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Stories from Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Memorial Day service scheduled for Monday (05/26/04)
SIKESTON - The annual Memorial Day Service is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Veterans Park in Sikeston. In the event of rain, the service will be moved to the First Christian Church. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Jack Jackson will be guest speaker for the event. ...
Traffic stops provide major law enforcement safety concerns (05/26/04)
SIKESTON -- With Memorial Day weekend approaching and the "Click it or Ticket" seatbelt campaign in full swing, area motorists should take note there is a right (and wrong) way to comply with the law if they are ever pulled over by a law enforcement officer...
Sikeson High School Graduation (05/26/04)
Sikeston Senior High School held their 103rd Annual Commencement Program Tuesday night at the Field House. Over 220 members of the Class of 2004 received their diplomas during the program before a packed gym. Second photo: A member of the Sikeston Senior High School concert chorale needle points while waiting for diplomas to be given during the ceremony...
Commission holds off on awarding bid (05/26/04)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners will wait until their regular meeting on Thursday before accepting the sole bid to renovate the courthouse's heating and air conditioning systems. Bids were opened during the Commission's regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners said that at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, "we'll be prepared to award the bid unless something comes up."...
Oran's march to state goes through North Pemiscot (05/26/04)
ORAN -- The high-flying Eagles, the third-ranked team in the Missouri Class 1 high school poll, tangle with perennial sectional opponent North Pemiscot on Wednesday. Oran (20-3) has met the Mustangs (16-4) three times before in sectional competition, the most recent being last season when the Eagles squeezed out a 3-2 win in eight innings, on the way to state runners-up...
SHOWDOWN: No. 1 ranked Sikeston will take on No. 2 ranked North County tomorrow (05/26/04)
BONNE TERRE - The matchup that high school baseball fans in Southeast Missouri have been waiting for will become a reality tomorrow when the top-ranked Sikeston Bulldogs visit No. 2 ranked North County. Two years ago the two teams engaged in an epic battle, with Sikeston coming out on top 2-1 in a 12-inning marathon in a Class 3 Sectional...
Summers takes first at drag strip in Super Pro Class with 135 mph run (05/26/04)
Here are the results from Saturday's Sikeston Drag Strip action: Super Pro Gary Summers captured first place when he dialed 5.03 and ran 5.037 at 135 mph. His reaction time was .510. Royce Thompson took second place with a 6.08 dial. He ran 6.077 at 113 mph with a reaction time of .528...
Kelly Hawks hope to ride momentum to state (05/26/04)
BENTON -- The Kelly Hawks look to keep their state championship hopes alive with a sectional win over Caruthersville on Wednesday. Kelly (11-8) turned its season around after an 0-4 start and claimed its first district championship since 1998 with a 7-1 win over Charleston on Thursday...
Robert Harwell (05/26/04)
SEATTLE - Robert "Bob" Harwell, 65, passed away May 12, 2004, from early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Born May 2, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of the late Reg and Lila Harwell, long-time residents of Sikeston, Mo. He grew up in Sikeston with his surviving sister, Regina "Jeanie" and brother, John. ...
Barney Dixon (05/26/04)
ESSEX - Barney B. Dixon, 60, died May 25, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lucy Hale (05/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucy Mae Hale, 61, died at 4:37 a.m. May 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1942, in East Prairie, daughter of Kenneth W. Hale of East Prairie and the late Oval Mae Murphy Hale, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie...
Pauline Henry (05/26/04)
DANVILLE, Ill. - Pauline Plater "Polly" Henry, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 29, 2004, at the North Logan Health Care Center in Danville, where she had been a resident for eight years. Born Dec. 26, 1909, in Carbondale, daughter of the late Everett William and Mae Emma Marmaduke Plater, she retired as a sales associate for the Buckner-Ragsdale Store Co...
Kimberly Ring (05/26/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Kimberly Gaye Ring, 41, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 24, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 2, 1962, in Sikeston, daughter of Edgar R. and Eloise Gilliland Ring of Tucson, she had attended New Dawn State School in Sikeston. Kim was a "special" child with a special love for the Lord, her family and friends. ...
Dorothy Goodin (05/26/04)
CHARLESTON - Dorothy Jane Finley Goodin, 78, died May 25, 2004, at the Capetown Assisted Living Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Looking Back in Time at May 26 (05/26/04)
SIKESTON - Glenn John Powers, 30, husband of Mrs. Lois Guestine Powers of Crowder, is receiving his initial indoctrination at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill. SIKESTON - The Newcomers Bowling League met at the Midtowner Motel for a luncheon and the presentation of trophies and prizes Tuesday. The officers elected for the coming bowling season are: Mrs. Max Heeb, president; Mrs. Fred Anderson, vice president; and Mrs. Tommie Marshall, treasurer...
Graduates head out into daunting world (05/26/04)
They were scrubbed squeaky-clean, each ready for that most special event. Graduates lined the stage in Sikeston last night as they have in other area schools this past week. They stood tall and proud and anxious to face the new world. Well actually, I'll bet some weren't looking forward to their new adventure because change is never quite that easy. But the appointed hour arrived nonetheless and there they stood in the spotlight...
Your View: Who is to blame? (05/26/04)
The American society is on a downward spiral crash course. When did we begin to ignore one of the best gifts God gave us? Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? It's free will! One of the most precious options of human nature is free will. In case the lack of society's acknowledgement has caused a delay in understanding the meaning, free will is the choice we make for an action to be performed...
SpeakOut 5/26 (05/26/04)
I am calling about the narcotics scandal at South Scott County Ambulance Service. The news report said that morphine is being replaced with another substance. What will the repercussions be if a patient needs morphine and a paramedic thought he was giving morphine only to find out he would be giving the patient something else, maybe something bad or something that isn't morphine at all, like water. What would happen?...