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Stories from Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Miner businessman pleads guilty to federal charges (05/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man enter a guilty plea Monday in federal court to numerous felony charges including operating a chop shop in Sikeston. Thomas Wade Brock, 63, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, one felony count of operating a chop shop and five felony counts of trafficking in motor vehicles and motor vehicle parts. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry...
Robbers take elderly woman's purse (05/04/04)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston woman is a bit shaken up but apparently OK after being knocked down in a strong-arm robbery Monday. According to Department of Public Safety officials, the 84-year-old woman was assaulted at about 1:37 p.m. while crossing the parking lot between McDonald's and Fashion Bug near Wal-Mart...
Arkansas woman dies in wreck near Sikeston (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- An Arkansas woman was fatally injured after the vehicle she was driving overturned several times Monday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:10 p.m. motorist Aretha L. Nash, 63, of Marianna, Ark., was traveling southbound in Scott County on Interstate 55, three miles north of Sikeston, when she drove off the right side of the roadway, returned to the roadway and overturned several times...
Bank robbery suspects plead guilty (05/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Three people pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on Monday to the Jan. 12 robbery of the Bank of America in Cape Girardeau. Derek E. Riggs, 25, of Bloomington, Ill., pleaded guilty before Judge Catherine E. Perry to one felony count of bank robbery and one felony count of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. ...
Blackbirds creating damage for farmers (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- As the weather warms, several farmers are busy replanting corn destroyed by blackbirds -- a trend that appears to be on the rise in some areas. "Birds are always a challenge," said agronomist Anthony Ohmes of the Mississippi County University Extension in Charleston. "It's very frustrating to see the birds out there."...
Helmet legislation questioned (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- It's an old argument with freedom of choice on one side and safety issues and health costs on the other. Legislation passed by the state House of Representatives would make it legal for those age 21 and older to ride motorcycles without wearing a helmet. The bill now goes to the Missouri Senate for a vote...
Charleston wins tenth (05/04/04)
MARBLE HILL -- The Charleston Bluejays went on the road and scored their tenth win of the season 9-5 against the Woodland Cardinals Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Charleston, but the recent weather forced the game to be moved to Marble Hill...
Historic deer regulations are set for Missouri (05/04/04)
SALEM -- If you attended the different meetings around the state of Missouri for hunters, landowners and the general public to voice their opinion about deer regulations then you know what this is all about. If you did not then you are about to find out...
Charleston netters defeat Sikeston Monday afternoon (05/04/04)
CHARLESTON -- Two of the top teams in tennis' Class 1, District 1 went head-to-head Monday afternoon in Charleston with the Bluejays defeating the Sikeston Bulldogs 7-2. The win moves Charleston's record to 9-2 in dual matches and keeps Bluejay seniors undefeated in dual matches against Missouri teams the last two seasons...
Three SHS golfers place in district (05/04/04)
FARMINGTON -- Three Sikeston golfers claimed medals at the Class 3, District 1 golf tournament Monday afternoon. Senior Matt Bain and juniors E.C. Atchison and Martin Schaefer each qualified for the state tournament May 17-18 at Siloh Ridge in Bolivar, while the Sikeston team fell just short of qualifying as a team...
SHS moves into finals of tourney (05/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs reached the championship game of the rain-delayed SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament with wins over New Madrid County Central and Dexter on Monday. Tournament play resumed after rainouts on Friday and Saturday...
Several records fall at conference meet (05/04/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Junior High track and field team took to the track Monday, setting several new school records. In the eighth grade boys division, Sikeston finished second as a team, losing to the always-tough Poplar Bluff Mules. "We only lost by a point to Poplar Bluff and we ran some of the best times we have ran all year," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss...
Poplar Bluff shuts out Lady Bulldogs soccer team (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls soccer team was held scoreless for the second straight game in a 4-0 loss to the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules Monday night at the Sikeston Sports Complex. The Lady Bulldogs hung tough with Poplar Bluff in the first half, allowing only one goal to Lauren Ploetze at the 31st minute...
Duane Huston (05/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Duane R. Huston, 45, died May 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 20, 1959, at Rock Island, Ill., son of the late Robert and Shirley Shephard Huston, he was a member of A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter. A former officer with the Lilbourn Police Department and truck driver for Gibbs Transportation in Bloomfield, he was a volunteer fireman with the Bloomfield Fire Department...
Celeste Scherer (05/04/04)
BENTON - Celeste Amelia Scherer, 94, died at 7:45 a.m. May 3, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1910, in Kelso, daughter of the late John and Louise Logel Enderle, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. On May 4, 1932, at Kelso, she married Cletus Charles Scherer who preceded her in death on May 13, 1956...
Edward Bowles Sr. (05/04/04)
WYATT - Edward D. Bowles Sr., 64, died at 3:38 p.m. May 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1940, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Dudley and Hilda Emma Nally Bowles, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer. He had served as assistant postmaster for the Wyatt Post Office for 27 years and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Homer Day (05/04/04)
CLARKTON - Homer Day, 77, died May 2, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, Ark. Born Nov. 11, 1926, in Holcomb, son of the late William Elmore and Belle Dickerson Day, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Assemblies of God belief...
James Walker (05/04/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Walker died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Nell Neel (05/04/04)
KENNETT - Nellie Alma "Nell" Neel, 91, died May 3, 2004, at her home. Born in St. Charles, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Bertha Cady, she lived in Kennett for the past 18 years and was a member of the Kennett First Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Neel's Grocery near Hornersville for 27 years...
Yant - Hensley (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Jerie Ann Yant and Geary and Jackie Yant have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristi Lee, to Kevin Wayne Hensley, son of Clint Hensley Jr. and Connie Hensley of Morehouse. A 1997 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride is employed by Sikeston Health Care...
Hare - Nation (05/04/04)
SIKESTON -- Leeon and Sandra Sugg have announced the engagement of their daughter, Misty D. Hare, to Richard T. Nation, son of Virginia Lair and Dennis Nation of Fisk. The couple will be married in a May 29 ceremony.
Jackson - Graf (05/04/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Johnny and Ruby Jackson have announced the engagement of their daughter, La'Krisha Gayle, to Michael James Graf, son of Robert and Karen Graf of St. Louis. A 1998 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is the director and instructor at Sikeston Academy of Dance and Bootheel Academy of Baton and Dance...
Looking Back 5/4 (05/04/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Lon Moore received a letter Tuesday from their son, Master E.M. Moore of the Army Engineering Corps, telling them he arrived safely in New Guinea. SIKESTON - In a special meeting Thursday, the city council adopted the budget for fiscal year 1964-65, which began yesterday, of $571,780, including a provision of $49,500 for the contingency fund, $129,720 higher than last year's budget and contingency fund...
Keep the cameras and lose the crime (05/04/04)
I'm always puzzled when people can look at clear-cut facts and come to such different conclusions on their meaning or purpose. By now you would have thought I would have long abandoned that silly notion. Some dreams never die. Here's one example. Chicago city officials have begun installing video cameras on poles in high crime areas to keep a watchful eye on the comings and goings. ...
Speakout 5/4 (05/04/04)
To the person who responded to my SpeakOut article, "Ready to help," I am the person who has to relocate because the railroad track is going to demolish the home I'm living in. You asked for my phone number. Call me at 471-6620. I appreciate your help...