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Stories from Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Summer games (07/08/03)
Sikeston football coach Charlie Vickery walks through a play Monday with his offense during their week-long camp. Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in playing football are urged to attend the camp which starts at 6:30 a.m. at the practice field...
Keeping cool (07/08/03)
SIKESTON -- When temperatures climb into the 90s, most people are fortunate enough to escape into the luxury of an air-conditioned environment -- but there's also a number of people who aren't as lucky. "You'd be surprised," noted Shirley Moore, director of the energy program for Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation. "Many people in the area don't have air conditioning units."...
Bootheel Bassbusters pit skills against 'a worthy opponent' (07/08/03)
SIKESTON - While the fish may not know they're part of the game until too late, bass make "a worthy opponent" according to the Bootheel Bassbusters. "They are readily available and adaptable to their environment," said Stan Pace of Sikeston, a Bootheel Bassbusters member for about 20 years. "Bass are predators. He competes with everything out there in his environment."...
All-star baseball (07/08/03)
Sikeston Red's Nathan Rodgers fires a pitch in Tuesday's all-star game against Scott County. Monday was the first round of the Sikeston Invitational Tournament. The tournament will run all week at the Recreation Complex.
Legion takes second in tourney (07/08/03)
ST. LOUIS - The Sikeston Senior Legion baseball team broke out of a slump in a big way over the weekend. Post 114 went 4-1 in the Anheuser Busch Tournament to take second place in the prestigious event. "We went up there and exceeded expectations a little bit," said Sikeston head coach Charlie Dye. ...
Red-hot Sikeston Junior Legion sweeps Jackson (07/08/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team swept a doubleheader from Jackson on Monday at VFW Stadium. Sikeston won the first game 11-1 and took the nightcap 10-2. Sikeston improves to 31-9 on the year and 8-1 in district play...
Deborah Garrett (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - Deborah Garrett, 50, died July 8, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
James Fowler (07/08/03)
CHARLESTON - James Edward Fowler, 66, died at 7:30 a.m. July 7, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 12, 1936, in East Prairie, son of the late James Aubrey and Rosie Edna Priester Fowler, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Tempa Simmons (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY- Tempa P. Simmons, 58, died July 7, 2003, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Loyd Carter (07/08/03)
BURLESON, Texas - Loyd Glenn Carter, 69, died July 5, 2003, in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a quality control inspector in the Southeast Missouri area before retiring. His wife, Beckie Carter, survives of the home. Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Glenna and Billy Kerr; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Carol Carter; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Joe Eftink of Oran, Mo.; and eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren...
Elenora Reinbott (07/08/03)
DEXTER - Elenora Reinbott, 81, formerly of Poplar Bluff, died July 7, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 6, 1921, in Idalia, daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, she lived in Dexter for the past two years and attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, Joe Reinbott of Salem, Curtis Reinbott of Harviell and Gary Reinbott of Dexter; three daughters, Shirley Crowell of Poplar Bluff, Ruth Dugan of Parma and Phylis Reinbott of Dexter; three brothers Curtis Lowery of Dexter, E.J. ...
Dale Riley (07/08/03)
BLODGETT - Dale Riley, 67, died July 7, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 14, 1936, in Blodgett, son of the late Rollie Roy and Annie Laura Oldham Riley, he served with the U.S. Army in Germany and was baptized in the Church of Christ. He was a meat cutter for 32 years for the Kroger Co. throughout Southeast Missouri and Arkansas before retiring...
June Wheeler (07/08/03)
SCOTT CITY - Ruth LaJune Wheeler, 90, died July 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Felker - Bell (07/08/03)
SIKESTON -- Jan Felker has announced the engagement of her daughter, Colton Anne, to Nicholas Randall Bell, son of Arlaine Bell and Randall Bell. The future bride is the daughter of the late Dr. C. Edward Felker III. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, Felker is pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Looking Back in Time at July 8 (07/08/03)
BLODGETT - Several head of cattle were killed on the farm of William Northington near Blodgett Monday evening in a storm which hit that area. --- SIKESTON - Art Squire Jr. celebrated his fifth birthday by asking five little boys to join him for an hour of play Tuesday afternoon at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.K. Ponder...
Is it time to protest all the protesting? (07/08/03)
Protest is the name of the game. If you want to impact change - regardless of the merits of those changes - all you have to do is formally protest. It really doesn't matter if the protesters can be counted on one hand. Protest! Show your outrage, attract media attention and change will occur. Or at least that's been the trend for the past few decades...
SpeakOut 7/8 (07/08/03)
Are there any single clubs in Sikeston where I could go to meet people? There was a group called "Brighter Tomorrows" which was meeting for singles, however, the group disbanded due to lack of interest. I am calling about the article, "Mismanagement will cost taxpayers" about the St. Louis Public Schools deal, I'm by that just like any other thievery. Somebody ought to go to jail over that. They probably set that up purposely...