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Stories from Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Scott County approved for grant, more in the works (03/10/04)
BENTON - Scott County was approved for $21,500 in grant funding and plans to apply for another $200,000 soon. The $21,500 grant to develop and promote a county Web site was originally applied for through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development division, according to Jim Schwaninger, county economic developer, and will require $6,150 in local matching funds...
Tax deadline approaching (03/10/04)
SIKESTON -- As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, local tax professionals say they've been busy, and those who haven't filed yet need to do so as soon as possible. "Tax season is not over with and there are still a lot of people who need to file," noted Kay Cain, owner of H&R Block in Sikeston. "They are procrastinating which means it will be a heavy end."...
Music causing problems in Miner (03/10/04)
MINER - Complaints of booming bass from J.D.'s Saloon were brought once again to the Miner Board of Alderman during their regular session Tuesday. Mark Hinton of the Hinton RV Park said there is an ongoing disturbance from J.D.'s nightclub on weekend nights. "All we hear is 'thump, thump, thump, thump, thump,'" he said...
Recovered property (03/10/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Detectives Jim McMillen and Andy Caton take inventory Tuesday afternoon of items recovered during recent burglaries. The suspect, John Holland, is also being investigated for other burglaries by officers in Mississippi County, Scott County, New Madrid County and Paducah, Ky...
Enrollment drop brings staff cuts (03/10/04)
NEW MADRID - A continuing loss in enrollment has prompted a cut in 17 full-time positions in the New Madrid County R-1 School District for the coming school year. Dr. Mike Barnes, superintendent, said during the school board's March meeting, the board cut the positions which include 12 certificated staff positions and five support positions. Seven of the 17 positions will be in the district's special education division...
Bell City wins sectional (03/10/04)
SIKESTON - David Heeb and his Bell City Cubs waited a year for this moment. After a painful 63-60 upset loss to Clarkton in last year's Class 1 Sectional, Bell City got a chance to redeem itself on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. With a 59-54 victory against Scott County Central, the Cubs stay alive in their quest for their second state championship in three years...
Bravettes drive past Delta, 63-53 (03/10/04)
SIKESTON -- Some coaches will tell you that it is tough to beat a team more than once. Heading into Tuesday night's Class 1 Sectional game the Delta Lady Bobcats had already beaten the Scott Central Bravettes three times. There would not be a fourth win for Delta as Scott Central used pressure defense to jump out to a big lead and held of the Lady Bobcats late rally en route to a 63-53 win at the Sikeston Field House Tuesday night...
Hill wins Super Pro at drag strip (03/10/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip. Super Pro winner Linden Hills dialed 5.23 and had a Reaction Time of .495 and ran a 5.230 at 132.00 mph. over Kennith Shawkle of Charleston, MO. Shawkle dialed 6.97 and had a reaction time of .452 and ran 6.960 at 95.96 mph...
Bluejays, Tigers ready to clash (03/10/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - There will be no shortage of athletes on the floor when the Charleston Bluejays and Caruthersville Tigers meet in a Class 3 Sectional game tonight at 8:15 at Poplar Bluff High School. Perhaps the two quickest teams in the area will meet in a rematch of a game on Dec. 19, when the Bluejays won at home 50-49...
Luther Jackson (03/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Luther Jackson, 76, died March 8, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 19, 1927, in Morley, son of the late Willie and Martha Benford Jackson, he was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Dec. 3, 1948, he married Ella M. Dickson who survives of the home...
Doris Redd (03/10/04)
SIKESTON - Doris Redd, 47, died March 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 29, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Leland and Betty Redd Baker, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School and Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. She was an elementary teacher for Sikeston Public Schools, retiring after 20 years of service, and was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary and on the bulletin committee...
Margaret McCammon (03/10/04)
MARSTON - Margaret J. McCammon, 55, died March 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1948, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Paul P. and Bengelene Brewer Haubold Sr. of Marston. She was a co-manager for the Pilot Gas Station in Marston...
Sally Williams (03/10/04)
ORAN - Emma Bell "Sally" Williams, 67, died March 9, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1937, in Shreveport, La., daughter of the late Lester and Annie Flynn Walden Bolen, she was a member of New Harvest Time Outreach Church...
Lois Cole (03/10/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lois Loretta Cole, 61, died March 9, 2004, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born June 19, 1942, in Adamsville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Zilpha Evans Sweat. Her husband, Bill Cole, preceded her in death in 1967...
Gregory Eaton (03/10/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Gregory Eaton, 43, died March 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born Oct. 17, 1960, at Oahu, Hawaii, son of Billy and Jessie Enlow Eaton of Blytheville, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had been a hotel clerk...
George Knox (03/10/04)
DETROIT - George Knox II, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 1, 2004, in Lexington, Ky., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in London, Ky. Born June 18, 1929, in Chatfield, Ark., son of the late Earnest and Verona Knox, he moved to Sikeston in the early 1930s where he was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired in 1994 as a supervisor with the Nagle Paving Company of Detroit, after more than 30 years of service...
Betty Outlaw (03/10/04)
FLORISSANT - Betty Jo Outlaw, 72, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 8, 2004, at St. Sophia Health Care in Florissant. Born May 19, 1931, in Lee County, Miss., daughter of the late Homer D. and Lucille Johnson Outlaw, she was a member of the Catron Baptist Church...
Doris Griffin (03/10/04)
ST. LOUIS - Doris A. Griffin, 64, formerly of Dexter, died March 8, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 19, 1939, in Panama City, Panama, daughter of the late Enrique and Manuela Gonzalez Cuevas, she lived in St. Louis for the past 15 years. She attended various fellowship churches and was a member of Women's Aglow...
Births (Published 3/10) (03/10/04)
DEXTER - Brad and Melissa LaRue are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:44 p.m. Feb. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Levi Garrett LaRue weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. LaRue is the daughter of Dewayne and Debra Craft...
Looking Back 3/10 (03/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Loretta Chunn, 12 years old, a pupil in the seventh grade of East Prairie schools, won the grand bond prize offered by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Sikeston for her essay on "Our American Steel." --- SIKESTON - E.F. Schorley was appointed Monday by the Scott County Court as justice of the peace in Richland Township to fill the vacancy created by the death recently of W.H. Carter...
Don't place blame on Web for problem (03/10/04)
Unfortunately we seem to look in all the wrong places for solutions to social problems in this great land of ours. I mean, let's be honest. We study, dissect, analyze and restudy issues of concern that have absolutely nothing to do with the problem itself. And what follows is just the latest example of this well-intentioned but grossly misguided logic. The subject is underage drinking...
Speakout 3/10 (03/10/04)
This is a rhetorical question. When the Stone Age was here and cave men were here, where was God then when they were created? Who created them? They were here before Adam and Eve. Have you ever heard of a man who likes to be the center of attention in a woman's mind or eyes, but when the tables are turned, they run?...