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Stories from Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Out with the old (04/29/03)
Mick Goeshe, an employee of Penzel Construction Company, demolishes the old Scott County Jail Monday morning. The lot where the old jail stood will now become a parking lot for the new facility.
Two men arrested for meth (04/29/03)
BENTON -- Two area men are being held in the Scott County Jail on methamphetamine-related charges, according to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell. Robert E. Law, 32, of Sikeston and Ronald E. McKenzie, 49, of Bloomfield were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of anhydrous ammonia Law was also charged with resisting arrest by flight. Bond is set at $150,000 each...
House of Refuge provides help to many (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- He'd hit her many times before. He'd even grabbed her by the shoulders and threw her up against the wall, but he'd never done it in front of their kids before. "He had a temper problem and it was mainly emotional," Annette Bradley recalled about her former husband...
Kelly drops another conference game; errors doom NMCC against ND (04/29/03)
BENTON - The Kelly Hawks baseball team fell to 4-7 on the season with a 6-1 loss to SEMO Conference foe Jackson on Monday. All seven of Kelly's losses have come to league opponents. Kelly's Major Burger started and threw five innings, allowing two runs off four hits and seven walks while striking out one...
Carbondale handles SHS netters (04/29/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team fell to 5-2 on the season with an 8-1 loss to Carbondale, Ill., on Monday. The Bulldogs will be back in action today at Kennett at 4 p.m. "Carbondale's got a very strong team," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Golfers place third in Sikeston Invitational (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Country Club hosted 14 local golf teams on Monday for the annual Sikeston Invitational. The Bulldogs fired their best round of the year on their home course with a team score of 304, but it was only good enough for third place...
Sikeston blasts Chaffee, 12-1 (04/29/03)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted another SEMO Conference victory on Monday with a 12-1 win against Chaffee at Harmon Field. Sikeston hurler Lance Rhodes had a no-hitter through five innings before allowing two hits in the last two...
Joe Brown (04/29/03)
SIKESTON - James E. "Joe" Brown, 67, died at 12:53 p.m. April 28, 2003, at his home. Born May 27, 1935, in Sikeston, son of the late James E. and Kathleen Monan Brown, he was a painter with his father and brothers in Sikeston before becoming disabled. He was a charter member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Maxie Graviett (04/29/03)
SIKESTON - Maxie Alton Graviett, 82, died at 1 a.m. April 29, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Lorene Fairweather (04/29/03)
SIKESTON - Lorene Fairweather, 82, died at 9:40 p.m. April 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Bill Keating (04/29/03)
BOWLING GREEN - William Robert "Bill" Keating, 57, died April 27, 2003, at the Capital Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City. Born Sept. 15, 1945, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Dallas and Sara Fopay Keating, he lived in Dexter most of his life before moving to Bowling Green...
Vera Pressley (04/29/03)
ST. LOUIS - Vera Virginia Pressley, 78, died April 27, 2003, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. Born Jan. 19, 1925, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late John Elmer and Connie Mae Overman Davis, she was a machine operator for the Caranth Manufacturing Co. in St. Louis before retiring...
Edgar Culbertson (04/29/03)
SIKESTON - Edgar I. Culbertson, 77, died at 1:20 a.m. April 29, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1925, in Sikeston, he was the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Johnson Culbertson. When he was a student at Sikeston High School, Culbertson decided to enlist in the Army. ...
Groesbeck - Bryan (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Lori Lea Groesbeck and Jeffrey Allen Bryan were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony April 5, 2003, at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church before the Rev. Victor Marshall of Sikeston. The new Mrs. Bryan is the daughter of Julie Miller of Sikeston and the bridegroom is the son of Alice Ward of Sikeston...
Moss -- Zigaitis (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Kelly Ann Moss and Nicholas Allen Zigaitis exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony March 1, 2003, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church before the Rev. Stephen Schneider. Erica Timmer served as reader for the occasion and Christopher Leible of Sikeston was altar boy...
Parker -- Chadd (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Hope Lynette Parker and Lance Douglas Chadd have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Shirley Tidwell of Sikeston and the prospective bridegroom is the son of Sam Chadd and Helen Chadd of Sikeston. The couple will be married May 3 at Malone Park in Sikeston...
Walters -- Ruchotzke (04/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Bill and Vicki Deane have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leah Nicole Walters, to Heath August Ruchotzke, son of Kirk and Betta Ruchotzke of Overland Park, Kan. A 1996 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride earned an associate of arts degree from Johnson County Community College. ...
Looking Back in Time at April 29 (04/29/03)
ST. LOUIS - A. Wayne Bess of Sikeston has been named chairman of District 14 of the Missouri Committee, Brewing Industry Foundation. ORAN - A public preference award was won by Miss Elsie Ball of Oran for a painting entered in an exhibit held recently in Paducah, Ky. Miss Ball won one of four awards given through popular vote of those visiting the show...
Finding a solution to our problems (04/29/03)
You want to hear a novel approach on how a city has addressed concerns in a high crime area? Well then look to Lancaster, Calif. This California town is poised to approve an ordinance that would prohibit those on probation or parole from "visiting, renting or owning property" in a 20-block neighborhood that has been plagued by high crime...
SpeakOut 4/29 (04/29/03)
I am calling about the proposed riverboat in Mississippi County. I think the rich people who are voting against it are crazy. Where do the commissioners think everybody who live in this county and other counties are going to gamble? They are going to Caruthersville. ...