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Stories from Thursday, December 19, 2002

Christmas giving (12/19/02)
The Sikeston community was full of Christmas spirit Wednesday as many residents helped deliver Christmas baskets to the less fortunate as part of the Community Christmas Campaign. Here, Harold Jones and David Jones with the Methodist Men's Association assisted by Keith Hente of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety load a trailer full of gift boxes...
Making music and more (12/19/02)
Sikeston Kindergarten Center students sing "Jingle Bells" during their Christmas program Wednesday. Performances were also put on Monday and Tuesday at the center by students from the other kindergarten classes. Playing the piano and directing is Tom Sieberg, music director for the kindergarten center...
Health departments target area's high infant mortality rate through new program (12/19/02)
SIKESTON - When you're bringing a new life into the world, countless questions arise. And when it's a high risk pregnancy, concerns heighten. Health departments throughout Missouri are reaching out to help women reduce infant mortality, low birth weight and the inadequate prenatal care rate through the Prenatal Case Management Program...
Songwriter's first efforts get airplay, album ahead (12/19/02)
CHAFFEE - Sometimes you have to make the best out of what life hands you. "I was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease. I had several operations on my eyes and wound up with a lot of down time - I had to have something to do," said Randy Payne of Chaffee. "The last two or three years I've been just writing and playing music."...
Ninth graders win (12/19/02)
BENTON -- Sikeston's ninth grade boys basketball team defeated Kelly on Wednesday night, 55-39. Trey Spence led the Bulldogs with 33 points, followed by Kash Bratcher with eight. For Kelly, Jordan Felter led the charge with 12 points. Sikeston improves to 3-1 with the win...
Notre Dame hands Dexter first loss (12/19/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats (5-1) stumbled for the first time on Wednesday night, falling 63-36 to Notre Dame's Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the HealthSouth Classic. "They've got a good program and we're still young when it comes to playing in big games," said Dexter head coach Gavin Miller. "I was pleased for three quarters. I felt that for three quarters it was a two, three or four possession game and we had a chance."...
Leo Gray (12/19/02)
DEXTER - Leo Uil Gray, 86, died Dec. 18, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 1, 1916, at St. James, son of the late John Albert and Ora Ethel Beckham Gray, he had been a gas station attendant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
J.T. Irvin (12/19/02)
DEXTER - J.T. Irvin, 77, died Dec. 18, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Friday until service time at 11:30 a.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bonnie Cobb (12/19/02)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bonnie Sue Cobb, 61, who died Dec. 15, 2002, were: Al Alfred II, Stacy Alfred, Cindy Rutledge, Sharon Kelley, Janice Cobb, Brandy Dautel, Brittnay Dautel and Josh Rutledge...
Nadine Kemp (12/19/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Nadine Kemp, 81, formerly of East Prairie, died at 4:15 p.m. Dec. 18, 2002, at the Christian Health Care East Nursing Facility in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Carl Rose (12/19/02)
DEXTER - Carl Rose, 88, died Dec. 17, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born March 3, 1914, in Marmaduke, Ark., son of the late William and Lura Kimmitt Rose, he had been a press operator and inspector for Elders Manufacturing before retiring in 1976, after 43 years of service. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter for the past 60 years...
Virginia Hodges (12/19/02)
ORAN - Virginia Ann Hodges, 66, died Dec. 18, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by her family and friends. Born Oct. 3, 1936, in Fornfelt-Ansell, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Rose Mae Wright Abernathy. For 13 years she was employed by Thorngate Ltd. ...
Sylvia Middleton (12/19/02)
NEW MADRID - Sylvia Middleton, 56, died Dec. 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born April 3, 1946, at New Madrid, daughter of the late Hazel and Ethel Potter. On Sept. 7, 1960, she married Johnie Middleton, who survives of the home...
Didge Foster (12/19/02)
MARION, Ill. -- William Eugene "Didge" Foster, 84, died Dec. 18, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 18, 1918, in Murphysboro, son of the late Edward and Alice Wyatt Foster, he worked in several coal mines in the Southern Illinois area before retiring from Freeman No. ...
Winfield Featherston (12/19/02)
IOWA PARK, Texas - Winfield Scott Featherston Jr., 89, died Dec. 17, 2002, in Wichita Falls. Born March 28, 1913, in Peacock, son of the late Winfield Scott and Etta Sarah Boyd Featherston Sr., he was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Iowa Park and had been self-employed in farming and real estate...
Charles Cantrell (12/19/02)
DEXTER -- Charles Fate Cantrell, 61, died Dec. 17, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1941, in New Madrid County, son of the late James Newt and Mattie Semino Cantrell, he had lived in Arkansas before moving to Dexter in 1988 and had worked as a farm laborer for Bush's Canning in Blytheville, Ark...
Dale Griffy (12/19/02)
DEXTER - Dale Ray Griffy, 69, died Dec. 18, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born April 26, 1933, at Puxico, son of the late Ralph and Dixie Siler Griffy, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, where he as a former deacon and was currently serving as a trustee. He worked in the engineering department of Southwestern Bell for 33 years, served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a member of the Stoddard County Gospel Mission...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 19 (12/19/02)
SIKESTON - Somewhat warmer weather prevailed in Sikeston at midweek after a bitter weekend of low temperatures. The maximum temperatures at midweek was 61 and the low was 20 degrees above zero. BELL CITY - The Moore-Dupont Wineries of Bell City bottled their first shipment of wine Thursday. Approximately 50 cases (600 bottles) of wine were produced during the day and will be distributed in the Sikeston area this week...
Help should begin with the individual (12/19/02)
Someone will surely take me to task for the following statement but I don't fully understand why officials report increased numbers of homeless in this country. A new report out this week says that homelessness and hunger are actually growing in this country. Pardon my cynicism, I don't believe it...
SpeakOut 12/19 (12/19/02)
It looks like they would put some shops in the downtown area. There are so many elderly people who can't go to the malls to shop. They're just building these new places and downtown is just going down. I am calling about the comment on the water in Morehouse. They said the samples came back clean and clear. Well, they may have come back clean and clear, but you have to hold your nose to be able to drink it. It's just terrible...