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Stories from Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Local man is jailed (04/13/05)
SIKESTON -- A Haywood City man is in jail, awaiting arraignment on charges of parental kidnapping, domestic assault and other accusations. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, about 3 a.m. Monday officers responded to a burglary and assault at an apartment on West Gladys Street in Sikeston...
Spring cleanup (04/13/05)
P.D. Glaus with Sonny's Solid Waste lifts a washing machine onto a trailer Tuesday afternoon during the city of Sikeston's Spring Cleanup. Friday is the final day of the Spring Cleanup. Several items are now banned from Missouri landfills and must be handled separately by the company. As a result, these items are not included in the free Spring Cleanup pickup program. For more information call 471-2869...
Wind damage (04/13/05)
Bob Crow cuts limbs away from the roof of his Williams Street home Tuesday afternoon. The wind from Monday night's storm tore several limbs and trees down throughout the area.
Blodgett man is first county developer (04/13/05)
BENTON - Joel Evans of Blodgett was selected by Scott County commissioners to be the first county developer. Commissioners announced their decision and introduced Evans to county staff during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Evans, who has a degree in business administration, is presently teaching computer classes for the Kelly school district. Commissioners said Evans will start immediately as county developer on a part-time basis and will go to full time on June 20...
Process to build center begins (04/13/05)
SIKESTON -- One week after Sikeston R-6 voters approved the $4.53 million bond issue to construct a new math and science center, the district's Board of Education has taken the first step in getting the process going. On Tuesday the board awarded the civil engineering/surveying services to Waters and Associates over Lambert Engineering and Survey, which also submitted a bid...
Miner resident given extra time (04/13/05)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen are giving a resident six months to complete a car restoration project. The Board arrived at the decision during their regular meeting Tuesday after first accepting the election results and swearing in Collector Ellen Davis, City Marshal Roger Moore, and Board of Alderman members Marlene Anglin, Ward 1, and Justin Medley, Ward 2...
A step into the outdoors - his first harvest (04/13/05)
ROAD TRIP On Friday, my son Tyler and I, left Springfield, Mo., in Southwest Missouri around 8:30 p.m. and made it to Sikeston in Southeast Missouri and his Grandma's house as a base of operation for the weekend. We were in bed around 1 a.m., which would make for a short nap before the opening day of Missouri's Spring Youth Turkey Season...
Murakami takes first in Super Pro (04/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Mark Murakami of Cape Girardeau edged Royce Thomason of Malden to capture the Super Pro division at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Murakami ran an elapsed time of 6.08 seconds with a dial-in of 6.08 at 110.32 mph with a reaction time of .506...
Sikeston boys win triangular (04/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys track and field team won a triangular meet at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, defeating both Jackson and Oran. Sikeston scored 91 1/2 points while Jackson had 67 points and Oran followed up with 18 1/2 points. On the girls side, Sikeston came in second behind Jackson's 118 points. The Lady Bulldogs had 52 points while Oran had one point...
Roundup: East Prairie blanks Charleston (04/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie shut down Charleston en route to a 10-0 five- inning run-rule win on Tuesday. "We were flat," said Charleston coach Chris Stanfield. "Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for us and everything they did went right."...
JoAnn Taylor Wheeler (04/13/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - JoAnn Wheeler of Jefferson City, formerly of Risco, passed away on April 5, 2005, at Capitol Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born July 2, 1941, in New Madrid County to Fred and Nadine Taylor. Visitation and funeral services were held at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden on April 7 and 8 respectively. ...
Farrie Snow (04/13/05)
NEW MADRID -- Farrie Mae Snow, 79, died April 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 10, 1925, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Charles Godfried and Mary Woods Schuerenberg, she was a member of Kewanee Methodist Church...
Eileen Coleman (04/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Virginia Eileen Coleman, 80, died at 6 p.m. April 11, 2005, at Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 6, 1925, in Scott County, daughter of the late James A. and Ida S. Boyd Coleman, she was of the Baptist belief and a lifelong resident of Sikeston...
Gladys Bernie (04/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys Mae Marks Bernie, 74, died at 4:55 p.m. April 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Claude Housman (04/13/05)
BENTON -- Claude Housman, 66, died at 5:30 a.m. April 13, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births (Published 4/13) (04/13/05)
SIKESTON - T.J. Abernathy and Tracy Abernathy are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born March 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Abigail Grace Abernathy arrived weighing 6 pounds and 1 ounce and was 18 -1/2 inches long. Employed by Jim Green Law Firm, Mrs. Abernathy is the daughter of Shawnee and Roger Stewart and Jim and Margie Irby...
Looking Back 4/13 (04/13/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. William Scarbrough received a Silver Star award Monday from overseas, the award having been given her husband, Staff Sgt. William Scarbrough, for gallantry in action June 1, 1944, in Italy. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Education Foundation will hold its annual breakfast meeting this Saturday to elect directors and officers, it was announced by President David E. Blanton. In its sixth year, the Foundation has made over 90 loans to young people seeking a college education...
Unpaid taxes fail to tax Congressman (04/13/05)
No one is perfect. That much is certain. But in our society - like it or not - we hold our elected officials to a bit higher standard than you and me. I think that's the way it should be. The truth is, I don't want a host of elected officials with more flaws than your next door neighbor. I want someone I can trust, I can respect and who, for the most part, is true to his word...
Speakout 4/13 (04/13/05)
Whoever has stolen my tan purse, please bring it back to me. I have all of my important information in there. You can keep the money, just give me my purse back. You can put it in the mailbox in the middle of the night. Let's get on with our lives. ...