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Stories from Friday, June 20, 2003

The great escape (06/20/03)
SIKESTON -- When Joyce Hagy took a trip to Panama City, Fla., she decided she wanted to tuck a copy of John Grisham's "The Firm" in her suitcase since that's where part of the book is set. "I was on the beach reading the book and he (Grisham) was telling about places in Panama City," Hagy recalled. "So I decided to look for those places since I was there...
Sending message in text is new fad (06/20/03)
SIKESTON -- For the past few months, 16-year-old Ashley Taylor has been using her cell phone constantly to communicate with her friends -- but she isn't doing it the old-fashioned way by talking, instead, she's texting. Text messaging has become a hot trend for American cell phone users, and it's especially been popular with teenagers...
County opposes rest stop businesses (06/20/03)
CHARLESTON - Mississippi County commissioners will draft and send letters to both the U.S. Senate and House voicing their opposition to a provision in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act of 2003 which would establish commercialism pilot projects at Interstate highway rest areas...
Sun can be dangerous to children (06/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Sheri Jackson and sister-in-law, Traci Jones, were busy putting sunscreen with SPF 45 on their children Thursday at the Sikeston Country Club pool. Before getting in the pool, one of Jackson's children, told her, "Mama, I'm all covered. I got my tummy and my face."...
Stuckey signs on with Frontier League team (06/20/03)
BENTON -- Former Kelly High School and Southeast Missouri State baseball standout Denver Stuckey signed a contract to play for the Evansville Otters in Evansville, Ind., on Tuesday. The Otters play in the independent Frontier League along with teams from all over the Midwest. They are currently in third place in the East Division with a 15-8 record. In two games with the team, Stuckey is batting .167...
Karen Ruth Smith (06/20/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Karen Ruth Smith, 47, died June 18, 2003, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Kelly Goza (06/20/03)
SIKESTON - Kelly Goza, 86, died June 19, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 13, 1916, in rural Stoddard County to the late Albert Clarence and Amanda Jane Davis Goza, he was co-owner of Goza-Harper Motor Co. in Sikeston for many year. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, he flew B-24 bombers in the South Pacific...
Cletus Atkinson (06/20/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Cletus Woodson Atkinson, 73, died at 5 a.m. June 20, 2003, at his residence. Born Dec. 7, 1929, in Owensby, Tenn., son of the late Woodson and Beauton Riley Atkinson, he was of the Baptist belief and had lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a retired farmer...
Ester Spear (06/20/03)
PUXICO - Ester O. Spear, 84, died June 19, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born July 24, 1918, in Puxico, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear. She was a lifelong resident of Puxico where she was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Viola Davis (06/20/03)
NEW MADRID - Viola S. Davis, 88, died June 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 12, 1914, in West Point, Miss., daughter of the late T.L. and Lear Green Strong, she was a member of Olive Missionary Baptist Church in New Madrid, where she served on the Usher Board...
Births (published 6/20) (06/20/03)
Brashear SIKESTON - Brandy Kay Phillips and Herman Eugene "Trey" Brashear III, are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 12:34 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Gunnar Michael Brashear weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at June 20 (06/20/03)
SIKESTON - Lightning is believed to have struck the Mrs. B.F. Marshall property on Lake Street, where Mr. and Mrs. Keith Collins and baby son make their home, in a recent electrical storm. Mr. and Mrs. Collins returned from a short trip last week to find their home and contents damaged by smoke...
Inmate's health is costing taxpayers (06/20/03)
Horacio Reyes-Camarena sits on death row in Oregon. It does no good to recount the murder that put him there. And it does no good to discuss the overwhelming evidence that convinced a jury to sentence him to death instead of life in prison. None of that really matters. In fact, for the most part, Camarena is tragically identical to hundreds and hundreds of other murderers who are awaiting their death. But for Camarena, there is a slight difference. Camarena has kidney failure...
SpeakOut 6/20 (06/20/03)
I don't think people who have loved ones buried at Memorial Park or Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston need to clean up the lots out there. Those cemeteries were sold as perpetual care cemeteries. Some of us need to get together and hire some attorneys and get onto the new owners...