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Stories from Thursday, February 5, 2004

Chili Day (02/05/04)
Lions Club member Gary Noisworthy cooks tamales during the club's annual Chili Day Wednesday. Many area residents took part in the event.
Snow storm strikes area (02/05/04)
SIKESTON - The second storm of the week moved through the Central Plains Wednesday, this time leaving rain, snow and slush on Southeast Missouri highways. Snowplows were out early Thursday clearing the roads. Area sheriff and police departments reported a few accidents, but for the most part most were "fender-benders" with few injuries reported...
Farm Bureau educates local shoppers (02/05/04)
SIKESTON -- It's amazing sometimes how a quick trip to the grocery store for some milk and eggs can end up with a cart full of other items like laundry detergent, shampoo or toothpaste. The result may be a hefty bill, but members of the Missouri Farm Bureau are taking the time today to remind consumers that many times it's not the food that makes up the bulk of the bill, it's other items...
Merger is approved (02/05/04)
SIKESTON - Federal Housing and Urban Development officials in Washington, D.C., have approved the merger of the Sikeston and Scott County housing authorities and a reduction in the number of Section 8 vouchers. "The merger is official and the 10 percent reduction is official, confirmed Bobby K. Henry, executive director of the Sikeston Housing Authority. "Both of them have gone through. I got the letter on the 27th of January."...
NMCC players sign (02/05/04)
Three New Madrid County Central football players signed national letters of intent to play college football at Division I schools on Wednesday. (Left photo) Mack Kimble signed his letter of intent to play college football at Iowa State. From left are: Naomi Kimble, mother; Kimble and Arlen Pixley, assistant football coach. ...
Murph signs with SIU (02/05/04)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Former New Madrid County Central football standout Brian Murph signed a letter of intent with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on Wednesday. Murph, a 6-foot-1, 175 pound wide receiver, caught 14 passes for 225 yards in eight games for Butler County Community College last season. The Howardville native was an all-conference performer for NMCC in 2000 and 2001...
MSHSAA District Football Assignments (02/05/04)
Chaffee Hayti St. Vincent Valle Catholic Caruthersville East Prairie Malden Portageville Charleston Crystal City Grandview (Hillsboro) Scott City NMCC Dexter Kennett Perryville Cape Central Poplar Bluff Sikeston West Plains Eureka Jackson Rockwood Summit...
New districts shake up schedules (02/05/04)
SIKESTON - The Missouri State High School Activities Association announced its new football district assignments on Wednesday. With the new assignments, schools throughout the state had to juggle their schedules for the 2004 football season. Local Southeast Missouri schools were not exempt as Sikeston, Dexter and New Madrid County Central will have some new faces on the schedule for next season...
Sikeston girls crush Oran (02/05/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team used pressure defense to overwhelm the undermanned Oran Lady Eagles and cruised to a 52-23 win Wednesday night at the Field House. Sikeston jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead but held the Lady Eagles to only three points to hold a 33-11 lead at the half...
Ella Mae Julian (02/05/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Ella Mae Julian, 84, died Feb. 3, 2004, at Bloomfield Health Care in Bloomfield. She was born Jan. 28, 1920, at New Madrid, daughter of the late James M. and Grace Patterson Julian. Survivors include: one sister, Minnie Marion of Bloomfield; and four nieces and nephews, Joseph Lloyd Jr. of Heber Springs, Ark., Julian Paul Marion of Mountain Home, Ark., Melody Horton of Diamond Head, Miss., and Janna Julian of Oklahoma City, Okla...
Leon Stone (02/05/04)
JACKSON - Leon Edward Stone, 85, died Feb. 4, 2004, at Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Joyce Brown (02/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joyce Brown, 61, died at 3:15 a.m. Feb. 5, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Velva Parrish (02/05/04)
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. - Velva L. Parrish, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Richland, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Lily Delores Hill Smith Sr., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Order of the Eastern Star No. ...
Rachel Stephens (02/05/04)
MALDEN - Rachel Cardella Stephens, 92, died Feb. 2, 2004, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center. Born March 22, 1911, in Greely, daughter of the late James C. and Sarah Jane Shaw Barton, she was a member of Mount Zion General Baptist Church. On Sept. 12, 1931, at Caruthersville, she married Lester Stephens who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1985...
Julia Burke (02/05/04)
BERNIE - Julia Ann Burke, 90, formerly of Bernie, died Feb. 4, 2004, at the Green's at Creekside in Kansas City, Mo. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ella Smith (02/05/04)
DEXTER - Ella Mae Smith, 77, died Feb. 4, 2004, in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pollock - Gibson (02/05/04)
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. - Jan Courtney Pollock and Joshua Darrell Gibson exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony Aug. 30, 2003, at Kentucky Dam State Park. The Rev. K. Alan Miller performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Walter and Debbie Pollock of Sikeston, Mo., and the granddaughter of Orville and Mavis Almon of Charleston, Mo., Nannette Pollock of Sikeston and the late Jim Pollock...
Davidson - Oliver (02/05/04)
SIKESTON -- Laura Elizabeth Davidson and Jonathan Matthew Oliver exchanged wedding vows in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony April 5, 2003, at Tanner Street Church of God before the Rev. Carl Addison, pastor. Lectors were Matthew Borne of Sherwin, Texas, Mike Young of Murray, Ky., and Erin Bailey and Brad Heacox of Sikeston...
Dame - Winchester (02/05/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. William Terry Dame have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Katherine, to Shelby Henderson Winchester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Carey of Hattiesburg, Miss., and the late James Raymond Winchester. The future bride is a pharmaceutical sales representative for Sanofi-Synthelabo in Hattiesburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert O'Neal Dame and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Guy Campbell...
Looking Back 2/5 (02/05/04)
SIKESTON - Paul H. Kemp, who has been with the employment service at Sedalia for the past year, will arrive in Sikeston about Feb. 15 to become manager of the employment service district office here. SIKESTON - Roy Bone, manager of the Chamber of Commerce, said he has been assured by Marvin Sides, chief engineer for the Missouri State Highway Commission, that I-57 will be completed...
Amtrak should pay own way in Missouri (02/05/04)
It's that time of year. It's the time when Amtrak asks Missouri taxpayers to subsidize their daily train service between St. Louis and Kansas City. Amtrak wants just over $6 million to help offset costs on the two daily trains with eight stops in between. I've long thought this is a waste and inappropriate expenditure of our tax dollars...
Speakout 2/5 (02/05/04)
Michael, I read your article on the ordinance of the past in the paper and I wholeheartedly agree with you. I think the riffraff of this town should be shown to the edge of town and not to come back. That's the only way we're going to get rid of the riffraff is to make them leave town or pay a huge fine. Thanks for the article...