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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2004

Compost fire (07/15/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a fire at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday at the city's compost site located on Compress Road. According to Capt. Jim Haley, the fire started as a result of spontaneous combustion and was put out within 30 minutes...
Fore! (07/15/04)
Mike Hill, a member of the Bootheel Golf Club Men's Association, tees off during the Long Drive Contest Wednesday afternoon. Will Nichols was the winner of the contest with a drive of 324 yards. The event was sponsored by the Bootheel Golf Club Men's Association...
Heat is on: Hottest days yet to come (07/15/04)
SIKESTON -- As summer settles in, the heat and humidity once again have Southeast Missourians taking refuge in their air conditioning and pools. The numbers aren't all in for July, but June's kilowatt hour sales were up 15 percent over June 2003 in Sikeston, even with the loss of Essex's usage on the industrial side, according to Lester Wright, business manager for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities...
Special hunt offers disabled hunters a shot at dove (07/15/04)
The National Wild Turkey Federation wants to be sure hunters with mobility impairments have a chance to hunt North America's most popular game bird. EAST PRAIRIE -- Hunters with mobility impairments will get a special shot at dove hunting at Ten Mile Pond Conservation Area. ...
Sikeston County Club: Golf Glance (07/15/04)
RESULTS: Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play (7/8) First place Team: John Jackovic, Bill Manley, Wayne Rowland, Rick Oetting, Dave Shewmake (10 under par 26) Twilight Golf (7/9): C Flight: Membership or Tee Time information:...
Hooters practice round (07/15/04)
NGA/Hooters Tour professional Kevin Snell chips out of the sand on hole No. 17 at the Bootheel Golf Course on Wednesday. Snell and other Hooters professionals had their practice rounds on Wednesday. The Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic tees off today and will run through Sunday...
Tommy Dunn (07/15/04)
MARSTON - Tommy A. Dunn, 67, died July 14, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Berl Britt (07/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Calvin Berl Britt, 78, died at 4:50 p.m. July 13, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 19, 1925, near East Prairie, son of the late Calvin B. and May Moore Britt, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He had lived in the St. Louis area for 30 years, where he retired from the Ford Motor Co. body repair assembly division. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a minister and affiliated with the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie since 1991...
David Townsend (07/15/04)
NEW MADRID - David Albert Townsend, 65, died July 14, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 24, 1938, in Parma, son of the late Henderson H. and Hazel Shaw Townsend Sr., he was a retired electrician and member of the United Methodist Church in New Madrid. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Michele Townsend of Poplar Bluff; one daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Dennis Eppestine of Sikeston; one brother, H.H. ...
Leslie McElrath (07/15/04)
DEXTER - Leslie Eugene McElrath, 59, formerly of Malden and Sikeston, died July 12, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1944, in Malden, son of the late Raymond and Lucille House McElrath, he was a police officer for the Malden and Dexter Police Departments and had also worked for the Bloomfield Sheriff's Department. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era, he was a member of American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston and attended the Nazarene Church in Malden...
Allen Robbins (07/15/04)
MARSTON - Allen Robbins, 59, died July 11, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1945, son of the late Willie and Katie Wiley Robbins, he was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecostal Church of Marston. On July 12, 1962, at Portageville, he married Louise Norwood who preceded him in death...
William Neal (07/15/04)
CHARLESTON - William G. Neal, 77, died at 9:30 a.m. July 14, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 23, 1927, in Clarkton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Guy Neal, he lived in Charleston most of his life. He was a heavy equipment operator before retiring and member of the First General Baptist Church in Charleston...
Harold Kirkpatrick (07/15/04)
BERNIE - Harold Dwayne Kirkpatrick, 37, died July 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 27, 1967, in St. Charles, Ill., he was the son Gail and Kathryn Owens Kirkpatrick of Bernie. He was employed by the Briggs and Stratton Corporation in Poplar Bluff and attended the Second General Baptist Church in Malden...
David McBee (07/15/04)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for David Lee McBee, 18, who died July 11, 2004, included: Bobby Casey, William McCain, Steven Crumpecker, Andy Skaggs and Jerrod Plaskie.
Moll - Markow (07/15/04)
SIKESTON -- Michele Elizabeth Moll and Peter John "Mark" Markow III were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony June 12, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Bill Koch, senior pastor, performed the ceremony. Scripture readers were Kelly Lynn Jeans of Jackson, Miss., and Thomas Allen Moll of Fort Smith, Ark...
Price - Scherer (07/15/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mr. and Mrs. John Price have announced the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Elizabeth, to Fred Lincoln Scherer III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scherer of Bell City. A 2001 graduate of Cape Central High School, the future bride attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. She is pursuing a degree in education at Southeast Missouri State University and is the after school program director for St. Vincent's in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 7/15 (07/15/04)
SIKESTON - Mrs. Nora Dudley has sold her home at 577 Park Avenue to H.G. Cathey of Canalou, who with Mrs. Cathey and their children, will occupy it as their home in September. EAST PRAIRIE - The reorganization of the school Dogwood C-5 into East Prairie R-7 district, was passed by the voters Thursday 271 to 7. The reorganization becomes effective immediately, according to East Prairie R-7 Supt. Ray Melton, and a six-man board will be elected by July 28...
Here is opportunity to show hospitality (07/15/04)
Sikeston is playing host this week to the Hooters Professional Golf Tour as the National Golf Association event makes its return to our community. The professional golf event is sponsored locally by Health Facilities Rehab Center and features professional golfers from around the country competing for a share of the $145,000 purse...
Speakout 7/15 (07/15/04)
To the person who hopes to get John Kerry into office, I do to. I don't enjoy putting money in Bush's pocket by paying high gas prices. It must be nice that his first real job would be to become president of the United States. People have been putting Clinton down because when he was president, he and his crew made it possible for lower and middle-class people like my husband and I to get college educations. ...