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Stories from Friday, June 18, 2004

Woman, child are beaten to death (06/18/04)
CHARLESTON -- A Charleston woman and her child were found dead in their home at 802 South Grand Ave., on Thursday, the victims of an apparent homicide. Lazan T. Balentine, 32, and her 3-year-old son, Knighten Balentine, were pronounced dead at the scene by Mississippi County Coroner Terry A. Parker. Balentine's other son, Kyri Balentine, 4, was also beaten at the residence and was flown to a St. Louis hospital, where he is in critical condition with very serious injuries, Parker said...
County says it's too soon for blacktop (06/18/04)
CHARLESTON - A good blacktop road needs traffic and a good base, according to Mississippi County Commissioners. Commissioners agreed during their regular meeting Thursday that it is too soon to lay blacktop on a new subdivision's roads - but the developer doesn't want to wait until next year...
Local children learn about the dangers of smoking (06/18/04)
SIKESTON - "Ewwww! That's nasty!" chorused almost 50 youngsters at the YMCA day camp. They were looking at a damaged pig's lung, showing the dangers of tobacco use. Brenda Freed, Health Educator at the Scott County Health Department, explained: "this is what the lung of someone who has smoked a pack of cigarettes every day for 25 years." The lung had been placed in a smoke-filled environment to obtain this effect...
Gaming machines taken in Sikeston (06/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Many local businesses were surprised Thursday afternoon as Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers confiscated gaming machines deemed to be illegal. Assisted by officers of the Missouri Division of Liquor and Tobacco, DPS identified and seized 12 machines from about a half-dozen locations in Sikeston from about 3-7 p.m...
Miner looking closer at convention center (06/18/04)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen has awarded the contract to conduct a study on the feasibility of building and maintaining a convention center in the city. Following a brief discussion, the $15,000 contract was awarded to Greg Stratman of Stratman Consulting in Vienna, Mo., during a special Board meeting Thursday...
Silver turns triple play in win over Irrigation Central (06/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Thursday's results of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball were as follows. ROOKIE LEAGUE R. J. Silver 6, Irrigation Central 3 A Silver triple play highlighted its victory over Irrigation. Adam Johnson, Zach Harrison and Austin Erwin rapped two hits each for Silver...
Earl Obermann (06/18/04)
CHAFFEE - Earl Leon Obermann Jr., 52, died at 5:10 p.m. June 16, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 19, 1951, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Earl Leon and Virginia Marie Estes Obermann Sr., he was a forklift operator for the Dana Corporation in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and Advance Eagles Aerie 4154...
Allen Howard (06/18/04)
SIKESTON - Allen Louis Howard, 53, died June 15, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 1, 1951 in Memphis, Tenn., son of Florence Howard of Sikeston and the late George Howard, he was a member of Greer's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. His wife, Carolyn Faye Howard, survives of Jonesboro, Ark...
Thelma Moss (06/18/04)
SIKESTON - Thelma L. "Trip" Moss, 83, died at 9:10 p.m. June 15, 2004, at Riverways Manor in Van Buren. Born April 19, 1921, in Grayridge, daughter of the late John and Lelia Tucker Triplett, she was a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Community Hospital before retiring and was of the Methodist belief...
Allan Davidson (06/18/04)
SIKESTON - Allan Davidson, 45, died June 17, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston...
Allen Swayzer (06/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Allen Swayzer, 94, died June 15, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 5, 1909, in Yazoo City, Miss., son fo the late Harold and Agnes Brown Swayzer, he lived in Missouri since 1924. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Henson, where he served on the deacon board...
Crandel Smith (06/18/04)
ST. PETERS - Crandel Ryan Smith, 41, died June 13, 2004, in Orlando, Fla. Born Jan. 30, 1963, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Mildred "Sarah" Smith of Fenton and the late Kenneth Smith, he was a pest control exterminator. His wife, Sandra Lynn "Sandy" Schmidt Smith, preceded him in death on May 19, 1999...
Births (published 6/18) (06/18/04)
Wagoner BLODGETT - James Leroy and Edie Jo Wagoner are the parents of their second daughter, born at 8:35 a.m. May 5, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cassidy Ann Wagoner weighed 7 pounds, 15 1/2 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Wagoner is the former Edie Jolley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jolley of Morley and Mr. and Mrs. John Martin of Sikeston. Wagoner, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Wagoner of Blodgett, is an outdoor supervisor for Gold Star Enterprises...
Looking Back in Time at June 18 (06/18/04)
SIKESTON - Paul Kemp, manager of the War Man Power Commission office here, has been transferred to the Lebanon, Mo., office. Taking the office left vacant by Kemp's departure is Houck Mitchell, who was recently released from the Army. NEW MADRID - According to Jessie H. Wilkins, county clerk, the valuation of New Madrid County, for taxation purposes will surpass $50 million...
Your View 6/18: Shopping success (06/18/04)
June 10-12 marked Charleston's first annual Granny's Lemonade Days. Shoppers from the surrounding counties flocked to the participating businesses to search for Granny, have a cool cup of lemonade, register for prizes and find bargains. Several businesses reported increased traffic as well as sales, but the business owners really noticed that the shoppers seemed to enjoy Lemonade Days...
SpeakOut 6/18 (06/18/04)
I would like to Speakout about President Ronald Reagan dying of Alzheimer's Disease and what a great man this nation is loosing. As far as I am concerned he made one of the greatest presidents this nation has ever had. He stopped the Cold War without a shot and he did a lot more things which I have got the time or Speakout has columns to fit. ...