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Stories from Sunday, February 15, 2004

Month offers historic insight (02/15/04)
SIKESTON -- When Haley Scherer was trying to figure out what to write her poem assignment on last November, it was civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks who popped into her head. Once she finished, the Scott County Central third grader's couplet, or a poem with two lines that rhyme, went a little like this:...
Woman killed in crash (02/15/04)
GORDONVILLE -- A Scott County woman sustained fatal injuries after the car she was riding in collided head on with another vehicle early Friday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 6:36 p.m. in Cape Girardeau County on Highway 25, two miles south of Gordonville, as southbound motorist Michael W. Berry, 25, of Sedgewickville made an improper pass and struck the northbound vehicle driven by Darren E. Larkin, 39, of Chaffee head on...
Parents can take steps to protect their children from possible abductions (02/15/04)
SIKESTON - Awareness, alertness and education are among the keys to preventing abductions, according to local experts. "I think the biggest thing is to be aware," said Drew Juden, director of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. "A big part of it comes down to monitoring your kids, knowing where they are."...
Fighting the blaze (02/15/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers fight a fire at the home of Arbey Newton on New Madrid County Highway 728 Friday night. Sikeston DPS was called to the scene by the New Madrid Fire Department at approximately 10 p.m. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, Newton's wife was home when the fire started, and she made the emergency call from the home around 9:26 p.m. ...
Poplar Bluff cruises, Chaffee gets first win (02/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After a sluggish start, Poplar Bluff used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to pull away at Notre Dame in SEMO Conference play Friday night. The Mules (17-6) improved to 5-0 in conference play while winning their eighth straight and pulling into a tie with Charleston for the SEMO lead with two games to play. The two teams meet Friday at Peters Gym where Poplar Bluff has won 23 straight dating back to a 2001 loss to Sikeston in overtime...
Bell City, Dexter go on road and pick up wins (02/15/04)
RISCO -- The Bell City Cubs improved their record to 20-3 Friday night with a 71-45 road win over the Risco Tigers. The Cubs led 19-12 after a quarter and put the game out of reach in the second, leading 44-23 at the half. "I thought we competed well," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "We got down early in the second quarter but our kids never gave up."...
Cape rallies past Sikeston, 62-58 (02/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - With the school suspending three of their top players, Friday night's game against the Cape Central Tigers was about as evenly matched as Sikeston could hope for. With the exception of Tiger star senior Ryan Delph. Delph, who is third on the all-time Cape Central scoring list, pumped in 15 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tigers to a 62-58 come from behind victory over the Bulldogs...
Charleston loses 56-54 to Bulldogs (02/15/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs pulled off a major upset Friday night by edging the Charleston Bluejays 56-54. The loss was only the second of the season for the Bluejays who are the top-rated class 3 team in the state. The Bluejays, with 19 wins, own the best record in the area...
On the tow: Sikeston Auto Service expands (02/15/04)
SIKESTON - Mike Partin says that typically when he gets calls from customers they might just be a bit grumpy. "When you need a tow truck or a mechanic, you are already having a bad day, that is why we try to make the rest of your experience as stress free as we can," said the owner of Sikeston Auto Service, 602 Linn St...
A & B Cleaners emphasizes a family tradition of service (02/15/04)
SIKESTON - When A & B Cleaners opened Feb. 2, owners Phillip and Christi Kindred and Carol Kindred felt right at home. In many ways they were. Carol Kindred recalled the cleaners, located at 225 E. Center St., first opening in 1968. "Then it was a brand new. Arthur Ziegenhorn and Bob Lee had just built it and hired me to open it for them," she said. Kindred would continue working there for various owners until 1991...
Sikeston businessman named to dealers' association board (02/15/04)
SIKESTON - Garage Door Co. of Sikeston has earned recognition from the trade industry. David Ziegenhorn, president of Garage Door Co. of Sikeston, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Central States' Door Dealers Association. Ziegenhorn will represent the Missouri Chapter, headquartered in St. Louis, to the association based in Chicago. He joins four other garage door dealers and four other industry representatives on the recently expanded board...
Business briefcase 2/15 (02/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Laura Ruff, a 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, graduated from Stage One Beauty School in November 2003. Parents of Ruff are Doug and Sandy Ruff of Sikeston, and she is the granddaughter of Henry and Betty Coffer of Charleston, Marvin Ruff, Red and Louise Taylor of Sikeston and the late Carolyn Ruff...
Tiffany's Soul Food Restaurant (02/15/04)
Tiffany's Soul Food Restaurant held their grand opening ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon. Cutting the ribbon are owners Ricky and Vergina Rogers. Present for the ceremony are, from left: Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce; Rose Perkins; Barbara Robinson; Erma Green; Nathaniel Green; Larry White; the Rodgers and Larry Tetley. ...
Florence Miller (02/15/04)
DEXTER - Florence B. Miller, 101, died Feb. 13, 2004, at the Gideon Care Center. Born Nov. 25, 1902, in Dexter, daughter of the late Snowden and Maggie Ellen Carter Bailey, she was a lifelong resident of Dexter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, where she attended the Delphenia Sunday school class, and was also a member of the Walnut Lane Goodwill Club...
Sheila Boyd (02/15/04)
BERTRAND - Sheila Kay Boyd, 55, died Feb. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1948, in St. Louis, daughter of Ella May Statler Smith Hinkle of Marquand and the late Dewel Smith, she worked for Gates Rubber Company in Charleston for 20 years before retiring in August 2003. She was a member of the Sikeston Community Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir...
Lillie Williams (02/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lillie Williams, 96, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Blodgett, who died Feb. 12, 2004, were: Anthony Williams, Joey Williams, Justin Marble, John Marble, Brock Seabaugh and Darius Seabaugh...
Semina Wade (02/15/04)
ORAN - Semina Margaret Wade, 90, died at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2004, in Chaffee. Born Dec. 31, 1913, in St. Joseph, Tenn., daughter of the late Peter and Clara Hollmann Reischman, she was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, St. Ann Sodality and the Oran Senior Citizens...
Doris Brower (02/15/04)
SPRINGFIELD - Doris Stearns Brower, 85, died Feb. 11, 2004. Born Sept. 23, 1918, in Lilbourn, she was the daughter of the late P.J. and Ethel Stearns. Her husband, Hollis H. Brower, preceded her in death. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Hollis H. and Cheryl Brower Jr. of Springfield; one sister, Ruth Liley of Cape Girardeau; and two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Helen Prince (02/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Helen Prince, 92, died Feb. 13, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare, South Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 22, 1911, at Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Luther and Eula Beasley Smith, she was a homemaker. In 1985, at Chicago, Ill., she married Paul Prince who preceded her in death...
Lillie Honey (02/15/04)
DEXTER -- Lillie Honey, 91, died Feb. 13, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1912, at Newport, Ark., daughter of the late Mack and Minnie Riley Cochran, she was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church at Dexter and a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Co. at Dexter, where she worked for 27 years...
Bill Rickman (02/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Billy Joe Rickman, 73, died Feb. 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 22, 1930, in Senath, son of the late Fred and Myrtle Ford Rickman, he was a retired employee of Puralator in Dexter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, where he taught Sunday school for 20 years...
Dorothy Close (02/15/04)
DEXTER -- Dorothy June Close, 53, died Feb. 13, 2004, at her home. Born June 12, 1950, in Senath, daughter of Louise Burton of Dexter and the late James Burton, she had lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Phoenix, Ariz.; Hatton, N.D.; and Niceville, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1991. A member of the Faith Community Church of Dudley, she was a retired information management technician with the U.S. Air Force and had served for 20 years...
Elizabeth McQueen (02/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Elizabeth McQueen, 78, died at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 13, 2004, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Looking Back 2/15 (02/15/04)
SIKESTON - The Taylor Funeral Home has purchased a lot between the Catholic Church and the Loomis Mayfield residence facing Malone Park to the north, from Lee Hunter of St. Louis and a modern funeral home is to be constructed on the lot as soon as possible...
A taxing situation (02/15/04)
I understand why some people are sick of the political arena; why some people are distrustful of all politicians; and why some people ignore the voting booth because they feel it makes little if any difference. I understand. And here's just another example...
Your view: Rx for health care (02/15/04)
Over the last few months the cost of medical lawsuit insurance has risen so incredibly high that many Missouri physicians have had to close their practice or move to another state. Those who can afford to stay have been forced to cut back on staff and new equipment, and to limit certain risky procedures such as surgery and delivering babies. The problem is equally bad in hospitals, where many doctors can no longer afford to perform high-risk emergency services and trauma care...
Speakout 2/15 (02/15/04)
I cannot believe the number of people who call in and say that spanking is abuse. I grew up getting spankings and would most likely be a criminal today if it had not been for my blistering butt whippings. If you're a parent and decide to spank your child when they are 14 of older, it's too darned late. ...