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Stories from Thursday, December 5, 2002

Middle school students to solve mystery, CSI-style (12/05/02)
SIKESTON - An unsolved mystery, some suspicious fibers and a lot of questions. It's CSI, Sikeston Public School-style and for those who love a good mystery it's a dream come true. On Thursday Kathy Eldridge will turn her Middle School Science Club into a crime lab, making the Criminal Science Investigation project as real as possible...
Snow day (12/05/02)
Logan Hampton, 4 years-old, eats a mixture of snow and ice Wednesday afternoon at his home (top). Students were out of school again today due to the weather.
Real Christmas tree sales are dropping (12/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Charlie Brown would have flipped out if the Peanuts gang had told him they wanted an artificial tree instead of the scrawny real one he chose for the Christmas play. And these days Chuck might be a little disappointed in consumers because they're saying they'd rather have a fake Christmas tree than the real thing for the holidays...
Bluff, Charleston top regional poll (12/05/02)
SIKESTON -- The Southeast Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association released its first high school boys basketball poll today. To no surprise, Poplar Bluff was listed No. 1 with eight first place votes and 190 points overall. The Mules opened the season in impressive fashion Tuesday night, blistering Riverview Gardens 81-54 in the first round of the Farmington Invitational...
Soloman Robinson (12/05/02)
WYATT - Soloman Robinson, 85, died Dec. 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in West Helena, Ark., son of the late Soloman and Estelle Walker Robinson, he retired as a self-employed plumber. Survivors include: two sisters, Bedella Smith of Wyatt and Ozella Baker of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews...
Phyllis Howell (12/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Phyllis Jean "Jeannie" Howell, 48, formerly of Portageville, died Dec. 3, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1954, in LaForge, she was the daughter of Virginia Jones Howell of New Madrid and the late Ted Howell. Survivors in addition to her mother include: one son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Kakie Cobb of Portageville; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sherry Howell of New Madrid; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lynda Faye and Terry Allen of Oran, Doris Ann and Kelley Starlin, Sandra and Verlin McKinney and Tammy Elizabeth Powell of New Madrid; and two grandchildren, Deven Cobb and Caleb Cobb of Portageville.. ...
Edith Couch (12/05/02)
SIKESTON - Edith Lorene Couch, 80, died at 11:05 p.m. Dec. 4, 2002, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Ross and Mary Walker Milburn, she was a secretary and bookkeeper for Home Oil Company in Sikeston and attended Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Nancy Kaiser (12/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Nancy Leona Hunter Kaiser, 72, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born June 9, 1930, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary Catherine Gallivan Hunter, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. She was a teacher in Patton and for the New Madrid County R-1 School District before retiring...
Mildred Hill (12/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred Louise Hill, 59, died at 3:38 p.m. Dec. 3, 2002, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Hayti, daughter of the late Charlie and Zella Bruce Wilson, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life, where she owned and operated Mildred Beauty Shop for 23 years. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews...
Jerry Galeener (12/05/02)
ROUND ROCK, Texas - Jerry Hallett Galeener, 85, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Round Rock Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.
Wilma Oliver (12/05/02)
SIKESTON - Wilma Oliver, 79, died Dec. 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 3, 1923, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of the late W.D. and Mamie Coker Moore, she was a member of a Baptist church in Memphis, Tenn., and was a child care provider for many years before retiring...
Eddie Brewer (12/05/02)
BENTON -- James E. "Eddie" Brewer Sr., 64, died Dec. 3, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 2, 1938, in Mathews, son of Viola Mae Ditto Brewer of Sikeston and the late James Osby Brewer, he was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton. He was a lifelong farmer in the Sikeston and Benton areas, where he raised crops, cattle and horses. Brewer was an award-winning calf team roper and member of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Coop Cooper (12/05/02)
DEXTER - Robert Vernon "Coop" Cooper, 74, died Dec. 3, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 29, 1928, in Jefferson City, son of the late Charles and Verna Mae Trial Cooper, he lived in St. Louis for many years, where he was a self-employed musician, and also lived in Springfield for three years...
Schabbing -- Cozean (12/05/02)
ORAN -- Nicole Ann Schabbing and John Eberhart Cozean exchanged wedding vows in an 11 a.m. ceremony Oct. 5, 2002, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Schabbing of Jackson and the bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Cozean Jr. of Cape Girardeau...
Jackman - Hartlein (12/05/02)
BENTON - Donald and Cindy Jackman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Renee, to Joseph Wayne Hartlein. He is the son of Peggy Dalton of Atlantic City, N.J., and the late Gerald Dalton. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Kelly High School and attended Shawnee Community College. A graphic designer at Moll Printing Co. in Sikeston, she is pursuing a bachelors degree in marketing...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 5 (12/05/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. G.W.H. Presnell was elected president of the Scott County Medical Society at a meeting held Wednesday in the Library. Dr. E.J. Nienstedt and Dr. A.A. Mayfield, both of Sikeston, were named as board directors. SIKESTON - A baby boy arrived at Missouri Delta Community Hospital for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Williams of Morehouse...
In-home visits could ensure child safety (12/05/02)
The mom was too drunk to drive her twin 5-month-old boys to the hospital for treatment of multiple rat bites. It happened Monday night in Aurora, Mo., and the 22-year-old mother is now in jail. But jailing the woman is just the first step in what should be a complete examination of the social system in Missouri...
SpeakOut 12/5 (12/05/02)
I'm calling about the "Veterans deserve respect." I agree. Veterans do deserve respect. I don't know about having the schools close. The banks, some businesses and the post office are closed on Veterans Day. Why bring up Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? What does he have to do with Veterans Day? There is no comparison. ...