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Stories from Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Football camp (07/20/04)
Sikeston Senior High football players run through ball handling drills Monday morning during the schools summer football camp. The camp will continue through Friday.
Local quail population has dropped by nearly 80 percent (07/20/04)
DEXTER -- Throughout the 1970s Bruce Eskew admits he didn't have too much trouble finding quail to hunt in Stoddard County. Flash forward 30 years later, and the Dexter resident says the once abundant population of bobwhite quail has dropped by nearly 80 percent...
Blood drive (07/20/04)
Randy Graham, an American Red Cross collection supervisor, prepares Jamie Williams to give blood Monday afternoon. The American Red Cross held a communitywide blood drive at Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church.
Bootheel Golf Club thanks sponsors for support (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - On behalf of the Bootheel Golf Club's owners and staff we would like to express our gratitude to the following sponsors of the Health Facilities Rehab Classic. Title Sponsor Health Facilities Rehab -- Don Bedell and Brad Bedell (Chief Executive Officers), Tom Richey (President)...
Amy Young (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - Amy Marie Young, 22, entered into rest at 9:15 p.m. July 19, 2004, at her home, surrounded by a large number of family members and close friends. She came to Sikeston three years ago from Fisk. Born July 15, 1982, in Charleston, she was the daughter of Christine Butrum and Ray Averitt of Sikeston and her father, Alvin Young, who preceded her in death on Oct. ...
Jewell Johnson (07/20/04)
HAYWARD - Jewell Irene Johnson, 84, died July 19, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Laura Fakes (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Laura Katherine Fakes, 85, who died July 18, 2004, will be: Jim Murley, Jay Jaira, Darrell Ray, Glen Marks, John Russell and Ray May. The Rev. Bill Koch, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, will officiate. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Adolph Hahn (07/20/04)
CHAFFEE - Adolph Hahn, 75, died July 20, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Monk Rose (07/20/04)
MATTHEWS - James Curtis "Monk" Rose, 62, died July 17, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 13, 1941, in Portageville, son of Ethel Fuwell Rose of Sikeston and the late Luther Rose, he was a boat operator for the Associated Electric Power Station at St. Jude Industrial Park for 17 years. A member of Crowe Congregational Methodist Church in Matthews, he was also a member of Eagles Aerie 3319 and American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston...
Johnette Campbell (07/20/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Johnette Parks Campbell, 73, who died July 17, 2004, were: Darrell Carter, Alvie Carter, Bill Cravens, Shelby Jones, H. Morgan and Bud Mays. Honorary pallbearers were: George Watson and Tommy Blackburn...
Births (Published 7/20) (07/20/04)
DEXTER - Kenneth and Glennda Black are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 2:01 p.m. June 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Marian Nicole Black weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4-inches long. Mrs. Black is the daughter of Judy and Winford Christian...
Dowdy - Dockins (07/20/04)
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica -- Ray and Brenda Dowdy of Dexter, Mo., and Dickie and Kathy Dockins Jr. of Sikeston, Mo., have announced the marriage of their children, Kaylan Dowdy and Dickie Dockins III. The ceremony was conducted at 2:30 p.m. June 2, 2004, at the Ocho Rios Sandals Resort at the Reef Terrace Gazebo, which was surrounded by native island flora with the ocean in the background...
Walls - Grissom (07/20/04)
SIKESTON -- Jennifer Walls and Brandon N. Grissom have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Teresa Walls of Sikeston and Dale Walls of St. Louis. A 2002 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, she is attending the Chaminade University of Hawaii...
Looking Back 7/20 (07/20/04)
SIKESTON - The Bijou, 120 N. New Madrid, has been purchased by Carl W. Ward and will be closed for several days for cleaning and redecorating. SIKESTON - Mrs. Nadean Dickerson is a candidate for Democratic committeewoman from Richland Township. Dickerson is a lifelong Democrat who has been active in the Democratic Party for many years. She has lived in the Sikeston area all of her life and is aware of the needs and problems of this section of the country and of the Democratic Party...
ABA shouldn't blame minimum sentencing (07/20/04)
The American Bar Association is a highly-respected group of 400,000 lawyers whose opinions carry clout. The organization is poised next month to vote on a new policy statement that calls for an end to mandatory minimum prison sentencing. They believe the mandatory minimums have not delivered on the promise of reduced crime. And the ABA is both right and yet tragically naive and misguided...
Speakout 7/20 (07/20/04)
This is for all who live in this town, I do feel sorry for you. The town has lousy taxes, does not want new businesses and the laws are not for the landlords. As far as I can tell this is not a city, it's a joke of a town. I lived here as long as I could, but there's only so much one human should have to deal with. For all those who still live here, I do feel sorry for you...