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Stories from Sunday, February 8, 2004

American heroes (02/08/04)
Larry W. Floyd stands at mid-court, along with other veterans, while being honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion during the Sikeston Senior High's Veteran's Recognition Night. Also honored was Lloyd B. Evans.
Sikeston man and his Mizzou teammates score a spot in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame (02/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Today Buddy Cox will reunite with some of his former teammates from his baseball days in college as they are inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield. Stories will be told, laughter expressed and tears shed -- but more importantly, the team will recall one of the proudest moments of their lives -- defeating Rollins College of Florida and becoming the first -- and only -- NCAA National Champions the University of Missouri-Columbia has ever seen...
Vining signs (02/08/04)
Rachael Vining, a Sikeston Senior High School volleyball player, signs her letter of intent Friday afternoon. Vining will attend St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley to play volleyball and run track. From left are: Rosemary Vining James, mother; Vining; Steve Beydler, SHS volleyball coach; and Johnna Kinney, head volleyball coach for Flo Valley...
Heartland wrestlers have nine move on (02/08/04)
ST. CHARLES - The Heartland wrestling team had a very strong and exciting weekend. "Having nine in the championship round is always exciting for any coach," said coach Dan Ruby. "We wrestled very well and this is the right time of year to start winning. The team brought home four first place and five second place."...
Moore erupts for 32 in Rebels' 80-60 victory (02/08/04)
DEXTER -- The Dexter Bearcats won a physical game with Advance 55-43 Friday night in Dexter. Dexter standout Derek Demaree was held to two points before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the first half. It was unknown at presstime the extent of the injury...
Portageville winning streak snapped (02/08/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs dug themselves a big hole in the opening quarter of the Bootheel Conference title game and were not able to dig out Friday night as the Caruthersville Tigers claimed the title by a 50-38 score. The loss was the Bulldogs' fourth of the season and their first loss since the Christmas Tournament at Bloomfield, snapping an 11-game winning streak...
Mules too much for young 'Dogs (02/08/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team faced their tallest task of the season on Friday night -- literally. Matched up against the area's tallest player, Poplar Bluff's 6-foot-9 inch Tyler Hansbrough, and a team where their guards are taller than the Bulldog post players, needless to say Sikeston had their work cut out for them...
Jessie Davis (02/08/04)
NEW MADRID -- Jessie D. Davis, 78, died at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 7, 2004, at his son's home in Barnhart. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Julia Burke (02/08/04)
KANSAS CITY -- Julia Ann Burke, 90, formerly of Bernie, died Feb. 4, 2004, at The Green's at Creekside Health Care Center in Kansas City. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Bernie General Baptist Church in Bernie...
Don Chamberlain (02/08/04)
LILBOURN -- Don Chamberlain, 64, died Feb. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 8, 1939, in Catron, son of the late Fred and Edna Lee Weedman Chamberlain, he was a self-employed truck driver. In 1974, he married Margaret Williams, and she survives of the home...
Looking Back 2/8 (02/08/04)
SIKESTON - The Pitman Tailors and Cleaners will reopen this Tuesday after being closed during January while Mr. Pitman has been "streamlining" his business, which he has operated for the 27 years that he has lived in Sikeston. All machinery has been reworked and the office has been rearranged...
The time has come for 'shock and awe' (02/08/04)
I find it very refreshing that the discussions within the city government this week have focused on actions rather than programs. In the wake of the Tuesday's approval of a higher sales tax for our community, city officials have gathered repeatedly to chart a course in response to the vote. The talk now is positive; we can only hope and pray the actions to follow will be swift and decisive...
Your view: Change ahead (02/08/04)
To the Citizens of Sikeston: Tuesday's election was a great day for the future of our community. The City Council thanks you, the voters, for adopting the general sales tax, and giving us the means to properly support the mission of Public Safety, to promote higher education, and to remove the vacant, derelict buildings that erode the value of homes and businesses. ...
Speakout 2/8 (02/08/04)
I have always been a fair justice person. But there is a person who has worked for the government and has had two felony B charges on drugs, one felony C for distributing to a minor and one felony D charge. When he rode these charges out for over a year and it came to a conclusion on Jan. ...