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Stories from Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Kids serving community in annual YMCA program (06/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Counselors in Training with the YMCA of Southeast Missouri described their experience picking up trash along the Sikeston Sports Complex lake as "gross" and "smelly" Monday morning. "It was very hard and gross, but at the end it was rewarding," said Brian Lasley, 12, adding dead fish, turtle bones and aluminum cans were among their findings...
Council OKs 2005 budget (06/15/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston City Council approved a new budget and an increase in City staff at a special meeting this morning. With the new budget, which will take effect on July 1, revenues are estimated to be $10.9 million and anticipated expenditures for all funds to be $10.3 million...
Quake shakes Canalou (06/15/04)
CANALOU -- A light earthquake shook parts of southeast Missouri early Tuesday as most people slept, rattling dishes and some homes but causing no damage or injuries, authorities said. The magnitude-3.7 temblor about 3:30 a.m. was centered about 15 miles west-northwest of New Madrid, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center...
Dunklin County shuts out Sikeston (06/15/04)
KENNETT - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team lost its first game of the season at the hands of Dunklin County, 7-0 in Kennett on Monday. Dunklin County got a strong pitching performance out of Dylan Gurley, who went the full nine innings. Gurley allowed three hits and four walks while striking out six...
Rotary routs Kiwanis, 6-4 (06/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Monday's results of the Sikeston Area Youth Baseball League were as follows. Ian Householder had a complete-game, 12-strikeout performance to earn the win, while Clay Driskill went the distance with 15 strikeouts in a losing effort. A decisive four-run sixth inning lifted the Elks past the Jaycees...
Delphine Uhrhan (06/15/04)
SCOTT CITY - Delphine Christine Uhrhan, 86, died at 6:05 a.m. June 14, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 18, 1918, in Kelso, daughter of the late Mike and Johanna Bles Enderle, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City and the Catholic Daughters of Pine Bluff...
Vincent Steimel (06/15/04)
DEXTER - Vincent A. Steimel, 91, died June 13, 2004, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Nov. 29, 1912, at Greeley, Neb., son of the late John A. and Mary Liekhous Steimel, he attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He had been a chemical engineer for Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich...
Crawford Edwards (06/15/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home for Crawford W. Edwards Jr., 70, who died June 11, 2004, will be: Rick Reed, Richard Griggs, Tom Story, Bob Munson, Homer Oliver and Bruce Austin. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home...
David Pobst (06/15/04)
BENTON - David E. Pobst, 49, died at 4:38 p.m. June 14, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1954, in Sikeston, son of Judy Ann Heath Pobst of Oran and the late Eugene H. Pobst, he earned a master gardener certificate and was employed by Diebold Orchards. He had been a farmer and was a van driver for Heartland Health and Rehab in Cape Girardeau...
Sheldon McGregor (06/15/04)
FERGUSON - Sheldon McGregor, 59, formerly of Puxico, died June 14, 2004, at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Born Jan. 14, 1945, in Massillon, Ohio, son of the late Hadley and Cosa Swanner McGregor, he had lived in Michigan before moving to Puxico and lived in Ferguson for the past five years. He held a Ph.D. in genetics and was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Granite City, Ill...
Linda McDonough (06/15/04)
CHAFFEE - Linda McDonough, 61, died at midnight June 14, 2004, in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Loren Coffey (06/15/04)
DEXTER - Loren Coffey, 88, died June 14, 2004, in Dexter. Born Nov. 23, 1915, near Essex, son of the late Lawrence and Nora Warren Coffey, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter where he was a former Sunday school teacher. A former owner of Dexter Coal and Ice Company and Coffey Construction Company, he was co-owner of the Coffey and Camp Lumber Company in Dexter. ...
Lange - Parker (06/15/04)
MARSTON -- Charles and Vicki Lange have announced the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth, to Richard Ryan Parker, son of Ricky and Cheryl Parker of Sikeston. A 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride graduated with honors in May with a Bachelor of Science in human environmental studies and an emphasis in housing and interior design from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Looking Back 6/15 (06/15/04)
CHARLESTON - J.J. Jackson of Charleston assumed duties as manager of the Goodwin Poultry Co. on Front Street this Thursday. MALDEN - Miss Sandra Kay Link, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Link of Malden, won the title of Miss Southeast Missouri Saturday night at the American Legion Hall in the second Junior Chamber of Commerce beauty pageant. Miss Sharon Schuchart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schuchart of Sikeston, was first runner-up...
'Under God' should stay in our Pledge (06/15/04)
The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the phrase "one nation, under God" would remain as part of the traditional Pledge of Allegiance in schools throughout the nation. A California man had sued on behalf of his daughter. But the ruling is just a partial victory since the case was decided along legal lines on whether or not the father had legal authority to speak for his daughter...
Speakout 6/15 (06/15/04)
I want to know how the story of Blake DeWitt being drafted in the first round of the Major League baseball draft is not the headline story on the front page of the paper. This is the biggest thing that happened to an area athlete in so many years. I do not understand why it is not on there when four other stories on there are all important - I'm not taking away from that - but this is a huge, huge, landmark event and I do not understand why it is not the headline story and I think it deserves more attention that he got.. ...