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Stories from Sunday, July 17, 2005

Another chapter: Area libraries forge a deal (07/17/05)
SIKESTON - Residents of south Scott County in the R-6 school district will continue to have library access for at least the next two years. During a special meeting Thursday, the Riverside Regional Library Board of Directors voted 10-3 to extend their agreement by two years with the Sikeston Public Library. ...
Searching for evidence (07/17/05)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officer Brad Burch searches for evidence under a trailer on Mobile Street Friday. Although details are sketchy a chase began around noon Friday leading officers to the area. Reportedly a person was taken into custody. The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was also called to the scene...
Event on track to be a best seller (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Ticket sales for the 53rd Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo are about 5 percent higher than the same time last year, and rodeo officials anticipate it to be even further ahead by event's end next month. "All of the artists are really peaking in their careers right now, and I feel confident we've managed to get a really strong lineup," said 2005 rodeo general chairman Mike Conway...
'Harry Potter' casts spell over readers (07/17/05)
SIKESTON - Several area readers both young and old were anxiously awaiting Saturday's 12:01 a.m. release of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in J.K. Rowling's popular series. But what is it that makes the books so popular?...
AAU teams trying to help get Sikeston hoops back on the map (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston High School basketball program hasn't produced a playoff contender recently and many feel a lack of player development at the lower grades is a contributing factor. Since dropping from Class 4 to Class 3 in 2000-01, Sikeston High School has gone 50-75 -- 6-18 in 2003-04, 9-15 last year -- and hasn't won a district title since its final season in Class 4 in 1999-00...
Sikeston Under 10 softball team places second in state (07/17/05)
MONETT - The Sikeston Babe Ruth U-10 Girls all-star fast pitch softball team took second place in the Babe Ruth Girls Fast Pitch State Tournament last weekend. The team opened up the tournament with a win over Monett on Friday night. Sikeston pitcher Miranda Fowler threw a no-hitter, striking out 15 batters in the process...
Making Sikeston, Miner a vacation stop in Midwest (07/17/05)
The Missouri Vacation Guide Spring and Summer 2005 insert was distributed in April and we have received almost 5,000 requests for information to date. The custom four-color insert reaches targeted audiences just as they are planning their vacations. These inserts are placed in major newspapers in Iowa, Indiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota and Kansas with a total circulation of around 1.5 million...
Paving the way for expansion (07/17/05)
Sikeston Mayor Mike Marshall cuts a ribbon to open the expansion of Plaza Drive July 8. The expansion connects Salcedo Road to Kennedy Drive and will improve access to the hospital by providing an alternate route. Pictured are city of Sikeston officials and members of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce...
Local banker ends term as MBA head (07/17/05)
SIKESTON - Troy Wilson, CEO of Montgomery Bank, passed the pin of leadership of the Missouri Bankers Association recently to his successor. Charles Brazeale will serve as MBA chairman for 2005-06. Addressing his peers at the ceremony conducted as part of the MBA Annual Convention, Wilson spoke of the tasks set out by the MBA to accomplish during his term...
New owner of Sikeston fitness center promotes good health, having fun (07/17/05)
SIKESTON - From Bart Smith's viewpoint establishing a health club with a big- city-atmosphere in Sikeston is no sweat. "Everybody thinks Sikeston is a small town but if you look at the demographics and the draw from the surrounding area this is needed," said Smith, the new owner of Sikeston's Regal Fitness and Weight Loss Center. "Exercise is big. People want to get shape."...
Eugene Cooper Sr. (07/17/05)
MALDEN - O.C. Eugene Cooper Sr., 64, died July 13, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 16, 1940, in Millington, Tenn., to the late Clarence Whitson Sr. and Gertrude Brown Cooper, he was a retired employee of Noranda Aluminum Co. Inc. The pastor at the House of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in Portageville, he was district superintendent and a member of the executive board of Missouri Southeast Third Jurisdiction...
Betty J. Ramsey (07/17/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Betty Jean Ramsey, 72, formerly of Sikeston, died at 12:35 p.m. July 15, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 6, 1932, in Sikeston to the late Roy Earl and Clara Bell Gaddis Owens, she was a homemaker and affiliated with the Assembly of God faith. A licensed practical nurse for 18 years at Shuffit Nursing Home in Sikeston, retiring in 1984, she moved to Wappapello in 1988...
Frances McFadden (07/17/05)
CHESTERFIELD - Frances Marie McFadden, 82, formerly of Charleston died at 4:50 p.m. July 15, 2005, at the Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Joanna Herndon Lee (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Joanna Herndon Lee, 78, died at 2:10 a.m. July 15, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Scott City. Born Sept. 30, 1926, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Roy J. and Myrtle Lott Herndon, she was a homemaker, bookkeeper and secretary. A member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston, she was also a member of Business and Professional Women, Beta Sigma Phi, Foster Grandparents Program and Missouri Delta Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary...
Farrell Bost (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Farrell Bost, 84, who died July 13, 2005, were Michael Heeszel, Joseph Shuffit, Sarah Shuffit, Kevan Bost, Lucas Polk and Dora Polk.
Mary Bollinger (07/17/05)
BENTON -- Mary Jane Bollinger, 82, died July 14, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 26, 1922, at Benton, daughter of the late Levi and Ertie Cannon Brock, she was a graduate of Benton High School and a lifelong resident of Benton. ...
Kingston Wipfler (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Kingston Zacharia Wipfler, 1-1/2 months old, died July 14, 2005, at his mother's home in Sikeston. Born May 30, 2005, in Sikeston, he was the son of Keith Nelson Estes of Scott City and Bobbi Jo Wipfler of Sikeston. Survivors include: three brothers, Kolton Estes and Austin Estes of Scott City and Dylan Estes of Fruitland; one half brother, Ryan Driskell of Cape Girardeau; one half sister, Kristin Estes of Fruitland; his maternal grandfather, Herman Wipfler of Illinois; and his paternal grandparents, Carl and Debra Estes of Scott City.. ...
Flora White (07/17/05)
ESSEX - Flora Bell White, 86, died July 15, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Parma, daughter of the late James "Poppy" and Minnie Ethel Newell Grim, she had lived in Michigan for 40 years and moved to Essex in 1990. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Christ in Pontiac, Mich., and attended the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Essex...
Billy Shafer (07/17/05)
PARMA -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Billy Shafer, 44, who died July 12, 2005, were: Danny Vance, P.J. Pikey, Daniel Buchanan, Gene Ferrell, Russell Buchanan and Dean Buchanan.
Milton Neal (07/17/05)
MOREHOUSE - Milton M. Neal, 93, died July 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 21, 1911, in Tennessee, the son of the late William and Lydia Neal, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II and worked at the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston for 42 years until his retirement...
Pattengill - Lefler (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Linda Pattengill and Danny Dale Lefler exchanged wedding vows in a 7 p.m. ceremony June 25, 2005, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. The Rev. Jerry Adams performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary E. Simms of Scott City and the late Virble Simms, and her husband is the son of Dottye Lefler of Morley and the late George Doyle Lefler...
Matthews - Lillios (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Karen and Scott Matthews of Sikeston and Amy and Bill Lillios of Cleveland, Tenn., have announced the engagement of their children, Stephanie Marie Matthews of Columbia to William Nicholas Lillios, Jr., of Cleveland. A 1990 graduate of St. Mary's Hall in San Antonio, Texas, the future bride graduated in 1994 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a restaurant owner...
Local couple mark 40th anniversary (07/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harper of Sikeston are celebrating their 50th anniversary today. Harper, son of the late Thurman and Florence Harper, and the former Kay Green, daughter of the late James and Elsie Green, were married July 17, 1965. Howard is a 1964 graduate of Kelly High School, and Mrs. Harper is a 1967 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Looking Back 7/17 (07/17/05)
SIKESTON - John Fisher, who suffered a slight stroke at his barber shop last week, was reported yesterday to be improving. SIKESTON - Dr. George Ulett of the Missouri Division of Health in Jefferson City visited three southeast Missouri cities today looking over sites proposed for a new mental health institution. After a luncheon meeting with a delegation to examine a site in Sikeston where the hospital would be built if designated for here...
The circle of life takes another turn (07/17/05)
When I was much younger, I often devoted this column to ramblings about my children. I've never been truly fond of columnists who write incessantly about their offspring. My gosh, a kid can only be so cute and smart! At some point the kids' antics are just a way to fill a column and are of little interest to anyone other than the author...
Your View: Promote downtown (07/17/05)
I have read your editorials for many years and actually agree with you on most of them. Your editorials on how our beloved hometown has reached a critical crossroad in its history has many of us paying attention. You even stress that all citizens must work together to revitalize our town and make it a place our children can find work and raise their families...
Speakout 7/17 (07/17/05)
I'm calling about punishment and the comment, "Police's fault." I want to say that it is easy for the people who live uptown to say the people who live on the west end of town need to be punished cause they are not living on the west end of town. ...