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Stories from Friday, July 23, 2004

Sikeston mother and son sentenced (07/23/04)
SIKESTON - Calling it a great day for the city of Sikeston and Southeast Missouri, Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden welcomed the sentencing by federal authorities of a Sikeston mother and her son on drug trafficking charges. Ella Sumlin, 70, was sentenced to 60 months on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Elliott Sumlin, 33, was sentenced to 135 months on one felony count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base...
First pitch (07/23/04)
Tournament director Gary Pewitt throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Missouri State 13-year-old Babe Ruth Tournament Thursday night at VFW Stadium. The tournament is scheduled to run through Sunday.
Lyme disease is not rare in Southeast Missouri (07/23/04)
SIKESTON - "Lyme or Lyme-like disease or illness in this area are uncommon but not rare," said Ed Masters, a medical doctor from Sikeston. "When I was working full time, I saw 20 to 30 cases a year." Tick diseases are most common in the northeastern section of the United States, where diseases are spread by deer ticks, according to Masters, who has researched the tick disease for the past 15 years...
County may keep vehicle for court use (07/23/04)
CHARLESTON - The 33rd Judicial Circuit's Drug Court of Scott and Mississippi counties has asked the Mississippi County Commission to keep one of the county cars it recently put up for bids. This vehicle would be used by the drug court to provide transportation to courts, treatment, doctor's visits and detention centers...
Sikeston Chamber welcomes area candidates (07/23/04)
SIKESTON - With the admonitions: "Be Nice" and "Keep it brief, it will probably get you some votes," Missy Marshall, executive director of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, turned Thursday's meeting over to local candidates from Scott and New Madrid counties...
Man faces charges after chase (07/23/04)
LILBOURN - An assault led to a pursuit through much of New Madrid County Thursday evening, ending with the arrest of one individual. According to a spokesman with the Lilbourn Police Department, an officer was called to Grady's Trailer Court Thursday evening to investigate an assault. The officer interviewed the victim, who had been struck several times in the face. The victim stated three individuals had beaten and attempted to rob him...
Counselors in training (07/23/04)
Ray Clark, a member of YMCA of Southeast Missouri's Counselor in Training program, cuts plastic strips which will be made into jump ropes Thursday. The CITs helped make 30 jump ropes for the Scott County Health Department.
Sikeston All-Stars cruise past Marshall (07/23/04)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars advanced to the second round of the Missouri State Tournament on Thursday with a convincing 12-2, five-inning victory against Marshall at VFW Stadium. Sikeston posted three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back as three pitchers combined to allow only three Marshall hits...
Mary Leible (07/23/04)
SCOTT CITY - Mary Aleen Leible, 83, died July 22, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Births (Published 7/23) (07/23/04)
SCOTT CITY - Jason P. and Laura L. Mitchell are the parents of their second daughter, born at 2:12 p.m. June 3, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Kennedy Briann Mitchell weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Mitchell is the son of Eunice Gentry and Rick Mitchell of Sikeston...
Looking Back 7/23 (07/23/04)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McCambell recently purchased the duplex at 233 North Ranney. SIKESTON - Cpl. James Powler, who was stationed at Camp Hahn, Calif., has been transferred to Camp Van Dorn, Miss. SIKESTON - Sgt. George Montgomery of the State Highway Patrol in Poplar Bluff reported today that there will be a school bus workshop at Sikeston High School Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. ...
Speakout 7/23 (07/23/04)
I, too, live in the 300 block of William Street. I am proud of our home and our neighbors. Our homes are older and built well. They will probably be standing 100 years from now. We have trees, flowers, cats and dogs. Some of us have more company than others and some have more than one car. ...