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Stories from Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Contract signed for GIS system (12/15/04)
BENTON - County commissioners signed contracts for the implementation of the county's geographic information system during their regular meeting Tuesday. "We think this will be a big help for all the school districts," said Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel. During previous meetings, county officials discussed how the GIS will help them pick up on missed land parcels whose owners aren't currently paying taxes to their respective school districts and other taxing entities...
Committee formed to look at convention/recreation center (12/15/04)
MINER - On Tuesday, the formation of a seven-member Convention/Recreation Center Steering Committee was approved by the Miner Board of Aldermen during their regular meeting. The mayor will make recommendations on the member appointments after which they will be approved by the Board...
Jingle Bells (12/15/04)
Sikeston Kindergarten Center students jingle bells during their Christmas Program Tuesday afternoon at the school. Five classrooms from the Center performed to a standing-room-only crowd.
Gifts for kids (12/15/04)
Bootheel Golf Men's Association members Tony Hill, Kenny Woodard and Chuck Loafman load a pickup with toys. The club collected toys for area children during its annual Santa Open Golf Tournament.
Shape Up Sikeston: Two teams tied for first place (12/15/04)
SIKESTON - With the first full week behind them, two teams are tied for first in the Shape Up Sikeston! fitness competition. As of Thursday, the City of Sikeston's Shape Shifters and Home Oil Co.'s Excess Energy, each with 135 points, were in the lead closely followed by the City Haulers, also from City Hall, with 133...
Board inks deal with architectural firm (12/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston R-6 Board of Education voted Tuesday to ink a deal with an architectural and engineering services -- should they decide to move forward with a bond issue proposal to renovate and expand the district. During the regular September meeting, the board awarded the architectural bid to the Memphis, Tenn.-based Fleming Associates Architects PC...
R-6 board filings begin (12/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Filing is under way for Missouri school boards, and after one day the Sikeston R-6 district already has three contenders. Filing for the April 5 election began at 8 a.m. Tuesday and will end at 5 p.m. Jan. 18. Three positions with three-year terms are up for grabs in the Sikeston R-6 district, and the incumbents -- board president Greg Colwick and board members Rick Adams and Bill Priday -- have all refiled...
Charleston gets back to .500 with rout of Meridan (12/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays evened their season record at 4-4 Tuesday night by blistering the Meridian (Ill.) Bobcats 74-33. "It's a good game for us," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "We lost to Pine Bluff (Ark.), Blytheville (Ark.) and Trigg County (Ky.) and Dexter at Dexter so we've been playing some tough teams," said Charleston coach Danny Farmer. "We need a game like this every now and then, and I'm pleased with their effort."...
Kelly, Bell City, East Prairie, NMCC post convincing wins (12/15/04)
JACKSON - On an emotional night at Jackson High School, the Indians boys basketball team used a balanced attack to double up visiting Hillsboro 72-36 on Tuesday night. Before the varsity game, the Indians retired the jersey of Jason Schafer, a senior varsity basketball player who died in a one-car accident in September...
Scott Central blows past Doniphan, 85-66 (12/15/04)
MORLEY -- A week of disruption had no ill effects on the Scott County Central Braves' performance as they won convincingly over Doniphan on Tuesday night. Scott County (5-1), beset by the recent suspension of head coach Melvin Porter, led nearly wire to wire in an 85-66 drubbing of Doniphan (1-2)...
Bulldogs fall to Farmington (12/15/04)
FARMINGTON - After hitting a high note on Friday by winning the Sikeston Invitational Tournament with a massive upset of undefeated Blytheville, the Sikeston Bulldogs came back to earth on Tuesday night with a road loss to Farmington 70-39. It was the Bulldogs' worst performance of the year after posting three straight wins in the tournament...
Lillian Braden (12/15/04)
SIKESTON - Lillian "Feedie" Ancell Braden, 72, formerly of Orange, Calif., died at 6:05 p.m. Dec. 13, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 17, 1932, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Lynn Ancell and Edith Jeanette Carter Ancell Ford, she was registrar for the Orange (Calif.) Unified School District. ...
Dorothy Grogan (12/15/04)
LILBOURN - Dorothy Mae Grogan, 56, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:12 p.m. Dec. 13, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 7, 1948, daughter of the late John J. and Annie Arietta Hayden Grogan, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life before moving to Lilbourn three years ago. She was of the Baptist belief...
Robert Washington (12/15/04)
SIKESTON - Robert Lee Washington, 69, died Dec. 12, 2004, at his home. Born July 5, 1935, in Clarksdale, Ark., son of the late Suzannah Buxton, he was a farmer and was employed by Williams Auto Sales in Sikeston. His wife, Lonnie Cole Washington, survives of the home...
Eva Corbell (12/15/04)
SPRINGDALE, Ark. - Eva Dean Corbell, 51, died Dec. 14, 2004, in a Springdale hospital. Born May 9, 1953, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Willadean Harper of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Leland Harper, she was a machine operator for Mead Container at Fort Smith. She was of the Methodist belief and was a member of the United Paper Workers Union...
Anna Langley (12/15/04)
ESSEX - Anna Louise Langley, 85, died Dec. 14, 2004, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Essex, daughter of the late E.L. and Mabel Elizabeth Sitton Williamson, she was a lifelong resident of Essex, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Patricia Rhine (12/15/04)
DEXTER - Patricia Kay Clay-Rhine, 56, died Dec. 13, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 6, 1948, at Catron, daughter of Madeline Hague Clay of Dexter and the late Frank Clay, she lived in Zalma before moving to Dexter in 1984. Survivors in addition to her mother include: two sons, Scott A. Mitchell of Essex and Kevin Wayne Mitchell of Aquilla; two brothers, Mike Clay and Tony Clay of Dexter; one half brother, Raymond Davis of Bell City; and eight grandchildren...
Ike Tate (12/15/04)
SIKESTON - Isaac "Ike" Tate, 70, died Dec. 12, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 21, 1934, in Memphis, Tenn., son of the late Allen and Lillie Morris Tate, he was a farmer and was also an umpire for area baseball games. Survivors include: two daughters, Vanessa Ray of Cape Girardeau and Barbara Howard of Sikeston; three sons, Isaac Harrington of Dalton, Ill., Cleveland Brandon of East St. ...
Wilson Langley (12/15/04)
ESSEX - Wilson Langley, 91, died Dec. 14, 2004, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joe Noble (12/15/04)
CHAFFEE - Joe Noble, 67, died Dec. 14, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Looking back 12/15 (12/15/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. I.S. McGill celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Bill Newton. SIKESTON - For the United Fund of Sikeston, Herschel Tyer, chairman of the fund, accepted a check representing a contribution from the D.E. Club of the Sikeston Senior High School from the club's president, Charles Henson. Funds for this contribution were from the club's hot dog and Coke sale held on the local Kroger parking lot...
Silly assertions are designed to divide (12/15/04)
A few years back, I attended a newspaper gathering in Kansas City. Among the speakers was the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Speaking before an overwhelmingly white audience and an overwhelmingly conservative audience, the Rev. Jackson was clearly not in his familiar element...
Speakout 12/15 (12/15/04)
I am calling about the person who called in "Comparing notes" in the Dec. 8 paper about George Bush flying to Iraq to campaign. Yeah, he may have flown over there to campaign, but I would rather pay my tax-paying expenses to someone who is going over there to campaign than on someone who believes in partial-birth abortion and someone who does not have any morals to them...