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Stories from Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Man reported missing by DPS (04/15/03)
SIKESTON - Authorities are looking for a 58-year-old Sikeston man reported missing since Monday. Glenn Miller, a resident of Hunter Acres Home in Sikeston, was reported as being missing since 1 a.m. after he left the nursing home on his own recognizance...
Move begins into new jail (04/15/03)
BENTON - The new Scott County jail is open and holding Scott County prisoners. "We're in the building and we're operating, but we are still a long way off from being fully operational with the new complex," said Sheriff Bill Ferrell. The old jail, however, is now empty of prisoners. "We moved them all Friday," said Ferrell. "We're not using it at all right now. We still have some things to move over, but we are operating out of the new facility."...
Bulldogs rally in final inning (04/15/03)
SIKESTON - Trailing 11-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team was one strike away from losing to conference and district opponent Dexter on Monday at VFW Stadium. But instead of cashing in their chips, the Bulldogs rallied to defeat the Bearcats 12-11 on a two-run double by junior all-stater Blake DeWitt...
East Prairie, NMCC post wins (04/15/03)
NEW MADRID -- Heather Robey and New Madrid County Central both added to their impressive streaks on Monday afternoon, sweeping Bernie in a doubleheader. As a team, NMCC ran its consecutive win streak to 44 games. Individually, Robey chalked up her fourth perfect game of the season...
Eddie Humphrey (04/15/03)
CHARLESTON -- Edward Lee "Eddie" Humphrey, 69, died at 11 p.m. April 13, 2003, at his home. Born April 18, 1933, near East Prairie, son of the late Edward Finel and Norma Lee Douglas Humphrey, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Jerry Gilliland (04/15/03)
CHAFFEE -- Jerry L. Gilliland, 69, died April 14, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 13, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Aubrey and Elsie Sneed Gilliland, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War...
Frances Slinkard (04/15/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Frances Howton Slinkard, 81, died at 8:37 p.m. April 14, 2003, at the Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Dec. 12, 1921, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Winfield Rowe and Della Van Markham Howton, she had lived in East Prairie all of her life where she became a member of the First Baptist Church in December 1990...
D.L. Griffin (04/15/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for D.L. Griffin, 80, who died April 11, 2003, were: Jerry Griffin, Bobby Griffin, Larry Griffin, Danny Griffin, Charles Griffin and Bud Chapman. Honorary pallbearers were: Doyle Griffin, Johnny Owens, Rob Griffin and Allen Horton...
Carl Joyce (04/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Carl T. Joyce, 74, died April 14, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Allen Kidd (04/15/03)
WHITEWATER - Allen H. Kidd, 65, died April 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 27, 1937, in Randles, son of the late Claude E. and Jewell Hitt Kidd, he was a self-employed farmer and was also a truck driver for Brenda Kay Construction in Benton. Past president of the Advance School Board, he was a past member of the Southeast Co-op in Advance and charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4154 in Advance. He was of the Methodist belief...
Underwood -- Ashley (04/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Tracy Jean Underwood and Gregory Stuart Ashley were married in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Oct. 19, 2002, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Hutson Goza Jr., uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony and Gary Ashley, father of the bridegroom, served as reader for the occasion...
Smith -- Reynolds (04/15/03)
SIKESTON -- David and Carol Smith have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Brianne, to Robert Samuel Reynolds, son of Julia Reynolds of Sikeston and the late Robert Reynolds. A 2001 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, the future bride is a law school student at the University of Memphis, Tenn...
Morris -- Geisinger (04/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Todd and Susan Morris have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn, to Robin Richard Geisinger, son of Ira and Marianne Geisinger of Indianapolis, Ind. A 1995 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride earned a bachelor of arts degree in French from Anderson University at Anderson, Ind., in 2000. She is employed with the Hamilton Southeastern School Corporation in Fishers, Ind...
Looking Back in Time at April 15 (04/15/03)
SIKESTON - Bobby Dover arrived Sunday from San Diego, Calif., where he had been a patient in the Naval Hospital since his return to the United States. He will spend a month with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dover, before returning to active duty in the Navy...
Cutting the budget won't be easy task (04/15/03)
On this day when taxes are on our collective minds, it seems appropriate that the state of Missouri is this week facing the most critical financial crisis in history. Before the week is over, legislators will decide on just how to handle a $700 million shortfall in state revenues. ...
SpeakOut 4/15 (04/15/03)
I lost a purse on April 9 on the parking lot at the First Christian Church in Sikeston. The hospital also uses the parking lot. I am not concerned about the money that was inside, but I would appreciate it if whoever found it would please call me at 471-1101 or take it to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. There are no credit cards or anything, but I do have important items that I need to have returned...