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Stories from Sunday, May 18, 2003

Traffic death near Risco investigated (05/18/03)
RISCO -- The investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman who was struck by a car continues. Twylia Walls of Lilbourn was struck by a vehicle at 2:10 a.m. May 15 on Highway 62, two miles west of Risco, according to a report from the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department...
Sikeston business and civic leader Bob McCord dies (05/18/03)
SIKESTON --Robert Allen "Bob" McCord Jr., 78, a local business man and entrepreneur, died at 5:45 a.m. May 17, 2003, at his residence. Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Robert Allen and Gertrude Glascock McCord Sr., he graduated form Sikeston High School in May 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. ...
Missing person investigation shifts to murder (05/18/03)
PUXICO - A missing person investigation is now a homicide investigation in Stoddard County. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, the skeletal remains found in January are positively identified as Claudia Sneed of Bernie. When officers began their investigation into the disappearance of the 50-year-old woman, they reportedly found no evidence of foul play at her home. The victim had made a purchase at a convenience store south of Bernie on Aug. 31, 2002, when she was last seen...
Budget cuts cut out DED (05/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Following Sikeston City Council deliberations on the fiscal year 2004 budget, full-time activity within the Department of Economic Development will cease June 30, which is the end of the current budget year. "The City will continue to maintain a presence in the economic development arena," said Sikeston City Manager Doug Friend on Friday. "However, due to fiscal restraints, these efforts will be scaled back to reserve existing financial resources."...
Arson, burglary charges filed over business fire (05/18/03)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in custody in connection with the fire which destroyed a Sikeston business May 7. Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd has charged Mike Trevor Tatum, 17, of Sikeston with second degree burglary, second degree arson, two counts of misdemeanor stealing, felony property damage, misdemeanor disposing of stolen property and four counts of forgery...
Sikeston's new animal ordinace puts bite on owners of cats, dogs (05/18/03)
SIKESTON - If you've never seen a cat walked on a leash, you may very well get your chance in a couple weeks. Amendments to Sikeston's animal control ordinance approved by the City Council recently go into effect June 5, according to Tom Bridger, public works director...
Relay for Life (05/18/03)
Cancer survivors donned blue T-shirts and braved the rain Friday evening as they took the first lap around the track to kick off the Annual Relay for Life Event at Sikeston Public Schools stadium. Storms moved in during the early hours of the Relay for Life, prompting officials to cancel the remaining events at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday...
Charleston Kelly in Ste. Genevieve District (05/18/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE - The Class 2, District 2 Tournament will get underway tomorrow in Ste. Genevieve. Charleston (8-7) got the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 St. Vincent (10-13) at noon. Top-seeded Kelly (8-10) will play No. 8 Woodland (12-7) at 2:15 p.m. followed by No. 2 Grandview (8-7) versus No. 7 Scott City (1-15) at 4:30 p.m...
Oran focused on winning Class 1, District 2 title (05/18/03)
ORAN -- The Class 1 District 2 baseball tournament will take place this week at Oran, starting on Monday. Here is a look at each team, as seeded. Oran has been ranked No. 1 most of the year in the Class 1 state poll and is the heavy favorite to win the district...
Sikeston hopes its dominance carries over into district (05/18/03)
DEXTER - The Class 3, District 1 baseball tournament starts tomorrow at Dexter's West City Park. Here is a look at each team in the district, as seeded: The two-time defending district champion Bulldogs enter the tournament with a 12-game winning streak...
Golfers hope to honor fallen teammate with strong finish (05/18/03)
SIKESTON -- Like last year, Sikeston's golf team is headed to the state tournament. But unlike last year, Jonathan Spence won't be making the trip. After placing 16th at state as a sophomore, Spence was tragically killed in an accident last summer. The Bulldogs felt his loss, both on and off the course...
Business briefcase (05/18/03)
SIKESTON - Meredith Dewitt, a resident of Sikeston, was promoted to senior sales coordinator in January. Joining the DeWitt team in January 1998 as a customer service representative. Then after increasing her knowledge of the products became senior sales coordinator...
It's a banner time at Banner Medical Equipment Inc. (05/18/03)
SIKESTON - It is modern technology that enables them to bring improvement to the lives of their customers but it is their old-fashioned values that keep those customers coming back say the owners of Banner Medical Equipment Inc. "We are family-owned and family-operated and we believe this gives us a compassion for the people we are helping take care of," said Brad Lancaster, manager of Sikeston Banner Medical Equipment. "We try to treat every patient like they are one of our own family."...
The Used Closet (05/18/03)
Since opening in January, the word is starting to get out about The Used Closet, located at 105 Harding in Morley. Owned by Rhonda and Kerry Tidwell, the business offers quality used clothing at low prices. "We offer everything from suits to shorts, clothing for newborns to jeans for teens," said Mrs. ...
Many happy returns (05/18/03)
Bill and Michelle Wallace of Sikeston won $5,000 from Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in Sikeston simply for completing their tax return last year through the office. The Wallaces' names were among those picked at random from customers of over 4,000 Jackson Hewitt offices nationwide. ...
Hitting the road to lure tourists (05/18/03)
As the Sikeston and Miner Convention and Visitor Bureau's director, I have really been on the go this spring! On March 19, a volunteer and I attended the Cincinnati Group Leaders of America show. Here we spoke with around 175 tour group leaders. Then we traveled to Indianapolis, where we met with at least 100 more...
Larry Clark (05/18/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- Albert "Larry" Clark, 49, died May 15, 2003, at his home. Born July 22, 1953, in Malden, son of Albert Harvey "Curley" Clark of Dexter and the late Fern Hartline Clark, he attended Dexter Public Schools and worked as a truck driver before operating a motorcycle shop until his death. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had lived in Dexter until 1987 when he moved to Springfield...
Wade Gurley (05/18/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Wade A. Gurley, 62, died May 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1940, in Sikeston, son of the late Ralph and Verna Dubois Gurley, he was a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad, formerly the Cotton Belt Railroad. He was a member of the Elks and served with the National Guard...
Robert Hall (05/18/03)
ST. PETERS - Robert G. Hall, 79, died May 15, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Festus, son of the late Archibald R. and Maude E. McQueary Hall, he was an electrical mechanic and was employed by Noranda Aluminum for 15 years before retiring. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a Mason and member of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Madrid...
Births (published 5/18) (05/18/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jill Hequembourg and Britton Childers are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 12:07 p.m. April 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brynn Madison Childers weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back (5/18) (05/18/03)
SIKESTON - Motorists will be allowed to renew their A gasoline rationing books by mail, it was announced Saturday in Washington. Renewals of D coupon books for motorcycles also will be handled by mail. MORLEY - It has been announced by the administration of Scott Central High School that valedictorian for 1963 is Miss Kay Eileen McDonough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. McDonough of Morley. Salutatorian will be Miss Kathy Meredith, daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. C.J. Meredith of Vanduser...
It's time to take up our welcome mat (05/18/03)
I doubt seriously there is anything we can do about it but does it amaze you that there are 388,000 illegal immigrants in this nation who have been ordered deported but remain at large? As I said, other than voice frustration and demand some unnamed illusive action, there is probably nothing whatsoever that we can do to address this problem...
Speakout 5-18 (05/18/03)
It's a shame that the state patrolman has to do the policeman's job over here in East Prairie. You never see them stopping anyone heading east out of town over here. But the highway patrolman are stopping them. Where are the East Prairie police officers? Sitting over here eating doughnuts and drinking coffee or at the new ice cream place getting milk shakes to drink?...