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Stories from Thursday, May 19, 2005

Probation and parole cuts raise concerns (05/19/05)
SIKESTON - Budget cuts in the Department of Corrections are resulting in more convicts being placed on minimum supervision, raising concerns among local officials. "It means less supervision, less accountability for the individuals on probation," said Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd. "Unfortunately with that, being placed on felony probation doesn't mean very much because of the lack of supervision."...
District champs (05/19/05)
Sikeston seniors Cullen DeHart (21) and J.R. Bizzell (2) celebrate after winning the Class 3, District 1 championship at VFW Stadium Thursday afternoon.
Nall, Hasty are inducted to Sikeston Honors Board (05/19/05)
SIKESTON - There is a Norman Rockwell painting, "The Scoutmaster," which depicts a Scoutmaster tending to a fire as his Scouts sleep in their tents under the stars. And there are two men who "personify the spirit Rockwell captured in that painting," according to Jiggs Moore, Parks and Recreation Director. Wednesday morning, they were inducted to the Honors Board at the Recreational Complex...
Sikeston wins second straight title (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- All year long the Sikeston Bulldogs had to hear about what they weren't and not what they had become. Even after impressive victories, skeptics were everywhere. But the Bulldogs silenced those critics on Wednesday afternoon as they captured the Class 3, District 1 championship with a 7-3 win against Notre Dame at VFW Stadium...
East Prairie clinches first district title since 1995 (05/19/05)
MALDEN -- The East Prairie Eagles captured their first district championship since 1995 as they knocked off top-seeded South Pemiscot 12-7 on Wednesday afternoon at Malden in Class 2, District 1. The Eagles will play in a Class 2 Sectional game when they host the District 2 winner next Wednesday...
Donald Plaskie (05/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Donald Leo Plaskie, 67, died May 17, 2005, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 4, 1937, at Bristol, Va., to the late John H. and Florence Willis Plaskie, he served in the U.S. Marines from Sept. 15, 1955, to June 28, 1956. A member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis, he had been a service station attendant in St. Louis after working for the C&O Railroad in Ohio...
Vivertte Lee (05/19/05)
CHARLESTON -- Viverette Lee, 90, died at 7 a.m. May 14, 2005, in Englewood, Fla. Born Feb. 1, 1915, in Clinton, Ky., to the late Miles Thomas and Troy Viverette Lee, he had lived in Charleston his entire life where he was a landowner and retired farmer. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
Nicole Stewart (05/19/05)
SIKESTON - Nicole Dawn Stewart, 28, died May 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1976, in Sikeston, daughter of Lonnie Stewart of Sikeston and the late Phyllis Dockins Stewart, she was employed by the City of Sikeston in the tax collection office...
Kenith Rhoads (05/19/05)
TRUMANN, Ark. -- Kenith Rhoads, infant son of Ashley Carter and Kenith Rhoads of Trumann, died after birth May 16, 2005, at the Northeast Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. In addition to his parents, survivors include: his maternal grandparents, Ron and Donna Carter of Trumann; and his paternal grandparents, Carl Rhoads of Trumann and Doris Rhoads of the state of Florida...
Roy Bell (05/19/05)
CHAFFEE -- Roy Bell, 91, died May 18, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 14, 1913, in Chaffee, son of the late Nora Florence Redfern and William Franklin Bell, he was a retired line foreman for Missouri Utilities in Chaffee. ...
Lisa Shaw (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Lisa Gay Shaw, 43, died at 5 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Wilma Smith (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Wilma Smith, 78, died at 7:28 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Carmella Schleinger (05/19/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Camella Ann Schleinger, 65, died at 1:30 p.m. May 18, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 29, 1939, in Charter Oak, daughter of the late James F. and Essie Mae Hicks Brantley, she was a clerical worker for the Division of Family Services in Cape Girardeau. A member of the General Baptist Church in Scott City, she was a former Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader...
Edward Pansky (05/19/05)
SIKESTON -- Edward William Pansky, 79, died May 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1925, in Marine, Ill., son of the late Edward and Anna Pansky, he was employed as a purchasing agent by Galaxy Cablevision for 21 years. He served in the United States Coast Guard on overseas duty during World War II receiving an honorable discharge on April 9, 1946...
Looking Back 5/19 (05/19/05)
SIKESTON - Malone Theatre May 24-25: "For Whom the Bell Tolls," with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. Rex Theatre: "Jane Eyre" with Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. --- SIKESTON - Edwin McAmis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. McAmis, appeared in a piano recital last Friday night at the home of his instructor, Mrs. O.T. Elder, on North Ranney. His sister, Ann, contributed a solo to the program...
The public can help with K-9 fund-raiser (05/19/05)
One of the best drug-fighting weapons in the law enforcement arsenal is the K-9 unit. These highly-trained animals can detect drugs in an instant. And not only are they effective, drug dealers too know that once drug-sniffing dogs are brought onto the scene, the dealer is in trouble...
Your view: Stop the damage (05/19/05)
This letter is regarding the Missouri State Highway Department. It concerns eighteen wheel trucks and their drivers. Many of the guard rails around over passes are being continually damaged because some truck drivers don't allow enough distance for the rear wheels of their trailer to clear the guard rail...
Speakout 5/19 (05/19/05)
As a citizen of Sikeston who survived the 1986 tornado, I noticed this morning that Cape has instituted an "Adopt-A-Siren" program. I think this is great. I also think the city of Sikeston should adopt a similar program. If we got individuals, church groups, civic organizations and companies involved perhaps we could add two to three sirens for our coverage in this town. ...