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Stories from Friday, April 11, 2003

Home Rule Charter is put into full effect (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council's new mayor and ward representatives were sworn in Thursday, expanding the Council to seven members and putting the Home Rule Charter into full effect. After receiving the election results from City Clark Carroll Couch, council members accepted the results and Carroll swore officials into office, beginning with James A. ...
Board talks budget (04/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Recent projections indicate state funding reductions are inevitable so Sikeston Public Schools Treasurer Lori Boardman discussed possible scenarios of budget cuts for the school district at the Board of Education meeting Thursday. "The Department of Elementary of Secondary and Education is saying right now the most likely situation is going to be a $200 million reduction in state funding," Boardman said. ...
Commission nixes riverboat (04/11/03)
CHARLESTON - After a week to consider it and further discussion, Mississippi County commissioners passed a resolution during their regular meeting Thursday to not endorse a proposed riverboat gambling development in the county. Ricky G. Smith from Union City, Tenn., presented commissioners the development proposal with a projected cost of $300 million during the April 3 meeting...
Pfefferkorn named SACC Citizen of the Year (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - The applause was loud and long as the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce honored community members, businesses, volunteers and others Thursday evening during their annual banquet. Calling this year's recipient's all qualified and well deserving, SACC Executive Director Missy Marshall praised the Chamber membership for their outstanding nominations...
Errors cost Bluejays against Kelly (04/11/03)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team fell to 1-4 on the season with a 7-5 loss to Kelly. Four errors by the Bluejays cost a solid outing on the mound by Marcus Dixon, who threw all seven innings. Six of his seven allowed runs were unearned. He allowed 10 hits and one walk while striking out four...
Smith signs with Culver-Stockton (04/11/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's Lawrence Smith signed a letter of intent to play football for Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound linebacker and fullback was recruited by Culver-Stockton defensive coordinator Shawn Fowler...
Sikeston netters beat Cape Central in opener (04/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston tennis team won its first match of the season with a 5-4 win against Cape Central on Thursday in Cape Girardeau. Sikeston won the top four singles matches and one of the doubles matches to pull out the victory. "We had a nice day to play," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Sikeston golfers show up late; leave with Kennett quad trophy (04/11/03)
KENNETT -- Sikeston's golf team won a quadrangular meet at Kennett on Thursday, beating out Malden, Greenville and Kennett. Due to a major accident on the diversion channel bridge outside of Kennett, Sikeston's team bus arrived at the meet 45 minutes later than planned...
Jewell Stafford (04/11/03)
HAYWARD - Jewell Marie Stafford, 63, died April 10, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 31, 1939, in Portageville, she was the daughter of Irene McMahan Johnson of Hayward and the late Kenneth Johnson. On Oct. 18, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., she married Walter Paul Stafford who survives of the home...
Doug Ashby (04/11/03)
DEXTER - Doug Ashby, 16, died April 9, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 2, 1987, in Sikeston, son of Regina Patrick Dowdy of Dexter and Alan Ashby of Bernie, he attended Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. A sophomore at Dexter High School, he was a member of the National FFA organization and Fellowship of Christian Athletes and worked at the Pizza Hut Restaurant in Dexter...
Kenneth Ford (04/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kenneth Lloyd Ford, 43, died April 10, 2003 at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1959, in Cape Girardeau, son of Mary Lee Smith Ford Davis of Cape Girardeau and the late Lloyd Newton Ford, he was a meat cutter. Survivors in addition to his mother include: his stepfather, Joe Davis of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Chris Ford of Cape Girardeau and Scott Ford of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and one sister, Cheryl Welter of Benton...
Willard Newberry (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - Willard E. Newberry, 82, died at 4:45 a.m. April 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Aline Graham (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Aline E. "Nannie" Graham, 93, who died April 9, 2003, will be: Chris Moyers, Adam Moyers, Andy McGill, Heath McGill, Micah Moyers and Blake Walker. Honorary pallbearer will be Noah Moyers. The Rev. Tom Geers, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will follow in the Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery at Fredericktown...
Coena Reinagel (04/11/03)
KELSO - Coena V. Reinagel, 79, died April 11, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Sikeston civic leader, Lynn Dempster, dies (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - Ethelyn "Lynn" Matthews Dempster, 76, died April 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 10, 1926, in Clarksville, Ark., in Johnson County, she was the eldest daughter of the late Herbert Spencer and Flora Ann Lee Matthews Sr...
Looking Back in Time at April 11 (04/11/03)
SIKESTON - Changes in the admission prices at the Malone Theatre starting April 18: Sunday matinee, 10 cents and 40 cents, night 15 cents and 40 cents; Monday matinee 10 cents and 25 cents; evening 10 cents and 40 cents; Tuesday and Wednesday matinee, 10 cents and 25 cents, evening 10 cents and 36 cents; Thursday and Friday matinee, 10 and 25 cents, night 10 and 36 cents; Saturday matinee, 10 and 30 cents, night 15 and 30 cents. Men in uniform, 25 cents anytime...
Your View 4/11: Funding transportation (04/11/03)
Editor's note: The following letter was written to U.S. Rep. JoAnn Emerson (R-Mo.). As a constituent of rural Southeast Missouri, and although a Democrat, I have been a supporter of you and your prior husband's political principles as they exemplify the beliefs of everyone, Republican, Democrat or Independent, wealthy or poor...
SpeakOut 4/11 (04/11/03)
In regards to the 90-year-old Caucasian lady who was reported to have been raped, flogged and sodomized by a young African-American male, will he be charged with a hate crime? If not, why not? ---- What's going on with the jobs in Sikeston? If a person works for the U.S. government, should they receive government pay or should they receive an hourly wage? If so, who can they contact to find out about that?...