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Stories from Friday, February 4, 2005

Baby names vary across the region (02/04/05)
SIKESTON -- Emma and Jacob may be among the popular baby names in the nation for 2004, according to BabyCenter, but local trends varied -- not only from the national standings but from hospital to hospital. At Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Michael was the top name for boys in 2004 while Hayley and Kaleigh tied for the most popular girl names...
Health officials wearing red to raise awareness (02/04/05)
SIKESTON -- A tiny little red dress either in pin or sticker form is being used as a symbol across the nation today to remind women about the fight against their No. 1 killer -- heart disease. Women employees at the Scott County Health Department in Sikeston each wore red scrubs to take part in the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" and "National Wear Red Day," which is today...
Sikeston scanner getting word out (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - After more than a year in publication, the Sikeston Scanner is still going strong. "This is the second year. We started it in September 2003," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services for the city and editor for the city's monthly newsletter...
New helicopter (02/04/05)
Members of the Veterans Park committee place the Korean War-era helicopter on its pedestal Thursday afternoon. The Navy helicopter is the fourth display piece at the park.
Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years (02/04/05)
BENTON - The drug dealer was right in his suspicion but his determination to make a drug sale apparently overrode his concerns as he will now serve 10 years in prison. Allen Howard, 45, of Sikeston, was sentenced Wednesday in the Scott County Circuit Court to serve 10 years in the Department of Corrections on a Class A felony of a sale of a controlled substance near government housing. The sentence was handed down by Judge H.W. Winchester...
Kelly holds off Clarkton, 73-60 (02/04/05)
BENTON -- More experienced, more battle-tested Kelly turned up the defensive heat in a decisive third quarter to defeat a young Clarkton squad 73-60 on Thursday. The Hawks' defense keyed a 16-0 run early in the second half to blow open a close contest...
SHS girls defeat Scott City (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston girls basketball team rebounded from a tough overtime loss to Oran on Wednesday by beating Scott City at home Thursday night, 48-38. Sikeston (9-12) outscored Scott City 20-11 in the fourth quarter and sank 10-of-13 free throws in the final frame to seal the victory...
Portageville to play South Pemiscot for Bootheel title (02/04/05)
KENNETT -- Good teams always find a way to advance. The top-seeded Portageville Bulldogs didn't have their A-game against the fifth-seeded Malden Green Wave in the semifinals of the Bootheel Conference Tournament Tuesday night. However, Willie Hassell led the Bulldogs past the Green Wave 63-41 and will face South Pemiscot tonight at 7:30. The Green Wave were held to 14 points in the second half of the game...
Betty Pool (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth S. "Betty" Pool, 91, formerly of Rock Island, Ill., died Feb. 2, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Galveston, Texas, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Cronholm Shield. A 1935 graduate of Augustana College, she graduated in 1948 with a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. ...
Barbara Johnson (02/04/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at memorial services conducted Thursday at the First Christian Church for Barbara M. Johnson, 84, who died Jan. 31, 2005, were; Bill Clinton, Ralph Suarez, Mark Williams, Isaac Johnson, Larry Boston and Ben Johnson. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Harold Welch (02/04/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Ray Welch, 56, died Feb. 3, 2005, at his home. Born April 9, 1948, in Marshall, son of the late David and Grace Gordon Welch, he lived in the Bloomfield community most of his life where he was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. He was a heavy equipment operator before retiring...
Births (Published 2/4) (02/04/05)
NEW MADRID - William Paul and Melissa Nicole Scobey are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 11:23 p.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Kristina Marie Scobey weighed 7 pounds and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Scobey is the former Melissa Richardson, daughter of Linda Richardson of Johnstown, N.Y...
Looking Back 2/4 (02/04/05)
BENTON - According to T.E. Stallings, special agent of the Bureau of Census, there were 17,360 bales of cotton ginned in Scott County from the crop of 1944 prior to Jan. 16 as compared with 15,808 bales for the crop of 1943. SIKESTON - Dexter, who will be Sikeston's Friday night opponent, ran their record to nine wins and six losses last night by defeating the Richland Rebels 74-68...
Your view: A Poet's View (02/04/05)
To those of you who so despise, The words you say I plagiarize. Let me say 'I feel your pain.' It's fun to hear you-all complain. I notice you parroting your party's lines, Fed to you each day from the N.Y. Times. "Kennedy/Boxer Rebellion" another failed coup'...
Speakout 2/4 (02/04/05)
The Republicans were talking about when Bill Clinton was in the White House, how it was so corrupted and everything. What do the Republicans think about now? Bush has made his girlfriend secretary of state. My Lord. He's an old alcoholic. He was never good for nothing either. ...
Speakout 2/4 (02/04/05)
The Republicans were talking about when Bill Clinton was in the White House, how it was so corrupted and everything. What do the Republicans think about now? Bush has made his girlfriend secretary of state. My Lord. He's an old alcoholic. He was never good for nothing either. ...