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Stories from Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Road space is still available for adoption (07/03/02)
SIKESTON -- It's been 15 years since the Adopt-A-Highway Program originated, and although over 8,000 groups have volunteered for the program, the Missouri Department of Transportation is still looking for a few more green thumbs to aid in keeping the highways in top condition...
Eeewww! (07/03/02)
Hannah Stinnett cringes as she puts her hands in a substance she's not quite sure about. She participated in a touch and feel story as part of the New Madrid County Library's Summer Reading Program at the Morehouse Service Center Tuesday afternoon. The four- week program is for ages 6-12 and will end July 26...
Cardiac rehab leads to new relationship (07/03/02)
BENTON -- For most people, going to the gym, or any form of exercise club, is a dreaded chore. While there are exceptions, most people want to get in and get out. At the Southeast Missouri Hospital Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab in Cape Girardeau, exercise is welcomed. In fact, working out has "worked out" so well for one area couple that they're getting married next month...
Oops (07/03/02)
Stan Parham, owner of Local Transfer Wrecker Service, pulls a car out from under Cristy Baker-Neel's porch on Kingshighway. The accident happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. The driver was taken to Missouri Delta Medical Center. Additional information was unavailable at press time...
Scott County approved for $15,000 GIS grant (07/03/02)
BENTON - Scott County was approved for a $15,000 grant to assist with the cost of a Geographic Information System. "It was a grant for software and training through the National Association of Counties which is the first step for the county to set up a computerized Geographic Information System," said Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger during Tuesday's county commission meeting...
SAY Team of the Day: Standard Democrat (07/03/02)
SIKESTON -- In Major League Baseball, there are the Yankees. In the Musial League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball, there is Standard Democrat. The SD was a juggernaut this season, toppling every opponent it played en route to a perfect 14-0 record. Sikeston's favorite sons left it all out on the field this year, taking first in the league and first in the year-end tournament...
Father, son finish first, second (07/03/02)
Here are last week's results from racing at tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Father and son took first and second in the Super Pro Class at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. Mark Payne, of Steelville, won with a 6.11 dial. He ran 6.13 at 113 m.p.h. His reaction time was .512. Roy Payne, also from Steelville, took second. He dialed 6.86 and ran 6.87 at 98 m.p.h. His reaction time was .528...
Nellie Williams (07/03/02)
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nellie Crain Williams, 89, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died June 27, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Nov. 22, 1912, at Bernie, daughter of the late Samuel Marshall Crain and Sarah Elizabeth Hayes, she was a resident of San Jose and a 30-year member of the Grace Baptist Church of San Jose. ...
Garry Loflin (07/03/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Garry L. Loflin, 59, died at 4:30 a.m. July 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 25, 1943, in Missouri, son of the late Jewell and Ada Langley Loflin, he had lived in East Prairie for the past 11 years, moving from Virginia, where he was a hairdresser. He was of the Baptist belief...
Betty Powell (07/03/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Betty Powell, 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 3:15 a.m. July 3, 2002, at Methodist Hospital North. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Births (published 7/3) (07/03/02)
SIKESTON - David Andrew and Jamie Susie Norton are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:05 a.m. June 5, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Lindsey Marie Norton weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at July 3 (07/03/02)
SIKESTON - Master David Bailey, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Bailey, was admitted Wednesday for a minor operation. --- SIKESTON - An Australian-born former moving picture actress "likes Sikeston" after several weeks residence here as the wife of an aviation cadet in training at the Air Force Detachment. She is attractive Mrs. Frederick K. Stephenson, whose movie name was Herta Margot. She appeared in several pictures prior to her marriage last April 26 in San Antonio, Texas...
Terrorists will not stop celebrations (07/03/02)
For all the wrong reasons, this is a special Fourth of July. Still suffering national shell-shock from Sept. 11, Americans will celebrate in ways both large and small tomorrow. Perhaps it's our collective way of showing our determination against those who wish us harm. Or perhaps most of use have little way of personally combatting terrorism so we just go on with our lives. Either way, it should be a special day...
SpeakOut 7/3 (07/03/02)
A friend of mine who is a custodian at one of the schools here told me they don't have insurance. The teachers do, but they don't. Why? He works as hard as the teachers do. This should be looked into. We called Sikeston R-6 School Board Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller. ...