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Stories from Thursday, June 23, 2005

Local experiences prepare Guard leader (06/23/05)
ARLINGTON, Va. - As director of the U.S. Army National Guard, Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn will draw upon experiences from his time with Sikeston's (Mo.) Charley Company in leading the hundreds of thousands of men and women of the Guard. Vaughn, a native of Dexter, Mo., and former company commander for Charley Company in Sikeston, was sworn in to the director's post and promoted to the three-star rank of lieutenant general Wednesday...
Technology works as detective for finding classmates (06/23/05)
SIKESTON -- Thumbing through the old high school yearbook and placing ads via radio and newspaper work just fine, but several people these days, hoping to track down long-lost classmates, have turned to the Internet for help. Last February when the time came to start locating 273 members of her graduating class, Diane Quertermous Groves of Sikeston visited www.classmates.com -- a Web site consisting of a national high school, military, college graduate database...
Is someone looking for you? (06/23/05)
Is someone looking for you? The following information was submitted by local class reunion committees searching for classmates: BERNIE - The All School Reunion is set for 7 p.m. July 2 at the Bernie School cafeteria. All former students, teachers and spouses are urged to attend. For more information, call Theetta Owens-Cokley at (573) 293-5744 or Nola Long-Jennings at 276-2100...
Fireworks season (06/23/05)
Erin Staples, an employee of Mays Brothers Fireworks, prices fireworks at the store located at the corner of Malone and Gilmore. The store is open daily starting at 8 a.m.
SAYB results 6/23 (06/23/05)
SAYB RESULTS Sikeston Area Youth Baseball NATIONAL LEAGUE SAS 4, ELKS 3 WP - Evan Deere LP - Josh Boese (6 strikeouts) Leading hitters - SAS: Mike Kuykendall (1-3), Trent McMillan (1-3, triple), Josh Boese (1-3). Elks: Drew Williams (1-3), Will Holifield (1-2, double), Dalton Golightly (1-3, double), Evan Deere (1-3)...
Tomahawk chop (06/23/05)
Noranda's Wesley Glaus takes a swing at a high pitch during Junior Babe Ruth action on Wednesday at the Sikeston Recreational Complex. Results from Sikeston Area Youth Baseball can be found in the Scoreboard on page 10.
Edna Cummins (06/23/05)
SIKESTON - Edna Mae Cummins, 73, died at 9:15 a.m. June 22, 2005, Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 31, 1931, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, daughter of the late True Bardo and Ather Leo Dethridge Whorton, she was a housewife and homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Lois Goza (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Lois Charlene Cross Goza, 69, died June 22, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 4, 1936, in Poplar Bluff to the late Charley and Sarah Wilson Carl, she had lived in Dexter since 1977. She was a member of the Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Vernett Bigam (06/23/05)
CHARLESTON - Vernett Bigham, 72, died June 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Johnny H. and Emma Mae Henderson Johnson, she was of the Baptist belief and a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Deventer where she served as a member of the Usher Board...
James Culverhouse (06/23/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for James L. Culverhouse, 69, who died June 20, 2005, were: Ronnie Culverhouse, Jesse Culverhouse, Larry Culverhouse, Tony Culverhouse, Brandon Cobb and DeWayne Boyles...
Jenny Stucker (06/23/05)
NORBORNE -- Virginia Lucille "Jenny" Stucker, 69, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:50 p.m. June 20, 2005, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. Born Sept. 8, 1935, in Hickman County, Ky., daughter of the late Finas Ashley and Ester Mae Gordon Simmons, she lived in the Kansas City area for the past several years, moving from East Prairie...
Sheila Vaughn (06/23/05)
LEE'S SUMMIT - Sheila Jean Vaughn, 49, formerly of Sikeston, died June 22, 2005, at her home in Lee's Summit. Born Sept. 14, 1955, in St. Louis, daughter of Dollie Hensley Vaughn of Sikeston and the late William Henry Vaughn Sr., she worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide and Certified Medical Technician in Warrensburg until ill health forced her retirement. She was then cared for in the home by her special friend, Kelly Roberts, until her death...
Bill Howard (06/23/05)
LOUISVILLE, Colo. - Willie "Bill" Barnhill Howard, 90, formerly of Charleston, died June 22, 2005, in Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Bertha Sapp (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Bertha Violet Sapp, 93, who died June 18, 2005, were: David Wood, Kenny Wood, James Wood, Donnie Price, Jackie Palmer and William Pritchett.
Linzel Spicer (06/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Linzel Leroy Spicer, 45, died June 21, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1959, in Charleston, son of the late Scott and Betty Knupp Spicer, he lived in Mississippi county for the past ten years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include: two sons, William Scott Spicer of East Prairie and Brian Keith Spicer of Charleston; one daughter, Kylie Renee Spicer of St. ...
Sandra Rogers (06/23/05)
ALEXANDRIA, Ind. - Sandra F. Casey Rogers, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died June 21, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Waltham, Mass., daughter of the late Frederick Casey and the late Loretta Ramsey Casey Thieme, she moved to Indiana three years ago upon retirement...
Harold Aarant (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Harold A. Aarant, 84, died June 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 29, 1920, in Chidister, Ark., son of the late Minor and Anne Long Aarant, he worked for Bud Shell Ford in Dexter and was a retired truck driver for Hart Transportation. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Looking Back 6/23 (06/23/05)
SIKESTON - A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland Walker of near Sikeston at the local hospital today. NEW MADRID - Neighborhood Youth Corps projects in six New Madrid County communities are in their second week and approximately 350 youngsters are now working, according to Robert Pulliam, county program supervisor. ...
Churches could help ease Medicaid crisis (06/23/05)
OK, so let's talk more about Medicaid. We already know that the taxpayer- funded health program for the low-income takes nearly one-third of the state budget and that figure is growing annually. We also know that the program is essential for the medical needs of the most vulnerable in society. And finally, we know the program has its share of fraud and abuse...
Speakout 6/23 (06/23/05)
I, for one, appreciate the tougher stance our city is taking against those who participate in mob disturbances. And I like the idea of putting them in the area of Ruth and Branum to clean up trash. But I would like to see them take it a step further and instead of letting them sit in an air-conditioned jail for a week, 10 days or a month, then put them out to clean streets only once, I would like to see them taken all over town every day of their jail time for about 10 hours a day to clean our town. ...