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Stories from Monday, February 2, 2004

Volunteers brainstorm for upcoming Relays for Life (02/02/04)
MINER -- Nearly 100 volunteers from 16 counties gathered and brainstormed for their upcoming Relays For Life at the Relay University held Saturday at the Miner Baptist Church. "We get together as different committees and chairpersons and share ideas of what we are doing in our individual communities to enhance the Relay itself," explained Scott County volunteer Teresa Bye...
DPS offers reward for return of stolen chemicals (02/02/04)
SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety officials are now offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of deadly stolen chemicals. As the chemicals react with water to produce a lethal gas, they present a serious community safety issue, according to officials, in addition to being a hazard for anyone attempting to use the chemicals as ingredients for methamphetamine...
Nationally ranked Moberly knocks off Three Rivers for second time, 94-84 (02/02/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Moberly strutted into the Black River Coliseum and did it again. The 20th-ranked Greyhounds used a superior backcourt and a late 11-2 run to beat Three Rivers 94-84 Saturday night. The Raiders have only lost three times in 47 games at the Coliseum -- once earlier this season and now twice to Moberly. The victory left the Greyhounds (20-3, 5-0 Region XVI) as the region's only undefeated team and the Raiders (13-10, 2-3) searching for answers as the season dwindles away...
Sikeston suffers road defeat to Portageville (02/02/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team fell to 4-12 on the season with a 56-44 road loss to Portageville on Saturday night. Sikeston came out hot, taking a 12-7 lead after one quarter of play. But Portageville out-scored Sikeston in every quarter thereafter...
JV wrestlers take 6th (02/02/04)
JACKSON - The Sikeston junior varsity wrestling team placed sixth out of nine teams in the SEMO Conference Junior Varsity Tournament. Sikeston tallied 86 points in the meet. Jackson took first place with 397 points. The Bulldogs had five wrestlers place. Heavyweight Brandon Hale headlined the list by taking first place with a 3-0 record...
Ruby Wrather (02/02/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ruby Wrather, 94, died Feb. 1, 2004, at her home in Portageville. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leland Butler officiating...
Anita DeLisle (02/02/04)
ST. LOUIS - Anita Louise DeLisle, 67, died Jan. 30, 2004, at her home in St. Louis. Born July 23, 1936, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Burdeen Schroff DeLisle and Francis Wayne DeLisle Sr., she earned a master's degree in education from St. Louis University. She worked as a speech and hearing pathologist at Special School District in St. Louis County retiring after 30 years...
Mary Duff (02/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Francis Duff, 80, died Feb. 2, 2004, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1923, in Portageville, daughter of the late Steve and Emma Durbin, she was a member of the St. Eustachius Catholic Church, Ladies of Sodality and St. Mary Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. She had homes in both Cape Girardeau and Portageville...
Looking Back 2/2 (02/02/04)
SIKESTON - Alfred R. Layton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Layton, arrived in Sikeston Saturday from Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kan., where he was given a medical discharge from the Army. NEW MADRID - The best cheerleaders in New Madrid County, based on a poll by the Standard, are the New Madrid High School cheerleaders. They are: Lola Young, Charlene Ryan, Pam Reddick, Theresa Cravens, Lauradale Riley, Barbara Sloas (captain) and Peggy Lou Henry...
Your View: Will tax work? (02/02/04)
Regarding the propsed one cent increase in the Sikeston City sales tax to be decided in Tuesday's election, I have a few comments, a question and a suggestion. Having lived in different cities over the years, I have seen my share of local sales tax increase proposals voted on in public elections and I have noticed some similarities. ...
Your view: BMU was right (02/02/04)
I have relatives who work for the City of Sikeston, therefore I am hesitant to give my name, but would like to comment on the recent revelations by Josh Bill. His figures, if accurate, warrant much more attention than they have received in the press. ...
Speakout 2/2 (02/02/04)
Josh Bill, why don't you shut up? If you put as much effort in finding a job as you did causing problems for the city, you would be gainfully employed by now. You say the city is running scam. What about cars for corn? Just because you're miserable, stop trying to make everyone else miserable...