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Stories from Thursday, February 12, 2004

Long-time local business will close its doors (02/12/04)
SIKESTON - Another Sikeston business, this one with ties of more than a half century, will close its doors. Doug Fabick, executive vice present and COO, announced Fabick CAT will consolidate the Sikeston and Cape Girardeau branches in order to give greater focus to customer needs in the Bootheel region...
Scam discovered (02/12/04)
MINER - While selling things online may open up an entire group of new customers, it also puts the seller at greater risk for fraud. Two Miner residents have already learned about the dangers awaiting on the World Wide Web. Chief Roger Moore with the Miner Police Department, reported Wednesday a second local resident uncovered an Internet scam when he became suspicious of a buyer...
Shady Deal to celebrate release of CD (02/12/04)
SIKESTON - Other towns may try to claim them as their own, but when Shady Deal are in Sikeston, they're home. Fans, friends and family of the Sikeston rock band will gather Friday at Cronies for a special performance by Shady Deal to celebrate the release of their debut CD, The Lift...
House destroyed by fire (02/12/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a fire at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday at 222 W. Gladys. Three minutes later, DPS firefighters arrived to find flames showing from the second story and heavy smoke. One of the children in the home said he smelled smoke and told an adult woman who discovered fire in an upstairs bedroom, according to Sgt. ...
Test fails the needs of many special students (02/12/04)
SIKESTON -- "One . . . two . . . three!" shouted Sara Darter, a New Madrid County R-1 student who attends New Dawn State School in Sikeston. Twelve-year-old Sara was counting with her teachers as she was moved from her wheel chair to a lift that aids her in walking. Soon after, Sara began strolling through the halls of New Dawn...
Jaime Sullivan (02/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jaime Sullivan, 24, died Feb. 12, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Lillie A. Williams (02/12/04)
BLODGETT - Lillie A. Williams, 96, died at 2:02 a.m. Feb. 12, 2004, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14 1907, at Bertrand, daughter of the late Lonzo and Rebecca Kernell Mott, she was a member of the Blodgett Baptist Church, where she was pianist, organist and church secretary for many years...
Mae Mays (02/12/04)
SIKESTON - Audrey Mae Mays, 89, died at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 26, 1914, in Matthews, daughter of the late James J. and Tora Russell Baker, she was of the Baptist belief. She worked for the Sikeston Laundry and Dry Cleaners for 12 years and was a cook at Missouri Delta Medical Center for eight years before retiring...
Kevin Davis (02/12/04)
ENCINITAS, Calif. - Kevin DeWayne Davis, 43, died Jan. 10, 2004, at the Evergreen Health Care Center at Encinitas. Born July 13, 1960, at St. Louis, Mo., to Joyce Wilkey Link of St. Louis and the late DeWayne Davis, he was a master chef in the San Diego area...
Elvada Winders-Cooper (02/12/04)
BERTRAND - Elvada Winders-Cooper, 79, died at 3:25 a.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 3, 1924, at Aid, daughter of the late James C. Hill and Jessie Sifford Hill Yeakey, she was a member of Missouri Delta Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary. ...
Everett Matthews (02/12/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Everett J. Matthews, 71, died at 5:55 p.m. Feb. 10, 2004, at his residence in East Prairie. Born June 1, 1932, at East Prairie to the late Kilmer and Agnes Cooper Matthews, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer...
Eavie Reid (02/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Eavie L. Reid, 89, died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born March 1, 1914, at Sherman, Miss., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Nora Florence Tidwell Smith. On Jan. 26, 1962, at Portageville, she married Mack Reid who preceded her in death...
Betty Gremard (02/12/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Betty Lou Gremard, 66, died Feb. 10, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 13, 1937, at Center Ridge, Ark., she was the daughter of Lula A. Boyer Bradley of Portageville and the late Orville Dennis Bradley. Survivors in addition to her mother include: one son, Farron Dale Smith of Portageville; two daughters, Cathy Jeffries and Amy Durbin of Portageville; three brothers, Richard Lee Bradley and Jimmy R. Bradley of Portageville and Bobby Glen Bradley of Lilbourn; and three grandchildren...
Birley Scott (02/12/04)
MATTHEWS - Birley Scott, 97, died Feb. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Blurton - Blincoe (02/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Burton and Mr. and Mrs. John Burton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Shaun Rena, to Ryan Joseph Blincoe, son of Michael Blincoe of Fancy Farm, Ky., and Janie Dukes of Sikeston. A 1989 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1994 from Murray State (Ky.) University. She is a supervisor for Burch Coffee Service...
Looking Back 2/12 (02/12/04)
SIKESTON - T.A. Martin of the Missouri Utilities Co. was elected president of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held Tuesday. SIKESTON - Two Boy Scouts of Troop 133, sponsored by Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church, received one of the highest awards for Scouts - the For God and Country Medal in ceremonies at the church Sunday. The Scouts are Don Northcutt Jr. and Paul Schuerenberg Jr...
Cold-blooded killer deserved to die (02/12/04)
Shakeisha Lloyd was just 10 years-old when she was murdered. She was also 17 weeks pregnant. On Wednesday, the state of Texas executed her killer. He was also the father of her child. For those who oppose the death penalty, this case must be a nightmare...
Speakout 2/12 (02/12/04)
To the letter Mike wrote that says to the White House in Washington, D.C., I say amen, amen and praise the Lord. Thank you! It was interesting that everyone is harping about separation of church and state and low and behold when I went to vote at Missouri's primary, it was at a church. How interesting - politics and church...