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Stories from Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Citizens voice their complaints to council (04/16/03)
SIKESTON - Faced with tough budget decisions, new City Council members heard from concerned residents from the west side of town who think even more needs to be done there to address crime. Anderson and Teresa Walker and Beverly Wright brought their concerns and suggestions before the council during a briefing session Tuesday intended to catch new City Council members up on the budget and budget process...
Dying eggs part of tradition (04/16/03)
SIKESTON -- "Look! It's blue!" 3-year-old Addie Ziegler cried out as she pulled the hard-boiled egg out of a cup full of a blue water. Addie had been waiting all of 10 minutes to get a peek at her egg. Along with her older sister, Annie, 5, and 2-year-old cousin, Emma, the three were taking part in an Easter tradition many families share each year -- dying Easter eggs...
Keys are returned to mayor (04/16/03)
MINER - Miner police cars will have decals and lights and will patrol the Interstate, but not use radar; the mayor will get his key to city hall back; and city officials with cell phones will be reimbursed $20. The old board started action on business items during its regular meeting Tuesday by first accepting the April 8 election results. That done, City Clerk Janet Tuttle swore in Deloris Smith for Ward I; Roberta M. Wills for Ward II; and Phyllis Hepler as city collector...
Cotton field to battlefield (04/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - It all began over lunch. After a morning working on the family farm, then 17-year-old Calvin Broughton and his father went to lunch at a local restaurant, meeting Jack Mahar, sergeant first class with the Missouri National Guard. After they finished their meal, the Broughtons got ready to leave and the young man told Mahar he would see him later...
SHS golfers lose tri-match (04/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team lost a triangular meet against Dexter and Jackson on Tuesday afternoon at the Sikeston Country Club. Jackson checked in with a 152, Dexter had a 157 and the Bulldogs came in third with a 165. "The team hasn't performed to the level I expect of them yet," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "I feel we are doing a better job of recovering from mistakes and keeping the scores down. It just isn't getting us the scores we need to beat the competition."...
Netters down Poplar Bluff, 8-1 (04/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with an 8-1 victory at Poplar Bluff on Tuesday. The Bulldogs, playing without No. 1 player Ryne Vickery due to illness, still overwhelmed the Mules in all but one match. "At this point we need matches," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. "We haven't played much up to this point. We've got two big ones coming up tomorrow and Thursday. It's good just to get some matches in."...
Webster grand slam pushes Dexter past Chaffee in SEMO Conference matchup (04/16/03)
DEXTER - The Dexter Bearcats baseball team rebounded from a close loss to Sikeston on Monday to defeat SEMO Conference foe Chaffee 11-4. The Bearcats were leading just 7-4 in the fourth inning when Andrew Webster unloaded a grand slam to put the game away...
Eagles choose Kruse (04/16/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's search for a new boys basketball coach has come to an end. The school announced on Tuesday that Twin Rivers coach Scott Kruse has been selected for the job. "He's a young, upcoming coach," said Lennies McFerren, who recommended Kruse to NMCC's school board. ...
Tracksters split with Jackson (04/16/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team split in a dual meet at Jackson on Tuesday. The Sikeston boys won 119-40 while the girls team fell 102-68. Sikeston's boys took first place in 14 of the 18 events on a windy day in Jackson, which kept times and distances down...
McDonald posts first win at drag strip (04/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Here are Saturday's results from the Sikeston Drag Strip: SUPER PRO Cape Girardeau's Dave McDonald posted his first win of the season in the Super Pro Class. With a 6.18 dial he ran 6.18 at 108 m.p.h. His reaction time was .518. The second place winner was also from Cape Girardeau. He dialed 6.02 and ran 6.03 at 113 m.p.h. His reaction time was .526...
Portageville bats catch fire against North Pem (04/16/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Portageville's softball team make quick work of North Pemiscot on Tuesday, beating the Lady Mustangs 21-6 in three innings. Mindy Stafford picked up the win, allowing two hits and five walks with six strikeouts. At the plate, Alyson Crafton, Jo Beth Delisle, Jenny Brasher and Heather Turley were all 2-for-2. Crafton and Turley each had doubles. Beth St. Mary also added a double and Stafford contributed a triple in the win...
Betty Talley (04/16/03)
SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. -- Betty R. Talley, 67, died April 14, 2003, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton. Born June 4, 1935, at Zalma, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Myrtle Kinder Campbell. On Nov. 14, 1953, she married Russell Eugene Talley who preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1983...
Jerry Gilliland (04/16/03)
CHAFFEE -- Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Jerry L. Gilliland, 69, who died April 14, 2003, will be: Dale McCraw, David Gilliland Sr., David Gilliland Jr., Scott Holmes, Chad Holmes and Glenn Holmes. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Evelyn Bradley (04/16/03)
CHARLESTON - Evelyn Bradley died at 1 a.m. April 16, 2003, at her home in rural Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Lillie Shelby (04/16/03)
SIKESTON - Lillie B. Shelby, 88, died April 16, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday.
Marjorie Jackson (04/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marjorie C. Jackson, 80, died April 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday.
Carl Joyce (04/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Carl Thurman Joyce, 74, died at 8:23 p.m. April 14, 2003, at his residence. Born May 5, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Pearl Lyman and Ruth Iola Wallace Joyce, he was a field mechanic for the Missouri State Highway Department, where he retired in 1983; and was also co-owner of Buckner-Ragsdale Clothing Store from 1980-1991. ...
Hiriam Fields (04/16/03)
DEXTER - Joel Hiriam Fields, 92, died April 15, 2003, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Dec. 3, 1910, in Morring, Tenn., son of the late Jefferson Holiday and Beatrice May Reedy Fields, he was a road maintenance worker for Liberty Township before retiring...
Lucile Lewis (04/16/03)
CANALOU - Lucile Lewis, 82, died April 15, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are pending at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday.
Looking Back in Time at April 16 (04/16/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Lancaster of New Madrid have a baby girl and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Struwe of Sikeston have a baby boy. The babies were born at the Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - Five area boys were presented awards at the MCPA meeting for producing three bales of cotton per acre on their land. They are Larry Whitfield of Caruthersville, first place; Alfred Byrd, second place; Steve and Stan Thompson of Lilbourn, third place; and Jerry Whitfield of Caruthersville, fourth place...
Women's rights lose with Burk's protest (04/16/03)
Martha Burk, the outspoken feminist who flopped in her protest of the Masters golf tournament, now wants to target companies who belong to the prestigious golf club. Burk's planned protest at Saturday's Masters attracted a paltry handful of protesters who were easily outnumbered by members of the media. But that hasn't stopped the media-savvy Burk...
SpeakOut 4/16 (04/16/03)
This SpeakOut is addressed to the caller who wanted to know, "How stupid are these liberal Democrats who say they support the troops?" The answer is, not as stupid as you. I'll wager this caller doesn't have any of his family fighting in this war. ...