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Stories from Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Council splits on budget cuts (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston will go into its next fiscal year with nearly $300,000 in cuts from present services. The City of Sikeston's Fiscal Year 2004 budget, which goes into effect July 1, was approved by Council 4-2 during its regular session Monday with council members Sue Rogers and Jerry Pullen voting against its adoption. Councilman Michael Harris was unable to attend due to National Guard duty...
Council studies monkey business (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council will revisit the amended animal control ordinance after receiving comments from the public on everything from pet monkeys to a "pooper scooper" addition. The Council's intention was to "make everybody responsible for their animals," Councilman Phil Boyer said during Monday's regular meeting. "That's all we're trying to do is make everybody responsible."...
Life saving preparations (06/10/03)
Air Evac Lifeteam pilot Larry Creech shows members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety the proper way to load a patient Monday afternoon. The Air Evac Lifeteam were demonstrating safety procedures around the helicopter and how to mark a landing area...
Burned line puts city in dark (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - The city of Sikeston was in the dark for a brief period today and at press time the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities was still trying to determine the cause of the power outage which occurred just before 9 a.m. According to Wayne McSpadden of Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, crew members of the BMU located a burned wire. ...
On the links (06/10/03)
Brandon Couch, a golf assistant at the Bootheel Golf Club, helps Billy Green with his putting technique Monday during the club's Junior Golf Clinic. The clinics are conducted from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each Monday in June and July. For more information, call 471-6111...
Chaffee beats Sikeston in legion opener (06/10/03)
CHAFFEE - Maybe it was the fact that his former team had lost the last game they had played. Or maybe it was that he normally always steps up in big games. Whatever it was, Chaffee Legion starter Trey Graviett came out throwing darts Monday night in the legion opener against Sikeston...
Lydia Green (06/10/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Lydia Jane Green, 55, who died June 6, 2003, were: Ruben White, Mabrey Loafman, Johnny Grindstaff, Dawsey Lee Brown, Dale Green and Jackie King.
Mark Mathis (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - Mark Mathis, 37, died June 9, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 30, 1965, in Sikeston, son of Carol Sue Davis Whitchurch of Poplar Bluff and the late Robert L. Mathis, he was a former truck driver for W.W. Wood in Broseley...
Earl Andrews (06/10/03)
NEW MADRID - William Earl Andrews, 75, died at 6:30 p.m. June 9, 2003, in New Madrid. Born April 29, 1928, in Cleveland, Ark., son of the late John and Ora Jordan Andrews, he worked for Associated Natural Gas in New Madrid before retiring. He coached Little League baseball for many years and was a member of the Church of Christ, Kiwanis Club, Volunteer Fire Department and the Masonic Lodge, all in New Madrid, and was an avid hunter and fisherman...
Charles Turlington (06/10/03)
DEXTER - Charles Grundy Turlington, 90, died June 9, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born April 28, 1913, in Dexter, son of the late Charles and Emma May Hammond Turlington, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A retired painter and former employee of the Dexter Post Office, he served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was also a member of Kenady-Hanks American Legion Post 59, NARFE Postal Association and the Southeast Missouri Baseball Hall of Fame...
Yvon Burgess (06/10/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Yvon Burgess, 86, died June 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 3, 1917, in Hayward, son of the late William Henry and Jessie Boon Burgess, he was a retired salesman and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He owned and operated a Big Star grocery store in Hayti and later owned a wholesale company in Mayfield, Ky. After he retired, Burgess moved to Panorama Shores on Kentucky Lake near Murray and later returned to Portageville...
Mary Sutherland (06/10/03)
ENID, Okla. - Mary Lee Sutherland, 60, died June 6, 2003, at St. Mary's Regional Health Center. Born May 28, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Ione Bollinger Welter of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Paul Welter, she was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. A graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., she attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau and was a para-professional teacher's assistant with Enid Public Schools for 22 years...
Ernest Prindle (06/10/03)
ORAN - Ernest Louis Prindle, 94, died at 3:34 p.m. June 8, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born July 30, 1908, in Chaffee, son of the late Ernest Caldwell and Ida Frances Pobst, he was employed by Fabick Brothers Equipment Company in Sikeston before retiring and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church...
Florence Diebold (06/10/03)
CHAFFEE - Florence Diebold, 74, died at 3:25 p.m. June 9, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 29, 1928, in Kelso, daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Theresa Heuring Welter, she retired as a machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Daughters of St. Ambrose...
Anna Guethle (06/10/03)
DEXTER - Anna May Guethle, 81, died June 8, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care. Born May 20, 1922, in Dexter, daughter of the late Fred and Philomenia Dietsch Sauer, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had been a bookkeeper for Dexter Automotive...
Davis - Anthony (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - Amanda Gail "Mandy" Davis and Todd Michael Anthony exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. candlelight ceremony Dec. 28, 2002, at the First Christian Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Mary L. McCord performed the double-ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ryan of Virginia Beach, Va., served as readers for the occasion...
Beaher - Morgan (06/10/03)
LILBOURN -- Mr. and Mrs. David Beaher Sr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Denise, to Kevin Thomas Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Babb of New Madrid and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Morgan of Scott City. The future bride graduated in 2000 from New Madrid County Central High School...
McMurray - Whitehead (06/10/03)
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Mr. and Mrs. James Dabney McMurray Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ann Hunter, to Graham DeLane Whitehead, son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith DeLane Whitehead of Charleston. The future bride is the granddaughter of Viverette Lee of East Prairie, Mrs. ...
Looking Back in Time at June 10 (06/10/03)
SIKESTON - Melvin Myland, who has been employed at Osceola, Ark., has returned to the Sikeston Lumber Co., where he was employed in the past. NEW MADRID - A geological survey crew is busy in New Madrid County, attempting to find causes of the earthquake which shook this region on April 3...
Let's put unruly fans in their place - jail (06/10/03)
Maybe it's just a sign of our times but sports fans have become a bit too brazen in some instances. Two incidents in the past two years have seen fans run onto the field and assault baseball officials, for example. These dumb acts of insane, alcohol-fueled stupidity have been played and replayed thousands of times across the television screens. And now, at least in the city of Chicago, they are beginning to put some bite into the field-charging fans...
SpeakOut 6/10 (06/10/03)
I lost a cell phone at Sav-A-Lot. If anyone has found it, please return it to the store. I'm calling about your sports reporting. How come you don't report all the kids in the Sikeston Little League who get hits? You seem to only report the coaches' kids and some of the other "important" kids. If you're going to do that, you should put everyone in there...