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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2005

Results of KIDS COUNT study released (01/06/05)
SIKESTON -- The number of children enrolled in the free and reduced-priced school lunches program has reached an all-time high, both at the state and local levels, a study released today says. The annual KIDS COUNT in Missouri study conducted by Citizens for Missouri's Children, shows that nearly four out of 10 of the state's school children qualify for the program designed to help children of low-income families -- up from 35.9 percent in 1999 to 39.2 percent in 2003, the last year for which data are available.. ...
Month shines the light on birth defects (01/06/05)
SIKESTON - Gov. Bob Holden has proclaimed January as Missouri Birth Defects Prevention Month order to increase awareness about birth defects, as well as ways to prevent those possible. Birth defects are the nation's leading cause of infant death as well as the leading cause of childhood disabilities, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services...
Morning fire (01/06/05)
Firefighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety spray water on a fire this morning at 620 Daniel St. The cause of the fire was not determined at press time.
City sales tax was top story of 2004 (01/06/05)
SIKESTON - The biggest story of 2004 for Sikeston was made possible by voters, according to Sikeston city officials. Council members and city staff agree the key event for 2004 was "the passage of the 1-cent sales tax by the citizens," according to Linda Lowes, director of governmental services. "This is a building block for the future. It makes everything possible that the Council has established as goals."...
Loading trees (01/06/05)
Sikeston Park Division employees Ron Hill, Chris Hart and Bill Nance load a Pullen Brothers Inc. truck with Christmas trees Thursday morning. The Park Division collected real Christmas trees to use as fish shelters in the city's two public fishing lakes and for the Corps of Engineers at Lake Wappapello...
Local athletes performing well at UMSL (01/06/05)
ST. CHARLES -- The Missouri-St. Louis men's basketball team dropped an overtime game at Lindenwood on Monday evening in overtime, falling 85-82 in UMSL's first ever loss to the Lions. Lindenwood got the first bucket of the game for a quick lead, and pushed it out to as many as seven points at 17-10 halfway through the first half...
SJHS teams swept by Jackson (01/06/05)
JACKSON - The Sikeston eighth and ninth grade basketball teams were swept on Wednesday night at Jackson. The ninth grade team lost 46-43 to fall to 3-4 on the season while the eighth graders remained winless, falling 38-31. In the ninth grade game, Sikeston led 12-10 after the first quarter but couldn't hang on. Jackson led 25-23 at the half and continued to extend the lead from there...
Nellie Hardin (01/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Nellie L. Harden, 76, who died Jan. 3, 2005, will be: Eddie Hickman, Blake Hickman, Mike Quillman, Lloyd Morton, Anthony Mansfield and Larry Agee. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. Friday until service time at 11 a.m. at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
Sarah Henson (01/06/05)
CASEY, Ill. - Sarah L. Henson, 64, formerly of Parma and St. Louis, Mo., died Jan. 4, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 21, 1940, in Parma, daughter of the late John Franklin and Donna Elouise Tucker Walker, she attended the White Oak Baptist Church in Casey...
Cinda Rush (01/06/05)
BERNIE - Cinda B. Rush, 78, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
James Shaw (01/06/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for James Shaw Sr., 85, who died Dec. 31, 2004, were: Bennie Shaw, Elmer Shaw, Oscar Shaw, Morris Shaw, Bennie Shaw Jr. and Marcus Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were: Vincent Dennis, Chester Hill, Glen Cole, Mayo Shaw, Darren Shaw and Charles Hester Jr...
Wilene Smith (01/06/05)
SIKESTON -- Wilene Smith, 77, died Jan. 5, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Helen Foster (01/06/05)
FLORISSANT - Dorothy Lucille 'Helen" Foster, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 5, 2005, following a long illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant.
Margaret Griffin (01/06/05)
VANDUSER - Margaret Helen Clare Griffin, 85, formerly of St. Louis, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 10, 1919, in Montgomery County, daughter of the late John Sallee and Julie See Clare, she lived on farms in central Alabama and southeast Missouri. ...
Harold Gromer (01/06/05)
BERNIE - Harold E. Gromer, 77, died Jan. 4, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born April 6, 1927, in Morley, son of the late Ernest S. and Addie O. Mason Gromer, he was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and member of the Word of Faith Christian Center in Bernie...
Births (Published 1/6) (01/06/05)
DEXTER - Darius Wayne and Sheri Lee Dowdy are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:21 a.m. Dec. 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Sophie Grace Dowdy weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Vomund - Lathum (01/06/05)
MARTINSBURG -- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vomund have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle, to Kendrick Lathum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lathum of Matthews. A 2000 graduate of Community R-6 and a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla, the future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Linton Vomund of Martinsburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Myers. She is employed by Boeing...
Milam - Riley (01/06/05)
BENTON -- Brad and Rita Milam have announced the engagement of their daughter, Julie Nicole, to Michael Dean Riley II, son of Mike and Gail Riley of Blodgett. A 2000 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004, and expects to complete a dietetic internship program at Southeast in May 2005...
Looking Back 1/6 (01/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Pfc. Joey E. Mouser, 26, lost his life in action in Germany on Dec. 10, according to word received by his wife in Chaffee Tuesday. SIKESTON - The first baby of 1965 in Sikeston was born to Mr. and Mrs. David L. Gollhofer, Route 3, Sikeston, at the Missouri Delta Community Hospital at 7:40 p.m. New Year's Day. The baby, a girl, has not been given a name as yet...
Must we pay costs of irresponsibility (01/06/05)
She's a drug-addicted, 31-year-old mother of seven children from seven different fathers. Three of the children tested positive for cocaine at birth. All of the children have been removed from the home and placed into foster care. And now a Family Court judge has ordered the woman not to have any more children until she proves she can look after the seven she already has. ...
Speakout 1/6 (01/06/05)
Keep money here How can the U.S. government sit back and say there will not be any Social Security after seven years and we are starting sending $35 million overseas. The war is costing $10 billion and we have all these outside finances going on to different religions. That is ridiculous...