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Stories from Monday, July 12, 2004

Hot play (07/12/04)
A four-on-four basketball tournament was held Saturday at Roberta Rowe Park. Twelve teams participated in the event sponsored by the New Life New Beginning World Outreach Center's Sunday School and Youth Department.
Can-do attitude keeps woman busy (07/12/04)
SIKESTON - Canning fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer is a long-time tradition for Theresa Marshall. "My aunt and uncle lived on a farm when I was a kid. When they moved there, a huge farm was already there," she explained. With all the available produce, her mother and a neighbor taught her how to preserve the fruits and vegetables when she was just a kid...
TRCC increases fees at SAHEC (07/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Three Rivers Community College students taking TRCC classes at the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center or the other two higher education centers operated by Southeast Missouri State University will have to pay an additional $5 per credit hour fee. The money will be used to help offset the cost of operations at the centers in Malden, Sikeston and Kennett...
Man killed in car crash (07/12/04)
SIKESTON -- A Morehouse resident sustained fatal injuries in a one-vehicle accident in Scott County early Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 12:34 a.m. an accident occurred on Missouri Highway 114, a quarter of a mile west of Sikeston, as motorist Rickey H. Cochran Jr., 19, of Dexter swerved to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway. Cochran lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a utility pole...
Water worries (07/12/04)
A young Charleston swimmer is comforted before competing in the butterfly event Saturday at the Sikeston Swim Meet. Over 180 swimmers took part in the meet. Results from the meet can be found in the sports section.
Sharks place second in meet (07/12/04)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Sharks placed second in the five-team Sikeston Swim Meet held Saturday. Kennett won the meet with 1,016 points followed by Sikeston's 653, Charleston (327), Poplar Bluff (251.5) and Farmington (96.5). For Sikeston, Natalie Stevens took first place in both the girls 8-and-under 25 breaststroke and 25 butterfly. ...
Everett Pierce (07/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Everett Eugene Pierce, 71, died July 10, 2004, at his home. Born March 22, 1933, in Evening Shade, Ark., son of the late Noah and Lillie Tadlock Pierce, he lived in Charleston most of his life and was retired from the Missouri Department of Transportation...
Darnell Nelson (07/12/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Darnell Nelson, 97, who died July 5, 2004, were: Robert Smith, Charles Smith, Gary Smith, Ronald Smith, Willie Smith and Dale Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Nelson, Lee Nelson and Lindell Nelson...
Liddie E. Phillips (07/12/04)
SIKESTON - Liddie E. Phillips, 89, passed away July 10, 2004, at her home on Dale Street surrounded by family and friends. Born Oct. 9, 1914, at Dell, Ark., she was the daughter of Nealy and Mamie Tucker. On June 28, 1934, she married William Marvin Phillips, who preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1974...
Margriete Proctor (07/12/04)
BENTON -- Margriete Elizabeth Proctor, 80, died July 12, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Richard Dillender (07/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Richard Dillender, 77, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, who died July 8, 2004, were: Chuck Tinnon, Wayne Rockett, Charlie Meunier, Austin Maxwell, Steve Turnbow and Allen Lutes...
Allen Robbins (07/12/04)
MARSTON -- Allen Robbins, 59, died July 11, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1945, to the late Willie and Katie Wiley Robbins, he was a member of Free Trinity Pentecostal Church of Marston. On July 12, 1962, at Portageville, he married Louise Norwood who preceded him in death...
Nellie Campbell (07/12/04)
NEW MADRID -- Nellie Ann Campbell, 57, died July 11, 2004, Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston Born Oct. 16, 1946, in Marston, she was the daughter of Frances R. Decker Campbell of Marston and the late Willard "Pete" Campbell Jr. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert E. ...
Brenda Morgan (07/12/04)
CHARLESTON - Brenda Joyce Morgan, 61, formerly of Anniston, died at 5:30 a.m. July 11, 2004, at her daughter's home. Born March 23, 1943, in Wyatt, daughter of Henry Lee of Anniston and the late Jessie Hutson Lee, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life...
Billy W. Kirtley (07/12/04)
SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Billy W. Kirtley, 59, formerly of Canalou and Sikeston, Mo., died at 10:10 p.m. July 9, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born July 17, 1944, in Canalou to the late Carl William Kirtley and Fern Brewington Kirtley Johnson, he was a forklift operator for Aqua Glass Corporation in Savannah and was a sergeant in the U.S. Army...
Flora Mae Harris (07/12/04)
WYATT - Flora Mae Harris, 91, died at 6 p.m. July 12, 2004, at Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 7, 1912, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late William Walter and Sally Bryson Rogers, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Looking Back 7/12 (07/12/04)
VANDUSER - Two men from this area, Pvt. Richard Glasscock of Vanduser and Lt. Arthur Goodin of Charleston, were listed by the War Department as prisoners of war in Germany. --- SIKESTON - Aviation student Don Cope has been transferred to Santa Ana, Calif., for classification...
Your view: Reagan and money (07/12/04)
Some have raised the issue of placing Ronald Reagan's likeness on our $10 bill. Reagan's likeness should never be put on any U.S. currency. His likeness should be put on the mountain of debts he piled up and irresponsibly walked away from with a good-humored joke. The Republicans borrow but never pay it back...
Speakout 7/12 (07/12/04)
What year did the Sikeston mall catch on fire and burn? We called the DeWitt Company with your question and they believe it was in summer or early fall of 1998. The American flag is supposed to fly at half-mast for 30 days after the death of a president. President Ronald Reagan died June 5. Why did the Sikeston Post Office fly its flag at full mast before the 30 days were over?...