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Stories from Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Fire Prevention Week (10/05/04)
The City of Miner is celebrating Fire Prevention Week by conducting public tours of the fire station, visiting preschools and day care centers in the area and passing out smoke detectors - "as many as needed for the citizens of Miner," said the city's Fire Chief Benny Thurston, pictured right. Also pictured is Miner fireman Wayne Harris...
Water, sewer rate hike may be needed (10/05/04)
SIKESTON - Electricity prices for Sikeston residents and businesses should remain stable, but water and sewer prices will need a rate hike. Ed Throop, executive director of the Board of Municipal Utilities provided City Council members with a "report on its financial condition" as well as a "thumbnail sketch" of recent BMU activities during the regular City Council meeting Monday...
City updates its software for computers (10/05/04)
SIKESTON - After struggling with incompatible softwares for many years, Sikeston city government is hoping to streamline city business with an integrated software project. Council members authorized staff to enter into a contract with Tyler Technologies for MUNIS Integrated Software during their regular meeting Monday...
Rocket launch (10/05/04)
Delilah Tayloe, Sikeston Depot curator, launches a model rocket as students from the New Madrid County Central Middle School look on Monday. The rocket launching was part of the Mars Rover Space Exploration Exhibit that is currently on display.
As registration deadline nears, hints of voter boom coming true (10/05/04)
BENTON - Wednesday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 presidential election and new voters in Southeast Missouri are keeping local clerks busy. Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said there are a number of first time voters getting in their applications to her office while others are inquiring to be sure their names are on the voter rolls . "There is a lot of action going on," added Milam...
SHS volleyball falls to Caruthersville in straight sets (10/05/04)
SIKESTON -- The Lady Bulldog volleyball team suffered a straight-set loss, 17-25 and 19-25, to Caruthersville on Monday at the Field House. "Tonight we were very sluggish out of the gate and never seemed to get into sync," said Sikeston coach Steve Beydler. "We began to make a little bit more of a match toward the middle of the second game, but, ultimately, it was too little, too late."...
Sikeston, Kelly fare well in Notre Dame Invitational meet (10/05/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Freshman Matt Rushing, in his first varsity race barely missed medaling, (top 20) by finishing 24th in Saturday's Notre Dame Cross County Invitational. Rushing made over a one minute improvement in his personal best time over the 3.1 mile course running 18.31...
Sikeston JV defeats Poplar Bluff (10/05/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston junior varsity football team evened its record at 2-2-1 with a 28-15 victory against Poplar Bluff on Monday at SPS Stadium. Sikeston trailed 15-0 in the third quarter but rattled off 28 unanswered points to pull out the dramatic victory...
Joe Justice (10/05/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Joe Justice, 65, died Oct. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1938, in Fulton, Miss., he was the son of the late Noel and Zellie Mae Camp Justice. On June 7, 2001, he married Nadine Hampton who survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Winchester of Franklin, Tenn., and Joey Justice of Phoenix; two daughters, Doris Ann Stedronsky of Thompsonville, Mich., and Becky Garcia of Tinley Park, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Linda Johnson of Sikeston and Brooke Winchester of Portageville; one brother, Johnny Justice of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Debbie Miller and Mary Nell of Bentonville, Ark., and Ellen Woolbright of Campbell; and six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and several great-grandchildren.. ...
Lucille Cook (10/05/04)
JACKSON - Lucille Cook, 82, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1921, in Whitewater, daughter of the late Lee and Ida Barks Huffman, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson where she was active with the adult Sunday school. ...
Rudella Roslen (10/05/04)
SIKESTON - Rudella Katherine Roslen, 63, died Oct. 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 3, 1941, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Jack and Lorene Griffie Grimes, she had lived in the Morehouse and Sikeston communities all her life and was a member of the Scott County Historical Society...
Preston McKinley (10/05/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Preston Lee McKinley, 48, formerly of Bertrand, died at 4:05 a.m. Oct. 4, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 13, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Joyce Ezzell McKinley of Bertrand and the late Horace Lee McKinley, he lived in Bertrand most of his life. He was employed in construction and was of the Methodist belief...
Marshall Bonifield (10/05/04)
CHARLESTON - Marshall W. Bonifield, 80, died Oct. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 27, 1923, in Charleston, son of the late Wroe W. and Ferrel Irene Howard Bonifield, he lived in the Commerce area for many years, where he was engaged in farming and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He returned to Charleston in 1996...
Stallings - Silverthorn (10/05/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. - Bethany Michelle Stallings and Mark Alan Silverthorn II were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 26, 2004, at the Forest Home Church of the Nazarene before the Rev. Ken Stallings. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Deb Stallings of Jonesboro and parents of the bridegroom are Mark and Melisa Silverthorn of Sikeston, Mo...
Wheeler - Loper (10/05/04)
ORAN - Michael and Linda Wheeler have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Irmina, to William D. Loper Jr., son of Brenda Rhodes of Oran. The future bride graduated in 2000 from Oran High School and is the human resource manager for Wheeler Steel Works Inc. at Morley...
Jones - McKee (10/05/04)
ORAN -- John and Faye Jones have announced the engagement of their daughter, Teresa Elizabeth, to Ryan Franklin McKee, son of Toledo and Betty McKee of Painton. A 1998 graduate of Oran High School, the future bride received a Bachelor of Science in agronomy in 2002 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. She is an agriculture lime and fertilizer inspector for the state of Missouri...
Loss of monument is a loss for society (10/05/04)
The exhausting battle over a Ten Commandments monument in Alabama came to a quiet end Monday when the United States Supreme Court rejected a final appeal on the monument's removal from a government building. Thus ends this chapter in the ongoing battle over the separation of church and state. But it probably won't be the final chapter...
Speakout 10/5 (10/05/04)
In regards to the Sept. 24 SpeakOut, that was a super write-up (the first one) but I'm sure the caller did not mean "Where was Clinton when the Kerrys were learning to fly." I'm sure the caller meant, "Where was Clinton when the terrorists were learning to fly our airplanes?" But something that should be brought out, as far as record, would be if Kerry would put on "60 Minutes" or something his legal documents that gave him all his awards in Vietnam. ...