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Stories from Monday, July 14, 2003

Boy, 12, drowns in river (07/14/03)
CARUTHERSVILLE -- A 12-year-old Caruthersville boy drowned after being pushed into the Mississippi River Friday. According to the Missouri State Water Patrol, at 5 p.m. a group of juveniles were playing near a barge when one juvenile, Rontrez Carter, was pushed into the water. Carter, who was a non-swimmer, surfaced twice then was not seen again...
Annual field day features latest farm information (07/14/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Agricultural scientists will present the results of their latest research at the University of Missouri Delta Research Center Field Day on Sept. 2. The field day at the center's Lee Farm near Portageville begins at 9 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m., with research tours and a break for lunch. ...
CD turns 20 (07/14/03)
SIKESTON -- Mark Adams recalled the days before the introduction of the compact disc in the early 1980s. "Everybody had the 8-track players -- even in their cars," Adams said. "And after that, cassette tapes came along and everybody had those." Then the compact disc, or CD, came along. A time of big hair, leg warmers and new wave music, 1983 also marked the introduction of the CD to the United States...
Taking the plunge (07/14/03)
Mary Claire Gleason of the Sikeston Sharks swim team jumps into the water in the 8-and-under freestyle event Saturday at the Sikeston Swim Meet. Gleason was one of 238 swimmers who competed in the meet.
Accident reported (07/14/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Three East Prairie residents were seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident Saturday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 9 p.m., an accident occurred on New Madrid County Road 533 and Route OO, two miles south of East Prairie as motorist Chester L. Hankins, 17, traveled through an intersection, ran off the roadway and struck a ditch embankment...
Keeping up (07/14/03)
Sikeston Sharks swimmer Alicia Kennedy (center) swims in the Girls 13-14 100 meter fly event Saturday at the Sikeston Jaycee Swimming Pool. Kennedy finished second in the event and Sikeston won the overall team title edging out Jackson. Complete results will appear in Tuesday's Standard Democrat...
Jean Belle Mosley (07/14/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jean Bell Mosley, 89, died July 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1913, in Elvins, daughter of the late Wilson and Myrtle Casey Bell, she spent her formative years in St. Francois County near the St. Francis River, where the wildlife, wide meadows, fields and waterways provided the backdrop for her writing later in life. The farm home where she grew up was designated a literary landmark by the Missouri Association of the Teachers of English...
Celia Montgomery (07/14/03)
COLUMBIA - Celia Montgomery died July 13, 2003, in Columbia. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lucille Lowman (07/14/03)
HAYTI - Lucille Elizabeth Lowman, 76, died July 12, 2003, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Pocahontas, Ark., daughter of the late Evie Mae Wyatt and Holland Nelson, she had attended the Church of Christ in Hayti. In June 1942, she married David Leon Lowman who preceded her in death on June 30, 1968...
Bill Woods (07/14/03)
CAMDENTON - William I. "Bill" Woods, 56, formerly of Sikeston, died July 12, 2003, at Lake Regional Health Systems in Osage Beach. Born June 11, 1947, in St. Louis, son of William G. "Bill" and Mabel Winter Woods of Owensville, he was raised in Owensville, where he graduated high school in 1965 and was a member of St. ...
Willis Holmes (07/14/03)
ORAN - Willis Holmes died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Sonny Smith (07/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - Leroy "Sonny" Smith, 65, died at 12:45 p.m. July 12, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 24, 1937, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Bernie and Gladys "Opal" King Cassout, he was a welder and operator at the West Lake Quarry. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Laborers Local 1104 and the First Assembly of God Church in Scott City...
Kathryn Etienne (07/14/03)
LILBOURN - Kathryn R. Etienne, 75, died July 13, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Oct. 4, 1927, in Florence, Ala., daughter of the late William T. and Mary Vernon Davis, she was a retail clerk and member of the Sikeston Women's Bowling League...
Nona Woods (07/14/03)
CHAFFEE - Nona Mae Woods, 73, formerly of Bell City, died July 12, 2003, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 13, 1930, in Bell City, daughter of the late Josh and Bertha Mayberry Kneezle, she retired as a machine operator for Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee. A member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127 Ladies Auxiliary, she was of the Baptist belief...
Bruce Slinkard (07/14/03)
SCOTT CITY - James "Bruce" Slinkard, 50, died July 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 30, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of William T. Slinkard of Scott City and the late Elizabeth S. Schlosser Slinkard, he was a yard master for the Cotton Belt Railroad in Dupo, Ill., until 1997. He also owned and operated HouseviewOnline.com...
Isabelle Daniels (07/14/03)
ESSEX - Isabelle Daniels, 85, died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 15, 1918, in Wayton, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Jencie Casey Henderson Allen, she moved to Missouri in 1948 and lived in Essex since 1970. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in Dexter...
Philip Slinkard (07/14/03)
WHITEWATER - Philip Slinkard, 65, died July 14, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Looking back 7/14 (07/14/03)
SIKESTON - A complimentary ticket from the Sikeston Standard will admit Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Barrett to the Malden Theatre Tuesday to see "Dr. Gillespie's Assistant." SIKESTON - Little Billie Deane, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Deane III of Sikeston, has the honor of catching the largest fish for any young boy or girl at Whitten Lake, located near Canalou. He caught the 4-pound channel catfish Sunday...
Your view: True character shown (07/14/03)
After reading Mr. Bill's letter last night, I felt I had to respond. I remember when he ran for state representative and was going to Jefferson City to represent this district. I wonder if he would have written such a letter if he were trying to be elected to some governmental office. Generally, politicians tell us they are very concerned about their fellow man and want to serve in the best interest of the citizens...
Your view: Scheme opposed (07/14/03)
After having read the story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regarding the "corn for cars" tax loophole, I must express my disgust for a certain Republican and Democrat as I find both of them equally despicable. They are the worst kind of politician. Never do they do anything for the good of the people. Everything they support advances their own cause or directly benefits themselves instead of the people they are representing...
Speakout 7/14 (07/14/03)
I want to speakout on a funeral line. I was driving down South Main yesterday, which was Monday, July 7, around 3:18 p.m. There were some funeral line coming in from the southside of town and the people on the south Main wouldn't slow down or wouldn't yield to it. ...