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Stories from Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Honors Assembly (05/13/03)
The Sikeston Senior High School hosted their Honors Assembly Monday night at the Field House. During the program, academic and athletic awards along with scholarships were announced for graduating seniors.
Committee plays important role in city's traffic laws (05/13/03)
SIKESTON - The Traffic Committee may only be an advisory committee, but it plays an important part in determining the city's traffic laws, according to Tom Bridger, public works director. "It is the duty of the Traffic Committee to receive requests and complaints having to do with traffic matters and to recommend to City Council ways and means for improving traffic conditions and compliance with traffic regulations," said Bridger. ...
Enjoying the evening (05/13/03)
When the Sikeston High School's Honors Assembly got a bit too long for Ainsley Colwick Monday night, she and her grandfather, Jimmy Combs, moved outside to enjoy the pleasant spring evening. Combs entertained his granddaughter by making her a clover necklace...
Dexter first, Sikeston second in district (05/13/03)
JACKSON -- Two local golf teams qualified for state by finishing first and second in the Class 3, District 1 golf tournament at Jackson's Bent Creek on Monday. Dexter, last year's state champion, won the district with a score of 322, nipping out Sikeston, who finished second at 323...
Hart powers Lewis to victory (05/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Area Youth Baseball was back in action on Monday night. Here are the results: NATIONAL LEAGUE Lewis 3, Jaycees 2 Tim Hart was 3-for-3, leading Lewis to a 3-2 win over the Jaycees. Jeremiah O'Guinn, Logan Gilmore, Cody Rice and Stephen Beydler were all 2-for-3. For the Jaycees, Grissom and Rebstock were both 2-for-3 while Dicus was 2-for-4. Isaccs, Dicus and Kendle all threw in the loss. House of Color 5, Lions 3...
Bruce Vaughn (05/13/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Samuel "Bruce" Vaughn, 62, died May 11, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1940, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late William and Katie Carroll Vaughn, he had lived in East Prairie most of his life before moving to Morehouse four years ago. He was a retired foreman with a dairy farm...
Glen Perry Sr. (05/13/03)
BERTRAND - Glen Perry Sr., 72, died at 8:25 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Thomas Alford (05/13/03)
MOREHOUSE -- Thomas E. Alford, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., to the late Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford, he was a press operator for Potlatch for 22 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Betty Brock (05/13/03)
SIKESTON - Betty Gayle Brock, 65, formerly of Charleston, passed away at 9:29 a.m. May 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 21, 1937, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late E. Ralph and Nola Wade Williams, she had attended Wesley United Methodist Church. A 1954 graduate of Charleston High School, she attended Murray State University in Murray, Ky. She had been a bookkeeper for Collins Music Co. and retired as bookkeeper for Plaza Tire Co...
Anna Terry (05/13/03)
MATTHEWS -- Anna Lee Terry, 86, died May 7, 2003. Born Sept. 6, 1916, in Arkansas, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Ella Penister. Survivors include: three nephews, Curtis Washington of Sikeston, William Penister of Gary, Ind., and James Penister Jr. of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and two nieces, Mae Ella Talbert and Anna Marie Penister of Pine Bluff...
Anita Leonard (05/13/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Anita Mae Leonard, 60, died May 10, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Aug. 10, 1942, in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Myrtle Ruth Ward Sutton. On Oct. 8, 1959, in Portageville, she married Doyle Leonard who survives of the home...
Andy Bess (05/13/03)
DEXTER -- Andrew Benjamin Bess, 81, died May 10, 2003, at John the J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 11, 1921, at Bloomfield, son of the late John and Ola Kelly Bess, he was employed by Roberts Plumbing and Heating in Poplar Bluff before retiring and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a 32nd degree Mason with the Dexter Masonic Lodge 532...
McDowell - Pobst (05/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Merideth Anne McDowell and Justin Michael Pobst exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony Nov. 30, 2002, at Tanner Street Church of God. The Rev. Carl V. Addison, pastor, performed the ceremony and the Rev. Stephen Schneider, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, offered the closing prayer...
Stevenson - Hequembourg (05/13/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Don and LaDonna Hequembourg of East Prairie, Burt and Reba Heller of Kennett and Mike and Judy Stevenson of Doniphan have announced the engagement of their children, Manda Elizabeth Stevenson and Scott Joseph Hequembourg. A graduate of Delta C-7 High School in Deering, the future bride will graduate in May from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. ...
Richardson - Eftink (05/13/03)
BELL CITY -- Mr. and Mrs. Dan Richardson have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Jo, to Jarrod Lee Eftink, son of Dennis and Donna Eftink of Perkins and Dan and Sharon Herkenhoff of Hazelwood. A 1998 graduate of Bell City High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a teacher for Bell City Head Start...
Looking Back in Time at May 13 (05/13/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Jane Sikes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Sikes, was one of a group of students from the Institute of Musical Arts of Julliard School of Music to broadcast "Misere" for women's chorus by Hesse over station WQXR in New York last Saturday...
Some actions just can't be explained (05/13/03)
I know zilch about mental illness despite the claims of some of my critics. But seriously, when 38 year-old Deanna LaJune Laney killed her two sons this weekend and critically injured a third, I would have thought someone would have seen some signs beforehand. But maybe not. Maybe that's the nature of mental illness...
SpeakOut 5/13 (05/13/03)
I am calling about Garden of Memories Cemetery and I know you say to call the office. I have paid for a lot out here and I was out here the other day and the weeds and grass are so tall, they are growing over the markers. When I do pass and am buried out here, is my grave going to be like this? Garden of Memories and Memorial Park Cemetery used to be beautiful and lovely. ...