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Stories from Friday, April 5, 2002

Family is upset over reduction of charges (04/05/02)
GREENVILLE - A prosecutor's decision to reduce charges against a man charged with murder is drawing protests from the victim's family. Murlin Robert Phillips, 56, the former Williamsville postmaster, pleaded guilty Monday to amended charges of the Class A felony of second-degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action in connection with the October 2001 shooting death of Sikeston resident Wayne G. ...
Preparing the lake (04/05/02)
Chris Hart, a City of Sikeston Parks Department employee, sets a post to be used for parking boundaries at the new C.P. Wing Lake. The parks department is preparing the new R.S. Matthews Park for use by the public.
Council members sworn in (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Newly-elected Sikeston City Council members were sworn in and a new mayor chosen by council members today during a special reorganizational meeting. After the election results for both the Home Rule Charter and the council members were formally accepted, Phil Boyer was sworn in for another term on the council by City Clerk Carroll Couch followed by the council's newest member, Sue Rogers...
New Madrid County Central Middle School lists third quarter honors (04/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Students attending New Madrid County Central Middle School have been named to the third quarter honor roll. Third quarter Outstanding Students have also been announced. Angela Babb, Brittaney Babb, Samantha Bass, Timothy Bevly, Sarah Branam, Amber Brands, Betsy Brittain, Dantwan Brown, Ashley Campbell, Misty Campbell, Joanna Carper, Courtney Carter, Michael Cartwright, Katie Denton, Faith Fountain, Andy Gantner, Brittany Gist, Jessica Green, Trey Hastings, Dale Hopper, Marsha Howard, Jordan Kimball, Kymberly Lawrence, Shanna Ludwig, Kris Lyons, Michael Minton, Michael Morlan, Colbey Newsom, Lameka Newsom, Kayla Nolen, Amelia Porter, Heather Pritchett, Thorne Redmond, Lakenya Resonno, Staci Rickman, Nikki Rucker, Tajanette Sconyers, Hannah Smith, Mindy Smith, Jamie Sullenger, Kristin Thomas, Orangie Tillman, Catherine Wigley, Whitney Williams, Ashley Yates.. ...
Kelly High School students are recognized for academics (04/05/02)
BENTON - Students attending Thomas W. Kelly High School have been named to the third quarter honor roll. Alana Burford, Adam Daughhetee, Chase Deason, Shannon DeShaney, Adam Duncan, Amy Kern, Natalie Lewer, Adam Lofton, Erin Odle, Bridgett Riley, Garrett Stricker, Brian Taulbee, Joyce Wimberly...
Employees may drop families from insurance (04/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Health insurance premiums for Mississippi County officers and employees will stay the same until March 1 even if some families decide to drop from the plan. "We've got people looking for dependent coverage," said Junior DeLay, county clerk, during Thursday's county commission meeting...
Girls soccer team shut out in inaugural match (04/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls soccer program played its first match on Thursday, losing 10-0 to regional powerhouse Notre Dame. "We played tough for our first game ever," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "A lot of my girls have never played against a team of (Notre Dame's) caliber. Just getting that experience is going to help. All we've had to practice against is ourselves. It's good to see what the competition is, and where we've got to get to."...
Cape netters topple Sikeston (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team lost to Cape Central 6-3 on Thursday at Sikeston High School. The Bulldogs won the top three singles matches but couldn't muster any other victories against a deep and talented Tigers squad. "Cape Central's got a very good team," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
SJHS tracksters split with Bluff (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade track and field teams split a dual with Poplar Bluff on Thursday at SPS Stadium. The Bulldogs' 9th grade team won 70-69 while the 8th grade team lost 61-58. The 9th grade team had several top performances especially from Felante Larry and Tyler Woodson...
NMCC sweeps; Kelly posts third straight shutout (04/05/02)
WARDELL -- New Madrid County Central's softball team swept North Pemiscot in a doubleheader on Thursday, winning the first game 19-0 and the second 13-7. "It was just good to get the games in," said NMCC coach Steve Rogers. "We've been off for a week and hadn't practiced or anything. It was a little cool, but the field was playable. The girls hung in there and we got two wins."...
Hawks, Devils post blowout wins (04/05/02)
BENTON - The Kelly Hawks baseball team picked up its first win of the season with a 20-1 whipping of Charleston on Thursday. Kelly pounded out 15 hits and had some solid pitching. "We played excellent baseball," said Kelly head coach John Gant. "We came out and jumped up quick and we stayed up. Our pitching was great tonight."...
Jerry Wyatt (04/05/02)
ELKTON, Ky. - Jerry Wyatt, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8 a.m. April 5, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sylvetta Daniels (04/05/02)
BERNIE - Sylvetta Daniels, 80, died April 3, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 2, 1921, at Malden, daughter of the late William Garfield and Ida Daniels Downs, she was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church and Carnation Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Bernie...
Willie Fowler (04/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Willie B. Fowler, 89, died April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1912, in Lawrence County, Tenn., son of the late Will and Emma Walters Fowler, he was a farmer and member of Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Lameta Kingston (04/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lameta Lovine Kingston, 74, died April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1927, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Charles William and Madie Wilson Upson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Frog Ellis (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Fredrick "Frog" Ellis, 45, died April 3, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1956, in Dundee, Miss., son of the late James and Viola Dotson Ellis, he lived in Missouri for 30 years and was of the Baptist belief. He attended Sikeston Public Schools and served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Naomi Miller (04/05/02)
SCOTT CITY - Naomi Inez Miller, 88, died at 10 p.m. April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1913, at Grays Point, daughter of the late George William and Ambie Selena Bennett Keesee, she owned and operated Naomi's Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Mildred Woods (04/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred Marie Woods, 61, died at 11:59 p.m. April 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 30, 1940, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Robert Vester Kirby and Mildred Johnson Kirby Crowe, she lived in Mississippi County all her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Jessie Sauceda (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Jessie Joseph Sauceda, 74, died at 11:55 p.m. April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Nixon, Texas, son of the late Vidal and Susie Valdex Sauceda Sr., he retired as a farm laborer for Holmes Farms in Oran...
Chris Trankler (04/05/02)
ORAN - Chris F. Trankler, 90, died April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1912, at Leopold, son of the late William J. and Mina Brands Trankler, he retired as a self-employed farmer and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality...
Looking Back 4/5 (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hunt are parents of a daughter born Monday at Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - In a smashing landslide victory Tuesday, Councilman Kendall Sikes and Taylor Noles were re-elected for three years over their opponents, V.L. "Red" Kirby, former alderman, and Tris Marshall by an almost four to one majority...
Some cases just waste court's time (04/05/02)
If you found a person dead on your living room floor and failed to notify anyone, state law says that's abandoning a corpse and you're guilty of a crime. Or, according to Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff, "It's not intuitively obvious to me that leaving a dead body is a bad thing." Yep that's what Judge Wolff thinks. Remember that if he decides to run for office someday...
Speakout 4/5 (04/05/02)
I've been watching the news about the lady who drowned her five children and all of a sudden everybody is superior. I can't see any difference between this and them and I really feel sorry for those little kids who lost their lives. But let's put it in perspective. A woman who has an abortion does the same thing. Murder is murder, whether it's in a doctor's office for an abortion or a lady who takes it upon herself to drown her five kids...