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Stories from Thursday, January 29, 2004

East Prairie man killed in house fire (01/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An early morning house fire claimed the life of a Mississippi County man Wednesday. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker, at 12:12 a.m. the East Prairie Fire Department responded to the fire at the residence of Donald Ray Henry, 50, located on O'Bryan Street in East Prairie...
Animal abuse is reported (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Humane Society is searching for information concerning a dog that was abandoned this week. A male husky mix puppy, believed to be about 8 months old, was dropped off at the night delivery box at the shelter between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was in very poor physical condition when workers at the shelter found him early Wednesday...
Interstate closed due to overturned truck (01/29/04)
As a hazardous materials clean-up and containment crew from the Department of Natural Resources worked to remove fuel from an overturned tanker, southbound traffic along Interstate 55 had to be diverted for seven hours Wednesday. The work at the accident site in New Madrid County at the 39 mile marker, required the lane closure from 10 a.m. ...
Two killed when van overturns (01/29/04)
CHARLESTON -- A van carrying 17 occupants resulted in at least two fatalities and one person seriously injured after the vehicle overturned several times and landed in water in a low-lying field near Charleston early today. According to Sgt. Larry Plunkett Jr., public information officer for Troop E of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at approximately 5:30 a.m. ...
Local Jaycee honored by state (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - Ask Michael Conway about the Sikeston Jaycees and he will praise its members and talk about the opportunities the organization has given him. In turn, if you ask the Sikeston Jaycees about Conway, they will praise him for all he has done for their group as a member and a leader...
Heartland wrestlers place 10 in tourney (01/29/04)
SIKESTON -- The Heartland wrestling team placed 10 out of 12 wrestlers at the Ozark Championship recently. "I felt like the team wrestled very tough," said Heartland coach Dan Ruby. "We went into the tournament not knowing what to expect. The kids stepped up and did very well."...
Agnes Hardesty (01/29/04)
PUXICO - Agnes M. Hardesty, 95, formerly of Parma, died Jan. 28, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 2, 1908, in Kentucky, daughter of the late Handerson and Jessie House Feezor, she lived in Parma from 1932 until moving to Puxico in 1991...
J.P. Cook (01/29/04)
BLOOMFIELD - J.P. Cook, 80, died Jan. 27, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 14, 1923, in Bloomfield, son of the late Judy Paul and Isabelle Cline Cook Sr., he was a truck driver for Valley Steel for 23 years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 153 AF&AM, both of Bloomfield...
Donald Henry (01/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald Ray Henry, 50, died Jan. 28, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1953, in Wyatt, son of Irene Brashears Henry of East Prairie and the late Ulys A. "Buck" Henry, he was of the Baptist belief. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County, he worked in the tire bay for Delta Growers since November 1989...
Floy Gruen (01/29/04)
NEW ATHENS, Ill. - Floy M. Green, 90, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died Jan. 28, 2004, at New Athens. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Annie Dove (01/29/04)
BENTON - Annie Marie Dove, 79, died at 11:10 a.m. Jan. 28, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 24, 1924, at Greensboro, N.C., daughter of the late Henry Oma and Annie Elizabeth Gardner, she had been a waitress for Marriott Food Service in Landover, Md. She was of the Methodist belief...
Curtis Payne (01/29/04)
WHITEWATER - C. Curtis Payne, 74, died at 6:18 a.m. Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1929, son of the late Guy and Katie Kirk Payne, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He retired as a civil engineer and track supervisor for the Frisco Railway Company in Chaffee and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Whitewater...
Carlton Adams (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carlton F. Adams, 78, who died Jan. 24, 2004, were: Gerald Rogers, Fred Dock, Mike Watson, David Martin, Jeremy Martin, Mike Leeker and John Delgado.
Opal Wyatt (01/29/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Opal Wyatt, 83, who died Jan. 26, 2004, were: Keith Wyatt, Ron Neeley, David Neeley, Dewayne Neeley, Tim Chadwell and Gary Eaton.
Blance Bailey (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston for Blanche Bailey, 92, who died Jan. 26, 2004, will be her grandsons and great-grandsons: Scott Snodgrass, Marty Carlisle, David Carlisle, Eddie Carlisle, Darrick Carlisle, Keith Carlisle, Michael Berry and Zach Carlisle...
Betty Grubbs (01/29/04)
DEXTER - Betty Burnett Grubbs, 42, died Jan. 28, 2004, at her home. Born March 18, 1961, in Yuma, Ariz., daughter of David A. and Gean Smith Burnett of Dexter, she was a member of Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter. She owned and operated The Home Shoppe in Dexter...
Hubert Parham (01/29/04)
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - Hubert Parham Sr., 78, died Dec. 23, 2003, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Born Jan. 6, 1925, in New Madrid County, Mo., he was the son of the late Henry Malachi and Ada Bell Myers Parham. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired employee of Magna Copper Mines and attended Gospel Outreach Church...
Catherine Baker (01/29/04)
ST. LOUIS - Catherine Baker, 47, formerly of Lilbourn, died Jan. 28, 2004, at DePaul Health Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Iva White (01/29/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Iva B. White, 93, died Jan. 27, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Dec. 19, 1910, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late John and Nancy Robey Layton, she lived in the Bloomfield area all her life. She attended Link Grade School, Link Church and Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church in Aquilla...
Lvara Walker (01/29/04)
DEXTER - Lvara Walker, 84, died Jan. 29, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Birth (published 1/29) (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - Darlene Mijares is the mother of her third child, second son, born at 1:26 p.m. Jan. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Titus Manuel Mijares weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19-inches long. Grandparents are Manuel and Betty Mijares...
DeWitt - McMullan (01/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Lawren Beth DeWitt and John Scot McMullan exchanged wedding vows in a candlelight ceremony Nov. 29, 2003, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Allen Shriver performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debi DeWitt of Sikeston and the granddaughter of Geneva DeWitt and Rutha Wylie...
Turner - Mannon (01/29/04)
Turner - Mannon CHARLESTON -- Shelia Lynn Turner and Leslie Dennis Mannon exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. Nov. 29, 2003, ceremony at Elm Street Baptist Church before the Rev. Jon Archie. An arbour of white with weaved-in tulle, white lighting and grapevines adorned the front of the sanctuary...
Romine - Lawson (01/29/04)
JACKSON -- Ron and Pauline Romine of Rolla have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michele, to Kevin Lawson, son of Carolyn Lawson of Sikeston. A 1993 graduate of St. James High School, the future bride is a 1998 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is general manager for Ruby Tuesday's in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 1/29 (01/29/04)
SIKESTON - Houck Mitchell, manager of the Sikeston District Employment Service office, was inducted into the Army last week at Jefferson Barracks and is now here on his automatic three weeks furlough prior to reporting for active duty. SIKESTON - A 15-year-old OH Club member, Cleo Beeson of Sikeston Route 1, produced 1,236 pounds of lint cotton per acre to capture first place honors in the 1963 three-bale cotton contest sponsored by the Missouri Cotton Producers Association. ...
The funding crunch takes toll on roads (01/29/04)
It should come as no surprise that the Missouri Department of Transportation wants and needs additional funds to help maintain and improve the roadways in Missouri. The outgoing director of MoDot told legislators Wednesday that more money is needed soon to improve highways. He offered a few suggestions on how to generate those funds. But most of the ideas were a rehash of past suggestions. However, those ideas remain the best opportunity to help the funding shortfall for our highways...
Speakout 1/29 (01/29/04)
If Gephardt withdraws from the race now will he do what the people of Missouri elected him to do? Will he reimbursed the state for money he used from our salary that he didn't work for. That old adage you get paid what for you does not count when it comes to politicians?...