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Stories from Friday, September 24, 2004

R-6 superintendent addresses Chamber (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - To produce the workers and citizens of the future will require a cooperative effort today, Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller told the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce membership. "Schools don't stand alone. Businesses don't stand alone. Health facilities don't stand alone. The success of one is success for all. The failure of one is the failure for all," he added at Thursday's general membership meeting...
Sixty years brings some changes but the thrills remain the same (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Herb St. Mary doesn't shy away from letting first-time visitors to the American Legion Cotton Carnival know just how successful the annual event really is. On Thursday, Derik Davis of Kansas City arrived at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds to set up his airbrush paint stand for the remaining days of the cotton carnival...
Costs going up for Mississippi County criminals (09/24/04)
CHARLESTON - Those convicted of crimes within Mississippi County may soon find themselves chipping in on the county's next undercover sting or equipment purchase. County commissioners approved the establishment of a county law enforcement restitution fund during their regular meeting Thursday...
Sikeston defense keys win against ND (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's up-and-coming softball team notched a rare win over always-tough Cape Girardeau Notre Dame on Thursday. Sikeston (12-4), enjoying one of its best seasons ever, edged Notre Dame 3-2 in a make-up game at the Sports Complex. "It's a very big win," said Sikeston's first-year coach Tiffany Glastetter. "I wish my butterflies would calm down."...
Sikeston tennis falls to Kennett; CHS wins again (09/24/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston Lady Bulldog tennis team dropped a tough match on the road by losing to Kennett, 5-4 on Thursday. Sikeston won three singles matches but could only pull off one of the three doubles matches. "We played hard, but came up short," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We had some close matches but it didn't go our way."...
Sikeston eighth grade falls to Charleston (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston eighth grade football team fell to Charleston on Thursday at SPS Stadium, 42-20. The Bulldogs had the score tied at 14-14 at halftime but couldn't hold on in the second half. "We played an excellent first half," said Sikeston coach Tim Young. "We had a long touchdown called back, but we played really well in the first half."...
Charles Curtner (09/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles R. Curtner, 83, formerly of Sikeston and Jackson, died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 27, 1920, in Sikeston to the late Clarence and Edith Shafer Curtner, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. A farmer, he also worked for the Missouri State Highway Department...
Dock W. Adams (09/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dock Wilson Adams, 72, died at 1:40 p.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1932, at Bessie, Tenn., to the late James Neely "Shorty" and Vina Caroline Bugg Adams, he had lived in the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau since January 2004, having lived in East Prairie since 1999. ...
Burt H. Rowe Jr. (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, who died Sept. 22, 2004, will be: Charles Will, Kevin Beckemeyer, John Rowe, Mike Wielgopolan, Tim Huber, Mark Husted, Jerry Aufdenberg and Phil Deal. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bernard C. Rice, Johnny Walden, David M. Rowe, Rick Shepley, G. Parker Rowe, Handy Moore and Bob Patterson...
Howard Shelton (09/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Howard Shelton, formerly of Puxico, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be Saturday, and a funeral will be Sunday; however no times were set at press time. Morgan Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico is in charge of arrangements...
Margery Street (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at First United Methodist Church for Margery C. Street, 84, who died Sept. 20, 2004, were Keith Street, Julie Street, Christine Dunbar, Kelley Burlison, Ken Cantrell and Kenny Cantrell.
Patricia Hart (09/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Patricia Ann Hart, 65, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Alton Horton (09/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alton Lenord Horton, 90, died at 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2004, in the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Steele, son of the late Lester Lenord "Gad" and Annie Eugenia Johnson Horton, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. A member of the First Church of God in East Prairie, he had served on the Board of Trustees, was a Sunday school teacher and had served as Sunday school superintendent...
Ruth E. Pruitt (09/24/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Ruth E. Pruitt, 91, who died Sept. 21, 2004, were Audry Fralick, Joe Nichols, Tom Nichols, Bob Travers, Richard Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Pansy Ayers (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - Pansy Ayers, 85, died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 13, 1918, in rural Matthews, daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Denning Uthoff, she was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston and had owned and operated Midwest L.P. Gas Company in Morehouse with her husband before retiring...
Grace Warren-Arnn (09/24/04)
MINER - Grace Cochran Warren-Arnn, 85, died at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Choctaw County, Miss., to the late Felix and Maude L. Ellis Cochran, she was head designer for the Bali Company in New York City...
Johnilee Cowell (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - Johnilee Cowell, 89, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born May 18, 1915, in LaMar, Ark., to the late John and Cordia Blackburn Chronister, she was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. She was married to Lewis Cowell, who preceded her in death on June 13, 1963. Also one brother and two sisters preceded her in death...
Ed Ring (09/24/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Edgar R. "Ed" Ring, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., to the late Earl Melvin and Nora Anderson Ring, he owned and operated Bootheel Dairy in Sikeston, was a member of the Sikeston Rotary Club and was veteran of the U.S. ...
Looking Back 9/24 (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - Tommy McClure will leave this Tuesday for induction at Jefferson Barracks. SIKESTON - Mike Stowe was one of eight to become Eagle Scouts at the board of review in Cape Girardeau Tuesday night. SIKESTON - Sikeston High School will host an open house on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. One of the presentations will be the school's new Apple IIe computer that assists students in college selection, gives scholarship grant information, and provides career guidance...
Your view: Who's lying now? (09/24/04)
How can you tell what a Democrat is guilty of? Answer: just listen to what the Democrat accuses his opponent of. Most times the Democrat will be engaging in the very wrongdoing for which he condemns, with a rigid self-righteous pointing finger his "target" must be punished, castigated, ostracized, persecuted (any metaphor for banishment from their lauded plane you care to use will fit here). A prime example is a letter to the editor printed Sept. 10 in Your View...
Speakout 9/24 (09/24/04)
Where in the world do some of you people keep your brains and common sense? Obviously, where the moon don't shine. Just because Kerry has no honesty, character or personality, they have to try to tear Bush down. They're really desperate after the truth came out about his Vietnam lies. ...