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Stories from Friday, May 14, 2004

Proclamation is made by commissioners (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON - May is University Extension Month in Mississippi County. County commissioners agreed to make the proclamation during their regular meeting Thursday after being asked by Anthony Ohmes of the University of Missouri Extension to do so. In other business addressed by commissioners Thursday:...
Two killed in head-on accident (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON -- Two Mississippi County residents sustained fatal injuries after their vehicles collided head-on Thursday, and the cause of death of one victim remains uncertain. Clifford E. "Cliff" Johnson, 28, of Charleston was stabbed Thursday evening by an acquaintance and was driving himself to the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, according to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker...
Prebid meeting is held for new heating/cooling system (05/14/04)
BENTON - Nearly a dozen contractors met with Scott County commissioners Thursday for a prebid meeting on the installation of a new heating and cooling system for the courthouse. "We felt it important that you come down and get a good look at things," said the project's engineer, Tom Strickland of Strickland Engineering in Jackson. "We're looking at almost a complete renovation of the heating and air conditioning in the building."...
June is popular month to move (05/14/04)
SIKESTON -- When Kristi Stark and her 7-year-old twins moved into a new home just outside of Sikeston last December, Stark tried to keep the move as efficient and easy as possible. "The only thing that really helped me was to take cardboard boxes and label them by each room," Stark recalled. "When we moved everything over, we just put everything in the room it went in. It was wonderful."...
District tennis (05/14/04)
Sikeston's Chris Matthews returns the ball in Thursday's Class 1, District 1 tournament held in Sikeston. The Sikeston team upset Charleston to win their third title in the last four years.
Bulldog track team aiming for fourth straight title (05/14/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - There will be a change in venue but the ultimate goal remains the same for the Sikeston track and field team -- win another district championship. The Bulldogs boys team has claimed three straight Class 3, District 1 titles at Perryville High School...
Sikeston, NMCC set to square off in district battle (05/14/04)
DEXTER - The Class 3, District 1 baseball tournament will kick things off tomorrow at Dexter's East City Park. The Sikeston Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in the state, got the top seed and will open with eighth-seeded New Madrid County Central at noon. Second-seeded Notre Dame will play No. 7 Doniphan at 10 a.m. to start the tournament...
Sikeston netters win district (05/14/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog tennis team won their third district title in the last four years on a rainy afternoon at Sikeston High School on Thursday. Sikeston upset favored Charleston with 31.5 points to the Bluejays' 28.5 points to take the title...
Lady Bulldogs win third soccer match (05/14/04)
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldogs (3-13) defeated Fredericktown 2-0 in a soccer match played in sloppy conditions at the Sikeston Sports Complex on Thursday. Allison Blurton netted both Sikeston goals, assisted by Keshia Presley on the first at the 12-minute mark and Ashley Lowe on the second at the 53-minute mark...
Dexter's Burleson signs with TRCC (05/14/04)
DEXTER -- Thursday was a good day for Dexter senior Hannah Burleson. In the earlier part of the day she was honored by the coaches of Dexter High School by being named the school's Female Athlete of the Year -- for the third straight year. Thursday afternoon, she became the latest addition to Three Rivers Community College head coach Jack Childress' women's basketball team...
Daisy Sutherland (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON -- Daisy Sutherland, 84, died at 5:30 a.m. May 14, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bill Wilkerson Jr. (05/14/04)
BERTRAND -- Billy Joe "Bill" Wilkerson Jr., 44, died at 9:55 p.m. May 13, 2004, in a motor vehicle accident near Charleston. Born July 23, 1959, in Sikeston, to Billy Joe and Grace Delk Wilkerson Sr. of Bertrand, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life and was employed as a driver with ABF Trucking Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Maxine Green (05/14/04)
NEW MADRID -- Maxine Green, 75, died May 12, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 15, 1928, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Sidney H. and Nellie Fern Grounds Grubbs, she was a school cook. A member of the New Madrid American Legion Post 495 Ladies Auxiliary and the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206 Ladies Auxliary, she was of the Baptist belief...
Grace Reed (05/14/04)
DEXTER - Grace Reed, 97, formerly of Hemet, Calif., died May 12, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born July 17, 1906, at Huntsville, Ark., daughter of the late Joseph and Maude Mock Ledbetter, she was a waitress and cook for many years before retiring and attended the Church of Christ...
Teresa Wolters (05/14/04)
HAYTI - Teresa Wolters, 39, died May 13, 2004, in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 1, 1965, in Malden, she was the daughter of Janet Chidester of Hayti and the late Donald Muse. On Nov. 25, 1996, she married David Wayne Wolters who survives of the home. Survivors in addition to her husband and mother include: two sons, Sherman Manley III of Portageville and Eric Nathan Manley of Hayti; one daughter, Jennifer Leigh Palmer of Hayti; her stepfather, Lawrence Chidester of Hayti; one brother, Shannon Chidester of Hayti; and five grandchildren.. ...
Carl Thurmond (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Carl Michael Thurmond, 55, died May 10, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Dorena, to the late Robert and Naomi Coleman Thurmond, he was a retired bus driver for the Charleston R-1 School District, where he worked for 32 years...
Kathryn Smith (05/14/04)
DELTA - Kathryn Ruth Smith, 80, died May 12, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 2, 1924, in Balwin, N.C., daughter of the late Hamilton Donely and Ruth Alma Greer Edwards, she had worked at Triumph Explosives Inc. in Elkton, Md., during World War II and retired as a custodian for Delta Grade School. A member of the General Baptist Church at Arbor, she was a lifetime member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Asheville, N.C...
Huriah Fennell Sr. (05/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Huriah Fennell Sr., 87, died at 11:53 p.m. May 11, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born in Arlington, Tenn., to the late Andrew and Susie Fennell, he had lived in Missouri for more than 58 years. He was retired from the Cairo Salvage Yard and was a member of the House of Prayer Outreach Mission...
Gradon Davis Sr. (05/14/04)
CHAFFEE - Gradon Street Davis Sr., 87, died May 13, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 25, 1916, in Russellville, Ark., son of the late Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Dotson Davis, he retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Chaffee. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the General Baptist Church at Randles...
Looking Back 5/14 (05/14/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Cleonard Coats have sold their home at 237 E. Gladys to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reynolds of Pharris Ridge, who will move there in about two months. LILBOURN - A total of $5,067.50 in high school and college scholarships will be awarded to 48 students by the Delmo Housing Corporation at its annual meeting at Lilbourn...
Private comments create public furor (05/14/04)
A St. Louis teacher found herself in hot water Thursday for a private comment overheard by a school board member. The teacher was speaking with another teacher when she said her dog "is smarter and cleaner than most of the children we teach." That comment was overheard by a school board member and the teacher was suspended...
Your view: Fighing the liberals (05/14/04)
What is, or who is a "liberal Democrat?" And what's wrong with a few naked butts? Liberal Democrats are politically correct bigots. They demand homogenization of "acceptable attitudes" compatible with their emotional positions sanctioned by the DNC. Freedom of independent thought is the enemy of liberal Democrats." Fighters for freedom anywhere in the world defined as anything other than a Marxist Revolution is evil and an enemy of liberal Democrats...
Speakout 5/14 (05/14/04)
It has gotten so bad in Charleston that the only solution is that it needs real help. Charleston really needs help in leadership, activities and youth reform -not the same ones in papers for the same things, drugs and gangs. It needs help in finding out why this is always the same - death and jail of a youth. Charleston needs help and justice. Why is it like that and what is the reason?...