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Stories from Monday, June 30, 2003

Fight event studied (06/30/03)
MINER - While negotiations with city officials have delayed a mixed martial art event planned at J.D.'s Saloon, the snag has nothing to do with recent headlines criticizing Toughman competitions after a competitor's death in Sarasota, Fla. "It's a martial arts contest, from what I understand - it is not the Toughman contest," said Miner Police Chief Roger Moore. "The problem I'm having is only in the security area. It's going to take a lot of man-hours to make sure this gets covered."...
Close play (06/30/03)
Sikeston Area Youth baseball leagues are nearing the end of their season and a full slate of games are on tap for this evening.
Keeping cool (06/30/03)
Warm temperatures over the weekend had local swimming pools alive with activity. Here Sikeston Country Club lifeguard Lindsey Lieble talks to a beginning swimmer. Although there is a chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday, the pools should remain busy with temperatures in the mid-80s...
Margaret B. Ray (06/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Margaret B. Ray, 86, died at 8:10 a.m. June 30, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Solomon Tyler (06/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Solomon Tyler, 51, died June 26, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 30, 1951, in Hollandale, Miss., son of O.C. Parker Tillman and the late James Tillman, he was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his mother, survivors include: three brothers, James Tillman of Jefferson City, Frank Parker of California and Rodger Parker of Farmington; and two sisters, Jean Madison of Sikeston and Frankie Driver of Jefferson City...
Margaret Waters (06/30/03)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services conducted today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Margaret L. Waters, 77, who died June 27, 2003, were: Steve Borgsmiller, Rob Mitchell, Bob McCord III, Norman Ray Lambert, Charlie Dye and John Fuchs. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Ruby Critchlow (06/30/03)
AURORA, Colo. - Ruby Alfreda Byrd Critchlow, 97, formerly of Matthews, Mo., died June 24, 2003 at the Life Care Center of Aurora. Born Oct. 6, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Richard Henry and Sarah Ann Byrd Her husband, Olen E. "Cotton" Critchlow preceded her in death in 1979...
Edna Ranson (06/30/03)
BENTON - Edna Mae Ranson, 84, died June 28, 2003, at the Bethesda Southgate Nursing Facility in St. Louis. Born Sept. 16, 1918, in Barlow, N.D., to the late Eltjo and Jennie DeLang Buss, she was a teacher at Shawnee and Anna-Jonesboro high schools. A member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton, she also was a member of the Ladies 99 Pilot Association in Cape Girardeau, Army of Mary and Family of Sons and Daughters of Mary...
David W. Jackson (06/30/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- David W. Jackson, 69, died at 2:27 p.m. June 27, 2003, at Tandem Healthcare in Lakeland, Fla. Born Sept. 24, 1933, in Campbell, son of the late Walter and Ora Walters Jackson, he was a retired construction worker and a member of the Grove Park Christian Church in Lakeland where he lived most of his adult life...
Births (published 6/30) (06/30/03)
Taber WYATT - Leejena Cross is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 1:21 a.m. May 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Kaelynn Shelby Taber weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Melanie Riley and John Cross...
Looking Back in Time at June 30 (06/30/03)
SIKESTON - Dick Tongate, who enlisted in the Marine Corps while a student at Westminster College at Fulton, has received his call to enter Miami University at Oxford, Ohio. SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Perry Lemmons of Sikeston are the parents of a baby boy born June 25 at Missouri Delta Community Hospital...
Your View: two from 6/30 (06/30/03)
Dear Sikeston, My husband and I are here visiting his mother. We're from Oregon and just came from Arizona for the winter. We've been here for a month now and are getting ready to leave. I just had to write this letter and let you know how much I love your town. ...
SpeakOut 6/30 (06/30/03)
Congratulations to all the Little League coaches and their all-stars. We realize they're the backbone of the team, and they deserve the all-star position because they have all the responsibility of the team. The others are always there on time, they work very hard to see that they play hard for their coaches. We are also very proud of them, even though they are never recognized. Thanks again, coaches, you are very much appreciated...