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Stories from Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Painting a bleak budget picture (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - "Writing York," the St. Louis Black Repertory Company stage production for Sikeston High School and Junior High students Tuesday, is not only the latest example of how SMARTS has brought the arts to this area; it may be the last. After 30 years of bringing theater, storytelling, music, dance, art and culture to the community, Sikeston Missouri ARTS Inc. may have to close its doors. "That's how desperate we are this year," Terri Matthews, administrator for SMARTS...
Governor visits Sikeston (03/23/04)
Sen. Maida Coleman, Gov. Bob Holden and Sen. Bill Foster listen to Mary Breckenridge, vice president of professional services at Missouri Delta Medical Center, speak during a Sikeston hearing. The hearing was the first of several held throughout Missouri by the governor, who is critical of the House Republican budget. ...
Chaffee baseball falls to Advance (03/23/04)
ADVANCE - Advance pitchers Alex Sample and Daryl Wade combined for 15 strikeouts in a six-inning, season-opening victory at home. Sample, a junior right-hander, pitched five innings and accounted for 12 strikeouts. Aaron Abernathy had a triple for Advance (1-0)...
Sikeston golf defeats NMCC; Charleston baseball, softball splits with Portageville (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog golf team opened its season with a 162-207 victory against New Madrid County Central on Monday at the Bootheel Golf Club. "My team came out and started the season well," said Sikeston golf coach Rick Oetting. "There were a couple of mistakes that cost us a couple strokes but for a season opener I felt good about the score."...
Wigfall awarded first little league Coach of the Year (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Little League Basketball had 250 kids, 26 different teams and one Coach of The Year for the 2003-04 season. Courtney Wigfall was awarded the Allan Davidson Coach of Year Award a recently at Tanner Street Church of God. "This award recognized the absence of Mr. ...
Kathy Ottinger (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Kathy Ann Ottinger, 38, died March 20, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 24, 1964, in Dexter, daughter of the late Cecil Jay and Patricia Ann Dozier, she had been employed by the Miner Nursing Center. On Oct. 5, 1982, she married Donald Ottinger who survives of the home...
Mary Duer (03/23/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mary Anna Duer, 91, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died March 20, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Blue Springs, Mo., she married Milo Duer on Sept. 30, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1991. She assisted her husband as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Puxico from 1963-1966. She was dean of women at the Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo., from 1967-1980 and returned to Puxico in 1989. She moved to Florida in 1997...
Dallas Bills (03/23/04)
PARMA - Dallas Mac Bills, 90, died March 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 18, 1913, in Hickory Valley, Tenn., son of the late Robert Hullum and Mary Bills, he had lived much of his life in Tennessee and was a member of the Van Buren Baptist Church in Hickory Valley, where he served as a deacon. In 1989, he retired from the Consolidated Highway Department of Somersville, Tenn...
Joe Evans (03/23/04)
TROY, Ill. - Joe H. Evans, 58, formerly of Olney, died at 4:30 p.m. March 21, 2004, at his daughter's home in Olney. Born Aug. 5, 1945, in Glen Mary, Ala., son of the late Landy and Roberta Walker Evans, he was a sales representative for Goodyear Tire and Rubber company and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Maryville...
Johnie Eaton (03/23/04)
MOREHOUSE - Johnie H. Eaton, 82, died March 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 16, 1921, in Grayridge, son of the late Charlie and Dellia Capps Eaton, he was a member of the General Baptist Church in Morehouse. He was superintendent of the Morehouse water plant for 24 years, a volunteer fireman for Morehouse for more than 20 years and member of the Odd Fellows Lodge...
Jack Oliver (03/23/04)
DEXTER - Deslin E. "Jack" Oliver, 86, died March 22, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bobby Davis (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday for Bobby J. Davis, 78, who died March 19, 2004, were: Jackie Calbert, John Cowel, Adam Knoppell, J.L. Larue, Mike Comer and Ray Lunbeck. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Marie Spicer (03/23/04)
CHAFFEE - Marie M. Spicer, 83, died March 22, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Phyllis Turner (03/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Phyllis Clough Turner, 73, who died March 22, 2004, will be: Bob Crosno, Mike Crosno, Frank Hanor, Andy Youngblood, Chuck Davis and Joe Genovese. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Wilbur Preston (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Wilbur David Preston, 78, died March 21, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born June 16, 1925, in Lincoln, Ill., son of the late John M. and Rosetta Hall Preston, he was a farmhand and security guard before retiring. Survivors include: one son, Richard Marvin Preston of Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Sharon Beck of Sikeston and Cindy Kennedy of Alton; two brothers, Wayne Preston and Richard Preston of Mason City, Ill.; one sister, Dorothy Falterman of Franklin, La.; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.. ...
Bea Hall (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - Frances Beatrice Hall, 70, died at 9:15 p.m. March 22, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1933, in Kennett, daughter of the late Arngie Rovertis and Ruth Hickman Hall, she was a member of the First Christian Church where she participated in church and women's groups. She had worked for Faultless Cleaners, A&B Cleaners and Kings Cleaners before retiring...
Andrew Elfrink (03/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Andrew G. Elfrink, 88, died March 17, 2004, at the Elder Care Nursing Home. Born Feb. 29, 1916, at Leopold, son of the late Jacob H. and Adelheid Jansen Elfrink, he was a farmer and member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville...
Mary Kreidler (03/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Kreidler, 67, died March 23, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Jewell Price (03/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jewell Price, 87, died at 10:45 a.m. March 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 31, 1917, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late Albert McGill and Ida Rose Sterling Harden, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Birth (published 3/23) (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - DeAndra Smith and Carl Graham are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:34 p.m. Feb. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Raegan Diann Graham weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Tenna and Edwin Maxwell...
Pecharich - Rolwing (03/23/04)
CELINA, Ohio -- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pecharich have announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Imrie, to David Charles Rolwing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rolwing of Charleston, Mo. A 1998 graduate of Richmond (Ind.) High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 2002 from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. She will graduate in May 2005 from Indiana University with a Master of Library Science...
Brinkley - Ferber (03/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brinkley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Addie Lynn, to Jason Clay Ferber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ferber of Lesterville. A 1995 graduate of Living Heritage Academy in Louisville, Texas, and a 1999 graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, the future bride is employed as a promotions producer at KY3-TV in Springfield...
Looking Back 3/23 (03/23/04)
SIKESTON - A school contest has been announced in Sikeston in which school pupils can make money catching rats and mice and at the same time do their family, their city and Uncle Sam a big service. Each room of all schools will have a separate contest running from March 16 to April 16. ...
Parents' crime needs a long jail sentence (03/23/04)
By any measure, our prisons are overcrowded. I hope there's still room for Caroline Pineda and her boyfriend, Oscar Sanchez-Lucas. The young Florida couple attracted the attention of law enforcement last week when Pineda's mother called police to report that the couple had tied their 1-year-old daughter to a bed so they couple could go out dancing...
Speakout 3/23 (03/23/04)
I was involved in a traffic accident recently. The accident was not my fault, but a woman was to blame. I tried to explain this to the officer and was given a ticket, which is understandable, and I understand I will have my day in court. The female officer, who may be new on the force, was the rudest person I have ever spoken to. ...