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Stories from Friday, July 12, 2002

Sikeston man convicted (07/12/02)
CHARLESTON - A Mississippi County jury convicted a Sikeston man Thursday on drug-related charges. Ronnie Carl Robinson, 35, was found guilty of second degree trafficking crack cocaine and possession of more than 5 grams of marijuana with the intent to distribute from events which occurred on June 29, 1999 at 328 Sunset in Sikeston...
Gypsy moths worrying Missouri officials (07/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Currently Missouri isn't known for its overabundance of gypsy moths, and if the Missouri Department of Agriculture has anything to say about it, that's a reputation they'd like to keep for a while. "It's just knocking on our door," said Rocky Hayes, urban forester for the Southeast Missouri Regional Conservation Department. "The outlook doesn't look good. They were introduced in the 1700s in the northeastern states, and they just keep marching west."...
Sikeston man gets 50 months for felony firearm possession (07/12/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Sikeston man was sentenced Thursday on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm. Shalimar M. Ross, 25, was sentenced to 50 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm when he appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel...
Ditch cleanup (07/12/02)
Steve Ferrell of Ferrell Excavation works to clean out the ditch lateral between Crowe and Pam Streets Thursday. The project will reportedly clean the ditch from Ables Road south to Highway 60.
George is reappointed to port authority board (07/12/02)
CHARLESTON - Kenny George was reappointed to a fourth term on the Mississippi County Port Authority Board during Thursday's county commission meeting. Port authority board terms run for three years. George, who is serving as the board's chairman, said the port authority has several projects pending that he would like to see through. "I'm going to go as long as I feel like messing with it and as long as you'll have me," he said...
SAY Team of the Day: Market Place (07/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Market Place took third place in the regular season, then went on to win the year-end tournament in the Junior Babe Ruth League this year. The squad had to win back-to-back games, battling through 12 innings in the oppressive heat to claim the championship...
Health Facilities Rehab goes 8-0 (07/12/02)
SIKESTON -- Health Facilities Rehab took first place in the YMCA 11-13 girls league this year, finishing with a record of 8-0. "The girls had an outstanding season in which everyone contributed in both offense and defense," said HF Rehab coach Jerry Patterson. "We had great support from the parents getting everyone to practices and games on time."...
Junior Legion holds off Cape rally (07/12/02)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team picked up a huge first round victory on Thursday in the Junior American Legion District 14 Tournament at Jackson's Legion Park. Sikeston withstood a late rally by Cape Junior Legion Post 63 to win 4-3...
Takisha Lambert (07/12/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Takisha Lynette Lambert, 26, died July 9, 2002, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Born July 6, 1976, in Sikeston, daughter of Albert Holmes Jr. of St. Louis and Marilyn K. Lambert of Marianna, Ark., she graduated in 1994 from Lee Senior High School in Marianna and was a member of the U.S. ...
John Harrell (07/12/02)
GRAYRIDGE - John J. Harrell, 79, died July 11, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 27, 1923, in Suffolk, Va., son of the late Nathaniel and Ruby Leigh Powell Harrell, he had lived in Maryland, France, Fort Knox, Ky., and Virginia before moving to Grayridge in 1986. ...
Don Wayne Donner (07/12/02)
PUXICO - Don Wayne Donner, 58, died at 9 p.m. July 10, 2002, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 17, 1944, at Manila, Ark., son of the late Joseph A. and Dorothy Hatcher Donner, he was a farmer and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston and Knights of Columbus...
Frances Emerson (07/12/02)
BENTON - Frances Mae Emerson, 80, formerly of Morley, died at 10:37 p.m. July 11, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 12, 1922, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie Houston Stone, she was owner and manager of Cato's Clothing Store from 1970 until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morley and of the Benton Senior Citizens Group...
Arlene McGill (07/12/02)
SIKESTON - Arlene McGill, 62, died July 12, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
John Mayabb (07/12/02)
SCOTT CITY - John David Mayabb, 48, died July 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (published 7/12) (07/12/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - William Clay and Lisa Luann Riley are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 5:25 a.m. June 8, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Logan Jodi Riley weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Riley is the former Lisa Dunn, daughter of Carol Dunn of New Madrid and Grancy Davis of Marion, Ill. She is a surgical technologist for the Silver Springs Surgery Center...
Looking Back in Time at July 12 (07/12/02)
BENTON - Six hundred and forty youths, ages 18-20, signed up for selective service at 14 points in Scott County in the fifth registration, according to Clerk Norman Bugg of the draft board at Benton Thursday. SIKESTON - P.J.'s Auto and Home Supply is this year celebrating its 25th year in business in Sikeston and is celebrating this event with the biggest promotion ever in the store's history. ...
Time will tell if sale of bonds was right (07/12/02)
With the stroke of a pen the state of Missouri on Thursday effectively lost $1.3 billion. Now that should create political chaos under most circumstances. But in this case, there was barely a ripple. Time will tell if that changes. With Gov. Bob Holden and Lt. ...
Your View 7/12: Another viewpoint (07/12/02)
I am proud of the men and women of the Department of Public Safety. The front page article July 10 represents a gross disregard to the facts of a case that dates back to 1998. The City of Sikeston's insurance company, The Hartford, provided the legal defense for the Newman lawsuit. The Hartford made a business decision in settling the lawsuit. The City of Sikeston was not consulted prior to the insurance company offering to settle the case...
SpeakOut 7/12 (07/12/02)
I was calling about the pledge reaction where the guy said that he thought it was ridiculous that he thought this country was suppose to be a majority rule country. I was wondering where this guy from. Is he under Hitler or something? Since when has America been a majority-rule country? Never. Everybody is equal but it doesn't matter...