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Stories from Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Road work (06/03/03)
Willie Staggs, an employee of Cowan Construction, jackhammers the curb along Ingram Road Monday. The construction company started to remove portions of the curbs to prepare for the overlay of the street.
Summer schools revamping programs (06/03/03)
SIKESTON -- School officials aren't letting current funding woes ruin their summer. Instead, they're revamping their summer school programs and making the learning experience even more fun for their students. In an effort to make students feel more comfortable this year, Sikeston Public Schools is holding summer school in all nine of their attendance centers, noted Ronald James, director of Sikeston's summer school...
Former police chief is arraigned (06/03/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A New Madrid businessman and former law enforcement officer was arraigned in U.S. District court today on drug charges. Federal officials took T.C. Collins of New Madrid into custody for an arraignment on a charge of distribution of a cocaine base. The charge stems from an incident on Dec. 22, 2002...
Tour de Corn cycling event is set for June 28 in East Prairie (06/03/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mark your calendars and oil your bike chains: the Second Annual Tour de Corn cycling event is set for June 28. "It's not a race, it's just a ride, and people are encouraged to ride at the speed at which they are physically able to ride," said Silvey Barker, East Prairie's director of tourism. "Some of the more professional cyclists may compete against their own time, but that's a personal choice - not a part of the event."...
Oran, Concordia to square off in semifinal (06/03/03)
ORAN - The Oran Eagles baseball team are on their way to Columbia. As a matter of fact, they're already there. "We are going up a day early just let the guys get used to the place and to get a little practice in up there," said Oran head coach Mitch Wood. "We have been having good practices all week. We just want to get up to a high school field with a grass infield, maybe Hickman, to get a little work in."...
Bernie Sims (06/03/03)
ANNISTON - Bernie Sims, 87, died June 2, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mark Wheelis (06/03/03)
LIVINGSTON, Texas - Mark Wheelis, 19, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died June 2, 2003, in Livingston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Vernon Wells (06/03/03)
PERRYVILLE - Vernon Clifford "Red" Wells, 71, died June 2, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ruth Butler (06/03/03)
LILBOURN - Ruth Lorene McCain Butler, 52, died June 2, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1950, in Lilbourn to the late Ed and Vosie McCain. In May 1980, she married Steven Butler, who survives of the home...
Shirley Slayton (06/03/03)
SIKESTON - Shirley Tubbs Shirkey Slayton, 63, died at 1:15 p.m. June 2, 2003, at her home. Born May 27, 1940, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Carl E. "Dick" and Catharine Sneed Tubbs, she had been a nurse for Dr. Urban; was traffic manager for KMPL Radio for 17 years and was a medical technician for LaBonne-Maison before retiring. She was a member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Walter Madigan (06/03/03)
ORAN - Walter Edward Madigan, 61, died June 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Barbara Mason (06/03/03)
BERNIE - Barbara Mason, 53, died June 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Hester Chalk (06/03/03)
PARMA - Hester Chalk, 80, died May 30, 2003, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 8, 1922, in Malden, daughter of the late Charlie and Flora Hutchcraft Wells, she was a lifelong resident of Parma. On July 11, 1937, in Gideon, she married Jesse Burton Chalk who survives of Parma...
Barbara Oliver (06/03/03)
DUDLEY - Barbara Ann Oliver, 54, died June 2, 2003, at her home near Dudley. Born March 8, 1949, to the late Floyd and Lottie Helderman Fowler, she lived her entire life in the Puxico and Dudley areas. A 1967 graduate of Puxico High School and a 1990 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in social work, she operated the Little Wonder Day Care Center in Puxico. ...
Ramsey - Weller (06/03/03)
MINER -- Leighanne Nicole Ramsey and Ricky Steven Weller were married in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony May 20, 2003, at Miner Baptist Church. The Rev. Mitchell Jackson, pastor, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Elton Lee Ramsey of Sikeston and Jimmy and Connie Ramsey of Portageville, and her husband is the son of Ricky Alan Weller and Sharon E. Beasley of Lilbourn...
Duff - Wheeler (06/03/03)
SIKESTON - Janice and Brian Frazier and Harold Duff of Sikeston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elaine Duff, to Landon Keith Wheeler, son of Melinda and David Wheeler of Essex. A 2002 graduate of Richland High School, the future bride is employed at Sikeston Middle School...
Vinyard - Conley (06/03/03)
BENTON -- Donna Thompson and Frank Vinyard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Veronica Michelle Vinyard, to Charles Alan Conley, son of Carmen Jenkins of Blodgett and Charles P. Conley of Wickliffe, Ky. A 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, the future bride is attending Meramec Community College in St. Louis. She is assistant manager for Subway in Eureka...
Looking Back in Time at June 3 (06/03/03)
SIKESTON - Large crowds are attracted by the revival now in progress at the Assembly of God Church on Matthews and Warner streets. The Rev. Floyd E. Heady, evangelist, is a forceful and interesting speaker. The attendance last Sunday was 252. LILBOURN - Long-suffering Lilbourn housewives have welcomed news from the board of aldermen that a pressure water treatment plant is about to become a reality. They can visualize wash day without those unsightly rust stains...
Competitive bidding can save us money (06/03/03)
If you were in business and found a way - and a legal one at that - to save one-third of your costs, you'd probably be interested. That's the position the federal government now faces following new rules put in place last week that will allow private businesses to bid and compete for federal jobs...
SpeakOut 6/3 (06/03/03)
I saw the Rev. Billy Graham on television tonight and he made a statement which is 100 percent true. We have taken God out of our schools, we have taken prayer out of the schools and we have let Satan and his demons come into our schools to take over the young people. ...