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Stories from Sunday, September 26, 2004

'Crap' game turns violent (09/26/04)
SIKESTON -- A "crap" game led to an assault then a retaliatory shooting resulting in a search for two Sikeston men. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the series of incidents began when officers received a report of a fight and shooting at 10:07 p.m. Thursday at the Cash Box, a convenience store located on West Malone...
Missing in action no more (09/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Over the years Delphine Nance has learned to live with the disappearance of her son, but it has never been out of her mind. "It's the last thing on my mind when I go to bed at night, and the first thing on my mind when I get up," said Nance of Portageville...
Former economic director sues Sikeston, BMU (09/26/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's former director of economic development has filed lawsuits against the city and others for unlawful termination. Lawyers for William O. Green, who was terminated from his job on Feb. 5, filed suit Friday in Scott County Circuit Court and are filing litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri seeking monetary damages in connection with Green's firing. ...
Cotton Carnival parade (09/26/04)
Crowds lined the streets to take in the 60th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival Parade, one of the largest parades in the state of Missouri. Among the many bands participating was the Richland High School Band. American Legion National Commander Tom Cadmus had a ride in a real Army Jeep provided by Scott Matthews. ...
SEMO Conference scores (09/26/04)
Jackson 28, Sikeston 8 --------------------------------------------- Charleston 38, NMCC 6 --------------------------------------------- Dexter 56, Malden 0 --------------------------------------------- Caruthersville 48, Hayti 0 ---------------------------------------------...
Bluejays snatch conference win (09/26/04)
CHARLESTON -- Proving that statistics often don't tell the story, Charleston rolled to a 38-6 win over New Madrid County Central in a SEMO Central Conference matchup on Friday at Marshall Stadium. NMCC (1-3, 0-1) actually edged Charleston (3-1, 2-1) in total offense, 351 to 343, however, two long interception returns -- 95 and 90 yards -- and a forced fumble on a punt attempt negated any statistical parity, leading to 16 Bluejay points...
Dexter provides offensive fireworks in 56-0 blowout (09/26/04)
MALDEN - Malden High School treated football fans in an impressive half-time fireworks show, but it paled in comparison to the offensive explosion on the football field by the Dexter Bearcats. Seven different Bearcats got in on the scoring festivities as Dexter lit up the scoreboard with a dominating 56-0 win over the Malden Green Wave...
East Prairie picks up first win in convincing fashion (09/26/04)
FULTON, KY. -- East Prairie won its first game of the season in a big way with a 62-22 trouncing of Fulton County on Friday. "We had a big offensive night," said coach Jason Aycock, who picked up his first win as East Prairie head coach. "One thing I told them is they have to keep believing and they did and we just exploded tonight."...
Portageville rolls past Chaffee, 39-14 (09/26/04)
CHAFFEE - The Portageville Bulldogs notched their third win of the season Friday night by downing the Chaffee Red Devils 39-14. Antonio Scott rushed 11 times for 192 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs. "Our kids played really well and offensively we are coming around a lot better now. ...
State-ranked Jackson plows through Sikeston (09/26/04)
JACKSON - It's been a long, emotional week for the community of Jackson and the Jackson Indian football team. Following the death of senior classmate Jason Schafer, who was killed in a car accident last Sunday, the Indians dedicated Friday night's Homecoming game against Sikeston in his name...
Shirley E. Zook (09/26/04)
GLENALLEN -- Shirley Evelyn Zook, 73, died Sept. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1931, in Traverse City, Mich., daughter of the late Bernard and Ruth Bowman Holman, she was a member of Trace Creek Baptist Church at Glenallen, where she served as Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Paramount Hat Factory in Fredericktown...
Morris Waller (09/26/04)
HAYTI -- Chief Master Sergeant Morris Waller, 22, died Feb. 3, 1966, in a plane crash at Quang Tri Province in Socialist Republic of Vietnam. His remains were recovered in Quang Tri Province in 2003 and positively identified in June 2004. Born Feb. 9, 1943, in Newport, Ark., son of Delphine and Bill Nance of Portageville, he was a member of the Hayti First Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Hayti High School. ...
Patricia Hart (09/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Patricia Ann Hart, 65, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Louisville, Ky., daughter of the late Beatrice Marie Clark and Vernon Lee Sullivan. Her first husband, Robert Lee Miller, preceded her in death...
Alton Horton (09/26/04)
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...
Dock W. Adams (09/26/04)
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. ...
George Parker (09/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - George L. "Nig" Parker, 88, died at 12:42 a.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ralph Hester (09/26/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ralph Hester, 86, died Sept. 25, 2004, at the Methodist North Hospital at Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dwight Thomas (09/26/04)
SIKESTON - Dwight Thomas, 72, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1932, at Arbyrd, son of Emmett and Minnie Thomas. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Sikeston. ...
Births (Published 9/26) (09/26/04)
SIKESTON - Chris Michael and Chasity Faith Russell are the parents of their fourth child, first daughter, born at 9:54 p.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cameran Faith Russell weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 9/26 (09/26/04)
MORLEY - Pvt. Bill Adams is home on a nine-day furlough from Camp La. He is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ab Adams of Morley. SIKESTON - Two Sikeston lawyers have been selected to serve as lecturers on the faculty of The Missouri Bar Fall Series of Continuing Legal Education. David E. Blanton will lecture on "Handling Real Estate in the Estates of Descendants, Minors and Incompetents," and Robert A. Dempster will discuss "Current Methods of Real Estate Financing."...
Helping the homeless isn't just a handout (09/26/04)
Having never been homeless, I readily admit that I cannot fully understand the obstacles and issues that face the homeless population. But just because I have not walked in their shoes, I can still form an opinion on how to handle the homeless issue. And, as always, I can continue to scratch my head over the weird positions taken by our friends at the American Civil Liberties Union which always has something to say on the liberal side of the agenda...
Speakout 9/26 (09/26/04)
Do you, like a lot of us, wonder how much Kerry-Heinz paid that old secretary to be on "60 Minutes?" The guy who gave them the old documents about President Bush's Guard time is an old guy admitting a huge grudge against the Guard. The ones who should be interviewed on CBS are the Swift Boat Vets. ...