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Stories from Monday, April 21, 2003

Egg-citing (04/21/03)
The Sikeston First Baptist Church held their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the church. Over 100 area children in preschool through fourth grade hunted the colorful eggs in three divisions.
Student Paths is road to education, funding boost (04/21/03)
BENTON -- With budget cuts looming over education officials heads lately, any extra funding is welcomed by them. By taking a little initiative, Kelly High School guidance counselor Rhonda Evans found a way to increase her department's chances of gaining a little extra money. The counselor recently won $200 simply by turning in questionnaire cards her students filled out for a program and winning a random drawing...
Route study: Public can attend I-66 workshop (04/21/03)
SIKESTON - The Missouri Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold the fourth in a series of public workshops for the Interstate 66 Corridor Study. Two meeting are scheduled. The first is May 5 in Kentucky, the second May 6 in Sikeston at MoDOT's Southeast District office at the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park on North Main...
Patrol seeks driver causing fatal accident (04/21/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is seeking the whereabouts of a pickup truck suspected of causing of two accidents Saturday. Sgt. Larry Plunkett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol described the vehicle as a red Ford pickup truck pulling a black utility trailer carrying split firewood...
SHS boys win Meet of the South (04/21/03)
MURRAY, Ky. -- The Sikeston boys track and field team took first place in the Meet of the South Invitational at Murray State University in Kentucky. The Bulldogs won the 18-team boys side with 136 points, well ahead of second place Kenwood (Tenn.). Paducah Tilghman (Ky.) took third place with 95 points...
Warren Galemore (04/21/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Warren LeRoy Galemore, 67, died April 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1935, in Arkansas, son of the late Gilbert and Eva Laughlin Galemore, he was a parts manager for Hogan's Farm and Home Supply and member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Robert Marshall (04/21/03)
CHAFFEE - Robert N. Marshall, 31, died at 4 a.m. April 19, 2003, at his home. Born March 11, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, son of Walter B. and Kay Keesee Marshall of Chaffee, he was a forklift operator for Fred's Store in Jackson. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Velda Condict (04/21/03)
BERNIE - Velda Mae Condict, 72, died April 20, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Sept. 6, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late Robert Pear and Gertrude Russell McGowan, she was a child care provider for many years. On March 1, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., she married Clifford N. Condict who survives of the home...
Betty Cato (04/21/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Betty Cato, 76, who died April 18, 2003, were: Gleen Krainock, Dane Krainock, Rick Jarrell, Rodger Cato, Sean Cato and Mike Krainock.
Earl Lenderman (04/21/03)
MATTHEWS -- James Earl Lenderman, 92, formerly of Circle City, died at 11:50 a.m. April 20, 2003. Born May 14, 1910, in Delaplaine, Ark., son of the late Levi and Mattie Williams Lenderman, he was of the General Baptist belief and had been a farm worker with Herman Smith Farms for many years...
Kenneth Sitz (04/21/03)
ESSEX - Kenneth Sitz, 55, died April 18, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Nov. 2, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., son of Clarence Sitz of Essex and the late Delphia L. Sawyer Sitz, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a lifelong resident of Essex...
Diana Holderfield (04/21/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Diana "Nanner" Holderfield, 33, died April 18, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield. Born Jan. 4, 1970, in Dexter, daughter of Danny West of Bloomfield and Wanda "Cookie" Grubbs West of Dexter, she was of the Baptist belief...
Lola Bennett (04/21/03)
SIKESTON - Lola Mae Bennett, 86, died April 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 21, 1916, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Cleve McCann and Clara Mae Kernell McCann Eaker, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church. She worked in the food division of Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Alveta Aycock (04/21/03)
DEXTER - Alveta Murphy Aycock, 69, died April 20, 2003, at her home. Born April 16 ,1934, in Bernie, daughter of Lorell Crabtree Murphy of Dexter and the late Ralph Murphy, she retired from the business office at Dexter Memorial Hospital. On May 23, 1953, in Parma, she married James F. Aycock who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2001...
Juanita Lunsford (04/21/03)
NEW MADRID - Juanita Lunsford, 82, died April 20, 2003, at her home. Born April 20, 1921, in Paint Lick, Ky., daughter of the late Palestine and Myrtle Botkin Ballard, she retired from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her husband, Stone Lunsford, preceded her in death...
Glenda Scheffer (04/21/03)
WHEELING, Ill. - Glenda Faye Scheffer, 60, formerly of Charleston, Mo., and the state of California, died at 8:50 p.m. April 13, 2003, at her home. Born May 3, 1942, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late Jimmy and Thelma Allen Smith, she was a member of St. Emily Catholic Church in Wheeling...
Looking Back 4/21 (04/21/03)
SIKESTON - Next Saturday, the office of the Scott County Ration Board will be moved from the courthouse at Benton to the city hall at Oran. Securing larger and more comfortable quarters is the reason for removal to this new location. BLOOMFIELD - Stoddard County may become one of the larger producers of broiler chickens, according to Jesse Burnett of Bloomfield. ...
Legislative proposal may benefit MoDOT (04/21/03)
Last year's transportation tax debacle has Missouri legislators focusing on reforms designed to increase accountability and win back the trust of residents for the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Highways and Transportation Commission. .....
Your view: Good work noted (04/21/03)
Dear Mike I saw you at the Sikeston Lions Club Golf Tournament yesterday (April 16) but I did not get the opportunity to visit. However, I felt compelled to communicate with you concerning the event. Despite horrific wind gusts and the threat of rain, what a great event for Sikeston, the Lions Club, all who had the opportunity to participate in any capacity and, most importantly, people who benefit from the funds raised from the tournament...
Your view: Secretary's Week (04/21/03)
It is fitting for our great nation to honor these important creatures called secretaries. Without them, business, commerce and industry would surely come to a halt. They are the center of any office. It seems that everything else rotates around them. The boss expects them to know everything they do...
Your view: Casino opposed (04/21/03)
I am writing to voice my opposition to the proposal to put a casino in Mississippi County. I am sure many good people are unaware of the true facts concerning gambling and casinos. They promise jobs and tax revenue but never mention the problems of gambling addiction, increased alcoholism, increased drug use, prostitution, divorce and bankruptcy. All these go up significantly within 50 miles of a casino. Casinos prey upon the poor and weak, those who can least afford to lose...
Speakout 4-21 (04/21/03)
I am a lifelong resident of Sikeston and have just spent the worst weekend of my life here. Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday night because off this boom-making and crap going on all day and all night. The police were not enforcing the law. They even called out more officers but not even one arrest was made. ...