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Stories from Monday, May 17, 2004

Little League begins (05/17/04)
The Jim Wilson Insurance and Blanchard Funeral Home Rookie League teams opened this year's Little League season at the Sikeston Sports Complex Saturday.
Johnson died from accident (05/17/04)
CHARLESTON -- Autopsy reports indicate a Mississippi County man died of injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday instead of the stabbing wound he'd received prior to the fatal crash. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, Clifford E. "Cliff" Johnson, 28, of Charleston died of results of multiple injuries sustained in a car accident Thursday while en route to the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Howardville gets new firetruck (05/17/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Every other day or so volunteer firefighter and Howardville Mayor Clennon Farr moves the town's new firetruck to a new location. He wants residents to see the vehicle and know their lives and property are safer. "This is the first good one we have ever had," said Farr, standing back to admire the Ford mid-ship pumper Howardville received May 6. ...
SHS boys claim fourth straight title (05/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs track and field team made it a four-peat on Saturday, capturing their fourth straight Class 3, District 1 championship in a row at Abe Stuber Complex on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Sikeston finished with 119 points to take first place ahead of second place North County with 106.5 points...
SHS will face top-seeded Notre Dame (05/17/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston girls soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament with a 4-0 victory against Fredericktown on Saturday at Notre Dame High School. Sikeston will play top-seeded Notre Dame today at 5 p.m...
Bootie Triplett (05/17/04)
DEXTER - Elizabeth "Bootie" Triplett, 64, died May 15, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 20, 1939, in Bernie, daughter of the late Everett Cecil and Kathern Musgrave Gibson, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was bookkeeper for the family farm for many years...
Jewel Talkington (05/17/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Jewel Talkington, 96, who died May 13, 2004, were: Sammy Sturges, Greg Norrid, Eric Norrid, Keith Talkington, Bruce Jones and Greg Landers. Honorary pallbearer was L.D. "Buzz" Talkington...
Mildred Parker (05/17/04)
ROLLA - Mildred Lucille Parker, 85, formerly of New Madrid and Sikeston, died at 8:15 a.m. May 16, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 5, 1918, in Malden, daughter of the late George Henry and Ica Lennis Harris Moore, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church and former member of Eagles Aerie 3319 Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston. ...
Eddie Golightly (05/17/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Eddie Vernon Golightly, 60, died at 3:25 a.m. May 15, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 5, 1943, in Ballard County, Ky., son of Lura Mae Harris Golightly Miller of Barlow, Ky., and the late Eugene Golightly, he was a retired carpenter and painter. He was a member of the Dorena Baptist Church...
Bruce Hess (05/17/04)
CHARLESTON - Bruce R. Hess, 88, died at 3:20 a.m. May 16, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 15, 1916, in Auburn, Neb., son of the late A.C. "Cleve" and Lydia Williams Hess, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A retired farmer and landowner, he was of the Baptist belief...
Ada Gregory (05/17/04)
SALEM - Ada Evelyn Gregory, 101, formerly of Puxico, died May 16, 2004, at the Salem Care Center. Born Aug. 29, 1902, in Acorn Ridge, daughter of the late K.G. and Ida Bell Baker Pyle, she lived in Stoddard County most of her life and was a member of the Puxico General Baptist Church. She was presented the keys to the City of Salem on her 100th birthday along with a proclamation from the State of Missouri, presented by Rep. Frank Barnitz of the 150th District...
Birth (published 5/17) (05/17/04)
CANALOU - Amos Joe and Nikki Nicole Richardson are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 8:31 a.m. April 19, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Amos Joe Richardson Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking back 5/17 (05/17/04)
SIKESTON - Notice to the public. The Elite Beauty Shop, 109 E. Center St., is now under management of Dorothy Moll. --- SIKESTON - H.A. Bach has purchased a home at 630 Vernon St. from J.A. Treines. Mr. and Mrs. Bach and son will move there June 1. CHARLESTON - Eddie Graham won the 400-yard-dash in the Missouri State Class A track meet Saturday. His time was 48.8, narrowly beating Andrew Harris of St. Louis McKinley...
Your view: Enough already (05/17/04)
I agree that those pictures of the Iraqi prisoners are disgusting and not the image we want associated with our military. But compare that to our citizens that were jumping from buildings to avoid the certain death by fire if they remained inside. Compare that to the bodies that were found after 9/11 in bits and pieces. Compare that suffering to those families who had nothing after the 9/11 attack to bury...
Speakout 5/17 (05/17/04)
Here's something I don't understand. The issue today is about people driving motorcycles and whether or not they should be required to wear a helmet. I see people driving their motorcycles 70-80 miles an hour and not wearing a helmet. But if I'm in my car, I am required by law to wear a seat belt. ...