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Stories from Thursday, April 1, 2004

Book sale (04/01/04)
Joane Roberts, a volunteer for the Sikeston Public Library, prepares books to be sold at the annual book sale that begins today and runs through Sunday. Over 1,000 books of many different genres will be available.
Awareness is best prevention for child abuse (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Spend any time working to provide for the safety and welfare of children and you will come face-to-face with family environments ranging from television-show perfect to your worst nightmare and beyond. "Child abuse doesn't have race, ethnicity or class," said Gary Helle, circuit manager for the 33rd Circuit Court Children's Division...
Many issues are before voters in Tuesday election (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will have plenty of decisions to make April 6. There will be contests in two of the three Sikeston City Council positions on the ballot. Incumbent Sue Rogers will face William Stokes for another term in her at-large seat. Jerry Pullen, incumbent in Ward 1, faces Richard Wrather for the ward seat...
More quilts are sought for annual show (04/01/04)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston is searching for the final pieces of the 36th Annual Dogwood-Azaela festival's quilt shows -- more quilts. Area residents are encouraged to enter some of their favorite quilts or other quilted items for display, and Charleston residents Catherine Renaud and Mary Lou Newcomb are two who plan on submitting some of their quilt work...
Kelly rolls in home track meet; Scott Central beats state-ranked Bell City (04/01/04)
BENTON -- The Kelly boys track and field team took first place in a the five-team meet held in Benton Wednesday afternoon. Kelly won 12 events on their way to scoring 156.5 points. Chaffee finished second with 58.5 with Saxony Lutheran 49, Scott City 38 and Oran 37...
SHS hangs on against Tigers (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs aren't pounding teams like they were last year, but they are getting the wins nonetheless. The Bulldogs improved to 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in conference play with a 5-2 win against Cape Central on a cold, windy day at VFW Stadium on Wednesday...
Sikeston General Oil Co. founder dies at 76 (04/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marvin "Bob" Jenkins, Sr., 76, of Sikeston died March 31, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Irene Jenkins, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, New Jersey and St. Louis. He served with the U.S. ...
Ruth Catlin (04/01/04)
KANSAS CITY - Ruth Garnetta Byrd Catlin, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died March 25, 2004, at her home. Born July 8, 1945, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James E. and Betty Byrd, she graduated in 1963 from Sikeston High School. She was a teacher in the Kansas City schools for many years and was a member of the Northland Cathedral Assembly of God Church in North Kansas City. She was a violinist in her church orchestra and in the North Kansas City Philharmonia Orchestra...
Mary Wade (04/01/04)
ORAN - Mary Jane Wade, 78, died at 6:50 p.m. March 31, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 10, 1926, in Oran, daughter of the late Carrol Joel and Mary Donaldson Stigall Wade, she retired as vice president and cashier of the Oran State Bank. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Chamber of Commerce in Oran...
Bobby Cunningham (04/01/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Bobby Okerleen Cunningham, 72, who died March 29, 2004, were: Wendal Wagner, Bob Lowrey, Lee Heise, Buddy Green, Ivan Pulling and Smokey Johnson.
Glendale Ladd (04/01/04)
STURDIVANT - Glendale Ladd, 69, died March 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1935 in Como, son of the late Finis and Thelma Whitehead Ladd, he had been a truck driver and timber worker and was a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge...
Carole Clayton (04/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Carole W. Clayton, 69, died at 12:45 a.m. March 30, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis following a brief illness. Born Aug. 12, 1934, in Breakbell, Ark., daughter of the late Lawrence Clayton Wilson and Cathran Irene McCord Wilson, she graduated in 1951 from Charleston High School...
Mary Webber (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary L. Webber, 88, who died March 29, 2004, were: Charles Hawkins, Jeff House, John David Hawkins, Bob Rooker, Mike French and Doug Hawkins.
Thomas Smith (04/01/04)
DEXTER - Thomas Hubert Smith, 76, died March 31, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 24, 1927, at Dexter, son of the late William Francis and Minnie Catherine Evans Smith, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired machinist for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the General Baptist belief...
Wyatt Smith (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Wyatt Tyson Smith, 22, died March 30, 2004, at his home, following an extended illness. Born May 30, 1981, in St. Louis, he was an active listener to his scanner. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety kept him entertained at his bedside. He had a favorite dispatcher, Tommie Jean, who was also a close friend. Wyatt was a 2002 graduate of New Dawn State School and had been Valentine King, Prom King and Melissa's King of the Castle...
Causey - Aycock (04/01/04)
NEW MADRID -- Julie Lee Anne Causey and Bobby Howell Aycock Jr. exchanged wedding vows in a 4 p.m. ceremony Sept. 27, 2003, at the Hunter Dawson Home in New Madrid. The Rev. Mike Cartwright performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Emily Causey Moore of Sikeston and parents of the bridegroom are Bobby and Doris Aycock Sr. of Parma. Grandparents are Mrs. Lige Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moore...
Catron - Helms (04/01/04)
CARTHAGE -- Larry and Karen Catron of Carthage have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Leigh, to Brandon David Helms, son of Joe and Pat Helms of East Prairie. A 1997 graduate of Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, where the future bride earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration, she is a credit manager for Leggett and Platt...