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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2004

Area man killed on 'black ice' (12/23/04)
A Bell City man was fatally injured when he lost control of his truck on "black ice." At 6:51 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 61 North and Route ZZ, Ricky E. Gammons, 29, was eastbound on Highway ZZ near North Ridge Drive when he lost control of his vehicle on "black ice" at the bottom of the hill according to a report from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. ...
December blizzard hits (12/23/04)
Joseph Henggler snow boards down a hill on Ingram Road Wednesday afternoon. While the snow flurries have ended for Southeast Missouri, the cold temperatures will continue. Tonight's lows will be around 1 while Friday will be mostly sunny with the highs reaching around 15...
Local residents are advised: 'Stay home' (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Thursday morning's advice from law enforcement officials was simple: Stay home! The storm which dropped as much as 9-inches of snow on the ground beginning Wednesday morning has left cars stuck in ditches and stranded motorists. The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department reported 23 snow-related incident reports during the evening and was working a "pileup" on Highway 62 between Bertrand and Miner early today...
Family events are common during holidays (12/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Whether it's making cookies with mom or watching "A Christmas Story" over and over every year with the family, nearly everyone has a family holiday tradition of some kind. For Ann Emory of East Prairie, it's her husband's family Christmas breakfast that's been a holiday must for the past 60 years...
Power plant is damaged by spot fires (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Despite a fire Wednesday at the Sikeston Power Plant, no power shortages are expected. At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety was alerted to a fire at the power plant, 1551 W. Wakefield Road. Officers found a piece of equipment had malfunctioned causing hydraulic oil to spill onto hot pipes resulting in small spot fires...
Sikeston United Way exceeds goal (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Despite raising the bar, the Sikeston Area United Way once again exceeded its goal for the 2004-2005 campaign. The goal was $78,000 for this campaign, up $2,000 from the previous couple of years, according to Glenna Shy, campaign director...
James Daughterty (12/23/04)
BENTON - James Nelson Daugherty, 38, died Dec. 22, 2004, at his residence in Benton. Born May 21, 1966, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Geraldine Maloney Wells of Benton and the late James Daugherty Sr., he was a driver for Cauble and Fields and a member of the OIDA...
'Fannie' DeLaney (12/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Frances "Fannie" DeLaney, 82, of Charleston died at 1:45 a.m. Dec. 23, 2004, at the Arbors Nursing Facility in Cape Girardeu. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Woodrow Wilson (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, 75, died Dec. 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1928, in Kaiser, Ark., to the late Raymond and Ethel Mae Powers Wilson, he was the former owner of Woody's Pest Control and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene...
Ella I. Smith (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Ella Irene Smith, 90, formerly of Canalou, died at 12:24 a.m. Dec. 22, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1914, at Senath to the late Harve Franklin and Pearl Jenkins Campbell, she was a member of the Canalou Assembly of God Church for over 50 years and a housewife and homemaker...
Feeherty - Andrews (12/23/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Stephanie Katherin Feeherty and Michael Nicholas "Nick" Andrews were married in a 6 p.m. double ring ceremony July 16, 2004, at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Victor Stepka, deacon of the church, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. ...
Mitchems mark 40th anniversary (12/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Richard and Jean Mitchem of Sikeston are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Mitchem and the former Jean Watkins were married Dec. 23, 1964, at Garden Ridge Baptist Church in Bell City. Their children and spouses are Scott and Naoko Mitchem of Honolulu, Rodney and Lisa Mitchem of Sikeston and Russell and Lisa Mitchem of Advance. Their grandchildren are Maiko, Cynthia, Michael, Baili and Sydney...
Looking Back 12/23 (12/23/04)
SIKESTON - Shiplifter 2-c Garland Burchfield, serving in the Southwest Pacific, writes that he is receiving his Standard and enjoying every issue. SIKESTON - More than 1,778 persons registered at the new Motor Bank facility of the Bank of Sikeston. Edward C. Matthews, of the bank, presented prize awards to Mrs. B.G. Corn, first place, $100; and W.T. Woods, third place, $25. The second place winner of $50 was not available for the presentation...
Don't let Christmas become too modern (12/23/04)
An elderly gentleman brought a 50-year-old Christmas card into the office this week and something about the card struck me right away. Inside was a neat little hand-written message in a long-forgotten style of writing. The words were crisp and neat. You can tell that penmanship is a lost art in our educational system today...
Speakout 12/23 (12/23/04)
In the alley of the 200 block of William Street (between William and Daniel streets), I have called the city at least three times. There are old tires, a hot water heater, old couch behind the house, garbage piled up behind the house, there's an old building with holes in the roof and coons, opossums and rats run in and out of it. I just don't understand why something can't be done about this. Please don't tell me to call the city because I've already called them three times...