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Stories from Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Graduation Night (05/21/03)
Over 190 students took the walk to receive their diplomas. Daniel Babb, Emily Slaten and Ryne Vickery were named the 2003 valedictorians for the class and Adam Miller was named the salutatorian.
Graduate makes a new life for herself (05/21/03)
NEW MADRID - When Marie Tinio walked across the stage Tuesday night to accept her diploma the same thing went through her mind as so many other high school graduates: "I made it!" Then her mind went back to the others who made it possible, in particular her grandmother. It was her grandmother who cared for her in the Philippines while her mother, Felicitas Raquel, traveled to the United States to become a teacher at Immaculate Conception Grade School in New Madrid...
County will see district changes (05/21/03)
BENTON - Adjusting for population shifts, Scott County Commissioners approved redistricting for the county during their regular meeting Tuesday. "Based on the 2000 census numbers, basically the districts are going back to the way it was 10 years ago," said County Clerk Rita Milam...
Swindle to speak at Memorial Day ceremony (05/21/03)
SIKESTON - A decorated military officer, who survived months of torture in a Vietnam prison camp, will be the featured speaker at the community's annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Orson Swindle will address those attending the ceremony that begins at 10:30 a.m. May 26 in the Veterans Park. In case of rain the service will be held in the First Christian Church...
Oran players earn team awards (05/21/03)
ORAN -- The Oran High School Athletic Banquet was held May 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Oran. On the junior varsity volleyball team, Amanda Eftink won the hitting award for leading the team with 26 kills and 52 blocks this year. Hanna Seyer received the serving percentage award and most points award (92.9 percent overhand serving percentage, 86 points and 19 aces)...
Sikeston golfers place 8th in state (05/21/03)
BOLIVAR -- Sikeston's golf team fired a solid second round in the state tournament on Tuesday, finishing in eighth place overall. The Bulldogs finished with a 333 on Tuesday, moving up three spots in the overall standings with a two-day score of 663. Excelsior Springs won the tournament with a 635, followed by Carthage at 644 and Westminster Christian at 647...
Cubs upset state-ranked Chaffee (05/21/03)
ORAN - O.K., so Bell City senior Ben Duncan isn't perfect, but in the baseball sense he was pretty close Tuesday afternoon as the Cubs took on No. 8 state-ranked Chaffee in the second round of the Class 1, District 2 Tournament. Duncan threw seven innings, collected 10 strikeouts and only allowed three hits in the Cubs' 3-2 win over the Eagles...
Willie Hawkins Sr. (05/21/03)
ORAN - Willie C. Hawkins Sr., 73, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:05 am. May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 8, 1929, in Darling, Miss., son of the late Hattie Hawkins, he was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and usher. He was employed by the Sikeston Motor Company for nearly 29 years before retiring...
Adella Schmitt (05/21/03)
CHAFFEE -- Adella Mary Schmitt, 83, died at 10:42 p.m. May 19, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1920, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Herman Joseph and Mary Amelia Scherer Glueck, she was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose in Chaffee...
Lindy Castleberry (05/21/03)
BERTRAND -- Active pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston for Lindy Castleberry, 76, who died May 18, 2003, will be: Walter Brewer, Charles Campbell, Max Carlyle, Charles Isbell, Brian Manley and Mike Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kevin Castleberry, Brad Castleberry, Tyler Isbell, Devin Isbell, Walker Isbell and Blade Herron...
Tom Pearsall (05/21/03)
DEXTER -- Frederick Thomas "Tom" Pearsall, 82, died May 19, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born July 2, 1920, at Pontiac, Mich., son of the late Lee and Sophia Eurick Pearsall, he was a former employee for General Motors Co. in Pontiac. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a member of VFW Post 1008 in Waterford, Mich...
L.J. Johnson (05/21/03)
LILBOURN -- Louis "L.J." Johnson, 62, died May 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 7, 1931, in Mississippi, son of the late Chillis and Caroline Johnson, he was an associate minister at the New Life, New Beginning World Outreach Center...
Marcella Lankheit (05/21/03)
CHARLESTON - Marcella Catherine Lankheit, 88, died at 11:15 a.m. May 20, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Aug. 19, 1914, in Kelso, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Essner Ressel, she lived in Charleston most of her life. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella and charter member of the St. Henry Quilting Club...
Roy Whitney (05/21/03)
CHARLESTON - Roy Lee Whitney, 44, died unexpectedly May 9, 2003, in East St. Louis, Ill. Born Dec. 31, 1958, in Charleston, he was the son of Ollie Mae Whitney of Charleston and Theodore "Red" Whitney of Chicago, Ill. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one daughter, Kizzie Whitney of Chicago; and four brothers, Jerry Whitney, Donnie Whitney and Dennis Whitney of Charleston and Terry Whitney of Kalamazoo, Mich...
William Shaw (05/21/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - William J. Shaw, 84, died at 3:20 a.m. May 21, 2003, at the Three Rivers Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Carolyn Long (05/21/03)
MARSTON - Carolyn Denise Long, 41, died May 16, 2003, at her home. Born July 13, 1961, in Sikeston, daughter of Bernice Crawford Harris of Cape Girardeau and the late Robert Harris, she was a member of Lighthouse Outreach Ministries. On Sept. 20, 2002, she married Reginald Long who survives of the home...
John Clodfelter (05/21/03)
BERNIE -- John L. Clodfelter, 79, died May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 21, 1924, in Hope, Ark., son of the late Asa and Ada Elizabeth Kelley Clodfelter, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie and a farmer. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Masonic Lodge 573...
Gary Woods Sr. (05/21/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gary Wayne Woods Sr., 58, died at 8:20 p.m. May 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Edith Guthrie (05/21/03)
MARQUAND -- Edith Lorene Perry Guthrie, 88, died May 5, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Elaine, Ark., daughter of the late John Benjamin and Lucy Jane Evans Perry, she was of the Baptist belief and was a retired school teacher. On Feb. 12, 1932, in Marianna, Ark., she married R.D. Guthrie who preceded her in death...
Births (published 5/21) (05/21/03)
Johnson SIKESTON - Nakashia Johnson and Joe Turner are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 10:41 p.m. April 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tyla Lynique Johnson weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18-inches long. Johnson, daughter of Teresa Johnson and Larry Patterson, is a certified nurse aid for the Sikeston Convalescent Center...
Looking Back in Time at May 21 (05/21/03)
SIKESTON - A large barn south of town, owned by Dr. M.H. Kendig, was struck by lightning and destroyed and a number of fields of cotton were washed out in an electrical storm and downpour Wednesday. Dr. Kendig estimated the damage at $3,000 following the burning of his barn after it had been hit by lightning...
Drunk drivers must be kept off roads (05/21/03)
I'll make this short and sweet. As the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches, I'm reminded that drunks consider this the first holiday weekend of the summer and often create fatal mayhem behind the wheel of a vehicle. I have for years - far too many to count - urged motorists to use their thick skulls and avoid getting behind the wheel while drinking. ...
SpeakOut 5/21 (05/21/03)
Can you believe grown adults have to actually have a fight over a parking space at Wal-Mart? This is to the fat, lazy lady who wanted me to back my car up into the main lane so she could have a parking space three places behind her. It is so sad that a mother, trying to teach her daughter how to drive, has to trade places with her 15-year-old so that she can have the cussing match with the fat lady who is too lazy to walk. ...