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Stories from Monday, September 20, 2004

Local schools are 'nit' picking on students (09/20/04)
SIKESTON -- Just the mention of head lice can often make a person's head begin to itch, but every year when school begins, there's always students who end up contracting the condition. Already a month into the new school year, most area school nurses say head lice isn't a large problem amidst the student population, but it is an ongoing issue throughout the year...
Former coach's heart still in the game (09/20/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jim McKay has walked away from the sidelines but hearing him talk you know his heart is still in the game. "I've coached about everything - football, basketball, track, girls teams, boys teams. I've enjoyed all the coaching," he said...
Little League football (09/20/04)
Sam Gammard runs the ball during the first half of the Bears and Packers game of the Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football program Saturday. The Bears won the game 19-8. In the second game, the Rams defeated the Chiefs.
Program anyone? (09/20/04)
Delilah Tayloe of the Sikeston Lion's Club hands out programs before the Sikeston/Dexter football game Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Dexter beat the Bulldogs, 46-7.
Sikeston houses destroyed by fire (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - Three houses were damaged in early morning fires Sunday, according to Department of Public Safety incident reports. At 4:55 a.m., DPS responded to a report of a fully-involved structure fire at 208 Dixie. When fire fighters arrived they found that houses at 206 and 210 Dixie were on fire as well as a tree on Alabama Street...
Charleston man is shot, killed Saturday night (09/20/04)
BERTRAND -- A Bertand man is in custody for the Saturday shooting death of a Charleston man. Bobby Joe Burke, 25, of Charleston died around 11:50 p.m. Saturday at a home on Highway 62 near Bertrand. Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker pronounced Burke dead at the scene...
Leon Marcus (09/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Leon W. Marcus, 91, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 1, 1912, at Greenfield, Tenn., son of the late H.T. and Berniece Wallace Marcus, he attended the Fagus General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Before retiring, he had been a factory worker and night watchman in Chicago...
John Hill (09/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Lee Hill, 54, who died Sept. 12, 2004, were: Larry Cole, Norman Cole, Joey Stewart, Benny Shaw, Daniel Hill and L.D. Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were: Charles Hill, Chester Hill, B.J. Hill, Ernest Hill and Donnie Hill...
Mamie Heath (09/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mamie Pope Heath, 73, died at 2:07 a.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Carol Lawrence (09/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Carol Lawrence, 66, who died Sept. 15, 2004, were: Terry Mason, Tommy Mason, Jay Tucker, Richard Tucker, Guy Foster and Shannon Foster.
Danny Smith (09/20/04)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Daniel Stephen "Danny" Smith, 27, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died Sept. 16, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Oct. 25, 1976, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Floyd Smith of Scott City and the late Suzanne Shaw Smith, he was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an air frames mechanic with Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302, Marine Aircraft Group 29 and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Glenda Brumley (09/20/04)
WYATT - Glenda Butler Brumley, 54, died at 4:34 p.m. Sept. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 21, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Marshall Lee and Mary Ethel Johnson Butler, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a sales clerk with Wal-Mart for 17 years and a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Leslie Strong (09/20/04)
VAN BUREN - Leslie Ann McSpadden Strong, 52, daughter of Coleman and Mabel Long McSpadden, was born Sept. 11, 1952, in Van Buren and departed this life on Sept. 17, 2004, surrounded by family and friends, at her residence in Van Buren. A lifetime resident of Van Buren, she was a 1970 graduate of the Van Buren High School and was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation for the past 14 years. ...
Violetta McGee (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - Violetta Anderson McGee, 89, died Sept. 19, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Dec. 16, 1914, in Golconda, Ill., daughter of the late Henry Orson and Carrie Pinetta Bonnell Anderson, she was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a deaconess and secretary of the church board. She was a teacher for Portageville and Marston schools and retired as a third grade teacher at Lee Hunter Elementary School in Sikeston...
Bobby Burke (09/20/04)
CHARLESTON - Bobby Joe Burke, 25, died at 11:50 p.m. Sept. 18, 2004, near Bertrand. Born June 10, 1979, in Sikeston, he was the son of Chuck Burke of Sacramento, Calif., and Sandy Reynolds Holmes of Benton. He lived most of his life in Charleston where he was employed with Hall Transport...
Glenn Masters (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - Glenn Masters, 72, died Sept. 20, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1931, in McClure, Ill., son of the late Ellis A. and Julia Cundiff Masters, he was a truck driver for Hall Trucking in Charleston. On May 8, 1950, he married Helen Fern Lacquement who preceded him in death in March 1978...
Looking Back 9/20 (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - A lawn party and wiener roast was given in honor of Linda Lou Humphrey's 6th birthday at her home on Greer Street Friday. SIKESTON - Sikeston got its heaviest rain during the period from 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. today in at least a decade. Gauges at the official weather recording station here showed a total of 4.49 inches of rain fell with the usual flooded streets and yards...
Your view: Why we are there (09/20/04)
Many Americans today do not believe that there was any connection between Saddam Hussein and the events of 9/11. The findings of the 9/11 Commission support this view. However, I do not believe this settles the matter by any means. No matter how well-qualified a person is, people are human and are subject to personal opinion and interpretation of evidence. ...
Speakout 9/20 (09/20/04)
If John McCain runs for President in 2008, we may find ourselves watching ads by Hanoi Hilton Veterans for Truth, saying that Lieutenant McCain shot down his own plane over North Vietnam. I thought it was against the law to litter, but on Highway 62 in Mississippi County, I guess we've got some who don't know how to use a trash can or litter bag inside their cars...