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Stories from Friday, January 23, 2004

County will soon expand services for INS (01/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will soon expand it's holding services for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. County commissioners said during their regular meeting Thursday that INS officials approved the vacant Missouri Baptist Children's Home in East Prairie Jan. 15 as a temporary facility for holding alien families detained by INS...
Filming begins (01/23/04)
Terry Schmitt and Linda Job of S & W Productions film Michael and Amy Coriell during an interview for the Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon. Their son Zane Trusty is one of the "child representives" for the center's Telethon in March.
Tax main topic at chamber meeting (01/23/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston is at a crossroads and it is up to its citizens to determine which path it will take, Mayor Mike Marshall told the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce. Speaking to the membership during its monthly luncheon, Marshall spoke of the history of community growth. He noted towns developed initially along the rivers then as the railroads crossed America, towns such as Sikeston, were founded along these routes. Today, he continued, it is towns located along highways that are growing...
Lady Mules power past Sikeston (01/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Tierra Johnson scored 20 points to lead Poplar Bluff to a 66-30 victory over Sikeston Thursday night at the Field House. The Lady Mules (13-4) had four players finish in double figures, sinking nearly every shot they put up. "We shot the ball real well," said Poplar Bluff coach Kirk Chronister. "When you shoot the ball well, you tend to play well."...
Rogers resigns (01/23/04)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central head football coach Steve Rogers resigned on Wednesday, citing personal reasons. Rogers, 51, has been the team's head coach for three years, guiding the Eagles to a 22-13 record with two district championships and one finals appearance...
Notre Dame gets revenge on Sikeston (01/23/04)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- For the fourth straight game, the Sikeston Bulldogs set a season-high with 12 3-pointers. But that's where the good news ends for the Bulldogs as they suffered a 73-52 loss to Notre Dame on Thursday in the Superman Classic at Massac County High School...
Eighth graders lose (01/23/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston 8th grade basketball team lost to Poplar Bluff in the Cape Central 8th grade Tournament on Thursday night, 37-36. Sikeston led 20-12 at the half but couldn't sustain the lead in the second half. The Bulldogs were led by Scott Droddy's 11 points. Dominique McCray had nine points and Tommie Strong added six points...
Scott City, Scott Central to play for title (01/23/04)
BENTON - Tyler Ward hit a shot with 3 seconds left to send the game into overtime and Scott City wrapped it up in the extra session to advance to the Scott-Mississippi Conference finals. After beating Delta by 40 points at home last week, the Rams (11-3) had their hands full against the Bobcats at Kelly. Mark Dannenmueller led Scott City with 20 points, Tyler Ward had 16 and Jeremy Schlosser had 13. Ward added 11 rebounds and Schlosser had seven assists...
Jackson hands Sikeston wrestlers third dual loss (01/23/04)
JACKSON -- Sikeston's wrestling team suffered its third dual loss of the season on Thursday night, falling 58-7 to Jackson. The Bulldogs had to forfeit two matches, and won just two head-to-head matchups against the traditionally strong Indians. "We didn't wrestle real well tonight," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "This was not the same Sikeston team I've seen for the past two weeks. Luckily, we've got a couple of weeks to get back on the right path."...
Alofonzo Wilson (01/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Alofonzo Wilson, 48, a resident of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly of Portageville, died Jan. 22, 2004, at the Veteran's Hospital in Milwaukee. DeLisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Theresia Pobst (01/23/04)
ORAN - Theresia Louisa Pobst, 93, died Jan. 23, 2004, at Lincoln Plaza Nursing Center in Lonoke, Ark. Born March 7, 1910, at Kelso, daughter of the late Jacob and Louisa Caroline Burger Leible, she was a retired cook for Oran Public Schools, a member of the Guardian Angle Catholic Church in Oran, St. Ann Sodality, KC-etts Council 4311 of Oran and the Oran Senior Citizens...
Pearl Hampton (01/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held at 11 a.m. today for Pearl Sina Victoria Hampton, 91, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Sikeston, who died Jan. 18, 2004, were Mike Collier, Doug Thompson, Brian Phelps, Garrett Thompson, Josh Meier, Nick Kennedy and Christopher Phelps...
Walter Tanner (01/23/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Walter "Gooden" Tanner Jr., 85, died Jan. 22, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1918, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Eula Montgomery Tanner. On Oct. 5, 1940, at Portageville, he married Estalee Pool who survives of the home...
Moe Brown (01/23/04)
CHARLESTON -- Larry L. "Moe" Brown, 45, died Jan. 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 10, 1958, in Charleston, son of James Brown of Charleston and the late Juanita "Scooter" Brown, he attended Charleston High School and was employed at Charleston High School and the Charleston National Guard Armory. He was of the Baptist belief...
Tater Tate (01/23/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lawrence "Tater" Tate, 79, who died Jan. 19, 2004, were: Rick Wells, Jimmy Jenkins, Chuck Chism, Scott Moore, Perry Moore and Steve Watkins.
Wanda Singletery (01/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Singletery, 87, died Jan. 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 15, 1916, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late Frank P. and Augusta Koch Woodward, she was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Elvin Landers (01/23/04)
DEXTER -- Elvin Landers, 82, died Jan. 22, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pauline Finney (01/23/04)
ADVANCE -- Pauline Esterlee Finney, 85, formerly of Bell City, died Jan. 21, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1918, at Obion, Tenn., daughter of the late Johnny Lee and Pearl Hudson Mobbs, she was a homemaker and member of the Bell City General Baptist Church and Bell City Senior Organization...
Births (published 1/23) (01/23/04)
JACKSON - Michael David and Brandi Michelle Greene are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:38 p.m. Jan. 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Emma Kathryne Greene weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 1/23 (01/23/04)
SIKESTON - People in Sikeston are being asked by the American Legion Auxiliary to allocate their purchase of bonds to their war bond program in order that they can secure $25,000 in bond purchases to buy an Army Air Forces primary training plane. SIKESTON - Herschel Tyer was installed as president of the Sikeston Board of Realtors. Other officers are: Charles Mitchell, vice president; Terry Con, secretary-treasurer; and Bob Nowell, state director. Outgoing president is Mrs. Clarence Scott...
Your view: Keep Bush (01/23/04)
Dear Editor: As an informed voter, I have taken the time to check the views of the candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination. None of them hold to the traditional moral values of our president. None of them except Lieberman support the war in Iraq. All of them are for raising taxes in one or another...
Speakout 1/23 (01/23/04)
I'm calling about the deal that was in SpeakOut about Morehouse giving out Christmas baskets for senior citizens. I'm a senior citizen. I didn't get one, but would like to know where to sign up for next Christmas. I read where one of Sikeston's finest residents, Raymond Wright had died. ...