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Stories from Thursday, February 17, 2005

Medicaid impacts local economy (02/17/05)
SIKESTON -- In addition to providing health insurance to its recipients, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) spending also generate $6 billion in economic activity and support 80,000 jobs in the urban counties as well as the rural counties, a report says...
Jury recommends Robinson sentence (02/17/05)
CHARLESTON - Sentencing for Justin Robinson, who was convicted of murder Tuesday for his part in the shooting death of Trevor Neal, is scheduled for April 15. Following a two-day jury trial in Mississippi County on a change of venue, Robinson was found guilty of second degree murder and armed criminal action for his involvement in the May 24, 2003, shooting death of 19-year-...
Business Expo (02/17/05)
US Bank employees Cindy Friend and Pat Lambert place the table skirt on their table Thursday morning. Over 39 area businesses are participating in the 10th annual Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo/Career Fair.
Sikeston DPS receives $36,000 (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety will recieve $36,000 through the Homeland Security grant program. Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson and Missouri Senators Kit Bond and Jim Talent announced the funding through the federal program. The funds will be used to fund fire operations and firefighter safety...
Wrestlers to compete at state (02/17/05)
COLUMBIA - Five area wrestlers will be representing their schools today when the Missouri Wrestling Championships take place in Columbia at Mizzou Arena. Sikeston senior heavyweight Joe Johnson will be vying for a third straight all- state finish after taking fourth last year and fifth as a sophomore...
Ann Rockett (02/17/05)
CHARLESTON - Ann Elizabeth Wells Rockett, 53, died at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 16, 2005, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 12, 1951, in Calico Rock, Ark., to Essie Hudson Wells of Calico Rock and the late Tom Wells, she was a 1969 graduate of Charleston High School and attended Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. ...
Dale Forrest (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Albrie Dale Forrest, 48, died at 6:38 a.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Frankie Morris (02/17/05)
LILBOURN - Frankie L. Morris, 53, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Hugh Landers (02/17/05)
GIDEON - Hugh Feral Landers, 73, died Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. Born April 3, 1931, in Kennett, son of the late Walter and Daisy Young Landers Sr., he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallapoosa and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Lester Stafford (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Lester Stafford, 91, formerly of Portageville and Matthews, died at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1913, in Portageville, son of the late John and Myrtle Stafford, he had lived and farmed in the Portageville and Matthews areas before moving to Sikeston, where he was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Adrian Baugher (02/17/05)
CLERMONT, Fla. - Adrian J. Baugher, 87, died Feb. 16, 2005. Born July 28, 1917, in Crowder, Mo., son of the late Andrew and Lilly Beaver Baugher, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction before retiring...
Doyle Cathey (02/17/05)
LILBOURN - Doyle Cathey, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 20, 1936, in Conran, son of the late Lucille Rankin, he was a truck driver for Farm Products, retiring in 1998 and was of the Pentecostal belief. On July 6, 1973, he married Annie Wylie who survives of the home...
Carl Davis (02/17/05)
DEXTER - Carl Davis, 75, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elma Winchester (02/17/05)
SIKESTON - Elma Anna Winchester, 87, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Richardton, N.D., daughter of the late Otto W. and Anna A. Stieg Kasten, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God. On Jan. 29, 1939, in Bell, Calif., she married Woodrow Winchester Sr. who preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1992...
Mark Bondurant (02/17/05)
CATRON - Mark H. Bondurant, 80, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Watkins and Sons Funeral Home at Parma is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Hubert Bewley (02/17/05)
MATTHEWS - Hubert F. Bewley, 72, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 2/17 (02/17/05)
NEW MADRID - Attorney Joe H. Allen was appointed last week as assistant attorney general of Missouri by Attorney General J.E. Taylor. Allen will serve in the Southeast Missouri District. CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs ended their two-game losing skid last night as they broke loose to down the Chaffee Red Devils 79-64. This gives the Bulldogs a 9-6 overall record for the season...
No one wins when hockey season ends (02/17/05)
The National Hockey League finally called it quits Wednesday and canceled what remained of their dwindling season. Locked in a labor dispute between the players and the owners, the league canceled the season for the first time since 1919 when a flu epidemic forced the championship series to be canceled...
Your view: Keep First Steps (02/17/05)
I strongly disagree with the Governor's claim that eliminating First Steps funding will save taxpayer money. First Steps provides benefits that can't be substituted at any other point in time. Without First Steps, children will be more delayed and public schools will find that their students require more intensive and expensive services. it will be much harder for these kids to make up ground and the state will run the risk of supporting them for the rest of their lives...
Your view: Budget fails U.S. (02/17/05)
Last Monday, President Bush released his 2006 budget and, as seems to happen each time this administration acts, the middle and lower classes are the ones who will suffer from this travesty. As the President continues to skim off the Social Security trust fund (while warning of its looming bankruptcy), he has requested an additional $19.2 billion for the Pentagon, which brings the total to $419 billion. ...
Speakout 2/17 (02/17/05)
This is to the Sikeston Jaycees. Your flag girls do an awesome job. Can you give me the number to call to see if any positions are available. To the person who called in a previous SpeakOut, it sounds to me like you're jealous. At the end of your SpeakOut, you said the Jaycees should show maturity in the showmanship of the flag girls, well, that was a very immature SpeakOut. It sounds to me like you wouldn't have a chance anyway...