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Stories from Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Man killed in weekend crash (09/16/03)
SIKESTON -- A former Sikeston resident sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 12:35 a.m., in New Madrid County on U.S. Highway 61, six miles south of Sikeston, an accident occurred as a vehicle driven by Lee A. Shaw, 43, of Poplar Bluff ran off the roadway and overturned in a field. He was ejected him from the vehicle...
City issues discussed in meeting (09/16/03)
SIKESTON - Civic-minded Sikeston residents and city staff and officials gathered at the Clinton Community Building Monday evening for a "roundtable discussion" that attempted to touch upon dozens of intertwined issues facing the city. Looking out into a near-capacity crowd, Mayor Mike Marshall described those gathered as "an example of the great people" Sikeston has...
Young girl shot, killed (09/16/03)
CONRAN - A 7-year-old girl was killed when a gun accidentally discharged. Sydney Beth Pikey of Conran was pronounced dead Monday at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis from a gunshot wound. According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the girl was shot by her 6-year old brother at 6:27 p.m. Sunday at the children's home in Conran. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said the child was shot in the head when the .32 caliber revolver discharged...
Bargain turns out to be a thousand-dollar find (09/16/03)
SIKESTON -- It looks as though a five-dollar bargain has turned out to be a thousand-dollar find for Vanduser resident Brenda Bryant. Like hundreds of yard sale goers, Bryant was rummaging from sale to sale early Friday when an ink-washed painting caught her eye during a yard sale at a Sikeston home...
Notre Dame hammers softball team (09/16/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's softball team took one on the chin on Monday afternoon, losing 11-0 to Notre Dame in five innings. Notre Dame took control of the game early with six runs in the first inning. "It was a tough game," said Sikeston coach Jenny Hobeck. "They hit the ball really well. They would hit the ball over our heads, then when we backed our girls up, they would hit it short. They are really good place-hitters."...
Local runners fare well at Kelly meet (09/16/03)
BENTON -- Notre Dame came up big in the cross country meet at Kelly High School on Saturday, winning both varsity divisions. Sikeston and Kelly also participated in the event and fared well. In the men's varsity meet, Sikeston's Clay Lincoln took second place overall in a field of 53 runners with a time of 16:51.58. He finished just one-half of a second behind Poplar Bluff's John Mark Lewis...
Poplar Bluff takes down Sikeston tennis team, 6-3 (09/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Poplar Bluff defeated Sikeston's tennis team on Monday afternoon, 6-3. "Poplar Bluff was tough," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "We were not having our best day either. We had matches that were closer than the score reflects."...
Junior varsity, freshman teams fall (09/16/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity football team lost its opener on Monday with a 20-14 setback on the road against Cape Central. Sikeston fell behind 14-0 but were able to rally and tie things up in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs got on the board in the third quarter when Travis Hudson returned a fumble 35 yards for a touchdown with 8:00 left. Ryan Dicus provided the extra point to make it 14-7...
Volleyball team tops conference rivals (09/16/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston volleyball team opened its conference slate with a 25-19, 26-24 win against Cape Central on Monday at the Sikeston Field House. Coming back with the victory after playing in tournaments all weekend was gratifying for head coach Steve Beydler...
Annie Robbins (09/16/03)
MARSTON - Annie Lorene Robbins, 79, died Sept. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 25, 1924, in Saltilo, Tenn., daughter of the late Fred and Joanna Whittemore, she was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church in Marston...
Lee Shaw (09/16/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Lee Shaw, 43, formerly of Malden and Sikeston, died Sept. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 4, 1960, in Parma, son of James and Mozell Shaw of Malden, he lived in Poplar Bluff for the past nine months. ...
Jeffrey Sutton (09/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jeffrey Lynn Sutton, 42, died at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 11, 1961, in Mississippi County, son of J.L. Sutton of East Prairie and Barbara Allen Ivie of Poplar Bluff, he lived in Haughton, La., most of his life. A graduate of Haughton High School, he moved to East Prairie in the early 1990s where he was self-employed in home interior improvement and repair...
Rebecca Lambrou (09/16/03)
SCOTT CITY - Rebecca Lambrou, 53, died Sept. 14, 2003, at her mother's home. Born July 23, 1950, in Hillsboro, Ore., daughter of Gloudena "Billie" Baker of Advance and the late William Finnigan, she was a social worker for the State of Missouri at Bloomfield...
Aaron F. Martin (09/16/03)
DEXTER -- Aaron F. Martin, 63, died Sept. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Sydney Pikey (09/16/03)
CONRAN - Sydney Beth Pikey, 7-year-old daughter of John and Stacy Pikey, died Sept. 15, 2003, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville with the Rev. Joseph Baldwin and the Rev. Sharon Howard, officiating...
Births (published 9/16) (09/16/03)
Ray SIKESTON - Ennis Eckles and Billy Joe Ray are the parents of their second daughter, born Aug. 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. De'Shyia Monique Ray weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was 16-inches long. Eckles, daughter of Murlean Eckles of Sikeston, is a private duty nurse...
Loafman -- Minderman (09/16/03)
MALDEN -- Kristen Dannielle Loafman and Lance Wesley Minderman exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 14, 2003, at the Bethany General Baptist Church. The Rev. Martin Goode, grandfather of the bridegroom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Michelle Loafman of Sikeston, and the bridegroom's parents are Terry and Lisa Minderman of Malden...
Mainord -- Youngblood (09/16/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kevin and Mary Anne Mainord have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jane, to Jason Andrew Youngblood, son of Andy and Kay Youngblood of East Prairie. The future bride is the granddaughter of Robert and Rosemary Hubbert of Sikeston and the late f. Scott and Sue Mainord. A 1998 graduate of East Prairie High School, she attended Murray State (Ky.) University and is now pursuing a degree in accounting at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Allen - 50th (09/16/03)
CHARLESTON -- G.W. and Shirley Allen of East Prairie will be guests of honor for a golden anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Charleston. The couple was married Oct. 4, 1953, in Holly Springs, Miss. The event will be hosted by their daughters, Marcalea Ryan of Sikeston and Sharon Schulte of Tuscaloosa, Ala. They also have two grandchildren, Brad Ryan and Elizabeth Schulte, and one great-grandchild, Dakota Ryan...
Looking Back in Time at Sept. 16 (09/16/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Tom Gardner was dismissed from St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau after undergoing surgery. --- BERTRAND - Mr. and Mrs. Leon Swinney of Bertrand are parents of a baby girl born Monday at Sikeston General Hospital. SIKESTON - More than 22,000 people attended the 11th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, from Friday night until Sunday afternoon, according to reports from the ticket office...
Holden tries to put spin on overrides (09/16/03)
Gov. Bob Holden is faced with a formidable task - putting a positive spin on the historic override of three of his vetoes. The Legislature last week overrode Holden's veto of the concealed weapons bill, his veto of a new requirement mandating a 24 hour waiting period for seeking abortions and his veto of a bill that would limit government lawsuits against the gun industry...
SpeakOut 9/16 (09/16/03)
Real men are not afraid of words and ideas because they respect the intelligence of their fellow man. Only cowardly bullies desire dominance gained through force, special favors and privileges and the withholding of information. At heart, cowardly bullies know their own incompetence and shallowness but they seek to project their weaknesses onto others to draw attention away from themselves. ...