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Stories from Monday, May 19, 2003

DED cutbacks bring response from director (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - With the announcement by city officials that full-time activity by the Department of Economic Development will cease June 30, the DED's current director expressed concern about the future of industries' relocations to the community. Bill Green, who has served as the city's economic director since 1992, noted a company is looking at one of the vacant buildings...
Limits on noise (05/19/03)
Jim Williams, Sikeston Public Works employee, installs a Sikeston noise ordinance sign at the Sikeston city limits.
Sikeston resident takes his dental practice around world as volunteer (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - For most people, retiring means taking some time to relax, but for Sikeston dentist Dr. G. Wendell Weathers it just meant even more time to help people. Weathers actually eased into this volunteer work about six years before retiring in September 1995...
Driver killed in accident (05/19/03)
HAYTI -- A one-vehicle accident turned deadly for an Illinois resident earlier today and left two people seriously injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:55 a.m., motorist Dwight D. Phillips, 21, of Elgin, Ill., was traveling northbound on Interstate 55, two miles south of Hayti, when his vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway. Phillips overcorrected, causing his vehicle to overturn on the roadway...
Fishin' buddies (05/19/03)
Jordan Lornson (right), 13, of Matthews puts a new fishing lure on a fishing pole for his brother, Josh Lornson, 11. The brothers were enjoying the annual Kid's Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division, Saturday at the Recreation Complex Lake...
Boys track team wins district title (05/19/03)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys track and field team captured their third straight Class 3, District 1 championship on Saturday on a rainy, chilly day in Perryville. The Bulldogs totaled 119 points in the meet to edge out runner up Perryville with 108.33 points, making the second year in a row that the Pirates have come just short...
Joseph DeLisle (05/19/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joseph Alphonse DeLisle, 88, died May 19, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Thomas Rendleman (05/19/03)
BELL CITY - Thomas Harris Rendleman Sr., 92, died May 17, 2003, at his home. Born March 22, 1911, in Ullin, Ill., son of the late Gabriel and Georgia Goodman Rendleman, he graduated in 1931 from Bell City High School and was a retired farmer. A member of the Bell City United Methodist Church for more than 68 years, he was also a charter member of the Bell City Rotary Club...
Jackie Sparks (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - Jacquelyn C. "Jackie" Sparks, 75, died at 10:50 a.m. May 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1927, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Cleo Freeman and Margaret Wilkins Cain, she graduated in 1945 from Morehouse High School. ...
Bob McCord Jr. (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Sikeston for Robert "Bob" McCord Jr., 78, who died May 17, 2003, will be: Rick Huls, Mike Todt, Mike Hogan, Steve Hodges, Rob Mitchell and Leon Eftink...
John Daniels (05/19/03)
DOSWELL, Va. - Johnny Dale "John" Daniels, 52, died May 11, 2003. Born Oct. 12, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Isabelle Daniels of Essex, Mo., and the late Leonard Daniels, he served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. His wife, Charlotte R. Daniels, survives of the home...
Sally Karraker (05/19/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ella LaDon "Sally" Karraker, 75, died at 5:11 a.m. May 17, 2003, at the Ratlif Care Center. Born Oct. 5, 1927, in Ancell, daughter of the late Otto and Ella Young Summers, she was a member of VFW Post 3838 Ladies Auxiliary of Cape Girardeau...
Lindy Castleberry (05/19/03)
BERTRAND - Charles Lindy Castleberry, 75, died May 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Dorothy Putnam (05/19/03)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Lee Waller Putnam, 84, died at 2:02 p.m. May 17, 2003, at the St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill. Born July 27, 1918, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Minnie Sue McLain Waller, she graduated from Sikeston High School and attended Southeast Missouri State Teacher's College in Cape Girardeau. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 19 (05/19/03)
SIKESTON - In Sikeston General Hospital news, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sturgeon of Sikeston are parents of a baby born Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Bond Perry of Route One, Sikeston, are parents of a baby girl born Friday. --- SIKESTON - The annual school enumeration has been completed for the Sikeston School District and shows a total of 2,949 children of school age, 6-20 years of age...
SpeakOut 5/19 (05/19/03)
It's time for a tax break. All these Democrats are running around here and Clinton is the one who got us in this mess. Womanizing is all he did while he was in office. Bush is staying busy. He's the best president we've had since Roosevelt, and I'm an old, old man. ...