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Stories from Monday, April 26, 2004

Area officer gives false report that he was shot (04/26/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Criminal charges may be filed against a Hayti Heights police officer who falsely reported he was shot. At 5:28 a.m. Sunday, the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office received a distress call from a Hayti Heights police officer reporting he was shot and could be located on Pascola Road in Hayti Heights. ...
Fighting terrorism (04/26/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety detective Flint Dees walks from the scene of simulated plane hijacking Saturday at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Search for Osama bin Laden has link to area (04/26/04)
MARSTON - You might say the search for Osama bin Laden has its roots in Marston. When Sam Bodine, a former resident of Marston and now residing in Sikeston, heard there was a familiar name featured in March 15 edition of Newsweek, he headed out to get his own copy of the magazine. There in the article, "The Hunt Heats Up," was the name McRaven, a name and a family with strong ties to his former hometown...
'Kirbyburger' has family touch (04/26/04)
SIKESTON - Sharon Kirby started as a youngster working in her father's sandwich shop. And this wasn't your ordinary shop it was Kirby's Sandwich Shop, home of the "Kirbyburger." "I would hide every year when the Cotton Carnival would roll around," Kirby said. "That was our busiest time of the year and Dad would always try to make me work. So I would hide at Max's barbershop and let my friends go in as long as they wouldn't tell him where I was."...
Council awards bid for 2004 street program (04/26/04)
SIKESTON - City Council members approved the 2004 Street Program during their special meeting this morning. The low bidder for the entire program was Asa Asphalt Inc. which offered to complete the work for a $384,708.50. The city reserved the right to deduct Industrial Drive from the list. With this deduction, Asa was still the low bidder at $303,986.50...
SEMO's Amano drafted by Titans (04/26/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Eugene Amano will indeed receive an opportunity to play in the National Football League. That became official Sunday afternoon when Southeast Missouri State University's All-American center was picked by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft, the 239th selection among 255 players taken...
Jimmie Reese (04/26/04)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie Lee Reese, 59, died April 24, 2004, at his home in New Madrid. Born Aug. 17, 1944, in Matthews, son of Nancy Kennedy Reese of New Madrid and the late Johnnie Reese, he retired as a warehouse supervisor with Noranda Aluminum Inc. He was a member of New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206...
Robert Noble (04/26/04)
ADVANCE - Robert Edward Noble, 85, died at 6:25 p.m. April 23, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 16, 1918, in Morehouse, son of the late Thomas Motley and Annie Arzula Fox Noble, he was a retired factory machine operator and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Rosa Newcomb (04/26/04)
CLEVELAND, Miss. - Rosa Lee Newcomb, 94, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 25, 2004, at the Bolivar Medical Center. Born July 17, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Eugene and Purity Batte Watson. Her husband, Henry Lawson Newcomb, preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1955...
Ivory Harris (04/26/04)
WYATT - Ivory Mack Harris, 90, died at 9:21 p.m. April 24, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 20, 1913, in Hardin County, Tenn., son of the late Will and Allie Howell Harris, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. A member of the Wyatt Baptist Church, he was a charter member of the International Order of Odd Fellows in Charleston...
Imogene Holmes (04/26/04)
SIKESTON - Imogene Constance Holmes, 83, died at 12:52 p.m. April 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Joyce Bennett (04/26/04)
CLINTON - Joyce Marie Taylor Hise Bennett, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died April 19, 2004, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Overland Park, Kan. Born Feb. 3, 1929, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Floyd E. and Carrie Susan Spells Taylor, she was a travel agent for AAA for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton...
Births (published 4/26) (04/26/04)
MARIETTA, Ga. - Greg and Monica Tatroe are the parents of their second child first son, born March 14, 2004, at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Willem Trip Tatroe weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 1/4-inches long. Mrs. Tatroe is the daughter of Patricia Wood of Lithonia and the late James E. Wood. She is an I.T. manager for the John H. Harland Company...
Looking Back 4/26 (04/26/04)
SIKESTON - Notice! This is to tell my friends and customers that I am now operating the station located at Jack's Y - Steve Schroff SIKESTON - Announcement has been made that the store name of the Western Auto Associate Store has been changed to Southern Stores, effective immediately. R.F. "Bob" Tyrone continues as manager of the store with the same personnel...
Your view: Get informed (04/26/04)
I read "Sikeston native visits Kosovo over break" by Leonna Heuring published on April 15. As much as I admire Aaron Senter's good heart and courage for deciding to go to Kosovo, I must say that I am very disappointed with his very superficial impressions about the violence that took place while he was there. ...
Your view: A few questions (04/26/04)
This morning, as I was having my daily glass of prune juice and waiting for the Bush economic recovery to kick in, I found myself pondering several vexing questions, no doubt left over from the Clinton years. Since I'm a believer in the old adage "misery loves company," I decided to share the pain with my fellow readers...
Speakout 4/26 (04/26/04)
I just saw the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed at a fast-food restaurant. I was waiting for my food and I saw back into the kitchen. The kid who was preparing the food was wearing gloves, but he wiped his nose and then went right back to fixing the sandwich. When I saw that, I just drove off. I had already paid for my food but didn't get it. I just drove on through. I could not believe it!...