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Stories from Tuesday, May 3, 2005

One is added to DED Board (05/03/05)
SIKESTON - The city's Department of Economic Development Executive Board is now one member larger. City Council members approved the bill amending the composition of DED Executive Board to include one additional member of the City Council during their regular meeting Monday...
Matthews is working to clean up community (05/03/05)
MATTHEWS -- Residents of Matthews may have heard a constant thump Monday as the old 120-foot grain elevator on Railroad Avenue was disassembled by a steel wrecking ball. But the former W.A. Gemeinhardt Seed Co. is just one of several old structures to be demolished over the past year in the town with a population of 605...
ND breaks Sikeston's streak (05/03/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs got by two of the toughest pitchers in Southeast Missouri, but it was a lesser known lefty from Notre Dame that did them in at the 5th Annual SEMO Baseball Conference Tournament at Capaha Field Monday. The second-seeded Bulldogs defeated New Madrid County Central's Jordan Kimball in the first round 10-0, and slipped past Cape Central's Brad LaBruyere in the semifinals Monday evening 4-2...
Sikeston tennis beats Charleston (05/03/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston boys tennis team split its two most recent matches, losing to Parkway West on Saturday, then defeating Charleston on Monday to go 8-4 on the season. Sikeston's No. 1 doubles team of Marc Leible and Chris Matthews salvaged the only victory in an 8-1 loss to Parkway West...
Sikeston eighth grade tracksters place third, fourth in SEMO conference meet (05/03/05)
JACKSON - The Sikeston boys and girls eighth grade track and field team competed in the SEMO Conference meet on Monday at Jackson. The Sikeston girls took third place while the boys finished in fourth among the four conference teams. On the girls side, Mykesha Jackson had a first place finish in the long jump at 14-10 1/2...
Robert Blankenship (05/03/05)
DEXTER -- Robert Warren Blankenship, 79, died May 2, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 8, 1925, in Dexter, son of the late Dale and Myrtle Minton Blankenship, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was active in the banking business. ...
M. Dale Taylor (05/03/05)
SALESVILLE, Ark. -- M. Dale Taylor, 53, died May 1, 2005, at The Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Born Oct. 12, 1951, in Puxico, Mo., son of Milburn Taylor and the late Alma Eva Lentz Taylor, he had lived most of his life in Puxico until moving to Salesville seven years ago. A member of the Church of Christ in Norfork, he was a driver for Schnider Trucking of Greenbay, Wis...
Nora McCain (05/03/05)
BERNIE - Nora Geraldine McCain, 64, died May 2, 2005, at her rural Bernie residence. Born July 4, 1940, at Minimum, to Ora Nora Wilson King of Mesquite, Texas, and the late Clarence Herbert King, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Malden and was a homemaker...
Woodroe Norman (05/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Woodroe W. Norman, 64, died at 11:45 p.m. May 1, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 11, 1941, in the Dogwood Community near East Prairie, son of the late James Edward and Elsie Marie Burns Norman, he was a retired box contractor and had lived in Immokalee, Fla., for 32 years. For the past few years he and his wife, "the tomato lady," offered a produce stand in Sikeston. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Peggy Kearns (05/03/05)
ERIN, Tenn. - Peggy Jean Kearns, 63, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 30, 2005, at her home in Erin. Born Sept. 9, 1941, in LaValle, Mo., she was the daughter of Oscar and Varnell Outlaw Oswalt of Erin. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her aunt, Erma K. Pfeffer of Lilbourn; her cousin, Martha Bell of Sikeston; and family friend, R.T. Hudson of Erin...
Deborah Robey (05/03/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Deborah Sue Robey, 25, died May 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1979, in Dexter to Herman Pullum of Bloomfield and Connie Pruett of Essex, she was a resident of the Essex and Bloomfield area all her life...
Polly Smith (05/03/05)
SIKESTON - Polly Lou Smith, 62, died at 10:50 a.m. May 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 6, 1943, in Sikeston to the late Louise Gestring, she was a housewife and of the Christian faith. On June 25, 1960, in Sikeston she married Alex Smith Jr., who preceded her in death on April 11, 1986...
Amy Barnes (05/03/05)
DEXTER -- Amy Barnes died May 1, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Virginia Battles (05/03/05)
BERNIE -- Virginia Battles, 82, died May 2, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Looking Back 5/3 (05/03/05)
SIKESTON - Clark's Rustic Rock Inn, popular eating place for hundreds of people, was considerably damaged by fire early Monday morning. The flames are thought to have originated from wiring at the heating unit at the rear of the building. --- SIKESTON - Four pupils of Sikeston High School have been awarded "honorable mention" in the essay contest sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Missouri State Medical Association. ...
Majority should rule when setting policy (05/03/05)
Houston, Texas - like countless other communities - is home to several fine libraries. But those public facilities have now become a home away from home for the city's homeless. Residents report that the homeless have begun sleeping in the libraries, bringing their meals into the library and using the restrooms as a changing center...
Speakout 5/3 (05/03/05)
Sirs, as I see you listed many 8th graders from the track meet, I am a parent of a 9th grader. You have disrespected these folks very badly. They work very hard to be the best they can be. We have one of the best 4x100 in Southeast Missouri. They will break the record again this year, three or four times last year. We like to read our kids name to as do they...