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Stories from Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Woman pleads guilty in robbery (06/29/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Tennessee woman entered a guilty plea in connection with a bank robbery in Miner. Phyllis Ann Hester, 48, of Obion, Tenn., pleaded guilty to one felony count of bank robbery when she appeared in federal court Friday before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Cell phone etiquette is lacking by users (06/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Before answering the cell phone amidst a crowd in the stands of a baseball game or airing all of your problems in the checkout line of the supermarket, keep in mind that Cell Phone Courtesy Month is just around the corner. "How many times have we been talking with someone one-on-one and they get 40 million phone calls and interrupt the conversation?" questioned Kevin Enax, sales manager for Homestead Electronics in Sikeston. "That is extremely rude."...
Falcons make power plant home (06/29/04)
NEW MADRID - Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. employees tend to walk these days with their eyes on the sky. Scanning the rooftops and smoke stacks, they watch for the four peregrine falcons who have made the power plant their home. The birds are welcomed residents. ...
LCRA finding going is slow (06/29/04)
SIKESTON - Things aren't moving as fast as hoped, but action from the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority appears to be right around the corner. Mike Bohannon, LCRA Board chairman, said during the Board's regular meeting Monday that he has been faced with the question: "Why is nothing being done?"...
Evening fire (06/29/04)
Fire fighters with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety extinguish a fire at Arby's Monday evening. At 6:20 p.m., Sikeston DPS received a call that the Arby's building was on fire and spreading rapidly. Upon arrival, fire fighters found light smoke showing and heavy smoke inside the building. Main Street was shut down for a short time while the fire was extinguished. No other information was available at press time...
Sluggers win state (06/29/04)
The Sikeston Sluggers, a team of 8-year-olds, placed first in the St. Louis National Super Series State Championship to qualify for the World Series in Colorado Springs, Colo. Pictured are the Sluggers: (front row) Adam Kennard, Austin Erwin, Doug Still Jr. and Chase Davis; (back row) Caleb Hampton, Derrick Garner, Colton Black, Seth Ressel, Gavin O'Brien, Zachary Harrison and Dylan Mason. Not pictured are coaches Phil Black, Jason Erwin, Steve Ressel, Jeff Harrison and Pete Kennard...
McDowell, Bird baffle Burger King (06/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Area Youth Baseball results for Monday were as follows. D & S Salvage jumped to a 7-2 lead, then held on to defeat Jim Wilson. Seth Williams and Austin Bowman had two hits each, including a home run apiece, for D & S. Gabe Wheeler, Lane Williams and Clark Atchison also collected two hits each...
Sikeston Legion routs Dunklin County (06/29/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team picked up a huge district win on Monday by defeating Dunklin County 11-1 in eight innings at VFW Stadium. Sikeston (10-6, 2-1 district) broke open a close game and scored eight runs in the eighth to enforce the 10-run mercy rule...
Three Sikeston swimmers qualify for Junior Olympics (06/29/04)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Three Sikeston Shark swimmers qualified for the 2004 AAU Junior Olympics while swimming at the Poplar Bluff Classic Long Course Championship Saturday. Jessica Pierce, 16, qualified by placing third in both the 100 meter backstroke and the 100 meter breaststroke...
Sikeston man will turn 85 (06/29/04)
SIKESTON -- Friends and relatives of John Cohen are invited to attend his 85th birthday celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. July 4 at the Tanner Street Church of God. Attendees should enter on the Lake Street side of the church. The event is hosted by Cohen's children: John Cohen Jr. of Knob Noster, Martha Bergbigler of Eaton, Ohio, and Paul Cohen and Sharon Brown of Sikeston. He also has 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and was married to the late Betty Cohen...
Lucy Kelley (06/29/04)
DEXTER - Lucy Jane Kelley, 83, died June 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1921 in Doniphan, daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Jane Terry Pulliam, she had lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter areas all her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Andrew Davis (06/29/04)
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Andrew Dalton "Slim" Davis, 84, died June 26, 2004, at his home. Born May 18, 1920, in Florence, Ala., son of the late William T. and Mary Wright Davis he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a machine operator for Auto Specialties...
Births (published 6/29) (06/29/04)
SIKESTON - Travis and Heather Glueck are the parents of their second son, born May 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Levi Shane Glueck weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Glueck is the daughter of Kenny and Peggy Bright...
Woods - Melton (06/29/04)
MINER -- Jennifer Marie Woods and Scotty Dale Melton exchanged wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony Feb. 21, 2004, at Miner Baptist Church. Jim Barnhart, associate pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Mary Woods of Russellville, Ky., and the late Glenda Woods. Parents of the bridegroom are John and Jan Massey of Benton and Dale Melton of Malden...
Glastetter - James Glastetter-King (06/29/04)
NEW HAMBURG -- Mike and Debbie Glastetter have announced the engagement of their daughters, Emily Nicole to Brian Alan James and Tiffany Jane to Nathen Lee King. James is the son of Ronald James of Sikeston and Susan James of Springfield, Ill. He teaches and coaches at Sikeston R-6 Schools. Glastetter works in the pulmonary department at Cape Girardeau Physician Associates...
Rileys will mark 50th anniversary (06/29/04)
BLODGETT -- Dean and Doris Riley will be guests of honor at a golden anniversary celebration July 10 at the St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg. The couple was married July 12, 1954. They have six children: Debbie Glastetter and Greg Riley of New Hamburg, Pam Gates and Jeff Riley of Benton and Mike Riley and Don Riley of Blodgett; and 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Looking Back 6/29 (06/29/04)
SIKESTON - Many people who are patriotically trying to raise a Victory Garden are finding out that Sikeston's worthless dogs are presenting a real problem. A few days ago, an aged man - and lame - asked City Attorney Wilkerson of something could not be done to stop the destruction of gardens by dogs. He counted eight dogs in one block...
'Bounties' for voters should be outlawed (06/29/04)
Both major political parties have acknowledged that they are offering incentives to workers trying to register voters for the upcoming November general election. In some cases, the incentives involve cash. Other "prizes" for registering voters include concert and movie tickets. Regardless of the incentives, the practice is ripe for abuse and should be outlawed...
Speakout 6/29 (06/29/04)
A news announcer on TV said Bill Clinton was at Ronald Reagan's funeral. I wonder if they'll give me a big deal like this when I die. Well, that will be easy to do. They had various preachers from different churches at Reagan's funeral. All they would have to do for Clinton's funeral is get some disgraced TV ministers like Bill Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart who committed adultery and some of the disgraced priests who molested children. ...