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Stories from Friday, March 12, 2004

Many school proposals will be considered (03/12/04)
SIKESTON -- An unprecedented 100-plus school districts across Missouri will ask voters to consider nearly 140 separate proposals in the upcoming April 6 election, a state education survey says. Among those districts is Scott County Central, which is placing a $1.9 million bond issue on its ballot next month...
Sikeston man gets prison time for sex offense (03/12/04)
BENTON - A Sikeston man was sentenced 30 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of sodomy. Elmer Tyra, 62, was sentenced to 30 years for first degree statutory sodomy, Scott County Prosecutor Paul R. Boyd reported today. The two-day trial last November found Tyra guilty of having anal intercourse with a victim under age 12 in August 2001...
Murder suspect returns to county (03/12/04)
BENTON - Randy Lamon McKeller, 22, is back in Scott County, where he will face charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action. McKeller was been sought for nearly a year in connection with the May 24, 2003, shooting death of 19-year-old Trevor Neal of Sikeston. He was arrested Wednesday in St. Louis...
Practice makes perfect (03/12/04)
Cast members of the Sikeston Little Theater's "Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" practice Thursday night at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center. The musical's opening night is March 25 with additional performances March 26-27 and April 2-3, all starting at 7 p.m. Sunday performances will be at 2:30 p.m. March 28 and April 4...
It's telethon time (03/12/04)
Rachel Renner and Jon Forrest hang lighting on a truss Thursday night to prepare for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon this weekend. The telethon, which is a two-day event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sikeston Field House.
County established ADA grievance procedure (03/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County Commissioners have established an Americans with Disabilities Act Section 504 Grievance Procedure for the county. "This is a requirement of the Community Development Block Grant program," County Clerk Junior DeLay explained during the County Commission's regular meeting Thursday. The CDBG funds are for the county's rural water district...
Emerson announced Rural Development loan for Dexter (03/12/04)
DEXTER - The Dexter Chamber of Commerce development group will receive a $2,585,000 loan to purchase and remodel an industrial building. The building will then be leased to ArvinMeritorn Inc., a global provider of a broad range of components for the automotive industry...
Burglary investigation leads to another arrest (03/12/04)
SIKESTON - Department of Public Safety officers have made another arrest in their investigation into burglaries allegedly committed by John Holland, 26, of Sikeston who was arrested Monday on burglary charges. Ivan Bramlett, 43, of Sikeston was arrested at 11:01 a.m. Thursday for receiving stolen property after a search warrant was executed on his residence 315 W. North Street, according to DPS officials...
Ready for fight (03/12/04)
Charleston's boys and girls basketball teams are one step away from the Class 3 Final Four. With thrilling sectional victories on Wednesday, the Bluejays and Lady Bluejays will be playing at the Farmington Civic Center Saturday to try to keep their state championship hopes alive. The Lady Bluejays will play Hancock at 6:30 p.m. The boys game will immediately follow as they take on Career Academy at 8:15 p.m...
Poplar Bluff, Lafayette headline today's Class 5 seminfinal games (03/12/04)
COLUMBIA - Dave Porter can't deny his love affair for Poplar Bluff. He coached the Mules for eight seasons, his daughter Ashley was born here and he made lifelong friends he still stays in close contact with. Among the closest is current Poplar Bluff coach John David Pattillo, who played for Porter in high school and was an assistant with him at Lafayette...
Helen Tharp (03/12/04)
SCOTT CITY - Helen R. Tharp, 90, died March 11, 2004, at St. Joseph Manor in Bonne Terre. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Barbara Ivie (03/12/04)
SIKESTON - Barbara Lou Ivie, 68, began her life in Nortonville, Hopkins County, Ky., on Aug. 16, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Mary Copeland. She passed away on March 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She came to the Sikeston area in the late 1950s, where she cooked and managed restaurants. Her last employer was Ginny Lyman Petty at the Gaslight Square in Sikeston and at Kentucky Lake. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Morehouse...
Marie Silmon (03/12/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Marie Silmon, 79, died March 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1924, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Jean Silmon, she was a member of East Prairie Full Gospel Church. Survivors include: three sisters, Lessie Fountain of Howardville and Minnie Howard and Annie Jackson of Chicago; one brother, Westley Silmon of Howardville; and several nieces and nephews...
Lillie Miller (03/12/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - Lillie Marie Miller, 79, died March 1, 2004, at the Stockhoff Nursing Home in Fredericktown. Born March 9, 1925, in Fredericktown, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rosia Weiman. She was also preceded in death by one son, Pfc. William D Wright; one daughter, Denise Miller; and one granddaughter...
Augusta Shackleford (03/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Augusta Johnson Shackleford, 89, who died March 6, 2004, were: Reed Jones, Cotus James, Bill Roberts, Larry White, Bud Miller and Bill Massey.
Births (published 3/12) (03/12/04)
SIKESTON - Cassandra Joy Daniel and Michael Bernard Robinson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 2:13 p.m. Feb. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Michael Bernard Robinson Jr. weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Edna Fort and Major Daniel Sr...
Looking Back 3/12 (03/12/04)
SIKESTON - Lt. Charles Allen Cook recently arrived at the Army air base in Blythe, Calif., for heavy bombardment combat crew training that will prepare the way for more B-24 Liberator Bomber raids on Axis strongholds. --- SIKESTON - Mary Burns is now manager of the Walgreen Drug Store soda fountain and lunch counter...
Voting age change is laughable idea (03/12/04)
The movie "Dumb and Dumber" should have yet another version - "Dumb and Dumber go to California." Nothing could be more appropriate. If it seems like I'm picking on the left coast, well give yourself a gold star - I am. California State Sen. John Vasconcellos has proposed legislation in California - get this - that would give 16-year-olds a half-vote and 14-year-olds a quarter-vote in state elections. ...
Speakout 3/12 (03/12/04)
Poor work practices I am calling in about construction workers and the people who work around homes to get them fixed up. Am I the only one in the area who has the same problem as I did? I had people redo my roof and other work in my house recently and they were slobs. ...