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Stories from Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Jones, Dolan chosen for school board (04/09/03)
SIKESTON - Ann W. Jones and Julie Crader Dolan will serve three-year terms on the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education. In Scott County, Jones received the highest number of votes with 1,282 followed by Dolan with 1,193. Also running for the two seats were Mary L. White-Ross, who received 964 votes, and Harvey L. Cooper who brought in 901 votes...
Light turnout in Mississippi County (04/09/03)
CHARLESTON -- Sticky ballots got the tabulating off to a slow start Tuesday evening at the Mississippi County Courthouse. But after some tinkering with the machine by Mississippi County Clerk Junior DeLay and a fan circulating air in between the ballots, the counting process quickly got under way...
Write-in names cause problems (04/09/03)
NEW MADRID -- Sometimes determining who the voters meant is the hardest thing about the election. Voters in North Lilbourn wrote in 18 different names during Tuesday's election to pick three persons to serve on the board of trustees including the names: John Hughes, J.R. Hughes, John R. Hughes and John Richard Hughes. According to County Clerk Jim W. Farrenburg, a Board of Verification will be called Friday to determine whom the voters intended with their ballots...
Show on Saturday (04/09/03)
Shirley Fournier cleans one of her pre-war Dresden pieces which she is taking to the Antique Appraisal Show. The show, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Field House, is hosted as a fund-raiser by the Sikeston Depot. The Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers from St. ...
Marshall elected as first mayor (04/09/03)
SIKESTON - Mike Marshall will serve as Sikeston's first mayor elected at large under the city's Charter form of government, winning over Harry Sharp 1,311 to 766 in Scott County, and 92 to 57 for a total of 1,403 for Marshall and 823 for Sharp. "I'm just delighted to win," said Marshall after hearing the results. "I'm looking forward to the next three years. We have a lot to do and just need to get to work."...
Parris wins Super Pro at drag strip; Mack is back at Auto Tire & Parts (04/09/03)
SIKESTON -- Here are Saturday's results from the Sikeston Drag Strip: SUPER PRO In the Super Pro Class, Dexter's Ken Parris posted his first win of the season. Parris dialed 5.25 and ran 5.25 at 129 m.p.h. His reaction time was .667. Benton's Jim Wade took second place. He ran 5.62 on a 5.39 dial at 97 m.p.h. His reaction time was .554...
'Jays back on winning track (04/09/03)
CHARLESTON -- After losing its first match of the season on Monday, Charleston's tennis team rebounded nicely on Tuesday afternoon, beating a talented Carbondale, Ill., squad 6-3. The Bluejays saw big performances out of freshmen Blake Branum and Derek Hoppe as Charleston improved to 5-1 on the year...
Scott City to forfeit five baseball games (04/09/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Scott City's baseball team will forfeit five games after 11 team members began a two-week suspension Tuesday for violating school guidelines involving alcohol at a post-prom party Saturday. The baseball team members were among more than two dozen athletes suspended, which also included members of the track and softball teams...
Blurton scores three goals in soccer team's first win ever (04/09/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team didn't waste any time in picking up the first win in the history of the program. One year removed from its inaugural season and an 0-11 ledger, Sikeston won its season-opener on Tuesday with a 5-0 win against Fredericktown...
Notre Dame sweeps field at East Prairie quad meet (04/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie hosted a four-team quadrangular meet on Tuesday afternoon. In the boys meet, Notre Dame took first place with 112 points. East Prairie came in second with 54 points, followed by Portageville in third with 31 and Oran in fourth with 28...
NMCC, Oran game called for darkness (04/09/03)
ORAN - Darkness spoiled New Madrid County Central's upset bid of Class 1 top-ranked Oran on Tuesday at Oran High School. With the score tied at 3-3 in the ninth inning, the game was called when there wasn't enough light to finish things up. It's unclear whether or not the game will be finished...
Bulldogs cruise past Poplar Bluff (04/09/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog baseball team posted its third shutout of the season with a 7-0 blanking of SEMO Conference rival Poplar Bluff on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston, ranked No. 4 in Class 3, improves to 6-0 on the season and 4-0 in the SEMO Conference...
Charlotte Mims (04/09/03)
SIKESTON -- Charlotte Keller Mims, 45, died April 7, 2003, at her home in Perryville. Born June 6, 1957, in Kewanee, daughter of Harold Mims of Hernando, Miss., and Barbara Gates Mims of Sikeston, she was a certified chemist. She worked for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 27 years and was currently employed by Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville...
Leonard Long (04/09/03)
BENTON - Leonard R. Long, 64, died April 9, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Michael Haney (04/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Michael Alexander Haney, 49, died at 10:30 a.m. April 8, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 17, 1954, in East Prairie, son of Dan and Rachel Slaughter Haney of Charleston, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a horse trainer and member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Kenneth Averett (04/09/03)
DEXTER - Kenneth William Averett Jr., 73, died April 8, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born May 8, 1929, in Morehouse, son of the late Kenneth William and Gussie Westerfield Averett Sr., he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. In 1950, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Massachusetts and Guam...
Helen Call (04/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Helen F. Call, 86, died April 8, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1916, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Henry and Berta Smith Hart, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville. On Nov. 12, 1932, in Portageville, she married Lynnwood Call who preceded her in death on May 7, 1989...
William Jeffers (04/09/03)
KENNETT - William Russell Jeffers, 80, formerly of Pascola, died April 8, 2003, at the Heritage Nursing Center. Born March 31, 1923, in Pascola, he was the son of the late Sidney Russell and Georgia Grace Jackson Jeffers. On Dec. 23, 1947, in New Madrid, he married Nellie Katherine Strode who preceded him in death in 1989...
Zora Thomure (04/09/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Zora Jane Thomure, 88, died at 11:24 a.m. April 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1915, in Kentucky, daughter of the late Will S. and Mary Futtrell Hayden, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she attended the Full Gospel Church...
James Williams (04/09/03)
DEXTER - James T. Williams, 90, died April 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Larry Carroll Jr. (04/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Larry Joe Carroll Jr., 16, died April 8, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Johnny Nimmo (04/09/03)
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...
Anna Matthes (04/09/03)
KIRKWOOD - Anna Elizabeth Matthes, 86, died April 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood. Born Dec. 4, 1916, in Dexter, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Dietsch Litzler, she was a member of the former St. Casimir Parish Catholic Church in St. Louis County. She retired as an inspector for Carter Carburetor in St. Louis, after 40 years of service, and was a member of the Carter Carburetor Retiree's Association...
Looking Back in Time at April 9 (04/09/03)
SIKESTON - George L. Hale Jr. leaves this Tuesday for Buffalo, N.Y., to report for duty with the U.S. Border Patrol of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, a branch of the Department of Justice. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Craig of Sikeston are the parents of their first child, a son, born at Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Building on past - - preparing for future (04/09/03)
As my term as mayor comes to a close, I'd like to share with you some of the many accomplishments of this past year. Since April 2002, the city has completed a $702,572 street improvement program that included the reconstruction of Linual and a portion of South Ingram. Asphalt overlays amounting to more than $464,000 were made to streets throughout the city. Our program to install sidewalks adjacent to our schools continued with the completion of the Middle School/Salcedo Road project...
SpeakOut 4/9 (04/09/03)
I don't see a problem with our U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy of Kansas City. Put her to bed, roll her over on her side and let her sleep it off. Red Gephardt and Bill Clay tell her how to vote anyway. I always thought the YMCA was a good organization and that their idea was to be fair to all kids. ...