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Stories from Friday, July 2, 2004

Fourth of July events planned (07/02/04)
SIKESTON - For Americans who believe the Fourth of July must be celebrated with fireworks, Southeast Missouri has lots of places to celebrate this weekend. For those who want to add food, games, fishing and more to their Independence Day celebration, these are available this weekend, too...
New era (07/02/04)
Scotty Lambert, a Lambert's Cafe fourth generation, and manager Darren Chapman throw a roll to Frank Ferrell Thursday morning. Lambert's officially opened at their new location which increases the restaurant's seating. Ferrell was also the first customer at their old restaurant in 1988...
DPS arrests 25 in round-up (07/02/04)
SIKESTON - A warrant round-up Thursday morning brought in 25 persons wanted on charges ranging from contempt of court to narcotics and weapons violations. Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, SEMO Drug Task Force and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted the round-up. Other agencies involved in the operation included the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scott County Sheriff's office, Mississippi County Sheriff's office and the Missouri National Guard helicopter...
Experience with organ donation recalled (07/02/04)
SIKESTON - "Don't take your organs to heaven. Heaven knows we need them here." These words are used by Mid-America Transplant Services on billboards lining Interstate 55 and at their Ribbons and Roses Ceremony. Ribbons and Roses is a reception and memorial ceremony for organ and tissue donors is sponsored annually by MTS. ...
County receives report on ferry (07/02/04)
CHARLESTON - Dorena-Hickman Ferry officials offered a "good news-bad news" financial and ridership report during the Mississippi County Commission's regular meeting Thursday. Leon Steinbrueck, project manager, ferry Capt. Stephen P.J. Stanionis and Kenny George, Mississippi County Port Authority Board chairman, presented the report which shows annual costs of $249,000 and only $150,000 in subsidy income from Missouri and Kentucky and $57,500 in toll income...
Man killed in accident (07/02/04)
MOREHOUSE -- A Stoddard County resident was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday in New Madrid County. According to the Missouri State Highway patrol, at 10:05 p.m. southbound motorist Larry D. Gordon, 44, of Bloomfield was traveling on Route Z, one mile north of Morehouse, when he crossed the center line, overcorrected and ran off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle overturned several times, ejecting Gordon...
Noranda cruises to JBR championship (07/02/04)
SIKESTON -- Results of Thursday's Sikeston Area Youth Baseball were as follows. Colton Black went 3-for-3 with a triple and Kevin Jobe went 2-for-2 to lead Randy's. Caleb Dunn, Tyler McClinton, Mason Walker and Brandon Wilson had a hit apiece for Ferguson...
Opal Dennis (07/02/04)
ORAN - Opal Neoma Dennis, 90, died at 4:30 p.m. July 1, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 31, 1914, in Oran, daughter of the late Elmer and Elba Simmons Hency, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. On Jan. 26, 1935, she married Cecil Dennis who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1984...
Aurelia Ivy (07/02/04)
DEXTER - Aurelia Margaret Ivy, 80, died July 1, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 29, 1923, in Campbell, daughter of the late Jesse James and Lydia Margaret Welker Fields, she lived in Dexter most of her life where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church...
Ted Yarbrough (07/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Granville Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Born March 11, 2004, in Perry County, son of the late James T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough, he was a brick mason before retiring. In 1949, he married Edna Olene Hartlein who preceded him in death...
Alfreda Rodgers (07/02/04)
CHARLESTON - Alfreda Scott Rodgers, 92, died June 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1912, in Clarksdale, Miss., daughter of the late Paul and Murilla Carson Scott, she lived in Missouri for more than 80 years. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had served on the Mothers Board and Usher Board; and was a past secretary/treasurer for the Charleston NAACP...
Births (Published 7/2) (07/02/04)
CHARLESTON - Shawn Edward and Dana Rae McClain are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gary Allen McClain weighed 6 pounds, 9 1/2 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 7/2 (07/02/04)
SIKESTON - The home of R. A. Harper, resigned superintendent of Sikeston Schools, has been sold to C.H. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Butler will occupy it as their home. Mr. and Mrs. Harper will leave Sikeston in the middle of July. SIKESTON - Modern service facilities of a Sikeston insurance agency are described in a story in the current issue of "The Aetna-izer," national magazine of Aetna Casualty and Security Co...
The price of freedom is never really free (07/02/04)
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five of the signers were captured by the British as traitors. They were tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured...
Speakout 7/2 (07/02/04)
I am calling about the mess on Auburn Street in Plantation Acres in Sikeston. They are building a condominium out here and we would like owner to clean up the mud and water. We can't get to our mailboxes. If he can't clean the mess up every day, maybe he can deliver our mail to us after the mailman runs, because we can't get to it. ...