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Stories from Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Serving it up (01/14/04)
Rotary Club member Ron Steinmetz fills a bowl with chili Tuesday during the club's annual Chili Day at the Power House of God Church. Over 1,000 meals were served with all of the proceeds to benefit area charities.
Student numbers increasing (01/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Halfway through the school year, attendance is up at Sikeston Public Schools. "As of right now, we have 80 more warm bodies than we did last year at this point in time," Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller told the Board of Education at Tuesday's regular meeting. "And we're nearly 70 higher than we were two years ago."...
County officials will learn more about security (01/14/04)
BENTON - Scott County officials will take advantage of an opportunity to learn more about homeland security. County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger advised commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday of the SEMA Homeland Security Road Show scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Sikeston Higher Education Center in Sikeston...
Red Cross extends an appeal for blood (01/14/04)
SIKESTON - An early flu season, holidays, cold weather - all of these have combined to result in a critical shortage of blood in this region. "It's the worst I've seen it in a long time and I've been here since '81," said Craig Welker, blood bank supervisor for Missouri Delta Medical Center. "Hospitals are trying to help each other out from Poplar Bluff to Cape to Dexter. You call the (Red Cross distribution) depot and they tell you, 'We don't have any.'"...
King Day events will feature law official (01/14/04)
SIKESTON -- The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will begin with the 17th Annual Motorcade Parade at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Lincoln School Building. It will continue with a keynote presentation by Charles R. Jackson, director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, at noon at Mission Missouri. Jackson is scheduled to speak about community service...
Precincts combined (01/14/04)
BENTON - The combination of rising election costs, upcoming changes in voter laws and the Sikeston Home Rule Charter will result in some changes at the polls. "Several Scott County voting precincts will be consolidated for future elections," Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said...
Weeks closing in on school record (01/14/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston wrestler Kyle Weeks moved one win closer to the school record for career victories on Tuesday night at the Field House. The 135-pounder pinned Cape Central's Don Coonce in 1:20, helping the Bulldogs beat the Tigers 54-27. It was Weeks' 101st career win. The record stands at 105, set by Jerry Winberry from 1990 to 1994...
Top-ranked Bluejays soar past New Madrid County (01/14/04)
NEW MADRID - The Charleston Bluejays showed why they are ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 3 when they defeated SEMO Conference foe New Madrid County Central 71-52 on Tuesday at NMCC High School. It ranks as one of the Bluejays' most dominating performances of the year as they opened up a 62-34 lead heading into the fourth quarter...
Kelly tops Scott Central, 83-77 (01/14/04)
BENTON -- Five Kelly players finished in double figures as the Hawks beat Scott County Central in an 83-77 shootout on Tuesday night. Chris Romas led the way with 20 points, Michael Glastetter had 16, Kendal Deason had 15 and Josh Jones contributed 10 in the win...
Sikeston Wrestling Corner (01/14/04)
TOURNAMENT RESULTS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS WRESTLERS OF THE WEEK: Week 1: Cody Ryan Week 2: Lance Berry Week 3: Cody Weeks Week 4: Lance Berry Week 5: Scotty Keenan & Kyle Weeks STATE RANKED WRESTLERS: Joe Johnson, No. 4 at 275 Lance Berry, No. 5 at 160 Kyle Weeks, No. 6 at 135...
Portageville knocks off Caruthersville (01/14/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Bulldogs upped their season record to 9-3 Tuesday night with a narrow 45-41 win over the Caruthersville Tigers. The loss dropped the Tigers below the .500 mark at 5-6. The visiting Tigers used their quickness and some Bulldog defensive lapses to drive the lane early in the contest and jumped out to an 8-2 lead...
Pete Ward (01/14/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Pete Ward, 61, died at 8:08 p.m. Jan. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Stevie Taylor (01/14/04)
BATON ROUGE, La. - Steven Lynn "Stevie" Taylor, 45, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Jan. 13, 2004, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Born Oct. 2, 1958, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Shirley Lee Coffee Taylor of Baton Rouge and the late Junior Ray "Hoot" Taylor, he was an employee of Shaw Sunland Fabricators in Walker, a subsidiary of The Shaw Group. He was an avid LSU football fan...
Ronald Seal (01/14/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ronald Max Seal, 66, died at 6:20 p.m. Jan. 12, 2004, at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. Born Aug. 22, 1937, in Piggott, Ark., son of Faye Arnold Seal of Paragould, Ark., and the late Frank Seal, he had been the office manager at the Associated Natural Gas Co., retiring in April 1998. ...
Warren H. Poole (01/14/04)
DEDHAM, Mass. - Warren H. Poole, a resident of Sikeston, Mo., and Dedham, died Jan. 8, 2004. Poole attended the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. He was first married to Rose Austin, who preceded him in death, and later married Maxine Lathum, who survives...
George Kissell (01/14/04)
SIKESTON - George Kissell, 57, died Jan. 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 1/14 (01/14/04)
SIKESTON - Fire of undetermined origin on New Year's Eve destroyed a large modern home of Mrs. Roy L. Williams on at the old Wyatt road with the loss estimated at from $45,000 to $60,000. SIKESTON - Sweeping to their seventh straight victory of the season, the Sikeston Bulldogs thumped the visiting Kennett Indians 65-47 in a SeMo Conference game at Sikeston's Armory Saturday night behind the hot shooting for forward Ken Davis and guard Larry McClellon...
Burdening business won't help budget (01/14/04)
Next week, Gov. Bob Holden will stand before the General Assembly and offer his take on the needs of Missouri in the annual State of the State address. It will come as no surprise that Holden will offer a surprisingly similar agenda as he did last year and it will come as no surprise that his ideas for tax increases will likely fail as they did last year...
Your view: A closer look (01/14/04)
In his letter to you of December 31, 2003, our City Manager Doug Friend responded to my reference to his selective granting of 50 percent salary increases to senior City Hall personnel. He said, "I can defend each increase." Well, since he's asking the people of Sikeston to approve the largest tax increase in our history, and give him an additional $36 million with no strings attached, wouldn't this be a good time to do that?...
Speakout 1/14 (01/14/04)
This is to the caller who wanted people to save their money and let the military supply our soldiers. I can't adequately express my outrage. First, you are obviously extremely selfish to try to keep your money for yourself. Secondly, I would bet your comment about the elitist fascist thugs that you are sitting at home on your butt and my taxes are paying for you to do so. ...