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Stories from Thursday, November 18, 2004

Craft shows attract crowds (11/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, and for thousands of women in the area, that means one thing: the craft shows at Cape Girardeau and Jackson. "There are crafters everywhere this weekend," said Chuck Martin, director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau. "It is huge because there are an awful lot of people who are shopping for Christmas and are looking for that unique gift. There will be people in our community from throughout the tri-state area."...
Families are trying to compensate for high heating costs (11/18/04)
SIKESTON -- With home-heating bills expected to increase 10 to 15 percent compared to last year, many residents will resort to other methods to keep warm and offset their costs this winter. Lester Wright, business manager for Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, said the company has already seen some conversions by its customers from gas to electric heating. ...
New stripes (11/18/04)
Larry Hinkel of Diebold Parking Lot Services stripes the parking lot at the VFW Baseball Field Wednesday. The lot now has 100 parking spots for the baseball season.
One arrested after shooting (11/18/04)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston teen is in custody after a shooting and car chase in Sikeston on Monday. Brandon M. Johnson was arrested Tuesday by officers with the Charleston Department of Public Safety. Johnson is charged with four counts of first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. His bond is set at $50,000...
James Shands (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Earvin Shands, 81, died at 6:35 a.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Medina, Tenn., son of the late Hubie and Tina Elizabeth Todd Shands, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and timber cutter and member of Barnes Ridge Baptist Church near East Prairie...
Thomas Monroe (11/18/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Thomas Jefferson Monroe, 58, died Nov. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of the late Lawrence and Claudine Morse Monroe, he lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. He was a member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 and a charter member of the Dexter Eagles Club...
S.T. Kershaw (11/18/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - S.T. Kershaw, 67, died Nov. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Grenada, Mo., daughter of the late Willie and Iona Harvey Meeks, she was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville...
Mary Bain (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Lois Bain, 80, died Nov. 17, 2004, at her home. Born March 24, 1924, in Camden, Tenn., daughter of the late John Herman and Lillie Mae McMurtry Bain, she lived in Camden before moving to Mississippi County 67 years ago. She worked for Budget Laundry and the Charleston Manor before retiring...
Jewel Maschmeyer (11/18/04)
ST. ANN - Jewel Lorene Beardsley Maschmeyer, 82, died Nov. 16, 2004, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Aaron Hance and Stella Ramsey Beardsley, she was a beautician and member of the Westside General Baptist Church in St. Ann...
Don Coleman (11/18/04)
DEXTER - Donald R. "Don" Coleman, 61, died Nov. 17, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Aug. 4, 1943, in Dexter, son of the late Joe E. and Ruby Mae McCormick Coleman, he lived in Dexter most of his life. He owned and operated Don Coleman Construction Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Imo Cooper (11/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Imo Cooper, 84, died at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 17, 2004 at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation is scheduled after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow in the Dogwood Cemetery...
Guy Wilson (11/18/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Guy Sylvester Wilson, 84, of Harrisburg, Ark., and formerly of Sikeston, who died Nov. 15, 2004, were: Vernon Smith, Charles Ulmer, Jerry Kelley, Bill Martin, Jim Howell, Charles DeWitt and Joe Karnes...
Lett - Stanfield (11/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lett have announced the engagement of their daughter, Misti Michelle, to Christopher Allen Stanfield, son of J.W. Stanfield of Cape Girardeau and the late Brenda Stanfield. The future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in health management at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a nurse for the Sikeston Jaycee Regional Dialysis Center and is pursuing a registered nursing degree at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill...
Cowger - Chappell (11/18/04)
SIKESTON -- James A. and Jeanne Cowger have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kyleigh Anne, to Kent Timothy Chappell, son of Tim and Diane Chappell of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 2003 from Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton...
Looking Back 11/18 (11/18/04)
SIKESTON - A recital was given Thursday by pupils of Mrs. Ralph Anderson in her home. Those performing were: Billie Gillespie, Leo Fisher, Tommy Kendig, Davie Bowman, Don Dale, John Harper, Jane Bowman, Shirley Alton, Charlotte Taft, Mary Nell Van Bibber and Graham Sadler...
Appointment fails our best interests (11/18/04)
August was an interesting month for former state Sen. Ken Jacob (Dem.-Columbia). First, Jacob was defeated in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. But to ease the pain, lame duck Gov. Bob Holden later in the month appointed Jacobs to the state Labor and Industrial Relations Commission which brings with it a boatload of perks...
Speakout 11/18 (11/18/04)
As a person who has voted for a lot of Republicans in my day, it's funny to see that my former Sikeston school principal from one of the elementary schools has been equated with Dan Rather and Michael Moore. I guess, Mr. Greenlee, when you disagree with Republicans or Republicanism, that means you're the likes of Michael Moore and Dan Rather and so forth. Go figure. This is laughable, to equate people with loons just because you disagree with what they say...