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Stories from Sunday, June 26, 2005

Summertime is also scam time (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - This is the time of year where scam artists like to try to due you out of your money, warned Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden. Some scams that have fooled residents in the past are the pigeon drop and driveway repair and power washing scams. These scams are all common ploys used by scam artists, who typically target elderly and handicapped people who may actually need the type of work done, Juden said...
Not your typical summer school (06/26/05)
COLUMBIA - Learning about Japanese language and culture and the ethics of dodge ball isn't something most high school sophomores want to do over summer vacation. But three area sophomores - Catherine Cooney of Sikeston, Elias Borton of Catron and Wesley Hurlebusch of Bernie - are doing that right now, at the 21st annual Missouri Scholars Academy...
Libraries close the book on funding agreement (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - An agreement between libraries that once served as a model for the entire state is ending, leaving residents of Miner and Mini Farms out in the cold. According to Scott County commissioners, the Riverside Regional Library District Board of Directors decided during their most recent meeting not to renew their contract with the Sikeston Public Library. The contract expires Aug. 31...
Top 5 Stories of the Year (06/26/05)
SIKESTON -- There was plenty of moving and shaking in the high school coaching ranks this year, but none of them topped the headlines as much as the return of Fred Johnson and Lennies McFerren, both of which came out of retirement to coach again. Johnson, who built the Sikeston Bulldogs boys basketball team into a perennial top-10 team in Class 4A in the early 1990s, retired in 1998...
National honors awarded to local lighting company (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - For some 35 years, DeCota Electric Supply has been lighting up the lives of area residents. Just recently, the industry took the opportunity to shine on a Sikeston businessman, presenting him with an Achievement Award, The award was presented to Duane DeCota, owner of DeCota Electric Supply, during the Affiliated Distributors meeting in Dallas, Texas. ...
Edward Jones rep is honored (06/26/05)
NEW MADRID - Harry Gremore recently received the Edward Jones Century Award for outstanding performance during 2005. Douglas E. Hill, the firm's managing partner, called Gremore a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones investment representative can achieve. Gremore was one of only 488 of the firm's 9,000 brokers to receive the award...
Fatherhood First (06/26/05)
There have been a lot of firsts for the Fatherhood First Program in Sikeston. Marking its first full-year of operation, the program has moved into a new location at 337 N. Main St. in Sikeston. The program, affiliated with the Missouri Regional Consortium, seeks to provide programs for men, age 16 and up, to improve their parenting skills including classes in self-esteem, anger management, finance, relationships and employment. ...
Bootheel Counseling names new medical director (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - Khursheed Zia, MD, psychiatrist is the new medical director for Bootheel Counseling Services medication management services and psychiatric evaluation program. Zia joined Bootheel Counseling in April 2003. A 1982 medical school graduate, he practiced as an internist for 13 years and has been practicing psychiatry for 10 years...
Business briecase 6/26 (06/26/05)
ARLINGTON, Va. - Senior Bank examiner Aaron Grobe of Dexter recently attended the Supervisory Updates and Emerging Issues Conference held in April at the FDIC Training Center in Arlington. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, focused on a variety of current issues affecting financial institutions and the regulatory process...
Dorothy Johnson (06/26/05)
DELTA - Dorothy Marie Johnson, 89, died at 9:50 p.m. June 23, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 30, 1915, in Allenville, daughter of the late Robert Newton and Myrtle Mae Byrne Amos, she was a retired housekeeper from the Chaffee General Hospital in Chaffee. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Delta where she worked in the nursery for many years. She was also a member of the WMU...
Grace Darby (06/26/05)
ESSEX - Grace M. Darby, 98, died June 24, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 30, 1906, in Frisco, daughter of the late Louis and Effie Branson Grim, she had worked as a machine operator at Elder's Manufacturing. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Lois Goza (06/26/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services held Friday at Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church, under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service, for Lois Charlene Cross Goza, 69, who died June 22, 2005, were: Jon Quentin Cross, Josh Rogers, Roger Barnes, John Abernathy, Joshua Long, Chris Cross, Charley Shull and Jacky Rogers...
Donald Culp (06/26/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Donald Earl Culp, 72, formerly of Gray Ridge, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died April 16, 2005, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of acute leukemia. Born Jan. 14, 1933, son of the late Matthew and Thelma Culp, he was a veteran of the Korean War. A distribution manager for Keebler Co., he retired in 1994 after 33 years of service...
Lois Morgan (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - Lois Ann Rhodes Morgan, 55, died at 12:19 a.m. June 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 16, 1949, in Matthews, daughter of the late Charles F. "Shorty" and Inell Moore Rhodes, she was a housewife and homemaker and attended the First Nazarene Church in Matthews...
Leta Bailey (06/26/05)
MINER - Leta Mae Scott Bailey, 70, formerly of Wyatt, died at 11:59 a.m. June 24, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 21, 1934, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of the late Robert and Zora Montgomery White, she lived most her life in Mississippi County, where she and her husband Fred Bailey owned and operated the Wyatt Junction Restaurant. She was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Bertha LeGrand (06/26/05)
BENTON - Bertha Mary LeGrand, 94, formerly of Chaffee, died at 4:09 p.m. June 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1911, near New Hamburg, daughter of the late William M. and Lucy H. Grojean LeGrand, she had been a secretary at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee until her retirement. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Frances Dodge (06/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Marie Brown Dodge, 78, died June 23, 2005, at the home of her sister in St. Louis. Born April 13, 1927, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Cashus Joseph and Mary Margaret Oliver England, she lived most her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Church of God. She had worked at the former Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a Foster Grandmother at the Doyle School in East Prairie...
Births (Published 6/26) (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - Tiffany Stewart and David DeRoush are the parents of their third child, first son, born at 9:16 a.m. April 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Nicholas Gauge DeRoush weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Stewart, daughter of Tammy and Lynn McMackin and Roger and Shawnee Stewart, is a manager at Cash-N-Go...
Harris- Dirnberger (06/26/05)
ORAN -- Karen Rene Harris and Robert Shane Dirnberger were married June 4, 2005, at Dirnberger Farms, in Oran. The bride arrived by a carriage driven by Calvin LeGrand of Oran. Lee Horton of Chaffee performed the ceremony, and Gary Blocker of Oran was the reader. Music for the occasion was provided by Renegade...
Bell - Moxley (06/26/05)
KENNETT -- Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Wilkey Bell, to Ryan Sterrett Moxley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Prince "Jack" Moxley Jr. of Charleston. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilkey and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bell. She is a 2001 graduate of Kennett High School and a 2005 cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in marketing...
Powell - Copeland (06/26/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Ms. Patricia Powell of Cape Girardeau and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Copeland of Matthews have announced the engagement of their children, Carrie Dawn Powell to Robert Lee Copeland. A 1996 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School, the future bride expects to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is a respiratory therapist at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Mooneyhan - Adams (06/26/05)
SIKESTON -- James Mooneyhan and Charlotte Mooneyhan of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann, to Donald Wayne Adams II, son of Donald Adams and Terri Adams of Matthews. A 2003 graduate of Christian Liberty Academy Schools, the future bride works for the Sikeston Rescue Mission...
Looking Back 6/26 (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - Lt. E.L. Tongate Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Tongate, who was wounded in action with the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa June 1, is receiving medical care in a hospital in Guam. SIKESTON - Ensign J. William Foley, son of Mrs. J.W. Foley, left the states last week for service with the Navy in the South Pacific area...
Court's ruling will create problems (06/26/05)
In case you weren't paying attention - and most of us weren't - the Supreme Court this week dealt a blow to private home ownership with a 5-4 vote giving cities power to seize property for private, commercial development. Governments have always had the power to seize your property if it's needed for "public use" such as schools, libraries, etc. But this week's decision now gives the green light for cities to take private property to allow for construction of a commercial development...
Speakout 6/26 (06/26/05)
This is regarding the article in the June 17th issue concerning the San Jose sex offenders. This is horrifying. Why doesn't some senator or congressman put forth a bill declaring that when they arrest and convict scum like this it is automatic castration. That would stop a lot of these jerks. There is no language that is hard enough to describe how I feel...