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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stories from Thursday, March 20, 2003

Veterans vocal on current war talk (03/20/03)
SIKESTON -- The conversation started a little something like this: "It's a shame a bunch of old codgers like you and you and you are sitting over here and all them young fellas and gals are all over there," said 80-year-old Korean War veteran Lloyd Evans to three of his veteran buddies...
Local guard prepare to leave (03/20/03)
1221st Missouri National Guard Transportation Company Specialist Daniel Adams of Sikeston and Specialist William Nelson of Advance place an American Flag on one of the companies vehicles Wednesday afternoon. The Dexter guard unit has long, proud history...
Former Sikeston mayor is charged with three felonies (03/20/03)
SIKESTON - A Sikeston businessman and former mayor is facing felony charges related to a "Corn for Cars" bartering operation. Josiah D. "Josh" Bill was arrested by the Scott County Sheriff's Department Tuesday on two class D felony charges of willfully failing to make a sales tax return and one class C felony charge of forgery. Bill was released on his own recognizance...
Expectations high for Sikeston golf (03/20/03)
SIKESTON -- After a strong showing at the state championships last season, Sikeston's golf team is hoping momentum from the final round will carry over into the 2003 season. "I'm expecting to have a really fine season," said Sikeston head coach Rick Oetting. "Hopefully we can win a district championship and have a good showing at state."...
Opal Myers (03/20/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Opal Myers died at 7 a.m. May 20, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Nina Arnold (03/20/03)
DEXTER - Nina Arnold, 87, died March 19, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Trentice Burt (03/20/03)
NAPTUNE, N.J. - Trentice "T-Bird" Burt, 69, died March 9, 2003, at the Jersey Shore Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1933, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Florence Chadwell Walker of Wall and the late William E. Burt, he owned and operated a leather shop in Wall. He was a member of the Jersey Shore Points Motorcycle Club...
Evelyn P. Price (03/20/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Parmley Price, 95, of Morehouse, who died March 18, 2003, will be: Bill Merick, Herbert Rowell, Fred Payne, Gary Boyer, Janes Boyer and Jonathan Boyer. John E. Howells, pastor of the Seven Day Adventist Church of Sikeston, will officiate...
Perry Clark (03/20/03)
PARMA - The Rev. Perry Lynn Clark, 64, died March 17, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born May 2, 1938, in Steele, son of the late Perry Earl and Irene Adams Clark, he was a Southern Baptist minister since 1973 and was pastor of the Hooe Baptist Church in Gideon...
Mabel Tatum (03/20/03)
ANNISTON - Mabel L. Tatum, 82, died at 9:45 p.m. March 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 28, 1921, in Anniston, daughter of the late Phil and Ethel Krauss Tatum Sr., she lived in St. Louis for many years where she was employed by the Bemis Bag Company. After returning to Anniston, she worked for the Anniston Water Works Department...
Evelyn Rowland (03/20/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Evelyn Katherine Rowland, 85, formerly of Ironton, died March 18, 2003, in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 25, 1917, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Albert and Flora Ritterbush Mall, she was a beautician for Famous-Barr before retiring. She was a member of the Mehlville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Arcadia Valley United Methodist Church...
Garnett J. Dial (03/20/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Garnett J. Dial, 84, died March 20, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville are incomplete at this time.
Royster -- Brannan (03/20/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Audrey Lynn Royster and Christopher Todd Brannan exchanged wedding vows in a 7 p.m. ceremony Oct. 19, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Portageville. Ed Jansson, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Kennett, performed the double-ring candlelight ceremony. Scripture reading from St. Matthew was presented by Diana Hennemann, friend of the bride...
Caughlin -- Werner (03/20/03)
ELKTON, Ky. -- Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Caughlin have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rhonda Carleen Caughlin, to Benjamin Christian Werner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. "Bud" Werner of Sikeston, Mo. A graduate of Todd County Central High School, the future bride is a 1999 graduate of Murray State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. ...
Looking Back in Time at March 20 (03/20/03)
SIKESTON - E.R. Putnam Jr. who had been employed at the Sikeston Production Credit Association for the past three and a half years, is now employed by the Dan McCoy Seed Co. MATTHEWS - At a recent meeting of the Matthews Community Club, special attention was called to one of the coming highlights of the Easter season which will take place in Matthews for the second consecutive year - the Annual Easter Parade for preschool age children. The event is planned April 5 at 7 p.m...
Rework the system to protect children (03/20/03)
A damning audit of the Missouri Division of Family Services has uncovered a host of irregularities in the policies concerning foster children. The report on the foster care system released this week pinpoints numerous shortcomings in the program including a massive lack of in-home visits in direct violation of policy...
SpeakOut 3/20 (03/20/03)
The code enforcers are back out again, looking, but they are finding people who are cleaning their yards. They aren't going where people don't do any cleaning in their yards. They need to be equal in Sikeston. If you're going to fine one person, you ought to fine everybody...