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Stories from Friday, May 21, 2004

Lanes set to be opened to traffic today on diversion channel bridge (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Motorists will welcome a difference in driving on Interstate 55 from Sikeston to Cape Girardeau. Both the northbound and southbound lanes of traffic reopened to two lanes at the diversion channel today, weather permitting. Penzel Construction, contractor for the diversion channel Bridge project, expects to have two-lane traffic flowing on the northbound lane by 1 p.m. This lane is currently reduced to one-lane traffic and has been detoured to the southbound lane...
Atchison makes court appearance (05/21/04)
CHARLESTON -- Antoine M. Atchison, 20, of Charleston made his first court appearance Wednesday at the Mississippi County Courthouse, where preliminary hearings for two separate cases were set. According to Neal Frazier, Mississippi County assistant prosecuting attorney and special gun prosecutor, Atchison did not enter a plea at the appearance for two cases. ...
Autopsy fund is hurting budget (05/21/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County is feeling a budget pinch in an unusual place this year: the autopsy fund. The county has $8,000 budgeted for autopsies, with each adult autopsy costing nearly $2,000 each. "We've had three in the last week," said Cyndi Hensley, deputy county clerk, during Thursday's regular County Commission meeting...
Changing wireless services is now made easier for cell users (05/21/04)
SIKESTON -- Local cellular phone users wanting to switch wireless services and keep their same phone number can do so starting Monday, thanks to the "local number portability'' federal rule. Last November the rules first went into effect in the 100 most populous metropolitan areas. On Monday, the Federal Communications Commission is expanding its rules to the rest of the country...
Keeping cool (05/21/04)
Jordan Bloomfield splashes Taylor VanPool to keep her cool Thursday afternoon. Area residents received a taste of summer Thursday with temperatures in the upper 80s and high humidity.
Pierce throws one-hitter in DeWitt Auction blowout (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Results of Thursday night's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball were as follows. JUNIOR BABE RUTH DeWitt Auction Co. 12, House of Color 1 Pierce pitched a one hitter with nine strikeouts to lead DeWitt to victory. Ferrell and James went 3-for-3, while Pierce was 2-for-3 with a team-high two RBIs. Beard slammed a home run...
Oran wins third straight district championship (05/21/04)
ADVANCE - Oran senior pitcher Matt Seyer told his teammates they would not need to score too many runs in Thursday's Class 1 District 2 final against Advance. Give him a little cushion, he said, and he'd take care of the rest. Seyer held up to his end of the bargain, limiting Advance to three hits over five innings...
District champs (05/21/04)
DEXTER - Thursday's Class 3, District 1 championship game between Sikeston and Notre Dame had all the makings of a barnburner. Two nearly unbeatable pitchers on the mound and a 1-0 game through three and a half innings. But like they have done all year, the Sikeston Bulldogs smelled blood and pounced, scoring nine runs in two innings to blow the game open...
Kelly wins first district title since 1998 (05/21/04)
BENTON -- "Pitching and defense," contends a time-honored baseball adage, "wins championships." Kelly added credence to that claim with a 7-1 win over Charleston for the Class 2, District 2 title on Thursday at Kelly High School. Second-seed Kelly (11-8), ended Charleston's, by most accounts, finest season ever. The No. 1-seed Bluejays finished with a 15-9 record...
Sikeston tracksters ready for state sectional meet in Perryville (05/21/04)
PERRYVILLE - The Sikeston track and field team will be competing in a Class 3 sectional tomorrow at Perryville High School. The Bulldogs have athletes in 13 of the 18 events competing. Team points will not be kept as this is only a qualifying round for the state track meet next weekend...
Thelma Lafferty (05/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Thelma Lafferty, 83, died at 1:30 a.m. May 21, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1920, in East Prairie, daughter of the late James O. and Mary E. Douglas Ditto, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie. She was of the New Life Pentecostal belief...
Caseline Morris (05/21/04)
CHARLESTON - Caseline Morris, 74, died May 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1929, in Charleston, daughter of the late Gus and Lou Birda Bailey Barnes, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. A member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston, where she served as head of the Kitchen Committee and on the Pastor's Aide Committee, she retired after 37 years as a kindergarten teacher for Charleston Public Schools...
Dan Delplane (05/21/04)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - Dan Delplane, 80, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 21, 2004, at the Baptist Hospital in Blytheville. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday...
Trudy Zarlenga (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Gertrude L. "Trudy" Zarlenga, 82, died May 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Carmi, Ill., daughter the late Herman and Sarah Lough and was a factory payroll clerk before retiring. She was married to Sam Zarlenga, who preceded her in death...
Annie Harlan (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - Annie Alma Harlan, 80, formerly of Morehouse, died at 11:02 a.m. May 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 6, 1924, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Charles Eaton and Dellia Capps Kiffer, she was of the Pentecostal belief...
Berniece Blattel (05/21/04)
ORAN - Berniece Edna Blattel, 83, died at 3:05 p.m. May 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 3, 1920, in Morley, daughter of the late Jess and Blanche Williams Kirby, she retired as a machine operator for the Oran Hat Factory. She was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality in Oran...
Looking Back 5/21 (05/21/04)
SIKESTON - The Highway Patrol says: The law provides that any person who shall permit his child or ward under the age of 16 years to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. 40 years ago May 21, 1964 NEW MADRID - Myron Jacobson has been named the new manager of the Cargill Inc. grain handling facilities at New Madrid. He replaced Thurman Whitley, who was transferred to the firm's Norfolk, Va., elevators...
Very little sympathy for killer's death (05/21/04)
Maury Travis may have killed as many as 20 women in the St. Louis area. Police will never know the full truth because Travis hanged himself two years ago in a St. Louis County Jail following his arrest. Police say Travis would lure the women to his suburban St. Louis home, torture them in his basement then kill and dump their bodies on rural county roads. He sent a reporter a map to locate one of the victims and police traced the information to his home computer...
Your view: Thank soldiers (05/21/04)
As a former sergeant in the U.S. Army, I can assure everyone that there is no way the torture of Iraq killers in captivity was carried out as accepted Army interrogation or treatment of prisoners. Instead, a few frustrated soldiers took some individual action, probably one act leading to another that got out of hand in one particular holding area...
Speakout 5/21 (05/21/04)
I read Dr. Masters' invention of the mosquito and tick trap. Not only is he the best doctor who has ever been in Sikeston (they've never had one here as good as him), but evidently he's the smartest, too. He is the only one who ever invented anything that I know of...