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Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Stories from Sunday, April 4, 2004

OnStar service is helping many drivers find their way (04/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Even though Nancy Settles of Sikeston had previously lived in Memphis, Tenn., a recent trip to the city resulted in a couple of wrong turns and a visit to an unfamiliar neighborhood. But for Settles, there was no need to panic. She just pressed the blue OnStar button on her Suburban's rearview mirror and immediately a voice asked: "How may I help you, Mrs. Settles?"...
Work zone safety encouraged (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - MoDOT officials are hoping Work Zone Awareness Week, which starts Monday and runs through Friday, will help motorists remember that driving smart this construction season may mean the difference between getting home safely and being involved in a traffic crash...
Mississippi County: Races are few in election (04/04/04)
CHARLESTON - Several candidates will run unopposed in Mississippi County at the April 6 election. Charleston voters will pick two of the three following candidates listed for three-year terms on the City Council: David Manker, Sandy Harvey and Jackie Whiteside...
Four injured in crash (04/04/04)
SCOTT CITY - A Sylvania, Ohio, family was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau following a single-car accident early Saturday morning. The accident occurred at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Interstate 55 six miles south of Scott City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, when the family's southbound vehicle ran into the median and overturned after the driver, Sabrina Wilson, 33, fell asleep...
Woman strikes MoDOT truck (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - A Perryville woman received minor injuries after a construction-zone traffic accident Friday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Interstate 55 two miles south of Sikeston in the southbound lane when the vehicle driven by Marjorie Nielsen, 75, struck a parked Missouri Department of Transportation dump truck also in the southbound lane...
Senate bill may limit access to dental services (04/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Supporters of a proposed Senate bill say the legislation will benefit nonprofit dental clinics operations in Missouri, but Cheryl White, executive director of Southeast Missouri Health Network, isn't so convinced. "It does nothing to benefit the public good (which is the purpose of the Dental Practice Act) and may in fact limit access to dental services at a time when such services are limited in the state for all Missourians," White said...
Sikeston girls soccer showing signs of life in third year (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - In just its second year of existence, the Sikeston girls soccer program made dramatic strides last season. In its first year, the Lady Bulldogs went 0-11, scoring one goal all season. But last year the team went 3-15 and had two all-conference players...
Oran baseball, softball roll past SCC (04/04/04)
MORLEY - The Oran Eagles baseball team remained undefeated on the season with a 13-1, five-inning road win against Scott County Central on Friday. Oran pitcher Trevor Irwin threw four innings and allowed one unearned run off one hit. He struck out five and walked two...
Ferrell makes final cut for Missouri Olympic development soccer team (04/04/04)
ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Youth Soccer / US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program or ODP, is a national identification and development program for high-level players throughout the country to represent their state, region, and the United States in soccer competition. ODP teams are formed with each of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations and four regions made up of the best players in various age groups...
Kelly boys, Dexter girls with E.P.Invitational (04/04/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs had a solid day at the East Prairie Track and Field Invitational on Friday at East Prairie High School. Sikeston finished the day with 111 points to take second place behind Dexter, which blew away the field with 151 points. Scott City came in third with 104 points...
Area company will expand operation (04/04/04)
DEXTER - ArvinMeritor Inc. will increase its Light Vehicle Systems manufacturing operations in Dexter through a six-year lease of a 221,000-square-foot facility owned by the city of Dexter. The $10 million capital investment, including the addition of 200 people, will be made over the next five years. It will expand the current Air and Emissions Technologies' North American past model service and special products business already located in Dexter...
Business briefcase 4/4 (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - Manpower Inc. was named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine in its annual report card on corporate reputation. For the second consecutive year, Manpower ranked No. 1 in the temporary help industry, joining companies like Wal-Mart, Microsoft and Southwest Airlines that are the top of their industries...
Chamber banquet was great success (04/04/04)
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our 2004 Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce winners. Educator of the Year was a tie between Bonny Harris and Ed Cowan; SACC Volunteer of the Year went to Larry Braden and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year was given to Sgt. ...
Riggs: Commitment continues with a grand reopening (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - It's been a tough few years for the Sikeston Riggs Wholesale Co. There was a devastating fire then an economic downturn. Some companies might have just closed their doors. But Dolph Riggs will be the first to tell you his family's history goes back too far in Sikeston to walk away from customers who have come to depend on the home supply company...
Bernice Robey (04/04/04)
WOOSTER, Ohio - Bernice J. Robey, 83, died April 2, 2004, in the Horn Nursing Home. Born Feb. 18, 1921, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late John F. and Marjorie Swanagon Husher, she was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a WAAC and WAC in the Middle East...
Karen Atwell (04/04/04)
COCO BEACH, Fla. - Karen Sue Atwell, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 2, 2004, at the Palm Bay County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Births (published 4/4) (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - Amy Kristen Croy and Arles Wayne McIntyre Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 3:24 p.m. March 2, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Austin Wayne McIntyre weighed 7 pounds, 6 1/2 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 4/4 (04/04/04)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Myron E. Neal, pastor of the First Christian Church, has been elected president of District 10 of the Missouri Association of Christian Churches. SIKESTON - Pvt. H.G. Harrison, son of Mrs. R.L. Harrison of Sikeston has landed safely "somewhere in England," according to a message received Saturday by his mother...
Punishment needed for woman's actions (04/04/04)
The strange case of Audrey Seiler was one of those stories that instantly captures the attention of a concerned nation. The attractive 20-year-old University of Wisconsin sophomore was reported abducted from her apartment in the early morning hours a week ago. ...
Speakout 4/4 (04/04/04)
For you who think George W. Bush had a problem with the savings and loan scandal back in the 1980s, please don't vote now or ever because you probably don't know anything about anything else either. You need to educate yourself before you vote. Some people just shouldn't ever vote...