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Stories from Monday, August 18, 2003

Bank robbery suspect arrested (08/18/03)
SIKESTON -- An early morning bank robbery led to a wild chain of events this morning which included Highway 61 being shutdown for a short time. According to initial reports, at just before 9:30 a.m. a black male robbed First Security State Bank at 1150 S. ...
Hanging on (08/18/03)
A 4-H Rodeo cowboy rides a calf during the annual Scott County 4-H Rodeo Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Grounds. Over 100 cowboys and cowgirls participated in the day-long event from eight area counties.
Council awards insurance bid (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston City Council awarded the bid to provide the city with workers compensation insurance to Liberty Mutual during their special meeting this morning. The premium for one year of coverage for both the city and Board of Municipal Utilities is $387,903 with the city's portion being $131,997. "Their premium went up and ours went down," said Karen Bailey, city treasurer, as the city has a smaller payroll and has had fewer losses than the BMU...
Two Bootheel communities receive funding for projects (08/18/03)
MARSTON - Two Bootheel community received funding for projects designed to improve life for their residents. U.S. Rep. JoAnn Emerson and Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development Gregory C. Branum announced a $429,700 USDA Rural Development Water Loan for the replacement of Marston's water treatment plant and a Community Facility Grant of $4,090 for the purchase of new playground equipment for the town's park...
Everett Wilson (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Everett Wilson, 90, died Aug. 16, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 18, 1912, near Dexter, son of the late John A. and Stella Hodge Wilson, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. He had been employed by Sisler Hardware and Edward's Hardware in Dexter...
Avis Lane (08/18/03)
CHARLESTON - Avis L. Ford Lane, 91, of Charleston Route 1, died at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 17, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born May 20, 1912, in Harrisburg, Ill., daughter of the late E.G. and Maude Church Ford, she was raised near Sikeston. She owned and operated a hotel at San Bernardino, Calif., during World War II and then returned to the Charleston area in 1946. ...
Betty Brannock (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Betty Joe Brannock, 78, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mildred Neal Young. Survivors include: three sons, James Brannock of Sandia Park, N.M., Gordon Brannock of Albuquerque, N.M., and Neal Brannock of St. ...
Daniel Sturgeon (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - Daniel Sturgeon, 60, died Aug. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Marjorie McAllister (08/18/03)
SHOOK - Marjorie Mae McAllister, 78, died Aug. 17, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Freeland, Mich., daughter of the late Lewis E. and Erma Jane Alexander McLean, she was a member of the Community of Christ Church near Shook and Order of the Eastern Star in Greenville...
James Colwell (08/18/03)
NEW MADRID - James Carl Colwell, 62, died Aug. 16, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Matthews, son of Juanita Etheridge Colwell of New Madrid and the late Diwood O. Colwell, he was a truck driver for the City of New Madrid, where he was also a member of the Church of Christ...
Mary Woodruff (08/18/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Madeline Woodruff, 80, who died Aug. 15, 2003, were: Chris Moore, Kevin Woodruff, Robbie Moore, Jim Baugher, Edward Baugher and Carl Green.
Dean Young (08/18/03)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Mary Nadine "Dean" Young, 73, who died Aug. 13, 2003, were: Wayne Young, Mark Young, Larry Young, Michael Young, Jerry Young and Billy Young.
Harold Mills (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Harold Gene Mills, 79, who died Aug. 15, 2003, were: Ron Mills, Gary Klingel, Bobby Klingel, Billy Klingel, Gary L. Klingel and Eddie Fisher.
Robert Fowler (08/18/03)
DEXTER - Robert Fowler, 68, died Aug. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 18 (08/18/03)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. B.F. DeLoach of Jonesboro, Ark., are now the operators of the Mobilgas Cafe located on Highway 61 South at Gladys Street. They are living with Mrs. W.T. Tucker, 519 E. Gladys St. SIKESTON - Sikeston has been allotted $20,000 to acquire land, extend the runway and taxiway and build an apron at the Sikeston Memorial Airport...
SpeakOut 8/18 (08/18/03)
I'd like to reply to the people who spoke out against President Bush. I was involved in Desert Storm I as an intelligence officer. First off, everybody, all presidents use information gathered by their intelligence agents. George Washington used information gathered by French intelligence agents and it worked out pretty well for him. ...