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Stories from Sunday, July 18, 2004

Swimming lessons are making a spash with area youngsters (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - "Simon says swim to the wall," swim instructor Ashley Schetter said to her group of preschoolers at the YMCA swimming lessons. The youngsters had finished their 30 minutes of strokes and learning and were using the remaining 15 minutes of their lesson to have fun...
Rodeo joins in literacy efforts (07/18/04)
SIKESTON -- Elisabeth Burke Howe may only be 2, but she knows a thing or two about books. "She's a book addict," claimed Elisabeth's grandmother, Judy Bowman of Sikeston. Bowman said her granddaughter is an avid listener and she can often be found "reading" to herself in her bedroom. Elisabeth was also read to when she was in her mother's womb, Bowman noted...
Local gaming investigation continues (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Missouri Gaming Commission officials have confirmed gaming machines seized by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are indeed illegal gaming machines. Following what appeared to be a valid complaint about illegal gambling devices, DPS officials decided to do "a fair sweep" of area businesses. On June 17, approximately 30 Sikeston businesses were contacted by area law enforcement officers regarding the possession of possible illegal gaming devices...
Rain slows down Hooters Tour (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Thunderstorms hit the Sikeston area on Friday morning leaving the NGA/Hooters Health Facilities Rehab Classic wet and waiting at the Bootheel Golf Course. As of press time, nearly half the field's scores weren't submitted, including first round leader Brent Winston, who just missed tying the course record with a 62 on Thursday...
Local players set to compete in Lions All-Star Game (07/18/04)
WARRENSBURG - The 28th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game will be played again in the city of its inception on July 24. The All-Star game which features outstanding graduated high school football players from the entire state was originally played in Warrensburg in July of 1977, but was moved to Jefferson City for the 1981 season, where it was played until last year...
Sikeston's Couch swings away with Hooters pros (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - While the NGA/Hooters Health Facilities Rehab Center Classic was a chance for the Hooters professional golfers to win some money and make a living, it was also a chance for a local amateur to show what he's got. Brandon Couch, a 2001 Sikeston High School graduate and current Southeast Missouri State University student, competed in the tournament for the second year in a row...
Charleston merchants begin planning new fall festival (07/18/04)
CHARLESTON - The success of the annual Dogwood-Azalea festival has prompted the Charleston Merchants Group to establish Show-Me Days. Show-Me Day is slated to become an annual autumn event held Oct. 2 and 3. Along with featuring the area's natural fall beauty and historic homes and churches, the festival will include a classic car show, antique show and sale, 5K run and walk, prayer breakfast, musical entertainment and more...
Sutton named president for Sikeston Montgomery Bank (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Jeff Sutton will serve as president for the Sikeston market for Montgomery Bank. Troy L. Wilson, chief executive officer of Montgomery Bank, announced the organizational change became effective July 1. According to Wilson the reorganization was needed because of Montgomery Bank's increased position in the Southeast Missouri market and to provide the leadership necessary to fulfill the bank's plans for future growth...
Business briefcase (7/18) (07/18/04)
SEARCY, Ark. - Kathy Devore, a graduate of Scott County Central High School in Sikeston, Mo., and Harding University, was named a "Best of the B" registered nurse in White County for two of the past three years. She works in the emergency room for the Central Arkansas Hospital...
Tri-County Wireless strives to meet local needs in fast-growing market (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - As quick as you can dial a cell phone number, the cell phone business is changing. But those changes, say Becky Beaird of Tri-County Wireless, are benefiting consumers. Beaird understands change. With the opening of Tri-County Wireless, she marked a change in careers. After 24 years with Ferguson Medical Group and a brief stint in retirement, Beaird wanted to open her own business. The growing business of wireless communications proved to be the challenge she desired...
Jones will co-ordinate Montgomery Bank's public relations (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - David Jones is now serving as public relations/communications manager for Montgomery Bank. In his new position, Jones is responsible for all internal and external communications for the bank as well as coordination of the bank's participation in community events. He works closely with regional management to maintain the bank's public image and community participation in the 11 markets Montgomery Bank serves...
Winston Carden (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Winston Wallace Carden, 75, formerly of East Prairie, died at 2:25 a.m. July 17, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Johnette Campbell (07/18/04)
PARMA - Johnette Campbell died July 17, 2004, at her home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
Mark Arnold (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Mark Edward Arnold, 36, died July 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fleta Jo Davis Arnold of Sikeston and the late James M. "Pick" Arnold, he attended Sikeston Public Schools. Survivors in addition to his mother include: one brother and sister-in-law, James Michael and Diane Arnold of Crofton, Md.; two sisters, Kathryn Jo Archie of Sikeston and Vickie Howard of St. ...
Births (Published 7/18) (07/18/04)
CHARLESTON - Jesse and Peggy Campbell are the parents of their third daughter, born at 3:21 a.m. June 2, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Erin Mackenzie Campbell weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long. Mrs. Campbell, daughter of Glenn and Judy Harris of Wyatt, is a teacher at Hearnes Elementary School...
Looking Back 7/18 (07/18/04)
SIKESTON - Mayor John A. Roth of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Sikeston, serving with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy, has been awarded the Legion of Merit for performance of outstanding service from Sept. 24, 1942 to January 1944. SIKESTON - The public school tax rate for 1964 was lowered to $3.84 as a result of an increase in evaluation of real estate within Scott County as ordered by the state tax commission. ...
Clean-up efforts will improve community (07/18/04)
The long journey to improve housing in Sikeston has seen substantial progress. The no-tolerance policy is reaping visible results with hundreds of properties being cleaned up for the first time in years and with dozens of abandoned vehicles being removed. The end result is a better community for residents and potential residents...
Your view: Here's my answer (07/18/04)
To the citizens of Scott County, My name is Rick Walter and I am a candidate for Scott County sheriff. While out campaigning, I have frequently been asked if it is my intention to fire all current employees of the Sheriff's Department. I would like to set the record straight...
Speakout 7/18 (07/18/04)
So the armed forces found nuclear materials in Iraq. I guess nuclear materials don't count as weapons of mass destruction. Well, OK, Democrats. The person who called SpeakOut about County Road 535 is right. I don't live on that road but I travel it two or three times a day. ...