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Stories from Monday, April 5, 2004

Shots fired; two hurt (04/05/04)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man and woman were injured in two separate shootings over the weekend. According to the Charleston Department of Public Safety, the shootings are believed to be connected and gang-related. The first shooting happened just before midnight Friday when a 27-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the stomach. The shooting, after an alleged fight between her brother and boyfriend, occurred outside an old car wash building on the Gas-a-Mat parking lot in Charleston...
Easter egg-citement (04/05/04)
Easter is less than a week away and youngsters are already hopping with excitement over the activities the holiday brings. An Easter egg hunt conducted at the First Methodist Church gave children the opportunity to find all sorts of goodies. Angela Gilmore helps her son, Thomas, in his search for eggs. ...
SHS official joins new education task force (04/05/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston High School principal Tom Williams was named to a new statewide task force that will study ways to modernize and strengthen secondary education. State education commissioner Dr. Kent King it has been 20 years since Missouri last revised its minimum requirements for high school graduation...
Teenager's passion for speed takes him to a higher level of competition (04/05/04)
SIKESTON - An alcohol-fueled 650 horsepower engine in a full-size sprint car maintaining a speed of 100 mph is a step closer to 14-year-old Hunter Schuerenberg's dream. "I tried to convince him maybe we should stay in the microsprint car one more year. We had such a successful year and had a chance for some big sponsors coming our way," said Rick Schuerenberg, Hunter's dad...
Sikeston tracksters place fifth at Murphysboro (04/05/04)
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The Sikeston boys track and field team placed fifth in the 16-team Murphysboro Invitational Track Meet in Murphysboro, Ill., on Saturday. Sparta captured the championship with 103 points. Cahokia took second with 90 points and East St. Louis had 79 points to take third...
Charleston players sign (04/05/04)
Three Charleston football players recently signed national letters of intent to play in college. (Left photo) Offensive lineman Danny Farmer II signed to play with Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Pictured with Farmer from left are: Danny Farmer, father, and Charleston football coach Brent Anderson. ...
Hilbert Tuschoff (04/05/04)
SCOTT CITY - Hilbert Oscar Tuschoff, 79, died at 5:26 a.m. April 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1924, in Friedheim, son of the late Oscar and Mary Kester Tuschoff, he was a truck driver from 1964-86 for Stovall Block and Brick, formerly Guth Brothers Block and Brick. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedheim...
Karen Atwill (04/05/04)
PALM BAY, Fla. - Karen Atwill, 52, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 2, 2004, at Palm Bay Memorial Hospital. Born May 27, 1951, in Indianapolis, daughter of the late W.W. "Rip" Bowen and Marcel Hornberg Bowen Warner, she worked in the accounting department for United Satellite Services...
Edna Marshall (04/05/04)
SIKESTON - Edna R. Marshall, 66, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1937, in Hayti, daughter of the late James Kelly and Rosie Beck Marshall, she was a member of Parker Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include: one brother, Robert B. Marshall of Sikeston; one sister-in-law, Glenys Duckworth of Sikeston; and five nieces, 12 great-nieces and two great-nephews...
Elizabeth Brown (04/05/04)
KEWANEE - Elizabeth Frances Hurley Brown, 76, died April 2, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 27, 1927, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Russell and Ova Nelson Hurley, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 18, 1945, in Mississippi County, she married Eugene Brown who survives of the home...
Donald Baker (04/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald Freeman Baker, 92, died at 12:10 p.m. April 3, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1911, near East Prairie, son of the late John Lemuel and Ann Elizabeth Coats Baker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He returned to East Prairie after retiring from Caterpillar in East Peoria, Ill., in 1956 and that fall became a bus driver for East Prairie R-2 schools. ...
Births (published 4/5) (04/05/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Timothy Michael and Amber Gail Morris are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:55 p.m. March 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. River Lee Morris weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-inches long. The former Amber Reeves, Mrs. Morris is the daughter of Cindy Hohler and Greg Hohler of Cape Girardeau and Kenny Reeves of Benton...
Looking Back 4/5 (04/05/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McKinney have received a telegram from their son, Sgt. Merril G. McKinney, telling them that he has landed in San Francisco, Calif., and hoped to be home soon on a 30-day furlough. Sgt. McKinney has been overseas since July 1943...
Your view: Support Extension (04/05/04)
My association with the Cooperative Extension Service goes back 26 years. Extension work is near and dear to my heart. After retiring from the Hinds County Extension Service in Jackson, Miss., on July 1, 2002, I left with mixed emotions about leaving my job and returning to Caruthersville, where I was born and raised. I came back to be closer to my family...
Your view: Get the facts (04/05/04)
Once again I am dismayed over assertions made in the March 22 SpeakOut regarding the city's indifference to the plight of those living in the west end. I am dismayed because the caller has no clue as to who is at fault or who is responsible for fixing the problem. ...
Speakout 4/5 (04/05/04)
Jobs were lost in Stoddard County under President Clinton. How come? Gephardt didn't tell Carr about all the jobs that were lost in little towns around Dexter and in Stoddard County when he was here in Missouri. I just heard on TV how many jobs have been lost under Bush. It all started under Clinton...