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Stories from Monday, August 1, 2005

Local man worked on atomic bomb (08/01/05)
SIKESTON - Not many people can say they have personally witnessed an atomic blast. Fewer yet can say they helped develop the technology that made it possible. Sixty years ago, the world became a different place with the test detonation of the first atomic bomb on July 16 and the first actual use as a weapon on Hiroshima, Japan, following on Aug. 6...
Plan helps fight soybean rust (08/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Long gone may be the days of monitoring soybean fields by looking out the window from inside a pickup truck. "In a good year you could take beans, spray them a couple times for weeds and have made money," said Jeff House, an agronomy specialist for the New Madrid County Extension office...
Fire in trailer injures woman (08/01/05)
LILBOURN - A woman was seriously burned in a fire Saturday night. Lilbourn Fire Chief Dave McClarty stated the fire began around 10 p.m. Saturday. One of the people in the trailer, located at 14 Victory Lane in the Delmo Housing area, told firefighters the hot water heater exploded leading to the blaze which destroyed the house...
State champs! (08/01/05)
Sikeston All-Star pitcher Logan Gilmore pumps his fist after defeating Stoddard County 2-0 in the first game of Sunday's 14-year-old state tournament at VFW Stadium. Sikeston then defeated Stoddard County 5-2 in the second game to claim the state title. More information can be found on page 6 in today's edition...
All-Stars stage gritty title run (08/01/05)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston All-Stars authenticated the age-old baseball adage that states pitching and defense win championships. A doubleheader sweep of the Stoddard County All-Stars at V.F.W. Memorial Stadium on Sunday boosted Sikeston to the Missouri state Junior Babe Ruth League Championship for 14-year-olds...
Sibyl Wilson (08/01/05)
MOREHOUSE - Sibyl Wilson, 89, died July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 6, 1915, in Monett, Ark., daughter of the late Tom S. and Annie Barnes Woodson, she had been a resident of Ft. Hood, Texas; Flint, Mich.; and Florida before moving to Morehouse in 1969. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Oneness Pentecost church...
Jackson Pirtle (08/01/05)
CHARLESTON - Jackson R. Pirtle, 74, died at 9 p.m. July 30, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home.
Lela G. Marquis (08/01/05)
DEXTER - Lela G. Marquis, 87, died July 31, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 5, 1917, in Dyer, Tenn., daughter of the late Willie and Hattie Mae Warren Duck, she had lived in Malden until 1954 when she moved to Dexter. She retired from Elder Manufacturing where she was a seamstress for over 30 years...
Harry Friend Jr. (08/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Harry D. Friend Jr., 92, formerly of Sikeston, died July 30, 2005, at The Lutheran Home. Born June 22, 1913, in Caruthersville to the late Harry Davenport and Grace Liles Friend Sr., he was a self-employed farmer in the Matthews area and a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau...
James Crawford (08/01/05)
MORLEY -- James Crawford, 73, died July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in East Prairie, son of the late James David and Juanita Pruit Crawford, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 29, 1954, he married Beatrice Brashear who survives of the home in Morley...
Births (Published 8/1) (08/01/05)
ORAN - Lisa Young and A.J. Madigan are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 2:19 p.m. June 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Breanna Marie Madigan weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. Young, employed by Advance America, is the daughter of Rickey and Carolyn Smith of Oran and Mark and Phyllis Young of Cheyenne Wyo...
Looking Back 8/1 (08/01/05)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Earl E. Weis will be ordained as a Lutheran minister and installed as pastor of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston Sunday morning, Aug. 5 SIKESTON - The Scott County R-5 and Sikeston R-6 school boards and superintendents unofficially agreed last night to wait for the Scott County School Board to submit a school reorganization plan before urging that the two districts merge...
Speakout 8/1 (08/01/05)
I am interested in a used, commercial-type popcorn popper. Can you leave some information in Speakout? I am referring to the article on the front page of Sunday's paper on the many teachers that have to find summer jobs. Well, thank God. They sit in an air conditioned building nine months a year. ...