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Stories from Sunday, May 8, 2005

Vets want their story told accurately (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, veterans are hoping to clear up the past and avoid a repeat in the future. April 30 is generally recognized as the end of the Vietnam War which took place from 1962-1975 for the United States. "That's when the North Vietnamese took over the city of Saigon and the resistance crumbled," said Col. George E. "Bud" Day of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation. "That's what most historians attribute the last day to be."...
Welcome home (05/08/05)
Mississippi County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Borders removes a yellow ribbon from the flag pole at the Mississippi County Detention Center. The Department placed the ribbon on the pole for Borders when he left to report to duty for the Missouri National Guard 1140th. Also pictured is Sheriff Keith Moore...
A legacy of love: Generaions of moters share life's lessons (05/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Carolyn Higdon said it was when her father died she learned just how tough being a mother could be. "My father got killed in an accident near Bertrand when I was 15 and that was in the 1950s when women didn't work and my mother had to go to work for us," recalled Higdon, who now lives in Greenville...
Final standings (05/08/05)
Final Standings Boys Individual 4 x 800 meter relay 110 meter high hurdles 100 meter dash 4 x 200 meter relay 1600 meter run 4 x 100 meter relay 400 meter dash 300 meter intermediate hurdles 800 meter run 200 meter dash 3200 meter run 4 x 400 meter relay...
Bulldog tracksters take third (05/08/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs boys and girls track and field teams both took third place in the SEMO North Conference Track and Field meet on Friday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium. Cape Central captured first on the boys side with 98 points while Jackson took first on the girls side with 101 points...
Sikeston rips Clearwater (05/08/05)
CLEARWATER -- Sikeston continued its hot hitting in a 12-0 five-inning run- rule rout over Clearwater on Friday. "We played really well and continued hitting the baseball like we did yesterday," said Sikeston coach Kevin Self, referring to his team's 21-hit, 19...
A name change signals change in offerings at local business (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - The merchandise offerings are changing at a long-time Sikeston business and residents will sleep better because of it. Jack's Appliances is now Jack's Appliance Namebrand Mattress Outlet. Still located at 501 Greer St. and still owned by Jack and Mary Summerlott, the business has expanded to include top-of-the-line mattresses at discounted prices...
Business briefcase 5/8 (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Jill Gage of Manpower's Sikeston office was recently promoted to senior staffing specialist. Gage joined Manpower in 1998. She was working in the Cape Girardeau Manpower office as staffing specialist and recently took a promotion and moved to the Sikeston office. Gage's background is in sales and customer service...
True Styles (05/08/05)
A ribbon cutting was conducted Tuesday to mark the official opening of True Styles at 301 W. Malone Ave. Offering men's fashion clothing, including Stacy Adams and Soprano suits, along with shoes and accessories, True Styles also carries boy's suits. ...
Billy Ray Oakley (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Billy Ray Oakley, 72, died at 10:04 p.m. May 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 26, 1933, in Hayti, son of the late Walter and Allie Ingould Oakley, he had been a route salesman for Tom's for 15 years and a for Hostess for 17 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sikeston, and a member of the Full Gospel Business Men's Association...
Jimmy Cheatham (05/08/05)
NEW MADRID - Capt. Jimmy D. Cheatham, 63, died May 4, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Jan. 22, 1942, in New Madrid, son of Ruby May Woods of Caruthersville and the late James Robert Cheatham, he served 43 years in the towing/barge industry including 36 years as a pilot and captain on the western rivers. In 1962 he began his career with the American Commercial Barge Line and he was currently employed under the flag of Excel on the motor vessel River Eagle...
Kristina Parks (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Kristina Michelle Parks, 10, died May 5, 2005, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 10, 1994, at Poplar Bluff, daughter of Michelle Wilhite Weathers of Sikeston and Paul Allen Parks of Malden, she attended the Shady Grove State School in Poplar Bluff...
Elnora Sawyer (05/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Elnora E. Sawyer, 81, who died May 3, 2005, were: Glenn Henson, Dale Cahow, Ronnie Owens, Chad Owens, Keith Wyatt and Freddie Sawyer.
Donald Wondel Sr. (05/08/05)
PAINTON -- Donald Ray Wondel Sr., 63, died May 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 29, 1941, at Painton, son of the late Emory and Elizabeth Surface Wondel, he owned and operated Wondel Farms with his sons. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended Arbor General Baptist Church...
Deborah Robey (05/08/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Deborah Sue Robey, 25, who died May 2, 2005, were: Jimmie Hale, Brian Pruett, Tim Pruett, John Brown, Rondall Morgan and Kevin Pullum.
Theresa Calvin (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - Theresa Calvin, 45, died at 6:40 a.m. May 7, 2005, at her home in rural Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lombard - Abbott (05/08/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- John and Linda Lombard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jayme Ann, to Michael James Abbott, son of Rose and Cole Smith of Sikeston. The future bride received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Division of Child Enforcement in Jefferson City...
True - Givens (05/08/05)
SIKESTON -- The Rev. Curtis and Carmen True have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee, to Joseph Antion Givens, son of the Rev. John and Regina Givens of Sikeston. The future bride is a teacher at Solid Rock Christian Academy, and her fiance is the manager of True Styles Men's Store...
Snider - Turner (05/08/05)
WYATT -- Wiley and Brenda Snider have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tishaka Lyn, to Robert Curtis Turner, son of Kay and Wayne Helm of Metropolis, Ill., and the late Curtis "Butch" Turner. A 1991 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride is a 1998 graduate of Petit Jean College in Morrilton, Ark. ...
Woods - Jennings (05/08/05)
COLUMBIA -- Bill and Bonnie Woods have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amy Louise, to Adam Scott Jennings, son of Gary and Becky Jennings of Magnolia, Ark. A 1997 graduate of Rockbridge High School in Columbia and a 2001 graduate of Central Methodist College in Fayette, the future bride works for Odyssey Pharmaceuticals. ...
Looking Back 5/8 (05/08/05)
SIKESTON - New arrivals. Pfc. and Mrs. Herbert Baer are parents of a daughter, Nancy Lee, born yesterday at Sikeston General Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henry Barrett are parents of a son, Edward Henry Jr., born Wednesday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Keep community vital for future (05/08/05)
Graduation is right around the corner and that festive time reminds me of the large number of students who have no plans of returning to Sikeston when their formal education is complete. It's an annual ritual of sorts. But the sad aspect is that far too few youngsters believe their future rests in Sikeston. We must somehow, some way stop that erosion of our future leaders...
Your view: Effort made difference (05/08/05)
With pride and admiration, Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion would like to take this special opportunity to extend our heart-filled appreciation to the citizens of Sikeston, Charleston and the surrounding communities for their tireless and unselfish support during our mobilization and deployment in Iraq...
Speakout 5/8 (05/08/05)
I would like to Speakout about the school zone around Sikeston High School. I pass some part of it at least six times a day and I rarely see anyone besides myself actually going the correct speed limit. For those idiots that don't know it, the speed limit is 20 miles per hour between the hours of 7:30 a.m. ...