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Stories from Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Mother, son say they are guilty (05/12/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston mother and son entered guilty pleas Tuesday in federal court on drug charges. Ella Sumlin, 70, plead guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and her son, Elliott Sumlin, 33, plead guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. They appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey...
Air Evac gets lukewarm reception in Miner (05/12/04)
MINER - Air Evac Lifeteam officials got a lukewarm reception to their idea to place a base station in Miner. Representatives from the air medical transport company including Steve Bassett, director of base operations, and Berta Quasnick, area manager, presented their idea to locate a new base station on land presently owned by A.C. James at the north end of town during the regular Miner Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday...
Sikeston continues membership in CEE (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston R-6 is continuing its membership to the Committee for Educational Equality as the Board of Education approved the third assessment for the committee to continue with its lawsuit against the state. "As the board knows, we had two prior assessments that have been for 25 cents per student in our membership count," Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller said at Tuesday's regular meeting. ...
Lewis and Clark (05/12/04)
Third, fourth and fifth grade students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews perform a song in their play "Lewis and Clark: Discovery, A Celebration of the Quest for Knowledge." The play Tuesday afternoon was part of a day centered on the expedition. Also visiting the school was Bryant Boswell, who serves as Pvt. Frazier for the Corps Discovery currently recreating the Lewis and Clark Expedition...
City accused of violating Sunshine Law (05/12/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case claiming the Sikeston City Council violated the state's open meetings law in 2001 when it enacted a zoning change that was fiercely opposed by neighboring property owners...
County plans prebid meeting (05/12/04)
BENTON - A prebid meeting for the installation of a central heating and air conditioning system for the Scott County Courthouse will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, according to county commissioners. "We hope the asbestos removal is far enough along where the guys can go down there and take a look," said Commissioner Jamie Burger during the Commission's regular meeting Tuesday. He said that by next week, the removal of the old boiler-radiator heat system pipes cleaned of asbestos should begin...
NMCC rips Portageville (05/12/04)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Central Eagles baseball team improved to 7-9 on the season with a 9-1 victory against Portageville in their final home game of the year. The Eagles jumped ahead 5-0 in the bottom of the first highlighted by a three-run home run by sophomore Thomas Higgerson which set the tone for the rest of the game...
Bobo wins pro bike class at drag strip (05/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Chad Moore of Memphis, Tenn., won the street bike class of the motorcycle division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Sunday. Moore ran his heat in 6.46 seconds at 109.80 m.p.h. with a reaction time of .595 seconds. Tom Pullom of Carterville, Ill., finished second with a 6.46 run at 109.48 m.p.h. with a reaction time of .517...
Kelly uses 'small ball' to defeat Scott City (05/12/04)
BENTON -- The opportunistic Kelly Hawks played "small ball" to perfection in a 6-0 win over Scott City on Tuesday. The Hawks made the most of nine hits -- all singles, including three of the infield variety and a handful of Texas League bloopers -- to score three runs in the second and three in the sixth...
Sikeston, Charleston netters getting ready for upcoming district tournament (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - The Charleston Bluejays will be the favorite once again when the Class 1, District 1 boys tennis tournament kicks off tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at Sikeston High School. Charleston will be looking to repeat as the district champions as they have the top-seeded singles player and the top-seeded double team...
Robert Lee (05/12/04)
BELL CITY - Robert Edward Lee Sr., 67, died May 10, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1937, in Advance, son of Pauline Marie Sears Lee of Bell City and the late Ted C. Lee, he graduated from New Harmony (Ind.) High School and was a retired construction worker...
Callie Stampley (05/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Callie Stampley, 81, died May 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 25, 1918, in Woodland, Miss., daughter of the late Vollie and Mina Jones Walker, she was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church for many years...
Beulah Tumbleson (05/12/04)
ESSEX - Beulah Tumbleson, 91, died May 11, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 23, 1913, in Hagarville, Ark., daughter of the late Elihu and Bethany McAlister Jones Sr., she lived in Essex since 1967 where she was a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church...
Ruby Tibbs (05/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruby Ann Tibbs, 77, who died May 9, 2004, were: Russell Goodman, Heath Moore, Scottie King, John Moore, Charles Provance, Greg Greenfield, Robert Greenfield and Bob Griffin...
Wanda Harris (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - Wanda Dean Harris, 66, died at 9:30 p.m. May 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 29, 1937, in Arkansas, daughter of Alberta Gipson of Decatur, Ill., and the late J.B. Johnson, she was a member of the New Morning Star Church in Haywood City...
Billy Rawls (05/12/04)
DOTHAN, Ala. - Billy Dale Rawls, 70, died May 10, 2004, at the Briarcliff Health Care Center in Alabaster. Born Dec. 29, 191933, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Louis and Rosa Hedgecock Rawls, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended the Abundant Life Church in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and was a lifetime member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Births (published 5/12) (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - Amye Lee Carter and Pate Collier Hogan are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:17 p.m. April 14, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Sophia Kaylee Hogan weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 5/12 (05/12/04)
SIKESTON - Capt. Robert S. Johnson, 24-year-old flier from Lawton, Okla., and former cadet of the Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment at Sikeston, bagged his 26th and 27th German planes in a sky battle over Germany on May 8 to become the first American pilot in Europe to surpass the outstanding record set by Capt. Edward Rickenbacker, with 26 aerial kills in World War 1...
Ensuring protesters' rights costs millions (05/12/04)
In today's frightening atmosphere of terrorism, security measures are being analyzed, improved and expanded. Perhaps that's the price we pay in an unstable world. But even with the heightened security required in airports and around government facilities, the cost of providing security at the upcoming political conventions for the Republicans and Democrats is truly staggering. ...
Your view: Don't believe lies (05/12/04)
The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one (Adolf Hitler). If the real truth could be extracted from that hocus pocus in the White House, it would easily impeach President Bush and he would be the most hated man in the world. The majority of the world already hates him...
Speakout 5/12 (05/12/04)
It's terrible what the Missouri governor has done to the veterans fund for the Veterans' Homes. Carnahan won't be around to answer to the music for what he did, but Holden has probably been dipping into it ever since, along with the other politicians. Those veterans will have no place to go and no money to go with. It's a downright dirty shame for anybody who fought in wars and then they don't even have a place to go just because the politicians want to draw the money...