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Stories from Thursday, May 20, 2004

Peel, Lawson are honored (05/20/04)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston men unveiled their plaques on the Honors Board Wednesday at the Recreation Complex as they were acknowledged for their numerous years of dedication and service to youngsters. John Peel, a Boy Scout leader for 38 years, and Bill Lawson, a soccer coach, referee and league officer for 13 years, were selected by the Sikeston Park Board March 8...
Marshall named to drum corps (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Many college students dream of traveling across the United States during their summer break. As a member of the Division I Drum Corps International, Gabe Marshall is able to do just that. Marshall was one of more than 100 applicants across the nation who tried out to be a snare drummer in the Division I Drum Corps International, a nonprofit organization that serves drum and bugle corps around the world. ...
Five are arrested in raids (05/20/04)
NEW MADRID - Authorities have five persons in custody in connection with two separate drug raids. Early today the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department and the SEMO Drug Task Force served a warrant at a Marston residence. Officers arrested a Marston man and woman on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)...
Playing for dough (05/20/04)
Ron Watkins putts on hole 13 during the Food Giant Golf Tourney Wednesday at the Bootheel Golf Club. The proceeds from the tournament will benefit area charities.
DeWitt selected as All-American (05/20/04)
Sikeston high school senior baseball standout Blake DeWitt was selected to play in the second Annual All-American High School Baseball Game to be televised on Fox Sports Net on June 7. DeWitt is one of 35 players nationwide to be selected. Pictured with DeWitt is Sikeston head baseball coach Kevin Self (left), DeWitt (center) and Tim Sanfratello, representative of Sportslink Inc., a producer of the all-star game. ...
Sikeston blows by Fredericktown (05/20/04)
DEXTER - Exactly one year ago, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team was in this exact same position with the exact same record. Sikeston (23-1), which knocked off Fredericktown in the Class 3, District 1 semifinals, will play for the district championship today at 5 p.m. at Dexter's East City Park...
U.S. Bank holds off House of Color rally (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Wednesday's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball action. A two-run last-inning rally by House of Color fell just short. Ivie earned the complete-game win, allowing seven hits with three strikeouts. Kirkpatrick, the House of Color starter, took the loss. He allowed two hits with four strikeouts in three innings. Lambert, who issued two hits and fanned one, relieved in the fourth...
Doloris Avery (05/20/04)
GREEN FOREST, Ark. - Doloris L. Avery, 76, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Catron, Mo., daughter of the late Christopher Columbus and Inez Thelma Bratcher Thurston, she had worked for Tyson Foods for several years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Green Forest...
Myra Meyers (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Myra Myers, 68, died May 19, 2004, at her home. Born June 9, 1935, in McMullin, daughter of the late Lanus and Myra B. Minner Propst, she graduated in 1953 from Sikeston High School and attended Memphis State University. A member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Allegro Music Club, she taught piano lessons in Sikeston for many years before retiring...
Orville Pierce (05/20/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Orville Pierce, 79, died May 19, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in New Madrid. Born March 29, 1925, in Paris, Tenn., son of the late Charlie and Hessie Pierce, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He and Shirley Wood were married in O'Fallon, Ill., and she survives of the home...
Thomas Bradham (05/20/04)
BENTON - Thomas Leroy Bradham, 66, died May 18, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 6, 1937, in East Prairie, son of the late George Herbert and Rae Catherine Nunn Bradham, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a clerk at the Sikeston Post Office and member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie, American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston and VFW Post 04294 in Charleston...
Jackie Smith (05/20/04)
CHARLESTON - Willie D. "Jackie" Smith, 83, died at 10:09 p.m. May 19, 2004, at her home. Born March 7, 1921, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Daniel T. and Frances A. Dover, she lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Charley Bone (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Charley J. Bone, 58, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:15 p.m. May 18, 2004, at his home. Born July 22, 1945, in Sacramento, Calif., son of the late A.L. and Estella Gertrude Davis Johnson, he was a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston...
Gayle Collins (05/20/04)
SIKESTON - Gayle Collins, 86, died at 8:40 p.m. May 18, 2004 at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 1, 1918, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Foy F. and Fletia M. Edmondson Collins, she was a member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. ...
Terry Eaton (05/20/04)
ALEXANDRIA, La. - Terry Lynn Eaton, 43, formerly of Dexter, Mo, died May 15, 2004, in Alexandria. Born Sept. 16, 1960, in Dexter, son of the late Chester and Sylvia Scowden Eaton, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: one brother, Dan Eaton of Chicago; two uncles, Estel Eaton of Dexter and Homer Eaton of Morton, Miss.; and his fiancee, Pat Evans of Alexandria...
Ada Gregory (05/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ada E. Gregory, 101, of Salem and formerly of Puxico, who died May 16, 2004, were: David Harter, Dennis Hardin, Steve Robinson, Larry Carpenter, Robert Carpenter and George Gilbert...
Dick Fuller (05/20/04)
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas - Col Howard R. "Dick" Fuller Jr., 79, died peacefully on May 17, 2004, surrounded by his family. Born Sept. 24, 1924, in Binghamton, N.Y., son of the late Col Howard R. and Helen M. Fuller, he graduated in 1946 from the U.S. ...
Lloyd Urick (05/20/04)
DEXTER - Lloyd Jacob Urick, 49, died May 19, 2004, at his home. Born April 19, 1955, in Paw Paw, Mich., son of Mary Urick Barber of Hartford, Mich., and the late Lloyd Solomon Urick, he lived in Michigan before moving to Dexter nine years ago. He was a welder and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Looking Back 5/20 (05/20/04)
BENTON - T-Sgt. James A. Schott, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Schott of Benton, is back in Miami Beach for a new assignment after being in the South Pacific for 28 months. He is an aircraft mechanic and has received two Presidential Citations. SIKESTON - Marks and Stearns Food Mart was robbed last night when thieves came through the roof near a ceiling heater and stole around $600 and some merchandise...
Bootheel is crucial to presidential race (05/20/04)
I have a political theory on the upcoming Presidential election that involves southeast Missouri as the 2004 equivalent of southern Florida. Now I know it's farfetched but in my theory, the outcome of the Bush-Kerry match-up in November boils down to a handful of votes from our region. Far stranger things have happened...
Speakout 5/20 (05/20/04)
Democrats and Republicans are always calling each other "idiots" and pointing their fingers at one another and being so negative about everything. I have a son in Iraq and I am tired of politicians playing their political games while his life is uncertain over there. ...