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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2005

Senate OKs Sidwell as adjutant general (01/28/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - King Sidwell of Sikeston will head the Missouri National Guard. The Missouri Senate confirmed Gov. Matt Blunt's nomination of Sidwell to the job Thursday. Members of the Missouri National Guard's Air and Army divisions respond to emergencies, disasters and policing assignments throughout the state. Units are also called up for federal service in other parts of the nation and world, such as Iraq and Afghanistan...
Scott County's future projected as good (01/28/05)
SIKESTON - If the numbers forecast by a Southeast Missouri State University professor come true, the future looks good for Scott County. Bruce Domazlicky, professor of economics and finance at the University, offered his projections at Thursday's Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce meeting. Among his numbers and graphs, Domazlicky noted the availability of affordable housing, the equitable distribution of income and high number of high school graduates in Scott County...
County wants landfill cleared (01/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Selling the right to harvest timber from the old landfill could raise money for Mississippi County and solve a problem. Jim Blumenberg, presiding county commissioner, said during the regular county commission meeting Thursday that he has received complaints from landowners next to the landfill of people crossing their land to hunt on the old landfill...
Kids now using cold medicine as hallucinogen (01/28/05)
SIKESTON -- As if parents today don't already have enough to worry about, now there's another over-the-counter cold medicine teenagers are increasingly abusing and using as an hallucinogen. "It's been brought to our attention that kids in our area are using Coricidin HBP Cold and Cough as a drug. They're overdosing on it," said Bill Lawson, chief juvenile officer for the 33rd Circuit which consists of Scott and Mississippi counties...
SHS Lady 'Dogs beat NMCC, 54-19 (01/28/05)
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldogs broke into the SEMO Conference win column with a 54-19 drubbing of New Madrid County Central on Thursday. Sikeston (7-10, 1-3 in the conference) ran away from the Lady Eagles early, rushing to an 18-1 first-quarter lead. NMCC, beset by turnovers and poor shooting, did not net its first field goal until midway of the second quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a commanding 34-8 lead into the halftime break...
Oran girls win (01/28/05)
ORAN -- The Oran Lady Eagles outscored Puxico 20-8 in the fourth quarter to seal a 64-46 win on Thursday. "Coming off a tough double-overtime loss to Delta, we had a little letdown early but they picked it up," said Delta coach Larry Boshell. "We're coming on, getting better every game and that's what we harp on."...
Dexter, Advance to play for Stoddard title (01/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD - The Stoddard County Activities Association (SCAA) Tournament will have a new varsity champion in 2005. Advance finally beat back the demons that have haunted them the past few years when the Hornets (No. 3) defeated last year's tournament champion Bell City (No. 2), 75-55, while No. 1 Dexter fought back the challenge of upset minded Puxico (No. 4), 74-50...
J.C. Phillips (01/28/05)
SIKESTON - J.C. Phillips, 81, died at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 27, 2005, at his home. Born June 24, 1923, in White Oak, son of the late Henry and Ivy Morris Phillips, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Kenneth Walker (01/28/05)
SIKESTON - Kenneth Walker, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 10 p.m. Jan. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Cleatus Lemmons (01/28/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Cleatus Glenn Lemmons, 84, who died Jan. 26, 2005, will be: Matthew Hargrove, Barrett Lemmons, Logan Lemmons, Ross Lemmons, Drew Hargrove, Eric Erger, Shawn Deal and Michael Smith...
Robert Hunter (01/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Robert H. Hunter, 85, died at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 23, 2005, in the Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1920, near East Prairie, son of the late Robert William and Susie Mae Woodward Hunter, he lived in East Prairie most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as postmaster for the East Prairie Post Office and was a member of Nelson United Methodist Church...
Ilene Eldridge (01/28/05)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Olive Ilene Eldridge, 84, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 11:42 a.m. Jan. 26, 2005, at the Great Rivers Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Oct. 31, 1929, at Supply, daughter of the late Grady Cephues and Cassie Jane Roberts Curtis, she lived most of her life in Charleston where she worked for the fitting department of the Brown Shoe Company until her retirement. She was a member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church...
Merlin Sanders (01/28/05)
WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. - Merlin G. Sanders, 65, died Jan. 24, 2005, at the Clement J. Zablocki Medical Center in Milwaukee. Born July 24, 1939, in Vanduser, Mo., son of the late John G. and Amo Sindle Sanders, he served with the U.S. Navy from 1957-60. A contractor for 40 years, he owned and operated Fantasy Hills Ranch in Delaven. During the summer months he and his wife owned and operated the Kilbourn Inn Motel and their second home is in New River, Ariz...
Connie Barringer (01/28/05)
MARBLE HILL - Connie Barringer, 53, formerly of St. Louis, died Jan. 14, 2005, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. Born July 30, 1951, in Fort Ord, Calif., daughter of Dorothy Tanksley of East Prairie and the late Wayne Zook, she lived in St. Louis most of her life. She was an international travel consultant for the Maritz-Carlson Travel Co. in St. Louis for many years...
Louise Henson (01/28/05)
PUXICO - Louise Henson, 83, died Jan. 27, 2005, at Pine Lawn Residential Care in Puxico. Born Jan. 25, 1922, in Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Thomas H. and Ruby Harvey Griffin, she lived in Puxico most of her life and was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico. She had been a clerk for the Puxico Mercantile and also worked with her husband for Watkins and Sons Funeral Service from 1984 to 1994...
John H. Adams (01/28/05)
ARLINGTON, Va. - John H. Adams, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2005, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1918, in Sikeston, son of the late Dr. Lawrence B. and Beatrice O'Connell Adams, he was a veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the journalism school at the University of Missouri-Columbia and retired as managing editor of U.S. News and World Report...
Looking Back 1/28 (01/28/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Chester Oldham became the parents of a baby girl Jan. 21. The baby has been named Bevalee Jane. Oldham is a city mail carrier. SIKESTON - Clem Beal, president of the Sikeston Lions Club, reported today that 25 people have enrolled for an adult leadership training course. The course is to give a person more self-confidence, an effective technique of communication, more effective human and public relations and also a memory of names...
Your view: A source of pride (01/28/05)
Quite often in today's society we hear and read the negatives associated with our community, however I would like to take this opportunity to tell you and the citizens of Sikeston of a real community success story. This past Saturday (Jan. 22), I had the pleasure and honor of attending a pizza party for the young men and women who maintained the 40 plus vacant lots and properties owned by the Land Clearance and Redevelopment Authority (LCRA). ...
Speakout 1/28 (01/28/05)
When people have to move in together and pool their income in order to pay their utilities and keep warm there is something wrong. Our new governor should check out the Public Service Commission. They do nothing but sit on their can and pass every utility rate hike that comes across the desk...