cosmetology are now at work in Southeast Missouri. Connie White is employed at the J.C. Penney Salon in Sikeston. A 1984 graduate of Sikeston High School, she attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she majored in marketing and management. The daughter of Viola Blow and Teddy Echols of Sikeston is married to Michael White...
Iva Marshall (04/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Iva Earlene Marshall, 88, died at 9:45 a.m. April 4, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born April 12, 1914, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Clyde A. and Minnie Fleming Jones, she had lived in Mississippi County all of her life, where she was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie. She had worked at the Budget Laundry, the East Prairie R-2 Schools and at the Prairie Manufacturing in East Prairie...
Patricia Jones (04/06/03)
HOWARDVILLE -- Patricia Ann Jones, 41, died April 2, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 5, 1961, in New Madrid, daughter of Ida Mae Jones of Howardville and Nathaniel Word of St. Louis, she was a 1981 graduate of Howardville High School and attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and Lincoln University in Jefferson City. She served with the Missouri National Guard and was trained in the Medical Service Corps at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas...
Bettye Basham (04/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Bettye Jo Lenon Basham, 75, died March 31, 2003, in Sikeston, after a prolonged illness. Born July 25, 1927, in McDougal, Ark., daughter of the late Otto and Gertrude Lenon, she was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at April 6 (04/06/03)
SIKESTON - Seniors named to the third quarter honor roll include: Billy Anderson, Mary Evelyn Chapman, Jan Cummins, Ann Draughon, Joy May Edwards, Bill Foley, Patty Ruth Gentle, Phyllis Harris, Vera Hendley, Frank Stevens, Shirley Shainberg, Alice Van Horne, Edwin Webster and Carolyn Wellecke...
In the drug war, it's peers, not terrorists (04/06/03)
So much has been written concerning the "War on Drugs" that by now, we're probably all tired of the rhetoric. That does not mean this nation is backing down from this on-going war. Just the opposite. We still spend more money than most would believe to win the war on drugs and the fallout from that national epidemic...
Speakout 4/6 (04/06/03)
In your March 26 Looking Back, 40 years you had about races between sailboats and cars taking place at the Kingsway Mall. It's quite a stretch. The Kingsway Mall didn't open until 1978. Also, in SpeakOut that day, there was a comment about a reason about why an employee was let go after 35 years. Employers can let employees go for any reason they want to...