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Stories from Monday, December 15, 2003

Dead body in fire is identified (12/15/03)
LILBOURN - Authorities have identified the body discovered in a business destroyed by fire. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens reported today the victim of the fire was Larry Scallion. Scallion was an employee of Twitty Farm Equipment, which was destroyed by a fire discovered at 8:15 p.m. Friday...
Holiday lights (12/15/03)
New Madrid welcomed visitors to its annual Christmas Candlelight Tours and Open House Friday and Saturday. The public could tour the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Higgerson School and the New Madrid Historical Museum. Mike Comer, director of the Hunter-Dawson Historic Site, prepares to light one of the home's many oil lamps which set the mood for the evening holiday tours...
School program awards selfless acts by students (12/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Simple things like holding a door open for someone, picking up trash or telling the truth may go unnoticed in the every day hustle and bustle of the adult workforce, but at schools like Morehouse Elementary and Scott County Central, these selfless acts by students are rewarded and reinforced...
Wrestlers take first in Dexter tournament (12/15/03)
DEXTER - The Sikeston Bulldog wrestling team took first place in the four-team Dexter Invitational on Saturday. Of 13 competitors, the Bulldogs had eight wrestlers finish in first place and four finish in second. Dexter, New Madrid County Central and Park Hills Central were other schools that competed...
Raiders end three-game losing streak with blowout victory (12/15/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Three Rivers coach Gene Bess was hopeful for snow, but not because he likes the wintery flakes. He just didn't want to sit through another tormenting loss. Bess didn't get a snowout, but he didn't get another gut-wrenching performance either...
Sikeston Lady Bulldogs win Chaffee tournament (12/15/03)
CHAFFEE -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team captured first place in the Chaffee Invitational Tournament on Saturday with a 52-36 win against Delta. It's Sikeston's first championship in the tournament in the 11 years they've been in the event...
Dorothy Weed (12/15/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dorothy Mae Weed, 76, died Dec. 14, 2003, at the Molders Nursing Center in West Salem, Wis. Born Sept. 17, 1927, in McEwin, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Jim and Sudie Andrews Wilson. On Jan. 31, 1945, at Caruthersville, she married Willie Weed who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2003...
Frances Groves (12/15/03)
BERTRAND - Frances Lucille Groves, 80, died at 9 p.m. Dec. 14, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Oct. 8, 1923, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late William Carter and Althea Singleton Groves, she lived in Bertrand most of her life. She had been a nurse aide at the Bertrand Nursing Facility and was a member of the Cornerstone General Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Howard Payne (12/15/03)
SIKESTON - Howard J. Payne, 70, died Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 28, 1933, son of the late Alonzo Edgar and Sarah Frances Griffen Payne, he lived all of his early life in Morehouse, where he attended elementary and high school. He worked for one year at the International Shoe Co. in Sikeston before beginning his career with the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 14, 1952...
R.G. Cobb (12/15/03)
CHAFFEE - R.G. Cobb, 76, died Dec. 14, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 24, 1926, in Chaffee, son of the late Robert Gaines and Anna Arnitt Cobb, he retired as a self-employed farmer and excavator. His wife, Annie Lee Smith Cobb, survives of the home. Other survivors include: four sons, Joe Bob Cobb and Ricky D. ...
Earla Springs (12/15/03)
KELSO -Earla Mae Springs, 67, died at 3:08 p.m. Dec. 14, 2003, at her home. Born June 29, 1936, at Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Pearl Pearson Waldo, she was a member of the Cape Girardeau Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. On July 24, 1953, in Sikeston, she married Richard Lee Springs who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1998...
Paul Julian (12/15/03)
GRAYRIDGE - Paul Julian, 76, died Dec. 14, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 13, 1927, in Grayridge, son of the late Guy Elvis and Hazel Marie Lasater Julian, he lived in Grayridge most of his life and was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church...
Jerry Mansfield (12/15/03)
BELL CITY - Jerry F. Mansfield, 65, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 26, 1938, near East Prairie, son of the late Charles Raymond and Ruby Bowles Mansfield, he lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., for many years, where he was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and later moved to Akron, Ohio. He was also a retired postal carrier...
Luther Burns (12/15/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Luther Burns Jr., 65, died Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 19, 1938, at Parma, son of the late Luther and Laverne Cavness Burns, he had been a truck driver for Elfrink Truck Lines. He was currently serving as an alderman for the north ward in Bloomfield and was of the Baptist belief...
Louise Tucker (12/15/03)
BERNIE - Eva Louise Tucker, 79, died Dec. 13, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 10, 1924, at Bernie, daughter of the late Willie and Dollie Mason Stephens, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie. Her husband, Thomas Cletis Tucker, preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1992...
Looking Back 12/15 (12/15/03)
SIKESTON - The Lawson Business Service, which has offices in the Dunn Hotel, opened recently and is offering aid in bookkeeping and tax worries to business and professional men of the area. W.H. Lawson is manager of the business service. SIKESTON - Phil Leslie, a former Sikestonian and television program script writer in Hollywood, Calif., scored an electronic grand slam. ...
Speakout 12/15 (12/15/03)
The City of Sikeston has wasted a lot of manpower putting up all those Christmas decorations downtown. How pitiful. It looks like some civic organization or something might get on the bandwagon and get Sikeston some new Christmas decorations. Benton's decorations are better than ours...