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Stories from Monday, November 15, 2004

Council OKs insurance (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - Employee health insurance is up, but not as much as planned for. City Council members authorized the renewal of the health insurance contract with Alliance Blue Cross-Blue Shield for employees during the special Sikeston City Council meeting this morning...
Local business helps in fight against terrorism (11/15/04)
NEW MADRID - The video is impressive. A flat bed truck barrels down the roadway head-on into concrete barriers. The barriers give slightly, the truck crumples to a stop. Charlie Merrill, chairman of Kontek, gives a nod of approval at the performance of the barriers created by his company. Now, he wants to create a new twist -- stopping a terrorist's bomb and a speeding truck...
Animals rescued from area property (11/15/04)
BENTON -- An investigation continues today in the weekend rescue of numerous animals from a Scott County property. Working in cooperation with the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Sikeston Bootheel Humane Society, the Humane Society of Missouri rescued approximately 40 animals from a two-acre property near Benton Friday evening...
Holiday horse (11/15/04)
The Historic Downtown Sikeston Christmas Open House Celebration drew shoppers to Sikeston stores Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, visitors lined up for the free carriage rides. One youngster took advantage of a stop to get a closer look at the horse which pulled her and her family around the block...
Zelma Woods (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - Zelma Louise Penrose Woods, 86, died Nov. 12, 2004, at the Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky. Born Aug. 8, 1918, in Bell City, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Maggie Penrose. On Feb. 19, 1941, she married Floyd Woods who preceded her in death on March 17, 1987...
Albert Wilson (11/15/04)
DEXTER - Albert T. Wilson, 81, died Nov. 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 4, 1923, in Clarksville, Ark., son of the late John and Orene Norvell Wilson, he lived in St. Charles, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1997 and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter and retired from Allis Chalmers. He was an airplane mechanic with the U.S. Air Force in World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal...
Marshall Loflin (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - Marshall Glen Loflin, 71, died at 7:23 a.m. Nov. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 26, 1933, near Charleston, son of the late Herman Jewell and Ada Leona Langley Loflin, he was of the Pentecostal belief and lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life. He lived in Sikeston for many years where he owned and operated Loflin's Salvage and Car Lot...
Alfred Pearson (11/15/04)
MINER - Alfred Dee Pearson, 85, formerly of Bell City, died Nov. 13, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Jan. 21, 1919, in Johnson County, Ark., son of the late James D. and Ora V. Clark Pearson, he was affiliated with the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston and was a farmer before retiring...
Guy Wilson (11/15/04)
HARRISBURG, Ark. -- Guy Wilson, 84, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Nov. 15, 2004, at Wood Briar Nursing Home in Harrisburg. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Looking Back 11/15 (11/15/04)
SIKESTON - The Edmondson Street Church of God purchased property on Kingshighway and Edmondson this week in preparation for more parishioners. SIKESTON - Speaking on the topic, "Rules of the Road," the Rev. J.W. Hackney, pastor of the First Baptist Church, gave the Kiwanis Club an inspirational talk Tuesday night. He emphasized there are three major rules to follow to achieve a successful life. Keep to the mainline, develop the right habits and attitudes and plow deep...
Speakout 11/15 (11/15/04)
To every illegal drug manufacturer out there, to everyone who endorses alcohol and says it's OK to drink, I would like to introduce you to my grandchildren and maybe you can explain to one who is old enough to talk, when that child tells you, "I wish I was dead," or "I wish I could kill myself because it's my fault that my Mommy won't come home." Maybe you who push for this junk can explain to him, you who stand on the street corners or even in your houses dealing drugs, those who manufacture methamphetamine, maybe you could walk up to my grandchild and tell him that this stuff doesn't hurt. ...