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Stories from Thursday, June 2, 2005

Car show changes over last 10 years (06/02/05)
ORAN - Things have changed since the first Oran Car Show 10 years ago. "In the first one, we only had 39 cars entered and it rained all day," noted Ed Evans, Chamber of Commerce president. "The second year it went up to close to 100 and has been growing ever since."...
Skaters have hard time finding a place to skate (06/02/05)
SIKESTON - With school out for the summer and a feature film on the sport's revolution slated for release, the stage is set for another round of clashes between skateboarders and area merchants. Steven Jones of Sikeston, 16, said he has been skateboarding "all my life - since I was five years old."...
Parris wins Super Pro at Sikeston Drag Strip (06/02/05)
SIKESTON - Dexter?s Ken Parris took the Sikeston Drag Strip?s top race, the Super Pro, on Saturday. Parris ran an elapsed time of 5.116 seconds with a dial-in of 5.10 at 132 mph and a reaction time of .504. The runner-up was Porlan Bickings of Oran, who ran an elapsed time of 7.201 seconds and a dial-in of 7.19. He ran at 93 mph with a reaction time of .538...
Mack takes first at Malden and Poplar Bluff Speedways (06/02/05)
BENTON " Joey Mack enjoyed a successful month of May, as he racked up two victories and three top 10 finishes in the four events that he competed in last month. The two victories came last weekend at the Malden Speedway on Friday, May 27 and the Poplar Bluff Speedway on Saturday, May 28...
Golf Glance: Sikeston Country Club (06/02/05)
RESULTS: Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play First place Team: Tie - Steve Malone, Mark Gordin, Jim Gloth, Jim Cravens. Team score: 26 Tie - Howard Abner, Charlie Dye, Lew Polivick, Tom Maddox, Mike Pobst. Twilight Golf C Flight: SCC Senior Association...
New Madrid Senior Babe team drops two games (06/02/05)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Senior Babe Ruth team recently played two games, dropping them 9-1 and 9-3. In the first game, Dale Haynes gave a solid performance by going 2-3 with a run scored. Matt Whitehead went 2-4, while Jeffery Hunter (1-2) knocked in a run and walked once...
Four Sikeston players honored (06/02/05)
SIKESTON -- Four Sikeston baseball players were named to the SEMO first team all-conference and first team all-district recently. Seniors Ross Merideth (pitcher), J.R. Bizzell (infield), Cullen DeHart (infield) and junior Tyler Baker (designated hitter) were all selected by the coaches to both teams...
Exa Hodge (06/02/05)
FLINT, Mich. - Exa Fair Hodge, 85, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 31, 2005, at the McLaren Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Fulton, Miss., daughter of the late Oscar and Florence Delaney Steele, she was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Luona Buttrey (06/02/05)
WEST PLAINS - Luona Mae Buttrey, 97, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:57 a.m. June 1, 2005, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in Illinois, daughter of the late Levi and Hattie Manley, she lived most of her life in East Prairie before living in West Plains for the past few years...
Richard Breland (06/02/05)
DEXTER - Richard Breland, 52, died June 1, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Roger Murphy (06/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roger Murphy, 51, died at 2:20 p.m. May 31, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1954, in Hayti, son of Mary Louise Johnson Murphy of East Prairie and the late Robert Junior Murphy, he lived in East Prairie most of his life, where he worked for Budget Laundry and Cleaners. He was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston...
China Williamson (06/02/05)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Essex Cemetery under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for China Williamson, 84, who died May 29, 2005, were: Randy Corlew, Jeff Corlew, Mark Hux, Mark Kelley, Brett Williamson and Johnathan Williamson...
Earl Eakins (06/02/05)
DELTA " Earl A. Eakins, 85, died at 1:49 p.m. June 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Larry Mier (06/02/05)
ADVANCE -- Larry Wayne Mier, 66, died May 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1938, in Randles, son of the late Landon and Jewell Sheets Mier, he was a 1958 graduate of Delta High School. A retired truck driver, he was a member of Owner/Operators Independent Driver Association...
Mary Watts (06/02/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Watts, 84, died June 1, 2005, at her home. Born July 25, 1920 in Conran, daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Williams Dockery, she was a long time member and Sunday School Teacher at Garden RIdge General Baptist Church. On Oct. 22, 1945, at Bloomfield, she married Otis Watts, who survives of the home...
Looking Back 6/2 (06/02/05)
SIKESTON - Mrs. C.D. Matthews Jr. entertained with a luncheon at her home on North Street today in honor of Miss Eleanor Harty, a prospective bride. SIKESTON - Sam Harbin, principal of Sikeston Middle School, has been appointed assistant vice president of the Bank of Sikeston effective July 1. He has been an administrator in the public school system for seven years and active in civic affairs...
The mystery solved about Deep Throat (06/02/05)
So now we know the identity of Deep Throat, the mystery man who helped bring down the Nixon White House. Mark Felt, a high-ranking official in the FBI, finally made the startling announcement this week. The 91-year-old Felt recently suffered a stroke and is in ill health. Apparently he just wanted to clear the record before his days on this Earth are done...
Speakout 6/2 (06/02/05)
I was just wondering, with summer upon us and school getting out now what are these kids in this town supposed to do to occupy themselves with? There's nothing to do here but go to the YMCA pool and deal with the overcrowdedness going on there. My kids don't swim anyway so any suggestions? Please don't say, "take them to the movies." That cost way too much with three kids plus a snack while there and a drink. ...