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Stories from Tuesday, November 2, 2004

New judge will hear NMCC teacher case (11/02/04)
NEW MADRID - A new judge will be appointed to hear the preliminary evidence against a middle school teacher accused of rape, sodomy and distribution of a controlled substance. In a hearing Monday, the attorney for Susan Sharp, who is charged with two counts of second degree statutory sodomy, distribution of a controlled substance to a minor and second degree statutory rape, requested a change of judge. ...
Council rejects demolition bids (11/02/04)
SIKESTON - The old First Baptist Church on South Kingshighway won't be coming down quite yet. Sikeston City Council members rejected bids for the demolition of the church and three residential structures for the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority during their regular meeting Monday...
Park improvements approved (11/02/04)
SIKESTON - Several improvements to city parks were approved during Monday's regular City Council meeting. The city originally had sought bids on just three fields, according to Jiggs Moore, parks department director, but the bids came in "significantly under budget" enabling the city to do four fields for $114,463...
First-time voters head to the polls (11/02/04)
SIKESTON -- For most people who exercise their rights to vote, the process of casting a ballot is pretty much routine. But for several young voters in the area, today will be the first time they'll step into the voting booth. High school senior Wayne Guthrie said he's excited about voting in today's election and thinks it's important to exercise his right to vote because everyone counts in this country...
Election under way (11/02/04)
Lee Hunter Elementary School students cast their votes during the school's mock election on Monday. Students in first through fourth grades re-elected George W. Bush for a second term with 63 percent of the vote. The election was sponsored by the fourth grade teachers and students from Morehouse Elementary. ...
Morning blaze (11/02/04)
The Sikeston Department of Public Safety responded to a tractor trailer fire Monday at Delta Growers Association at Highway 60 and Route FF in Sikeston. Upon arrival at the scene the trailer was fully engulfed in flames. The Morehouse Fire Department also responded to the scene...
Hoops season under way (11/02/04)
Sikeston basketball coach Gregg Holifield explains a drill to his team during Monday's tryouts at the Field House. Also pictured is varsity player Josh Alvarado. Monday was the first day for winter sports teams to begin practice.
Resident honored for 90th birthday (11/02/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Gaynell Lineberry celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends Sept. 18 at the Red Building in the Portageville City Park. Darrel Ray of Bloomfield surprised Mrs. Lineberry as Elvis Presley by singing and dancing to "Happy Birthday."...
Ruby Gibbs (11/02/04)
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Ruby Harris Gibbs, 93, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at the Life Lufentes Care Center in Prescott. Born March 6, 1911, in Randolph County, Ark., daughter of the late Jonah Right and Clemanthe Jane Howard Galemore, she lived in Anderson, Ind., for 20 years before moving to Morley where she was a member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Andrew Tyler (11/02/04)
JACKSON - Andrew T. Tyler, 12, died Oct. 27, 2004. Born Jan. 21, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Ed and Rebecca Breeden Tyler. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one sister, Hannah Tyler of Jackson; paternal grandparents Jim and Seiko Tyler of Jackson; and his maternal grandparents, Charles and Blanch Breeden of Sikeston...
James Routsaw (11/02/04)
DUDLEY - James Edwin Routsaw, 82, formerly of Michigan, died Nov. 1, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Grand Rapids, Mich., son of the late James and Arminta Fletcher Routsaw, he lived in Dudley since 1991 and was of the Catholic belief. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Pat Coulson of Saranac, Mich.; and special friends, Oliver and Jackie Hagy of Dudley, with whom he made his home...
Kenny Winchester (11/02/04)
ATLANTA - Kenneth "Kenny" Winchester, 36, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 9, 1968, in Sikeston, son of Mary Pulliam of Sikeston, he was a hair dresser for Gray Clippers in Atlanta and was of the Baptist belief...
John Copeland (11/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD - John S. Copeland, 92, died Nov. 1, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born June 27, 1912, at Westville, Okla., son of the late Jesse J. and Lana Peden Copeland, he was a self-employed lumberjack and was of the Baptist belief...
Roscoe Duncan (11/02/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Roscoe M. Duncan, 85, who died Oct. 29, 2004, were: Reed Jones, Jim Burge, Wayne Tumbleson, Kevin Britton, Darrell Penberthy and Steve Watkins.
Glenda Livingston (11/02/04)
POCAHONTAS, Ark. - Glenda Ann Livingston, 50, died Oct. 31, 2004, at the Harris Hospital in Newport. Born April 11, 1954, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Don and Geneva Dildine Manetz of Piedmont, Mo. Her husband, David Michael Livingston, survives...
Rita Senciboy (11/02/04)
ORAN - Rita Lee Senciboy, 55, died at 5:24 p.m. Oct. 31, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 7, 1949, in Omaha, Neb., daughter of Bonnie Marie Ropkin Stacy of Oran and the late Jimmy D. Stacy, she was a certified nurse aide and was employed by the Walker Association in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at Nov. 2 (11/02/04)
SIKESTON - A capacity crowd that overflowed onto the sidelines saw two great football teams battle to a 13-13 tie at the local field Friday when the Poplar Bluff Mules, previously unbeaten and untied, played the Sikeston High School Bulldogs in a game that was featured by the line and backfield play of the Bulldogs and the backfield and end play of the Mules...
Federal academic goals unrealistic (11/02/04)
When the dust settles from today's national elections, someone in the not-too-distant future will have to address the No Child Left Behind Act. This federal academic goal looks great on paper but in reality, it is doomed to failure. And there are a number of reasons the plan won't work...
SpeakOut 11/2 (11/02/04)
Who was president when the law was passed to send all our business overseas? I was so happy to see the success stories in the Oct. 24 paper. It was really a relief. To S.N. Marshall regarding your letter about the pro-life issue, I was pleased to see at least one person claiming to be pro-life who is willing to call any Republican on that issue. ...