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Stories from Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Cleaning up (03/09/04)
Rachel and Amber Lewis bag leaves Monday afternoon at their grandmother's home on Murray Lane. Rachel and Amber along with LaParis Lewis and Andrew Washington helped clean up her yard for Spring.
Spring training (03/09/04)
Sikeston baseball coach Kevin Self hits balls during fielding practice Monday afternoon. Spring sports practices began last week but due to inclement weather the baseball team had been forced to practice inside until Monday.
LCRA moving forward; bids are awarded (03/09/04)
SIKESTON - Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority Board members moved a step closer to making visible progress by awarding three bids for required professional services during their special meeting Monday. The Board first awarded the bid to provide title insurance services over a period of six months on an estimated 75 transactions to the sole bidder, SEMO Title of Sikeston, after agreeing the terms were reasonable...
Man is arrested by DPS for robberies (03/09/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers have arrested two Sikeston men on unrelated burglary charges. John Holland, 26, was charged with one count of first degree burglary and one count of second degree burglary by New Madrid County Prosecutor Louie Recker after robberies in Sikeston. Holland is also a suspect in additional robberies in an investigation by law enforcement officials from Scott, Mississippi and New Madrid counties and Paducah, Ky...
Cubs, Braves ready for rematch (03/09/04)
SIKESTON - Tonight's Class 1 Sectional matchup between Bell City and Scott County Central brings about some mixed emotions for David Heeb. Heeb, Bell City's head coach, graduated from Scott Central in 1996 and played on the team's last district championship in 1995...
Delta, Scott Central girls will play for trip to quarterfinals (03/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Delta's girls basketball team made its first trip to the state final four last year since 1980. But after losing much of that group to graduation, this year's Bobcat squad has a much younger look to it. Delta starts two freshman, a sophomore and two juniors. There is not even a senior on the roster...
Buddy Coon (03/09/04)
MARSTON - Alfred H. "Buddy" Coon, 96, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 9, 1908, in New Madrid, son of the late Alfred Lee and Hermina Unseld Coon, he owned restaurants in Marston and New Madrid for many years before retiring...
Joe Dudley (03/09/04)
STEELE - Joe Walton Dudley, 63, formerly of Dexter, died March 7, 2004, at his home. Born April 22, 1940, at Braggadocio, son of the late Russell "Chic" and Cassie Walton Dudley, he was an insurance adjuster for Shield of Shelter. Survivors include: two sons, James Dudley and Jeff Dudley of Dexter; one daughter, Anita Rogers of St. ...
Bruce Martin (03/09/04)
MARSTON - Bruce Odell Martin Sr., 81, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1922, in Bristol, Okla., he was the son of the late Walter and Rosa H. Reed Martin. On Jan. 2, 1942, at Osceola, Ark., he married Willodene Ferguson who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2001...
Maeleine Smith (03/09/04)
BERNIE - Madeleine Smith, 94, died March 8, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1909, in Charleston, daughter of the late Timothy Frogge and Stella Stewart Traylor, she was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and had been a teacher for the Bernie School District...
Milas Walker (03/09/04)
NEW MADRID - Milas Ware Walker, 73, died March 7, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 17, 1931, in Mississippi, son of the late Eddie and Corrine Harris Walker, he was a farmer and member of the Howardville First Baptist Church. His wife, Willie Mae Walker, survives...
Deven Isbell (03/09/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. - Deven Thomas Isbell, 13, died March 3, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born July 8, 1990, in Jonesboro, son of Charley and Kim Castleberry Isbell of Jonesboro, he was a seventh grade student at Valley View High School where he played drums in the school band. An honor roll student, he was accepted in the Duke program for gifted students. He attended Calvary Baptist Church where he was active in the youth programs...
James Zuck (03/09/04)
BERTRAND - James Barton Zuck, 61, formerly of New Madrid, died March 6, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1942, in East Prairie, son of the late Warner and Dorothy Douglas Zuck, he was a farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include: three daughters and sons-in-law, Cassandra and Kyle Hutcheson of East Prairie, Theresa and Frank Proffer of Bertrand and Tracy and Roger Morrow of Benton; three brothers, Truman Zuck of Bertrand, Donald Zuck of East Prairie and Stanley Zuck of Malden; one sister, Laverne Zepp of Winder, Ga.; and five grandchildren.. ...
Gregory Eaton (03/09/04)
DEXTER - Gregory Eaton, 43, formerly of Essex, died March 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Banas (03/09/04)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Mary Banas, formerly of Sikeston and Cape Girardeau, Mo., died March 4, 2004, in the College Harbor Retirement Center at St. Petersburg. Born in Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late M.P. and Estella Estes, she was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Winter Haven. A lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority...
Charles Mott (03/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Charles Edward Mott, 81, died at 12:15 p.m. March 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 31, 1922, in Tulie, Ky., son of the late Perry and Grace McGloffin Mott, he was a member of Gospel Assembly Church in East Prairie and the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri...
Josephine McIllwain (03/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Josephine McIllwain, 80, died at 4:50 a.m. March 8, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Zelda Fritz (03/09/04)
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Zelda C. Fritz, 88, died at 9:40 a.m. March 7, 2004, at the Christian Health Center. Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Maryville, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Elsie Fritz Fitzsimmons, she was a member of the Highland Presbyterian Church...
Births (published 3/9) (03/09/04)
CHARLESTON - Keith and Melissa Tehee are the parents of their second daughter, born at 10:42 p.m. Jan. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Allyson Nichole Tehee weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Tehee is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Crosier...
Bell - Melton (03/09/04)
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Barbara Lorraine Bell and Kevin Duane Melton were married in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Feb. 28, 2004, at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria. Dr. B. David Brooks officiated. Reader for the occasion was Jacy Bell. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Betty Bell of Alexandria. ...
Martindale - Peters (03/09/04)
SIKESTON - James and Holly Smith have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Leanne Martindale, to Steven Hudson Peters, son of Steven and Susan Peters. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Randy Martindale. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, Martindale graduated in 2001 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. She is a targeted case manager for Bootheel Counseling Services...
Looking Back 3/9 (03/09/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Ralph Anderson will present her music pupils in recitals at her home. Performing will be: Jane Bowman, David Bowman, Charles Matthews, John Harper, Emily Lair, Sue Sikes, Charlotte Taft, Patsy Sims, May Lou Largent, Barbara Lennox and Betty Knupp. ...
Political tricks will threaten process (03/09/04)
Though it's barely March, I am already getting tired of the election process this year because of the horrific tone being established this early in the campaign. And yes, I tend to vote Republican so, yes, I tend to rile at the tactics employed by the Democrats. Rest assured, I recognize that both parties are equally capable of low-brow campaigning and both will surely turn to nasty tricks before it's all over. But come on folks, we've got a long road ahead...
Speakout 3/9 (03/09/04)
I am looking for an automatic coin machine where you can put money in and it will wrap them for you. Does anybody know where I can buy one? To a person I have been friends with, I have always wondered why you are always the last person to leave work. You should go home after work instead of where you don't belong...