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Stories from Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Few races lead to light turn out (04/07/04)
CHARLESTON - With several unopposed races and one school district not casting ballots, voter turnout was decidedly light in Mississippi County no matter how you look at it. The total number of registered voters participating in Tuesday's election was skewed due to East Prairie Schools not holding an election, having had only two candidates running for the two openings, according to County Clerk Junior DeLay...
New faces will fill city offices (04/07/04)
NEW MADRID - Voter turnout ranged from almost nil to overwhelming depending on the issues facing voters in Tuesday's general election. Overall some 2,517 voters cast their ballots in the election which will bring some new faces to city government and school boards...
Council school board members elected (04/07/04)
BENTON -- With a low turnout of 3,510 voters, Scott County residents proved every vote counts as races were determined by only a handful of votes in some cases. In Scott County, Sikeston city council races were tight as William Stokes defeated incumbent Sue Rogers 867 votes to 761 votes for the position of councilman at large. ...
Afternoon delight (04/07/04)
Courtney Ivie, 5, flies her kite at the Sikeston Sports Complex while her puppy, Princess, chases Tuesday afternoon. Today rain will move into the area with temperatures in the 70's.
Election day (04/07/04)
Mickey Moll casts her vote Tuesday afternoon at Ward II-Airport at the First Christian Church. Voters elected candidates for the Sikeston School Board and City Council.
Raising concern about alcohol (04/07/04)
SIKESTON - For most adults, a few alcoholic beverages now and then cause few, if any, problems. For others, however, alcohol can lead to big trouble including significant health concerns. "We hope to raise public awareness of the potential risks associated with excessive drinking," said Maggie Buckley, director of social services at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Bluejay tennis team beats Carbondale (04/07/04)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Charleston tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with an 8-1 victory against Carbondale on Tuesday. Blake Branum suffered the only defeat in singles play for the Bluejays, falling 10-11 (0-7) to Bryce Basler. In singles: Alec Peterson won 10-4 over Moltan Kachgal; Derek Hoppe beat Josh Porter 10-3; Less Hess won 10-1 over Brian Zorgham; Jake Garrard beat Nathan Lee 10-1; and Drew Kemp beat Eric Kidd 10-4...
Charleston routs Oak Ridge in five innings (04/07/04)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston baseball team posted a 13-0, five-inning win against Oak Ridge on Tuesday at Hillhouse Park. The Bluejays (2-3) opened up with a nine-run first inning and never looked back, cruising to the easy win. A Rett Thompson home run over the left field fence in the first inning highlighted the day for the Bluejays. Thompson now has four home runs on the season...
Phillips wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (04/07/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. In the E.T. Class, Gabe Ames won with a 8.19 dial. He ran 8.215 at 81.77 mph with a reaction time of .585. Runner up went to Ricky Wilson. He ran 7.780 on a 7.86 dial at 87.04 mph with a reaction time of .700...
Sikeston track splits (04/07/04)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Junior High track and field team split a dual with Jackson on Tuesday at Jackson High School. The Sikeston 8th grade boys defeated Jackson 73-50 while the Lady Bulldogs fell 104-19. On the boys side, Sikeston collected 11 first place finishes, including three in the relay events...
Bill named to all-star team (04/07/04)
SIKESTON - Catharine Bill, a senior at Westover School in Middlebury, Conn., was named to the Western New England Prep School Winter Volleyball Association All-Star team this winter. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Josh Bill of Sikeston.
Keenan home run sparks Bulldogs (04/07/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team improved to 5-0 on the season with an 8-3 victory against SEMO Conference foe Poplar Bluff on Tuesday at Bobby Strenfel Field. Sikeston, which is now 4-0 in the conference, scored seven runs in the final three innings to break open a 1-1 game...
Sikeston soccer picks up first win against Fredericktown (04/07/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - The Sikeston girls soccer team evened its record at 1-1 with a 5-1 road victory against Fredericktown on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs got two goals out of Keshia Presley to help pave the way to the victory. "With Ali (Blurton) out, Keshia stepped up and scored two goals so that was a big lift," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Amber Coffey, Molly Brinkmeyer and Hannah Smith played good defense for us."...
Marie Dowdy (04/07/04)
DEXTER - Marie Dowdy, 83, died April 6, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born April 16, 1910, at Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Dale and Frances Cox Dempsey, she was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 13, 1933, at Clarksville, she married Jack Dowdy who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1983...
James Tillman (04/07/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. - James Edward Tillman, 48, died April 4, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 9, 1955, in Parma, Mo., he was the son of Evans and Orangie Drain Tillman of Sikeston, Mo. Other survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Tillman and Quentin Tillman of Malden, Mo.; one daughter, Candice Tillman of Malden; five brothers, Calvin Tillman of Steele, Mo., Nathaniel Tillman of Champaign, Ill., Thomas Tillman of Montgomery, Ala., Evans Tillman Jr. ...
Courtney Kennedy (04/07/04)
PUXICO - Courtney Kennedy, 8, died April 5, 2002, in Puxico, of injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident. Born Nov. 30, 1995, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of Herschell and Beverly Kennedy of Puxico. A second grade student at Puxico Elementary School, where she participated in softball and gymnastics, she was a Girl Scout and competed in beauty pageants. She attended the First Christian Church...
Marvin Stratman (04/07/04)
MALDEN - Marvin Joseph Stratman, 73, died April 5, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, son of the late Joseph Charles and Cecilia Mary Knopple Stratman, he was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden and Knights of Columbus in Glennonville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Nelson Lumsden (04/07/04)
CANALOU - Nelson Lumsden, 88, died April 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lily Duckworth (04/07/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lily Young Duckworth, 87, died April 6, 204, in Marston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Ruth Wilson (04/07/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth Marie Wilson, 94, died April 6, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born May 7, 1909, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossairt, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. A lifetime member of the Christian Church in Bloomfield, she served as a clerk in the Bloomfield Probate Court for several years in the 1950s and 1960s...
Mascot sacrificed to wishes of a few (04/07/04)
Southeast Missouri State University is making the national news because the school is joining a list of 30 other colleges who, over the past decade, have dropped the Indian mascot from their sports programs. The university is currently accepting suggestions from fans, alumni and supporters on a proper new nickname for their sports teams...
Your view: Saying thanks (04/07/04)
We would like to thank the people of Miner and Sikeston for the kindness and consideration given to us during the recent loss of our uncle and brother-in-law, Charles Powell. We want to thank his neighbors, friends, the manager of the Super 8 and the staff of Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Your view: Support bill (04/07/04)
There is some good news to report concerning all who wish to see America begin to return to her spiritual heritage and become one nation under God once again. I need to give a little background information first. Originally, the establishment clause of the First Amendment meant exactly what it said. ...
Speakout 4/7 (04/07/04)
For real or a scam, thanks to whoever put that in the paper about the police scam because I got a letter too about pledging to the police department. Thank you for putting that in the paper. I am calling about the March 31 SpeakOut about military history. On the National Guard, it was in 1816 that it was officially called the National Guard, not 1916...