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Stories from Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Nichols enjoying every minute (07/27/04)
SIKESTON -- Joe Nichols is a busy man -- and he seems to be enjoying every minute of it. Currently the 27-year-old country artist from Rogers, Ark., is traveling across the United States performing at various county fairs and outdoor concerts. "We're working our tails off, and we're going around promoting our new album, Revelation," explained Nichols during a phone interview last week...
MoDOT program ready for critique (07/27/04)
SIKESTON -- The recently released five-year transportation improvement program is ready for its critique from the public, but so far it isn't getting much of a review. Available to the public since July 14, the Missouri Department of Transportation's construction program lists all transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies for fiscal years 2005 through 2009...
Afternoon swing (07/27/04)
Ariel Henson, 3, swings at Dudley Park Monday afternoon. Southeast Missouri was treated with spring-like temperatures Monday allowing local residents to enjoy the outdoors.
Sikeston takes second in state (07/27/04)
SIKESTON - Needing to defeat Mineral Area twice, the Sikeston 13-year-old Junior Babe Ruth All-Star team knew they had a tough hill to climb if they were to win the state championship on Monday at the Sikeston Recreational Complex. Sikeston's dream ended with a 5-1 loss to take second in the state...
Joe French (07/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Joe French, 54, died at 7:40 a.m. July 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Mark Emerine (07/27/04)
BENTON - Mark V. Emerine, 77, died at 5:30 p.m. July 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 7, 1927, in Joy, Ky., son of the late Joseph Olney and Opal Ruth Parker Emerine, he attended Murray State (Ky.) University. He served with the U.S. ...
Donna Lasters (07/27/04)
BERTRAND - Donna J. Kenser Lasters, 65, died July 27, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jimmie Parr Sr. (07/27/04)
FREDERICKTOWN - Jimmie Dale Parr Sr., 70, died July 25, 2004, at the Parkland Health Center. Born Oct. 19, 1933, in Mississippi County, he was the son of the late Andy and Monica Mathis Parr. His wife, Elizabeth M. Parr, preceded him in death. Survivors include: three sons, Jimmie Dale Parr and Louis Parr of Fredericktown and Jammie Dale of St. ...
Birth (published 7/27) (07/27/04)
Freeland SIKESTON - Heather D. Freeland is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 5:58 p.m. June 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Baylee Elizabeth Freeland weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long. Freeland, a child care worker for Pixyland Daycare, is the daughter of Ruby and Al Franklin and Bill and Peggy Freeland...
Welker - Boese (07/27/04)
PATTON -- LaCosta Ranae Welker and Danny Lee Boese have announced their engagement. The future bride, daughter of Rod and Patty Welker of Patton, graduated in 2001 from Meadow Heights High School. She graduated in 2003 from Mineral Area College, where she studied office systems technology and is employed by Noffel-Feuerhahn Orthodontics...
Looking Back in Time at July 27 (07/27/04)
SIKESTON - In the city's paper salvage collection drive, the Cub Scouts collected a total of 15,518 pounds of wastepaper. SIKESTON - An analysis of the need of a civic auditorium in Sikeston is being made by Thomas J. Stapleton, Jefferson City, director of research, Division of Commerce and Industrial Development of Missouri. Stapleton has met with the Chamber of Commerce civic auditorium committee. Lowell Webb has been appointed chairman of the civic auditorium campaign...
Momentum now shifts to McCaskill (07/27/04)
With one week to go before the all-important August primary election, the momentum in the gubernatorial race clearly falls to challenger Claire McCaskill over incumbent Gov. Bob Holden. Both metropolitan newspapers this weekend endorsed McCaskill in a move that quite frankly shocked me. I assumed at least the St. Louis Post Dispatch would give the nod to Holden...
SpeakOut 7/27 (07/27/04)
Some of the two-lane roads in this area are part of the Mississippi River Trail. They are marked with little green signs that say "MRT" and underneath them are pictures of a bicycle. The idea is for bicycle riders to go cross country to ride up and down our roads. ...