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Stories from Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Sold (11/17/04)
The Sikeston Rotary Auction kicked off Tuesday night at the Clinton Building. Telling viewers about products for that segment are Rotarians Kim Heckemeyer and Mike Moll while Tom Hedrick places a bid on an item's line. The auction will be aired from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and again Thursday on Sikeston cable channel 12...
Progress (11/17/04)
Steve Ferrell of Ferrell Excavating rips through the interior of 307 Heath St. Tuesday morning. The demolition is part of the Sikeston Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority's clean-up.
Group will help with new proposed water district (11/17/04)
BENTON - A steering committee for a proposed countywide rural water district in Scott County is formed During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County commissioners discussed progress made during the water district meeting held Thursday at the courthouse...
Popular holiday feast returns (11/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Beverly Baker and her Thanksgiving Day feast are back by popular demand. Following a two-year absence, the Sikeston resident has decided to once again offer a warm meal for local senior citizens on Thanksgiving Day. "I knew that I was through (when I stopped the meal)," Baker said. ...
Sikeston men are headed for prison (11/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston men were sentenced to federal prison on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Michael J. Grannan, 46, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 30 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm in connection with an incident in Sikeston. He was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton...
Arrest made in robbery (11/17/04)
SIKESTON -- A tip after a report of a robbery and attempted rape has led to the arrest of a Sikeston man. Anthony Dewayne Blackmon, 30, was arrested and charged through the Scott County Prosecuting Attorney's office with attempted rape, first degree burglary and stealing. He is currently being held in Scott County jail with a bond of $75,000...
Local teens take part in 'Smokebusters' (11/17/04)
SIKESTON -- The Scott County Health Department and local teenagers have teamed up just in time to combat the dangers of smoking with a program called Smokebusters. Last week the Oran R-3 Junior High Student Council and the Scott County Central Junior High Beta Club were among the first groups trained to begin Smokebusters, a three-year program aimed to influence youth to become critical thinkers, to avoid tobacco use and to become advocates for a tobacco-free environment, according to Scott County Health Department Public Educator Brenda Freed.. ...
Businesses to go smokefree Thursday (11/17/04)
SIKESTON -- Ash trays that usually sit atop tables designated for smoking customers may be replaced with small table tents stating the phrase: "No smoking" in some Sikeston eateries this week. Several bars and restaurants in Sikeston have opted to take part in Thursday's national effort, the 18th Annual Great American Smokeout, to warn the public about the dangers of smoking tobacco and secondhand smoking...
SEMO Conference Football Records (11/17/04)
SEMO NORTH Cape Central Tigers (2-8) Jackson Indians (7-3) Poplar Bluff Mules (3-7) Sikeston Bulldogs (3-7) SEMO CENTRAL Caruthersville Tigers (12-0) Charleston Bluejays (8-3) Dexter Bearcats (6-4) Kennett Indians (2-8) NMCC Eagles (1-9) SEMO SOUTH...
Betty Lou Wiggins (11/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Betty Lou Wiggins, 50, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau due to an extended illness. Born Feb. 28, 1954, in Sikeston, daughter of Willie Mae Wiggins of Sikeston and the late Pluitt Wiggins, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as choir director...
James Marlere (11/17/04)
DESLOGE -- James L. Marler, 80, died Nov. 15, 2004, at his home. Born July 14, 1924, in Herculaneum, son of the late Clarence Edward and Della Bell Bright Marler, he retired from St. Joe Lead Co. in 1980. His wife, Galena Highley Marler, survives of the home...
Jewel Maschmeyer (11/17/04)
St. ANN -- Jewel Maschmeyer, 82, formerly of Scott City, died Nov. 16, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Westside General Baptist Church in St. Louis. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Church of the Rock in Sikeston...
Albert Wilson (11/17/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Albert T. Wilson, 81, who died Nov. 12, 2004, were: William Webb, Monty Hammonds, Timmy Hammonds, Joe Busby, Louie Wring and Gary Maze.
James Shands (11/17/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Shands, 81, died at 6:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Births (Published 11/17) (11/17/04)
SIKESTON - Larry and April Lofton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:32 a.m. Sept. 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Larry Nelson Lofton Jr. III weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Lofton is the daughter of Donnie and Rita Nance...
Looking Back 11/17 (11/17/04)
SIKESTON - Major Will G. Miller has been awarded the Bronze Star for "meritorious service in direct support of combat operations," it was learned this week. The officer is connected with a tactical air communications squadron and the decoration was bestowed on him Oct. 11 for his part in the D-Day operations...
Reality TV is losing its audience, really! (11/17/04)
Television was once described as a "vast wasteland" - much potential but far too often falling short of expectations. And though opinions vary, I suspect that description would apply to television today. During a discussion the other night on the current state of network television offerings, the talk turned to the current rage of reality TV. I, for one, have had just about enough reality...
Your view: We are Americans (11/17/04)
The election is over and President Bush returns for another term. The votes are counted and America has spoken. However now in a time of disunity and hard feelings, more important than being a Republican or Democrat, Independent or Green Party is being an American. To quote President Bush in a recent address to the nation, "When we come together and work together, there is no limit to the greatness of America."...
Speakout 11/17 (11/17/04)
I read where Mike said that people not cleaning up their property should spend some time in jail. What about the business owners who let their business property get in bad shape? Put them in jail, or better yet, put the ones who are supposed to enforce the law in jail. ...