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Stories from Wednesday, June 16, 2004

County will update its plat books (06/16/04)
BENTON - Scott County commissioners are updating county plat books, a task that has not been done since 1999. "There have been changes in numbers and some roads have become private roads," Commissioner Jamie Burger said. "We are reviewing the maps and looking for mistakes, corrections and things we would like to see differently."...
Summer fun is summer school (06/16/04)
SIKESTON -- "Aghh!" screamed Sheila Branch as a frog poked through the two plastic cups she was holding and leaped onto the ground. First graders at Matthews Elementary's enrichment summer school squealed with delight as they scampered around the playground to catch the frog for their teacher...
Sikeston athletes perform well in Hershey Track meet (06/16/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston competitors performed well in the qualifying round of the Hershey Track and Field Youth Meet held at Cape Central Junior High School on Saturday. Youth, ages 9 to 14, participated in the 80-, 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, 800-meter run, standing long jump and softball throw...
Corporate champions (06/16/04)
Heritage American Homes came through the losers' bracket to win the Corporate Games basketball tournament. Heritage defeated Cott Beverages twice in the finals to claim the title. Pictured are: (front row) Danny Burnett, Dobbie Herrion and Vernon Christian, (back row) Doug Laura, Moses Rowe and Larry McCain...
Sikeston Post 114 baseball washed out (06/16/04)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114's game with the Farmington Patriots was rained out in the bottom of the fourth inning. Sikeston held a 3-0 lead when the contest was suspended. The game will be replayed as part of a doubleheader when Sikeston visits Farmington on July 10...
Tremors take first (06/16/04)
The S. E. Tremors, a 16-and-under fastpitch softball team, took first place in the Chaffee Invitational on Sunday. The Tremors have also placed second in the Heartland Invitational in Jackson and reached the semifinals of the NSA Qualifier in Cape Girardeau. ...
Volleyball champs (06/16/04)
The Sikeston Public Schools rebounded from an early loss to capture the Corporate Games volleyball tournament. SPS defeated the Missouri Department of Transportation twice in the finals to gain the championship. Pictured are: (front row) Molly Noe, Crystie Drake, Janie Merrick, Mary Seyer and Jill Siebert, (back row) Brian James, Alan Scheeter, Brad Blackmon, Steve Beydler and Chris Crosby...
Burge wins (06/16/04)
Taylor Burge of Puxico made his first trip to the winners circle Saturday night in the Junior Sportsman Champ class at SEMO Raceway. Find more results in the scoreboard on page 12.
Jennifer Herbert (06/16/04)
INGLEWOOD, Australia - Jennifer Mary Herbert, 61, a resident of Inglewood, Queensland, Australia, died June 15, 2004, at the Inglewood Hospital, following an extended illness. Born April 26, 1943, in Stanthorpe, Queensland, she was the daughter of the late Don and Ruby Johnson...
Calvin Cheatham (06/16/04)
NICEVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Lee Cheatham, 77, died June 10, 2004, at Niceville. Born Nov. 30, 1926, in Wyatt, Mo., son of the late Walter and Mildred Feezor Cheatham, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked for Alabama Power in Birmingham for 37 years before retiring in 1989...
Michael Brashear (06/16/04)
O'FALLON - Michael Edward Brashear, 41, died June 14, 2004, at his home. Born March 4, 1963, in San Diego, son of Dick Brashear of Scott City and the late Barbara Louise Diebold Brashear, he was manager of field operations for Century Telephone of Wentzville...
J. Floyd Naylor (06/16/04)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - J. Floyd Naylor, 87, died June 13, 2004, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo. Born July 28, 1916, in Finger, Tenn., son of the late Harmon and Willie Young Naylor, he was a former resident of Milan, Tenn., and Birmingham and recently moved to Dexter. A former member of the West Memphis Jaycees, he was an elder of the Milan Church of Christ, a minister of Sonshines and minister for Hot Meals for Needy and Handicapped of the Homewood Church of Christ in Birmingham...
Glen Ramsey (06/16/04)
NEW MADRID - Glen Ramsey, 87, died June 14, 2004, at the St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 8, 1917, in Advance, son of the late Jasper and Irene Lape Ramsey, he was a retired farmer and member of the Jay Wye Church of God. On Nov. 5, 1939, at Risco, he married Della Street who survives of the home...
David Pobst (06/16/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for David E. Pobst, 49, of Benton, who died June 14, 2004, will be: Adam Lumley, Chad Cook, Travis Friga, Justin Friga, Chuck Pobst and Mike Pobst. Monsignor Stephen A. Schneider, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, will officiate...
Joe Forman (06/16/04)
MATTHEWS - Joe Forman died June 15, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Thelma Moss (06/16/04)
VAN BUREN - Thelma Moss, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died June 15, 2004, at the Riverways Nursing Home in Van Buren. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Births (Published 6/16) (06/16/04)
Hicks CHAFFEE - Kurt E. and Jessica A. Hicks are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 1:22 p.m. May 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Madelyn Belle Hicks weighed 8 pounds and was 19 1/2-inches long...
Looking Back 6/16 (06/16/04)
SIKESTON - The O.C. Lewis property, 804 Taylor St., has been sold to T.R.E. Thomas, a blockman for the Oliver Farm Machinery Co. The Lewis family is moving to Portageville. --- ORAN - Pete Epperson and sister, Mrs. Tommy Thomas, were visitors in Cape Girardeau on Friday...
Political polls used to manipulate not to inform the public (06/16/04)
I have a long-held belief that polls, especially political polls, are one of the more negative aspects of modern political life. In short, I suspect that too many polls are clearly designed to produce a planned response instead of trying to accurately gauge the sentiment of voters. In fact, I think most political polls are crafted in such a way that you can fairly accurately predict the results before the first question is asked...
Your view: A soldier's letter (06/16/04)
This is a letter from Ray Reynolds, a medic in the Iowa Army National Guard, serving in Iraq: As I head off to Baghdad for the final weeks of my stay in Iraq, I wanted to say thanks to all of you who did not believe the media. They have done a very poor job of covering everything that has happened. ...
Speakout 6/16 (06/16/04)
Round the clock, on the news on some station on television about Ronald Reagan's funeral. I can tell you one thing, there won't be anything like that for slick Willie or Hillary the witch. When they kick the bucket there won't be anything like that for them because people know they are as dirty and crooked as people ever in the White House. There will never be anything like that for those people...