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Stories from Thursday, November 6, 2003

Portageville man pleads guilty to felony drug charge (11/06/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Portageville man entered a guilty plea to a felony drug charge in federal court. Jeffrey D. Creasy, 23, entered a plea of guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to unlawfully possess pseudoephedrine on Tuesday. With his plea, Creasy admitted that on or about May 12, during a vehicle stop in New Madrid County, officers found numerous items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine in his vehicle. ...
Veteran's Tea (11/06/03)
Annette Robertson, Regent for the Kingshighway Daughters of the Revolution, displays General Hal Robertson's uniform. Robertson along with Mary Doris Zoellner were preparing the Sikeston Depot for their Veteran's Tea. The tea will be held at the Depot from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. General Robertson was in the U.S. Army National Gurad. All area veterans are invited to attend the event...
Silver-haired legislators get ready for 2004 bill requests (11/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - While the Area Agency on Aging's Silver Haired Legislators may elicit images of wheelchairs and canes for those who have never seen them in action, the reality is much different. June Majors of East Prairie, who attended the SHL's 30th annual legislative session Oct. 22-23 as one of the SHL's representatives for the Southeast Region, was pleasantly surprised to find "a bunch of energetic, hard driving individuals."...
No decision made on scaling back Section 8 housing (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials in Washington, D.C., have still not issued a decision on the Sikeston Housing Authority's request to scale back Section 8 housing within the city. The Scott County and Sikeston housing authorities submitted documents July 15 which officially requested a merger of the two entities along with a 10-percent reduction in the number of Section 8 vouchers...
Bad check season has arrived (11/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Before consumers head out to do a little shopping this season, they may want to make sure they have enough cash in their bank accounts to cover the checks they write. Typically the number of bad checks passed increases during the holiday season, noted Judy Morrow, administrative assistant for the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, which provides a Red Check System for its members...
Black belt promotions (11/06/03)
The Sikeston Moo Sul Kwan recently promoted two black belt members. Head instructor Garry Meeks, right, presents the honor to Lydia Thomure, left, and Barbara Warren. Thomure was promoted to 2nd Dan while Warren moved up to 1st Dan. Not pictured is Daniel Babb, who moved up to 2nd Dan. The promotions took place after three hours of physical testing in front of a panel headed by Grand Master Charles Hildebrand, a written test and thesis...
Bell City in Class 1 Final Four (11/06/03)
WARRENSBURG - Bell City's volleyball team has qualified for the Class 1 Final Four. The Lady Cubs will be joined in Warrensburg by Eminence, Lockwood and Crest Ridge. The teams will play round-robin games Friday with the championship and third-place games Saturday...
Ways of Honor winners (11/06/03)
Students of the Sikeston Moo Sul Kwan competed in the Ways of Honor Tournament on Oct. 25. Pictured front row, from left is: Ben Walker, third in forms, second in sparring; Katie Smith, first in forms, first in sparring; Zachary McCormick, second in forms, third in sparring; Dylan Smith, second in forms, third in sparring. ...
Thomas Crawford (11/06/03)
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Thomas Larry "Tom" Crawford, 59, died Nov. 4, 2003, at the Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Born Jan. 18, 1944, in Point Pleasant, Mo., son of the late Landreth Lee and Ida Mae Renfro Crawford, he was a tech server for Baker Industries. A member of the American Society of Baking Engineers and American Institute of Baking, he was of the Baptist belief...
J.W. Wilkerson (11/06/03)
CALIFORNIA, Mo. - The Rev. J.W. Wilkerson, 66, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1936, in Bragg City, son of the late James William Lester and Arlie Aldora Smith Wilkerson, he was a bishop of the Church of God of Prophecy. ...
Roy Colliflower (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - Roy G. Colliflower, 101, died Nov. 5, 2003, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 5, 1902, in Hutsonville, Ill., son of the late John S. and Eliza Johnson Colliflower, he was a self-employed farmer and member of the Bertrand Baptist Church. He served on the Diehlstadt School Board for several years and was a member of the Bertrand Lions Club...
Mary Ann Davis (11/06/03)
BENTON - Mary Ann Davis, 35, formerly of East Prairie, died Nov. 4, 2003, near Commerce. Born Nov. 6, 1967, in Tullahoma, Tenn., daughter of Carl F. and Fran Crosno Rose of East Prairie, she was a member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Janice Turner (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - Janice Lea Turner, 53, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:48 p.m. Nov. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 20, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sye and Ollie Myers Atkinson, she had lived in Sikeston for the past nine years and was a member of the Sandywood Baptist Church near Sikeston...
Eleanor Hodges (11/06/03)
MATTHEWS - Eleanor Sue Hodges, 75, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 5:50 p.m. Nov. 4, 2003, at Sells Rest Home. Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Charleston, daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel May Walton Clark, she had lived in Morehouse for many years and was of the Methodist belief...
McKinnie - 50th (11/06/03)
BEMENT -- Lynn and Anita McKinnie were guests of honor for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Oct. 19. The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren in the McKinnie Family Life Center at Bement Baptist Church. The couple were married Oct. 18, 1953, at Bement Baptist Church...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 6 (11/06/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Joe Smith was complemented with a surprise birthday party Sunday evening by her mother, Mrs. W.S. Smith at her home. --- SIKESTON - The $2 million Hotel Melbourne in St. Louis has been purchased by the owners of the Gayosho Hotel in Memphis. S.W. Barton of Sikeston, member of the Gayosho board of directors, and former Sikeston resident Fred Callahan, chairman of the board of directors, will hold similar positions at the Hotel Melbourne...
Throwing money at health isn't solution (11/06/03)
America today is built on a two-premise system. We believe that money and education will solve all problems, both social and personal. But if you spend the money and provide the education without any positive results, then it may be time to go to plan B. Problem is, of course, we have no plan B...
Your View: five from 11/6 (11/06/03)
My name is Pfc. Jessie Wilson. I am a former New Madrid County Central Eagle and am currently stationed in Northern Iraq. I wanted to write you a letter and let you know that Southeast Missourians are worldwide these days. After graduating high school in 1998, I enlisted in the U.S. Army. My home station is Fort Lewis, Wash. I am in the 864th en bn (combat heavy)...
SpeakOut 11/6 (11/06/03)
Mike, as I read your editorial on Henry Waxman, I realized that your hatred of Democrats has blinded you to the truth about our government's wasteful spending. Where was your indignation over Kit Bond being instrumental in bringing a quarter-million taxpayer dollars to Kansas City to study the golf culture among teen-agers? And the record clearly shows that the biggest pork spender of all is Republican Sen. ...