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Stories from Sunday, March 6, 2005

Students receive lessons in government operations (03/06/05)
SIKESTON - Are cameras mounted on poles around the city good government or an invasion of privacy? Student leaders from the Sikeston Senior High School tackled this issue during their mock City Council meeting Friday as part of the annual "Youth in Government Day."...
School bond proponents say funding will enhance town (03/06/05)
SIKESTON -- The time has come for taking the first step toward improving Sikeston R-6 schools' investment in the community, say supporters of the district's proposed bond issue. "I think our school and the physical part of the school property have done well over the years. ...
Former New Madrid County Prosecutor Hal E. Hunter dies (03/06/05)
NEW MADRID - Former New Madrid County prosecutor Hal Edward Hunter Jr. died March 2, 2005, at the Sebring Hospital in Florida. He was 83. Born June 5, 1921, in New Madrid, he was the son of the late Hal Edward and Colleen Jackson Hunter Sr. He graduated magna cum laude in 1944 with a law degree from Notre Dame University and served as prosecuting attorney for New Madrid County from 1962-90. ...
DeWitt heading for Florida (03/06/05)
SIKESTON - At the conclusion of his first season in professional baseball, Blake DeWitt had nearly six months off as he returned to his home in Sikeston. But just because he wasn't competing in actual minor league games doesn't mean he didn't have anything to do...
Kelly fights off Woodland in district play (03/06/05)
GREENVILLE - The Kelly Lady Hawks advanced to the district finals on Friday night after defeating Woodland 57-27 in Class 3, District 2 Tournament in Greenville. Top-seeded Kelly's depth and full-court pressure defense was too much for fifth-seeded Woodland to handle as they coasted to the semifinal win...
UMSL season ends with loss at GLVC Tournament (03/06/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Missouri-St. Louis men's basketball team saw their season come to an end after falling to top-seeded and fourth-ranked Southern Indiana 93-63 in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. The Rivermen (9-19) were led by Jonathan Griffin (St. Louis, Mo./Normandy) with 17 points while Southern Indiana (24-4) had six players in double figures...
Beulah Baker (03/06/05)
CARLINVILLE, Ill. - Beulah Mable Baker, 98, formerly of Essex, Mo., died March 5, 2005, in Carlinville. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Essye Mae Cato (03/06/05)
ST. LOUIS - Essye Mae Cato, 73, died March 4, 2005, at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 6, 1931, at Kinder, daughter of the late Cassie Jack and Murl Stroup Watson, she had lived in the Kinder area until moving to St. Louis in 1952. A member of the Church of God and the Mother's Club, she was a homemaker and had worked as a certified nurse's aide for eight years...
Gary Lee McGee (03/06/05)
SIKESTON - Gary Lee McGee, 51, died at 12:22 a.m. March 5, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 22, 1953, in Sikeston, to Halene Barbre McGee of Sikeston and the late Jesse Lee McGee, he was a truck driver instructor for the Certified Drivers Training Academy. He was a member of the Miner Baptist Church and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Randle Fincher (03/06/05)
DEXTER - Randle Fincher, 49, died March 4, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (Published 3/6) (03/06/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jerry Lee and Ettajean Cheryl Brewer Sr. are the parents of their second son, born at 8 a.m. Jan. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jacob EarlJean Brewer weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Brewer is the daughter of Rebecca Ann Spiers...
Hicks - Braswell (03/06/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Derry and Kay Hicks of Bloomfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessi Danielle, to Rance Elvin Braswell, son of Brenda Porter of Advance and Randy Braswell of Dexter. A 2001 graduate of Bloomfield High School, the future bride is a hair stylist at the J.C. Penney Salon in Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Delphia Duckworth of Essex, Bob and Juanita Hicks of Essex and Claud Montgomery of Gideon...
Kirn - Hoosier (03/06/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Leslie G. Kirn of St. Louis and Brandon E. Hoosier of Sikeston have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Glennon and Fran Kirn of Bonne Terre. A graduate of Drury University, she is an environmental scientist for the Trileaf Corporation in St. Louis...
Barnett - Zettler (03/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barnett have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tara Lynn, to Joshua Ray Zettler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Zettler of Tamaroa, Ill. The future bride earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Graceland University in Iowa. She works as a teacher in Marion, Ill...
Robinson - Henderson (03/06/05)
BRANSON WEST -- Jimmy and Martha Henderson of New Madrid and Anita Peters have announced the engagement of their son, James L. Henderson Jr., to Sarah E. Robinson, daughter of Glenn Robinson of Essex and the late Martha Robinson. A 2001 graduate of Richland High School, the future bride is a youth specialist for the State of Missouri and is a junior at Southwest Missouri State University, where she is majoring in psychology and she has a double minor in religion and sociology. ...
Looking Back 3/6 (03/06/05)
MORLEY - Pvt. Albert Holt was slightly wounded in France on Jan. 4, according to information from the War Department. He is in a hospital in France. His wife and son reside in Morley. SIKESTON - L.M. Standley has been appointed by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes as one of six named to the Commission on Higher Education for Missouri, to serve until Oct. 31, 1965...
Cuts in government spending must come (03/06/05)
Gov. Matt Blunt this week did what governors often do. To build momentum for a reformation of state government, he announced a top-notch commission of 20 members to explore ways to improve efficiency in state government. I believe what he is saying is that state spending should be cut and he wants some backup to support that approach...
Speakout 3/6 (03/06/05)
Attention, Christians. I've had three different waitresses visiting in my home lately. They were bothered by the way Christian people act when they come in. They work at three different places and say the Christian people do not tip them, yet they want you to be on their beckoned for anything they want. They say that some are rude and you talk about your other dull Christians. They wonder what God thinks about you and what kind of example you are setting...