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Stories from Friday, September 9, 2005

Funds remain for Homeland Security grant (09/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County has about $7,200 in Homeland Security funds which could possibly be used to purchase and equip a mobile communications trailer. County Clerk Junior DeLay reported on the county's remaining 2004 Homeland Security funds during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Tracks are cleared after trains collide in Stoddard County (09/09/05)
BELL CITY -- A train collision Wednesday afternoon in Bell City resulted in no injuries, but it did cause a long delay for the other cars traveling the rail line. According to Bill Pippins, Stoddard County emergency management director, about 1:15 p.m. ...
1140th en route to New Orleans (09/09/05)
A convoy of vehicles travels on Main Street Thursday morning. Members of Missouri National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion's Charlie Company are headed to Louisiana to assist with cleanup of debris left by Hurricane Katrina. The 52 members of Charlie Company will be deployed for 30 days or more...
Sikeston offering building for free (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - When Hurricane Katrina blew across the Gulf Coast, it left millions homeless. But Katrina left even more without jobs as businesses closed due to flood and wind damage, lack of electricity and even the ability to ship their products because of impassable roads and railroad tracks...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (09/09/05)
LEAGUE RESULTS: Sunday Points Game 1st - Tony Hill 2nd - Troy Dooley 3rd - Roger Parker 4th - Keith McCanless/Ken Curry Labor Day Stableford 1st - Dave Huntsman +9 2nd - Gene Murphy +3 2005 SEMO Cup Qualifiers Chuck Loafman, Nolan Newman, Mike Newman, John Owen, Roger Parker, Tony Hill, Kenny Bramlett, Rick Baldwin, Dave Huntsman, Kenny Woodard, Paul Markland, Jeff Ketterman...
E.P. softball wins; Lady netters lose Jackson (09/09/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston softball team continued its recent struggles with a 4-0 loss on the road to East Prairie on Thursday. Sikeston (4-6) managed just two hits in the game as East Prairie's Lydia Thomure threw the complete-game shutout. Thomure struck out two and walked only one...
Bulldog soccer blanked by ND (09/09/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston yielded four goals, three of them gifts, in the first 16 minutes of its soccer match against host Notre Dame. The Bulldogs of Sikeston then settled down to hold the Bulldogs of Notre Dame to one goal the rest of the way in a 5-0 SEMO Conference loss on Thursday...
Elizabeth Shackles (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth J. Shackles, 55, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 27, 1950, in Greenville, Miss., daughter of the late Ernest Y. and Mamie Long Chan, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church. In 1973, she graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi and was a registered pharmacist for Randy's Rx in Sikeston...
Annie Singleton (09/09/05)
LILBOURN - Annie Laura Singleton, 91, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 8, 1914, in West Port, Tenn., daughter of the late Ezra and Elizabeth Bailey Flowers, she had worked in the dietary department at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid before retiring...
Betty Mitchell (09/09/05)
CENTRALIA, Ill. - Betty J. Myers Mitchell, 57, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., and O'Fallon, Mo., died at 1:51 a.m. Sept. 9, 2005, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born Sept. 8, 1948, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Joe B. and Kathleen Couch Myers, she had lived in Centralia for the past 10 years after moving from O'Fallon...
James Richardson (09/09/05)
BERNIE - James Richardson, 95, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Born Jan. 4, 1910, in Versailles, Ky., son of the late Henry David and Annie Gentry Richardson, he was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. On Jan. 13, 1930, in Gideon, he married Wilma Myers who preceded him in death on April 21, 1994...
Gabby Jones (09/09/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Ira "Gabby" Jones, 59, who died Sept. 4, 2005 were: Roy Conner, Lester Hemby, James Jones, Carl Jones, Scott Jones and Johnny Clark.
Fern Littleton (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - Fern Littleton, 94, formerly of Matthews, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1910, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jim and Laura Hale Ball, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Matthews. In 1938, she married Dave Littleton who preceded her in death in 1970...
Clara Watkins (09/09/05)
CHAFFEE -- Clara Louise Watkins, 46, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1959, in Alton, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Wanda Saws McNish. On Feb. 14, 1982, she married Gary Watkins who survives of the home...
Betty Henley (09/09/05)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Betty Donnell Henley, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 6, 2005, at Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Henley. Survivors include one son, Clay Donnell Henley of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Betsy MacKay of Portland; two sisters, Margaret Donnell of Bloomington, Ind., and Mary Em Woods of New Castle, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, John and Robert MacKay...
Births (Published 9/9) (09/09/05)
NEW MADRID - Neecie and David Branam are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 12:55 p.m. Aug. 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. David Hardin Branam II was born weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. Mrs. Branam, daughter of Eddie Clark of New Madrid and the late Karen Clark, is a nurse's aide...
Looking Back 9/9 (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Jack Bowman and sons Jack and David shopped in St. Louis today. SIKESTON - Haskell Holman, state auditor from Jefferson City, will crown the Cotton Carnival queen this year. The crowning will take place Sept. 25. SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council Monday night approved a $1 million grant offer for improvements to the Sikeston Memorial Airport and set new rental rates on airport ground leases. ...
Your view: Buy ethanol (09/09/05)
Everywhere you go these days, folks are complaining about the high price of gasoline. But the question no one seems to be able to answer is what can we do about it? I have a suggestion for consumers frustrated and disgusted with today's high fuel prices -- buy ethanol...
Speakout 9/9 (09/09/05)
Get your head out of the sand. Do you think President Bush sets the gas prices? What about all the big shots in Congress and Senate? Why is it every time President Bush suggests more drilling in U.S. and Alaska, the animal rights people have a fit? It would cut down on foreign oil, right? Duh, d -u -h. Let's bill them new wonderful Democrats in the oil business. What a laugh...