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Stories from Friday, January 9, 2004

Disposing trees (01/09/04)
Bill Nance, an employee of the City of Sikeston Parks Division, loads a semi-truck full of Christmas trees Thursday morning. The trees were collected during the City's annual Christmas tree collection program with assistance from Pullen Brothers Inc., to deliver the trees. The Parks Division will be adding some of the trees to the city's lakes at the Recreation Complex and the R.S. Matthews Park and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Lake Wappapello to improve fish habitats...
MDMC has room to grow once again after donation (01/09/04)
SIKESTON - After being hedged in on surrounding sides for decades, Missouri Delta Medical Center once again has plenty of room to grow. "In 1948 it was nothing but farmland," MDMC Board Chairman Scott Matthews recalled of the land surrounding the hospital...
Commission favors buying used vehicles (01/09/04)
CHARLESTON - The new-car smell in Mississippi County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicles may be a thing of the past. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular meeting Thursday that he would like to see the county stop buying new $20,000 cars for the sheriff's department and start buying used vehicles. "I'd rather spend $8,000 and take my chances," he said...
Third time no charm for Kelly (01/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Beating a good team three times in the same year is said to be next to impossible. But Sikeston's girls basketball team made it look easy on Thursday night, defeating Kelly 51-39 at the Field House. "We wanted to come out and show tonight that those other two wins were no fluke," said Sikeston coach Lee Brooks. "The girls were ready to play this game."...
Portageville uses quick start to beat North Pemiscot, 61-24 (01/09/04)
WARDELL - The Portageville Bulldogs improved to 7-3 on the season with a 61-24 road win against North Pemiscot on Thursday. North Pemiscot had the score tied at 10-10 in the first quarter but was out-scored 51-14 from there. "I was really impressed with the way we came out," said Portageville head coach Jim Bidewell. "We've been concerned about coming out sluggish or not being able to finish. Tonight we played four quarters and that helped us."...
Corky Duke (01/09/04)
ORAN - Clark Dale "Corky" Duke, 64, died at 12:25 a.m. Jan. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1939, in East Prairie, son of the late George Emeriel and Etta May Roberts Duke, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a route bread salesman for Bunny Bread and member of Miner Baptist Church...
Alfred Haney (01/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Alfred Haney, 75, died Jan. 8, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare. Born Nov. 18, 1928, in Commerce, son of the late Smith James and Madge Phipps Haney, he lived in the Bloomfield area for the past several years. A retired farmer and rancher, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Carl Levitt (01/09/04)
EFFINGHAM, Ill. - Carl E. Levitt, 74, died at 8:35 p.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 5, 1930, in Effingham, son of the late Zona Marie Levitt, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Bill and Cora Levitt. A member of Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Effingham, he was also a member of Effingham Knights of Columbus Council 665 and the Fourth Degree; American Legion Post 120 in Effingham, where he had held every office; 40 & 8 and Plumbers Local 149. ...
Jewell Pointer (01/09/04)
FESTUS - Jewell Pointer, 92, died Jan. 9, 2004, at Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Festus. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Jim Clare (01/09/04)
ORAN - H.F. "Jim" Clare, 90, died at 8:50 a.m. Jan. 8, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 16, 1913, in Montgomery City, son of the late John Sallee and Julia Augusta See Clare, he worked for the Corps of Engineers in Texas from 1937-1946 and retired as a self-employed farmer in Oran in 1979. He was of the Methodist belief...
Nathan Kennett (01/09/04)
DEXTER - Nathan Kennett, 83, formerly of Hardin, died Jan. 7, 2004, in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1920, at Hornersville, son of the late W.N. and Mary Etta Foster Kennett, he was a a retired farmer and cattleman and member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He was assigned to the USS Charles Carroll with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a former member of the Optimist club, former member and trustee of the Methodist Church and a former Co-op board member, all in Hardin...
Norman Slinkard (01/09/04)
DELTA - Norman D. Slinkard, 82, died at 8:20 a.m. Jan. 8, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Cape County, son of the late David Guy and Ollie Lillian McClain Slinkard, he was a self-employed farmer and a construction worker in Cape Girardeau before retiring. A member of the Allenville Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Delta Riding Club...
Darrol Dowdy (01/09/04)
DEXTER - Darrol B. Dowdy, 64, died Jan. 8, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elsa Melzer (01/09/04)
PALATINE, Ill. - Elsa Honold Melzer, 95, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 7, 2004, at the Rosewood Care Center in Inverness. Born July 4, 1908, in Niles, daughter of the late Henry and Rosa Meyer Honold, she lived in Illinois most of her life. A graduate of the Rugen School in Glenview, she graduated from the Luther Institute in Chicago and LaSalle University School of Accounting and was a retired accountant. ...
Molene Childers (01/09/04)
SIKESTON - Molene Childers, 85, died Jan. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Preston Harper (01/09/04)
SIKESTON - Preston Lawrence Harper, 2-day-old son of Travis and Amanda Richardson Harper of Sikeston, died Jan. 7, 2004, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Jan. 5, 2004, in Sikeston. Survivors in addition to his parents include: his maternal grandparents, Karen Richardson and David Pemberton Jr. ...
Vernon Gream (01/09/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Vernon Ray Gream, 52, died Jan. 8, 2004, in Portageville. Born Nov. 11 1951, in Portageville, he was the son of Marvin Clayton Gream of Portageville and the late Edyth Mae Moffett Gream. Survivors in addition to his father include: his stepmother, Wilda Gream of Portageville; three sisters, Linda Richardson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Jean Collard of Portageville and Patsy Hott of Romey, W.Va.; and two brothers, Marvin Gream and Ronnie Gream of Portageville...
Sid Webb (01/09/04)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Sidney T. "Sid" Webb, 58, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died unexpectedly Jan. 7, 2004, in East Prairie. Born Feb. 14, 1945, in East Prairie, son of Kathryn Lemmons Webb of East Prairie and the late Joseph A. Webb, he lived in East Prairie during his youth and graduated in 1963 from East Prairie High School. ...
Stinsons to celebrate 50th anniversary (01/09/04)
BROSELEY -- Donald and Rosanna Stinson will be guests of honor for a golden wedding anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 17 in the fellowship hall of Twin Rivers General Baptist Church. They were married Jan. 14, 1954, at the home of the Rev. Johnny Coats in Bernie...
Looking Back in Time at Jan. 9 (01/09/04)
SIKESTON - A recent meeting of the Scott County Medical Society was held at the city hall at Sikeston. The following were elected officers for the year 1944: Dr. G.W.H. Presnell, Sikeston, president; Dr. A.A. Mayfield, Sikeston, vice president; and Dr. W.O. Finney, Chaffee, secretary...
SpeakOut 1/9 (01/09/04)
Sikeston is paying as much as we will for cable. If the rates are raised again I and hundreds of others will change to Dish. No ifs ands or butts. You money suckers are not going to take us for a ride any longer. Join me, Sikeston, If they raise the rates, let's drop them. They will come down to our lifestyle or they can go straight to hell. They are rich enough...