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Stories from Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Arrests made in Monday shooting (12/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Three people are in custody after being arrested after an early morning shooting. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, at 1:59 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to 241 East Gladys on report of a subject with a gunshot wound...
Students learn about Saddam capture (12/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Several families spent most of Sunday talking about the capture of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, but the discussion continued for many children in the classroom Monday. "I told my students first thing: 'If you don't know about this, you should be embarrassed,'" noted social studies teacher Mike Marsh, adding that the news was even mentioned on the school's daily announcements...
Black comments on budget cuts (12/16/03)
NEW MADRID - While budget cuts are difficult, state legislators have what appears to be an impossible task: getting to the heart of problems without offending anyone. Following comments on the status of public health in Missouri from Ron Cates, chief operating officer for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, State Rep. Lanie Black accepted an invitation to respond by confirming Cates' claim that after last year's cuts, "there's not a whole lot of fat left to trim."...
Public health care at risk (12/16/03)
NEW MADRID - People have already been fired and programs are already cut in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, according to Ron Cates, DHSS's chief operating officer. And with the State Budget Offices' prediction of a $1 billion shortfall for next fiscal year, things don't look like they are going to get any better...
SJHS sweeps Poplar Bluff (12/16/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams swept a doubleheader with Poplar Bluff on Monday at the Field House. Sikeston's 9th grade team won its first game with a 46-40 win against the Mules' freshmen. The Bulldog 8th grade team held on 32-30 against Poplar Bluff's 8th graders...
Tournaments scheduled (12/16/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The seMissourian boys basketball tournament will run Dec. 26-30 at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Charleston was voted the top seed and will play No. 16 Chaffee at 9 a.m. in the first round. Other first round games feature No. ...
Sikeston All-Stars finish with record of 11-1 (12/16/03)
The Sikeston All-Star B team finished the season with a record of 11-1. The team of 7-year-olds competed in tournaments at Sikeston, Cape Girardeau and took first place at the Carbondale tournament. Team members are pictured front row, from left: Chase Gaines, Austin Hay, Jake Reed, Adam Kennard and Layton Jones. Second row: Wesley Shaw, Kaleb Newton, Dilan Rucker, Jared Boyd, Aaron Neal and Gavin O'Brian. Coaches: Dan O'Brian, Brent Hay and Mitchell Shaw...
Resident turns 100 (12/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Vastie Griffin celebrated her 100th birthday Dec. 5 with her children, Annie Griffin of Sikeston and Johnny Griffin of Detroit, Mich.; her sister, Mary Jackson of Detroit; and grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and friends...
Rickey Pierce (12/16/03)
POYNETTE, Wis. - Rickey Allen Pierce, 44, died Dec. 14, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 4, 1959, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Louis Allen and Martha Ann Ditto Pierce of Benton, Mo. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter, Angela Monique Pierce of Searcy, Ark.; one stepdaughter, Tonya Maddox of Jonesboro, Ark.; two brothers, Richard Pierce of Benton and Brian Pierce of Lesterville, Mo.; one sister, Teresa Revelle of East Prairie, Mo.; his maternal grandmother, Pauline Ditto of East Prairie; and three granddaughters.. ...
Agnes Walls (12/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Agnes Walls, 84, formerly of Parma, died Dec. 14, 2003, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 6, 1919, in Puxico, daughter of the late John and Sarah Gobble Gouldman, she lived in Parma most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Risco...
Loran Creasy (12/16/03)
PARMA - Loran O. Creasy, 62, died Dec. 15, 2003, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center in Malden. Born Nov. 5, 1941, in Dexter, son of the late Nolan and Shirley Hale Creasy, he lived in Parma most of his life. Survivors include: three cousins, Donna Petty of Ellington, Marlene Stanley of Campbell and Emily Ethridge of Poplar Bluff...
Howard Payne (12/16/03)
SIKESTON - Howard J. Payne, 70, died Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 28, 1933, son of the late Alonzo Edgar and Sarah Frances Griffen Payne, he lived all of his early life in Morehouse, where he attended elementary and high school. He worked for one year at the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston before beginning his career with the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 14, 1952...
Geraldine White (12/16/03)
PIGGOTT, Ark. - Geraldine White, 72, formerly of Risco, Mo., died Dec. 13, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare South. Born Oct. 9, 1931, in Risco, daughter of the late John Wesley and Arbie Murphy Williams, she attended Pleasant View General Baptist Church in Risco...
Fred Moen (12/16/03)
LOWNDES - Fred Moen, 82, died Dec. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 30, 1921, in Swiney, Texas, son of the late Joe and Jenny Couch Moen, he was a farmer, timber worker and heavy equipment operator before retiring. He was a U.S. Army medic during World War II...
Eva Eskew (12/16/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Eva L. Eskew, 90, who died Dec. 12, 2003, were: Danny Gales, Royal Elliot, Greg Davis, Rocky Davis, Tim Whitehead and James Lewis.
Griffin-Holmes (12/16/03)
ORAN -- Kellee Griffin and Nathan Holmes exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. June 7, 2003, ceremony before Dr. Tony Tanner, uncle of the bridegroom, on the lawn of Bill and Bonnie Holmes' residence in Oran, where the wedding reception was also held...
Wansing-Jones (12/16/03)
LAS VEGAS -- Paige Elizabeth Wansing and Minor Jasen Jones have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Wayne Wansing of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mary Seagle of Montevallo, Ala. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Johnny and Tammy Jones of New Madrid, Mo. He graduated in 1997 from The College of St. Francis...
Looking Back 12/16 (12/16/03)
LILBOURN - First Lt. Kenneth Twitty, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Twitty of Lilbourn and brother of Marty Etta Twitty of Sikeston, has been reported missing in action over New Guinea since Dec. 1, according to word received by his parents. His brothers are Capt. Lynn Twitty, now stationed at an air station in the Pacific, and Chief Yoeman John W. Twitty of the Seabees, stationed at Joliet, Ill...
Looking for answers on housing rights (12/16/03)
In Sikeston's on-going struggle to improve housing conditions, there remains a question that we still leave unanswered - do we blame substandard housing conditions on the landlord or the tenants? Sikeston voters will be asked in February to increase our sales tax to help fund a variety of issues. Among the funding needs is the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. So since we're being asked to fund these housing improvements, it seems to me we need to answer that first question...
Speakout 12/16 (12/16/03)
I would like to thank the person who found my purse at Market Place and turned it into the store. There are still some honest people in the world. Thank you, Sarah Griffith. Current world history