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Stories from Tuesday, August 21, 2007

'Fill the Boot' campaign begins (08/21/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Fire Division has begun its "Fill the Boot" campaign for Jerry's Kids. Each year, Sikeston's firefighters endure the heat and collect money from area residents and visitors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The campaign is a joint effort from firefighters across the nation, working together to raise money to help find a cure for children with this neuromuscular disease...
Graham speaks at Miner Baptist Church event (08/21/07)
SIKESTON -- If you weren't at the Miner Baptist Church last night, you missed out but still have two more chances to hear a very special speaker: Will Graham. "It was very good -- very, very good," said Heather DeWitt, a lifelong member of the church. "He spoke, obviously, about salvation, which Billy Graham always preaches about in his sermons. He spoke of the Bible, spoke of the Genesis. He was very funny; inspiring."...
Undefeated All-Star baseball champions (08/21/07)
The Sikeston 7- and 8-year-old All-Star "A" team placed first in their final baseball tournament of the season July 25-28 in Chaffee. In four all-star tournaments in 2007, Sikeston compiled an undefeated record of 18-0. Team members include (first row, from left) Luke Marcum, Coby McMikle, Stevie Holman, Landon Glueck, Austin Branch, (second row, from left) Brandon Hurt, Lane Johnson, Fred Thatch, Jerrod Sandlin, McKenzie Worth, Samuel Cox, Caleb Watkins, (third row, from left) coach Blake Leonard, coach Lane Johnson, coach Mike Worth and coach Clay Graviett. ...
Charleston records slim win at Jackson (08/21/07)
JACKSON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays started the fall season in winning form on Monday at Jackson, winning 5-4 in girls tennis. The Lady Bluejays were led by their No.1 netter, senior Jade Schwieger, who defeated Haff of Jackson, 8-6. Schwieger also won in her doubles match with partner Lindsay Burke, also a senior...
Lady Hawks fly past East Carter during opener (08/21/07)
BENTON -- Preparing themselves for another playoff run, the Kelly Lady Hawks opened the 2007 prep softball season Monday, defeating the East Carter Lady Red Birds 12-1 in five innings. The Lady Hawks played in typical fashion, scoring on nearly every chance they had. After a vigorous training session throughout the summer, the Kelly showed its dedication to putting it all on the line at gametime...
Charles Hawkins (08/21/07)
ADVANCE - Charles Dillard Hawkins, 69, died Aug. 19, 2007, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 15, 1938, at Brownwood, son of the late Charles A. and Lula Kirk Hawkins, he was a foreman for the Missouri Highway Department in Advance and retired after 35 years of service. A 1956 graduate of Advance High School, he was a member of the Elks Lodge in Dexter and the Advance Eagles...
Harold Sietman (08/21/07)
ORAN -- Harold Sietman, 79, died Aug. 20, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Charles Bixler (08/21/07)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles L. Bixler, 73, who died on Aug. 18, 2007, will be: Ron Schilly, Tom Dismuke, Bill Purdy, Charles McCann, Jack Bixler and Harley Bixler...
Wesley Jones (08/21/07)
JACKSON - Wesley Leon Jones, 51, died Aug. 20, 2007, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Leota Calvin (08/21/07)
SIKESTON - Leota Anderson Calvin, 87, died at 2:50 a.m. Aug. 21, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Wyatt, to the late Alvie and Ada Belle Crews Anderson, she graduated from Charleston High School, was a lifelong member of the Bess Truman Club and volunteered at Sells Rest Home for 10 years. She was a housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she had been a Sunday school teacher for many years...
LaFayette McCoy (08/21/07)
BENTON -- LaFayette McCoy, 88, died at 1:46 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 23, 1918, in Tuckerman, Ark., son of the late Fayette and Mary Ella Brandon McCoy, he was a machinist and had been employed with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kan. ...
Lucy Wilson (08/21/07)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lucy Wilson, 90, died at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 19, 2007, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1917, at Wolf Island, to the late Charles D. and Rosa Mae Rice Wilson, she was a retired registered nurse. She worked at the Native Service Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska before moving back to Mississippi County in 1973. ...
Edith Midgett (08/21/07)
DEXTER - Edith Lilly Midgett, 85, formerly of Risco, died Aug. 20, 2007, at her home. Born Feb. 25, 1922, in Oil Trough, Ark., to the late Willie and Bessie Williams Wallace, she was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Risco. On Oct. 16, 1943, at New Madrid, she married Charles Aubry Midgett, who preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1977...
Billy Beck (08/21/07)
SIKESTON -- Billy Bob Beck, 73, died Aug. 19, 2007, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1933, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Agnes Duke Beck Sr., he was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. He had attended Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, Ark. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany and England. He had been a custodian for Wal-Mart and Sikeston Public Schools until his retirement...
Births (published 8/21) (08/21/07)
Jernigan EAST PRAIRIE -- Tonya True and Edmond Dewey Jernigan are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 3:51 a.m. July 16, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Logan Maddox Jernigan weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long...
Looking Back 8/21 (08/21/07)
SIKESTON - Sikeston's radio station has been granted the call letters KSIM by the Federal Communications Commission, H.C. Young, vice president of the Sikeston Community Broadcasting Company, announced today. DEXTER - Dexter citizens voted four to one yesterday to renew the franchise of the Missouri Utilities Company. The electrical franchise was approved 424 to 96 and the gas franchise is 430 to 97...
Senseless act may have two victims (08/21/07)
By all accounts, St. Louis resident Daniel Horkheimer was truly one of the good guys. He was an immigration advocate and community activist. He volunteered to help steer newcomers through the maze of bureaucracy. He and his wife lived in the middle of a very poor north St. Louis neighborhood though they could have easily afforded better surroundings...
SpeakOut 8/21 (08/21/07)
Jesus said, When you do unto the least of thee, you have done unto me. That means we need to go out into our own area, not overseas and other countries. We need to look around in our own area. There are hungry people and people that's in need in our little town of Sikeston and surrounding areas. That's what that means according to God's book. We need to help take care of people that are in need in our area...