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Stories from Thursday, April 24, 2003

Choosing name for baby can prove to be trying for parents (04/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Gazing down at her less than one-day-old baby boy, Belinda Henson said she and her husband have known for years what their baby's name was going to be. "We've had the name Chase picked out for so long," Belinda said. "I've always liked that name. Chase Michael-Lee. And Michael-Lee is hyphenated," she added...
Hours set to change at Sikeston City Hall (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - As part of city cost cutting measures, the Sikeston City Hall will begin closing for business at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week. In announcing the change, Sikeston City Manager Doug Friend noted the City Council had rejected bids for professional cleaning services at City Hall and Public Safety Headquarters with the city staff to assume the responsibilities. That action is anticipated will save the city $39,000 annually...
Sikeston man comes to aid of friend (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - When Rex Dunn of Coyote Hills Rodeo Company in Hastings, Okla., was injured in a livestock accident, people in the rodeo business knew he would be facing hard times - including Robert Roger of Sikeston. "He had no insurance," said Roger. "In his business it's hard to carry insurance on yourself just because of the high risk. I've been fighting bulls for 14 years in November, and I haven't been able to get anybody to cover me for what I can afford."...
Two children are struck by vehicles (04/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston children were injured after being hit by vehicles in two separate accidents Wednesday afternoon. The first accident occurred at 4:17 p.m. at 331 N. Main when two children on bicycles were trying to cross Main Street and were hit by a vehicle. One child received injuries and was transported to Missouri Delta Medical Center. The injuries were not severe...
Dexter rallies to defeat Jackson, 4-3 (04/24/03)
JACKSON - The Dexter Bearcats pulled off a big SEMO Conference win on the road on Wednesday with a 4-3 come-from-behind victory against Jackson. Dexter (9-3, 3-3 SEMO) scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to win the game. Taylor Pyle singled home Nolan Pixley to tie the game at 3-3. Cale Williams followed up with the game-winning double to score pinch runner Garrett Williams...
EP takes second in conference meet (04/24/03)
MALDEN -- Malden's track team took second place in the SEMO South Conference meet on Wednesday, scoring 99 team points. Heavily-favored Malden came in first place with 221. "Our goal was to place in the top two in conference," said East Prairie coach Brett Blackman. "Malden has a very good team, and we were right there behind them in every event. We want to get a couple of kids to the state meet this year and we feel we're on our way to doing that."...
Leonard Swims (04/24/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Leonard E. Swims, 79, died April 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Terry Crowe (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - Terry Dennis Crowe, 49, formerly of Bloomfield, died April 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 31, 1953, in Dexter, son of Eileen McRoy Crowe of Bloomfield and the late Noel Crowe, he worked with the Bloomfield Water Department for many years. He lived in Sikeston and Matthews during the past 20 years and was a member of the Sikeston Eagles Club...
Robert Smith (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - Robert Smith Jr., 56, died at 11:40 p.m. April 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 25, 1946, in Charleston, son of Margaret Owens Smith of Charleston and the late Robert Smith Sr., he graduated in 1964 from Charleston High School, served with the U.S. ...
Willard Westmoreland (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - Willard William Westmoreland Jr., 82, died April 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Matthew Hayden (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - Matthew Paul Hayden, 15, died April 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 8, 1987, in Perryville, son of Jeff Hayden of Perryville and Lisa Hafner of Park Hills, he was the foster son of Mike and Melissa Stewart of Sikeston and a student at the New Dawn State School in Sikeston...
Susie Rutledge (04/24/03)
BERNIE - Susie Orene Rutledge, 88, died April 20, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 21, 1915 in Bellfontaine, Miss., daughter of the late James and Janie Richards Tillman, she was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in rural Bernie...
Gwen Shy (04/24/03)
SIKESTON - Gwendolyn Louise "Gwen" Shy, 80, died at 5:15 p.m. April 23, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 16, 1922, in Ristine, daughter of the late Gordon Samuel and Helen Gould Cruchon Shy Sr., she was an office manager and accountant for the Scott County Milling Company for more than 40 years before retiring. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, she was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella and Legion of Mary...
Loafman -- Minderman (04/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Chuck and Michelle Loafman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Dannielle, to Lance Minderman, son of Terry and Lisa Minderman of Malden. The future bride will graduate in May from Sikeston Senior High School. She is employed by the Food Giant in Sikeston...
Griffin -- Holmes (04/24/03)
ORAN -- Kellee Griffin and Nathan Holmes have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Deanna Tierney of Taylor, Texas, and Roy Griffin of Oran. She is majoring in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Reed -- Mitchem (04/24/03)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmy and Necie Reed of New Madrid have announced the engagement of their daughter, Misty Michelle, to Jesse Mitchem, son of Al Mitchem of Lilbourn and the late Julia Mitchem. A 2001 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride is majoring in secondary education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is the granddaughter of Jane Chamberlain of Portageville, Peggy Reed of Marston and the late Charles Chamberlain and Bill Reed...
Oliver -- Renaud (04/24/03)
CHARLESTON -- Sam and Peggy Oliver have announced the engagement of their daughter, Helen Margaret, to Jeffrey Michael Renaud, son of Mike and Dot Renaud of Charleston. A graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Oliver of Charleston, Delmar Alcorn of Sikeston and the late Dearmont Oliver and Helen Alcorn...
Looking Back in Time at April 24 (04/24/03)
SIKESTON -More than $83,000 in war bond purchases have been pledged in the second war loan drive in Scott County with the county having a quota of $401,000. SIKESTON - Promptly at 6:30 today, Gene Nunnelee, master of ceremonies for the annual membership banquet of the Chamber of Commerce, will call the meeting to order and what is predicted will be the finest annual get-together of Chamber of Commerce members and guests to date. ...
Where do we draw line in death cases? (04/24/03)
The Missouri Supreme Court this week stayed the execution of a man who they said was "mildly retarded." This follows similar actions by the United States Supreme Court. I am by no means an expert on these type of cases but it makes me wonder where we draw the line on the issue of retardation...
Your View: Disagreement (04/24/03)
Your April 13 news brief summarized a misleading and unbalanced New York Daily News story that narrowly focused on one activity of our business meetings - teambuilding exercises. The story implied the exercise costs, compiled over recent years, were $3.6 million, when in fact the teambuilding contractors were paid $73,000, or 2 percent of the business meeting costs...
SpeakOut 4/24 (04/24/03)
My sister went to Garden of Memories Cemetery on April 14 to put flowers on her loved ones' graves. The weeds were so bad around the head markers, she had to pull the weeds before she could even put flowers there. The cemetery looks like a garbage dump. ...