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Stories from Sunday, May 11, 2003

Tornado threat is a dangerous reality to area (05/11/03)
MORLEY -- When Karen and Mark Breedlove heard the tornado sirens go off around 9 p.m. Sunday in Morley, they headed to a safer place in their rock home which is located one quarter of a mile south of Morley. Fifteen minutes later, it was over and the Breedloves were surveying the damage to their property -- an uprooted tree and fallen power lines...
Making adjustments without Dad (05/11/03)
BENTON -- Unlike most pregnant wives, when Brandi Ray has a craving for a certain food, she can't just call her husband on the phone and ask him to drive through somewhere on his way home from work. Instead, the young mother is learning to do a lot on her own. Brandi's husband, Cecil, is a U.S. Army tanker stationed in Korea. The couple has a 2-year-old son, Christopher, and Brandi is 5 months pregnant with their second child...
Spring means preparing park facilities (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - April showers bring May flowers - and long grass. This is always a busy time of the year for the Sikeston Parks Department as they try to keep the green areas trimmed while preparing park facilities for summer activities. "One of the big things right now is trying to keep up with the grass," said Jiggs Moore, parks director. ...
Davidson will be honored on May 21 (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - The public is invited to attend the 2003 Honors Board induction ceremony for Allan Davidson at 10 a.m. May 21 at the Honors Board in the Recreation Complex. He will be the 28th individual recognized on the Honors Board since 1986 for volunteer service to youth sports program and Scouting in Sikeston...
Dexter's next star has arrived (05/11/03)
DEXTER - Ever since her freshman year, any casual fan of high school track and field could tell that Dexter's Hannah Burleson was going to be a good one. On a hot spring day two years ago during the district meet, she didn't qualify in any event, but the fact that she competed with the area's top athletes certainly boded well for her...
Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament hopes to build on record-breaking year (05/11/03)
SIKESTON -- The 13th Annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament is set to take place May 30 through June 1 at the Sikeston High School and Sikeston Country Club tennis courts. Considering last year's event was the largest and most financially successful to date, tournament organizer Tom Nunnelee has high expectations for this year's event...
St. Vincent shuts out soccer team (05/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's girls soccer team was blanked by St. Vincent on Friday afternoon, 4-0. The Lady Bulldogs trailed just 1-0 at halftime, but gave up three goals in the second half. St. Vincent entered the game ranked No. 14 in the state. "I thought we did a really good job, holding a really good team to just one goal in the first half," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Earlier in the year, we were getting beat 9-0 or 10-0 by much worse teams."...
Sikeston beats Clearwater in battle of state-ranked teams (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - It must be nice to be in a hitting slump but still produce victories. That's what the Sikeston Bulldogs have been doing as of late, most recently in a 7-2 victory against Class 2, No. 3 ranked Clearwater on Friday afternoon at VFW Stadium...
Morlan Dodge plans relocation, expansion (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - Morlan Dodge is going to have a new home and it is going to be super. On May 5, John and Autry Morlan completed the purchase of the 10-acre former Kmart site along Main Street for the new Morlan Dodge Supercenter. Work began the next day on renovations with plans to be moved from their former Main Street location later this year...
Shae Kuehle (05/11/03)
WAPPAPELLO - Shae Kuehle, 60, died May 9, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born April 8, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Irene Anthony Kuehle of Wappapello and the late John W. Kuehle, he retired as a truck sales manager for the Cooney Equipment Company in Sikeston. He owned and operated the Lakeland Market at Wappapello. A member of the United Methodist Church at Wappapello and the Elks Lodge, he was a former member of the Army National Guard...
Gilbert LeGrand (05/11/03)
BENTON - Gilbert Henry LeGrand, 79, died May 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 27, 1923, in New Hamburg, son of the late William A. and Lucy Grojean LeGrand, he owned and operated LeGrand's Tavern for 40 years, retiring in 1990. A lifelong resident of New Hamburg and Benton, he was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in New Hamburg, the Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Post 369. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
John Makin (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - Services scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for John Richard Makin, 33, of Matthews, who died May 6, 2003, will be: Gene Watson, Melvin Barnett, Mike Sullivan, Lucas Polk, Steven Lynn and Kenny Eftink. The Rev. Rodney Dunlap, pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery...
Bobby Sullenger (05/11/03)
LILBOURN - Bobby Leon Sullenger, 66, died May 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 28, 1936, in Wardell, son of the late Herman and Helen Looney Sullenger, he was a retired farmer and member of American Legion Post 595 in New Madrid. He was also a member of the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Marston...
Rosemary Gault (05/11/03)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Rosemary Gault, 73, died May 8, 2003, at the Advance Care Hospital in Hot Springs. Born April 4, 1930, in Portageville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Donnie Edward White. She married Charles G. Gault in Portageville and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1993...
Johnnnie Worley (05/11/03)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Worley, 86, died at 4 a.m. May 10, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mildred Heisserer (05/11/03)
ORAN - Mildred Heisserer, 85, died May 8, 2003, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1917, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Thomas and Velva Bradley Clark, she was chief operator for the Southeast Telephone Company in Fornfelt before retiring. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Births (published 5/11) (05/11/03)
WILDWOOD - Brad and Angela Clemons are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 9:47 a.m. March 29, 2003, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Andrew Bradley Clemons weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/4-inches long. The former Angela Fulton, Mrs. Clemons is the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Fulton of Cape Girardeau. She is a systems administrator for Enterprise Leasing in Clayton...
Looking Back 5/11 (05/11/03)
SIKESTON Mr. and Mrs. Bois R. Council of Sikeston are parents of a son born Monday afternoon at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- MALDEN - The continuous throb of airplane engines and the flash of wings high over Malden has only one meaning these days. Flight training has begun at the Air Force's new basic flying school here...
Use today to pay tribute to mothers (05/11/03)
On this special day, I am most thankful for a wonderful mother who has provided a lifetime of guidance, advice, support and, most importantly, love. Granted, words alone fall far short of expressing the importance of motherhood. But since I have yet to buy my mom a gift, these words are my cheap way of expressing my sentiments. Just kiddin' Mom!...
Speakout 5/11 (05/11/03)
Does anybody know when the dentist's office will open at Semo Health Network? This service is really needed in this area. We called Dan Brachman with the SEMO Health Network. "Construction of the expanded medical and dental clinic will begin in mid-June in the River Birch Mall in Sikeston. ...