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Stories from Friday, April 16, 2004

Plugged sewers causing concern (04/16/04)
CHARLESTON - Trash plugging city lines is coming from the county detention center, Charleston city officials say, and they want Mississippi County commissioners to address it. "We received a bill for $35," said Don Chance, administrator for the Mississippi County Detention Center, during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday. "That's the first bill we've ever got from them."...
Bank changes name (04/16/04)
SIKESTON - When it comes to changing the name of the bank, Joel A. Montgomery Sr. paraphrased William Shakespeare. "A rose by any other name will smell as sweet," the founder and chairman emeritus told those gathered Thursday evening at what is now the Montgomery Bank. "A name change is not significant."...
TCRC looks to attract more to driving course (04/16/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- It didn't seem to bother 83-year-old Deva Windham of Wardell that she was the only "student" in the refresher-driving course offered by AARP and the Southern Telecommunication Resource Center in Portageville Thursday. "I thought there'd be more people here, but that's OK," said the lone driving student...
Tracksters fare well (04/16/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston junior high track and field teams competed in the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Thursday. The Bulldog 8th grade boys took second with 92.5 points. Poplar Bluff won with 125 points. Jackson had 68 points to take third and Cape Central came in fourth with 62 points...
Sikeston netters fall to Charleston (04/16/04)
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Bluejay tennis team pulled out a close 5-4 win Thursday afternoon against district-rival Sikeston. "I feel really fortunate to get a win," said Charleston coach Mitch Baker. "It was a very exciting high school tennis match."...
SHS soccer blanked by PB (04/16/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston girls soccer team fell below .500 Thursday afternoon, losing to Poplar Bluff 4-0. The Lady Mules scored three first half goals, including two by Samantha Gains to take a 3-0 lead into intermission. "They've got a really good team," said Sikeston coach Derek Long. "They've got a great passing scheme and we got caught standing around a little bit in the first half."...
East Prairie downs NMCC (04/16/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The East Prairie baseball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a come from behind victory against New Madrid County Central on Thursday. The Eagles trailed 6-0 heading into the sixth inning before mounting their comeback, scoring three in the sixth and four in the seventh...
Track team takes second (04/16/04)
The Sikeston High School girls track and field team recently took second in the 15-team Paducah Tilghman Invitational in Paducah, Ky. The girls have taken home second place trophies in their last two invitational meets.
Sikeston races past red-hot Jackson (04/16/04)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Bulldogs took full command in the SEMO Conference on Thursday with a convincing 10-1 victory against red-hot Jackson at windy Legion Park. The Bulldogs (13-0), are now 6-0 in the conference which assures them of the top seed in the upcoming SEMO Conference Tournament...
Lois Christy (04/16/04)
CHAFFEE - Lois L. Christy, 80, died April 15, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Clarence Still (04/16/04)
DEXTER - The Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team will conduct graveside military rites at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Clarence R. Still, 73, who died May 23, 2003. The Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter will officiate at the service at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Jackie Thacker (04/16/04)
CATRON - Jackie Lyne Thacker, 43, died April 15, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1960, in Brownville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Ray and Charles Tiddy. On April 7, 1977, she married Larry Thacker who survives of the home...
Dempsey Patrick (04/16/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dempsey Patrick died April 15, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Wes Jackson (04/16/04)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Wesley "Wes" Jackson, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 12, 2004, at his grandson's home in Grand Rapids. Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Benton, Miss., son of the late Henry and Rose Ann Collins Jackson, he moved to Sikeston in 1948...
Walter Welshans (04/16/04)
LILBOURN - Walter Russell Welshans Jr., 79, died April 15, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Catron, son of the late Walter Russell and Essie Harris Welshans, he was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn and retired from the New Madrid Post Office. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and had attained the rank of seaman second class...
Alfred Stewart Jr. (04/16/04)
HAYWOOD CITY - Alfred Lee "Lucky" Stewart Sr., 44, died April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1959, in Hayti, son of Nettie B. Stewart of Hayti and the late Ulace Stewart Sr., he attended Central School in Hayti and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of South Salcedo Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back 4/16 (04/16/04)
SIKESTON - Dennis Bates, a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, died following an automobile accident while in the service of his country, according to a telegram received last week by Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Bates of Sikeston, his parents. SIKESTON - A son was born to Lt. and Mrs. Arch Russell Jr. Easter Sunday at a hospital in New York City. He is the first grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Russell of this city...
Speakout 4/16 (04/16/04)
A while back, there was an item in SpeakOut about a group of people who build ramps and things for low income people. It was called "Habitat" for something. If you have the phone number, please let me know or put it in SpeakOut again. Sikeston needs bicycle racks in every park, at every public building. It would encourage people to use an alternate means of transportation. It would also possibly expand our community life somewhat...