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Stories from Monday, August 9, 2004

Charleston girl ready to compete in rodeo (08/09/04)
CHARLESTON - "Ever since I started to rodeo, it has been my goal to compete at Sikeston," said 19-year-old Amanda Presson. Her dreams came true in time for the 2003 Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. This year, Presson will again compete in the barrel racing event...
Community Day (08/09/04)
The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo held their Community Day Saturday with the Rodeo parade. Several hundred families participated in the event which also included a petting zoo, jumping space , pony rides and the James Bayou Catfish Cookers. Those attending also had a chance to give a message to the Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion. (Right) Filming the Feeler family is Steve Beydler of the Sikeston Senior High School...
New plan looking to reduce suicides (08/09/04)
SIKESTON -- Despite the fact it's a leading cause of death in Missouri, suicide is also one of the least talked about causes of death. Until now. A new statewide plan aimed at reducing suicides and suicide attempts by increasing awareness of warning signs and implementing prevention programs into communities will be introduced in the area this week...
Jessie Elmore (08/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessie Elmore, 103, died Aug. 7, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Sept. 10, 1900, in Puxico, daughter of the late John William and Rebecca Neel Hutchison, she lived in the Bloomfield area most of her life. She had served in various positions for the West Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, where she was a member. In later years, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church...
Margaret Birkman (08/09/04)
ADVANCE - Margaret M. Birkman, 78, died at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 7, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1926, in Whitewater, daughter of the late George Burrette and Annie Margarete McCormick Kinder, she was a machine operator for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance and later retired from Henchell Manufacturing in Chaffee. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and the Senior Citizens Club, both of Delta...
Jan Foster (08/09/04)
BENTON - Jan "Susie" Foster, 59, died at 4:32 p.m. Aug. 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 20, 1945, in Essex, daughter of the late Frank and Florence Oliver Cagle, she attended Abundant Life Church in Gordonville. She was a bus driver for the Scott County Central School District for five years...
Rava Riddle (08/09/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Rava Lucille Riddle, 80, who died Aug. 5, 2004, were: Denny Riddle, Casey Riddle, Dalton Riddle, Jeff Riddle, Wayne Green and Jason Bollinger.
Essie Vinson (08/09/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Essie Vinson, 88, who died Aug. 3, 2004, were: Bill Kirkland, Bob Shaw, Dennis Harty, Don Bahr, Marvin Garner and Reed Burleson.
Joe Burk (08/09/04)
ANNA, Ill. - Joseph Edward "Joe" Burk Jr., 69, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 7:12 a.m. Aug. 8, 2004, at the Heartland Medical Center in Marion. Born Aug. 31, 1934, in Hornersville, Mo., son of the late Joseph Edward and Edith Mae Price Burk Sr., he was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church and U.S. ...
Lorene Orman (08/09/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorene Orman, 87, who died Aug. 4, 2004, were: Vincent Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Anthony Nelson, Lee Orman and Darrell Penberthy.
Births (Published 8/9) (08/09/04)
BENTON - Patrick A. and Katrina A. Pehm Jr. are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 4:25 a.m. June 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Alivia Marie Pehm weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and was 17-inches long...
Looking Back 8/9 (08/09/04)
SIKESTON - Sgt. Frank E. Harr was seriously wounded in action on French soil on July 17, a telegram from the War Department informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Harr Monday. SIKESTON - Pfc. Edward Seymour is missing in action in France, a telegram from the War Department informed his wife on this Thursday...
Speakout 8/9 (08/09/04)
There is a restaurant in Sikeston that takes the time to cook food until it is done, but their bacon is only half-done. This sounds trivial, but why is bacon different? It should be crisp from one end to the other. Have you contacted the restaurant manager?...