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Stories from Thursday, November 11, 2004

Prison employee charged with child molestation (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON -- A preliminary hearing was set Wednesday for a Southeast Correctional Center employee who is charged with three counts of child molestation. Roger Dale Rutledge, 53, of Charleston waived his formal arraignment Wednesday, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Dec. 1 before Judge Terry Lynn Brown in the 33rd Judicial Circuit Court. Bond reduction was also denied...
Rotary focuses on city signs (11/11/04)
SIKESTON -- Seeking to assist the city of Sikeston in its quest to beautify the community, the Sikeston Rotary Club has decided to take a different direction with the proceeds received from its upcoming annual auction set for next week. This year the Rotary has decided to direct some of its funds to constructing "Welcome to Sikeston" signs at entrances to Sikeston...
Bertrand man will stand trial (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON -- A Bertrand man facing murder charges entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday in Circuit Court and the case will now head to trial. Fred Drury Sr., 54, of Bertrand, appeared before Judge David Dolan Tuesday and entered his plea of not guilty on charges of first degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon...
Sikeston student hit by car (11/11/04)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston Middle School student was taken by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center for observation after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup truck this morning. The accident happened at about 7:35 a.m. at 510 Lindenwood in front of the Middle School...
It's Rotary Auction time (11/11/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Rotary's annual fall auction will be aired from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18 on Sikeston cable channel 12. For the second year, the auction is being held the week prior to Thanksgiving -- something that worked well last year, said auction chairman Bill Odom...
County will apply for recycling trailers (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County will apply for three recycling trailers from the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District to place around the county. Commissioner Martin Lucas said during the regular County Commission meeting held Wednesday instead of Thursday due to Veterans Day that it is time to apply for grants through the Bootheel Solid Waste Management District...
Honoring veterans (11/11/04)
Johnny Kestner reaches for a flag as Billy Thornton places a flag on a post along Kingshighway Wednesday. The flags were being placed throughout Sikeston in honor of Veterans Day today.
Farmer signs with Arkansas State (11/11/04)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Ashton Farmer of Charleston, Mo., answered the phone feeling a little under the weather with a case of mononucleosis. Arkansas State is hoping the 6-foot-5 swingman can be a healthy shot in the arm for the Indians next year. Farmer, a basketball and football standout at Charleston High signed Wednesday to play basketball at ASU, along with Buffalo Island Central standout guard Brandon Ballard, giving the Indians two signees on the first day of the early signing period...
Top-ranked Tigers foll past Bluejays (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON - For a quarter and a half, the Charleston Bluejays played the Caruthersville Tigers dead-even in Wednesday night's Class 2 Sectional game at Marshall Stadium. But the Tigers showed why they are the top-ranked team in Class 2 as they posted 41 points in a 17-minute span during the second and third quarters to cruise past the Bluejays, 49-7...
Kenneth Petigo (11/11/04)
ESSEX - Kenneth Petigo, 69, formerly of Sikeston and Matthews, died Nov. 9, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 13, 1935, in Fulton, Miss., son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sallie Mae Roberts Petigo, he had also lived in Mississippi, Wisconsin and Illinois and moved to Essex in 1988. He was a member of the Essex Apostolic Church...
'Red' Snider (11/11/04)
CHAFFEE - Oliver Amos "Red" Snider Jr., 59, died at 10:55 p.m. Nov. 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 12, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Oliver Amos and Connie Marie Fox Snider Sr., he owned and operated Snider Trucking Incorporated in Chaffee and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Carl Ragsdel (11/11/04)
LAKE PLACID, Fla. - Carl Ragsdel Jr., 80, died Nov. 6, 2004, at the Tampa General Hospital. Born Sept. 7, 1924, at White Oak, Mo., son of the late Carl and Ella Davis Ragsdel Sr., he was of the Baptist belief and member of Cornerstone Masonic Lodge 659 in LaHabra. He served with the Merchant Marines and U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II...
Mary Carr (11/11/04)
CHARLESTON - Mary Henrietta "Skeeter" Carr, 78, died at 2:51 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 9, 1926, in Anniston, daughter of the late Delbert "Dell" and Irene Glass Hatton, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County where she was a private duty nurse for many years before retiring...
Exia Dolan (11/11/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Exia Neoma Dolan, 89, died at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born Jan. 28, 1915, in Loretto, Tenn., daughter of the late James David and Emma Alice Pugh Taylor Sr., she retired as a housekeeper for St. Francis Medical Center. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Johnny Gray (11/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Johnny Gray, 60, died Nov. 11, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
S.T. Kershaw (11/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - S.T. Kershaw died Nov. 11, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Births (Published 11/11) (11/11/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Kayti Sizemore and Caleb Hinton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 6:10 p.m. Oct. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Mason Andrew Dalton Hinton weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Glinda and Dennis Quick...
Looking Back 11/11 (11/11/04)
DEXTER - A son was born to First Sgt. and Mrs. Harold Lee Daniel in Dexter on Saturday at the General Hospital. This is their first child. Sgt. Daniel is stationed in Ireland with the MPs and is a brother of Mrs. John Skelton of this city. SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty, superintendent of schools, who is also a colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves, will be flown to Memphis tomorrow to speak at a gathering of 2,500 Marines at the Memphis Naval Air Base. ...
Veterans should be honored every day (11/11/04)
Today is a day for every citizen to remember and honor the sacrifice of our nation's veterans. It is important to celebrate the service of all of our veterans - those who fought during time of war and those who fought to maintain the peace. And to all of our veterans, no matter where or when they served, regardless of branch of military they served in, thank you for your sacrifice...
Speakout 11/11 (11/11/04)
In President Bush's re-election on Nov. 2 in both the elector and popular votes, our nation can, if it will, by God's grace, begin to heal itself by acknowledging President Bush with honor and respect and letting go of the Kennedy and Clinton era. By the election of President Bush, our Vietnam veterans have also found, finally, their place of honor, which they so deserve...