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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2003

Scouts begin annual effort to help hungry (11/13/03)
SIKESTON - Motorists should slow down and keep their eyes open in residential areas for the next two Saturdays as area Cub and Boy Scouts will hit the streets for the 2003 Scouting for Food drive. "We go out and we put a bag on each door and then we come back the next Saturday," explained Derek Burch, 9, who has already participated in two of the annual food drives. "We take the bag and the food goes to the Boy Scouts and we give it to people who can not afford food."...
Schools sue over funding (11/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Committee for Educational Equality will file a lawsuit against the state next month as they continue their effort to clarify equity and adequate funding for all Missouri public schools. Meanwhile, committee members know their fight is far from over. CEE officials predict the entire lawsuit process could take two to three years to complete...
Practice makes perfect (11/13/03)
Hope Terrell, Amber Holman, Lori Brotherton and Heather Palmer rehearse for the Sikeston Little Theater production of "Steel Magnolias" which starts tonight. The 45th season is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center, 506 S. Kingshighway. Advance tickets are $6 each and are currently on sale at Collins Music in Sikeston. Any tickets remaining will be available at the door prior to the performances...
Tough loss (11/13/03)
New Madrid County Central assistant coach John Jones consoles senior Terry Long as time ticks off the clock in NMCC's 41-12 sectional loss to Ste. Genevieve Wednesday night.
DeWitt signs with Georgia Tech (11/13/03)
Sikeston shortstop Blake DeWitt signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Seated with DeWitt are his parents Lynne and Mike DeWitt. Standing from left are Sikeston assistant coach Alan Scheeter, head coach Kevin Self, sister Jenni DeWitt, athletic director Charlie Vickery and Fred Johnson, dean of students...
Rhodes signs with St. Louis University (11/13/03)
Sikeston pitcher Lance Rhodes signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Saint Louis University on Wednesday. Seated with Rhodes are his parents Debbie and James Rhodes. Standing from left are Sikeston baseball assistant coach Alan Scheeter and head coach Kevin Self...
Priday signs with University of Missouri (11/13/03)
Sikeston catcher Jacob Priday signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Missouri on Wednesday. Seated with Priday are his parents Christy and Ron Priday. Standing from left are athletic director Charlie Vickery, assistant baseball coach Alan Scheeter and head coach Kevin Self...
Schwent runs over Eagles in 41-12 win (11/13/03)
NEW MADRID -- If Ste. Genevieve tailback Adam Schwent had anything left to prove before Wednesday's Class 3 sectional game against New Madrid County Central, he doesn't anymore. The guy is good. But nobody knew he was this good. The 2,000-yard rusher put on a show, running over and around Eagle defenders all night long, leading the Dragons to a 41-12 victory on a cold, windy night at NMCC High School...
Kewanee man honored on his 80th birthday (11/13/03)
NEW MADRID -- Nathan "J.R." Gunther of Kewanee was honored on his 80th birthday Nov. 1 at the community building in New Madrid. Friends, family and classmates of the Wardell High School Class of 1942 gathered for the occasion and were asked to write a memory or experience they had shared with him. The recollections were put into a memory book titled "80 Years of Memories."...
Christopher Lynch (11/13/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Christopher Lynch, 45, died Nov. 12, 2003, in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Irlene Groves (11/13/03)
THEBES, Ill. - Irlene Genevieve Groves, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Benton, Ill., daughter of the late Oliver P. and Edith Cruson Farley, she lived at Thebes for more than 30 years and was a member of the Trinity Free Pentecostal Church of Charleston. She had been employed as a licensed practical nurse at St. Francis Medical Center and was later a private duty nurse...
Wayne Black (11/13/03)
CHARLESTON - Wayne Stark Black, 69, died at 7:59 p.m. Nov. 11, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Charleston, son of the late Paul Ramsey and Eunice Stark Black, he served with the U.S. Air Force for nine years. He then lived in Blodgett while employed with the U.S. Post Office in Sikeston for 40 years. He returned to Charleston upon his retirement and attended the Assembly of God Church...
John Rush (11/13/03)
OAKMAN, Ala. - John D. Rush, 64, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Nov. 11, 2003, at the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. Born April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, son of the late Sherman Thomas and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, he had worked in hotel security and was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church...
Novella Harrison (11/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Essie Novella Harrison, 86, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 8, 1917, in Essex, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Jennie Avery Allen. On Nov. 29, 1941, she married Charles "Red" Harrison who preceded her in death on June 7, 1984...
Andrew Hopper (11/13/03)
ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. - Andrew Hopper, 66, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Born Sept. 1, 1937, in Steele, Mo., son of the late L.V. Hopper and Mary Bingham Hopper and Lois Burton, he was a truck driver. His wife, Bonnie Akins Hopper, survives of the home...
Frances Childress (11/13/03)
WILLIAMSVILLE - Frances I. Childress, 51, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 27, 1952, in Matthews, daughter of Essie Marie Buttry Ray of Benton and the late Auda Cecil Ray, she retired as a nursing home administrator. She was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Poplar Bluff...
Births (published 11/13) (11/13/03)
NEW MADRID - Elizabeth Smith and Randy Jackson are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:57 p.m. Sept. 4, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Joycelynne Annette Eternity Randi Jackson weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Britton-Lowe (11/13/03)
BELL CITY -- Tom and Carol Britton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Joy, to Brandon Derek Lowe, son of Rick and Sherry Lowe of Searcy, Ark. A 1999 graduate of Scott County Central High School, the future bride graduated in 2002 from Crowleys Ridge College. She is employed by Dr. Steve Nast in Sikeston...
Looking Back 11/13 (11/13/03)
SIKESTON - Selling of lockers in Advance by the Food Lockers Inc. in Sikeston has been continuing this week with indications pointing to the company's early securing of enough locker sales to allow building of the plant. SIKESTON - 4-H Baby Beef winner was David Bird, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Bird of Route 2, whose animal brought the top prize at the Sikeston Auction Co. sale Saturday afternoon...
Dialogue is needed on U.S. immigration (11/13/03)
Lost in the national debate this election season is the issue of immigration. All eyes are focused on the Middle East, the economy and if and when Social Security will belly-up. Heck, we spend much more time debating the issue of same-sex marriages than we do immigration and yet, to me at least, the issue of immigration will be the number one source of national attention within the next decade...
Speakout 11/13 (11/13/03)
To Mr. Time to End Welfare, I'll have you know there are a lot of people on welfare who aren't drugheads. Maybe you're the drughead. Maybe you are the one who has the real problem. And the programs for Christmas, those programs are to help children so the children can have Christmas. "Mr. Nazi" is who I think you are, communist. You need to be shipped off somewhere else, Mr. Time to End Welfare...