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Stories from Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Pleasant day (04/23/03)
Paige McElwain, 5, plays on the playground equipment at Dudley Park Monday. While today's weather remained pleasant and in the 60s, storms are on the horizon for Wednesday night and Thursday.
Patrol will be looking harder for drunk drivers (04/23/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- From the end of the month through the end of the year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety checkpoints across the state, and in particularly in Southeast Missouri. "We're entering the time of year where more people are using the roadways and mixing drinking into their daily activities," said Sgt. Larry Plunkett, public information officer for Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E...
Driver is identified (04/23/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- Authorities have identified the driver involved in an accident that claimed the lives of two Stoddard County residents Friday night. A four-day investigation of the accident in Stoddard County resulted in the arrest of Tonya R. Boner, 28, of Dexter, who was identified as the driver of the 1996 Chevrolet during the two-vehicle crash, said Sgt. Larry Plunkett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Missouri farmers have better water supply than most (04/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Every month for the past 12 years Larned, Kan., farmer Robert Lewis has attended meetings concerning Kansas water rights. He's even attended as many as seven meetings in four days and sits in on six water committees. "And we're still talking in circles," said the concerned citizen...
A-Plus program beneficial to many (04/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Every Monday morning for about an hour Sikeston High School Senior Claudia Beeson joins a preschool class for circle time, discussing things like the current letter of the alphabet the students are learning or what the weather is doing that day...
Agreement clears the way for ditch cleanout (04/23/03)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners signed an agreement Tuesday with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, clearing the way for the St. John's Ditch cleanout. Darin Gant and Brian LeGrand from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service explained the agreement specifies how the project will be completed, why the NRCS is able to provide funding and the portions of cost for the NRCS and local sponsors...
New building (04/23/03)
Don Parks, an employee of Bridger Construction Company, smooths concrete Tuesday afternoon at the Scott County Health Department construction site. The 10,400-square-foot building is located on North Main Street.
Noranda bill on its way to House (04/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - A bill to assist Noranda Aluminum has passed the Senate and is under consideration in the Missouri House of Representatives. The bill, which received the Senate approval Friday, would allow the state's only aluminum reduction plant to purchase power directly from energy producers. The bill, which passed the Senate on a unanimous vote, was sponsored by State Senate Pro Tem Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau with the assistance of Sen. Bill Foster of Poplar Bluff...
Soccer team beat by mighty Jackson (04/23/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston girls soccer team lost 10-0 to a powerful Jackson Indians squad on Monday in Jackson. Jackson out-shot the Lady Bulldogs 30-4 in the match. They led 7-0 at the half. The Hartmann sisters did the most damage for Jackson. Sophomore Molly Hartmann scored four goals while her freshman sister Lucy Hartmann scored three goals. Sikeston falls to 1-6 on the season...
Golfers take third in tourney (04/23/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- Sikeston's golf team showed marked improvement on Monday, taking third at the Farms Tournament, sponsored by Caruthersville. The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 332, finishing behind Jackson at 312 and Poplar Bluff at 317. "It's a shot-makers course," explained Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Today, we seemed to do that well."...
Sikeston tennis team sweeps Poplar Bluff (04/23/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 9-0 shutout of Poplar Bluff on Monday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. Three of the nine matches were shutouts by the Bulldogs, including two doubles matches...
Local team headed to nationals (04/23/03)
MEMPHIS -- The under 13 girls soccer team, the SMSC Bumblebees, traveled to the National Super Club's regional tournament in Memphis and came away with the top prize. In the same bracket as the 'Bees was the number three team in Florida, the Destin Wave FC and that set up game one...
Green and Green Electric wins league (04/23/03)
A group of local basketball players won the Cape Parks and Recreation Division III championship in 2002 and the Division II title in 2003. Team members from left are: Charles Williams, Taryl Booker, Tyrone Mosby, Homer Jackson and John Rowland. Kneeling is Joe Green. Not pictured: Keith Blissett, Darryl Minner and William Booker. The team is sponsored by Green and Green Electric...
Bulldogs shell East Carter, 16-0 (04/23/03)
ELLSINORE - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 13-1 on the season with a 16-0, five inning road victory against East Carter on Monday. The Bulldogs slugged four home runs in East Carter's smallish park while pitcher Blake DeWitt tossed a four-hit shutout...
Thies, Cape quiet Eagles' bats (04/23/03)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles fell back to .500 with an 11-1 loss to SEMO Conference foe Cape Central on Tuesday. The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule. The Eagles (3-3-1, 1-2 SEMO) had no answer for Tiger ace pitcher John Thies...
NMCC shuts out Scott City (04/23/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central's softball team ran its record to 11-0 on Tuesday, blanking Scott City 5-0. Heather Robey picked up the win, allowing one hit and one walk over seven innings. She finished with 14 strikeouts. "It was a lot like our game on Monday (against Gideon)," said NMCC head coach Steve Rogers. "We got everybody in and had some timely hitting."...
Golfers fire best round of season against Kennett (04/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's golf team fired its best round of the season on Tuesday, cruising to a 147-167 victory over Kennett. The 20-stroke victory was a pleasing sight for head coach Rick Oetting. "I've been saying all year that this team could shoot good scores if they all clicked at the same time," he said. "Today, they shot the best round of golf in my four years of coaching."...
Lynn Warner (04/23/03)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Dr. Lynn A. Warner Jr., 72, died April 18, 2003, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Born Nov. 1, 1930, in Bartlett, son of the late Lynn and Anne Warner, he attended the University of Tennessee-Martin for his premedical studies, graduating in 1954. ...
James Hopper (04/23/03)
MOREHOUSE -- James Edward Hopper, 54, formerly of Matthews and Sikeston, died April 20, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 19, 1948, in Lexington, Tenn., son of the late L.V. and Lois Ella Flatt Hopper, he moved to Morehouse two years ago. Survivors include: one son, Tim Hopper of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Ella L. ...
Kenneth Sitz (04/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Kenneth Sitz, 55, who died April 18, 2003, were: Bill Mangum, Leroy "Red" Burns, Estel Williamson, James "Sonny" Hare, Floyd Edwards and Ryan Raschler...
Vonnie Crawford (04/23/03)
CHAFFEE -- Vonnie Helen Crawford, 88, died at 10 a.m. April 22, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 8, 1914, in Perkins, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Myers Reams, she retired as a machine operator for Floresheim Shoe Company in Chaffee...
Claire Collins (04/23/03)
KENOSHA, Wis. - Claire Mae Collins, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died April 20, 2003, in the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha. Born Nov. 2, 1931, in Mississippi County to the late Carrol and Minnie Lee Busby Gammons, she had lived in Kenosha for several years. She worked at Jockey International, American Motors Co. and was a homemaker. Also she was a member of the River of Life Fellowship Church in Kenosha...
Births (published 4/23) (04/23/03)
BENTON - Steven Thomas and Tresa Kay Jordan are the parents of their second son, born at 4:56 p.m. March 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lucas James Jordan weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Jordan is the former Tresa Vinyard, daughter of Darlene Vinyard of Aquilla and the late Gordon Vinyard. She is a school nurse for Scott City R-1 Schools...
HeiRonimus -- Lemmons (04/23/03)
SIKESTON -- Dan and Linda HeiRonimus have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Danielle, to Logan Parker Lemmons, son of Glenn and Nancy Lemmons of Sikeston. The future bride is the granddaughter of John and Becki Lusk of Eldorado, Ark., and the late Joan Furey Lusk; and Ruby HeiRonimus and J.R. ...
Looking Back in Time at April 23 (04/23/03)
SIKESTON - Tech. fifth grade William Hadderson of Route Three has been listed by the War Department as wounded in action in the North African area. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Potashnick are receiving congratulations on the birth of twins. Frances Vivian and Samuel Jackson Potashnick were born at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at April 22 (04/23/03)
SIKESTON - Two medium bombers will go to Uncle Sam's fighting air forces carrying a name given them by the school children of Sikeston. "Sikeston Bulldogs" and "Spirit of Sikeston" names will be carried into battle by the two bombers. The naming of the two medium bombers was made possible through a bomber drive sponsored by the Sikeston schools. A 60-day drive was started to raise $175,000 in war bond purchases, $175,000 being the cost of a medium bomber...
Finding the balance for state's budget (04/23/03)
After Missouri voters rejected three tax increase proposals last year, you would have thought Gov. Bob Holden would get a sense that the time is not now right for any new tax burdens on Missouri residents. But Holden is threatening to veto a legislative budget plan that calls for additional cuts in spending instead of new taxes. It seems the Governor simply can't understand the concept of smaller government. I suspect voters will give him a better understanding come election day...
Gender should not dictate punishment (04/23/03)
As harsh as it might sound, I hope true justice prevails in the case of Charaty White who is facing the death penalty in Missouri for a brutal stabbing three years ago. Granted, our society - and rightfully so - is squeamish about the question of capital punishment for women. Of the 3,700 prisoners on death row in the United States, only 52 are women. Experts say it's doubtful if any of those women are actually executed...
Your View: Some ideas (04/23/03)
Michael Jensen's editorial of April 20 hit it right on the mark. He called for the citizens of Sikeston to "... demand change or accept your fate." He enumerated a number of problems confronting the city and stressed that we, the people need to be more vocal about our concerns. What better time to begin than now, with our newly-constructed City Council in place? We believe that there are at least three ways to begin this process...
SpeakOut 4/23 (04/23/03)
I am looking for someone who can build an enclosed case for military medals and records. Please leave a phone number in SpeakOut and I will call you. To the lady who wants to have her yard maintained this year, I will be glad to do it for a reasonable price. Call me at 471-2516...
SpeakOut 4/22 (04/23/03)
I am calling about a store in Sikeston. Every time I go in there, it's like a refrigerator. I can't even stand to shop in there. I'm surprised the poor little girls who work there don't have pneumonia. We cannot name the store you are calling about. You should call the store and speak with the manager....