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Stories from Sunday, April 11, 2004

Charleston residents are busy preparing for annual festival (04/11/04)
CHARLESTON -- Cool weather may have delayed Charleston residents' lawn preparations for the town's upcoming 36th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival, but as resident Joe Forrest points out, many are busy making up for lost time. "You can tell when it's time for the festival," Forrest noted. ...
Allergy season has arrived here (04/11/04)
SIKESTON -- Watery eyes, runny noses and itchy throats aren't the only signs of the allergy season. Mother Nature also gives a little hint of the dreaded allergy season. "Usually when you look up and see the budding on the trees, it means the allergy season is here," said family nurse practitioner Georgia Gremillion at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Teen killed in ATV crash (04/11/04)
MINER - Nathan A. Rettig, 13, of Sikeston, died Friday of injuries sustained in an accident while riding a 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle one mile north of Miner. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Rettig was driving on a motorcross track and lost control as he attempted to jump a wooden ramp. The vehicle overturned and landed on the victim...
DeWitt tosses no-hitter in 13-0 win (04/11/04)
REIDLAND, Ky. -- The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted two shutouts on Friday in the McCracken County Wood Bat Tournament at Reidland High School in Kentucky. The Bulldogs squeaked out a 1-0 victory against Millington (Tenn.) in the first game and then routed Reidland 13-0 in five innings in the second game...
Sikeston trackster battles disease on the run (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - It was Memorial Day weekend of 2003 when Meredith Null was just laying around the house, complaining her hip was hurting when her family noticed there might be something wrong. "Meredith was always really hyper and never the type to just sit around inside the house while everyone was outside enjoying the day," Paula Null, Meredith's mother, said...
Freeda Winchester (04/11/04)
ADVANCE - Freeda Jane Winchester, 101, died April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 16, 1902, at Dongola, daughter of the late Henry and Anne Nelson Revelle, she was a member of the Dongola Missionary Baptist Church...
Catherine Taylor (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Catherine Taylor, 89, died April 9, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1914, at Parma, daughter of the late Charles Sylvester and Jesse Pearl Jones Blackman, she was a member of the Dexter Free Evangelical Church and active in the Dexter Civic Club...
Eddie Dettrie (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Eddie John Dettrie, 47, died April 6, 2004, in West Memphis, Ark. Born Aug. 2, 1956, at Senath, son of Kelley and Lillie M. Guthrie Dettrie of Dexter, he was a farm laborer and affiliated with the Bethany General Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Kevin Accord of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Latisha Dawn Farrow of Dexter; and two grandchildren...
Lorraine Whitmore (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Lorraine Whitmore, 85, died April 9, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 20, 1918, at Snohomish, Wash., daughter of the late Harry and Martha Newton Salter, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, member and former president of the United Methodist Women, and member of the Thimble Club and the Pinochocle Club in Dexter. Before retiring, she had been a buyer and sales clerk for Lois' House of Fashion...
Raymond Tinnon (04/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond Harold Tinnon, 73, died at 10:30 a.m. April 9, 2004, at his home. Born March 15, 1931, in Mississippi County, son of the late Jasper Lee and Luna Irene Morgan Tinnon, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist belief. He lived in Orting, Wash., for 45 years, where he owned and operated a construction company...
James Raidt (04/11/04)
LILBOURN - James Raidt, 80, died April 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1924, in Corning, Ark., son of the late James and Ivy Mae Raidt, he was a plumber. In 1947, he married Betty Bush and she survives of the home...
Laverne Carmack (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - Surrounded by her family, Ethel Laverne Carmack, 82, of Sikeston peacefully departed this earth at 11:35 p.m. April 8, 2004, at her home near Morehouse. Born March 26, 1922, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late Sidney and Anna Burton Finney, she was a cook for Head Start for 26 years, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was of the Baptist belief...
Raymond Gilmer Sr. (04/11/04)
CHAFFEE - Raymond Eugene Gilmer Sr., 66, died at 4:20 a.m. April 9, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 29, 1937, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late William Oscar and Carrie Kerns Gilmer, he retired as a self-employed lawn service provider. He was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church...
Nathan Rettig (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - Nathan Allan Rettig, 13, died at 11:45 a.m. April 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center of injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident near Miner. Born Jan. 14, 1991, in Cape Girardeau, son of Allan and Karen Scheffer Rettig of Sikeston, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a seventh grade student at Kelly Junior High School in Benton...
Births (published 4/11) (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - Anthony and Teresa Green are the parents of their fifth child, third son, born at 10:14 a.m. March 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jonathan Xavier Green weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Green, daughter of Willie and Ophelia Shoffner and Ronald Treadwell, is a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Looking Back 4/11 (04/11/04)
CANALOU - President Roosevelt has sent to the Senate the nomination of Hugh W. Parks to be postmaster at Canalou. CHARLESTON - Richard B. Logan Jr. and Charles Wright won three-year terms to the city council in a three-man race. It was the only contest on the ballot in the city election...
New city policy will bring some changes (04/11/04)
It's obvious that the Sikeston City Council is listening to residents. The Council this week adopted a "no tolerance" policy toward property maintenance here despite protests from some who see the plan as a hardship. And indeed some will be inconvenienced by the new policy. But their inconvenience is clearly secondary to the concerns of the entire community over the deteriorating appearance and conditions within some neighborhoods...
Speakout 4/11 (04/11/04)
They shut down Brothers Kickin', a liquor place where you could go to dance and stuff. Now there have been two shootings at the Gas-A-Mat parking lot. Is it because they won't shut down this place? Put a fence around it or post "no soliciting" signs up or something. Why can't the Charleston City Council or Police Department do anything about this? Is it because the mayor owns this property? But they sure put a stop to Brothers Kickin', didn't they?...