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Stories from Friday, November 19, 2004

Sikeston DPS seeing results (11/19/04)
SIKESTON - The first dollar from Sikeston's sales tax, approved by voters in February, has yet to be received but already the Sikeston Department of Public Safety is seeing results. Sikeston DPS Chief Drew Juden explained to the members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce the benefits already accrued by the department and, in turn, the citizens of Sikeston. Juden was the guest speaker during the SACC meeting Thursday...
County looking for help (11/19/04)
CHARLESTON - County officials are looking for some good temporary help in the assessor's office. County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson advised commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday that he has received a "concern letter" from the State Tax Commission. He explained the STC's concern is that property in Mississippi County may be undervalued for tax assessment...
Tractor winner (11/19/04)
Cannon Nowell pedals a toy tractor during the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Farmers Recognition Banquet Thursday night at the Elks Lodge. The toy tractor was auctioned to the highest bidder which was Cannon's father, Josh, who also won the Jaycee Outstanding Young Farmer...
Chili day (11/19/04)
Kiwanis Trent Hurley (pictured left) and Brett Matthews dish out chili during the organization's Chili Day Thursday at the First Methodist Church. Proceeds from the chili supper go to youth scholarships, programs and local schools.
New sport utility vehicle fueling up with soybeans (11/19/04)
SIKESTON -- DaimlerChrysler recently unveiled the nation's first mid-sized sport utility vehicle capable of running on fuel that contains soybeans, but local dealers say residents may have to wait until early next year before they can catch a ride in the new vehicle...
Local residents jailed for drugs (11/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Six area residents are in jail on drug-related charges. According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department, David Allen Jones, 28, and James Lee Grogan, 28, both of Sikeston; Brandi Lynette Walker, 24, of Morehouse; Dawn Marie Tackett, 29, of Bloomfield; Frankie Wesley Tackett Jr., 34, of Dexter; and David Allan Blankenship, 22, of Dexter were all arrested on several drug charges including possession, distribution, possession of methamphetamine and ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.. ...
Helen McBride (11/19/04)
DEXTER - Helen McBride, 78, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Powe, daughter of the late Elvis and Gladys Irby Reynolds, she lived in St. Louis for 25 years before moving to Dexter in 1974. She was a nurse aide for area nursing homes before retiring and was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Lula Potter (11/19/04)
PUXICO - Lula Potter, 93, died Nov. 18, 2004, at the Bentley Extended Care Center in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home...
Imo Cooper (11/19/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Imo E. Cooper, 84, died at 6:35 p.m. Nov. 17, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Supply, Ark., daughter of the late James P. and Mary P. Hilliard Powell, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Births (Published 11/19) (11/19/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rana Leanne Stewart and John Hunter Morgan are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:14 p.m. Oct. 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Amerie Claire Morgan weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-inches long. Stewart, daughter of Robin Stewart of Shreveport, La., and Scott Stewart of Cape Girardeau, is employed by Outback...
Looking Back 11/19 (11/19/04)
SIKESTON - Renshaw Hall, 2 2-c seaman, who has been stationed in St. Louis, was home on a short furlough besetting his wife and son, Larry Joe SIKESTON - The Middle School on Tanner Street was robbed sometime between Saturday noon and 11 a.m. Sunday with a loss estimate at around $1,481 in cash and checks. ...
Your view: Election response (11/19/04)
Well, the election has come and gone. Had it not been for some local unopposed candidates, I wouldn't have voted for one winner. After listening, reading and watching this campaign season, I am ready to propose a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution - one that will automatically disqualify any candidate who speaks in a church during his or her campaign or who mentions his or her own faith more than once a week...
Speakout 11/19 (11/19/04)
On the Nov. 11 article, "Change America's lifestyle," whoever wrote that, in the first place, has an IQ of zero and in the second place, don't call "Christian" values in the same breath when you speak of getting rid of the poor people. As far as the Democrats and Republicans, that's how it has always been and it always will be. ...