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Stories from Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Finishing touches (03/15/05)
Improvements to the new municipal courtroom, located across the street from City Hall on North New Madrid Street, are about complete, according to city officials. Municipal court has been held in the new building since Feb. 1. Here, a public works crew extends the awning Monday...
Child care: Quick checklist (03/15/05)
According to the Missouri Bureau of Child Care, there are three categories parents should note when searching for a provider for their children. 1. Health and safety -- What is the cleanliness of the facility? -- Check if evacuation signs are posted and look for other fire and sanitation issues...
City to go without Public Works director (03/15/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston does not have a public works director and it may not need one. In January the former director of public works, Tom Bridger, was transferred to the Department of Public Safety in what City Manager Doug Friend described as an internal lateral move to fill a newly-created position at the Department of Public Safety, emergency management coordinator...
Finding best child care provider can be difficult (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Finding the best child care provider can be a difficult job for parents, but it doesn't have to be, officials say. Preparing in advance is a great way to assure parents get the proper care for their children, said Margaret Franklin, bureau chief of the Bureau of Child Care in Jefferson City...
TRCC board lowers tuition (03/15/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Three Rivers Community College board of trustees voted to lower out-of-district tuition and offer summer and fall classes in new locations throughout southeast Missouri during a special meeting on Sunday. "These are measures we are taking to accommodate and serve the needs of our students in the Sikeston, Kennett and Malden areas," said board chairman John Stanard...
Naomi Caudle (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Naomi D. Caudle, 66, died March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 20, 1928, in Blodgett, daughter of the late William Stanton "Jess" and Rachel Nadine Vandergriff Simpson, she was the assistant credit manager at Lewis Furniture for 17 years...
Gregory Deuster (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Gregory James Deuster, 47, departed from this world while sleeping quietly on March 8, 2005, leaving behind loving family and a host of friends. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Paid obituary announcement...
Melba Borneman (03/15/05)
LEBANON - Melba Borneman, 94, died March 13, 2005, at Lebanon. Born April 19, 1910, at Zadock to the late James and Minnie Morris Duffey, she spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. In 1972, after 26 years of service, she retired from Elder Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield...
Theora Richardson (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Theora Sue Richardson, 85, died March 14, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
G.W. Allen (03/15/05)
CHARLESTON - G.W. Allen, 71, died at 7 p.m. March 14, 2005, at his rural Mississippi County residence. Born Oct. 23, 1933, at Wolf Island, to the late George M. and Bessie Hockersmith Allen, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer and a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church. A member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 AF & AM, he was also a 32nd degree Master Mason...
Woodie Payne (03/15/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Woodie Payne, 87, died March 14, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Flora Hawkins (03/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Flora Hawkins, 105, died at 12:01 a.m. March 15, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Births (Published 3/15) (03/15/05)
SIKESTON - Kathy Hinton is the mother of her first child, a son, born at 1:29 p.m. Jan. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kendall Rowan Hinton weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Bob and Jean Hinton and Cindy Dyson...
Looking Back 3/15 (03/15/05)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Hansel C. Duncan is with the public relations section of Sixth Army stationed in France, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Zelma Duncan of Sikeston. SIKESTON - Robert G. Pruitt of Atlanta, Ga., grand exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will institute an Elks Lodge in Sikeston March 14...
A big story to tell during the Telethon (03/15/05)
This weekend the spotlight falls on the 25th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center telethon. The two-day event - Saturday and Sunday - features local entertainment, a host of activities for everyone as well as the real stars of the show, the kids who receive treatment at the Center. It also gives our community an excellent opportunity to bring recognition to this important Children's Center...
Speakout 3/15 (03/15/05)
Prioritize I wish our fine United States president would stop worrying about things like Social Security and get down to real problems like abortion and those gay people. I'm calling about these people talking about Black History Month, the owners had to take care of them and feed them and things. ...