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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2005

1140th back on U.S. soil today (02/23/05)
SIKESTON - It is one of those moments family members have waited so patiently for - the knowledge their soldiers are safely back on U.S. soil. After more than a year of service in Iraq, the approximately 500-member Missouri Army National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion is on their way home. The troops departed about 1:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Tuesday with arrival expected today at Fort Riley, Kan...
Sikeston group set to celebrate 21st anniversary (02/23/05)
SIKESTON - The Daughters of Sunset will celebrate their 21st anniversary on March 5 with a dinner and celebration at the Elks Lodge. Guest speaker will be Dr. Anthony Garnett Green, local minister, author and civil rights activist. The son of Bishop Charlie and Opal P. ...
Church removal (02/23/05)
Larry Echkhoff, an A.C. James Excavating employee, drags parts of the old First Baptist Church ceiling Tuesday morning. The company is in the process of demolishing the old church.
Generations will benefit from water district (02/23/05)
BENTON - Establishing a rural water district to provide clean, safe water is a legacy worth working for, according to Scott County commissioners. During their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners met with members of the proposed water district's steering committee to discuss the upcoming vote to form the district at the April 5 election and reviewed a flyer outlining the benefits and cost for the rural water district...
Chili Day (02/23/05)
Rotary Club member Ken Williams stirs pots of chili Tuesday at the Powerhouse of God Church. Over 900 meals were served during the 51st annual event.
SHS girls season comes to an end (02/23/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston girls basketball team's roller coaster season came to an end on Tuesday night with a 54-32 loss to Notre Dame in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament at the Perry Park Center in Perryville. The Lady Bulldogs, seeded fifth, stayed close to fourth-seeded Notre Dame early, trailing just 15-11 in the second quarter...
Charleston holds off Dons (02/23/05)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejays had to fend off a scrappy Doniphan squad late for a 68-63 win in its regular-season finale on Tuesday. Charleston (16-9) broke a 16-all first-quarter deadlock with a strong second-quarter performance for a 38-28 halftime advantage...
Portageville pulls away from Scott City (02/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - The Portageville Bulldogs wrapped up their regular season Tuesday night with their 19th win of the campaign over the Scott City Rams 55-41. The Ram record falls to 15-9. Portageville has lost five times. For Scott City, Mark Dannenmueller led all scorers in the contest with 19 points. Willie Hassell led Portageville with 18...
Sikeston hopes to end district drought (02/23/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston Bulldogs haven't won a district championship since 2000, but they will hope to change that starting tonight when they take on Notre Dame in the semifinals at the Perry Park Center in Perryville. Despite a 9-14 record, the Bulldogs received the second seed in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament while Notre Dame is seeded third...
Kelly knocks off Delta; Oran wins second straight (02/23/05)
MARQUAND -- Saxony Lutheran's boys basketball team survived a wild game and two knee injuries to post a thrilling 108-97 victory in four overtimes over host Marquand Tuesday night. Casey Petzoldt poured in 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Crusaders (17-6), who got 29 points from Tim Lorenz and 15 from Alex Jauch...
NMCC splits with Kennett (02/23/05)
KENNETT -- The New Madrid County Central Eagles have gotten hot at the right time of the year. On Tuesday night at the Kennett High School Gymnasium, the Eagles earned a 53-51 victory over the Kennett Indians that concluded the SEMO Conference schedule...
Libba Crisler (02/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Libba Hunter Crisler passed in the loving presence of her family on Feb. 20, 2005. She lived 91 incredible years and will be remembered with much love and many, many smiles. She touched many with her kind and caring ways; she will be greatly missed...
Lola Cates (02/23/05)
ST. LOUIS - Lola Cates, 85, formerly of Bloomfield, died Feb. 21, 2005, in St. Louis. Born Nov. 3, 1919, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Walker and Minnie Palmer, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She had been employed by the Elder Manufacturing Co. for many years and she and her husband owned and operated the Cates Auto Parts Store in Bloomfield...
Irene Smith (02/23/05)
SIKESTON - Elsie Irene Richey Smith, 89, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Aug. 24, 1915, in Point Pleasant, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura Owen Richey, she earned a masters in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Betty Towe (02/23/05)
MOREHOUSE - Betty J. Towe, 60, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1944, in Pop City, daughter of the late Alvie and Gladys Frazier Boze, she was a member of Cline's Island General Baptist Church. On Dec. 1, 1960, she married Winford R. Towe who survives of the home...
Wanda Brown (02/23/05)
CHAFFEE - Wanda L. Brown, 89, died Feb. 22, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Thelma King (02/23/05)
NEW MADRID - Thelma Margaret King, 88, died Feb. 21, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born May 10, 1916, daughter of the late Robert and Oma Parks, she was a lifelong resident of New Madrid County. For many years, Thelma was public relations officer for the Bank of New Madrid...
Sharon Powell (02/23/05)
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...
Irene Sims (02/23/05)
JACKSON - Lena Irene Sims, 88, formerly of Anniston, died at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 22, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born May 7, 1916, in Damascus, Ark., daughter of the late George and Sally Hensley Sims, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life before moving to Jackson in 2001. She was a member of the Christian Church in Anniston...
Births (Published 2/23) (02/23/05)
MORLEY - Lexie Wade and Jill Marie Amelung are the parents of their second son, born at 12:16 a.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Caleb Harmon Amelung weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20- inches long. Mrs. Amelung is the former Jill Cheek, daughter of Earl and Myrna Cheek of Morley. She is employed by Morley Baptist Childcare...
Looking Back 2/23 (02/23/05)
MOREHOUSE - Sgt. Auston J. Breedon, 405th Infantry Regiment Squad leader from Morehouse, has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for heroic achievement in Germany in connection with military operations against the enemy. SIKESTON - At a Cub Pack Blue and Gold Banquet at Lee Hunter School Tuesday night, about 100 Cub Scouts and their parents were present for the awards given to 35 boys of Cub Pack 40. ...
Writer's genius will be missed by fans (02/23/05)
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was one odd duck. The good Doctor would have laughed at that description. He, above all else, would know the description was much too tame for such a unique character. Well-versed in alcohol and drugs, Hunter Thompson also had an obsession with guns. He once declined to speak to a college forum unless he was allowed to wear his side-arm and bring his ever-present bottle of whiskey. In the end, the whiskey accompanied him to the podium. The gun was left behind...
Your view: Saluting our freedom (02/23/05)
I am writing concerning the message in SpeakOut on Thursday about our new helicopter in Veteran's Park. I note the caller served our country for an extended time, including service in Korea. Perhaps he recognizes our new helicopter as one used during the Korean War era for purposes of reconnaissance and for removal of wounded troops to medical facilities. ...
Your view: Medicaid is abuser (02/23/05)
In response to Mike's Feb. 3 and 15 editorials, you are right on both. It's not a health crisis; it's a Medicaid problem. I call it neglect. I've worked all my life, but because of falling into the wrong quarter, I only qualified for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)...
Speakout 2/23 (02/23/05)
February is Black History Month and I have no problem with that and am not out to criticize it in any way. But why can't we have a White History Month? We have some big heroes to look to, Audy Murphy, the most decorated soldier in World War II; Sergeant Garfunkle from World War I; Bob Hope and most of all our big heroes today are our military personnel over in Iraq and throughout the world giving their lives so we can continue to have the freedom we have in this country. ...