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Stories from Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Taking note (07/30/03)
Brian Menz, vice chairman of the Land Clearance Redevelopment Authority Commission, talks with Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden, Eighth District Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Lloyd Smith, Emerson's chief of staff, about the LCRA Tuesday afternoon. Juden and Menz discussed problems the LCRA and City of Sikeston are facing with dilapidated houses and how Emerson could help the situation...
Face of nursing students changing (07/30/03)
SIKESTON -- When 39-year-old James Wells was recently laid off after 14 years of working in a medical clinic for the Department of Mental Health, he decided to try his hand at nursing. "My mom became an LPN (licensed practical nurse) when I was 6 and my wife is an LPN so I've been around it all my life," explained Wells, who is also a combat medic for the National Guard...
Dexter man is injured in shooting accident (07/30/03)
DEXTER - A Dexter man was accidentally shot Monday as he and a friend were target practicing near Dexter. According to Stoddard County Sheriff Steve Fish, Paul G. Christian, 35, of Dexter and a friend were target practicing at the gravel pit off County Road 624, west of Highway ZZ near Dexter...
Sikeston man pleads guilty (07/30/03)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Sikeston man pled guilty Monday to charges of distributing cocaine base while three other men with ties to Sikeston also appeared in federal court on drug-related charges. Appearing before United States District Judge E. Richard Webber, Wayne J. Sumlin, 44, pled guilty to two felony counts of distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base...
Speed limit in area subdivision will be reduced (07/30/03)
BENTON - Motorists driving through the Mini Farms Subdivision will soon be required to slow down to 30 miles per hour. Scott County commissioners approved speed limit changes for the Mini Farms Subdivision during their regular Tuesday meeting after viewing a petition of area residents presented by members of the Mini Farms Homeowners Association...
Two arrested in shooting death (07/30/03)
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Department of Public Safety has two suspects in custody in connection with the murder of a Chicago man. DPS officials arrested Adrian L. Lewis, 22, and Randall C. Lewis, 23, of Charleston on Sunday for the shooting death of Marvin Partee. Partee was shot in the head Sunday with a 9 mm hand gun, resulting in instant death...
Scott County little league team wins state tournament (07/30/03)
MACON -- The Scott County Red Sox 11-12 year-old All-Stars won the state championship on Sunday at Macon with an undefeated run through the playoffs. The Benton-based team defeated the host team Macon 6-3 on Sunday to capture the title. Scott County will now represent Missouri in the Midwest Plains Regional in Lamar, Col. They open play Saturday at noon against Nebraska. There are nine teams total in the regional...
Civey takes top honors at Sikeston Drag Strip; James wins at Malden (07/30/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON -- Keith Civey took first place in the Super Pro Class with a 5.66 run on a 5.66 dial at 123 mph. His reaction time was .567. Jeff Hays took second place with a 6.70 dial. He ran 6.68 at 101 mph...
Kelso Klassic back in swing of things (07/30/03)
KELSO - The 19th annual Kelso Klassic, which was postponed due to inclement weather over a month ago, is ready to get back in the swing of things. The Klassic is set to showcase the best of Men's Fast Pitch softball this weekend at the Kelso City Park...
Irma Lux (07/30/03)
CHARLESTON - Irma Louise Lux, 89, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died July 20, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of the late Franklin W. and Jennie Golden Luther, she was a member of Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Edward Vehrs (07/30/03)
DEXTER - Edward George Vehrs, 84, died July 28, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Monee, Ill., son of the late Edward Henry and Minnie L. Lessnow Vehrs, he moved to Dexter two years ago. A retired farmer and mechanic, he served with the U.S. Army from 1941-45 and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Monee...
Eugene Garner (07/30/03)
BELL CITY - Eugene G. Garner, 83, died July 29, 2003, in Dexter. Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Bell City, he was a lifelong resident of Bell City. He was a retired carpenter and U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by several nieces and nephews...
Births (published 7/30) (07/30/03)
Robbins CANALOU - Chad and Jenny Robbins are the parents of their third and fourth children, second and third daughters, born May 23, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. When Ashla Danae Robbins was born at 11:02 a.m., she weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 17 1/2-inches long. ...
Looking Back in Time at July 30 (07/30/03)
BENTON - Neighbor Day in Scott County will be held three weeks earlier this year so that the date will come during the nation's call for the $15 billion purchase of war bonds in September. NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County 4-H Club fair was conducted Thursday and Friday in the New Madrid High School...
Clean up and show pride in Sikeston (07/30/03)
Have you noticed? There's an excitement in the air as the hustle and bustle of Rodeo Week approaches. The 51st Annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo is almost here. There's non-stop activity at the rodeo grounds, while area merchants prepare for the thousands of visitors to our community...
SpeakOut 7/30 (07/30/03)
I totally agree with the person who said Bush is trying to shove democracy down everybody's throats. He's also trying to shove the war by trying to make everybody afraid. I fear snakes so much and I would like to know if one gets into your house, what would make them come into your house. ...