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Stories from Friday, April 9, 2004

Area residents are step closer to getting water (04/09/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County's rural water district customers are a step closer to finally getting their water. "We turned the water on in the northern end Monday," said Darren Kincy, an engineer for Green and Associates on the rural water system installation project, during Thursday's County Commission meeting...
Egg drop (04/09/04)
Matthews Elementary School first grade students watch as one of their "egg drop" experiments falls Thursday afternoon. Each participate in the event received either an "Egg Splat" or "Egg Survivor" award.
Abused dog living happily ever after (04/09/04)
SIKESTON -- "Come here, Buzz! Come here, boy!" Toni Fritz commanded her black Labrador. In an instant and with a slight limp, the dog came running to Fritz as she showered him with love and attention. It's hard to believe nearly a year ago Buster, or Buzz for short, was fighting for his life when he was thrown from a bridge and injured his hip. ...
Signing on (04/09/04)
Sikeston soccer player Carolina McClung signed to play the college sport at Missouri Baptist. Seated with McClung are her mother, Paula McClung (left) and Sikeston soccer coach Derrick Long.
Charleston holds off Kelly, 3-2 (04/09/04)
BENTON - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team picked up a huge win on Thursday afternoon by defeating the Kelly Hawks by a 3-2 score at Kelly High School. The Bluejays built a 3-0 lead and held off a late Kelly rally to insure the win. "They're in our district and that's a huge win for us with the district seeding," said Charleston head coach Chris Stanfield. ...
Louise Wallace (04/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bulah Louise Wallace, 77, died April 7, 2004, at her residence in East Prairie. Born May 10, 1926, in Hickman, Ky., to the late William Edward and Fronia Aday Burney, she was a member of the Church of God in East Prairie. For 33 years she worked for Burkart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill...
Sue Snider (04/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Sue Snider, 61, died April 8, 2004, in Scott City. Born Oct. 5, 1942, at Rives, daughter of the late Oscar and Fleeta Scott Crews, she was a member of Clines Island General Baptist Church. She was an aide at the Bloomfield Alternative School...
LaVerne Carmack (04/09/04)
MOREHOUSE - Ethel LaVerne Carmack, 82, died at 11:35 p.m. April 8, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with services at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Jim Raidt (04/09/04)
LILBOURN -- Jim Raidt died April 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Raymond Gilmore (04/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Raymond Gilmore, 66, died April 9, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Virginia Clubbs (04/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Mae Clubbs, 79, died at 1 p.m. April 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Dunklin County, daughter of the late Oliver and Nellie Bremenger Williford, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Theo Rottenbuecher (04/09/04)
DELTA - Theodore "Theo" Rottenbuecher, 64, died at 10:30 a.m. April 8, 2004, at his home. Born March 16, 1940, in Romania, he was the son of the late Karl L. and Anna Weidenfelder Rottenbuecher and stepson of the late Peter Hinterberger, by whom he was also raised. He was an injection operator for 24 years at Inland Shoe Factory in Advance and was also a self-employed painter...
Births (published 4/9) (04/09/04)
SIKESTON - Jason Ray and Jennifer Janeice Burton are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 11:20 a.m. March 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Sydney Alyssa Rae Burton weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Burton is the daughter of Albert William Graham and Dora Graham...
Looking Back 4/9 (04/09/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. John Raymond Shuppert left Friday to join her husband, Second Class Machinist Mate Shuppert, U.S.N., who is stationed at New Orleans, La. EAST PRAIRIE - By 644 to 121 the citizens of this city voted to extend the city limits to include about 40 acres in three small tracts of land. Jake Abner was elected chief of police by 29 votes over Wayne Whittenberg...
Speakout 4/9 (04/09/04)
Charleston, shooting in the west end - I think the City Council of Charleston has had their final warning about unlawful use of business property in our city pertaining to alcohol and unruly crowds on business property. I hope to see all the concerned citizens of Charleston at the next City Council meeting on April 13...