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Stories from Tuesday, January 6, 2004

Local area snaps back into winter season with cold temperatures (01/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Southeast Missourians snapped back into the winter season as temperatures topped the 30s and fell into the teens Monday. "December turned out to be fairly warm, especially the second half," noted meteorologist Greg Meffert of the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. "We received some record high temperatures around the area."...
Cell phone shortcut rumor is not true (01/06/04)
SIKESTON -- A rumor floating around that pressing #77 on your cell phone will take you directly to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is not true, according to Sikeston DPS director Drew Juden. Juden said he has received several e-mails in the past few weeks about the shortcut. "There is no shortcut," Juden said. "Currently not even dialing 9-1-1 on your cell phone will take you directly to the dispatcher."...
Saying goodbye (01/06/04)
Steve Cunningham of Malden gets a kiss from his 5-year-old son Trey, before leaving with Charlie Company to Fort Riley, Kan. Charlie Company soldiers loaded up equipment before leaving Sikeston for Fort Riley. The troops left after midnight this morning and are scheduled to be deployed to Iraq later in the year...
Council puts promise on record (01/06/04)
SIKESTON - The Council put their promise on record. During Monday evening's meeting of the Sikeston City Council, members unanimously adopted a resolution declaring the city's intent to reduce the municipal real estate tax rate upon approval of a 1-cent general sales tax by voters...
Locals picked for ODP soccer team (01/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Jordi Ferrell and Courtney Luehmann, of the Southeast Missouri Soccer Club, have been asked to return for the final stages of the Missouri Olympic Development Program's state team. Also known as ODP, the program is open to all soccer players in their respective age groups. Ferrell and Luehmann's age group is for all girls that were born in 1990...
Mission Missouri and MIMH team up to prevent meth and inhalant use in area (01/06/04)
SIKESTON -- A nine-county area in Southeast Missouri is the site of a new $1 million federally-funded faith-based methamphetamine and inhalant prevention program called SEMO Prevention. The three-year program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. ...
Sue Snow (01/06/04)
MALDEN - Sue Uthoff Snow, 74, died Jan. 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 12, 1929, in Malden, daughter of the late Collis P. and Bessie Lee Gulledge Buchanan, she had been a teacher for East Prairie Schools. She owned and operated Uthoff Grocery in Malden and was a bookkeeper for Santie Oil Company in Malden for 10 years. ...
Raymond Wright (01/06/04)
~Sikeston SIKESTON - Raymond Wright, 78, died Jan. 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dorothy George (01/06/04)
BERTRAND - Dorothy Mae George, 73, died Jan. 6, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Pete Weaks (01/06/04)
LILBOURN - James "Little Pete" Weaks, 77, died Jan. 4, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Lilbourn, son of the late Walter and Pearl Coffee Weaks, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He owned and operated a used car lot and gas station before retiring...
Elizabeth Woods (01/06/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elizabeth M. Woods, 79, died at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Wilma Barcroft (01/06/04)
RIPLEY, Tenn. - Wilma Kathryn York Barcroft, 86, formerly of New Madrid County, Mo., died Dec. 22, 2003. Born April 7, 1917, at Big Opening, she was the daughter of the late Doss M. and Stella Calhoun York. Her husband, Bernie Barcroft, preceded her in death...
Sophie Mayes (01/06/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sophie Ann Mayes, 59, died Jan. 6, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Esta Miller (01/06/04)
DEXTER - Esta Lee Miller, 79, died Jan. 5, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 16, 1924, in Dexter, daughter of the late Robert and Emma McFarlen Gills, she was a lifelong resident of Dexter and was a pocket setter at Elders Manufacturing for 19 years before retiring...
Rickey Blocker (01/06/04)
PARMA - Rickey Gene Blocker, 57, formerly of St. Louis, died Jan. 3, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 15, 1946, in St. Louis, son of Virginia Sexton Blocker and the late Lloyd Blocker, he retired from the Pacesetter Corporation Sales Department in St. Louis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and moved to Parma one year ago...
Grace Ladd (01/06/04)
ZALMA - Nancy "Grace" Ladd, 65, died Jan. 4, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born July 23, 1938, in Bollinger County, daughter of the late Emmett "Pete" and Elizabeth "Bess" McHaney Nall, she retired as an office manager for Dr. Benjamin Goodier. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance, where she was a member of the CCW...
Melvin Phillips (01/06/04)
MATTHEWS - Melvin Ray Phillips, 63, died Jan. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 2, 1940, in Cash, Ark., son of the late Leonard Lee and Nellie Maud Nicholas Phillips, he had worked for the Missouri Highway Department, Delta Asphalt and Koch Asphalt. He owned LeRay Transportation before retiring five years ago...
Wade - LaValle (01/06/04)
NEW MADRID -- Mark and Sherrie Wade have announced the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Lyn, to Lee Crisler LaValle, son of Robert and Linda LaValle of New Madrid. A 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride graduated in May 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 1/6 (01/06/04)
MATTHEWS - Cpl. Carl Shelby is home visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Shelby. He is home on a 10-day furlough. SIKESTON - Donald R. Bohannon, cashier at the Planters Bank, has been appointed chairman for Scott County for the February Heart Fund drive...
Having a gay time on your tax dollars (01/06/04)
You work hard and pay your taxes, right? Well some among us don't work and don't pay taxes and yet expect society to pay for their needs. That's a slam at hard-working, tax-paying Americans. But just as bad - in my opinion - are the programs that are funded by those hard-working Americans who pay those taxes. Let me give you the latest example...
Speakout 1/6 (01/06/04)
This call is about breaking and entering 18-wheel trucks on County Line Road in Sikeston. To the person or persons responsible for stealing the equipment out of our trucks, we believe we know who you are. You have 24 hours to return the items or we will prosecute. We're not joking. We do know who you are...