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Stories from Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Practice begins (08/12/03)
Sikeston softball player Beth Ziegenhorn works on her swing Monday morning at the Sikeston Recreation Complex. Monday marked the first day fall sports teams were allowed to practice. The Sikeston softball team will open the season at Farmington Aug. 25...
Seyer to take part in Miss Teen USA competition tonight (08/12/03)
SIKESTON -- After nearly two weeks of preliminary competition, Miss Missouri Teen USA Amber Marie Seyer of Oran, along with 50 other state delegates, is taking the competition to another level at the Miss Teen USA Pageant, which will be broadcast live from Palm Springs, Calif., at 7 tonight on NBC...
Board serves important role for city (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - While most city boards and committees are just looking for interested citizens, the city seeks members employed in specific trades for its Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals make decisions on appeals for building code permits, variances and violations, according Tom Bridger, public works director...
Bulldogs at work (08/12/03)
Sikeston football coach Charlie Vickery instructs the offense in the first varsity football practice on Monday morning. The Bulldogs will open the 2003 season on Sept. 5, hosting the Jackson Indians.
Joyce Griffin (08/12/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Joyce Griffin, 65, who died Aug. 8, 2003, were: Michele Gonzalez, Christy Thompson, Chad Griffin, Kaleb Griffin, Eric Ezell and Keith Cole.
Lawrence Flowers (08/12/03)
PARMA - Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, died Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma.
Bill Patterson (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - William "Bill" Patterson, 48, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
June Kelley (08/12/03)
PUXICO - June Kelley, 73, died Aug. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Puxico, daughter of the late Thurma and Irene Edwards Kitchen, she lived in St. Louis for 35 years before moving to Puxico. She was a restaurant manager for Uncle Bill's Pancake House in St. Louis and had been a cashier at Bill's Market for 14 years before retiring. A member of Puxico VFW Post 7822 Ladies Auxiliary, she attended the First Christian Church of Puxico...
Judith Riley Squires (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - Judith Kay Riley Squires, 61, died Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. Born May 22, 1942, in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Gwendolyn Frances Rose Scoles of Evansdale, Iowa, and the late Raymond Floyd Scoles, she was a homemaker for Tri County Home Health Care. She was of the Baptist belief...
Martha Pope (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Martha Good Pope, 86, died Aug. 10, 2003, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 20, 1917, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Edgar and Beulah Irene Good Dock. She was raised in Detroit, Mich., and moved to East Prairie in 1945...
Johnnie Webb (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - Johnnie Michael Webb, 48, died at 4:16 p.m. Aug. 11, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 22, 1955, in Torrance, Calif., son of John Webb and the late G. Irene Lawson Webb, he worked in the construction business. He is also survived by one son, Tyler Webb...
Evelyn Mast (08/12/03)
EAST PRAIRIE - Evelyn Agnes Mast, 91, died at 5:10 p.m. Aug. 10, 2003, at the St. Peters Manor Nursing Center. Born July 8, 1912, in New Madrid, daughter of the late William and Cecelia Beaher Smith, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was of the Presbyterian belief...
Mary Wilson (08/12/03)
BERNIE - Mary Jane Wilson, 76, died Aug. 11, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 29, 1926, at Mount Judea, Ark., daughter of the late Osmer Lee and Sarah Emmaline Sexton Riddell, she was a founding member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie...
Jenkins - Lowe (08/12/03)
SIKESTON -- John and Ellen Jenkins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Ellen, to Thomas Lynn Lowe, son of William and Tamela Johnson of Sikeston and the late Thomas Lynn Lowe Sr. A 2001 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, the future bride works for Pearle Vision of Des Peres...
Rucker - Smith (08/12/03)
SIKESTON -- Wade and Ileasher Rucker have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole, to Roman Smith, son of Gaynell Mcgull-Smith of St. Louis. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School and received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a registered nurse at the Luthern Home in Cape Girardeau...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 12 (08/12/03)
SIKESTON - The Franklin County Oil Company, distributors of Skelly products, have announced the opening of a service station and bulk plant on Highway 60 East. Fred Jones and D.M. Hicks will be managers. --- SIKESTON - Keith Collins, music supervisor for Sikeston Public Schools for the past several years, was inducted into the Marine Corps at Jefferson Barracks last Thursday...
Fraudulent claims cost U.S. millions (08/12/03)
Fraudulent claims to Medicare, housing subsidies and unemployment are costing American taxpayers an estimated $35 billion annually. But wait, there's more. The bogus claims numbers for Medicaid are not in yet but they are expected to add substantially to the fraud dollars. Put it all together and you have well over $50 billion annually that is flowing out of taxpayers' pockets because of illegal claims. That may not solve the budget crunch but it sure would help...
SpeakOut 8/12 (08/12/03)
I'm calling about the Aug. 3 SpeakOut, "Read the Good Book." I don't know a lot about the Bible, but I know a thing or two about gays and lesbian lifestyles. It isn't like someone wakes up one morning and says, "Oh, I think today I'm going to be gay or homosexual." If you're around someone most of your life and pay close attention to the person, you will realize that person is gay long before the person realizes he or she is gay. ...