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Stories from Sunday, July 27, 2003

Oran's Amber Seyer looks at her life as Miss Missouri Teen (07/27/03)
ORAN -- A few days before she left to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant in Palm Springs, Calif., Amber Seyer took some time to recap the past nine months of her reign as Miss Missouri Teen. Clad in blue jeans and a red top, the 5-foot, 9-inch tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed 17-year-old sat cross-legged on her bed. ...
Teen's battle agaisnt cancer remembered with 'Kyle's Mile' (07/27/03)
My Wish "If someone gave me just one wish, I would wish for a boat so I could fish. If someone gave me just one prayer, I would pray that God would make us care. If someone gave me just one miracle, I would ask that sickness be invisible." Kyle Jones - May 2002...
Medlin to play basketball for Kankakee Community College (07/27/03)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston basketball standout Jennifer Medlin has signed a letter of intent to play for Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Ill. The 5-foot-11 Medlin will join a team that went 29-7 last year, finishing eighth in the country on the JUCO level. ...
Unbeaten team returning to Sikeston (07/27/03)
SIKESTON -- On Sept. 26, Sikeston High School's graduating class of 1953 will meet to celebrate its 50-year reunion. While the Class of '53 produced many successful businessmen, the group is probably most remembered for the athletic teams it produced...
Missouri's sportsmanship summit set for Aug. 6 (07/27/03)
COLUMBIA -- The Missouri State High School Activities Association will once again Missouri's only statewide Sportsmanship Summit when it welcomes more than 500 students, coaches, administrators, officials and parents to the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia on August 6...
Brett Hale made the leap from Dexter to Division I quicker than a fastbreak (07/27/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Most said it would be a tough transition for Brett Hale going from a high school the size of Dexter to a NCAA Division I school. Someone forgot to tell him. The 6-foot-3 guard not only quieted his critics by starting 12 games as a freshman at Southeast Missouri State but even surprised those who believed in him by averaging 9.3 points in nearly 28 minutes per game...
Sikeston team takes fourth in World Series (07/27/03)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Sikeston 8-year-old Diamond Dawgs All-Stars finished fourth in the USSSA World Series in Oklahoma City, Ok., which involved 26 teams from around the country. After losing to the top-ranked Arkansas Cobras, Sikeston rebounded to defeat the Mets 11-3 and the Redbirds 8-0 in their next two games...
Peck Eftink (07/27/03)
PORTAGEVILLE - Vincent "Peck" Eftink, 75, died July 24, 2003, in Van Buren. Born April 6, 1928, in Portageville, son of the late Henry Bernard and Dricka Benssink Eftink, he was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
William Sharp (07/27/03)
DEXTER - William A. Sharp, 83, died July 24, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Dec. 10, 1919, at Elco, Ill., he was a former resident of Dexter and was residing in Anna, Ill. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a former millwright with National Steel at Granite City, Ill...
Charles Duncan (07/27/03)
BERNIE - Charles E. Duncan, 65, died July 25, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 29, 1938, at Trotter, son of the late Ray S. and Dorothy Blevins Duncan, he worked for the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. in Malden and Marion, Ill., for 35 years...
Minnie Jones (07/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Minnie G. Jones, 83, died at 10:22 a.m. July 25, 2003, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 26, 1919, in Mississippi County to the late Robert F. and Minnie E. McAliley Monroe, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life. A member of the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and was employed with Brown Shoe Co. until her retirement...
Alma Dockler (07/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Alma D. Dockler, 98, died at 4:50 a.m. July 26, 2003, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born March 4, 1905, in Duluth, Ky., daughter of the late Dave and Cynthia Powell, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was of the Baptist belief...
J.W. Porter (07/27/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for J.W. Porter, 73, who died July 21, 2003, were: Justin Pratt, Michael Pratt, Zack Pratt, Aaron Pratt, Jeffrey Voss, Hobie Voss, Robert Smith and James Padgett.
Births (published 7/27) (07/27/03)
CHARLESTON - Chad and Tami Payne are the parents of their first child, a daughter, born at 3:50 p.m. June 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Madison Grace Payne weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18-inches long. Mrs. Payne is the daughter of Robert and Barbara Criss and Sharon Criss...
Looking Back 7/27 (07/27/03)
SIKESTON - Playing at the Malone Theatre today and tomorrow is "Reap the Wild Wind" with Ray Milland and John Wayne. At the Rex Theatre is "Night Before Divorce" with Lynn Barl and Joseph Allen Jr. SIKESTON - Dr. Frank Tull has joined the Ferguson Clinic on North Main Street as the orthopedic surgeon. He and his family live at 920 Hawthorne...
Political correctness takes toll on mascot (07/27/03)
I see where the National Alumni Association at Southeast Missouri State University wants to eliminate the "Indian" name and mascot from the university's program. The group voted quietly last week to seek input on changing the mascot though it may be a year away before the matter is resolved...
Speakout 7/27 (07/27/03)
One of our state representatives forwarded this to me suggesting that media in Southeast Missouri might want to share it with their audiences. Seems like a good idea to me. "Disabled American Veterans magazine (July/August 2003, page 29) will be asking churches, mosques and synagogues to ring their bells 22 times at 10 a.m. July 27 in memory of those service members from the 22 United Nations countries who served during the Korean War, commemorating the Korean War Armistice."...