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Stories from Friday, August 13, 2004

Sermon on the mount (08/13/04)
SIKESTON - A crowd gathered at the First Assembly of God's land across from the rodeo grounds on Thursday to hear Lew Sterrett, the "Horse Whisperer." Sterrett was giving his famous Sermon on the Mount presentation. According to his brochure, the purpose "is to help people understand how healthy relationships develop and how they can experience harmony and success in their own lives."...
Lee Hunter prepares to celebrate 50 years (08/13/04)
SIKESTON -- Last month, Lee Hunter Elementary Principal Chuck Mayes turned to the community for help with reliving the history of the school when it turns 50 next month. But so far, the school hasn't received much of a response from the public. "We did hear from one former teacher and that's all," noted secretary Barbie Merritt, who's helping compile the memorabilia. "It's really kind of disappointing."...
Rodeo gives opportunity for groups to earn needed money (08/13/04)
SIKESTON - Each year, the Sikeston Jaycees donate thousands of dollars to community groups and organizations. Some groups, including the Sikeston Swim Team, Boy Scouts and Kelly Public Schools, volunteer their time to run concession stands at the annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo...
Subdivision access causes concern (08/13/04)
CHARLESTON - County commissioners will ask a developer to reconsider her choice for access to her new subdivision. Presiding Commissioner Jim Blumenberg said during the Mississippi County Commission's regular meeting Thursday that he was been contacted by residents of the three homes on Michael Lane, a dead-end road adjacent to the subdivision approved for Ruth Ann Maxwell in July...
Practice makes perfect (08/13/04)
Sikeston's Blake Taylor (left) and a teammate chase after a ball at a Thursday morning soccer practice.
Cool August night at rodeo doesn't hurt performances (08/13/04)
SIKESTON - The rain stayed away during the 52nd Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on Thursday, but Mother Nature wasn't totally kind as the temperature dropped into the 50s on what is normally an unbearably hot time of the year. The weather forced rodeo fans to bring out jackets and blankets, but it didn't keep them away from another exciting night of rodeo action...
Joey Ansberry (08/13/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Joseph Raymond "Joey" Ansberry, 19, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton, Mo.
Richard Mayberry (08/13/04)
SCOTT CITY - Richard Carl Mayberry, 76, died Aug. 12, 2004, in his home. Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Bell City, son of the late Charlie and Sarah Blocker Mayberry, he worked for 20 years as a machine operator at Foamex. A U.S. Army veteran, he had been a staff sergeant and earned three medals. He was a member of the Clearview Baptist Church in Scott City, where he was a trustee and Sunday School superintendent...
Lora Wiseman (08/13/04)
ADVANCE - Lora Jane Wiseman, 86, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 17, 1917, at Greenbrier, daughter of the late Harrison and Dorothy Swick Cato, she was one of the first members of the Bethel General Baptist Church...
Jo Ann Tinker (08/13/04)
CHARLESTON - Jo Ann Laster Tinker, 63, died Aug. 12, 2004, at her home. Born June 1, 1941, in Charleston, daughter of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, she had lived in Charleston her entire life, where she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church...
Harold Hood (08/13/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Hood, 69, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Sturdivant, son of the late William Ralph and Flora Swindell Hood, he was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. He owned and operated Hood Used Cars in Bloomfield and Dexter since 1960 and attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Arline Taylor (08/13/04)
SIKESTON - Arline S. Taylor, 83, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born June 4, 1921, in Ashflat, Ark., daughter of the late Jeff and Eula Kent Shelley, she had worked at the Elite Shop in Sikeston before retiring. She was a member of the First Assembly of God, where she was active in many groups...
Audra Hampton (08/13/04)
MARSTON - Audra Emma Hampton, 94, died Aug. 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 20, 1910, in Clearmore, Okla., daughter of the late Wesley and Laura Bell Hubbart Froman, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church of Marston...
Jack Adkison (08/13/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Jack "Uncle Jack" Adkison, 86, died at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 13, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born July 21, 1918, in East Prairie, son of the late Carl and Lona Daniel Adkison, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired salesman and member of the First Christian Church. He was known by many as "Uncle Jack," always greeting people with a smile, and he always had a pack of gum for the children...
Donald Choate (08/13/04)
WINCHESTER, Tenn. - Donald Robert Choate, 53, formerly of Southeast Missouri, died Aug. 6, 2004, at his home. Born May 25, 1951, in St. Louis, son of Maxine Newby Choate of Aiken, S.C., and the late Robert W. Choate, he was an inventory control manager for Federal Mogul in St. Louis. He was a member of the Missouri Army National Guard and Winchester First Baptist Church...
Carole Hill (08/13/04)
DEXTER -- Carole Janis Hill, 64, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 5, 1939, at Malden, daughter of Clo Ella Roehm Sparks of Malden and the late Prentice Pillow, she was a past member of the United Methodist Church of Malden and later a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter. She served 25 years on the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council for Southeast Missouri and was active in the Bootheel Retriever Club...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 13 (08/13/04)
NEW MADRID - William Smith Jr., who has been living in New Madrid for the past two years, has moved to Louisiana, where he has a job with a levee construction company. SIKESTON - Picketing of Malone and Hyde Inc., Highway 60 west, Sikeston, began Saturday at 7 a.m. ...
Your View 8/13: Veteran's view (08/13/04)
"I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty," a line from John Kerry's acceptance speech last week at the Democratic National Convention. Kerry is making his four-month tour of duty in Vietnam the centerpiece of his campaign. What a joke! To hear the Kerry campaign tell it, the men who served with him consider him the next John Wayne; a war hero who would make a fine commander-in-chief...
SpeakOut 8/13 (08/13/04)
I am sick of both Democrats and Republicans. I have never seen so many Republicans' name calling being so vicious. Democrats just want to make life wonderful for the lazy and worthless who refuse to work. Republicans are even attacking the politicians' wives for being married to the. ...