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Stories from Thursday, July 3, 2003

Trucker is killed in freak accident (07/03/03)
POPLAR BLUFF -- A Freemont man sustained fatal injuries after his tractor trailer ran over him Wednesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 10:10 p.m., Lawrence E. Sutherland, 72, parked his 1992 Peterbilt tractor-trailer on the westbound shoulder of U.S. Highway 60, five miles north of Poplar Bluff. Sutherland was outside the vehicle when the vehicle began to roll forward and ran over him...
Take extra precautions when celebrating Independence Day along state's waterways (07/03/03)
SIKESTON -- As many area residents head to the lake or hang out poolside this Fourth of July weekend, officials are warning them to take precautions to ensure a safer holiday on the water. "Traditionally this week is one of the busiest times of the year," noted Sgt. Paul E. Kennedy, director of Missouri State Water Patrol. "This will be the first time many boaters venture out on the water at night so they need to take precautions."...
For fireworks shows, leave it to pros (07/03/03)
SIKESTON - While one of the last firework shows to use volunteers was without a doubt one of the most dramatic firework shows ever put on, these days the Elks leave the fireworks to the pros. "Safety is number one - you don't want anybody hurt," said Dennis Wisdom of Cosmic Inc., Wisdom Sales Company of Poplar Bluff, the company hired by the Elks to put on the show over the last several years...
A quick stop (07/03/03)
The Outback Blimp made a quick stop at Sikeston Aviation Wednesday afternoon to fuel up en route from Florida to Chicago, Ill. Crew members held the aircraft down to the ground on the west side of the airport during the refueling process, which took about five minutes. The blimp was then placed on the runway to take off for its destination and was expected to arrive in Chicago about 11 p.m...
Mary LaMar (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary Lovina LaMar, 87, died at 2:30 p.m. July 1, 2003, in the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 10, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John Edward and Bertha Mae Sandy Garrison, she was a seamstress for a clothing factory and was of the Pentecostal belief...
John Lane (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - John Allen Lane, 32, died June 30, 2003, in Poplar Bluff. Born April 24, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of Allen "Lynn" Lane of Portageville and Linda Dial Lane Watkins of Poplar Bluff. On March 3, 1991, in Conran, he married Kim Cook who survives of the home...
Billy Hampton (07/03/03)
DEXTER - William "Billy" Hampton, 53, died July 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 26, 1949, in Bernie, son of William I. and Julious Riddell Hampton of Malden, he served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War and had been an auto body repairman...
Greg Garner (07/03/03)
DEXTER - Greg Garner, 33, died July 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Ray (07/03/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Margaret B. Ray, 86, who died June 30, 2003, were: James V. Crowe Sr., Jeff Glenn, James Beavers, Mark Beavers, Chris Beavers and Robert Gosnell.
Nina Wolford (07/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Nina Mae Wolford, 90, died at 9:17 p.m. July 2, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 18, 1912, in Union City, Tenn., daughter of the late Nina Mae Rettig, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Evelyn Johnson (07/03/03)
WENTZVILLE - Evelyn Johnson, 94, formerly of Dexter, died July 2, 2003, at the Parklane Care Center in Wentzville. Born March 7, 1909, in Carmi, Ill., daughter of the late Ira and Clara Brookins Hutchcraft, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. She was a housekeeper and seamstress before retiring...
Herman Duckworth (07/03/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Herman Vernon Duckworth, 80, died July 3, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Charles and Corda Whitley Duckworth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. On March 10, 1978, in Lilbourn, he married Lily Finley Young who survives of the home...
Estella Earnheart (07/03/03)
MALDEN - Estella Earnheart, 90, died July 3, 2003, at the Malden Nursing Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Bradshaw Funeral Home.
Ronald Stepp (07/03/03)
ADVANCE - Ronald Stepp, 60, formerly of Bloomfield, died July 2, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Sept. 10, 1942, in Barbarton, Ohio, son of the late David and Velma Kern Stepp, he was a retired auto mechanic and veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Thomas Vollmer (07/03/03)
DEXTER - Thomas Richard Vollmer, 57, died July 2, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Pollock - Gibson (07/03/03)
SIKESTON -- Walter and Debra Pollock have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jan Courtney, to Joshua Darrell Gibson, son of Richard and Joyce Gee of Georgetown, Ky., and Darrell and Dianne Gibson of Benton, Ky. The future bride is the granddaughter of Nannette Pollock of Sikeston, Orville and Mavis Almon of Charleston and the late James Pollock. She graduated in 2001 from Sikeston Senior High School and is a student at Murray State University in Murray, Ky...
McConnell - Foley (07/03/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Deborah and Melvin Schott Jr. of Chaffee and Harold and Shari McConnell of Cape Girardeau have announced the engagement of their daughter, Brady McConnell, to Jason Foley, son of Jeanette and Gary Hartlein of Sikeston. The future bride graduated in 1999 from Cape Central High School...
Looking Back in Time at July 3 (07/03/03)
MATTHEWS - Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ball have received a telegram through the American Red Cross to the War Department telling of the death of their son, Billy Ball, who was a prisoner of the Japanese government. --- SIKESTON - Herman Mattingly and Harry Hambrick were injured Saturday afternoon when a truck tire they were filling with air exploded at the Mattingly Service Station on East Center...
Freedom is never really free (07/03/03)
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five of the signers were captured by the British as traitors. They were tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured...
SpeakOut 7/3 (07/03/03)
I was reading where someone had bought a monument and haven't gotten it yet. My sister purchased a monument for her husband and her daughter and they haven't put it up yet and it's been almost a year. I don't know what's happened out there. ----...