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Stories from Monday, May 5, 2003

Court date set in death (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston man is slated to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Tuesday on charges related to the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend. Percy Edgar Johnson, 34, is presently being held at the Scott County Jail without bond charged with first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, first degree assault and felonious restraint for the death of Mary Rudd, 24, of Sikeston...
From bottles to booths, sunless tanning is hot business (05/05/03)
SIKESTON -- While many people are already slipping into those warm tanning beds this spring, others are opting for a safer method of tanning that can give the same natural glow -- sunless tanning. Improved versions of countless sunless tanning lotions are available at nearly every department store and some grocery stores...
Officer charged (05/05/03)
NEW MADRID - Three men, including a local law enforcement officer, will be arraigned today on drug charges. Timothy Collins, a former New Madrid County deputy and the Howardville police chief; Christopher Collins and Isaac Graham are scheduled to appear in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court today before Associate Judge Charles Spitler. ...
SHS relay team posts season-best time at Poplar Bluff Invitational (05/05/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston track and field boys and girls team competed in the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Friday. The Sikeston boys finished third in the meet while the girls placed fifth. "We weren't up to par by our standards and we weren't near satisfied with what we did," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. ...
Sikeston rolls in SEMO opener (05/05/03)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team advanced to the semifinal round of the SEMO Conference Tournament with a 13-0, five-inning victory against Chaffee on Saturday at Harmon Field. Two Red Devil errors in the first inning led to a five-run lead for the Bulldogs and the rout was on...
Velma Cannon (05/05/03)
DEXTER - Velma Lee Cannon, 97, died May 3, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 4, 1906, at Frisco, daughter of the late John C. and Nancy Boyt Snider, she was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Frisco. She was a bookkeeper for the J.P. Ross Cotton Company at Essex and member of Dexter Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 311...
Harold Snider (05/05/03)
POWE - Harold Eugene Snider, 74, died May 3, 2003, at his home. Born April 12, 1929, at Bernie, son of the late James and Pearlie Mae White Snider, he was of the Southern Baptist belief and a former cabinet maker. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War...
Wade Husher (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Wade Husher, 80, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1922, in Crowder, son of the late Charlie and Alice Page Husher, he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for the city of Sikeston before retiring...
Lynn Colley (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Lynn Allan Colley, 57, died May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Albritton-Mayer Cultural Center...
Betty McNair (05/05/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Betty McNair, 71, formerly of Charleston, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Harley Wheatley (05/05/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harley Gene Wheatley, 62, died at 1:15 a.m. May 3, 2003, at his home. Born May 13, 1940, in New Madrid, son of the late Ed and Marie Thompson Wheatley, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a self-employed mechanic and of the Pentecostal belief...
Betty Nelson (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Betty Crouthers Nelson, 72, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 22, 1930, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Pearl James and Ethel Campbell Stearns, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Frank Davis Sr. (05/05/03)
WEST PLAINS - Frank Shelby Davis Sr., 82, died at 10:10 a.m. May 3, 2003, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born May 25, 1920, in Charleston, son of the late Fred D. and Mabel Sterrett O'Conner Davis, he was a heavy equipment finish operator before retiring. He was a member of Union 513 and AmVets in West Plains...
Emily Hale (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Emily S. Hale, 86, died at 4 a.m. May 3, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 19, 1917, in Kennett, daughter of the late Irvin D. and Lula Hutchens Smith, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for more than 50 years. ...
Edward Gates (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Edward Brice Gates, 81, died at 10:05 a.m. May 3, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 22, 1921, in Peach Orchard, Ark., son of the late John William David and Margarete Whitson of Gates, he retired as a terminal manager for Agrico Chemical Co. and was a seaman 2nd class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent...
Bill Stone (05/05/03)
BERNIE --Bill Stone, 67, died May 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 18, 1935, at Peach Orchard, son of the late Elmer "Ham" and Omega Nolen Stone, he was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and Dexter Elks Lodge 2439. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a farmer...
Prominent Sikeston business man dies (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - Jarrell D. Griffin, 73, died at 3:50 p.m. May 2, 2003, at the Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Born July 1, 1929, in Enola, Ark., son of the late William Henry and Gladys Matthews Griffin, he was a 2nd class petty officer with the U.S. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 5 (05/05/03)
SIKESTON - E.P. Coleman Jr. and Charles O. Barnett, who have the Allis-Chalmers Agency, became the owners of the Russell Brothers Implement Building, one of the oldest established business places in Sikeston, in a business deal made Saturday and completed Monday...
Your View 5/5: About Iraq (05/05/03)
Iraq: How did we get there? As the conflict in Iraq changes from a combat role to one of occupation and reconstruction, it might be well to review how this Middle Eastern nation rose to a position of prominence. In order to do this, we will need to return to the Old Testament and find out what the Bible has to say...
SpeakOut 5/5 (05/05/03)
It is getting ridiculous how everything is closing. Pretty soon, Sikeston is going to be deserted. I thought Sikeston was supposed to be a good place to live. People are not going to want to move into a town where nothing is open anymore. Who is going to want to pay more money to build new buildings, when there are already buildings here standing empty...