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Stories from Thursday, October 7, 2004

Charges added in murder case (10/07/04)
CHARLESTON -- A Bertrand man facing murder charges was arraigned again Wednesday, this time on a more serious charge and with an additional charge. Fred Drury Sr., 54, of Bertrand was originally arraigned Sept. 29 in Division II of Mississippi County Circuit Court on charges of second degree murder and armed criminal action...
New gymnasium (10/07/04)
Sean Langley and Tony Langley, both employee of the Drury Company, place a steel beam into place Wednesday afternoon on the new gym at Scott County Central High School.
Missouri Primary Health Care gets grant (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Among $1,413,917 in federal grants to improve Missouri's small rural hospitals is one slated for regional health programs. The Missouri Primary Health Care, a Sikeston-based organization for community health centers in the state, received $713,197 through the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program...
Local program receives funding (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Gloryland Community Development Corporation's newest program will teach skills that many take for granted yet are indispensable for self-sufficiency. The goal is to "get people ready for employment," explained Bishop Charlie Green Jr. of the Green Memorial Church of God in Christ, CEO for Gloryland Community Development Corporation. "And teach them, once they are employed, how to hold a job."...
Fire Prevention Week (10/07/04)
Raymond McDade, third grader at Lee Hunter Elementary School, tries on fire gear with the help of Sikeston Department of Public Safety PSO Chris Stewart and Steve Cummins. Each students received a tour of a fire engine and a fire safety package. The DPS will visit over 2,000 students during Fire Prevention Week...
Sikeston, NMCC hope to turn around disappointing seasons (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston and New Madrid County Central both have probably had Oct. 8 circled on their calendar for the last few weeks. For one, the game between the two has developed into a pretty nice rivalry. But also the game offers perhaps either team's best chance at posting a victory so far this season...
Sikeston soccer falls to Cape Central; Lady Bulldog softball wins (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston soccer team fell to 7-8-1 on the season with a 2-0 loss to Cape Central on Wednesday at the Sikeston Recreational Complex. Cape Central scored at the 25:00 mark on a Lance Altenthal goal. The score remained 1-0 until the Tigers scored again with nine minutes left on a goal by Tyson Whiteside...
Barnes signs with Redskins (10/07/04)
WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday they have signed linebacker Brandon Barnes to the active 53-man roster. To make room for Barnes, the team released linebacker Michael Brown. Barnes, 6-2 and 247 pounds, was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Baltimore Ravens last April after a standout career at Missouri...
Eugene Mitchell (10/07/04)
ESSEX - Vernon Eugene Mitchell, 62, died Oct. 5, 2004, at his home in rural Essex. Born July 12, 1942, in Dexter, son of the late Frank and Inez Wilson Mitchell, he was a self-employed truck operator and member of the Essex Church of Christ. On Dec. 8, 1973, in Dexter, he married Trish Tolbert who survives of the home...
Fannie Fodge (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Fannie Lou Fodge, 95, formerly of Blodgett, died at 10:40 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 17, 1908, in Anniston, daughter of the late Ernest D. and Berten W. McGrew Peck, she was a member of the Blodgett Baptist Church. She was employed with the International Shoe Company in Sikeston for 35 years...
Nanie Mary Bowles (10/07/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Nanie Mary Bowles, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 2004, at the Westwood Hills Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Feb. 4, 1917, at Pontotoc, Miss., to the late Frank and Rushie Blaylock, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 25 years having lived in Winter Park, Fla., and Charleston a number of years prior to that. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Marilyn McGary (10/07/04)
ST. LOUIS - Marilyn McGary, 48, died Oct. 4, 2004, in St. Louis. Born June 4, 1956, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Thomas and Elvira Jennings McGary, she graduated from the Waterloo East High School and was employed by Western Union Communications until 1980...
Mary Swift (10/07/04)
HAYWARD - Mary Mildred Swift, 86, died Oct. 6, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Mary Stevens (10/07/04)
JACKSON - Mary Louise Stevens, 88, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 7, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lucille York (10/07/04)
JACKSON - Lucille Marie Lovell York, 95, died Oct. 5, 2004, at the Jackson Manor. Born Sept. 4, 1909, in Dorchester, Ill., daughter of the late John Harmon and Maymie Caroline Gorham Lovell, she had operated York's Highway 51 Service Station at Lutesville, which she sold in 1974 and then moved to Lutesville. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church in Marble Hill...
Rudella Roslen (10/07/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Rudella Katherine Roslen, 63, who died Oct. 6, 2004, were: Michael Roslen, Joey Seiler, Gil Roslen, David Roslen, Scott Jones and Gary Lutes...
Jean Blasingain (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jean Blasingain, 67, died at 2:20 p.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center, following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1937, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Clara Manning Poe. On Aug. 25, 1951, she married Robert Louis Blasingain who survives of the home...
Gary Darnall (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Gary Ronald Darnall, 53, died Oct. 6, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Born Jan. 13, 1951, in Sikeston, to Jolene Tyrone of Sikeston and the late Harry Robert Darnall, he worked for Mercer's Body Shop in Sikeston and attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Kaitlyn Ward (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Kaitlyn Jewel Ward, 6-week-old daughter of Jennifer Lee Corbin and Roy L. Ward II of Sikeston, died at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 2004, in Sikeston, she is also survived by: one brother, Tyler Wayne Ward of the home; paternal grandparents, Roy L. ...
Janet Faire (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janet Faire, 69, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Lester Triplett (10/07/04)
CHAFFEE - Lester Triplett, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
'Tiny' Myrick (10/07/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Delsie M. "Tiny" Myrick, 74, died at 9 p.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 14, 1929, in the Pulltight community near East Prairie, to the late Joseph and Ollie Roach O'Connor, she had been employed with Brown Shoe Co. in Charleston and CB Forms in East Prairie. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Alan Britton (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Alan Britton, 44, died at 1:10 a.m. Oct. 7, 2004, at his residence in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Greer - Akins (10/07/04)
Greer - Akins COLUMBIA, Ill. -- Cassie Lee Greer became the bride of Aaron Andrew Akin in a 5:30 p.m. outdoor ceremony on July 10, 2004, at The Falls Conference Center in Columbia. The Rev. Darrell Faires Sr. performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marty Greer of Leslie, Mo., and the late Arnold Greer. She is the granddaughter of Morton and Marian Anderson of Gerald, Mo...
Kellams - Stinnett (10/07/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Kelly and Loretta Kellams have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle, to Christopher John Stinnett, son of Bob and Rosemarie Stinnett of Sikeston. A 1992 graduate of Portageville High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1997 from Murray (Ky.) State University and graduated in 2003 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a Master of Science in nursing. ...
Petty - Froman (10/07/04)
ESSEX - Charles and Elizabeth Petty have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Marie, to Stephen Alan Froman, son of the late Eugene and Mildred Froman. The future bride is an elementary teacher for the Greenville R-2 School District...
Looking Back 10/7 (10/07/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. James L. Kissack, the former Margaret Wilson, has accepted an appointment in the War Department in Washington, D.C., as a clerk typist under the Transportation Corps Army Service Force. ORAN - Mrs. Annette Zaricor is visiting friends in Ann Arbor and Detroit, Mich., while school is closed for the cotton vacation...
Political viewpoints entangled on Web (10/07/04)
I think I have discovered the unknown ingredient in the current political campaign season and quite frankly, I discovered it in the most routine fashion. As with many discoveries, it should have been obvious. My morning routine in the newspaper business is fairly consistent. ...
Your view: A thank you (10/07/04)
We would like to thank each and everyone who made the 60th Annual American Legion Cotton Carnival a huge success. We appreciate your generosity and support of the Cotton Carnival. Donations from businesses: First Security State Bank of Sikeston, King's Jewelry, Accent Shop, Sun Sensations, Mills Jewelry, First State Bank and Trust, U.S. ...
Speakout 10/7 (10/07/04)
I wrote into SpeakOut and titled my comment "The War in Iraq" or "Overtime Rule," which was the topic I had on the paper. It wasn't published and I would like to know why. Can you publish it? All the Republicans get their comments into SpeakOut, why can't the Democrats? I don't see anything wrong with it and I would appreciate it if you would publish it...