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Stories from Thursday, March 25, 2004

Curtain is raised (03/25/04)
Cast members of the Sikeston Little Theatre perform during a recent dress rehearsal for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The opening night for the play is tonight with additional performances on March 26-27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 2:30 p.m., April 2-3 at 7 p.m. and April 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center...
Officers arrest man after long standoff (03/25/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - A mentally-ill man believed to be armed with a gun kept law enforcement officers at bay for some two hours Wednesday. At about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department received a report of shots being fired two miles east of Portageville along Highway 162 in an area known as Scott School. ...
Entertainment announced for 2004 rodeo (03/25/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will feature some of country music's leading entertainers and others who are working to become familiar names on the music charts. This year's performances, announced at today's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, will kick off with twice the music. Country music's Horizon Award winner Joe Nichols will sing and the group Emerson Drive will perform on Wednesday, Aug. 11...
Permit process to start in county (03/25/04)
BENTON -- Scott County residents with a desire to pack hidden heat can begin applying for a permit to do so April 1. Sheriff Bill Ferrell said his office has everything in place to begin processing applications for concealed firearm permits. "This is the third time we've been set up and ready to go," he said. "We're going to go ahead with it this time."...
Taking off (03/25/04)
The Sikeston track and field team will kick off its season today in a home triangular meet against Malden and New Madrid County Central. Pictured here is Sikeston long jumper Paige Kaiser during a recent practice.
Sikeston tennis team returns state experience; to open season today (03/25/04)
SIKESTON -- Returning a wealth of experience from last year's team which placed second in districts, expectations are high for the Sikeston tennis team. "We return seven guys that played some varsity last year," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We lost one varsity player, so looking at it on paper we should be fairly strong, particularly at the top of the lineup."...
Bulldog golfers fall to Cape (03/25/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston golf team battled strong winds at the Bootheel Golf Course Wednesday and lost to Cape Central 163-167. "We had several golfers fail to perform today and we paid the price," said Sikeston coach Rick Oetting. "Cape shot steady in the 30 mile an hour wind while we didn't."...
Sikeston cruises past Kelly (03/25/04)
BENTON - The Kelly Hawks haven't had much luck against the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team the last few years, including a 20-0 whipping last season. But Wednesday afternoon the Hawks at least made it interesting for a while before falling 8-2 to the No. 2 ranked Bulldogs...
Laura McQuiston (03/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Laura Mae McQuiston, 82, died at 6:15 p.m. March 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 28, 1921, at Stewart, Tenn., daughter of the late Walter Ottis and Florence Edna Allen Brack, she lived in Cleveland, Ohio, for 30 years where she was an inspector for Robin Industries. She lived in East Prairie for the past 20 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Jacob Estes (03/25/04)
SIKESTON - Jacob E. Estes, 53, formerly of Charleston, died March 23, 2004, at his home. Born June 15, 1950, in Mississippi County, son of the late Lyman Aaron Estes and Delphia Raines Estes Ford, he lived in Sikeston for many years where he was a member of Smith Avenue Church of God...
Marge Edwards (03/25/04)
DEXTER - Marge Edwards died March 24, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jeannie Davis (03/25/04)
CONVOY, Ohio - Jeannie Katherine Davis, 46, died March 24, 2004, at her parents' home in Oran, Mo. Born April 7, 1957, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of General Leon and Shirley Ann Wagoner Mason, she had been a seamstress for Tri-Con Industries of Cape Girardeau for many years. A member of the First Baptist Church of Oran, she was also a member of VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee. She was a foster parent to many children...
Catherine Kerby (03/25/04)
SCOTT CITY - Graveside services for Catherine Kerby, 91, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and formerly of Scott City, who died Feb. 13, 2004, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lightner Memorial Cemetery in Scott City. The Rev. Terry Eades will officiate...
Mary Berryman (03/25/04)
NEW MADRID - Mary C. Hunter "Miss Frog" Green Berryman, 93, died March 22, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1911, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Hal E. and Colleen Jackson Hunter Sr., she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid...
Births (Published 3/25) (03/25/04)
SIKESTON - Jessica McCray and Brandon Johnson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:38 a.m. Feb. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Latreyveon Markis McCray weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Lisa McCray and Ernest Bland...
Stallings - Silverthorn (03/25/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. - Ron and Deb Stallings have announced the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Michelle, to Mark Alan Silverthorn, son of Mark and Lisa Silverthorn of Sikeston, Mo. A 1999 graduate of Jonesboro High School and a 2003 graduate of Arkansas State University, the future bride is a research assistant for the vice chancellor of student affairs at Arkansas State University...
Childers - Liller (03/25/04)
SIKESTON -- Jeanette and David Perkins of Sikeston and Tim Childers of Matthews have announced the engagement of their daughter, Timberly Joy Childers, to Ronald David Liller, son of Theresa Liller of Matthews. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is attending Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, where she is majoring in elementary education. ...
Looking Back 3/25 (03/25/04)
SIKESTON - Joe Ryan, who has operated the Ryan Cafe and Filling Station on Highway 61 South for some time, has purchased Mack's Red Pig in Poplar Bluff and will operate the cafe there. Ryan has sold his cafe in Sikeston to Earl Lambert, he announced...
Medicaid spending needs some surgery (03/25/04)
Nearly one million low-income Missourians qualify for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid health care program. Now if you think about it, that number is amazing in itself. But the problem - as I see it - with Medicaid is that there is no incentive for recipients to change lifestyle behavior in an attempt to improve their health because every penny of their medical coverage is being paid by someone else...
Speakout 3/25 (03/25/04)
I don't know how smart you are, but yes, they did convict Martha Stewart and I can't believe they did that either. However, Clinton was never impeached. If he had been impeached, he would have been put out of office. George W. Bush didn't do anything to work for money. It's all his daddy's money. He never did a lick of work in his life...