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Stories from Friday, February 6, 2004

Snow building skills (02/06/04)
Hailey Holland, 4, plays in the snow Thursday in Blodgett. A chance of light freezing drizzle or snow is possible this evening followed by a chance of light snow and lows in the mid 20s. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers...
Seeing red: National campaign hits home (02/06/04)
SIKESTON -- After flipping through this month's issue of Glamour magazine, 21-year-old Donnie Dixon came across a piece of information that caught her eye: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among American women. "I'd never heard that before," Dixon admitted. "I've just never actually sat down and thought about what the No. 1 killer is for women, and I started thinking, 'Wow that could be me.'"...
Pinewood derbies keep Scouts racing 50 years (02/06/04)
SIKESTON - If the Girl Scouts are known for the cookies, the Boy Scouts' single greatest claim to fame would have to be their pinewood derbies. Since being adopted by the Scout's national council in 1954, pinewood derbies have been enjoyed by generations of scouts. Now in its 50th year, the event is still a favorite among Scouts...
Southeast Regents confirmed (02/06/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed the appointments of the two newest members of the Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents. Sikeston agribusinessman Edward "Ned" Matthews becomes one of the six voting members on the school's governing board and one the panel's three Republican members. He will serve a six-year term. India Daniele Jeffrey, a junior nursing major, will serve a one-year term as the non-voting student regent...
Sikeston girls fall 49-41; Dexter downs Bravettes (02/06/04)
SCOTT CITY -- The Sikeston girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker Thursday night in Scott City 49-41. Trailing 20-19 at halftime, Scott City (9-8) used a 20-8 third-quarter advantage to grab the lead and never looked back. Amanda Raines and Christy Laxton scored 17 apiece for Scott City. Scott City has now won three of its last four...
Bulldogs win 11th straight (02/06/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - In their first overtime game of the season, the Portageville Bulldogs won their 11th straight game and their 15th of the season by outlasting the Kennett Indians 56-52 Thursday night. The win puts the Bulldogs into the Bootheel Conference title game Friday night against Caruthersville, who beat Hayti 73-59...
Dexter beats NMCC in thriller (02/06/04)
DEXTER - The Dexter Bearcats picked up a big non-conference win when they defeated New Madrid County Central 64-61 in a thrilling, down to the wire affair on Thursday night at Dexter High School. It's Dexter's biggest win since winning the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament...
William Henderson Jr. (02/06/04)
ST. ANN - William O. Henderson Jr., 29, formerly of Charleston and Columbia, died Jan. 31, 2004, in Fairfax, Va. Born Dec. 28, 1974, in Kansas City, Mo., to William O. Henderson of Columbia and the late Minnie Simpkins Henderson Thurmond, he was a 1994 graduate of Charleston High School and was employed by Sears Home Logistics Co. of Granite City, Ill...
Ella Mae Smith (02/06/04)
DEXTER - Ella Mae Smith, 77, died Feb. 4, 2004, at her residence in Dexter. Born Sept. 5, 1926, at Dora to Mary Celestia Owen Smith of Dexter and the late Oscar William Smith, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers, James E. Smith of Statesville, N.C., and Ishmael Smith of Dexter, and two sisters, Pat Ann Hessling and Loretta Wickenhauser of Dexter...
Dorothy Hawes (02/06/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Dorothy Helen Hawes, 66, died Feb. 3, 2004, at Three Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born June 25, 1937, in Catron, daughter of the late Phillip James and Sallie M. Lewis Anderson, she was co-owner of Beams of Heaven Funeral Homºe in Sikeston and Poplar Bluff. She and her husband founded Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Malden where she was a member, Sunday school teacher and president of the Women's Missionary Society...
Hosie Richards (02/06/04)
ADVANCE - Hosie O. Richards, 90, died Feb. 5, 2004, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Feb. 25, 1913, at Zalma, son of the late John and Myrtle Borders Richards, he was a farmer and member of the Balch Church. On Oct. 2, 1925, at Zalma, he married Glenda Pickett who preceded him in death...
Joyce Brown (02/06/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Joyce Jewel Brown, 61, died Feb. 5, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born June 19, 1942, at Hayti to the late Frank Pride and Josie Holt Brown, she lived in East Prairie for 40 years then moved to Ste. Genevieve, where she resided for 10 years, before returning to East Prairie. A retired nurse, she was a member of the Ste. Genevieve Baptist Church...
Velva Parrish (02/06/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Velva L. Parrish, 81, of Chicago Heights, Ill., formerly of Sikeston, who died Feb. 3, 2004, will be: William Smith, Arles McIntyre, Craig Dillman, David Boardman, Ish Payne and Rick Justice...
Leon Stone (02/06/04)
JACKSON - Leon Edward Stone, 85, died Feb. 4, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Born May 10, 1918, in Lutesville, son of the late Hessie Edward and Blanche Edith Conrad Stone, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau and the Oak Ridge Masonic Lodge. He was a meat processor for Pipkin-Boyd-Neal Packing Company for 22 years before the company closed. Stone then worked for Central Packing Company in Cape Girardeau for two years and was a lifelong farmer...
Looking Back 2/6 (02/06/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs, after a slow start, defeated the Charleston basketball team in a game here Friday by a score of 34 to 25. Collier and Walker, with 10 points each, were high scorers for the Bulldogs. SIKESTON - James M. Baird has been appointed by the City Council as representative from Sikeston to the Scott County Extension Council to take office April 1...
Speakout 2/6 (02/06/04)
The person who keeps insulting farmers with snide remarks, do they ever think about the groceries they buy in the store? Farmers grow them too and they produce the products that help make some of the clothes you wear and the shoes on your feet. I heard about some good news for farmers on KFVS. ...