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Stories from Wednesday, July 9, 2003

R-6 School Board studies child care for employees (07/09/03)
SIKESTON -- Although it won't be formally approved until next month, it looks as though -- for the first time -- the Sikeston R-6 School District will offer a daycare to some of its employees for the upcoming school year. An hour before the scheduled regular Sikeston Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Steve Borgsmiller came across some information he thought might change the minds of the board, who had previously opted not to approve the establishment of a daycare for district employees whose children were ages 2-5.. ...
Paving the way (07/09/03)
Ronnie Stark of Apex Paving finishes rolling new asphalt on Stoddard Street in Sikeston. The company will finish work on the street today and will then move its work to Maplewood Street.
Bug killer (07/09/03)
Jamie Williams, Sikeston Public Works employee, fills the mosquito sprayer Tuesday to prepare it for the evening's spraying. The city is in its third week of spraying. One third of the city is sprayed each night Monday though Wednesday.
Fine tuning the jail (07/09/03)
BENTON - The new county jail's control room needs more control. Scott County commissioners, Sheriff Bill Ferrell and his key staff members, jail contractors and subcontractors all met during the commission's regular meeting Tuesday to address punchlist and change order items to be resolved before the county signs off on the new facility...
Local cowgirl to compete at world's largest rodeo (07/09/03)
BENTON - Kyleigh Cowger has earned a position on the Missouri High School Rodeo Team and will compete July 21-27 at the 55th Annual National High School Finals Rodeo in the Girls Cutting competition in Farmington, N.M. The Kelly High School graduate will be featured among more than 1,500 contestants from 39 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia...
Softball tournament champs (07/09/03)
The Ponder Funeral Home team recently won the YMCA 8-10 postseason softball tournament. The team is front row, from left: Sarah Cantrell, Kelsey Dial, Brandy Bedwell, Jennifer Abate, Katherine Inman and Sydney King; second row: Kelsey Cooper, Audrey Regenold and Kayla Priday. Coaches: Tim Regenold, Tom Dial, Jerry Inman and Brad Priday. Not pictured: Abbie Enax...
Summers wins Super Pro Class (07/09/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Dexter's Gary Summers took first place in the Super Pro Class at the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday night. Summers outlasted current points leader Dave McDonald, of Cape Girardeau, for the victory...
NGA/Hooters Tour coming to Sikeston (07/09/03)
SIKESTON -- The National Golf Association's Hooters Professional Golf Tour, presented by Hooters of America and Naturally Fresh Foods, is coming back to the Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston for The Health Facilities Rehab Outpatient Classic, July 14-20, 2003, presented by Heath Facilities Rehab Outpatient Center...
Post 114 routs Jackson (07/09/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion baseball team rallied from seven runs down to defeat Jackson 18-8 in eight innings on Tuesday at VFW Stadium. Post 114 (10-7, 2-5 district) trailed 7-0 heading into the bottom of the second before exploding for seven runs to tie the game...
Summertime tune-up (07/09/03)
Assistant coach Jay Eckert instructs Sikeston offensive linemen during the team's football camp at the high school practice field. The camp will run all week, with grades 10-12 from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., and grades 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sikeston will begin practice for the 2003 season on Aug. 11...
Ruth Wheeler (07/09/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Ruth LaJune Wheeler, 90, died at 9:40 p.m. July 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 26, 1912, to Roy Lacey and Mabel Omega Haight Standiford in Garland, S.C., where they were homesteading, she was a shoe sales clerk at Connie's, Gaylord's and Brown's Shoe Fit in Cape Girardeau before retiring. She was a member of the Illmo United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Gifford Hobeck (07/09/03)
JACKSON - Gifford E. Hobeck, 64, died July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 21, 1939, son of the late Elmer and Retta Barks Hobeck, he had co-owned H & T Builders in Jackson. A former employee of Lincoln McBride, he co-owned and operated Hobeck Siding Company with his sons for the past 20 years. He attended Good News Christian Center in Jackson and was a member of the Cape County Coon Hunters Club...
Stella Miller (07/09/03)
BERNIE - Stella Marie Miller, 84, died July 7, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 28, 1918, at Deering, daughter of the late Elmer and Lynnie Blankenship Rains, she was a housekeeper for the hospital at West Plains for many years before retiring. She attended the Bernie Christian Church...
Tempa Simmons (07/09/03)
SCOTT CITY - Tempa Pauline Simmons, 58, died at 12:01 a.m. July 7, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 8, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of LaVern Martha Margaret Sanders of Scott City and the late Fred K. Wolfe, she was an assembler for Blair Packaging and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ferguson...
Births (published 79) (07/09/03)
Patterson SIKESTON - Tanyane Patterson is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 9:06 p.m. June 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Tytianna Marie Patterson weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Grandparents are Beatrice Patterson and Albert "Sonny" Patterson...
Looking Back in Time at July 9 (07/09/03)
SIKESTON - A record was established at Sikeston Community Hospital during the month of June when 140 patients were admitted, according to Otto Mundorf, superintendent. This indicates the need for greater hospital facilities in the community. BENTON - On the whole, Scott County's corn, cotton and soybean crops are in fine shape, according to Top Stroup, agriculture agent. But more rain would make the picture brighter...
Overreaction won't solve the problem (07/09/03)
Government at all levels has an amazing ability to overreact in the wake of tragedy. Take the tragic triple-murder at a manufacturing plant in Jefferson City last week. A troubled employee killed three co-workers, injured five and then took his own life. ...
SpeakOut 7/9 (07/09/03)
Who is responsible for the 300 and 400 blocks of William Street? It looks like Iraq over there. It looks like a war zone down the alley. Whole mattresses and furniture are thrown out along the alley. Is Doug Friend, our city manager, responsible to take care of that. ...