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Stories from Friday, July 15, 2005

Illinois chase ends in Missouri with Florida suspect in custody (07/15/05)
BERTRAND - A Florida man is in custody after a two-and-a-half-hour chase that began in Illinois and ended in Missouri. "Just before 6 this morning we ended a pursuit near Bertrand on Interstate 57," said Sgt. Larry Plunkett, public information officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "We were contacted by authorities from Illinois that indicated the pursuit was going to enter our state."...
Going up: Rising gas prices prompt increase in ferry rates (07/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Higher fuel prices will result in higher prices at the Dorena- Hickman Ferry. Kenny George, chairman of the Mississippi County Port Authority Board, presented a financial report on the operation of the ferry during the regular Mississippi County Commission meeting Thursday and requested the county's approval for the rate changes...
Water aquatics program makes positive impact on area seniors (07/15/05)
SIKESTON - For someone with arthritis, a water aquatics program can make a world of difference. "I have known people who have said they couldn't even walk if they didn't do water aerobics," said Norma Tatum, one of the water aquatics instructors at the Sikeston YMCA...
Learning the game (07/15/05)
A Sikeston Junior High School football player tries to intercept a pass during cornerback drills Thursday morning at their football camp. Camps for Sikeston junior high and senior high school students came to an end today. Practice in preparation for the fall football season will begin in August...
State champs (07/15/05)
The Girls 14 and under Heartland Heat Softball team won the Babe Ruth State Tournament held in Monett on July 8-9. Heartland Heat team members are front row from left: Brooke Carlyle (Benton), Olivia Coomer (Chaffee), Brittany Brantley (Benton), Heather Beggs (Benton), Lauren Glastetter (New Hamburg), Shelby Ancel (Chaffee); back row: manager Don Riley (Blodgett), Paris Burger (Benton), Nikki Chambers (Chaffee), Casey Kern (New Hamburg), Jessica Riley (Blodgett), Madelyn Kiefer (Chaffee), Ashley Flahardy (Benton), coach Donnie Kiefer (Chaffee) and coach Chuck Bridges (Benton).. ...
Travis Johnson (07/15/05)
BROWNSVILLE, Ky. -- Travis Lloyd Johnson, 49, died July 12, 2005, in Brownsville. Born July 22, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Otto and Aline Johnson of Brownsville, he was a cabinet maker in Brownsville and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two daughters, Adrienne Leah and Natalie Jean of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Sharon Huskey of Riley, N.C., Pam Gerdes of Farmington, Mich., Connie Catt of Brownsville and Debbi Bain of Eureka, Mo.; and one brother, Larry Johnson of Douglas, Ariz.. ...
Charlie Wade (07/15/05)
TEXARKANA, Texas -- Charlie Thomas Wade, 68, died July 10, 2005, at the Burn Center of Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., following a farm accident. Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Luxora, Ark., son of the late R.W. and Lucille Reynolds Wade, he lived and worked most of his life in the Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas area. ...
Eddie Walton (07/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Eddie Walton, 82, died at 8:31 a.m. July 12, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 4, 1922, in Sandis, Miss., to the late Ben and Elgenie Walton, he was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1946 and received training in engineering, riflery and construction machinery; he also helped build roads. ...
Charles Johnson (07/15/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles E. Johnson, 87, died July 13, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Neal Milton (07/15/05)
MOREHOUSE - Milton M. Neal, 93, died July 15, 2005 at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Joanna Herndon Lee (07/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Joanna Herndon Lee, 78, died at 2:10 a.m. July 15, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Scott City. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Roy J. and Myrtle Lott Herndon, she was a homemaker, bookkeeper and secretary. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of Business and Professional Women, Beta Sigma Phi, Foster Grandparents Program and Missouri Delta Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary...
Looking Back 7/15 (07/15/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. George Hale and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Carter of Wood River, Ill., were among those who enjoyed outings at Lake Wappapello during last weekend. LILBOURN - Delmo is getting a new look. Twenty young men and women who arrived last week at the Delmo Housing Corporation Center are sprucing up homes on the project. ...
Your view: Saying thanks (07/15/05)
Nature gave New Madrid its Fourth of July fireworks display, not the Chamber of Commerce as planned. Because of storms and power outages, the annual Independence Day fireworks display was canceled and postponed until July 9. Despite the low number of spectators, the display was great. The 9th turned out to be a perfect day, weather wise for the event...
Speakout 7/15 (07/15/05)
This Speakout article is for a video store in Sikeston. I am originally from New Madrid and have recently moved back to the area after 20 years of military service. I attempted to be put on my wife's account to rent movies. We were told that a marriage license would not suffice, and to bring in a photo ID. I brought in three forms of ID, to include my driver's license (non-MO) and military ID...