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Stories from Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Swim lessons prove popular with area youngsters and parents (06/26/02)
SIKESTON -- Kids are splashing into fun during their swimming lessons at the Southeast Missouri YMCA this summer. "It's fun and you learn how to swim," Taylor Kirkpatrick, 8, said. Taylor, a Minnow, said she's learning the backstroke and the sidestroke...
Signs of the times (06/26/02)
BENTON - The Salcedo and Crowder communities will finally get street signs. At their regular session Tuesday, Scott County commissioners authorized Joe Burton, E-911 administrator, to gather prices on streets signs from area vendors. "There were some that never did get installed," said Martin Priggel, presiding commissioner. "We need to get that taken care of."...
D.A.R.E. car is still a winner (06/26/02)
SIKESTON - The "new" has worn off on the Sikeston D.A.R.E. car, but the "shiny" is still there. "It's a '94 Ford Mustang," said Shirley Porter, Sikeston D.A.R.E. officer. Despite its age, the Sikeston D.A.R.E. car was recently recognized yet again for its sharp looks with two first place trophies in its category at car shows this year...
'Lunch Money' Hays wins E.T. (06/26/02)
Here are results from races around Southeast Missouri over the weekend. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON - Here are the Sikeston Drag Strip results from Saturday. Super Pro Rob Sample posts his first win of the season with a 5.06 dial. He ran 6.13 at 78 mph. His reaction time was .521. Runner up Gary Summers red lit, giving Sample the automatic win. Gary ran 5.33 on a 5.31 dial at 127 mph...
SAY tournaments under way (06/26/02)
SIKESTON -- End of the season tournaments got underway in Sikeston Area Youth Baseball Tuesday night. Individual information was not provided. In the National League tourney, fourth-seeded Burger King defeated fifth-seeded Lewis. The King will now play the top-seeded Lions today at 7:30 p.m...
Sammy Potashnick to make comeback (06/26/02)
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Sikeston native Sammy Potashnick is ready to climb back into the driver's seat after recovering from a head injury he suffered as a result of an accident at a NASCAR Late Model Series race at Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., last month...
SAY Team of the Day: Fabick (06/26/02)
SIKESTON -- In the American League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball, Fabick is a powerhouse this year. The squad led the division most of the year before slipping in the last week of the regular season, finishing with a record of 9-4. Fabick got the No. 2 seed in this week's American League tournament...
Ervin Schaefer (06/26/02)
BENTON - Ervin Zeno Schaefer, 92, of Burbank, Calif., and formerly of Benton, died Jan. 21, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1909, in Benton, son of the late Adam C. and Carol E. Halter Schaefer, he worked at the Atlas Powder Company in Wolf Lake, Ill., before joining the U.S. Navy during World War II. After his discharge from the Navy, he made his home in Burbank where he was a member of the Catholic Church...
Births (published 6/26) (06/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Roy Dale and Elizabeth Keith Merideth are the parents of their second child, first daughter, born at 7:30 a.m. June 3, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Gillian Grace Merideth weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Merideth is the former Elizabeth Keith, daughter of Ronnie and Kathy Keith of Piedmont. She is a speech language pathologist at Jackson Junior High School...
Looking Back in Time at June 26 (06/26/02)
SIKESTON - W.E. Hemington was elected president of the Lions Club Tuesday. He succeeds Charles Dement. SIKESTON - New vocational and college preparatory educational opportunities will be available in the Sikeston community, according to plans recently approved by the board of education. The announcement was made today by Superintendent Lynn Twitty...
List of projects will help sell Prop B (06/26/02)
The Missouri Transportation Commission has taken the first step toward potential success for Proposition B on the August primary ballot. Prop B would raise the state fuel tax by four cents and up the state sales tax by a half cent. The nearly $500 million annually those two taxes would generate will go toward improving transportation needs in the state...
SpeakOut 6/26 (06/26/02)
I'd like to SpeakOut about the front page article on June 16 about all the millions of dollars they're going to ask registered voters to vote on Aug. 6. I want the District 10 people to take better care of these rural roads (Highway 114 and some of those) in this area. ...