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Stories from Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Flu making impact locally (02/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Not only has the late arrival of the flu season reduced attendance at schools, churches, work places and day cares, but it's also affecting participation of blood donors. "The flu has definitely had an impact this month, and we've had a difficult time collecting blood all across the region," said Cheryl Klueppel, donor recruitment account manager for the American Red Cross's Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region...
Cookies are here (02/22/05)
Morgan Krokstrom, a member of Brownie Troop 43, loads boxes of Girl Scout cookies into a truck Monday afternoon. Over 1,895 case of cookies were sold by the area Girl Scouts.
Kelly girls post sixth straight 20-win season (02/22/05)
BENTON - The Kelly girls basketball team defeated Portageville 70-65 on Monday night to clinch their sixth straight 20-win season. Kelly (20-4) outscored Portageville 18-13 in the first quarter which proved to be the difference. Kelly was led by Kelly Essner's 28 points. Jessica Burnett followed up with 11 points and Rachel Kline added 10 points...
Sharon Powell (02/22/05)
CHARLESTON - Sharon Lee Powell, 54, died at 12:35 p.m. Feb. 21, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1950, in East Prairie, daughter of Audie Lee Butler of Bertrand and Elsie Jeanette Frix Shelby of New Madrid, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A medical transcriptionist for the Ferguson Medical Group in Sikeston and East Prairie for many years, she was a member of the First Christian Church in East Prairie, the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life...
Edna Walker (02/22/05)
SCOTT CITY - Rebecca Edna Walker, 88, formerly of Mississippi County, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1916, near East Prairie, daughter of the late Albert Gibson and Sarah Annie Huffman Alsup Bishop Derrington, she graduated in 1934 from East Prairie High School. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Cape Girardeau and had recently attended Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Della Tatum (02/22/05)
ANNISTON - Della Boyer Tatum, 91, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19, 2005, at her home. Born March 15, 1913, in Ridgely, Tenn., daughter of the late John and Martha Ellen Barnes Boyer, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of the Gravel Ridge Baptist Church...
Bob Wood (02/22/05)
DELTA - Robert Clifton "Bob" Wood, 83, died Feb. 18, 2005, at the Legacy Nursing Center in Bay City, Texas. Born June 19, 1921, in Peculiar, son of the late Leroy M. and Leta Mae Britton Wood, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a teacher and coach with the Delta R-5 School District, had been a member, Sunday school teacher and former deacon of the First Baptist Church in Delta and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bay City...
Orba Allison (02/22/05)
PUXICO - Orba Arthur Allison, 63, died Feb. 18, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1941, at Poplar Bluff, son of Maudie Fox Allison of Puxico and the late Miles Allison, he was a union electrical lineman before retiring and veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors in addition to his mother include: two daughters, Michelle Hinzel of Lincoln, Ill., and Chelynn Bell of Clarksville, Tenn.; and five brothers, four sisters and five grandchildren...
Viola Graham (02/22/05)
MATTHEWS - Viola Graham, 86, died Feb. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 7, 1918, in White Oak, daughter of the late John and Maude Mae Morrison Gilmore, she had attended Big Ridge General Baptist Church in Catron. In 1942, she married William Harvey Graham who preceded her in death on June 4, 1979...
Emma Brown (02/22/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Emma Lorene Brown, 77, formerly of Dexter and Puxico, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 18, 1928, in Puxico, daughter of the late Alva Levi and Amelia Jane Grews Griffy, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Fisk and past member of Dexter Elks Lodge 2439 Ladies Auxiliary...
Lorna Elledge (02/22/05)
GRAND BLANC, Mich. - Lorna Elledge, 72, formerly of Puxico, Mo., died Feb. 20, 2005, at Genesy's Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born May 25, 1932, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Guy and Leota Keil Templeton, she lived in the Puxico area before moving to Grand Blanc four years ago. ...
Betty McBride (02/22/05)
DEXTER - Betty McBride, 71, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Oct. 26, 1933, at Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late William D. and Geneva Glasgow Walker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a secretary for Side Construction in Cape Girardeau...
Betty Towe (02/22/05)
MOREHOUSE - Betty J. Towe, 60, died Feb. 21, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Looking Back 2/22 (02/22/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Bryant celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 20, with a dinner at the Palace Cafe and an open house at their home following the dinner. SIKESTON - The sale of the Sikeston Laundry, pending the completion of contractual obligations, was announced this Monday by Butler Real Estate Co. agents. James Law, now connected with the Post Office, will be manager when it is taken over by the new owners...
Lack of humor may just drive us crazy (02/22/05)
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company manufacturers and sells the cuddly little creatures that consumers buy for their kids or their sweethearts. They sell a Cheerleader Bear, a Doctor Bear, Rocker Bear, etc. You get the point. This year the company produced for Valentine's Day a special "Crazy For You" Bear that said "Can't Eat. Can't Sleep. My Heart's Racing. Diagnosis: Crazy for You."...
Your view: Another view (02/22/05)
Dana Horn's letter of Feb. 17 complains vigorously about the cuts to social programs that are included in the new federal budget. I agree that the amounts of the cuts are a problem. I disagree in that I don't think the cuts are large enough. Horn makes broad, sweeping and unverifiable statements designed to tug at the heart strings - 300,000 "working" families hurt by food stamp cuts. ...
Speakout 2/22 (02/22/05)
Why in the world does Sikeston need any more churches or banks? We have more than we need as it is. I think it is a crying shame that we have to have branches off nearby city churches. Is it because it's from people who can't forget things that have happened and stay in their church and support it? To me, this only hurts the Christians in the world's eyes because we have all denominations and several churches here, and we don't need a branch off another city coming here. ...