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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2003

From Sikeston to Madagascar (05/22/03)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Life with Kristi Curry Rogers is literally one big adventure after another. A veteran of field research in the United States, Africa and Madagascar, the Sikeston, Mo., native specializes in the study of dinosaur growth as well as the group of long-necked dinosaurs called brontosaurs...
Davidson honored (05/22/03)
Allan Davidson removes the cover from his name on the Sikeston Honor Board at the Complex Wednesday morning. Davidson was recognized for his 22 years of service to youth basketball. The Honors Board is located near the Ingram Road entrance to the Recreation Complex...
Legislative split wider as session came to a close (05/22/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - The doors to the Missouri General Assembly have closed and all of the lobbyists, interns and legislators have gone home. The last days of the Missouri General Assembly were anti-climatic, although there was still some debate and bills passing through the body at an incredible rate...
Safety during holiday weekend emphasized (05/22/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking three small favors from motorists this Memorial Day Weekend: wear your seat belt, don't drink and drive, and be alert. "It's no fun to work deadly accidents," assured Sgt. Larry Plunkett, public information officer for Troop E. "We're trained to deal with it, but the worst part is having to tell the family about their loved one's loss of life."...
Charges to be filed in disappearance (05/22/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Charges are expected to be filed in connection with the disappearance of a Southeast Missouri man. Early Wednesday morning, Henry Slay, 26, of Portageville was reported missing southeast of Caruthersville along the Mississippi River. Initially it was reported Slay was attempting to return to his house when his boat overturned in the water and he disappeared. One individual reportedly was with Slay at the time but managed to reach safety...
Sikeston soccer players earn all-conference honors (05/22/03)
SIKESTON -- The 2003 All-SEMO Conference soccer team was released on Wednesday, and two Sikeston players were selected. Freshman Paige Silverthorn was placed on the first team, while freshman teammate Allison Blurton made the second team. "I think they're both really deserving, they've worked hard all year," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. ...
Local club wins trophies (05/22/03)
ST. LOUIS - The Southeast Missouri Soccer Club Bumblebees competed in two recent tournaments, bringing home two trophies. At both of the tournaments, the finals finished in a tie after regulation. At the Tournament of Roses in Cape Girardeau, the 'Bees were tied with Little Rock FC Blue going into the penalty kicks. ...
Anderson signs with St. Catharine (05/22/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School senior basketball player Ben Anderson signed a letter of intent to continue his playing days at St. Catharine College in Kentucky. The Catholic school is located 50 miles southeast of Louisville and is considered one of the top junior college programs in the country...
Kelly eliminated in district play (05/22/03)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Kelly's baseball season came to an end on Wednesday in the Class 2, District 2 Tournament at Ste. Genevieve Valle with a 3-2 loss to St. Vincent in extra innings. With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth, St. Vincent's Brett Richardet reached with a double. Justin Ruessler followed up with another double, allowing Richardet to plate the go-ahead run...
William Shaw (05/22/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - William J. Shaw, 84, formerly of Piedmont and St. Louis, died at 3:20 a.m. May 21, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 27, 1918, in Caruthersville, son of the late William Dewey and Florence Truett Shaw, he was a deputy sheriff with the St. Louis Sheriff's Department for 20 years. He was of the Protestant belief...
Buddy Alberson (05/22/03)
ESSEX - Buddy Alberson, 87, died May 20, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 12, 1916, in Matthews, son of the late James Henry and Laura Alice Marker Alberson, he was a lifelong resident of Essex. He and Wilma Jean Sanders were married in Arkansas and she preceded him in death on Sept. 24, 1996...
Catherine McCormick (05/22/03)
CHARLESTON - Catherine C. McCormick, 97, died at 11:15 a.m. May 19, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1905, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Charles Clarence and Barbara Belle Griffith Chamberlain, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, she was a teacher in Charleston and rural schools until retiring. Following her retirement, she becae actively involved in the hobby of making ceramics...
Clinton Davis (05/22/03)
DEXTER - Clinton Davis, 96, died May 22, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gary Woods Sr. (05/22/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gary Wayne Woods Sr., 58, died at 8:20 p.m. May 20, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 13, 1945, in East Prairie, son of Dimple Marie Harden Woods of East Prairie and the late Neal E. Woods, he was a self-employed carpenter and lifelong resident of East Prairie...
Births (published 5/22) (05/22/03)
Gooch CAPE GIRARDEAU - Bradley Rondall and Stephinie Gail Gooch are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:49 a.m. April 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Kile Stanley Gooch weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19-inches long. The former Stephinie Shipley, Mrs. Gooch is the daughter of Terry and Tony Darby of Portageville. She is employed with Home Medical Supply Incorporated...
Durham - Hann (05/22/03)
CAMPBELL -- Chris and Tina Durham have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina LeeAnn, to Paul "Justin" Hann, son of Paul E. and Brenda Hann of Dexter. A 2001 graduate of Risco High School, the future bride is the granddaughter of Harold and Verneta Fleming and Leslie and Wilma Durham of Parma. ...
Rowe - Conyers (05/22/03)
BRANDON, Fla. -- William Rowe and Judy Coulliette have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Faye Rowe, to Lucas Dale Conyers, son of Bob and Robyn Conyers of East Prairie, Mo. The future bride graduated in 1999 from Plant City High School in Plant City and is employed by Harrison Chiropractic in Sikeston, Mo...
Evans - 50th (05/22/03)
SIKESTON -- The children of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Evans will honor their parents with a golden anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Miner Baptist Church. Evans and the former Glenda Rister were married May 23, 1953, in Bloomfield. Their children are Debbie Nelson, Kathie McGee, Marty Evans and Joel Evans of Sikeston. They have five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and two deceased grandchildren...
Looking Back in Time at May 22 (05/22/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Isabell Bess' home economics class of the Sikeston High School will entertain the members of the boards of education, the secretary and superintendents and their wives with a dinner at the cottage Thursday evening. Miss Hess will retire at the end of the school year, after teaching the past 21 years in the local schools. She plans to retire with her sister, Miss Caroline Hess and they will live on their farm near Portageville, which they have been operating...
Sometimes safety net fails in society (05/22/03)
The boy was only 10-years-old but had already lived a tough life. Kids teased him at school because he smelled of cat urine. When the truth finally came out, police said he had 30 significant bruises on his body from regular beatings with a whip. His mother and grandmother are now in jail on abuse charges...
SpeakOut 5/22 (05/22/03)
To the person who said Kmart had the rudest people and were nasty. I used to work at Kmart and we were not nasty and we were not the rudest people. I've seen worse. They're probably just mad because they didn't get their way when they couldn't get a refund or exchange on a 2-year-old shirt or other item...