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Stories from Sunday, July 20, 2003

Health professionals bracing for West Nile (07/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Many health professionals across the state are bracing themselves, hoping a West Nile virus outbreak doesn't occur as widespread as it did last year around this time. Already this summer, birds and horses in Missouri have tested positive for the potentially deadly virus, but so far, there haven't been any positive human cases...
Cleaning up (07/20/03)
Tim Riley of P.R. Developers removes excess concrete from the new surface on Wakefield Avenue. Motorist are still asked to use caution when in the construction zone.
Watching out for children: Sexual predators can be tough to detect (07/20/03)
SIKESTON -- Since the beginning of June, two Sikeston men have been arrested and charged with numerous counts of sexual assaults on children. While many people like to believe that they live in a town where this doesn't happen. The reality is in today's world it is everywhere and it is very difficult to detect...
Spotlight shining on former Sikeston pitcher Kevin Vent (07/20/03)
SIKESTON - The spotlight is finally shining on Kevin Vent. Vent, a 26-year-old former resident of Sikeston, made his first professional all-star appearance last Wednesday, when he represented the Class AA Norwich (Conn.) Navigators in the Eastern League All-Star Game...
Sharks qualify four for Junior Olympics (07/20/03)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Sharks swimming team qualified four swimmers to compete in the Junior Olympics, held July 28 to Aug. 1 at the Michael Jones Natorium on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Detroit. Sikeston's qualifiers are Jessica Pierce, Mark Fraser, Morgan Fraser and Jake Pewitt...
Hooters Tour player Eric Meichtry is keeping his PGA dream alive (07/20/03)
SIKESTON -- The final round of the 2003 Health Facilities Rehab Outpatient Center Classic takes place today at the Bootheel Golf Club. This afternoon, one lucky golfer will earn $20,000, simply for playing the game he loves. For most, it seems like a dream job -- getting paid to play golf...
WestRidge Place names new facility administrator (07/20/03)
SIKESTON - WestRidge Place, formerly LaBonne Maison, Assisted Living by Americare, recently announced the promotion of Gail Heisserer to the administrator position. Ms.Heisserer has served as a management intern with the facility for the past nine months and replaces Shamela Limbaugh who is relocating to the company's new Cape Girardeau assisted living facility. ...
Canned publicity (07/20/03)
Robert Stewart of Marion Pepsi-Cola Company and Rob Clay, general chairman for the 51st Annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo display the Dr. Pepper can. Thousands of cans will be distributed in a five-state area to promote the rodeo
Show-Me Rental is really three businesses in one (07/20/03)
SIKESTON - When Bob and Marlene Bell and Tom and Debbie Dirnberger purchased Show-Me Rental earlier this year, they knew they were stepping into a long-time thriving business. What they didn't know was how quickly it would grow. Located at 101 N. Ranney in Sikeston, Show-Me Rental is really three businesses under one roof. ...
Business briefcase 7-20 (07/20/03)
Atmos announces new supervisor JACKSON - Steve Steiger is the new operation supervisor for the Sikeston area of Atmos Energy Corporation. Steiger, his wife, Heidi, and their 21-month-old son, Samuel, have made Sikeston their home since 1997. He has been an employee of Atmos Energy since June 1996, holding various positions with Associated Natural Gas and United Cities Gas Company. Most recently, he served as an engineering technician while working out of the Sikeston office...
Larry Simmons (07/20/03)
PARMA - Larry Wayne Simmons, 60, died July 17, 2003, at his home near Parma. Born June 11, 1943, in Parma, son of Maxine Goode Simmons Simpson of Parma and the late William Theodore Simmons, he lived in the Parma area all his life. A farmer and member of the First Baptist Church in Parma, he served in the Bernie Army National Guard...
Mabel Graham (07/20/03)
BENTON - Mabel Earlene Graham, 56, died at 1:40 a.m. July 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 6, 1947, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Peter M. and Opal Johnston Daniel, she was a machine operator for Thorngate and member of the Church of Christ in Morley...
Dan Denny (07/20/03)
BLOOMFIELD - Dan Denny, 85, died July 18, 2003, at his home near Bloomfield. Born Dec. 26, 1917, in Bloomfield, son of the late Alfred and Veda Denny, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. A retired farmer and member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Ellis L. Crowell (07/20/03)
BERTRAND -- Ellis L. Crowell, 64, died at 6:23 p.m. July 18, 2003, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Festus. Visitation is tentatively scheduled for Monday evening and a funeral service for Tuesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Full arrangements will be listed in Monday's edition of the Standard Democrat...
Births (published 7/20) (07/20/03)
SPRINGFIELD - Bryan and Erin Mitchell are the parents of a daughter, born at 3:36 p.m. June 20, 2003, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Anna Caroline Mitchell weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 22-inches long. DEXTER - Patrick Douglas and Lamia Dawn Hobbs are the parents of their second daughter, born at 12:55 a.m. June 22, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Taylor Nicole Hobbs weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back 7-20 (07/20/03)
NEW MADRID - Mr. and Mrs. David Chamberlain of New Madrid are parents of a son born Thursday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. MATTHEWS - A baby boy, their first son, arrived in the local hospital on July 19 for Mr. and Mrs. Billy Burch of Matthews...
More money needed to fix city problems (07/20/03)
If you look at the numbers, the city of Sikeston has made significant strides toward addressing two issues that have erupted in public concern - the much-anticipated noise ordinance and the extremely-anticipated move to address condemned and deteriorating properties. Check the city court docket each week and the numbers are clear for everyone to see. The question is - are we doing enough and are we doing it fast enough?...
Your view: These are the facts (07/20/03)
Publisher's Note: For over 20 years, we've tried to accurately and fairly edit our Speakout column. There have been times in the past when we erred and times when we've been overly cautious and omitted comments that probably should have been published. ...
Speakout 7-20 (07/20/03)
A national holiday for the end of the Iraqi war? Did I hear the news right? There was no declaration of war, there was no armistice. VE-Day is not a holiday, VJ-Day is not a holiday. What is wrong with these people? I am looking for someone who gives private swimming lessons to younger children...