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Stories from Thursday, May 18, 2006

Black honored (05/18/06)
Phil Black speaks to those attending his installation ceremony on the Sikeston Park Division's Honors Board Wednesday morning at the Sports Complex. Black was the 33rd volunteer installed to the honors board, who has been involved in youth sports for the past 16 years with Little League baseball and youth soccer...
Learning center back in Sikeston (05/18/06)
SIKESTON - At 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday the Southeast mobile learning center will return to the Sikeston Depot; this time the exhibit will teach visitors about Missouri's history. The mobile learning center is a 38-foot walk-through museum sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services provides hands-on interactive learning for both students and adults...
Cemetery lawsuit still alive in court (05/18/06)
SIKESTON -- There is hope on the horizon for the Garden of Memories and other area cemeteries owned by an out-of-state holding company. The lawsuit filed against Mike W. Graham and Associates, a company based in Houston, Texas, which owns the Garden of Memories and Memorial Park cemeteries in Sikeston and the Forest Hills Cemetery in Morley, is still in progress...
Three in custody after meth lab is discovered in Miner (05/18/06)
BENTON -- Three Southeast Missouri residents are in Scott County Jail after a three-agency investigation resulted in the seizure of their working methamphetamine lab. Justin B. Scallion, 27, and April Jeffords, 22, both of New Madrid, and Charles Shands, 39, of Miner, were charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child. ...
Man dies after accident (05/18/06)
BENTON -- A Poplar Bluff man died Wednesday three days after being seriously injured in a single-car accident. Daniel F. Poe, 58, of Poplar Bluff was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred as Poe was traveling at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 55, one mile north of Benton, when he fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle went into the median and overturned...
Principal starts walking program for students (05/18/06)
SIKESTON -- Huffing and puffing, third grader Tanner Henson briskly walked his second lap around the school playground area, proving not all youngsters these days are couch potatoes. Every lunch period over the past couple months, Tanner and several of his classmates spend their 30-minute post-lunch recess walking laps around the perimeter of Southeast Elementary School's playground...
Art show (05/18/06)
Tiffany Robison and Ricky Anderson put the finishing touches on their D.A.R.E. car painting Wednesday morning at the Sikeston Senior High School. The painting, which the two students worked on together, was a tribute to the Sikeston Department Public Safety which is retiring the car this year. The D.A.R.E. car painting along with others can be viewed by the public through Friday at the Senior High A office from 8 a.m.-3 p.m...
Sikeston netters beat Festus in new tennis playoff format (05/18/06)
SIKESTON -- In a newly formatted playoff round in Missouri high school tennis, Sikeston defeated Festus 6-0 in the Team District Round in Class 1 on Tuesday. "We were fortunate to get this one played today," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We had two or three rain delays and had a lot of help from Festus players and coach and some of our parents in getting those courts dried every time...
Garfery Wilson (05/18/06)
MALDEN -- The Rev. Garfery Wilson, 86, died May 10, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Marianna, Ark., son of the late Jesse David and Carrie Paul Wilson, he was a minister and U.S. Navy seaman first class in World War II. A member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden, he was also a member of American Legion and Ministerial Alliance, a past member of the St. Luke Masonic Lodge 80, and he served on Malden City Council from 1980...
Sandra Sterling (05/18/06)
SIKESTON - Sandra Faye Sterling, 39, died at 1 p.m. May 14, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 16, 1967, at Cape Girardeau, to the late James David and Freda Faye Williamson Green, she was a member of the Illinois Baptist Church in Sikeston. On April 22, 1988, at Benton, she married Robert Todd Sterling, who survives of the home...
Nathaniel Rainey (05/18/06)
MALDEN -- Nathaniel "Red" Rainey, 80, died May 16, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born June 6, 1925, at Melvina, Miss., son of the late Pank and Alberta Rushing Rainey, he was a retired farmer and member of New Hope Missionary Church of Bernie...
Melola Loughary (05/18/06)
ADVANCE -- Melola Ann Loughary, 89, died May 16, 2006, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born March 15, 1917, at Lowndes, daughter of the late Tom and Dovie Phillips Newell, she was a homemaker and member of Christ Gospel Church of Puxico. In 1930, she married Cecil Loughary who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 1973...
Christopher Meador (05/18/06)
LILBOURN -- Christopher Gaylen Meador, 34, died May 16, 2006, at his home in Lilbourn. Born May 20, 1971, in Hayti, son of Herbert Joiner of Baldknob, Ark., and Fay Meador of the home, he graduated from Hayti High School and attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. He was employed at Robinson Construction Co. in Perryville...
Havern Shelton (05/18/06)
JERSEYVILLE, Ill. - Havern Elmer Shelton, 75, died May 16, 2006, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab. Born June 28, 1930, in Chaffee, Mo., son of the late Robert and Sava Merideth Shelton, he retired in 1983 as a shift supervisor for Owens-Ill. Glass Co. in Alton. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War...
Births (Published 5/18) (05/18/06)
NEW MADRID - Nicole and Thomas Landers are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 7:37 a.m. April 20, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Reid Daniel Landers weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Rhonda Boyd of New Madrid and Steve and LaDonna Murphy of Cape Girardeau...
Looking back 5/18 (05/18/06)
SIKESTON - Sikeston people will pause Sunday to pay tribute to their soldier dead with a Memorial Day program sponsored by Henry Meldrum Post of the American Legion. While May 30 is Memorial Day, Legion officers decided to hold their ceremonies and observations on Sunday in order that all might be able to participate...
Powerball winner wins court case, too (05/18/06)
Missouri lost a court case Tuesday and I couldn't be happier. Paul Barnett of Dyersburg, Tenn., bought a Powerball lottery ticket in Missouri a while back and, like many of us, promptly forgot about the darned thing. If he's like me, it was wedged above his sun visor collecting dust. But Paul has a wife and wives being how they are, she found the ticket sometime later...
Speakout 5/18 (05/18/06)
This is the to the 28 year old college educated person with the master's degree. You are not very smart. Minimum wage is not $6.50, it's $5.15, and there are more lower paying jobs than there are higher paying jobs if you pay attention. So somebody has to work the low minimum wage. ...