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Stories from Tuesday, July 6, 2004

Sikeston woman works to keep community clean (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - If you are ever on Jaycee Avenue in the early morning, you just might see a woman picking up trash on the side of the road. Sikeston resident Mildred Wilson isn't performing mandatory community service. She is just trying to keep her neighborhood clean and free of litter...
Many say 'I dos' in paradise (07/06/04)
SIKESTON -- When La'Krisha Jackson married her husband, Michael Graf, last month, the Sikeston couple said their "I dos" in total paradise -- that is, Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "With my family living in East Prairie and his family living in St. Louis, we just thought it would be less of a hassle," La'Krisha Graf explained. "We both just wanted a small wedding."...
Fishing anyone? (07/06/04)
A young fisherman prepares to cast his line into the lake at the Sikeston Complex Saturday morning at the Annual Elks Lodge 2319 Children's Fishing Tournament. Approximately 150 children and parents took part in the event.
Dog bites increase in summer (07/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Whether "Friendly Fido" or "Aggressive Brutus," all dogs are capable of turning on their best friends at some point in time. "Anything can spark off a dog bite," said Ken Fowler, code enforcement/animal control officer for the City of Sikeston. "I have people tell me, 'Oh, my dog won't bite,' but there's not a dog out there that won't bite."...
Junior Legion sweeps Poplar Bluff (07/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's Junior American Legion team swept Poplar Bluff in two five-inning contests on Monday at VFW Memorial Stadium. While improving to 18-14, Sikeston assured itself of a winning regular-season record. "These games were important because we want to make sure we stay above .500," said Sikeston assistant coach Todd Baker. "We don't want a losing record."...
Dellie Campbell (07/06/04)
BERNIE - Dellie Marie Duboise Campbell, 85, died July 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 3, 1918, at Pleasant Grove, Ala., daughter of the late Aron Brown and Dellie Deboard Campbell, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Addie Hays (07/06/04)
STEELE - Addie Mae Hays, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died July 4, 2004, at the River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Hazel Casler (07/06/04)
ORAN -- Hazel Marie Casler, 77, died July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Charles Clark (07/06/04)
WYATT - Charles William Clark, 89, died at 8:30 a.m. July 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 19, 1915, at Mayfield, Ky., he was raised by family members, Lee Clark and Belle Clark and his uncle, John Clark. A resident of Mississippi County his entire life, he was a farmer and landowner. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Charleston VFW Post 4294...
Dorothy Drouin (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Dorothy Ann Drouin, 60, died July 3, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 6, 1944, in Cinco, W.Va., daughter of the late Roy and Jesse Hazel Davis Johnson, she was a member of The Master's Touch Church in Bloomfield. Survivors include: one son, Bill Brunelle of Waterville, Maine; four daughters, Angela Foss of Bloomfield, Betty Wilson of Belgrade, Maine, and Pamela Cox and Carol Walker of Oakland, Maine; three brothers, Gene Johnson of West Virginia, Van Johnson of Belgrade and the Rev. ...
B.T.Johnson (07/06/04)
VANDUSER - B.T. Johnson, 71, died at 11:04 p.m. July 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an apparent heart attack. Born June 26, 1933, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Rice "R.A.P." and Elve Hargett Johnson, he was a farmer and member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. He had served on the Production Credit Association Advisory Committee and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War...
Bob King (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - Robert J. "Bob" King, 60, died at 1:50 a.m. July 5, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1943, in Catron, son of Lillian Hunter King Roberson of Sikeston and the late Joe Otis King, he was a 1961 graduate of Morehouse High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was employed by the Wohl Shoe Company in Sikeston for 16 years and was a truck driver for Delta Express in Cape Girardeau for the past five years. ...
Aurelia Ivy (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Aurelia M. Ivy, 80, who died July 1, 2004, were: Dale Blanton, Jim Dachs, Randall Fields, Christopher Wyatt, Dennis Fields and Barney Green.
LaWanda Nance (07/06/04)
CHAFFEE - LaWanda Carolyn Nance, 55, died at 12:32 a.m. July 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Charles Edward Robinson of Flint, Mich., and the late Marie W. LaGrand Robinson, she retired as a housekeeper for Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Marcella Billington (07/06/04)
BERTRAND - Marcella D. Billington, 78, died at 2:20 p.m. July 3, 2004, at her home in Bertrand. Born Oct. 26, 1925, in Morehouse to the late John H. and Manda May Bohannon Neal, she lived in West Columbia, Texas, for a number of years before returning to Bertrand in 1998. She was a member of the Bertrand United Methodist Church...
Zendalyn Goolsby (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - Zendalyn I. Goolsby, 88, died at 11:45 p.m. July 3, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Jan. 25, 1916, in Lilbourn, son of the late George and Eva Martin Pellerin, she was of the Presbyterian belief. On Sept. 10, 1932, in New Madrid, she married William Goolsby who preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1971...
Mildred Frey (07/06/04)
SCOTT CITY - Bertha Mildred Frey, 95, died at 11:19 a.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 2, 1909, in McLeansboro, Ill., daughter of the late Emery D. and Loura D. Arterberry Hutson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Matthew Bryant (07/06/04)
WINTER PARK, Fla. - "There is a terrible stillness when death comes, but the quiet when a master musician dies is deafening." - Pat Zeiler, close friend and colleague of Matthew Bryant Dr. Matthew Oliver Bryant, 49, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:30 p.m. July 3, 2004, in Orlando, after a short illness...
Darnell Nelson (07/06/04)
DEXTER - Darnell Nelson, 97, died July 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Burton - Blincoe (07/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Shaun Rena Burton and Ryan Joseph Blincoe exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony April 17, 2004, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church before Monsignor Stephen Schneider, pastor. Linda Scott served as lector and acolytes were Jessica Chinnadurai and Angela Adams of Sikeston...
Bridges - Brent (07/06/04)
ST. LOUIS -- Alicia Bridges and Jonathan Brent have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Janie Bridges of Fenton and John and Vicki Bridges of Sikeston. She is the granddaughter of Edward and Jo Owens of Olive Branch, Ill., Alice "Marie" Bridges of Arnold and the late John R. Bridges Sr. A 1997 graduate of Charleston High School, she earned a degree in business communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is employed by Enterprise Leasing in St. Louis...
Hiller - Wojtowicz (07/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Bruce Hiller of Sikeston and Phyllis Seymor of Nashville, Ill., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Hiller, to Neal Wojtowicz, son of David and Rosemary Wojtowicz of Nashville. The future bride is employed by Subway, and her fiance expects to graduate from Kaskaskia College in 2005. He works at Inter Tec...
Looking Back 7/6 (07/06/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Struew have announced the birth of a daughter on June 25 at a Cairo hospital. The child has been named Sandra Kay. SIKESTON - Miss Carol Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beatty Miller, was installed Queen of Sikeston Bethel number 27 of the International Order of Job's Daughters Tuesday evening at 7 p.m...
Your view: Sikeston's secret (07/06/04)
My wife Barb and I came into Sikeston on a Thursday, before a weekend, for our Morley High School reunion. With time on our hands we decided to play golf at the Bootheel golf course. A new course to me. I'm thinking, table top golf in the flat lands. Remember, I grew up here. I remember the Sikeston Country Club with sand greens. You had to smooth out the sand before you could putt...
Speakout 7/6 (07/06/04)
I thought the hospital had a dress code out there. You see these young girls out there who work for the hospital wearing name tags and wearing pants that look like they're about to fall off their butts and have two inches of belly showing. That's tacky, tacky, tacky!...