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Stories from Thursday, May 8, 2003

Woman killed in collision (05/08/03)
CHARLESTON -- An East Prairie woman sustained fatal injuries as the result of a two-vehicle collision Wednesday. Motorist Shyrl A. Bradley, 54, of East Prairie, was traveling at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Mississippi County Missouri Highway 105, five miles south of Charleston, when she attempted to pass several other vehicles and struck the vehicle driven by Charleston resident, Richard T. Gillespie, 28, head-on, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Farmers aren't worried about rainfall -- yet (05/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Heavy rainfall may be keeping area farmers out of the fields, but as long as they can move forward in a week or so, they'll be doing just fine . . . well, at least for the time being. "I don't think farmers are really worried right now," said Gene Stevens, crop production specialist for the Missouri Delta Research Center in Portageville. "I think they're holding their breath, hoping another week goes by with rain coming to an end."...
Learning about safety (05/08/03)
Southeast Elementary School students Latoria Watson and Julia Long make their way to fill a pothole during a rally race Wednesday afternoon. The race was part of a school assembly with guests from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Murder charges are filed (05/08/03)
MATTHEWS - A Matthews man was arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday. James Ross, 37, is charged with second degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of John Makin, 33, of Matthews...
Building destroyed (05/08/03)
Top: Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety spray a wall on the south end of Glenn's Rent-To-Own as it collapses early today. Second photo: Three hours later, officers were still on the scene spraying what was left of the building. The blaze, which began around 3:20 a.m., destroyed the building while causing minor damage to buildings nearby. The cause of the fire is still being investigated and at press time the Missouri fire marshal was on the scene...
Sikeston netters sweep Kennett (05/08/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 8-3 on the season with a 9-0 victory against Kennett on Wednesday. All but two of the matches on the day were shutouts for the Bulldogs. In singles, Peter Jones beat Brandon Burcham 8-0; Ryne Vickery beat Stephen Rooney 8-0; Marc Leible beat Dustin Harris 8-0; Chris Robey beat Brandon Settlemire 8-0; Kyle Weeks beat Tyler Carter 8-3; and Logan Wagoner 8-0...
Soccer team grabs second win (05/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team picked up the second win in program history on Wednesday afternoon, beating Farmington 1-0. "We've had a short history, but this is the biggest win we've had yet," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "We beat a team with an established program. With districts coming up, we're hoping just to build on this."...
Sikeston wins SEMO tournament (05/08/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - It wasn't as convincing as last year's championship romp, but the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team will take it just the same. The top-seeded Bulldogs clinched their second straight SEMO Conference Tournament championship with a come-from-behind 6-4 win against No. 2 seeded Cape Central on Wednesday at Capaha Field...
Lloyd Rider (05/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Lloyd Rider, 49, died at 9 a.m. May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Eula Murphy (05/08/03)
BERNIE - Eula Louise Murphy, 82, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 17, 1921, in Bernie, daughter of the late Essie George and Hattie Evelyn Bennett Bridges, she attended the Bernie Nazarene Church. Her husband, Jessie Leo Murphy, preceded her in death in December 1952...
Charlie Jones (05/08/03)
PUXICO - Charlie Jones, 72, died May 6, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 14, 1930, in Puxico, son of the late Ira and Verna Neighbors Jones, he was a lifelong resident of Puxico, where he attended the Apostolic Church...
Shyrl Bradley (05/08/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shyrl A. Bradley, 54, died at 9 a.m. May 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born March 24, 1949, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Lawrence McIllwain and Goldie Thresher McIllwain Watson, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a nurse for Dr. Gregorio Rodriguez in Charleston for the past 30 years...
John Makin (05/08/03)
MATTHEWS - John Richard Makin, 33, died at 9:53 p.m. May 6, 2003, in Matthews. Born May 23, 1969, in Orange City, Calif., son of John E. Makin of Florida and Deborah Derrick Napier of Avon Park, Fla., he was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews. He was a truck driver for the Sikeston Concrete Company...
Kenneth Howard (05/08/03)
JACKSON -- Kenneth Ray Howard, 58, died at 10:16 p.m. May 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 23, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Dail and Louise Harper Howard, he was a real estate agent broker for Century 21 Heartland Realty in Jackson and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee. A U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of VFW Post 10495, American Legion Post 158 and Elks Lodge 409 in Jackson...
Camille Klein (05/08/03)
PLANO, Texas - Camille Zeringue Salins Klein, 59, died May 5, 2003, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, following a lengthy illness. Born June 1, 1943, in Donaldsonville, La., daughter of Evelyn Amedee Zeringue and the late Leon J. Zeringue Sr., she attended Catholic schools in Donaldsonville and graduated from the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in New Orleans, La. ...
Fletcher Pounds (05/08/03)
DEXTER - Fletcher A. Pounds, 86, died May 7, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 19, 1916, in Ward, Ark., son of the late Jacob Levi and Gertrude May Anderson Pounds, he lived in Michigan and Lake Water, Fla., before moving to Dexter in 1997. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired as a Railway Express clerk and was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Charles LaValle (05/08/03)
NEW MADRID - Charles Edward LaValle Sr., 95, died May 5, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Sept. 22, 1907, in New Madrid, son of the late Jean Edward and Addie Congrove LaValle, he started farming in 1943 and was also an engineer and businessman. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church...
Births (published 5/8) (05/08/03)
BLOOMFIELD - August Anthony "Tony" and Lara Elizabeth Thorn are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 2:13 a.m. March 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. William August Thorn weighed 7 pounds, 8 1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Jordan -- Schaefer (05/08/03)
ST. LOUIS -- Jack and Lois Jordan have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle, to Bryan Schaefer, son of Gary and Karen Schaefer of Sikeston. Jordan graduated from William Jewell College and Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in pediatric nursing. She is a surgical nurse at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis...
Kellams -- Priggel (05/08/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Rex Pullum and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Priggel of Portageville have announced the engagement of their children, Angella Michelle "Shelly" Kellams to John Christopher Priggel. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 8 (05/08/03)
SIKESTON - Harry C. Blanton, U.S. District Attorney of St. Louis, will be the principal speaker at the Sikeston American Legion Post's Memorial Day program. SIKESTON - Now is the time to get those odd jobs done that you have been putting off all spring. All you have to do is hire a Senior Slave on May 11, and sit back and watch him or her do the work...
Down to the wire on Missouri budget (05/08/03)
Well here we are less than 24 hours from the deadline for the Missouri Legislature to send to the Governor a balanced budget plan. That poses quite a problem since the state remains about $150 million or so short on revenue. Thus the classic battle of politics - do you propose higher taxes and fees to generate that shortfall or do you cut more state services to balance the budget? We'll know by this time tomorrow...
SpeakOut 5/8 (05/08/03)
I just read the back of my Rural Missouri. The annual meeting of the Semo Cooperative is close at hand but I noticed on the back page that there are several candidates who are running. As a matter of fact, I can't remember the last time we had this many candidates running and I've been a member for over 20 years. Can someone tell me what is going on? This would help me when I go to vote...