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Stories from Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Council OKs new traffic signs for Sikeston (06/08/04)
SIKESTON - Motorists in Sikeston should keep their eyes out for new traffic signs. Sikeston City Council members authorized the installation of 26 new traffic control signs during their regular meeting Monday as recommended by the city's traffic committee...
Sales tax holiday is set (06/08/04)
SIKESTON - Shoppers can keep it local when looking for back-to-school specials this summer. City Council members decided during their regular meeting Monday to not pass an ordinance opting out of a state-imposed "sales tax holiday." The back-to-school sales tax holiday makes school supplies and designated items such as clothing and personal computers exempt from state and local sales tax on Aug. 13-15...
Summer school takes on 'Survivor' theme (06/08/04)
BENTON -- Members of the "Chabamipa" and "Hurricane Fever" tribes gathered around as the rules of this week's immunity challenge were explained. "This is both a physical and mental challenge," said Margaret Arteme, fourth grade Kelly Elementary teacher. "We will take the top three winners and they will go onto the next round. The winner's team will receive immunity."...
Mural painting (06/08/04)
Anne Schuchart, a member of the Bootheel Regional Art Guild, paints shadows on their store front mural Monday on Malone Avenue. The BRAG members are in the process of painting three scenes: a flower shoppe, barber shop and bakery. Also working on the project are: Cordelia Conn, Lynn Lancaster and Herb Wickham...
Charleston residents plead guilty (06/08/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Three Charleston residents entered pleas of guilty in separate charges before U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw Monday and could face prison time. According to U.S. Attorney James G. Martin, Andrew L. Richardson, 53, pled guilty to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm...
Dodgers draft DeWitt (06/08/04)
SIKESTON - Blake DeWitt didn't have to wait long to hear his name called in the Major League Baseball 2004 First-Year Player Draft. With the 28th pick in the first round the Los Angeles Dodgers selected DeWitt, the Sikeston High School All-American who helped lead the Bulldogs to three final fours in his four years...
'Lucky Times' Norton takes first in Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Drag Strip reported the following finishes in Saturday's action. In the junior division, Travis Pour of Red Bud, Ill., took first place with a 7.68-second run at 85.22 mph with a reaction time of .589. Ami Wiggins of Kevil, Ky., finished second with a run of 8.765 at 73.43 mph and a reaction time of .646...
KSIM comes from behind to defeat American Legion, 5-4 (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Results of Monday's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League were as follows. Colson Frakes rapped a double among his four hits to lead Sikeston Motors. Gavin Probst also doubled. Ty Householder and Shane Blunt had one hit apiece for Ultimate...
Foul weather washes out Ed Nunnelee Tournament (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Rain washed out most of the matches in the adult divisions of the 14th annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament on Saturday. The only match completed saw Jason Conley of St. Louis defeat Drew Mustin of Olney, Ill., (7-5, 5-7, 6-4) in the men's open singles...
Kelpe sets a record in Tywappity Trails 5K race in Chaffee (06/08/04)
CHAFFEE -- Bryan Kelpe of Cape Girardeau established a men's division record at the Tywappity Trails 5K Race, held near Chaffee, on Saturday. Kelpe's time of 17:51 broke the previous mark, set last year by Ross Tilghman, by 25 seconds. It was the second year in a row that the record has fallen, after being held for seven years by Mike Manning of Poplar Bluff...
Southard to turn 80 (06/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- F.E. "Nub" Southard will be guest of honor for an 80th birthday celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. June 12 in the East Prairie Church of God Life Center. He was born June 11, 1924, in East Prairie, where he has lived his entire life. Southard worked for Shelby Furniture and Funeral Home for more than 30 years before retiring...
Sylvia Parker (06/08/04)
CHARLESTON -- Sylvia Lee Wilson Parker, 64, died at 8 p.m. June 7, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 11, 1939, in Salcedo, to the late Harvey Christopher and Lena Geneva Riley Wilson, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
LaDonna Beck (06/08/04)
FESTUS - LaDonna Dillon Beck, formerly of East Prairie, died at 11:15 a.m. June 2, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus. Born April 27, 1959, in East Prairie, she was the daughter of the late William "Bill" Dillon and Elle Mae Grimes Johnson...
Doris Clayton (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Doris E. Clayton, 65, died June 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston following a 16-year illness. Born Dec. 27, 1938, in New Madrid, daughter of the late John P. and Pearlie Young Allen, she was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church...
Naomi Grace (06/08/04)
SIKESTON - Naomi Ruth Grace, 48, died at 2:30 a.m. June 6, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 24, 1955, in Matthews, daughter of the late Gladstone and Alice Young Bohannon, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She had formerly been married to Tommy Earl Grace of Sikeston...
Births (Published 6/8) (06/08/04)
CHARLESTON - Bobbi Sue Nolen and Travis Chandler Davis are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 9:57 a.m. April 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Angelique Myshelle Davis weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces and was 16-inches long...
Myers - Shackles (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Gary and Shirley Myers have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ammie Kathleen, to Christopher Kyle Shackles, son of Danny and Elizabeth Shackles of Sikeston. A 2002 graduate of Richland High School, the future bride is a pharmacy technician for Randy's Rx in Sikeston...
Williams will mark golden anniversary (06/08/04)
SIKESTON -- Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams are invited to attend a golden anniversary celebration given by their children from 4 to 9 p.m. June 12 at the American Legion Hall, located at 333 S. Kingshighway. Williams and Lillian Brewer were married in Hernando, Miss., on June 6, 1954. They have six children, 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Looking Back 6/8 (06/08/04)
SIKESTON - The guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Lomax this week were: Mr. J.W. Westbrook and her son from Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. H.B. Moore from Caruthersville; a cousin and daughter, L.A. Laster and Susan Laster from Walnut Ridge, Ark,; Mrs. Nettie Gamblin and Jones Gamblin, wife and daughter; Jessie Bell from Fulton, Ky.; and mother, Mrs. Nancy Lomax from Canalou...
National news media reflects liberal bias (06/08/04)
The Pew Research Center is a highly-respected, independent information gathering organization that gauges a wide host of issues of importance. Pew is by most accounts among the best informed research vehicles in the nation. In other words, when Pew takes an election poll- for example - you'd better pay attention because more often than not, they get it right...
Speakout 6/8 (06/08/04)
Political scene,/b> James Smith's letter in the May 30 paper is just another smear campaign aimed at John Kerry. Mr. Smith insults all Vietnam veterans who died or were wounded with less than four months in Vietnam. John Kerry spent a tour in Vietnam on the USS Gridley and then volunteered to serve his country again in a combat role. ...