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Stories from Sunday, August 15, 2004

Officers searching for robbery suspects (08/15/04)
BRAGGADOCIO -- Pemiscot County law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect wanted for two burglaries. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, Pemiscot County deputies investigated two burglaries in the Braggadocio community Wednesday afternoon...
Back to school: Motorists cautioned to watch for buses (08/15/04)
SIKESTON -- As several area schools begin classes next week, motorists are urged to be on the lookout for students to be popping up on street corners again. Throughout the summer, school transportation officials like Sikeston R-6 transportation director Randy Thompson have been mapping out the upcoming school year's bus stops...
Emerson visits Sikeston for farm tour (08/15/04)
SIKESTON -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson made a stop in Sikeston Friday morning as she finished up her annual four-day farm tour on Friday. Emerson with State Rep. Jason Crowell in tow took a tour of the Good Humor-Breyers north plant, where she witnessed Klondike vanilla cones, Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia, Oreo bars and other popsicles being made...
Back to School: Kids hunting for supplies (08/15/04)
SIKESTON - Despite this weekend's sales tax holiday, school supply shopping began a few weeks ago. One of the hot new items for this year are big Trapper Keepers and binders with shoulder straps, according to Traci Reynolds, assistant manager at Office Max. "It's something a lot of people are looking for," she remarked. "Students like the strap so they don't have to carry them."...
Fore charity (08/15/04)
Rebecca Throop of Sikeston watches her ball fly after teeing off on the second hole at Bootheel Golf Club for the Cowboy/Cowgirl Classic Golf Scramble Friday. Proceeds from the event go to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund.
Watching the ball (08/15/04)
Sikeston tennis player Brittney Bohannon works on her forehand volley at tennis practice last week. The Sikeston girls tennis is one of many fall sports teams preparing for the upcoming season.
Hangin' tough (08/15/04)
A bullrider hangs on for big points during Friday's 52nd Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Results from Friday night's action was not available at press time.
Former NFL player speaks to 'Dogs (08/15/04)
SIKESTON - It's not often that a National Football League player makes his way towards southeast Missouri. But former San Diego Charger Terrell Fletcher, who has family in Sikeston, tries to make the jaunt as often as he can. So when Sikeston head football coach Jerry Dement heard that an NFL player was in town, he jumped at the opportunity...
Towing and growing (08/15/04)
SIKESTON - The church choir was singing the blues. Their bus was broken down along the side of the highway and the time for their concert was ticking down. Fortunately, the bus driver called Todd's Towing Service and soon a mechanic was at work repairing the bus' air compressor...
Rounding up rodeo visitors (08/15/04)
The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo has come and gone! What an exciting time this always is for us and what a boost to our economy. The hotels, restaurants, and stores were booming! We were busy prior to the event getting itineraries set up for the tour groups that came...
Director honored (08/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Sharon Moore, Opaa!'s director of nutrition services for the East Prairie R-2 School District, is the recipient of the 2003-04 New Director of the Year award. The award was announced at the annual summer retreat July 27-29 by Shelia Middleton, vice president of operations for Opaa! Food Management...
Learning the ropes (08/15/04)
Roger Elledge 2 of Sikeston Motor Co. Inc. graduated recently from the Dealer Candidate Academy of the National Automobile Dealers Association. This specialized training curriculum is designed to prepare dealer-successors and key management personnel to operate a new car or truck dealership. ...
Business briefcase 8/15 (08/15/04)
ST. LOUIS - Ronald Cook, feeder driver for the United Parcel Service, was recently honored for completing 25 years of service with the company. Cook, a resident of Sikeston, works out of the UPS facility in St. Louis. UPS, the world's largest package distribution company, serves more than 200 countries and territories with a broad range of integrated ground and air express delivery options and customized logistics services...
Billy Joe Early (08/15/04)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS -- Billy Joe "Jody" "Red" Early, 67, died Aug. 6, 2004, at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton. Born April 13, 1937, at Vinson, son of the late Alvin Lester and Ruby Rebecca Gill Early, he graduated from Grayridge High School and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for General Motors for 44 years until his retirement...
Sylvia Wilkerson (08/15/04)
CHARLESTON -- Sylvia McKinzie Wilkerson, 83, died at 7:50 p.m. Aug. 13, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Fisk, daughter of the late Jesse Lawrence and Bertha Adella Brothers McKinzie, she was a member of the General Baptist Church and teacher of the youth Sunday school class while growing up in Fisk. ...
Harold Hood (08/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harold Hood, 69, died Aug. 11, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, following a lengthy illness. 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...
Joey Ansberry (08/15/04)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Joseph Raymond "Joey" Ansberry, 18, died Aug. 11, 2004, at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born Aug. 11, 1986, in Farmington, Mo., son of Michael William and Therese Marie Backfisch Ansberry of Clarksville, he was a student...
Births (Published 8/15) (08/15/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Janine Hobrecht and Enrique Rendon Jr. are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 8:38 a.m. June 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Enrique Rendon III weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19-inches long...
Looking Back 8/15 (08/15/04)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Joseph M. Goldstein was recently received as an APO member. SIKESTON - Hospital notes: Mrs. William Fennell of Sikeston entered August 4 and a son was born to her on the same day. CHARLESTON - The Fourth Annual Charleston Kiwanis Club Talent Show has drawn 30 acts. ...
Political phenomenon rivals state election (08/15/04)
In the wacky world of politics, we vote for a candidate based on a wide variety of reasons. Some people - though I'll never understand their reasoning - vote for the party and ignore the differences they may have with the candidate. But most of us I believe vote for the individual who best represents our views and opinions on topics of importance. ...
Speakout 8/15 (08/15/04)
In reply to "Change the rules," an Aug. 3 SpeakOut that said girls who were in the Junior Miss and Miss Sikeston Jaycee Rodeo Pageant should have been from around here, it's not only that we do have beautiful girls who live in this area, there are many girls who rodeo in this area that they could have found local contestants to join in the competition. ...