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Stories from Friday, April 30, 2004

Spoofy golf tournament is fund-raiser and it's fun (04/30/04)
NEW HAMBURG -- It's not the snobs versus the slobs as in the movie, "Caddyshack," but as Mitch Miller puts it: "A group of farm hands may win first place versus a group of scratch golfers." Miller's talking about the 19th Annual Kow Pasture Klassic scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg...
How does your garden grow? (04/30/04)
Betty Jones of Sikeston plants flowers Thursday afternoon. It was a good time for outdoor work since there is a chance of rain today and again Saturday.
Extra-large water bill has jail staff monitoring meter (04/30/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners believe a faulty meter is responsible for an extraordinarily large water bill. Commissioners discussed the Mississippi County Detention Center's $5,000 water bill from the city during their regular meeting Thursday...
Sikeston thumps Webster Groves (04/30/04)
WEBSTER GROVES -- Just one day after Heath Self, a former Sikeston baseball player and nephew of head coach Kevin Self, was killed in a tragic automobile accident, the Bulldogs took to the field with heavy hearts and dominated Webster Groves 15-2. "It was a tough day emotionally but they battled through," said Sikeston coach Alan Scheeter. "I think it inspired them a little bit."...
NMCC squeaks by Scott City, 3-2 (04/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- New Madrid County Central and Scott City opened the SEMO Conference baseball tournament up on Thursday night at Capaha Park with a pair of pitching gems that led to a tight ballgame. NMCC, the No. 8 seed, came away with a 3-2 decision in a game that lasted less than an hour and a half, featured only eight hits and three walks...
SHS tennis, girls soccer teams lose on the road (04/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston tennis team dropped to 8-2 on the season after losing 6-3 to the Cape Central Tigers Thursday afternoon. "It was definitely not our best day," said coach Brian James. "What's disappointing is that yesterday I thought we really played well, moved well, and were very focused. Today, Cape outworked us, outhustled us, and outplayed us."...
Oran gets past Charleston, 10-5 (04/30/04)
ORAN -- Oran coach Mitch Wood gave his players a little sideline chat going into the bottom of the sixth inning and the Eagles responded in a big way. Oran exploded for eight runs in the sixth to come back from a 3-2 deficit in a 10-5 win over Charleston on Thursday in a Scott-Mississippi Conference matchup...
Heath Miller (04/30/04)
MARSTON - Harold "Heath" Miller, 23, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1980, in Hayti, son of Harold Lee Miller of Cape Girardeau and Sarah Caper Moore of Marston, he was a graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and a member of the Refuge Worship Center...
Jacques Hann (04/30/04)
MOREHOUSE - Jacques Hann, 46, died at 3:31 p.m. April 29, 2004, at his home. Born July 12, 1957, in Dexter, son of Esther A. Michl Hann of Morehouse and the late Bernard A. Hann, he was of the Catholic belie and was employed by Industrial Tool and Dye in Miner...
Lera Ivie (04/30/04)
ELLINGTON - Lera Dale Ivie, 66, died April 27, 2004, at Reynolds County Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Bernie, daughter of the late William Alvie and Inez Williams DeJournett, she was a member of the Yount Memorial General Baptist Church...
Woodrow Smith (04/30/04)
PUXICO - Woodrow E. Smith, 76, died April 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 11, 1927, in Dudley, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane Shelby Smith, he lived in Puxico since 1978. A retired inspector for General Motors Auto Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, he was a life member of VFW Post 7822. He attended the Assembly of God Church for many years and was currently attending the First Christian Church in Puxico...
Clyde Hogg (04/30/04)
BELL CITY - Clyde M. Hogg, 66, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1938, in Painton, son of the late James and Lydia Ethel Story Hogg, he was a retired farmer for Leo Lape Farms in Bell City. On July 12, 1969, he married Karen Jean Yates who survives of the home...
Tim Jarrett (04/30/04)
SIKESTON - Timothy Dean Jarrett, 55, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1948, in Denver, son of Alton Lee and Juanita C. Buckendorf Jarrett of Loveland, Colo., he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and president of the Sikeston Youth Soccer League in 1985 and 1986. ...
Edith Barnes (04/30/04)
DUDLEY - Edith May Rieffer Barnes, 89, died April 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 17, 1914, in DeSoto, daughter of the late Henry William and Minnie Ann Minker Rieffer, she was a member of Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and the Stoddard County Historical Society and was instrumental in the publication of the Rieffer Genealogy Book. ...
Theil Lewis (04/30/04)
DEXTER - Thell Fletcher Lewis, 90, died April 29, 2004, at his daughter's home in St. Charles. Born Feb. 24, 1914, at Leora, son of the late Oscar and Sophia Tanner Lewis, he had been a grocery store owner and carpenter and was a veteran of World War II...
Heath Self (04/30/04)
SIKESTON - William Heath Self, 21, died April 28, 2004, one mile north of Sikeston of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born March 2, 1983, in Sikeston, son of Dewayne and Wendy Baker Self of Sikeston, he was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where he taught the first grade Sunday school class...
Nora Cain (04/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nora Gwendolyn Cain, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died April 28, 2004, in the Chateau Girardeau Skilled Care Unit in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1916, in Eaton, Ohio, daughter of the late Chester Benjamin and Mary Treva Sommers Wikle, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and had also attended the First Christian Church in Matthews. A former vice president of the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council, she had been a member of the Canalou Extension Club...
Looking Back 4/30 (04/30/04)
SIKESTON - Charles French had his left ankle broken Wednesday during a physical education class held on the campus at the high school. SIKESTON - Jacqueline Scott, a native of Sikeston and a well known television actress, has returned for a two week visit with her mother, Mrs. Maxine Scott. She is better known to her friends and admirers in Sikeston as "Jackie."...
Gangs' impact felt in small towns, too (04/30/04)
If you've ever questioned the savagery in this world look no further than the murder of a couple in St. Joseph, Mo. Rarely am I shocked by criminal activities but this case has my stomach turning. Police are looking for three suspects in the murder of Danny Watson Jr. ...
Speakout 4/30 (04/30/04)
To the person who is interested in poke greens, call me at (573) 683-2483. I have a small patch in my yard and you are welcome to pick it all and buy it. My 9-year-old grandson's father died about a year ago. Before his death, his father had bought a brown Mongoose 16-inch bicycle. ...