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Stories from Thursday, May 15, 2003

Districts prepare to tighten belts (05/15/03)
SIKESTON -- From making teacher cuts to falling back on reserves to increasing class sizes, Missouri school district officials have a lot on their minds lately, and one of the hardest parts for Scott Downing is keeping his staff's morale up at this difficult time...
Noranda bill heads to governor's desk (05/15/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The bill that would let Noranda Aluminum Inc. negotiate for power contracts not under the Missouri Public Service Commission's control is on its way to the governor. The revised measure cleared both chambers without opposition -- 32-0 in the Senate and 129-0 in the House of Representatives. It is sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, and state Rep. Lanie Black, R-Charleston...
Hearing delayed for man charged in rape, robbery (05/15/03)
BENTON -- The preliminary hearing for the Sikeston man accused of raping and robbing an elderly woman has been moved to June 4. Donald Wayne Triblett, 18, was slated to appear Wednesday in front of Judge David Mann in Associate Court for the preliminary hearing on felony charges of forcible rape, forcible sodomy, first degree assault, armed criminal action, first degree burglary and first degree elderly abuse. His bond remains at $1 million...
Southeast signs 6-10 transfer from St. Louis (05/15/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Southeast Missouri State University basketball coach Gary Garner has announced that Randy Holbrook, 6-10, 240, from St. Louis has signed a national letter of intent to attend Southeast in the fall of 2003. Holbrook was ranked as one of the top 100 high school players in the nation while a senior at Kirkwood High School in 2000. He spent two seasons at Odessa Community College in Texas and will have two years eligibility remaining at Southeast...
Mid-America lands East Prairie guard (05/15/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- East Prairie's Matt Boyer signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Mid-America Bible College on Wednesday. Mid-America won the NCAA Division II National Championship this season and is consistently ranked among the top Division II schools in the nation...
Rhodes one-hits New Madrid County (05/15/03)
NEW MADRID - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team made it a clean sweep in the SEMO Conference with a 12-0, six inning win against New Madrid County Central on Wednesday in New Madrid. The Bulldogs, who had already clinched the regular season championship, ran the table in the conference for the first time in several years with a 9-0 record...
Zelpha Garrett (05/15/03)
DEXTER - Zelpha Garrett, 88, died May 14, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare. Born Nov. 12, 1914, in Indiana, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Hayes Harris, she was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a clerk for Stovall's Department Store in Dexter...
James Eakens (05/15/03)
MALDEN - James William "Tater" Eakens, 69, died May 12, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 20, 1934, in Tallapoosa, son of the late Lathie and Nona Kent Eakens, he was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 7686 and the First Southern Baptist Church in Risco. He was a ginner for the Campbell-Kirksey Cotton Gin for 21 years and also worked for Noranda Aluminum in Marston before retiring in 1996...
Bobby Prayor (05/15/03)
LaCENTER, Ky. -- Bobby Joe Prayor, 69, died at 1:10 p.m. May 14, 2003, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Nov. 21, 1933, in Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Donald Eugene and Kathleen O'Connor Prayor, he had lived in Granite City, Ill., most of his life, where he was employed as a chef with Hullings Cafeteria. In 1993, he moved to Paducah and had lived at the Life Care Center in LaCenter for the past year. He was of the Catholic belief...
Lottie Byrd (05/15/03)
SIKESTON - Lottie Lora Byrd, 84, died May 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in a fall at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1918, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Harrison and Allie Taylor Spradlin, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She was a self-employed beautician and had also been employed by the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston before retiring...
Margaret Martin (05/15/03)
CONRAN - Margaret Martin, 70, died May 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Whitlock - Breedon (05/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Joyce Whitlock and Jeffrey Wayne Breedon were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 30, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Sandra Schaller, associate pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Whitlock of Sikeston and the bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Clayton of Rector, Ark., and the late Alfred Breedon...
Beggs - Barnett (05/15/03)
BENTON -- Sheila Beggs and Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Beggs of Benton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Brooks, to Keith Alan Barnett, son of Bill Barnett of Cape Girardeau and Cathy O'Dell of Scott City. A graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride received a degree in social work in December 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is employed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri...
Stricker - Christian (05/15/03)
CHARLESTON -- Carl and Bernadette Stricker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angela Denise, to Paul David Christian, son of Gary and Patricia Christian of Dexter and Robert and Regena Barrett of Wappapello. The future bride is the granddaughter of Margaret R. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 15 (05/15/03)
SIKESTON - In the second War Loan Drive, Scott County purchased, $576,474 in present cash value of bonds, according to incomplete returns received by Stephen A. Barton, county chairman. The total is for cash value, not maturity value, he said. GIDEON - An election has been called for June 11 to vote on the construction of a sewer system for the city of Gideon...
Gephardt doesn't represent majority (05/15/03)
Dick Gephardt's presidential bid is sputtering. Missouri's favorite son is trying desperately to carve a position for himself among nine or so Democratic presidential hopefuls but thus far, Gephardt's name is usually found around the middle of the crowded field. He is hanging much of his hopes on a strong showing in the early Iowa caucus process since he has fairly strong support in our neighboring state...
SpeakOut 5/15 (05/15/03)
I agree with Mike Jensen about Kmart. They had the rudest people wait on you whom I have ever seen. They were nasty to the customers. Good riddance to Kmart. It's a real shame that our institute of higher learning north of Sikeston has to call in each year and ask them to mow their lawn. ...