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Stories from Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Cookies are here (02/17/04)
Nicole Thomas of Girl Scout Troop 97 and her mother, Carolyn, load cases of Girl Scout Cookies Monday afternoon at the American Legion. Girl Scout Troops around the area will be delivering their cookies to customers this week.
Man dies in accident, seven injured (02/17/04)
HAYTI -- A van overturned near Hayti early Monday resulting in the fatality of one Illinois resident and seven others injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 6:50 a.m., Irma Moreno, 35, of Chicago, Ill., was traveling southbound in Pemiscot County on Interstate 55, six miles north of Hayti when she ran her van off the left side of the roadway into the median. ...
Barbecue contest added to Charleston festival (02/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Barbecue cooks and critics alike will have their work cut out for them at this year's Dogwood-Azalea Festival: April 17 will feature Charleston's first sanctioned barbecue contest. "This is the first of what we hope will be many more barbecue contests in Charleston," said Lynn Bruce, who is organizing the event with his wife, Dot. "I've been judging for several years and attended a bunch of barbecue contests, wanted to add one to the Dogwood-Azalea Festival weekend."...
Volunteers help bring 'Wizard of Oz' to stage (02/17/04)
NEW MADRID - In the "Wizard of Oz," everything is easily solved - a wave of a magic wand, three clicks by the ruby slippers, a bit of smoke and noise. Yet, what looks easy on stage takes an army of volunteers behind the scenes to create. While they might not get the spotlight that comes to the actors who will take the stage in New Madrid County Central's production of the classic musical on March 18, 19 and 20, director Judy Henry calls them a vital part of the play...
Dexter girls cruise past Caruthersville (02/17/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Dexter's Lady Bearcats traveled to Caruthersville on Monday night where they were treated to a larger contingent of fans than the home team. The Lady 'Cats took advantage of that and walked away with a 67-37 victory. "We had a rough start. ...
Sikeston steals win from Cape (02/17/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs have played some inconsistent basketball the last few weeks. But the team overcame some of their recent struggles to post one of the biggest wins of the season, defeating Cape Central 37-34 on Monday at the Field House...
Francis Lyons (02/17/04)
DEXTER - Francis Xavier Lyons, 72, died Jan. 28, 2004, at the Cypress Point Health Care Center in Dexter. Born April 7, 1931, at Omaha, Neb., he was the son of the late John and Rose Herbeck Lyons. Survivors include: one son, John Lyons; one daughter, Rose Mooneyhan of Oldsmar, Fla.; one stepson, Kevin Fluharty of Alabama; one brother, Chuck Lyons of Omaha; and five grandchildren...
Bud Fuwell (02/17/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Freemond "Bud" Fuwell, 66, died Feb. 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 9, 1937, in Portageville, son of the late Roy Gilbert and Icy Marie Jerls Fuwell, he lived in Bloomfield most of his life. He worked in machine repair for Arvin Automotive for 18 years. In 1982, he and his wife opened their home for foster care and since 1996 they have owned and operated Hilda Fuwell's Residential Care Facility near Bloomfield...
Births (Published 2/17) (02/17/04)
SIKESTON - Sharonda Boyd and Tommy G. Jones are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:58 p.m. Jan. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tamiya Marie Jones weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17 1/4-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Janet Boyd and Herman Thompson...
Walters - Ruchotzke (02/17/04)
LENEXA, Kan. -- Leah Nicole Walters and Heath August Ruchotzke were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony May 31, 2003, at the Lenexa Christian Center. The Rev. Mike Purkey, senior pastor, performed the ceremony and was assisted by the Rev. Kirk Ruchotzke, father of the bridegroom. Michelle Newton of Sikeston, Mo., cousin of the bride, read scriptures for the occasion...
Walton - Ault (02/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Dr. and Mrs. John Douglas Walton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to Nathaniel Rushing Ault, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ault Jr. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, the future bride is a pharmaceutical representative for Merck and Company...
Looking Back 2/17 (02/17/04)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri was digging out of the heaviest snowfalls of the winter Monday, with a snowfall of 5 1/2-inches reported in Sikeston. --- MATTHEWS - Mr. J.R. Boyer spent the weekend with her brother and family at Kewanee. NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Court has officially approved the 1964 county budget for general purposes at $298,768.75 for 1964, with an additional $37,965.85 provided for new equipment and repairs should funds be available, according to Jesse H. ...
Keep signs and posters in the proper place (02/17/04)
I realize there are much more important problems facing our community, but I am tired of seeing "illegal" posters on the railroad and highway right-of-ways advertising a going-out-of-business sale for a local retail outlet. I know there are city ordinances prohibiting these signs but I also realize that it takes time and energy to remove them. And don't expect the store to remove them - they are about to shut their doors and leave town anyway...
Your view: Good columns (02/17/04)
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated two of your recent columns: the one approving the new sales tax and your "Letter to the White House." I grew up in Sikeston. It was a good place to grow up and I certainly want the best for all of those who live there...
Speakout 2/17 (02/17/04)
A recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch headline stated "Known liar provided U.S. with prewar data on arms." Why would anyone care what Bill Clinton said? Take trash to the back