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Stories from Monday, March 15, 2004

Wal-Mart greeter finds many surprises in life (03/15/04)
SIKESTON - Your everyday Wal-Mart greeter has more to offer than just a hello. Standing at the front entrance of the local store, George Stevens answers questions, provides directions and makes sure youngsters have a smiley face sticker. While customers have their quests in mind, few know that Stevens has achieved his own greatest quest - finding his family...
Rebels are coming (03/15/04)
Union soldiers open fire while protecting the Sikeston Depot during its raid Saturday. Over 100 Civil War re-enactors participated in the event in which the Confederate Army took over the Depot. The soldiers were in Sikeston to participate in the Battle of Sand Ridge Civil War re-enactment...
Spring clean-up dates announced (03/15/04)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston's solid waste contractor, Sonny's Solid Waste, has announced the dates for the 2004 spring clean-up. Monday and Thursday clean-ups will be April 5 and 8; Tuesday and Friday pickups will be collected on April 13 and 16...
Another success (03/15/04)
People attending the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon cheer after the final total was announced Sunday afternoon. The two-day event raised $200,340.
Charleston boys advance to Columbia (03/15/04)
FARMINGTON - The Charleston Bluejays basketball team advanced to their second consecutive Class 3 Final Four with a 74-58 quarterfinal victory against Career Academy on Saturday at the Farmington Civic Center. Charleston will play No. 1 ranked Centralia (27-2) in a semifinal game on Wednesday at 12:25 p.m. at the Hearnes Center in Columbia...
Bearcats finish fourth in Class 4 (03/15/04)
COLUMBIA - The Ozark Tigers used a combination of size, strength and quickness to defeat Dexter 78-56 in the third place game at the MSHSAA Class 4 Show-Me Showdown in Columbia. Ozark, the defending state champions, controlled every phase of the game from the outset, jumping out to a 10-0 lead before the Bearcats could even blink...
Scott Central comes up short (03/15/04)
WEST PLAINS -- In a matchup of outside shooting versus post play, Chadwick's interior presence won out in a 52-48 victory against Scott County Central in a Class 1 girls quarterfinal Saturday at the West Plains Civic Center. Chadwick's 6-foot freshman, Misty Bettis, was the difference for the Cardinals. She scored 21 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter...
Deloris Tollison (03/15/04)
KEWANEE -- Deloris Frances Tollison, 64, entered this world on July 11, 1939, in Risco and departed peacefully on March 13, 2004, at her residence. Ms. Tollison was a proud and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a dependable person and a loyal friend to many. She was affectionate and quick to offer a hand, hug and a sympathetic ear. She possessed an outgoing personality and cared about her family and friends...
Reba McClure (03/15/04)
BERTRAND - Reba McClure, 72, died at 6:05 a.m. March 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Charleston, daughter of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
Ruth Johnson (03/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Bristow Johnson, 83, died at 4:16 a.m. March 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1920, in Lynn, Ark., daughter of the late Grover and Elmer Penn Bristow, she had worked at Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement and was of the Methodist belief...
Dee Bailey (03/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Dee Bailey, 74, died March 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 1, 1929, in Lapanto, Ark., daughter of the late P.F. and Effie Mae Dabbs Clay, she had been a secretary and bookkeeper for First Star Bank and Tetra Pak before her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Shane Halter (03/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Shane Michael Halter, 25, died at 3:16 p.m. March 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 1, 1978, in Chaffee, son of Timothy Stephen Halter of Cape Girardeau and Glenda Emerson of Scott City, he was a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran...
Lucille Bennett (03/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lucille Bennett, 76, died March 13, 2004, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1927, near Parma, daughter of the late Roosevelt and Sylvia Estele Ramsey Hart, she had worked as a seamstress for Elders Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield. ...
Carolyn McRoy (03/15/04)
FLORISSANT -- Carolyn J. McRoy, 58, died March 12, 2004, at her home. Born March 12, 1946, in Eminence, daughter of the late Leonard and Dessie Parks Lindsey, she had spent most of her life in the St. Louis area. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle Church in Florissant and the Ladies Auxiliary...
Laverne Bone (03/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- Laverne Bone, 86, died at 10:50 a.m. March 13, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Atoka, Tenn., daughter of the late Luther and Maggie Black Glass, she had lived in Charleston most of her life where she attended the First Assembly of God Church and worked in the Charleston R-1 School District as a cook until her retirement in 1986...
John Tatum (03/15/04)
ANNISTON -- John Tatum, 89, died at 9:15 p.m. March 12, 2004, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1914, at Anniston, son of the late Phil and Ethel Krauss Tatum Sr., he was a retired farmer and a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Looking Back 3/15 (03/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sgt. James L. Craig of East Prairie was listed in a report of casualties issued Friday by the War Department. According to the list, he was wounded in action while serving in the Mediterranean. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Board of Education Tuesday sold bonds for the new middle school to a syndicate headed by Centerre Bank National Association of St. ...
Your view: About Bush (03/15/04)
The absence of those pesky weapons of mass destruction, the continued refusal of the economy to bend to his will, unemployment hovering around 6 percent and steady declining poll numbers have conspired to make the past several months a bit unpleasant for George W. Bush...
Your view: Other side of story (03/15/04)
Where does crucifixion of a teacher stop and both sides of the story given? As the old saying goes, "I'm on a very large soapbox with a very tall ladder and I'm on the top rung of that ladder and I'm gonna preach on it. The full story of the duct taping of a child at the Oran School was not given. ...
Your view: Principles missing (03/15/04)
In view of all the social upheaval in our land today, I feel we should revert to those principles on which our country was founded. The violations of our criminal codes were less common when we relied on those historical principles. In view of space limitations, I will mention three of those principles that were taught earlier...
Speakout 3/15 (03/15/04)
As many of you know, there have been a lot of rumors about New Madrid County being broke, or going broke if they do not make some cutbacks this year. Well, let's talk about the cutbacks they have made. 1) Several employees have been cut from five days a week to four days a week (how much money does one day save the county?). ...