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Stories from Sunday, April 13, 2003

Yellow bows will be given to show support for troops (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - Show-Me Rentals and the Standard Democrat have teamed up to offer 250 large, yellow bows. "It's a symbol of love and support. One of our partners, Debbie Dirnberger, realized we need to demonstrate a way of supporting our troops in a big way," explained Marlene Bell, vice president of Show-Me Rentals-Events and Tents. "We are in the bow-making business. It satisfied a way for us as a business to show our support and at the same time enable the general public to do so as well."...
Sniper from Oran is photographed (04/13/03)
ORAN -- An Oran man is taking aim against the Iraqi regime as a sniper in the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division. The family of Spc. Chad A. Prindle, 20, got a glimpse of him in action Wednesday through an Associated Press photo posted on the Internet...
One killed in local accident (04/13/03)
HAYTI - A Chicago, Ill., woman lost her life in an early morning traffic accident Friday near Hayti. Seven others were injured. All the victims are from Chicago, Ill. Reported at 3:30 a.m. to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident on Interstate 55 south, six miles north of Hayti, occurred as the driver drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then continued south and overturned in a ditch...
Privacy regulations go into effect on Monday (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - New federal privacy regulations which will affect hospitals, physician offices, clinics and other health organizations nationwide go into effect Monday. The new regulations will be in addition to privacy regulations and policies many states and hospitals already have in place...
Passion Play (04/13/03)
The Miner Baptist Church will perform the final two Passion Play performances today. The first play will start at 2 p.m. with the finale starting at 6 p.m. Seats are still available for each show.
Possible summer school cuts are worrying officials (04/13/03)
SIKESTON -- A Senate proposal to make another budget cut in education is worrying local school officials who could lose thousands of dollars in summer school funding. Currently, each student attending summer school is counted twice when a district's average attendance is calculated for state funding purposes. On April 1, the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed to eliminate the dual counting incentive...
NMCC softball posts 42nd straight win (04/13/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central won its 42nd consecutive softball game on Friday afternoon, blanking Dexter 10--0 in five innings. The Lady Eagles got another solid outing from senior southpaw Heather Robey, who allowed no hits, two walks and recorded 12 strikeouts...
SHS seniors look for big finish (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - If the Sikeston track and field team is to win its third straight district championship this season, their hopes will rest on five seniors. They are five seniors that have been through the battles. From running key events when they were sophomores to helping carry the team to a district championship last year, this year's crop will be the tone-setters for the Bulldogs' season...
Sikeston wins first two games of tournament (04/13/03)
HEATH, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team got off to a good start in the McCracken County Wooden Bat Tournament on Friday in Kentucky. The Bulldogs defeated host school Heath 4-0 in the opener and followed that up with a 6-3 win against St. Benedict, a private school on the outskirts of Memphis...
Jackson sweeps SJHS track (04/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's junior high track team was back in action on Friday afternoon, hosting Jackson in a dual meet. The Bulldogs lost the boys meet by a score of 97-35. In the 800 meters, Jacob Owens took first place with a time of 2:26.25. In the pole vault competition, Justin Deere took top honors with a vault of 8-feet, 9-inches...
Family celebrates 30 years in business (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - Some business ventures end with a tornado. Slusher Farm and Home Store began with one. More than 30 years ago after a tornado tore through Southeast Missouri, Glen and Ann Slusher surveyed the shambles left of their crops in the field and decided if they were going to raise a family, they needed another source of income along with farming...
Kids can create an ad for local bank (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - First Security State Bank will join community bankers throughout the nation during April to celebrate community banking month.' As part of this month-long celebration, First Security State Bank will host a "Create-an-ad" contest. For this contest, children can depict their ideas about community banking and submit their drawings to the bank for a chance to win a $100 savings bond. ...
J.W. Wilcox (04/13/03)
PARMA - J.W. Wilcox, 77, died April 9, 2003, at his home. Born July 17, 1925, in McCroy, Ark., son of the late James Henry and Mary Melinda Bowen Wilcox, he retired from Federal Mogul in Malden and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On Aug. 8, 1949, at Osceola, Ark., he married Helen Deen Sandusky who survives of the home...
Willard Newberry (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - Willard E. Newberry, 82, a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, died at 4:45 a.m. April 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 28, 1921, in Carthage, son of the late Byron O. and Lenna Maynard Newberry, he was a repeater man for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 35 years before retiring. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where he also served as a deacon...
Vernon Scott (04/13/03)
KANSAS CITY - Vernon Scott, 46, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:48 a.m. April 12, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
D.L. Griffin (04/13/03)
ESSEX - D.L. Griffin, 80, died April 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Eldorado, Ill., son of the late James and Lula Sauls Griffin, he lived in California for many years before moving to Essex in 1982. He retired as a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Local No. ...
Coena Reinagel (04/13/03)
KELSO - Coena Veronica Reinagel, 79, died at 6:20 a.m. April 11, 2003, at her home. Born March 15, 1924, in Kelso, daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Bertha Heuring Schwartz, she worked in the housekeeping department at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. A member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality in Kelso, she was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6420 Ladies Auxiliary in Scott City and Friends of St. Francis...
Latriko Gant (04/13/03)
WILSON CITY - Latriko Gant, 26, died unexpectedly April 9, 2003, in Charleston. Born Dec. 17, 1976, in Sikeston, son of Dwight Rice of St. Louis and Varetta Gant of Wilson City, he graduated in 1995 from Charleston High School. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Tiarrius Gant of Sikeston; one daughter, Triana Gant of Sikeston; one brother, Qamir Gant of Wilson City; his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Gant of Wilson City; and his maternal great-grandmother, Pearl Williams of Wilson City.. ...
Dianna Bollinger (04/13/03)
SCOTT CITY - Dianna Lee Bollinger, 57, died April 11, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Linda Hines (04/13/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Linda L. Hines, 60, died at 4:25 p.m. April 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born April 10, 1942, in Ardeola, daughter of Marie Grahm Watkins of Morley and the late Elmer Clifton Watkins, she worked for Southwestern Bell for 24 years. She was a Southwestern Bell Telephone pioneer and a member of the CWA Telephone Union and the Hooe Baptist Church in Oran...
Looking Back 4/13 (04/13/03)
SIKESTON - The city council voted in their regular monthly meeting Monday night at the city hall to furnish city trucks to the civilian defense corps four days each month for the purpose of tin can collections. SIKESTON - Terry Conn has returned to Sikeston and joined his father, Charles Conn, in the Conn Realty Company, located on Highway 60 East. Terry is a 1958 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Going postal over service's spending (04/13/03)
Sitting in front of a computer all day offers ample opportunities for reflection as well as absorbing far too much information of a useless nature. But thus are the perils of the high-tech world. In my daily meandering along the information highway, I have arrived at the pothole of humanity in the form of newsoftheweird.com. For those uninitiated, this web site is an accumulation of stupid human tricks, for the most part, that clearly illustrate the dumbness of mankind...
Speakout 4/13 (04/13/03)
Who can I contact about having a spray fountain put in North Acres or Recreational Complex pond? That would be a very nice addition to our community. You can call Sikeston Parks and Recreation Director Jiggs Moore at 472-3775. I would like to ask, how stupid are you? This hot shot farmer farming here on the south side of Interstate 57 at the Bertrand exit, whose fields (every year) blow away because they don't have enough sense to have some top cover. ...