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Stories from Sunday, August 17, 2003

School work (08/17/03)
Sikeston Public Works employees paint the turn lane going to the Kindergarten Center Friday afternoon. The Public Works employees are in the process of painting cross walks and turn lanes around Sikeston schools in preparation for Wednesday's opening day...
Career with class: New teachers await opening day of school (08/17/03)
SIKESTON -- As far back as Beth Lambert can remember, she's always wanted to be a teacher. "Last week I was going through some of my school memory books, and one of the questions was 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'" Lambert recalled. "And every year I put teacher."...
'Corn for Cars' bill still creates a controversy (08/17/03)
SIKESTON - Despite recent legislation heralded by Missouri Department of Revenue officials as proof "Corn for Cars" transactions are taxable, a local businessman says the loophole remains wide open. "The provisions in House Bill 600 will make it easier to comply with the law during trade-in transactions and easier for the department to collect sales tax owed," said Director of Revenue Carol Russell Fischer in an Aug. 12 press release...
City, Scott County waiting for HUD merger approval (08/17/03)
SIKESTON - The Scott County and Sikeston housing authorities are waiting to hear from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a request to merge and reduce the number of Section 8 vouchers. "We're waiting for approval from HUD central," said Bobby K. Henry, executive director of the Sikeston Housing Authority...
New sports radio show coming to Southeast Missouri (08/17/03)
DEXTER - B.A. Promotions, Inc. has announced the debut of their sports related radio talk show, Diving In with B.A. Sports. Sept. 4 will mark the first show of the season. It will air every Thursday evening from 6-7 throughout the school year on Star 92.9...
If you hunt over exposed grain, you are subject to a citation (08/17/03)
The following information is provided to answer questions concerning agricultural practices and how they relate to dove hunting. Specifically, I would like to address the illegal baiting of doves by leaving exposed grain on top of the soil. Because broadcasting wheat by buggy or aerial seeding are two methods of spreading wheat, there has been confusion as to the legality of hunting over exposed grain that is left by these two practices...
Former NMCC football coach hopes to turn Kennett into a contender (08/17/03)
KENNETT -- A familiar face will be roaming the sidelines at Kennett High School this year. Longtime New Madrid County Central coach Ronnie Jones has taken over the football team, hoping to turn around the struggling program. "Just going in and trying to get the program back up to where it should be is exciting," said Jones. "I'm looking forward to this year."...
DeWitt gives verbal to Georgia Tech (08/17/03)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School all-state baseball player Blake DeWitt has given Georgia Tech University in Atlanta a verbal commitment. DeWitt, 17, also was heavily recruited by LSU, Clemson, Arkansas, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Arizona, USC, Baylor and Notre Dame to name a few...
Business briefcase 8/17 (08/17/03)
JEFFERSON CITY - State Bank Examiner Cheryl Essner of Benton attended the commissioned Examiner Seminar in July at the FDIC Training Center in Arlington, Va. The seminar, sponsored by the FDIC, is designed to facilitate further development of recently commissioned examiners...
Moving in (08/17/03)
A ribbon cutting was recently held for the new Sikeston subdivision, South Ridge Estates, located off Colonel George E. Day Parkway. Pictured, from left, are Chloe Beth Lancaster, Ann Marie Lancaster, Camille Lancaster, Joy Lancaster, Sharon Jones, Madison Lancaster, Larry Tetley, Carletta Pollard, Elizabeth Lorenz, developer Scott Matthews, Carlene Tinsley, Chris Lambert, Pam Lambert and Lauren Lambert. For more information on purchasing a lot, call developer Scott Matthews at (573) 471-1960...
It's a treat to visit us (08/17/03)
We knew we had a good idea, but time and circumstances didn't let us present a "Savor the Southeast" festival earlier this year. Now, it is on tap for Aug. 21 with more than 40 Motor Coach Operator Tour Planners as our guests. As the 2003 Missouri Showcase FAM tour travels through the southeast section of Missouri they will stop at the Clinton Building in Sikeston. ...
Anything -N- Everything offers variety of items at discount (08/17/03)
SIKESTON - Joyce Lambert loves a bargain. She loves a bargain so much she gets them by the truck load. Those who love a bargain, too, are finding Lambert's new business, Anything -N- Everything, the place to shop. Opened in February at 2412 E. Malone Ave., the store is exactly what its name implies. "I try to have a little of anything and everything," Lambert said...
Mary Woodruff (08/17/03)
PUXICO -- Mary Madeline Woodruff, 80, died Aug. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 28, 1923, in Dudley, daughter of the late Logan W. and Mildred Hutchcraft Clark, she had lived most of her life in Puxico, where she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church for 45 years...
Earl Carroll (08/17/03)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Earl Vernon Carroll, 74, who died Aug. 13, 2003, were: Leonard Carroll, Randy Hager, Dan Conover, Jason Pinkley, Cody Pinkley and Fred Leeper.
Harold Mills (08/17/03)
SIKESTON -- Harold Gene Mills, 79, died at 5:18 p.m. Aug. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Fred and Iva Darter Mills, he had been a welder for Missouri Dry Dock and was of the Baptist belief. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and the U.S. Navy from 1947-1950...
Carl Corbin (08/17/03)
ZALMA - Carl Charlie Corbin, 91, died Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 12, 1912, at Zalma, son of the late Forrest and Cora Cullins Corbin, he was a graduate of Zalma High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He had been a teacher and coach at Zalma High School and retired as a director o the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Zalma Masonic Lodge 545 AF&AM...
Cletis Grace (08/17/03)
PARMA -- Cletis James Grace, 84, died Aug. 14, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 22, 1919, in Parma, son of the late Tommy and Minnie Hunt Grace, he had lived in Parma and Sikeston for many years. Survivors include: one daughter, Susan Patton of Santa Fe, N.M.; four sisters, Dorotha Jobe of Sikeston, Freda Becking of Dexter, Bonnie Livingstone of Florida and Norma Thee of Blue Springs...
Betty Brannock (08/17/03)
DEXTER -- Betty Joe Brannock, 78, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
James C. Coldwell (08/17/03)
\NEW MADRID -- James C. Coldwell, 62, died Aug. 16, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Looking back 8/17 (08/17/03)
SIKESTON - The North Sikeston Spur, connected the present paved North Kingshighway route with Highway 61, about one mile north of the city, will be included in a letter of projects Aug. 25. SIKESTON - Lynn Twitty, superintendent of Sikeston Public Schools, announced yesterday that a week-long orientation for teachers would begin Aug. 26 at 9:30 am. in the high school...
Start here to find solution to problem (08/17/03)
I hear word this week that the city's grant application to fund the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority was rejected by the state. The grant monies had already been allocated to another Sikeston-based program and thus, LCRA is out of luck for a matching grant. That's not good news...
Speakout 8/17 (08/17/03)
Can anyone tell me how many days it rained in July? I would appreciate it. Rainfall was recorded at the Sikeston Power Station for 10 days in July. I live in the 800 block of William Street in Sikeston. I have empty lots on each side of my house and the city does not keep it mowed or the tree limbs cleaned up. ...