Stored Procedures,ODBCExpress and MSSQl 6.5

Does anyone know the setup for using the above configuration to execute a
stored procedure that is not a simple select (i.e. store procedures that
insert and/or update tables).  The best I can get is "invalid cursor
state".  I have tried most of the configuration options.  

From what I seem to understand, odbcexpress always creates a cursor and I
"don't want not stinkin cursor!"

thanks

bruce lomasky