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Stories from Sunday, July 6, 2003

Profitable prisoners: Boarding more INS prisoners could help Mississippi County jail pay debt (07/06/03)
CHARLESTON - With an increase in boarding rates and the number of prisoners to be held from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Mississippi County may be able to make an additional payment on the jail's debt. Beginning Aug. 1, INS will pay $65 per prisoner per day to the county to board their prisoners, Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the regular county commission meeting Thursday...
Local residents charged in robbery of drug officer (07/06/03)
Mike Wells Southeast Missouri News Service CAPE GIRARDEAU - Two Sikeston residents and a New Madrid man are among several people charged in the robbery of a Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force officer during an investigation in a southside Cape Girardeau neighborhood...
Column work (07/06/03)
Keith Quertermous of Quertermous Masonry cuts the old brick from Sikeston's landmark columns. The company is in the process of removing the damaged bricks then relaying bricks to form a new base for the structure. After the base is complete, repairs will begin on the columns, which were once part of the First United Methodist Church...
Robbery suspects sought (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers are searching for two suspects who robbed an East Prairie woman. According to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, Aretha Robinson, 63, was approached Tuesday while at the Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot by two black females and one said she was carrying a gun. ...
Fire up the grills: It's time for the Redneck Barbecue (07/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Anyone looking for a little fun and games or some mouth-watering barbecue this summer can make plans to attend the Ninth Annual Redneck Barbecue. "It's a great time," noted David Jones, judging chairman of the barbecue. "It's patterned around a neighborhood cookout."...
Former East Prairie Star to play softball at Mid-Continent (07/06/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Michelle Bone, a 2002 graduate of East Prairie High School, has signed to play softball at Mid-Continent College in Mayfield, Ky. She is the daughter of Damon and Kellie Bone of East Prairie and Sherri Calvin of Mounds City. "I really love to play softball and hope to be an asset to the team," stated Bone...
Who will be the next big thing? (07/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Back on June 10, rising PGA Tour star Chad Campbell graced the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. Next to a picture of him and his bag of golf clubs was the headline "NEXT BIG THING," referring to the spectacular season the 29-year-old from Andrews, Texas, is putting together...
Business briefcase (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Larry Tollison has joined Ken's Auto Sales as their new sales manger. Tollison has 30 years experience in the area market for new and pre-owned vehicle sales. According to Tollison, Ken's Auto Sales offers a wide selection of pre-owned cars and trucks and now has new trucks and cars available for purchase. Financing is available, he said...
House of Color/Ultimate Flooring (07/06/03)
House of Color/Ultimate Flooring held a ribbon cutting ceremony June 27 at their new location, 311 E. Malone St. in Sikeston. Pictured from left, front row, are: Heather Carmack of B98; Annette Higdon and Brent Blanchard of Ultimate Flooring; Rachelle Johnson and Darrin Johnson, owners of Ultimate Flooring; Charlene Johnson; Terry Lambert and Regina Lambert, owners of House of Color; Trina Trapp and Kathy Haynes of House of Color; Beth Lambert; and Gretchen Showmaker; and back row: Kendall Ayers of First Midwest Bank; Matt Tanner of U.S. ...
Former resident earns MoDOT award (07/06/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - When Lilbourn native Brenda Treadwell-Martin began her career in 1971, she never imagined taking a job in state government that allowed her to change the look of the state's workforce. Three years ago, however, she was named equal opportunity director for the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Growing business (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - When Pam Hughes decided to make a career move, she took her work outside. "My friends say I went from cutting hair to cutting grass," laughed Hughes, the owner of Lawn Designs and Land Maintenance and its new subsidiary, Northside Plant Supply. Through the two businesses, Hughes offers a complete lawn service beginning with the design to providing the proper plants then maintaining the lawn and shrubs for the home or business owner...
Get cooking (07/06/03)
I know some people may think it is still a little early to be talking about Rodeo Saturday, but everyone at SACC is busy making preparations for our annual Redneck Barbecue to be held at the Sikeston Sports Recreation Complex on Aug. 9, Rodeo Saturday...
Duel Flannigan Sr. (07/06/03)
ORAN - Deul Dewayne Flanigan Sr., 63, died July 3, 2003, at his home. Born June 12, 1940, to Ruby Flanigan of Sikeston and the late Burley Flanigan, he was a member of the Victory Life Center United Pentecostal Church. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters...
Greg Garner (07/06/03)
DEXTER - Gregory Dean Garner, 33, died July 2, 2003, in the emergency room at the Missouri Southern Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 5, 1969, at Poplar Bluff, to Bill and Betty LeBeau Garner of Dexter, he was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter and a salesman with American Superstores in Poplar Bluff...
Cline Ables (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Willard Cline Ables, 87, a businessman and a contributor to local youth programs, died at 3:10 p.m. July 4, 2003. Born Jan. 4, 1916, in Oran to the late Lawrence W. and Etta Pearl Moore Ables, he was a lifelong resident of Sikeston where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. An ordained Baptist minister, he spent most of his adult life in the building business and later served as physical facilities director for the Sikeston Public Schools...
Herman Duckworth (07/06/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Herman Vernon Duckworth, 80, of Portageville died July 3, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Nursing Home in Hayti. Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Portageville to the late Corda Whitley Duckworth and Charles Duckworth, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army and received the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 7183 in Lilbourn...
Billy McDaniel (07/06/03)
MONTGOMERY CITY - Billie G. McDaniel, 77, died June 24, 2003, at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Born Aug. 27, 1925, in Canalou, son of the late Adrian and Lena Martin McDaniel, he was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marines. He had worked for Burlington Railroad and then was employed by Continental Cars LTD in St. Louis for 31 years. He also worked for Pattonville High School in St. Louis until retiring...
Thomas Vollmer (07/06/03)
DEXTER - Thomas Vollmer, 57, died July 2, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born June 22, 1946, at St. Louis to Eileen Tumbleson of Essex and the late William Tumbleson, he was a self-employed painter and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War...
Ruby Mills (07/06/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services held Thursday for Ruby Lois Mills, 73, who died June 30, 2003, were: Byron Klingel, Bobby Klingel, Billy Klingel, Gary L. Klingel and Brandon Klingel. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Brown (07/06/03)
CHARLESTON - Thelma Hunter Brown, 88, died at 9:02 p.m. July 4, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1914, in Texarkana, Ark., to the late William H. and Ethel Hartner Hunter, her parents died when she was three years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Skyles at Birds Point, before moving to Jonesboro, Ark., at age 11 to live with her father. In 1935, she moved to Charleston where she was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Norman Kelley (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Norman Kelley, 85, died July 3, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 4, 1918, at Morrilton, Ark., to the late John Henry and Winnie Hubbard Kelley, he was a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ and a retired farmer. On Dec. 23, 1939, at Sikeston, he married Ola Hill, who survives...
Births (published 7/6) (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Tanyane Patterson is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 9:06 p.m. June 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tytianna Marie Patterson weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Beatrice Patterson and Albert "Sonny" Patterson...
Looking Back 7/6 (07/06/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. R.C. Filey entertained at a dinner Friday noon in honor of the 12th birthday anniversary of her granddaughter, Jackie Scott, and that evening a group of girls had a swim party. SIKESTON - A new business is opening in Sikeston today under the name Wholesale Builders Supply Co. and its opening day visitors and/or customers were welcomed from 8 a.m. on...
You can write your very own editorial (07/06/03)
What day is more appropriate to pen an editorial on the role of government than on this special holiday weekend. Modern society has effectively clouded the reasons we celebrate July 4. No longer Independence Day, this mid-summer celebration now revolves around trips to the lake, fireworks and family gatherings - all noble pursuits but few related to why we actually celebrate this occasion...
Speakout 7/6 (07/06/03)
I'm calling about the free jars. Please call me at 471-5560. Could some of your readers refresh my memory? During what period of time were the coins called the "mill" used. I remember them as being aluminum and there were red and green plastic ones. Why were they used and what was the value of each?...