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Stories from Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Honors Board ceremony set (05/18/04)
SIKESTON - The public is invited to attend the 2004 Honors Board ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday. This year's honorees are John Peel and Bill Lawson. Peel has served as a leader for area Boy Scouts for 38 years. Lawson, who has been devoted to youth soccer, made significant contributions to the Sikeston program in the 1980s and 1990s...
Guard members get needed break (05/18/04)
SIKESTON -- When Robert Sanders' name was picked out of a hat to come home for a little rest and relaxation, the 26-year-old specialist with Company B of the 1140th Engineer Battalion didn't argue. "It was either go home now or take a chance at not going home at all. So I jumped on that plane," Sanders said...
Death penalty stands (05/18/04)
NEW MADRID - The death sentence of a man accused of murder was reimposed by the Eighth District Circuit Court. The court ruled Richard D. Clay, who had appealed the death sentence imposed for the May 19, 1994, murder of Randy Martindale, should have his death sentence reinstated in their ruling issued Monday...
Drug is stolen (05/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating the theft of morphine from the South Scott County Ambulance District. On April 26, during a routine inventory check, two supervisors with the South Scott County Ambulance District discovered six ampules of morphine missing and another eight morphine ampules were tampered with. ...
Session pleases Black, Myers (05/18/04)
SIKESTON - Having passed a 2005 budget, state representatives from the area are pleased with the results of the 2004 legislative session which wrapped up Friday. "My goal was not to pass a whole bunch of legislation," said Rep. Peter Myers Sr., District 160. "My goal was to pass a balanced budget and necessary legislation...
Urhahn receives merit award (05/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kerwin Urhahn of Portageville is among the six Southeast Missouri State University graduates who received the 2004 Young Alumni Merit Award. The awards were presented at spring commencement exercises held Saturday at the Show Me Center...
Districts begin (05/18/04)
Many local schools began district tournament play on Monday, with some games getting interupted by rain. Here, New Madrid County Central's Jacob May throws to first after a force out on Sikeston's Richard Landers in Monday's district game. Sikeston won 12-2 in five innings...
Charleston, Kelly advance; Scott Central, Bell City post upset wins (05/18/04)
BENTON -- All of the top four seeds advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2, District 2 Baseball Tournament at Kelly High School on Monday. However, the top two had some anxious moments. No. 1 Charleston survived a scare in a 7-6 win over No. 8 Crystal City, while No. 2 Kelly just squeaked past No. 7 Grandview of Hillsboro 2-1...
Sikeston powers past NMCC (05/18/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team put on a power display to remember on Monday afternoon at VFW Stadium in the first round of the Class 3, District 1 Tournament . In a 12-2, five inning victory against New Madrid County Central, the Bulldogs clubbed three titanic home runs to advance to the district semifinals...
ND routs Sikeston soccer (05/18/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston girls soccer team was eliminated from district play with a 9-0 loss to top-seeded Notre Dame on Monday at Notre Dame High School. Notre Dame jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the half and never looked back. The Lady Bulldogs out-shot Sikeston 32-to-11...
Bobby Stoffregen (05/18/04)
DELTA - Bobby G. Stoffregen, 70, died May 16, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1933, in Delta, son of the late Albert August and Frieda Pauline Allensworth Stoffregen, he was a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired as a plant supervisor for Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau and was a former member of the Delta Volunteer Fire Department...
Eddie Malone (05/18/04)
DALLAS - Eddie Malone, 56, died May 17, 2004, in Dallas. Born Jan. 22, 1948, in Sikeston, Mo., he was the son of Beatrice Barnes Malone and the late George Malone. Survivors in addition to his mother include: three sisters, Barbara Rolwing of Matthews, Mo., Shirley Crandall of Loves Park, Ill., and Wanda Rutherford of Sikeston; and one brother, Doyle Malone of Rockford, Ill...
R.P. Bailey (05/18/04)
CLARKTON - Reginald Palford "R.P." Bailey, 81, died May 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Oct. 1 1922, in Clarkton, son of the late Virgil Palford "V.P." and Junia Byrd Bailey, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. A member of Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 AF&AM, he was a member and deacon of the First Southern Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Jenkins - Shy (05/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins of Sikeston and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Fisher of Vanduser have announced the engagement of their daughter, Robin Gayle Jenkins, to Damon Paul Shy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shy of Chaffee. A 1996 graduate of Scott County Central High School, the future bride is employed by Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston...
Looking Back 5/18 (05/18/04)
ST. LOUIS - Pvt. Loomis Mayfield Jr., who is spending a furlough from his station at Camp Campbell, Ky., visited friends in St. Louis from Wednesday until Friday last week. SIKESTON - Highway right-of-way mowing through the summer in Division 10 of the highway department will soon be a common sight, but according to Hurshel Tanner, maintenance No. 3 foreman, it will be a tremendous task. The division now claims to have the first mammoth-size mower in Southeast Missouri...
Is omelette what it's cracked up to be? (05/18/04)
This one is just too good to pass up. A luxury hotel in downtown New York City has debuted a new breakfast menu item - a $1,000 omelet! When I first read this brief article, I assumed it was a typographical error and they meant an outrageously priced $100 omelet. Nope, there it is in black and white - $1,000...
Your view: Greetings from Iraq (05/18/04)
My name is Sgt. Timothy S. Edger, a member of the Missouri Army National Guard, serving here in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I would like to thank you all for all your support to us while we are here. How would I go about to see about getting the paper mailed to me while I am over here?...
Speakout 5/18 (05/18/04)
I read about the Sikeston city ordinance and the subject of minimum wage came up. It was printed as $5.75. Who can a person call to find out if a worker who is being paid $5.50 an hour is underpaid? The actual national minimum wage is currently set at $5.15. The information in the May 11 article was incorrect. We regret the error....