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Stories from Monday, August 4, 2003

Elks Mobile Dental Unit helps keep special clients smiling (08/04/03)
SIKESTON - The Elks Mobile Dental Unit, now in its 41st year of providing dental services to Missouri residents, will be back in Sikeston Aug. 25. Scheduled to stay in town until Sept. 9, the unit will set up at the Sikeston Regional Center, 112 Plaza Drive, after leaving Cape Girardeau where they are now, according to Barbara Cushman, program manager...
Missouri history explored (08/04/03)
Sikeston Public Library personnel prepare the Lewis and Clark exhibit. The exhibit "Lewis and Clark Across Missouri: Mapping the Historic Landscape" starts today.
Fiery crash kills two (08/04/03)
SIKESTON - Authorities have identified the victims of Saturday's one-vehicle fatal accident on the Interstate near Sikeston as a couple from Caruthers, Calif. However, their names are being withheld pending the notification of next of kin. According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the accident happened at around 1:38 a.m. ...
Rodeo rides into town (08/04/03)
A SEMO Shrine Club clown rides around the route for the 51st Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo parade on Saturday. The parade kicked off the week's activities with the rodeo to get under way on Wednesday.
Vandalia GAF tops Nokomis in Klassic (08/04/03)
KELSO -- Vandalia GAF won the 19th Annual Kelso Klassic over the weekend, beating Nokomis Bud Light in Sunday's championship game, 7-4. The annual fastpitch tournament experienced heavy rains on Friday night, pushing games as late as 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. All teams came back later on Sunday afternoon to finish up the tournament as scheduled...
Harriet Cook (08/04/03)
POPLAR BLUFF - Harriet Emily Cook, 80, died Aug. 1, 2003, at her home. Born June 7, 1923, at Bernie, daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Miranda Ann Neely Cook, she was of the General Baptist belief. She was a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis and Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff before retiring...
Mary Brockmeyer (08/04/03)
CHAFFEE - Mary Elizabeth Brockmeyer 83, died at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 1, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1920, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Elvie Lee and Pearl Aslee Bunyard Roney, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chaffee...
Jake Johnson (08/04/03)
MANDEVILLE, La. - Jake Johnson, 16, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 12:04 p.m. Aug. 2, 2003, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Imogene Davis (08/04/03)
DEXTER - Imogene L. Davis, 72, died Aug. 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 22, 1930, in Hartman, Ark., daughter of the late Earnest and Lela Marvel Steele, she lived in Lindsay, Calif., before moving to Dexter in 1978. A retired cook, she had owned and operated The Snack Bar in Dexter and attended the Church of Christ in Dexter...
Elois Jones (08/04/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elois Faye Jones, 90, died at 2:54 a.m. Aug. 4, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Pauline Williams (08/04/03)
NEW MADRID - Pauline Stallings Williams, 85, died Aug. 2, 2003. Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Tallapoosa, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Cordelia Davis Stallings. On Nov. 4, 1933, she married Nathaniel J. Williams who preceded her in death in December 1970...
Jerri Chidester (08/04/03)
TEQUESTA, Fla. Geraldine Knower "Jerri" Chidester died Aug. 2, 2003, in Tequesta. She was a former resident of Sikeston, Mo., and wife of Dr. Thomas L. Chidester, who preceded her in death in 1963. After leaving Sikeston, she lived in Mexico City, Mexico, New York City, N.Y., and Danbury, Conn...
Jim Wills (08/04/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church for Elmer James "Jim" Wills Jr., 82, who died Aug. 2, 2003, will be: David Donahoo, Shawn Donahoo, Billy Williams, Sonny Alcorn, Frank Tatum and Bobby McCord...
Births (published 8/4) (08/04/03)
Eaves SIKESTON - Robert and Genia Eaves are the parents of their second child, first son, born July 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Robert E. Eaves II weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Eaves is the daughter of the late Ruth Faye Staggs and Gary Wayne Staggs Sr...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 4 (08/04/03)
SIKESTON - J.F. Cox last week sold his residence on Southwest Street to Burt Rowe. Last Thursday the Home Oil Company purchased the B.F. Forrester home on West Gladys. --- SIKESTON - Mrs. Ruby Newsom is now connected with the Pitman Tailors and Cleaners on North Kingshighway...
SpeakOut 8/4 (08/04/03)
As I was passing by the Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center, I saw a bunch of people throwing a lot of clothes into the trash dumpster. When they got done, I went over and looked inside and the clothes still looked good. People donated those clothes to the center to give to the poor, why did they throw them away? They could have advertised "free clothes" or have taken them to Sikeston where some places could use them. ...