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Stories from Sunday, March 28, 2004

Poker's popularity growing (03/28/04)
SIKESTON -- "All in" -- a small phrase that will grab the attention of anyone in the midst of an intense Texas Hold'em poker game, but most recently, the two small words have helped revive the interest in poker's most popular game nationwide and locally...
Unfamiliar disease is focus of run (03/28/04)
SIKESTON -- Charity runs to raise money for the research of a disease have become familiar events. Batten's Disease, on the other hand, is something most people have never heard of. "Batten's is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system that begins in childhood," said Dr. William Shell, a doctor of internal medicine for the Ferguson Medical Group...
Sikeston junior close to finding what attracts ticks (03/28/04)
SIKESTON -- Scientists know how to repel ticks, but Sikeston resident Chelsea Grigery is on the brink of discovering what actually attracts the disease-carrying insects -- and she doesn't even have a high school diploma. Earlier this month, the Sikeston Senior High School junior won top honors at two regional science fairs, which have earned her spots to compete in the DECA International Science Competition in Nashville, Tenn., May 3-5 and the International Science and Engineering Fair at Portland, Ore., May 10-14.. ...
The area's best: Boys (03/28/04)
Top offensive player: Dominitrix Johnson, Bell City --------------------------------------------------- Top Defensive Player: Marcus Biles, Charleston --------------------------------------------------- Best Clutch Performer: Dominitrix Johnson, Bell City...
The area's best: girls (03/28/04)
Top offensive player: Missy Whitney, Charleston --------------------------------------------------- Top Defensive Player: Kelly Essner, Kelly --------------------------------------------------- Best Clutch Performer: Missy Whitney, Charleston ---------------------------------------------------...
Girls first team (03/28/04)
Rachel Blunt Junior Dexter A 6-0 forward, Blunt averaged a double-double for the Lady Bearcats scoring 19 points per game and averaging 12 rebounds per game. She shot 82 percent from the free throw line and shot 57 percent from the field. Blunt helped lead Dexter back from 20-point deficit in the district championship against Notre Dame where they eventually fell short by one point...
Boys first team (03/28/04)
Marcus Biles Senior Charleston A 5-7 guard, Biles was one of the top scorers for the Bluejays who finished third in Class 3. He averaged 16 points per game, but he was known more for his lightning quick speed and ball handling ability that led to 5.5 assists and countless steals per game. Biles could take over games on the defensive end and often made it hard for opponents to cross half court...
Johnson steps into the limelight (03/28/04)
BELL CITY - Overshadowed for much of his career, but certainly not overlooked, Bell City senior Dominitrix Johnson finally stepped into the limelight this season. Without a fellow all-state player to help take the load off, Johnson, who helped the Cubs to the school's first state championship two years ago, made it his personal mission to lead Bell City to another state title after a disappointing exit last season...
Whitney no stranger to attention (03/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Missy Whitney is no stranger to having all the attention on her. When you're always the tallest kid around, you seem to stand out among your peers. But being the tallest kid around with some serious basketball skills and you stand out to the entire area...
Emma Durbin (03/28/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Emma Lou "Ma" Durbin, 87, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 9, 1916, in Tennessee, daughter of the late Steve and Mary Wilson Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Nov. 30, 1930, in Tennessee, she married William K. Durbin, who preceded her in death in 1971...
Scott Chambliss (03/28/04)
ST. LOUIS - Scott Chambliss, 43, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 26, 2004, in St. Louis. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Wreatha Ramsey (03/28/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Wreatha Lee Ramsey, 89, died March 25, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born June 19, 1914, in Union City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Hattie Mae Wilson Center. On Jan. 15, 1946, in Malden, she married Jasper "Jap" Ramsey, who survives of the home...
Births (Published 3/28) (03/28/04)
SIKESTON - Rebecca Bonner is the mother of her third son, born at 7:33 p.m. Feb. 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Christopher Roy Bonner weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Roy and Sharon Bonner. MOREHOUSE - Dana Christine Oliver and Darren Lee Bilderback are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 5:47 p.m. ...
Looking Back 3/28 (03/28/04)
SIKESTON - Charles L. Widner, son of Mrs. Liddle Widner of Sikeston, has been wounded in action, according to word received by the mother from the War Department. He was wounded on Feb. 20th in action against Italy. Last Saturday, Mrs. Widner received a Purple Heart award which has been presented to her son...
Best candidate reflects your wants (03/28/04)
Municipal elections in Sikeston are just over a week away and it's most certainly time that voters here begin to focus closely on the candidates seeking our vote. With no ballot issues on tap for April 6, voters will choose those candidates who will best reflect the wants and needs of the community...
Speakout 3/28 (03/28/04)
I'd like to respond to the March 19 SpeakOut caller blaming Kerry for losing the Vietnam War. This person said he was in the Vietnam War too, so I guess he's a loser. But let's get to the real point. Kerry went to Vietnam, didn't pull any favors to try to hide from it. ...