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Stories from Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Home Rule Charter set to go into effect (04/08/03)
SIKESTON - The City Council met as governors of a third-class city for the final time Monday. The Home Rule Charter will go into full effect following the first meeting of the new seven-member City Council scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday. A bill cleaning up one last item to bring city code into compliance with the Home Rule Charter was adopted by the Council along with a bill codifying the entire Charter...
Cable company is given franchise agreement (04/08/03)
SIKESTON - After years of short extensions to a former agreement, a long-term franchise agreement with Charter Communications was finally adopted by the Sikeston City Council during their regular meeting Monday. The franchise agreement is for 10 years with an additional five-year auto-renewal if the service remains satisfactory, according to Charles Leible, city counselor...
Baseball team hammers St. Dominic, 15-2 (04/08/03)
O'FALLON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs took to the road on Saturday and defeated St. Dominic 15-2 in five innings. The Bulldogs pounded out 11 hits and blew the game open with a seven-run third inning. Blake DeWitt picked up the win on the mound, throwing all five innings. He allowed two runs off three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts...
Charleston drops first match (04/08/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Charleston's tennis team suffered its first loss of the 2003 season on Monday afternoon, losing 7-2 to Kentucky power Lone Oak. The Bluejays won just two varsity singles matches, dropping the other four singles and all three doubles matches...
Sikeston tracksters place second at invitational (04/08/03)
MARION, Ill. -- The Sikeston boys track and field team had a good showing at the Murphysboro Invitational which was held in Marion, Ill., on Saturday. The Bulldogs, after a third place finish last year, did even better this season as they finished second place behind powerhouse East St. Louis High School...
William Jeffers (04/08/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - William Russell Jeffers, 80, died April 8, 2003, at the Heritage Nursing Center in Kennett. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Norma Keller (04/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - Norma Dean Keller, 78, died at 7:30 a.m. April 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 19, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Frank and Yevetta Hunt Reed, she was an assembly worker for Superior Electric in Cape Girardeau before retiring. She was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church in Scott City...
Francis Blake (04/08/03)
BERNIE - Francis Deloris Blake, 56, died April 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 31, 1946, in Gideon, daughter of the late Buddy and Drusilla Richardson Lacey, she was of the Pentecostal belief. On April 28, 1975, in New Madrid, she married Melvin Junior "Buddy" Blake who survives of the home...
Jean Mattingly (04/08/03)
PUXICO - Jean Mattingly, 67, died April 7, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 25, 1935, in Dudley, daughter of the late Albert Edward and Essie Mae Pullum Choat, she lived in the Dudley and Puxico communities all her life. She retired from Facet Incorporated and was a member of the Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church near Dudley...
Johnny Nimmo (04/08/03)
SIKESTON - Johnny Eugene Nimmo, 72, died at 5:03 a.m. April 8, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 27, 1931, in Morehouse, son of the late John Luther and Jenny Catherine Frazier Nimmo, he worked at the Sikeston Power Station for 15 years and was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. He had also been a member of Carpenter's Local 618 in Cape Girardeau...
Helen Call (04/08/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Helen Call, 86, died April 8, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Charlotte Mims (04/08/03)
SIKESTON - Charlotte Keller Mims, 45, died April 7, 2003, in Perryville. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Zora Thomure (04/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Zora Jane Thomure, 88, died April 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Births (published 4/8) (04/08/03)
Beaird MARTHASVILLE - Jennifer and David Beaird are the parents of a son, born at 2:53 p.m. March 1, 2003, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Gavin Chase Beaird weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18-inches long. The former Jennifer Omes, Mrs. Beaird is the daughter of Kathy Omes Klementowski of New York and the late Joseph Omes. She is employed by the Bank of Franklin County...
Hobbs -- Wright (04/08/03)
CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Stowell J. Hobbs have announced the engagement of their daughter, Emily Elizabeth, to Matthew Brian Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Huffstutler and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wright of Sikeston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ruth A. ...
Lane -- Avery (04/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Towanda Renee Lane and Lincoln Alfonso Avery Jr. have announced their engagement. The future bride is employed by Burns and Taylor LLC in Sikeston and the prospective bridegroom is employed by C&F Foods Incorporated. Wedding plans are under way for a July 5 ceremony...
Looking Back in Time at April 8 (04/08/03)
SIKESTON - Announcements have been received here of the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Hershel J. Cook of Memphis. Mrs. Cook was formerly Miss Zela McCarty of Sikeston. NEW MADRID - The New Madrid plan for harbor facilities being considered by the U.S. Engineers of the Memphis District has been authorized to make a detailed survey of the proposal...
Your View: two from 4/8 (04/08/03)
War facts in Iraq of March 25 versus the message delivered by our news networks 1. British forces coming to the defense of inhabitants of Basra who rose up against Saddam Hussein in the streets of Iraq's second largest city battled more than 1,000 Saddam loyalists. Inhabitants of the mostly Shiite Muslim city Tuesday started attacking members of Saddam's Baath party and other Iraqi fighters...
SpeakOut 4/8 (04/08/03)
You have this Mallord Filmore and Bruce Tinsley in the paper? They're about as funny as two dead rats. With Superior-Essex Wire going out of business, like many other decent paying jobs in this depressed area, it seems like Toreene, Mexico, has just added over 200 more American jobs to their worthless country. ...