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Stories from Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Longest drive (07/16/03)
Ed Hime of Denver, Colo., watches his drive during the Bootheel Men's Golf Association's Long Drive Contest Tuesday afternoon at the Bootheel Golf Club. The contest was part of festivities for the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour.
DAEOC preparing to conduct its annual Back to School Fairs to help parents (07/16/03)
SIKESTON -- To ensure area children are ready for the upcoming school year, the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation will conduct its annual back to school fairs at the end of the month and into August. "The fairs are such a timesaver for parents," noted Kristine Bessenger, New Madrid County community resource developer (CRD). "They can take care of their needs in one spot."...
Natural gas shortages continue (07/16/03)
SIKESTON -- High natural gas prices and shortages are expected to stick around well into winter and longer, but their effects on families and businesses are harder to predict, local officials say. "It's hard to be specific about who the natural gas prices and shortage is hurting the most," said Dr. Bruce Domazlicky, professor of economics at Southeast Missouri State University. "Virtually everyone is affected by the higher cost."...
Maronay gets first win of the season (07/16/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. Veteran racer Ed Maronay posted his first Super Pro win of the season with help from his co-owner Jim Palmer. Maronay ran 6.77 on a 6.76 dial at 99 mph. His reaction time was .503. Mike Buckley was runnerup with a 5.90 run on a 5.88 dial at 119 mph. His reaction time was .516...
Pobst named academic all-conference (07/16/03)
ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri-St. Louis had 41 student-athletes named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic All-Conference selections as announced by the league for the 2002-2003 season. The men's tennis team placed five student-athletes on the GLVC Academic All-Conference list...
Cowger makes state high school rodeo team (07/16/03)
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...
Sikeston group wins Hooters Tour pro-am (07/16/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston natives Joe Fritz, Mike Hill, Wayne Smith and Jackie Groves teamed up with NGA/Hooters professional Tim Riley to win the pro-am tournament at the Bootheel Golf Club on Tuesday with a score of 56. The score was one stroke better than four other teams in a field of 38...
Sikeston rally falls short against Jackson Legion (07/16/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team lost a tough district game on the road Tuesday at the hands of Jackson, falling 16-13. Jackson raced out to a 13-1 lead and was on the verge of hanging a 10-run rule on Sikeston. But Post 114 exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to close the gap to 13-10...
Lofton to run for Mid-Continent (07/16/03)
BENTON -- Adam Lofton, a 2002 graduate of Thomas West Kelly High School, has signed a letter of intent to run cross-country at Mid-Continent College in Mayfield, Ky. Lofton, who is transferring from Missouri Valley College, is expected to be a great asset to the new cross country program. Lofton is the son of Larry Lofton and the late Debbie Lofton...
Monty George Jr. (07/16/03)
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. Born July 12, 1989, in Sikeston, son of Monty Doyle George Sr. of Portland, Maine, and Evelyn Roberts Gonzalez of East Prairie, was a student at East Prairie Junior High School, where he completed the eighth grade in May. ...
Laddie Slinkard (07/16/03)
WHITEWATER - Philip Lee "Laddie" Slinkard, 63, died at 5 a.m. July 14, 2003, at his home. Born Jan. 18, 1938, in Allenville, son of the late Melvin and Juanita Pennington Slinkard, he had been an over-the-road truck driver. He a concrete finisher for 25 years with a Cape Girardeau union local and was a member of the Jackson Trailriders for many years...
Wilma Seabaugh (07/16/03)
MARBLE HILL - Wilma I.V.D. Seabaugh, 85, died July 15, 2003, at the Jackson Manor in Jackson, where she was a resident. Born July 24, 1917, in Gravel Hill, daughter of the late Pervis and Sara Francis Pullum Crites, she was a member of Mount Zion General Baptist Church in Scopus....
Carl Romines (07/16/03)
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...
James Sinning (07/16/03)
DEXTER - James Harley Sinning, 67, died July 15, 2003, at his home. Born March 20, 1936, at Lennox, S.D., son of the late George and Henrietta Osterloo Sinning, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He had been a supervisor for Stites Concrete in Dexter...
Birth (published 7/16) (07/16/03)
SIKESTON - Ashleigh Kneezle is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 3:21 p.m. June 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Scarlett Marie Kneezle weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long. Kneezle, daughter of Rhonda and Mark Kneezle of Cartersville, Ga., is an associate with Office Max...
Looking Back 7/16 (07/16/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston may have a premier showing of a new picture, "The Raft," which is now under production. In a letter to Frank Miller, secretary of the Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Sam Clark of Small Productions stated that his company would be interested in conducting a triple-header premier of "The Raft" in Sikeston, Youngstown, Ohio, and San Diego, Calif...
Governor's race is getting interesting (07/16/03)
Don't look now Bob but that candidate breathing down your neck comes from your own party. That's right - State Auditor Claire McCaskill on Tuesday said she had $1 million in the bank to challenge incumbent Gov. Bob Holden in the Democratic primary next year. ...
Your view: The best route (07/16/03)
Our Chamber president, the Wickliffe mayor and a city council member and a member of our fiscal court attended the public meeting in Ullin, Ill., on June 17 concerning that state's newfound interest in the I-66 project. Not only were they given a rather cold reception, they also brought to my attention several misrepresentations and misconceptions being fostered to put the Illinois project in a favorable light...
Speakout 7/16 (07/16/03)
I was calling about your article in Speakout, "Not good for Missouri." Hallelujah to that and amen. Missouri can't afford Mr. Holden. He better take a good shot at this term because I personally believe and hope that he doesn't get a second one...