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Stories from Friday, May 7, 2004

Searching for suspects (05/07/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Special Operations Group members ram the door at a residence on Dixie Street early today. Over 60 warrants were served for felony drug charges and other offenses. Local law enforcement officers from Scott County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, ATF, DEA and the SEMO Drug Task Force assisted in the raids which began at 6 a.m. today and continued through the morning. As of 9:15 a.m. today, 23 arrests were made...
DWI stops ahead (05/07/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - If you drink, don't drive. If you drive, don't drink. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct a series of sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturations in the 13-county area of Southeast Missouri. The checkpoints and saturations will be conducted in areas identified for alcohol related accidents and frequent arrests for driving while intoxicated, said Captain George Ridens, commanding officer of Troop E...
Prom prep (05/07/04)
Jalishia Draper, a sophomore at Sikeston Senior High School, and junior Katie Jennings paint props for SHS's prom. This year's prom theme is "Gone with the Wind" and is set for Saturday at the Field House.
Moving up or left behind: Schools, parents work together to find what's best for child (05/07/04)
SIKESTON -- As the school year comes to a close this month, many children will advance to the next grade level, but some will remain in the same grade for the next year. Yet school officials say the retention shouldn't come as a surprise to the parents or the students...
Water system installation over 70 percent complete (05/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Messed-up yards are an unavoidable part of installing a water system, but Mississippi County residents are dealing with it as well as any other district. Darren Kincy, an engineer for Green and Associates on the rural water system installation project in Mississippi County, reported the system as being 72 percent complete during Thursday's County Commission meeting...
Ferguson Five for Charity (05/07/04)
The Ferguson Five for Charity recently raised $5,685 in the fight for Batten's Disease. Sixty-six participants took part in the event. Winners in the 10k division were: Joanna Huck, Amy Shell, Tenea Russell, Steven Burk, Gary Wells, Clay Shelby and Mike Burchett. ...
Oran outslugs Chaffee (05/07/04)
CHAFFEE -- During the course of a long season, even good teams have an occasional ugly outing. Oran's 16-13 win over Chaffee on Thursday probably qualified. The Eagles and Red Devils battled more than three-hours in a game which saw nine pitching changes, 10 errors, 15 walks, five hit batsmen and three balks...
Howard Edwards (05/07/04)
BARDWELL, Ky. - Howard LeeRoy Edwards, 71, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:15 a.m. May 6, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born March 13, 1933, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Howard Orlin and Blanche Williams Edwards, he was a retired riverboat captain and owned a timber company in Bardwell...
Bernice Penn (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - Bernice Penn, 70, died May 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 27, 1933, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Jim and Doris Davis, she was a member of West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. Her husband, Fred Penn, preceded her in death on May 2, 1987...
Anthony Glueck (05/07/04)
CHAFFEE - Anthony Joseph Glueck, 49, died May 5, 2004, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born May 19, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Joseph August and Marie Ida Menz Glueck, he was a farmer with Essner Farms in New Hamburg. A member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in New Hamburg, he was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 6420 in Scott City...
Lois Keaster (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - Mary Lois Keaster, 66, died May 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 24, 1937, in Tennessee, daughter of the late David Arthur and Helen Baxter Middleton, she attended Trinity Gospel Church and had been a licensed beautician before retiring...
Mimi Howard (05/07/04)
VALLEY PARK - Carmen A. "Mimi" Gray Howard, 91, died May 6, 2004, at Cape Albeon in Valley Park. Born July 24, 1912, in Marble Hill, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Fannie Brewington Gray. Her husband, Joe W. Howard, preceded her in death...
John Wilson Sr. (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - John L. Wilson Sr., 86, died at 9:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Looking Back 5/7 (05/07/04)
SIKESTON - Cpl. Eugene Godwin, now stationed in England, has written his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Odes Godwin, that he recently spent a furlough in London and several small cities in that country. SIKESTON - Directors of the Security National Bank of Sikeston, N.E. Fuchs, A.C. Riley, Dr. Leo A. Bruce, Lincoln Scherer and Robert A. Dempster, conducted an organizational meeting Tuesday and elected Mr. Fuchs president...
Speakout 5/7 (05/07/04)
Here is a typical profile of many people in the Sikeston area who are dumb enough to protest the use of using a helmet when operating a motorcycle. They don't have a steady job and have lots of unpaid bills. However, they manage to maintain a motorcycle and the entire garb that makes them look "real cool" on their "Hog." They don't think twice about not having any liability or health insurance. ...