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Stories from Sunday, April 17, 2005

A lot of bull: Professional Bull Riding Tour making stop here (04/17/05)
Leonna Heuring Standard Democrat SIKESTON -- Rodeo fans who can't wait until August will have a chance to whet their appetites a little early. For the first time, the Professional Bull Riders will compete in Sikeston during the Health Facilities Rehab Sikeston Jaycee PBR Tour on June 3 and 4 at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds...
Murderer recaptured (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - An international search for a Sikeston murder suspect has come to an end. The apprehension of Richard Yang, wanted in connection with the July 4, 1998, knifing death of his wife, Louise Yang, was announced early Saturday by Richard J. Corvington, special agent in charge with the St. Louis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden...
30 years in jail ordered for fatal shooting (04/17/05)
CHARLESTON - A man found guilty of second degree murder in connection with a Sikeston man's shooting death will spend the next 30 years in prison. Justin Robinson was sentenced to 30 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections Friday by Circuit Judge David Dolan Friday. ...
Keep it quiet, residents reminded (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - With windows opening up for the warmer temperatures, Department of Public Safety officials advised residents and visitors to remember that Sikeston has a noise ordinance and it will be enforced. "It's just a summertime reminder to keep the music down," said Drew Juden, DPS director...
Oran, Chaffee post diamond wins (04/17/05)
ORAN -- Oran stretched its win streak to four with a 12-3 win over Saxony Lutheran on Friday. Continuing to display offensive punch, the Eagles banged 11 hits. Sophomore DH Chris Asmus supplied the power with a homer, double and five RBIs to cap a 3-for-3 day. Freshman Kody Campbell went 2-for-3 with one RBI...
T.G.I. Priday: Former Bulldog standout hitting it big at Mizzou (04/17/05)
COLUMBIA -- Last season, the Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team had one of the top offensive duos in the entire state with Blake DeWitt and Jacob Priday. DeWitt was drafted in the first round by the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to an MVP season with the Rookie League Ogden Raptors last summer...
East Prairie students take on parenting role - with kittens (04/17/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Forget using mechanical baby dolls as method of teaching about parenthood. At East Prairie Junior High School, students recently received their dose of parental education when they took in stray kittens. It all began when a stray mother cat gave birth to five kittens and then had severe complications, said teacher Felicia Sanders. ...
What's old is new again (04/17/05)
KELSO - Ray Ressel stood in the kitchen booking his next shipment of beef which he would hand-cut into steaks for customers. He paused long enough to offer advice to his son preparing dough for the pizzas to be served later that evening. When the phone rang, he assured the caller a table would be ready at 7 p.m. at Kelso's newest, yet oldest of restaurants, Ray's Pizza...
In appreciation (04/17/05)
Pansy Glenn, executive director of the Sikeston - Miner Convention and Visitors Bureau, presents an appreciation plaque to Cheryl Krebs, left. Krebs, who is retiring from the CVB board, was honored for her dedication and leadership during her tenure...
Business briefcase 4/17 (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - Dr. Matt Holstein, chiropractor, will conduct a grand opening April 20 at his office, 274 N. Ranney St. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Kenny Rogers Children's Center. Holstein said he has a unique approach to billing to guarantee his services are affordable to everyone. He encourages patients to call him at 471-1396 to set their own rates...
John Bryant (04/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for Monday for John Lester Bryant, 62, who died April 12, 2005, will be: Mark Thorne, Rodney Masters, Dusty Hale, Jim Walborg, Larry Murray, Larry Williams, Bill Merrick, Scott Bryant and Mark Savage. Honorary pallbearers will be: Greg Powell, Howard Cook, Robert Quintanar, Don Savage, Tim Griffin, Russell Bridgewater, David Thorne, Larry Brandell, David Cole and Wayne Cole...
Harry Maldonado (04/17/05)
BATESVILLE, Miss. - Harry Maldonado, 46, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 14, 2005, at his home. Born March 25, 1959, near Parma, Mo., son of Crescencia Ortiz Maldonado of Dexter and the late Manfredo Maldonado, he was a heavy equipment operator for W.W. Contractors at Sardis and was of the Catholic belief...
W.T. Woods (04/17/05)
BERTRAND - William Theodore "W.T./Dub" Woods Jr., 83, died April 15, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 12, 1921, in Essex, son of the late William Theodore and Florence Jane Pitts Woods Sr., he was a member of Bement Baptist Church, a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army as a military policeman in Iran and Iraq, and a self-employed farmer and cattleman for over 40 years...
Arvel Gough (04/17/05)
MALDEN - Arvel Newton Gough, 88, died April 15, 2005, at the Malden Nursing Center. Born June 2, 1916, at Dexter, son of the late William A. and Addie Gillis Gough, he was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. He farmed before working at the Bernie Public Schools as a custodian until his retirement...
Buddy Loyd (04/17/05)
LILBOURN - Buddy Clinton Loyd, 74, died April 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 30, 1931, in Lilbourn, son of the late Cecil and Jewell Loyd, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn and the Olive Branch Day Lodge in Lindell. He was U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was the fourth floor head copy cutter for the Post Dispatch before retiring in 1985...
Javon Buxton (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - Javon Buxton, 26, died April 14, 2005, as the result of a vehicle falling from a jack. He was born May 3, 1978, in Chaffee, son of Ella Buxton and Michael Baker of Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one daughter, Alandrae Applewhite of Cape Girardeau; one son, Javon Betts of the state of Indiana; three sisters, Monique Franklin and Sheanell Hodges of Sikeston and Amy Bonnee of Tulsa, Okla.; five brothers, Michael Buxton and Mandell Brandy of Sikeston, Stephan Lesure of Milwaukee, Wis., Jonathan White of Tulsa and Reganald Pearson of Commerce; his paternal grandmother, Shirley McCellan of Sikeston; his stepmother, Beverly Baker of Sikeston; and a special friend, Cynthia Burrel of Sikeston.. ...
Eva Shaw (04/17/05)
SIKESTON - Eva O. Shaw, 92, died April 15, 2005, at the Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Dec. 24, 1912, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Lewis and Carrie Hill Fodge, she was a food service employee and of the Assembly of God belief. She married Arbie Shaw, who preceded her in death on June 10, 1977...
Beatrice Owens (04/17/05)
MT. VERNON, Ill. - Beatrice Owens, 48, died at 1:37 a.m. April 14, 2005, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. Born March 25, 1957, in Charleston, Mo., to the late Frank and Elnora Cobb Ware, she was a health care provider and a member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Charleston...
James Wheat (04/17/05)
JONESBORO, Ga. - James W. "Jim" Wheat, 62, died April 8, 2005. Born July 27, 1942, in Morehouse, Mo., to Wanda Louise Wheat of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the late Victor Virgil Wheat, he was a sergeant major in the U.S. Army serving for over 20 years as an intelligence specialist and receiving many citations during his military career...
Steve Buchanan (04/17/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Steve Buchanan, 41, died April 15, 2005, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Virginia Smelser (04/17/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Virginia Catherine Smelser, 84, died April 14, 2005, at Heisinger Bluffs. Born March 17, 1921, at Clarkton, daughter of the late Walter Bethel and Florence Gertrude Dunn Ashbaugh, she was a 1938 graduate of Clarkton High School and graduated from Central Methodist College in Fayette with a degree in music and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. ...
Brittain - Sadvos (04/17/05)
LITTLE RIVER, S.C. -- David and Carolyn Brittain have announced the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Downing Brittain, to Mark Leonard Sandvos, son of Mary L. Sandvos of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Richard L. Sandvos. A 2001 graduate of Furman University in Greenville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science, the future bride earned a Master of Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is employed by Adapt of Missouri in St. Louis...
Northdurft - Pylate (04/17/05)
ORAN -- Glenn and Susan Nothdurft have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Brandon Pylate, son of Penny Green of Jackson and Jerry Pylate of Caruthersville. A 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a master's degree in education, the future bride teaches English at Hickman High School in Columbia. Next fall she will teach French at Jackson High School...
Butcher - Kimball (04/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Stephen and Beth Butcher have announced the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Lauraine, to Jeffrey Eric Kimball, son of Scotty Jackson of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late Debbie Kimball. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride received a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2004 and works for Univirtual LLC. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Bolte of Ava and Curtis and Martha Butcher of Sikeston...
Dockins - Self (04/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Harold Dockins of Sikeston and Laurie Brown of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Dawn Dockins, to Thomas Brent Self, son of Dewayne and Wendy Self of Sikeston. A 2000 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride expects to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University in May and is employed by Jackson Public Schools. Her grandparents are Bill and Hattie McDowell of Sikeston and Riley and Delores Brown of Charleston...
Newton - Farquahar (04/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Colleen Newton has announced the engagement of her daughter, Emily, to David Farquhar, son of Sharon Black of Columbia and the late Dr. Ralph Farquhar. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Jerry Newton. A 1995 graduate of Risco High School, Newton received a Bachelor of Arts in speech therapy from Southwest Missouri State University in 1999 and is currently working on a Master of Arts in education at Webster University. She is an art teacher at Fox High School in Arnold...
Looking Back 4/17 (04/17/05)
CANALOU - Loretta, the 12-year-old daughter of Grant Gilliam of Canalou, was accidentally shot through the left shoulder early Monday morning while sweeping one of the rooms of her home. As she attempted to move her father's .22 rifle, the weapon was accidentally discharged...
Don't swing at all of life's foul balls (04/17/05)
I read a great deal and sometimes in that process I come across words that strike a chord. On occasion, those words aren't meant necessarily to mean what I read into them. Here's my latest example. An elderly gentleman was injured at a minor league baseball game in Florida recently when he was struck by a foul ball. The attorney representing the team said, "Everybody who attends a baseball game knows that foul balls are part of life."...
Speakout 4/17 (04/17/05)
I would like to Speakout about the economy. I don't know how much longer I can afford to work. I only make minimum wage. By the time I pay the insurance on my car and my license and buy this high priced gas that keeps going up I can only eat one meal a day and that is a bologna sandwich. ...