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Stories from Thursday, May 26, 2005

Torch run (05/26/05)
Sikeston Director of Public Safety Drew Juden runs with the Missouri Special Olympic Torch Wednesday morning during the 20th annual anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch run for the Special Olympics. The Statewide Torch Run kicks off the state Summer Games will be held at the University of Missouri - Columbia campus, May 25 - 27. The culmination of the Torch Run, the lighting of the Flame of Hope, will take place during the opening ceremonies on Stankowski Field, beginning at 7:30 p.m...
Street change idea is voted down (05/26/05)
SIKESTON - After listening to several opinions regarding making Center Street a one-way street, the traffic committee unanimously voted against the idea at Wednesday's meeting. However, this does not mean the notion is buried. It will be presented before the city council at their next meeting. And although the committee voted against the measure, the city may still choose to approve the idea...
Man arrested for Hardee's robbery (05/26/05)
SIKESTON - A man police believe to be from the Caruthersville area has been arrested for the armed robbery of the Hardee's restaurant at 1105 South Main. Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden said shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday his department responded to a report of a lone gunman described as a black male entering the restaurant's lobby and demanding money...
Holiday travel projected to be holiday record (05/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Despite record-high fuel prices for a holiday, AAA predicts the Memorial Day weekend will be the biggest traveling period yet. Approximately 31.1 million American travelers (84 percent of all holiday travelers) expect to go by motor vehicle, a 2.2 percent increase from the 30.5 million who drove a year ago, according to a survey conducted for the automobile association...
E.P. knocks out Scott City (05/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- All year long the East Prairie Eagles flew under the radar, but people are now starting to take notice of the upstart team from Mississippi County. East Prairie won its first district championship since 1995 last week and with Wednesday's 4-1 Class 2 sectional win against Scott City, the Eagles are now one win away from the school's first ever final four appearance...
Magdline Roberts (05/26/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Magdline Mary Roberts, 80, died May 24, 2005, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 26, 1924, in Collinwood, Tenn., daughter of the late Charlie and Ella Fraley Bryant, she was a former resident of Bloomfield but had lived in St. Louis for the past 12 years. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Lavina Wilkinson (05/26/05)
ORAN - Lavina Wilkinson, 86, died May 25, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
James Stoker (05/26/05)
DEXTER -- James Stoker, 73, died May 25, 2005, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1932, in rural Dexter, son of the late Lester and Mildred Hugdens Stoker, he was a former mechanic with Allen Christian Buick in Dexter. A veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War, he was a member of the Mt. Gilead (Hills) General Baptist Church near Bloomfield...
Nina Gunter (05/26/05)
VANDUSER - Nina V. Gunter, 96, died May 26, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
John McGill (05/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - John McGill, 58, died at 12:40 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his son's residence in East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Births (Published 5/26) (05/26/05)
ST. PETERS - Jeremy Graydon and Denise Carle are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 9:51 p.m. March 28, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. Graydon Thomas Carle arrived weighing 6 pounds and 12 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 5/26 (05/26/05)
SIKESTON - The condition of Trooper E.F. Dampf, who has been confined to his home on South Scott Street the past week because of illness, is said to be improved. SIKESTON - Bootheel crops are doing nicely. The four basic crops - cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans - promise excellent returns, according to county extension directors. The rains have been in showers. Most of them soaked into the ground...
Putting the stop on one-way proposal (05/26/05)
The idea of turning Center Street into a one-way route seems to have died a quick death. A downtown group had initially raised the idea of converting Center Street one-way from west to east to match the one-way east to west flow of Front Street. But a traffic committee meeting Wednesday failed to attract any support for the idea...
Your view: In defense (05/26/05)
Dear Mr. Jensen, Your article on drunk driving was quite interesting. This woman was convicted by a jury without any evidence except hearsay. There was no proof that she had been drinking or under the influence of drugs. No blood test was given for the drugs or alcohol. ...
Your view: Editorial response (05/26/05)
I have to agree with Mr. Jensen that it is truly disgusting to see all of the conservative politicians coming out of the woodworks to bash defensive reorganization. While it is true that the loss of jobs is a tragedy it must also be remembered that our nation is one of constantly evolving concerns...
Speakout 5/26 (05/26/05)
I totally agree with the speaker in Thursday's edition of Speakout on unfair sentencing. They give one boy - it doesn't matter what color he is or what - they give him two years for selling drugs and someone who committed even worse crime is just probation. ...