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Stories from Sunday, January 30, 2005

Catholic Schools Week: Celebration gives thanks for support (01/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Sydney Newell doesn't hesitate to explain what faith means to her. The kindergartner talked fast: "There were these very bad men that brought their airplanes into a building and hurt people. Some of them were firemans and policemans and St. Michael was there to protect the people. And he had a sword in his hand. A fireman had an angel on his shoulder, and the angels were there praying for them."...
Honor Board nominees sought (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division is accepting nominees for the 2005 Honors Board installation. Since 1986, 30 individuals have been honored by having their names installed on the Honors Board in recognition of their outstanding volunteer contributions to youth programs in the community. These programs include baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and Boy Scouts...
Sikeston businessman, leader Bob Mitchell dies (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston businessman and community leader Robert LaValle Mitchell Sr., 78, died Jan. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Oklahoma City, son of the late Clay Alexander and Lucille Proffit Mitchell. Following graduation in 1944 from Sikeston High School, Mitchell served with the U.S. ...
Sales tax revenues growing (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's sales tax revenue in 2004 was average, according to local officials. "Growth was about 3 percent," said City Clerk Carroll Couch. A total of $2,835,710.29 was generated from the perpetual 1-cent general sales tax the city has had since 1979, according to Couch...
Risco defeats conference foe Southland (01/30/05)
CARDWELL - The Risco Tigers defeated Southland on their homecoming night 42-41 on Friday. Risco led 11-2 after one quarter and was able to withstand the Southland comeback. Risco was led by Andrew Halford's 19 points. "We didn't play great but we played good enough to win," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "Sometimes you win and it ain't pretty. This was one of those."...
East Prairie drops second straight with loss to Bulldogs (01/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie Eagles did so many things right in Friday night's contest against the state-ranked (Class 2) South Pemiscot Bulldogs, but suffered their fifth loss of the season, falling 60-57. The Eagles (15-5) were led by Preston Shoemaker who had a 23-point performance including 11-12 from the charity stripe...
Dexter cruises to Stoddard County title (01/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- If there's such a thing as a home away from home, Dexter has found it at Bloomfield. The Bearcats continued their remarkable success in the friendly confines of Bloomfield High with a 69-39 trouncing of the Advance Hornets to claim the championship of the 80th annual Stoddard County Conference Tournament on Friday...
SEMO's Lambert honored (01/30/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Southeast Missouri State University's track and field program will return to action this weekend boasting three Ohio Valley Conference athletes of the week. Earlier this week, after his performance at last weekend's SIU Invitational, junior Andrew Lambert was named the male field athlete of the week...
Kelly rallies past Sikeston (01/30/05)
BENTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs let another fourth quarter lead slip away on Friday night as they were handed a 69-62 road loss to Kelly. It's the fourth time this year Sikeston has lost a game after holding a fourth quarter lead. Sikeston led 48-44 with 6:53 left in the game but the Hawks exploded down the stretch, out-scoring the Bulldogs 25-14 in the final six minutes of the game...
Leapin' Lizards! It's Annie (01/30/05)
SIKESTON -- It's hard not to notice the similarities between the two main characters and their portrayers in the upcoming production of "Annie" by the Sikeston Little Theatre. As Annie, 12-year-old Myriah Miller has the red, curly hair, freckles -- and can belt out "Tomorrow" like there's, well, no tomorrow...
Heartbeat Lingerie opens (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - There's no flannel here. But those looking for fluff or fur, sparkles or just a bit of fun will have a wide range of choices at Heartbeat Lingerie. Tucked into a small building at 507 Greer, owner Julie Wicker has filled the front room with a wide variety of lingerie ranging in sizes from small to 6X. The lines include Shirley of Hollywood and Elegant...
Bodyworks (01/30/05)
Shelia Holifield, a licensed massage therapist, has relocated her business, Bodyworks, to 1102 Sikes Ave. with the Health Facilities Rehab Service's outpatient center. Continuing to provide private clients with Swedish/therapeutic massage and hot stone therapy in addition to offering on-site chair massage, Holifield also provides massage therapy on referrals from Health Facilities Rehab Service. ...
Business briefcase 1/30 (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - The certified public accounting firm of Clay, Showmaker, Clay and Conway, LLP, produced a seminar on the use of the accounting program QuickBooks. Sponsored by the Kennett branch office of Progressive Farm Credit Services, the seminar highlighted the use of the program to write checks and record deposits for the farmer or businessperson. ...
Irene Taylor (01/30/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Irene Taylor died Jan. 29, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Agnes Townsend (01/30/05)
MAYWOOD, Ill. - Molly Agnes Townsend, 81, died Jan. 26, 2005, at her son's home, where she resided. Born Sept. 23, 1923, at Hayti, Mo., she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine Townsend. She lived in Sikeston, Mo., for many years where she was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church...
Kenneth Walker (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - Kenneth R. Walker, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 14, 1927, in Anniston, son of the late William Eugene and Blanche Oliphant Walker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he retired as an auto mechanic. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church and Kiwanis Club in East Prairie...
Louise Henson (01/30/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Louise Henson, 83, who died Jan. 27, 2005, were: David Scott, Taylor Burge, Colby Burge, Paul Roberts and Clay Harty.
Gene Smith (01/30/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Gene Smith, 79, who died Jan. 25, 2005, were: Jerry Foster, Ray McCormick, Drew Norman, Mark Cato, Jack Wayne Palmer and Gene Kirby.
Dortha Burkhart (01/30/05)
ST. LOUIS - Dortha Ellen Burkhart, 74, died Jan. 27, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 5, 1930, at Bernie, daughter of the late Robert Issac and Suzy Tuttle Bennett, she had been a bookkeeper for the Mercantile Bank in St. Louis...
Births (Published 1/30) (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - Cyndi Valdez and Zachery Johann are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:23 a.m. Dec. 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Dylon Parker Johann weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-inches long. Maternal grandmother is Pam Peters...
McAtee - Baker (01/30/05)
ADVANCE - Ron and Sharon McAtee of Advance and Trent Joyce of St. Louis have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Michelle McAtee of St. Louis to Patrick Adam Ira Baker of O'Fallon. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Ray and Debra Zepp of O'Fallon and John Baker of St. Louis. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Theresa Carmack...
Baron - Alberson (01/30/05)
JACKSON -- George and Carolyn Baron of Jackson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melanie, to Shawn Alberson, son of Larry and Teresa Wright of Sikeston and Tom Alberson of Frankford. The future bride is a 1985 graduate of Patricia Stevens College in St. Louis and is a certified orthodontic assistant for Dr. Shanon Kirchhoff...
Howell - Covelle (01/30/05)
WILMETTE, Ill. -- Steven and Deborah Howell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Faye, to Mark Nugent Covelle, son of Keith and LaDonna Johnson Covelle of Winnetka and grandson of Evelyn Upton of East Prairie, Mo. A 1998 graduate of New Trier High School, the future bride received a bachelor's degree in English in 2002 and a master's degree in secondary school counseling in 2004 from Lehigh University. ...
Frailey - Richbourg (01/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Randy and Cindy Frailey have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie, to David Matthew Richbourg, son of David and Myra Richbourg of Benton. The future bride and prospective bridegroom are both 1999 graduates of Kelly High School...
Jenkins - Partin (01/30/05)
DEXTER -- Bob and Kay Jenkins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sherry Lynn, to Patrick Andrew Partin, son of JoAnn Partin of Vanduser and the late Bill Partin. A 1993 graduate of Calvary Baptist Academy in Campbell, the future bride works for the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter and is an Avon representative...
Looking Back 1/30 (01/30/05)
SIKESTON - Tharon Travelstead, small son of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Travelstead, was guest of honor for a fifth birthday party celebration last week. SIKESTON - Wednesday was moving day for the Civil Defense unit of Sikeston to move into their new basement quarters in the city equipment building on North West Street. ...
Bob MItchell worked for better tomorrow (01/30/05)
Communities are built by strong men and women willing to sacrifice their time and talent to assure a better tomorrow. They are leaders who devote their energies to their church and family and who recognize that tomorrow depends on their leadership today. In countless ways, these community builders provide an essential foundation for growth and progress. And when they leave, their passing creates a void that is hard to fill...
Speakout 1/30 (01/30/05)
I'm reading about the bond issue for the school in Sunday's paper. Why does Sikeston want to change the way it has always been. It has always had the Middle School across town and the Junior High and the Senior High. That is the whole point of giving the youngsters a building for so many years. ...