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Stories from Friday, May 20, 2005

Krazy kritters (05/20/05)
Justin Robinson, a student at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center, gets a closer look at a goat Thursday. Krazy Kritters of Bloomfield brought several animals for the students. The event was sponsored by the Sikeston VFW and the Sikeston American Legion Ladies Auxiliary...
Hospital ball (05/20/05)
Cindy Shands, VSN-RN cardiology manager, gives a tour of the Cardiology Department to Nicole Cozean and Valerie Bollinger, the 2005 Missouri Delta Medical Center's Hospital Ball co-chairpersons, Thursday morning. The proceeds from this year's ball will purchase a computer system for the Cardiology Department...
Band kicking off summer tour tonight in Sikeston (05/20/05)
SIKESTON - Shady Deal will kick off their summer tour tonight with a live performance at Cronies Sports Bar and Grill. "Last summer we kicked off our summer tour here, so it's kind of a tradition, said Jesse Hammock, lead vocalist who plays rhythm guitar. "It's nice to come home."...
County accepts audit bid (05/20/05)
CHARLESTON - The sole bid to conduct an audit of the county was accepted by Mississippi County commissioners during their regular meeting Thursday. "After looking through the proposal that was submitted last week, everything seems to be in line," County Clerk Junior DeLay said...
Chaffee marks its ups and downs (05/20/05)
CHAFFEE -- Ronnie Whitaker remembers a time when Chaffee had a bustling, city-like feel. "At one time we had a shoe factory and trouser factory," Whitaker said. "There were about 500 to 1,000 employees that would come to Chaffee to work. Nowadays, those have flown the coop."...
Chaffee Centennial celebration (05/20/05)
Chaffee Centennial events Saturday, May 21 Old Fashioned Day activities begin at 9 a.m. with crafters and vendors invited to set up this year downtown at no charge; Centennial Parade at 1 p.m., followed with the funeral procession and burial of Jim Razor. This kicks off the summer-long beard contest. Following is an old-fashioned shoot and carriage rides. A free street dance at Medicap parking lot from 7 - 11 p.m. concludes the day's activities...
Fishing derby (05/20/05)
Bill Nance, a city of Sikeston Park Division employee, places a "No Fishing" sign at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday morning. The lake at the complex is closed today and Saturday for the annual Fishing Derby. The derby, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division, will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday...
Sikeston tracksters prepare for sectional meet (05/20/05)
FESTUS - The Sikeston Bulldogs track and field team will be competing in a Class 3 Sectional meet in Festus tomorrow. The Bulldogs have another strong group of athletes that will be competing for the chance to make the trip to Jefferson City next weekend in the track and field state championships...
Wild finish at Class 1 final (05/20/05)
CHAFFEE -- In a bizarre finish, the Oran Eagles lost its bid for a fourth straight district title, suffering a 2-1 loss to the Advance Hornets at Harmon Field on Thursday. Advance (18-2), avenging a Class 1, District 2 final loss to Oran last season, had to survive a last-inning scare by the Eagles to win its first championship since 2002...
SHS netters face tough Clayton squad (05/20/05)
DEXTER -- The Sikeston High school tennis team will participate in a Class 1 Sectional match at Dexter High School this Saturday at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs will be pitted against a tough squad in Clayton High School. "We'll be taking on Clayton, who has the returning singles state champion," said Sikeston head coach Brian James. ...
Golf glance: Bootheel Golf Club (05/20/05)
LEAGUE RESULTS: (5-17) Sunday Points Game First place team: Mike Scott, Keith McCanless, $25 Second place team: Gary Harper, Paul Markland, $15 Third place team: Charlie Long, Larry Davidson Tuesday Senior League: First place team: Brinkman, Keck, Evans, Davidson, 61...
Thelma Biggs (05/20/05)
DEXTER - Thelma Biggs, 90, died May 18, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Nov. 27, 1914, in Remmington, Ind., to the late Michael and Martha Pixley Feeler, she had lived in Memphis and Salem, Ind., all of her life, moving to Dexter five months ago. She was a member of the Memphis General Baptist Church in Memphis, Ind...
Ramona Gee (05/20/05)
DEXTER - Ramona Lorraine Gee, 70, died May 18, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Bernie to the late Raymond and Loura Tanner Hohlt, she had lived in St. Louis for many years moving to Dexter three years ago. She worked as a waitress at several bowling alleys in the St. Louis area before retiring and was a member of the Church of Christ in Bernie...
Wilma Smith (05/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Wilma I. Smith, 78, died at 7:44 a.m. May 19, 2005, at her home. Born Jan. 13, 1927, in Canalou, daughter of the late John D. and Crissie Shoulders Barnes, she was a housewife and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. On May 18, 1946, in Canalou, she married B.J. "Jack" Smith who preceded her in death on June 24, 1998...
James Caldwell (05/20/05)
SIKESTON - James Edward Caldwell, 65, died May 19, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born May 22, 1939, in Carrol County, Miss., to the late James Paul and Thelma Caldwell, he was a maintenance technician prior to his retirement. Survivors include: three daughters, Dorothy Lynn Turner of Morehouse, Darline LePage of Sikeston and Donna Coram of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Jerry Paul Caldwell of the state of Mississippi; one sister, Mayme Ruth Balage of the state of Mississippi; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Hubert Hill (05/20/05)
MOREHOUSE - Hubert Hill, 87, died May 20, 2005. Born Feb. 4, 1918, in Wardell, he was a janitor for Morehouse schools until his retirement. On Dec. 11, 1956, he married Margaret Elliott Hill who survives of the home. Also surviving are: two sons, Ricky Hill of Essex and Ted Elliott of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Alleen Eaker and Liz McNew of Morehouse; and 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...
Bennie Buchanan (05/20/05)
DEXTER -- Bennie Buchanan, 69, died May 19, 2005, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Dexter, son of the late Collis and Eva J. Jackson Buchanan, he had lived in Dexter most of his life and was an owner/operator of a trucking company. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Bernie...
Looking Back 5/20 (05/20/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Edward Seymour received a letter from her husband Pfc. Seymour, this morning telling of his release from a German prison camp near Munich. Pfc. Seymour was reported missing in July 1944, later it was learned he was a prisoner of war in German Camp Stalag 7-A...
Your view: Morehouse defense (05/20/05)
This letter is in response to the person who recently used Speakout to give tribute to John Bryant, (from Morehouse) who recently died. Your message was nice ... until I got to the last line which read something like this: "Not too many good kids come out of Morehouse." Now, I never knew Mr. ...
Speakout 5/20 (05/20/05)
I'm reading the Friday the 13th section of Speakout under the "Roadies" section. I also want to know just who you can contact to report discourteous tractors and farm equipment blocking the roads. I noticed there was no response to this caller's question...