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Stories from Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Sikeston airport receives funding (09/09/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston's Memorial Municipal Airport is one of several area airports to receive federal funding. The Missouri Department of Transportation announced the Sikeston grant which was among $16 million in federal grants for small airports throughout Missouri. The money was included in grants announced Monday in St. Louis by U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta...
Portageville man dies in accident (09/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- A Portageville resident sustained fatal injuries after his freightliner tractor-trailer carrying corn overturned Monday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 7:25 a.m., an accident occurred in Pemiscot County on Route YY, one mile southwest of Portageville, as motorist Scott D. Johnson, 33, ran his 1982 freightliner tractor-trailer off the right side of the roadway into a ditch and overturned...
Stork delivering babies in pairs at MDMC (09/09/03)
SIKESTON -- At the moment, Brendon Hamilton and Brandon Hamilton are the only set of twins at Missouri Delta Medical Center, but last week the stork delivered two pairs of babies to keep the fraternal twins in good company over the weekend -- and also filling the nursery with three sets of twins...
Sikeston, Kelly cross country teams open season at Jackson (09/09/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston cross country team ran at the Jackson Invitational Saturday. In this meet the races were run in five classes: middle school, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. Runners could move up in divisions but not down. Sikeston's top placer was Matt Rushing in the middle school division. Matt finished second out of 30 runners...
Southeast Missouri to induct second class to Hall of Fame (09/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Southeast Missouri State University Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its second class on Saturday, Oct. 25. Three teams and 12 individuals will make up this year's Hall of Fame class. The teams selected are the 1937 and 1955 football teams that were both unbeaten and the 1991 gymnastics team that won the USGF national title and finished fourth in the NCAA Division I Regional...
Tennis team blanks Chaffee (09/09/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 9-0 victory against Chaffee on Monday at the Sikeston High School tennis courts. None of the matches were close as six of the nine played were 8-0 shutouts. "The girls had a great day," said Sikeston head coach Lynne DeWitt. "We played hard. We will have a tough match (today) against Jackson."...
Fredericktown rallies past Lady Bulldogs (09/09/03)
FREDERICKTOWN -- Fredericktown scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on Monday, rallying past Sikeston's softball team for a 9-3 victory. In that inning, all of Fredericktown's runs came with two outs. "That was a disappointing inning," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. ...
Amy Murphy (09/09/03)
NEW MADRID - Amy Jeanne Murphy, 42, died Sept. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Gus and Clara Clark Murphy Jr. of New Madrid. Survivors in addition to her parents: two daughters, Cammy Spreng White and Abby Jeanne White of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia Murphy and Craig Nelson of St. Louis; and one brother, Anthony Kevin Murphy of St. Louis...
Ulus Carter (09/09/03)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at McMikle Funeral Home for Ulus L. Carter, 77, who died Sept. 7, 2003, will be: Jeff Humphrey, Nathan Humphrey, Scott Barnum, Benjamin Carter, Stephanie Storey and Nathan DeHaan. Bill Bradley, minister of the Morley Church of Christ, will officiate...
Scott Johnson (09/09/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Scott David Bailey Johnson, 33, died Sept. 8, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Boekerton. Born Aug. 21, 1970, in Hayti, son of LeRoy and Brenda Bailey of Portageville, he was employed by UAP and Bradfield Farms in Portageville...
Edna Hamlyn (09/09/03)
PUXICO - Edna M. Hamlyn, 75, died Sept. 6, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 27, 1928, in Chaonia, daughter of the late Elza and Ruby Davis Caldwell, she lived in Cahokia, Ill., for many years before moving to Puxico in 1964. ...
Elmer Bostic (09/09/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Elmer Bostic, 70, died Sept. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 17, 1933, in Greenville, son of the late Benjamin and Catheryn Knuckles Bostic, he was a farmer and lifelong resident of Bloomfield. In August 1950, he married Frances Cox who survives of the home...
Ruby Ellis (09/09/03)
CHAFFEE - Ruby Geraldine Ellis, 83, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 7, 2003, at the Crystal Oak Care Center in Crystal City. Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Buford Harrison and Iva Crites Fowler, she was a supervisor for Thorngate Ltd. A member of the First Christian Church at Chaffee, she was also a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau...
Emerson's mother dies (09/09/03)
WASHINGTON - A private funeral will be held today in Bethesda, Md., for Sylvia Hermann, the mother of U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau.. Herman, 89, died Sunday. Hermann had been active in Republican Party politics since she was a little girl, said Lloyd Smith, an aide to Emerson...
Margie Goodale (09/09/03)
SIKESTON - Margie Ellen Goodale, 77, died at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2003, at her daughter's home in Matthews. Born Oct. 8, 1925 in East Prairie, daughter of the late Clyde William and Lillian Colleen Merrill Anderson, she lived in Sikeston since 1956. She had been employed with the Anchor Toy Factory and was a member of Trinity Full Gospel Church of Sikeston...
Hal Robertson (09/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hal Franklin Robertson, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Miller -- Adams (09/09/03)
MARSTON -- Tera Brooke Miller and Justin Michael Adams exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony June 21, 2003, at the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Marston before the Rev. Bill Baldwin, pastor. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Teri Miller of Marston and her husband is the son of Lyle and Jan Adams of Fulton...
Baldwin -- Tanner (09/09/03)
NEW MADRID -- Ellen Baldwin of New Madrid and Joe Baldwin of Marston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin, to Matt Tanner, son of Bill and Judy Tanner of Sikeston. The future bride is employed by the Southeast Missouri Health Network and the prospective bridegroom is employed with US Bank...
McMikle - 50th (09/09/03)
SIKESTON -- W.J. and Charlotte McMikle celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 31. They were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony Aug. 31, 1953, at the First United Methodist Church in New Madrid. Their children are Bonnie McMikle Hagler and Christy McMikle Priday of Sikeston, Charlotte Willena Dugas of Hammond, La., Willard Stanley McMikle of Albany, Ga., and Lewis Jon McMikle of Kansas City. ...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 9 (09/09/03)
SIKESTON - Southeast Missouri was visited by intermittent showers Sunday continuing throughout the night and Monday. The Sikeston gauge showed a downpour of 3.7 inches in 24 hours. PORTAGEVILLE - Miss Mary Jo Avery of Alamo, Tenn., was crowned Miss National Soybean Festival at the 16th annual festival here...
Al Sharpton failed at school protest (09/09/03)
Did anyone notice what our favorite politician, the Rev. Al Sharpton, did to show his support for a school boycott in St. Louis Monday? Well Al showed up as he promised. And then he led a group of about 100 protesters in a march to the Board of Education offices. Well, to be more accurate, the good Rev. Al walked a couple of blocks where he had a car waiting. He then hopped into the car and left. He has not been seen since...
SpeakOut 9/9 (09/09/03)
I want to SpeakOut about homosexuality. A lot of people have said in SpeakOut they don't think it's wrong. There are six place in the Bible that says it is wrong: Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13; Romans 1:27; I Corinthians 6:7; I Timothy I:10; and Jude verse 7. Leviticus 20:13 says, "If a man also lies with mankind as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be put upon them."...