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Stories from Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Patrol report (02/11/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a fatality and other accidents with injuries. A Patton man lost his life Tuesday morning near Hayti. According to reports, Richard C. Wallace, 47, was working for an electric company. As he was standing in the roadway on Interstate 55, two miles south of Hayti, he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The accident was reported at 9:07 a.m. and Wallace was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m. at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti...
Sewage problem resolved inside jail (02/11/04)
BENTON - Scott County will seek bids to resolve sewer problems at the jail. Dale Rogers, an architect with Stearnes and Associates, went over plans to keep sewage smells out of the jail and jail junk out of city sewer lines with county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday...
School board looks into bond issue (02/11/04)
SIKESTON -- Should the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education decide to move forward with a bond issue in the future, it will be ready. At Tuesday's regular meeting, the board approved authorization to solicit requests for proposals from fiscal agent/bond company services...
Cleaning up the town (02/11/04)
Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall and City Manager Doug Friend look at property on Coleman Street Tuesday morning. The City Council along with members of the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority toured the city to prepare a list of properties for demolition. With the voters approval of the 10-year one cent general revenue sales tax, plans are under way to begin process of removing buildings around Sikeston...
Area man recognized as 'Honorary Trooper' (02/11/04)
SIKESTON -- For David G. Duty of Diehlstadt, the coffee will always be free at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop E satellite in Sikeston. Last November, Duty rose to the call of civilian duty when a Highway Patrol officer was in need of assistance near Duty's home. And on Tuesday, Duty was recognized for his bravery with the prestigious "Honorary Trooper" award...
Local soccer team takes first place in tournament (02/11/04)
GLENN CARBON, Ill. -- Another tournament win for the First Security State Bank under-14 girls soccer team. They were crowned the champions at the NIC regional indoor championships in Glen Carbon, Ill. With no losses in the previous two tournaments, the girls had plenty of confidence and were still hungry for yet another clean sheet. Their record going into the regional was six wins, one draw and no losses...
Bulldogs earn fifth win (02/11/04)
ORAN - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Oran 53-38 on the road Tuesday. It's the fewest points Sikeston has allowed in a game this year. Oran held a 17-13 lead in the second quarter but Sikeston ripped off a 10-0 run to close the quarter...
Hassell, Portageville dodge East Prairie (02/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Portageville Bulldogs got back on the winning track Tuesday night with a narrow 60-50 win over the East Prairie Eagles. The win was the 16th of the season against four losses for the Bulldogs. East Prairie falls to 7-11 on the season...
Bluejays roll past Indians (02/11/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Bluejays improved to 19-1 on the season with a 95-65 win against Hayti on Tuesday. It's the second straight game Charleston has scored 95 points, a season-high. Bluejay senior point guard Marcus Biles scored a season-high 33 points to lead the charge. Ashton Farmer followed up with 23 points. Joshua Strayhorn added 14 points and Jamarcus Williams had 10...
Bell City wins thriller, 64-62 (02/11/04)
DEXTER -- A new champion was crowned in the Stoddard County Conference Tuesday night when the Bell City Cubs scored on a last second shot to beat the Dexter Bearcats 64-62 in overtime. Dexter has dominated the conference the past six years, losing only one league game, that to the Bernie Mules 82-66 in Jan. 1999...
Jane Pluncknett (02/11/04)
BOISE, Idaho - Jane Plucknett, 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away at her home in Boise on Feb. 6, 2004, from cancer. Jane was born Feb. 24, 1927, to the late Wes and Lois Fry in Beatrice, Neb. She grew up on her parents' farm near Beatrice with her brothers, Charlie and Bill. ...
Elvada Winders-Cooper (02/11/04)
SIKESTON - Elvada Winders-Cooper, 79, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Everett Matthews (02/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Everett J. Matthews, 71, died at 5:55 a.m. Feb. 10, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Eavie Reid (02/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Eavie L. Reid, 89, died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Betty Gremard (02/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Betty Gremard, 66, died Feb. 10, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Births (Published 2/11) (02/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Christina Lynn Walls and Jamie Saenz are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 10:02 p.m. Jan. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ollie Katelyn Saenz weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 2/11 (02/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Oliver French, president of the Rochester Red Wings of the International League since 1936, announced Tuesday that he would retire as of March 1 to enter private business in his hometown of Charleston. BENTON - This year's budget for Scott County, as approved by the County Court, totals $338,363.12, an increase of $43,595,173 over last year's budget...
Citizens must speak out about problems (02/11/04)
City officials on Tuesday took a tour of the city to examine firsthand some of those properties that have created blight within certain neighborhoods. Contrary to some popular beliefs, not all of those properties were located on the west end of Sikeston. Put bluntly, the problems are spread throughout the community; perhaps not evenly but they exist nonetheless...
Your view: Student's view (02/11/04)
I am an 18-year-old student from Risco High School currently enrolled in a current issues class. I am sending you this letter to discuss my viewpoint of President Bush's Social Security plan. The quote, "It's your money, your choice, your future" sums up my entire views on this controversial issue. ...
Speakout 2/11 (02/11/04)
Bush is pushing for drug testing in the school system. I think we ought to push for drug testing in the White House. We also ought to make all newspaper editors pee in a bottle. I wish you would clarify one phrase of your Feb. 1 editorial: "Those who prey on others..." Just who do you mean by that? I think ordinary people in Sikeston would say that the most damaging factor in this community are the people who maybe not so clearly on others, those who take excessive salaries they don't deserve, the ones who do dealings under the table, the ones who deceive people for financial gain, the ones who back projects that they know are crooked or not on the up-and-up. ...