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Stories from Thursday, March 11, 2004

Learning, living American history (03/11/04)
SIKESTON - There's more to being a soldier than pointing guns and pulling triggers. William Long of Jackson, Tenn., captain and commander of the 10th Tennessee re-enactors, is patiently instructing Private Bryn Ledbetter of Sikeston on the proper way to bring an officer coffee...
Man wanted in murder is captured (03/11/04)
SIKESTON - A former Sikeston resident, sought for almost a year in connection with a local murder, is in police custody. Randy Lamon McKeller, 22, sought in connection with the May 24, 2003, shooting death of 19-year-old Trevor Neal of Sikeston, was arrested Wednesday. According to reports, McKeller had been on the run since May 30...
Classes help resident cook up a healthier lifestyle (03/11/04)
SIKESTON -- When Syletta Williams was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes on Friday, she was sure it meant the end of eating her favorite sweet foods. "I thought, 'I don't want to taste anything that doesn't have sugar,'" Williams recalled. But on Wednesday, Williams, 58, learned she can have a great-tasting cake -- and eat it, too. She was participating in the free Dining with Diabetes program at the Scott County Health Department in Sikeston...
Lady Bluejays rally past Twin Rivers (03/11/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - For three quarters the Charleston Lady Bluejays showed no signs of life in Wednesday's Class 3 Sectional game against Twin Rivers. But what many fans have come to realize happened once again. The fourth quarter belongs to Charleston standout Missy Whitney...
Dexter preparing for Vashon (03/11/04)
COLUMBIA - It's the ultimate underdog story. The Dexter Bearcats (23-6) make the state semifinals for the first time in school history and in their way stands a nationally ranked, undefeated state powerhouse. However, it is more than just an undefeated team in their way; it is a team steeped in tradition -- the Vashon Wolverines, one of the most stories programs in the state of Missouri...
Charleston does it again (03/11/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - For the second straight game, it looked like the Charleston Bluejays had met their match. After barely eking out a 63-58 win last week in the district championship against Scott City, the Bluejays were on the ropes once again in Wednesday night's Class 3 Sectional game against Caruthersville at Poplar Bluff High School...
Charles Hornback (03/11/04)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Charles Edward Hornback, 67, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2004. Born Jan. 21, 1937, in Mississippi County, son of the late William and Beulah Martin Hornback, he had attended the First Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo., and graduated from Charleston High School. ...
Josephine McIllwain (03/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Josephine A. McIllwain, 80, died at 4:50 a.m. March 8, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Sept. 23, 1923, at Nekoma, N.D., daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Petri, she was a retired bookkeeper and of the Catholic belief...
Births (published 3/11) (03/11/04)
SIKESTON - Tom and Laurie Romas are the parents of their fourth son, born at 3:49 p.m. Feb. 5 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nicholas Landon Romas weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Romas, daughter of Arthur and Dottie Bruce, is manager of the Kitchen Collection...
Morgan - Lenderman (03/11/04)
SIKESTON -- Sarah Elizabeth Morgan and Cory Anthony Lenderman exchanged wedding vows in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 13, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston before the Rev. Jonathan Cooney. The bride is the daughter of Wendul and Bonnie Hagler and Phillip Morgan of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of W.J. and Charlotte McMikle, Faye Morgan and the late Joe Morgan...
Pierce - Baker (03/11/04)
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. -- Randall and Lisa Pierce have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lauren, to Charles William Vest Baker, son of Dr. Mark and Lydia Baker of New Madrid, Mo. The future bride is the granddaughter of Reta Morgan, Jewel Pierce and the late Tommy Reynolds and J.R. Pierce. A 1999 graduate of Houston High School, she graduated in 2003 from Mississippi State University, where her major course of study was communication with an emphasis in public relations...
Wilburn - Crook (03/11/04)
SIKESTON -- Glenn and Vanita Wilburn have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Leann, to Jeremy David Crook, son of Gail Groves of Bertrand. A 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1997 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration. ...
Looking Back 3/11 (03/11/04)
SIKESTON - By the direction of the President, the Air Medal was awarded on Feb. 5 to DeWint H. Zaricor, second lieutenant, Air Corps, United States Army as fighter pilot from Dec. 1 to Dec. 17, 1943. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Foster and children visited in Matthews Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stowe...
This solution simply goes up in smoke (03/11/04)
When it comes to making movies, Hollywood moguls shoot for a PG-13 rating as opposed to an R-rating because kids under 17 are prohibited from the R movies and that impacts the pocketbook of the movie makers. So movies shy away from violence, crude language and nudity to allow that larger audience...
Speakout 3/11 (03/11/04)
I am calling about the comments concerning ADHD kids. My daughter who is ADHD has problems concentrating but I don't feel it's at a point to where she needs to be drawing a SSI check. I have had friends say I should go sign up for the "easy money." That's what's wrong with the system now. ...