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Stories from Thursday, November 20, 2003

Area farmer sentenced to 70 months in prison (11/20/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two area men will spend the next several years in jail after being sentenced in federal court Wednesday. A Stoddard County farmer, David Jackson, 48, was sentenced to 70 months in prison on one felony count of unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine. Upon release from prison, Jackson was ordered to be placed on three years supervised release by Webber, who handed down the sentence Wednesday...
Students get glimpse at life 200 years ago (11/20/03)
FORT DEFIANCE, Ill. - Looking over his 1803 clothing, a curious visitor asks re-enactor Bob Plummer of Hermann about the pouch stuffed into his wide, leather belt. "There were no pockets in 1803," he explains. "At least no pockets as we know them." Ladies had pockets sewn inside their waistband for sewing kits, according to Plummer, "but men didn't have pockets." For men, this convenience we take for granted didn't arrive on the scene until invented by Levi Strauss in 1849 for miners to keep their ore samples in. ...
Jury finds Sikeston man guilty (11/20/03)
BENTON - It took a jury about three hours to find a Sikeston man guilty of statutory sodomy in the first degree. Elmer L. Tyra was found guilty following a two-day jury trial, which ended Tuesday. The charges against Tyra stem from an incident which occurred between Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, 2001, at a residence on Ruth Street in Sikeston. According to the information filed with the court, Tyra had deviate sexual intercourse with a person who was then less than 12 years old...
Sales tax issue put on ballot (11/20/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to place a 10-year 1-cent general revenue sales tax on the Feb. 2 ballot. The bill was read twice and adopted as an emergency measure during the special session due to the final certification date for the election was Tuesday. City Clerk Carroll Couch had requested some time from the Council to prepare the required paperwork before the deadline...
Rotary Auction (11/20/03)
Kim Heckemeyer takes a bid over the phone while Matthew Menz, right, runs a bid for Michael Bollinger Wednesday night at the Sikeston Rotary Christmas Auction. Tonight is the final night of the auction which begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on SPS Channel 12...
Sikeston native shoots for Champions Tour card (11/20/03)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Sikeston native Tom Dawson is just two solid rounds away from getting his professional golf touring card. The 1972 SHS graduate is playing in the Champions Tour's 2003 National Qualifying Tournament at Coral Springs, Fla., this week...
Area football standings (11/20/03)
SEMO Conference Season Leaders --------------------------------------------------------------- GAMES PLAYED --------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- INDIVIDUAL LEADERS...
Roy Hildebrand Sr. (11/20/03)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Roy Harold Hildebrand Sr., 82, died Nov. 18, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville. Born Oct. 6, 1921, in Clarkton, Mo., son of the late Roy R. and Icy V. Haislip Hildebrand, he graduated from Lilbourn (Mo.) High School and was a member of the United Methodist Church. ...
Ervin Birch (11/20/03)
HOWARDVILLE - Ervin Birch, 75, who was born Dec. 24, 1927, died Nov. 11, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. There are no known survivors. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sand Hill Cemetery in New Madrid. Richards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Kenneth Williamson (11/20/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Kenneth George Williamson, 76, died Nov. 18, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Bloomfield, son of the late Frank and Ollie Hobbs Williamson, he lived in Bloomfield for many years and retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Keaner Gravel Company...
Gottmann-McDonald (11/20/03)
MALDEN -- Terry and Ann McDonald of Malden have announced the engagement of their son, Spencer Terry McDonald to Rebecca Anna Göttmann of Heidelberg, Germany, daughter of Hans Göttmann of Schoenau and Sylvia Göttmann of Singen, Germany. The future bride is a student at the University of Heidelberg, where her major course of study is cultural anthropology with a minor in Islam studies. She recently accepted an apprenticeship with the Museum for Cultural Anthropology in Heidelberg...
Looking Back 11/20 (11/20/03)
SIKESTON - Two residential properties in Sikeston have changed hands in recent transactions. Ernest McConnell has purchased the residential property at 506 Ruth St., where he has been living, from Robert Dempster. E.E. Leighninger has purchased the residential property from Mrs. Maxine Graham at Hunter Street...
Committee's vote served citizens well (11/20/03)
To their great credit, the Sikeston Rental Ordinance Appeals Board late Wednesday voted against a request from a landlord to make an exception to the rental code ordinance. This little-known group of people is in charge of weighing the interests of the landlords, the tenants and the community in deciding the direction of the city's rental property. On Wednesday, with just one dissenting vote, the committee stuck to their guns and denied a request to vary from the city codes...
Speakout 11/20 (11/20/03)
I am tired of reading about farmers getting handouts. People say that farmers get handouts and are rich. This is not true. Farmers get a handout from the government because they work hard to get crops for the United States and when the crops fail, they are reimbursed by the U.S. ...