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Stories from Wednesday, July 23, 2003

New arraignment system on the horizon (07/23/03)
BENTON - Judges, prosecutors and other court officials will begin looking at precisely where to install Scott County's video arraignment system. Scott County Economic Developer Jim Schwaninger said during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday that having attended the grant compliance seminar required for the Missouri Department of Public Safety equipment funds, the next step to take place over the next couple of months is the formation of a committee comprised of court officials to decide how to implement the system.. ...
Snacktime (07/23/03)
Donna Morgan and Jessie Robertson, youth coordinators for the YMCA Summer Day Camp for the Westend, prepare a morning snack for the children Tuesday. The group is participating in the USDA Summer Food Program which is free to children ages 1 to 18. Morning snacks are served at Roberta Rowe starting at 9 a.m. Lunch is served at 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. at Mission Missouri...
Children should have their shots up-to-date (07/23/03)
SIKESTON -- With the start of school lurking around the corner, health officials say it's time to make sure area children are caught up with their immunizations -- even the big kids. "Immunizations are very important, especially with the bioterrorism threat," noted Marian Malone, registered nurse at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center. "We don't really have anything here to be worried about, but you never know with terrorism."...
Sikeston rally falls short (07/23/03)
CHAFFEE - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team fell to the loser's bracket on Tuesday with a 7-6 loss to top-seeded Cape Girardeau at Harmon Field. Fifth-seeded Sikeston (15-9) plays No. 3 Chaffee today at 5 p.m. Sikeston fell behind 7-2 after five innings but rallied in the late stages to make things interesting. Post 114 had the tying run on second and the winning run on third but weren't able to push the runs across...
Pace wins Bassbuster event on Kentucky Lake (07/23/03)
FENTON, Ky. -- The Bootheel Bassbusters held their seventh tournament of the year on July 13th on Kentucky Lake. Stan Pace won the tournament with a six-fish limit of bass weighing 11 lbs. 15 oz. John Bollinger was second with 8 lbs. 7 oz., and had the big bass of the day, a 3 lb. 11 oz. fish. Russ Jones was third with 7 lbs. 12 oz. Harold Bays won the "Lucky Drawing."...
Parris pulls out win at drag strip (07/23/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON - Making his way back into the Super Pro winner's circle is Dexter's Ken Parris. He ran 5.24 on a 5.24 dial at 132 mph with a reaction time of .516. Also from Dexter, Gary Summers took second with a 5.26 dial. He ran 5.25 at 134 mph with a reaction time of .513...
J.W. Porter (07/23/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - J.W. Porter, 73, formerly of Dexter and Bernie, died July 21, 2003, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Lake City, Ark., son of the late James William and Gladys Edna Meeker Porter, he was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired jet aircraft mechanic...
Gary McClain (07/23/03)
SIKESTON - Gary Lee McClain, 59, died at 9:10 a.m. July 22, 2003, at his home. Born May 16, 1944, in Mississippi County, son of the late J.C. and Lillian Earline Delk McClain, he lived in Mississippi and Scott counties most of his life. A 1963 graduate of Thomas W. ...
Looking Back 7/23 (07/23/03)
SIKESTON -At the Malone Theatre today, patrons will see "Star Spangled Rhythm" starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour and 40 other top names in show business. --- SIKESTON - W.A. Alexander, P.B. Cook and Clark Hall of the Department of Internal Revenue were in Sikeston this week looking for office space...
Speakout 7/23 (07/23/03)
I would like to SpeakOut about Charleston. Twenty-five years ago, Charleston was in a better shape than it is right now. They could afford a mosquito truck to come down the roads. Now they've shut their mosquito truck down. We don't have a mosquito truck - we've got one. I guess it's just sitting there deteriorating but they sure aren't helping us any and they sure aren't helping Charleston, either...