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Stories from Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Guard readies for duty (12/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Even though they're not officially reporting to the Sikeston armory until Jan. 3, members of the Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion admit they're prepared for whatever comes their way. "The 1140th is prepared, especially Charlie Company," noted First Sgt. Dan Armour. "We train very hard at the annual training, and we also have drills every month."...
Proposal has county looking to the stars (12/17/03)
BENTON - The old county landfill may be exactly what SEMO officials are looking for in a site to relocate the university's observatory. Dr. Mike Cobb, professor of physics at Southeast Missouri State University, met with Scott County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday to "visit and present the concept to commissioners," according to Jim Schwaninger, county economic developer. ...
Committee forms to urge passage of sales tax issue (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - Formation of the Committee to Secure Sikeston's Future to support the 1-cent sales tax on the Feb. 3, 2004, ballot is underway. The formation was announced Tuesday by Ray Clinton and Ellen Brandom. David Friedman will serve as treasurer of the Committee...
Guard members' absence felt (12/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Missouri National Guard's 1140th Combat Engineer Battalion have received mobilization orders, and many of their employers are already feeling their absence, especially staff from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Three officers -- Dan Armour, Franklin Adams and Darron Eaton -- with the Sikeston DPS are members of the 1140th Engineer Battalion and will report to their respective Southeast Missouri armories Jan. ...
'Gettin' Down ...' (12/17/03)
Bob Pulliam, "Old King Cole," watches Zac Fisher play his make-believe fiddle during Matthews Elementary's play, "Gettin' Down with Mama Goose at Christmas" Tuesday at Matthews.
Biles hits game-winning shot, lifts Charleston past Meridan (12/17/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- The Charleston Bluejays picked up a big road win on Tuesday when they defeated Meridian 74-72 in Mounds, Ill. Meridian fought back from 14 points down to tied the game with nine seconds left at 72-72. Charleston was able to pull out the victory when senior point guard Marcus Biles drove down the lane and scored the game-winning basket over two defenders with two seconds left...
Penn, Hassell lead Portageville past Senath-Hornersville (12/17/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jordan Penn and Willie Hassell paced Portageville with 15 and 14 points respectively Tuesday night to improve the Bulldog season record to 3-2. The 'Dogs came out on top of Senath-Hornersville by a 57-46 score. Four of the five Bulldog starters scored in the opening frame and they were able to open up a 17-11 lead in the period. Hassell's six points led the way and Antonio Scott buried a trey to start the scoring...
Sikeston falls apart late (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team fell to 1-6 on the season with a 58-51 loss to Farmington on Tuesday at the Field House. Sikeston led by as much as seven points in the third quarter but couldn't hold on as the Knights got hot from beyond the 3-point stripe...
Bearcats unbeatable at Bloomfield (12/17/03)
You don't tug on Superman's cape You don't spit into the wind You don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger And you don't beat Dexter at Bloomfield That should have been the chorus to Jim Croce's 1972 hit, because when it comes to the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament, You Don't Mess Around with Dex...
Miller, Guethle lead Dexter past Twin Rivers (12/17/03)
DEXTER -- Josh Miller scored 25 points and Chris Guethle added 23 as Dexter defeated Twin Rivers on Tuesday night, 74-66. Down 11 points in the second quarter, Dexter made a 20-4 run on the Royals to pull ahead. "That was probably the turning point in the game," said Dexter coach Eric Sitze...
Sikeston wrestlers forced to shuffle lineup in loss to Murphysboro (12/17/03)
MURPHYSBORO -- Sikeston's wrestling team suffered its second dual loss of the season on Tuesday, falling 42-33 to Murphysboro. "We wrestled hard and physical tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "It wasn't a bad meet for us. We had some guys out sick, so we had to shuffle our lineup and forfeit some matches that we normally don't."...
Larry Scallion (12/17/03)
PARMA - Larry Gene Scallion, 45, died Dec. 12, 2003, in Lilbourn. Born March 10, 1958, in St. Louis County, son of Jewel Scallion of Doniphan and the late Fred Scallion, he was a farmer. In May 1989, he married Judy Scallion who survives of the home...
Bonnie Harris (12/17/03)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Bonnie Jane Harris, 70, died Dec. 15, 2003, at Twin Rivers Health and Rehab of Birth. Born Aug. 9, 1933, at Steele, Mo., daughter of the late Roscoe B. and Rosa Lee Riddick Hall, she was a retired cook and of the Pentecostal belief...
Lorene Looney (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - Lorene Looney of Sikeston, formerly of Lilbourn, died Dec. 17, 2003, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Peter Collier (12/17/03)
LILBOURN - Peter Douglas Collier, 49, died Dec. 16, 2003, at his home in Lilbourn following a lengthy illness. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
William Townsend (12/17/03)
CHARLESTON - William Jackie Townsend died Dec. 16, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Eddie Long Sr. (12/17/03)
MARSTON - Eddie Long Sr., 76, died Dec. 13, 2003, at his home. Born May 7, 1927, in Wolf Island, son of the late Artie and Ollie Cassel Long, he was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston. Ordained as a deacon in September 1957, he had served as chairman of the deacon board, Sunday school and BTU teacher for many years and was also a Sunday school superintendent and church secretary...
Martha Tanner (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - Martha Tanner, 79, died at 5:05 a.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Anna Mitchell (12/17/03)
LILBOURN - Anna M. Mitchell, 82, died Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Oklahoma, daughter of the late Johnie Jackson and Olar Ward Burleson, she lived in the Catron and Lilbourn areas for the past 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Catron...
Charles Hale (12/17/03)
ST. LOUIS - Charles Lee Hale, 67, died unexpectedly at 9:10 a.m. Dec. 15 2003, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Jan. 17, 1936, in Russellville, Ala., son of the late Thomas Lennon and Lily Pearl "King" Hale, former residents of East Prairie, he was a machinist for Sunline Manufacturing Company in St. Louis before retiring. He served as a paramedic with the U.S. Army and was of the Protestant belief...
Evelyn Howard (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - Evelyn L. Howard, 74, died at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 16, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
James Ross (12/17/03)
MATTHEWS - James E. Ross, 63, died at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back 12/17 (12/17/03)
SIKESTON - A chapter of the War Dads of America, an organization with members being fathers of servicemen, is to be organized Dec. 17 at the armory. SIKESTON - Old Man winter kept on trying to convince the folks that he's in town again. Saturday night the mercury dipped down to 10 degrees above zero - the coldest night this winter...
Spending is easy, the cuts are hard (12/17/03)
You'll remember just months ago Gov. Bob Holden stood before the Legislature and gave lofty assurance that the state had cut spending to the bone and no additional cuts could be made. Gov. Holden used that reasoning to call for closing "tax loopholes" and wanted the Legislature to raise taxes to cover the shortfall. Gov. Holden then withheld funding from a number of state agencies including education...
Your view: What's the plan? (12/17/03)
Dear Editor, First of all Michael, let me say I agree with you that the City Council needs to make the case for the 1percent increase they propose to our sales tax rate. That should include not only showing why they need more money, but why they need this much more money...
Speakout 12/17 (12/17/03)
I am a black woman living in an all-white neighborhood. I would like to know something. Is it shame to be the only black and they take your dog and kill it and lay it on the side of the road? If anybody on County Line Road knows who killed my dog, please let me know. That's a shame...