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Stories from Monday, August 2, 2004

Kids set to have their own cookoff (08/02/04)
SIKESTON -- Baby back ribs are taking on a new meaning at this year's 10th Annual Redneck Barbecue as children will be competing against each other in their own cook-off. "Baby Back Cookers is a new trend in barbecue cook-offs that has been coming over in the last couple of years," noted Missy Marshall, Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce executive director...
Hunting experience yields record turkey (08/02/04)
SIKESTON - Michael U. Glaus has been hunting for years. Since a friend introduced him to hunting as a teenager, he has hunted deer, dove, turkey and duck. But his most memorable hunting experience occurred last April, while he was turkey hunting near San Angelo, Texas, with his father, brother and two nephews...
Body is found in ditch (08/02/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - A search for a missing woman ended with the discovery of her body floating in a ditch. Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said officers from his department along with the Cooter Police and Fire Departments recovered the body of Carrie Hollins, 54, Sunday morning. Collins' body was found floating just off the bank along Bell Fountain Ditch, south of Cooter...
Car wash (08/02/04)
The Morehouse Volunteer Fire Department held a car wash Saturday at Homestead Electronics. The money raised by the firefighters and their families will be used to purchase needed equipment for the department.
Sikeston Legion season ends in zone (08/02/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team saw its season come to an end on Friday night with an 11-10 loss to Brentwood in the Zone 4 Tournament at VFW Stadium. Sikeston built an early lead only to see Brentwood rally from behind to pull out the victory. Details from the game were not available...
Thelma Wilburn (08/02/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Thelma Gaines Wilburn, 68, who died July 26, 2004, were: Rick Kinser, Jeremy Kayler, Brian Kayler, Mike Jones, Bruce Jones and Cleatus Jones.
Dixie Harty (08/02/04)
DEXTER -- Mary Elizabeth "Dixie" Harty, 85, died July 30, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 1, 1918, at Star City, daughter of the late Blythe Willis and Lydia Graber Jennings, she was a seamstress and member of the Southwest Church of Nazarene...
Helen Huggins (08/02/04)
SAN ANTONIO -- Helen Evelyn Huggins, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 26, 2004, at a hospital in San Antonio. Arrangements are incomplete at Funeral Caring USA.
Richard Greer (08/02/04)
BERNIE - Richard Clay Greer, 57, died July 30, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 14, 1947, at Canalou, he was the son of Chloia Sparks Greer of Bernie and the late Everett Greer. Survivors in addition to his mother include: two sons, Chris Maddox and Shannon Maddox of Anderson, Ind.; two daughters, Roxy Diane Barlett of Kentucky and Melanie Ann Greer of Indiana; two brothers, Donald Greer and James Greer of Bernie; and eight grandchildren...
Mollie Blumenberg (08/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mollie Callie Blumenberg, 88, died at 3 p.m. July 31, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 21, 1915, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Loula Janie Crice Arington, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the First Church of God...
Samuel Alberson (08/02/04)
BELL CITY - Samuel "Nub" Alberson, 79, died July 31, 2004, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Oct. 25, 1924, in Corning, Ark., son of the late Frank Alberson and Mary Jones Cooper, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and member of the Sikeston Community Church...
Truman Cato (08/02/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Truman E. Cato, 73, who died July 30, 2004, were: Dave Heyl, Nick Heyl, Allen Seaton, Bob Stall, Dale Cato and Jeff McCleary.
Ed Berry (08/02/04)
SIKESTON - Edward H. Berry Jr., 59, a lifelong resident of Sikeston, passed away July 31, 2004, at the Baptist Health Center in Heber Springs, Ark. Born May 9, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Edward H. and Gertrude Billings Berry Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church in Sikeston. ...
Howard Cooper (08/02/04)
BERNIE - Howard Lee Cooper, 70, died Aug. 1, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born June 29, 1934, at Malden, son of the late Norvel and Aquilla Stocks Cooper, he had been a farmer. On May 3, 1975, at Malden, he married Catherine Williams who survives of the home...
Looking Back 8/2 (08/02/04)
SIKESTON - The 150 prisoner of war laborers who were in the Sikeston area to aid in the detassling of corn for the C.F. McMullin Estate were transferred back to Weingarten Saturday after completing their job here. There is a small group of prisoners still at the camp near McMullin, but those are being used by the Cornell Seed Co. of St. Louis...
Speakout 8/2 (08/02/04)
It makes one wonder about the Democratic Party when they pulled out Jimmy Carter, who had a 24 interest rate; and Bill Clinton, who did all the things he did and got away with it; then Al Gore, who acted like a big baby when he lost the election. Those are two presidents and one vice president to really be excited about...