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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2004

Springtime work (03/18/04)
Chris Hart, a city of Sikeston Parks Department employee, spreads mulch around playground equipment Wednesday afternoon. The Parks Department workers are in the process of preparing the City's parks for spring.
Workshops are refresher courses for grandparents raising grandkids (03/18/04)
BERTRAND -- When the daughter of Betsy Howard, 61, and her husband, Richard, 67, died nearly 10 years ago, the couple found themselves moving from Chicago, Ill., to Bertrand to raise their three grandsons. And little did they realize how different their lives would become...
Meth smoker arrested (03/18/04)
SIKESTON - A Benton man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was caught smoking methamphetamine near the Sikeston Alternative School. According to reports from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a DPS narcotics officer saw Stephen Gold, 47, smoking methamphetamine on a parking lot behind a Rhodes 101 convenience store on North Main Street, which is near the school property...
March set aside to honor contributions of area social workers (03/18/04)
SIKESTON - All around us on a daily basis, social workers in the area help open doors of access and opportunity to those in need and make meaningful contributions to our community. In 1984, the National Association of Social Workers picked March as the month to annually recognize the contributions to the quality of life made by America's half million social workers...
Bell City hopes to bring home state championship (03/18/04)
COLUMBIA - Bell City boys basketball coach David Heeb has created quite a legacy in his four years as head coach. Heeb, who went 15-11 his first season, has put together three straight 20-win seasons since then, nearly doubling the amount of 20-win seasons the basketball team had recorded since 1921...
Mary Ressel (03/18/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Ann Ressel, 38, died March 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church...
Mary Hancock (03/18/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at the Duck Creek Missionary Baptist Church for Mary Hancock, 76, who died March 15, 2004, were: Jay Parsley, Larry Crisel, James Jackson, Richard Hawthorne, David Hawthorne and Roger Harmon. Honorary pallbearers were: Allen Parsley and Ronnie Shrum...
Patty Baker (03/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Patty Louise Baker, 77, died at 8:30 a.m. March 16, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1927, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Harvey and Loula Criss Arington, she lived in Mississippi County all her life. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Ethel McClung (03/18/04)
PARMA - Ethel Marie McClung, 85, died March 16, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 23, 1918, at LaPanto, Ark., daughter of the late John Henry and Edna White Nash, she was a member of the Essex Church of Christ...
Donna Burk (03/18/04)
TROY, Mo. - Donna Jo Ahart Burk, 66, died March 16, 2004, at Troy. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Boekerton, daughter of the late Harvey and Lillian Brock Ahart, she had been a secretary for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation. On Oct. 6, 1954, in Hernando, Miss., she married Charles Fred Burk who preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2000...
Births (Published 3/18) (03/18/04)
SIKESTON - Tazeka Yvette Banks is the mother of her second son, born at 1:39 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kenyan Cortice Moore weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21-inches long. Banks, daughter of Melvin and Lillie Banks, is a hand-packer for Good Humor-Breyers...
Bell - Goodman (03/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Stanley Bell and Laura and Scottie Owens of East Prairie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ann Elizabeth Bell, to Shane Nowell Goodman, son of Bobbie Searles of Portageville and the late Bennie Goodman. A 1993 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. ...
Bryeans - Grimes (03/18/04)
ORAN -- Gaylon and Rosemary Bryeans have announced the engagement of their daughter, Misty Renee, to Mark Jason Grimes, son of Montey and Liz Grimes of Cape Girardeau. A 1995 graduate of Oran High School, Bryeans received a bachelor's degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau in 2000. She is a kitchen cabinet design specialist at Lowe's Home Improvement in Louisville, Ky...
Looking Back 3/18 (03/18/04)
SIKESTON - R.H. Wagner was elected commander of the Sikeston post of Veterans of Foreign Wars at a meeting of the post Wednesday. --- MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Helms and daughter are moving to Matthews in the house owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lorence Evans...
Take it slow on toll road plans in state (03/18/04)
The issue of toll roads in Missouri is taking the spotlight in Jefferson City though it appears likely the subject will see no action this year. And given the ups and downs of the toll road discussion it appears that the subject should be shelved until much more information is available...
Speakout 3/18 (03/18/04)
If anyone is interested in having a community yard sale in Blodgett, call 481-0056. We the people of Sikeston would like to know when the sewer assessment is going on for our water bill. We have paid for years and years on this. If the city manager could let us know, we would appreciate it very much...