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Stories from Monday, January 26, 2004

Replacing fencing (01/26/04)
Sikeston Jaycee Todd Lenderman removes fasteners to the arena fence at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds Saturday. Due to the age of the fence, the Jaycees are replacing it with new fencing.
Project would preserve history of New Madrid (01/26/04)
NEW MADRID - The Chamber of Commerce thinks New Madrid ought to be in pictures. A 98-page, hard-back picture book, to be exact. The New Madrid Chamber has put out a call for those who have photographs of the people and places in and around New Madrid to bring these to the Chamber office, located in City Hall. The photos will be consider for inclusion in the book, "A Pictorial History of New Madrid, Missouri."...
Science fair (01/26/04)
A judge at the Sikeston Science Fair looks over junior high school projects Saturday afternoon. Over 200 students in the junior and senior high divisions submitted projects as part of the fair.
SHS takes seventh in Superman (01/26/04)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team didn't come away empty handed in the 21st Annual Superman Classic on Saturday. The Bulldogs, playing in the seventh place game and on the verge of going winless in the event for the second straight year, held on to defeat Saltfleet out of Ontario, Canada, 54-47...
Anderson on display (01/26/04)
DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Fans interested in seeing former Bulldog Ben Anderson play will have their best chance tonight when St. Catharine College visits Dyersburg State in Dyersburg, Tenn., at 8 p.m. Anderson, a 6-foot-7 center who started for the Bulldogs last year, blocked a team-high 64 shots. He averaged 5.2 points and 5.1 rebounds for the Bulldogs...
Sikeston takes fourth in SEMO Conference meet (01/26/04)
NEW MADRID - The SEMO Conference Wrestling meet took place on Saturday at New Madrid County Central High School. Out of 10 teams, the Sikeston Bulldogs took fifth place with 183 points. They were just a 1/2 point behind fourth place Cape Central. Farmington took first, Jackson finished in second and Ste. Genevieve came in third...
Catherine Henry (01/26/04)
BRIDGETON, N.J. - Catherine Amelia Henry, 86, died Jan. 25, 2004, at The Goldfinch House assisted living facility in Bridgeton. Born April 3, 1917, in Benton, Mo., daughter of Robert Cooper and Amelia E. Steimle Brock, she graduated from Benton High School...
Michael Baker (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Donnell Michael Baker Jr., 39, died Jan. 24, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 20, 1964, in Sikeston son of Donnell Michael and Rita Faye Boardman Sr., he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter, Elizabeth Baker of Sikeston; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Cristy and Paul Neel, Shelly and Preston Williams and Wendy and Dewayne Self of Sikeston; six nephews, Jared Self, Brent Self, Heath Self, Meyer Neel, Drew Williams and Lee Williams of Sikeston; one niece, Martha Neel of Sikeston; and one great-nephew, Nolan Self of Sikeston.. ...
Frances Southard (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Frances M. Southard, 68, died Jan. 24, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1935, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Irene Wilbanks Caudle. Her husband, Teddy Southard, preceded her in death on March 27, 1992...
Willard Douglas (01/26/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Willard C. Douglas, 94, died at 4:10 p.m. Jan. 23, 2004, at The Lutheran Home. Born May 6, 1909, in Illmo, son of the late O.C. and Mae Smith Douglas, he was a civil engineer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, retiring on July 24, 1970, from the St. Louis District. A 1928 graduate of Illmo High School, he attended Purdue University at Lafayette, Ind., and was a life member of the Illmo United Methodist Church...
Vivian Menz (01/26/04)
PERKINS - Vivian M. Menz, 75, died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1928, at Powe, daughter of the late Buster and Carrie Jackson Dortch, she retired as co-owner of Perkins Motor Works. A member of the Perkins Baptist Church and WMU she was a member of the Perkins Needle Club and was active in the Perkins community...
Opal Wyatt (01/26/04)
ESSEX - Opal M. Wyatt, 83, died Jan. 26, 2004, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruth Muse (01/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ruth N. Muse, 84, died Jan. 26, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Christine Eftink (01/26/04)
ORAN - Christine J. Eftink, 87, died Jan. 25, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Blanche Bailey (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Blanche Bailey, 92, died Jan. 26, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Carlton Adams (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Carlton F. Adams, 79, died at 4:25 p.m. Jan. 24, 2004, at the John A. Cochran Veterans Administration Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Glen Wilkey (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, who died Jan. 23, 2004, will be: Roger Neumeyer, Rusty Rice, Billy Joe Warren, James Cowger, Wendell Pearson and Bill Littleton. Honorary pallbearers will be: J.C. Phillips and Russ Garner...
Bruce Housman (01/26/04)
CHARLESTON - Bruce Douglas Housman, 58, died at 6 a.m. Jan. 26, 2004, at his home. Born May 24, 1945, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, son of the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, he lived in Charleston most of his life and had attended the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand. He owned and operated Housman's Fish Market in Charleston until ill health forced his retirement. At that time, his son, Robert, took over, making it a third generation family business...
Nannie Williams (01/26/04)
SIKESTON - Nannie Williams, 94, died Jan. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1909, in Huntsville, Ala., daughter of the late Earnest and Mattie Maynord Williams, she was a member of the Canalou Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Lee Williams, preceded her in death in November 1960...
Looking Back 1/26 (01/26/04)
SIKESTON -The Missouri Delta Community Hospital Association has received assurance that the hospital to be built here following the war, through the Commonwealth Fund, will be the finest ever built by this group in a small community. More than $300,000 is available for the building of the hospital in Sikeston and the necessary planning is now going forward so that all will be ready when the hospital can be built...
Your view: Crime against children (01/26/04)
Dear Editor, The article about, Charles R. Jackson, claiming that parents should spank their children for a bad attitude is something that greatly upset me. I once held this belief also, my parents held it, and their parents held this belief. I don't disrespect the comment made, but I do wish this man would evaluate if he wants to change his views and opinions on this matter...
Your view: Teaching violence (01/26/04)
Dear editor: I applaud the straight talk and sincerity of Charles R. Jackson. I agree completely with his goals. I therefore regret that, having studied how people come to choose violence or nonviolence for the past half century, I have to say that all the evidence we have indicates that his prescription for creating nonviolence in our neighborhoods is unlikely to work. ...
Your view: Appalled by comment (01/26/04)
Re: Speech of Department of Public Safety Director, Charles Jackson Dear Editor: Public Safety Director Charles Jackson should have done his homework lessons on the speeches of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. before attempting to compare himself to this man of non-violence and peace. ...
Speakout 1/26 (01/26/04)
Mike: Just what more would you do about drunk drivers? Hang first offenders (that's sure to cut it down). Or bring back prohibition? How about a mandatory weekend jail visit for first offenders and permanent revocation for second offenders? Hanging can wait, for the third offense....