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Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Stories from Thursday, June 30, 2005

Play it again, Sam: MDMC Ball returns this fall (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - Of all the joints in all the towns in all the world, Missouri Delta Medical Center's cardiology department is hoping you will choose theirs Oct. 29. Plans are now underway for the 2005 MDMC Benefit Ball, according to Nicole Cozean and Valerie Bollinger, co-chairs for this year's event. "The theme this year is Casablanca," Cozean said...
Ball proceeds will purchase new EKG system (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - As always, the Missouri Delta Medical Center Benefit Ball is being held for a worthy cause: "The goal this year is to raise money for the MUSE Cardiology Information System," said Nicole Cozean, co-chair for the event. "It's an electronic, digital EKG system," explained Dr. Ali Khan, cardiologist at MDMC. "It will save money and time and will help patients."...
Council meeting reset (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - The regular July Sikeston City Council meeting is rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to the Independence Day holiday. A closed executive session for discussion of property issues will convene at 4: 30 p.m. in the C.D. Matthews Room at City Hall, 105 E. Center Street...
Take precautions to keep holiday barbecues safe, fun (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- As many people fire up the barbecue grills this Fourth of July, health officials warn the combination of warm weather and raw meat increases the risk of food-borne illnesses. "Food safety is one aspect that is very often overlooked (by the general public)," said Myra Gunn, a registered dietitian for the Mississippi County Health Department. "A lot of times people have an upset stomach and it can actually be a food-borne illness."...
Warrant roundup (06/30/05)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers Daniel Adams, left, and Keith Hente handcuff Terrance Tidwell during a warrant roundup Thursday morning. Assisting in the operation, where over 60 warrants were served, were the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the SEMO Drug Task force and the Scott County Sheriff's Department...
Junior Babe Ruth action (06/30/05)
Chris Smith of the House of Color Junior Babe Ruth team slides safely into third against U.S. Bank in the second inning Wednesday evening.
Shoemaker heading 'Down Under' (06/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - East Prairie High School graduate and standout athlete Preston Shoemaker is getting a rare opportunity to showcase his basketball talent in another part of the world. Shoemaker will be participating in the International Sports Specialist, Inc. Down Under Hoops Classic in Australia, which takes place in mid-July. The all-high school basketball event is in its eighth year and features teams from many of the fifty states. Shoemaker, who was named to the 2002-2003 all-...
Mary Fowler (06/30/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Mary Belle Fowler, 76, who died June 25, 2005, were: Allen Clark, Jason Fowler, Chris Fowler, Rowe Arends, Stacy Langston and Jason Fortner.
Bertie Butler (06/30/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bertie Almeda Butler, 72, died June 29, 2005, at her home in Portageville. Born Oct. 13, 1933, in Hornersville, daughter of the late Arthur and Emma McClain Young, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville and the manager at Sandy's Hallmark Shop in Portageville...
Harland Gilmer Jr. (06/30/05)
MATTHEWS - William Harland Gilmer Jr., 68, died at 8:30 p.m. June 28, 2005, at his residence, due to natural causes. He was born April 23, 1937, at LaForge, son of the late William Harland and Grace Hazel Owen Gilmer Sr. His birth mother died when he was 9 months old, and he was raised by his father and mother, Iler Bee Howell Gilmer, who also preceded him in death. ...
Verna Cameron (06/30/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service today at the General Baptist Church in Parma under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Verna B. Cameron, 90, who died June 27, 2005, were: Chad Cameron, Rodney Stogsdill, Allen Dugan, Chris Durham, Raymond Dickerson and Dean Medlin...
Mary Jo Prater (06/30/05)
SOUTHGATE, Mich. - Mary Jo Prater, 82, formerly of Stoddard County, Mo., died June 27, 2005, in Ann Arbor. Born Sept. 18, 1922, daughter of the late Noah Richard and Manerva Riddle Garner, she was a former employee of R.L. Polk Advertising Company. On July 18, 1941, in Clay County, Ark., she married Fayette Parsons "Poss" Prater, who preceded her in death on March 18, 1981...
Larry Heckert (06/30/05)
BERTRAND - Lawrence David "Larry" Heckert, 84, died June 29, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Jackson. Born April 21, 1921, in Bertrand, son of the late Doyle and Cecil Meeks Heckert, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a self-employed carpenter and had been a Church of God minister for over 50 years...
Agnes Montgomery (06/30/05)
CHAFFEE - Agnes Jewell Montgomery, 85, died at 5:45 p.m. June 28, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Swifton, Ark., to the late Dewitt and Ethel Myra King Rowlett, she was a school teacher with the Chaffee Hill Top School and later a machine operator for Chaffee Sports Specialty Shoe Co. before becoming the owner of the Gas-A-Mat in Chaffee. A member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee, she was a member of the Chaffee SOS Club also...
Gordon Beaver (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Gordon M. Beaver, 72, died at 11:10 p.m. June 28, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, son of the late Leroy C. and Julia Waite Beaver, he had been a member of the Army National Guard and received a degree in music arts at Central Methodist University in Fayette in 1955 and a master's degree in music education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. ...
Gary Lindsey (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Gary Wayne Lindsey, 49, died at 5:34 a.m. June 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Grover Cleveland and Pearl A. Zachary Lindsey of Sikeston, he was a truck driver for Big Lake Transport in Charleston...
Eddie Parris (06/30/05)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Eddie Parris, 51, formerly of Dexter, died June 29, 2005, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Delpha Higdon (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Delpha R. Higdon, 92, died at 12:55 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jessie Seabaugh (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie Seabaugh, 85, died June 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Lee Botts (06/30/05)
BERNIE - Everett Lee Botts died June 29, 2005, in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
April Rhodes (06/30/05)
NEW MADRID - April Deanna Shipman Rhodes, 42, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:15 a.m. June 29, 2005, at her residence in New Madrid. Born April 25, 1963, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Alonzo Paul and W. Anna Babb Shipman, she lived in New Madrid for the past three months, moving from East Prairie...
Birth (Published 6/30) (06/30/05)
CHARLESTON - Tim and Julia Evans are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 3:53 a.m. April 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jordann Elizabeth Evans weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mrs. Evans is employed by Applebee's in Sikeston. She is the daughter of Robin and Bill Magnus and Lynn and Louis Krauss...
Looking Back 6/30 (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Prince McDougal entertained 50 guests, including 15 from out of town, with an informal open house at their home on North Kingshighway. SIKESTON - Vance Whitworth Inc. of St. Louis has begun this week to shift major portions of its activities to Sikeston. The firm, which manufactures electronic data recording equipment, will move into the old Planters National Building at 127 Malone Ave...
System's failures leave a child dead (06/30/05)
Another Missouri case of child abuse that resulted in death has made the headlines. A Farmington woman was charged with the child's death this week after police said she kicked the 8-month-old girl in the head. But Rebecca Gail Siliven, who is charged with the murder, had a prior child abuse conviction that prohibited her from having contact with children. So how was it that she was babysitting the child?...
Your view: We were wrong (06/30/05)
I have been watching television programs and news stories lately concerning the new fad of "Let's go with the popular crowd and welcome home the Vietnam vets." While I am not opposed to paying honor to our nation's men and women in uniform, I can't help feeling angry after how the Vietnam veterans were treated at the time and for decades thereafter. ...
Speakout 6/30 (06/30/05)
I was out at the Little League ballpark on Monday, June 20. I saw a gentleman probably in his late 40s wrestling around with one of the umpires. I think it was displaying very immature behavior for a man of that age to be doing it. I saw him push the boy's face in the dirt and all these Little Leaguers were standing around watching and laughing and I think somebody should have stopped it and something should have been done. ...