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Stories from Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Local man pleads guilty (08/13/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Charleston man faces a possible 10-year prison term after pleading guilty Monday to weapons charges. Alfred E. Murphy Jr., 38, pled guilty to 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...
Christian music is attracting attention (08/13/02)
SIKESTON - Today's Christian music has made a 100-degree turn from what it once was, grabbing the attention of more and more young people. Those looking for music that sends a positive message are finding it in groups like Point of Grace, Third Day and dc Talk and from solo artists Jennifer Knapp, Rebecca St. James and Michael W. Smith...
Practice begins (08/13/02)
Sikeston assistant football coach Terry Flanigan works with lineman on a drill in Monday's practice. Monday marked the first day that high school fall sports teams were allowed to practice for the upcoming season.
Farmers finding times are hard (08/13/02)
SIKESTON -- First there was too much rain in April and May. Then wheat scab infected several wheat fields and now farmers are dealing with a drought. Welcome to the world of farming. With situations like these, it's no wonder that every once in a while Von Priggel, 33, of Oran finds himself asking why he's farming and not doing something else...
Heartland teams advance in softball world series (08/13/02)
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The Benton 16-and-under Babe Ruth softball team defeated Concord, (CA) 4-3 in the Babe Ruth World Series on Monday in Greenville, N.C. Benton fell behind 2-1 in the first inning before rallying for two runs in the top of the fourth to lead 3-2. Concord tied it up with a run in the bottom of the fifth before Benton plated the eventual winning run in the top of the sixth on an RBI-single by Ashley Kern...
Martha Cox (08/13/02)
ST. CHARLES, Ill. - Martha Cox, 52, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 11, 2002, at the Delnore Community Hospital in Geneva. Born Dec. 5, 1949, in Dexter, daughter of the late William E. and Margarette Ezell Cox, she attended Dexter High School and moved to St. Charles 36 years ago. She was a truck driver for the Richardson Electronic Company...
Melvin Eftink (08/13/02)
ORAN - Melvin Joseph Eftink, 59, died at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 12, 2002, at his home. Born May 23, 1943, in Oran, son of the late Leo and Josephine Jansen Eftink, he was a machine operator for Superior Essex in Sikeston and member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Sodality in Oran...
Sue Durham (08/13/02)
DEXTER -- Beverly Ann "Sue" Durham, 55, died Aug. 12, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 15, 1946, at Bernie, daughter of the late John Randolph and Nora Ogelvie Durham, she was employed by Arvin Automotive in Dexter...
Births (published 8-13) (08/13/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Michael Shawn and Dana Kay Wagner are the parents of their fourth child, second son, born at 7 p.m. July 16, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Christian Michael Wagner weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. The former Dana Pulliam, Mrs. Wagner is the daughter of Daniel Pulliam and Jan Pulliam of Essex...
Parrish-Higgins (08/13/02)
Parish- Higgins SAVANNAH, Tenn. - Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Higgins of Savannah announce the engagement of their daughter, Lei Anne, to Bobby Lynn Parish, the son of Becky Parish of New Madrid. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Hardin County High School in Savannah and a 2000 graduate of the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala. She is employed as a social worker with the State of Alabama...
Looking Back 8/13 (08/13/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Joseph P. Read will terminate his services as pastor of the church here Oct. 6, an announcement in the church bulletin issued to the congregation Sunday said. He has filled the pulpit of the Sikeston Church three years. CHARLESTON - Mrs. ...
Striving to win war against violence (08/13/02)
We've all heard the statistics concerning the decline in the murder rate in the United States and I assume we've all believed the drop in murder rates is the result of improved law enforcement. Turns out we're wrong. The murder rate in the United States has been on a steady decline primarily because of improved emergency and trauma care...
Speakout 8-13 (08/13/02)
I sure am glad to see that the city decided it was important to pave Brown Street. It sure helps the drug dealers take care of their business down there, I'm sure. But then they turned right around and left the end of North Ingram unpaved so thousands of rodeo visitors will be able to travel over our great roads. Makes good sense, doesn't it?...