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Stories from Monday, August 14, 2006

Cowboy Up! Festival (08/14/06)
Kids and adults alike were out in force on Saturday, taking part in the Cowboy Up! Festival in downtown Sikeston. Those who attended were treated to music and a petting zoo while vendors sold novelties and food.
Youth take part in caring for and showing livestock (08/14/06)
BENTON -- Fourteen-year-old Justine Hulshof led a steer around a pen, jerking on the rope attached to the halter, while three other steers ran and walked around the 40-foot area. Initially wearing flip flops, then kicking them off once they became covered with mud, it was easy to see that she was totally at ease...
Area health centers are awarded grants for family planning (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- A boost in funding will enable both Scott and New Madrid counties' health departments to continue offering their family planning programs currently utilized by over 1,000 women. The health center in Sikeston was recently awarded a $100,000-basic support grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to be dispersed over the next two years...
Rodeo contestants finish in the money (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- The 54th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo's event finals were staged on Saturday. Following are the final standings, point totals or times and winnings for all rodeo events. Bareback Riding...
Local Taekwondo students medal at Junior Olympics (08/14/06)
Recently three students from Taekwondo Advantage in Sikeston traveled 954 miles to compete in the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics held in Chesapeake, Va. Over 200 competitors from all 50 states took part in the Taekwondo Games. Pictured from left, Zane Riley, bronze medal, Tristin Zimmerman, bronze medal, Aaron Welter, gold and silver medals and Tim Wall, master instructor and owner of Taekwondo Advantage...
Steve Mathis (08/14/06)
CHARLESTON - J.R. "Steve" Mathis, 63, died at 10:25 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 13, 1943, at Wyatt, to J.R. Mathis of Charleston and the late Ardella Barber Mathis, he had lived in Mississippi County most of his life where he was employed in farming. He had served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was of the Baptist belief...
Artrue Becker (08/14/06)
SIKESTON - Artrue L. Becker, 90, died at 8:34 a.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born July 6, 1916, in Bernie, son of the late Ora and Bertha Craft Becker, he was a life-long resident of the area. A farmer, he was of the Pentecost belief...
Mary Smith (08/14/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Ruth Smith, 89, died Aug. 11, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Feb. 19, 1917, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late John and Cecelia Bryant Scism, she lived most of her life in the Bloomfield community, where she was a member of Mount Pisgah General Baptist Church at Aquilla...
Jacob Sitzes III (08/14/06)
ALTON, Ill. - Jacob "Jay" M. Sitzes III, 61, died at 2 p.m. Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Alton surrounded by his family. Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Rachel T. (Ruckel) Sitzes of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Robert J. Sitzes, Jay grew up in Sikeston, graduating from Sikeston High School in 1963. ...
Dorothy Douglas (08/14/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Dorothy Mae Douglas, 76, died Aug. 12, 2006, at her home in Portageville. Born Feb. 11, 1930, in Pomona, daughter of the late W.H. and Janie Mason Schultz, she was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Van and Dee Young of Aurora, Colo., Reggie and Vickie Young of Benton, Ky., and Dennis and Missy Young of Lilbourn; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Gary Hamlett of Wynne, Ark., Denise and Freddie Hill of Portageville and Sandra and Morgan Davis of Wynne; three sisters, Rose "Short" Bartlett of Gideon, Ethel Pentecost of Bossie City, La., and Gracie Thompson of House Springs; and 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...
Diana Forgey (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Diana Forgey, 71, died Aug. 13, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Rockport, Ill., daughter of the late Loren and Eva Bunn Scranton, she had worked for General Electric Credit and was a secretary for Joel Montgomery from 1980 until retiring in 2004...
Christine Swinford (08/14/06)
MALDEN - Ila Christine Swinford, 79, died Aug. 12, 2006, at Poplar Bluff Regional Healthcare. Born Aug. 24, 1926, in Sprucepine, Ala., to the late McKinley and Ila Whitfield Carter, she was of the Pentecostal belief. On Feb. 6, 1949, at Tallapoosa, she married Harmon L. Swinford, who preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1989...
Johnny Kinder (08/14/06)
SIKESTON -- Johnny Wayne Kinder, 47, died at 12:11 a.m. Aug. 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Sylvia Fansler (08/14/06)
SIKESTON - Sylvia Nadine Fansler, 78, died Aug. 12, 2006 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 5, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Noah Elmer and Iva Evelyn Brown Cox, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church and had worked at J.C. Penney for 25 years before retiring...
Ann Palmer (08/14/06)
BERNIE -- Ann Palmer, 76, died Aug. 13, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Looking Back 8/14 (08/14/06)
SIKESTON - Bob Guess has sold his lease, tools and goodwill to the garage near the Marshall Hotel. Lon Nall, who bought the property, already has taken possession. SIKESTON - A business education instructor at Sikeston Senior High School will participate in a newspaper workshop at Washington University in St. Louis. Rovena Hillsman has been awarded a scholarship by the St. Louis Post-...
Speakout 8/14 (08/14/06)
I wonder why so many people let there names be used in the railroad dispute. At least 80 percent of the signers are not close to the trains that the railroads want to change. We need these jobs, both for money and retirement pensions. Most of all they are the ones that haul heavy things. Who else would do this?...