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Stories from Thursday, July 1, 2004

For many, holiday begins on the road (07/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Over 34 million American motorists are expected to take a road trip this Fourth of July weekend -- an increase of 3 percent from last year despite sky-high gasoline prices, AAA reports. As a result, local highway officials are urging motorists to drive safely and responsibly this holiday...
Missouri Scholars Academy's residents are learning inside and out of classroom (07/01/04)
COLUMBIA - Most students view June as a time for swimming and spending time with friends. Books and classes are far from their minds. However, Tyler Flaker of Sikeston and Mollie Triplett of East Prairie are among 330 high school students in Missouri exercising their minds right now, at the 20th annual Missouri Scholars Academy...
High tech drug busts (07/01/04)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety Capt. Mark Crocker, Missouri State Highway Patrol Lt. Jim McNiell and Sikeston DPS Cpt. Joe Sebourn and DPS CO Kim Beavers watch a live feed from a helicopter of a drug bust on Southwest Street this morning. The Sikeston DPS, the Missouri State Patrol, Scott County and Mississippi County sheriff's departments, ATF and the SEMO Drug Task Force served 32 drug-related warrants. ...
Southeast Tremors softball team takes first place in state (07/01/04)
KIRKSVILLE- The Southeast Tremors, a team of girls from Sikeston and surrounding cities, captured first place in the Missouri ASA 16-and-Under Class B Girls' Fastpitch Tournament on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over the Jefferson City Crush in the finals Sunday...
Sikeston Country Club Mulligan Report (07/01/04)
RESULTS: Men's Golf Association Thursday Night League Play (6/24) First place Team: Ron Underwood, Jerry Mickey, David Yarbrough, Doug Griffin: 9 under par 27 Twilight Golf (6/25): C Flight: Membership or Tee Time information:...
People and the land (07/01/04)
Even though we didn't own the land, most of our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers can recall farming as an art. In today's world it's a blast from the past because farming is still an art with much to offer wildlife and the diversities that challenge us daily...
Sikeston Legion falls in 10th (07/01/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Senior American Legion Post 114 baseball team fell to Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Legion 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday at Capaha Field. Ford & Sons sent the game into extra innings on what was described as a "questionable" balk call against Sikeston pitcher Ben Pyles with two outs in the bottom of the ninth...
Jesse Culbertson (07/01/04)
CHANDLER, Ind. - Jesse Paul Culbertson Sr., 73, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. June 28, 2004, at Columbia Health Care in Evansville. Born June 18, 1931, in Commerce, Mo., son of the late Jesse Pillar and Bendia Melinda Graham Culbertson, he retired in 1993 as plant foreman for Jefferson-Smurfit in Evansville, after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Cypress Baptist Church in Booneville...
Ted Yarbrough (07/01/04)
MATTHEWS - Ted Yarbrough, 86, died July 1, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Tony Scheeter (07/01/04)
ORAN - Tony J. Scheeter, 60, died at 10:07 p.m. June 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 24 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Raymond John and Martha Clara Glueck Scheeter, he was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality in Oran and Local Union 574 in Cape Girardeau. He was a forklift operator for Super Value in Scott City, a truck driver and substitute rural carrier for the Benton, Cape Girardeau and Oran post offices...
Chester Hopkins (07/01/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Chester Hopkins, 90, died June 29, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Bloomfield son of the late Joe and Emma Crenshaw Hopkins, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield community. He was first engaged in farming and then worked for Elder Manufacturing Co. in Bloomfield for 28 years before retiring in 1976. A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was of the General Baptist belief...
Debbie Metcalf (07/01/04)
DEXTER - Debbie Young Metcalf, 45, died June 29, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 27, 1958, in Dexter, she was the daughter of Dorothy Young of Dexter and the late George Young. On June 21, 1997, at Dexter, she married David Metcalf who survives of the home...
Genny Robert (07/01/04)
BENTON - Genevieve "Genny" Robert, 86, died at 5:10 p.m. June 30, 2004, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born April 14, 1918, in Commerce, daughter of the late Lee and Melissa Ramsey Loftin, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella in Benton...
Anita Jones (07/01/04)
LAS VEGAS - Anita Louise Jones, 61, died at 4:30 a.m. June 29, 2004, at her home. Born March 21, 1943, in New Madrid, Mo., she was the daughter of the late William Ben and Evelyn Bill Jones. Survivors include: four sons, Jack Jones III, Tommy Jones, Mike Jones and Brian Jones of Las Vegas; three sisters, Fran Griffin of Austin, Texas, Brenda Jones of Matthews, Mo., and Dolores Jones of Sikeston, Mo.; three brothers, Ben E. ...
Lucy Kelley (07/01/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lucy Jane Kelley, 83, who died June 27, 2004, were: Bud Temples, Clifford Temples, Carl Pulliam, George Pulliam, Glenn Pulliam and Jim Pulliam.
Romine - Lawson (07/01/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Tracy Michele Romine and Kevin L. Lawson were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony March 27, 2004, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau before the Rev. Paul Kabo. Brad Fowler of Hernando, Miss., read scripture for the ceremony...
Metzger - Piscitelli (07/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Marshall Stuart and Dixie Metzger Jr. and Kenneth and Allison Hagen have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Metzger, to Nicholas John Piscitelli, son of Andy and Barbara Piscitelli of Buena Park, Calif. A 2001 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, the future bride is a sergeant with the U.S. ...
Ross - Heacox (07/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Diane Roach of Sikeston has announced the engagement of her daughter, Kristi Lynne Ross, to Kristopher John "Kris" Heacox, son of John and Cathy Heacox of Sikeston. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Carl Roach and Ricky Rister...
Looking back 7/1 (07/01/04)
SIKESTON - Miss Ruth Stuwe left Monday for Springfield, where she will take an eight-week course in telegraphy, following which she will be assigned to an office of the Western Union Telegraph Co. SIKESTON - "Missouri is on the threshold of an exciting, prosperous future," Gov. John M. Dalton told Lions and Rotary clubs and representatives of the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night. He predicted the future is bright for the state...
Drug sweeps should continue in Sikeston (07/01/04)
This morning's drug sweep in Sikeston should serve as yet another reminder that our community means business when it comes to drug dealing. For quite some time now, citizens have been adamant that those dealing drugs must be held accountable and Public Safety has responded in strong fashion...
Your view: Mayor's comments (07/01/04)
Dear Editor; I would like to take this opportunity to clarify a misstatement in the June 25th article about the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Miner has added 50 new families not 15. I would not want to slight anyone who has decided to call the great City of Miner their home...
Speakout 7/1 (07/01/04)
I am interested in purchasing some dill seed, a weed that people grow in their backyards in an herb garden. If anyone has some for sale, please put your number in SpeakOut. What's wrong with President Bush? Yes, we as Americans believe in the freedom of speech. We believe in justice and liberty and all freedoms. In Iraq, if they don't want to believe in it, they don't have to. Our people are getting killed and it's senseless, it's useless. Why don't they bring our boys home?...