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Stories from Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Interior improvements planned for Scott County's courthouse (05/05/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners looked over invitations to bid on installing central heating and air conditioning for the courthouse during their regular meeting Tuesday. May 13 a pre-bid conference will be held, according to County Clerk Rita Milam. Bids are due and will be opened at 11 a.m. May 25...
Mosquito prevention (05/05/04)
Charlie Parks, a city of Sikeston Public Works employee, throws an Altosid XR briquet into the Sports Complex Lake Tuesday afternoon. The city has started its annual mosquito-prevention program by preparing the complex and other areas with the briquets. The briquets are a slow-release product to prevent mosquitoes from hatching...
Guards' absence impacts families (05/05/04)
SIKESTON -- Four months into the deployment of the 1140th Engineer Battalion, family members continue to adjust to life without their loved ones. As parents adapt to the dual responsibilities of both mom and dad, sometimes it's the children who are unintentionally taking a backseat in the transition...
New Madrid County takes concealed gun applications (05/05/04)
NEW MADRID - Residents of New Madrid County wanting to carry concealed weapons can begin making applications today. New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens announced Tuesday his department will accept applications for concealed firearms permits. Applications will be taken between 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday at the Sheriff's Department in New Madrid...
Sikeston tennis team thumps Dexter, 8-1 (05/05/04)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston High School tennis concluded their regular season Tuesday afternoon with an 8-1 win over the Dexter Bearcats. The win pushes the Bulldog record to 10-3 and marks the third time they have beaten Dexter this spring. "We haven't played very well lately, but kind of picked it up a little bit today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "For whatever reason, we play very well against Dexter. As inconsistent as we've been the past week, we got our consistency back some today."...
SHS soccer team falls, 4-1 (05/05/04)
FARMINGTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team went on the road Tuesday evening and were handed a 4-1 loss by the Farmington Knightettes. As has been the story most of the season, the young Sikeston squad was unable to put the ball in the net, losing to the more experienced Farmington club...
A Wise pitcher (05/05/04)
Samantha Wise, a student at Richland High School, delivered a pitch to a Bloomfield hitter during the second inning of a recent rain-out game in an early season contest played at the Bloomfield Park.
Sikeston's Hull to race in the Big M Motorfest (05/05/04)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Sikeston's Jerrod Hull will be competing in the Big M Motorfest held in Memphis this weekend. On Friday night, Hull will drive his own Hull Motorsports #12 Sprinter in the 410 Wingless Challenge and then drive the Bob Wallace Motorsports #96 Silver Crown Car on Saturday afternoon in the Mid-South USAC 100...
Oran slips past Kelly, 6-5 (05/05/04)
ORAN -- The Oran Eagles overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Kelly Hawks Tuesday afternoon. Kelly held the five-run lead in the top of the third before Oran was able to plate two runs in the bottom of the inning and then tie the game 5-5 in the bottom of the fourth...
Sikeston wins SEMO Conference Tournament (05/05/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs battered Notre Dame 13-2 for their third straight SEMO Conference Tournament championship on Tuesday at VFW Memorial Stadium. "Our kids love to play in front of a big crowd with something on the line," said Sikeston coach Kevin Self. "I could tell when we got here, we were focused and ready to play. When our kids come that way, I don't have to worry about them. I just say, 'Go get 'em.'"...
Winnie McCanne (05/05/04)
DEXTER - Wilma "Winnie" McCanne, 84, died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 11, 1919, in Calloway County, daughter of the late Robert Bland and Anna Virginia Dawson Kemp, she attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. She was a member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans, Dexter Eagles Aerie 4062 and was a volunteer for the Dexter Senior Center...
James Walker (05/05/04)
BLOOMFIELD - James Walker, 77, died May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1926, in Aquilla, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Lawrence Walker. A retired barber, he lived all his life in the Bloomfield area where he was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
John Gary (05/05/04)
COLUMBUS, Ga. - John E. Gary, 57, died May 1, 2004. Born June 5, 1946, in East Prairie, Mo., son of the late Leroy and Lydia Belle Spellers Gary, he graduated in 1996 from Charleston (Mo.) High School. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, was the recipient of several honors and awards and retired as a staff sergeant from the U.S. Army in 1988...
Juanita Walton (05/05/04)
SIKESTON - Juanita Scott Walton, 76, died May 1, 2004, at her home. Born May 11, 1927, in Jackson, Miss., daughter of the late Robert and Mary Scott, she was a minister. A member of the Powerhouse of God Church in Sikeston, she was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star...
David Dick (05/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - David Dick, 59, died at 5 p.m. May 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Willie Smith (05/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Willie Ray Smith, 77, died at 6:15 a.m. May 4, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 2, 1927, in Portageville, son of the late John Samuel and Minnie Mae Caldwell Smith, he lived in Portageville before moving to East Prairie in 1960. On July 18, 1960, at Charleston, he married Shirley Ann Skelton who survives of the home...
Lester Simmons (05/05/04)
SCOTT CITY - Lester R. Simmons, 78, died May 4, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Peck Boone (05/05/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Doyle Edwin "Peck" Boone, 80, died May 5, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Births (Published 5/5) (05/05/04)
CHAFFEE - Kryn R. Gettings and Shannon DeWayne Dannenmueller are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 12:20 p.m. April 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Hailey Marie Dannenmueller weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 5/5 (05/05/04)
MATTHEWS - Pfc. Douglas Hammock left Saturday after spending a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Hammock. SIKESTON - The architectural drawing for the home of Sikeston's newest bank, the Security National, has been released. The building will be located at 625 N. Main St., Highway 61 North and will front 14 feet on the highway and will extend 56 feet...
Some residents will never clean it up (05/05/04)
As part of Sikeston's ongoing effort to improve property maintenance, I have diligently kept watch on a handful of properties whose owners have been chronic abusers and violators of city codes. These problem properties are scattered across town in a half-dozen separate neighborhoods...
Your view: Governor failed (05/05/04)
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry was extremely disappointed in Gov. Bob Holden's veto of HB 1304, legislation that would have provided much-needed civil reform for Missourians. For the second year in a row, the governor has chosen to ignore Missouri's employers - especially the medical community - by vetoing this legislation. ...
Speakout 5/5 (05/05/04)
Someone called in about the school bus driver honking the horn on Missouri Avenue. The best advice I could offer to you is to move or shut up. Apparently you don't have children or you would appreciate the courtesy of the driver honking the horn because the buses do tend to run at different times...