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Stories from Friday, December 31, 2004

Weather doesn't stop Sikeston from shaping up (12/31/04)
SIKESTON -- Shape Up Sikeston! participant Karen Bain didn't let the holidays or a little snow stand in her way of earning points in the community's competitive exercise program. To compensate for the YMCA of Southeast Missouri in Sikeston being closed for the holidays and not being able to conquer tough traveling conditions, Bain just shoveled snow...
Grant to fund E-911 upgrade (12/31/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will use Homeland Security funds to upgrade its E-911 computer system. County Clerk Junior DeLay said during Thursday's County Commission meeting that he received notification last week the county was approved for a $14,270 Homeland Security grant...
Thursday fire (12/31/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Sgt. Tommy Conn fights a fire on Highway ZZ Thursday morning. Upon arrival the home was fully involved in flames. Also responding were Vanduser Fire Department and Morehouse Fire Department.
Welcoming the new guard (12/31/04)
Scott County Clerk Rita Milam congratulates the new sheriff, Rick Walter, after swearing in the new Scott County officeholders Thursday. Also pictured after being sworn in to their county offices are, from left, Dennis E. Ziegenhorn, first district associate county commissioner; Jamie Burger, second district associate county commissioner; Pam Dirnberger, public administrator; and Scott C. Amick, coroner...
E.P. locks up consolation championship at Bloomfield (12/31/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Puxico fell behind early and never recovered as the East Prairie Eagles rolled to an easy win the consolation bracket championship game. Two 3-pointers in the first quarter jump started the Eagles who glided to a 22-13 first quarter lead and extended it to 50-23 at the break...
Jackson knocks off Kelly in OT for second straight title (12/31/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The underdog Kelly Hawks scratched and clawed their way to the brink of a tournament title before falling just shy. Jackson Indians held off Kelly 63-61 in a thrilling overtime game to repeat as champion of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament before a near-capacity crowd at the Show Me Center on Thursday night...
Streak lives on for Bearcats (12/31/04)
BLOOMFIELD - It was a little tougher than usual, but the Dexter Bearcats are still the king of Bloomfield. For the last six years, Dexter claimed the championship by an average score of nearly 20 points. But this year's championship, the Bearcats' record seventh in a row, came down to the final shot as they held off second-seeded Portageville 56-55 on Thursday...
Priscilla Nickens (12/31/04)
DEXTER -- Priscilla Nickens, 99, died Dec. 30, 2004, at the Aspen Care Rehabilitation Center at Ogden, Utah. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Avery (12/31/04)
DUDLEY - James Gardner Avery, 58, died Dec. 30, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dorlus Moore (12/31/04)
BERNIE -- Dorlus Moore, 87, died Dec. 30, 2004, at the Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Gladsia Bland (12/31/04)
DEXTER -- Gladsia Bland, 95, died Dec. 30, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Billy Hunsperger Sr. (12/31/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Billy Ray Hunsperger Sr., 66, who died Dec. 27, 2004, were: Jason Josupaite, Larry Hunsperger, Tommy Stafford, Tom Stafford, Coleman Capps and John Chapman...
Mayola Gibson (12/31/04)
DESOTO, Texas -- Mayola Gibson, 76, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Dec. 29, 2004, at the Charlson Methodist Hospital in Dallas. Born Feb. 25, 1928, in Bernie, Mo., daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, she had lived in Dexter before moving to St. Louis, Mo., in 1969, and later to DeSoto. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mesquite...
Births (Published 12/31) (12/31/04)
MORLEY - Thomas Ray and Amy Marie Sherrion are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 7:31 a.m. Dec. 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cherrish Nicole Sherrion weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. The former Amy Rainwater, Mrs. Sherrion is the daughter of Gary Rainwater of Conran and Kathy Rainwater of Lilbourn...
Looking Back 12/31 (12/31/04)
SIKESTON - A Purple Heart was presented to Pvt. Ardell Vanover, who was wounded Nov. 30 while serving with Patton's 95th Division in Germany, his wife, who lives in Smith Addition, learned this week. --- SIKESTON - Effective the first of the year, Sharron Pharris, assistant manager at Del Rey Hotel since March 1938, will assume management of the hotel. He will be assisted by Mrs. Pharris and their son, Jimmy...
Your view: Things to remember (12/31/04)
They say you can't go home again. I think you can with your memories. A while ago, I drove out to the plantation where I lived from birth until my early teens. The three-quarter-mile dirt road we lived on (it's now gravel) had 10 or 12 farm laborer or sharecropper houses. Now there are none and no indication that anyone had ever lived there...
Speakout 12/31 (12/31/04)
Mold, dust, dirt balls in the venting system. Mold, buckets in the hall, office, bathrooms. Mold, ceiling tiles ringed with water spots. Mold, carpet that had been wet. Mold on and on over almost as many years as Middle School has been in its current site. ...