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Stories from Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Rockets red glare (07/05/05)
Despite rain earlier in the evening, the Sikeston Elks Lodge held its annual Fourth of July fireworks display Monday night. While Sikeston was able to hold its display, the New Madrid Fireworks display has been rescheduled for 9 p.m. July 9, at the levee...
Blodgett man is building a hobby (07/05/05)
BLODGETT - Tom Romas loves woodworking. He has used his talents to construct all sorts of things, from swings and picnic tables to gazebos. "It's relaxing and not that hard," he said. "It's something I really like doing." But Romas isn't the only one who enjoys his woodworking hobby. His family members, whom he builds these treasures for, enjoy it just as much, if not more, than he does...
Sikeston R-6 OKs budget for next year (07/05/05)
SIKESTON -- Despite the year-long anxiety and anticipation of the passage of a new funding formula, the Sikeston R-6 Board of Education approved its budget for the upcoming school year without any hesitation. "There were no surprises," said Lori Boardman, the district's director of business services...
2005-2006 budget (07/05/05)
2005-2006 Budget Revenue broken down Expenditures broken down April 2005 Bond Issue Bond premium $148,243.09 Total bond monies $4,678,243.09 The bond premium was possible because companies that bought the district's bonds paid higher than face value. (The premium costs taxpayers nothing.)...
Mack has strong month of June (07/05/05)
BENTON -- The month of June was a good one for Joey Mack and the Mack Racing Inc. team, as they compiled one victory, three top-five finishes and four top-10 efforts. Mack's lone June win came on Friday, June 24, at the Camden Speedway in Camden, Tenn...
J.R. Lee Jr. (07/05/05)
MORLEY - John Robert Lee Jr. (J.R.), 93, died July 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Morley, son of the late John Robert and Tillie Deiters Lee Sr., he lived his entire life in Morley. A member of the Morley Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, he served as mayor of Morley for several years, in addition to being a member of Scott County Central School School Board and a board member of the Baptist Home in Ironton. ...
Charles Beis Jr. (07/05/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Charles Anthony Beis Jr., 67, died July 3, 2005, at Memphis, Tenn. Born Dec. 20, 1937, at St. Louis to the late Virginia Goldschmidt and Charles A. Beis Sr., he attended St. Eustachius School and high school in Portageville and St. Louis University. A member of the board of directors of the Pemiscot-...
Zulema Fulkerson (07/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Zulema Fulkerson, 83, died July 4, 2005, at the Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 4, 1922, at Conway County, Ark., daughter of the late Irving and Ella Bryant Harrington, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. A former employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel department in St. Louis, retiring in 1974, she was a member of the Wally Byrum Caravan Club...
Delpha Higdon (07/05/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held today at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Delpha Higdon, 92, who died June 30, 2005, were: Leonard Higdon, Ricky Higdon, Bryan Higdon, Larry Higdon Jr., Bill Henderson and Jasper Pennington. Burial followed at the Matthews Cemetery in Matthews...
Connie Minks (07/05/05)
DEXTER - Connie Minks, 52, died July 2, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born Feb. 4, 1953, in Bonne Terre, daughter of the late Melvin and Dorothy Marie Groves Minks, she was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a former employee of Tyson Foods...
Jay House Jr. (07/05/05)
CHAFFEE - Luther "Jay" House Jr., 60, died July 3, 2005, in Sikeston. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville where funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Portageville Cemetery...
Mary Ford (07/05/05)
MORLEY - Mary E. Ford, 87, died at 3:05 a.m. July 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1918, in Marion, Ill., daughter of the late Edward and Grushie Abney Ford, she was a retired packer at V.I.P. Sheltered Community Workshop in Sikeston and a member of the Church of God in Morley...
Nancy Sutherland (07/05/05)
CHARLESTON - Nancy Sutherland, 58, died July 4, 2005, at her home in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
'Sis' Landers (07/05/05)
CANALOU - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lillian Pauline "Sis" Landers, 86, who died July 1, 2005, were: Brad Couch, Blake Couch, Chris Watson, Johnathan Dumas, David Dumas and Brian Barlock.
Daniel Wilderness (07/05/05)
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Daniel Wilderness, 42, died June 30, 2005, as a result of a car accident in New Madrid County, Mo. Born Aug. 20, 1961, in Lilbourn, Mo., to Alexander and Christine Richards Wilderness Sr. of Gary, Ind., he was a construction supervisor for Will's Industry in Gary. A member of the Local 81 Labors Union of Gary, he was a member of the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Gary and a member of Cooper's Hunting Club...
Lowanda Gremard (07/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Pallbearers at services Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Lowanda Louise Gremard, 80, formerly of Sikeston, who died July 1, 2005, were: Jeremy Gremard, Brian Gremard, Mike Mrvos, Tim Dolan, Zach Dover and Jeff Williamson.
Barbara Shaw (07/05/05)
SIKESTON - Barbara Anita Shaw, 73, died at 5:46 p.m. July 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late Elmer Clinton and Ida Estelle Curtis Hensley, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher for five years. A past president of the Lady Eagles Auxiliary, she worked for Ferguson Medical Group where she retired several years ago...
Looking Back 7/5 (07/05/05)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's Legion Junior Baseball team, which has acquired the winning habit this summer, celebrated the Fourth yesterday afternoon by defeating its strongest opponent, the Cape Girardeau Legion Juniors, on their home field. The score was 7-4...
Speakout 7/5 (07/05/05)
Tuesday, the 21st, I came into Morehouse to get gas. A teenager was drawing gas at the same time and then a lady came down and knocked her down to the ground, hitting her head up and down on the blacktop. A customer from the store came running and got the lady off of the teenager and she was hurt pretty bad. Where was the owner of the store at that time and where was the police? I came on to Sikeston and got my gas. I hope the child overcomes what she went through...