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Stories from Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Sikeston boy mingles with St. Louis Cardinals after selling magazines (05/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Even before 11-year-old Wes Sutton of Sikeston cheered as St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Jim Edmonds hit the game-winning home run last Thursday at Busch Stadium, he was already having the time of his life. Prior to the Cardinals game against the New York Mets, the fifth grader at St. ...
Area residents avert disaster in Tennessee (05/06/03)
JACKSON, Tenn. - It was just like any old town. Jackson had its historical section, its manufacturing facilities and even its churches. Today, though, many of those things have been changed forever - they are no longer there. "I've never seen anything like this," said Madison County resident Jason Compton. ...
Noise disturbance ordinance is amended (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - A bill amending the city's noise disturbance ordinance was approved by council members 7-0. The bill was passed under the Charter's emergency ordinance clause at Mayor Mike Marshall's request due to numerous complaints, and so required a two-thirds vote instead of a simple majority and goes into effect immediately...
Council makes changes to animal ordinance (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Both dogs and cats will soon be required to wear leashes while outside in Sikeston. The new leash provision is just one of the changes to the city's animal ordinance approved by council members during their regular meeting Monday. Tom Bridger, public works director, said most of the amendments' provisions were suggested by the city's animal control officer Ken Fowler. ...
Sikeston tennis team hangs tough with Charleston (05/06/03)
CHARLESTON -- Sikeston's tennis team gave Charleston all it wanted in a 6-3 loss on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs split the singles matches 3-3, but lost all three doubles matches to give Charleston the victory. "They're a very good team," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "I think we competed pretty well, but we really struggled in doubles. We've just got to finish the week strong and try to figure out how to win these close ones."...
Dexter to play for fifth place (05/06/03)
MALDEN -- Dexter earned the right to play for the fifth place title of the SEMO Conference Tournament on Monday, beating Kelly 6-2 and New Madrid County Central 6-0 in the consolation bracket. The Bearcats will face Notre Dame today at 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame reached the fifth place game by beating Scott City 13-1 and Chaffee 5-2 on Monday...
Bulldogs dodge bullet (05/06/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament has only existed for three years, but the Sikeston Bulldogs seem to have taken a liking to the high profile event. For the third straight year the Bulldogs will play for the championship, but it didn't come easy...
Betty McNair (05/06/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Betty L. McNair, 71, formerly of Charleston, died at 3:30 a.m. May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 28, 1931, in Huron, Tenn., she was the daughter of Cloud Fesmire who died in 1933. She was raised by her mother, the late Mary Becham Fesmire Ervin and stepfather, the late James Ervin. ...
Aaron Moultrie (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Louis "Aaron" Moultrie, 86, died May 6, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Arts patron Lynn Colley, 57, dies (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Lynn Allan Colley, 57, died May 4, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Oct. 31, 1945, in Sanford, Maine, son of Leonard Colley of Sikeston and the late Phyllis Treadwell Colley, he graduated in 1963 from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Helen Cox (05/06/03)
BERNIE - Helen Camille Cox, 88, died May 5, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 11, 1914, in Bernie, daughter of the late Sam D. and Minnie Glass Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bernie. On Sept. 26, 1936, in St. Louis, she married Clarence D. Cox who preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1987...
Bob Banks (05/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bob Banks, 63, died May 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Renada White (05/06/03)
CHAFFEE - Renada White, 94, formerly of St Louis, died at 12:20 p.m. May 4, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 8, 1908, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Alfred Henry and Julia Dunn Browning, she was a floor supervisor for the Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis before retiring and member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Evelyn Atwill (05/06/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Evelyn V. Atwill, 85, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Harold Powers (05/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harold Powers, 89, died at 3:30 a.m. May 6, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Eula Murphy (05/06/03)
BERNIE - Eula Louise Murphy, 82, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Deyton White (05/06/03)
CHAFFEE - Deyton Mark Paul White, infant son of Brian Cayce of Cape Girardeau and Nicole LuAnne White of Chaffee, died May 4, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 27, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Other survivors include: one sister, Lexis White of Chaffee; his grandparents, John and Tonya Harrell and Danny White of Chaffee; and his great-grandparents, Paul and Betty Asbridge of Chaffee and Clara White of Cape Girardeau...
Boyer - Yount (05/06/03)
WYATT -- Jimmy and Linda Sparks have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Lynn Boyer, to Brad Shawn Yount, son of Perry and Deloris Yount of Sikeston. A 1991 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is employed by the DeWitt Company in Sikeston...
Kern - Holman (05/06/03)
NEW HAMBURG -- Mr. and Mrs. Aloysius Otto Kern Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Denitra Michelle, to Steven Dale Holman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pullen Sr. of Charleston and the late Steven Holman. A graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride graduated in 1998 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science in nursing and is a registered nurse with the Visiting Nurse Association in Cape Girardeau...
Schneider - Nunnelee (05/06/03)
ST. PETERS -- James and Jacquelyn Schneider have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Joy, to Tom F. Nunnelee Jr., son of Tom and Alice Nunnelee of Sikeston. A 1996 graduate of Fort Zumwalt South, she graduated in May 2000 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and is employed by Marketing Alternatives...
Looking Back in Time at May 6 (05/06/03)
SIKESTON - Gene Crews, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Crews, underwent an operation at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Monday for removal of tonsils and adenoids. SIKESTON - Harry Maurice Howard, a member of the Smith Chapel Methodist Church and a senior at Sikeston High School, was given a day of honor April 28 at the church. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard of Sikeston. Howard was presented a scholarship for the college of his choice...
Story of politician and gun is troubling (05/06/03)
We're all innocent until proven guilty. But some within our society should and do have a somewhat higher threshold especially if they hold a public position. That's what makes the weekend arrest of freshman state legislator Rodney Hubbard all the more disturbing...
Your View 5/6: Thanks (05/06/03)
To the Sikeston A-Plus Program, staff, teachers and students who work with these children, it is wonderful that we have people out there who care for our young children who struggle with homework and other subjects. I just want the staff and everyone to know how much the Kennard family thanks you for giving the children a second chance in life. ...
SpeakOut 5/6 (05/06/03)
I received a letter from a psychic wanting me to send them money. Is this a scam, and if so, what do I need to do. If it is a scam, I want to turn them in. I won't send them any money but I don't want to see other people fall into this. Your April 28 editorial said a school in Missouri is spending almost $14,000 a year per child. ...