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Stories from Wednesday, May 19, 2004

County approves computer purchase (05/19/04)
BENTON - Sorry, dude: Scott County officials passed up the Dell for a Compaq computer to replace an Assessor's Office workstation that crashed recently. Scott County commissioners approved the purchase of a Compaq computer for $1,090.73, which was recommended as being the best bid by Assessor Teresa Houchin during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday...
Patrol puts sex offenders list online (05/19/04)
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Sex Offender Registry is now accessible by the public via the Internet. According to Colonel Roger D. Stottlemyre, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Sex Offender Registry is located on the Patrol's Criminal Records and Identification Division Web page...
Kelly graduation (05/19/04)
Amanda Perry looks over her diploma Tuesday night during Thomas W. Kelly High School graduation ceremony. The 46th annual commencement saw 70 members of the Class of 2004 receive their diplomas.
Fourth graders perform patriotic salute (05/19/04)
MOREHOUSE -- Fourth graders at Morehouse Elementary performed their annual "Show Me Missouri" musical Tuesday and added a new twist to the finale -- a patriotic salute to all service men and women. While the play is mostly in celebration of what the fourth graders learned in social studies this year, which is generally structured around Missouri, the importance of patriotism was also a factor in the play, said fourth grade teacher Beth Marshall...
Mock accident (05/19/04)
South Scott County Ambulance District Paramedic Joel Bockelman lifts a passenger onto a stretcher Tuesday afternoon during their mock vehicle accident. The accident showed students at the Sikeston Senior High School what could happened while drinking and driving. The mock vehicle accident was part of the district's activities for National EMS Week...
Johnson is arraigned (05/19/04)
BENTON - Brandon C. Johnson, 23, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday during his arraignment in Scott County Associate Judge David Mann's court. Johnson is facing first degree murder and armed criminal action charges for the May 9 shooting death of Jemorrio A. Betts at Mr. C's Night Club near Morley...
Chievy wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action. In Super Pro, Keith Chievy dialed a 5.62 and had a reaction time of .515 and ran 6.62 at 121 mph. Eric Parris took second. He dialed a .515 and had a reaction time of .519 and ran 5.17 at 134 mph...
Sikeston's Atchison places 12th at state (05/19/04)
BOLIVAR -- Dexter finished 14th at the 16-team MSHSAA Class 3 boys golf championships on Tuesday. Contested at the 6,536-yard, par-72 Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar, the Bearcats posted a team score of 683 for the two-day event. The low four scores were carded by senior Tyler Holden (78-80 -- 158), sophomore Aaron Jackson (88-80 -- 168), sophomore Dax Demaree (88-88 -- 176) and sophomore Andrew Stuever (95-88 -- 183). ...
Blowouts aplenty in district action (05/19/04)
ADVANCE -- The top-seeded Oran Eagles, hardly tested thus far, advanced to the Class 1, District 2 Baseball Tournament final with a 10-0 blanking of No. 5 Bell City on Tuesday. It will be the fourth straight final appearance for the Eagles, who seek their third straight district crown...
Bessie Neal (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Bessie Mae Neal, 57, died at 8:48 a.m. May 14, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Sept. 21, 1946, in Walls, Miss., daughter of Mary E. Tate Mitchell of Sikeston and the late Willie Savage Sr., she lived in Sikeston for more than 45 years. She was a member of Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Clifford Johnson (05/19/04)
CHARLESTON - Clifford E. Johnson, 28, died May 13, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 6, 1976, in Charleston, son of the late Luther and Ethel Hines Murray Sr., he was a 1994 graduate of Charleston High School. Survivors include: one daughter, Demitra Asberry of Charleston; two sons, Clifford Johnson Jr. ...
Gayle Collins (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Gayle Collins, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. May 18, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Ona Kelso (05/19/04)
ADVANCE - Ona Kelso, 93, died May 17, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 15, 1910, in Bell City, daughter of the late Perry and Bertie Bollinger Hickerson, she was a member of the Order of the Easter Star in Bloomfield. Her first husband, Harvey Thompson, died July 29, 1961. She and Oral Kelso were married in May 1964, and he also preceded her in death...
Charley Bone (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Charley J. Bone, 58, died at 3:15 p.m. May 18, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Myra Myers (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Myra Myers, 68, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Births 5/19 (05/19/04)
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 5/19 (05/19/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. W.L. Berst, for 23 years a missionary in China and recently a prisoner of the Japanese, returned to this country on the Gripsholm. She will speak at the evening services of the Methodist Church here at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. She will tell of her experiences in war-torn China...
Consider criminal's intent at sentencing (05/19/04)
It's not often that a criminal does a favor for law enforcement officers. But in an ironic twist, that's exactly what Kenneth Tate Jr. did for the St. Louis police department. Two years ago, Tate was involved in a vehicle accident in north St. Louis. ...
Your view: Where are the Democrats? (05/19/04)
I voted for John Kennedy. What a mistake! He failed as a moral leader. Marilyn Monroe made sure of that. I learned a lot of bad things about his father. Where were the Democrats' mouths when Ted Kennedy and the girl who died in the lake off the bridge? I sure would love to talk to her to see what she knew...
Speakout 5/19 (05/19/04)
In the May 11 article, "Freedom carries a price tag," either the comment didn't make sense or it was transcribed incorrectly. It should have said the destructive comments made against our president such as Ron Greenlee made "in" the Standard Democrat. ...