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Stories from Sunday, March 20, 2005

Telethon time (03/20/05)
Rick Braggs of Pradice Audio mixes the audio for the 25th Annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon Saturday. The telethon will end at 5 p.m. today at the Sikeston Field House.
DAEOC fires four at Head Start Center (03/20/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Last month's temporary closing of the Sikeston Head Start Center has resulted in the termination of four employees. Delta Area Economic Executive Director Vonnie Hays-Adams said she can't reveal specifics about the terminations because some of the former employees may file litigations against DAEOC...
Miner ousts fire chief (03/20/05)
MINER -- Rather than waiting for a showdown on April 1, the Miner Board of Aldermen has fired the city's fire division chief. "We went ahead and relieved him (fire chief Benny Thurston) of his duties today," Mayor Mitch Thompson said Friday. He explained the Board thought it would be best to take action now "instead of putting undue anxiety on the citizens" by waiting until April 1. Thompson said this way the city can "begin the process of rebuilding the fire department."...
Two Boy Scout leaders next to be added to Honors Board (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Two devoted Boy Scout leaders will be added to the Sikeston Park Board's Honors Board. The late Roy Nall, who was leader of Sikeston's Boy Scout Troop 43 for 25 years, and Lynn Hasty, scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 59 in Sikeston, will be the 31st and 32nd additions to the Honors Board...
Bell City falls in double overtime (03/20/05)
COLUMBIA -- Despite blowing late leads in regulation and both overtimes, Bell City coach David Heeb had few bad things to say about his team after a 92-91 double-overtime loss to St. Elizabeth on Friday in the Class 1 third place game at Mizzou Arena...
Atchison looks to lead young Bulldog golf team (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- 2004 state medalist E.C. Atchison leads the Sikeston High School golf team into the upcoming season. The Bulldogs, under sixth-year coach Rick Oetting, tee it up for the first time in 2005 on Monday in a dual match at New Madrid County Central...
Sikeston wants to continue dominance (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team may have graduated its best class ever, but that doesn't mean the cupboard is bare for the 2005 season. The Class of 2004 posted a four-year record of 93-14 with three state final four appearances. But virtually the entire offense is gone from last year's 27-2 team, including Los Angeles Dodgers first round draft pick Blake DeWitt, and Division I signees Jacob Priday and Lance Rhodes...
Tourism generates big return (03/20/05)
What another exciting trip! I must say my internship is going great and I've had a lot of wonderful experiences so far this semester. Let me tell you about our trip to the state capital on Feb. 23 and 24th. CVB Director Pansy Glenn and I spent two days in Jefferson City lobbying to our legislature. ...
Business briefcase 3/20 (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Lee Bowman of Sikeston, a district representative with Modern Woodmen of America, was named "Rookie of the Month" in the Missouri East Agency for February. The honor is given to a full-time representative that has been with Modern Woodmen of America for less than three years and is leading the agency in production...
Bank names new president, board member (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Michael G. Marshall is the new community bank president and member of the Board of Directors of the First State Bank and Trust Co. The appointment by the First State Bank Board of Directors was announced Friday. "I am proud to have Mike accept this position in our Sikeston office," said Gordon Waller, CEO for First State Bank Holding Company. "Mike joined the First State Bank and Trust Company eight years ago, bringing with him 20 years of banking knowledge."...
Sikeston company is making an impact around the world (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Larry DeWitt started business at ground level and stayed there. DeWitt couldn't be happier about that. Staying at the ground level has put him at the helm of a growing company that is making a difference in the environment. It was a business that grew out of necessity, DeWitt explains. Originally owning a lawn and garden business, DeWitt began looking for a product that would control weeds yet allow plants to thrive...
James Spears (03/20/05)
ADVANCE - James "Bud" Spears, 71, died March 17, 2005, at his home in Advance. Born Feb. 26, 1934, in Hahn, son of the late William and Willie Blake Spears, he was a retired electrician and a veteran of the U.S. Army. A charter member of the Advance Eagles, he was a past member of the Masonic Lodge...
N. Beatrice Jones (03/20/05)
NEW MADRID - Nellie Beatrice "Granny" Jones, 86, died March 17, 2005. Born Aug. 7, 1918, in Tallassee, Ala., to the late James L. "J.D." and "Willie" Stanfield Woods, she was the mother of nine children, a homemaker and a member of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church and Circle of Friends...
Alma Mayfield (03/20/05)
ST. LOUIS - Alma Mayfield, 93, formerly of Sikeston, died March 18, 2005, at the Delmar Gardens in St. Louis. Born Dec. 3, 1911, in Cape Girardeau to the late Ben H. and Nellie Bernice Bess Hinkle, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She had been a teacher for the Scott County R-5 School District for over 35 years before retiring...
John R. Warren (03/20/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for John R. Warren, 75, who died March 15, 2005, were: Tim Griffin, Andrew Warren, James Stanberry, Jerry Griffin, Danny Leathers and Jay Leathers.
Jessie Young (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie B. Young, 69, of Sikeston died at 3:40 a.m. March 19, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Jennie Roth (03/20/05)
MALDEN - Jennie Lind Roth, 85, died March 16, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Tuckerman, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Spurgeon and Trella Victoria Sorrells Smith, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden. She taught many years with the 4-H program in New Madrid County and taught china painting at her home...
William Downen (03/20/05)
BLOOMFIELD - William J. Downen, 96, died March 18, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 6, 1909, at Monette, Ark., to the late Charlie and Elsie Brown Downen, he was a self-employed farmer and carpenter and a member of the St. Joe Baptist Church in Idalia...
Jennings McEntire (03/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Jennings B. McEntire, 65, died at 9:09 p.m. March 18, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Birth (Published 3/20) (03/20/05)
CHAFFEE - Christy Elizabeth Kluesner and Barry Duane Ziegler are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:53 a.m. Feb. 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mason Cole Ziegler weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-inches long...
Wolf - Turner (03/20/05)
MINER -- Shannon Marie Wolf became the bride of Roger Dale Turner in a 2 p.m. ceremony Feb. 26, 2005, at the Miner Baptist Church before the Rev. Mitchell Jackson, pastor. The bride is the daughter of Connie K. Floyd of Sikeston and Steve Wolf of Holcomb, Kan., and parents of the bridegroom are Diane Rodriguez of Sikeston and the late Bural Ray Turner...
Lange - Parker (03/20/05)
KEWANEE -- Erin Elizabeth Lange and Richard Ryan Parker exchanged wedding vows in a 6 p.m. July 31, 2004, ceremony at the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Tom McCanless, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Vicki Lange of Portageville, and parents of the bridegroom are Ricky and Cheryl Parker of Sikeston...
West - Hines (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Thelma West Tanksley of Sikeston and Lester O. West Sr. of Las Vegas have announced the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa West, to Donnell Hines of Chicago, son of William and Annie Hines of Chicago. Family and friends are invited to attend the 7 p.m. March 24 wedding ceremony at West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Scott - Patrick (03/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Carolyn Scott and Gary Scott of East Prairie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ruth, to Chad Jeremy Patrick, son of Sid and Frona Patrick of East Prairie. Family and friends are invited to attend the 4 p.m. ceremony April 23 at the First Christian Church in East Prairie...
Higgersons to mark a milestone (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Family and friends are invited to help Mack and Mary Alice Higgerson celebrate their golden wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. April 2 at the New Madrid Community Building.
Couple will celebrate golden anniversary (03/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Earl Watson will be guests of honor at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 27 at the North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. Watson and the former Shirley Hubbard were married May 21, 1955, at Little Vine General Baptist Church by the Rev. Archie McKaye...
Looking Back 3/20 (03/20/05)
SIKESTON - Almost 500 tickets have been sold to the junior high school class play to be given Friday at the high school auditorium. Entitled "A Mind of Her Own," the play is a three-act comedy in which 13 students have parts. SIKESTON - The Senior Class of Scott Central High School will present "A Ready-Made Family," a farce in three acts by Jay Tobias...
Moral obligations include everyone (03/20/05)
The debate over Medicaid funding to the poor took an interesting twist this week in Missouri as lawmakers were told they had a "moral obligation" to care for the less fortunate. It's hard to argue with that logic because, in fact, we do, as a society, have a moral obligation to provide for those unable to provide for themselves...
Speakout 3/20 (03/20/05)
I am an elderly lady in pretty bad health and can't get out much. I live in a housing project. It was a very nice place to live until they started letting young people on disability move in when it was meant to be only for the elderly. Now there are drugs and all kinds of running in and out day and night which makes the elderly very uncomfortable. Please help us elderly to have peace and quiet. It is not fair to us...