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Stories from Thursday, April 29, 2004

Motorcyclist dies in crash (04/29/04)
SIKESTON -- A 21-year-old Sikeston resident was killed in an accident at 6:03 p.m. Wednesday on Route HH one mile north of Sikeston. William Heath Self's motorcycle struck a vehicle driven by Kellie J. Martin, 37, also of Sikeston. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Martin was attempting to make a left turn and drove into the path of Self's motorcycle. Self was flown to Missouri Delta Medical Center by Air Evac where he was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m...
Bootheel burglary ring broken thanks to tip from citizen (04/29/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A break in a rash of burglaries could possibly clear thefts stemming back over the last three years in southeast Missouri, northwest Tennessee and northern Arkansas, according to law enforcement officials. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell reports at approximately 7 p.m. ...
Sliding through springtime (04/29/04)
Caitlyn Couch, 4, and Anna Catherine Uthoff, 5, slide at the Sikeston Sports Complex Wednesday afternoon. The friends were enjoying the warm but windy day also with Hallie Kimball and Will Leonard. The sunny days are forecasted to end with rain predicted today and again on Friday...
Sharpening skills (04/29/04)
Visitors watch as employees of Burch Food Services Inc. prepare items at Burch's Culinary Center in Sikeston Wednesday. For the first time Burch Food Services, which has been operating for 30 years, is hosting the national Culinary Center Management Seminar. ...
Guest speaker will tell his story of faith and recovery (04/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Attendees of the Fifth Annual Kiwanis Community Prayer Breakfast are in for a treat this year. "We're especially excited about our guest speaker, Wayne White," said Garry Warner, chair of spiritual arms for the Kiwanis Club of Sikeston. "He has quite a faith story and is new to Sikeston." Warner will even go as far to say "this will be the best prayer speaker we've ever had."...
East Prairie romps (04/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The East Prairie Lady Eagles romped over Scott County Central 15-0 in a Scott-Mississippi Conference softball game on Wednesday. The game ended in the third inning on the mercy-run rule. Lydia Thomure picked up the win on a one-hitter with six strikeouts...
Lady Bulldogs soccer team loses to Notre Dame, 5-1 (04/29/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls soccer team fell to state-ranked Cape Girardeau Notre Dame 5-1 on Wednesday evening at the Sikeston Sports Complex. "They (Notre Dame) shellshocked us in the opening minutes with two quick goals," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long, "but we played them pretty even in the second half."...
SHS netters down Dexter, 7-2 (04/29/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs tennis team fought through a fierce win en route to a 7-2 win over Dexter Wednesday afternoon. "This was a quality win today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "I think, overall, it was probably the best match we've played all year. It was windy, but we adjusted pretty well today."...
Local teams gear up for tourney (04/29/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- As expected, the Sikeston Bulldogs topped the seedings for this weekend's SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament. Sikeston, 14-1 overall and 7-0 in the conference, will seek its third straight tourney crown. The Bulldogs defeated Cape Central 6-4 for the 2003 title...
Sikeston boys place first at Kennett meet (04/29/04)
KENNETT -- For the last three years the Poplar Bluff boys track and field team has dominated the area. However, that all ended Tuesday night as Sikeston claimed the 14-team Kennett Invitational with 177 points, 14 better than Poplar Bluff's 163. "It was a big win for us beating Poplar Bluff," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement. "(Poplar Bluff) had not lost locally since 2001 so to beat like them was a big day for us...
Birthday celebration is planned for twins (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Twin brothers Leland Maxwell and Harland Maxwell of Sikeston will be guests of honor in celebration of their 90th birthday. The party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Miner Baptist Church. Born April 29, 1914, they are the sons of the late Walter and Nettie Maxwell. They farmed in the Dogwood community...
Colin Hawkins (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Colin K. Hawkins, 58, died April 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles T. "Billy" and Florence J. House Hawkins, he was a member of the Teamsters Local 674 in St. ...
Lessie Fountain (04/29/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Lessie Mae Fountain, 67, died April 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 13, 1936, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Jean Grant Simon, she was a member of the Full Gospel Church of East Prairie. She was also active in nursing home ministry and jail ministry and missionary work...
Harold Miller (04/29/04)
MARSTON -- Harold Heath Miller, 23, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Ira Gillean (04/29/04)
SIKESOTN -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Ira Brummett Gillean, 78, who died April 26, 2004, were: Dennis Woolen, Jason Hanning, Paul David Gillean, Adam Gillean, Cheston Pierce and Lee Joe Campell.
Jerry Throgmorton (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Gerald A. "Jerry" Throgmorton, 64, died April 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1940, son of the late Dr. Howard B. and Bonnie Jackson Throgmorton, he graduated in 1958 from Sikeston High School, where he was a member of the All-American Football Honor Roll. ...
Jack Whorton (04/29/04)
FLORISSANT - Aubrey Dempsey "Jack" Whorton, 77, died April 28, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Russellville, Ark., son of the late True and Ather Deatherage Whorton, he retired as an assembler for General Motors in St. Louis and was a part-time usher for Weherenberg Theaters in St. Louis. He was a member of United Auto Workers AFL-CIO in St. Louis...
Marie Reeves (04/29/04)
KELSO - Marie D. Reeves, 80, died at 5:20 p.m. April 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Michael Samuel and Frieda Katherine Koelzer LeGrand, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality in Kelso, Knights of Columbus Council 6420 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary...
Heath Self (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - William Heath Self, 21, died April 28, 2004, near Sikeston, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday. Services are tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday...
Travie Burleson (04/29/04)
DEXTER - Travie Burleson, 87, died April 27, 2004, at her home. Born July 25, 1916, in Bear Creek, Ala., daughter of the late Henry and Lucrita Mann, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. On July 23, 1933, at Hamilton, Ala., she married T.D. Burleson who preceded her in death on June 13, 1996...
Paul Stark (04/29/04)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Paul Clarence Stark III, 55, died April 19, 2004, in Santa Cruz. Born March 2, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Janet Merrill of Santa Cruz and the late Paul Stark Jr., he was raised in Louisiana, Mo. He attended Soquel High School and earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of California at Davis. ...
Birth (published 4/29) (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Antonia Marie Waters and Brandon Romell Burton are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:20 a.m. April 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. India Marie Burton weighed 6 pounds, 9 1/4 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Wade - LaValle (04/29/04)
NEW MADRID -- Whitney Lyn Wade and Lee Crisler LaValle exchanged wedding vows in a 2 pm. ceremony Feb. 21, 2004, at the New Madrid Baptist Church. Shane Williams, minister of the Lilbourn Church of Christ, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Sherrie Wade of New Madrid and parents of the bridegroom are Robert and Linda LaValle, also of New Madrid...
Looking Back - 4/29 (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - The first new truck since automobiles and trucks were frozen in 1941 is to be received this week by Mitchell Sharp Chevrolet Co. H.G. Sharp stated that it will be the only truck the company will have, as all other trucks, new and used, have been sold...
City improvements are just beginning (04/29/04)
I am convinced that the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority's efforts combined with the recently-approved No Tolerance policy adopted by the Sikeston City Council will soon reap visible rewards for our community. In fact if you pay attention to the city court activities you will clearly see that action is finally replacing words in our community's drive to improve...
Speakout - 4/29 (04/29/04)
I read this ad in the April 16 USA Today: "A State Department help wanted ad offers U.S. citizens a $1,000-a-day wages to work as a security guard in Iraq with the first $78,000 tax free." I'm sure our soldiers over there would just love to hear stuff like that...