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Stories from Friday, January 14, 2005

Steele man arrested for drugs (01/14/05)
STEELE -- A Steele man is in custody after a search warrant was served Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, agents from the Bootheel Drug Task Force along with deputies from the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department and troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at a home on Route 3, County Highway 407 in the Micola community...
Changes will have little effect (01/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Proposed federal guidelines for Emergency Medical Services providers has some states in a current panic, particularly about rumors circulating that required training hours will double. But Greg Natsch, state EMS training coordinator in Jefferson City, insists state and local EMS providers have nothing to worry about...
County officials to focus on trash (01/14/05)
CHARLESTON - A law to clean up Mississippi County should be the next piece of business for Mississippi County commissioners, according to Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg. Blumenberg said accumulations of junk and trash in yards as well as illegal dumping on county roads are growing problems for the county. "It's out of hand, it has got to stop," he said...
Blunt names labor chairman (01/14/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday appointed a Southeast Missouri native as chairman of the state Labor and Industrial Relations Commission and also called for legislation to stem abuse of the panel's lucrative pension system. Blunt's choice as commission leader is Bill Ringer, a Kansas City lawyer who grew up in Dexter and began his legal career there. ...
Girl Scout cookies are back (01/14/05)
SIKESTON - Whether you are motivated by a sweet tooth or just a desire to help out, it's time once again to order Girl Scout Cookies. The girls will begin taking orders today following cookie rallies for Girl Scouts and their parents this week to kick off this year's sale...
Scott Central, Kelly advance in tourney (01/14/05)
DELTA - The Scott County Central and Delta girls basketball teams will likely meet four times this season. With a 43-40 win by the Bravettes (10-2) on Thursday in the semifinals of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at Delta, the teams are all squared at one game apiece...
Sikeston falls to Notre Dame, 44-28 (01/14/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs suffered yet another blow in a star-crossed season. Injuries to two key players, Whitney McCray and Allison Blurton, figured heavily in a 44-28 SEMO Conference loss to the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs on Thursday at the Field House...
Dexter girls pound Portageville, 60-24 (01/14/05)
DEXTER - Thursday night was just the same as nearly every other night the Lady Bearcats have had a basketball game. In came the Lady 'Cats and out they went with a big-point win. Their 14th victim of this season, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs. Dexter defeated Portageville 60-24, and actually led by 32 (47-15) at the half...
Huge second half pushes Dexter past Portageville (01/14/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Dexter Bearcats and Portageville Bulldogs met for the second time this season Thursday night. In the Bloomfield Christmas tournament Dexter won the championship by a single point. In Thursday's contest Dexter (11-2) won but did so handily this time, 67-46 with a strong performance by Chris Guethle who had a game-high 22 points...
Georgia Yarbery (01/14/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Georgia L. Yarbery, 73, formerly of Charleston, died Jan. 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1931, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late John and Helen Cook Yarbery, she retired as a cook for St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance in Charleston, where she served on the Mothers' Board...
J.T. Simpkins (01/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - John T. "J.T." Simpkins, 86, died Jan. 12, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Feb. 18, 1918, in Hornersville, son of the late Earl and Bertha Brotherton Simpkins, he lived in East Prairie most of his life, where he retired from the MFA Oil Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Christine Campbell (01/14/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Christine Campbell, 77, of Gravois Mills, who died Jan. 10, 2005, were: Terry Mace, Christopher Gagnon, Dwight Young, Dale Vaughn Jr., Ricky Haynes and Bobby Haas.
Margaret Cox (01/14/05)
SIKESTON - Margaret Nell Cox, 51, died Jan. 12, 2005, at the Cancer Research Center in Zion, Ill. Born May 15, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of Shirley Baker McClellon of Sikeston and the late Johnny Whitaker, she was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Sikeston. She was a human research developer for the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation...
Jamesk Nordin (01/14/05)
CHAFFEE - James E. Nordin, 81, died Jan. 13, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 8, 1923, in Chaffee, son of the late Clarence Henry and Lethie Marie Biby Nordin, he retired as a self-employed masonry worker. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16 in Cape Girardeau...
William Hendrix (01/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - William Hendrix, 77, died Jan. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Looking Back 1/14 (01/14/05)
MATTHEWS - A 12,000-acre island located in the Mississippi River, eight miles north of New Madrid, was purchased last week by the Allen-Davis Gin Co. of Matthews for a sum variously reported from $100,000 to $150,000. SIKESTON - The new Interstate Highway No. 55, between Sikeston and Benton, was opened at 10 a.m. The 14-mile four lane stretch can be reached either at the I-57 and Highways 60 and 62 four miles east of Sikeston, or at Miner on old Highway 60...
Speakout 1/14 (01/14/05)
I want to thank Michael Jensen for his Jan. 6 editorial about bringing to light what a lot of America is thinking and asking themselves the question of why it is like it is. I think it was very well written and brought to light a point that needed to be brought out...