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Stories from Thursday, July 11, 2002

Passport fees to increase (07/11/02)
SIKESTON -- If you've put off renewing that expired passport or if you're planning a future getaway out of the country, then you need to act fast because passport fees are about to face a hefty increase. Beginning Aug. 19, passport fees will jump from $60 to $85 for persons 16 and older and from $40 to $70 for anyone under 16...
Redneck Barbecue set for Aug. 10 (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Think you have what it takes to be a master griller? Care to place a little wager on that? For the past several years individuals of all ages from throughout the region have brought their barbecuing expertise to the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce's Redneck Barbecue Cook-Off...
Sikeston man is sentenced (07/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Louis Mosby, 18, of Sikeston, will spend the next 40 years of his life behind bars for his involvement in armed robbery in Sikeston. Mosby's sentencing Tuesday comes as a result of a guilty plea he entered in Mississippi County on April 9...
Getting ready (07/11/02)
Sikeston Jaycee Eugene Stroud paints the perimeter fence to the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. The Jaycees are preparing the grounds for their upcoming 50th annual Rodeo which is slated for Aug 7-10.
SAY Team of the Day: D&S Salvage (07/11/02)
SIKESTON -- D&S Salvage took eighth place in the Rookie League of Sikeston Area Youth Baseball this year, finishing with a record of 2-12. The squad was seeded No. 8 in the year-end tournament and was defeated by 731 Realty in the first round. "We had a lot of fun," said D&S head coach Alvin Gross. "We improved and learned a lot over the course of the season. Some individual kids really stood out, especially with their batting."...
Sikeston's Hardin to play in all-star football game (07/11/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Lions kick off their 26th Annual All-Star Football game at 6:30 on July 27th in Lincoln University's Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Joining one of the two teams at defensive end is Sikeston's Myron Hardin. Hardin was a first team all-conference and all-district player this year for the Bulldogs. Hardin had 50 tackles this year and led Sikeston with eight quarterback sacks...
Dawgs place second in tourney (07/11/02)
The Sikeston Diamond Dawgs 8 & Under traveling team recently took second place in the Creve Coeur Athletic Association's June Spectacular tournament. The squad went 3-1, beating all the St. Louis teams before losing to a team from Iowa in the championship...
Sikeston Junior Legion hoping to defend District 14 championship (07/11/02)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Junior American Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team will begin its quest to defend their District 14 Tournament championship tonight at 5 p.m. at Jackson. Sikeston, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, will take on No. 3 Cape Junior Legion at Legion Park in Jackson to kick off the tournament...
Eleanor Story (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Eleanor McClure Story, 75, died at 12:02 a.m. July 10, 2002, at her home. Born Aug. 29, 1927, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Dr. Thomas C. and Virginia Hetherington McClure, she lived in Sikeston most of her life and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston...
William Crawford (07/11/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Edward Crawford, 5-month-old son of Chris E. and Debbie Crawford, died July 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Jan. 14, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, he is also survived by one brother, Charles William Copen III of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandparents, Kathy D. ...
Don Wayne Donner (07/11/02)
PUXICO - Donald Wayne Donner, 58, died at 9 p.m. July 10, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Betty Powell (07/11/02)
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Elizabeth "Betty" Powell, 85, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 3:15 a.m. July 3, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital in North Memphis. Born July 9, 1916, in Columbia, daughter of the late Frank and Ora May Smith Sapp, she graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelors degree in education and a masters degree in library science. ...
Dale Raymer (07/11/02)
FREDERICKTOWN - Dale Aldin Raymer Sr., 69, died July 4, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 11, 1932, in Elsinore, son of the late Denver and Willie Raymer, he was a combat veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Marcus Lodge 110 AF&AM and McDonald Chapter 128 Order of the Eastern Star...
Hazel Thornton (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Hazel Lorene Winton Thornton, 91, died July 9, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 20, 1910, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of the late Minnie Bell Hardin Winton and Orlum Russell Winton, she was raised in Piggott, Ark., with her four brothers and one sister, Ray, Garland, Orlum, Paul Sims and Neva. ...
Geneva Burgess (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Geneva L. Burgess, 71, died July 9, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Crowder, daughter of the late Ed and Bertha Jones McCormick, she was of the Baptist belief. Her husband, Abraham Lincoln Burgess Sr., preceded her in death in March 1977...
Lila Beeson (07/11/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lila Mae Beeson, 77, died July 10, 2002. Born Aug. 13, 1924, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Clarence Cecil and Lorene Grace Reed Sutton, she was a member of Barnes Ridge Baptist Church. She was a licensed practical nurse at Missouri Delta Medical Center, retiring in 1986...
Malcolm Gramling (07/11/02)
KENNETT - Malcolm Oscar Gramling, 74, died July 7, 2002, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett. Born Dec. 16, 1927, in Walcott, Ark., son of the late Estes G. and Cordie May Gramling, he had been an auto mechanic instructor at Cape Girardeau Vo-Tech School and had also been employed by Tanksley Trucking and Nation Brothers. ...
Births (published 7/11) (07/11/02)
ANNISTON - John T. and Patty A. Ray are the parents of their second daughter, born at 7:37 a.m. May 20, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Johnna Nicole Ray weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. The former Patty Burns, Mrs. Ray is the daughter of Donna Housman of Anniston and the late Larry Burns...
Dolan - Yant (07/11/02)
HAZELWOOD - Cheryl Halbert has announced the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Leigh Dolan, to David Ralph Yant Jr., son of David and Barbara Yant of Matthews. The future bride graduated from Riverview Garden High School in St. Louis and is employed by Village School in St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Norvell and Nancy Dunnuck of Florissant and great-granddaughter of the late Elvis and Leland Dunnuck...
Washburn - Scudder (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Randy and Darlene Bohnert of Old Appleton have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Marie Washburn to Mark Anthony Scudder, son of Tony and Vivian Scudder of Blodgett. A 2002 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride is employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston...
Looking Back in Time at July 11 (07/11/02)
SIKESTON - Howard Darter, 15, lets all who look upon his pate know where he stands on the war effort. His short cropped hairstyle, which is fashioned with a "V," is usually covered with a skull cap. Those for whom he doffs his hat are rewarded with a glimpse of the "V" for Victory hair trim...
Second look gives a clearer picture (07/11/02)
I have always argued that one of the major flaws of the news media is the lack of follow-up reporting. We within the industry are often guilty of running a somewhat sensational story that generates interest but then go on to some other matter with equal zeal. But like Paul Harvey says, there's always a rest of the story...
SpeakOut 7/11 (07/11/02)
About God in the Pledge of Allegiance: it should stay. When the tragedy of Sept. 11 happened, everyone started calling on God and saying God bless America, God bless the nation, and in God we trust. All the time God was here but America left God. See, that is the problem - someone always tries to take God's name out of something. ...