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Stories from Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Tax money in Scott County increasing (03/09/05)
BENTON - After a slow start, sales tax revenues for Scott County are up, according to county officials. During the regular county commission meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Jamie Burger said sales tax receipts for March are up $23,849.93 from March 2004...
Soldier visits local school (03/09/05)
SIKESTON -- Dressed in his National Guard uniform, Major Edward Gargas of the 1140th Engineer Battalion fielded questions from students at St. Francis Xavier Preschool in Sikeston Tuesday morning. And in typical preschool fashion, the questions just started coming. "Why do you wear boots?" one child asked...
City officials discuss the purchase of new backhoe (03/09/05)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen will call a special meeting if another good deal on a backhoe comes up. The purchase of a new backhoe for the city was discussed during the board's regular meeting Tuesday. Alderperson Peggy Holman said the city definitely needs one. "I want my sewer and water to work," she said...
Practice begins (03/09/05)
Sikeston's Bryce Wibbenmeyer fields a ground ball at a recent baseball practice held at VFW Stadium. Sikeston will begin their season at home on March 22.
Vacant trustee terms filled (03/09/05)
SIKESTON -- Soon-to-be vacant spots on the Sikeston R-6 Educational Foundation Board of Trustees were filled Tuesday as the district's Board of Education appointed new and returning members. Fred Steward and Nonie Fuchs, whose terms are slated to end later this month, were reappointed by the Board of Education for three-year terms on the board of trustees...
Bassbusters hold annual banquet (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Bassbusters held their annual awards banquet at Cheers on Saturday, February 26th. The following awards were given out at the banquet: Leven Cox - 2004 Angler-of-the-Year; Ty Garrett - 2004 Second Place, Angler-of-the-Year; Kenny Dement - 2004 Third Place, Angler-0f-the-Year; Leon Miller - 2004 Big Bass; Shannon Garrett - 2004 Club President; Fielding Potashnick - Founding Father's Award...
Mississippi County Boxing tests mettle in St. Louis (03/09/05)
ST. LOUIS - Mississippi County Boxing traveled to St. Louis Feb 25-26th for the Annual Henry Armstrong Diamond Gloves Tournament. More than 150 boxers were on hand for this tournament, making for two full nights of great action in the ring. Starting for Miss. Co. Boxing on Friday evening was Mike Warren who had fought well, but lost to William Boyd of the Midwest Warriors Boxing Team from St. Louis...
Delta girls slip past Scott Central (03/09/05)
SIKESTON -- The Delta Lady Bobcats advance to the Class 1 quarterfinals with a 40-39 win over the Scott County Central Bravettes on Tuesday at the Sikeston Field House. Delta's win avenged a sectional loss to the Bravettes last season. Scott Central (15-7), forced a whopping 27 turnovers in the game, but cold shooting from the field, negated any possession advantage...
Defending state champions stay alive (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Three times this year the Scott County Central Braves defeated the defending state champion Bell City Cubs. But the one time it really mattered, they couldn't pull it off. With a 67-58 victory, Bell City is still the king of Class 1 for at least one more round as they defeated the Braves in a sectional game at the Sikeston Field House on Tuesday night...
Harold Swinney (03/09/05)
GLEN CARBON, Ill. - Harold W. Swinney, 85, died at 9:05 p.m. March 7, 2005, at Eden Village in Glen Carbon. Born Oct. 20, 1919, in Monroe County, Mo., to the late Frank H. and Myrtie Lee Mallory Swinney, he was a machinist at Olin Corp. for more than 46 years, retiring in 1986. ...
Marguerite Love (03/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Marguerite Dean Love, 91, died at 12:15 p.m. March 8, 2005, at her residence in Charleston. Born March 27, 1913, in Cairo, Ill., to Stephen and Louise Dean, she moved in 1937 to Charleston where she became an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church, working in fund-raising activities for various church and church school projects. ...
Ruby Neal (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby Nickell Neal, 92, died March 8, 2005 at Dexter Memorial Hospital in Dexter. Born March 26, 1912 in Strurdivant, daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel Bridges Propst, she was a member of the First Christian Church. She had worked for the International Show Company, retiring in 1974, and she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Missouri Delta medical Center...
Pauline Kelley (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Florence Pauline Kelley, 94, who died March 7, 2005 are: Darin Kellett, Terry Kellett, Steve Turnbow, Bruce Harford, John Weiland, Matt Petty and Joseph Marcum...
Dub Young (03/09/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- J.W. "Dub" Young, 79, died March 7, 2005, at his home in Wappapello. Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Fagus, son of the late John Wesley and Agnus Oldham Young, he was a resident of Qulin and Doniphan before moving to Wappapello in 1979. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Randall Fincher (03/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held March 8, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter for Randall Fincher, 49, who died March 4, 2005, were: Roy Johnson, Doy Johnson, Darrel Gordon, Russel Foster, Wade Oldham and Charles Roberts.
Essye Cato (03/09/05)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Essye Mae Cato, 73, who died March 4, 2005, were: Bob Stahl, Allen Seaton, Jason Allen, Brandon Howard, Russell Fish and Roy Lee Bennett.
Births (Published 3/9) (03/09/05)
Smith SIKESTON - Dexter Sebastian and Allison Lee Ann Smith are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Dexter Sebastian Smith Jr. weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 3/9 (03/09/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston was eliminated in the regional tournament at Kennett Wednesday by Senath, top seeded team, 41-27. SIKESTON - A telegram was received from Sen. Stuart Symington, Sen. Edward V. Long and Congressman Paul C. Jones this morning announcing that the Sikeston Post Office is to be transferred to the Health, Education and Welfare Service for conveyance to Scott County School District. ...
Solving the problem of Social Security (03/09/05)
Let me take one more stab at the hot topic of Social Security. As I read about our esteemed leaders in Washington, D.C., I get the distinct impression they don't know much more about the topic than I do. If the Democratic party is overly concerned about giving Americans a small portion of their wages to invest in some program other than Social Security, then make it voluntary. ...
Your view: Many still serve (03/09/05)
I want to join with everyone in welcoming the 1140th back home to their families and friends. Watching the television and seeing the tears of joy in the faces of both the soldiers and their loved ones was a joy to see. And seeing the events planned around their homecoming had to make the returning soldiers feel welcomed and appreciated. ...
Speakout 3/9 (03/09/05)
I'm looking for a copy of the song by Rusty Goodman called "More Like Thee." If anybody has a recording, please contact me at (573) 545-4369. First Sgt. Dan Armour, thank you for bringing our troops home safe. Job well done! Thanks, fellas. ---- I want to welcome back our troops from overseas. ...