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Stories from Thursday, June 12, 2003

Summer tour (06/12/03)
Eli Reynolds tries on a firefighter helmet Wednesday afternoon at the Sikeston Department of Public Fire Station 1 during the Summer Tour Program. The program is sponsored by the Sikeston Parks and Recreation Division. The next tour will be at the Public Safety Headquarters...
Trust returns (06/12/03)
CHARLESTON -- When Paul Johnson was appointed as Charleston Department of Public Safety director last year, one of his first priorities was to put the community back into community oriented policing. "When you've got your community backing you, nine times out of 10, you're going to get crimes solved quicker," Johnson said...
Country music singer comes home (06/12/03)
NASHVILLE - Country music may be recorded in Nashville, but the stuff it is made of comes from places like Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg. "It's been 'Schindler's' since 1934," said Alan Koeppel, bartender, adding a bar was first established in the building around 1906. "It used to be the New Hamburg Post Office on one side and the bar on the other."...
Parma man is murdered (06/12/03)
PARMA - Two people are in custody in connection with a fatal assault of a Parma man, according to New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens. At approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies along with SEMO Major Case Squad began the investigation into the death of Van Patterson. Patterson was found in his rural home...
Kelso Klassic rained out this weekend (06/12/03)
KELSO -- The 19th Annual Kelso Klassic fast pitch softball tournament has been cancelled due to heavy rains this week. Action in the 14-team tournament, which showcases some of the top men's fast pitch softball teams in the surrounding area, was set to begin tomorrow at Kelso City Park...
Longtime Sikeston business owner Rick Brandom dies (06/12/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston businessman Richard Land "Rick" Brandom, 70, died June 11, 2003, at his home. Born May 3, 1933, in Kansas City, son of the late Thomas Martin and Mary Doak Smithpeter Brandom, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. ...
Tressa Zilafro (06/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Tressa Zilafro, 85, died at 1:57 p.m. June 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Larry Joe Arthur (06/12/03)
VANDUSER - Larry Joe Arthur, 53, died at 4:45 p.m. June 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1950, in Wardell, son of William and Edward Lotha Vaught Arthur of Morehouse, he worked for Brown Shoe Co. for 20 years. He was a member of the Sikeston Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3319, where he had served as a trustee, vice president and security guard...
Jay Whitledge (06/12/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Jesse Willard "Jay" Whitledge, 88, died June 10, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 5, 1915, in Bloomfield, son of the late Edward and Martha Christian Whitledge, he was a longtime employee of Monarch Feeds in Dexter, retiring in 1977. A lifelong resident of Bloomfield, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield and the Bloomfield American Legion...
Howard Lacey (06/12/03)
SCOTT CITY - Howard L. Lacey, 60, died June 12, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Margie Cayton (06/12/03)
POINT PLEASANT - Margie Marie Cayton, 79, died June 11, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Gentry and Jo Newhouse Anders. On July 16, 1939, in Portageville, she married Ben Cayton who survives of the home...
Earl Andrews (06/12/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for William Earl Andrews, 75, of New Madrid, who died June 9, 2003, will be: Charles Palmer, Charles Palmer Jr., Ralph Palmer, Don Brown, Bobby Johnson and Charles Hatley...
Jim Waldrop (06/12/03)
MUNFORD, Tenn. - Claude C. "Jim" Waldrop, 65, died June 2, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. Born Aug. 8, 1937, in Greenville, S.C., son of the late Claude Cornelius and Annie Lou Bledsoe Waldrop, he served with the U.S. Navy for 10 years and was of the Presbyterian belief. He was a member of Millington Masonic Lodge, Memphis Scottish Rite, Al Chymia Shrine Center, Shrine Legion of Honor, American Legion and a former chairman of the DeMolay...
Annell Jones (06/12/03)
SIKESTON - Annell L. Jones, 92, died at 9:14 a.m. June 11, 2003, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born April 12, 1911, in Marion County, Ala., son of the late Charley W. and Autie Nelson Lambert, she was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ. On Feb. 13, 1927, in Winston County, Ala., she married William W. Jones who preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1995...
Births (published 6/12) (06/12/03)
Thomas MOREHOUSE - Heath and Angelia Thomas are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 10:18 a.m. May 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Heath Michael Thomas weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Thomas is the daughter of John and Michi Launius and Debbie and David Franks...
Farmer - Weddington (06/12/03)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Scott Farmer and Carla Farmer have announced the engagement of their daughter, DeAnna Marie, to Jackie Lee "Trey" Weddington III, son of Charlie and Pam Beis of Portageville and the late Jackie Weddington Jr. A 2001 graduate of Portageville High School, the future bride is pursuing a degree in business technology at the Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville, Ark. ...
Looking Back in Time at June 12 (06/12/03)
SIKESTON - Lt. A.D. Marti of Sikeston is now stationed at Randolph Field, Texas, attending a school of aviation medicine with the purpose of becoming a flight surgeon. --- SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fischer entertained at a buffet supper at their home on North Ranney Tuesday evening in honor of the birth anniversary of Mr. Fisher...
More taxes won't be help to Missouri (06/12/03)
In California, Democratic Gov. Gray Davis is on the hot seat. Davis is a traditional tax-and-spend politician who believes that government should provide all needs for all people. To finance his grand scheme, of course, takes higher taxes. So taxes on businesses in that state have risen by just under 40 percent over the past five years. The result is that many businesses are looking to relocate from California to other states where the tax burden is lower...
Your View 6/12: In response (06/12/03)
I am writing this letter in response to a couple of SpeakOut articles in today's paper. One was addressed to 70- and 80-year-olds saying this is a good time to get out of this world because the President hasn't an idea on how to fix the economy. It's not the Republicans' or Democrats' fault on the economy...
SpeakOut 6/12 (06/12/03)
Let me enlighten you on the two administrators of East Prairie. One is a city administrator and the other is the community development coordinator, which for your information is paid through a grant and not out of the city budget. The person, who you obviously know nothing about, cares more for this town and its well being than anyone I know. ...