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Stories from Monday, August 11, 2003

Redneck fun (08/11/03)
The Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce annual Redneck Barbecue drew a large crowd Saturday to enjoy a variety of festivities. In addition to a barbecue competition (top), activities included a Civil War re-enactment, music performed by local band Steelhorse, horseshoe tournament and a quilt show. "Patches The Clown (middle photo)," also known as Ken Stallings, entertained youngsters with his balloon art while Mason McPheeters (bottom), 3, found the snowcones more to his tastes...
Summer vacation comes to an end for area students (08/11/03)
SIKESTON - Ready or not, here they come. For many area students and teachers, this week marks the end of summer vacation and the beginning of classes. Scott County Central students will get a preview of their school year Tuesday during an open house for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The open house will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a full day of classes scheduled on Wednesday...
Billy Middleton (08/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Billy A. Middleton, 63, died Aug. 9, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 1939, in Henderson County, Tenn., son of the late David Arthur and Helen Lucille Baxter Middleton, he graduated in 1958 from Lilbourn High School where he was active in sports and school activities. His classmates knew him as "Cocklebur." A member of the Eagles Club in Sikeston, he retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy and had been a facilities manager for the Department of Defense...
Evelyn Mast (08/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Evelyn Mast, 90, died at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Center in St. Peters. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Kenny Moore (08/11/03)
PUXICO - Kenny Moore, 54, died Aug. 8, 2003, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1948, at Bloomfield to the late Roy and Velma Walker Moore, he lived in the Puxico area his entire life. A maintenance worker for the city of Puxico, he attended the Puxico Chapel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army...
Jerry Chadwell (08/11/03)
XENIA, Ill. -- George "Jerry" Chadwell, 63, died at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 8, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 22, 1940, in Parma, Mo., he and his wife were owners of Xenia Cafe for five years and also ran the concession stand at Sam Dale Lake for three years. A member of the Xenia United Methodist Church, he was also a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post and UAW 25 in St. Louis, Mo...
Eldon Taylor Sr. (08/11/03)
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...
Martha Pope (08/11/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Martha G. Pope, 85, died at 4:20 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Elizabeth Jones (08/11/03)
BENTON -- Elizabeth Ann Jones, 56, died at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at her home. Born April 8, 1947, in Charleston, daughter of the late George and Rita Elizabeth Sisk Vinson, she was self-employed in home health care. She was first married to Morris Hale who survives of Benton...
Glenda Piker (08/11/03)
NEWPORT, Ark. - Glenda Junita Tilley Piker, 68, died Aug. 8, 2003, at her home in Newport. Survivors include: her mother, Hester Junita Wheelis Tilley of Newport; two sons, Steven Piker of Sikeston, Mo., and Terry Piker of North Little Rock; four sisters, Mary Tilley Fain of Powhatan, Ark.; Kay Tilley McCloud of Heber Springs, Ark., and Brenda Tilley Georgory and Beverly Tilley of Little Rock; and two grandchildren...
James Bryan Sr. (08/11/03)
ST. LOUIS - James E. Bryan Sr., 74, died Aug. 7, 2003, at his residence. Born Nov. 2, 1928, to the late Joe and Fern Williams Bryan, he was a printing ink operator for a commercial printing company in St. Louis. He was married to Wanda Branscum Bryan, who survives...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 11 (08/11/03)
SIKESTON - Douglas Taylor will leave Wednesday night for Jefferson Barracks and from there go to Farragut, Idaho, for boot training in the United States Navy. BRYAN, Texas - Potlach Forests of Sikeston defeated Corpus Christi 5-2 Wednesday night i the first game of the Southwest Connie Mack Regional Tournament...
SpeakOut 8/11 (08/11/03)
Why would the police come to a woman's house and tell her she has to keep her dog (that is on a leash) in the house, when a Great Dane comes into her yard off a leash, and the police won't do anything about it, or the humane society won't either...