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Stories from Thursday, September 2, 2004

Going hog wild for the Benton Neighbor Days (09/02/04)
BENTON -- Kevin Bollinger slowly released the latch on the gate of his barn at his farm in rural Benton Wednesday morning. And one by one his 35 pigs filed out of the chute and ran freely into the open corral. Although the pigs were enjoying the sunny day, it doesn't compare to the excitement they'll face Saturday night during the Benton Neighbor Days' annual greased pig chase...
Opening day (09/02/04)
Jerry Keen fires at a dove Wednesday afternoon on his land north of Sikeston. Dove hunters throughout Southeast Missouri were out in full force during Wednesday's opening day of the dove season.
One in custody for robbing elderly man (09/02/04)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston man was arrested in connection with a robbery that took place Aug. 1. Kenneth Clay, 20, was arrested Friday by officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety for two active warrants for first degree burglary and second degree robbery. Bond was set at $150,000...
36th Annual Neighbor Days (09/02/04)
BENTON -- The 36th Annual Neighbor Day Festival is scheduled for Sept. 3-4 at the Benton ballpark. One of the largest local festivals in Southeast Missouri, the Benton Neighbor Days revolves around the them of "Hi, neighbor." A mystery neighbor walks the grounds and when he or she hears that greeting rewards the identifier with a small cash prize...
Flu vaccine should reach area on time (09/02/04)
SIKESTON - Shipping delays for this year's influenza vaccine should have little, if any, impact locally. Delivery delays were announced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention after a major producer of the vaccine advised it was holding 50 million doses due to some batches being contaminated at its factory...
Dexter netters blank Lady Bulldogs, 9-0 (09/02/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston tennis team fell to 1-1 on the season with a 9-0 shutout loss to Dexter on Wednesday at Sikeston High School. None of the matches were close with the exception of two. The number one singles match between Sikeston freshman Jenni DeWitt and Dexter's Molly Jarrell...
Golf Glance: Sikeston Country Club (09/02/04)
RESULTS: Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play (8/26) First place Team: Kevin Collins, Jamie Ralph, Barry Cook, Dave Shewmake, 7 under par, -29 Twilight Golf (8/27): C Flight: Membership or Tee Time information:...
SHS ready for high-octane Tigers (09/02/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs football team has certainly not taken it easy the last several years in their season openers. For six years Sikeston opened with perennial power Jackson, only going 2-4 against the Indians during that stretch. The Bulldogs finally got the Indians off that opening game date. The replacement?...
Lady Bulldog softball remains red hot with shutout of Farmington (09/02/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs softball team picked up a huge non-conference win on Wednesday by defeating Farmington 1-0 in a makeup game. Sikeston scored the only run they would need in the third inning when Paige Silverthorn singled and scored on an Allison Blurton single...
Arthur Davis (09/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Melba Thurston (09/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Melba Thurston, 85, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 2, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is from 11 a.m. Sunday until service time at 2 p.m...
Raymond Matheney (09/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond H. Matheney, 84, died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Louise Gardner (09/02/04)
DEXTER - Louise Gardner, 83, formerly of Hannibal and St. Louis, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Hannibal, daughter of the late Robert William and Lillie May Williams Gardner, she was a dietitian for St. John's Hospital in St. Louis for 10 years and Dexter Memorial Hospital for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Faith Fellowship in Dexter...
Carol Miller (09/02/04)
BERTRAND - Carol J. Miller, 61, died Sept. 1, 2004, at her home. Born July 7, 1943, at Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of Charlotte McConnell Haggerty of Conkin, Mich., and the late Fred Hanna, she lived in Bertrand for the past 10 years. She was a member of the National Fraternal Order of the Eagles...
Harold Cogdill (09/02/04)
MONTICELLO, Ill. - Harold Cogdill, 72, died at 4:10 a.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana. Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late James and Hazel Cogdill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Dale and Christie Cogdill of Monticello, Terry Cogdill of Las Vegas, Nev., and Greg Cogdill of Champaign; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tenna and Phil Knox of Monticello and Jaime and Brandon Upton of Bement; two brothers, Bill Cogdill of East Prairie, Mo., and George Cogdill of Charleston, Mo.; and 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Wanda Street (09/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda Street, 91, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Births (Published 9/2) (09/02/04)
SIKESTON - Terra Ann Taylor and Steven Michael Gaskins are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:25 a.m. July 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Christopher Michael Gaskins weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Hunter - Collins (09/02/04)
NEW HAMBURG -- Laura Frances Hunter and Ryan Wayne Collins were married in a 5:30 pm. ceremony June 4, 2004, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Monsignor Stephen A. Schneider performed the double ring ceremony. Scripture readers were Sam W. Hunter of Alexandria, Va., Seth M. Hunter of Jackson, Miss., and William C. Hunter of Sikeston, all brothers of the bride...
Seaman - Rasnic (09/02/04)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Allison Leigh Seaman and Jeremy Lee Rasnic were married in a 2 pm. ceremony June 5, 2004, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, Tenn. Lee Tankersley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Peggi Seaman of Mount Juliet and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Owings of Westminster, Md., and Erma Seaman of Malone, N.Y...
Looking Back 9/2 (09/02/04)
NEW MADRID - Charles C. Bock Jr., aviation radioman second class in the Navy and son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bock of New Madrid, was recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action against the Japanese fleet. SIKESTON - Communitywide appeal for President Lyndon B. Johnson to stop over in Sikeston on one of his western jaunts was set in motion yesterday by the President's Council. The council, formed in 1962, was recently reactivated at a meeting at the Mid-Towner...
Did this drug dealer deserve plea offer? (09/02/04)
I find the case of drug dealer Luther Henderson beyond my imagination. The Kansas City criminal actually shocked the court this week when he rejected a plea bargain that would have spared him a life sentence. What amazes me however is that Henderson was offered the bargain in the first place...
Your view: Don't rationalize drugs (09/02/04)
This pertains to the individual who is justifying and rationalizing his drug addiction. Drugs is a serious problem for our country. All drugs are addictive and destroy lives. I am currently in prison because of drugs and have spent 17 of my 32 years of life in prison because of drugs. ...
Your view: Voting Republican (09/02/04)
If anyone had doubts about the agenda of the Democrats, the Sunday evening news on NBC should have dispelled them. From the pulpit of a church in New York, "Slick Willie" and his "not stand by my man" wife, Hillary, were allowed to demean the President of this country while touting the virtues of their candidate, John Kerry who, by the way, is planning to address the nation during the Republican Convention, showing his true colors and lack of respect for anyone. ...
Speakout 9/2 (09/02/04)
I would like to SpeakOut about the city's No Tolerance for derelict vehicles in the city. I noticed that it started on the west end and it's still on the west end. I've been on the east end of town and have seen cars that were there when the No Tolerance started. ...