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Stories from Friday, January 21, 2005

Commission will watch county budget closely (01/21/05)
CHARLESTON - Elected officials won't get unbudgeted extras for their offices, according to Mississippi County commissioners. During the regular County Commission meeting Thursday, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg spoke to elected county officials and department heads about wasting taxpayer money. "It's unethical, it's immoral and it's not professional," he said...
Elvis visited Sikeston in 1955 (01/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Fifty years ago today Sikeston first caught a glimpse of an up and coming 20-year-old Elvis Presley when he performed at the Sikeston Armory. Tickets were only $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. Approximately 100 people turned out to see Presley on Jan. 21, 1955...
Sikeston wrestlers handled by Jackson; Scott Central girls pound Scott City (01/21/05)
SIKESTON - Jackson received seven pins to go along with a major decision as the Indians whipped the Bulldogs at the Field House, 70-12. Sikeston's heavyweight Joe Johnson was the only winner on the mat as he pinned Dustin Fluegge in 2:58. Dee Bizzell, a 103-pounder, also won by forfeit to account for Sikeston's only points...
E.P. wins ninth straight with upset of Kelly (01/21/05)
ORAN -- Scintillating. Exciting. Exhilarating. All of those adjectives could fairly describe both semifinal games of the varsity boys Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament at Oran on Thursday. Oh, yes. And both contests went to the wire. In the opener, No. 4-seed East Prairie edged No. 1 Kelly 56-54, then, in the nightcap, No. 2 Scott County Central slipped past No. 3 Scott City 80-77...
SHS beats Tilghman at the buzzer (01/21/05)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs washed away many years of frustration against Paducah Tilghman in the Superman Classic with a thrilling 55-54 victory against the Blue Tornado on Thursday at Massac County High School. For years, the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornado dominated the Superman Classic like no other...
Glenna Guiling (01/21/05)
DIEHLSTADT - Glenna Mae Guiling, 92, died at 2:27 p.m. Jan. 20, 2005, at the Ratliff Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 26, 1912, in Bee Branch, Ark., daughter of the late Joe and Margaret Lou Mahan Halbrook, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston. She lived most of her life in Diehlstadt where she owned and operated the Guiling Shoe Outlet until her retirement...
Teddy Bennett (01/21/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Teddy Bennett, 74, known through the region as the "Pillar of Truth," died Jan. 19, 2005, at his home in East Prairie. Teddy was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and veteran of the Korean War. Born March 14, 1930, along the banks of the James Bayou in Dorena, Teddy rose to fame as head chef of the award-winning and nationally renowned James Bayou Catfish Cookers. ...
Ruth Gaylord (01/21/05)
DEXTER - Ruth Gaylord, 79, died Jan. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Colleen Chessor (01/21/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia Colleen Chessor, 81, died at 2:36 p.m. Jan. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 8, 1923, in New Madrid to the late Fred and Nina Ann Robinson Eiceman, she was a housewife and a homemaker. Active in the Foster Grandparents Program with the Sikeston Public Schools, she was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God...
Margaret Porter (01/21/05)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Margaret A. Porter, 87, died Jan. 17, 2005, at Millington Health Care. Born April 14, 1917, at Benton, Mo., daughter of the late Ben F. and Norma Pauline Tirmenstein Adams, she was a secretary for the Scott County School District for 26 years. She was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church...
Births (Published 1/21) (01/21/05)
ST. CHARLES - Robert and Teresa Willeford Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Peyton Lucas Willeford weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Willeford is the daughter of Freddie and Shirley Rutledge of Sikeston...
Looking Back 1/21 (01/21/05)
SIKESTON - Showing no evidence of missing two regulars who were kept out of uniform for disciplinary purposes, the Sikeston High School Bulldogs coasted to a 44-16 victory over Matthews in Friday's game at Matthews. CHARLESTON - Junior Slaughter of Charleston has formally challenged Jim Avery to a fight in the Golden Gloves Tournament to be held Jan. 23-24 at the Armory in Cairo, Ill. His lone defeat was dealt to him by Sonny Liston...
Your view: Stay in school (01/21/05)
High school students wishing to graduate early seems to be a recent problem between Kelly High School administration and a select few Kelly High School students. Do these students have the right to walk with the rest of their classmates? Should these students even be given the choice of early graduation and, more importantly, are these students, at age 17, ready for the rigors of college life if they choose to begin a post-high school education? No, no, and no. ...
Speakout 1/21 (01/21/05)
I'm just an innocent bystander who was coming to Sikeston to shop at the mall and I can't understand, for the life of me, why it would take three policemen to subdue one woman, and the woman was handicapped at that. They stunned that woman six times to try to subdue her and she can't even hear. ...