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Stories from Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Tourism tax spending proposal to go on Miner ballot (08/13/03)
MINER - Miner voters will have another chance on Nov. 4 to authorize the diversion of their tourism tax money to the city for other uses. "I'm almost certain it will pass this time," Mayor Frank Tatum predicted during the regular Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday...
'Queens of the Wild Frontier' (08/13/03)
SIKESTON -- Move over Davy Crockett, make room for some new "Queens of the Wild Frontier." For two days next month, a group of area women will conquer the outdoors by hunting, fishing and navigating their way around Big Oak Tree State Park in East Prairie...
Diving in (08/13/03)
Sisters Mara and Morgan Krekstrom dive into the Sikeston Country Club swimming pool Tuesday afternoon. With many schools starting soon, area children are spending their last few days of summer swimming or enjoying other outdoor activities.
Scott County is now in 'repair' mode (08/13/03)
BENTON - It's blacktopping season once again in Scott County. "We're in 'repair mode' on blacktop around the county," said Commissioner Jamie Burger during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday. He said commissioners are planning to drive the county's roads soon to determine priority areas...
Getting ready (08/13/03)
Judy Leigh will wish her students "aloha," "buenos dias" and "hello" as they arrive for class Friday at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews. Leigh, the art and music teacher for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, prepared a bulletin board for the first day of school and will incorporate the sayings in one of the first songs her students will learn this school year...
Puxico to dedicate gymnasium to legendary coach Arnold Ryan (08/13/03)
PUXICO -- Puxico High School will dedicate its gymnasium to former coach Arnold Ryan on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. "We're hoping all the ex-players, cheerleaders and students he had will attend," said Carroll Cookson, a former player of Ryan's. "All the public is invited. This should have been done a long time ago."...
Volleyball team shaping up (08/13/03)
Sikeston volleyball coach Steve Beydler talks to players during Tuesday's volleyball tryouts at the Field House. The tryouts will run through Friday for girls hoping to earn a spot on the team. The Lady Bulldogs will open the 2003 season Sept. 2, hosting Bernie...
Wells posts first win at drag strip (08/13/03)
Here are the weekend race results from tracks around the area. SIKESTON DRAG STRIP SIKESTON - Jeremy Wells posted his first victory of the season in the Super Pro Class. He ran 5.47 on a 5.46 dial at 128 mph. His reaction time was .531. Runnerup Ronnie Egner ran 5.75 on a 5.71 dial at 121 mph with a reaction time of .530...
Sikeston native has found his home (08/13/03)
COLUMBIA -- Slowly getting to his feet after taking a brief nap between first day meetings and lunch, linebacker Brandon Barnes stepped into the hallway of the Tom Taylor football complex at the University of Missouri to answer a few questions from the media...
NMCC will return to the top in SEMO Central (08/13/03)
High school football teams hit the gridiron for the first time on Monday, gearing up for the 2003 season. In Southeast Missouri, the three divisions of the SEMO Conference appear to be up for grabs. Last week, I predicted Cape Central would successfully defend its SEMO North crown...
Billy Middleton (08/13/03)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Billy A. Middleton, 63, who died Aug. 9, 2003, were: Mack Wheetley, Jimmy Ramsey, Jimmy Truelove, Bobby David Middleton Jr., Larry Boyer and Andy Christian. Members of the 1958 class of Lilbourn High School served as honorary pallbearers...
Bob Scheffer (08/13/03)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Vincent "Bob" Scheffer, 77, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 4:19 p.m. Aug. 11, 2003, at his home. Born Dec. 19, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late Henry Bernard and Rosella Layton Scheffer, he was employed with Rhodes-Burford Home Furnishings in Mounds, Ill., retiring as manager after 40 years of service, and was a front end supervisor for Super Value in Lone Oak. ...
Bill Patterson (08/13/03)
DOGWOOD - William "Bill" Patterson, 48, died at 8 a.m. Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Born Oct. 5, 1954, at Columbia, Tenn., son of the late Hewitt and Louise Hicks Patterson, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He was employed in the maintenance department at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Lawrence Flowers (08/13/03)
PARMA - Lawrence Henry Flowers, 72, died Aug. 11, 2003, at his home near Parma. Born April 5, 1931, in Steele, son of the late Henry and Bertie DePriest Flowers, he lived in the Parma area since 1979 and was a self-employed carpenter. On March 19, 1976, in Cairo, Ill., he married Connie Simon who survives of the home...
Births (published 8/13) (08/13/03)
Mills DEXTER - Christopher Micheal and Melanie Rochelle Mills are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 10:03 p.m. July 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Colsyn Micheal Mills weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-inches long...
Looking Back in Time at Aug. 13 (08/13/03)
SIKESTON - C.D. Matthews III has been named as chairman of the war savings committee of Sikeston by Mayor G.W.H. Presnell. He was named to head the committee last week. --- SIKESTON - George Hensley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hensley of Route Three, has been promoted from private first class to corporal...
Thrill seeking teens must be punished (08/13/03)
If you look at the numbers, violent crime is down in St. Louis. If you look at this past weekend's carjacking spree, you realize it's still a dangerous community. City officials are quick to point to the declining crime statistics. But they also acknowledge that the weekend spree will harm the reputation of the city...
SpeakOut 8/13 (08/13/03)
I don't know if you'll print this, but I think Morehouse has a real bad skeeter problem. We can't even sit outside here. I think the city needs to spray more than twice a month. If the city doesn't want to spray, I'm sure they can find people who will. ...