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Stories from Thursday, January 8, 2004

Portageville accident is investigated (01/08/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - A fatal accident in under investigation today by the Portageville Police Department. At 6:10 a.m. a vehicle driven by a man apparently struck a concrete post in a parking lot. The victim, whose name is being withheld until the notification of relatives, was pronounced dead shortly after the accident...
Wait is over for book recalling county history (01/08/04)
BENTON -- The wait is over. After nearly three years of gathering information and photos, the Scott County Historical and Genealogy Society has completed its book, "History and Families of Scott County, Missouri." Prior to the completion of "History and Families of Scott County, Missouri," the only information available about the history and family of Scott County was up through 1890. ...
Ready to move (01/08/04)
Angie Yant, social worker for the Missouri Children's Division, and Karen Davidson, self sufficiency case manager for the Family Support Division, load files Wednesday to prepare for their move at the Missouri Department of Social Services. On Monday Social Services will start their move to their new building at 106 Arthur St. ...
Ninth graders get revenge; eighth grades defeated (01/08/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade basketball teams split with Jackson's junior high teams on Wednesday night at the Field House. Sikeston's 9th graders avenged an earlier loss to Jackson by winning 41-32. Sikeston lost to Jackson 71-47 on Dec. 1, but turned things around this time...
Esta Miller (01/08/04)
ESSEX - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at the Essex Cemetery for Esta Lee Miller, 79, who died Jan. 5, 2004, were: Jim Miller, Keith Miller, Travis Miller, Gale Miller, Bobby Eaton and James Cartwright. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Hazel West (01/08/04)
SCHERTZ, Texas - Hazel Marie Douglas West, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 5, 2004, at Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak. Born Jan. 19, 1919, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late Charles and LeLia Marie Detye Hardin, she had worked in marketing for Stix-Baer and Fuller Department Stores in St. ...
Bonda Snyder (01/08/04)
SIKESTON - Vonda Lee Snyder, 68, died at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1935, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Hayward Joseph and Verna Ussery Poe, she graduated in 1953 from Cape Central High School. ...
Nathan Kennett (01/08/04)
DEXTER - Nathan Kennett, 83, died Jan. 7, 2004, in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Vernon Gream (01/08/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Vernon Ray Gream, 52, died Jan. 8, 2004. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
June Graham (01/08/04)
BLOOMFIELD - June Hester Graham, 66, died Jan. 6, 2004, at the Arkansas University Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Aug. 9, 1937, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Wayne and Edith Young Hester, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life where she was a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church. She and her parents operated Hester's Cafe in Bloomfield for many years...
Sid Webb (01/08/04)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Sidney "Sid" Webb, 58, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2004, in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Sophie Mayes (01/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sophie Ann Mayes, 59, formerly of Hammond, Ind., died at 7:55 a.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 9, 1944, at Hammond, daughter of the late Leo Ralph Frank and Anna Mae Kosinski, she lived in East Prairie for the last two years and was of the Catholic belief...
Vearnies Lumsden (01/08/04)
CANALOU - Vearnies Ellen Lumsden, 91, died Jan. 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 22, 1912, in Canalou, daughter of the late Abe and Mary Scott Landers, she was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Canalou. She served on the Canalou Election Board and taught Sunday school for many years in church services at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. She also served in several community activities...
Eulalia Friend (01/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Eulalia F. Friend, 85, died at 8:50 a.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Jan. 8, 1918, at Dexter, daughter of the late Arthur and Luella Bischoff Kirsch, she was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. A 1935 graduate of Lilbourn High School, she was a teacher in a one-room school in New Madrid County. She later worked for the Missouri Division of Employment Security in Sikeston for 15 years. She moved to Cape Girardeau from Sikeston in 1979...
Ernest Kennedy (01/08/04)
BONNE TERRE - James Ernest Kennedy, 76, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 7, 2004, at the Parkland Hospital in Farmington. Born July 25, 1927, in Perry, Miss., son of the late Dayton and Alice Kennedy Garner, he retired as a self-employed farmer. On July 27, 1979, he married Barbara Alice "Betty" McDowell Comstock who preceded him in death on Dec. 19, 1999...
Looking Back 1/8 (01/08/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Olen Critchlow and family have moved back into the house they moved from when they went to Texas. SIKESTON - Sikeston is destined for "wonderful things in 1964," Roy Bone, general manager of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, told the monthly membership meeting of the Chamber Monday noon at the Rustic Rock Inn. He called attention to more than $2.5 million worth of construction started in Sikeston as one indication of the city's growth...
Citizens sue rather than take the blame (01/08/04)
An Indiana man is threatening to sue his cable company because the man says he's now addicted to television, his wife is overweight and his kids are lazy, channel-surfers. And you thought it couldn't get any sillier? The man claims he canceled his cable service nearly four years ago but a mix-up at the cable firm continued the television service free of charge. ...
Speakout 1/8 (01/08/04)
President Bush has done a lot to be criticized for, but he is a religious man (and so is his whole family). As we enter the new year, let's take the time to ask the Lord to bless him and his family and to bless our military personnel in Iraq and those who are going over there, to protect them and their families. ...