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Stories from Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Learning the game (07/13/04)
Layne Parham, a golfer with the NGA/Hooters-Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic, helps young golfers Monday night at the Bootheel Golf Club. The tournament held a junior clinic for ages 6-17 to help them with their golf game. Today the Pro-Am scramble is schedule to start at 12:30 p.m...
Ordinance is criticized by landlords (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston landlords say the city's "no tolerance" ordinance for yard maintenance is unfair. After concluding business listed on the agenda for Monday's regular City Council meeting, Council members and city staff received comments and discussed for nearly 90 minutes the city's policy of ticketing property owners along with renters for property maintenance violations...
Sikeston's fire gear gets upgrade (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - Sikeston firefighters will soon sport new self-contained breathing apparatus. The purchase of all new SCBA units for Department of Public Safety firefighters was approved by City Council members during their regular meeting Monday. Director of Public Safety Drew Juden said this marks "the first time in the history of the department" that "wholesale replacement" of the self-contained breathing gear was possible due to the award of a Fire Act Grant...
Check it out: Debit card use is on the rise in the Midwest (07/13/04)
SIKESTON -- Will that be paper or plastic? Recent research indicates more and more consumers are opting to make a quick swipe with their plastic check cards instead of forking over cash and writing out checks. "It's all about convenience," said Robin Pace, assistant vice president at US Bank in Sikeston. "This day and age, society is so convenience-oriented it's so much quicker and easier to use a debit card. And it speeds up the process."...
Accidental shooting reported (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - A 15-year-old boy is reportedly in stable condition after an accidental shooting Monday evening. Sikeston Department of Public Safety reportedly responded to a 911 call from an apartment on Montgomery Street at approximately 4:53 p.m. The victim told the responding officers that the shooter, also a 15-year-old male, was showing him the gun when it fired. The victim was hit in the lower left abdomen...
Summer work (07/13/04)
Ja'Lisa Wofford and Dominic Fondon paint the outside of a home on Branum Street Monday afternoon. The two painters are part of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Summer Work Program. The program helps students to learn how to perform job tasks...
Hooters Tour tees off (07/13/04)
Brandon Couch of Sikeston tees off on hole number nine at the Bootheel Golf Club on Monday in a practice round. Looking on is Joel Rechlicz of Wisconsin. The National Golf Association/Hooters Tour arrived on Monday starting with a junior clinic. Couch, Rechlicz and many other area amateurs will compete in the Pro-Am today. The long drive competition will be held Wednesday. The tournament starts on Thursday and is free to the public...
Local woman will celebrate 90th birthday (07/13/04)
BEMENT -- Veatrice Pauline Shepard will be guest of honor from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bement Baptist Church Family Life Center, where her children will host a reception for her 90th birthday. Her children are James Shepard of Town Creek, Ala., Gene Shepard of Katy, Texas, and Sharon Koppock of Atlanta...
David McBee (07/13/04)
MOREHOUSE -- David Lee McBee, 18, died July 11, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sikeston. Born April 9, 1986, in Atlanta, Ga., son of Twana and Buddy McCain of Morehouse, he was a 2004 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School. He was of the Baptist belief...
Charlotte Kowell (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - Charlotte Kowell, 74, died at 10 p.m., July 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 3, 1930, in Cleveland, Ark., daughter of the late William Thomas and Zella Mae Bryant Brents, she had been a waitress and cook at the Fastlane Deli and was a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church...
Margriete Proctor (07/13/04)
BENTON -- Margriete Elizabeth Proctor, 80, died at 1:35 a.m. July 12, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 28, 1923, in Glenallen, daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Aldrich Burns, she had worked with the Girl Scouts of Benton and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Extension Club in Benton...
Richard Watson (07/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard Watson, 38, of Bloomfield died July 13, 2004. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Jimmy McCoy (07/13/04)
DEXTER - Jimmy Leon McCoy, 55, died July 11, 2004, at the emergency room of Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. He was born Aug. 28, 1948, to Mildred Purcell McCoy of Dexter and the late Leon McCoy. On April 29, 1970, at Dexter he married Peggy Churchill, who survives of the home...
Dorothy Chartrau (07/13/04)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ret. Lt. Dorothy M. Chartrau, 84, died July 5, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Jan. 29, 1920, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of the late Everett and Emma Chartrau, she was retired from the United States Army, where she had received the Distinguished Service Award with the Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal and the Merit Unit Award...
Harold Kirkpatrick (07/13/04)
BERNIE - Harold Kirkpatrick, 37, died July 13, 2004, in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Flora Mae Harris (07/13/04)
WYATT - Flora Mae Harris, 91, died at 6 p.m. July 10, 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...
Birth (Published 7/13) (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - Jon Paul and Laura Colleen Ziegler are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 7:52 a.m. May 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Paityn Elizabeth Ziegler weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19-inches long...
Pennington - Pillars (07/13/04)
SIKESTON -- Tonia Renee' Pennington and John William Pillers were united in marriage during a 4 p.m. ceremony March 13, 2004, in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. William Koch, pastor, officiated. As "Trumpet Voluntary" by Clarke played in the background, the bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Pennington, and together they lighted a candle at the altar in memory of the bride's father, the late Mr. Robert N. Pennington...
Looking Back 7/13 (07/13/04)
SIKESTON - The thermometer Monday rose to 103 degrees, which topped Sunday's high of 102, according to W.B. Seabaugh, official weather observer. SIKESTON - Sikeston's All-Stars and the All-Stars of Scott City will square off tomorrow at VFW Stadium to decide the championship of the Sikeston Invitational Babe Ruth Tournament. ...
Consider candidates, not endorsements (07/13/04)
The Democratic race for governor in Missouri is heating up like a typical Missouri summer. Challenger Claire McCaskill has turned up the heat on incumbent Gov. Bob Holden in a new series of television ads and Holden has responded with similar attacks on McCaskill. I suspect the next couple of weeks will bring more of the negative ads. And the reason is because there's ample ammunition for such a political attack...
Speakout 7/13 (07/13/04)
Thank you for the most awesome fireworks! They were a million times better than last year. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What happened to animal control for the City of Sikeston. I have called the city three and four times a day for someone to come get a stray cat out of my basement. I am not able to go down into the basement and was given the runaround every day. Animal Control didn't come out so I'm calling the newspaper. Please publish this. Maybe then they'll come out...