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Stories from Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Construction is under way (06/11/03)
Steven Sisk of Sisk Masonry of Sikeston builds the foundation for Ruby Tuesday in Miner Tuesday morning. Located beside Ramada Inn, the restaurant is scheduled to open later this summer.
County will receive grant for video arraignment equipment (06/11/03)
BENTON - While video arraignments won't completely do away with the "orange parade" of Scott County prisoners being led from the jail across the street for court appearances, it is sure to be a substantial step in the right direction, according to officials...
Board gives OK to budget (06/11/03)
SIKESTON -- Although state education budget cuts remain unclear, the Sikeston Board of Education approved expenditures required prior to July 1 -- with the understanding district officials will come back to the board for some amendments in the future...
Cleanup continues (06/11/03)
John Davis, Smith & Company employee, measures the gasoline and water levels of one of the 15 recovery wells around the East Side Store on West Highway 80 in East Prairie Tuesday. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was notified in May by the owner, Jeff Hedges, of what he suspected was a leak from a gasoline storage tank. ...
Miner liquor licenses renewed (06/11/03)
MINER - The Miner Board of Aldermen approved the annual renewal of liquor licenses during their regular meeting Tuesday. Licenses were renewed for MFA/Breaktime, J.D.'s Steakhouse, Diana's Lounge, Larry's Pit Stop, Piggly Wiggly, Ramada Inn and Drury Inns...
'Purple' Hays finishes second at drag strip (06/11/03)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from Saturday and Sunday's action at the Sikeston Drag Strip. Super Pro Linden Hills scores yet another victory. Linden, from Fremont, Missouri, ran a 5.49 on a 5.30 dial at 105 mph. His reaction time was a .522. Jeff "Purple" Hays from Herrin, IL., dialed 6.71 and ran 7.74 at 82 mph for second place. His reaction time was .569...
Kelso Klassic set for this weekend (06/11/03)
KELSO - The 19th annual Kelso Klassic is set to showcase the best of Men's Fast Pitch softball this weekend at the Kelso City Park. Teams from Missouri, Illinois and Tennessee will make up the 14 team bracket with each team guaranteed 3 games. The Klassic as been the premier tournament in Missouri for the past several years and fans can get ready to enjoy another highly competitive affair...
Rosie Jones (06/11/03)
HOWARDVILLE - Rosie Lee Jones, 64, died June 9, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1939, in Trula, Miss., she was the daughter of the late John Walter and Lillie Mae Thomas Jones. Survivors include: one son, Leo Parker of Charleston; four daughters, Rose Mary Patton of Milwaukee, Wis., Rebecca Pride of Catron, Jacqueline Jones of Lilbourn and Danielle Jones of Howardville; two sisters, Fannie Mae Johnson of Trula and Flora Ann Fife of Saginaw, Mich.; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Howard Chapman (06/11/03)
WRIGHT CITY - Howard L. Chapman, 62, died June 7, 2003, at the Jefferson Barracks Hospice Unit in St. Louis. Born April 30, 1941, in Sikeston, son of the late Francis L. and Lois Hunt Chapman, he retired as maintenance and equipment supervisor for Inns Brook Estates in Wright City and was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He attended high school in Anniston and Charleston and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Larry Arthur (06/11/03)
VANDUSER - Larry J. Arthur, 53, died June 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday...
Maple Milton (06/11/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Maple Milton, 80, died June 5, 2003, at her home. Born March 10, 1923, in Gillett, Ark., daughter of the late Eddie and Emma Carson Green, she was a member of the New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Dumas, Ark., where she served on the Usher Board...
Dawsey Hollis (06/11/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Dawsey Hollis, 83, died June 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 14, 1920, in Bernie, son of the late Jim and Alma Virginia Hopgood Hollis, he lived in the Puxico and Bloomfield communities all his life. He was a farmer and log hauler...
Births (published 6/11) (06/11/03)
Gonzalez SIKESTON - Ricardo and Sundy Gonzalez are the parents of their third child, first son, born May 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Jacob Ricardo Gonzalez weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Gonzalez is the daughter of Ruth Ann Bozell and Terry Simmons...
Looking Back in Time at June 11 (06/11/03)
SIKESTON - The quarterly conference of the Methodist Church met in a called session at the church Wednesday evening. The conference ordered purchase of property on Harris Avenue, next to the local church, which had been in the hands of the church. SIKESTON - Mrs. H.M. Kendig, head resident house mother at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, returned home for the summer...
A lesson about life comes on ballfield (06/11/03)
Despite what you are about to read, today's column is not about baseball. Sure, I'll take a lesson from this baseball tale. But the real lesson is about life and choices and failures. Ultimately it's about facing the time when you simply have to give up. Baseball or life, that's a hard lesson...
SpeakOut 6/11 (06/11/03)
After a long day of hard work, I enjoy sitting down and sitting your paper, the front page to the last page. The May 30 edition was terribly hard to read. Print was bleeding in from the other pages. Please do something about this because I do not want to stop subscribing...