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Stories from Friday, March 26, 2004

Local youngsters begin early, take peek into Spanish world (03/26/04)
SIKESTON -- Gathered around a child-sized rectangle table in a classroom at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center, Kathleen Crader prepared to read "Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus" to her seven students in kindergarten through first grade. "Read it in English," one child pleaded...
County gets rid of spare sheriff's car (03/26/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will reduce the size of its law enforcement fleet. "We need to sell two, buy one," said Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. Commissioners explained getting rid of the spare vehicle will save money on insurance and maintenance costs...
Teachers prepare to give MAP test (03/26/04)
SIKESTON -- Most students know the drill when it comes to taking the Missouri Assessment Program test. Get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast and bring something to read for when finished testing. For new Sikeston R-6 teachers like Beth Lambert and Lisa Hill, administering the standardized test during its testing window, which begins Monday and ends April 30, will be a first-time experience...
Jaycee rodeo impacts the community (03/26/04)
SIKESTON - While the primary topic of Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting was who would entertain at the 52nd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, there was another point to be made by the Jaycees. Using music videos, the Jaycees announced the 2004 lineup. This year's entertainers are: Emerson Drive and Joe Nichols, Aug. 11; Blake Shelton, Aug. 12; Chris Cagle, Aug. 13; and Phil Vassar, Aug. 14...
Sikeston track wins triangular (03/26/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team swept a boys and girls triangular meet with Malden and New Madrid County Central on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The meet was the season-opener for Sikeston and head coach Jerry Dement came away impressed with some of his team's performances...
Sikeston netters sweep Kennett (03/26/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston tennis team opened its season on Thursday with a 9-0 victory at Kennett. Sikeston swept through the singles and doubles play with very few tough matches. "Good way to start the year and get a match in," said Sikeston tennis coach Brian James. "It's good to play somebody besides each other. Overall I thought we played very well today."...
Paula Umfress (03/26/04)
CAMPBELL - Paula Umfress, 27, died March 23, 2004, at Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Born June 24, 1976, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of Kay King of Malden and the late Joe Cumins, she attended Three Rivers Community College and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden...
Marjorie Edwards (03/26/04)
DEXTER - Marjorie L. Edwards, 71, died March 24, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1932, in Dexter, daughter of the late Rachel McClard Barker of Dexter and the late William Albert Barker, she was a member of the First Christian Church of Dexter where she also served as secretary. A member of Stoddard County service organizations, she lived in Dexter most of her life...
Wreatha Ramsey (03/26/04)
Wreatha Lee Ramsey, 89, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Lillian Patterson (03/26/04)
ST. CHARLES - Lillian Patterson, 89, formerly of Sikeston and Los Angeles, died March 24, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1914, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lawson and Mabel Darter Patterson, she was a business and industry teacher for the Los Angeles School District for 33 years before retiring and was also an art instructor for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles...
Butch Blattel (03/26/04)
SCOTT CITY - Paul Herbert "Butch" Blattel, 84, died at 4:13 a.m. March 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 11, 1920, in Ancell, son of the late William F. and Elizabeth Mary Seyer Blattel, he owned and operated Raines-Blattel Dairy Farms. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 6407 in Scott City...
Emma Durbin (03/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Emma L. "Ma" Durbin, 87, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are pending at DeLisle Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 6 p.m. Saturday and services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Mark Inman will officiate...
Looking Back 3/26 (03/26/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dunagan and son, Danny Lee, who went to Compton, Calif., last July have returned to Sikeston to live. Mr. Dunagan will again have charge of the butcher shop at Putnam's Market. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodyard of Bosworth have moved to Sikeston and are residing in the Keith Apartments on North Ranney. Mr. and Mrs. Woodyard are parents of Mrs. Billy Keith and have visited on numerous occasions...
Your view: Photos wanted (03/26/04)
When we first began to talk about the idea of doing A Pictorial History of New Madrid, we did not hesitate. We were excited about the idea and believed that others would be, too. People began to bring photos and we realized there is definitely interest in the project and people care about the history of our area...
Speakout 3/26 (03/26/04)
My name is Richard Swift, vice chairman of the Prohibition National Committee and PNC chairperson for Missouri. The Prohibition Party is the oldest third party still existing, having its origins in the abolition and temperance movements. It began in 1869. ...