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Stories from Sunday, January 9, 2005

Rare genetic disorder threatens life of Scott County toddler (01/09/05)
ORAN -- Graycen Beardslee is just like any other 2-year-old in the sense she loves playing with her dolls, having tea parties and watching "Barney." But Graycen is also a unique child. Every morning before heading to preschool the blond-haired, green-eyed little girl must lather up with a coat of lotion containing sunscreen in addition to a sunblock specially ordered from Spain...
Robbery suspects captured following pursuit (01/09/05)
MINER - An attempt to ram a Miner Police car began a pursuit that would take law enforcement officials on a chase through three counties. At approximately 10:18 p.m. Friday the Miner Police Department initiated a pursuit northbound along Interstate 55 after a vehicle attempted to ram a Miner police car during a routine traffic stop. ...
MoDOT checks for flooding (01/09/05)
SIKESTON - Missouri Department of Transportation workers are keeping an eye on several area roads over the weekend. Melting snow and frequent rains have caused flood watches throughout the region. MoDOT crews will monitor roads that flood frequently and may need to close several roads if the water continues to rise...
New program provides support for diabetics by diabetics (01/09/05)
SIKESTON - A new program offered by the Delta Diabetes Center at Missouri Delta Medical Center uses a fresh approach for presenting diabetes management information. The Center's diabetes support group has had educational speakers discuss control methods at its regularly scheduled meetings, but the presenters have been physicians or health care providers...
Bell City routs Richland (01/09/05)
ESSEX - Turnovers and miscues plagued the Richland Rebels Friday night against the visiting Bell City Cubs, with the Cubs rolling to a 74-31 blow out. With two of Richland's starters out, things took a turn for the worst early as Bell City was up 25-10 by the start of the second quarter...
Portageville defeats Scott Central in thriller (01/09/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Scott Central Braves gave the Portageville Bulldogs all they wanted when the two teams met Friday night. Portageville prevailed by a 71-69 score for its 10th win of the season against one loss. Scott Central's record is now 8-4. It was clear from the opening tip that the Braves were not intimidated by the Bulldogs. SCC's Jeremy Johnson, who had a dozen points in the contest, broke the scoreless tie at the 7:42 mark of the opening quarter...
Charleston pounds Bulldogs (01/09/05)
CHARLESTON - After rallying to a 4-3 record heading into Christmas break, the Sikeston Bulldogs found themselves matched up with two of the top Class 3 schools in the area. Last week proved unkind as Sikeston lost to Caruthersville on Tuesday and then was drubbed by rival Charleston 79-42 Friday night at Charleston High School...
SACC January Award winner (01/09/05)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce presented the first SACC Super Achiever Award for 2005 to Ken Cox, center, an employee of O'Reilly's Auto Parts. This award is presented each month to an employee who provides outstanding service to the public and helps promote a positive workforce image for the Sikeston and Miner area. ...
Harold Caldwell (01/09/05)
SIKESTON - Harold M. Caldwell, 77, died at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where a memorial service is tentatively planned for Wednesday.
Ruth Shuffit (01/09/05)
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...
Jim Wagner (01/09/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at a funeral Mass scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for James William "Jim" Wagner, 65, who died Jan. 6, 2005, will be: Bill Palmer, John Hart, Mark Cheatham, Sonny Mandeville, Clayton Nickel and Jerry Lathum...
Harold Gromer (01/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Harold E. Gromer, 77, who died Jan. 4, 2005, were: Pervia Cullum, Travis Worley, Wade Pruitt, Billy Williams, Jim Pettypool, Derreck Allen, Mark Gromer and Adam Gordan...
Sarah Henson (01/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Sarah L. Henson, 64, who died Jan. 4, 2005, were: Jim Gamache, Kevin Hyde, Steve Hyde, Bob Chapman, Donald Tucker and Donald Henson.
Harold Kitchen (01/09/05)
CONROE, Texas - Harold Lloyd Kitchen Sr., 71, died Jan. 5, 2005, in Conroe. Born Jan. 2, 1934, in Morehouse, Mo., son of the late William and Laura Kitchen, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. His wife, Margaret Lee Kitchen, survives of the home...
Hershel Godair (01/09/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Rev. Hershel L. Godair, 85, died Jan. 8, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Boekerton, son of the late Dalton and Maudie Stewart Godair, he served as pastor for the Slidell, Ind., Pentecostal Church two years, First United Pentecostal Church in Portageville 43 years and the First United Pentecostal Church in Malden for four years...
Births (Published 1/9) (01/09/05)
SIKESTON - Jerry and Melissa Grimes are the parents of their second son, born Dec. 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Trevor Micheal Grimes weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Grimes is the daughter of Earlene Jung and Milford Cureton...
Looking Back 1/9 (01/09/05)
MORLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Dick Williams are parents of a baby girl born Friday. She has been named Dianne. ORAN - Miss Thelma Steele visited with her brother, Woodrow, and family in St. Louis from Wednesday until Sunday last week. SIKESTON - The Missouri Delta Community Hospital will now have two hermetic drainage pumps to be used for emergency patients, a gift from the Sikeston Square and Compass Club. ...
Focus on criminals' rights is all wrong (01/09/05)
Serial killer Michael Ross wants to die. The courts and the state of Connecticut want to grant him his wish. And despite sitting on death row for 15 years, the execution is in limbo because the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union believes capital punishment is cruel and unusual. And thus, the system of justice is held captive because a group of civil libertarians are not getting their way...
Speakout 1/9 (01/09/05)
I have a 41-year-old daughter who is handicapped and is in need of a recliner. If anyone has one to give away or to sell at a price we could afford, she would surely appreciate it. She works at the Sheltered Community Workshop. Call 667-9996. Congratulations Mike on revising your Christmas Campaign. ...