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Stories from Monday, August 23, 2004

Local health officials to experience commotion of a real-life emergency (08/23/04)
NEW MADRID -- Local health officials will experience firsthand the commotion of a real-life, large-scale public health emergency this week. On Wednesday the New Madrid County Health Department will conduct a joint emergency response Strategic National Stockpile exercise in New Madrid...
Youth rodeo (08/23/04)
The area's younger cowboys and cowgirls had the opportunity to display their skills at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds Saturday. The Scott County 4-H Rodeo Club hosted a rodeo for youngsters ages 8-18 from surrounding counties. In addition to competing in pole bending (above), they took part in calf riding, steer riding, bull riding, breakaway, calf touching, calf roping, goat tying, team roping, chute dogging and team penning...
Taekwondo helps East Prairie athlete (08/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - "I would recommend taekwondo to others because it is a lot of fun," said Lydia Thomure. "It helps me with everything." Thomure, the 16-year-old daughter of Jennifer and Billy Thomure of East Prairie, began learning taekwondo when she was nine years old. She took classes in Charleston, where she lived at the time. When the Thomure family moved, she began attending a martial arts center in Sikeston for taekwondo instruction...
Vernon Cope (08/23/04)
GRADY, Ark. - Vernon Ray Cope, 59, died Aug. 17, 2004, in Grady. He was born April 12, 1945, in Batesville, son of the late Larry and Zonnie Cope. His wife, Inis Lee Cope, survives of Benton, Mo. Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Serena Cope of Morley, Mo., and Larry and Patty Cope of Oran, Mo.; two daughters, Jennifer Cope and Debbie Cope; two stepdaughters, Tina Larao of Sikeston and Connie Humphrey of Charleston, Mo.; and one stepson, Tony Worley of Sikeston...
Glenn Patton (08/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Glenn R. Patton, 76, died at 9:30 p.m., Aug. 22, 2004, at his residence in Charleston. Born Oct. 7, 1928, in Yell County, Ark., to the late Burl Monroe and Minnie Vandiver Patton, he was a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in agriculture and received his master's degree in extension education from the Uiversity of Missouri-Columbia. ...
Betty McGregor (08/23/04)
SCOTT CITY -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Betty R. McGregor, 76, formerly of Sikeston, who died Aug. 20, 2004, were: Richard Ellbogen, Derieck Hodges, Steve Hodges, Jerry Patterson, Larry Shafer and Brett Stembel. Burial followed in the Sikeston City Cemetery...
Donnie Pullen (08/23/04)
CHARLESTON - Donald Lee "Donnie" Pullen, 53, died at 9:15 p.m. Aug. 21, 2004, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 1, 1951, in Charleston to E.H. "Sonny" Pullen of Sikeston and the late Wanda Lee Hurley Pullen, he lived his entire life in Charleston where he was a member of the First Christian Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4294. Employed by Pullen Brothers Trucking Co. of Sikeston, he was also a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Births (Published 8/23) (08/23/04)
SIKESTON - Lucas and Debra Gregg are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 2:46 a.m. July 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tyler Wade Gregg weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21-inches long. Mrs. Gregg is the daughter of David and Lisa Ottinger...
Looking Back 8/23 (08/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Ward's Super Market building has been sold to O.C. Lewis of the Lewis Sales Co. Highway 61 North for $25,000, it was announced by the purchaser. Lewis said he planned to move his business into the new location as soon as he could get possession...
Speakout 8/23 (08/23/04)
Someone said that Democrats are lazy and don't want to work. I worked for 20 years until I got emphysema and have to use a breathing machine. This is why I draw Social Security Disability. If I were able to work, I would work. Ask a worker if they would rather have a 10 percent tip or no tip at all. I'll bet they would settle for 10 percent...