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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Stories from Friday, August 1, 2003

Now or never for rural water (08/01/03)
CHARLESTON - For rural Mississippi County residents within the Phase 1 area not signed up for service with the new water district, it's now or never. Bill Green of William Green and Associates, the project's engineer, updated county commissioners on the water district's status during the regular county commission meeting Thursday. "Construction will be starting in a few days," he said...
Morley sales tax is up for renewal (08/01/03)
BENTON - Morley voters will have the opportunity to renew their city sales tax at the polls Aug. 5. "We have had this half-cent sales tax for five years. It goes into the general fund," said Mayor Hallie Granville. "It is not a new tax, this is the first renewal opportunity. The five year cap is up Dec. 31 this year, so we're trying to extend it another five years."...
Quilt show moves to rodeo week (08/01/03)
SIKESTON -- Members of the Bootheel Quilter's Guild are saddling up for their annual quilt show this year, which -- for the first time -- will be held during the week of the 51st Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. "It will be entertaining for the whole family," noted guild chair Alice Happe. "If you're looking for something to do, this is it."...
Josie Smith (08/01/03)
BERNIE - Josie M. Smith, 90, died Aug. 1, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Ruby Myers (08/01/03)
DEXTER - Ruby Katherine Myers, 88, died July 31, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 29, 1915, at Acorn Ridge, daughter of the late Richard and Leona Rose Burke, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter. She retired from the Elder Manufacturing Co. in Dexter...
Clarence Graham (08/01/03)
GIDEON - Clarence E. Graham, 84, died July 30, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born March 7, 1919, in Union, Tenn., son of the late Jeff and Edna South Graham, he was of the Baptist belief. On Jan. 11, 1941, in Wardell, he married Virginia Wilson, who preceded him in death on July 24, 2001...
Bill Campbell (08/01/03)
ST. LOUIS - William George "Bill" Campbell, 38, died at 11:01 p.m. July 26, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 1, 1964, in St. Louis, son of Carolyn Kay Newman Campbell of Sikeston and the late George Thadeus Campbell Jr., he was employed as a waiter at J.F. SanFilippo's. He was a member of Lindsey Lane Baptist Church in St. Louis...
Births (published 8/1) (08/01/03)
Robbins CANALOU - Chad and Jenny Robbins are the parents of their third and fourth children, second and third daughters, born May 27, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. When Ashla Danae Robbins was born at 11:02 a.m., she weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long. ...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 1 (08/01/03)
SIKESTON - The fire department was called to the Scott County Milling Co. mill Tuesday afternoon, where one of the company's trucks was afire. NEW MADRID - An excavation operation being conducted on the sandy banks of the Mississippi a few miles north of here might reveal a 200-foot remnant of the Civil War ship "Winchester."...
Your View 8/1: Help is needed (08/01/03)
We are writing to you today in hopes of your help and this community! Our sister is going to Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4 for a stem cell - bone marrow transplant in hopes of extending her life with us! Lisa Hope "Ross" Gribble is a native of Sikeston...
SpeakOut 8/1 (08/01/03)
I would like to congratulate a couple out on Highway 114 and BB who are the friendliest people we have ever met. My friends and I go out there and get produce from them. They are friendly and courteous and we would like to thank them for sharing their garden with the community and want to say how much they mean to us. It is great to have them and to have great produce in Sikeston...