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Stories from Monday, August 16, 2004

Preacher finds calling after career changes (08/16/04)
ORAN - Most people have trouble choosing their professions and change careers several times. The Rev. John Harth, pastor at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, is no exception. Harth grew up on a farm in Mendota, Ill. As a sophomore in high school, he started to work in the radio business in his hometown. After graduating, Harth transferred to a radio station near Charleston, Ill., while he attended Eastern Illinois University...
Scenes from a barbecue (08/16/04)
Three-year-old Andrew Driskell of Sikeston leads his dog, Rosco, to the stage during the Redneck Dog Show Saturday. Andrew took the prize of "Best Owner-Pet Look-a-like." Lovell Cox, 8, of Sikeston turns over some chicken breasts as she competes in the Baby Back Cookers competition Saturday...
Sikeston nine-year-old All-Stars take second in state (08/16/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Little League's nine-year-old All-Star team finished second in the state baseball tournament held at Lebanon, Mo., in mid-July. The All-Stars, who competed in the Musial League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball, lost to Mineral Area in the championship contest...
Cowboys thrill rodeo fans (08/16/04)
SIKESTON -- The action was fast and furious at the 52nd annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo on Friday. Cimmaron Gerke, currently the Wrangler ProRodeo Summer Tour's No. 1-ranked bareback rider, topped the field in his specialty with a score of 86 points...
Opal Miller (08/16/04)
PUXICO -- Opal E. Miller, 91, died Aug. 15, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born June 12, 1913, in rural Bloomfield, daughter of the late Samuel and Berttie Harper Jenkins, she had lived in the Puxico area her whole life, where she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church...
Claude Morgan (08/16/04)
BLOOMSDALE - Claude E. Morgan, 67, died Aug. 14, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born May 12, 1937, in Braggadocio, he was the son of the late Buddy and Ethelene Greer Morgan. On Oct. 14 1989, he married Charleen A. Hairer who survives of the home...
Ben Kruse (08/16/04)
DEXTER - Ben Kruse, 28, died Aug. 14, 2004, of injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. Born Aug. 7, 1976, in Sikeston, son of Charles and Pam Rodgers Kruse of Dexter, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Bobby Ray Reno (08/16/04)
MARSTON - Bobby Ray Reno, 45, died Aug. 14, 2004, at his home in Marston. Born Feb. 5, 1959, in Gideon to the late Ivan Joe and Annie Rachel Dunn Reno, he lived in Marston the majority of his life and had many special friends, neighbors and family members...
Allen Sturdivant (08/16/04)
SIKESTON - Allen Clark Sturdivant, 79, was found dead at his residence on Aug. 14, 2004. Born April 12, 1925, at Union City, Tenn., to the late Thomas and Pearl Horn Sturdivant, he was a retired police officer for the Rutherford, Tenn., Police Department. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II and in Vietnam, he was member of the Masons and affiliated with the Baptist Church...
Richard Wrather (08/16/04)
SIKESTON - Richard Lionel "Rich" Wrather, 55, died at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 14, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 30, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of Sue Burnett Wrather Sharp of Catron and the late Earlin "Dude" Wrather, he was a 1966 graduate of Matthews High School. He attended Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, where he pursued a degree in business and advertising...
Looking Back 8/16 (08/16/04)
BENTON - Pfc. William R. Davies, 27, is missing in France, a telegram from the War Department informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orvil Davis, of near Benton. SIKESTON - It was announced today that Homer and Jethro will appear at the 12th annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Sept. ...
Your view: Looking good (08/16/04)
This past week I was back in Sikeston to see my mother, and a college friend from New Hampshire came to visit at the same time. It had been a while since she had been in Sikeston, so she was eager to see how the town has changed. As we drove around, she had nothing but "Oohs" and "Aahs" when she saw all of the new businesses that have come to Sikeston, as well as the many new houses that are being built. She even noticed how smooth Wakefield is now that the street has been resurfaced...
Speakout 8/16 (08/16/04)
Call me naive, or too pro-veteran, but it seems to me we should be thanking every Purple Heart recipient for their duty to country, not demanding of them explanations for why their wounds weren't bigger or fatal. Only somebody craven - or with a political agenda - could stoop so low. Ridicule Kerry on his liberal Senate record, or even his outspoken Vietnam Vets Against the War protests, but leave his old battle scars alone...