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Stories from Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Phone scam warning given (01/19/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is warning the public about a telephone scam. According to DPS Director Drew Juden, the scam artist will call and inform a resident that he or she has won a "grant." The perpetrator then asks for bank account information so the "grant" money can be deposited into the account...
Telethon preparation (01/19/05)
Terry Schmitt of S & W Productions of Paducah, Ky., films Madeline Ressell and physical therapist Dawn Smathers at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. The Center is preparing for the upcoming telethon by taping informational promotions to be aired during the March 19-20 event...
JP-Fest gives teens chance to play music (01/19/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Living in a town with a noise ordinance and lots of neighbors often makes it hard for young, aspiring musicians to get some time to practice. Randy Bramlett of East Prairie admits he's all too familiar with the trials and tribulations of being in a teenage band...
Elks remember 40 years of organization (01/19/05)
SIKESTON - Forty years ago, the foundation for the Sikeston Elks organization was laid. A news article published on this date in 1965 reported around 50 prospective members gathered at the Rustic Rock Inn on Jan. 17, 1965, to discuss organizing a Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge in Sikeston...
Sikeston falls to Murphysboro (01/19/05)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team ran into a quick and athletic Murphysboro squad on Tuesday in the Superman Classic in Metropolis, Ill. The Red Devils proved to be too powerful as they cruised to an 86-62 win. The loss sends Sikeston to the loser's bracket for the 10th straight season. The last time Sikeston was in the winner's bracket was 1995 when they captured the championship in the tournament...
Bell City blows past Woodland in second half, Risco topples Cooter (01/19/05)
BELL CITY -- The Cubs kept their Stoddard County Conference record untarnished at 5-0 with a 78-53 win over Woodland on Tuesday. Trailing 32-31 at the half, Bell City turned it up in the third period, outscoring the Cardinals 26-9. "I was really proud of Kerry Lasters, the job he did defensively and probably his best offensive game of the year," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "Our older kids, in general, really took a big step forward tonight."...
Portageville blows out Richland (01/19/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs rolled to their 12th win of the season against three losses Tuesday night when they dismantled the Richland Rebels 96-35. Richland's record falls to 5-9. Spencer Martin, who had 12 points in the contest, got 10 of them in the opening quarter. Six other Bulldogs scored in the first eight minutes and Portageville led 23-12 after one period...
Heartland wrestlers still performing well (01/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Heartland Wrestling traveled to Northwest High School to compete in the Missouri National Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 8. This was the biggest tournament these kids are going to see besides the State Championship coming up in February. We saw wrestlers from several other states and they brought with them some very tough competition...
Kyle Watson (01/19/05)
KEY WEST, Fla. - Robert Kyle Watson of Key West died in his sleep after a long illness. Born in 1959, he lived in Sikeston, Kennett and Blue Springs, Mo., and Key West and was a graduate of Sikeston High School. Kyle worked as a surveyor in Miami and was proud to have helped in the building of Miami's Metro Rail...
Albert Thomas (01/19/05)
SIKESTON - Albert Thomas, 84, died Jan. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Woodruff County, Ark., son of the late Albert and Essie Mae Bell Thomas, he lived in Missouri for more than 50 years. On Oct. 3, 1948, he married Ellen Jewel Thomas who preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1996...
Pearl Williams (01/19/05)
WILSON CITY - Pearl Williams, 104, died Jan. 15, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 26, 1900, in Water Valley, Miss., daughter of the late Doc and Martha Williams, she lived in Missouri for more than 70 years. She was a member of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ of Wyatt...
Jeff Fox (01/19/05)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Jefferson Davis "Jeff" Fox, 76, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Jan. 13, 2005. Born April 13, 1928, in Charleston, son of the late Hascal and Hontas McCuiston Fox, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and member of Sterling Baptist Church in Fairview Heights. A former member and deacon of the Lakeview Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, he retired from the Armour Packing Company after 33 years of service. He was also a member of the Mid States Bass Club...
Harold Heilman (01/19/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Alfred "Smokey" Heilman, 76, died Jan. 15, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 13, 1929, in St. Louis, son of the late Alfred and Bernice Clements Heilman, he retired from the Bloomfield School District. He was affiliated with the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Bill Flowers (01/19/05)
DEXTER - Billy Carl Flowers, 72, died Jan. 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 9, 1932, in Plummerville, Ark., son of the late A.O. and Wilma Flowers, he owned Flowers' Fish Farms and was a biology, chemistry and physics teacher for the Dexter School District before retiring. ...
Marilyn Agey (01/19/05)
DEXTER - Marilyn Agey, 80, died Jan. 18, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born May 23, 1924, in Dexter, daughter of the late Homer and Lola Medcalf Morgan, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter and owned the Morgan Furniture Company in Dexter...
Looking Back 1/19 (01/19/05)
SIKESTON - Dr. and Mrs. H.E. Reuber moved to their property on North Ranney last week. SIKESTON - A group of some 50 prospective members was present Sunday at the Rustic Rock to hear a discussion on the organization of an Elks Lodge in Sikeston. The meeting was presided over by Joseph Bollinger, district Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Chaffee lodge. ...
Inauguration should recognize military (01/19/05)
I think the Bush administration missed a golden opportunity to scale back Thursday's inaugural activities and send a clear message to the American public that the drums of war are too important to mark such an elaborate day of festivities. Granted, inauguration day is an important event. It's not at all designed to celebrate political victory but rather to celebrate democracy. And for that reason alone, it's an important event...
Your view: Burning opposition (01/19/05)
I feel that the air pollution levels that are occurring every autumn due to field stubble smoke are becoming intolerable. The smoke has become a nuisance and a vehicular hazard. I have nearly suffered a head-on collision, only averted at the very last second, due to this. The air is smoky and polluted most weekends in the autumn. Most people in Butler, Stoddard and Scott counties are tired of this but do not know what to do to get it stopped...
Speakout 1/19 (01/19/05)
There is an outrage happening in the nation's capital. The Bush administration has told the taxpayers of Washington, D.C., to take money out of their Homeland Security funds in order to cover the extra costs of the upcoming inauguration taking place in their city. ...