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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2004

Computer lab designed to teach senior citizens (01/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Senior citizens itching to learn about computers -- from checking e-mail to surfing the Internet to working a mouse -- will have the opportunity through a computer lab offered by Sikeston Career and Technology Center over the next couple months...
In rehearsal (01/15/04)
Nick Darter rehearses a scene for New Madrid County High School Central's upcoming production of "The Wizard of Oz." Approximately 60 students and others tried out Tuesday and Wednesday for the musical production which will have a cast of about 30. ...
Sinking trees (01/15/04)
Jeff Archie, a City of Sikeston Parks Division employee, sinks Christmas trees in the Sikeston Sports Complex Lake Wednesday. The Parks Department used several trees that were donated in their annual Christmas tree collection program to help build fish habitats in the Complex and R.S. Matthews Lakes...
9th graders defeated (01/15/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Sikeston's ninth grade basketball team lost its first game of the Poplar Bluff Tournament on Wednesday night, falling 58-43 to the host Mules. The Bulldogs were outscored 13-8 in the first quarter, 15-5 in the second and 16-9 in the third. Sikeston rallied in the fourth quarter, cutting the lead to 15...
Sikeston names Dement head football coach (01/15/04)
SIKESTON - Two months after longtime head coach Charlie Vickery announced his resignation, Sikeston High School announced Jerry Dement as his successor late Wednesday night. Dement, 46, and a 1975 graduate of Sikeston High School, will take over a program that Vickery led for 26 years, compiling a record of 156-104 with seven playoff appearances and nine conference titles...
Ronald Seal (01/15/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Ronald Max Seal, 66, of East Prairie, who died Jan. 12, 2004, will be: James Howell, Dug Estes, James McGee, Billy Littleton, Charles Ulmer and James Price. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Leevada Hinkebein (01/15/04)
CHAFFEE - Leevada Lee Hinkebein, 72, died at 8:55 p.m. Jan. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Caney, daughter of the late Ben Joseph and Ludwina Catherine Westrich Mier, she retired as office manager for Hinkebein Construction in Chaffee. A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and Daughters of St. Ambrose, she was also a member and past president of VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary in Chaffee...
Linda Martin (01/15/04)
NEW MADRID - Linda Ann Martin, 57, died Jan. 14, 2004, at her home. Born March 22, 1946, in New Madrid, daughter of the late James and Ramona Watson Dyer, she was a nurse with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. She was a member of the New Madrid Pentecostal Church, where she served as treasurer of the ladies auxiliary...
Floyd Crawford (01/15/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Floyd Lynn Crawford, 71, who died Jan. 11, 2004, were: Mike Nelson, Doug Lowery, Bill Pogue, Rick McLean, Charles Hedspeth and Lonnie Guilliams.
Gerald Lyne (01/15/04)
DELTA - Gerald D. Lyne Sr., 85, died at 12:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 19, 1918, in Oran, son of the late Edmond S. and Fannie Lobmaster Lyne Sr., he served in Civilian Conservation Corps before World War II. ...
Imogene Chism (01/15/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Imogene Chism, 75, who died Jan. 9, 2004, were: Mike Avery, Larry Fox, Mike Elsworth, Don Williams, Dennis Rogers, Tim Machen and Chuck Daniels.
Bill LaGrand (01/15/04)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - William Lester "Bill" LaGrand, 66, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 6, 2004, at Fort Wayne. Born June 18, 1937, in Sikeston, son of Louise LaVigne of Sikeston and the late Lester LaGrand, he graduated from Nuremberg High School, Germany, and had been an officer with the U.S. Navy. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, he owned and operated a financial services office in Fort Wayne, where he was a financial adviser...
Mac McGahey (01/15/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Hazel "Mac" McGahey, 89, who died Jan. 9, 2004, were: Chris Davidson, Dale McGahey, Jerry Shy, Ben Chessor, John Oliver and John Sieg. Honorary pallbearers were: Jack Britt, Robert Lee, Maurice Stauffer, Henry Mason and Vick McCoy...
Pete Ward (01/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Buford "Pete" Ward, 61, died at 8:05 p.m. Jan. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1942, in East Prairie, son of the late Buford Ward and Maxine Anderson Ward Sherman, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years of service. He served four years with the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Scotland...
Walter Maxwell (01/15/04)
DOGWOOD - Walter Ray Maxwell, 84, died Jan. 14, 2004, at his home. Born March 20, 1919, at Bertrand, son of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell, he moved to Collierville, Tenn., in the early 1970s where he was a carpenter before retiring. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served with the Sea Bees during World War II. He returned to the Dogwood community in 1989 and attended the Dogwood Methodist Church...
Beatrice Hester (01/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Beatrice Hester, 86, did Jan. 14, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 4, 1917, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Cantrell Faulkner, she retired as a cook for the Bloomfield Public School and was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
George Kissell (01/15/04)
SIKESTON - George M. "Mike" Kissell, 57, died Jan. 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 4, 1946, in St. Louis, son of Lorene Kuehner Kissell of St. Charles and the late Ralph Kissell, he had been employed by the Miner Nursing Center and was an elder at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Sikeston...
Hazel Fitzgerald (01/15/04)
TECUMSEH, Mich. - Hazel K. Fitzgerald, 98, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Jan. 13, 2004, at Herrick Manor. Born Aug. 23, 1905, in New Madrid, daughter of the late James L. and Mattie Lee Joiner Keene, she was a ward supervisor for the Ypsilanti State Hospital for 18 years before retiring in 1974 and a former member of the Methodist Church in New Madrid...
Arlie Flowers (01/15/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Arlie Irvin Flowers, 98, died Jan. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 1, 1905, in Center Ridge, Ark., son of the late James F. and Nora Ann Palmer Flowers, he was a member of Big Ridge Baptist Church since 1947, where he served as a deacon...
Gross - Williams (01/15/04)
BERTRAND -- Mr. and Mrs. Dennis C. Gross have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tara Ashli, to Michael David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Williams of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride plans to attend Shawnee Community College at Ullin, Ill., where she will major in wildlife technology...
Looking Back 1/15 (01/15/04)
SIKESTON - Lt. and Mrs. Keith E. Patterson of Columbus, Miss., arrived last Wednesday to visit the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Davey.1 BLOOMFIELD - Eagle Scout Briney Welborn, Explorer Post 72 has been selected to represent Region 8, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, in regional ceremonies at Washington, D.C., celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America during Boy Scout Week Feb. 7-13...
Obscene language is not acceptable (01/15/04)
Well it looks like the Federal Communications Commission is about to reverse itself and start getting tough on obscene language hitting the television airwaves. That will come as welcome relief given the current state of our social decline. The brouhaha over the filthy language began when singer and political activist Bono used the f-word on a national network awards program. ...
Speakout 1/15 (01/15/04)
Anyone out there who has had injections for foot spurs treated by a Sikeston doctor, would you please put your number in Speakout. I need to know about it. I just read the Jan. 8, 2004, Speakout where the person talks about how wonderful George Bush is and how he is such a religious man. ...