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Stories from Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Sikeston girl works as a congressional page (07/17/02)
SIKESTON -- Last summer, after hearing about the Congressional Page Program, 16-year-old Catharine Bill decided to do a little investigating of her own. Bill, the daughter of Josh and Patricia Bill of Sikeston, looked into the program and received information from U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson. She filled out an application -- among other items in the lengthy process -- and waited for a reply...
State must approve cost of bridge replacement (07/17/02)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners may have to rebid a bridge replacement project depending on what state officials decide. Commissioners awarded the bid to replace the bridge on County Highway 427 south of Morley to the low bidder, Penzel Construction of Jackson, for $137,392.34 during Tuesday's county commission...
Sunglasses are fashion, protection (07/17/02)
SIKESTON - There are a lot of people making spectacles of themselves these days and for good reason. Wearing sunglasses is not only a source of comfort and fashion, but it protects the eyes from harmful Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays. The sun, strongest between 10 a.m. ...
Local on state rodeo team (07/17/02)
DENVER, Co. -- Nicole DeWitt, a 12th grade student at Kelly High School has earned a position on the Missouri high school rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Farmington, NM from July 22-28 to compete at the 54th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). To follow DeWitt and other competitors at the NHSFR, visit the NHSRA website daily for complete results at www.nhsra.org...
Sikeston football camp (07/17/02)
Sikeston quarterback Drew Lawrence drops back for a pass in Tuesday's football camp. The camp for grades 9-12 started on Monday and will run through Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sikeston High School football practice field.
Ray signs with Shawnee (07/17/02)
SIKESTON - Recent Sikeston High School graduate Summer Ray signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. Ray will attend Shawnee on a full scholarship, including books, tuition and fees. Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks said he thinks Ray will be able to contribute immediately at Shawnee...
Sikeston Junior Legion in the Zone (07/17/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team knew it had some big shoes to fill after last year's junior legion team made an amazing run to the state title game. So far so good for the 2002 Unit 114 team, which clinched Sikeston's second straight District 14 championship last weekend...
Phillips posts first Super Pro win (07/17/02)
Here are the weekend results from local race tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- David Phillips posted his first Super Pro win of the season with a 6.11 dial. He ran 6.11 at 110 mph. His reaction time was .526. Runner up was Cecil Whitaker. He ran 6.23 on a 6.21 dial at 111 mph. His reaction time was .547...
SAY Team of the Day: First National Bank (07/17/02)
SIKESTON -- First National Bank won the Junior Babe Ruth championship this year, finishing with a record of 10-2. "We were solid all the way around," said First National coach Terry Schaefer. "The parents and stuff were great throughout the year. This was really one of my better years."...
James Lovins (07/17/02)
BERNIE - James Alex Lovins, 85, died July 15, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 19, 1916, in Wayne County, son of the late James Henry and Margrit Scritchfields Lovins, he was a retired farmer and member of the Powe Baptist Church...
Catherine Coopwood (07/17/02)
WILSON CITY - Catherine Coopwood, 73, died July 12, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 7, 1929, in Lenox, Ky., daughter of the late John and Willie Perry, she lived in Missouri since the early 1950s. She was a member of Holly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt, where she was a member of the choir and Mother's Board...
Births (published 7/17) (07/17/02)
DEXTER - Joey and Rachel Schmidt are the parents of their fourth child, second daughter, born at 2:25 p.m. June 21, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kali Alexis Schmidt weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Schmidt is the daughter of Clyde and Terrye Morehead of Fort Towson, Okla...
Looking Back in Time: July 17 (07/17/02)
SIKESTON - A wiener roast at the home of Miss Grace Marie Sitzes followed by a bunking party at Miss Louise Jackson's home complimented Miss Betty Shivel, who leaves this Friday for a visit in San Antonio, Texas. --- SIKESTON - Two new members were admitted to the Sikeston Kiwanis Club Friday night. They were E.C. Corbin, formerly a member of the Jefferson City club, and Emil E. Leighninger...
Area to have chance to salute local talent (07/17/02)
By any definition, Neal Boyd is a big man. Large in size but also large in reputation, Boyd has carved a national following with his talented operatic tenor voice. He has stood proudly on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City, the mecca of his musical field. And for a young kid from Sikeston, that ain't bad folks...
Your View 7/17: Thanks! from the swim team (07/17/02)
I am writing this letter on behalf of the Sikeston Swim Team. We would like to share our heartfelt thanks to all the businesses that have helped to make our swimming season a success. We ask that the community continue to support the following establishments. Their generosity and immeasurable dedication to the youth makes Sikeston a wonderful community. These businesses are helping to build a better city in the future through their support to the youth today...
SpeakOut 7/17 (07/17/02)
If anyone has a 1943 Anniston year book they want to sell, please call 649-5047. I have a question for the people who lay out the adds for Food Giant. The ads don't say where Food Giant is. It doesn't state what store name was there before. Out of town people may have trouble finding it...