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Stories from Monday, May 6, 2002

Skeletal remains identified (05/06/02)
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) -- Skeletal remains found last fall near a county road in the Missouri Bootheel have been identified as those of a Campbell man missing for nearly nine years. Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder said the remains are believed to be those of Trenton ''Terry'' Akridge, who was reported missing July 9, 1993, as the annual Peach Festival was winding down in Campbell. Police and volunteers scoured the area's countryside at the time but found no trace of him...
Charleston police shoot man (05/06/02)
CHARLESTON - An investigation is being conducted into the shooting of a Charleston man by police. The help of investigators with the Missouri State Highway Patrol is being requested by the Charleston Police Department, which is investigating the early Sunday morning shooting which resulted in injuries to Carlos Clemons, 23...
Sikeston's Cota no-hits Bearcats (05/06/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team advanced to the finals of the SEMO Conference Tournament for the second year in a row with a 7-0 victory against Dexter behind a no-hitter from Chris Cota on Saturday at Capaha Field. The senior right-hander, making his first start in more than a month since breaking his index finger, made it a memorable return with his first career no-no...
Janice Dial (05/06/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Janice C. Montgomery Dial, 77, died May 3, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 12, 1924, in Wardell, daughter of the late John and Beulah Tanner Montgomery, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had been a bookkeeper for Lafonts, Noranda, Hayes Ford Sales in Portageville and for the Western Auto Store in Portageville before retiring...
Phyllis Watkins (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - Phyllis Tedlie Watkins, 75, died at 8:03 p.m. May 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 31, 1927 in Hartland, New Brunswick, Canada, to the late Wendell Phillips and Claire Augusta Boyer Tedlie Sr., she was a member of the St. ...
Paul Conn (05/06/02)
WYATT - Paul Harding Conn Sr., 79, died at 7:30 a.m. May 3, 2002, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 15, 1921, in Mississippi County, son of the late David Elmer and Luella Keene Conn, he was a lifelong resident of Wyatt. Conn served with the U.S. ...
Elzie Cashon (05/06/02)
JEFFERSON City - Elzie Cashon, 93, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 2, 2002, at the Westphalia Retirement Center. Born Feb. 8, 1909, in Wainwright, Okla., son of the late Alvin and Gertrude Cashon, he attended Haskell (Oklahoma) High School and worked most of his adult life for Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation in Oran. He retired in 1974 and lived in Cape Girardeau until 1987...
Josephine Cowell (05/06/02)
ST. LOUIS - Josephine L. Cowell, 82, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ernest Briggs (05/06/02)
SENATH - Ernest Darrell "Squeaky" Briggs, 84, died May 2, 2002, at NHC Healthcare in Kennett. Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Gates, Tenn., son of the late Ernest and Nora Beatrice Sloan Briggs, he served with the U.S. Army in England and France during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action. Briggs was fire chief for the City of Senath for 30 years and member of Barnes, Casinger, Montgomery American Legion and the Senath First Baptist Church...
Diddie Hays (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - Nola Mae "Diddie" Hays, 74, died at 6:45 a.m. May 4, 2002, at her home. Born June 3, 1927, in Commerce, daughter of the late Robert Raymond and Mary Elizabeth Burns Hampton, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church. She worked in the Sikeston Middle School cafeteria for 10 years and had also been employed by the International Shoe factory in Sikeston...
Christopher Lee Sanders (05/06/02)
MOREHOUSE - Christopher "Chris" Lee Sanders, 22, died at 8:12 p.m. May 3, 2002, at his home. Born Sept. 13, 1979, in Charleston, son of Donald Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Victoria Ogden Stroud of Morehouse, he was a cashier for the Aldi Grocery Store in Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Bloomfield High School, he attended the Miner Baptist Church...
Marvin Spencer (05/06/02)
KEWANEE - William Marvin Spencer, 84, died May 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 24, 1917, at Wyatt, son of the late William Noel and Lily Edith Hankins Spencer, he was an over-the-road truck driver before retiring. His wife, Pansy Nigel Shaw Spencer, preceded him in death in 1960...
Marlene Brown (05/06/02)
ADVANCE - Marlene Brown, 65, died May 4, 2002, at her home. Born May 24, 1936, in Ogden, Utah, daughter of the late Charles and Doris Orrell Clark, she was a secretary for the Southern Baptist Association in California for many years and attended the United Methodist Church in Advance...
Pauline Maddox (05/06/02)
DUDLEY - Pauline Ridenour Maddox, 79, died May 3, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff. Born June 16, 1922, in Bernie, daughter of the late Timothy Albert and Lessie D. Harvey Ridenour, she lived in the Dudley area all her life and was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. She had been employed by the Hickory Log in Dexter for many years. After her retirement, she worked as a caregiver for several people...
George Weber Gilmore Sr. (05/06/02)
SIKESTON - George Weber Gilmore Sr., 83, formerly of Sikeston, died May 5, 2002, at his home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 31, 1919, in Charleston, son of the late E.G. and Maude Gilmore, he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. Gilmore, who served as a major in the U.S. ...
Charles Moore (05/06/02)
MATTHEWS - Charles William Moore, 75, died May 4, 2002, at his home. Born March 18, 1927, in Sikeston, son of the late Lloyd Franklin "Bud" and Audrey Jordan Moore, he was of the Methodist belief. He was a medical sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools before retiring...
Rachel Gilliam (05/06/02)
SOUTH ROXANA, Ill. - Rachel Katherine Gilliam, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:32 a.m. May 4, 2002, at Eldercare of Alton. Born Oct. 20, 1930, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of the late Wyvonne and Artie Norris DeBaun, she lived in South Roxana most of her life and worked in the housekeeping department of Eldercare of Alton for 20 years before retiring...
Vivian Gilooly (05/06/02)
DEXTER - Vivian Delores Gilooly, 81, formerly of Essex, died May 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1920, in Cross County, Ark., daughter of the late W.A. and Tommie Louise Moore Crick, she was a floor supervisor for Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield for many years and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Ella Dunivan (05/06/02)
BROWNWOOD - Ella M. Dunivan, 91, died May 4, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Aug. 6, 1910, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Susan Caroline Osborn, she was a seamstress for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance for 25 years before retiring. On May 10, 1926, she married Clarence Dunivan who preceded her in death on May 2, 1984...
Looking Back 5/5 (05/06/02)
BENTON - The Owensby school contributed 100 percent to the Missouri Delta Community Hospital campaign. That report from H.D. Roberts, who is in charge of solicitations there. SIKESTON - Mrs. Helen Reuber was chosen Woman of the Year. The announcement was made at the American Legion Hall by the Junior Women's Club, Business and Professional Women's Club and the Jaycees Wives. Mrs. Reuber is an instructor at Sikeston High School...
Looking Back 5/6 (05/06/02)
BENTON - Dentists in the area announced a slight increase in fees. The doctors said the increase is due to increased cost of materials and supplies. It goes into effect May 15. --- SIKESTON - The mercury in the Missouri Delta Community Hospital fund thermometer was sent boiling over the top. Contributors topped the $85,000 mark. The goal was $75,000...
Stadium thoughts (05/06/02)
I'd like to say that I'm totally in favor of a new stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals. As a big fan of the Cardinals, I would love to see them playing in a state-of-the-art stadium. However, I would like to play devil's advocate on the current Cardinals' stadium proposal that seems to be gaining public support...
Welcome wanted (05/06/02)
As a past resident of Sikeston, I continue to be concerned with the future of this city. I've not lost all contact with the city, for I work for the Missouri Department of Transportation. We are located in the new Industrial Park on Highway 61 North...
Speakout 5/5 (05/06/02)
It's pretty sad when coaches laugh and make jokes at the players when they lose a game. I also think it's sad when baseball coaches tell people and students that their school team stinks. These boys have played ball since Little League and play every summer. ...
Speakout 5/6 (05/06/02)
Ready to sell>/b> To the party who is interested in purchasing a steam table for a church, I have one for sale. Call me at (573) 748-2022. Anyone who has lost a dog in the Marble Hill Sherwood Forest area, please call (573) 568-2960 to identify and claim it. It appears traumatized by the absence of its owner because it refuses food...