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Stories from Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Robert Crear now anchoring Mississippi River Commission (08/24/04)
NEW MADRID - Growing up in Vicksburg, Miss., the Mississippi River was part of Robert Crear's life. Today, the river is his responsibility. Crear, a U.S. Army brigadier general, commanding general for the Mississippi Valley Division and president-designee of the Mississippi River Commission, is using his new position to hear from those, like him, whose lives are impacted by the river...
Security, infrastructure compete for funds (08/24/04)
NEW MADRID - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is emerging as the champion of Southeast Missouri in its struggle against backwater flooding but is facing challenges of its own as it attempts to make limited funding do more than ever. About 100 people filled the hearing room aboard the Mississippi River Commission's motor vessel "Mississippi" which was docked at New Madrid Monday morning for the fourth of seven public meetings scheduled as part of the MRC's annual low-water inspection trip down the Mississippi River.. ...
Man dies in crash (08/24/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A Tennessee man died after being ejected from his vehicle Monday in Pemiscot County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:45 p.m. on Interstate 155, five miles south of Caruthersville, an accident occurred as southbound motorist John A. Gooch, 38, of Martin, Tenn., drove off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle...
DPS hunting for man who shot two (08/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are searching for man in connection with a Saturday shooting. Around 1 a.m. Saturday, gunfire erupted around the old Lincoln School at the corner of Westgate and West North Street. Two men who had attended a party at the Lincoln School were shot and taken to the Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Monday fire (08/24/04)
A Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer removes debris from the roof of 707 Matthews Monday afternoon. The fire began at around 2 p.m. and officers were on the scene for several hours.
Sikeston residents enter guilty pleas (08/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston residents entered guilty pleas to federal charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Percy Baker Jr., 32, and Michael J. Grannan, 46, pled guilty in separate cases to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Both appeared before U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton Monday in Cape Girardeau...
Illegal baiting of doves leaves exposed grain (08/24/04)
SIKESTON -- The following information is provided to answer questions concerning agricultural practices and how they relate to dove hunting. Specifically, I would like to address the illegal baiting of doves by leaving exposed grain on top of the soil. Because broadcasting wheat by buggy or aerial seeding are two methods of spreading wheat, there has been confusion as to the legality of hunting over exposed grain that is left by these two practices...
Dement speaks to Kiwanis club (08/24/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School head football coach Jerry Dement and athletic director Brent Keefer were guest speakers at a Kiwanis Club meeting on Monday at the Malone Avenue Grill. In the meeting, Keefer told the members of his Sikeston roots and how he became the new athletic director for this season, taking over the position from Charlie Vickery...
Denzel Williams (08/24/04)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Denzel Williams, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 21, 2004, in Little Rock. Williams earned a masters degree in music from the University of Missouri and was a musician and educator for seven decades. During the 1930s to 1990s he played saxophone in various bands and combos, including the Senior All-Stars in Southeast Missouri. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Dennis Humes (08/24/04)
O'FALLON - Dennis D. Humes, 50, died Aug. 18, 2004, at his home. Born May 26, 1954, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Leslie and Della Humes. His wife, Patricia Humes, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter, Ruth A. Humes of St. Peters; one son, Thomas D. Humes O'Fallon; and two brothers, U. Manford Humes of St. Louis and Ronald Gene Humes of Florida...
Edna Montgomery (08/24/04)
PUXICO - Edna Dirickson Montgomery, 90, died Aug. 22, 2004, at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico. Born Nov. 25, 1913, in Poplar Bluff to the late John and Myrtle Williams Short, she had lived in Puxico since 1970 and had previously resided in Qulin and Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Puxico...
Betty Dunning (08/24/04)
DEXTER -- Betty Sue Dunning, 69, died Aug. 23, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 22, 1935, at Malden, daughter of the late Edward and Virgie Griffin McMillion, she was a former seamstress for International Hat Co. and attended the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Births (Published 8/24) (08/24/04)
SIKESTON - Lucas and Debra Gregg are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 2:46 a.m. July 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tyler Wade Gregg weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21-inches long. Mrs. Gregg is the daughter of David and Lisa Ottinger...
Groves - Griggs (08/24/04)
CHARLESTON -- Clifford and Sharon Rolwing and Emmett Groves of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Summer Nichole Groves, to Engineerman 3rd Class Mark Andrew Griggs, son of Alan and Tina Griggs of Old Hickory, Tenn. The future bride is the granddaughter of Wallace and Ruth Reeves and Mark and Mary Kathryn Rolwing of Charleston, Suetta Brown of Bertrand and the late Carl Groves. ...
Matsuura - Record (08/24/04)
BENTON -- Roger and Constance Record of Benton have announced the engagement of their son, Darryl Spencer, to Kayo Matsuura, daughter of Kazuo and Yuriko Matsuura of Hiroshima, Japan. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in music in Tokyo, Japan, and also received a master's degree in Bible exposition from Talbot Theological Seminary in Los Angeles in December 2003. She is preparing for work in international missions...
Looking Back 8/24 (08/24/04)
SIKESTON - Cpl. G.C. Wilson, of Sikeston Route 1, is back from the Italian campaign after serving 26 months overseas as a tank driver with a Tank Destroyer Battalion. CROWDER - Pfc. Everett Lufcy, son of Mrs. Faye Lufcy, was wounded in action in France, a telegram from the War Department informed his wife...
State's lame-duck leader leaves mess (08/24/04)
Bob Holden has a unique talent for making messes. The lame-duck Governor is twiddling his thumbs and waiting for his ungraceful exit from the Governor's Mansion following his lop-sided defeat in the Democratic primary. But as governor, One-Term Bob still has the power of the state's top post. And he's using that power to take care of some old friends. Oh, by the way, you're paying for the Governor's latest mess...
Your view: On the ballot (08/24/04)
It was good news to hear that the Constitution Party gained enough signatures here in Missouri to be on the ballot Nov.2nd. This gives us conservative advocates of third parties a clear choice on election day. The argument that a vote for a third party candidate is "wasted vote" is part of the "lesser of two evils philosophy"...
Speakout 8/24 (08/24/04)
I would like to respond to the Aug. 16 editorial about farm subsidies. The way the subsidies were set up was to make agricultural prices more even across the board. For example, the soybean market last year was in the $8 range and today we have $5.50 soybeans. The idea was to keep a more uniform market across the board. It's not a hand out and it's not free money. The public needs to be aware of this. It's not just a "gimme-type" program...