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Stories from Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Saving Fido (06/24/03)
An officer with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety rescues a dog from a fire at the Sam Potashnick residence at 919 Davis Monday evening (top). Most of the damage from the fire, which started just before 5:30 p.m., was contained to the garage area...
Plaques given (06/24/03)
Doug Friend, Sikeston City Manager, and Tom Howard, with the American Family Association look over the "In God We Trust" plaque. The association is looking for donations to cover the cost of the frames for the poster. To make a donation or to request a free poster call Howard at 471-6919...
Charges dropped against former mayor (06/24/03)
BENTON - Scott County Prosecutor Paul Boyd has dismissed all charges against Sikeston business man and former mayor Josh Bill related to his "Corn for Cars" bartering operation. Boyd's motion to dismiss the two class D felony charges of willfully failing to make a sales tax return and one class C felony charge of forgery filed Friday was approved by Associate Circuit Court Judge Terry Lynn Brown...
Meeting yields no answers, only advice (06/24/03)
SIKESTON - A meeting with local officials, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and members of her staff and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development representatives Monday at the Sikeston Housing Authority offices yielded no answers, only advice on how better to resubmit requests and questions...
Sikeston Legion goes 2-1 at Mountain Home (06/24/03)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -- Sikeston's American Legion team went 2-1 in the 24-team Mountain Home Tournament over the weekend, evening its overall record to 4-4. Post 114 lost its first game of the tournament to Little Rock Oxford 7-5 on Thursday. After falling behind early, Sikeston came back to tie the score 4-4 in the fifth. Oxford pulled away with a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning to had Post 114 its only loss of the tournament...
Glenna Wright (06/24/03)
COMMERCE - Glenna Shirley Wright, 56, died at 5:31 a.m. June 23, 2003, at her mother's home in Scott City. Born Sept. 1, 1946, in Sikeston, daughter of Ruby Akins McLain of Scott City and the late Glenn McLain, she was a customer service representative for Venture. She was a member of the Illmo Baptist Church and Commerce Better Community Club...
Louise Mills (06/24/03)
NEW MADRID - Anna Louise Devers Mills, 86, died June 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 19, 1917, in New Madrid, daughter of the late James and Carrie Sloas Devers, she was a past worthy matron of the New Madrid Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, where she had been presented a 50-year pin. ...
Florene Ferrell (06/24/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Florene K. Ferrell, 80, died at 7:15 p.m. June 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 18, 1923, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late Luther and Lula Kirkpatrick Windsor, she lived in Scott and Mississippi counties her entire life and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie. She and her husband owned and operated Ferrell's Supermarket in East Prairie for many years...
Clifford Medlin (06/24/03)
DEXTER - John Clifford Medlin, 76, died June 18, 2003 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion, Ill. Born Nov. 30, 1926, at Bernie, son of the late Lester Levi and Gracie Allen Medlin, he was a carpenter and worked in construction in Southeast Missouri. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Delphia Oliver (06/24/03)
DEXTER - Delphia Maxine Oliver, 83, died June 22, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born April 15, 1920, in Parma, she was the daughter of the late David Clarence and Mary Angeline Cunningham Brown. On April 24, 1939, in New Madrid, she married Deslin "Jack" Oliver who survives of the home...
Garry Whitehead (06/24/03)
ADVANCE - Garry Dean Whitehead, 62, died June 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 15, 1941, at Greenbrier, son of the late Leo and Letha Ladd Whitehead, he was a buyer for Procter and Gamble in Cape Girardeau, retiring after 25 years of service. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was of the Baptist belief...
Brown - Kenedy (06/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Christie Marie Brown and Gary Lee Kenedy Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a 5 p.m. ceremony Jan. 18, 2003, at the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Johnny Hester performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don and Janis Brown of New Madrid and the bridegroom's parents are Gary and Susie Kenedy of Matthews...
Morgan - Lenderman (06/24/03)
SIKESTON -- Bonnie and Wendul Hagler of Sikeston and Phillip Morgan of Columbia have announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Morgan, to Cory Anthony Lenderman, son of Shirley Lenderman and Ray May of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1997 from Sikeston High School. A 2001 graduate of Murray State (Ky.) University, she is a comptroller/cash manager for Arbor Health Care Inc...
Oliphant - Johnson (06/24/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Terry and Donna Oliphant have announced the engagement of their daughter, Angelia Dawn, to Michael Wayne Johnson, son of Tony and Joan Holland of Avon Park, Fla. A 1996 graduate of East Prairie High School, the future bride is employed in the jewelry department at the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter...
Looking Back in Time at June 24 (06/24/03)
MOREHOUSE - Third officer Martha Schuchart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Schuchart of Morehouse, has returned to this vicinity, where she will be on temporary recruiting duty for 30 days during the June recruiting drive of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps...
Segregation isn't intent of relocation (06/24/03)
How can two groups of people view the very same set of facts and draw such opposite conclusions? Before you answer that just understand that there is no answer. And there never will be. A civil rights group gathered in Kansas City this week to criticize urban areas for allowing business and industry to move away from the city itself and quite often relocate or expand to the suburban areas. ...
SpeakOut 6/24 (06/24/03)
How good is intelligence? Well in your case, not very good. You ask why Washington has the right to determine who is a threat to the country. If Washington does not have the authority to decide, then who the hell does? You? I hope not. You sound too much like an attorney. And thanks to Bill and Hillary, we all know how stupid attorneys are...