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Stories from Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Eleven arrested on drug charges (07/15/03)
CHARLESTON -- Eleven Charleston residents have been taken into custody on charges of distributing a controlled substance. According to Charleston Department of Public Safety Director Paul Johnson, officers of the Charleston DPS and the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department executed arrest warrants Friday resulting from an ongoing narcotics investigation dubbed "Operation No Tolerance."...
Accident kills East Prairie teenager (07/15/03)
EAST PRAIRIE -- An East Prairie teen died Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 9 p.m. Saturday, 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...
Logo will be part of county's promotional material (07/15/03)
BENTON - It's a way to tell at a glance Scott County, Mo., from Scott County, Ky., or Scott County, Va., or even Scott County, Iowa. A logo designed around the county and its attributes will soon be a part of Scott County's promotional materials. The logo features an outline of Scott County along with words promoting the county as "The Crossroads of America" and the phrase "Where North Meets South and East Meets West." Scott County officials hope it will be a quick way to attract the attention of businesses and industries as well as the public.. ...
Sikeston DPS vehicle involved in accident (07/15/03)
SIKESTON -- An accident Monday afternoon damaged a Sikeston Department of Public Safety police car and sent a sport utility vehicle on its top. The accident occurred Monday at 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Main and East Salcedo as PSO Lance Ash was responding to a grass fire at North Ingram and HH...
Pro golfers give out tips to local youth (07/15/03)
SIKESTON -- The NGA/Hooters Tour kicked off a week-long schedule of events at the Bootheel Golf Club on Monday with a qualifying tournament, the Good Humor Junior Classic and a pro-am pairings party. In the morning, 10 golfers qualified for the 2003 Health Facilities Rehab Outpatient Center Classic, which runs Thursday through Sunday...
Junior Legion mkes its a district three-peat (07/15/03)
KENNETT - The Sikeston Junior Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 baseball team made it a three-peat on Monday night. After garnering the top seed with an 8-2 regular season record in the district, Unit 114 defeated Scott County in Kennett on Monday in the District 14 Tournament 13-3 in five innings...
Sikeston Legion adds on two more wins (07/15/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion baseball team posted two victories over the weekend against district foes. On Saturday at VFW Stadium, Post 114 defeated Poplar Bluff 6-3. The team came back on Sunday to defeat Dunklin County on the road 9-6...
Sharks win hosted swim meet (07/15/03)
SIKESTON -- Morgan Fraser set two pool records, leading Sikeston's swim team to a first place finish in Saturday's meet. The Sharks finished with 632 team points, followed by Jackson with 576, Scott City with 486, Perryville with 420, Charleston with 356 and Dexter with 51...
NGA/Hooters Pro-Am Pairings (07/15/03)
Brad Bedell Jim Gleason Rob Mitchell Glen Alexander Don Beddell Ron Payne Tom Gleason Jim Warf Chance Hunter Tom Richey Colleen Hunter Keith Gregston Terry Jones Brian Bedell Rodney Matthews Eric Beard Ron Watkins Louis Honeycutt Milton Milam Charlie Smith...
Local cowgirls gets spot on Missouri high school team (07/15/03)
BENTON -- Daneka DeWitt, a recent graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, has earned a position on the Missouri high school rodeo team. Recently named the Wrangler Pole Bending Champion, winners received awards and college scholarships at the state level. DeWitt also won a pair of Wrangler 20X jeans and a special Wrangler state event champion patch to put on her official competition shirt...
Carl Romines (07/15/03)
MATTHEWS - Thomas Carl Romines Jr., 89, died at 9 a.m. July 14, 2003, with his family at his side. Born July 9, 1914, in East Prairie, he was the son of the late Thomas Romines Sr. and Martha Romines Gilpin. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Matthews for many years, where he also served as a deacon. Romines, who served 3-1/2 years with the U.S. Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II, retired in 1979 from Inman Freight Co., after 20 years of service...
Douglas Hagy (07/15/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery near Dexter for Douglas L. Hagy, 19, who died July 10, 2003, were: Ryan Jones, Rickie Hagy, Jerry Von Ruedgisch, Joe Hagy, Edward Williamson and Joe Hagy.
Martha Lankheit (07/15/03)
CHARLESTON - Martha Melinda Wilson Lankheit, 92, died at 10 a.m. July 14, 2003, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1911, in Miller City, Ill., daughter of the late Thomas Louis and Ella Mae Houston Wilson she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston...
Celia Montgomery (07/15/03)
CHAFFEE- Celia Leah Montgomery, 100, died July 13, 2003, at The Bluffs in Columbia. Born Oct. 2, 1902, at Blodgett, daughter of the late Albert and Virdia L. James Hatcher, she attended the Normal School (Southeast Missouri State University) in Cape Girardeau and was a teacher in a one-room school for many years...
Donald Skelton (07/15/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Donald Gene Skelton, 56, died July 13, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 20, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, son of Jackie Bess Skelton of Bloomfield and the late Donald L. Skelton, he was a truck driver for WW Wood Products in Dudley and member of Bloomfield Lodge 143 AF&AM...
Donald Crane (07/15/03)
DEXTER - Donald Crane, 86, died July 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Monty George Jr. (07/15/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Monty Doyle George Jr., 14, died at 10:25 p.m. July 13, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Willis Holmes (07/15/03)
ORAN - Willis T. Homes, 90, of Oran, died July 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 6, 1913, in Edyville, Ky., son of the late Monroe and Eliza Helton Holmes, he was a retired self-employed farmer and member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
Hampton-Martin (07/15/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- Stephanie Michelle Hampton and Robert Scott Martin exchanged wedding vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony June 28, 2003, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield. The Rev. Gene Wyssman performed the double-ring ceremony. Beth Owens of Festus served as acolyte...
McGhee-Bowen (07/15/03)
RIPLEY, Tenn. -- Mr. and Mrs. Tom McGhee of Ripley, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Jean, to Gareth Bowen of Cordova, son of Nigel and Joyce Bowen of Memphis and Valerie Bowen of Bay St. Louis, Miss...
Blackman-McCord (07/15/03)
CHARLESTON -- Roger Blackman and Nita Blackman have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ginger Claire, to Keith Andrew McCord, son of Ray and Beth McCord of Sikeston. A 1998 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau...
Johnson-Roberts (07/15/03)
ADVANCE -- Mr. and Mrs. John F. Johnson Jr. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jill, to Jeramy Shane Roberts, son of Jimmy and Donna Groves of Morehouse. The future bride graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. She is a nurse at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back 7/15 (07/15/03)
SIKESTON - Charles Allen Cook, son of Mrs. O.T. Elder of Sikeston, has been promoted from cadet major to cadet colonel with 1,000 men under him. He is now stationed at Ellington Field, Texas, having been transferred from San Antonio four weeks ago. EAST PRAIRIE - The new lake at Big Oak Tree State Park has proved to be a popular attraction. Since its July opening, over 10,000 persons have visited the park...
Youngster's identity remains a mystery (07/15/03)
It remains as much a mystery today as it did two years ago. Police found the headless body of a young girl, who is probably some where between the ages of 3-6. The body was abandoned in a wooded area and the head was found in a trash bag nearby the following day. That was all that was known then and it's all police know today...
Speakout 7/15 (07/15/03)
I read somewhere recently in Speakout where someone was thanking that Lanie Black and Peter Myers for not listening to special interests. Well, that maybe one thing but let's also thank Lanie and Peter for their campaigns taking illegal and questionable campaign dollars in the '90s and being fined by the Missouri Ethics Commission and then when it went to the Supreme Court to see if it was wrong and it was unconstitutional, it was. ...