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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2005

The family that farms together ... (02/18/05)
Tommy, Trey and Jarrett Lawfield were honored by the New Madrid County Soil and Water Conservation District during their annual meeting Thursday evening as the "Farmers of the Year." The men, while farming separate acres, work as a team in the family operation growing cotton, corn, rice and soybeans. Tommy Bradley, secretary of the district, praised the men for their farming techniques. Pictured from left are: Bradley, Trey Lawfield, Tommy Lawfield and Jarrett Lawfield...
Business Expo (02/18/05)
An area high school student does pushups with the assistance of Kent Schott with Health Facilities Rehab Thursday morning. Over 1,500 people attended the 10th annual Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo/Career Fair.
Commissioners pass 2005 budget (02/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Spending more than comes in may work for the federal government, but can only last so long for Mississippi County. Mississippi County commissioners passed the county's 2005 budget during their regular meeting Thursday. The 2005 budget is "not a good budget," according to Junior DeLay, county clerk and budget officer for the county. "When your surplus levels are forecast to decline it's not a good budget."...
Pancake breakfast (02/18/05)
A Raben Tire Company customer catches pancakes this morning during the company's annual Customer Appreciation Pancake and Sausage Day. Over 1,500 people will be served during the event.
Child dies from injuries in car wreck (02/18/05)
DEXTER -- A 5-year-old from Mississippi County died Thursday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident earlier this week. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Shawn M. Lorenz of East Prairie was pronounced dead at 1:55 p.m. Thursday at St. Louis Children's Hospital...
Johnson loses in first round, wins wrestleback (02/18/05)
COLUMBIA - Sikeston heavyweight Joe Johnson lost his first round match to Nixa's Lee VonAllman when he was pinned in 1:58 on Thursday at the Missouri State Wrestling Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. However, Johnson did stay alive as he pinned Jonathan Decker of Hickman Mills in 1:24 in his wrestleback match...
Kelly girls hold off Delta in OT (02/18/05)
DELTA -- Kelly girls basketball coach Rod McQuerter preaches teamwork to the Hawks, and that teamwork was evident in Kelly's late rally Thursday without star guard Kelly Essner. After Essner fouled out, the Hawks rallied from a four-point deficit to edge Delta 61-59 in overtime...
Hubert Bewley (02/18/05)
MATTHEWS - Hubert Farrell Bewley, 72, died at 7:10 a.m. Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 26, 1932, in London, Ark., son of the late Raymond Elmer and Grace Cox Bewley, he was a self-employed welder and mechanic and operated Bewley's Garage in Matthews...
Frankie Morris (02/18/05)
LILBOURN - Frankie Lee Morris, 53, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1951, near Parma, son of Airis Louis Morris of Malden and the late Dennis James Morris, he was a farmer and lifelong resident of Lilbourn...
Delfis Robey (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Delfis Robey, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Julia Thornton (02/18/05)
MALDEN - Julia Mae Thornton, 92, died Feb. 13, 2005, at her daughter's home in Malden. Born March 7, 1912, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Clarence and Lula Smith Williams, she was a member of Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star in Malden...
Lester Stafford (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Tanner Street Church of God for Lester Stafford, 91, who died Feb. 16, 2005, will be: Donnie Underwood, Josh Underwood, Drew Underwood, Kenneth Bailey, Mike McReynolds and Doug Scott...
Melissa Placher (02/18/05)
PUXICO - Melissa Placher, 89, died Feb. 17, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 7, 1915, in Puxico, daughter of the late Martin and Ethel Ross Sifford, she was a lifelong resident of the Puxico area, where she was the oldest living member of the Brown General Baptist Church...
Carl Davis (02/18/05)
DEXTER - Carl Davis, 75, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 22, 1929, at Shook, son of the late Howard Roscoe and Maude Morgan Davis, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. A former teacher at Dudley, he was a teacher and administrator for the Dexter Public School System and served as superintendent from 1979-81. He was also a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teachers' Association...
Elma Winchester (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Elma A. Winchester, 87, who died Feb. 16, 2005, were: Brandon Winchester, Matt Winchester, Todd Cunningham, Randy McClard, Terry Borgfield and Steve Rose.
Dorothy Telker (02/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Mae Telker, 93, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 24, 1911, in Crosno, daughter of the late Boyd and Lura Mae Hughes Henderson, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Martin Bondurant (02/18/05)
LILBOURN - Martin H. Bondurant Jr., 80, formerly of Union City, Tenn., died Feb. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 4, 1924, in Union City, son of the late Martin H. and Bessie Brown Bondurant, he lived in Lilbourn for the past 54 years and was a member of the Parma United Methodist Church. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he had worked for the state agriculture department and also in agriculture sales...
Tommy Cook (02/18/05)
JACKSON - Tommy Cook, 42, formerly of Puxico, died Feb. 16, 2005, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 5, 1963, in Dexter, son of Lawrence Cook of Yuma, Ariz., and Joyce Lawson Cook of Puxico, he lived in Puxico until 1985 and moved to Jackson in 2002. He was a truck driver and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Cape Girardeau...
Herman Schacherbauer (02/18/05)
DEXTER - Herman Lee Schacherbauer, 72, died Feb. 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Canalou, son of the late Joseph and Alma Katheryn Ploense Schacherbauer, he retired as a dispatcher for the Dexter Police Department. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and member of Calvary Baptist Church, Eagles and the American Legion in Dexter...
Looking Back 2/18 (02/18/05)
SIKESTON - A faltering Sikeston High School basketball team, faced with finding a working combination near the end of the season after two of their regulars were sidetracked by injuries, lost their fifth game of the season and the third in a row to Cape Girardeau Friday at the local gymnasium, 44-18...
Your view: Flawed pension (02/18/05)
As a Kansas City Star article of Sept. 18, 2004, illustrates, the Missouri Judges ALJ Legislators and Elected Officials Retirement System is a flawed pension program which is a travesty for Missouri taxpayers. It is outrageous that a political appointee to a state commission is eligible for a lifetime pension of $27,000 a year after serving a mere 16 days...
Speakout 2/18 (02/18/05)
Does anyone know someone who can install mini-blinds for a disabled person? Please leave a phone number in the paper and I will get in touch with you because I need them put up as soon as possible. I think it's pretty sad and pathetic to turn the news on only to hear about how some employer fired people who smoke! These smokers did not smoke on work grounds, nor in work vehicles. ...