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Stories from Friday, July 5, 2002

Activities will help children grow (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - There are a number of activities for children to do during the summer months that will help them continue to grow socially and academically...
Students need summer learning (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - Just because school is out doesn't mean learning has to come to an abrupt halt. And it shouldn't, according to local educators who say it's important for parents to make certain there is no gap between school dismissal and the start of school...
MDMC rumors quieted (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - While the winds of change have indeed blown across our community's health care facilities over the last few weeks, residents can rest assured that their health care needs will continue to be met right here at home. Rumors ranging from "all of our town's surgeons are leaving for Cape Girardeau" to suggestions that our community's largest health clinic would close down were laid to rest Wednesday by officials from the area's two major health care providers - Missouri Delta Medical Center and the Ferguson Medical Group clinic.. ...
Holiday was quiet one for most of area (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - For the most part, the only disturbances reported in Southeast Missouri during the nation's 226th birthday celebration were the fireworks which lit up the night sky. However, in the early morning hours Thursday, officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety tried to stop a vehicle near Garwood and Edwards streets. ...
Oooohhhh, aahhhh! (07/05/02)
Bright colors lit the sky of Sikeston Thursday night as area residents watched the annual Sikeston Elks Lodge fireworks display.
Fishing derby (07/05/02)
The Sikeston Elks Lodge 2319 held their annual Fishing Derby at the Sikeston Sports Complex Thursday morning. Over 100 area youth ranging in age to up to 15 years of age participated with their parent in the event.
SAY Team of the Day: Discount Rental (07/05/02)
SIKESTON -- Discount Rental took third place in the 6-year-old League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball this year, finishing with a record of 4-8. The squad kept powerhouse Jim Wilson away from a perfect season by pulling out a 9-4 victory in the final game of the regular season...
Bill Parker (07/05/02)
SIKESTON -- William K. "Bill" Parker, 84, died at 3:10 a.m. July 5, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 22, 1917, in Sikeston, son of the late John U. and Cora Mae Baker Parker, he was the owner and operator of Parker's Garage for 48 years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Bill Tarrants (07/05/02)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for William "Bill" Tarrants, 88, who died July 2, 2002, were: Roland Appleton, Ronnie Appleton, Leon Appleton, Harold Tarrants Jr., Harold Tarrants III and Frankie Tarrants...
Arthur Bernard (07/05/02)
DEXTER -- Arthur L. Bernard, 90, died July 4, 2002, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born May 16, 1912, in St. Charles County, son of the late Frank C. and Anna Guthrie Bernard, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A former mayor of Benton, he was also a conservation agent in Stoddard and Scott counties...
George Thurman (07/05/02)
HOWARDSVILLE - George Thurman, 76, died June 27, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Caruthersville, son of the late George and Millie Harris Thurman Sr., he was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include: two daughters, Alice Clark of Chicago and Joyce Howard of Blytheville, Ark.; one son, Curtis Thurman of Chicago; three stepdaughters, Ada Payton of Chicago, Delores Robertson of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Ora Lee Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one sister, Aline Brimlett of Blytheville; two special friends, Cora Warren of Blytheville and Effie Pollard of Howardsville; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Carl Raines (07/05/02)
SCOTT CITY - Carl James Raines, 60, died at 12:18 a.m. July 3, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born April 15, 1942, in Ancell, son of the late Jessie Joseph and Hattie Belle Cook Raines, he worked 35 years as a dredge equipment operator for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Horace Jones (07/05/02)
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Horace Ray Jones, 70, died July 2, 2002, in Longview after a long illness. Born Aug. 14, 1931, in Clarendon, Ark., son of Alma Jones Kline of Atkins, Ark., he lived in Brownsville before recently moving to Longview where he had previously lived 23 years earlier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War...
Claral Ervin (07/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Claral Ervin, 86, died July 2, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Waverly, Tenn., daughter of the late Grady and Clara Bell Adams Mayberry, she was a member of the Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church of Mound City, Ill. Also preceeding her in death were: two husbands, Jim Thomas Dickson and James Ervin; one daughter, Jimmie Lee Dickson; two brothers, James Mayberry and Grady Mayberry; and one sister, Catherine Moore...
Nettie Patterson (07/05/02)
NEW MADRID -- Nettie Patterson, 64, died July 2, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare facility in New Madrid. Born April 2, 1938, in Dundee, Miss., daughter of the late Wilson and Olivia Cook Valentine, she was a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church of New Madrid and was a license practical nurse for over 20 years having been employed with several healthcare facilities in the area...
Birth (published 7/5) (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - Jose' and Amanda Lara are the parents of their second son, born at 1:31 p.m. June 7, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Luis Enrique Lara weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Lara is the daughter of Rosalinda Scott...
Rowe - Lankheit (07/05/02)
ST. LOUIS - Ret. Col. David and Debbie Rowe have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Mary, to Justin Harper Lankheit, son of Joe and Cyndi Lankheit. The future bride is a 1994 graduate of O'Fallon High School and graduated in 1999 from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, with a public relations and communication degree. She is a chemical sales representative for American Industrial Supply of Burbank, Calif...
Rolwing - Dugan (07/05/02)
CHARLESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Newcum Rolwing have announced the engagement of their daughter, Susan Marie, to Christopher Daryl Dugan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Dugan Sr. The future bride is a graduate of Cape Girardeau Beauty School of Culture and is self-employed as owner-operator of Susy's Salon in Charleston...
Jones - 60th (07/05/02)
SPRINGFIELD - Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Jones, formerly of Sikeston, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 11. Jones and the former Violet Edward were married in 1942 at Bloomfield. They both grew up in Southeast Missouri where they lived in Sikeston and raised their family...
Looking Back in Time at July 5 (07/05/02)
SIKESTON - "My Gal Sal" with Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature is playing at the Malone Theater. "This Time for Keeps" with Robert Sterling is this week's feature at the Rex Theater. SIKESTON - Ralph E. Boyer was elected chairman of the Board of the First Christian Church of Sikeston by a unanimous vote at the annual election meeting of the board last night. Mr. Boyer is president of the Ralph E. Boyer Construction Co...
SpeakOut 7/5 (07/05/02)
I would like to speak out about the contract that the people signed with Noranda. Lousy excuse for a contract. The contract gives the retirees who have been there 20, 30 years or more a $20 a month raise for five years, gee, gee, gee. What a big deal. ...