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Stories from Friday, August 6, 2004

County will begin bridge work soon at Four Mile Pond (08/06/04)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County can finally look forward to a new bridge at Four Mile Pond. Commissioners renewed their discussion on the replacement of the bridge, located on County Road 518, with Dennis Cox from Smith and Company during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Where there's smoke ... (08/06/04)
Firefighters attempt to draw the smoke out of a residence at 613 Carroll St. in Sikeston Thursday afternoon. The fire started at just after 2 p.m. and the fire initially started in the kitchen, officials indicated.
Jacees will welcome back rising country star (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - "I do remember Sikeston because of the rodeo," rising country music star Chris Cagle said in a phone interview this week. "It's kind of cool because it is one of the first places I actually remember being at and get to come back and perform."...
Rodeo salutes troops (08/06/04)
SIKESTON -- Members of Sikeston's 1140th Charlie Company Engineer Battalion may be serving in Iraq right now, but there's no way they're going to miss the 52nd Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo next week. The Sikeston Jaycees won't let them. On Wednesday, the opening night of the Rodeo, Sikeston Jaycees will conduct a special ceremony regarding the U.S. flag that's been flown at Charlie Company's base in Iraq...
Murder suspect bound over for trial (08/06/04)
BENTON -- Brandon C. Johnson, accused of first degree murder and armed criminal action, sat quietly in the courtroom Thursday as Judge David Mann denied bond and assigned his next court date during his preliminary hearing. Johnson, 23, of Charleston is scheduled to appear before Judge David Dolan Aug. 13 for an arraignment at the circuit court level. Johnson is charged for the May 9 shooting of 20-year-old Jemorrio A. Betts outside Mr. C's Night Club near Morley...
Equipment checkout (08/06/04)
Sikeston assistant coach Terrance Sterling selects a helmet for football player B.J. Green at the Sikeston Field House. The Sikeston coaching staff distributed equipment to the players on Thursday. Fall practice for all Missouri sports starts on Monday...
Rava Riddle (08/06/04)
BERNIE - Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, died Aug. 5, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Himmel, daughter of the late Dan and Ella Pritchett Bollinger, she lived in Bernie since 1946 and attended Bethany General Baptist Church near Campbell...
Della Orman (08/06/04)
DOE RUN - Della Lorene Orman, 87, formerly of Parma, died Aug. 4, 2004, at the Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center in Farmington. Born Sept. 12, 1916, in Dexter, daughter of the late Edd and Hanna Norman Nelson, she lived in Parma for many years before moving to Doe Run in 1992. A longtime member of the Parma Church of God, she attended the Assembly of God Church in Farmington and had been a Sunday school teacher...
Melissa Robinson (08/06/04)
LILBOURN - Melissa Christina "Missy" Robinson, 16, died Aug. 4, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Benton. Born June 15, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Peter Glenn Robinson of Dexter and the late Martha Hampton Robinson, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Madrid. ...
Inas Young (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Inas Lavelle Young, 81, died at 5:16 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1922, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late James and Ellen Hibbard O'Neal, she had been a waitress. On Aug. 15, 1949, in St. Louis, she married Lyndell Young who survives of the home...
Louis Bolden (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Louis Adam Bolden, 79, died at 4:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Sikeston, son of the late Henry M. and Frances "Frannie" Rausch Bolden, he was a bookkeeper for Limbaugh Construction. A lifelong resident of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge 368 AF&AM...
Janet Hodges (08/06/04)
OKAWVILLE, Ill. - Janet Hodges, 61, died at 3:45 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1943, in New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of the late John and Virginia Young Allen, she owned and operated Oak and More Furniture in Okawville and Fairview Heights. She and her husband also made and sold handmade quilts throughout the midwest. She was also gifted at making crafts and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Belleville...
Nell Bolin (08/06/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Nell Lee Bolin, 95, died Aug. 5, 2004, at her home. Born June 13, 1909, in Oak Ridge, daughter of the late L.D. and Elvira Thompson Parmenter, she was employed at the Sugar Creek Creamery in St. Louis for many years. In 1945, she moved to the Bloomfield area, where she worked for the Elder Manufacturing Co. for several years and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church...
Earline Gaddy (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Earline Gaddy, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:25 a.m. Aug. 5, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 9, 1926, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Milburn Davis and Opal Mae Childers Allen, she lived in East Prairie most of her life, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Lowell Stephens (08/06/04)
ADVANCE - Lowell B. Stephens, 81, died Aug. 4, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 19, 1922, at McGee, son of the late James and Leada Trafford Stephens, he was a rural mail carrier in Advance for 33 years before retiring. A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Advance Masonic Lodge...
Looking Back 8/6 (08/06/04)
SIKESTON - Fonnie Swam, who is employed as a mechanic at the MIA, spent his vacation with his sister, Mrs. Raymond Hall, at Scranton, Pa. SIKESTON - The airport fire and whether the city will replace the two burned out hangars will be discussed Monday night when the City Council holds its regular meeting. W. Raymert Miller, city manager, says that the insurable value of the hangars was $130,000 which represents a total loss. Sikeston Ceramics Supply also has a total loss of contents...
Your view: Work appreciated (08/06/04)
On July 23 at 5:15 p.m., a severe thunderstorm came through Stoddard County and lightning struck the transformer in front of our house. I called Karen Griffin at her home. Karen is one of the nicest ladies who works for the Bloomfield SEMO office. I called her home because I could not get through to the office in Sikeston. I called several times and the phone was always busy...
Speakout 8/6 (08/06/04)
There is a place in Sikeston that hires people who are just released from prison from all kinds of crimes. They come in there dealing drugs at work and we can't seem to get anything done with these. They bring knives and fight. We have talked to the bosses but we can't get them to do anything about it. ...