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Stories from Monday, October 18, 2004

Little League, big hit (10/18/04)
The Packers ballcarrier is tackled by a Rams player during the Sikeston Jaycee Little League Football game Saturday at the Sikeston Sports Complex. Saturday will be the final games for the four-team league.
Woman is found dead (10/18/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - An autopsy is scheduled today for a woman, who was discovered dead at a Portageville residence. Portageville Police Chief Ronnie Adams said the residents of a house in the 200 block of West Seventh Street returned home about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and found the woman lying on the floor. The woman, whose name was not released, was from the state of California and had been visiting in the home, Adams said...
Stormy weather (10/18/04)
A New Madrid County Sheriff's deputy halts traffic on U.S. Highway 61, two miles south of Sikeston, after a power line fell onto the highway this morning. A strong thunder storm roared through the area causing local flooding of streets and blowing down limbs and power lines...
Donors make new technology possible at MDMC (10/18/04)
SIKESTON - Several projects at Missouri Delta Medical Center are being made possible through the generosity of others. The Missouri Delta Medical Center Foundation transferred $247,000 to the hospital in 2004, crediting donors in the MDMC's service area with making the donations possible...
State-bound Kelly Lady Hawks keep winning tradition alive (10/18/04)
BENTON - It has been a season of outstanding plays, timely hits and hard work to take them into post-season play. And while they may not be the St. Louis Cardinals seeking a berth in the World Series, the 12 members of the Kelly Lady Hawks played Saturday like it was the game of a lifetime. It earned them a 4-2 win over Richland and on to state championship play Saturday (For more on quarterfinals play turn to Page 9)...
Lady Hawks advance to Final Four (10/18/04)
BENTON -- The Kelly girls' softball team continued its climb toward a state championship with victories in the sectional and quarterfinal rounds. "We're going all the way," said Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge. "Our goal was to take it one game at a time, focus, work hard and get through the quarterfinals because that's where we seemed to keep getting stuck every year. But now that we've made it past the quarterfinals, our goal is the state championship."...
Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance plans first development conference (10/18/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Southeast Missouri Economic Development Alliance will hold its first-ever six-county economic development conference. The "Show Me The Future" conference will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Casino Aztar conference center. The Alliance, a coalition of city, county, chamber and economic development leaders from Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi, Stoddard, Pemiscot and Dunklin counties, is designed to bring leaders from the region together to examine ways they can work together to attract good paying jobs and economic growth, according to Steve McPheeters, SMEDA Steering Committee chairperson.. ...
Howard Graham (10/18/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Howard Graham, 83, died Oct. 16, 2004, at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Steele, to the late Utree and Onie Burton Graham, he was an elder and song leader of the Church of Christ, a past member of the Portageville Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army...
Milton Talley (10/18/04)
CANTON, Ill. -- Milton Harold Talley, 64, died at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 16, 2004, at his home in Canton. Born Oct. 25, 1939, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late John and Ethel Stewart Talley, he was a self-employed painter and truck driver. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Lloyd Harris (10/18/04)
SIKESTON - Lloyd G. Harris, 87, died Oct. 17, 2004, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Tennessee, son of the late James and Hattie Newberry Harris, he was an auto mechanic for Sharp Buick and later a self-employed filling station operator in Sikeston. A U.S. Army veteran of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church...
Gains Hodges (10/18/04)
BERNIE -- Gains Harding Hodges, 83, died Oct. 16, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 3, 1920, in Berden, Okla., son of the late William Walter and Dixie Lee Brownen Hodges, he retired from the Missouri Highway Department in 1972. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Hazel Hardy (10/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hazel Hardy, 94, formerly of Essex, died Oct. 16, 2004, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 28, 1910, at Essex, daughter of the late Randall and Sarah Jane Taylor Langley, she was a homemaker and had lived in Cape Girardeau for the past four years. She had been active in the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council...
Bud Douglas (10/18/04)
LILBOURN - John S. "Bud" Douglas, 86, died Oct. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home.
Carolyn Boles (10/18/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Carolyn Boles, 59, formerly of East Prairie, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 24, 1945, at Catron, daughter of the late Arthur C. and Virginia M. Williford Clubbs, she had lived in Poplar Bluff for the past 17 years and was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Pauline Metheny (10/18/04)
CANALOU -- Pauline E. Metheny, 77, died at 5:06 a.m. Oct. 18, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Martha Riley (10/18/04)
NEW MADRID - Martha Stephens "Momo" Riley, 89, died Oct. 15, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Ferninand and Martha Virginia Prather Maddox, she was a homemaker, retired teacher's aide and member of Immaculate Conception Church...
Mary Haney (10/18/04)
DEXTER -- Mary Alice Haney, 64, died Oct. 16, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 26, 1940, in Pyletown, daughter of the late Harley and Norma Dowdy Jennings, she was a former employee of Paramount Hat Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Kate Hester (10/18/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wilma "Kate" Hester, 93, who died Oct. 12, 2004, were: John McQuire, Tony Rickman, Robert Beyer, Darrell Beyer, Ed Lefler and Eric Lefler.
'Crockett' Henry (10/18/04)
NEW MADRID - David Allen "Crockett" Henry, 59, died Oct. 15, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. He was born June 30, 1945, in the Higgerson community in New Madrid County to the late John Dee Henry Sr. and Almeida Porter Henry. Survivors include: four brothers, William Henry of Marston, Richard Henry of Lilbourn and John Dee Henry Jr. ...
Births (Published 10/18) (10/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Ray Ross and Brandy Lyn Crisel are the parents of their fourth son, born at 3:01 p.m. Sept. 17, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Landon Scott Crisel weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Brandy Smith, Mrs. Crisel is the daughter of Roy and Barbara Smith of Charleston. She is employed by the Southeast Correctional Center...
Looking Back 10/18 (10/18/04)
SIKESTON - Little did Mrs. Grover Baker think Lynn Swaim would think of flowers this year on her birthday as had always been his custom. However, on Friday, Mrs. Baker received an orchid from Honolulu where Lynn is stationed with the Army. DEXTER - Pvt. Clarence H. Culber completed a six-week telephone lineman course at the Army Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga., Oct. 9. The 21-year-old attended Dexter High School...
Your view: A veteran speaks up (10/18/04)
Editor's note: Col. George E. "Bud" Day is the most decorated officer since Gen. Douglas MacArthur and was Sen. John McCain's cellmate in the Hanoi Hilton. The following is a letter to Joe Scarborough and John O'Neil from Medal of Honor Recipient and former POW Colonel Bud Day....
Speakout 10/18 (10/18/04)
President Bush has gone from bad to pathetic. The Cable News Networks were told by the White House that Bush had breaking news about foreign policy today (Oct. 3). It was a political speech allowing him to say what he could not think to say with Kerry. Somebody needs to tell Bush that regardless of what he got away with in his youth, there are no do-overs anymore...