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Stories from Wednesday, March 24, 2004

County studies bids to fix jail problems (03/24/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners will consider options and wait for a written recommendation before officially awarding the bid to address sewage problems at the new county jail. Bids on the project were opened Tuesday during the regular County Commission meeting. Overseeing the bids for the modification is the project's architect, Dale A. Rogers of Robert Stearnes and Associates...
'Writing York' (03/24/04)
Melissa Navarro and Theo Wilson of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company perform Tuesday at the Sikeston Senior High School Field House. More than 1,250 students watched the performance "Writing York" by Kim Esop Wylie. Sikeston Missouri Arts along with the Missouri Arts Council and local sponsors brought the company to Sikeston...
Pancake Day (03/24/04)
Kiwanis Club members Tom Hudspeth, Keith Ziegenhorn and Don Pratt make pancakes during the club's annual Pancake Day at the Sikeston Elks Lodge Tuesday. More than 1,000 area residents were treated to pancakes and bacon. The proceeds of the day will benefit area youth programs...
East Prairie Student Council wins office (03/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A little campaigning, a hot dance number and some hard work paid off for members of the East Prairie R-2 High School's Student Council this past weekend. The council was elected first vice president of the Missouri Association of Student Councils...
SHS golfers hope to change their playoff fortunes (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston golf team is gearing up for another state-bound team. With three players returning off the sixth place state team, their goal might not be far out of reach. Going into the season the Bulldogs are noteworthy at state and one of the favored teams in the district with their finish last year...
EP defeats Hayti; Dexter falls to Perryville (03/24/04)
HAYTI - The East Prairie baseball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 5-2 road win against Hayti on Tuesday. The Eagles got seven innings and eight strikeouts from Ben Walters in getting the win. He allowed four hits, one walk and had a shutout going with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before allowing two unearned runs...
SEMO Conference awards handed out (03/24/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Just after University of Missouri coach Quin Snyder talked about perseverance at the 44th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club basketball banquet, the Mules were rewarded for theirs. Poplar Bluff picked up their SEMO Conference title, John David Pattillo was named coach of the year and Tyler Hansbrough was honored with the John Gibbs Award given to the league's most outstanding player...
Junior Division Little League winners (03/24/04)
Winners of the Junior Division of the 2003-2004 Sikeston Little League basketball were front row, from left: Terry Jamison, Bryant DeCota, Blake Angle, Luke Keefer; back row, coach Rod Anderson, Tyler Anderson, Wes Kelley, Connor Landers, Blake Flannigan, Nicholas Nichols and coach Rick Landers. Not pictured are Connor MacGillivray and Derek Burch...
Senior Division Little League winners (03/24/04)
Winners of the Senior Division of the 2003-2004 Sikeston Little League basketball were front row, from left: Connor Stallings, Ty Russell Davis, DeAngelo Washington, Jerome Hatcher, Rico Cox; back row, Dario Lewis, Dwayne Harris, coach Reggie Robinson, JaQulin Wiggins and Clinton Hess. Not pictured is assistant coach Marcus Robinson...
Sikeston recovers to defeat ND (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - With the way Tuesday's season opening game was going for Sikeston's highly-touted baseball team, it seemed the Bulldogs were picking up where they left off last season in the district tournament. Notre Dame, which stunned Sikeston in the district a year ago, was in total control on Tuesday for most of the game. But Sikeston, ranked No. 2 in Class 3, flexed its muscles in the fifth and sixth innings for eight runs to rally to a 10-5 victory at VFW Stadium on a cold, windy day...
Charlie Pobst (03/24/04)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Charles E. "Charlie" Pobst, 70, formerly of Oran, Mo., died March 21, 2004. Born in Oran to the late Leo and Theresia Pobst, he retired as a foreman for Remington Arms after 30 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Oda Sitzes (03/24/04)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Oda F. Sitzes Jr., 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 22, 2004, at his home. Born April 21, 1918, in Charleston, son of the late Oda F. and Rubye Tharp Sitzes Sr., he retired from O'Fallon Township High School District 203, where he was an industrial education teacher. ...
Jacob Estes (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Jacob Estes, 53, died March 23, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jack Oliver (03/24/04)
DEXTER - Deslin "Jack" Oliver, 86, died March 22, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Nov. 3, 1917, at Townley, son of the late James Harvey and Barbara Burrow Oliver, he attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. He was a shoe factory foreman from 1945-63 and then operated a used car lot and service station...
Joetta Myers (03/24/04)
JACKSON - Joetta Mae Myers, 77, died at 11:30 p.m. March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 28, 1926, in Mound City, Ill., daughter of the late Joseph Dudley and Georgia Lennie Redfern Proctor, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jackson...
Arzelia Jones (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Arzelia E. Jones, 80, died March 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Auston and Susie Organ Haley, she was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: six daughters, Patsy Ann Clark and Brenda Jones of Sikeston, Alene Straghter of East St. ...
Laura McQuiston (03/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laura Mae McQuiston, 82, died at 6:15 p.m. March 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday...
Judith Lewis (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Judith Ann Lewis, 56, died at 2:25 p.m. March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 17, 1947, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harvey D. and Dessie L. Hobbs Edwards, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 20, 1966, in Marysville, Kan., she married M. Leon Lewis who survives of the home...
Mary Kredler (03/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary M. Kreidler, 67, died March 23, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born June 29, 1936, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Dennis M. and Mary Burke Bahlinger, she was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville, Ladies Sodality and the Democratic Women's Club...
Chet Squires (03/24/04)
Waterloo, Iowa - Cheslie E. "Chet" Squires, 65, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2004, at his home. Born March 27, 1938, in Iowa City, son of the late Grover and Vera Squires, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a machinist for Link Belt Manufacturing...
Marie Spicer (03/24/04)
CHAFFEE - Marie Martin Spicer, 83, died at 4:20 p.m. March 22, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 2, 1921, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late John Michael and Nora Mary Lux Dirnberger, she retired as a sewing machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose, she was also a member of VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 389 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Births (Published 3/24) (03/24/04)
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 Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mackenzie Lynn Powell weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 3/24 (03/24/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. J.F. Wallace is in receipt of a letter from her son, Pfc. Junior B. Wallace, stating that he had been moved from North Africa to India, and that he had received 40 letters at one time. ORAN- Mrs. Linnie Sturgeon Sheets of St. Louis visited Mrs. Gleason last week...
Science fiction has taken turn to reality (03/24/04)
To read the details, it seemed like a story straight out of Hollywood. In January - completely unknown to virtually everyone - an asteroid was headed toward earth with as much as a 40 percent chance of striking somewhere. The 100-foot wide hunk of rock was zooming to the Earth with amazing speed. Had it been a bit smaller, it would have exploded harmlessly far above the earth. But at that size, it would have impacted. Depending on where it struck, the results would have been devastating...
Your view: Share the beans (03/24/04)
My father has asked me to help him find a soybean grower who will sell him a bushel of soybeans that have been organically grown (I assume he means not sprayed with too many chemicals). I know that's a really small amount, but he got a bushel from someone in Illinois about 20 years ago and is still talking about it - he used them to develop recipes. ...
Your view: Get the facts (03/24/04)
This is written in response to the recent drivel that some mindless idiots have called in to SpeakOut regarding farm subsidies. SpeakOut is an apt title for this section of your paper. A title such as "Speak Your Mind" would not apply to these idiots as they do not have one, in my opinion...
Speakout 3/24 (03/24/04)
I read your March 10 SpeakOut where it said the "Good Book says not OK." I agree 100 percent with this person. I am a mother and I don't think I want my kids to say these kinds of things are OK when it's not OK. You have to stop and think about what kind of children you are raising. ...