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Stories from Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Terrorist drill (04/26/05)
Top: Members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety Special Operations Group enter a building at the Power Plant Monday night during a mock terrorist drill conducted to evaluate the SEMO Hazmat Team's ability to perform in such a situation. Above: A member of the SEMO Hazmat Team checks on a victim Monday night at the Sikeston Power Plant while being evaluated. ...
Sikeston's 1140th changes to 1221st (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - The restructuring of the Missouri Army National Guard will bring changes in Southeast Missouri. The Cape Girardeau-based Engineer Brigade, 35th Infantry Division will cease to exist under the plan announced on Monday. Capt. Tamara Spicer, a Guard spokeswoman, said members of the unit will have the option of switching to other units that operate out of the armory in Cape Girardeau or joining units elsewhere in Southeast Missouri...
Taskmasters Components buy Lewis Bakery building (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - Taskmasters Components has purchased the Lewis Bakery building on East Malone to expand its production of utility trailer parts. The company will take possession May 1. "We're moving in this week," said Tom Walker, vice president of Taskmasters Components...
Portageville upsets Kennett in Bootheel Conference tourney (04/26/05)
KENNETT - The opening round of the Bootheel Conference Tournament Monday afternoon at Indian Park had some settings that some fans enjoyed while others just wanted to forget. Portageville's Casey Ash held the host Kennett Indians' bats at check as Bulldogs pulled off the 4-2 upset in convincing fashion...
Diamond 'Dogs roll past Chaffee (04/26/05)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Bulldogs baseball team posted another impressive win on Monday afternoon with a 15-1, five-inning victory against Chaffee at Harmon Field. Sikeston got a standout pitching performance from Bryce Wibbenmeyer, who went the distance allowing just one hit from the first batter of the game...
Jackson posts 10-run rule victory over Kelly (04/26/05)
BENTON -- Kelly had no answers for, arguably, the best team in the area, the Jackson Indians. Jackson poured it on from the outset in a 13-3 six-inning SEMO Conference victory over the Hawks on Monday. "Today, we kind of put all three facets of the game, offense, defense and pitching, together," said Jackson coach Rex Crosnoe. "We came out and played well."...
Schaefer takes second place in Sikeston Invitational golf tourney (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - There was an abundance of excitement at the Country Club where Sikeston hosted the 22nd Annual Invitational Tournament. It took a 75, four over par just to be a medalist tied for tenth place. Martin Schaefer (S), Danner McCauley (PB) and Blake Driskell( CC) all shot the low score of 72 forcing a play-off...
Shaw Hale (04/26/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Herbert "Shaw" Hale, 92, died at 10:55 p.m. April 24, 2005, at the Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 5, 1913, in Charleston to the late Dines and Nellie Pickens Hale, he was a retired motor grader operator having worked 35 years with the State Highway Department at Morley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Red Star Baptist Church at Cape Girardeau...
Herschel Deal (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - Herschel W. Deal, 86, died at 12:25 a.m. April 25, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born May 22, 1918, in Karmak, Ill., to the late Joseph Henry and Lena Elizabeth Hanle Deal, he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Serving as a policeman and fireman for the city of Sikeston for 11 years, he later started his own moving and delivery service...
Jack Miller (04/26/05)
IMPERIAL -- Jack Miller, 86, died April 19, 2005, at St. Anthony Medical Center in St. Louis. Born April 5, 1919 in Whitewright, Texas, son of the late Arch Calvin and Mary Elizabeth Denis Miller, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Mt. Zion Jericho Church in Risco...
Mary Woodard (04/26/05)
DEXTER -- Mary Joann Woodard, 48, died April 23, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 13, 1956, in Brushy Knob, daughter of the late Eugene and Letha Metcalf Elliott, she had been a resident of the Springfield area for many years. In 1995 she moved to Dexter where she was employed at Tyson Foods and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center...
Wilma Shell (04/26/05)
DEXTER -- Wilma Shell, 77, died April 25, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 4, 1927, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Clarence Gray and Jessie Layton Gray, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a former secretary for the United States government working in the military records center at St. Louis...
Sissy Mason (04/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Opal "Sissy" Tubbs Mason, 80, died April 25, 2005, at Hunter Acres Caring Center. Born Aug. 9, 1924, in Sikeston, to the late V.A. and Eva Crunk Tubbs, she worked at Potlatch as a packer and later as an inspector for 28 years before retiring. A member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary in Sikeston, she graduated as valedictorian from Vanduser High School...
Looking Back 4/26 (04/26/05)
SIKESTON - New arrival: Mr. and Mrs. Millard Howard of Sikeston are parents of a daughter born at the Sikeston General Hospital on April 24. SIKESTON - The Sikeston Fire Department reports one fire in the last 24 hours within the city limits. The fire was Paul Sadler's automobile that burned at 10:...
Man's idea proves it can be lifesaver (04/26/05)
Here's what happens when good people decide to take a good plan and put it into action. The example is Warren County coroner Roger Mauzy. Mauzy began to be concerned when, as coroner, he witnessed far too many crossover accidents along a stretch of Interstate 70 in Warren County. Since 1993, 34 motorists in his county lost their lives because of vehicles crossing the interstate median and striking another vehicle. Mauzy thought there must be a solution to diminish the tragedies...
Speakout 4/26 (04/26/05)
A recent article about genetically modified rice had some fascinating quotes in it. "We're pleased that they're moving 120 miles from us." That from a man in Bernie, along with another reference to the rice being 120 miles away from commercial rice crops of Southeast Missouri. ...