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Stories from Friday, May 23, 2003

County commissioners will opt out of 'sales tax holiday' (05/23/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners will opt out of a "sales tax holiday" approved by the Missouri Legislature during the final days of its session. Commissioners reviewed a legislative update from Dick Burke, executive director of the Missouri Association of Counties, during their regular meeting Thursday...
Noranda power legislation is signed into law (05/23/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce members were among the first to get the news. At Thursday's monthly luncheon Noranda's Steve McPheeters announced the governor had signed the bill allowing the area aluminum reduction company to purchase power outside the state's Public Service Commission's regulatory control. McPheeters, who was one of two speakers for the meeting, explained just an hour before the meeting began he received a call from the governor announcing the signing...
Council weighs staffing concerns (05/23/03)
SIKESTON - Drew Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety, discussed staffing levels for his department "and some concerns we have" during the City Council's special briefing session today. Juden said his department is again becoming a "training camp" for other law enforcement agencies and is facing resignations from DPS and rumors of officers leaving for other departments weekly...
Reconstruction (05/23/03)
Mike Westbrook of P.R. Developers cuts a strip of concrete along Wakefield Avenue recently. The company started the total reconstruction of the street from Main Street to Kingshighway. Motorist are urged to take caution in the construction site and to use alternate routes if possible...
Annual butt roast (05/23/03)
Sikeston Jaycee Justin Wibbenmeyer coats boston butts Thursday night. The Jaycee were hosting their Annual Memorial Day Boston Butt Roast. The butts can be picked up today from 3-5 p.m. and tickets are still available.
Sikeston crushes Kennett, 15-0 (05/23/03)
DEXTER - The top-seeded Sikeston Bulldogs (23-1) advanced to the championship game today with a 15-0, five-inning win against No. 4 Kennett on Thursday at Dexter's East City Park. Sikeston will play No. 2 Notre Dame today at 4:30 for the championship...
Oran survives Bell City upset bid (05/23/03)
ORAN -- Joey Bickings blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, leading Oran to a 3-1 win over Bell City in the Class 1, District 2 championship game on Thursday. It was one of few offensive highlights in an error-filled game that was dominated by pitching...
Jimmie Emerson (05/23/03)
MORLEY - Memorial graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley for James Eugene "Jimmie" Emerson, 63, of Sikeston, who died Feb. 11, 2003, at his home, following a brief battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease)...
Elizabeth Strickland (05/23/03)
KELSO - Elizabeth Harbour Strickland, 64, died at 6:03 a.m. May 22, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 4, 1938, in Jackson, Miss., daughter of the late James Kirk and Annie May Presley Slawson, she was a member of the Commerce Baptist Church. On May 8, 1960, in Jackson, Miss., she married Jesse Eugene Strickland who survives of the home...
Andrew Trammell (05/23/03)
GRINNELL, Iowa - Andrew Wayne Trammell, 25, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 21, 2003, in Donnellson of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Nov. 23, 1977, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Pamela Hodder Trammell and Gary Wayne Trammell of Dexter, he graduated in 2001 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He was a claims adjuster for the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co...
Buddy Alberson (05/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Buddy Alberson, 87, who died May 20, 2003, were: Ernie Williams, Delbert Sanders, Dale Sanders, Terry Duncan, Steve Sanders and Danny Williams.
Willie Reese (05/23/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Willie R. Reese, 77, who died May 19, 2003, were: J.D. Reese, Billy Monroe, Christopher Reese, Aaron Reese, David Reese and Justin Million.
Francis Denning (05/23/03)
CHARLESTON - Francis Warren Denning, 82, died at 6:35 p.m. May 22, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 31, 1921, in East Prairie, son of the late James Orb and Hattie Lee McClanahan Denning, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired carpenter and of the Protestant belief...
Looking Back in Time at May 23 (05/23/03)
SIKESTON - Seventy members, 27 boys and 43 girls, will be graduated from the Sikeston High School at the commencement exercises to be held in the auditorium Monday night, May 31. SIKESTON - One hundred and sixty-six senior boys and girls will march in the 62nd annual commencement exercises next Monday night in the amphitheater at the senior high school. Five more, who for some reason cannot march, will also receive diplomas...
Your View 5/23: Thanks (05/23/03)
Hello, my name is Spc. David A. Summers and I am currently serving in the U.S. Army in Tooele Utah, in Operation Noble Eagle 2. I just wanted to say thank you for supporting all U.S. troops involved in homeland security and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am a 1986 graduate of Sikeston High School and have family still living in Sikeston...
SpeakOut 5/23 (05/23/03)
This call is in response to the person interested in the World War II bombers that were purchased by students in Sikeston. The U.S. Air Force 55th Fighter Squadron recently held a reunion in Omaha, Neb., and some of the people there may be able to help you. If you can find out what the numbers were on the tail of the planes, they may be able to find the information you are seeking. You can call me at (573) 472-1380...