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Stories from Sunday, July 28, 2002

Moms and tots joining MOPS (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - Sometimes it's just nice to know you're not the only mom who goes through the struggles and joys of raising young children. An international organization that began in 1973, Mothers of Preschoolers is designed to meet the needs of every mom whether she's a stay-at-home or working mom, a teen mom, single mom or married mom. They may have different lifestyles, but they share a similar desire to be the best mom they can be...
Proactive approach helps officials fill nursing vacancies (07/28/02)
SIKESTON -- Even though the nursing shortage hasn't affected Missouri Delta Medical Center the way it has other hospitals, it's still a serious issue the hospital is addressing. "Missouri has a fairly large number of licensed nurses," said Emily Featherston, Missouri Delta Medical Center's vice president of nursing. "But the majority of those nurses are either not working, or they're finding work in places other than the hospital."...
Sikeston to host seven-state tourney (07/28/02)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston will be the site of this year's Junior Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old Midwest Plains baseball tournament, which takes place Aug. 3-7 at VFW Stadium. The city will host state champions from seven states: Colorado, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri...
Team of the Day: DeWitt (07/28/02)
SIKESTON -- DeWitt Auction Company took seventh place in the Junior Babe Ruth League this year, finishing with a record of 2-10. "It was kind of a disappointing year," said DeWitt Auction coach Tom Ayers. "We lost four one-run ballgames that could have gone either way. One thing I was proud of was the kids we had didn't quit, even though we lost a lot of ballgames early. Everybody kept playing hard and we got better."...
Post 114 ousts Jackson (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team eliminated Jackson on Friday 23-17 to advance to the championship game of the District 14 Tournament at VFW Stadium. Results from Saturday's championship with top-seeded Dunklin County were not available at press time...
Dannie Davis (07/28/02)
KNOXVILLE, Ark. - Dannie Lee Davis, 55, died July 20, 2002, at the Johnson Regional Medical Center in Russellville. Born in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late George Cecil and Ocie Marie Holt Davis, he graduated from Sikeston High School and was a member of Knoxville Masonic Lodge 370, the London Masonic Lodge and Knoxville First Baptist Church. ...
Barbara Stone (07/28/02)
CHARLESTON - Barbara Bailey Stone, 82, of Pasadena, Texas, and formerly of Wyatt, died at 4:55 p.m. July 26, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born June 15, 1920, in Mississippi County, son of the late Roy L. and Callie Beaven Gist, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life before moving to Pasadena in 2000. She was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Opal Blackman (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Opal C. Puckett Blackman, 81, who died July 26, 2002, will be: Rich Guess, Steve Guess, Billy Puckett, James Puckett, Harry Crutchfield and Cecil Warren Crutchfield...
Vesta Sommers (07/28/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Vesta Sommers, 93, who died July 24, 2002, were: Daniel Greer, Darrell Burris, Bob Smith, Jim Cates, Bill Greer and Jeremiah Sommers.
Dursilla Mhoon (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - Dursilla Mhoon died July 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Correan Hufstedler (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - Correan Dockery Hufstedler, 85, died at 12:05 a.m. July 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 23, 1916, in Conran, daughter of the late George Ebbin and Myrtle C. Thompson Dockery, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church. She owned and operated the C&H Service Station in Sikeston and was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society office in Sikeston for 17 years...
Births (published 7-28) (07/28/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Crystal Dawn Pearson and Stephen Blake Peel Jr. are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:17 p.m. July 1, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Katelin Isabella Peel weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long...
Looking back 7-28 (07/28/02)
SIKESTON - Miss Alice Van Horne was hostess at a supper Thursday evening at her home, complementing Miss Elizabeth Ann Baker, Bill Tenkhoff and Bob Wade of Malden, who were her guests Thursday and Friday. SIKESTON - During the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. today, Sikeston had its coolest night for July - 48 degrees - since as far back as July 27, 1911, 51 years ago. Yesterday's high was only 84, a below-normal temperature for the date. There was no precipitation recorded...
It's time to stop playing blame game (07/28/02)
When, oh when, will American society begin accepting responsibility for its own mistakes and quit playing the blame game? I am growing increasingly sick and tired of stories where Americans point the finger of blame at everyone but themselves. Ceasar Barber is a conservative editorial writer's dream. ...
Speakout 7-28 (07/28/02)
I am from a middle class white family. No, I do not have as much money as the parties filing the lawsuit against the Scott County Health Department. No, I probably would not be considered one of "those" people the Montgomerys feel are the only ones who use the services of the health department. ...