Stories from Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Summer Reading Program
Casey Carlisle helps Chris McBrien from The Magic Storyteller Entertainment Company with a magic trick Monday afternoon at the Sikeston Public Library. McBrien was the guest storyteller during the Summer Reading Program 2005, Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. The magician will be at the library through Wednesday...
Pets should be remembered in hot summer temperatures
SIKESTON - With Southeast Missouri not getting a break from the scorching temperatures, many residents have been taking precautions to avoid heat- related illness for themselves and their children. But it's also important to remember one's pets during the hot temperatures...
Guilty plea is entered
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Kewanee man entered a guilty plea to felony drug charges in federal court. David Paul Wood entered a plea of guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on Friday...
Meal change begins in area
SIKESTON -- Daily hot meals will soon be replaced by a week's worth of pre- plated meals for some of the area's homebound senior citizens. Beginning next week, a new system of meal services will be made available to homebound senior citizens in New Madrid, Portageville, Hayti and Caruthersville...
Bombers bash Fulton
SIKESTON - The Bootheel Bombers won a decisive victory over the Fulton (Ky.) Railroaders 12-5 in a Kitty League game at VFW on Monday. The Bombers, who had no substitutes available on the bench, scored ten combined runs in the seventh and eighth innings to come away with the big win...
Kitty League standings
W L Pct. GB
Farmington 8 1 .889 --
Union City 6 3 .667 2
Sikeston 5 8 .385 5
Fulton 1 8 .111 7
Union City 4, Sikeston 0
Farmington 13, Fulton 7
Farmington 4, Sikeston 1
Sikeston 12, Fulton 5
John E. Mouser
SALT LAKE CITY - John Edwin Mouser, the son of the late Neal and Minnie McDaniel Mouser, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 8, 1928, and passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 21, 2005, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 13 days. His valiant fight over, John succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson's disease on June 21, 2005. ...
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Edna Jeanetta Brown, 81, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:20 a.m. June 26, 2005, at the Terrace Nursing Care Center in Daytona Beach. Born Sept. 13, 1923, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Etta Baker, she moved to Florida seven years ago. She lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church and had been employed as an LPN at the Bertrand Nursing Center until her retirement in 1994...
BENTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at St. Denis Catholic Church for Bertha Mary LeGrand, 94, who died June 24, 2005, were: Larry Glaus, Paul Heuring, Ted LeGrand, Larry LeGrand, Bill LeGrand and Rick Hipes. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
EAST PRAIRIE - Lottie Kathaleen Adkisson, 91, died at 8:15 a.m. June 27, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 10, 1913, in East Prairie, daughter of the late John Daniel and Grace Ellen Moore Metheny, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God. She and her late husband farmed and she also kept children as a babysitter for several years...
BERNIE - Rosalee McKuin, 76, died June 26, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1928, at Clinton, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse Bryant and Ethel Marie Williams Collins, she was a homemaker. On March 9, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., she married Aaron O. McKuin who survives of the home...
LILBOURN -- Mattie Thompson, 92, died June 27, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born May 8, 1913, in Bristol, Va., daughter of the late J.C. and Etta L. Hunter, she was a member of the Catron Baptist Church and had owned and operated Mattie's Package in Catron for many years before retiring...
BERNIE -- Esther Elloise Carson, 86, died June 27, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1918, at Essex, daughter of the late Bransford and Ida Phillips Wilmath, she was a resident of Bernie, where she had worked at Brown Shoe Company and cleaned houses. She was also a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, a farmer and of the Nazarene belief...
JACKSON -- Martha Jeanette Williams Ash, 84, of Jackson died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Lake County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Boyd and Mabel Hart Williams. She is survived by her husband of 68 years James D. Melvin Ash...
SIKESTON - Clara Pearl Hormann, 99, died at 8:30 a.m. June 26, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 18, 1905, in Flat River, daughter of B. and Laura Belle Walton, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief. She was married to Wilbur Hormann, who preceded her in death...
DURAND, Mich. -- Woodrow Wilson Evens, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 25, 2005, at the Durand Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Copmish, to the late William Robert Mott and Emma Johnson Evens, he had served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from A.C. Spark Plugs in Flint. He had belonged to the V.F.W. in Swartz Creek and was a Boy Scout leader for many years...
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service Monday for Grace M. Darby, 98, who died June 24, 2005, were: Jason Darby, Clarence Putney, Donald Weiher, Richard Holecamp, Ray Ruching and Jerry Darby.
Looking Back 6/28
SIKESTON - Lee's Hardware on Front Street, owned an operated for more than two years by C.L. Parker, was sold this week to John Sikes of the Sikes Hardware Co. and Leonard Coates, an employee of that company. SIKESTON - More than 2,000 members attended the 28th annual meeting of the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi Cooperative yesterday. ...
Graham's message is still needed today
When the Rev. Billy Graham walked off the stage at his final mass revival this week, it brought to an end an era in American religion. It appears very likely that no one will ever match the power and appeal that Graham brought to the religious movement...
Today I picked up a copy of latest issue of U.S. News magazine that has a cover story about China on it. There are things going on there that will tear this country apart. Don't buy fireworks! They're almost certainly made in China. Don't buy anything if you can help it that has a China label on it. ...