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Stories from Monday, May 23, 2005

Guard ceremony (05/23/05)
The Missouri Army National Guard held the presentation "Freedom Salute" for Operations: Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom" Sunday at the Sikeston Armory for Company C 1140th Engineer Combat Battalion. (Above) Cpt. Scot Ratcliff shows his sons the "Freedom Salute" awards that he received during the ceremony. ...
Fishing derby (05/23/05)
The annual Kid's Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Division was held Saturday at the Recreation Complex Lake. The event was open to all youngsters age 15 and under.
Yang sentenced (05/23/05)
BENTON -- Richard Yang entered a plea of guilty this morning to the felony of failing to appear. Yang skipped out on his bond and fled from the county in 1999 after entering a guilty plea to the charge of second degree murder in Scott County for the stabbing death of his estranged wife, Louise Yang, on July 4, 1998...
SHS athletes earn state track berths (05/23/05)
FESTUS -- The Sikeston Bulldogs track and field team had a strong day at the Class 3, Sectional 1 meet in Festus on Saturday. Out of 10 events they competed, the Bulldogs qualified in six different events on the boys side and of the five events the girls competed, they qualified in four of them, including three relay teams...
Sikeston slammed in sectional (05/23/05)
DEXTER -- Clayton overwhelmed Sikeston 6-0 in a Class 1, District 2 tennis sectional at Dexter on Saturday. Clayton advances to the quarterfinal round against John Burroughs, which drubbed host Dexter in the other half of the sectional by an identical 6-0 score...
Class 2 State Championships (05/23/05)
Class 2 State Championships JEFFERSON CITY -- Charleston garnered points on both the boys and girls side at the MSHSAA Class 2 State Track Championships held at Lincoln University in Jefferson City on Friday and Saturday. The Bluejays' Myron Pettigrew and Markita Whitney both medaled in the 200-...
Ramona L. Gee (05/23/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Saturday under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for Ramona L. Gee, 70, who died May 18, 2005, were: Jack Setser, Rick Beller, Jared Abelson, Adam Gordon, Shane Gee and T.J. Jinkerson...
Bobby Burks (05/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Bobby Franklin Burks, 62, formerly of Portageville, died May 20, 2005, at his home in Sikeston. Born June 21, 1943, in Holland, son of the late Louise Kinnison and William "B.F." Burks, he was employed in the sheet metal industry. Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Lynn Burks of Portageville and Shawn Christopher Burks of Troy; one daughter, Angela Ranalla of Collinsville, Ind.; three brothers, Damon Burks and Wyane Burks of Bloomfield and Joe Burks of Bridge Port, Mich.; one sister, Mary Morefield of Sikeston; and 14 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Burl Hooker (05/23/05)
CHAFFEE - Burl Hooker, 76, died at 2:20 p.m. May 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Chaffee.
Lola Holland (05/23/05)
MORLEY - Lola Mae Holland, 87, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at 11:05 a.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 6, 1918, at Warm Springs, Ark., the daughter of T.N. and Lydia Davidson Hagar. She married Dude Holland on May 30, 1936, at Flatwoods, Mo. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1962...
Otis Black (05/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Otis Lawrence Black, 61, died at 3:37 a.m. May 22, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 4, 1943, in Molene, Ill., to the late Wilford Lee Black and Thelma Pauline Posey Black Simpkins, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County. He was a riverboat pilot for the American Commercial Barge Lines and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Jessie M. Harris (05/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jessie M. Harris, 60, died May 22, 2005, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Born Jan. 16, 1945, in Durant, Miss., she was the daughter of Mary L. Jones and David R. Harris of Portageville. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two daughters, Beverly Harris of Chicago and Oliva Harris of New Madrid; one brother, David A. Harris of Chicago; three sisters, Barbara Johnson of Durant, Johnnie Mae Wood of Jackson, Miss., and Daisy Few of Chicago; and five grandchildren...
Jeanne Burchfield (05/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Jeanne E. Burchfield, 76, died at 12:57 a.m. May 21, 2005, at her residence following an extended illness. Born Dec. 5, 1928, in St. Louis, to the late James L. and Ora Lee Morehead Maxwell, she was a housewife and homemaker. A graduate of Diehlstadt High School, she lived in the Los Angeles, Calif., area for 30 years. She moved to Sikeston in 1979, was a Prudential Insurance agent for 12 years and retired in 1991. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church...
Lois Myers (05/23/05)
BERNIE -- Lois Myers was born April 7, 1912, and died May 22, 2005, at the age of 93. She was the eldest child of Martha Miles Norman and James Henry Norman. Lois lived her whole life in Stoddard County until she entered the Malden Nursing Center in September 2002...
Looking Back 5/23 (05/23/05)
SIKESTON - Announcing change of ownership and management of Garrett's Drug Sundries on Highway 61 South, effective May 21, 1945. I wish to announce that I have taken complete charge of this fine, modern drug store and will appreciate an opportunity to serve you at any time. I have changed the name to Collier's Drug Sundries. Betty Collier...
Your view: Law opposed (05/23/05)
1. While the use of a seat belt has saved some people in certain kinds of traffic accidents, there is ample proof that in other kinds, some people have been more seriously injured and even killed only because of seat belt use. In the latter case, such injuries and deaths are not given the same degree of publicity, if any, as given when people are supposedly saved by seat belt use. ...
Speakout 5/23 (05/23/05)
I would like to Speakout again about that Rescue Mission. I read where everyone is complaining about it and I don't blame them. I'm thinking about starting my own Rescue Mission because I have taken things out of my house and given them to poor people. ...