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Stories from Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Bank robber pleads guilty (04/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Pemiscot County bank robbery will net a Tennessee man prison time. Paul Stacy Denton, 33, of Memphis entered guilty pleas Monday in federal court to charges of bank robbery and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence. On June 19, 2003, Denton and Dariess Harris entered the First State Community Bank of Hayti and demanded money at gunpoint. The pair took $5,813 from the bank...
Earthquake safety lessons teach kids, bring recognition (04/27/04)
SIKESTON -- When Tamara McClellan, a science teacher at New Horizons High School in Sikeston, created a lesson plan about earthquake safety for her third grade class several years ago, little did she know that one day teachers from around the world would have access to her idea...
No-tolerance ordinance begins May 5 (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - While ignorance is no excuse for not obeying the law, Sikeston City officials don't want to issue summons - they just want the town cleaned up. Sikeston Community Redevelopment Coordinator Trey Hardy said city officials are doing their best to make sure everyone in town knows about the city's new no-tolerance stance on property maintenance, junk and trash, tall grass and weeds and derelict vehicles before the ordinance goes into effect May 5...
Bulldogs blank Red Devils (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - It wasn't too long ago when the Chaffee Red Devils were the kings of the SEMO Conference. In fact, it was just three years ago when they claimed the SEMO Conference Tournament championship and the regular season title. But things have taken a turn for the worse as the Red Devil lineup is littered with freshmen...
Sikeston golfers take third; Bulldog tennis defeats Ccarbondale, 5-4 (04/27/04)
SIKESTON -- The host Bulldogs finished third at the 13-team Sikeston Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Sikeston Country Club on Monday. Sikeston, with a 325 composite score, fell four strokes short of second-place Jackson at 321, while the Cape Central Tigers led the way with a 305...
Notre Dames rolls past NMCC; Jackson cruises by Kelly (04/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Notre Dame scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to defeat New Madrid County Central, 10-0. Jeremy Brinkmeyer (2-3) was the winning pitcher for Notre Dame, which improved to 6-2 in the SEMO Conference. Blake Urhahn had three hits for the Bulldogs (10-4), while Dane Balsmann hit a home run and Derek Ressel had a triple...
Bulldogs blank Red Devils (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - It wasn't too long ago when the Chaffee Red Devils were the kings of the SEMO Conference. In fact, it was just three years ago when they claimed the SEMO Conference Tournament championship and the regular season title. But things have taken a turn for the worse as the Red Devil lineup is littered with freshmen...
Danny Kerr (04/27/04)
SULLIVAN - Danny R. Kerr, 67, died April 25, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan. Born Jan. 30, 1937, in Savannah, Tenn., son of Reba Lorena Allison Kerr of Savannah and the late Cornelius Kerr, he was a minister of administration for Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, where he was a member...
Imogene Holmes (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - Imogene Constance Holmes, 83, died at 12:52 p.m. April 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Fred Clarence and Josephine Victoria Young Dudley, she worked in service assistance for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 20 years. She lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Sikeston in 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Leroy Putnam (04/27/04)
PHILADELPHIA - Leroy Putnam Jr., 49, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:30 p.m. April 11, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Home in Philadelphia. Born May 21, 1954, in St. Joseph, Mo., son of the late Leroy and Ida Taylor Putnam Sr., he lived in Philadelphia for several years...
Jimmy Akins (04/27/04)
CANDLER, N.C. - Jimmy Joe Akins Jr., 29, died April 25, 2004. Born Aug. 1, 1974, in Lonoke, Ark., son of Jimmy and Betty Akins of Candler, he was a member of WNC Disc Golf and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Austin Kyle Akins of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Loretta Akins of Weaverville and Shawn and Amber Akins of Candler; his maternal grandparents, Steve and Allie St. ...
Ira Gillean (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - Ira Brummett Gillean, 78, died at 7:04 p.m. April 26, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1925, in Jasper, Ark., son of the late Grant and Lucinda Weston Gillean, he was a factory line worker for Inland Steel and U.S. Gypsom. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and lived in Sikeston and Canalou most of his life...
Births (published 4/27) (04/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Byron Leon and Beth Anne Pletcher are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:44 a.m. March 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Gabriella Anne Pletcher weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Pletcher is the former Beth Montgomery, daughter of Larry and Debbie Montgomery of Kelso. She is a teacher at Scott City High School...
Hunter - Petty (04/27/04)
NEW MADRID -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Hunter have announced the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Paige, to George Christian Petty, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Petty Jr. of Mayfield, Ky. The future bride graduated in 1997 from New Madrid County Central High School. ...
Allen - St. Mary (04/27/04)
CLARKTON -- Larry Allen of Clarkton and Deborah Allen of Bloomfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Gene, to Stephen Barrett St. Mary, son of Steve and Kathy St. Mary of Portageville. The future bride is the granddaughter of Ettie Mayo of Bloomfield and the late Claude Mayo and Robert and Myrtle Allen. ...
Looking Back 4/27 (04/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Award of the Silver Star medal to three Missourians was announced today by the War Department. Among them was Tech. 5th Gr. Ernest Jones, Route Three, Charleston, for gallantry in action near Trolna, Sicily, Aug. 4, 1943. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Cope have purchased the residential property at 305 N. Ranney from Mr. and Mrs. William Northington, and will take possession on the first of June. Mrs. Cope will continue to conduct her boarding house at the new location...
Michael in the news is not really news (04/27/04)
I could best be described as a news junkie because I devour items in the news each and every day. Granted, that's part of my job. But were it not my job I still think I would find a fascination with all things current. But Monday morning as I began to read my morning wake-up array of news from around the world, one item came up time and time again. ...
Speakout 4/27 (04/27/04)
We are tired of Missouri Avenue being used as a race track. Four-wheelers and motorcycles are coming and going on this street, being "tested." One of these days, one of our children are going to get hit and we don't appreciate it. This is concerning the SpeakOut comment about slumlords. ...