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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Community clean up (04/20/05)
Sikeston Public Works employees prepare the ground for dumpsters Tuesday which will be used during their annual Community Clean up Campaign at the compost site on Compress Road. The campaign begins Saturday and will run through May 1. The site will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m...
Commission moves ahead with courthouse restoration (04/20/05)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners have accepted the low bid of $112,206 for exterior restoration on the courthouse. Commissioners reviewed and signed the contract with Karr Tuckpointing of Vinton, Iowa, during their regular meeting Tuesday. The only other bid for the project was from Mid-Continental Restoration Co. of Fort Scott, Kan., for $139,200...
Students learn about new pontiff (04/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Tuesday's election of the new pope sparked an impromptu question and answer session with students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Sikeston. "We've talked about Pope John Paul dying and had spent time about his life and about the new election," said second grade teacher Liz Bradley. "Today we're talking more about the new pope."...
Sikeston, Hemphill no-hit Bluejays, 28-0 (04/20/05)
CHARLESTON - The Sikeston and Charleston baseball teams haven't played for over 20 years, and with the way Tuesday's game went, the Bluejays may be second-guessing themselves. Sikeston posted its most lopsided win of the season with a 28-0, five-inning rout behind reserve pitcher Garland Hemphill's no-hitter at Hillhouse Park...
McFerren to coach NMCC again (04/20/05)
NEW MADRID - Mac is back. That phrase means one thing to Southeast Missouri high school basketball fans -- Lennies McFerren is back in coaching. And he's back at the same school he stepped down at in 2001 -- New Madrid County Central -- it was announced late Monday night...
Deason tosses perfect game against Portageville (04/20/05)
BENTON -- Kent Deason pitched a gem in his first start of the season as Kelly defeated Portageville 2-0 on Tuesday. Deason, displaying pinpoint control, tossed a perfect game. While facing the minimum of 21 batters, he induced 13 groundball outs and struck out two...
SHS tennis falls to Cape Central; golfers beat Kennett (04/20/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston boys tennis team was edged 5-4 by Cape Central on Tuesday. Sikeston (4-2) had singles wins from Marc Leible and Andrew Powell while the doubles teams of Leible-Chris Matthews and Clay Matthews-Charlie Jones won its matches...
Sikeston boys win five-team Dexter meet; girls take third (04/20/05)
DEXTER - Cape Girardeau Notre Dame's 124 points was good enough for first place in the girls division and Sikeston's 119 points was tops in the boys division as Dexter hosted a quad track meet Tuesday afternoon at Charles Bland Stadium. Dexter's Lady Bearcat tracksters continued to build on an impressive showing this season as they earned 100 points to finish second in front of Sikeston (57), Charleston (24) and Saxony Lutheran (9)...
Jacqueline Kelley (04/20/05)
INDEPENDENCE - Jacqueline Faye Kelley, 65, died April 17, 2005, at her home. Born May 15, 1939, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of the late Garth and Wandah Audentia Trumble McKeage, when she was 9 her family moved to the Kansas City area where she attended schools and was active in the music program earning medals for playing string bass and played with the Kansas City Philharmonic in the late 1950s. ...
Luvine Haynes (04/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Luvine "Tiny" Haynes, 70, died April 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 11, 1935, in Henson, to the late Johnny and Drewcella Smith Clark, she was a lifelong resident of Missouri and affiliated with the Baptist church...
J.D. Troxell (04/20/05)
DEXTER -- Jasper "J.D." Troxell, 82, died April 19, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter. Born Nov. 28, 1922, at Red Bud, Ark., son of the late Fleary LyCirgus and Nellie Hughes Dean Troxell, he was the former owner of Dexter Aircraft and a former crop duster. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II...
Gloria Willams (04/20/05)
SIKESTON - Gloria J. Williams, 46, died April 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 18, 1958, in Saginaw, Mich., to the late George and Geneva Baker Williams, she attended high school in Chicago and was a member of the Salcedo Baptist Church...
Art Broadhurst (04/20/05)
DEXTER -- Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, 93, died April 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marzyrehion Brown (04/20/05)
CHARLESTON - Marzyrehion Zanique Dyqwon Brown, nine-weeks, died April 16, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 5, 2005, at St. Louis, he was the son of Toria Lawrence of Charleston and Marcus Brown of Malden. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kanyjzia Lawrence and Markiviana Brown of Charleston; one brother, Marcus Brown Jr. ...
Lyman Whitten (04/20/05)
MATTHEWS - Walter Lyman Whitten, 88, died April 19, 2005, at his residence in Matthews. Blanchard Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Van Kilmer (04/20/05)
DEXTER - Van Harris Kilmer, 65, died April 19, 2005 at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 4, 1939, in Dexter to the late Roy and Mayme Harris Kilmer, he was a resident of Dexter most of his life moving to Sikeston in 2001. A 1964 graduate of Murray State College in Murray, Ky., he was a retired MFA insurance agent, a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Roy Wilburn (04/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roy Wilburn, 78, died at 6 a.m. April 19, 2005, at his rural East Prairie residence. Born March 10, 1927, in New Madrid County to the late Louis and Nora Hinton Wilburn, he lived all his life near East Prairie where he was a farmer, retiring in 1989 after which he managed the farming operation. ...
Betty Smith (04/20/05)
PUXICO -- Betty Smith, 74, died April 18, 2005, at Puxico Nursing Center. Born Jan. 11, 1931, in Lovington, N.M., daughter of Velma Markley Dean Collum of Puxico and the late Joe Dean, she had been a resident in Puxico for more than 50 years. She and her husband owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Puxico for 13 years. A member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene in Sebring, Fla., she was also a member of the Church of Nazarene in Poplar Bluff...
Births (Published 4/20) (04/20/05)
SIKESTON - Angela and J.R. Clayton are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 5:16 p.m. March 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Alexander James Clayton weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce and was 20-inches long at birth. Mrs. Clayton is the daughter of Brenda and Dale Day...
Looking Back 4/20 (04/20/05)
SIKESTON - Miss Louise Jackson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Jackson, who is attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, has been awarded a silver cup for her comical script which appeared in the Savitar Frolics. - - - SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Comer received a message from the War Department this morning advising that their son, Staff Sgt. Guy B. Comer, was missing in action in Germany since April 8...
The future looks fat for most Americans (04/20/05)
The federal government continues in their quest to make Americans aware of our bad eating habits and lack of exercise. And there's a good reason for that as well. Health care costs are exploding faster than our waistlines. That will translate into a very costly medical bill down the road. So there's logic in the feds trying to improve our health...
Speakout 4/20 (04/20/05)
I would like to Speakout about our great governor Baby Blunt. Baby Blunt is really cutting benefits of the elderly. The cutoff is $579 monthly. How is going to save by putting people in nursing homes? Where are they going to get all these nursing homes to put people in? They will have to build a lot more nursing homes, they will have to have a lot more people to take care of them and they will have to charge more. ...