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Stories from Friday, October 3, 2003

One in custody after bomb threat at school (10/03/03)
NEW MADRID - A suspect was taken into custody early today in connection with a bomb threat which emptied the schools in the New Madrid County R-1 School District Thursday morning. Acting on a tip at about 1 a.m. today, New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens said officers arrested a New Madrid resident in connection with the anonymous bomb threat called into 9-1-1 just after 10 a.m. ...
Spirit award (10/03/03)
The home of Lanell Turner was selected by the Community Betterment Committee of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce as the first winner of the residential SACC Spirit Award. The monthly award will be given to residents that have made significant improvements to their property or neighborhood. Pictured are: Lanell Turner; Sarafina Turner; Missy Marshall, executive director of the SACC and Tracye Harris Green, CBC Committee member...
No second assessment list for Mississippi County (10/03/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County residents need to be careful not to lose this year's first assessment list because it will be the only list they can expect to get, according to County Assessor W.R. "Bill" Thompson. "It's going to be one of a kind," Thompson said during Thursday's regular county commission meeting. "When they receive it, that's it."...
Benefit ball (10/03/03)
Stephanie Palmer and Courtney Bedell work on table decorations for the 2003 MDMC Benefit Ball Friday morning. The ball, Monte Carlo, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Building in the Sikeston Sports Complex Saturday.
Man pleads guilty to bank robbery (10/03/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Memphis, Tenn., resident has pled guilty to armed bank robbery. Dariess Anthony Harris, 23, entered his guilty plea to one felony count of bank robbery Thursday in U.S. District Court. Harris admitted that he and Paul Stacy Denton entered the First State Community Bank of Hayti on June 19 and demanded money from the bank employees at gunpoint. ...
Answers sought at Kelly board meeting (10/03/03)
BENTON - About 20 concerned parents met with Scott County R-4 School Board members and Superintendent Don Moore Thursday looking for answers and assurances following reports of a student threat. The meeting was prompted by an incident last week in which death threats were apparently made in an online text chat between two Kelly students during off-school hours...
SHS netters nip Kennett (10/03/03)
KENNETT -- Sikeston's tennis team squeaked out a 5-4 victory over Kennett on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Bulldogs struggled in doubles, but won four out of six singles matches to seal the victory. "The girls played exceptional in today's match," said Sikeston coach Lynne DeWitt. "The girls were up against different opponents, yet they played their hardest and we came out on top."...
Jackson sweeps SJHS teams (10/03/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 8th and 9th grade football teams were swept by Jackson on Thursday at SPS Stadium. Sikeston lost the 9th grade game 37-28 while the 8th grade team fell 20-6. In the freshman game, Sikeston (1-2) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a Deamicus Cox 92-yard run. Joe Lincoln's extra point made it 7-0...
Soccer team hoping slump ends after loss to Marion (10/03/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's soccer team suffered its seventh loss of the season on Thursday, falling 4-1 to Marion, Ill. The final result was disappointing, considering the Bulldogs beat the Wildcats earlier in the year, then tied with them on another occasion...
Softball team beaten by Delta in final game of regular season (10/03/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's softball team ended the regular season on Thursday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to Delta. The Lady Bulldogs rallied from a 6-0 deficit with three runs in the final inning, but were unable to complete the comeback. "It was too little, too late," said Sikeston coach Jennie Hobeck. "We waited to hit until the very end and got all three of our runs in that last inning. In the other innings, when we did get girls on, we were unable to get them in."...
Joe Thompson (10/03/03)
SENATH - Joe Wayne Thompson, 77, died Sept. 30, 2003, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Aug. 17, 1926, in Bucoda, Mo., to the late Carl and Elizabeth McDole Thompson, he was a Navy veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Senath American Legion Post and of the First Baptist Church in Senath...
Jerry Washer (10/03/03)
CHARLESTON - Jerald "Jerry" Washer, 55, died at 3:36 a.m. Oct. 3, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 22, 1948, in Wyatt to the late Charles Pope and Mattie Lou Barber Washer, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was employed as a deck hand and was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Beatrice Holder (10/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Beatrice McClendon Holder, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. Oct. 2, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 27, 1916, in the Pulltight Community near East Prairie to the late Arthur and Mary E. Greer McClendon, she lived all of her life in Mississippi County where she was a seamstress having sewn for several families. She was also a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Adria Anne Meyr (10/03/03)
CHAFFEE - Adria Anne Meyr, 23, died Oct. 1, 2003, at Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Va. Born April 27, 1980, to Glen M. and Corliss Grossheider Meyr of Chaffee, she was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Chaffee where she was a member of the church youth group. As a youth she was active in Scouting, 4-H, school activities and community sports...
Nadine Richard (10/03/03)
MARSHFIELD - Nadine Richard, 76, formerly of Dexter, died Oct. 1, 2003, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Stoddard County to the late Jesse and Hazel Dickerson Gaines, she was a retired licensed practical nurse at Dexter Memorial Hospital...
Jerry Lynn Bone (10/03/03)
CHARLESTON - Jerry Lynn Bone, 67, a resident of Charleston died at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Charleston to Helen Brown Bone, who survives of Charleston and the late Jack Bone. He had lived his entire life in Charleston where he was a member of the St. ...
Mary McMillion (10/03/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Marjorie Beatrice McMillion, 88, died Oct. 2, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center in Advance. Born April 11, 1915, in Aquilla to the late Edgar and Eady Scism Harper, she spent her entire life in the Bloomfield community. A member of the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church and the Rebecca Lodge at Bloomfield, she retired from Elder Manufacturing Co. in 1978...
Looking Back in Time at Oct. 3 (10/03/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Elzie Boardman invited a group of children to a wiener roast Tuesday evening in honor of the seventh birthday anniversary of her daughter, Rita Faye. CARBONDALE, Ill. - The final selection of Southern Illinois University's team, which will compete in the nationally televised GE. College Bowl, has been completed, SIU's varsity scholars will include William M. Lingle, 20, a junior at SIU and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lingle of Sikeston...
Blademakers' battle is on cutting-edge (10/03/03)
If you look hard enough and long enough, you can find humor in the most unlikely spots. Sometimes you don't even have to look too hard. A lawsuit was filed this week by Schick - the razor blade guys - against Gillette - the other razor blade guys. ...
SpeakOut 10/3 (10/03/03)
I recently visited a young man's home to request a favor of him. To my surprise, he had to turn me down on my request and the reason was because he was confined to a chair with his leg broken in several places, due to a motorcycle accident. After talking to him for some time, I finally asked enough questions to find that he would be off work until late November with no pay of any kind. ...