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Stories from Monday, February 14, 2005

Feelings mixed on growth of GM rice (02/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Plans to grow genetically modified rice in Southeast Missouri to improve worldwide health issues have created mixed feelings among area farmers. Last December Ventria Bioscience, a biopharmaceutical company based in Sacramento, Calif., submitted permit applications to the USDA to grow about 200 acres of rice "engineered with human genes" in Scott, Mississippi and Cape Girardeau counties this year...
Local choaraliers chosen for 2005 Missouri All-State Choir (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - Music has always been a part of Traci Jackson's life. She started singing and playing the piano at age 4. With fifth grade came band where she now plays the flute and piccolo in the concert band then moves over to the tenor saxophone section for the jazz band. And, of course, there is the school choir, where Jackson's teacher Nora Fuchs says she excels...
Colts gallop past Sikeston (02/14/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs fell to 8-13 on the season with a 60-32 loss to Parkway Central on Saturday. The uninspired performance ranks as one of the worst of the year for a team that has been slipping the last few weeks, losing six of its last seven...
Johnson returns to state meet (02/14/05)
FARMINGTON -- Sikeston senior heavyweight Joe Johnson earned his third trip to the state wrestling championships. A two-time medalist, Johnson captured a fifth in 2003 and a fourth in 2004. In the Missouri State High School Activities Association's revamped classification system, Johnson will be Sikeston's lone representative in the Class 3 division...
Ellis Hoffine (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - Elbert "Ellis" Hoffine, 70, died Feb. 9, 2005, at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Waterloo, Kan., son of Orpha Taber of Wichita, Kan., and the late Claus Hoffine, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett and veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserves...
Richard Whitaker (02/14/05)
SCOTT CITY - Richard Ray Whitaker, 59, died at 2:40 p.m. Feb. 11, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 31, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of Lillian Huskey Sample of Cape Girardeau and the late John T. Whitaker, he was a U.S. Army Spc. 5 in the Vietnam War. He had been a truck driver for Delta Asphalt, ASA Asphalt and Potashnick and was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Don Allen (02/14/05)
ELLINGTON - Donald Jean "Don" Allen, 66, died Feb. 11, 2005, at the Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. Born March 11, 1938, in Jackson, to the late Joe and Grace Vananberg Allen, he was a former employee with the Missouri Department of Transportation. A member of the Naval Reserve, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Edna Claycomb (02/14/05)
DIEHLSTADT - Edna L. Claycomb, 91, died at 9:40 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 23, 1913, in Diehlstadt to the late John and Ada Cooper Michael, she was a housewife and a member of the St. Henry's Catholic Church in Charleston...
'Red' Oliver (02/14/05)
CARTERVILLE, Ill. - Ozoral "Red" Oliver, 79, of Carterville died at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at Herrin Hospital. Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Princeton, Ky., to the late Cullen and Dora (Kappler) Oliver, he worked as a construction superintendent throughout Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois before settling down in Carterville and forming O.M. ...
Ruby L. Whaley (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby L. Whaley, 101, died at Hunter Acres Nursing Center Feb. 13, 2005. Born Sept. 16, 1903, at Big Cabin in the Oklahoma Indian Territory to the late Charles and Laura Acklin, she was a member of the Methodist Church in DeSoto and a 70-year member of the Eastern Star...
Mabel Keller (02/14/05)
DEXTER - Mabel Geneva Keller, 85, died Feb. 12, 2005, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 24, 1919, in Florence, Ala., to the late David Johnson Phillips and Elizabeth Derenda House Phillips, she was affiliated with the Broadwater Church of the Brethren and was a homemaker...
Colleen Lambert (02/14/05)
BERTRAND - Colleen Lambert, 84, died at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1920, in Morehouse to the late Floyd and Edith Simmons McMullin, she was a housewife and a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston...
Raymond Tindle (02/14/05)
LILBOURN - Raymond Tindle, 93, died Feb. 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1911, in Columbus, Miss., son of the late Roland and Bessie Beam Tindle, he was a farmer and had worked for Ralston Purina before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Looking Back 2/14 (02/14/05)
SIKESTON - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Koch Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Cairo, Ill. The child has been given the name of Robert Allen and he is their first child. Mrs. Koch is the former Miss Mildred Jackson. DELTA - David Morris, veterinarian of the Delta Veterinary Clinic, will be one of the guest speakers at the Southeast Missouri Cattlemen's Association meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the M and M Grain Co., Highway 60, east of Sikeston...
Your view: Check before buying (02/14/05)
I have learned (or re-learned) that the old adage, "Look before you leap" applies in Sikeston just as well as it usually does elsewhere. And my point here is, when it comes to shopping, it often pays well to make a phone call or take a good look at different locations. Before spending your money, compare merchandise and prices. Don't just assume that any kind of particular business is automatically going to give you the best price just because it advertises that it does or will...
Speakout 2/14 (02/14/05)
I would like to SpeakOut about Mike's editorial about the Social Security changes and Medicaid. For one, the best thing Missouri could do, rather than cutting out handicap benefits and wheelchairs and things that are needed by those in need is to cut out these people who have 6, 7, 8 kids and draw Medicaid for all of them. ...