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Stories from Friday, March 19, 2004

Team gets biggest win - their coach (03/19/04)
BENTON -- "You play as a team, you win as a team." This is a phrase Kelly girls basketball coach Rod McQuerter has instilled in his players for the last four seasons. Thursday night McQuerter watched from the doorway of the Kelly High School band room as current and former players, along with parents and other supporters, came together like a team to help the coach win his job back...
Commissioners skip INS facility plans for now (03/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County officials may skip plans for a temporary INS holding facility in East Prairie. At a Jan. 22 meeting, Mississippi County commissioners discussed expanding the county's holding services for the Immigration and Naturalization Service to include holding alien families detained by INS. ...
Local referee is named outstanding official (03/19/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association has named George Bays of East Prairie the Outstanding Football Official for the 2003 season. The award will be presented Sunday in Columbia. "I was very surprised and never expected it to be coming my way" Bays said...
Bluejays lose in overtime (03/19/04)
COLUMBIA -- Thursday's highly anticipated Class 3 semifinal matchup between Charleston and Centralia turned out to be everything fans had wished for and probably more. But as exciting and memorable as the game was, it will be just as hard to swallow for Charleston as they were defeated by the top-ranked Panthers 82-80 in overtime at the Hearnes Center in Columbia...
Rosa Pruett (03/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Rosa Belle Pruett, 84, died March 17, 2004, at the Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Born Dec. 6, 1919, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late W.D. and Stella Carson Walker, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. A member of Liberty General Baptist Church at Aid, she was a member of the Liberty Hill Missionary Society, Gideons Auxiliary and the Aid Extension Club since 1979. She was a receptionist for Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield for many years...
Marvin Bond (03/19/04)
WAPPAPELLO - Marvin Henry Bond, 62, died March 12, 2004, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 22, 1941, in Risco, son of the late Marvin Issac and Mildred Stallings Bond, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Mary Ann Ressel (03/19/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Ann Ressel, 38, died at 11:05 a.m. March 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 23, 1965, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Sherry Brumbaugh Buchheit of Marble Hill, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Frank Watson (03/19/04)
KANSAS CITY - Frank Watson, 87, died Jan. 7, 2004. Born May 4, 1916, in East Prairie, son of the late Charles F. and Ruth Barnhill Watson, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a mechanic for TWA Airlines in Kansas City for more than 30 years...
Lucy Cox (03/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Lucy I. Dobbins Cox, 74, died at 12:29 p.m. March 18, 2004, at her home. Born April 21, 1929, in Hamilton, Miss., daughter of the late W.E. and Mattie Lee Stevens Dobbins, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Bridges United Methodist Church...
Bobby Davis (03/19/04)
SIKESTON - Bobby J. Davis, 78, died March 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Amanda Vandivort (03/19/04)
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Amanda Jane Vandivort, 29, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 14, 2004, in Burlington. Born July 2, 1974, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Clayton and Laura Vandivort and Penny and Craig Hahs, who survive of Sikeston. A 1992 graduate of Sikeston High School, she graduated in 1996 from the University of Denver. ...
Births (published 3/19) (03/19/04)
BERNIE - Kristopher Edward and Lori Ann Powell are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:42 p.m. Feb. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mackenzie Lynn Powell weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Lori Condict, Mrs. Powell is the daughter of Clifford Condict Jr. and Teresa Condict of Bernie...
Looking Back 3/19 (03/19/04)
MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nations are parents of a son born Thursday in Cape Girardeau. SIKESTON - The city moved a step closer Monday afternoon to secure a new administration building and entrance to the airport. The council approved a recommendation of the board or aeronautics and authorized W. Raymert Miller, city manager, to consult with architects and engineers to determine the cost of the project...
Your view: Saying thank you (03/19/04)
I wish to express my gratitude to your newspaper, the Big Prairie Jaycees, the Matthews community and to the many friends who contributed to the success of the benefit given in my honor on Feb. 26 at the Matthews Community Building. Due to the complimentary article that you published and the awesome generosity of everyone who planned, prepared, served, cleaned and donated, I have been able to meet my medical expenses as of this date...
Speakout (3/19) (03/19/04)
I am looking for a diet that appeared in the Woman's World magazine a few weeks ago. If anyone has a copy of that article, please leave a number in SpeakOut. I am fed up with sending my neighbor on a once-a-year spending spree after receiving my tax refund. ...