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Stories from Monday, June 13, 2005

Students asked to step up activity (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Middle School students are being encouraged to step up their activity level in physical education thanks to a donation from Missouri Delta Medical Center's Delta Diabetes Center. Laveta Williams, physical education teacher at the middle school, said she saw pedometers at a recent health conference used as a way to elicit more activity and hoped to get a few to use during her classes...
Two arrested for shooting into residence (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Two Sikeston men were arrested Thursday -- with a third subject being sought -- for shooting into an occupied residence on Wednesday. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday someone fired approximately six shots into a residence at 1316 McDougal. ...
No score keeping allowed: YMCA T-Ball is just for fun (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- After hitting two foul balls, Gavin Childers, a player on the Rodchester's YMCA T-ball team, tapped the moist ground with his bat a few times. Then he slowly took a couple of practice swings, stopping just short of the tee, as his teammates yelled supportively from the bench: "Hit it hard, Gavin!"...
Sikeston cemetery is angering many patrons (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston is not leaving some of its patrons in the area with the type of memories they'd hoped for. What they do remember is paying for items like headstones and date-of- death markers and being told they will be in place within 8-12 weeks only to watch years pass without receiving what they've paid for...
Many activities help keep children busy in summer (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - While kids may enjoy their freedom from school and homework, they may end up a bit bored this summer. Luckily, there are some area activities to keep them active and entertained the next few months. The YMCA summer day camp began last week, according to Chris Hodgkiss, Program Director. The 10-week camp is in session from June 6 through Aug. 12 and open to students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Camp costs are $60 per week for members and $75 per week for non-members...
Nature Center is a nearby, fun way to spend the day (06/13/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Want a family-friendly place to spend the day, without having to spend hours on the road? The Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center may be just what you are looking for. Located within Cape Girardeau's North County Park, the center opened in early May. And its opening was something Southeast Missouri residents have been wanting for a long time, according to Steven Juhlin, assistant manager...
Bubble contest (06/13/05)
Marassa Jones, 6, has her bubble measured during the Dubble Bubble National Bubble Blowing Contest Saturday morning at Wal-Mart. The sixth annual event was open to children ages 12 and under.
Body discovered (06/13/05)
CHARLESTON -- Police are investigating the death of an unidentified body retrieved from the Mississippi River Friday in Mississippi County. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, the U.S. Coast Guard notified the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department between 4-4:30 p.m. Friday that a body had been pulled from the Mississippi River near the Thompson Bend area, which is in the northeast portion of Mississippi County...
Johnson returns to courtside (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- A familiar face returns courtside next season as Fred Johnson takes the reins of the Sikeston High School girls basketball team. Johnson, no stranger to running a team or spurring it to success, resurfaces for his fourth high school coaching stint...
Kelso Klassic rained out (06/13/05)
KELSO -- Mother Nature refused to cooperate, washing out the 21st annual Kelso Klassic. Only six games were completed in the 13-team --three-game guarantee -- fastpitch softball tournament. "We made a decision about 7 a.m. this morning (Sunday) that this wasn't going to work, so we sent the teams home," said assistant tournament director Rick Heuring...
Bombers nab first-ever win (06/13/05)
FARMINGTON -- The Bootheel Bombers picked up the first win in their short existence with a 10-3 romp over the Farmington Firebirds on Sunday. Ingel Silva led the offense with a 2-for-4 performance, including a double. The victory lifted the Bombers into third place in the four-team Kitty League, ahead of last-place Fulton, the Bombers' next opponent...
Bootheel Bombers drop second to Farmington (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- The Bootheel Bombers dropped their second straight in a 5-2 loss to the Farmington Firebirds on Friday at V.F.W. Memorial Stadium. The Bombers managed only three hits off winning pitcher Mike Cole. Trey Bowman suffered the loss. "We played a solid game," said Bombers manager Matt Marshall, "but they found the holes and we didn't."...
Sikeston Legion batters Twin Rivers (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team improved to 4-7 on the season and 2-1 in district play with an 11-4 victory against Twin Rivers in their home opener at VFW Stadium on Friday. The game was stopped with one out in the ninth inning when a thunderstorm blew in...
First pitch (06/13/05)
Sikeston American Legion Post 114 member Joe Wilson throws out the first pitch for the legion baseball team's first home game on Friday.
Sharks, under new coach, make splash in opening meet (06/13/05)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Sharks swim team has a new coach at the helm this season. Meredith Jackson, who previously led the Jackson Barracudas, filled the void left by former Sharks head coach Megan Nelson after one year on the job. Jackson brings years of knowledge and experience on the water to Sikeston as she guides the team...
In the Swim: (06/13/05)
It's almost every girl's nightmare -- being at a party or other social event, looking up and seeing that someone else is wearing an identical outfit. Although this standard is usually applied to prom dresses and formal wear, uniqueness is equally important for swimsuits...
Business briefcase 6/12 (06/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Marcus Pittman of GH Home Furnishing in Charleston was recently honored for exceptional achievement at the four-day Whirlpool Regional Technology Training Institute. The Institute included training sessions on all Whirlpool and Whirlpool-made refrigeration products...
Unique crystals help create a personal look (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - You can add "glitz and bling to everything" said Linda Woods with Movietime. And to make her point she flips pages of an album featuring Swarovski lead crystals on everything from sunglasses to jeans to shoes and even Paris Hilton's cellphone...
Family shares secrets of barbecue (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - Barbecue isn't an occasional weekend pastime in the Mills family,- it as tradition extending for generations. When one family member pulls out the grill, everyone gathers round. And when one family member writes a book, the entire family contributes their recipes...
Stanfields Convenience Store (06/13/05)
Rick Stanfield, owner of Stanfields Convenience Store in Sikeston, cuts the grand opening ribbon June 3 at the Ingram Street and Malone Avenue location. Pictured are: Tina Stanfield, owner; Ricky Stanfield Jr.; Lisa Bell, district manager; and Micah Bell, district manager; and members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Red Arnold (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Richard "Red" Arnold, 64, died June 11, 2005, at the John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Christopher, Ill., son of the late Hobert Allen and Severina Corso Arnold, he lived in Illinois until moving to Dexter 27 years ago. A veteran of the U.S. Army who served two years during the Vietnam War, he was a retired farmer and of the Pentecostal belief...
Bertie Plunk (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - Bertie E. Plunk, 94, formerly of Matthews, died at 9:18 p.m. June 11, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 30, 1910, in Crump, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Circely Duren. On July 17, 1927, in Crump, she married Virgil D. Plunk who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1970...
George Sweet (06/13/05)
NEW MADRID - George Sweet died at 6:30 a.m. June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Evelyn Mitchem (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Mitchem, 92, who died June 10, 2005, were: Roy Jones, Wayne Mitchem, Dwayne Mitchem, Danny Parker, Eric Puffpaff, Howard Marshall, Royal Lockhart and Kevin Zimmerman...
Elsie Ridenour (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Elsie M. Ridenour, who died June 9, 2005, were: Freddy Ridenour, Devlin Ridenour, Jeremy Ridenour, Tim Temples, Garry Temples and James Dudley.
Rebecca Dukes (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca L. Dukes, 48, died June 13, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bonnie Christman (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bonnie Christman, 78, who died June 8, 2005, were: Rick Sorbie, Tom Mayabb, Josh Rowland, John Cullum, Sarom Sung and Cecil McGarrah.
Theresa Steagall (06/13/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Theresa Gaye Steagall, 43, died at 8:05 p.m. June 11, 2005, at her home. Born May 9, 1962, at Peoria, Ill., daughter of Cecil Claude Harris of Chillicothe, Ill., and Wanda Sue Jackson Harris Schwartz of Scott City, she was a registered nurse in the med-surge department at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Richardson (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn Louise Richardson, 80, died June 11, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Lee and Frances Young Beard, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She worked for the Missouri State Division of Family Services, where she was the director of the Division of Aging until her retirement...
Mary Rosier (06/13/05)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. -- Mary Lucille Rosier, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 10, 2005. Born June 16, 1923, she was a native of Tiplersville, Mo. For the past 50 years, the Jackson-Beech Island area had been her home. A member of the Second Baptist Church of Beech Island and the Charlotte McElmurray Sunday School class, she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member...
Sue Helton (06/13/05)
CHAFFEE - Sue Williams Helton, 51, died at 1:10 p.m. June 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Dovie Rice Williams, she was food court manager at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Groves (06/13/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Clyde E. Groves, 85, died June 3, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1919, in McClure, son of the late Ephraim and Mary Elizabeth Rhymer Groves, he was a tri-state district supervisor with Martin Oil Co. of St. Louis from 1934 to 1965. ...
Colton Blankenship (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Colton Erwin Blankenship Jr., 74, died June 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Canalou, son of the late Colton Erwin and Cora Edna Helms Blankenship Sr., he was raised in the Church of Christ belief. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War, he was a self-employed farmer before retiring...
Evelyn Mitchem (06/13/05)
ORAN -- Evelyn Mitchem, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3 a.m. June 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1913, in Marston, daughter of the late Nelson and Dora Maples Pikey, she was a housewife and member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Births (Published 6/12) (06/13/05)
McWaters SIKESTON - Christina Marie and Scot McWaters are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 11:43 a.m. April 7, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Jacob Scot McWaters arrived weighing 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 inches in length...
Births (Published 6/13) (06/13/05)
Hux SIKESTON - Jeremiah and Anita Hux are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 11:02 a.m. April 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jon Wyatt Hux weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Hux is the daughter of Barbara Jackson and Hux is the son of Mark and Dana Hux...
Seyer - Cossou (06/13/05)
CHAFFEE -- Steve Seyer and Darlene Seyer along with Mike and Connie Cossou of Kelso have announced the engagement of their children, Abbigail Anne Seyer to Clark Aaron Cossou. A 1999 graduate of Chaffee High School, the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is employed by Bootheel Counseling Services in Sikeston...
Hawkes - Schaffer (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Harold Hawkes of Sikeston and Janet and Rick Sinclair of Jefferson City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Tracy Dawn Hawkes to Michael Allen Schaffer, son of Lynn and Tammy McMackin of Sikeston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Martha Kurtz of Sikeston and the late Buster Hawkes and Glen and Virginia Holifield. She is a first grade teacher for Sikeston Public Schools...
Brown - McClanahan (06/13/05)
BERTRAND -- Cathy Brown and Stephen and Chris McClanahan of Charleston have announced the engagement of their children, Cara Brown and Steve McClanahan. Brown is also the daughter of the late James D. Brown. A 1999 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride graduated in 2003 from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in computer information systems...
Moore - Pinnell (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Johnny and Juanita Moore have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole, to Barry Lynn Pinnell, son of Robert and Lana Pinnell of Sikeston. A 2004 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride attends Southeast Missouri State University, where she is majoring in accounting. She is employed by First Midwest Bank...
Mims - Winston (06/13/05)
CHARLESTON -- Emma Jean Mims and James L. Broadnax of Carbondale, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lawanda Faye Mims of Charleston, to Jonathan Christopher Winston, son of Lillie B. Winston and John W. Curtis of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1991 from Carbondale Community High School and Winston attended Sikeston Senior High School...
Looking Back in Time at June 13 (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - L.M. Standley, one of Sikeston's most civic-minded citizens, was named as a member of the Sikeston Board of Education Tuesday night to fill the position left vacant by the recent death of J. William Foley. --- SIKESTON - While home on leave, Bennie Morrison married Glenda Keller on June 12, 1945, at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at June 12 (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - Jake Smith transacted business in Cape Girardeau last Friday. --- COMMERCE - Mr. and Mrs. Lawerence Glaus are the parents of a son born at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau Wednesday. SIKESTON - Rodeo Chairman J.D. Schaffer announced this morning that Dick Warner will appear at the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo which begins Aug. 12. Wagner is a cowboy organist, who appears in all parts of the country playing for rodeos. His music can take the place of a band...
Reunion brings back many fond memories (06/13/05)
Let's face it - a high school class reunion can sometimes be an awkward proposition. You look forward to sharing the memories of those bygone days and, in a sense, you want some reminder that those with whom you have a long and common bond are doing well...
Your View 6/13: A message from Sikeston's mayor (06/13/05)
On June 15, the City Council will be taking formal action on the FY -06 budget. This action follows three public hearings where citizen input has been requested on the proposed FY-2006 $12.3 million dollar budget. It should be noted, the City's revenues are in a transitional stage. ...
Speakout 6/13 (06/13/05)
I read recently where Scott County wanted to get radar guns for their deputies' cars. I think you need to be focusing on drugs in our communities and crimes instead of wanting to hand out petty speeding tickets. Leave the radar guns to the state patrols and spend the taxpayers' money on other important things. Besides, who will point the radar guns at the deputy cars when they are speeding, which is most of the time, for no good reason...
Speakout 6/12 (06/13/05)
I would like to make a comment about our animal shelter. I was out there this past week and saw a huge difference. The lady who greeted me was very friendly instead of sullen and rude as last time I was there, and the building was cleaner. I guess it is not the greatest job to work there, but I want to thank those who are there now because you are doing a very good job...