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Stories from Friday, February 20, 2004

Checking out the workforce (02/20/04)
The 9th Annual Business Education Expo was held Thursday at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House. An area high school student takes a fitness test from Jeff Partridge of the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. Over 35 vendors participated in the event which allowed businesses to showcase their wares and services...
Retired teachers help students prepare for upcomin MAP test (02/20/04)
SIKESTON -- With high demands placed on teachers to ensure their students perform at the proficient level on the state standardized test, very little class time is left for fun projects and one-on-one instruction these days. In an effort to give back to their community, retired teachers Joann Nichols and Dee Cookson have stepped back into the classroom once a week to enhance students' skills and prepare them for the upcoming standardized test...
Hot cakes (02/20/04)
Steve Hamilton of Chris Cakes flips a pancake to a customer Friday morning during Raben Tire's Customer Appreciation Day. Over 3,000 pancakes will be served throughout the five-hour event.
SB-40, County to meet (02/20/04)
CHARLESTON - The Mississippi County Senate Bill 40 Board should move forward with plans to build a residential facility for those with special need or drop the idea completely. During their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners discussed scheduling a meeting with the county's SB-40 Board regarding the proposal from the Kenny Rogers Children's Center in Sikeston to contract with them for services for children with special needs as well as the SB-40 Board's plans for the future...
Lady Bulldogs flush Green Wave (02/20/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs used defensive pressure to overwhelm the Malden Lady Green Wave 77-13 Thursday night at the Sikeston Field House. The Lady Bulldogs (13-12) came out in a full-court press and forced turnover-after-turnover on their way to 23-7 lead in the first quarter...
Weeks, Berry win opening matches (02/20/04)
COLUMBIA - Five Sikeston wrestlers took to the mat to mixed results Thursday at the Class 2 State Wrestling tournament in Columbia. The Bulldogs still have two wrestlers alive for a state championship in seniors Kyle Weeks and Lance Berry and as a team Sikeston stands in 18th place...
Dexter routs Twin Rivers; Kelly Rolls past Woodland (02/20/04)
BROSLEY - The Dexter Lady Bearcats defeated Twin Rivers 66-44 on Thursday night in Brosley. The win by Dexter (18-7) avenges a 53-52 loss earlier this season to the Lady Royals. "We wanted to come in here and prove to ourselves that we could come into this gym," Dexter coach Gavin Miller stated. "I think we did so in a pretty convincing manner."...
Gordon Rhea (02/20/04)
PARMA - Gordon Eugene Rhea, 75, died Feb. 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 20, 1929, in Parma, son of the late John Lee and Nora Richem Rhea, he was a farmer. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Beverly Rhea of Bridgeton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dorothy and Calvin Allen of Port Hueneme, Calif., and Juanita Edwards of Maryland Heights; one sister-in-law, Sandra Rhea of Jefferson City; and several nieces and nephews...
Carletta Boardman (02/20/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Carletta J. Boardman, 78, who died Feb. 18, 2004, will be: Matt Winters, Thomas Boardman, Tyler Boardman, Austin Boardman, Len O'Connor, Don Tucker.
Nordie Ancell (02/20/04)
SCOTT CITY - Jerry "Nordie" Ancell, 63, died Feb. 20, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Wanda Zook (02/20/04)
ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS, Ill. - Wanda Bee Zook, 68, died at 3:40 a.m. Feb. 19, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1935, in Bondard, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel and Hattie Blasingim Overton, she owned and operated Wanda's Cake Decorating and Supplies for many years...
Leon Hall (02/20/04)
NEW MADRID - Leon M. Hall, 85, died Feb. 18, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born June 11, 1918, in New Madrid, son of the late William and Dora Phillips Hall, he lived in Tallapoosa and New Madrid all his life and was a retired farm laborer. He served with the U.S. Army in New Guinea, the Philippine Liberation and Luzon and was awarded three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Jerry Jackson (02/20/04)
SCOTT CITY - Jerry Owen Jackson, 60, died Feb. 18, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1944, in Stonewall, Ark., son of the late Owen and Hattie Mae Puckett Jackson, he was a supervisor for the Herket and Meisel Trunk Company in St. Louis and was of the Missionary Baptist belief...
Clifton Poole (02/20/04)
JACKSON - Clifton G. Poole, 84, died Feb. 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1919, at LaForge, son of the late William C. and Josephine Gardner Poole, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the Battle of the Bulge. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal, he was of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back 2/20 (02/20/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George Stuppy and family moved to a farm near Bloomfield. Mr. Stuppy had been an employee of the Shoe Factory for the past 21 years. --- SIKESTON - John Layton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Layton, had a skating party at the local rink for his 12th birthday...
At last, legislation with common sense (02/20/04)
Missouri state Senator Chuck Gross, R-St. Charles, gets it! Gross has introduced a "Common Sense Food Consumption Act" for Missouri that would ban people from suing restaurants and others because their food allegedly made them fat. The odd thing, of course, is that legislation is needed in the first place to eliminate these tiresome and frivolous lawsuits...
Speakout 2/20 (02/20/04)
I'm proud of the local police departments for doing the big drug raid. They got over 40 people without hurting anyone. Not a shot was fired. I'm proud of you for the great job. Here's a bigger issue. What can we do so all these people can have normal jobs and not be dealing in drugs and committing felonies? We don't need more people in jail, although if they're going to commit felonies, I'm all for the police...