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Stories from Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Some favor street change (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Making Center Street a one-way road could be a good thing, according to some. A public meeting to discuss the idea was held during the regular City Council meeting Monday. The proposal to change Center to a one-way street between Stoddard and Kingshighway, the same streets that bound the westward one-way section on Front Street, was first proposed by the Historic Midtown Development Group as a way to stimulate economic activity...
Motorists should be 'semi' conscious (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Tom Caposey admits when he's driving his 20-foot long truck that's pulling a trailer about 53 feet long, he can't just stop on a dime. "One of the main problems I encounter (when driving) is people pulling out in front of a rig," said the 20-year truck driver who works for Pullen Brothers trucking company in Sikeston. "When they're merging on the expressway and I'm coming at them at 65 mph and they think they can pull out in front of me "it's not that easy to stop a rig."...
Amendment results in more work zones (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Motorists can expect to pass through more construction zones than usual while traveling through Missouri this summer. "It's almost entirely because of Amendment 3," said Bob Wilson, resident engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation office in Sikeston...
Work zone safety tips (06/07/05)
Plan your trip. Contact MoDOT for lane-closure information by calling 1-888- ASK MODOT or visiting www.modot.state.mo.us. Stay alert. Make safety your first priority. Expect the unexpected. Pay close attention to those all around you and be ready to react to the unusual...
Four are jailed on drug charges (06/07/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Four persons are in jail on drug charges after a house was searched in Pemiscot County. On Monday agents with the Bootheel Drug Task Force, assisted by agents from the SEMO Drug Task Force and Pemiscot County Sheriff's deputies, served a search warrant at a house on County Highway 553 in the Cottonwood Point community...
Kelso Klassic to kick off Friday (06/07/05)
KELSO -- Area softball fans will be treated to some of the better teams and most talented individual performers in the Midwest when the Kelso Klassic returns this weekend. The 21st renewal of the Kelso Klassic Men's Fastpitch Tournament is set to open on Friday at the Kelso City Park with a full slate of games through Sunday's finals...
SAYB results 6/7 (06/07/05)
SAYB RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball NATIONAL Elks 8, Foots 2 WP - Josh Boese (12 strikeouts) LP - Isaac Protzel (1 strikeout) Multiple hits - Elks: Josh Boese (2-3, double), Clay Driskill (2-3), Garrett Clouse (2-3, double). Lions 7, Jaycees 3...
Summer hoops (06/07/05)
Sikeston's Andrew Sales looks to score in a game against Cape Central on Monday at Cape Central High School. Sikeston is competing in a summer league with other area schools during the month of June.
Scoop it up (06/07/05)
Dillon Tangen of U.S. Bank in the Junior Babe Ruth League digs a throw out of the dirt during a recent game. Game reports from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball can be found in the scoreboard on this page. Results from Junior Babe Ruth games were not submitted as of press time...
Rose Kinney (06/07/05)
NEW MADRID -- Rose Marie Kinney, 74, died June 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Marie Gray. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Schwab and Harriett Homo...
Nora Brown (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Nora Frances Brown, 80, died at noon June 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Farrenburg, daughter of the late Ralph Brown and Lillie Violet Moss, she was a waitress at Grecian Steakhouse in Sikeston, where she lived for the past 30 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Eleanor Hahn (06/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Eleanor Elizabeth Hahn, 84, died at 3:16 a.m. June 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 19, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late Benjamin F. and Anna J. Brown Hahn, she was a secretary at the Bank of Sikeston for over 50 years. Before beginning her banking career with the Bank of Sikeston, she was the first secretary for the Scott-Mississippi Electric Cooperative. A member of the 50-...
James Matthews (06/07/05)
REPUBLIC - James A. Matthews, 76, died at 11:58 a.m. May 28, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born Oct. 27, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Jack and Elsie Sullivan Matthews, he had worked in sales for B.F. Goodrich Tire Company and later owned and operated Matthews Real Estate in Cape Girardeau. He moved to Republic eight years ago, where he was a member of the First Christian Church...
Christopher Gifford (06/07/05)
DEXTER - Christopher Lynn Gifford, 25, died June 5, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1980, in Charleston, son of Rickey Eauing and Margaret Leona Colt Gifford, he had been employed by WW Wood and was a painter. On April 26, 2003, at Bernie, he married Edris Marleney Decker who survives of the home...
Doris Tejeda (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Doris L. Tejeda, 79, died at 7:10 p.m. June 5, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1926, in Illmo-Fornfelt, daughter of the late John and Rose Holmes Wooley, she was of the Pentecostal belief. She had been a certified nurses aide for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City and at area nursing homes...
Tom Seyer (06/07/05)
CHAFFEE - Tom W. Seyer, 51, died June 5, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1954, in Chaffee, son of the late Peter Bernard and Cora Leona Schaefer Seyer, he was a member of Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver for Quality Carriers of Memphis, Tenn...
Cory Lee (06/07/05)
BELL CITY - Cory Ray Lee, 27, died June 5, 2005, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 15, 1977, in Sikeston, son of Dale Lee of Brownwood and Sheila Adams Holloway of Gordonville, he had attended Bell City schools and was a member of the Advance Eagles...
Looking Back 6/7 (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Tech. Sgt. Ralph Carrol, who served nearly 3 1/2 years in the Army Air Forces and who made 58 missions over Nazi Europe as an aerial gunner, is back in Sikeston as a civilian, one of the first Sikeston boys to be discharged on the point system...
Should they invent anti-wave siding? (06/07/05)
From time to time, this column tries to deliver a bit of insight into a problem or issue. At other times, this column tries to heap either praise or criticism on an assortment of topics. But from time to time, I come across what seems like the bizarre nature of humanity that often leaves you scratching your head in bewilderment...
Speakout 6/7 (06/07/05)
I would like to Speakout about my little grandson. I live in Morehouse. Recently, two years ago, his father passed away and on his dying bed he asked me to look after his little son, he is a 11 years old. He got a check from his father's Social Security. ...