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Stories from Sunday, January 18, 2004

A cut above the rest (01/18/04)
CHARLESTON -- It's not too difficult to find Henry's Barber Shop off South Main Street in Charleston. For starters, a 9-foot-tall barber pole greets Coffer's clients. And from there, visitors will encounter about five more barber poles throughout his shop --...
Sheriff's office says be alert for scams (01/18/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Stoddard County Chief Deputy Rick Cook has announced two possible scams being operated in the area. "The first concerns a male and female going to local churches and asking for money, food and travel purposes," Cook said. "It is believed the same two people have been to several churches and may be taking advantage of the good will of the churches contact." He said area churches want to remind people that their doors will always be open to provide help to those who are truly in need.. ...
Six-county committee hopes to steer Bootheel region to economic success (01/18/04)
SIKESTON - The regional economic development partnership concept for Southeast Missouri has taken another step toward reality with the formation of a steering committee and the selection of a name. During meetings held since the idea was introduced in October, six counties expressed an interest in participating and selected representatives for a steering committee, according to Steve McPheeters of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Business-Industrial Committee...
Man arrested after apparent labor dispute (01/18/04)
BENTON - An argument at a construction site left one man seriously injured and his assailant in jail. Clyde R. Staples, 37, Berryman, is in the Scott County Jail charged with second degree assault and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $150,000...
Dement gets dream job of coaching alma mater (01/18/04)
SIKESTON - Everybody has dreams. Some may want to be an astronaut. Some may want to play in the NBA. Jerry Dement wanted to coach football for the Sikeston Bulldogs. Dement will get his chance starting in the 2004 season as he was hired last week to become the school's 22nd head coach, replacing longtime leader Charlie Vickery...
Eagles lose another heartbreaker (01/18/04)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central suffered another heartbreaking loss to a highly-touted team on Friday night, falling 72-65 to Cape Central. Like recent games against Blytheville, Ark., and Massac County, Ill., the Eagles had a chance to pull out the upset, but came up short in the end...
Delta powers past East Prairie (01/18/04)
DELTA -- Delta had five players in double figures and never trailed after the first quarter to win handily at home. Brent Menz had 23 points to lead Delta (10-5). Zack Kelley had 14, Kevin Bartels and Daniel Cook had 12 and Cody Crowden added 10. Advance had five scorers in double figures in a home win. James Masters led the Hornets (9-4) with 19 points. Tyler Bowman and Drew Sherman had 14 apiece for Advance and Jeremy Limbaugh and Daryl Wade had 12 apiece...
Area highlights (01/18/04)
BENTON - The Kelly Hawks improved to 6-7 on the season with a 70-28 win against Scott-Mississippi Conference foe Chaffee on Friday night at Kelly High School. The Hawks were never threatened as they led 19-6 after one quarter and 48-13 at the half against the winless Red Devils...
Bluejays struggle without Biles; squeak past Scott Central (01/18/04)
CHARLESTON--The 15-1 Charleston Bluejays spotted the visiting Scott Central Braves 16 points before storming back to take a 73-66 win Friday night. The 'Jays, who played without the services of starting guard Marcus Biles, who is out with an ankle injury, hit a dozen trifectas with Trentez Lane's five leading the team. Lane was the game's leading scorer with 21 points overall. Joshua Strayhorn got into double figures with 20...
A new addition (01/18/04)
First Security State Bank held a ribbon cutting recently for the arrival of an ATM at the corner of Main Street and Salecdo Road. Cutting the ribbon is Community Bank First Security State Bank President Britt McConnell. From left are: Debbie Glenn, Sonny Alcorn, Vice-President Matt Wright, Bryan Palmer, Steve Forbis, Tom Story, President and CEO Greg Luehmann, Jean Cox, Rebecca Steward, Clayton Vandivort, McConnell, Rich Wrather, Dr. ...
Finding a place by way of Web (01/18/04)
SIKESTON - Hunting for a new home in Southeast Missouri has gotten easier. Now prospective buyers can check out property listings, 24-hours a day, seven days a week from their home computers. Information for Southeast Missouri residential, commercial, investment and rural properties for sale by area real estate companies and even a calculator to determine loan payments needed to cover a purchase are located at the Website semolist.com...
Business briefcase (1/18) (01/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Two Southeast Missouri State University students recently passed parts of the Certified Management Accountants (CMA) exam. Sara Westrich of Scott City, Mo., a senior accounting major at Southeast Missouri State University, recently passed the first and second parts of the CMA exam. ...
Market travels (01/18/04)
One of the most exciting educational and professionally rewarding opportunities of the year is under way. The Sikeston-Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau is attending the American Bus Association Marketplace in New York which runs through Jan. 22...
Earnest Grim (01/18/04)
VAN BUREN - Earnest Grim, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Jan. 16, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeff Berry (01/18/04)
QUINCY, Ill. - Clifford "Jeff" Berry, 75, formerly of Bloomfield, Mo., died Jan. 15, 2004, in Quincy. Born Oct. 20, 1928, at Tiptonville, Tenn., son of the late Pete and Audrey Godwin Berry, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life before moving to Quincy a few years ago. He was a retired farmer and member of Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla, Mo...
Marion Wheeler (01/18/04)
LILBOURN - Marion Wheeler, 71, died Jan. 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where visitation is from noon Tuesday until service time at 2 p.m.
Jack Hutson (01/18/04)
ANNISTON - Jack W. Hutson, 62, died Jan. 16, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1941, in Columbus, Ky., son of the late John L. and Gladys M. Anderson Hutson, he was a truck driver for Delta Express. He was of the Baptist belief. On June 10, 1972, he married Shirley M. Woods who survives of the home...
Almeda Mayfield (01/18/04)
ST. ANN - Almeda Bollinger Mayfield, 87, died Jan. 16, 2004, at DePaul Medical Center in Bridgeton. Born July 27, 1916, at Scopus, daughter of the late Bernie E. and Elsie V. Bollinger, she lived in St. Louis County for several years and was a member of Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton for many years...
Looking Back 1/18 (01/18/04)
MATTHEWS - Mrs. Thomas B. Allen and Mrs. J.L. Matthews left Tuesday for St. Louis, en route to New York City, where Mary Emma Allen will spend the winter in the study of music. Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Matthews expect to spend a week in New York. SIKESTON - Mrs. Gladys S. Stewart, employment counselor, and Leon Garnett, manager, both employees of the Missouri Division of Employment Security's Sikeston office, received recognition for longtime service...
Battlelines taking shape for election (01/18/04)
If you're interested in politics, as I am, the attention began to focus this week on the upcoming Missouri gubernatorial race. Secretary of State Matt Blunt at long last made his announcement that he would seek to unseat Bob Holden as governor. Blunt has already raised a fair amount of cash though he trails Holden in the fund-raising category by a wide margin. ...
Your view: LRCA supports tax (01/18/04)
To the citizens of Sikeston: We want to take this opportunity to summarize the Redevelopment Plan and Project; submitted by the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and adopted by the Sikeston City Council dated Nov. 19, 2003. The LCRA was approved by a vote of the citizens of Sikeston in April 2001 by a near 80 percent majority. Though progress has been slow, the LCRA has made significant strides in the past year and has even more aggressive plans for the future...
Your view: Funding improvements (01/18/04)
To the Residents of Sikeston: On Feb. 3, 2004, we, the Sikeston City Council will be asking you to approve a ten-year funding mechanism. In our attempt to ensure this is a fair and equitable measure, we are proposing the implementation of a one-cent general sales tax. ...
Speakout 1/18 (01/18/04)
We live halfway between Sikeston and Cape and have been shopping in Sikeston for over 10 years. If the 1 percent sales tax is approved, guess what direction we'll go to do our shopping? Before you head north, if the sales tax is approved, the increase will actually be 1/2-cent instead of 1 percent (both the SAHEC tax of 1/4-cent and Capital Improvement tax of 1/4-cent will expire). ...