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Stories from Monday, January 10, 2005

Man is saved by local couple (01/10/05)
CROWDER - A Crowder man and woman became heroes to an elderly man early Saturday morning. According to Jim Duck, safety officer with the Vanduser Fire Department, Stacey and Michelle Dawson were driving on Highway Z in Crowder when they noticed smoke coming from a residence. The couple stopped to see if anyone was inside and a call was made to 9-1-1 at 1:17 a.m. Saturday...
Blodgett home is destroyed by blaze (01/10/05)
BLODGETT -- A Scott County home was completely destroyed in a fire late Sunday. At 9:22 p.m. Scott County E-911 received a cell phone call of a fire at the residence located at 571 County Highway 524 near Blodgett. According to a E-911 spokesperson, officers with the Miner and Blodgett Fire Departments responded to scene, where they fought the blaze until about 12:30 a.m. today...
Morning flooding (01/10/05)
Above: Jeff Archie of Sikeston Public Works places a road closed sign on Greer Street Monday morning. The street was closed because of a water main rupture near the old Long John Silver building. The rupture caused the flooding of Greer Street from Main to Pine along with some side streets. Water was shut off in a two-block radius around Maple Street and workers were trying to fix the problem at press time. Second photo: A van tries to navigate the water Monday morning...
Volunteers are always welcome at YMCA (01/10/05)
SIKESTON - Volunteers are always welcome at the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. "Our whole organization is volunteer led," said Jeff Partridge, executive director of the YMCA. While Partridge acknowledges the YMCA does have some paid staff people who manage the day-to-day operations, most of their help comes from volunteers...
Sikeston grapplers place 8th (01/10/05)
PARK HILLS -- Sikeston's wrestling team finished eighth overall with a 2-3 record in the 12-team Rebel Duals at Park Hills Central on Saturday. Based on dual-format scoring, Sikeston defeated Hancock 48-30, then won its match with Park Hills 43-42 on a criteria tiebreaker after finishing in a 42-all tie...
Fran Harper (01/10/05)
CHARLESTON - Frances "Fran" Selle Harper, 86, died at 1:25 p.m. Jan. 8, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born May 23, 1918, in Chicago, daughter of the late Walter and Mabel Urquhart Selle, she lived in Charleston since 1945, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church and taught the Kindergarten Sunday school class for 25 years. ...
Cora Learue (01/10/05)
SIKESTON - Cora Claudette Learue, 68, died Jan. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 5, 1936, in Scott County, daughter of the late Claude and Wilma Madison Dirickson, she was of the Baptist belief. On Dec. 3, 1974, in New Madrid, she married James M. Learue who preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1995...
Velma Tesreau (01/10/05)
CAMPBELL - Velma Grindstaff Tesreau, 87, formerly of Bernie, died Jan. 8, 2005, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. Born Feb. 16, 1917, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late George and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, she was a member of the Beechwell General Baptist Church in Campbell...
Vera Farris (01/10/05)
FULTON - Vera Imogene Farris, 78, formerly of Sikeston, died Jan. 7, 2005, at her home. Born June 30, 1926, in Success, Ark., daughter of the late Louis and Lola Jones Henson, she retired from nursing for the Fulton State Hospital in 1988. On Sept. 24, 1946, at Success, she married Virgil Eugene "Connie" Farris who preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1972...
Bonard Newell (01/10/05)
GRAYRIDGE - Bonard Newell, 78, died Jan. 9, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Oct. 27, 1926, at Baldwin, Miss., son of the late Barney Lee and Lucy Reeves Newell, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. Before retiring, he had been a farmer and was a foreman for the Sikeston Sheltered Workshop...
Barbara Hambrick (01/10/05)
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Barbara Ann Hambrick, 73, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 6, 2005, at her home. Born March 13, 1931, in Columbia, Mo., she was the daughter of the late M.L. and Mildred Canedy. On April 4, 1951, she married Robert L. Hambrick who survives of the home...
Lola Bright (01/10/05)
BARDWELL, Ky. - Lola M. Bright, 59, died at 3:25 a.m. Jan. 7, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late William and Anna Myer Nolen, she was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors include: one daughter, Phyllis Hooper of Arlington; five sisters, Mary Marascalo of Metairie, La., Susan Bunton of Jefferson, La., Fay Groves of McKenzie, Tenn., Leah Ann Poindexter of Otisco, Ind., and Cora Thurman of Wyatt; five brothers, Frank Nolen of Monroe, La., Thomas Nolen of Charleston, Mo., John Nolen of Kenner, La., and Robert Nolen and James Nolen of Wyatt; and six grandchildren.. ...
Viola Morrison (01/10/05)
KELSO - Viola Witt Morrison, 89, died at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 27, 1915, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Louis and Helen Loncaric Perhat, she had been a seamstress for Famous-Barr in St. Louis. A member of the Croation Fraternal Lodge St. Jacob 167 in St. Louis, she was also a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Ladies Sodality and the Senior Citizens in Kelso...
Terra Bradshaw (01/10/05)
NEW MADRID - Terra Paige Bradshaw, daughter of Amy Cossey and Brian Bradshaw of New Madrid, died at birth Jan. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Carl Sloan (01/10/05)
WYATT - Carl E. Sloan, 54, died Jan. 5, 2005, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 23, 1950, in Wyatt, son of Roberta Branch Sloan of Charleston and the late Zingo Sloan, he was a graduate of Charleston High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked for a levee district...
Bob Lewis (01/10/05)
PARMA - Bob W. Lewis, 78, died Jan. 8, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 8, 1926, in Parma, son of the late Nathaniel and Ida Wilson Lewis, he was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for many years. He was employed by the Parma School System for several years...
Inez Sanford (01/10/05)
ST. LOUIS - Inez Sanford, 94, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Jan. 7, 2005, at the Green Park Nursing Home in St. Louis. Born April 26, 1910, in Kennett, daughter of the late Daniel W. and Eva Hearn Sanford, she lived in St. Louis since 1948, where she worked in the Libson Specialty Shop. She was of the United Methodist belief...
Harold Caldwell (01/10/05)
SIKESTON - Harold Melvin Caldwell, 77, died at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 15, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Early Ernest and Beulah Calvin Caldwell, he was a truck driver for Armour Moving Van and Storage before retiring. He was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
Looking Back 1/10 (01/10/05)
SIKESTON - Inability to get their share of rebounds off the back board cost the Sikeston High School Bulldogs a close game with Charleston Friday at the school gym. The final score was 28 to 26. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Barnett of Sikeston presented a contribution of $30,000 toward the fund to build an additional wing for the Missouri Delta Hospital. ...
Speakout 1/10 (01/10/05)
I don't know who to get in touch with. It does no good to call the cab company, but maybe the police can do something if they get enough complaints. There is a red-headed cab driver who is going cause someone to get hurt very badly. As I was coming out of Fas Gas this morning, he got on the bumper of my car, trying to push me out into traffic. ...