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Stories from Sunday, July 13, 2003

Umpires find the job a lot of work yet rewarding (07/13/03)
SIKESTON - For the record, this umpire doesn't need glasses. "Contrary to popular belief, my eyesight is still pretty good," laughed Joe Bill Davis of Benton. Since about 1982, Davis has officiated for most of the area's American Legion, Junior Legion and high school baseball games. For the last 10 years or so, most of those have been officiated along with Mark Mars of East Prairie...
Accident reported (07/13/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- A two-vehicle accident resulted in minor injuries for an East Prairie resident Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 1:04 a.m., an accident occurred in Mississippi County on Missouri Highway 105 at Highway 102 as northbound motorist Gary D. Sterling, 35, of East Prairie struck the vehicle driven by Christy L. Salyer, 25, of East Prairie in the rear...
200 assault charges filed (07/13/03)
SIKESTON -- A Sikeston resident has been arrested and charged with approximately 200 counts of sexual assaults that occurred over a three-year period. John Merritt, 31, was arrested after he was stopped Friday morning, while detectives were watching his residence, awaiting a search warrant, according to Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden...
$220 million unclaimed by Missouri residents (07/13/03)
SIKESTON -- William and Claudia Walkenbach of Hermann may have won half of the $261.3 million Powerball jackpot last week, but there's still a chance for other Missourians to come into some quick and easy cash. How? By visiting the unclaimed property section of the Office of Missouri State Treasurer Web site...
Defending champ shoots for Classic title (07/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Four years ago, Michael Connell put together the best four rounds of golf ever played at the Bootheel Golf Club. As a rookie on the NGA/Hooters Tour, he finished an astounding 31-under par, earning his first professional victory. This week, the 37-year-old Texan hopes for a similar result when the tour stops in Sikeston for the Health Facilities Rehab Outpatient Center Classic...
Legion team getting done without the big three (07/13/03)
Heading into the weekend, Sikeston's Senior Legion team had posted an 11-7 mark. The team started off slow, but has come on as of late to win six of their last seven. Post 114 even took second in the prestigious Anheuser Busch Tournament over Fourth of July weekend...
MDMC honors employees (07/13/03)
Missouri Delta Medical Center honored many of the dedicated employees at the Employee Annual Awards Banquet on May 9. Pictured front row from left: Mary Barnes, Sondra Puckett, Linda McCall, and Chad Ledbetter; second row: Paula Geary, Tina Adams, Sharlyn Ruedrich, Tosha Jones, Sharon Wicker, Mary Running, Jolene O'Guinn and Sondra Puckett. ...
Local Woodmen of the World reps to host meeting (07/13/03)
SIKESTON - Nancy Tatum and Melissa Coots, local Woodmen of the World representatives, will host an informational meeting for those who want to learn more about the company and its role in the insurance business. The public can drop in from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at their office, located in the Interstate Office Building...
Jill Sevic (07/13/03)
SHREWSBURY -- Jill Marie Kisslinger Sevic, 28, died at 10:50 p.m. July 10, 2003, at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights. Born April 18, 1975, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Karen Luecke and John Erickson of Paris, Texas, and George Edward Kisslinger of St. ...
Leonard Creg (07/13/03)
DEXTER -- Leonard Creg, 86, died July 10, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 19, 1916, in Advance, son of the late Walter McClellen and Ethel Belle Jerles Creg, he was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter, a retired farmer, former manager of a Bernie gas station and a former employee of Public Water District No. 1...
Jean Bell Mosley (07/13/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jean Bell Mosley, 89, of Cape Girardeau died July 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, where a funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday with Dr. Clayton Smith officiating...
Births (published 7/13) (07/13/03)
KELSO - Corey and Shannon McNew are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 7:37 a.m. June 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Connor Reese McNew weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22-inches long. The former Shannon Hesse, Mrs. McNew is the daughter of Don and Carol Hesse of Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 7/13 (07/13/03)
SIKESTON - Mrs. H.L. Harty was named Wednesday as local representative for WAVE enlistments. --- SIKESTON - J.J. Webb and Frank Peters last Thursday purchased the Palace Cafe from Mrs. C.H. King. The cafe is to continue operation under the same name...
Internet voting has a dark side as well (07/13/03)
Just like a number of readers, I'm no whiz on the electronic superhighway. I have yet to master the Internet other than the fundamentals and even those pose a challenge far too often. Now don't get the wrong - I recognize that the electronic age is upon us and it clearly won't be going away anytime soon. But perhaps sometimes technology surpasses our ability to control our society and when that occurs, something will surely go wrong...
Speakout 7/13 (07/13/03)
Do you remember how much surplus money we had when President Bush was running for office? As soon as he got in, he started giving it away and now they have a billion increase in the amount the federal government can borrow. The government needs to borrow money now; it marks the second increase in the debt ceiling in less than a year. In 2002 the debt ceiling was increased by $450 billion to $6.4 trillion. This issue is politically touchy...