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Stories from Thursday, February 24, 2005

Sikeston cowboy looking to rope win in Dodge Finals (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Ty Ferrell is headed out West where, yes, he is going to be a cowboy, baby. Slated to compete in the team roping event at the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo scheduled for March 16-19 in Pocatello, Idaho, Ferrell plans to leave next weekend to prepare for the competition...
DPS training (02/24/05)
Members of the SEMO Regional Haz-Mat/WMD Response Team repair a pipe that could have hazardous liquid running though it during a training session Wednesday at the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Fire Station 1. The team has 40 members from Sikeston and Jackson DPS...
Law officers find drug suspect hiding in pond (02/24/05)
HAYTI - Agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force and deputies with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department initiated a drug bust at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday in Hayti. According to information from the Bootheel Drug Task Force, a search warrant was executed at a residence at 124 County Highway 347 in rural Hayti. During the search, agents located large amounts of methamphetamine and marijuana along with several chemicals and other ingredients used in the manufacture of meth...
25th Annual KRCC Telethon (02/24/05)
Public Auction Saturday, March 12 -- Doors open at 10 a.m. at Sikeston Elks Lodge. Concessions will be available Live Music Saturday, March 12 -- An evening with Hunter Moore and Friends from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish Center. Cocktails and hors d'oevres will be served. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at door, $100 for friends of Hunter. Call 472-0397 for more information...
Telethons of past will be celebrated to mark 25 years (02/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Faces and voices of telethons past are expected to bring up some old memories at the upcoming annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center event. "We're going back in time, and we're going back throughout the whole telethon," assured Larry Carroll, telethon chair...
SHS drops heartbreaker (02/24/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston Bulldogs basketball season came to a crashing halt with a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Notre Dame on Wednesday night at the Perry Park Center in the Class 4, District 1 Tournament. Third-seeded Notre Dame got a game-high 25 points from 6-foot-5 senior Bryce Willen to hand the second-seeded Bulldogs a 60-58 loss...
Rickey Ivie (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Rickey Lee Ivie, 48, died at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1956, in Wyatt, son of Walter and Shirley Shankle Ivie of Charleston, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life before moving to Sikeston a year ago. ...
Fran Gonzales (02/24/05)
SIKESTON -Frances "Fran" Gonzales, 56, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Helen Garms (02/24/05)
SCOTT CITY - Helen Marie Garms, 77, died at 5:40 a.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 28, 1927, at Rivermines, daughter of the late Lyman and Nannie Smith Jenkins, she had been an IBM operator for Wetterau in Scott City. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and life member of VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary in Scott City...
Gordon Coffer (02/24/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gordon Ray Coffer, 68, died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Franklin Brown (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Franklin Delano Roosevelt Brown, 67, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 6, 1937, in Bucklin, son of the late Levi Abby and Nora Belle Windsor Brown, he attended the Columbus Care Center and worked in the maintenance department of the Sikeston Regional Care Center in Sikeston...
Bailey Johnson (02/24/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bailey Payge Johnson, 7-month-old daughter of Michael and Sonya Hughes Johnson, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. She was born July 9, 2004, in St. Louis. Survivors in addition to her parents include: one brother, Michael "Mickey" Johnson II of the home; two sisters, Ashley Peek and Brittany Corbin of the home; her grandparents, Jimmy and Connie Ramsey and Leroy and Brenda Bailey of Portageville and Mike and Fran Hughes of Arkansas; and great-...
Gus Johnson (02/24/05)
OAKLAND, Miss - Gus W. Johnson, 67, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2005, at the Baptist DeSoto Hospital. Born Aug. 2, 1937, in Missouri, son of the late Claude and Bertha Timmons Johnson, he retired as a salesman for the National Manufacturing Company after 26 years of service and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Oakland...
Wanda Brown (02/24/05)
CHAFFEE - Wanda Lorse Brown, 89, died Feb. 22, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Lincoln, Kan., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Ricket, she was a member of the Allenville Baptist Church. On July 18, 1952, she married Stanley Brown who survives of the home...
Emma Brown (02/24/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Emma Lorene Brown, 77, who died Feb. 21, 2005, were: Tim Gibbs, Charles Fortner, James Barker, Gary Morse, Carroll Griffy and Don Mathis.
Vance Bays (02/24/05)
DONIPHAN - Vance Bays, 70, died Feb. 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 8, 1934, in St. Ann, he was son of the late Oliver and Mildred Karlish Bays. He had been married to Oleen Clark of East Prairie. Survivors include: two sons, Harold Bays and George Bays of East Prairie; one daughter, Gloria Triplett of East Prairie; four grandchildren and three great-...
Births (Published 2/24) (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Martin B. and Janet H. Boner are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 8:24 a.m. Jan. 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. John Martin Boner weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Boner is the former Janet Tweedie, daughter of Robert and Reda Tweedie of St. Louis...
Looking Back 2/24 (02/24/05)
SIKESTON - Tech. Sgt. Ralph Carroll has just returned to Alexandria, La., after a four day leave in Sikeston with his mother, Mrs. Emma Carroll. DIEHLSTADT - In March, the Diehlstadt seniors will present a three-act play, "Don't Take My Penny." SIKESTON - Barney W. Jones has retired from the International Shoe Company here where he had been employed since 1928, it was announced yesterday by Forrest Rudd, superintendent. He began working for the company as a laster...
Show your support of National Guard (02/24/05)
When the 1140th Engineer Battalion comes home from Iraq next week, I hope this community and the surrounding area makes it a day to remember. To be real honest, that's the very least we can do for these brave men. By now you've probably heard and read that our local National Guard unit will return home early next week. ...
Speakout 2/24 (02/24/05)
Stand your ground, Governor. Cut the funds for free babysitting. I picked up my Feb. 11 paper and turned to the Bulldog Barker, which is our local high school newspaper and, to my shock, a pregnant girl was right on the front. I'm sorry things like that happen to people but there is no point in flaunting it on the front page of a high school newspaper. Where were her parents when this came about?...