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Stories from Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Space heaters offer warmth, many dangers (01/27/04)
SIKESTON -- As area residents come to terms with the continuing cold weather, many are relying on their space heaters for some extra warmth. But as convenient as the mini heaters are, fire hazards are a threat by them. The government recently issued a warning about the dangers of using space heaters...
MDMC department receives perfect score on inspection (01/27/04)
SIKESTON - It's nice to celebrate a job well done, but even better to celebrate a job done perfectly. Missouri Delta Medical Center's mammography department recently received a perfect score on their annual Mammography Quality Standard Act inspection...
First snow (01/27/04)
Images like this off of Linn Street can be seen across the area as Southeast Missouri experienced the first snowfall of the season.
Tough driving (01/27/04)
Motorists around the area, such as these driving south on I-55, traveled through a thick fog Monday. Even though driving conditions were difficult, no serious accidents were reported.
Oran wins JV tourney (01/27/04)
CHAFFEE - The Oran junior varsity girls basketball team took first place in the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at Chaffee on Jan. 17. The Lady Eagles, seeded fifth in the tournament, opened with a 55-26 win against No. 4 Scott City. Tiffany Glastetter led the way with 22 points...
Lady Bulldogs lose 56-53 heartbreaker (01/27/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker at home on Monday night, falling 56-53 to Bootheel power Kennett. The Lady Bulldogs held a 53-52 lead with 1:22 remaining, but Kennett took advantage of a Sikeston turnover, a missed free throw, a missed jumpshot and a missed 3-pointer down the stretch to pull out the victory...
Dexter, Bell City advance (01/27/04)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Conference Tournament got underway on Monday at Bloomfield High School. Top-seeded Dexter rolled past No. 8 Bernie 68-14 while No. 2 Bell City whipped No. 7 Puxico 73-38. Dexter (12-4) will play on Thursday against the winner of No. 4 Advance and No. 5 Woodland. Bell City will play on Thursday against the winner of No. 3 Bloomfield and No. 6 Richland...
Nannie Williams (01/27/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Nannie Williams, 94, who died Jan. 25, 2004, will be: Terry McBride, Bryan Hartlein, Jerry Landers, Anthony Comstock, Jody Chaney, Danny Vernon and Charles Joyce...
Carlton Adams (01/27/04)
SIKESTON - Carlton F. Adams, 78, died Jan. 24, 2004, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Oct. 3, 1925, in Plumerville, Ark., son of the late Clarence F. and Grace C. Campbell Adams, he was a teacher for New Madrid Public Schools and was of the Baptist belief. ...
Alfonzo Wilson (01/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Alfonzo Lee Wilson, 47, died Jan. 22, 2004, at the Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. Born June 23, 1956, in Portageville, son of the late Joe Wilson and Mattie Mae Rouse-Jackson, he was the stepson of the late Elton Robert "High Pocket" Jackson. A 1975 graduate of Portageville High School and veteran of the U.S. Army, he had attended The Church of the Opened Door in Milwaukee...
Michael Baker (01/27/04)
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 Baker 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.. ...
Christine Eftink (01/27/04)
ORAN - Christine J. Eftink, 87, died at 7:20 p.m. Jan. 25, 2004, at her home. Born June 18, 1916, in Bollinger County, daughter of the late Emanuel and Drieka Spooler Nance, she was a retired sewing machine operator for the International Hat Factory in Oran. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Terri Hodder (01/27/04)
DEXTER - Terri Sue Hodder, 47, died Jan. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1956, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Richard and Joyce Coffey Hodder of Dexter. Survivors in addition to her parents include: two sisters and one brother-in-law, Pamela Trammell and Diane and Steve Hall of Dexter; her maternal grandparents, Loren and Opal Coffey of Dexter; and two nephews, Matthew Hall and Tyler Trammell of Dexter...
Jerry Lechenette (01/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jerry Lechenette Sr., 58, died Jan. 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Carl Jarrett (01/27/04)
CABOOL - Carl Richard Jarrett, 59, died Jan. 24, 2004, at his home, following a brief illness. Born Aug. 10, 1944, son of the late Harvey and Ella Elliott Jarrett, he owned and operated Jarrett Implement Sales in Cabool and was a member of Hamilton Creek Freewill Baptist Church...
Wilma Deane (01/27/04)
SIKESTON - Wilma Katherine Deane, 89, died at 11:25 a.m. Jan. 25, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born May 9, 1914, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Madge Grafton Johnson, she retired as a medical technician for a nursing home in Oklahoma...
Gordon Frazier (01/27/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Gordon Dewayne Frazier, 46, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Jan. 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Bruce Housman (01/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Bruce Douglas Housman, 58, who died Jan. 26, 2004, will be: James Housman, Louie Housman, William Eugene Housman, Mike Housman, Brian Fernandez and Doug Pullen...
Opal Wyatt (01/27/04)
ESSEX - Opal M. Wyatt, 83, died Jan. 26, 2004, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1920, in Parma, daughter of the late James Alt and Minnie Ethel Newell Grim, she lived in Essex most of her life. On Jan. 8, 1944, in Corning, Ark., she married Charles Daniel Wyatt who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1998...
Ruth Muse (01/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ruth N. Muse, 84, died Jan. 26, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 28, 1919, in Middle, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James Robert and Melissa Ford Gray. On June 7, 1934, at Hayward, she married James Muse who preceded her in death on April 12, 1993...
Arnold Baker (01/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arnold U. Baker, 77, died at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Births (published 1/27) (01/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sidney Lee and Kandi B. Staples Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:04 p.m. Jan. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Landry Welch Staples weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Staples is the former Kandi Barksdale, daughter of Jean H. Barksdale of East Prairie and the late William Richard Barksdale. She is a vocal music teacher...
Lemmons-Deal (01/27/04)
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Brooke Allison Lemmons and Shawn Thomas Deal exchanged wedding vows in a 7 p.m. ceremony Aug. 2, 2003, on Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, in Bradenton. Holly Hillgardner of Fort Worth, Texas, friend of the bride, performed the ceremony...
Bryant-Russell (01/27/04)
SIKESTON -- Terry and Sharon Bryant have announced the engagement of their daughter, Robyn Nicole, to Eric Lee Russell, son of Allen and Tana Skeen of Branson. A 1997 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in physical education from Southwest Missouri State University in 2002. She teaches physical education at Ozark Public Schools in Ozark...
Looking Back 1/27 (01/27/04)
SIKESTON - From an aviation cadet in 1932 to Commanding Officer to Dodge City Army Airfield, Kansas, is the story of 35-year-old Col. Root who lists his home as Sikeston, where his wife, Henrietta, lives. At one time, Col. Root was stationed at the AAF Pilot School there when he was Aviation Cadet Commandant...
Race card does not need to be played (01/27/04)
I am so sick of people playing the "race card" in this country that I am at wit's end. In the most blatant and sickening example of this latest social cancer, the chairman of a Kansas City group that administers the Head Start funding is charging that racial bias prompted the federal government to rule against the agency in their salary dispute with the feds...
Speakout 1/27 (01/27/04)
I was not impressed with the article "State director of DPS urges call to service" in the Standard Democrat on Jan. 20, 2004, especially because of the quote at the top of the page where both "spanking" and "non-violence" are mentioned. How can we be "non-violent in our neighborhoods" when we are encouraged to "spank" our children?...