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Stories from Friday, February 13, 2004

Testing your skills (02/13/04)
David Asmus, a student at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center, competes in auto mechanics technology during the SkillsUSA-VICA competitions Thursday at the SCTC. Over 250 students from six different schools participated in the district-level contest...
County requests 'cleaned-up' version or revised Local Emergency Operation Plan (02/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County officials will request a cleaned-up version of the recently revised Local Emergency Operation Plan before signing off on it. The recently-delivered plan contained "lots of cosmetic and grammatical problems," County Clerk Junior DeLay said Thursday at the County Commission's regular meeting...
Vintage valentines recall old friends and tell stories (02/13/04)
SIKESTON -- Every time Nellie Shepherd sees the old valentine with an ostrich on the cover, she smiles as she's reminded of her third grade teacher. "He was the first gentleman teacher I ever had," recalled Shepherd, who turns 87 on Tuesday. "He gave me that ostrich."...
DPS arrests help unravel a Nebraska murder case (02/13/04)
SIKESTON - Extradition proceedings are under way on two murder suspects who are wanted in Nebraska but were arrested here following a drug investigation. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, DPS narcotics officers investigating the distribution of marijuana in the Sikeston area found more than they were looking for when they checked the background of two people named during the investigation...
Portageville blows past Gideon with huge second quarter (02/13/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jordan Penn garnered 16 points to go with Willie Hassell's 23 to lead the Portageville Bulldogs over the Gideon Bulldogs Thursday night. The win was the 17th of the season against four losses for Portageville. Gideon won the opening tip, and with its superior size over Portageville, built a 4-0 lead as Chris Woodall canned a pair of buckets...
Sikeston loses heartbreaker (02/13/04)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team dropped a heartbreaker on Thursday night with a 50-49 road loss to Charleston. The Lady Jays scored four points in the final five seconds to pull out the win. Leading by three, Sikeston fouled Charleston standout Missy Whitney in the backcourt, putting her on the line for two free throws with five seconds left...
Tommy Drake (02/13/04)
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Tommy J. Drake, 60, formerly of Howardville, Mo., died Feb. 9, 2004, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee. Born April 10, 1943, at Point Pleasant, Mo., son of the late Tommy and Ruby Crawford Drake, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era...
Jaime Sullivan (02/13/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jaime Sullivan, 24, died Feb. 12, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 4, 1980, in Hayti, she was the daughter of James and Irma Musgrave Graham of Portageville. A graduate of Portageville High School, she was a dental assistant for Dr. John Gardner in Caruthersville...
Harold Boardman (02/13/04)
SIKESTON - Thomas Harold Boardman, 79, died Feb. 12, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Raymond L. and Anna Lee Daugherty Boardman, he was a 1942 graduate of Sikeston High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served as a radio operator on a B-17 bomber during World War II in the European Theater and was shot down on Sept. ...
Fred Leeper (02/13/04)
CHAFFEE - Fred Junior Leeper, 50, died Feb. 11, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 16, 1953, in Phoenix, Ariz., son of Fred Junior Leeper of Winterhaven, Calif., and Thelma Kissinger Chisolm of Advance, he was a diesel mechanic for Trucks Inc. in Sikeston...
Michael Seagraves (02/13/04)
SIKESTON - Michael Seagraves, 51, formerly of Emeryville, Calif., died Feb. 12, 2004, at his home in rural Sikeston. Born June 18, 1952, in Contra Costa County, Calif., son of the late Clifton and Beatrice Savage Seagraves, he was a member of the Hooe Baptist Church...
Mae Mays (02/13/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Audrey Mae Mays, 89, who died Feb. 11, 2004, were: Roy Davis, Tony Mays, Matt Berry, Tyler Brashear, Harold Yancy and Dewey Harper.
Mayme Dernoncourt (02/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Mayme S. Dernoncourt, 81, died at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Charleston, daughter of the late George U. and Waneta Martin Shelby Sr., she lived in Charleston most of her life. After living in Leawood, Kan., for 12 years and Maples, Fla., for seven years, she recently returned to Charleston. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity at Leawood...
Margaret Wade (02/13/04)
ORAN - Semina Margaret Wade, 90, of Oran died Feb. 12, 2004, at her daughter's home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Birley Scott (02/13/04)
MATTHEWS - Birley Evelyn Scott, 97, died at 2:50 p.m. Feb. 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 18, 1906, in Marshall, Ark., daughter of the late Daniel and Ada Barnes Bohannon, she attended Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Matthews...
Births (published 2/13) (02/13/04)
ESSEX - Nichele Mayabb and Kyle Hux are the parents of their second daughter, born at 10:29 a.m. Jan. 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Bailee Grace Hux weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Mayabb, daughter of Brenda Rickman and Tom Mayabb, is a certified nurse aide...
Looking Back 2/13 (02/13/04)
SIKESTON - Aviation Cadet Paul Davis Allen, son of Mrs. Jewell Allen, will receive his primary flight training in his hometown. He arrived in Sikeston this week with a new class of cadets at the local armory air forces training detachment. MORLEY - The new City Council has approved plans for a new city hall to be built one block south of the old building at the edge of the city park. Construction will begin Thursday and will be completed in April...
Obese Americans weigh down budget (02/13/04)
There's so much discussion these days about obesity that it's almost overwhelming. You can't turn a page or channel and not read or hear something pertaining to the startling increase in our obese population. Let's understand - there's a great difference between an overweight population and an obese population. Most studies peg the number of overweight Americans at around 65 percent. But within that group, a certain portion are obese...
Your view: Plan opposed (02/13/04)
President George Bush is proposing a plan to make it "easier" for immigrants to work legally in the United States. We already have a plan for immigration and its provided right there in our Constitution in Article I, Section 8, "The Congress shall have the Power to...establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization (US Citizenship)." It traditionally hasn't been an easy plan; it takes effort, patience and sacrifice on the part of the applicant...
Speakout 2/13 (02/13/04)
Michael, "shock and awe" is fine, but a little sunshine would be good too. When they redid the council chambers to make room for the two new council members, they wired those seats to the public address system so they would be ready for cable broadcasts of their meetings. ...