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Stories from Monday, February 16, 2004

Troops get a weekend home before Iraq (02/16/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Save the tearful goodbyes for Monday. For the soldiers of the 1140th Engineer Battalion, the four-day furlough at home this weekend has offered one more chance to enjoy time with family and friends -- including many a Valentine's Day kiss, no doubt -- before deploying for the war in Iraq...
Patrol reports (02/16/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Eight Sikeston residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 11:40 a.m. in New Madrid County on Highway 60, one mile west of Morehouse, an accident occurred as westbound motorist Paula R. ...
Drug arrests made (02/16/04)
HAYTI - Two men are in custody after attempting to steal anhydrous ammonia in Pemiscot County. According to reports, during the early morning hours Saturday, Pemiscot County deputies and the Bootheel Drug Task Force arrested Gary Dane Cunningham, 29, and Michael Christopher Markum, 23, of Paragould, Ark...
Dogs fall to Parkway (02/16/04)
CHESTERFIELD - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team played at Parkway Central on Saturday night in Chesterfield and suffered a 55-25 loss at the hands of the powerful Colts. Parkway Central (19-5), last year's Class 5 third place team, featured three 6-foot-6 and two 6-foot-5 players, that average 206 pounds...
Big second half spurs Dexter past Caruthersville (02/16/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A strong second half fueled by full-court pressure and a dominant rebounding performance led the Dexter Bearcats to a win over the Caruthersville Tigers 61-46 Saturday at the Black River Coliseum. "It was a good win for us," said Dexter coach Eric Sitze. "I thought we came out and played a good second half. We started pressing and getting after them the second half and got our juices going. We ran the floor better and got some easy looks."...
SHS qualifies five wrestlers for state (02/16/04)
FARMINGTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs wrestling team qualified five out of seven sectional competitors for the Class 2 State Tournament in Columbia on Thursday. The tournament will run through Saturday at the Hearnes Center. The sectional meet, held in Farmington, saw the Bulldogs qualify the same five wrestlers that made it last season...
TRCC loses to West Plains (02/16/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - SMSU-West Plains coach Tom Barr pumped his fist in the air, then leapt into the arms of one of his players. But that was just the beginning of his postgame celebration. Barr ran crosscourt and signaled thumbs-up to a large group of Grizzly fans, then caught his daughter Kerensa in a big bear hug. After his team held off a furious rally to win for the first time ever in the Black River Coliseum, the former Three Rivers assistant had reason to be excited...
Karlene Cambron (02/16/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Karlene Cambron, 89, died Feb. 14, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 16, 1914, in Rose Hill, daughter of the late Richard Wooten and Vienna Ruth Heflin Bryant, she had lived in the Morehouse area most of her life and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Morehouse...
Florence Miller (02/16/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Florence B. Miller, 101, who died Feb. 15, 2004, were: Terry Bradley, Mark Glenn, Rick Turner, Jim Woodward, Dylan Woodward and Brandon Haasbroek.
Catherine Kerby (02/16/04)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Catherine Kerby, 91, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died Feb. 13, 2004, at her daughter's home in Lawrenceville. Born June 4, 1912, in Seminole, Okla., daughter of the late Wesley and Ona Strosnider, she worked at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau before retiring. After retirement, she and her husband operated Kerby's Bait Shop for 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Scott City...
James Jeffords (02/16/04)
SALEM, Ill. - James Raymond Jeffords, 74, died at 5:15 a.m. Feb. 15, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 15, 1929, in Paducah, Ky., son of the late Raymond and Hattie Lee Jeffords, he retired from Egyptian Concrete Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and member of Amvets...
Darrel Day (02/16/04)
FRESNO, Calif. - Darrel Day, 68, died Feb. 1, 2004, in Fresno. Born Nov. 13, 1935, near Malden, Mo., son of the late Norman and Effie Bowman Day, he attended Gideon Elementary School and graduated in 1953 from East Prairie High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and Fresno State University. A U.S. Army veteran, Day was a general contractor and owned and operated DW Day Lathing for 10 years before retiring in 1995...
Glen Proctor (02/16/04)
BENTON - Glen Orville Proctor, 82, died at 5:50 p.m. Feb. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1921, at Ancell, son of the late Roy Sterling and Maude Lula Nanny Proctor, he owned and operated Glen Proctor Trucking at Benton from 1946-96. He was a 5th grade technician with the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in North Africa and Sicily, Italy, and fought in the Battle of Anzio. He attended the Benton United Methodist Church...
Margaret James (02/16/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Margaret James, 83, died Feb. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 28, 1920, in Derring, daughter of the late William M. and Lular Belle Foster Barksdale, she attended the J.Y. Church of God. On Feb. 19, 1942, at Hayti, she married Charles A. "Charlie" James who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1995...
Looking Back 2/16 (02/16/04)
NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Moore are the parents of a son born Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape. --- MORLEY - Ensign Thomas H. Lett, 19, was seriously injured in an airplane crash Friday in Florida. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Lett of Morley were advised of the accident Friday from the Navy...
Your view: Fiscal sanity needed (02/16/04)
I just read your Feb. 3 letter to President Bush and I must say bravo and ditto. I also voted for him and will undoubtedly again in November but I am extremely disappointed in the spending aspect of his first term. There has to be some fiscal sanity developing and it needs to be fast...
Your view: Some unsung heroes (02/16/04)
Lately, we have been hearing the word "war hero" thrown about by people who up until a couple months ago loathed the military, and revered those who spat upon (literally and figuratively) anyone who served in Vietnam. Compare their clamoring rhetoric they now use about a "war hero" to the following story of what the word "hero" used to mean. The story did not originate with me; I would just like to pass it along for your readers' rumination:...
Your view: Thanks for support (02/16/04)
The soldiers, families and Family Readiness Group of the Missouri Army National Guard, 1140th Engineer Battalion, Company C would like to express their sincerest thanks to all the people, organizations and businesses who contributed their time, money and efforts to the success of the departure ceremony held on Jan. ...
Speakout 2/16 (02/16/04)
It shouldn't be too difficult to find the people who need to be charged with homicide in the explosion of the people working at the gaseous diffusion plant. Just go up the chain of command at the time it was decided to have people work in that situation. ...