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Stories from Sunday, May 29, 2005

Honoring veterans (05/29/05)
Anni Cummins and Babs Looney, both members of the Sikeston American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, place American Flags on the graves of veterans Friday afternoon. Each veteran at the Garden of Memories received the flag to honor them for Memorial Day. Members of the Auxiliary, along with the Junior Auxiliary, helped distribute the flags...
Lawmakers pleased with 2005 session (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - Local legislators are quite pleased with several aspects of the recently concluded 2005 Missouri Legislative Session. "I really feel that we have accomplished a lot," said Rep. Peter Myers Sr., District 160. "I thought we did a good, responsible job of providing good legislation and not having to raise taxes."...
Program to stop smoking planned (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - If you really want to quit smoking, here's another chance. The Scott County Health Department and Missouri Delta Medical Center are holding a stop-smoking clinic which begins with a "Thinking About Quitting" session at 6 p.m. on June 6...
Leaves of three, leave it be (05/29/05)
SIKESTON -- It creeps. It climbs. It changes color, but most of all, poison ivy can drive a person crazy. As Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer, many will be having picnics, taking nature walks, working in their yards -- and some will come into contact with the sneaky plant...
Poison ivy facts (05/29/05)
How do you get poison ivy? From touching it or touching something that has touched it, breathing smoke from firewood or something that has poison ivy in it. What is it like to get poison ivy? At first you get an itchy spot, which gets worse and worse. It can be a small itchy area that will annoy you, or it can cover your whole body with giant red sores that will drive you drive you nuts...
Clearwater edges East Prairie (05/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Even in the greatest season in school history, the pain of losing their last game is still a kick in the gut for the East Prairie Eagles baseball team. That was evident after Friday's Class 2 Quarterfinal defeat to the No. 1 ranked Clearwater Tigers as the Eagles fell 3-0 in East Prairie...
Stogddill wins 6th annual Jungle Walk (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - The 6th Annual Sikeston Area Jungle Walk was held Saturday, May 21, on the Scott Matthews farm just south of town. Entrants this year came from five states, and well over 50 participants were involved in the event. Course conditions for the event were rated excellent by the participants...
Sikeston tracksters have 'up and down day' (05/29/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Sikeston High School boy and girl athletes competed in the Class 3 State Track and Field championships on Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. The Bulldogs has some solid performances as well as some disappointments, but overall, head coach Jerry Dement was pleased with his team's effort...
First bull riding event coming to Sikeston (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - If you thought the only rodeo action in Sikeston this year was in August, then think again. The PBR (Professional Bull Riding) will kick off an inaugural event that will give fans a chance to catch some of the excitement a little earlier than usual...
Filling a niche brings success (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - They were waiting for the doors to open. Vacation Bible School wasn't far away and the directors were eager to pick up the materials they ordered at 4 Kids & Uth 2 and begin preparation for youngsters to arrive. The Sikeston VBS directors are lucky they only have to drive down the street to reach the store which serves as a ministry resource. Other customers, said store manager Jewell Gist, drive from towns throughout Missouri and even from out-of-state...
State awards grant to New Madrid County (05/29/05)
NEW MADRID - The Missouri Department of Economic Development has approved a state grant that will aid New Madrid County in making infrastructure improvements required to assist a large agricultural commodity processor expand its operations. The department approved an $80,000 grant through the Community Development Block Grant Program for water main improvements to accommodate the expansion of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). ...
Milbach joins summer staff at Latonka (05/29/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Kim Milbach of Sikeston to their summer staff team at Cotton Boll Girl Scout Camp Latonka. Milbach is a 2004 graduate of Metropolitan High School in St. Louis and has just finished her freshman year at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich...
James Urhahn (05/29/05)
BENTON - James Eugene Uhrhan, 59, died May 27, 2005, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson. Born July 21, 1945, at Cape Girardeau, to the late Albert "Junior" and Evelyn Blankenship Uhrhan, he was mechanic at Inman Freight and a custodian for Wetterau Foods Inc. in Scott City. He was a former member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Scott City...
Marie Emerson Hahn (05/29/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Marie Emerson Hahn, 88, died May 23, 2005, at Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 3, 1916, at Cedar Hill, daughter of the late Frederick Wilhelm Gottlieb "Bill" and Mary Elizabeth Dieckmann Reinemer, she was a school teacher for Hillsboro schools and a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau. She was also a member of Viburnum Garden Club, O.E.S. Cape Rock Chapter No. 60, WMU at the First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau and Cape Republican Women...
Mable Zook (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - Mable Joyce Zook, 48, died May 27, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 28, 1956, in Coldwater, Miss., daughter of Raymond Ross of Mississippi state and Myrtle Bowman of East Prairie. On April 12, 1996, she married Lee Zook, who survives of the home...
John McGill (05/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - John E. McGill, 58, died at 12:40 a.m. May 26, 2005, at his son's home in East Prairie. Born Sept. 22, 1946, in Charleston, son of the late James Harrison and Fay Eva Weems McGill, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he attended the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Births (Published 5/29) (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - Todd and Kimberly Peters are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 8:23 a.m. March 31, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Elijah Derrick Peters arrived weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Peters is the daughter of Kenneth and Donna Hartwick and employed as a registered nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Wisdom - Dirnberger (05/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Greg and Pam Wisdom of Sikeston and Tammy Rollins and Eric Tanner of Morley have announced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Leanne Wisdom, to Dustin John Dirnberger, son of Ralph Dirnberger of Benton and the late Susan Reagan. A 2000 graduate of Kelly High School, the future bride is attending Southeast College of Nursing and Health Sciences. ...
Goff - Boldrey (05/29/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Sandra Laurich of New Bloomfield and Michael Goff of Holts Summit have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Lee Goff, to Dr. Andrew Burton Boldrey, son of Gregory and Kathy Boldrey of Sikeston. A 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a finance degree, the future bride earned a Master of Business Administration in finance this month from the University of Missouri-St. Louis...
Godair - Kreidler (05/29/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gremore have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lee Ann Godair, to Gregory James Kreidler, son of Jack Kreidler of Portageville and the late Mary Kreidler. The future bride is a food service director for Chartwells School Dining Services at Portageville Schools. Her fiance is a division manager for Burch Food Services Inc. of Sikeston...
Dorris - Vinson (05/29/05)
SIKESTON -- Tim and Gail Butrum and Mike Dorris have announced the engagement of their daughter, Chrystal Mashain Dorris, to Adam Joseph Vinson, son of Helen Borden of Sikeston and the late Ted Vinson. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, and the prospective bridegroom graduated in 1995 from Sikeston Senior High School...
Glover - Sexton (05/29/05)
TROY -- Tim and Debbi Glover have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Marie, to Aaron Zachary Sexton, son of Ralph and Melvona Sexton of Sikeston. A 2004 graduate of Hannibal LaGrange College, the future bride is employed by Hibbet Sports...
Looking Back 5/29 (05/29/05)
SIKESTON - Clay Stubbs, former Sikeston resident, died last Friday in a hospital in San Diego, Calif., where he had been receiving treatment for three months for carcinoma. SIKESTON - Norman Spitzmiller of Sikeston was elected president of the Southeast Missouri Chapter of Certified Public Accountants last night in the organization's annual meeting held at Poplar Bluff. Also elected were Jerry Schwab, treasurer; William Stewart, secretary; and Robert Hearnes, vice president...
Drug ring is example of far bigger problem (05/29/05)
A major marijuana ring is out of business in southeast Missouri and more than a dozen suspects are behind bars. The story unfolded this week in Stoddard County with the arrests and drug charges. Police say the drug ring stretched from Stoddard County to Mexico and involves hundreds and hundreds of pounds of marijuana...
Speakout 5/29 (05/29/05)
Looking for information on class of 75's 30-year reunion. Would like to find out who to contact. Thanks for any information provided. Please contact me at psebowbend@aol.com. Let me get this right. You saw a truck come by your house doing between 90 and 100 mph and you got the licence number. Not only do you have radar that detects speed, but you have eyes better than the "Hubble" sattelite...