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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2005

Future looking bright for agriculture in Missouri (09/01/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Agriculture in Missouri faces many challenges but with government officials and a bumper crop of bright minds willing to meet them, the future looks bright. For the first time in many years, friends and supporters of the University of Missouri and its Delta Center were joined by the state's governor for the Delta Center Appreciation Breakfast at the Rone Exhibit Hall on the Lee Farm in Portageville during the 44th annual Delta Center Field Day...
Labor Day travel may drop off (09/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Soaring gas prices didn't have much affect on Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday travel, but as Labor Day weekend approaches the skyrocketing prices could be enough to stop motorists right in their tracks. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, AAA forecasted the record high gas prices wouldn't cause a drop off in the Labor Day holiday. Now officials with the automobile association are saying the prediction probably won't be reflective of actuality...
Residents helping in aid of refugees (09/01/05)
SIKESTON - Residents are coming to the aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina who are making Sikeston and Miner their temporary homes. Now efforts are being expanded to provide relief for these refugees from Louisiana, Mississippi and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast who are here...
Lady Bulldogs netters fall to Dexter (09/01/05)
DEXTER - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team dropped to 0-2 on the young season after a 7-2 loss to Dexter on Wednesday. Sikeston won one of six single matches and one of three double matches against the Lady Bearcats. Although the Lady Bulldogs suffered a defeat, coach Lynne DeWitt saw improvements in her squad...
Bulldogs prepare for talented Tigers (09/01/05)
SIKESTON - It didn't seem that long ago that the Caruthersville football team was bringing up the rear in the SEMO Conference nearly every year. But seemingly overnight, the Tigers have become one of the premier football programs in the area the last two seasons...
Lucille Tidwell (09/01/05)
SIKESTON - Lucille Tidwell, 90, died at 7:42 a.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Matthews to the late James Edward and Alice Cordelia Starkey Cox, she was a homemaker. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, she sang in the church choir for many years, was member of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school and Bible school...
Donald Lemons (09/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU- Donald Earl Lemons, 49, died at 3:45 a.m. Aug 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 25, 1955, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Cleo Lemons and Marjorie Crader Clubb. He was of the Baptist belief...
Elsie Warren (09/01/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Elsie Warren, who died Aug. 29, 2005, were: Dennis Ritch, David Ritch, Donald Ritch, Doug Ritch, Eric Ritch and Bryan McMullin. Honorary pallbearers were: Ralph McGarity and Cory Bone...
Virginia Cox (09/01/05)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Virginia Rapert Cox, 68, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 31, 2005, at her home in Lafayette. Born April 16, 1937, in Middlebrook, Ark., daughter of the late Orvin Raymon and Lelia Jewell Johnston Rapert, she had lived in Lafayette since 1962 where she was a member of the Battle Ground Bible Church and had worked as an administrative assistant for ALCOA for 18 years, retiring in 1992...
Helen Hamman (09/01/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Helen Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Health Care and Rehab in O'Fallon. Born July 21, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Washington and Essie Waldman Baker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and was an elementary school teacher in Sikeston and Lilbourn, Mo., before retiring...
Roger Brigman (09/01/05)
BERNIE- Roger Brigman, 38, died Aug. 30, 2005, near Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Leotis "T" Odom (09/01/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearer at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Leotis "T" Odom, who died Aug. 29, 2005, were: Roy Lee Odom, Christopher Odom, Dennis Ward, Scott Clark, David Sanders and Jack Lemons.
Jack Powell (09/01/05)
BERTRAND -- Calvin Arthur "Jack" Powell, 95, died at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 29, 1909, in Meridian, Miss., son of the late Joseph and Effie Brown Powell, he was employed in farming until his retirement. He had lived most of his life in Bertrand, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 AF&AM...
Looking Back 9/1 (09/01/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Blanton, residents of Webster Groves for several years, are expected to return here and take possession of their home on North Ranney. CHARLESTON - The dream of many Mississippi County residents for a deep well oil test is a step closer to reality with a site on 80 acres owned by Big Oak Farms in Pinhook...
Disaster brings out best, worst in us (09/01/05)
An event such as Hurricane Katrina brings out both the best and the worst in humanity. In just three short days, we have seen both examples. So many words have been written on the events unfolding in New Orleans, my thoughts are far from original. But if you sit back and watch the day-to-day changes in the Gulf Coast region, you're struck with pride and awe and anger. ...
Speakout 9/1 (09/01/05)
I recently drove through a MoDOT construction site on the interstate. I happen to notice these people have no toilet facilities, no place to wash their hands. Is there some kind of law that says this has to be done? "The rule is, if someone needs to use the restroom, they take a vehicle to the nearest facility like a gas station or a MoDOT maintenance building," said Jill Fetters, senior risk management technician for the Missouri Department of Transportation. ...