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Stories from Wednesday, April 21, 2004

'Witness for the Prosecution' (04/21/04)
Cast members of the Sikeston Senior High School play "Witness for the Prosecution" act out a scene Monday night. The Agatha Christie drama will open Thursday with additional performances Friday and Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. The play is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. Admission is $3 at the door...
Council OKs more housing (04/21/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston will see even more housing on its south end. During the special Sikeston City Council meeting Monday, Council members authorized city staff to begin the process of amending the redevelopment agreement for RPA-1 of the 60/61 Redevelopment Area, located roughly east of Lowe's...
Bill limits SEMO's A+ student recruiting (04/21/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- A bill discussed in the state Senate last week would bar Southeast Missouri State University from recruiting high school students eligible for free community college tuition from the state's A+ Schools program. However, university officials expect little practical impact should it become law. And Sikeston R-6 A+ Coordinator Mignonne Flagg couldn't agree more...
Winning jump (04/21/04)
Sikeston's Rachael Vining long jumps 15-feet, 4-inches Tuesday afternoon at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. The jump was good enough to take first place in the event. For complete results from the track meet, turn to page 9.
Aerial photography could be costly (04/21/04)
BENTON - Most of the cost for new aerial photography of Scott County would be the shooting the largest municipalities, according to a geographic information system expert. County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger briefed county commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday on his Thursday meeting with Don Hagan, consultant for Midland GIS Solutions...
Grocery chains to merge (04/21/04)
SIKESTON - Food Giant Supermarkets Inc., headquartered in Sikeston, and Houchens Industries Inc., headquartered in Bowling Green, Ky., will join forces in the grocery business. Ron Watkins, president of Food Giant Supermarkets, and Jimmie Gipson, chairman of the board of Houchens Industries, announced Tuesday their boards have unanimously approved a non-binding "Letter of Intent" which outlines an exchange of stock. ...
Tigers roll over NMCC (04/21/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- With left-to-right gusts up to 35 mph, it was easy to predict that the wind was going to play havoc with the fielders. And, so it did, particularly for the New Madrid County Central Eagles in a 11-1 run-rule loss to Cape Central at Tiger Field on Tuesday...
Sikeston tennis nips Cape Central (04/21/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 5-4 victory against Cape Central on Tuesday at Sikeston High School. Sikeston won four of the six singles matches and one of three doubles matches. "It's a big win," said Sikeston coach Brian James. ...
SHS hurdles ND, Charleston (04/21/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys track and field team defeated Notre Dame and Charleston in a triangular meet on Tuesday at Public Schools Stadium. Sikeston tallied 125 points to blow away Notre Dame's 57 points and Charleston's 10 points. Sikeston took first place in 14 of the 18 events on the day...
8th grade track takes second (04/21/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston 8th grade boys and girls track and field teams both had close second place finishes in the Kennett Invitational on Tuesday. Sikeston's boys scored 151 points, right behind first place Poplar Bluff at 155.5 points. The Sikeston girls scored 119 points, right behind Poplar Bluff's 126 points...
Dexter blasts E.P.; Kelly holds off Portageville (04/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eight different Dexter players recorded hits as the Bearcats exploded for a 15-2 win over the East Prairie Eagles on the road Tuesday afternoon. Dexter pounded two Eagles' pitchers for 13 hits in the game that was called in the fifth inning by the 10-run mercy rule...
Minner signs with UMSL (04/21/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Derrell Minner passed on his first opportunity to play at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Two years later, he gladly accepted the same invitation. "I'm really excited that I got an opportunity to go even further with my basketball career," said Minner, who signed with UMSL late last week. "It's a really good environment in St. Louis... and I can further my education as well."...
Egner wins Super Pro (04/21/04)
Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip. SIKESTON - In the Super Pro, Ronnie Egner took first when he dialed 5.67 and ran 5.678. His reaction time was .528 and he ran 122 mph. Bill Sanders took second place at 128 mph. He dialed 5.40 and ran 5.431 with a reaction time of .516...
Birdie Williams (04/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Birdie Mae Williams, 96, died at 2:45 p.m. April 19, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 27, 1907, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Harry and Effie Roach Zook, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Robert Triplett (04/21/04)
CHARLESTON - Robert Anthony Triplett Sr., 42, died April 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 8, 1961, in Wyatt, son of Sadie Scott Triplett of Charleston and the late Willie Triplett Sr., he graduated from Charleston Public Schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Masonic Lodge...
Lawanda Keeling (04/21/04)
DEXTER - Lawanda Keeling, 62, died April 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1941, at Peach Orchard, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Wilcoxson Wilson, she was a former employee of the International Hat Factory in Dexter...
Births (published 4/21) (04/21/04)
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 4/21 (04/21/04)
SIKESTON - Marine Pvt. First Class Harry Roger Arbaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Arbaugh of Sikeston, has graduated from the Infantry and Browning Automatic Rifle Section School at the training center at Camp Elliott in San Diego. SIKESTON - General Motors has announced that Garwood Sharp, Chevrolet dealer, has been reappointed to serve as GM community relations chairman for Sikeston and vicinity...
Phone caller puts scam on the menu (04/21/04)
Did you hear the one about the guy who calls a restaurant and tells them to strip-search a female employee for an alleged theft and then stays on the line and asks the manager to describe the clothing being removed from the strip-searched employee? Well not only is it true but police say 65 restaurants nationwide have fallen for the scam in the past five years...
Speakout 4/21 (04/21/04)
I just want to let everyone in Sikeston know that I'm down here in Sarasota, Fla. It's 11 p.m. and I just left a Kenny Rogers concert. He has gotten so old that he won't even come out and sign autographs. His manager acknowledged how important Sikeston is to him, but his manager personally said that Kenny Rogers is too old to sign autographs anymore. I just wanted to let Sikeston know...