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Stories from Sunday, June 8, 2003

Teen knows firsthand the importance of helmets (06/08/03)
MATTHEWS -- Zach Dover of Matthews was only supposed to be gone a little while. He was just going to take a ride on his neighbor friend's four-wheeler and be right back. Unfortunately for Zach, the short ride took an almost deadly turn when the then 12-year-old drove into a gully, and the four-wheeler fell on top of him as he was driving out of it, crushing his face. ...
Freak accident (06/08/03)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety and Scott County Ambulance personnel work to free Mona Ainsworth, 93, of Sikeston, from under the passenger-side tire of a vehicle which pinned her down in a freak accident at approximately 4:22 p.m. Friday in the strip mall's parking lot near A Touch of Class on S. ...
Suspicious fire (06/08/03)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers fight a fire Friday afternoon at 716 Ruth. The house was fully involved when officers arrived. According to Sgt. Rick Rapert of Sikeston DPS, the fire was suspicious in nature and is currently under investigation...
There's no place like home when fighting a disease like cancer (06/08/03)
SIKESTON - There's no place like home - especially when you are fighting a disease like cancer. While a rural area, this area is fortunate to have a variety of cancer specialists "usually not available in a community the size of Sikeston," according to Shannon McBride, marketing director for Bethesda regional cancer treatment centers. Additionally, the hospital's staff of over 70 physicians representing 25 specialities "encompasses an entire realm of specialists."...
Palmer strikes out 12 in Noranda's 6-5 win over Elks (06/08/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Area Youth Baseball Leagues were in action on Friday night. Here are the results. Ross Palmer tossed five innings and struck out 12 for Noranda Friday night. Teammates Zach Brooks and Andrew Box were both perfect from the plate for Noranda...
Sikeston Junior Legion defeats Poplar Bluff, 3-2 (06/08/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston Junior Legion pitcher Cullen DeHart averaged a strikeout every inning and knocked a triple to left center to lead Auxiliary Unit 114 to a 3-2 victory over Poplar Bluff. "Cullen wasn't throwing hard tonight, but he did have his curveball working very well," said Sikeston's head coach Jeff Limbaugh. "We did have a couple of mistakes on defense, but the season is early and we don't want to peak just yet."...
Sharks see increase in numbers for upcoming swimming season (06/08/03)
SIKESTON -- When Sikeston swim team practice began on Monday, second-year head coach Heather Dockins knew one thing: there would be plenty of swimmers. This year, 78 swimmers make up the Sharks, with 75 of those being in the younger divisions. "There are so many new kids, especially little ones this year," said Dockins, who was the 2002 coach of the year for the Midwest Swim Conference. "One of our strengths has to be our numbers, especially in the eight-and-under age group."...
Sikeston Legion ready to swing into action (06/08/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior Legion Post 114 baseball team will kick off the season tomorrow at Chaffee at 6 p.m. Post 114 returns several players from last year's 20-9, district runner up squad. But one of the big stories of the preseason is who is not going to be with the team...
Lydia Jane Green (06/08/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Lydia Jane Green, 55, formerly of Bernie, died June 6, 2003, at the Beverly Healthcare Center. Born July 23, 1947, in Bernie, daughter of Velma Gidcumb Green of Bernie and the late Charles C. Green, she lived all her life in Bernie and attended the Nazarene Church...
Ralph Burnett (06/08/03)
DEXTER - Ralph W. Burnett, 73, died June 5, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born March 30, 1930, at Grayridge, son of the late Thomas Clarence and Tiny Augusta Bollinger Burnett, he was a retired carpenter and member of Faith Fellowship in Dexter...
David Midgett (06/08/03)
DEXTER - David Earl Midgett, 55, died June 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, son of the late Harry J. and Lila McGowen Midgett, he had been a maintenance employee for Dexter Public Schools. A member of Dexter Masonic Lodge 532, he was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Valley of St. Louis, Aad Grotto of Poplar Bluff, Sword of Bunker Hill Leadbelt Order 83 and the Crowley Ridge Black Powder Club...
Vernon Wells (06/08/03)
MORLEY - Pallbearers for services held June 6, 2003, at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Vernon Clifford "Red" Wells, 71, who died June 2, 2003, were: Farrell Gates, Tommy Powell, Jesse Wells, John Wells, Tim Wells and Jim Reaves.
James Moore (06/08/03)
ADVANCE - James Lloyd Moore, 64, died June 6, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1938, in Advance, son of the late Jacob and Nettie Turner Moore, he was a retired farmer and member of Father's Arms Fellowship Church in Scott City. Survivors include: two daughters, Terri Hazel of Advance and Jerri Moore of Scott City; two sisters, Mildred Garner and Emma Moore of Advance; and three grandsons...
Births (published 6-8) (06/08/03)
CHARLESTON - Richard Dale and Melissa Murphy Sr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11:50 a.m. May 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Richard Dale Murphy Jr. weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-inches long. Mrs. Murphy, daughter of Sondra and Jimmy Wills of Sikeston and Jerry Ratledge of Branson, is employed by Sonic...
Looking Back 6-8 (06/08/03)
SIKESTON - Miss Mary Jane Sikes entertained at a luncheon of six covers Monday to compliment her house guest, Miss Mary Lou Hobbs of Arcadia, Calif. SIKESTON - Boots Schrader was chosen Bowler of the Year in the Women's City Association at their banquet last week...
Holden being given bad budget advice (06/08/03)
In Hollywood, a blockbuster movie is often followed by a sequel - Rocky II, Godfather II, etc. Fans follow the second movie with equal if not greater interest than the first. And now it seems the Missouri General Assembly is producing its own Session II, a special session called by Gov. Bob Holden to address budget concerns in a very tight state economy...
Speakout 6-8 (06/08/03)
To the person who beats their dog as hard as they can every time the dog doesn't come, I must ask you, would you go to someone if you knew they were going to beat you? Of all the creatures on Earth, only humans and chimpanzees wage war on other creatures and their own kind, and even chimpanzees don't use excessive force to train their young. ...