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Stories from Monday, October 25, 2004

Football stats moving into the computer age (10/25/04)
DEXTER - The first time Brett Dorton moves into a cramped press box, packing his computer and accompanied by his spotter, Denny Putnam, he knows he is eyed with suspicion. What is a statistician doing up here? But as the game progresses and he keeps announcers stocked with the numbers for their broadcasts and ends the game with a complete listing of both teams' every play, he is welcomed with open arms...
Painting the town (10/25/04)
Lori McCoy lifts up Aria Parker so she can paint the window of Alyshia's Magical Moments on New Madrid Street Saturday morning. Despite Saturday's early rain, Parker and her fellow members of Brownie Troop 50, as well as other local groups, were able to participate in the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Window Painting Contest...
Tire slashing (10/25/04)
Jesse Bonner puts a new tire onto his car Friday morning after all four tires were slashed Thursday night or early Friday. A spree of tires slashing occurred on Butler, Shelby and Murray Lane Streets with a total of 13 cars at six locations having slashed tires on Friday morning. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the incident...
Kelly captures state championship (10/25/04)
BENTON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks softball team wrapped up a magical season with the ultimate prize -- a state championship. "I'm still on cloud nine and will be for the next several weeks," said Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge, after her second state title. The first was in 1996...
James Abbott (10/25/04)
ADVANCE - James Robert Abbott, 53, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 20, 1950, in Bloomfield, son of the late Frank and Nellie Hurt Abbott, he retired as shipping foreman for Missouri Industries in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Elmer Vinson (10/25/04)
CHARLESTON - Elmer Lee Vinson, 74, died at 10:45 p.m. Oct. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 25, 1930, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hershel and Minnie Kelley Vinson, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. He was a truck driver for T&S Farms in Charleston...
Joe Moore (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - Joe Foster Moore, 61, formerly of Senath, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1943, in Senath, son of the late Van and Margie Mae Weaver Moore, he graduated in 1961 from Senath High School, was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Reta Doege (10/25/04)
SCOTT CITY - Reta Charlotte Doege, 77, died at 4:41 p.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 18, 1927, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of the late David Ralph and Mary Alice Bowers McCoy, she was an English teacher at Olive Branch, Ill., and Blodgett and Kelly High Schools...
Thomas Dollar (10/25/04)
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Thomas Daniel Dollar, 70, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 23, 2004, in Florida. Born Oct. 14, 1934, in Tippah County, Miss., he was raised in Sikeston and graduated in 1950 from Grayridge (Mo.) High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Dub Kelley (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - William Thomas "Dub" Kelley Sr., 78, died Oct. 23, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late Homer and Myrtle Ida Alexander Kelley, he was a member of the Church of Christ in Morehouse. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a security guard for Missouri Delta Medical Center and Turner Dairy before retiring...
Lucille LeDure (10/25/04)
BENTON - Lucille Irene LeDure, 91, died at 8:10 a.m. Oct. 23, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1912, in Benton, daughter of the late Adam C. and Cora E. Halter Schaefer, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality...
Onie Wallace (10/25/04)
MATTHEWS - Onie Mae Benson Wallace, 95, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Sells Rest Home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Clayton Bohannon (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - Clayton D. Bohannon, 77, died at 9:38 a.m. Oct. 24, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late William Lee and Iva Mae Gray Bohannon Sr., he was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He owned and operated Bo's Bar-B-Q in Sikeston for 33 years, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of American Legion Post 114 and the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Looking Back (10/25) (10/25/04)
SIKESTON - Franklin P. Owen, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Ed Owen, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, has been promoted to captain. His parents were informed this week. MOREHOUSE - Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Stephens had a houseful of guests this weekend. Their guests included: Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Stephens, Bonna and Philip Stephens and Owl Stephens, all of St. Louis; Mrs. Martha Wilening and children of Matthews; and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drake of Canalou...
Your view: Pro-life a priority (10/25/04)
I am a mother of two and am adamantly pro-life. I am disappointed by our Republican-majority Congress, our President and Supreme Court, seven of the nine justices having been appointed by Nixon, Reagan and Bush Sr. I believed the 2000 election was the chance to obtain a constitutional amendment guaranteeing life to unborn babies. I was shocked to read in the April 20, 2001, USA Today that the pro-life issue was "not a policy priority" for this Bush administration...
Your view: Citizens beware (10/25/04)
My elderly father passed away a couple of weeks ago (Sept. 24). Before his body had hardly gotten cold, my mother received the following threatening notice from the Social Security Administration. Their letter opened with, "Alton Horton is not entitled to monthly benefits beginning September 2004 because he died in that month ... you must refund this overpayment within 30 days."...
Speakout 10/25 (10/25/04)
This is to all you so called political smashers out there. You want to know what's wrong with the kids of today? Look at yourselves! Monkey see, monkey do! All you have time to do is smash Bush or Kerry - makes one wonder how your house looks with all the time you spend smashing Bush and Kerry. ...