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Stories from Friday, February 27, 2004

KRCC telethon is talk of Sikeston Chamber meeting (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - "The kids are asking for our help," said Larry Carroll as he voiced a plea for support for the 24th annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon and activities. Carroll, speaking to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce during their monthly meeting Thursday, explained this year's event will be different from previous years...
SHS student overcomes heart condition, returns to game (02/27/04)
SIKESTON -- The basketball comes off of the rim and appears to be falling right toward two Fredericktown basketball players, each standing over 6-feet-3. Just as they are about to grab the rebound Sikeston's Drew Cole, all 5-foot-11 inches of him, jumps into the fray, knocking the ball to floor...
Ready to rumble (02/27/04)
Dusty Robey and Darian Dicus of the Heartland AAU Wrestling team practice wrestling moves for their upcoming State AAU Wrestling Tournament at Northwest High School in Fenton Saturday. The first-year team is made up of 17 members ages 5 to 17.
Mississippi County discusses proposal on illegal tire dump (02/27/04)
CHARLESTON - An eyesore and public health hazard between Charleston and East Prairie will finally be cleaned up. Efforts by county and East Prairie officials to address an illegal tire dump located on the west side of Highway 105 just south of the old drive-in theater had been made for years, apparently in vain...
Brushing up on technique (02/27/04)
Zach Trusty, a first grader at St. Francis Xavier School, and Kiley Adams of Dr. Ted Lewis Dental Office demonstrate how to brush teeth to his classmates Thursday morning. The dental office was at the school to promote dental hygiene and Dental Awareness Month...
Wilson to be guest speaker at banquet March 27 (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - The Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet is set for March 27 at VFW Post 3174, 709 Smith St. Guest speaker Willie Wilson was born in 1955 in Montgomery, Ala., and began his Major League baseball career on Sept. 4, 1976, with the Kansas City Royals and stayed with that club until 1990. ...
Kelly wraps up title (02/27/04)
ORAN - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team wrapped up the Scott-Mississippi Conference championship with a 45-13 victory at Oran on Thursday. Kelly (18-6) finished 7-0 in the conference. The second-seeded Lady Hawks will play No. 7 East Prairie on Saturday evening at 5:30 in the Class 3, District 2 Tournament at Bloomfield...
Sikeston girls fall, 68-49 (02/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - For a moment in Thursday's district semifinal game against Notre Dame, it appeared the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had what it took to slay the Class 4 giants. But Notre Dame's two-woman wrecking crew of Sierra Ellis and Sommer McCauley proved to be too much for the Lady Bulldogs as the host school pulled away for a 68-49 victory...
Alice Bush (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Laura Alice Bush, who died Feb. 25, 2004, will be: Blaine Johnson, Barry Johnson, Mike Hogan, Jerry Freshour II, Tony Sloan and Keith Byrd. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Susie Aycock (02/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Susie Hunter Aycock, 89, died at 6:20 p.m. Feb. 23, 2004, in the Golden Years Homestead in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Born Feb. 13, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Robert W. and Susie Mae Woodward Hunter, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie where she and her late husband owned andē operated Aycock's Corner Confectionery and Jewelry. She was also a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Clara Schallert (02/27/04)
ST. LOUIS - Clara Schallert, 75, formerly of Portageville, died Feb. 25, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Edgar Johnson (02/27/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Edgar J. Johnson, 96, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8 a.m. Feb. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 18, 1907, in Chicago, he was raised by his adopted parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Johnson. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was district manager of the Southeast Division of the International Shoe Company from 1939 until the early 1960s. ...
Bob Chism (02/27/04)
DEXTER - Bob Chism, 58, died Feb. 26, 2004, in the Barnes Hospital at St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sammy Thomann (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - Samantha Camille "Sammy" Thomann, 83, died at 5 a.m. Feb. 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born on March 7, 1920, in Portageville to the late Benjamin Arthur and Lillie Mae Bodi Tanner, she was a supervisor of the sewing department for 32 years at International Shoe Co. ...
Mary Nichols (02/27/04)
ADVANCE - Mary Hefner Nichols, 91, formerly of McGee, died Feb. 26, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 10, 1912, at McGee, daughter of the late Eddie and Etta McDaniel Walk, attended the Berrong General Baptist Church in Gipsy. On Jan. 16, 1932, at McGee, she married Glen Hefner who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1965. She later married Woodrow Nichols and he also preceded her in death...
Deanna Fleming (02/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Deanna Darlene Fleming, 58, died Feb. 26, 2004, at her home at Point Pleasant. She was born July 22, 1945, in Portageville to the late Charlotte Richardson and J.C. Lane. In 1983, at Marston, she married Robert C. Fleming, who survives of the home...
Florence Brumit (02/27/04)
ORAN - Florence A. Brumit, 86, died at 7:40 p.m. Feb. 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 27, 1917, in Scopus, daughter of the late John and Nancy Jane Welker Douglas, she had been employed by the Chaffee General Hospital. She was a member of the Morley Church of God...
G.E. McFerron (02/27/04)
CHAFFEE - G.E. McFerron, 83, died Feb. 27, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Van McAnally (02/27/04)
CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Van H. "Rip" McAnally, 38, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 19, 2004, in Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Ronnie McKay (02/27/04)
BELLFLOWER, Calif. - Ronnie Morris McKay, 63, died Feb. 24, 2004, at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Birth (published 2/27) (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - Madonna Duawne Adamson is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born Jan. 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Aaleah Jade Adamson weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 3/4-inches long. Adamson, daughter of Kimberly Lynn Ray and Oran Lester Adamson and stepdaughter of Todd Christopher Ray, is employed at the Miner Nursing Center...
Looking Back 2/27 (02/27/04)
SIKESTON - Stella Emory, who is employed at the Buckner-Ragsdale Co., moved her furniture here from Essex Tuesday in one of the Huckaby apartments on Woodlawn. SIKESTON - Sikeston may get a shuttle type of airline operation. Chamber of Commerce Manager Roy Bone stated that airport Manager Lee Ruebush has submitted a proposal that would provide scheduled service between St. Louis and Memphis...
Television provides little 'real' news (02/27/04)
At a time when America is zeroing-in on Osama, at a time when the Democratic presidential nominee will likely be decided on Tuesday and at a time when discussions are under way on changing the Social Security system, why are we fed a daily diet of Rosie O'Donnell's wedding? It's just sadly an indication of the interest level in this nation. And much of that blame falls on the shoulders of the national television networks that feed this appetite...
Your view: Facts on Iraq (02/27/04)
The lie being perpetrated by Democrat smear campaign groups like moveon.org think they can slander George Bush out of his constitutionally elected office of President. But they will fail. Too many of us know the truth. And all of George Soros' money will not make us believe the lies they are spreading. ...
Speakout 2/27 (02/27/04)
About 75 percent of the people drawing SSI (Supplemental Security Income) are not really disabled. Most are women who have been on welfare all their lives. Then when the kids leave home, they can't get welfare anymore so the government puts them on SSI. ...