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Stories from Monday, March 29, 2004

Car wash (03/29/04)
Melanie Hoffard, an occupational therapist for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center, scrubs a tire Saturday during the KRCC Car Wash at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. For each ticket sold over the weekend, the Jaycees donated $1 to KRCC.
Sikeston woman answers her calling in art world (03/29/04)
SIKESTON - Catherine Camden knew what her calling in life was from an early age. "I started drawing when I was four on the back of the hymnals in church until I was busted," Camden recalled. "I realized I had a gift, and I began teaching myself the art of drawing. And that's when I realized that art is about trial and error. If you want to succeed in something you have to swim in it to get somewhere," Camden said...
Gideon woman killed in accident (03/29/04)
ELLSINORE -- A New Madrid County woman sustained fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 10:30 p.m. in Carter County, James A. Lee, 46, of Gideon was traveling on Highway K, seven miles south of Ellsinore, when he drove his motorcycle off the right side of the roadway, struck a fence line and overturned...
I think I can (03/29/04)
Harley Wallace struggles to get more distance in the Youth Tractor Pull Saturday at the Farm, Home and Recreation Expo. Wallace won first place in her division.
Community cleanup (03/29/04)
Ken Rubenacker throws a section of gutters into a dumpster Saturday at the Sikeston Compost Site during the annual Community Cleanup Campaign. The campaign started Saturday and will end April 4. The compost site on Compress Road will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day for Sikeston residents...
Club more than just rodeos (03/29/04)
SIKESTON -- It isn't just about fast horses, fancy moves or even fun. When it comes to the Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club, club members and the adults behind the group agree there is a lot of learning going on. Responsibility, leadership and character are just a few of the qualities the Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club tries to instill in its members, said John Anderson, current adult club leader...
Bulldogs take out DeSmet (03/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Jacob Priday has batted behind Blake DeWitt for three years, reaping the benefits of coaches and pitchers who pitch around the standout. That was never as evident as it was Saturday afternoon at VFW Stadium in a battle of state-ranked teams...
Jakob Vaughn (03/29/04)
DEXTER - Jakob Lane Vaughn, son of Jason and Brandi Griggs Vaughn of Dexter, died at birth March 26, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Survivors in addition to his parents include: his paternal grandparents, Wayne and Sylvia Kersey of Dexter and Rolla Lee Vaughn of Iola, Kan.; maternal grandparents, Lori Shadwell of Raymore, Jeff Griggs of Sweet Springs and Charles and Mary Powell of Dudley; and maternal great-grandparents, Eunice Kazmierczak of Raymore and Kathy and Joe Griggs of Concordia.. ...
Alice Sauers (03/29/04)
ROULETTE, Pa. - Alice Curry Sauers, 68, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 26, 2004, at her home, following an extended illness. Born July 1, 1935, in San Angelo, Texas, daughter of the late E.E. and Grace Daniel Foster Jr., she was active with the Rainbow Girls and was a 4-H member. Also a member of the First Baptist Church of Galeton, she provided services to the elderly. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener...
Mary Webber (03/29/04)
SIKESTON - Mary L. Webber, 88, died at 1:50 a.m. March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Portageville, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Davidson House, she owned and operated restaurants in Morehouse and Sikeston and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Burleigh Spitler (03/29/04)
SIKESTON - Burleigh Spitler, 72, died March 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Scott Chambliss (03/29/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Scott Chambliss, 42, formerly of Lilbourn, died March 26, 2004, at his home in St. Louis. Born March 24, 1961, in Portageville, son of the late J.R. and Leonna Hunt Chambliss, he was a deckhand for American Commercial Barge Lines. Survivors include: four daughters, Stacy Chambliss of Kalamazoo, Mich., Cassandra Chambliss of Hermosa Beach, Calif., Elana Chambliss of South Bend, Ind., and Amber Chambliss of Jackson; seven sisters, Dixie Adkins of LaForge; Deonna Tanner and Cindy Adkins of New Madrid, Nancy Walker of Lilbourn, Judy Keck of Sikeston and Teresa Flegal of Philamoth, Ore.; and one grandson, Dillon Chambliss of Kalamazoo.. ...
Births (published 3/29) (03/29/04)
NEW MADRID - Fermin Richard and Tina Marie Martinez Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 7:59 p.m. Feb. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emma Beth Martinez weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 3/29 (03/29/04)
BENTON - A new theater is being built in Benton at the corner location of the former Frobase cafe. The new theater will be named the Frobase Theater in honor of H.G. Frobase. DEXTER - The new $60,000 building of Dexter Lodge No. 532 Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons on South Walnut St. will be dedicated Sunday...
Your view: Change opposed (03/29/04)
Dear citizens of Sikeston, I am writing in concern to a decision made by the administration of Sikeston Public Schools and approved by the school board this past week. They have passed a new policy to eliminate the grouping of children at the sixth grade level according to their desire to attend college prep courses or attend the regular course of study. This is a cause of real concern to me for many reasons...
Your view: Note of thanks (03/29/04)
Thanks" is such a little word, but it has brought today (March 12) more real appreciation than a hundred words could say. I thank our Father in heaven that he introduced me to such kind, friendly and helpful people as all of you at Todd's Towing. The short time spent in the office and in transit from Kewanee to Sikeston and on to Dexter was as if I were with friends of several years. ...
Your view: Job well done (03/29/04)
We had the privilege of hosting the Bell City Cubs while they participated in the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships in Columbia. To coach David Heeb, his staff and most of all his players, congratulations! We certainly enjoyed our time spent with the Cubs and the community of Bell City should be proud of their accomplishment in winning the 1A State Tournament. ...
Speakout 3/29 (03/29/04)
I guess since Fox News is so fair and balanced they will give John Kerry nationwide coverage when he kicks off his campaign like they did George. The noise ordinance isn't working. On Hardin Street, the noise is constant - music all day, every day and all night. DPS, help! Maybe we need a sign in this area...