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Stories from Sunday, August 10, 2003

Rodeo rides out of town (08/10/03)
The 51st edition of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo came to a close Saturday evening. The annual event provided lots of action and entertainment including jokes by veteran rodeo clown Rick Young, left.
Missouri art grant funding can help people 'do more' (08/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Funds from the Missouri Arts Council bring out unexplored gifts in people, according to George DeMyers, and may have lasting benefits on the community as a whole. "We are trying to get people to focus more on their talents," DeMyers said. "Help people do more than just be idle."...
Field of scenes (08/10/03)
BLODGETT -- At the height of watermelon season, Donnie Beggs is busy tackling another project that has become an annual event for the melon farmer and his family. Last week, Beggs, along with his employees, began etching the path of Beggs' 12-acre corn maze, which will ultimately transform into a "recreation" of the Lewis and Clark expedition...
Hot days of August (08/10/03)
Other than hunting or fishing what better way can you think of to spend the hot days of August? Well if you have never been to the Bass Pro's Fall Classic or missed it this year, my suggestion is that you write it in your calendar for next year. From the early hours to the late evening you get to talk hunting and fishing with your friends and family. ...
Several schools in Southeast Missouri add new coaches for 2003-04 season (08/10/03)
SIKESTON - The 2003-2004 high school sports year officially kicks off tomorrow with fall sports practice. Several new faces will be on the sidelines, leading area teams this upcoming year. Here is a look at coaching changes around Southeast Missouri:...
Area high school football schedules released (08/10/03)
SIKESTON - With high school football practice quickly approaching, many teams will be gearing up for a season with many schedule changes. There will be several new intriguing matchups for SEMO Conference teams in 2003, while many teams in the area still have unfilled open dates...
Joyce Griffin (08/10/03)
POTOSI -- Joyce Adele Ezell Griffin, 65, died Aug. 8, 2003, at the Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi. Born Dec. 11, 1937, in St. Francis, Ark., daughter of the late John Delbert and Nellie June Kutchin Ezell, she had lived in Dudley until 1973 when she moved to Potosi, where she was a retired beautician and member of the Potosi Church of God...
Eldon Taylor Sr. (08/10/03)
DECATUR, Ala. - Eldon Lee Taylor Sr., 56, died Aug. 8, 2003, at his residence. Born July 10, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Jim and Willa Faye Pruitt Taylor, who survive of Kevil, Ky., he was formerly of Dogwood, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., moving to Decatur in 1986. He owned MidSouth Salvage...
Joyce Weber (08/10/03)
DEXTER -- Joyce Weber, 72, died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home. Born Nov. 11, 1930, at Malden, daughter of the late Robert S. and Aline Elam MacDonald, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, where she served as a Sunday School worker. A founder of the Stoddard County Association for Retarded Citizens, she served on the Governor's Council for the Developmentally Disabled and worked as a volunteer in Dexter for many years...
James Moore (08/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- James Edward Moore, 62, died at 1:10 a.m. Aug. 9, 2003, at his home. Born July 10, 1941, at Wolf Island, son of the late James William and Maggie Lee Marshall Moore, he had lived in Mississippi County all of his life, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie. He was employed by Noranda Aluminum...
Richard Sandvos (08/10/03)
SIKESTON -- Richard Lee "Dick" Sandvos, 64, died at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 8, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 16, 1939, in Illmo, son of the late Hugo E. and Alma Anna Mirgaux Sandvos, he moved from Peoria, Ill., to Sikeston in 1997. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston, he retired as a tool crib supervisor for Caterpillar in Peoria. Having been a recipient of a lung transplant, he became an organ donor after his death...
Births (published 8/10) (08/10/03)
LILBOURN - George and Sonya Beck are the parents of their first son, born at 8:20 a.m. July 14, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Nathan Ryan Beck weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Beck is the daughter of Stanley and Sarah Carr...
Looking back 8/10 (08/10/03)
SIKESTON - A surprise supper was given by Mrs. A.M. Jackson Monday evening at her home on Moore Avenue in observance of the birthday anniversary of her daughter, Louise. SIKESTON - A six-year pedestrian safety plaque was presented to Mayor Harry Dudley by Jack O. Kramer, assistant district AAA representative. The award is given to cities that have a pedestrian fatality-free record...
Responsiblity part of all parents duty (08/10/03)
So here's the background. You meet a 15-year-old runaway homeless girl roaming the streets of St. Louis and decide to befriend her. Before long, you entrust the young girl with the care of your 2-year-old daughter on a shopping trip. The girl kidnaps your daughter and is eventually found in Detroit. Your baby is alive...
Speakout 8/10 (08/10/03)
I am looking for someone who could haul gravel. I just need a pickup load for my driveway. If anyone can do this for me, please leave your number in SpeakOut. I have located a place where I can buy the pickup load, but I don't have a truck to haul it in. I live in Miner...