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Stories from Friday, January 7, 2005

Trendy bracelets also help support a cause (01/07/05)
BENTON - Laura Essner is just one of millions of people wearing a yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet. And for her, the decision to purchase and wear it was quite easy. "I have been a fan of the Tour de France," she said. "You become a fan of Lance Armstrong when you are a fan of that race."...
Budget for jail will be tighter (01/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Spending at the Mississippi County Detention Center must be reigned in, according to county officials. During a public hearing on the 2005 budget at the their regular meeting Thursday, county commissioners reviewed a statement showing changes in fund balances and a spreadsheet of law enforcement fund financial figures from 1997 to present...
Charleston farmer picked for ag director (01/07/05)
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Fred Ferrell, a southeast Missouri farmer who multiplied a few cattle into a sprawling and diversified agriculture business, was named the next state agriculture director by Gov.-elect Matt Blunt on Thursday. Ferrell, 63, of Charleston, said the biggest challenges for Missouri farmers include ensuring food safety and bolstering river shipping. Ferrell said he also wants focus on promoting Missouri agricultural products...
Bulldogs roll by North Pem (01/07/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Willie Hassell scored a game-high 27 points and led the state-ranked Portageville Bulldogs (9-1) to a 74-45 win over the North Pemiscot Mustangs Thursday night. The win put the Bulldogs back on the winning track after a tough loss to Dexter in the Bloomfield Christmas tournament...
Sikeston wrestlers fall to Cape Central (01/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston wrestling team fell to 1-4 on the season with a 54-24 road loss to Cape Central on Thursday. Sikeston forfeited four matches and were surrendering 24 points before the meet even started. But even more disappointing for head coach Ivan Robison was the number of times his wrestlers were pinned on Thursday -- the Bulldogs were pinned six times on the night...
Lady Hawks fight off Sikeston (01/07/05)
BENTON -- The short-handed Sikeston Lady Bulldogs displayed the tenacity associated with their team nickname in a strong effort against the Kelly Lady Hawks. Kelly (10-1), the No. 10-ranked girls team in the SEMO poll, held off Sikeston for a 70-61 win on Thursday at Kelly High School...
Dexter wrestlers nip NMCC (01/07/05)
DEXTER - Action was fast and furious as the Dexter Bearcats wrestling team hosted the New Madrid County Central Eagles and backed into a 36-30 win Thursday night before the home fans. New Madrid defeated Dexter four matches to two, but the Eagles were unable to field wrestlers in several weight classes giving the Bearcats the winning margin with forfeit points...
Helen Foster (01/07/05)
FLORISSANT - Dorothy Lucille 'Helen" Foster, 77, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 5, 2005, following a lengthy illness. Born Jan. 29, 1927, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Barney and Mabel Crowell Chism, she had been a beautician for the University of Missouri-St. ...
Ruth Shuffit (01/07/05)
WILHOIT, Ariz. - Ruth Laverne Shuffit, 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 1, 2005, at the Hospice Family Care Center in Peoria/Sun City. Born Jan. 12, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Anthony N. and Ora Johnson Miederhoff, she was of the Catholic belief and had been employed as a scrub technician...
Ruby Duncan (01/07/05)
CHAFFEE - Ruby Louis Duncan, 88, died at 7:45 am Jan. 6, 2005, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 10, 1916, in Russelville, Ark., daughter of the late James Arthur and Frances Marie Floyd Mason, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and former member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 48, both in Chaffee...
Jim Wagner (01/07/05)
SIKESTON - James William "Jim" Wagner, 65, formerly of East Prairie, died at 11:41 a.m. Jan. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1939, at Walker, Minn., son of the late Jack and Ann Kepic Wagner, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Legion of Mary. ...
Margaret Griffin (01/07/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Margaret Helen Clare Griffin, 85, of Vanduser, who died Jan. 5, 2005, will be: Roy Griffin, Gary Keasler, Kevin Maxwell, Jim Sincox, Gerald Yeargain and Sonny Hodges...
Harold Caldwell (01/07/05)
SIKESTON - Harold M. Caldwell, 77, died at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Cinda Rush (01/07/05)
BERNIE - Cinda Bell Keeling Rush, 78, died Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Newport, Ark., daughter of the late Aaron and Penelope Lay Keeling, she was a member of the Church of Christ. On Dec. 13, 1943, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Elwood Rush who survives of the home...
Wilene Smith (01/07/05)
SIKESTON - Wilene Smith, 77, died Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Crossville, Tenn., daughter of the late Franklyn Kelly and Laura Bell Bilbrey Neal, she was of the Baptist belief. In 1942, she married Guy Wright Smith who preceded her in death in January 1991...
Melvin Moore (01/07/05)
CHICAGO - Melvin Lewis Moore, 49, died at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, 2005, at the St. Agnes Nursing Facility in Chicago. Born March 7, 1955, in Portageville, Mo., son of the Rev. Rea Moore of Portageville and the late Roberta Morrow Moore, he lived in Chicago for more than 25 years. He was a graduate of Portageville High School and of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back 1/7 (01/07/05)
SIKESTON - A new store is opening in the quarters formerly occupied by the Lee and Feltner Shoe Shop, 116 West Front St. It is called The Economy Store and is owned by Mr. and Mrs. W.C. McManus. It will be open tomorrow. SIKESTON - Bids were opened Monday night at the regular city council meeting for furnishing an additional generator unit for the Board of Public Works to be installed, when and if purchased, at the E.P. ...
Your view: Help Humane Society (01/07/05)
I recently came to the Bootheel Humane Society, located in Sikeston, MO, to pick up an elderly dog for breed rescue. I cannot express in words how sickened I was to see the conditions there. My grandmother lived in Sikeston during her later years, and I'm quite familiar with the town. ...
Speakout 1/7 (01/07/05)
Michael, I liked the articles you had in the paper on Dec. 23 and 24. Very good! Also, I liked your columns on Dec. 24 and 30. Also, the paper carrier did a good job during the bad weather in Blodgett. I just want to know if you can find out. This is Tuesday night (Dec. 28). When are East Prairie's city hall guys going to get our trash company back over here picking up our trash. It has been two weeks now since we have had our trash picked up. Are we going to get a credit on our bill or not?...