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Stories from Thursday, April 21, 2005

Sikeston streets to be closed (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Sections of Sikeston streets will be closed on Monday and Tuesday as Union Pacific Railroad works to repair railroad crossings. Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, the section of Westgate Street between West Malone and Washington will be closed, weather permitting. Traffic should be reopened by 5 p.m. Monday...
Bertrand woman's dream comes true in marathon (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Running in the Boston Marathon has been a dream for Crystal Morrow over the past 11 years, and on Monday her dream came true. "There were many times I thought I wasn't going to finish," said Morrow of Bertrand. "I had pinched a nerve after the 10th mile. But when I saw the finish line, I just kicked in and forgot about the pain."...
'Curious Savage' (04/21/05)
Members of the Sikeston Senior High School drama club rehearse for their play "Çurious Savage." The production begins today at the Field House at 7 p.m. The final performance will be April 23. Tickets are $3 and will be available at the door.
SHS rolls past Kennett (04/21/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog offense has carried the team at times this year and it happened again on Wednesday. In a makeup game with Kennett, the Bulldogs clubbed out five extra-base hits -- including two mammoth home runs -- to defeat the Indians 11-6 in a key district game at VFW Stadium...
Roundup: Dexter loses conference game to Jackson (04/21/05)
The Jackson baseball team improved its SEMO Conference mark to 5-0 with a 7-0 shutout of Dexter on Wednesday at home. The Indians received seven innings of shutout pitching from senior Tyler Beussink. Beussink improved to 4-0 after allowing six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk...
Art Broadhurst (04/21/05)
DEXTER -- Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, 93, died April 19, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Dec. 18, 1911, in Pittsburg, Kan., son of the late James Henry and Mildred F. Herron Broadhurst, he had been a resident of St. ...
Lyman Whitten (04/21/05)
MATTHEWS- Walter Lyman Whitten, 88, died at 9:20 p.m. April 19, 2005, at his home. Born July 31, 1916, in Sikeston to the late John Lawrence and Francis Gardner Whitten, he was a lifelong resident of the Matthews and Sikeston area. On Nov. 22, 1942, at Charleston, he married Jewell Latham, who survives...
Mary Davis (04/21/05)
ORAN -- Mary Emley Davis, 89, died at 8:37 a.m. April 20, 2005, at a family home. Born Jan. 12, 1916, in Hymara, Ind., daughter of the late Lettie Wilkins and LeRoy Buell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran, where she has lived for 30 years...
James Lewis (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- James Lewis, 64, died April 20, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Felix Blocker (04/21/05)
BERNIE -- Felix Blocker, 83, died April 19, 2005, at his home. Born April 1, 1922, at Senath, son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Albertson Blocker, he was a machine operator at the Bernie IXL for 28 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Mary Lee Arnold (04/21/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Lee Arnold, 64, died April 20, 2005, at her rural Sikeston home. Born Feb. 18, 1941, in the Mayfield community, daughter of the late Edward and Anna Cook Long, she was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church. On Nov. 24, 1961, she married Calvin Arnold, who survives of the home...
Barbara Szabo (04/21/05)
MIO, Mich. -- Barbara Ellen Bryant Szabo, 65, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 7 a.m. April 18, 2005. Born in Diehlstadt, Mo., to Stella M. Bryant of Sikeston and the late Paul Bryant, following high school graduation she moved to Lincoln Park and then to Mio, where she lived for several years...
Keith Day (04/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Keith Day, 80, died April 20, 2005, at his rural Sikeston home. Born Feb. 14, 1925, in Bloomfield, to the late Frank H. and Lela L. Neal Day, he was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. A graduate of Brosley High School, he attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years then joined the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a self-...
John W. Wood (04/21/05)
DEXTER - John W. Wood, 67, died April 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1937, at Marston to the late Carl and Clara Ruth Holland Wood, he was a resident of Southeast Missouri his entire life and resided in Dexter for the past 46 years. The owner and operator of Concrete Construction company, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church...
Joyce Halley (04/21/05)
MORLEY -- Joyce Halley, 67, died April 21, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Looking Back 4/21 (04/21/05)
SIKESTON - Word was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Crosno that M.A. Bell Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bell, has been missing in action in Germany since April 7. CHARLESTON - Plans for a five-county corporation in the district to operate a Community Action Program were announced by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes this week. Set up under the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, the program will include Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, Scott and Pemiscot counties...
Don't allow killer to plead not guilty (04/21/05)
The death of 9-year-old Jessica Lundsford in Florida last month is just the latest tragedy involving a young child. State officials there acknowledged Wednesday that the girl was raped, bound and buried alive. Police found her body buried less than 150 yards from her home in Florida...
Your view: Stop the judiciary (04/21/05)
I could not disagree more with the editorial you published (from Springfield) regarding the correctness of the judiciary in dealing with the Terri Schaivo issue. The editorial noted that Judge Greer is a dedicated Christian, a conservative Republican, and that he was merely following the law the way it is written...
Your view: End free trade deals (04/21/05)
Dear Editor, I extend my thanks to Rep. JoAnn Emerson for changing her position and voting no on the radical scheme by the World Trade Organization to erase our national borders as part of those so-called free trade agreements. I am very disappointed that our Senators Kit Bond and Jim Talent voted for this destructive U.N.-oriented WTO agenda that would officially do away with our borders. How can we have our Bill of Rights, our flag or citizenship without borders?...
Speakout 4/21 (04/21/05)
This is to all the businesses in Sikeston, especially the Girl Scouts. I called a few weeks ago and inquired about the difference in prices of Girl Scout cookies here in Sikeston and St. Louis which was a quarter difference per box. I asked for comments and no one commented. So I just take it that that is the way it is in Sikeston...