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Stories from Thursday, September 23, 2004

Making the grade: Restaurants in area rate well (09/23/04)
SIKESTON - If you have had difficulty finding your favorite local restaurant's inspection grade, there is a simple explanation: it isn't there. "Missouri doesn't give stickers or anything like that," said Barry Cook, administrator of the Scott County Health Department. "There has not been a letter grade system for many years."...
Pocket bikes are taking off (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- James Morgan of Parma admits he could see all six of his grandchildren, ranging in age from 3 to 10, riding a pocket bike, or mini motorcycle, in his backyard. "It could be a lot of fun for the family to have these," Morgan said. In addition to the family, Morgan said he could envision college-aged people having fun with the mini motorcycles. "If you had two or three of them, you could actually race each other -- it could be fun," Morgan said...
Parents cautioned about motorized bicycles (09/23/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding parents it is illegal to operate motorized bicycles on public streets and highways unless the operator has a driver's license. This applies to the newly popular mini-motorcycles also. ...
Man gets 50 years for killing former resident (09/23/04)
SHERMAN, Texas - Just over a year after the murder of a former Southeast Missouri resident, his family says justice is served. Scott McMenamy, 31, a resident of Denison, Texas, was convicted by a jury and sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of James West, 29. West, born and raised in New Madrid County, Mo., was shot and killed on Aug. 21, 2003, in front of a house in Denison...
Blurton throws no-hitter in Sikeston victory (09/23/04)
TAMMS, Ill. -- The Sikeston softball team improved to 11-4 on the season behind Allison Blurton's second no-hitter of the season, blanking Egyptian 11-0 in five innings. Blurton struck out seven and walked three in getting the win. "Blurton's performance was excellent," said Sikeston coach Tiffany Glastetter. "They couldn't catch up to her fastball. She did great on the mound."...
SHS visits state-ranked Jackson (09/23/04)
JACKSON - Two teams on different paths will meet on Friday night when the Sikeston Bulldogs open up SEMO Conference play at Jackson. Jackson has put together a 3-0 record to start the season and have moved up to No. 3 in the Class 5 state rankings. It's the Indians' first 3-0 start since 2001, when All-American Mario Whitney was a senior...
Local man honored for his birthday (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Milton Neal of Sikeston was guest of honor for a 93rd birthday celebration on Aug. 21 at Ryan's Family Steak House. In addition to his wife, Ruby Neal, guests included Linda Neal Gillean, Marie Neal and Karla West of Morehouse; Andrew Frankum of Dexter; Delbert and Conna Abernathy and Susie Neal Pekios of Cape Girardeau; William Neal of Independence; Betty McAnulty, Carol Gray, Elsie Neal Kirleman of Poplar Bluff; Dorothy Neal McAnulty and Robert McAnulty of St. ...
James Dooley (09/23/04)
LILBOURN -- James David Dooley, 51, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Cordey Dooley of Marston and the late Lillian Branham Dooley, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a self-employed carpenter...
Burt H. Rowe Jr. (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, died at his home in Sikeston on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on April 15, 1937, in St. Louis, to the late Burt Hilliard and Phoebe Carrie Schaper Rowe Sr., he made his home in Sikeston. ...
Ruth Pruitt (09/23/04)
DEXTER -- Ruth B. Pruitt, 91, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 25, 1913, in Dexter, daughter of the late Delmer B. and Eula Bell Thompson, she had lived in Illinois for many years before returning to Dexter where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Mary C. Smith (09/23/04)
DEXTER - Mary Celestia Smith, 98, died Sept. 20, 2004, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 14, 1905, at Ozark County to the late Richard Alvin Owen and Mary Susan North Owen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Bobby Whitehead (09/23/04)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Bobby E. Whitehead, 69, who died Sept. 21, 2004, were: Billy Weathers, Timothy Schmidt, Jody Wesley, Josh Whitehead, Jeff Whitehead Jr., Jeff Whitehead, Joe Piper and Brian Woodward...
Glenn Masters (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Memorial services for Glenn Masters, 72, who died Sept. 20, 2004, in Sikeston will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Bobby Mouser, pastor of Gospel Assembly in Sikeston and the Rev. Leon Goff, associate pastor of Northside Assembly in Cape Girardeau, will officiate...
Charles Curtner (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Charles Curtner, 83, died Sept. 22, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Francis Wilson (09/23/04)
BERNIE -- Francis Edward Wilson, 67, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Leora, son of Eva Martin Wilson of Bloomfield and the late Howard Wilson, he was a truck driver and worked for Martin Farms of Bernie...
Walter B. Woods (09/23/04)
SIKESTON - Walter B. Woods, 73, died Sept. 17, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Calera, Ala., to the late Willie and Velma Johnson Woods, he was a substitute teacher for the Bell City Schools and an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Edward Smith (09/23/04)
KENNETT -- Edward Earl Smith, 71, died Sept. 18, 2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1933, in Kennett, son of the late Weiner and Daisy Jones Smith, he was of the Baptist belief and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Kennett...
Bruce White (09/23/04)
TALLAPOOSA -- The Rev. Bruce Laughvonn White, 72, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of the late James Othel and Annie L. Cassell White, he retired as a road foreman for the highway department. He was a member and pastor of Oneness Pentecostal Church in Tallapoosa...
Ed Ring (09/23/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Edgar "Ed" Ring, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2004, at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Pansy Ayers (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Pansy Ayers, 85, died Sept. 22, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
McBride - Blattel (09/23/04)
ORAN -- Amy Renee McBride and Andrew James Blattel were married in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony June 12, 2004, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church before the Rev. John Harth and the Rev. David Coon. Mass servers were Nikki and John Chambers of Chaffee, cousins of the bridegroom. ...
Sutton - O'Guin (09/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- The engagement of Layla Renee Sutton to Thomas Brian O'Guin, has been announced by her mother, Terri Terrell-Hays of Sikeston and children of the couple, Breyanna Sutton, Scotty Sutton and Tori O'Guin and Seth O'Guin, all of East Prairie...
Mitchell - Warmke (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mont Mitchell Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Lucille, to Christopher Michael Warmke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Warmke of Creve Coeur. A 1999 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride expects to earn a bachelor's degree in art education from Southeast Missouri State University in December. ...
Spraggs will mark golden anniversary (09/23/04)
MATTHEWS -- Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Spraggs of Matthews will be guests of honor for an open house celebration from 3 to 4:30 pm.. Oct. 2 at the Matthews Community building. The event will be hosted by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Looking Back 9/23 (09/23/04)
SIKESTON - In the election of class officers at the high school Tuesday, John Ensor was elected president of the senior class; Parker Rowe, vice president; and Elaine McNeely, secretary treasurer. David Rowe was elected president of the junior class...
Money plays role in our satisfaction (09/23/04)
The Associated Press for some unknown reason decided to poll Americans to determine if money did indeed make them happy. And though the results don't promise happiness with financial security, they do point the way to satisfaction. If you make over $75,000 annually you're much more likely - over twice as much - to be very satisfied with your life than if you make under $25,000 annually. But the AP poll is quick to point out that money alone is not the sole factor in the satisfaction survey...
Your view: PAT explained (09/23/04)
As a parent educator and program coordinator of the Parents As Teachers Program at New Madrid R-1, I am writing in response to your editorial concerning Parents As Teachers. The mission statement of PAT is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. The main focus of the program is on educating parents about child development...
Speakout 9/23 (09/23/04)
I don't think the boy who got killed over there would appreciate his brother getting on TV and saying Bush sent him over there. He went on his own. I'm sure he volunteered for the National Guard. It's not like the boys who were in World War II. They didn't have a choice. They were drafted and sent to those foreign countries to fight and that was under Roosevelt and Truman. So I don't know why they're hollering about a Republican doing it...