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Stories from Sunday, November 16, 2003

Students learn on the job in video services program (11/16/03)
SIKESTON -- With the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Farmers Recognition Banquet only days away, students of the Sikeston Career and Technology Center's video services program were busy Friday editing the final version of the banquet's farm family videos...
Hepatitis C education needed in state (11/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Despite recent reports that the federal government fails to warn the public about hepatitis C, state health officials suggest Missourians are aware of the virus, but aren't completely educated about it. "Awareness is happening -- whether the public actually understands the disease, I don't know -- but people have heard of it," said registered nurse Roberta Renicker, who works for the communicable disease prevention section of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
'Raking' leaves (11/16/03)
Employees of the City of Sikeston Public Works Department collect leaves along Linda Street in Sikeston. On Monday, collection in districts 2 and 6 begins, continuing through Friday. District 2 is east of the Burlington-Northern Railroad tracks, west of South Main and south of Malone to the southern city limits. District 6 is east of Burlington-Northern Railroad tracks, west of North Kingshighway, and north of Malone to northern city limits...
Two wanted men arrested in car chase (11/16/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Two Minnesota men are in custody after leading several police departments on a vehicle chase from Miner into Stoddard County. Officials from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, Dexter Police Department and Bloomfield Police Department responded to a call at 2:50 a.m. Friday to assist Scott County officials in apprehending two subjects who had fled after being approached by an officer with the Miner Police Department...
Getting ready (11/16/03)
Ken Rubenacker, solicitation chair for the Sikeston Rotary Club Auction, inventories items collected so far. The auction will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 at the Sikeston Clinton Building. Sikeston Public Schools cable access channel 12 will broadcast the annual fund-raiser...
Three Sikeston baseball players sign Division I (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - It's not too often that a high school in Southeast Missouri produces Division I baseball players. But the Sikeston Bulldogs now have three on one team, as they had players sign with three different colleges on Wednesday. Blake DeWitt honored his verbal commitment he made in August when he signed with Georgia Tech...
NMCC back was the total package (11/16/03)
NEW MADRID -- Every now and then, a special breed of athlete comes through Southeast Missouri. Somebody with all the tools it takes to dominate high school football. New Madrid County Central running back Remond Willis is one such athlete. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior led the Eagles on both sides of the ball this year, guiding his team to an 8-3 record and the Class 3, District 1 title...
Showing appreciation (11/16/03)
Alliance Bank, located at 820 N. Main St. in Sikeston, held an open house/Customer Appreciation Day Nov. 7, along with a ribbon cutting ceremony for its recently remodeled facility. Pictured are, from left, front row: Kathy Medlin, Gary Diebold, Missy Marshall, David Mann, Lisa Pobst, Mike Pobst and Judy Morrow; and back row: Kathie Archie, Roberta Wills, Farrah Bissel, Jerry Pullen, Madeline Wilson, Don Pratt, Kim Hackworth, Priscilla Bokan, Larry Tetley and Harry Sharp...
Business briefcase (11/16) (11/16/03)
OSAGE BEACH- The Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri received the Governor's Special Achievement of Excellence Awards for Performance Excellence during the 21st Annual Governor's Conference on Workforce Development at the Tan-Tar-A Resort...
Veterinarian hits the road to care for area's horses (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - Little girls often develop a passion for horses. Colleen Retz recalls growing up in Kansas City where she first discovered her love for horses. "I was obsessed," she admitted with a smile. As a youngster she worked at a stable and learned her way around horses until her family could afford to buy her "an old broken down horse from the race track and ever since there has been no turning back."...
Legislative dinner puts spotlight on area tourism (11/16/03)
A very successful "Spotlight on Tourism" legislative dinner served as an opportunity to learn more about tourism in our area and what plans state and federal legislators have for contributing to the success of tourism in the River Heritage's 12-county region...
Modern Woodmen of America name district representative (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - Lee A. Bowman was named district representative for Modern Woodmen of America. He will serve members, their families and residents in Sikeston and surrounding areas. Bowman offers life insurance and annuity products for families and businesses as well as fraternal member benefits and community service programs to meet the needs of local members...
Lena Lind (11/16/03)
DEXTER - Eva Lena Lind, 74, died Nov. 15, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Alvis Newton (11/16/03)
MURRAY, Ky. - Alvis Hubbard Newton, 87, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 4:06 p.m. Nov. 14, 2003, at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Born March 5, 1916, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late William Allen and Alcenia Paralee Kelly Newton, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he retired as a building contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie and lived in Murray since 1978...
James E "Jim" Cox Sr. (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston businessman James E. "Jim" Cox Sr., 61, died Nov. 14, 2003, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late J.F. and Alberta Masters Cox Jr. A 1960 graduate of Sikeston High School, Cox was part owner of Home Oil Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves...
Katie Parr (11/16/03)
BENTON - Mary Katlyn Clara Parr, 8-week-old daughter of George Parr III and Darla J. Jines, died unexpectedly at 5:31 a.m. Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Mildred Renfro (11/16/03)
DEXTER - Mildred Renfro, 70, died Nov. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Births (published 11/16) (11/16/03)
MATTHEWS - Mike and Janie Drews are the parents of their second daughter, born at 3:47 p.m. Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Emily Pearl Drews weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Drews, daughter of Jerry and Frankie Hick, is a medical transcriptionist...
Looking Back 11/16 (11/16/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Richard "Buddy" Waters, a hospital apprentice with the U.S. Navy, has been transferred from Farragut, Idaho, to Mare Island, Calif. SIKESTON - Frederick W. Huff, director of the library services for the Sikeston Public Schools, is the new vice president and president-elect of the Missouri Association of School Librarians. He was advanced to this office from that of treasurer...
Money is needed to better Sikeston (11/16/03)
The results of a citywide survey are now in and, as expected, improved housing topped the list of categories judged important for our community. The outcome was highly predictable to me because of the wording of the survey and because of the attention given to housing conditions. ...
Speakout 11/16 (11/16/03)
Well, back to the Cotton Carnival note. Either you misunderstood or I was quoted wrong. I don't know. But anyway, the route on the Kingshighway route was only four-tenths of a mile different from the one on Malone Avenue. I think it was really a shame to change it from Kingshighway (not to Kingshighway). I wish the parade would go back down Kingshighway next year...