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Stories from Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Farmers profiting from diet craze (07/21/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- As more and more Americans join the low-carb craze, some Missouri farmers are looking to profit from the popular diet that experts say isn't going away anytime soon. "I've talked to people in the food industry and the carb craze is similar to a lot of the lowfat trends in the late '80s and early '90s -- they've really gone beyond more than three to five years," said Alex Stemme, director of identity-preserved products for the Missouri Soybean Association...
County could extend highway (07/21/04)
BENTON - Scott County Commissioners will work with the Missouri Department of Transportation and Cape Girardeau County to extend Highway AB, also known as Nash Road, located by the Cape Girardeau Airport, to meet Highway 25. Barry Horst, project development engineer, and Eric Krapf discussed the project on the behalf of MoDOT. This project would require a new railroad crossing and a meeting with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad officials is set for mid-August...
New popular inflatable pools may be violating cities' rules (07/21/04)
SIKESTON -- Manufacturers say it's as easy as 1-2-3. And Hope Chadd of Sikeston would agree. It only took her about 15 minutes to set up her inflatable vinyl swimming pool last summer. Chadd purchased the 18-foot-by-3.5-foot pool for only $175 -- and her kids love it, she said...
Light pole priming (07/21/04)
Tjay Haynes of J & K Company primes a light pole on Front Street Wednesday. The company is painting 100 light poles in the downtown area for the Board of Municipal Utilities.
Legion tourney is kicking off (07/21/04)
JACKSON - The regular season has settled nothing for the four teams that comprise American Legion District 14. Three of the teams finished .500 or better in district play while the fourth -- Jackson -- has the worst district record but the best overall record...
Tritch wins Super Pro (07/21/04)
SIKESTON - Here are the results from the Sikeston Drag Strip on Saturday. Super Pro Jason Tritch captured first place when he dialed 5.16 and ran 5.192 at 130 mph. His reaction time was .513. Keith Civey took second place when he ran 5.737 on a 5.70 dial at 120 mph. His reaction time was .509...
All-stars take first (07/21/04)
A Sikeston 13-year-old traveling team recently won first place in the Anna-Jonesboro Wildcat Invitational. Pictured front row from left: Stuart Strom, Darin Dicus, Jake Pewitt, Stevie Beydler, Blair Bohannon. Standing: Timmy Hart, Michael Brown, Jared Brooks, Zach Howard, Caleb Davidson and Logan Kirkpatrick. Coaches are Dave Strom, Steve Beydler and Ken Dicus...
Erline Davenport (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Erline Davenport, 90, died at 11 a.m. July 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 22, 1913, in Somerville, Ala., daughter of the late John P. and Claude Goodson Ponder, she retired as a machine operator for the Florsheim Shoe Company in Chaffee and was later a seamstress for private individuals. ...
Louis Gardner (07/21/04)
BELL CITY - Louis Arnold Gardner, 94, died July 19, 2004, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born May 28, 1910, at Fort Henry, Tenn., son of the late Emory and Lillian Wofford Gardner, he was a minister for the Bell City Church of Christ for 54 years...
Joseph Scherer (07/21/04)
BELL CITY - Joseph Scherer, 49, died July 20, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 29, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late James and Evelyn Jones Scherer, he had been a truck driver and electronics repairman. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Scherer of Sikeston...
Paul Traw (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Paul Traw, 63, was called to his heavenly home on July 19, 2004. Born July 26, 1940, in Scott County, son of Winifred Alma Richardson Traw of Chaffee and the late Anthony Ross Traw, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired as a clerk and maintenance employee for the Chaffee and Cape Girardeau post offices. He owned and operated Traw Auto Body in Chaffee for 25 years and was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church...
Bessie Little (07/21/04)
CHAFFEE - Bessie Little, 73, died at 12:20 p.m. July 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 24, 1931, at Nashville, Tenn., daughter of the late William and Tommie Pearl Burke Clifton, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Chaffee...
Donnie Haddock (07/21/04)
WAYNESBORO, Tenn. - Donnie Lynn Haddock, 57, died July 19, 2004, at the Scott NHC Healthcare Center in Lawrenceburg. Born Aug. 26, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Edna Mae Alexander Haddock of East Prairie, Mo., and the late W.H. Haddock, he was a factory worker for Dana and member of the Green River Tabernacle Church...
Jewell Johnson (07/21/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jewell Irene Johnson, 84, died July 19, 2004, at her home. Born April 3, 1929, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Will and Lola Caroline Bowen McMahan. On April 1, 1935, at Hayward, she married Kenneth Johnson who preceded her in death in 1978...
Looking Back 7/21 (07/21/04)
SIKESTON - Miss Lucille Stubblefield left Monday to accept a position as a typist in the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. SIKESTON - Mrs. A.V. Butler had as weekend guests Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Overbeck and children, Glenda and Gary, of Jefferson City. They also visited with other friends while here...
Missourians need an effective leader (07/21/04)
And now we know why Gov. Bob Holden has been reluctant to debate his Democratic primary opponent, Auditor Claire McCaskill. The two met in cross-state debates this week and the nod clearly went to the challenger. Holden spent the bulk of his message on attacking the Republican majority in the state legislature for his failed proposals. ...
Speakout 7/21 (07/21/04)
This is to my relatives, my neighbors and my friends. Any time I purchase something, you always want to use it. Well, the time has come, I'm not loaning it out anymore. You make more money than I do. I have to save up to buy this item so now you either rent it or purchase your own. I have loaned stuff out and people have returned them in not as good condition as when they borrowed it. So now you're on your own. Please do not ask to borrow it anymore...