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Stories from Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Fourth begins with a bang (06/25/03)
MINER -- From the small fireworks -- snap poppers and sparklers -- to the large -- artillery shells and 500-gram cakes -- local fireworks vendors have a variety of displays they can't wait to unleash to residents this Independence Day. "We're hoping to have a good year. We have lots and lots of varieties to suit everyone's needs," said Lewis Mays of Mays Brothers Fireworks...
Bidder's snag holds up ditch cleanout project (06/25/03)
BENTON - Scott County officials are waiting to hear from the apparent second lowest bidder on the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's St. John's Ditch cleanout project. "We should know something by the end of the day," said Darin Gant, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, during Tuesday's county commission meeting...
Road under reconstruction (06/25/03)
Wakefield Avenue is currently under construction by P & R Developers. The street, which is being totally reconstructed, is closed to all vehicles except local traffic. Motorists are urged to take alternate routes.
Troops say thanks for local support (06/25/03)
SIKESTON -- A little TLC has paid off for the members of the Semo Military Support Group and for the military personnel they've contacted. In March, the support group formed and immediately began making care packages to send to area service men and women. Recently, the group received feedback from the recipients, thanking them for their "thoughtful gifts" and "morale boosters."...
Dean transfers to Moberly C.C. (06/25/03)
CHARLESTON -- Former Charleston basketball standout Lezcano Dean is transferring from Allen County to Moberly Community College this year. Dean will join former teammate Kewain Gant at the school, along with Sikeston standout Lontas McClinton. "One thing we did not do this past year was shoot the ball well," said Moberly head coach Pat Smith. ...
Parris takes top honors at drag strip (06/25/03)
Here are the weekend results from racetracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Dexter's Ken Parris won the Super Pro Class at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. With a 5.22 dial, Parris ran 5.22 at 130 m.p.h. His reaction time was .508. Second place went to current points leader Dave McDonald, from Cape Girardeau. McDonald ran 6.23 on a 6.24 dial at 108 m.p.h. His reaction time was .522...
Sikeston track star signs with SEMO (06/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston track and field standout Michael Colon signed a letter of intent to join the track program at Southeast Missouri State University. "Mike has been blessed with some ability, and he's put in enough work to become successful," said Sikeston track coach Jerry Dement. "We're very proud that he has been rewarded with a scholarship to Southeast."...
NMCC football player commits to Illinois (06/25/03)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central football standout Remond Willis has verbally committed to play at the University of Illinois. Eagles assistant coach Arlen Pixley confirmed that Willis made the commitment to Illini head coach Ron Turner, after recently attending a workout camp in Champaign, Ill...
Post 114 walks all over Metropolis (06/25/03)
SIKESTON -- Both Sikeston and Metropolis had trouble with the high grass at VFW Stadium during warmups for Tuesday night's American Legion game. And during the game, both teams got to watch it grow even more as Sikeston walked 12 times in a 16-6 victory...
J.W. Staggs (06/25/03)
SIKESTON - J.W. Staggs, 63, died at 10:25 a.m. June 22, 2003, at his home. Born March 11, 1940, in Collinwood, Tenn., son of the late Wilson and Mary Lou Fraley Staggs, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the National Guard. Staggs had worked for Anchor Toys and Sears Delivery and Fencing before becoming a truck driver. He had been employed by Reliable Freight, Atlas Carriers, M&M Farm Lines and Emcal Trucking...
Eleanor Ehlebracht (06/25/03)
BERTRAND - Eleanor R. Ehlebracht, 87, formerly of Cape Girardeau, Raytown and Independence, died June 21, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 19, 1915, at Higginsville, daughter of the late Martin and Martha Meyer Wegener, she was a graduate of Higginsville High School and the Independence School of Hairdressing. ...
Sue Abernathy (06/25/03)
PEORIA HEIGHTS, Ill. - Marilyn "Sue" Abernathy, 60, died at 2:43 p.m. June 22, 2003, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born Nov. 10, 1942, in Kennett, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Bill and Nana Lou Marshall Watson. Survivors include: one son, Rob Abernathy of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Tresa and Martin Fox of Kirksville, Mo., and Lisa Abernathy of Peoria Heights; two sisters, Kay Little of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Ann Hoover of Peoria; one grandchild; and a special friend, Art Jones of the home.. ...
Willis Taylor (06/25/03)
LILBOURN - Willis "Chuck" Taylor, 66, died June 23, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where visitation is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Births (published 6/25) (06/25/03)
Sailors SIKESTON - John and Amy Sailors Jr. are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 8:15 p.m. May 6, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Mason Charles Sailors weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-inches long. Mrs. Sailors is the daughter of Joe and Agnes Morton...
Looking Back in Time at June 25 (06/25/03)
SIKESTON -Leroy J. Price, a lineman with the Scott-New Madrid-Mississippi County Cooperative of Sikeston, suffered burns late Monday in an accident where REA power lines are being moved. --- SIKESTON - Jean Klein arrived home Sunday from Missouri University at Columbia. A cadet lieutenant in the ROTC, he expected to be called to service this summer...
Missouri's new law helps battle meth (06/25/03)
Missouri has truly taken a major step toward resolving the mounting problem of methamphetamine in our state. Legislation signed into law Tuesday limits the sale of over-the-counter medications containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the making of meth. Now retail stores are limited in the amount of these products they can sell and the sales displays will be moved to make it harder to shoplift the drugs...
SpeakOut 6/25 (06/25/03)
In the June 16 SpeakOut, a Republican said "Don't buy Hillary's book." You can see that the great white right-wing conspiracy is still alive and well with comments like yours. Bill and Hillary are gone. Bill is no longer the President and Hillary is a senator and doing a good job representing the State of New York. ...