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Stories from Thursday, April 14, 2005

Golf tourney is chance to support worthy cause (04/14/05)
SIKESTON - The Paul Boyd Children's Charity Golf Tournament is an opportunity to support a worthy cause while enjoying a day on the links. The four-person scramble tournament, scheduled for May 6 at the Bootheel Golf Club, is being held to raise funds to support the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence which provides services to children who have been victims, according to Boyd who is Scott County's prosecuting attorney...
Legal or illegal? (04/14/05)
Although Chapter 572 of the Missouri Revised Statues (RSMo) prohibits all unlicensed gambling activities in the state, the Missouri Constitution pursuant to Article III, Section 39 (9), does allow individuals to play unlicensed games of chance or skill provided; however, that certain restrictions are imposed on any such game, restrictions that must be applied are:...
State raises ante on poker game (04/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Hoping to give back to the American Cancer Society, cancer survivor David Howard recently looked to the resurgence of poker for help. "Every year I participate in the Relay For Life, but this year I wanted to do something more," said Howard of Sikeston. "As big as poker is I thought I would try a poker tournament."...
Walgreens is coming (04/14/05)
Mike Dunn sets form for the side entrance of Walgreens Wednesday afternoon. Work is continuing on the new Sikeston business which will open later this year.
Sikeston eighth grade track wins Malden Invitational (04/14/05)
MALDEN - The Sikeston eighth grade boys track and field team captured first place in the nine-team Malden Invitational on Wednesday while the Sikeston girls team placed second in the meet. On the boys side, Dominic Fondon was the top point-getter for the Bulldogs as he finished first in the 200 meter dash, second in the 100 meter dash and second in the long jump...
Garrett wins first BassBuster tourney of season (04/14/05)
PARIS LANDING, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their first tournament of the year on April 3rd out of Paris Landing Marina on Kentucky Lake. Ty Garrett won the tournament with two fish weighing 4 lbs. 4 oz. Leven Cox was second with two fish weighing 3 lbs. 15 oz. Charlie Wade took third place and big bass honors with a 3 lb. 6 oz. fish and also won the "Lucky Drawing"...
Gladys Burney (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Gladys Mae Marks Burney, 74, died at 4:55 p.m. April 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 28, 1931, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Clarence Arthur Marks and Cleeoria Flatt Marks Motley, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and worked at the Hogan's Farm Center in the Dorena community for years. She attended the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Eileen Coleman (04/14/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Virginia Eileen Coleman, 80, who died April 11, 2005, will be: Jim "Bucky" Mays, Terry Curry, Kevin Jordan, Ronald Stroud Jr., Tony Coleman and Michael Coleman...
Gloria Cronan (04/14/05)
MALDEN - Gloria Bernice Cronan, 70, died April 11, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 13, 1935, at Holcomb to the late Edward Eli and Mattie Marie Durbin Eagan, she was affiliated with the St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden...
Bobby Welch (04/14/05)
DEXTER - Bobby Welch, 72, died April 13, 2005, in the emergency room at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 26, 1932, at Gray Ridge, to the late Manuel and Daisy Rusche Welch, he was a retired truck driver for PTI and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War...
Lola Campbell (04/14/05)
BERNIE -- Lola Mae Campbell, 84, died April 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 6, 1920, in Colt, Ark., daughter of the late Dee and Susie Williams Clayton, she was a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church in Bernie...
Nora Myers (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nora Edith "Jim" Myers, 87, died at 9:25 a.m. April 13, 2005, at the Monticello House Nursing Center in Jackson. Born May 23, 1917, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles S. and Della Pierce Kirkindall, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Christian Church. She worked for several years at the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis, at Prairie Manufacturing, and at the Martin School as a teacher's aide...
Billy Anderson (04/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Billy Dale Anderson, 82, died at 11 p.m. April 11, 2005, at Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer, Ind. Born Nov. 24, 1922, in Caruthersville, son of the late Goah Winfield and Della Rae Speights Anderson, he had lived in Gary, Ind., Sikeston and Dexter before moving to East Prairie in 1983. While living in Indiana he worked in CTV Steel Mill loading trucks and boxcars. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses in East Prairie...
John Bryant (04/14/05)
SIKESTON -- John Lester Bryant, 62, died April 12, 2005, in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, due to injuries sustained in an accident while on a business trip with Tetra Pak Materials Co. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston...
Helen Crow (04/14/05)
DEXTER -- Helen Crow, 80, died April 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Friday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Rainey- Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield...
Claude Housman Jr. (04/14/05)
BENTON - Claude Housman Jr., 66, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 5: 30 a.m. April 13, 2005, at his home. Born July 26, 1938, in Deventer, son of the late Claude Walter and Marie Hutson Housman, he had lived in Scott and Mississippi counties most of his life and was employed as a truck driver with Pullen Trucking Co. until his retirement in 1997. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Looking Back 4/14 (04/14/05)
SIKESTON - Grover Baker, Sikeston landowner and cotton gin operator, was named as a member of the Board of Public Works at a special meeting of the Sikeston City Council held Monday night. SIKESTON - Vance-Whitworth Inc., manufacture of electronic data recording equipment and developer of business system programs, has opened a regional office at 127 N. Kingshighway...
Should we take a shot at cat hunts? (04/14/05)
Alas, they won't be shooting cats in Wisconsin. That's the way it looks now that top state officials have all but nixed a plan to open hunting season on wild cats in that state despite a vote in favor of the plan by state residents. Officials say as many as two million wild cats roam Wisconsin. ...
Speakout 4/14 (04/14/05)
I'm calling about the recent high school cheerleader tryouts at Sikeston High School. I'm not directly involved with Sikeston cheerleaders. My children are much younger than that. I have a concern that we are allowing Sikeston High school sophomores, juniors and senior girls who are Red Peppers to vote on which girl they think should be on the cheerleading squad. ...