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Stories from Sunday, May 25, 2003

Illegal drug lab discovered, three arrested (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Three people are in custody in the connection of operating a methamphetamine lab in Sikeston. According to Sikeston Director of Public Safety Drew Juden, Eric Lee Shell, 25, and Stacy Rogers, 24, of 202 William were arrested along with David Gadberry, 22, of Cape Girardeau after a search warrant was obtained by the Drug Unit and served by the Special Operations Group of DPS...
Holiday delays efforts to identify crash victims (05/25/03)
CARLISLE, Ark. -- The identification of five individuals killed in a fiery collision Thursday evening is not being released as law enforcement authorities continue their investigation. Corporal Ricky Denton of the Arkansas State Police said it will be next week when positive identification can be made by the Arkansas Medical Examiner's Office in Little Rock of the five people killed in a car registered to a Sikeston, Mo., resident. ...
Group offers a final salute (05/25/03)
SIKESTON - Having provided military rites for veteran burials in many civilian cemeteries in the area, the Marine Corps League Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Detachment 1081 is looking forward to the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield's opening...
Three shootings reported (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- A dispute is believed to have triggered the shooting of a Sikeston man early Saturday and officials say it's possibly connected to a shooting that occurred in Charleston around the same time. At 2:26 a.m., Trevor Neal, was allegedly shot during a noisy controversy with several other males at Dixie and Osage streets in Sikeston, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden...
New cemetery serves as final resting place for U.S. soldiers (05/25/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Area veterans who want to be buried in a veterans cemetery will soon have an option closer to home - the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield. "It takes care of veterans that want to be buried in a veterans cemetery," said Ken Swearengin, cemetery director. "It gives you a local veterans cemetery to go to."...
A clean sweep: Kindergartener finds fun on job (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- After-school chores have taken on a new meaning for kindergartner Lane Williams. Ever since last summer, the 6-year-old has been earning wages helping clean the Sikeston Kindergarten Center after school. Lane's mother, Susan Williams, is a teacher at the Center so when she has to stay after school and work, Lane stays with her. Rather than sit and be bored, Lane decided to make use of his time -- helping the custodians...
Bulldogs stumble in title game (05/25/03)
DEXTER - The Sikeston Bulldogs' dominance in Class 3 came to an abrupt end on Friday when they lost 7-3 to Notre Dame in the Class 3, District 1 championship game at Dexter's East City Park. The Bulldog bats were stifled on the afternoon by pitcher Blake Urhahn while Notre Dame used a six-run second inning to blow the game open...
Davidson, Smith lead Lions to victory over Wildeyes (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Area Youth Baseball was back in action on Friday night. Here are those results: Caleb Davidson and Chase Smith were both 2-for-3, leading the Lions to victory. Aaron Branson also provided a hit with two RBIs. Julius Tobias pitched the first two innings, allowing three hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Vince Howard then came in and shut the door, giving up one hit and four walks with six strikeouts...
KB Toys opens a new store (05/25/03)
SIKESTON - KB Toys Inc., the nation's largest combined mall-based and online speciality toy retailers, has announced the grand opening of its new KB Toy Outlet store at the Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores, 100 Outlet Drive. The store is open regularly Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m...
Health Facilities Rehab Service (05/25/03)
Health Facilities Rehab Services has opened a new facility at 1102 Sikes St. in Sikeston. Open Monday through Friday and by special appointment, the center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy along with BIOMETRICS weight loss and fitness programs and other services. ...
O'Relly Auto Parts opens at new location (05/25/03)
SIKESTON - O'Reilly Auto Parts, one of the nation's foremost auto parts retailers, has opened a new store at 939 East Malone Ave. "We would like you to come look at our new place," said Anthony Ramsey, store manager. "It's the kind of store where you can get honest advice from our helpful staff, trade ideas with other folks just like yourself or simply catch up with some friends."...
Wanda Bolden (05/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Wanda Maxine Bolden, 78, died at 2:20 p.m. May 23, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 3, 1924, in Dogwood, daughter of the late Leonard and Effie Mae Heath Baker, she was a sales clerk at Wright's Jewelry and Moore's Hardware. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star 137 and Ladies Bingo Club...
Clint Davis (05/25/03)
DEXTER - Clint Davis, 96, died May 22, 2003, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born March 6, 1907, in Reynoldsville, Ill., son of the late William Walter and Alice Stokes Davis, he was of the Baptist belief. He had been employed by the General Box Co. in Detroit, Mich...
Louis Barnes (05/25/03)
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - Louis Cletus Barnes, 81, died at 1:15 a.m. May 22, 2003, at Pinecrest Manor. Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Christian County, Ky., son of the late Ruby Davis Barnes, he was a city mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the National Letter Carriers Association and Second Baptist Church in Hopkinsville...
Harold Reinbott (05/25/03)
MORLEY -- Harold William Reinbott, 88, formerly of Sikeston, died at 6:15 a.m. May 24, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1914, in Homestead, Fla., son of the late Charles and Clara Chaney Reinbott, he was a custodian with the Sikeston Public Schools and a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Clarence Still (05/25/03)
DEXTER -- Clarence R. Still, 73, died May 23, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (published 5/25) (05/25/03)
ADVANCE - Brian "Kevin" and Coty Lynn Palmer are the parents of their second son, born at 5:02 p.m. April 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brandon Keith Palmer weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 17-inches long. The former Coty Oller, Mrs. Palmer is the daughter of Jim and Vicky Oller of Advance...
Looking back 5/25 (05/25/03)
BLODGETT - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Withrow of Blodgett Saturday night at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallace are parents of a baby girl born Wednesday night. BENTON - The Rev. James J. Holmes, pastor of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, will observe his silver jubilation Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m...
Governor's media circus fails citizens (05/25/03)
Gov. Bob Holden wants Missourians to approve tax increases to pay for a balanced state budget. The Republican majority in the House and Senate favor cuts in state spending over the plan for tax increases. The two sides of this issue have been at this point since January when the legislative session began...
Speakout 5/25 (05/25/03)
I was reading in the May 16 paper about the shameful condition of Garden of Memories Cemetery. I agree with the comment about getting together. We should all meet at the same time on the same day at the cemetery office and take it to them before we take it to the City Council because something needs to be done...