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Stories from Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Two are arrested for drugs (06/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Information from concerned citizens has led to the arrest of two local residents. According to DPS Director Drew Juden officers served two search warrants and recovered approximately three pounds of marijuana brought from Texas at 707 Greer and another undisclosed residence in Scott County...
School board looks at preliminary budget (06/09/04)
SIKESTON -- As the fiscal year comes to a close later this month, it also means the beginning of the new fiscal year. And along with the new year comes a new budget. Members of the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education were presented a preliminary budget for the 2004-2005 school year at Tuesday's regular meeting...
Theater continues tradition with production of 'Romeo Loves Juliet' (06/09/04)
SIKESTON - Continuing a tradition that began many years ago, the Sikeston Little Theater will present "Romeo Loves Juliet" as the final production for its 47th season. The play will be directed by Jennifer Chessor of Sikeston. "I was part of the youth production when I was a little girl," she recalled. "It was such a great experience for me and I instantly fell in love with the theater."...
County courthouse will be closed Friday (06/09/04)
BENTON - Scott County will join state offices in a day of mourning for President Ronald Reagan by closing the courthouse Friday. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners reviewed a memorandum from Michael Buenger, state courts administrator for the Office of the State Courts Administrator...
Idea for center tabled in Miner (06/09/04)
MINER - A convention center in Miner could possibly be a money maker. Greg Stratman of Stratman Consulting of Vienna, Mo., presented information on conducting a feasibility study for the city during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday...
New faces dot Sikeston Legion (06/09/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team will have several new faces for this year's summer campaign. Although many players do return from last year's 15-10 team, there are many question marks surrounding this year's squad, which opens the season tonight at 6 p.m. against Jackson...
20th annual Kelso Klassic softball tourney set for Friday (06/09/04)
KELSO -- A summer softball tradition returns for its 20th renewal as the Kelso Klassic Men's Fastpitch Tournament opens on Friday at the Kelso City Park. The event, co-hosted by local teams Kelso Connection and Kelso Fastpitch, showcases some of the best teams in the Midwest -- 14 in this year's field -- competing through the weekend to Sunday's championship final...
Local angler finishes fourth in Everstart Central division tournament (06/09/04)
KENTUCKY LAKE, Ky. -- David Fields of finished fourth on the co-angler side of the recent EverStart Central Division tournament held last week on Kentucky Lake. Fields led all co anglers on day three with a five bass weight of 17 pounds and 15 ounces...
Johnnie Williams (06/09/04)
CHARLESTON - Johnnie Lee Williams Jr., 79, died June 6, 2004, at his home in Charleston. Born June 26, 1924, in Oxford, Miss., to the late Johnnie Lee and Jessie Mae McFadden Williams, he moved to Charleston in 1934 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In the 1950s he relocated to Chicago Heights, Ill., where he worked at U.S. Steel as a foreman, moving back to Charleston in 1987...
Doris Clayton (06/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Doris E. Clayton, 65, died June 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston following a 16-year illness. Born Dec. 27, 1938, in New Madrid, daughter of the late John P. and Pearlie Young Allen, she was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church...
Harry Anderson (06/09/04)
DEXTER - Harry Anderson, 70, died June 9, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Kay Hubbard (06/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Anita Kay Hubbard, 55, died June 8, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center-North in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 6/9 (06/09/04)
ORAN - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Womack were business visitors in St. Louis last week. --- SIKESTON - H.B. Tomlinson is moving into Sikeston to open a used car business on Center Street. --- SIKESTON - The latest War Department release lists 11 men from the district as casualties, on being from Sikeston. Among those missing in action is Pvt. James R. Baugus of Sikeston...
Housing assistance isn't just a handout (06/09/04)
Federal Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson delivered some bad news to St. Louis last week and the ever-liberal St. Louis Post Dispatch didn't take the news very well. Jackson said it was time for poor families living in subsidized housing to take more responsibility for becoming self-sufficient. But the Post-Disappointment sees no reason to examine the housing subsidy program despite decades of clear examples of the failure of providing unending housing payments for the poor...
Speakout 6/9 (06/09/04)
I would like some help in understanding a political ad on TV. John Kerry states that in the 1990s he made the deciding vote that created 20 million new jobs. How does he know that it was his vote that was the deciding factor and what was the vote on? I hope it wasn't NAFTA and that those 20 million jobs he created were not in Canada or Mexico. The ad does not say. Can anybody help me on this?...