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Stories from Sunday, January 16, 2005

Sobriety checkpoints will target Scott County throughout month (01/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Kyle Wilmont has seen all imaginable when it comes to stopping intoxicated drivers. Over the past six years Wilmont has witnessed someone break into a dance while trying to perform a field sobriety test. And he's been the target of more than a few belligerent drunks...
Southeast Missouri resident will take part in Bush's inauguration festivities (01/16/05)
OCEANA, Va. - Next Thursday, many Americans will sit at home in front of their television sets to watch President George W. Bush's inauguration. A New Madrid native, however, will have the chance of a lifetime and witness the action in Washington, D.C...
Cleaning up Sikeston (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - The mandate to clean Sikeston up has been in place for years, but the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority now has the means. On Jan. 7, Mayor Mike Marshall handed over a check for $125,000 to LCRA Chairman Mike Bohannon. "I'm pleased to be able to deliver on the promise that we made with the proceeds from the sales tax," Marshall said. "This represents a quarter of the $500,000 that we've committed for this year."...
Sikeston loses shootout (01/16/05)
SCOTT CITY - The Sikeston Bulldogs set season highs in points and field goals made, but it still wasn't enough to overcome the Scott City Rams on Friday night as they lost 84-78 at Scott City High School. The Bulldogs led by as much as 16 points in the third quarter, but were out-scored 47-25 in the final quarter and a half...
Cape Central defeats NMCC; Kelly routs Chaffee (01/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Despite missing its top three players due to injuries, the Central boys basketball team still posted a 65-42 victory Friday night against visiting New Madrid County Central. Center Darnell Wilks, guard Eli Harris and guard Alex Ray all were sidelined...
Portageville drop second straight game (01/16/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - In a battle of Bulldogs, South Pemiscot upset Portageville 50-45, giving Portageville (11-3) its second defeat in two nights and it came on Portageville's homecoming. South Pemiscot never trailed in the game. Anthony Patton canned a 3-pointer to start the scoring in the contest at the 5:06 mark of the first period followed by a bucket by Chance Rucker to lead 5-0...
Charleston wins sixth game in a row (01/16/05)
MORLEY -- In an entertaining, up-tempo contest, Charleston ran up its biggest score of the season in a non-conference win over Scott County Central. However, Scott Central never flinched against the potent attack of the Bluejays, outscoring them for two quarters with a third ending in a tie in a 95-85 loss on Friday...
East Prairie wins 12th game (01/16/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles improved to 12-3 and 3-0 in the Scott-Mississippi Conference with a 79-63 home win against Delta on Friday. East Prairie got 23 points, including five 3-pointers out of Jordan Sanders. Freshman Tony Jones had 14 points and Preston Shoemaker added 12 points...
Advance knocks off Richland (01/16/05)
ESSEX - After a tough, physical game with Greenville the night before, the Richland Rebels came on strong but ultimately fell to the visiting Advance Hornets Friday night 69-53. "I thought we played really well," Richland basketball coach Doyle Denbow said...
Dexter wins hard-fought game with Bernie (01/16/05)
BERNIE - It was another typical game in the long and storied history of Dexter-Bernie high school basketball. Lots of intensity and emotion from the players and fans. Some trash talking and plenty of pushing and shoving by the players. A few near skirmishes and a technical foul. Yes, another ho-hum meeting between the two county rivals...
Sikeston accounting partnership formed (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - Ted Eftink has joined in a partnership with Wilfred Bucher to create the local accounting firm, Bucher and Eftink, LLC. Located 208 S. Kingshighway, the firm provides accounting, auditing and financial services for corporations, partnerships and individuals, specializing in the farming and trucking industries. Also they offer tax preparation services...
Sutton joins team at Sikeston Plaza Tire Service store (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - Dan Sutton has joined Plaza Tire Service as manager of the Sikeston store. Sutton, who has 11 years experience in the automotive industry, is a native of the Sikeston area. "My main goal is to continue top-quality service provided by Plaza Tire Service," said Sutton about his new job. "This is possible because Plaza Tire Service has the newest equipment and most up-to-date training in the industry."...
Senior LIfestyles program receives honor (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - A program developed by the Senior Lifestyles at Missouri Delta Medical Center was a finalist for the Clinical Program of the Year National Award sponsored by Horizon Health Behavioral Services. The award recognizes premier clinical programs among all Horizon Health Behavioral Health Services locations focusing on clinical effectiveness with respect to in-patient program design and implementation, superior assessment services and excellent discharge planning services. ...
Adams reflects on many changes (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - Banking has changed dramatically since Rick Adams began in the business back in 1967. Computers are essential in the 21st century of banking, increasing the customer's access to information. And the number of regulations has changed, too...
Marie Eby (01/16/05)
NAPLES, Fla. - Alice Marie Eby, 90, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died Jan. 14, 2005, in Naples. Born Sept. 19, 1914, in Springfield, Ark., daughter of the late Ernest Thomas and Myra Miller Bird, she was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church and active member of the Extension Club in Missouri. An avid antique collector, she also had a love for music and was a talented pianist...
Wayne Smith (01/16/05)
PUXICO - Wayne A. Smith, 40, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:25 p.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Shelby Funeral Home at East Prairie in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Ivo Halter (01/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ivo W. Halter, 91, died Jan. 12, 2005 at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Dec. 1, 1913, in Charleston, son of the late Michael and Mary Carlisle Halter, he was retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Local 1770. A technician with the U.S. Army during World War II, he had served as an usher for St. Mary's Cathedral...
William Hendrix (01/16/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- William Terrell Hendrix, 77, died at 7:21 a.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Henderson, Tenn., son of the late Willis Terrell and Lillie Mae Pruett Hendrix, he lived most of his life in Eat Prairie. He was a retired welder and member of the Wolf Island Baptist Church...
Gregory O'Guinn (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - Gregory O'Guinn, 54, of Sikeston died Jan. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Ruth Dodson (01/16/05)
BENTON - Ruth A. Dodson, 70, died at 1:58 a.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 17, 1934, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Mary E. Ownesby Adams, she was a former mayor of Blodgett and member of the Blodgett Baptist Church, Benton Senior Citizens and Scott County Historical Society. A 1952 graduate of Blodgett High School, she was a sales clerk for Sears, Roebuck and Company for 20 years, retiring in 1988...
Looking Back 1/16 (01/16/05)
SIKESTON - An apparently returned to form Sikeston High School basketball team took the measure of a strong Diehlstadt quintet at the gymnasium Tuesday to the tune of 47-35. SIKESTON - The whole country will hear about this city Sunday afternoon when five young Sikeston musicians, the Folklores, appear on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour...
Government waste must be uncovered (01/16/05)
In the world of politics, it's foolish to generalize. So, of course, that's exactly what I'm going to do. In very general terms, Republicans favor a smaller government with greater emphasis on personal responsibility and initiative. Democrats, always mindful of those less fortunate, favor a larger government with the ability to care for the needs of those unable to provide for themselves...
Speakout 1/16 (01/16/05)
This is to a company in New Madrid. I have worked out there for 23 years and have never seen anything like this before. You managed to cut us out of the profit sharing this year. We know the company employees get well over $1,000 apiece and that's just not right. ...