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Stories from Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Grad takes alternative route to get her diploma (05/24/05)
SIKESTON -- It's no secret Kayla Pratt's senior year got off to a slow start. After failing world history her sophomore year then Algebra II and keyboarding her junior year, Pratt was already 2.5 credits short by the time her senior year rolled around last September...
Yang saga ends (05/24/05)
BENTON -- Ru Jun "Richard" Yang was sentenced to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections Monday putting an end to a tumultuous six-and- a-half years which saw Yang plead guilty to the murder of his wife then flee the country. Scott County Judge David Dolan handed down Yang's sentence Monday, allowing the victim's son, Weifing Xu, to address the court. ...
TRCC to open site in Sikeston (05/24/05)
SIKESTON -- Following the highly disputed separation from Southeast Missouri State University and its higher education centers, Three Rivers Community College will now open a new site in Sikeston. The Three Rivers Community College Center at Downtown Sikeston will be located at 103 E. Kathleen St. in Sikeston, a building that previously housed the Sikeston Head Start Center...
New Madrid County residents are sentenced (05/24/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Drug and firearm charges resulted in long prison sentences for Southeast Missouri residents. Gary Wayne Hornburg, 50, of New Madrid County was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton to 210 months in prison on one felony count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, Hornburg will be placed on four years supervised probation...
Bobby Burks (05/24/05)
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 Randla of Collinsville, Ill.; three brothers, Damon Burks and Wyane Burks of Bloomfield and Joe Burks of Bridgeman, Mich.; one sister, Mary Morefield of Sikeston; and 14 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Jim Buckles (05/24/05)
ARVADA, Colo. - James "Jim" G. Buckles, 72, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 9, 2005, at St. Anthony Central in Denver. Born Jan. 24, 1933, in Sikeston, son of the late Eugene and Irene Buckles, he was a 1951 graduate of Sikeston High School. He served in the United States Army from 1951-1953, and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kan...
Charlie Rudisill (05/24/05)
ORAN -- Charles Edward "Charlie" Rudisill, 62, died at 10:20 p.m. May 20, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 5, 1943, in Miner, to the late Rev. Ralph and Agnes Mae Warren Rudisill, he was parts manager for 34.5 years for Big Red's Auto Salvage and attended Heartland Harvest Church of God of Prophecy near Blodgett...
Benny Buchanan (05/24/05)
DEXTER -- Visitation for Benny Buchanan, 69, who died May 19, 2005, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Dale Shoup of Joplin will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery at Bernie...
Susie Duckworth (05/24/05)
DEXTER -- Verna Susie Duckworth, 86, died May 23, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Aug. 27, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late Harvey "Lum" and Ester Markham Escue, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter and a homemaker...
Gaines D. Witty (05/24/05)
RIDGECREST, Calif. -- Gaines D. Witty passed away quietly at his home with his loved ones gathered around him on May 12, 2005. He was 58 years old. Gaines grew up in East Prairie, Mo., where he graduated from East Prairie High School in 1965. He attended Southern Illinois University where he earned an associate's degree in machine tool technology. ...
Burl Hooker (05/24/05)
CHAFFEE -- Lawrence Burl Hooker, 77, died May 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chaffee, son of the late Lawrence Vylie and Hattie Viola Thomas Hooker, he retired as a brakeman and conductor for Frisco Railroad, later Burlington Northern Railway, in Chaffee, where he worked from 1950...
Looking Back 5/24 (05/24/05)
SIKESTON - Fred Mainord, who had been a prisoner of the German government since last November was liberated by the Russians on April 23, he notified his sister, Mrs. Ernest Kellett in a letter received Tuesday. SIKESTON - Tuesday night the Sikeston Extension Club met in the home of the club president, Mrs. ...
Cuts can be made to Medicaid system (05/24/05)
For all of those in Missouri and elsewhere who are condemning the recent move to reform Medicaid benefits, look no further than the fine state of New York. A new audit reported Monday that the Medicaid program in New York has been purchasing Viagra for rapists and other high-risk sex offenders for the past five years...
Speakout 5/24 (05/24/05)
I want to Speakout on this "hateful person" or who it was in the paper concerning my granddaughter. Let me tell you something. You must be a very miserable, old person. I am sure you are old or either old or young or something, I know you are hateful. ...