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Stories from Friday, May 16, 2003

Longtime schoolmates graduate with honors (05/16/03)
CHAFFEE -- Saturday marks the end of a 17-year run for schoolmates Emily Siebert and Jessica Smith when they graduate from Southeast Missouri State University. Not only are they majoring in the same field -- elementary education -- they both have 4.0 GPAs and were 1999 graduates of Chaffee High School...
Lack of funds is impacting roadwork (05/16/03)
CHARLESTON - With the year not even half over, the Mississippi County Road and Bridge Department is already finding some of its line items nearly exhausted. "We've had some major expenses," Commissioner Martin Lucas said during the Commission's regular Thursday session. Of the $12,000 budgeted for limestone, for example, the county has already spent $11,000. "That's from the hard winter," said Lucas, explaining the rock was used to fill in potholes...
Lambert's will be featured Sunday (05/16/03)
SIKESTON - When the Travel Channel went in search of "places to pig out," they found the nation's favorite trough is Lambert's Cafe. The Sikeston-Miner's "Home of Throwed Rolls" earned the No. 1 spot in the Travel Channel's feature "Top Ten Places to Pig Out." The show is scheduled to be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Travel Channel (Check local cable listings for channel)...
Local counties are granted tax relief (05/16/03)
ST. LOUIS -- The Internal Revenue Service granted a series of tax relief measures Thursday for Missouri and Kansas residents whose communities were struck by severe storms and tornadoes beginning May 4. The measures includes extension of tax filing and payment deadlines, and abatement of interest and penalties. ...
Noranda officials express gratitude (05/16/03)
NEW MADRID - Noranda Aluminum company officials have expressed their gratitude to area legislators for their leadership in the passage of the bill this week which will give Noranda more flexibility to purchase energy in the future. Senate Bill 555 successfully cleared the Senate, under the leadership of State Sen. President Pro Tem Peter Kinder and Sen. Bill Foster. Rep. Lanie Black and Rep. Peter Myers engineered the bill's passage on the House side...
Charleston first, Sikeston second in district tennis (05/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Charleston took first and Sikeston placed second in the Class 1-3 District Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Sikeston High School. The top seeds prevailed: Charleston's Alec Peterson won the singles tournament, Sikeston's Ryne Vickery and Peter Jones won doubles...
Sikeston girls soccer team grabs third win (05/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team picked up its third win of the season on Thursday, nipping Fredericktown on the road, 2-1. "We had a pretty good effort from Amber Coffey and Hannah Smith on the defensive side," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "This was probably their best game of the year."...
Oran up to 45 home runs on season (05/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Oran added four more home runs to its season total on Thursday afternoon, beating East Prairie 16-8 on the road. The Eagles now have 45 home runs on the year and carry a team batting average of .408. Nathan Seyer was 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. Tyler Nelson was 2-for-5 with a homer, and Tyler Cookson was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs...
Sikeston track squad shoots for third straight district championship (05/16/03)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys track and field team will try to pull off a third straight district championship on Saturday when they will compete in the Class 3, District 1 meet in Perryville. The district meet is considered one of the strongest in the entire state...
SHS slugs four homers in 12-2 win (05/16/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Bulldogs closed out the team's most successful regular season in school history with a 12-2 win against Jackson on Thursday at Legion Park. The Bulldogs will enter the Class 3, District 1 Tournament on Monday in Dexter as the top seed with a 21-1 record...
Rosemary Hitt (05/16/03)
ADVANCE - Rosemary Eakin Hitt, 76, died May 14, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 28, 1927, at Allenville, daughter of the late Robert and Mary "Louise" Deimund Eakin, she was a library assistant for Advance schools for many years. She was of the Jehovah's Witnesses belief and attended the Cape South Kingdom Hall...
Margaret Martin (05/16/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Margaret Martin, 70, died May 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Portageville, daughter of the late Carl and Dora Harp Ray, she owned and operated Gary's BBQ in Portageville and was a member of the Conran Baptist Church...
Twylia Walls (05/16/03)
LILBOURN - Twylia Dawn Walls, 21, died May 15, 2003, near Risco. Born April 26, 1982, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of Mary Jane Reece Walls of Lilbourn and Billy Joe Walls Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2002. She was a lifelong resident of Lilbourn and member of the Spoonville Baptist Church in Malden...
Births (published 5/16) (05/16/03)
Rangel SIKESTON - Antonio and Tonya Rangel are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 12:10 p.m. April 2, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Adrianna Paige Rangel weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Rangel is the daughter of Lonnie Paul Gammons and Deborah Ann Gammons...
Looking Back in Time at May 16 (05/16/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Myrtle Moll received a cablegram Tuesday from her son, Ray Allen Moll, machinist mate first class, who is on duty at some unknown location. --- SIKESTON - Dr. W.I. Sidwell sustained an operation Thursday at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis...
We'd rather watch 'Candidate Survivor' (05/16/03)
You've got to give Joe Lieberman credit. One of nine Democratic presidential hopefuls (at latest count), Lieberman has proposed that the rivals agree to a series of nationally broadcast debates each month starting in July. Never mind that the debates would be as exciting as watching wallpaper dry, Lieberman certainly is creative in his approach...
SpeakOut 5/16 (05/16/03)
I agree with the soon to be former employees of Charter Communications. It looks pure and simple like they just slickered the City Council. After years of a temporary arrangement, when they finally get a permanent one for 10 years, immediately after that, they decide to close this office down. Somebody should have been wise to that?...