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Stories from Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cold weather fun (02/21/06)
Sarah Dixon, 11; Sarah Lawrence, 11 and Kelsey Dial, 11, play on a snow- covered trampoline Monday afternoon.
Plants surviving winter chill (02/21/06)
SIKESTON -- If plants were beginning to think it was springtime, then Mother Nature quickly pulled them back into reality with a recent cold snap. Temperatures dropped from 70 degrees last Thursday to single-digit lows over the weekend. The weather is warming up a bit this week with highs in the 40s and 50s but are expected to drop by week's end, according to the National Weather Service...
Cookies have arrived (02/21/06)
Elizabeth Hay, a member of Girl Scout Troop 36, loads her mother's vehicle with cookies Monday afternoon. The Sikeston area Girl Scouts sold 2,000 cases of cookies with 12 boxes of cookies in each case. Hay alone sold 430 boxes.
Portageville weather station now offering real-time data (02/21/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- So just how cold is it, wind chill and all? Those around Portageville can answer that question and more with up-to-the-minute weather data now available from the University of Missouri's Delta Center. "We've recently upgraded our weather station at the MU Delta Research Center outside Portageville in Pemiscot County to real-time status," said Pat Guinan, a climatologist for the University of Missouri's commercial agriculture program...
Bravettes withstand comeback; Oran rolls past Scott City (02/21/06)
MORLEY -- The Scott County Central Bravettes slipped past the Caruthersville Lady Tigers 76-73 at Ronnie Cookson Gymnasium on Monday. The Bravettes rallied from a 38-35 halftime deficit with a huge 27-point third quarter to take a 62-55 lead into the final period, then withstood a Lady Tiger comeback attempt for the victory...
Earlene Curry (02/21/06)
DELTA - Helen Earlene Curry, 76, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 19, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1930, in Delta, daughter of the late Remus Benson and Ruby Pearl Hodge Medlock, she lived her entire life in Delta. A hair dresser for 47 years, she had owned and operated Earlene's Beauty Shop at Delta and was a hair dresser for 17 years at the Chaffee Nursing Center. ...
Myrtle Boyd (02/21/06)
BERNIE - Myrtle Boyd, 92, died Feb. 19, 2006, in the Malden Nursing Center and Rehab in Malden. Born May 3, 1913, at Dexter, to the late William and Dora Melvina Riddle Hathaway, she was a lifetime member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie and had been a custodian for 35 years with Bernie Public Schools...
Peggy Lawson (02/21/06)
ADVANCE - Pallbearers for services for Peggy E. Lawson, 90, of Advance, formerly of Canalou, who died on Feb. 19, 2006, will be: Lance Lawson, Patrick Burton, Richard Taul, Larry Taul, Marvin Vannoy and Everett Taylor. Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Blake Tiemann, pastor of the Sikeston First Family Church, will officiate...
Kimberly Earnest (02/21/06)
NEW MADRID - Kimberly Joann Meeks Earnest, 40, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:10 p.m. Feb. 20, 2006 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bill McBroom (02/21/06)
DEXTER -- William W. "Bill" McBroom, 61, died Feb. 20, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 5, 1944, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Filden Samuel and Eunice M. Pippens McBroom. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Tina Browning (02/21/06)
SIKESTON - Ina "Tina" Browning, 58, died Feb. 20, 2006, at her home in rural Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Ernestine Chandler (02/21/06)
BERTRAND - Ernestine Chandler, 93, died at 12:20 p.m. Feb. 20, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born April 2, 1912, in Caruthersville, to the late Frank and Frona Brazelton House, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand, where she was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church. She was employed from 1949 to 1965 with Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, became a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Bertrand Nursing Facility until retiring in 1990...
Births (Published 2/21) (02/21/06)
SIKESTON - Summer Whorton and DeAmicus Cox are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:26 p.m. Jan. 20, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Angel Nicole Cox weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Keith Gadberry and Loretta Gadberry...
Looking Back 2/21 (02/21/06)
SIKESTON - Miss Peggy Donnell has accepted the position of executive secretary of the Scott County chapter of the American Red Cross and will begin her duties March 1. SIKESTON - Killed near the city limits on Salcedo Road was a 29-pound bobcat, 3-feet long. The animal darted across the blacktop when John Pasaka, Stephen Shell and Jerry Curtis hit the animal Sunday and injured it...
Repeated drug use needs bigger penalty (02/21/06)
Ricky Williams is an exceptionally talented professional football player. But Williams also has a drug problem, though to be honest, it's marijuana that has followed Williams throughout his career and not crack cocaine or some other more dangerous drug...
Speakout 2/21 (02/21/06)
It's time for you to do a little better job on researching SEMO and quit taking Rep. Jetton to task. People are learning how to do in-depth research via the computer these days and not take what the news media says as actual truth. Bridge over tracks...