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Stories from Friday, May 28, 2004

Bid is awarded for renovation (05/28/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners awarded a $269,975 contract to renovate the courthouse's heating and air conditioning systems to Associated Sheet Metal of Jackson Commissioners accepted the bid on the recommendation of Tom Strickland of Strickland Engineering in Jackson during their regular meeting Thursday...
Boston butt roast (05/28/04)
Jaycee's Jason Pounds and Josh Crowley take Boston butts off the grill Friday morning at the rodeo grounds. The Jaycees cooked the meat as part of their annual Memorial Day Butt Roast.
Fun day for students (05/28/04)
Georgia Jones, left, and Jaquitta Johnson, third grade students at Lee Hunter Elementary School hop during the three-legged race in the school Field Day competitions Thursday.
Questions raised at SEMO Co-op meeting (05/28/04)
SIKESTON -- Several issues were addressed at last night's annual meeting of the SEMO Electric Cooperative. While answers were provided to some speakers, many questions went unanswered, leaving issues for the Board of Directors to address in the future...
Postponed (05/28/04)
Sikeston's J.R. Bizzell slides into third base during the Bulldogs district game against Notre Dame. Bizzell and the Bulldogs will play North County today at 4:30 p.m. in a Class 3 sectional game at Farmington's Wilson-Rozier Park. The game was scheduled for Thursday but inclement weather forced a change of time and venue...
Winning Sluggers (05/28/04)
The Sikeston Sluggers 8-year-old baseball team took first place in the Atom 1 Baseball Tournament May 22 and 23 at Jefferson Barracks Ballpark in St. Louis. From left are, first row: Seth Ressel, Chase Baran, Adam Kennard, bat boy Jason Erwin Jr., Caleb Hampton, Chase Davis and Austin Erwin. Back row: Gavin O'Brien, Doug Still Jr., Gracen Calbert, Colton Black, Dylan Mason and Zackary Harrison. Team coaches are Jason Erwin, Phil Black, Jeff Harrison, Pete Kennard and Steve Ressel...
Sikeston tracksters ready for state (05/28/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team will be competing in the MSHSAA Class 3 state championships today and tomorrow. On the boys side, the Bulldogs will be competing in 11 different events and will sending 10 different athletes. Senior Paige Kaiser and sophomore Traci Jackson are the only girl qualifiers as Kaiser made it in the pole vault and Jackson in the 800 meter run...
Comstock's four hits leads Sikeston Motors to 6-3 win (05/28/04)
SIKESTON -- Results of Friday's action in the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League were as follows: Six-Year Old League Sikeston Motors 6, First National Bank 3 Alex Comstock (4-for-4), Dakota Ray (3-4) and Colson Frakes (3-4) led Sikeston Motors while Connor Merideth (3-3), Hunter Deane (2-3) and Mitchell Garner (2-3) paced First National...
Bobbie Allen (05/28/04)
ARNOLD - Bobbie Leondas Allen, 70, formerly of East Prairie, died May 26, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Randy Ling (05/28/04)
NEW MADRID - John Randel "Randy" Ling, 42, died May 27, 2004, in New Madrid. Born May 28, 1961, in Portageville, son of Shirley Shaw Ling of LaForge and the late Edwin Ling, he was a member and officer with New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206 and was a booster member of American Legion Post 595...
Neva Taylor (05/28/04)
SIKESTON - Neva Mae Taylor, 88, died May 27, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 14, 1915, in Charleston, daughter of the late Alfred Edward and Mittie Mae Goforth Taylor, for more than 75 years she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served as organist for 25 years. ...
Marjorie DeLay (05/28/04)
BELL CITY - Marjorie Louise Smith DeLay, 86, departed this life for her heavenly home May 26, 2004. Marjorie was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of Hattie A. and John W. Smith. She is survived by her beloved spouse and caretaker, James W. DeLay of Bell City; one son, Darrell J. ...
Joe Howard (05/28/04)
DEXTER - Joseph W. "Joe" Howard, 59, died May 25, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 3, 1944, in Essex, son of the late Charles Wesley and Octie Vandora May Howard, he lived in Dexter most of his life. During his service with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963-70, he was a sergeant and served in Vietnam. A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, NAFC and NAHC, he was of the Baptist belief...
Kenneth Harris (05/28/04)
ORAN - Kenneth Ryan Harris, 60, died at 1:10 a.m. May 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1944, in Sikeston, son of the late Ragan Pearson and Christeen Ryan Harris, he retired as a heavy equipment operator for the Scott County Highway Department in Benton and was a truck driver for MFA Agri Services in Chaffee. ...
Looking Back in Time at May 28 (05/28/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston High School gymnasium will be Sikeston's first teen-town location, according to plans made at a meeting at the high school Monday. There will be 65 students making up the 1944 Sikeston High School graduating class, it was announced Wednesday...
Your View 5/28 (05/28/04)
Dear Editor: Guess which party is opposed to a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage (defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman)? The Democratic party in Missouri is opposing putting a vote on the amendment on the November ballot when more voters would more than likely vote on the issue. So much for Democracy! So much for moral values!...