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Stories from Tuesday, August 6, 2002

Health programs explained (08/06/02)
Congressman Charlie Norwood of Georgia speaks during a health care forum Monday at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Norwood introduced the first fully-comprehensive legislation to restore patient's rights. During the forum area residents had the opportunity to ask Norwood how the legislation would impact them...
Murder charges filed (08/06/02)
BENTON - A Scott City man now faces first-degree murder charges. According to Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell, Christopher L. Jones, who is charged in connection with the July 10 murder of his stepfather John Mayabb, is now charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Previously Jones was charged with second-degree murder...
DPS will watch rodeo crowds (08/06/02)
SIKESTON -- While large crowds are expected at this year's Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo, one thing that is not expected is trouble, and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety intends to keep it that way. "We want to focus on it being a more secure event this year," said DPS Director Drew Juden. "We are really going to clamp down on the gates and the security of rodeo in general."...
Residents invited to sign up city's boards, commissions (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Sikeston residents interested in serving on one of the city's boards or commissions may now add their name to the list via the Internet. Linda Lowes, director of governmental services, advised city council members during their regular meeting Monday that 36 positions on city boards and commissions will require their review and action. She asked them to make the appointments during the Sept. 5 regular city council meeting...
Council ups court costs to fund local shelters (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Court costs in Sikeston will be a couple of bucks steeper from now on. City council members approved a bill Monday during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting which adds a $2 surcharge to city court costs to fund domestic violence shelters in Sikeston. The new ordinance also establishes guidelines for the application and award of the collected monies to local shelters...
It's rodeo time in Sikeston (08/06/02)
SIKESTON -- Fourteen months of work will filter into one moment for Randy Tuttle Wednesday evening, as the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeos marks its 50th anniversary. He recalls the moment from 2001 as co-chairman. "It's Wednesday night at 7 o'clock when the grand entry starts and you are standing in the arena and see all the people mingling through, laughing, excited and talking about the entertainment or the cowboys performing. ...
Sikeston Junior Babe All Stars eliminated (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 14-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Star team was eliminated in the Midwest Plains Regional Babe Ruth Tournament on Sunday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston, which received an automatic bid in the tournament by virtue of its host status, lost to Iowa 5-4 in the double elimination event...
Sikeston 12-year-olds move into finals (08/06/02)
BOONVILLE -- The Sikeston 12-year-old all-stars advanced to the championship game in the Cal Ripken Midwest Plains Regional in Boonville. Sikeston held off Southeast Denver (Co.) 6-2 on Monday to reach the championship behind a strong pitching performance by Garrett Limbaugh...
Jewell Taylor (08/06/02)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Jewell W. Taylor, 91, who died Aug. 4, 2002, will be: Louis Bradley, Bob Thomason, Steve McClanahan, Lytle "Pete" Bingham, Vernon "Bud" Jones and Don Moxley...
Mary Jane Childress (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Garden of Memories Cemetery for Mary Jane Childress, 84, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 2, 2002, were: Lee Shell, Bob McCord III, Greg Colwick Joe Recker, Tom Nunnelee and Mark McMillion...
Lucille Miller (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Anita Lucille Miller, 93, died at 11:10 a.m. Aug. 5, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 2, 1909, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Walter and Minnie Sides Noland, she worked for International Shoe at Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, for Dacus Furniture Company at Morehouse and was an Avon representative before retiring. She was a member of Conway United Methodist Church in Orlando, Fla...
Alex Lee McAfee and Anthony McAfee (08/06/02)
DEXTER - Alex Lee McAfee and Anthony McAfee, sons of Debbie Lynn Bonee and Lloyd McAfee II of Dexter, died shortly after birth Aug. 2, 2002, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Other survivors include: their maternal grandparents, Mary Bonee and Ray Jones of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Lloyd McAfee of Clarence and Elizabeth Turnbough of St. Louis...
Eddie Miller (08/06/02)
ESSEX - Eddie Miller, 63, died Aug. 6, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Births (published 8/6) (08/06/02)
CHAFFEE - Bruce Dewayne and Lori Ann Reid are the parents of their second son, born at 8:54 p.m. July 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Brett Allan Reid weighed 8 pounds and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Reid is the former Lori Stricklin, daughter of William and Margie Stricklin of Chaffee. She is a mod assembler for Major Custom Cable in Marble Hill...
Bartlett - Jurica (08/06/02)
FLORENCE, Italy - Laura Beth Bartlett and Cory Neil Jurica were united in marriage in a civil ceremony at noon March 9, 2002, in the Red Room of Sala Rosa of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Bartlett of Sikeston, Mo., and her husband is the son of Dan and Paula Jurica of Corpus Christi, Texas...
Wilson - Wheeler (08/06/02)
MURRAY, Ky. - Pamela Thompson has announced the engagement of her daughter, Kimberly Dawn Wilson, to Justin Wade Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wheeler and Jan Wheeler of Essex. Wilson, a graduate of Calloway County High School in Murray, is a 2001 graduate of Murray State University. She is employed by National Prearranged Service...
Bailey - Wolf (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Don and Marilyn Barnes have announced the engagement of their daughter, Christina L. Bailey, to Shaun E. Wolf, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wolf of Holcomb, Kan., and Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Floyd of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Frank-Hughes High School, the future bride is employed by the Food Giant corporate office...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 6 (08/06/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Geneva Adkins of Crowder has accepted a position as stenographer-clerk in the central office of the Sikeston Production Credit Association, John R. Gaty, secretary-treasurer, announced today. BENTON - Under protest but bowing to the ultimatum of the State Tax Commission issued several months ago that a blanket increase be placed on all real estate valuations in Scott County, the County Court has directed County Clerk Phil Waldman Jr. ...
Agencies out grew their accountability (08/06/02)
Police in New Orleans have recovered a stolen handgun from the pocket of a murder victim. In Atlanta, police recovered a stolen weapon during a drug raid. In Philadelphia and Tampa, police recovered two handguns used to commit armed robberies. All of the recovered weapons were among 775 missing or stolen weapons from the FBI and DEA!...
Your View 8/6: Appreciation (08/06/02)
Dear Editor: I grew up in Sikeston but have been away since I left for college in 1962. However, all of my siblings and I keep in touch with our many relatives and friends still there. And we always wish the very best for our hometown. So I just wanted to say that I appreciate your common sense columns, especially today's (Aug. 1) column. I have yet to read one with which I do not agree...
SpeakOut 8/6 (08/06/02)
Today's exchange students, tomorrow's terrorists. Many of the Nazi war criminals of World War II were educated in our country. To the person who called in about the city mowing your grass. I don't care where you live or whether you're white, black, purple or green. I've lived here 23 years and my neighbors and I have managed to keep our yards neat. Would you also like the city to burp your babies for you or, perhaps, paint and reside your house?...