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Stories from Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Area seniors count down days to graduation (05/11/04)
SIKESTON -- In a couple of weeks -- and days in some cases -- school will be out for the summer. And for area seniors, high school will be out forever as they prepare for their upcoming graduations. Approximately 240 members of the Sikeston High School class of 2004 will enter the Sikeston High School Field House for their graduation on May 25...
Break for property maintenance violators ended by city council (05/11/04)
SIKESTON - Property maintenance violators will no longer get a break on community service. City Council members approved a bill during their regular session Monday which eliminates a clause in City Code requiring the municipal judge to credit community service performed as payment of property maintenance violations at a rate of $10 per hour - more than twice the rate normally allowed for community service performed for other municipal violations and more than city workers are paid per hour...
Getting ready (05/11/04)
Jaycee Todd Lenderman welds together fencing for the new arena fence at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. The Jaycees are preparing for their August rodeo.
Charleston police still searching for shooter (05/11/04)
CHARLESTON -- Police are still searching for the suspect who shot and killed a Charleston man early Sunday. Chance Kitchen, 25, of Charleston was shot at his home around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, and while gun shell casings were found outside the home, officials with the Charleston Department of Public Safety say no arrests have been made and the investigation continues...
Dexter shuts out Portageville (05/11/04)
DEXTER -- Portageville's team arrived late for the scheduled 4 p.m. start time and their bats never really made the trip. Dexter righthander Josh Miller had a lot to do with that. Miller, after allowing base hits to the first two Bulldog batters, settled down and tossed a four-hit shutout in a 6-0 Bearcat win on Monday...
Sikeston team sets records at the Jackson Invitational (05/11/04)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Junior High track and field team set several meet and school records at the Jackson Invitational held Saturday afternoon. "This is the biggest meet we go to and it was a good way to end the season," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "We broke several meet and school records so I was very pleased with the way we ran."...
Scott Central rallies past Delta (05/11/04)
DELTA -- The Scott County Central Braves continued their resurgence Monday afternoon, beating the Delta Bobcats 5-4. Scott Central trailed 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning when Scott Central began their comeback. After cutting the lead to 4-2 the Braves' Jeremy Johnson blasted a two-run home run to tie the game...
Betty Swain (05/11/04)
LILBOURN - Betty Swain, 74, died May 10, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Arkansas, daughter of the late Henry and Ollie Jones, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. In 1947, in New Madrid County, she married Norman "Red" Swain, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2001...
Brandon Thompson (05/11/04)
ADVANCE - Brandon Thompson, 25, died May 9, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 12, 1979, in Dexter, son of Mary Beatrice McMillion of Advance and the late Charles "Sonny" Thompson, he graduated in 1998 from Advance High School and was a member of Bethel General Baptist Church near Advance. He had been a leadman rotomold operator for the Miracle Recreation Company in Advance...
Caroline Barnes (05/11/04)
KUTTAWA, Ky. - Caroline Barnes, 94, died at 4:25 a.m. May 10, 2004, at the Rivers Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa. Born Feb. 6, 1910, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Rufus H. and Idella Calhorn Seagraves, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morley, Mo...
Doris Jackson (05/11/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Doris June Jackson, 67, died May 8, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Aug. 15, 1936, in Kewanee, Mo., she was the daughter of Beatrice Stafford Gist of New Madrid, Mo., and the late Edward Gist. In 1956, in New Madrid, she married Marshall Jackson Jr. who preceded her in death...
Ruby Tibbs (05/11/04)
DEXTER - Ruby Ann Tibbs, 77, died May 9, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born March 7, 1927, in Clarkton, daughter of the late William Franklin and Ella Mae Blair Provance, she lived most of her life in Dexter where she had attended the First General Baptist Church. She was a laundry worker for the Dexter Nursing Center before retiring...
Oscar Long (05/11/04)
KENNETT - Oscar Long, 63, died May 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1940, in Wardell, son of the late Steve and Elizabeth Baker Long, he was employed by the Little River Drainage District for many years before retiring...
John Wilson Sr. (05/11/04)
SIKESTON - John Lewis Wilson Sr., 86, died at 9:30 a.m. May 7, 2004, at his residence. Born Sept. 15, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late Randol and Kathryn Tanner Wilson, he was a farm manager, farmer and land broker, managing the Tanner Farms for 70-plus years. ...
Wiggins - Pobst (05/11/04)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Dr. Joseph and Lori Wiggins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carla Jo, to Eric Pobst, son of Saralyn Boyer of Sikeston, Mo., David and Diane Pobst of Benton, Mo., and the late David Boyer. A 2001 graduate of Murray State University, the future bride is employed by Cinergy Communications...
Dover - Walter (05/11/04)
BELL CITY - Kay Dover has announced the engagement of her daughter, Meghan Dawn, to Nathan Eugene Walter, son of Cynthia Walter of Puxico and Kim and Cheryl Walter of Oran. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Johnny Dover. A 2000 graduate of Bell City High School, Dover plans to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University in December with a degree in elementary education...
Bertrand couple marks their golden anniversary (05/11/04)
BERTRAND -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKinley celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home on May 1. They were married May 1, 1954, and have lived in Bertrand for the past 50 years. Hosted by their children, Janie Dukes, Jeff McKinley and Sara Reeves, cake was served by their daughter-in-law, Sonya McKinley and granddaughter-in-law, Shaun Blincoe...
Looking Back 5/11 (05/11/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Holderby have purchased the W.Q. Tanner property on Sikes and after extensive remodeling and redecoration will occupy it as their home. EAST PRAIRIE - James Clemons, a wholesale egg truck operator at East Prairie, received an acknowledgement to a sympathy message sent to the family of Gen. ...
Filling a home with animals is abuse (05/11/04)
It seems that weekly we're reading headlines about some crazy lunatic who is charged with animal abuse for keeping a hundred or so cats or dogs in some disease-infected house where neighbors complained about a smell. I honestly can't recall the number of times I have read similar stories including several in Missouri...
Speakout 5/11 (05/11/04)
We should not have to apologize to Iraq. They should apologize to us. What Bush said in his speech about apologizing, they showed the people they had dragged out into the street, shot and killed every day. The woman they tortured and beat, now she's paralyzed. If anyone needs to apologize, it should be Iraq. Not us. We don't need to apologize...