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Stories from Thursday, August 19, 2004

Riverfront improvement (08/19/04)
Phase 1 of the $2 million riverfront improvement project is nearing completion as workers with Dumey Construction of Benton work to complete the boat ramp leading to the Mississippi River. The work on the boat ramp was delayed until the river dropped to about the two-foot mark. ...
City council makes good on promise (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - City Council members followed through with a promise made during their campaign for the 1-cent sales tax and cut city property tax rates by 21 percent during a special Council meeting Wednesday. Following a public hearing, the bill establishing the city's 2004 property tax rates was approved as an emergency bill to ensure the city complied with the statutes requiring rates to be set by Sept. 1...
Guardsman enjoying every minute of leave (08/19/04)
DEXTER - "My time home is flying by," said Josh Rutledge, a specialist with Charlie Company of the 1140th Engineer Battalion stationed in southern Iraq. "It's going extremely fast." Rutledge arrived in Missouri on Aug. 11 for a 15 day leave from Iraq. His name was pulled from a monthly lottery for leave. "Everybody comes home at some point," Rutledge said...
Golf glance: Sikeston Golf Club (08/19/04)
LEAGUE RESULTS: Health Facilities Rehab Cowboy/Cowgirl Classic results: 1st: Rob Mitchell, Jim Warf, Joe Johnson, Brent Pearson, 60 2nd: Gene Murphy, Beck Smith, Bob Andrews, Harley Barnes, 61 3rd: Dave Huntsman, Tony Hill, Nolan Newman, Scott Nichols, 62...
Elizabeth Schaefer (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - Laura Elizabeth Henry Schaefer, 83, died Aug. 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was a resident of the Bertrand Nursing Facility for the past two years. Born May 14, 1921, in New Madrid, daughter of the late James Dawson and Lula Ann Sanders Henry, she was a longtime member of St. ...
Jackie Mayberry (08/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dora "Jackie" Mayberry, 88, died Aug. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born May 20, 1916, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late John Willie and Rhoda Steward Moore, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County and was of the General Baptist belief...
Jo Hollis (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jo Dale Hollis, 62, who died Aug. 16, 2004, were: Christopher Lowe, Richard Shivers, Harold Brewer, Ricky Brewer, Wendell Haines and Jamie Brewer.
Frankie Haley (08/19/04)
MOREHOUSE - Frankie Mae Haley, 76, died Aug. 17, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Born Sept. 3, 1927, in Morehouse to the late Marion and Mildred Pennington Spurlin, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Scott City. She was a business owner and a waitress prior to her retirement...
Dorothy Porter (08/19/04)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Mae Porter, 51, died Aug. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1952, in Canalou, daughter of the late Lucious and Leola Perkins Flowers, she was a member of the West End Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as choir president. She retired from Macrotech Selastone in Chicago...
Opal Miller (08/19/04)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Opal E. Miller, 91, who died Aug. 15, 2004, were: Richard Foster, Getry Foster, Steve Foster, James Miller, Jeff Miller and Rodger Miller Jr.
Everett Bishop (08/19/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins an Sons Funeral Home for Everett Bishop, 72, who died Aug. 15, 2004, were: Craig Bishop, Danny Bishop, Gayle Smith, Mark Gromer, Robert Plummer and Steve Felker.
Edith Diamon (08/19/04)
BERTRAND - Edith M. Crosier Diamond, 101, died at 8:22 a.m. Aug. 18, 2004, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 28, 1903, at Barbourville, Ky., daughter of the late Samuel Joe and Nancy Shelton Shively, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She retired as a seamstress for the Buckner-Ragsdale Company in Charleston and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Wayne Campbell (08/19/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Wayne Paul Campbell, 60, died Aug. 16, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 20, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, son of the late Harry and Josephine McCloud Campbell, he served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where his helicopter was shot down. He retired in 1971 from USMC and was the recipient of several medals including a Purple Heart and Strike/Flight Air Medal with Bronze Star...
LaVerne Morrison (08/19/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Laverne Morrison, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died at 6:40 a.m. Aug. 17, 2004, at the Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1931, in Johnsonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Hudey and Alva Rhodes Ledbetter, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Looking Back 8/19 (08/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pfc. Marvin Hornbeck was seriously wounded in action in France, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Hornbeck of Diehlstadt, were informed by the War Department last week. Pfc. Hornbeck lived in Sikeston before entering the service and was employed by the Scott County Milling Co...
Social Services still in need of change (08/19/04)
About three years ago, as you may recall, a 4-year-old Florida girl disappeared without a trace. Her two female foster parents concocted a story that the child had been taken by state social workers and was never returned. That story proved to be a lie. The child has never been found and police doubt she is still alive...
Speakout 8/19 (08/19/04)
I am a new resident of Sikeston and was standing in line at the bank yesterday when I overheard a conversation that chilled me to the bone. A lady was telling another lady in Sikeston of how the Safe House in Sikeston saved her life. And, sadly, I remember when my own daughter married a violent man. ...