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Stories from Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Demolition of houses discussed (02/24/04)
SIKESTON - Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Board members have selected 35 houses within their target area for demolition. The Board had originally intended on selecting 30 to begin with. "Then hopefully next month we'll identify another 30 and next month another 30," said Mike Bohannon, LCRA chair...
Bernie, Caruthersville armories could be turned over to cities (02/24/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Southeast Missouri lawmakers are seeking the legislature's approval to transfer ownership of recently closed National Guard armories in Bernie and Caruthersville to those cities for community use. The facilities, which are state property, would be given to the local city governments at no cost...
Counties' health departments' roles continue to grow, change (02/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Public healthcare workers have come a long way from giving shots and treating communicable diseases. From earthquakes and tornadoes to floods and bioterrorism, those working in the field have learned to expect the unexpected and must be prepared for any emergencies as well as tending to their regular duties...
Kelly beats Portageville (02/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Kelly Lady Hawks won a physical road game Monday, downing the Portageville Lady Bulldogs 59-50. Shooting 43 free throws, Kelly used a 19-11 advantage in the second quarter to take a 27-24 halftime lead and held off the Lady Bulldogs in the second half...
ND wins,will face Dexter in semifinal (02/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Notre Dame had a strong second half surge and defeated Perryville 52-42 in the first round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament at Notre Dame Regional High School Monday night. Notre Dame outscored Perryville 32-23 after scoring just 20 points in the first half...
SHS routs Ste. Genevieve (02/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs kept their district championship hopes alive with their most convincing win of the season on Monday. The third-seeded Bulldogs advanced to the Class 4, District 1 semifinals with a 63-47 win against fourth-seeded Ste. Genevieve at Notre Dame High School...
Mary McCoy (02/24/04)
DEXTER - Mary Norma McCoy, 83, died Feb. 23, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 7, 1921, in Powe, daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Jordan Grayum, she was of the Pentecostal belief. She was a housekeeper at Dexter Memorial Hospital before retiring...
Lillie Sides (02/24/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Lillie May Sides, 95, who died Feb. 20, 2004, were: Jim Young, Alex Trucks, Austin French, Jeremy French, Danny Schuchart and Matt Schuchart.
Susie Aycock (02/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Susie M. Aycock, 89, died at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 23, 2004, at the Golden Years Homestead in Fort Wayne, Ind. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Birth (Published 2/24) (02/24/04)
** DEXTER - Heather Parker is the mother of her second child, first son, born at 8:19 a.m. Jan. 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Owen Kyle Leija weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-inches long. Grandparents are Sherry and Randy Owens.
Donovan-Keith (02/24/04)
SIKESTON -- James and Kay Donovan of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Lee "Beth," to Jason Edward Keith, son of Sheila Keith and Joe Keith of Springfield. A 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1997 from Truman State University at Kirksville and in 2000 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is community health education coordinator for Cox Hospital Systems in Springfield...
Moll-Markow (02/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Mike and Janet Moll have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michele Elizabeth, to Peter John Markow III, son of Peter and Jenny Markow of Jackson, Miss. The future bride graduated in May 2002 from the University of Mississippi and is employed by Cellular South...
Looking Back 2/24 (02/24/04)
SIKESTON - A residence at 523 Lake St., occupied by the Bert Gentry family, was almost destroyed in a fire Sunday. The family was not at home at the time the fire began and little was saved from the building. SIKESTON - Facing of the new Post Office building in Sikeston will be of Indiana limestone and brick. ...
Lowering bar will not raise successes (02/24/04)
As predicted in this column and elsewhere last year, the Missouri Legislature is about to change the grading requirement for state standardized school tests to bring our scores more in line with national standards. In Missouri's case, that means actually lowering the threshold for success as measured by the No Child Left Behind law that has created an educational firestorm in its wake...
Speakout 2/24 (02/24/04)
The Democrats' new slogan seems to be "Guilty until proven innocent, and even after proven innocent," at least regarding President Bush. "Preponderance of evidence" is suddenly invalid, like two or three inches of 32-year-old documents they demanded that Bush produce, which Bush did produce versus no credible witness, no documentation, nothing, from the Democrats' side, except a repeated accusation by Democrat operatives who throw an accusation onto the airwaves knowing they have the largest free campaign staff in the world, our unbiased media eager to repeat the charges over and over and over again. ...