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Stories from Thursday, February 26, 2004

Fighting the blaze (02/26/04)
A fire which began outside a house at the Crowder Salvage and Body Shop at Crowder brought together fire personnel from southern Scott County. At 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, the Vanduser Fire Department sought assistance from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's fire division to assist in battling the blaze, which spread to numerous cars and filled trailers surrounding the house as well as in the house. ...
Surviving the 'Blizzard of 1979' (02/26/04)
SIKESTON -- While children jumped for joy as their schools were closed the day after and several following the blizzard of 1979, their parents and other adults in the community dealt with the aftermath of the harsh winter storm. Lt. Brent Davis of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop E was only in his fourth year working as a trooper in Southeast Missouri when the blizzard dumped between 18-24 inches of snow throughout the area on Sunday, Feb. 25, 1979...
Several races are created as filing begins for August primary (02/26/04)
NEW MADRID - Candidates lined up to put their names on the August Democratic primary ballots in New Madrid County, creating several races. Filing began Tuesday for countywide office and will continue to March 30. By Wednesday 19 persons had filed for the nine offices which will be filled in the November general election. All filed as Democrats...
Heartland wrestlers going to state championships (02/26/04)
SIKESTON - For its first season the heartland AAU wrestling team is taking 17 wrestlers to the state tournament at Northwest High School in Fenton. "This tournament is what the kids have worked for all year," said head coach Dan Ruby. "This is a great opportunity for these wrestlers to show their talent. ...
Sikeston's season ends, 64-56 (02/26/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball season came to an end on Wednesday night with a 64-56 loss to Fredericktown in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at Notre Dame High School. Third-seeded Sikeston led 39-36 towards the end of the third quarter but the No. 2 seeded Blackcats took the lead for good with a 14-2 run that spanned into the fourth quarter to pull out the win...
Chaffee girls pull off upset (02/26/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Chaffee's girls basketball team pulled off an impressive upset Wednesday night, knocking off host Ste. Genevieve Valle 55-52. The Warriors, ranked eighth in the most recent Class 2 state poll, lost for just the second time all season. They fell to 22-2. The Red Devils are 8-14...
Chaffee girls pull off upset (02/26/04)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Chaffee's girls basketball team pulled off an impressive upset Wednesday night, knocking off host Ste. Genevieve Valle 55-52. The Warriors, ranked eighth in the most recent Class 2 state poll, lost for just the second time all season. They fell to 22-2. The Red Devils are 8-14...
Delmar Garland (02/26/04)
MALDEN - Delmar Winford Garland, 80, died Feb. 25, 2004, at his home. Born April 27, 1923, in Malden, son of the late Jerry and Vevia Pearl Skelton Garland, he retired as a sales representative for Ashcraft Wholesale Foods. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden...
Wayne Beaird (02/26/04)
HIGHLANDVILLE - Wayne Beaird, 57, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 25, 2004, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Born April 2, 1946, in Parma, son of the late Russell Andrew and Mabel Frances Butler Beaird, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Beaird Quality Homes and attended the Nixa Assembly of God Church...
Etta Fuller (02/26/04)
INDIANAPOLIS - Etta Mae Fuller, 78, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2004, at the Zionsville Meadows Nursing Home. Born March 3, 1925, in Kilmichael, Miss., daughter of the late Lem and Etta Perry, she had been a private duty housekeeper for area Sikeston residents and was a member of the East Side Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Her husband, Dave Fuller Sr., survives of the home...
Claude Cox (02/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Claude A. Cox, 92, died at 8:05 p.m. Feb. 24, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 16, 1911, in Butler County, son of the late Wilford and Mary Forkham Cox, he lived in Mississippi and Butler counties all his life. He was a truck driver for Hefner Furniture Company before retiring and was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in East Prairie...
Bob Baker (02/26/04)
EDMOND, Okla. - Robert L. "Bob" Baker, 73, died Feb. 23, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Sept. 2, 1930, in Dixson, Ill., he served with the U.S. Army from 1953-55 and began a career with National Lock Sales in 1961. During his tenure with National Lock Sales, Baker held the positions of director of sales and marketing in Sikeston, Mo., marketing manager in Rockford, Ill., and was also a national sales and marketing director. ...
Florence Brumit (02/26/04)
ORAN - Florence A. Brumit, 86, died Feb. 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Edgar Johnson (02/26/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Edgar J. Johnson, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8 a.m. Feb. 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Alice Bush (02/26/04)
SIKESTON - Laura Alice Bush, 91, died at 6:18 p.m. Feb. 25, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Dec. 23, 1912, in Matthews, daughter of the late Oliver L. and Florence Caldwell Daugherty, she owned and operated Daugherty's Cafe in Sikeston. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she maintained perfect attendance for 12 years with the Philathea Sunday school class...
Ruth Marcus (02/26/04)
QULIN - Ruth Marcus, 79, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 24, 2004, at her home. Born April 16, 1924, in rural Fagus, daughter of the late Harley and Addie Looney Schrader, she was a member of the Fagus General Baptist Church. She retired as an inspector for Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary...
Wilma Adams (02/26/04)
DEXTER - Wilma Beulah Adams, 97, died Feb. 24, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 4, 1906, in Parma, daughter of the late Walter E. and Lelie Smith Howell, she was a member of the Bernie Nazarene Church. On Feb. 16, 1924, at Piggott, Ark., she married William Oades Adams who preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1994...
Seaman - Rasnic (02/26/04)
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seaman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allison Leigh, to Jeremy Lee Rasnic, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haines of Charleston, Mo., and Jack E. Rasnic of Scott City, Mo. The future bride is a junior nursing student at Union University in Jackson, Tenn...
Calvin - Lewis (02/26/04)
SIKESTON - The Rev. and Mrs. Jim Calvin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Michelle, to Matthew Henry Lewis, son of Sandra Lewis Hurley of Canalou and Walter Lewis of Sikeston. A 2001 graduate of Living Heritage Academy in Lewisville, Texas, the future bride is employed by Tri-County Health Care in Sikeston...
Looking Back 2/26 (02/26/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.R. King quietly observed their 50th wedding anniversary at their home here recently. SIKESTON - The Beatles may have spread their wings and gone on their raucous flight back to Merry Old England, but the memory lingers on. Especially for those who attended the meeting of the Junior woman's Club at the Mid-Towner Monday night. ...
Change is needed for Social Security (02/26/04)
To listen to the national news media, you would have thought that the announcement by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan concerning Social Security changes is a surprise. Greenspan on Wednesday hit the hot-button topic of changing Social Security benefits and said the system was headed toward financial ruin without some benefit changes. But anyone who has paid even fleeting attention should know that this move was inevitable. The national talking heads must have been sleeping...
Speakout 2/26 (02/26/04)
There was a report the other day about a study following women over 15-20 years that showed that taking antibiotics for extended times could lead to higher incidents of breast cancer. What about the multi-layers of antibiotics that the American public is being fed on a daily basis through the antibiotics given to factory farm animals and dairy cattle?...