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Stories from Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Tourney planned (06/04/03)
Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell practices putting Tuesday at the Bootheel Golf Club. The 7th annual Sheriff Bill Ferrell's Charity Golf Tournament will be Friday at the club. All proceeds from the event will be donated to disabled children charities. For information call Cpt. Jim Chambers at 471-3530 or 545-3525...
Animal ordinance draws many questions (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council will hear additional public comments on the recently-adopted animal control ordinance during their regular meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday. "Since the adoption of the new ordinance, animal owners have contacted the Council with questions and concerns," said Mayor Michael Marshall. "We are providing the public this opportunity to meet with Council and to discuss their concerns prior to the ordinance's implementation."...
Commission, sheriff, judge all reach agreement on files (06/04/03)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners, Sheriff Bill Ferrell and Associate Circuit Court Judge David Mann have reached an agreement on how to deal with the court's files. During the commission's regular meeting Tuesday, Ferrell agreed to allow the file boxes to be moved to the new jail's upstairs room temporarily and commissioners agreed to come up with some filing cabinets within the next 60 days...
Road construction map available (06/04/03)
SIKESTON -- Motorists trying to a determine the best traveling route for their upcoming family trip can do it all with a click or two of their computer mouse. For the third year in a row, the Southeast District of the Missouri Department of Transportation is making available a map to show motorists where to expect road work and potential delays...
More charges are filed (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - Additional charges were filed against a Sikeston man who was charged last week with child molestation. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, Jack Pruitt, 45, was originally charged by Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd with one count of class B felony child molestation and possession of child pornography. Seventeen counts of sodomy and one additional child molestation charge were filed against Pruitt...
Nunnelee tourney numbers explode (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - The 13th Annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament concluded over the weekend. The tournament drew 155 participants which is the largest turnout in the 13-year history of the event. The turnout was so large that they had to make use of private tennis courts throughout the city to accommodate the contestants...
World Series bound (06/04/03)
Sikeston's eight year-old traveling baseball team, the Diamond Dawgs, won the 2003 Memorial Invitational on May 24-26 in Mayfield, Ky. They are now qualified to compete in the USSSA World Series in Oklahoma City. Members of the winning squad are, pictured front, from left: Logan Hawkins, Cord Sheehy, Josh Hampton, Josh Glaus and Trey Tiagart. Back, from left: Drew Harper, Zach Neil, Conner Landers, Tyler Anderson, Lucas Houchin and Sam Lincoln...
All business (06/04/03)
Duckett Truck Center's John Rowland puts up a shot while Sikeston Public Schools' Brad Blackman defends during Corporate Games action on Tuesday. The Sikeston Corporate Games started on Sunday and will last through most of June.
McDonald wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip; Leonard takes first in E.T. (06/04/03)
Here are the weekend's race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP Super Pro Dave McDonald of Cape Girardeau won with a 6.21 on a 6.21 dial at 107 mph. His reaction time was .517. Ronnie Egner from Mayfield, Ky., was the runner up with a 5.72 on a 5.72 dial at 122 mph...
Junior Legion splits with Scott County (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team split a doubleheader with district foe Scott County on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston lost the first game, which counts towards district standings, 4-3 despite the pitching efforts of Jordan Kimball...
SEMO All-Conference team released (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - The SEMO All-Conference baseball team was released recently. The Sikeston Bulldogs, undefeated winners of the league at 8-0, had the most players selected to the first team with six. "It's a great honor for all those that made it," said Sikeston head coach Kevin Self. "Everyone that made it was deserving. It shows what kind of season we had."...
Barbara Mason (06/04/03)
BERNIE - Barbara Sue Mason, 53, died June 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 20, 1949, at Broseley, daughter of the late George D. and Oretha C. Gilpin Trout, she was a member of Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in rural Bernie...
Mark Wheelis (06/04/03)
ONALASKA, Texas - Mark Steven Wheelis, 19, formerly of East Prairie and Chaffee, Mo., died at 4:40 p.m. June 2, 2003, in Onalaska, as the result of a drowning accident. Born Sept. 19, 1983, in Charleston, Mo., son of Betty Ann Bolden of Charleston and William Glen Wheelis Jr. of Onalaska he attended East Prairie High School. He was a construction worker in Onalaska and member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Pamela King (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - Pamela LaTonya King, 19, died May 22, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Arkansas. Born March 26, 1984, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Michael and Janet Lavine of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston High School, she was a sophomore at the University of Arkansas-Jonesboro and member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church...
Beth Henry (06/04/03)
NEW MADRID -- Ruth Elizabeth "Beth" Henry, 61, died suddenly June 3, 2003, at her home in New Madrid. Born on Dec. 9, 1941, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau to the late Furgison S. and Olive Howard Hunter, she was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Grade School in New Madrid and a 1959 graduate of Villa Duschene Academy in St. ...
Walter Madigan (06/04/03)
ORAN - Walter Edward Madigan, 61, of Oran, died June 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 24, 1941, in St. Louis, son of the late Edward J. and Maybelle Hefele Madigan. Walter was a retired road grader operator for the Scott County Highway Department in Benton. ...
Bernie Sims (06/04/03)
JACKSON - Bernie Sims, 87, formerly of Anniston, died at 6:10 p.m. June 2, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Nov. 16, 1915, in Steele, son of the late B.H. and Cora Ellis Sims, he lived most of his life in Anniston where he was a retired self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge and Anniston Christian Church and a past member of the East Prairie Lions Club...
Shirley Slayton (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Shirley Tubbs Shirkey Slayton, 63, who died June 2, 2003, will be: Rodney Crawford, Derrick Cummins, Randy Little, Matt Schmidt, Jimbo Pogue and Stevie Guined...
Raymond Morrow (06/04/03)
BERTRAND - Raymond A. Morrow, 74, of rural Bernie, died at 10:53 a.m. June 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 23, 1928, in Red Bay, Ala., son of the late Robert and Sarah Belle George Morrow, he lived in Mississippi County most of life where he was a retired farmer and land owner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bertrand...
Vernon Wells (06/04/03)
PERRYVILLE - Vernon Clifford "Red" Wells, 71, died June 2, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Stoddard County, he was the son of the late Levi Adolph and Myrtle McDaniel Wells. On July 1, 1974, he married Wanda Aleta Lawson who survives of the home...
Virginia Gwaltney (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - Virginia Griffin Dollar Gwaltney, 88, died at 9:48 p.m. June 3, 2003, at Hunter Cares Caring Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Rachel Pierce (06/04/03)
SIKESTON - Rachel R. Pierce, 88, died at 8:30 p.m. June 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Beulah Putnam (06/04/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Beulah Putnam, 94, died June 3, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back in Time at June 4 (06/04/03)
BENTON - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welger are parents of a daughter born Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. --- NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Bird of New Madrid are parents of a son, born at St. Francis Hospital. SIKESTON - The annual convention of District 26D, Lions International, conducted here Saturday and Sunday, was described by District Governor Keith R. Tolliver as "the most successful the district has ever had."...
Saving lives begins with common sense (06/04/03)
I think sometimes we misplace our priorities in this country. Let me give you an example. SARS, the virus that apparently began in China and now has spread worldwide, has captured more headlines lately than any other item in the news. Anyone who has a flu-like symptom is greeted with caution because we know so little of this new virus and the potential for widespread health concerns is so frightening. ...
Your View 6/4: Protect children (06/04/03)
I, Trista Haynes, ask all PTO members to respond to help protect our children of Sikeston and Scott County, to have signs: "Watch out for children at play" posted throughout the city and school zones and rural areas etc. Please respond, majority counts...
SpeakOut 6/4 (06/04/03)
There is a big super store here in Sikeston that I would like to comment on. They have gotten so bad that, when I checked out I had my infant in her car seat and her baby blanket next to her. The cashier reached all the way over, grabbed her blanket and shook and then put it back down. ...