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Stories from Monday, December 29, 2003

Sikeston Area United Way is right on schedule (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Collections for the United Way's 2003-2004 campaign are on schedule so far. "The campaign is coming along fine," reported Glenna Shy, executive director of the Sikeston Area United Way. "With the economy being what it is I think we've done extremely well."...
Ceremony is planned (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- A mobilization departure ceremony is scheduled for Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Combat Battalion at 4 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Sikeston High School Field House. Maj. Edward Gargas of the 1140th Engineer Combat Battalion Headquarters will conduct the departure ceremony. Other guest speakers will be in attendance...
Beef eaters have nothing to worry about (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Beef eaters have nothing to worry about - not even high prices, according to local meat vendors. Despite the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent announcement of a presumptive positive case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the official name for mad cow disease, in Washington state, Missouri agriculture officials and meat sellers remain unconcerned...
'Coalition Charlie Company' aimed at helping guard (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Area businesses and organizations have found a way to continue their support for Charlie Company of the National Guard's 1140th Engineer Battalion, lasting beyond the unit's mobilization scheduled for Saturday. Currently dollars are being raised to purchase equipment and supplies for Charlie Company. The Sikeston Jaycees have even established a checking account for the purpose of raising funds...
Tree collection (12/29/03)
Jeff Archie and Bill Nance, employees with the City of Sikeston, prepare the Christmas tree drop-off site for old trees. The site for the annual Christmas tree collection program is on Airport Drive behind the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce office building. Local residents have until Jan. 7 to take their real Christmas trees to the designated collection site...
Many candidates still have not filed for open city offices (12/29/03)
BENTON - With filing open for many city offices for more than a week, apparently candidates may have their minds on the holidays rather than politics. Many towns are still waiting for candidates to file. But there is still plenty of time. Filing closes in most cases at 5 p.m. Jan. 20 for the positions to be filled in the April election...
Top four seeds still alive at Bloomfield (12/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- In his first year at Twin Rivers, coach Jim Vaughan has been part coach, part salesman. His biggest pitch? Convincing his team to dig in on the defensive end. The idea has apparently been sold. One night after holding Puxico to 17 points, Vaughan?s Royals produced another defensive lockdown in a 56-40 victory against Bloomfield Saturday night at the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament...
No upsets in first round of seMissourian (12/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The 59th Annual seMissourian Christmas Tournament tipped off Friday night at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The first round went as expected, with the top five seeds winning by 19 or more points. Quarterfinal games were played on Saturday. Look for those results in Monday's paper...
The beat goes on (12/29/03)
BLOOMFIELD -- The 47th Annual Bloomfield Christmas Tournament got underway on Friday at Bloomfield High School. As usual, the top-seeded team rolled to easy wins. However, there was one major upset as 12th-seeded South Pemiscot took out No. 5 Kennett 53-50...
Sikeston Lady Bulldogs advance in Twin Rivers tourney with 58-46 win (12/29/03)
BROSELEY - The Sikeston girls basketball team advanced to the second round of the Twin Rivers Christmas Classic on Saturday with a 58-46 win over 13th-seeded East Carter County. Sikeston, seeded fourth, will play No. 5 Kelly on Tuesday morning at 11:30...
Charleston rolls to semifinals with 70-41 rout of Notre Dame (12/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Notre Dame held top-seed Charleston to 15 points in the first and third quarters combined on Saturday at the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center. Unfortunately for the No. 8 Bulldogs, in the second and fourth quarters Charleston scored 55 points en route to a 70-41 quarterfinal win...
Gene Carpenter (12/29/03)
DUDLEY - Kerby Gene Carpenter, 73, died Dec. 25, 2003, at his daughter's home in Oxford, Mich. Born Aug. 13, 1930, at Dudley, son of the late Herby and Catherine Walker Carpenter, he had been an inspector for Pontiac Motors in Pontiac, Mich., and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Richard Smith (12/29/03)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Richard Smith, 48, who died Dec. 22, 2003, were: Scott Blankenship, Lance Hampton, Mark Becker, David Adams, Randy Braswell and Andy Gilbow. Honorary pallbearers were: Rance Butler, Rob Davis, Steve Yeager, Wayne Williams, Dennis Wilson, Richard Gant and Tom Millington...
John Owen (12/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - John Alan Owen, 59, died at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Francis Edward and Bertha Helen Cassout Owen, he was a painter for General Sign Co. A certified diver PADI, he was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Scott City, Eagles Aerie 3319 in Sikeston, Scott County Historical Society and the Painters District Council No. 2...
Harriett Merrill (12/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Harriett Ann Merrill, 55, died Dec. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1948, in Advance, adopted daughter of the late Delmar S. and Inah Lou Jordan Merrill Fugier, she was a resident at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. She was of the Methodist belief and, in spite of being disabled with multiple sclerosis, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma at Norman on July 31, 1995, with a bachelor of arts degree...
Marvin Jones (12/29/03)
KANSAS CITY - Marvin E. Jones, 82, formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 25, 2003, at his home. Born June 8, 1921, in Bernie, son of the late J. Tribble and Ora Walker Jones, he was a member of the Ballwin Baptist Church in Ballwin. A U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and recipient of three Purple hearts, he retired as an administrative law judge for the Environmental Protection Agency in Kansas City...
Ella Simmers (12/29/03)
ADVANCE - Ella G. Simmers, 95, died Dec. 27, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Jan. 12, 1908, in Cape County, daughter of the late Bill and Nora Kinder Limbaugh, she was of the Baptist belief. On July 7, 1928, at Greenbriar, she married Vernie Simmers who preceded her in death on March 23, 1969...
Norma Smart (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Norma Jean Smart, 57, who died Dec. 23, 2003, were: Marty Williams, Jeff Williams, Tom Ayers, Kenny Little, Keith Boehning and David Stroup.
Robert Camp (12/29/03)
SCOTT CITY - Robert L. Camp, 75, died Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Shelton Rhodes (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Nathaniel Shelton Rhodes, 89, formerly of New Madrid, died Dec. 25, 2003, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. Keith Garlan and Jack Allen will officiate...
Claude Haubold (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Claude C. "Lard" Haubold, 76, died Dec. 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 27, 1927, in Marston, son of the late Edward E. and Sinda B. Till Haubold, he was a heavy equipment operator for Associated Electric and was a member of the Scott County Sheriff's Posse. He was a member of the Sikeston Community Church, where he was baptized on Father's Day, June 15, 1997...
Glenna Bridges (12/29/03)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Glenna Bridges, 83, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2003, at the Lake Shore Wedgewood Nursing Center in Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Earl Adams (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Earl Adams, 65, died Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sidney Johnson (12/29/03)
BERNIE - Sidney Johnson died Dec. 26, 2003, at his home in rural Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Mac Smith (12/29/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Melvin Wayne "Mac" Smith, 77, died Dec. 26, 2003, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Dona Thompson (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Dec. 27, 2003, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Dona Thompson, 91, who died Dec. 22, 2003, were: Clyde Jacques, Reed Burleson, Bob Shaw, G.B. Richey, Howard Jones and David Adcox.
Charles Owens (12/29/03)
CHAFFEE -- Charles Mitchel Owens, 37, died at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 28, 2003, at a family home in Chaffee. Born Oct. 21, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Floyd Mitchel and Barbara Owens of Chaffee, he was a self-employed disabled truck driver. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the New Life Gospel Center in Scott City...
Essie Cooper (12/29/03)
BERNIE - Essie Cooper, 89, died Dec. 29, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Vera Hawkins (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Vera F. Hawkins died Dec. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Robert Camp Sr. (12/29/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Robert Lee Camp Sr., 75, died at 12:46 p.m. Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1928, in Green County, Ark., son of the late Andrew Louis and Sue Lawrence Camp, he was a clerk for the Cotton Belt Railroad...
Uler Spurgeon (12/29/03)
MATTHEWS -- Uler Lorean Spurgeon, 78, formerly of Gray Summit, died Dec. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 14, 1925, in Durant, Okla., daughter of the late James P. and Nova Rolland Dufur, she was a homemaker and of the Pentecost belief...
David Warren (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Dec. 28, 2003, at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for David Warren, 62, who died Dec. 21, 2003, were: Mike Warren, Gary Musgrave, David Applegate, Joe Pipkin, Jay Pipkin and Morris Hampton.
Pauline Weidemann (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Pauline Harris Smith Weidemann, 89, died Dec. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 12, 1914, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Ogden S. and Martie Coram Harris, she was employed by International Shoe and also worked as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church...
Earl Adams (12/29/03)
DEXTER -- Earl D. Adams, 65, died Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 11, 1938, at Dexter, son of the late Walter and Thelma Wilkerson Adams, he was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene at Dexter and the owner of the Tom's Food Franchise in Dexter for member years. He was a former member of the National Guard...
James Finklea (12/29/03)
MURRAY Ky. -- James Barry Finklea, 87, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 28, 2003, at the Murray Calloway County Hospital at Murray. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday...
Albert Johnson Jr. (12/29/03)
BERNIE -- Albert Sidney Johnson Jr., 78, died Dec. 26, 2003, at his home. Born June 10, 1925, at Bernie, son of the late Albert Sidney and Anna Mae Smith Johnson Sr., he was a retired farmer and a member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge, Malden American Legion and Dexter Elks Lodge 2439...
Ale Stinson (12/29/03)
KEWANEE -- Ale Lee Stinson, 56, died Dec. 27, 2003, at his home in Kewanee. Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Catron, son of the late George and Audrey Jackson Stinson, he attended the First United Pentecostal Church in Lilbourn and was a foreman for the New Madrid County Highway Department...
Shelton Rhodes (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Nathaniel Shelton Rhodes, 89, formerly of New Madrid, died Dec. 25, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Sept. 5, 1914, in Point Pleasant, son of the late Roy Lee and Eunice Vera Puckett Rhodes, he was a retired Farm Bureau Insurance agent...
John Nowell (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- John Baptist Nowell, 92, formerly of Marmaduke, Ark., died at 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2003, at his daughter's home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 12, 1911, in Green County, Ark., son of the late James Thomas and Nancy Annis Williams Nowell, he was a farmer and member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as deacon and member of the cemetery trust fund...
Lottie Cantrell-Phillips (12/29/03)
DeSOTO - Lottie Cantrell-Phillips, 56, died Dec. 27, 2003, at her home. Born July 8, 1947, at Marston, daughter of the late Howard Leamon and Nora Lee Gribble Cantrell, she had lived most of her life in Aquilla before moving to DeSoto three months ago. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Missouri Veterans Home until her retirement and was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Velva Morris (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Velva A. Morris, 87, died Dec. 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1916, at Alpena, Ark., daughter of the late Ben and Lillie Dykes Hardy, she had lived in Arkansas and Bloomfield for many years and moved to St. Louis for 20 years before moving to Dexter 22 years ago where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She worked as a book binder and was later employed by Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis until her retirement...
Mac Smith (12/29/03)
SCOTT CITY -- Melvin "Mac" Smith, 77, died at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 26, 2003, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, son of the late James Charles and Dora Darlene Dixon Smith, he was a self-employed mechanic and construction worker. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he also worked as a watchman for Ely Walker Co. in Scott City...
Stella Wilfong (12/29/03)
DONGOLA -- Stella Mae Wilfong, 100, died Dec. 28, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Nov. 19, 1903, at Glennon, daughter of the late David and Bell Ward Green, she was a member of the Dongola Missionary Baptist church. On April 28, 1920, at Farmington, she married Harrison Wilfong who preceded her in death on May 26, 1956...
Robert Andersen (12/29/03)
ORAN -- Robert Steven Andersen, 49, died Oct. 8, 2003, at a family home in Spokane Valley, Wash. Born Feb. 6, 1954, in Kansas City, son of Shirley Drymon Andersen of Las Vegas, Nev., and the late Robert Lee Andersen, he was self-employed and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War...
Juanita Taylor (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Juanita Allene Taylor, 67, died at 11 a.m. Dec. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 20 1936, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Eulis and Nancy Allene Matthews Hobbs, she was a lifelong resident of Sikeston and of the Baptist belief...
Annie Smith (12/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Annie Bell Smith, 85, died Dec. 25, 2003, at Select Special Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 8, 1918, in Franklin, Ind., daughter of the late Abe and Annie Wheatley Elmore, she had lived in Missouri for over 45 years. She was employed as a private duty child care provider before retiring and was a member of the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church...
Glenna Bridges (12/29/03)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Glenna Edna Bridges, 83, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2003, at the Lakeshore Wedgewood Nursing Center at Nashville. Born May 23, 1920, at Success, Ark., daughter of the late Robert and Lula Tucker, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Jeremy Wilson (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Jeremy Wilson, 5 months, infant son of James and Elizabeth Wilson, died Dec. 27, 2003, in the Children's Medical Center at Dayton, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Vanita Conner (12/29/03)
DEXTER - Vanita Conner, 81, died Dec. 29, 2003, in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Claude Haubold (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Claude C. "Lard" Haubold, 76, who died Dec. 26, 2003, were: Bill Ferrell, Larry Littleton, Jerry Boyd, Galen Harper, Denny Shelby, Ron Watkins, Mike McReynolds and Doug Copeland...
Van Strickland Jr. (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Van Strickland Jr., 82, died Dec. 28, 2003, at his home. Born July 14, 1921, in Grassy, son of the late Van and Willie Carmen Anderson Strickland Sr., he owned a Texaco Oil distributorship before retiring. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Sikeston, the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310, and Order of the Eastern Star where he was Past Worthy Patron...
Births (published 12/28) (12/29/03)
Carlisle SIKESTON - James "Jamie" and Ladonna Carlisle are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:19 a.m. Dec. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Brevin James Carlisle weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Carlisle, daughter of James Lovel Sr. and Wanda Lovel of Morley, is a student at Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 28 (12/29/03)
WAYNESVILLE - Bob Montgomery, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Mongtomery of Sikeston, former Bulldog basketball player now attending Missouri school of Mines at Rolla, paced the Miners with 16 points in a game Saturday in the 27th Engineers Training Battalion at Fort Leonard Wood...
Looking Back in Time at Dec. 29 (12/29/03)
SIKESTON - Something not generally known is the commendable act of the McDougal brothers, Lee and P.A., who send a check to every church at Christmas to be used for the under privileged children of the city. This charitable act has been done with no public knowledge of the fine deed...
Senseless spending continues in 2003 (12/29/03)
Time has an interesting way of flying by as you age. Day-to-day activities consume our lives and before you know it, another month has gone by and now another year is about to end. It's easy reflection to look back at the ups and downs of the past year. But then again, if memory serves me correctly, every year is filled with memories both bad and good. This year has been no exception...
Your View 12/28: A message from the mayor (12/29/03)
In my last message, I shared with you the information that Council will be asking Sikeston's voters to adopt, on February 3, a revenue measure to address our future needs, particularly as they relate to Public Safety, LCRA, and higher education. This would be a 10-year plan that would move a portion of the costs associated with improving our community from our property owners to those who purchase goods and services within our community. Plus, we will lower personal/real estate taxes by 21%...
SpeakOut 12/28 (12/29/03)
Sometimes it is said that the Bible does not record any words of Jesus about homosexuality, and therefore it must be acceptable to God. However, the Bible does not record sayings of Jesus about a number of other specific sins either. When people asked Jesus about marriage, He told them to remember what Genesis said about God's plan for marriage (Matthew 19:1-12). ...
SpeakOut 12/29 (12/29/03)
I was on my way back from a business trip St. Louis about 2 a.m. Saturday. I got off the highway and crossed over the new Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in Cape Girardeau just to see what it is all about. How nice. They have it right there by the Purple Crackle! All the drunks have a big wide highway to drive on...