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Stories from Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Man in custody after stabbing of taxi driver (04/20/04)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man is in custody, accused of robbing and stabbing a taxi driver early Sunday morning. Braxton Thomas Cray, 22, is currently being held on one count of first degree assault and armed criminal action after he was charged through the Scott County Prosecutor's office. Bond is set at $50,000 and he is currently being held at the Scott County Jail...
Library week (04/20/04)
Ryan Burch, 5, tries some of the food Monday night at the Sikeston Public Library's luau as part of the National Library Week celebration. Nearly 50 children took part in making lei necklaces, fruit and vegetable kabobs and art activities.
Swearing in (04/20/04)
The results of the April 6 election were certified during the New Madrid City Council meeting Monday evening and the city officials, all re-elected without opposition took their oath of office from City Clerk Marian Bock (back to camera). Pictured from left are: Bill Boyd, city police judge; Sherry Phillips, city clerk; Councilman Glen Medlin; Mayor Mark Baker, Councilman Russell Riggs and Councilman Dick St. Mary...
Crime Victim's Rights Week will be marked by ceremony at prison (04/20/04)
SIKESTON - Through Saturday, area crime victims and survivors, victim service providers, criminal and juvenile officials and allied professionals, and community volunteers will again commemorate National Crime Victims' Rights Week. "This this actually the 24th anniversary," said Taryn Merideth, Scott County victims' advocate...
Rising insurance costs bring park changes (04/20/04)
NEW MADRID - When it comes to insurance costs for the city, it isn't child's play. Parents and even children attended Monday evening's New Madrid City Council questioning the removal of play equipment from the city parks and other concerns rumored throughout the community recently. Mayor Mark Baker began the discussion announcing: "Probably everything you've heard is not true."...
Charleston wins big; NMCC rolls (04/20/04)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- The Charleston Bluejays scored 11 first-inning runs on the way to an 18-3 romp over Meridian in a non-conference baseball game on Monday. Charleston (7-5), with only four hits in the inning, took advantage of wildness by the Meridian starter who hit five batters and walked four...
Sikeston netters topple Mules (04/20/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston tennis team improved to 4-1 on the season with an 8-1 road victory against Poplar Bluff on Monday. The Bulldogs swept through the doubles matches and lost only one singles match. "I think we're getting big contributions out of the bottom of the varsity lineup," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "Anytime you can win your five and six and the No. 3 doubles, then that's pretty good."...
Retta Lyne (04/20/04)
DELTA - Retta Parker Lyne, 83, died April 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Burgess Cline and Sarah Jane Burton Anthony, she had been a cutter for Sports Specialty Shoe Company in Chaffee, was a clerk for F.W. Woolworth in Cape Girardeau and was a food services aide at Cape LaCroix Manor in Cape Girardeau. She helped organize the Randles General Baptist Church, where she was a member...
Ronnie Corbin (04/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ronnie Dale Corbin, 57, died April 19, 2004, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 28, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of the late Chester and Catharine Mossman Corbin, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield area. A member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Elder Manufacturing for several years and was later a maintenance worker for McDonald's in Dexter...
Goldie Hill (04/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Goldie Lorene Hill, 93, died April 18, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 10, 1910, in Carmi, Ill., daughter of the late James and Laura Majors Hutchcraft, she worked for Elder Manufacturing for 27 years and was co-owner of the Circle Drive-In at Bloomfield. She was a member of the Hill Church in Bloomfield...
Jimmie Cochran (04/20/04)
ADVANCE -- Jimmie Cochran, 65, died April 17, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 20, 1938, in Larmar, Ark., son of the late Jack and Beulah Chessar Cochran, he had worked as an auctioneer. On April 18, 1960, in Sikeston, he married Nancy Brannon who survives of the home...
Ruth Hawk (04/20/04)
STURDIVANT -- Ruth Hawk, 88, died April 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Greenbrier, she was the daughter of the late David and Bertha Sample Owens. On May 3, 1936, in Greenbrier, she married Linus Hawk who preceded her in death on April 27, 1999...
B.J. Rooker (04/20/04)
NEW MADRID -- Memorial contributions for Benjamin James "B.J." Rooker, 80, who died April 18, 2004, may be sent to the New Madrid Historical Museum, 1 Main St., New Madrid, MO 63869; or the Higgerson School in care of Richards Funeral Home, 436 Main St., New Madrid, MO 63869...
Birdie Williams (04/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Birdie Williams, 96, died April 19, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Hamm - Patterson (04/20/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- David and Theresa Seibert of Benton and Rick Hamm of Van Buren have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Hamm of Cape Girardeau, to Justen David Patterson of Lake St. Louis, son of Darline Brown of Jackson and Harold Patterson of Advance...
Looking Back 4/20 (04/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Daniel were notified through the American Red Cross Friday that their son, Cpl. Clarence Daniel, who was reported missing in the European War Theater Feb. 12, is alive and is being held a prisoner of war in Germany...
A hero or criminal? It all just depends (04/20/04)
Last week in Florida, a man looked outside of his apartment just in time to see two thugs in the process of stealing his car. The man grabbed a registered handgun and ran outside. The thieves had just pulled away but the man was able to fire one shot at the stolen vehicle. His aim was accurate and one thief was shot and killed...
Speakout 4/20 (04/20/04)
I would like to SpeakOut concerning the city officials calling landlords "slumlords." My husband is a landlord of some houses. Some of our renters are clean, nice people. They are honest, they pay their rent and they don't tear down doors, they keep their yards nice and we appreciate them. ...