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Stories from Sunday, February 27, 2005

SAHEC students can now earn four-year degree on campus (02/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Students who attend the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center will now be able to earn a four-year degree without even setting foot on the Southeast Missouri State University campus, the university's president, Kenneth W. Dobbins, announced Friday...
Residents counting the days to Charlie Company's return (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Returning guardsmen from Sikeston's Charlie Company 1140th Engineer Battalion and other area National Guard units can expect to hear not only "Welcome home" but also "Merry Christmas" and "Happy birthday." "I'm ready - I've been ready for the last year," said Bobbie Freeman of Bertrand who is anxiously awaiting the return of her son, Spc. Joshua Freeman...
Dexter falls in district title game, 56-52 (02/27/05)
PERRYVILLE - The Notre Dame Bulldogs basketball team is living proof that regular season glory doesn't mean anything when district play starts. The Bulldogs meandered through the season with just nine wins and a last place finish in the SEMO Conference, winning zero games...
Dexter girls win first-ever district title (02/27/05)
PERRYVILLE - After years and years -- make that -- a lifetime of frustration, the Dexter girls basketball team can finally call themselves district champions. The top-seeded Lady Bearcats, who were heavy favorites coming into the Class 4, District 1 Tournament, lived up to its No. 7 state ranking by defeating third-seeded Perryville 51-40 on Friday night at the Perry Park Center in Perryville...
Scott Central's quickness too much in win over Delta (02/27/05)
DELTA -- Quickness. Scott County Central's prime weapon presented major problems for the Delta Bobcats in the Scott-Mississippi Conference matchup, the regular-season finale for both teams. As a result, the Braves rained on the Bobcats' homecoming with an 85-71 win on Friday...
Class 3 district at Portageville will be wide open (02/27/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Class 3, District 1 Tournament will be held at Portageville High School from Monday Feb. 28-Mar. 3, 2005 and one of eight teams could come out with the championship. Jim Bidewell's Portageville Bulldogs were chosen as the top seed in the tournament and deservingly so. The Bulldogs finished 5-1 in the Bootheel Conference this season and were co-champions with Caruthersville and South Pemiscot...
Small group choses Oscar's big winners (02/27/05)
SIKESTON -- It may be considered the Major Leagues of the film industry, but it's only a small group of Hollywood's elite who choose the winners of the Academy Awards. "The Motion Picture Academy is like being in the U.S. Supreme Court. You're basically in it until you die," said Dr. Dale Haskell, English professor at Southeast Missouri State University...
Showroom grand opening (02/27/05)
Meyer Supply recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the grand opening of its new 2,000-square-foot showroom. Located at 109 Lakeside Drive in Sikeston, the showroom features the latest plumbing fixtures and faucets from Kohler, Delta Lasco, Hansgrobe and other manufacturers. ...
Local doctor is certified as medical director in long term care by AMDCP (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Dr. Stephen Welton was granted the title of certified medical director in long term care, according to the Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program. Welton, medical director at the Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, is one of 80 physicians who completed the CMD requirements and were certified at the December 2004 meeting of the AMDCP Board of Directors...
Business briefcase 2/27 (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - C.O.'s Market and Convenience Store is celebrating 25 years of business. "We started with a 20 by 30-foot building, a small cooler and a couple of shelves of groceries," said Clem Scheffer, who owns the business with his wife, Evelyn. About a year after opening, they added gasoline and wider driveways, next came a new cooler and soft drink machines...
Michael Conyers (02/27/05)
BARLOW, Ky. - Michael Ray Conyers, 46, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died unexpectedly at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Born July 22, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Francis Lucille Jackson Partin of Cunningham and the late Earnest "Slick" Conyers, he moved to Barlow in 1991, where he was employed by West Kentucky Tractor Parts...
Bertie Hale (02/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bertie Lawrence Hale, 86, died at 7 a.m. Feb. 26, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1919, in Pettit Jean Mountain, Ark., son of the late James and Ethel Cunningham Hale, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church in East Prairie...
Weston Beaird (02/27/05)
BERNIE - Weston Beaird, 68, died Feb. 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1936, in Bernie, son of the late Ralph and Cassie Oneida Murphy Beaird, he was a lifelong resident of Bernie. He was a farmer, member of the Bernie Church of Christ and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Cornelia McCratre (02/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Cornelia McCrate, 94, died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Lorna Elledge (02/27/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorna Elledge, 72, who died Feb. 20, 2005, were: Larry Crank, Jeff Crank, Carroll Elledge, Scott Eddy, Brian Eddy and Wayne Elledge.
Fran Gonzales (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Frances "Fran" Gonzales, 56, died Feb. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 25, 1948, in Sikeston, daughter of the Marvin "Buddy" and Ida Sidney Oliver Wallace of Sikeston, she had been a certified nurse aide for the Sikeston Convalescent Center and Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Glen Rice (02/27/05)
BLODGETT - Glen Allen Rice, 79, died at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 2, 1925, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late Charles Rupert and Bonnie Avis Robert Rice, he served with the U.S. Air Force in World War II and had attained the rank of corporal radar mechanic and was honorably discharged on Feb. ...
Glenda Wasson (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - Glenda Faye Wasson, 65, died at 9:35 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Feb. 9, 1940, in Kennett, daughter of the late Buford Harder and Mildred Ernestine Floyd Harder, she was the stepdaughter of the late Jim Pitts. She was a court clerk administrator for the Sikeston Municipal Court and later for the City of Miner. A member of Wesley United Methodist Church and VFW Post 3174 Ladies Auxiliary, she was co-founder of the Delta Area Blind...
Ricky Ling Jr. (02/27/05)
NEW MADRID - Ricky Allen Ling Jr., 27, died 2:05 a.m. Feb. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 15, 1977, in Sikeston, son of Ricky Ling Sr. and Brenda Patterson of New Madrid, he farmed with his father and was a member of Eagles Aerie 4206 in New Madrid...
Kellams - Stinnett (02/27/05)
Kellams - Stinnett PORTAGEVILLE - Amy Michelle Kellams and Christopher John "Chris" Stinnett exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Nov. 27, 2004, at St. Eustachius Catholic Church. The Rev. Allan Saunders performed the double- ring ceremony. Lectors were Jenny and JoBeth Scherer of Portageville, cousins of the bride. Servers for the wedding Mass were Wayne DeLisle and Matthew Conaway of Portageville...
Farquhar - Hileman (02/27/05)
DIEHLSTADT -- Delena Gayle Farquhar and Timothy Joshua Hileman were married in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Jan. 31, 2005, at the General Baptist Church in Diehlstadt. The Rev. Mark Odle, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William "Willy" Farquhar of East Prairie and the late Carolyn Farquhar. She is the granddaughter of Virginia McKenzie of Diehlstadt and the late Tommy McKenzie...
Jones - Sexton (02/27/05)
KEWANEE - Eddie and Christy Jones have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Marie, to Joshua Clay Sexton, son of Bill and Carla Sexton of Matthews. A 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Cape Girardeau, the future bride works as a surgical technologist at St. ...
Branum - Haertling (02/27/05)
GARNER, N.C. -- Greg and Jeanie Branum of Columbia, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alisa Beth, to Bradley A. Haertling, both of Garner He is the son of Lila Dickinson of Pilot Knob, Mo., and the late Delmar Haertling. Branum is a 1996 graduate of Central High School and received a bachelor of science degree in technical graphics from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in 2000...
Looking Back 2/27 (02/27/05)
SIKESTON - The appointment of G. Lynn Barry, a native of Sikeston, as assistant pardon attorney in the Department of Justice was announced today by Attorney General Francis Biddle. CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Southeast Missouri Music Educators Association has announced the formation of an All-District Band for the first time in its history. ...
Everyone should join in celebration (02/27/05)
The more I think about Tuesday's homecoming for the 1140th Engineer Battalion of the National Guard, the more important it becomes. Just think about it. These brave soldiers are our friends, neighbors, family, co-workers. They left our community 14 months ago and traveled to the other side of the world in a conflict not of their making. And they did so willingly. That is truly the definition of sacrifice. And of service...
Your view: Thank you (02/27/05)
I just wanted to say thank you for all the press support from your newspaper in regard to the 1140th Engineering Battalion. Both of my family members have been a part of this group while serving in Iraq. My brother, Dan Armour and nephew, Brent Armour, along with other brave and caring men and woman, have served to maintain our freedoms both here and abroad...
Speakout 2/27 (02/27/05)
I'm calling about what I read in the paper about the Worker's Compensation deal that Mr. Blunt wants to put in. He says he wants to be on a fair playing field, put employees and employer. But as you know, we all have things in our lives. But the employer will have the advantage because they have big lawyers, they can draw out a slow moving case if they doubt the employee has a claim. ...