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Stories from Monday, May 9, 2005

New Madrid hooks catfish tournament (05/09/05)
NEW MADRID - Jerry Whitehead understands the lure of fishing the Mississippi River for catfish. "The excitement of catfishing is that you never know when he is out there. It is so exciting to think that someday there will be that 100-pound catfish bite my bait," said Whitehead...
Tournament inspiring local competition, too (05/09/05)
NEW MADRID - Cabela's King Kat tournament trail is expected to draw catfish anglers and club members from across the country and is inspiring some competition among local fisherman as well. A team event, teams will consist of one or two persons. The exception is a third person may accompany the team provided the third person is under 16 years of age or over 65 years of age...
Oran Round-Robin Tournament (05/09/05)
Oran's Chase Seyer picked up the win in relief of the Eagles 8-7 victory over Dexter Saturday afternoon at the Oran Round-Robin Tournament. Kelly won the tournament defeating both Dexter (10-8) and Oran (13-9).
Kelly wins tourney, Sikeston grapplers bound for nationals (05/09/05)
ORAN -- Kelly placed first in the three-team Oran Round-Robin Tournament after posting its second win of the week against the host Eagles on Saturday. Kelly, which posted a 4-0 win over Oran last Tuesday, outslugged the Eagles 13-9 and Dexter 10-8 in the one-day tournament...
Wilbur Lee Witt (05/09/05)
GULFPORT, Miss. - Wilbur Lee Witt, 64, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died May 6, 2005, at Gulfport. Born Oct. 28, 1940, in Charleston, to the late Curtis and Mattie Witt, he served 30 years active duty in the United States Navy and 16 years with the Civil Service at the Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport. He was a member of Nugent United Methodist Church in Gulfport...
Lovie Jones (05/09/05)
PARMA -- Lovie Lee Jones, 85, died May 3, 2005, at Farmington Hills, Mich. Born April 4, 1920, in Water Valley, Miss., daughter of the late Andy and Rosie Lee Williams Jones, she was a member of the First Baptist Church. On Dec. 11, 1938, she married James Brown Sr., who preceded her in death...
Theresa Calvin (05/09/05)
SIKESTON - Theresa Ellen Calvin, 45, died May 7, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born March 25, 1960, in Norwalk, Calif., to Mildred Hinkle Proffer Elfrank of Advance and the late Everett Proffer, she was a children's evangelist and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston, where she was a former staff member and held various positions in the church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in education...
Jewel Phegley (05/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Jewel Alvin Phegley, 78, who died May 5, 2005, were: Richard Lee Phegley Jr., Scot Andrew Phegley, Brian Douglas Phegley, Michael Wayne Hawkins, Alvin Andrew Phegley and Derrell Chapman...
Amy Barnes (05/09/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Amy Barnes, 91, who died May 1, 2005, were: Bobby Barnes, Dallen Barnes, Bobby Bennett, Darrell Liggett, Robert Liggett, Kenneth Smith, Mike Smith, David Smith, Wayne Hyde and John Messelhoff...
Looking Back 5/9 (05/09/05)
SIKESTON - New teachers were employed at a meeting of the Sikeston Board of Education Monday night. They are Miss Lee Magill of Cape Girardeau, who will teach math; Miss Mary Lorea Turner of Chaffee, who will teach English and social studies; and Miss Betty Trickey of Cape Girardeau, who will teach in the fifth and sixth grades...
Your view: Support appreciated (05/09/05)
I would like for the people in this community to know that the Morehouse Park Board is extremely grateful to the following businesses and citizens for their donations and help in making our "Lunch with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt" a success. All proceeds from this event go toward new playground equipment for our park...
Your view: Prisons cost money (05/09/05)
I am writing in response to an article you had printed on March 28 in your "Speak Out" (Prison Life is Easy)?? I agree 100 percent on what this person is saying. Let me start off, I am an inmate in Licking. I've been doing this time for right at 15 years now and I am from Sikeston and I feel whole heartedly what this person is saying. Tax-paying citizens should not have to pay for inmates, period!...
Your view: It's a new age (05/09/05)
What Mike Jensen said in his editorial on new legislation for elections hit the nail on the head, but I feel there are some other concerns. It's true that the days of knowing the results of an election by 7 p.m. are long gone. The election of 2000 set a precedent for all future elections that I'm sure will be followed faithfully by whining politicians from now until the end of time. However, I'm not convinced that showing identification before you step into the booth is the answer...
Speakout 5/9 (05/09/05)
I'm calling in response to "Here's the answer" about a deacon owning a nightclub in Thursday April 28 paper. I would like to say that whoever gave this answer, he better start reading the Bible. You realize that you said you don't have to be a Catholic or a Baptist to go to a Christian school. ...