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Stories from Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Emerson visits the New Madrid Riverfront Improvement Project (07/29/03)
NEW MADRID - As Phase 1 of the $2 million riverfront improvement project nears completion, New Madrid city officials are looking for a way to fund Phase 2 and its $1.5 million price tag. Monday afternoon Eighth District Representative Jo Ann Emerson promised to see if the federal government could help...
Kindergarten screenings will be held again in August (07/29/03)
SIKESTON -- Most area schools held their initial kindergarten screenings in the spring, but for parents who missed out on the opportunity the first time around -- they've been given a second chance. Beginning Aug. 1, Sikeston Public Schools Kindergarten Center will schedule appointments for the district's late kindergarten enrollment which will be held Aug. 14 with school starting Aug. 20...
Autopsy shows cause of death (07/29/03)
CHARLESTON -- A preliminary autopsy conducted Monday on the Chicago, Ill., man who was murdered Sunday in Charleston shows the man was shot once in the head with a 9 mm hand gun, resulting in instant death. According to Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker, an early morning shooting following an argument between several individuals in the parking lot of the Gas-A-Mat on West Marshall Street in Charleston Sunday resulted in the death of Marvin Partee Jr., 21, of Chicago...
Hazard (07/29/03)
A Sikeston Public Works crew looks over damage to the bridge crossing the lateral ditch near the intersection of Ables and South Ingram Monday. A motorist's four-wheel drive truck reportedly lost its brakes, left the roadway and mowed down a street sign before hooking the guard rail and mangling it on the way through the ditch alongside the bridge, according to Trey Hardy, streets superintendent. ...
Sikeston Sharks tie for fourth place in conference swim championships (07/29/03)
JACKSON - The Sikeston Sharks swim team competed in its final meet of the season on Saturday in Jackson where the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Championships were held. There were 385 swimmers at the meet with 11 teams. Kennett won first place with 709 points. Sikeston tied for fourth with 207 points...
Glenn Gregory (07/29/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glenn E. Gregory, 68, died July 28, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 3, 1934, at Grant City, son of the late Earl T. and Mable Marie Pack Gregory, he was member of Bethany Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and former member of the Morley Baptist Church. He formerly owned and operated Gregory's Trucking, which has been leased to Roberts Express Truck Line for the past 12 years...
Marvin Perry (07/29/03)
CENTRALIA - Marvin Johnson Perry Sr., 87, died at 5 p.m. July 25, 2003, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Center. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Hornersville, son of the late Walter A. and Maude Perry, he served in the European Theater of World War II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. ...
Larry Diamond (07/29/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Larry "Big D" Diamond, 62, who died July 26, 2003, will be: Gary Hampton, Randy Briggs, Danny Tumbleson, Tommy Masterson, Bob Stinnett Jr., Bob Stinnett Sr. and Chris Stinnett...
Joe Duncan (07/29/03)
LILBOURN - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Lilbourn for Joe Duncan Sr., 75, who died July 27, 2003, were: Jim Farrenburg, Arnold Simpson, Everett Dees, Donald Ray Townley, Melvin Moyers and Jeff Womack...
Schrock - Couch (07/29/03)
COLUMBIA -- Sara Elizabeth Schrock and John Carroll Couch exchanged marriage vows in a 3 p.m. ceremony July 11, 2003, at Columbia. The bride is the daughter of Dennis Schrock and Patricia Tew of Columbia. Carroll and Becky Couch of Sikeston are the parents of the bridegroom...
Looking Back in Time at July 29 (07/29/03)
SIKESTON - Officials are seeking to identify an apparent amnesia victim found unconscious along the highway at the edge of Sikeston on Monday . --- SIKESTON - Street markers are being placed on all intersections in Sikeston this week, according to Mayor G.W.H. Presnell...
Your View 7/29: Can update (07/29/03)
In May 2002, I learned that we could direct the funds received from the sale of aluminum cans (which are collected in the trailer at Inside Lane, 2010 N. Main St., Sikeston) into a special account toward a certain goal, and when that goal was reached, a plaque would be placed in St. Jude's Research Hospital with the donor's name on it. An account was established for the Friends and Neighbors of Sikeston for this purpose. Our goal is $10,000...
SpeakOut 7/29 (07/29/03)
To the little girl on Smith Street who gave me a bottle of water on July 15, when I was walking home, honey, thank you so much. You were truly sent. I thank God for you. We are not Scott County. We are not New Madrid County. We are not St. Charles County. We are not Cape County. We are Mississippi County. Let us adjust to that and live with it...