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Stories from Monday, April 19, 2004

New book is a 'what if' look at big quake (04/19/04)
SIKESTON - For those of us living on top of the New Madrid Fault, it is a story that should provoke not only thought, but action as well. "Sikeston is sitting on top a bomb, if you like, and it will go off," said Sam Penny, author of "Memphis 7.9."...
Cook's dream becomes a reality after 50 years (04/19/04)
SIKESTON - Ronald Cook knew from an early age he wanted to fly but he encountered some turbulence reaching his dream. "I knew when I was a little kid I wanted to fly, it's just taken me 50 years to be able to afford the lessons and training," Cook said...
Charleston festivities (04/19/04)
Carnival rides were just one of many forms of entertainment enjoyed by locals and visitors to the area this weekend during the annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival in Charleston.
Charleston rolls in E.P. Tourney (04/19/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - The Charleston Bluejays baseball team went 2-0 to take first place in the East Prairie Tournament on Saturday. The Bluejays defeated Bell City 13-3 in five innings and then beat East Prairie for the second time in four days with a 6-2 victory...
Nannie Hays (04/19/04)
SIKESTON -- Nannie Hays, 81, died April 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Retta Lyne (04/19/04)
CHAFFEE -- Retta Lyne, 83, died April 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Benjamin Rooker (04/19/04)
NEW MADRID -- Benjamin James Rooker, 80, died April 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in East Prairie, son of the late Clifford Elwood and Eva Belle Ferry Rooker, he was a retired teacher and a Boy Scout leader. A past master of the Masonic Lodge in Portageville, he was a current member of New Madrid Masonic Lodge 495...
Bill Gibson (04/19/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bill Gibson, who died April 16, 2004, were: Pete Hester, Doy Creed, Don Prunty, Sammy Stone, Paul Haubold and Steve Fish.
Births (published 4/19) (04/19/04)
SIKESTON - Gary Daniel and Lisa Ann Livingston are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 1:37 p.m. March 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Andrew Michael Livingston weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 4/19 (04/19/04)
SIKESTON - Children were christened at the Methodist Church on Palm Sunday, including: William Donald Nichols, Suzanne Ashley, Sally Ann Webb, Thomas Lee Burroughs, Flora Earlane Burroughs and Harold Eugene Reuber. MORLEY - Morley now has its own city hall, and the new concrete block and masonite building measuring 24 feet by 20 feet was occupied this past weekend. It is located at the north edge of the city park...
Speakout 4/19 (04/19/04)
We were supposed to have spring cleanup last week in East Prairie and I still see the neighbors' washers, dryers and stuff out in the yards. What is it going to take for the East Prairie people to pick up this stuff that was supposed to be done last week? If they can't do it, why don't they pay somebody a little bit of money and get it picked up? I'm tired of looking at it!...