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Stories from Thursday, August 5, 2004

East Prairie residents arrested in 'mini crime spree' (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Two East Prairie residents were arrested in connection with a "mini-crime spree." According to reports from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, Joshua James Stone, 23, and James Deloach, 17, were taken into custody by the East Prairie Police Department on unrelated charges. During questioning by officers there, they admitted to being involved in several crimes in East Prairie and in Sikeston...
Lilbourn teen killed in accident (08/05/04)
BENTON -- A New Madrid County teenager was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Scott County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 8 a.m. northbound motorist Kasi R. Clark, 17, of New Madrid was traveling on Interstate 55 and Highway 80, two miles south of Benton, when she lost control of her vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway. ...
Missing balloon is discovered (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - A suspect has been arrested by detectives with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety in connection with the theft of a 35-foot Michelob Ultra Bottle Balloon. "The arrest came after several tips were called into DPS from concerned and caring citizens," said DPS Director Drew Juden...
Road construction (08/05/04)
Apex Paving of Sikeston repairs sections of Industrial Drive Wednesday. The company is preparing the surface so a new layer of asphalt can be laid later this week.
Remains of graves being transported (08/05/04)
MARSTON -- Since June, Associated Electric Co. Inc. has slowly but surely been working to transplant the remains from the graves of a New Madrid County family to another cemetery. On Wednesday, the remains were finally removed from the Evans/Fitzgerald family cemetery near Marston to Lily of the Valley Cemetery at Pleasant Point, where other family members are buried...
Teen injured by walking into car (08/05/04)
BRAGG CITY -- A Bragg City resident was moderately injured after being struck by a car Wednesday night in Pemiscot County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 10 p.m. at Route K in Bragg City, an accident occurred as an intoxicated 15-year-old, Tommy W. McCoy of Bragg City, walked into the path of the vehicle driven by Tim R. Taylor, 19, of Bragg City...
Cheer camp (08/05/04)
Alexa Turnbow (front) and Cassidy Jackovic practice a dance routine during the final day of cheer camp. The camp was for children ages 6-14 and was sponsored by the Midwest Gymnastic Arts.
With no Liberartarian votes, sheriff candidate is out (08/05/04)
CHARLESTON - Keith Moore has not only won his party's nomination, but presumably will be Mississippi County's next sheriff as he is unopposed in the November election. After consulting with the secretary of state's office, County Clerk Junior DeLay confirmed Wednesday that the Libertarian candidate for sheriff, A.J. Groves Sr., will not be listed on the November general election ballot...
Lions All-Stars (08/05/04)
Lions Clubs throughout the state sent players to the Lions East-West All-Star Football Game which was held recently in Warrensburg. The East Team defeated the West team by a score of 21-14. Pictured are several players who were sponsored by local area Lions Clubs. ...
14-year-olds win first game in regionals (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 14-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Star team won its first game on Wednesday in the Babe Ruth Midwest Regional Tournament in Chadron, Neb. by defeating the Kansas All-Stars 7-2. Sikeston, which is representing the state of Missouri after winning the state title in Boonville, is competing against teams from Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota...
Johnson signs (08/05/04)
Ashley Johnson, former NMCC graduate, signs a letter of intent to attend Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. Johnson played her high school basketball at both New Madrid County Central and at Sikeston High School. She was a four-year varsity player. Johnson is pictured with her former coach at NMCC, Joby Holland, Shawnee Community College coach Mike Ulen, grandmother Mae Johnson and her daughter Beyonce...
Golf glance (08/05/04)
Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play (7/29) First place Team: Galen Kruger Sr., Gary Rhynerson, James Bain, Jim Cravens (8 under par - 28) Twilight Golf (7/30): Membership or Tee Time information:
Gabe Pointer (08/05/04)
BERNIE - Byron Keith "Gabe" Pointer, 76, died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Sept. 11, 1927, in Bernie, son of the late Gabe A. and Ida Ellen Neal Pointer, he retired as a commercial vehicle inspector for the Missouri State Highway Patrol after 32 years of service. ...
Melissa Robinson (08/05/04)
LILBOURN -- Melissa "Missy" Robinson, 16, died Aug. 4, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Essie Vinson (08/05/04)
DEXTER -- Essie Evans Vinson, 88, died Aug. 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 11, 1916, in Maynard, Ark., daughter of the late Clabe C. and Bessie Elena Fowler Evans, she had lived in Sikeston, Lebanon and East Alton, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1979. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Martha Sachs (08/05/04)
ARLINGTON, Va. - Martha Schuchart Sachs, 90, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and longtime community volunteer throughout the Washington, D.C., area, died July 31, 2004, at her home in Arlington. She was born in a log cabin Dec. 17, 1913, on a farm outside Union, Mo., daughter of the late Rudolph Peter and Wilhelmina Hanneken Schuchart. Raised on a dairy farm outside Morehouse, Mo., in her youth she drove farm teams of mules and horses and milked cows by hand...
Louis Bolden (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Louis Adam Bolden, 79, died at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Henry M. and Frances "Frannie" Rausch Bolden, he was a bookkeeper for Limbaugh Construction. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 368 AF&AM...
Inas Young (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Glen Bond (08/05/04)
ESSEX - Earl Glen Bond, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 18, 1923, in Randles, son of the late Harry and Ethel Tyson Bond, he served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves. ...
Earline Gaddy (08/05/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bailey - Drake (08/05/04)
SIKESTON -- Carrie Michelle Bailey and James "Jimmy" Drake Jr. were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony July 3, 2004, at Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Rick Lasley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don and Marilyn Barnes of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Karen Lawhorn of St. Louis and the late Jimmy Drake Sr...
Coffer - Aters (08/05/04)
CHARLESTON -- Penny Rose-Coffer has announced the engagement of her daughter, Megan Lichelle, to David Andrew Aters, son of Angie Gammons-Aters of East Prairie. A 2002 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is a junior at Murray State University in Murray, Ky...
Gregston - Nichols (08/05/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gregston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Anne, to Dr. Richard Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Nichols of Golden City. A 1995 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a graphic designer in St. Louis...
Looking Back 8/5 (08/05/04)
ST. LOUIS - Ten men from Sikeston were inducted at Jefferson Barracks on July 26. They were: Elmer Lloyd Oliver Jr., Charles Vincent Bollinger Jr., Wilford Howard Collins, Louis Elbert Turley, Tibert Gardner Canoy, Willis Hopper Grimsby, Dewey Odell Ramsey, George Washington Hagy, Elmer Joseph Compass and William Alexander Guess...
Military service is now political issue (08/05/04)
A new book that is sure to be a best seller hit the sales racks today. The book calls into question the "heroic" exploits of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and was written by former members of his military unit in Vietnam. If the book is to be believed, Kerry was an unpopular opportunist who created much of his storied military past. ...
Speakout 8/5 (08/05/04)
I live in an apartment on Kathleen Street and have subscribed to the Daily Standard. So far, I haven't gotten all my papers. I wish whoever is getting them from my porch would keep your hands off of them. You didn't pay for them so you don't deserve to look at it or read it. If I catch you doing this, I will have you prosecuted...