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Stories from Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Boil water order issued (03/17/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Repairs to the East Prairie water system Thursday will make it necessary for residents to boil their drinking water and any water used in food preparation until further notice. Public Works Director Joe Garner explained that beginning at 1 p.m. ...
Gunn to be honored for service at MSTA meeting (03/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Dr. Sharon Gunn comes from a long line teachers in her family so it only seems fitting that she followed in her family's footsteps and joined the profession nearly 30 years ago. On Friday Gunn's work won't go unnoticed as the assistant superintendent for special services and elementary education for Sikeston R-6 Schools is honored for her meritorious service to education at the Southeast Regional Missouri State Teachers Association meeting on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.. ...
Board OKs changes in sixth grade curriculum (03/17/04)
SIKESTON -- In an effort to raise seventh grade Missouri Assessment Program test scores, the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved the elimination of leveled courses in the sixth grade at its regular meeting Tuesday. "Right now a lot of our students coming out of fifth grade are not taking the challenging courses of college prep," said Dr. ...
Two named to Honors Board (03/17/04)
SIKESTON - A lifelong Scouter and devotee of soccer are the 29th and 30th additions to the Honors Board. John Peel, a Boy Scout leader for 38 years, and Bill Lawson, a soccer coach, referee and league officer for 13 years, were elected to the Honors Board by the Sikeston Park Board at its March 8 meeting...
Errors found in local emergency plan (03/17/04)
BENTON - Scott County officials have received their revised copy of the Scott County Local Emergency Operations Plan and are not pleased. "I found a few errors in it like you did," said Joe Burton, Scott County E-911 administrator, during Tuesday's regular County Commission meeting...
Bassbusters hold banquet (03/17/04)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel BassBusters held their annual banquet to award prizes for the 2003 tournament season. The banquet was held at Bo's Bar-B-Q and Grill on March 6th. The following awards were given at the banquet: Angler-of-the-Year - Leven Cox; 2nd Place - Stan Pace; 3rd Place - Ty Garrett. The Big Bass Award was given to Leven Cox...
Charleston vs. Centralia (03/17/04)
COLUMBIA - In last year's Class 3 semifinal game, the Charleston Bluejays found themselves matched up against Ash Grove, school more know for its prowess in football than on the hardcourt. But as the Bluejays found out, the Pirates could play some ball too as they knocked off Charleston 79-67...
Kelly coaching changes (03/17/04)
BENTON - The Kelly School District Board of Education decided Thursday not to renew the contract of Kelly High School girls basketball coach Rod McQuerter and boys head coach Nick Lanpher. Kelly superintendent Don Moore confirmed that McQuerter's contract was not renewed at last week's board meeting by a 4-3 vote. Lanpher confirmed on Tuesday night that he was fired as the boys head coach as well...
Deborah Wilfawn (03/17/04)
ATHENS, Ga. - Deborah Ann Wilfawn, 46, formerly of Benton, Mo., died at 2:28 a.m. March 15, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 13, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Norbert Herman and Irene Agnes LeGrand Elfrink of Benton, she was of the Catholic belief...
Imogene Glass (03/17/04)
BERNIE - Imogene B. Glass, 83, died March 16, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Aug. 29, 1920, in Jonesboro, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph Walker and Bertha Ola Burton Henry, she was a member of the Bernie Missionary Alliance Church...
Donna Burk (03/17/04)
TROY, Mo. - Donna Adhart Burk, 66, died March 16, 2004, at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Callie Rivers (03/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Callie Mae Dixon Rivers, 84, died March 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Thompson Bend, daughter of the late Ozark and Essie Mae Martin Dixon, she received her education in Thompson Bend and from Charleston Schools. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church...
Mary Hancock (03/17/04)
PUXICO - Mary Hancock, 76, died March 15, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born July 21, 1927, in Puxico, daughter of the late Emerson and Bertha Akers Kitchen, she had lived all her life in Puxico, where she was a member of the Duck Creek Missionary Baptist Church for 40 years. She worked as deputy tax collector for Duck Creek Township for 14 years...
Lucille Bennett (03/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lucille Bennett, 76, who died March 13, 2004, were: Scott Hart, Kerry Gilbow, Ken Goldsmith, Kevin McClintick, Paul Imbeaux, Mike Noble and Jay Tepe.
Looking Back 3/17 (03/17/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School News: Ivan Dunn visited our school on March 6. After spending six weeks in midshipman's school at Northwestern University, Dunn was given a medical discharge. SIKESTON - Because there are now three candidates in the race for councilman-at-large, a primary election will be necessary. The candidates are Don Pasaka, the incumbent, Arthur Ziegenhorn and Vondrill L. "Red" Kirby...
Building demolition is just the first step (03/17/04)
Since passage of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority by Sikeston voters, the city has targeted a number of residential and commercial structures that have been condemned and become eyesores. In many instances, Public Safety officials acknowledge these houses have also been the location of criminal activity...
Your view: A good movie (03/17/04)
I awoke the morning after the Ash Wednesday opening of Mel Gibson's new movie, "The Passion of the Christ," excited to hear more review of the movie and especially anxious to hear comments from family and friends who went to see the film on opening day. ...
Your view: Can you help? (03/17/04)
The 2004 senior class of Scott County Central High School will celebrate after graduation on May 14. Project Graduation is an all-night drug and alcohol free supervised party to be held from 11 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday in honor of this year's 18 seniors...
Speakout 3/17 (03/17/04)
The March 4 Standard Democrat said Jerry Springer may move back to Cincinnati, Ohio, to help his friends in Ohio to run for the Senate this year. I keep up with Jerry. He needs to upgrade his moral character. A piece in the same article said the University of Cincinnati took a poll of Ohio to see what they thought of him running for office since they began tracking that information in 1989. It sounds like Springer has a lot of catching up to do...