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Stories from Thursday, April 28, 2005

Youth track teaches technique at early age (04/28/05)
SIKESTON -- She has only run in a couple of meets, but 7-year-old Chyna Blissett has already been dubbed the "Road Runner." The reason simply put: "She's pretty fast," said her coach Leother Branch, who has timed Blissett for the 200-meter event at 36.3 seconds. She's so quick she even runs the 4-by-100 relay with the 9- and 10-year-olds...
Change is encouraged by community leaders (04/28/05)
NEW MADRID - "Let us continue to do constructive things," prayed the Rev. L.L. Williams as the citizens and community leaders gathered for a meeting of Community Operation Restart and the New Madrid-New Madrid County Concerned Citizens. The groups, explained organizer Theodis Maltbia, are designed to serve area communities. ...
Fugitive is back in Scott County (04/28/05)
BENTON - Richard Yang is back in the Scott County Jail. Yang was dropped off by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety at 10:19 p.m. Wednesday and is being held without bond. Jail staff said the next step for Yang will be an appearance before Circuit Court Judge David A. Dolan but Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd was unavailable as of presstime to confirm when Yang will appear or on what specific charges...
Real estate in county is reassessed (04/28/05)
BENTON - Reassessment of real estate for the 2004-2005 assessment years in Scott County is complete, according to Assessor Teresa M. Houchin. Houchin said she will begin sending impact notices today. "There are going to be about 13,000-14,000 letters going out," Houchin said. "Anybody whose property has gone up will get a letter."...
Sikeston going for four-peat (04/28/05)
SIKESTON - The SEMO Conference Baseball Tournament has only existed for four years, but already it's considered the premier high school baseball event during the spring season. Especially in Sikeston, where the Bulldogs have captured three straight tournament championships and a second place finish in its inaugural year in 2001...
Kelly rips Charleston; Bulldog netters fall to Dexter (04/28/05)
CHARLESTON - The Kelly Hawks baseball team posted a convincing victory against Charleston at Hillhouse Park on Wednesday, rolling to an 11-1 win. Kelly's Russell Carroll was the winning pitcher in four innings pitched. He allowed two hits and struck out seven...
Hayti defeats Portageville in Bootheel tourney championsip game, 12-7 (04/28/05)
KENNETT -- The Hayti Indians have overcome all obstacles this season and their hard work on the field has paid off as Coach Joey Watkins' program has finally been rewarded with a tournament championship. The third-seeded Indians out slugged the fifth-seeded Portageville Bulldogs 12-7 Wednesday afternoon at Indian Park to put a close to the Bootheel Conference Tournament and gain some very important momentum for the rest of the season. ...
Cindy Brown (04/28/05)
DEXTER - Cindy Brown, 46, died April 26, 2005, at her residence in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
George Kaiser (04/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for George T. Kaiser, 65, who died April 21, 2005, were: Dayton Lasater, David Huffman, Dale Herrick, Brian Kaiser, Mitchelle Herrick, and Jerry Huffman.
Herschel Deal (04/28/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Herschel Deal, 86, who died April 25, 2005, will be: Mark Crocker, Marshall Heisler, John Glen Peel, Dr. Steve Barnett, Charles Sitton and Kevin Heuiser.
Bill Halley (04/28/05)
MORLEY -- William J. "Bill" "Blue Jay" Halley Jr., 76, died April 26, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 25, 1928, in Mount Vernon, Ill., son of the late William J. and Dorothy B. Carlton Halley Sr., he was a member of the Morley Baptist Church. ...
Velma Chamberlain (04/28/05)
CHARLESTON -- Velma Lee Chamberlain, 78, died at 3:40 p.m. April 26, 2005, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 26, 1926, in Hickman, Ky., to the late William A. and Minnie Kassie Carter Chamberlain, she was a member of the West Hickman Baptist Church. ...
Darla Brasfield (04/28/05)
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Darla Jane Brasfield, 60, died April 27, 2005 at her home in West Memphis. The daughter of the late Cecil and Jane Carter, she was a homemaker and a member of the Avondale Baptist Church. Survivors include: her husband, Joe F. Brasfield Sr. of West Memphis; two daughters, Becky Ray of Christopher, Ill., and Bonita Burton of Marion, Ark.; one son, Joe Brasfield Jr. of West Memphis; one brother, Cecil Wayne Carter of Sikeston, Mo.; and eight grandchildren...
Births (Published 4/28) (04/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Janisha Williams and Parrish Craig are the parents of their second daughter, born at 6:47 p.m. March 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Jakyiza Kasi Jean Williams weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Williams, the daughter of Lawanda Williams and Wong McGee, is employed at the Economy Inn. The maternal great-grandparents are Earnestine Anderson and Farris McGee and the great-great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Williams...
Governor's reform efforts admirable (04/28/05)
I'll be the first to admit - Gov. Matt Blunt is sticking to his campaign promise to reform state government. That will make Blunt unpopular in some quarters but I believe time will prove him correct. There were ample reservations about Blunt's age and lack of experience when he ran for the state's top office. He was facing Claire McCaskill, a seasoned and intelligent opponent. That match-up put into focus the two personalities and the potential for success from each candidate...
Your view: In the twilight (04/28/05)
As I sit here in the twilight of my life, I realize twilight is, if not perfect then the ideal time (not the bright glare of the noon day sun or the despair of black midnight) to set on the front porch and reflect. As I open the daily newspaper the first thing I check is the obituaries, to see if any of my contemporaries (or me) is listed. ...
Speakout 4/28 (04/28/05)
I think it is a dirty shame the way the lottery people are operating. They've got vending machines in all these service stations, grocery stores and they are robbing people of their money. I have watched people spend $10 or $15 dollars and not even get a dollar back for their money. ...