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Stories from Monday, September 27, 2004

Queens crowned (09/27/04)
Amber Coffey, second from right, reacts as she is announced Miss Sikeston 2004 on Saturday night. Other attendants were Erin Bell (first), Merideth Moyers (second), LaRaven Newman (third), Katie Jennings (fourth), Kesha Parker (fifth). Claire McCaskill crowns Whitney Moudlin of Campbell Miss Cotton Carnival 2004 Saturday afternoon. ...
'Chain gang' has best seat in the house (09/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Walking with the referee, the two men stretched the chain along 10 yards of the football field. The ball's nose just reached the end of the chain, giving the East Prairie Eagles a first down. Wanting to celebrate inside, the members of the chain gang were calm on the outside. That is just part of the job. Any celebration comes after the game is over...
George Parker (09/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - George L. "Nig" Parker, 88, died at 12:42 a.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1916, in western Tennessee son of the late Thomas J. and Sadie L. Woodard Parker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired in 1971 as an equipment operator for the Mississippi County Highway Department and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Howard Shelton (09/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Howard G. Shelton, 72, formerly of Puxico, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 19, 1932, in Malden, son of the late John and Ollie Shelton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a maintenance supervisor for U.S. Fish and Wildlife at Mingo before retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW Post 7822 and the Lions Club in Puxico...
Ida Uthoff (09/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Ida Daniels Uthoff, 89, died at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at her daughter's home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Jo Mason (09/27/04)
SIKESTON - Eula Jo Cline Mason, 89, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 13, 1915, in Vanduser, daughter of the late Henry and Belle Leigh Cline, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory for many years. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Eugene Corbin of Burns, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Jean Mason of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ben and Lavonne Mason of Houston, Texas; her twin sister, Lula Cline Crotts of High Point, N.C.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Ralph Hester (09/27/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ralph Hester, 86, died Sept. 25, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, Tenn. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Bloomfield, son of the late Charley L. and Eva Lena Stevens Hester, he retired from the Fruitland Meat Company. He was a US. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II...
Gary Hendrickson (09/27/04)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Gary W. Hendrickson, 50, died at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 22, 2004, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident Delta, Mo. Born Jan. 2, 1954, in Advance, Mo., son of Jane Margaret Simpkiss Felts of St. Petersburg and the late Verlan "Bud" Hendrickson, he was a self-employed chain fence installer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Billy Welch (09/27/04)
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Billy Welch, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away on Sept. 7, 2004, in Palo Alto, California, following a difficult battle with cancer. Born in 1932, Billy graduated from Sikeston High School in 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation. While serving in the military, Billy met and married his wife of 50 years, Min. In 1994 Billy retired from Hills Brothers Coffee with a commendable 32 years of service...
Butch Sullenger (09/27/04)
ST. LOUIS - Henry L. "Butch" Sullenger, 42, died unexpectedly Sept. 25, 2004. Born Dec. 19, 1961, he was the son of Wanda and Alton Sullenger. Other survivors include: two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Mike Smith and Tina Sullenger and Steve Bryson; and his grandmother, Emma Ernest...
Billy Meador (09/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Billy Wayne Meador, 43, died Sept. 25, 2004, at his home in Portageville. He was born July 8, 1961, in Hayti to Eve Meador of Portageville and the late William A. Meador. On April 1, 2000, in Lilbourn, he was married to Misti Hayes, who survives of the home...
James Milam (09/27/04)
MORLEY - James Arland "Kojak" "Jim" Milam, 71, died at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1933, in Benton, son of the late U.R. Milam and Anna B. Mainard Milam, he was a lifelong resident of the Sikeston area. He was a retired hand laster for Florsheim Shoe Company and member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Looking Back 9/27 (09/27/04)
SIKESTON - Five men from Sikeston were inducted at Jefferson Barracks on Sept. 20, according to a list released by the selective service board of Benton. Those entering the service from Sikeston were: Elvis Lee Kaiser, Thomas Hetherington McClure, Joe Lee Matthews, Ira William Shuppert and Weldon Eugene Cunningham...
Your view: Help appreciated (09/27/04)
On August 21, the Martin family was involved in a serious one-car accident in Sikeston on Interstate 55 South, heading home to Louisiana. Our vehicle was a blue suburban which was pulling a trailer with a red motorcycle on it. We would like to express our personal thanks to all individuals who stopped and offered us such kindness and help at the crash site. ...
Speakout 9/27 (09/27/04)
As I was watching the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the movie, "The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson, I kept wondering how anyone could be so barbaric. People have not changed - there are many barbarians among us. Our great United States of America legalized the crucifixion of over 40 million live, unwanted, innocent unborn babies. ...