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Stories from Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Rodeo dubbed another success (08/16/05)
SIKESTON - The annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo was once again a great success, all who played a part in the planning of it and other community events agreed. "I think it went really smooth," said Mike Conway, who was general chairman of the rodeo...
Bus safety should be taught (08/16/05)
SIKESTON -- As summer vacations come to a close this week, parents are encouraged to recall the importance of bus safety -- and discuss it with their children. "We want to have a good school year," said Randy Thompson, director of Sikeston R-6 transportation. "So we want parents to make sure they show their children where the bus stop is and how to get home when the bus drops them off."...
Kline signs with Lindenwood University (08/16/05)
BENTON -- Rachel Kline, 2005 Kelly High School graduate, has signed to play softball at Lindenwood University in St. Charles. Kline was a member of the Kelly softball squad that won the Class 2 state championship in October, 2004. A four-year letter winner for the Kelly Lady Hawks, Kline earned all-...
Pearline Dooley (08/16/05)
CHAFFEE -- Pearline Juanita Dooley, 75, died Aug. 15, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Maxine Dodson (08/16/05)
BRANSON -- Maxine Dodson, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 15, 2005, at her home in Branson. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Charles Wathen (08/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Wathen, 72, died Aug. 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Tentative plans are for a memorial service to be held Aug. 23 with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
'Bo' Lowery (08/16/05)
FORISTELL - Jerry L. "Bo" Lowery, 61, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 14, 2005, at the Crossroads Hospital in Wentzville. Born Jan. 3, 1944, in Lilbourn to the late Bluford and Essie Lowery, he had worked for the Jones Co. in St. Louis. A member of the Living Lord Lutheran Church at Lake St. Louis, he was also a member of the Masons...
Kathleen Corbin (08/16/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Kathleen "Kay" Corbin, 93, died Aug. 15, 2005, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 23, 1912, in Bloomfield, to the late Charles and Zelma Jackson Maupin, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. Mrs. Corbin attended Bloomfield Schools and Stephens College. She served as secretary to the late Judge George Munger and for many years was secretary to the superintendent of Bloomfield schools...
Births (Published 8/16) (08/16/05)
BERTRAND - Manuel and Carissa Moit are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 4:40 p.m. July 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Kyleigh Nicole Moit weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Mrs. Moit, daughter of Lisa Sloan and Paul Holifield, is a housewife...
Looking Back 8/16 (08/16/05)
SIKESTON - A groups of young girls, chaperoned by Mrs. Elmer Peage, enjoyed an outing in Cape Girardeau Friday. SIKESTON - The Frisco Railway will discontinue its daily trains between Sikeston and Memphis and Sikeston and St. Louis. No date was announced for the termination, which will affect passenger service only. Freight service will continue...
Make technology a little less alarming (08/16/05)
I have long admitted I am technologically-challenged. A remote control is a source of panic. Adjusting newfangled gadgets in my car is a joke. And though I don't travel as I once did, the relatively simple prospect of setting a motel's alarm clock is a lesson in futility...
Speakout 8/16 (08/16/05)
I just wanted to say that I agree with the "Watch Who You Blame" caller. You are right! A lot of the blame lies right under our noses, at the feet of our "pillars of the community." They are the ones who are defrauding the government by raising the prices on the medicines and services, once they learn you are on medical assistance with the state. ...