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Stories from Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Local girl prepares for national conference (07/07/04)
BENTON - When Emily Strobel joined the Future Business Leaders of America at Kelly High School, she had no idea the places the organization would take her. But after hard work and dedication, she and her adviser, Dorothy Heuring, are preparing to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Denver...
Murder prelim postponed until Aug. 6 (07/07/04)
BENTON - Due to lack of evidence, the preliminary hearing for Brandon C. Johnson, charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the May 9 shooting death of Jemorrio A. Betts at Mr. C's Night Club near Morley, is rescheduled for next month...
Water project could serve 3,700 (07/07/04)
BENTON - A proposed water district to serve a potential of 3,700 new households in rural Scott County could cost between $15 million and $18 million. "We have the construction costs," John Chittenden of Waters Engineering in Sikeston said during his report at Tuesday's regular Scott County Commission meeting...
Bootheel Golf Club's weekly golf glance (07/07/04)
LEAGUE NEWS: Upcoming Events Health Facilities Rehab Classic, July 12-18 Cowboy Rodeo Scramble, Friday, Aug. 13 LEAGUE RESULTS: Sunday Points Game First place team: Terry Bell and Tim Bryant Second place team: Mike Newman and Bob Andrews Third place team:...
Miller wins BassBuster tournament (07/07/04)
LAKE BARKLEY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their fifth tournament of the year on Lake Barkley out of the Devil's Elbow ramp on June 27th. Leon Miller won the tournament with two fish weighing 9 lbs. 5 oz. including the tournament big bass of 6 lbs. 12 oz...
Legion rained out (07/07/04)
Sikeston Senior Legion pitcher Ross Merideth fires a pitch to the plate during Tuesday's game against Blytheville. The game was stopped in the third inning when a rain storm blew in. Blytheville was leading at the time 3-2. No makeup date was set as of press time...
Maire Casler (07/07/04)
ORAN - Marie Casler, 77, died at 8:15 p.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Grace Wright Bateman, she retired as an inspector in Lansing, Mich. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, she was also a member of the Women of the Royal Order of the Moose 288 in Lansing...
Marshall Moore (07/07/04)
SIKESTON - Marshall Moore, 67, died July 6, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Addie Hays (07/07/04)
STEELE - Addie Mae Wallace Hays, 73, formerly of Sikeston, died July 4 2004, at the River Oaks Care Center in Steele. Born July 15, 1930, in Newport, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John and Nettie Richards Wallace. She had been married to James Merrill Hays who preceded her in death...
Marcella Watts (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Marcella Watts, 74, died July 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 4, 1930, in Friars Point, Miss., daughter of the late Charlie and Charlene Partee Watts, she had been employed b Burkhart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill., and had been a cook for Home Oil Company in Charleston, Charleston Head Start and the Barnhill Cafe before retiring. ...
Randy Miller (07/07/04)
SIKESTON - Randy Thurman Miller, 45, formerly of Charleston, died July 6, 2004, at his home. Born July 17, 1958, in Cairo, Ill., son of Paul Miller of Charleston and the late Nellie Mae Thurman, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was employed by Brewer Trucking Company of London, Ky...
Sue Dockins (07/07/04)
GASVILLE, Ark. - Sue A. Law Dockins, 62, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died May 18, 2004, following an extended illness. Born April 17, 1942, in Sikeston, daughter of Eileen Law of Sikeston and the late James M. Law, she retired as a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools...
Marie Casler (07/07/04)
ORAN - Marie Casler, 77, died at 8:15 p.m. July 5, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1926, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Homer and Grace Wright Bateman, she retired as an inspector in Lansing, Mich. A member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chaffee, she was also a member of the Women of the Royal Order of the Moose 288 in Lansing...
Jerry McDowell II (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Jerry David McDowell II, 37, died July 4, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 6, 1967, in Jackson, Miss., son of Jerry David and Maxine Jackson McDowell of Charleston, he attended Charleston R-1 Public Schools and graduated with honors in 1985. ...
Minnie Smith (07/07/04)
WILSON CITY - Minnie Pearl Burnett Davis Smith, 79, died July 5, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 8, 1924, in Wyatt, daughter of the late Leonard and Estella Thomas Burnett, she was a member of Ollie Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt. In 1956, she married John Smith who survives of the home...
Johnnie Wrice (07/07/04)
CHARLESTON - Johnnie Mae Wrice, 56, died July 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 9, 1947, in Mount Bayou, Miss., she was the daughter of Johnny Bryant of Senatobia, Miss., and Marcella Watts, who died on July 4, 2004. She owned and operated a daycare and beauty shop and was a member of Kingdom Living Ministry Church in Charleston...
Birth (published 7/7) (07/07/04)
BENTON - Richardson and Amanda Nicole Copeland Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 1:54 a.m. May 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Macenzie Denise Copeland weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 7/7 (07/07/04)
MALDEN - Breman Van Bibber has been named principal of the local high school to replace T.E. Stallings, who was recently elected superintendent of schools here to replace R.A. Harper, who resigned to accept a position in Maryville, Tenn. --- SIKESTON - Mrs. Paul Crandall entertained a group of children Saturday at her home in honor of her son, Paul Jr.'s fourth birthday anniversary...
Money alone won't win the election (07/07/04)
In the world of politics, 2004 may be the year that the aura of big labor's money begins to fade. For years, big labor used its members' money to influence elections and virtually to pick candidates. But Missouri's Dick Gephardt may be the history lesson that puts an end to that influence...
Speakout 7/7 (07/07/04)
I thought the total Order of the Police is not really affiliated with the police. It seems I read something about that in the paper. They called me (a blocked caller) and asked if I supported law enforcement. I told them I've been supporting them since I was 16 with fines, fines and more fines. They take my money from me. I'm not going to give it voluntarily...